Three of Flanagan’s film works screened online for one week only

Three of Flanagan’s film works, ‘a hole in the sea’ (1969), ‘sand girl’ (1970), and ‘bollards project’ (1970) are now available to watch in full, for this week only (until Sunday 13th December), on Kasmin Gallery’s Vimeo Showcase platform.

In 1968 Flanagan began experimenting with film and the effects of light projection. The films he made around this time often show his preoccupation with making work to define presence, absence, the solid and the fragile, the material and immaterial, matters that formed a consistent enquiry throughout Flanagan’s practice.

The films have been made available to celebrate the extension of Flanagan’s exhibition in the Kasmin Gallery Sculpture Garden, viewable from The High Line, now viewable until April 2021.

Click here to view all three films

Still from ‘a hole in the sea’ 16mm colour film, 3 minutes 59 seconds

Still from ‘bollards project’ digital footage, 36 seconds

Still from ‘sand girl’ digital footage, 17 minutes

The Work of Barry Flanagan Online Panel Discussion Tuesday 8th Dec 6pm

Left to right:  Artist Jamie Nares (Photo Kate Simon), curator and writer Dr. Jo Melvin, and art historian Alex Bacon

Tomorrow, Tuesday 8th Dec at 6pm UK time (1pm US EDT), join curator and writer Dr. Jo Melvin, the Director of the Estate of Barry Flanagan, in conversation with artist Jamie Nares and art historian Alex Bacon, on the life and work of Barry Flanagan. This Kasmin Gallery online Zoom event celebrates the ongoing exhibition of work by Barry Flanagan on view in the Kasmin Sculpture Garden, which has recently been extended through to April 2021.

To register in advance click the link below.


The Zoom link will be sent to registered participants in advance. For more information on the panel members visit our website here.

Jo Melvin is a curator and writer, Reader in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, London and director of the Barry Flanagan Estate. Recent exhibitions include Barry Flanagan retrospective Ikon Gallery Birmingham, 2019. In 2018 she started collaborating with Vittoria Bonifati to form series of exhibitions and other projects such as Villa Lontana, Roma, Sculptureless Sculpure, and Archeologi 2018, MACHISMO 2019 and The Memory Game 2020. These treat the collection of the Fondazione Dino and Ernesta Santarelli as an archive to develop curatorial projects that uses concerns in art practice now as a lens to refocus to investigate notions of contemporaneity and destabilise chronological readings of the past.

Artist Jamie Nares has investigated, challenged, and expanded the boundaries of multi-media practice that encompasses film, music, painting, photography, and performance over the course of a five-decade career. Nares continues to employ various media to explore physicality, motion, and the unfolding of time. Nares has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and a career-spanning retrospective at the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2019. Nares’ work is included in several prominent public collections, including the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. A career-spanning survey of Nares’ film and video works was presented in 2008 at Anthology Film Archives, New York; and in 2011 at IFC Center, New York. In 2014, Rizzoli published a comprehensive monograph on Nares’s career to date. Nares has lived and worked in New York since 1974 and has been represented by Kasmin since 1991.

Alex Bacon is a Curatorial Associate at the Princeton University Art Museum. He is an art historian based in New York City who regularly writes criticism and organizes exhibitions of both contemporary and historical art. Among his publications Bacon is co-editor, with Hal Foster, of a collection of essays on Richard Hamilton (MIT Press, 2010), as well as the author of texts in various exhibition catalogs and edited volumes on artists such as Francis Alÿs, Mary Corse, Ad Reinhardt, Niele Toroni and Stanley Whitney. He has written for numerous publications, including, Art in America, the Brooklyn Rail, Mousse and Rhizome. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts, and has served as a guest critic in the graduate painting departments of the Rhode Island School of Design and AKV/St. Joost. He has curated numerous exhibitions, the most recent of which is a presentation at Lisson Gallery, New York of the spray paintings and photographs of Roy Colmer. He has spoken at various institutions, including Harvard; the ICA, London; The New Museum; and the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt. He is currently completing his PhD in art history at Princeton, with a dissertation on the first decade of Frank Stella’s career.

Kasmin Gallery Sculpture Garden Exhibition Extended and Two Online Events to Celebrate

We are delighted that Flanagan’s exhibition in the Kasmin Gallery Sculpture Garden, viewable from The High Line, has now been extended through to April 2021. To celebrate the announcement, the gallery is hosting two digital events.

On Tuesday 8th December at 6pm UK time (1PM USA Eastern Time) join Dr Jo Melvin, Director of the The Estate of Barry Flanagan, for a panel discussion on the artist’s life and work. To register for this event click here.

From Tuesday 8th through to Sunday 13th December three of Flanagan’s film works, a hole in the sea (1969), sandgirl (1970), and bollards project (1970) will be available to screen via the gallery’s Vimeo Showcase platform.

For more information on the exhibition or the events email [email protected] or visit their website.

Installation view of ‘Monument’ (1996) and ‘Larger Thinker on Computer’ (2003) by Barry Flanagan in the Kasmin Sculpture Garden April 2020 to April 2021. © The Estate of Barry Flanagan. Photo by Diego Flores. Courtesy of Kasmin Gallery.

Installation view of ‘Harebell on Portland stone piers’ (1983) by Barry Flanagan in the Kasmin Sculpture Garden April 2020 to April 2021. © The Estate of Barry Flanagan. Photo by Diego Flores. Courtesy of Kasmin Gallery.

Extrospection at Pi Artworks, London Extended until 5th December 2020

‘Extrospection’ has now been extended until 5th December 2020. Visit to read curator David Thorp’s fascinating essay ‘Examination or observation of what is outside oneself’.

Several works by Flanagan including the film ‘a hole in the sea’ (1969) will be shown alongside those of Fiona Banner, Toby Tobias Kidd, John Latham, Cally Spooner and Anne Tallentire.

For more information visit

Installation view of Extrospection at Pi Artworks

Mayfair Sculpture Trail, London, 1 – 31 October 2020

‘Large Troubador’ (2004) will be on display in this years Mayfair Sculpture Trail in London from
1 – 31 October 2020.

The trail presents outstanding artworks in iconic locations, from Bond Street, Cork Street, Burlington Arcade and Berkeley Square to the tree-lined grandeur of Grosvenor Square.

For more information visit

Supported by Waddington Custot.

‘Large Troubador’ (2004) installed on Cork Street, London. Photo by Barney Hindle. Courtesy Waddington Custot

Extrospection at Pi Artworks, London 1 Oct – 14 Nov 2020

“Conceptual artists leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach” – Sol LeWitt .

‘Extrospection’ opens at Pi Artworks 1 Oct – 14 Nov 2020. Curated by David Thorp this group show will examine how the term Conceptual art has come to be used as a popular catchall for everything that isn’t conventional painting and sculpture. But did Conceptual art actually die in the 70s? Or has it survived as a distinct discipline formed by the extrospective consideration of things external to the artist – putting ideas about art and its place in the world over the artists’ mental and emotional processes?

Several works by Flanagan including ‘Daylight light piece 3 ’69′(1969) (pictured below at &Model, Leeds 2017) will be shown alongside those of Fiona Banner, Toby Tobias Kidd, John Latham, Cally Spooner and Anne Tallentire.

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Portable Sculpture at the Henry Moore Institute in Spring 2021

Looking ahead to Spring 2021, the Henry Moore Institute will be opening ‘Portable Sculpture’. Exploring works that are designed to fold up, pack down, or dismantle unlike perhaps, the common assumption that sculptural works are large, immobile, weighty or permanent.

Featuring artists Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Duchamp, Barry Flanagan, Mohamad Hafez, Do Ho Suh, Andrea Zittell and new work by Claire Ashley and James Ackerley.

Find out more

Film still from ‘bollards project’ (1970)





Tenth edition of Cologne Sculpture ‘Natural Takeover’

The tenth edition of Cologne Sculpture is now on in the city’s sculpture park, Skulpturenpark Köln. This year’s edition is curated by Tobias M Berger.  It focuses on the theme ‘Natural Takeover’, inspired by the public park’s location, between the Rhine, Cologne Zoo and the botanical gardens.

New works have been added to the existing collection of Michael and Eleonore Stoffel.  Flanagan’s ‘Large Mirror Nijinski'(1992) is part of the collection and on display.

Artists include: Mary Bauermeister, John Bock, Tom Burr, James Lee Byars, Nina Canell, Leelee Chan, Edith Dekyndt, Bogomir Ecker, Ayşe Erkmen, Peter Fischli / David Weiss, Sou Fujimoto, Dan Graham, Lena Henke, Jenny Holzer, Bethan Huws, Leiko Ikemura, Anish Kapoor, Stefan Kern, Hubert Kiecol, Per Kirkeby, Klara Lidén, Dane Mitchell, Katja Novitskova, Jorge Pardo, Mandla Reuter, Ulrich Rückriem, Michael Sailstorfer, Karin Sander, Thomas Schütte, Joel Shapiro, Andreas Slominski, Mauro Staccioli, Mark di Suvero, Rosemarie Trockel, Simon Ungers, Bernar Venet, Bernard Voïta, Paul Wallach, Lois Weinberger, Martin Willing, Guan Xiao, Trevor Yeung and Heimo Zobernig.

Poster for Köln Skulptur#10

Von Bartha Switzerland Representation and Art Basel Online Viewing Rooms

Von Bartha begin their representation of Barry Flanagan in Switzerland with the presentation of ‘Unihare on Crescent and Bell’ (1995) at this years Art Basel Online Viewing Rooms, 19-26th June.

The gallery, initially co-founded in 1970 as ‘Galerie Minimax’ by Margareta and Miklos von Bartha, has been under the direction of Stefan von Bartha since 2008 and is celebrating its 50th year, having first held a solo exhibition of works by Flanagan in 1998.

Von Bartha will also exhibiting work at this year’s Art Basel by Olle Baertling, Andrew Bick, Camille Graeser, Terry Haggerty, Imi Knoebel, Landon Metz, László Moholy-Nagy, Sarah Oppenheimer, Carmelo Arden Quin, Superflex, Bernar Venet and Beat Zoderer.



Alchemy of the Theatre Exhibition Films

To coinciding with online exhibition of ‘Alchemy of the Theatre’, now on until 25 April,  Waddington Custot has made a series of films including walkthroughs of the show and spotlights on particular works to enable the exhibition to be enjoyed from home.

The first video focuses on the central platform installed in the gallery, which hosts a number of Flanagan’s well-loved bronze hares alongside stone and marble sculptures and hessian wall hangings.

To watch the videos visit our story highlights on instagram @barryflanaganestate

For more information on the exhibition visit