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Florian Roithmayr

Aftercast book launch

28 July 2018

Florian Roithmayr Aftercast book launch

Plaster moulds stored at l’Atelier de moulage de la Réunion des musées nationaux-Grand Palais, Paris, France; L’atelier de moulage, Musée du Cinquantenaire, Brussels, Belgium; Gipsformerei, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Germany. Photographs by Florian Roithmayr

Please join us on 28th July at 2pm for the launch of Florian Roithmayr’s new publication Aftercast, with the artist in conversation with former CCA director, Matt Packer.

Aftercast is published in the context of the research and exhibition project the humility of plaster (2016-2018), initiated by Florian Roithmayr as a new partnership between the Museum of Classical Archaeology and Kettle’s Yard at the University of Cambridge, and Wysing Arts Centre.

Moulding and casting are widely used techniques in modern and contemporary art making. Their use and application can be found in many other areas of production and material transformation not immediately associated with art practices, and in times before casting became an acceptable form of sculptural production in its own right.

Plaster as a material remains the same: its inherent properties and qualities don’t change. Moulding and casting are ancient techniques of giving and taking form and shape to objects and sculptures, and they continue to do so. And yet the way casts are symbolised, the way meaning and values are attributed to these works cast in plaster, has often shifted

Aftercast includes texts by Agnieszka Gratza and Alexander Massouras and was designed by Sara De Bondt, printed by Albe de Coker and published by Tenderbooks.

With support by the Henry Moore Foundation, the Arts Council England, and The Elephant Trust, and the Paul Mellon Centre for the Study of British Art.