- Department: Contemporary art
- Viewing: 21 March – 1 April 2012
In his sculptures which explore how Western and African sculptors have depicted the human being over the ages, Daniel Silver challenges prevailing conventions. He bases his work on memories from his childhood in Europe, Israel and the African Continent (South Africa and Zimbabwe). The sculpture series Letting Go has references to Greco-Roman statuary that he saw in Athens. The Artist, his Father and his Son, an aluminium sculpture measuring almost three metres, is the central work in the series. It is modelled on a classical masterpiece in the Acropolis Museum. In creating these works, Daniel Silver has striven to physically and mentally lose control, prepared for success or complete failure.