Maurice Agis

Artist, Visual Artist

1931 – 2009

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Who was Maurice Agis?

Maurice Agis was a British sculptor and artist whose Dreamspace projects have drawn the involvement and work of various schools and art institutions all over Britain. His disillusionment with galleries and museums led him to create his signature "interactive works" in the 1960s.

In July 2006, he came to wider attention after his work, Dreamspace V, came loose from its moorings in a park in Chester-le-Street, killing two people and injuring 13 others. In February 2008 he was charged with manslaughter over the Chester-le-Street incident. During the course of his trial, Agis vowed to never again make such large works.

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Born
Dec 7, 1931
London
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Lived in
  • London
Died
Oct 15, 2009
Spain

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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