Exhibitions

08Mar

PICASSO 1932 – LOVE, FAME, TRAGEDY

March 8, 2018-  September 9, 2018 |  £22.00
A month-by-month journey through Picasso’s ‘year of wonders’. 1932 was an intensely creative period in the life of the 20th century’s most influential artist.   This is the first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. It will bring you face-to-face with more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, mixed with family photographs and rare glimpses into his personal life.   The myths around Picasso are stripped away to reveal the man and the artist in his full complexity and richness. You will see him as never before.   ‘I paint the way some people write an autobiography. The...
08Mar

Somewhere in Between

March 8, 2018-  August 27, 2018 |  Free
Art, science and somewhere in between. Four collaborations between artists and scientists give shape to intangible ideas. Somewhere in Between brings together the work of four contemporary artists: Martina Amati, Daria Martin, Maria McKinney and John Walter. Each collaborated with scientists to explore ideas that are vital to human life – ideas about our food sources, our senses, our sexual health and the limitations of our bodies.   Experience these four immersive installations at Wellcome Collection, exhibited together for the first time, which reveal the hidden connections and systems that lie between and beneath us.  
26Apr

LISA BRICE

April 26, 2018-  August 27, 2018 |  Free
Discover Brice’s take on the longstanding art-historical tradition of the female nude. Lisa Brice is a South-African born, London-based artist. On show at Tate for the first time, Brice’s work includes large-scale new and recent paintings which address the longstanding art-historical tradition of the female nude. Shown alongside sketches, drawings and studies, her paintings recast female subjects from art historical paintings, photographs and the media into new environments, imbuing them with a newfound sense of self possession.   Brice captures women in moments of down-time, engaged in a private world, performing everyday rituals. Her work reverses the traditional portrayal of...
26Apr

Anne Hardy

April 26, 2018-  August 27, 2018 |  Free
This is the fourth solo exhibition at the gallery by Anne Hardy where she presents the UK debut of her new film Area of Overlap (2018, Super 16mm film transferred to digital projection with audio) in a specially created cinema setting. In the upstairs gallery Flutter, a large freestanding photo-structure will be shown. The new short film is made within the landscape of Hardy’s immersive FIELD work, Falling and Walking (phhhhhhhhhhh phosshh-hhhcrrhhhhhzzz mn huaooogh). Created around the sound score she composed for her installation the film moves us through shifting views of that environment. Drawing and sculptural elements form the...
11May

Dark Corners

May 11, 2018-  November 11, 2018 |  Free
Visit a free display exhibiting the winning entries from our Dark Corners competition, held in collaboration with British Journal of Photography. The Museum of London invited all London’s photographers to respond to an area of the city after dark. Five works have been selected, one each from north, south, east, west and central London. Together these represent five contemporary perspectives on the many nocturnal worlds of the capital, complementing our major photography exhibition London Nights.   All images © the gallery and artist(s)    
06Jun

True Colours

June 6, 2018-  September 9, 2018 |  Free
True Colours brings together three emerging artists – Helen Beard (b.1971, Birmingham), Sadie Laska (b.1974, West Virginia) and Boo Saville (b.1980, Norwich) – that, despite using paint in very different ways, all share an interest in exploring the possibilities of colour. Featuring over fifty works, the show is the largest exhibition to date for each artist. Helen Beard uses a vivid rainbow palette to create interlocking arrangements of bright primary colour, which combine to describe explicit sexual encounters. Working from found images, Beard’s work explores themes relating to gender, sexual psychology and eroticism. Situated part way between abstraction and representation,...
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15Jun

Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive

June 15, 2018-  October 14, 2018 |  Free
Silver Lake Drive is a major new exhibition marking the first mid-career survey of American photographer and filmmaker, Alex Prager (b.1979). Tracing Prager’s remarkably rich career over the last ten years and taking place over two gallery floors, the exhibition encompasses over 40 photographs including her trademark, large-scale Technicolor photographs alongside her complete film works.   Prager’s distinctive works cross the worlds of art, fashion, photography and film, exposing the human melodrama and dark unsettling undercurrents that are threaded through her subject matter. Referencing the aesthetic principals of mid twentieth century Hollywood cinema and fashion photography, as well as such...
18Jun

Christo & Jeanne-Claude: The London Mastaba

June 18, 2018-  September 23, 2018 |  Free
Christo presents The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park 2016 – 2018, a temporary floating sculpture on The Serpentine Lake. The London Mastaba is the first major outdoor public work by Christo in the UK, and it coincides with an exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery of Christo and his late wife Jeanne–Claude’s work, Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba 1958–2018.   The London Mastaba consists of 7,506 horizontally stacked barrels on a floating platform, 20m in height, 30m wide x 40m long. Standard 55 gallon barrels were fabricated and painted for the sculpture. The sides of the barrels, visible...
22Jun

Dorothea Lange / Vanessa Winship

June 22, 2018-  September 2, 2018 |  £13.50
A double bill of exhibitions featuring pioneering documentary photographer and visual activist, Dorothea Lange, and award-winning contemporary photographer, Vanessa Winship. Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing is the first UK retrospective of American photographer Dorothea Lange (1895-1965). Lange was a powerful woman of unparalleled vigour and resilience. Using her camera as a political tool to shine a light on cruel injustices, Lange went on to become a founding figure of documentary photography.   Vanessa Winship: And Time Folds is the first major UK solo exhibition of contemporary photographer and recipient of the prestigious Henri Cartier-Bresson prize in 2011, Vanessa Winship. This...
25Jun

Conflicts of an Urban Age exhibition

June 25, 2018-  October 19, 2018 |  Free
Conflicts of an Urban Age highlights the spatial and social consequences of dramatic urban growth in cities across the world between 1990 and 2015. In the short time span of 25 years, cities have grown larger and more quickly than ever before. Fishing villages have been transformed into megacities and deserts have become urban playgrounds. The speed and scale of this transformation is unprecedented. By the middle of this century, 75% of the world’s population will be living in cities. One billion people will be added in the next 15 years, with more than 50 new residents every hour in...
28Jun

Collier Schorr: In Front of the Camera

June 28, 2018-  September 1, 2018 |  Free
Modern Art are pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by Collier Schorr. This is her fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. The selection of photographs by the artist are some of Schorr’s more recent work. The exhibition draws upon her persisting concern with what it means to represent a body – and a self – through a photograph. As well as practicing as an artist, Schorr has worked as a fashion photographer for over a decade, and her work contains within it a core sense of the complex dynamic between the camera and the performativity of a subject...
04Jul

Leelee Kimmel: Wormhole

July 4, 2018-  August 30, 2018 |  Free
In her latest work, Kimmel presents a series of large-scale abstract paintings that are confrontational in both colour and dimension, exploring themes of creation and destruction. As part of its Viewing Room programme, Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to present Wormhole a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Leelee Kimmel, her first in the UK. In her latest work, Kimmel presents a series of large-scale abstract paintings that are confrontational in both colour and dimension, exploring themes of creation and destruction. The immersive element of her work is further developed through sculptural pieces and a five-minute Virtual Reality work that...