25 June 2019
A rather too brief exhibition, well hidden away in the bowels of Somerset House and not mentioned in the official handout listing what is currently on view in the main gallery spaces there, raises many questions that aren’t being asked in our rather smug London contemporary art world. Entitled The Artist + AI, it is a compact solo show for an American artist called Scott Eaton.
28 February 2018
There are some thought-provoking and informative photography exhibitions on show in London at the moment. Ranging from the Barbican’s Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins which explores subjects on the edge of society to the four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 at the Photographers’ gallery. Also just opened is the Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography which shows together Oscar Rejlander (1813–75), Lewis Carroll (1832–98), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79) and Lady Clementina Hawarden (1822-65). Here is a selection of what’s on offer.
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17 July 2015
The Ben Uri Gallery and Museum started life as an Art Society founded by Jewish émigrés in London’s Whitechapel 1915 and is the oldest Jewish cultural organisation in the UK. To mark its centenary the gallery is staging a celebratory exhibition in Somerset House (2 July-13 December 2015). The original Art Society was founded in […]
The centenary year of the Ben Uri Gallery and Museum will be celebrated with a major exhibition at Somerset House. ‘Out Of Chaos; Ben Uri: 100 Years in London’ will run from 2 July – 13 December 2015. In this exhibition, a group of rarely seen masterworks by mainly Jewish émigré artists will go on show from the Ben Uri collection, including works […]
Photo London, which opens today at Somerset House, is a major international photography event that will take place at Somerset House, from 21-24 May 2015. This will be an unique photography event, featuring a major international photography fair for up to 70 of the world’s leading photography galleries together with an innovative public programme supported by the […]
Following an outstanding response from galleries around the world after the announcement of the inaugural Photo London fair, 69 galleries to date have been carefully selected to participate: 60 in the main gallery section and 9 in the Discovery section for emerging galleries. The director of Photo London Michael Benson stated, “We have been overwhelmed […]
A new work by the artist Gavin Turk has opened at Somerset House in London. This cold cathode artwork, displays the median population of the world at the time of its initial illumination. The sign is intended by the artist as ‘a symbolic threshold: inviting visitors and observers to transcend through a fixed point in […]
Beards. Like ‘em, love ‘em or hate ‘em, Somerset house is bringing them to us in every shape, size and colour. Only open for the month, BEARD is an exhibition showing a series of photographs taken by award winning photographer Mr Elbank. Elbank’s concept originated as a collaboration with his friend Jimmy Niggles, who is […]
13 November 2014
Somerset House presents an exhibition of previously unpublished photographs by Chris Stein, co-founder of Blondie, providing a behind the scenes look on life in the band, from their underground early days to global success chart domination. The images include Debbie Harry and other icons of the 70s and 80s new wave world, from Andy Warhol, […]
The Punk/New Wave band Blondie’s celebrates their 40th anniversary by showcasing a series of iconic and previously unpublished photographs by Chris Stein, Guitarist/co-founder of of the band at Somerset House. The exhibition provides a behind the scenes look on life in the trailblazing band, from their underground early days to global sell-out shows and chart […]
After the genocide in Rwanda, twenty years ago, that led to the deaths of up to a million people, Rwanda in Photographs: Death Then, Life Now brings work by Rwandan photographers to international audiences for the first time. Intimate images of everyday life in the Great Lakes communicate the complexities of survival after mass violence. […]
The Isabella Blow Foundation and Central Saint Martins is mounting a new exhibition titled Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! This will be a major fashion extravaganza celebrating the extraordinary life and wardrobe of the late, great British patron of fashion and art. It opens at Somerset House on the 20th November and run until 2nd March […]
Leading up to the 100th commemoration of the outbreak of the First World War, Stanley Spencer’s poignant memories of war are leaving their permanent home at the National Trust’s Sandham Memorial Chapel to be exhibited at Somerset House. This exhibition marks the National Trusts first major art exhibition in London for 18 years. the exhibition […]
Somerset House has announced a partnership with the Isabella Blow Foundation and Central Saint Martins, to mount a new exhibition celebrating the life and style of this fashion icon. Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, will focus on the extraordinary life and wardrobe of the late, great British patron of fashion and art. Daphne Guinness said: “This […]