Diane Arbus: In The Beginning / Kader Attia: The Museum of Emotion




Diane Arbus: in the beginning includes nearly 100 photographs that redefine the achievement of one of the most prominent and influential artists of the 20th century. The exhibition takes an in-depth look at the formative first half of Diane Arbus’ career, from 1956 to 1962, when the American master developed the direct, psychologically acute style for which she later became so widely celebrated. Presented across the upper floor of the Hayward Gallery, this solo show includes some fifty photographs which have never been shown in Europe, all vintage prints from the Diane Arbus Archive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Across its lower floor, Hayward Gallery presents the first major survey in the United Kingdom of one of today’s leading international artists: Kader Attia.The Museum of Emotion highlights several strands of Kader Attia’s thought-provoking and influential art from the past two decades. Offering a trenchant post-colonial perspective, Attia’s work often pushes the boundaries of traditional museum presentation whilst it raises questions about the hegemony of Western cultural models. Spanning a wide range of media, the works in this exhibition inventively explore the ways in which colonialism continues to shape how Western societies represent and engage with non-Western cultures.

 

Duration 13 February 2019 - 06 May 2019
Times 11am – 7pm every day except Tuesdays when the gallery is closed. Late night opening on Thursdays until 9pm.
Cost Adult £15.50
Venue Hayward Gallery
Address Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Contact 0844 875 0073 / customer@southbankcentre.co.uk / www.southbankcentre.co.uk

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