14 Wharf Road
020 7490 7373
020 7490 7775
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a not-for-profit exhibition space devoted to promoting contemporary art for the benefit of the public. The core activity of Parasol unit is an outstanding exhibition programme which shows innovative and thought-provoking work by international contemporary artists. The foundation mounts three to four exhibitions a year in a variety of media: sculpture, painting, installation, video and photography, including some specifically commissioned works. Most of the exhibitions are accompanied by a publication, an artist's monograph or catalogue, which is distributed worldwide.
Tues – Sat 10.00 – 18.00
Sunday 12.00 - 17.00
Siah Armajani: An Ingenious World
- 18 September — 15 December 2013 *on now
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art presents the first major survey in the UK of Iran-born, American artist, Siah Armajani, who is internationally renowned for his extensive public art commissions, which include bridges, reading rooms and poetry gardens. This exhibition traces the artist’s oeuvre from his early works on paper, made in Iran during the late 1950s, to his mature works, including his most recent structure, the Alfred Whitehead Reading Room, 2013, specifically created for the outdoor space at Parasol unit, London.
- Family friendly
Parasol unit Winter Book Sale
- 4 December 2013 — 13 January 2014 *on now
Now in its fifth year, this December sees the return of Parasol unit’s annual book sale. There will be up to 50% off selected art books, plus specially designed Christmas cards and postcard bundles. Includes publications about artists such as David Claerbout, Navid Nuur and Yang Fudong, and Christmas cards designed by Yutaka Sone. Sale is also online www.parasol-unit.org
- Any age