A showcase for contemporary art, presenting work by young artists or by extablished international artists whose work is rarely seen in the UK.
Daily 10am-6pm, 7 days a week. Admission is free.
Free admission to all shows - including temporary, curated exhibitions.
Key artists and exhibits
- Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Ron Mueck, Duane Hanson and Chris Ofili, to name but a few.
- 21 March — 24 June 2018 *on now
An international selection of 17 contemporary artists from the Saatchi Gallery’s collection featuring painting, sculpture, video and mixed media, with a particular focus on the craft of art-making.
The works deal with a myriad of themes that are relevant to contemporary life, such as the daily onslaught of images, representation of the human body in the internet age and the ethics of viewing versus voyeurism.
These artists are not afraid to explore new media in thought-provoking ways, and each pursues a highly individualised practice. They are a seemingly disparate group, yet together reflect the diversity and breadth of contemporary art in a globalised, increasingly digital age.
Prints and Originals Gallery- The Missing Museum
- 22 March — 23 April 2018 *on now
In a contemporary world of fake facts and believable fiction, the position
of the museum has shifted. Museums used to be repositories of colonised objects asserting a prevailing institutional narrative. Now they have become sites of questioning and contemplation.
Within the Missing Museum, these ideas of fact and fiction intertwine. A presentation of previously unseen art and artefacts provides an insight into the culture of the Laka tribe. These are the remnants of a nomadic people who believed in creativity as a path to transformation and reinvention. Viewers are led to question the authority and authenticity of what they see before them and relate it to their own lives.
The gure of the artist Pakal is a mystery. The artist deliberately chooses not to reveal their gender, nationality or identity to detach the self from the artwork. The works communicate directly with the audience free from the labels or boundaries that are usually associated with who the artist is. The vivid colours and gurative elements are inspired by the Far East and the indigenous art of Central America. There are spiritual references, symbolic representations and imaginative flourishes to engage and reward the viewer.
- Family friendly
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