Hayward Gallery - SBC
Hayward Gallery - SBC
0871 663 2519
The Hayward, a purpose-built, modern art gallery, was opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1968. It is considered an icon of 1960s brutalist architecture. The Gallery plays a vital role in the visual arts in the UK and internationally. As one of the largest and most versatile temporary art exhibition spaces in Britain, it has proved remarkably adaptable in presenting a wide range of ground-breaking exhibitions for 40 years.
Daily 10am - 6pm
Late night opening, Fridays until 10pm
Quietest times to visit the gallery are Monday and early weekday mornings.
Closed 1 January, 24-26 December.
Admission varies. Concessions available. Visit www.southbankcentre.co.uk/visual-arts for more details
Visitors with access needs please call the following number for information: 020 7960 5226.
Minicom Textphone Service for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Patrons: 020 7921 0921.
For wheelchair (and pushchair) access to this exhibition please contact the Foyer Supervisor on arrival. Loan wheelchairs available. Pre-book on 020 7928 3144.
Unstepped access from the Hayward Car Park. Orange badge holders booking in advance or at the door will receive a free voucher to use at any SBC car park. Accessible toilet available, please ask in Foyer. Guide dogs welcome.
Frances Stark: Look, read along with me...
- 21 May — 30 July 2014 *on now
Two video installations by American artist and writer Frances Stark for Southbank Centre's Festival of Love.
Exploring how Internet technologies have transformed interpersonal communication, Stark's My Best Thing (2011), a feature-length computer-animated video, chronicles far-ranging conversations between two nearly naked digital avatars, representing the artist and a couple of strangers she met in an online chat forum.
Mozart's sumptuous opera Don Giovanni provides the soundtrack for Osservate (2012), in which Stark projects snippets of written conversations with nine different online partners.
The Human Factor
- 17 June — 7 September 2014 *on now
The Human Factor: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture brings together major works by 25 leading international artists who have fashioned new ways of using the human form.
Spanning the past 25 years, The Human Factor focuses on artists who use the figure as a means for exploring far-ranging concerns. Compelling and thought-provoking, their work brings into play ideas about history, voyeurism, sexuality and violence, while reflecting on how we represent the ‘human’ today.
At the same time, the artists in The Human Factor pointedly revisit and update classical traditions of sculpture, while drawing on representations of the human body in contemporary popular culture. Inventively remixing past and present, they transform that most familiar form – the human body – in ways that surprise, unsettle and engage us.
Highlighting remarkably varied approaches, The Human Factor features super-realistic portraits as well as sculptures that change over time and others that evince an uncannily indeterminate presence, hovering ghostlike between object and image. Yet whether overtly theatrical or quietly intimate, all of the works in this exhibition involve us in encounters that aim to change the way we think about and perceive art’s oldest subject: the human form.
- Not suitable for children
Supporter Full Price - £12.00. Standard Full Price - £10.90.
Booking fee applies. Please check website for concessions.