SIOBHAN DAVIES DANCE
Apr 01, 2012 12:00pm
12 noon / 2pm / 4pm.
For one weekend, Siobhan Davies Dance brings ROTOR to Turner Contemporary; an ensemble of sound, installations, artworks and live works inspired by walking.
Performance £5/ £4 concessions.
Further information: www.turnercontemporary.org
DAN GRAHAM : TWO CUBES, ONE ROTATED 45°
Mar 23, 2013 - Mar 9, 2014
Turner Contemporary is a unique backdrop for Dan Graham’s outdoor pavilion Two Cubes, One Rotated 45° (1986), located on the gallery’s South Terrace.
This exterior pavilion by the renowned American artist is designed to be walked through and around and is inspired by the pleasure pavilions and gazebos popular in the nineteenth century. The use of glass and two-way mirrors alludes to modern office buildings but unlike corporate architecture, Graham’s pavilions are transparent and reflective both inside and out, blurring the boundary between interior and exterior space.
JUAN MUÑOZ : CONVERSATION PIECE III, 2001
Mar 26, 2013 - Feb 23, 2014
Juan Muñoz (1953 – 2001) is known for his unsettling sculptures of individuals or groups placed in architectural settings. He described himself as a ‘storyteller’ and created sculptures in a ‘narrative’ manner, which broke with tradition.
In his Conversation Piece series, bronze figures are arranged in carefully staged groupings, apparently frozen mid-conversation. Like many of Munoz’ figures, those in Conversation Piece III are slightly smaller than life-sized, playing with our sense of scale and perspective and transforming the atmosphere in our Sunley Gallery which overlooks the North Sea.
TURNER & CONSTABLE : SKETCHING FROM NATURE
Oct 5, 2013 - Jan 5, 2014
Oil sketches by British artists from mid-17th to mid-18th century, when ‘plein air’ landscape painting became a phenomenon, including works by artistic rivals Turner and Constable. Shown alongside contemporary work by Dorothy Cross, inspired by nature.
A touring exhibition with Compton Verney and Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle in partnership with Tate. Exhibition organised by Compton Verney.
DOROTHY CROSS : CONNEMARA
Oct 5, 2013 - Jan 5, 2014
Connemara is an area of Ireland’s wild west coast, long a destination for painters attempting to document the sea, sky, land and light. It is also home to artist Dorothy Cross, and the source of inspiration for this new exhibition of her work. Cross’s sculpture, film and photography examine the relationship between living beings and the natural world around them, seeing both as sites of constant change, leaving residues of passing time, and strange and unexpected encounters.
SOL LEWITT : WALL DRAWING #1136
Dec 3, 2013 - Jun 8, 2014
Sol LeWitt was a pioneer of minimal and conceptual art, known in particular for his series of graphite and later, ink and acrylic wall drawings, executed in a particular site according to a set of guidelines written by the artist.
Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #1136 goes on display in Turner Contemporary’s Clore Learning Studio, a beautiful space with superb views out to the North Sea. The artist’s affinity for nature is particularly acute in this work, which employs the colours of the spectrum, plus grey, to dazzling effect.
MAKING PAINTINGS: HELEN FRANKENTHALER AND JMW TURNER
Jan 25 - May 11, 2014
This major exhibition juxtaposes the work of two painters: JMW Turner and the Abstract Expressionist artist Helen Frankenthaler. The exhibition explores the idea that as fellow-travellers in landscape, JMW Turner and Helen Frankenthaler share fundamental qualities in their use of paint and colour, form and narrative. The exhibition is curated by Turner scholar James Hamilton, whose writings on nineteenth and twentieth century art have explored the continuing resonance of Turner's life and work across the past two hundred years.
MONDRIAN AND COLOUR
May 25 - Sep 21, 2014
Turner Contemporary offers an exclusive UK viewing of the first major exhibition to consider the significance of colour during Piet Mondrian’s early career. Mondrian and Colour explores Mondrian’s (1872-1944) practice, tracing the painter’s use of colour from figuration to early abstraction. Bringing together around 40 paintings by the artist from the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and other collections in Europe and the USA, the exhibition will demonstrate that Mondrian’s abstract works were not simply mathematical exercises in form but also expressed his search for a new universal harmony. Turner Contemporary is working in partnership with Tate Liverpool, who will present the concurrent exhibition Mondrian and his Studios: Abstraction into the World from 6 June until 21 September 2014.
JEREMY DELLER : ENGLISH MAGIC
Oct 4, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015
Commissioned by the British Council this new exhibition by Jeremy Deller was conceived and created for the British Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia in 2013. The exhibition reflects the roots of much of Deller’s work, focusing on British society such as its people, icons, myths, folklore and its cultural and political history. Deller weaves together high and low, popular and rarefied to create unique and thought provoking work. The exhibition forms part of a national tour, supported by the Art Fund and the first of its kind, that concludes at Turner Contemporary.