new exhibitions
BARBICAN ART GALLERY AND THE CURVE

Barbican Centre, EC2Y 8DS
020 7638 8891

www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery
art@barbican.org.uk

Curve: Sat-Wed 11-8, Thu-Fri 11-9; Gallery: Sat-Wed 10-6, Thu & Fri 10-9

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JOHN AKOMFRAH : PURPLE
Oct 6, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018

FRANCIS UPRITCHARD : WETWANG SLACK
Sep 27, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019
Francis Upritchard’s site-specific installation draws from ceramics, tapestry, glassblowing and more.
This autumn, New Zealand born artist Francis Upritchard will create a new series of sculptural interventions in the Curve to transform the space with a vibrant collection of materials and figures. Known for her array of archetypal figures in varying sizes from medieval knights to meditating hippies, painted in monochromatic or distinct patterns and decorated with bespoke garments and objects, Upritchard has conceived of the gallery as a spectrum in which to play with scale, colour and texture that shifts as you move through the space.

MODERN COUPLES : ART, INTIMACY AND THE AVANT-GARDE
Oct 10, 2018 - Jan 27, 2019
Explore Modern Art and Modern Love; Modern Couples reveals how relationships can become a playground for creativity.
Featuring the biggest names in Modern Art, Modern Couples explores creative relationships, across painting, sculpture, photography, design and literature. Meet the artist couples that forged new ways of making art and of living and loving. The exhibition illuminates these creative and personal relationships, from the obsessional and fleeting to the life-long.
Including Dora Maar & Pablo Picasso; Salvador & Gala Dali; Camille Claudel & Auguste Rodin; Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera; Emile Floge & Gustav Klimt – plus many more.

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