Measures of Distance

The exhibition ‘Measures of Distance’ highlights how artists reference the body and ritual through strategies of seriality and repetition. By juxtaposing artworks from diverse eras, cultures and styles, the exhibition opens up new interpretations and points of view. The order is not rationalistic and underlying, but is simply order, like that of continuity, one thing…

Into View: Five female artists working in Asia

The art of five female artists working in Asia exemplifies how photography and video have been used to challenge dominant portrayals of society, gender and the environment. Drawn from the Gallery’s modern and contemporary Asian art collection, their provocative and poetic works are currently on display until February 2017. Nasreen Mohamedi’s (India 1937–90) father owned a photography…

Celebrating modernists of India

Two seminal Indian artists of the twentieth century have captured the international spotlight this year, as the subject of major retrospectives in art centres of the Western-art world. A few weeks ago Indian modernist Nasreen Mohamedi’s exhibition concluded at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, a monographic survey which opened the Met Breuer, The…

Residues of Living: The art of Martha Rosler and Simryn Gill

The nature of what we eat as well as the abundance or absence of food is indication of culture and class. As powerful social marker the distribution, production and control of food will always be packed with politics. ‘Harvest’ looks at art on the subject of food and farming, spanning across time and reaching to…

Earth and Elsewhere

Drawing together works from the Gallery’s contemporary collections, ‘Earth and Elsewhere’ features artists whose works frame the past and help shape our understanding of the delicate and often paradoxical synapses between memory and history, empathy and reception. The exhibition tracks a path across the planet’s surface and atmosphere, mapping an interpretation of the human condition…