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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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AI: MORE THAN HUMAN
May 16 - Aug 26, 2019
This major centre-wide ‘festival-style’ exhibition explores creative and scientific developments in AI, demonstrating its potential to revolutionise our lives. Bringing together artists, scientists and researchers, this interactive exhibition offers an unprecedented survey of AI with which you are invited to engage head-on.
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Click to enlargeLEE KRASNER : LIVING COLOUR
May 30 - Sep 1, 2019
This exhibition celebrates the work and life of Lee Krasner (1908–1984), a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism. The first major presentation of her work in Europe for more than 50 years, Lee Krasner: Living Colour tells the story of a formidable artist, whose importance has too often been eclipsed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock.
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LEE KRASNER: A BIOGRAPHY
Jun 20, 2019 8:00pm talk/event
Krasner’s biographer Gail Levin delves into the artist’s remarkable life.
’I think all painting is biographical… I think you can read any artist if you take the trouble to’ – Lee Krasner
Discover how Krasner’s life intersected with and informed her art in this special evening with Gail Levin, influential art historian.
Levin developed a lasting relationship with the artist, before writing Krasner’s biography in 2011. Levin’s biography is being published by Thames and Hudson this summer to coincide with the show.
Gail Levin is Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies and Women’s Studies at the City University of New York.
www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/lee-krasner-a-biography
5-7 (excludes 60p booking fee)

NINTH STREET WOMEN : LEE KRASNER: LIVING COLOUR
Jul 04, 2019 7:00pm talk/event
Mary Gabriel celebrates Lee Krasner and her fellow Abstract Expressionist pioneers: Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler.
Mary Gabriel is the author of Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement that Changed Modern Art.
Join Gabriel as she explores the rich story of these five women whose lives and art work drove a revolution in modern art.
The book is currently being developed into a new show for Amazon Prime.
Mary Gabriel’s previous biography, Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Earlier books include, Notorious Victoria: The Life of Victoria Woodhull, Uncensored, and The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone. Mary worked in Washington and London as a Reuters editor for nearly two decades. Her current project is titled Madonna Risen: A Feminist Tale.
www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/ninth-street-women
5-7 (excludes 60p booking fee)

BRILLIANT CORNERS : LEE KRASNER: LIVING COLOUR
Jul 25, 2019 7:00pm talk/event
Join Mark Kavuma as he leads a musical response to one of Lee Krasner’s favourite jazz records – Thelonius Monk’s 1957 album Brilliant Corners.
Mark Kavuma is a prominent young trumpet player on the British jazz scene who leads his own quartet, the 'Floor Rippers' house band and 'The Banger Factory’. Kavuma also plays with Jean Toussaint's Young Lions, Jazz Jamaica and is one of the brass leaders at London based carnival band Kinetika Bloco.
www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/brilliant-corners
5-7 (excludes 60p booking fee)

PAINTING NOW : LEE KRASNER: LIVING COLOUR
Aug 29, 2019 7:00pm talk/event
Discover the powerful legacy of Lee Krasner and her fellow abstract expressionists.
Explore the impact of Krasner and Abstract Expressionism on painting with Suzanne Hudson, celebrated art historian and critic. Hudson’s scholarship has focused on abstraction, painting and American philosophy.
Suzanne Hudson is Associate Professor of Art History and Fine Arts at the University of Southern California. Her writing has appeared in Parkett, Flash Art, Art Journal and October, and she is a regular contributor to Artforum. She is the author of Robert Ryman: Used Paint (2009), Painting Now (2015) and Agnes Martin: Night Sea (2017).
www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/painting-now
5-7 (excludes 60p booking fee)

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