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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: Mon-Fri 12-7 Sat & Sun 11-7; Gallery: Mon-Fri 11-7 Sat & Sun 10-7

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Click to enlargeINTO THE NIGHT : CABARETS & CLUBS IN MODERN ART
Oct 4, 2019 - Jan 19, 2020
Gallery: Sun-Tues 10-6, Wed-Sat 10-8
This landmark exhibition explores the electrifying history of cabarets, cafés and clubs in modern art across the world, from London to New York, Paris, Mexico City, Berlin, Vienna and Ibadan. Discover over 200 works of art, many rarely seen in the UK, as well as life-size recreations of avant-garde spaces.

TOYIN OJIH ODUTOLA : A COUNTERVAILING THEORY
Mar 26, 2020 - Jan 24, 2021
Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola opens her first-ever UK exhibition in The Curve in August with a new work exploring an imagined ancient myth, in which central Nigeria is dominated by female rulers. Plus, grab your pre-order copy of the illustrated catalogue, which offers insight into her work.

MASCULINITIES : LIBERATION THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY
Jul 13 - Aug 23, 2020
Through the medium of film and photography, this major exhibition considers how masculinity has been coded, performed, and socially constructed from the 1960s to the present day.
Examining depictions of masculinity from behind the lens, the Barbican brings together the work of over 50 international artists, photographers and filmmakers including Laurie Anderson, Sunil Gupta, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Isaac Julien and Catherine Opie.
In the wake of #MeToo the image of masculinity has come into sharper focus, with ideas of toxic and fragile masculinity permeating today’s society. This exhibition charts the often complex and sometimes contradictory representations of masculinities, and how they have developed and evolved over time. Touching on themes including power, patriarchy, queer identity, female perceptions of men, hypermasculine stereotypes, tenderness and the family, the exhibition shows how central photography and film have been to the way masculinities are imagined and understood in contemporary culture.

MICHAEL CLARK : EXHIBITION
Oct 7, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021
The first major exhibition of dancer and choreographer Michael Clark. This exploration of Clark’s work establishes his radical presence in British cultural history.
Looking back to his meteoric rise as a young choreographer in the 1980s, the exhibition presents a comprehensive vision of Clark’s career to date. It will showcase his unique multi-disciplinary approach that incorporates a wide range of subcultural influences. Film, photography, and material from Clark’s practice will be presented alongside his legendary collaborations across visual arts, music, fashion and film.
New works include Charles Atlas revisiting the acclaimed Hail the New Puritan (1986), which featured Leigh Bowery and The Fall, as an immersive film installation, along with work by Sarah Lucas, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cerith Wyn Evans, Peter Doig, Silke Otto-Knapp, Duncan Campbell and more.

JEAN DUBUFFET
Feb 11 - May 23, 2021
An exhibition celebrating Jean Dubuffet, one of the most powerful and provocative voices in the post-war avant-garde.
Spanning more than four decades in the studio, this exhibition brings together powerful work by the French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985). This show is the first in the UK in more than 50 years, highlighting Dubuffet’s radicalism as he experimented with materials and aimed to create what he described as:
‘an art that is directly plugged into our current life, that immediately emanates from our real life and our real moods.’
Dubuffet was one of the first to champion ‘Art Brut’ – a phrase he coined, which literally translates as ‘raw art’. The exhibition explores his lifelong pursuit of authentic expression, featuring rarely exhibited pieces from international museums and private collections.

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