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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

Barbican reopens to the public on Monday 17 May.

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JEAN DUBUFFET : BRUTAL BEUTY
May 17 - Aug 22, 2021
GALLERIES TEMPORARILY CLOSED - see website for online programming and updates.
 
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.

HOW WE LIVE NOW: REIMAGINING SPACES WITH MATRIX FEMINIST DESIGN CO-OP
May 17 - Dec 23, 2021
An installation exploring two important social questions: who are our buildings and shared spaces for and how do they affect us?
The jumping-off point for considering these questions is a previously unseen archive of work by the radical 1980s feminist architecture cooperative Matrix, who addressed the ways in which the design of the built environment excludes particular groups, particularly in relation to gender, race and disability.
The hybrid programme will consist of a physical installation on Level G at the Barbican featuring rare films, drawings, photos and architectural models from the Matrix archive; as well as of series of online talks, workshops, film screenings and walking tours. The accompanying exhibition catalogue has been reimagined as an experimental publication that combines archival reproductions of Matrix materials with contemporary responses to the key themes of the project.

CLAUDIA ANDUJAR : THE YANOMAMI STRUGGLE
Jun 17 - Aug 29, 2021
An exhibition devoted to the life and work of Claudia Andujar and her collaboration with the Yanomami, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous peoples, who she has spent her life documenting and defending.
 
Over 200 photographs, an audio-visual installation and a series of drawings by the Yanomami are brought together for the exhibition. They reflect the dual nature of Andujar’s five-decade relationship with them, highlighting her commitment to both art and activism. Photos from her first six years living with the Yanomami, showing how she grappled with visually interpreting a complex culture, will feature alongside imagery produced during periods of direct activism, as she used her camera and archive as a tool for political change.
 
At a time when the Yanomami’s territory is threatened and their way of life at risk, due to ongoing illegal mining and the spread of Covid-19, this survey takes on enhanced significance. The exhibition not only presents Andujar’s art but also amplifies the voices and perpetual struggles the Yanomami are facing.

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BARTHA CONTEMPORARY

7 Ledbury Mews North, Notting Hill, W11 2AF
020 7985 0015

www.barthacontemporary.com
info@barthacontemporary.com

By appointment

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BEACONSFIELD

22 Newport St, Vauxhall, SE11 6AY
020 7582 6465

www.beaconsfield.ltd.uk
admin@beaconsfield.ltd.uk

check website for reduced opening hours

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BEERS LONDON

51 Little Britain, EC1A 7BH
020 7502 9078

www.beerslondon.com
info@beerslondon.com

Tue-Fri 10-6, Sat 11-5 & by appt, and online

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BELMACZ

45 Davies St, W1K 4LX
020 7629 7863

www.belmacz.com
gallery@belmacz.com

Mon-Fri 10-6

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Click to enlargeGROUP EXHIBITION: I DIALOGUE, KINCH
Jun 16 - Sep 3, 2021
Private view Fri Oct 1
Artists:
 
Tim Berresheim
Sonja Blum
Paul Harrison
Oskar Korsár
Agata Madejska
Sadie Murdoch
Alan Phelan
Simon Popper
Katarina Spielmann
Joel Tomlin

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BEN BROWN FINE ARTS

12 Brook's Mews, W1K 4DG
020 7734 8888

www.benbrownfinearts.com
info@benbrownfinearts.com

Open by appt Mon-Fri 11-6. Book a viewing via our website.

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ENA SWANSEA: GREEN LIGHT
May+June 2021
Swansea’s new series is representative of her decontextualized and timeless style, directing attention back to painting itself.

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BETTS PROJECT

100 Central Street, EC1V 8AJ
020 7250 1512

www.bettsproject.com
marie@bettsproject.com

Wed-Fri 12-6, Sat 12-5 or by appt

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BLYTH GALLERY

Level 5 Sherfield Building, Imperial College,Exhibition Rd, SW7 2AZ
020 7594 9354

www.imperial.ac.uk/music-and-arts/visual-arts/blyth-gallery
gallery@imperial.ac.uk

Galleries temporarily closed

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BOBINSKA BROWNLEE NEW RIVER

Canonbury, Islington, N1
07866063663

https://www.bbnrgallery.com
info@bbnrgallery.com

By appointment

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Click to enlargeINCOMERS : WORKS FROM THE NORTH DEVON ARTIST RESIDENCY
Jun 17 - Aug 31, 2021
Photography,painting,video,printmaking,
drawing by Phil Ashcroft,Jake Clark,Chowwai Cheung,Nicholas Hughes,Joe Johnson,Yoon Kim Jung,Jola Kudela,Mary Yacoob
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BRUN FINE ART

38 Old Bond Street, W1S 4QW
020 7493 0195

www.brunfineart.com
info@brunfineart.com

Open by appt.

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EXHIBITIONS TBA
May 1 - Sep 1, 2021

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