Prince Charles famously lambasted Hayward's divisive brutalist architecture, though for many the building is an excellent example of 1960s design. Casual visitors can hang out in the industrial-look café downstairs (which becomes a bar at night), aptly called Concrete, or catch one of the leftfield events occasionally programmed in association with the temporary exhibitions. Free contemporary shows are curated in the Hayward Project Space (take the stairs to the first floor from the glass foyer extension) while the versatile main space programmes an excellent bill of major exhibitions.
VIDEO: Inside the refurbished Hayward Gallery
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Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future
'Adapt to Survive' is the buzzword du jour for savvy start-ups and other forward-thinking individuals. Check out what it means to seven artists from across the globe in this new, free exhibition at the Hayward exhibition. The show includes a short film...Wednesday April 25 2018 - Monday June 11 2018
In 1997, MOMA took an artwork by Lee Bul off display because it stank too much. Titled 'Majestic Splendor', the instalation was made of rotting fish embroidered with sequins. Luckily, this wasn't the end of the of the line for it. You can now see this...Wednesday May 30 2018 - Sunday August 19 2018
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I would love to write a review for the Hayward. But, it was closed on Friday. Apparently for the installation of an exhibition due to open in over two weeks time. I really wish they had mentioned this on their website. However, with so many other galleries open in the area, it was not a major loss.
This was a mixed bag, but in the main pretty awesome. Some amazing pieces that reminded me of Chris Ware and some pretty talentless daubs. The Italian dude who had the ATE exhibitions were my favourite. Curator notes as always, bit desperate and at time stupid.