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.
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Aleksandra Mir marks the start of the new year by turning the Hayward's HENI Project Space into a miniature archive of American tabloid covers featuring President Trump in the years before he became president. Along with proving a visual 'this is your...Until Thursday February 7 2019
Diane Arbus: In the Beginning
Diane Arbus's photographs remain some of the most striking, tender and unnerving portraits ever taken. This new show at the Hayward Gallery focuses on the earlier years of the iconic photographer's career (1956 - 62), presenting almost 100 images, many...Wednesday February 13 2019 - Monday May 6 2019
Kader Attia: The Museum of Emotion
Kader Attia gets a well deserved major retrospective at the Hayward Gallery. The artist's works provide sensitive and thought-provoking reflections on collective memory, regeneration and post-colonialism. One of the show's highlights is a series based...Wednesday February 13 2019 - Monday May 6 2019
Look into the painting. Look into the painting for longer. Keep looking into the painting. Look at the painting with the intensity of a heron about to catch a slippery fish. Now: stop looking at the painting. Turn around and walk in a straight line. Ah....Wednesday October 23 2019 - Sunday January 26 2020
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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.
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