After closing for a two-year refurbishment, the South Bank’s greatest heap of concrete brutalism thankfully reopened its doors last year. The refurb has brought light spilling into its spaces, and the programming – Diane Arbus, Lee Bul and Andreas Gursky, among others – is as brilliant as ever. Plus, Prince Charles really, really hates the building. If that doesn’t make you love it, nothing will.
VIDEO: Inside the refurbished Hayward Gallery
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Diane Arbus: In the Beginning review
Diane Arbus was the original people-watcher. Some lads larking around by the coast, a glamorous receptionist at her desk, two women shooting evils at the universe: nothing escaped her notice. The Hayward Gallery’s exhibition of photographs from the first...Until 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...Until 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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