Exhibition Programme 2024-25

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Opening This Spring

 

Beyond Form: Lines of Abstraction, 1950-1970 

3 February – 6 May 2024 

This spring, Turner Contemporary will present Beyond Form: Lines of Abstraction, 1950 – 1970, a group exhibition presenting abstraction as a radical global language shared by women artists in the 20 years following World War II. Guest curated by Dr Flavia Frigeri, the exhibition will bring together the works of more than 50 artists to examine how, through abstract forms, materials and modes, women pushed the boundaries of artmaking while tackling seismic cultural, social and political shifts. Comprising over 80 artworks, predominantly sculpture, the exhibition will trace how the language of abstraction developed on a global scale.  The exhibition will feature work by: Carla Accardi; Novera Ahmed; Ruth Asawa; Maria Bartuszová; Lynda Benglis; Louise Bourgeois; Maria Theresa Chojnacka; Lygia Clark; Saloua Raouda Choucair; Sue Fuller; Eva Hesse; Marisa Merz; Yuko Nasaka; Louise Nevelson; Mona Saudi; Lenore Tawney; Hedda Sterne; Hannah Wilke, and more.  

 

Lynda Benglis: Recent Sculptures 

3 February – 15 September 2024 

Turner Contemporary will present three recent sculptures by Lynda Benglis in the Sunley Gallery. Born in 1941, Benglis is celebrated for challenging the status quo and carving out a unique space within the art world, particularly with her pioneering use of wax and poured latex. Her recent polished bronze sculptures, with their dynamic and fluid forms, continue to challenge perceptions of space, reaffirming her reputation as one of the most influential artists working today.

Lenore Tawney At Work In Studio, New York, USA. Nina Leen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Shutterstock 

Lynda Benglis, Striking Cobra, 2020, Everdur bronze (golden). Photo: Davin Lavikka © Lynda Benglis/VAGA at ARS, NY and DACS, London 2024

Opening This Summer

 

Ed Clark 

25 May – 1 September 2024 

This summer, Turner Contemporary will present the first institutional exhibition outside of the United States devoted to Ed Clark (1926–2019). Born in New Orleans and schooled at the Art Institute of Chicago and Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris, Clark emerged in the 1950s as a pioneering, yet under-recognised figure in the New York School. The exhibition will unite over 20 paintings and works on paper inspired by his travels around the world many of which have never been seen outside of the US. 

Ed Clark in his New York studio, 1975 © The Estate of Ed Clark. Photo: Dwight Carter

Ed Clark, Locomotion, 1963 Oil on canvas 192.7 x 369.6 cm. Private Collection, NYC.

Opening This Autumn

 

Anya Gallaccio  

28 September 2024 – 12 January 2025 

Turner Contemporary will present the largest survey exhibition of Anya Gallaccio’s practice to date. Exploring her radical rethinking of the relationship between art and environment over the past 30 years, the exhibition will also celebrate and connect to Kent’s natural heritage. Gallaccio creates site specific sculptures and installations often using organic materials such as flowers, apples and trees, that naturally transform and decay over the duration of display. Inherently interested in the process of making and the physical qualities of materials, Gallaccio has shifted the boundaries of what sculpture could be and embraces the unpredictable results this brings. A new commission will be presented alongside works from throughout her career. The exhibition will be accompanied by An Apple A Day, a wide-reaching schools programme. 

Anya Gallaccio, The Inner Space Within, 2008, chestnut tree, bolts, stainless steel. Installation view, Camden Art Centre, London © Anya Gallaccio. Photo courtesy the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery

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