The Mother & The Weaver takes the unseen mother, a central part of the Foundling Museum’s story, as a point of departure to explore complex ideas around motherhood, childhood, love, loss, sexuality and identity. Occupying the whole museum, this landmark exhibition will show over 40 works from the Ursula Hauser Collection, all by women artists, in conversation with historic objects and works of art from the Foundling Museum’s collection. The show includes works by Louise Bourgeois, Marlene Dumas, Luchita Hurtado, Maria Lassnig, Sonia Gomes and Pipilotti Rist.
Happy Gas, Sarah Lucas' newly opened exhibition at Tate Britain is a theatrical and at times surprising installation of works from 1991 to the present. The presentation was selected and configured by the artist and gives us the full spectrum of her bold, provocative but tender works that challenge our understanding of sex, class and gender delivered with Lucas' wry humour and unflinching social commentary.
In the summer of 1982, Jean-Michel Basquiat travelled to Modena in Italy at the invitation of Gallery owner Emilio Mazzoli. Basquiat painted eight large-format canvases, some of them now among his most celebrated works, however, the planned exhibition did not go ahead and the works were never shown together. More than 40 years later all the 'Modena Paintings', which are now held in global collections, are being displayed together for the very first time.
Gagosian’s group show brings together abstract works by more than forty artists spanning three generations. Curated by Gary Garrels, in collaboration with the artists, a single painting by each has been selected to examine the significance of abstract painting today.
The Barbican Centre presents the largest exhibition dedicated to Carrie Mae Weems in the UK to date. The show brings together photographs, films and installations spanning over three decades that explore ideas of identity, power, desire, and social justice.
Naudline Pierre’s exhibition, This is Not All There Is, at the Drawing Centre continues her exploration of imagined worlds, incorporating drawings large and small alongside and within sculptural elements to create an immersive environment.