Showing 11 events
A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany
30 January 2014 - 27 April 2014
The Courtauld Gallery
This exhibition explores aspects of Romantic landscape drawing in Britain and Germany from its origins in the 1760s to its final flowering in the 1840s. The exhibition brings together 26 major drawings, watercolours and oil sketches by artists including J.M.W. Turner, Samuel Palmer, Carl Philipp Fohr, and Caspar David Friedrich.
Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq
20 February 2014 - 18 May 2014
The Courtauld Gallery
Discover the story behind one of the most extraordinary objects in The Courtauld's collection: a bag made in Northern Iraq around 1300. No other object of this kind is known. Inlaid with gold and silver and decorated with a courtly scene showing an enthroned couple as well as musicians, hunters and revellers, it ranks as one of the finest pieces of Islamic metalwork in existence.
Rwanda in Photographs: Death Then, Life Now
21 March 2014 - 30 April 2014
East Wing
Twenty years after the genocide in Rwanda that led to the deaths of an estimated one million people, this exhibition brings work by Rwandan photographers to international audiences for the first time. These intimate images of everyday life in the Great Lakes communicate the complexities of survival after mass violence.
Boro
02 April 2014 - 26 April 2014
East Wing Galleries
An exhibition on the Japanese textile tradition of boro. Translated to ‘rags’ in English, boro is the collective name for items – usually clothing and bed covers – made by the poor, rural population of Japan who could not afford to buy new when need required and had to literally make ends meet by piecing and patching discarded cotton onto existing sets, forming something slightly different each time they did so. Generations of Japanese families repaired and recycled fishermen’s jackets to futon covers, handing them down to the next and weaving their own sagas and stories through the threads.
Burnt Generation
10 April 2014 - 01 June 2014
Terrace Rooms
To mark the arrival of the Persian New Year, Burnt Generation will present contemporary Iranian photography – the majority of which has not previously been seen outside of Iran – by eight highly original and intellectually engaged image makers. The exhibition will offer a rare opportunity to move to a place beyond cliché; a moment to forget the stereotypical images of Iran and enter the worlds of the eight artists who have lived and worked there. They include: Azadeh Akhlaghi; Gohar Dashti; Shadi Ghadirian; Babak Kazemi; Abbas Kowsari; Ali and Ramyar; Newsha Tavakolian; Sadegh Tirafkan.
From Vera to Veruschka: The Unseen Photographs by Johnny Moncada
10 April 2014 - 01 June 2014
The Courtyard Rooms
An exhibition of the forgotten and unpublished photographic archive of Johnny Moncada, whose extraordinary images feature the young budding model, Veruschka. Taken over the course of 1963 and 1964, the shots serve as an invaluable source of inspiration to aficionados of 1960s style and the glamour of Italian fashion.
Fashion Revolution Day:
Revolutionary Panel
24 April 2014
The Screening Room
On Fashion Revolution Day we have gathered a panel of the most important commentators who are driving the work behind this initiative, whose primary aim is to question where our clothes are made.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
24 April 2014
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Pick Me Up 2014
24 April 2014 - 05 May 2014
Embankment Galleries
Now in its fifth year, the UK’s original contemporary graphic arts festival Pick Me Up showcases graphic art in its all its forms. Aimed at being the antithesis of a traditional art fair, Pick Me Up is a fun and informal festival featuring quirky studio spaces in which to shop for affordable artwork from the great and good of graphic arts, and a daily, lively line-up of events which encourage both budding and bonafide artists of all ages to get involved.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
26 April 2014
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Talk: George Butler
29 April 2014
The Screening Room
Join us in hearing from artist and illustrator George Butler who specialises in travel and current affairs. Bringing a very unique perspective to this years festival, George will share stories around his drawings, which are done in situ using pen, ink and watercolour. His work and recent travels have taken him from Syria, where he was an unofficial guest of the rebel Free Syrian Army to the oil fields in Azerbaijan.
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