• New Arrivals from Chagall to Wolmark, Dates to be confirmed

    Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, Circus, 1964, oil on canvas, Ben Uri Collection © Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust

     

    New Arrivals from Chagall to Wolmark

    Dates to be confirmed

    Fresh Paint celebrates the re-opening of Ben Uri Gallery in Boundary Road (after closure for remedial work following last summer’s flash floods) with an exciting and eclectic exhibition marking new acquisitions and long-term loans to the Ben Uri Collection since 2019. This important selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and lithographs marks the Ben Uri Research Unit’s continuing focus on the Jewish and immigrant contribution to British visual culture since 1900.

    This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of gallerist and curator Agi Katz (1938–2021). 

     

    A series of events including lectures, virtual exhibitions and an online issuu catalogue will accompany the exhibition with an online curatorial tour by Ben Uri’s Director Sarah MacDougall.

     

    To read the full press release please click here

  • “Sheer Verve”: The Women’s International Art Club, dates to be announced

    Orovida Pissarro, Ceremonial Dance, 1927, egg tempera on silk, Private Collection, London © The Artist’s Estate

    “Sheer Verve”: The Women’s International Art Club

    dates to be announced

    The Women’s International Art Club (WIAC) was founded in Paris in 1898 to give female artists a platform at a time when it was difficult for them to exhibit their work. It also set out to encourage networking opportunities between women artists who were often dismissed by the male art establishment. The inaugural exhibition, held in London’s Grafton Gallery in 1900, went on to become a feted annual event until the club was dissolved in 1978.
    More than a century after the WIAC’s inception, Ben Uri showcases the club’s “sheer verve”, in the words of Arts Review critic Bettina Wadia (26 January 1963) with work from 22 of its collection artists including Sonia Delaunay, Dora Gordine, Clara Klinghoffer, Laura Knight, Orovida Pissarro and Ottilie Tolansky.

    A series of events including lectures, virtual exhibitions and an online issuu catalogue with an essay by WIAC expert Una Richmond, accompanies the exhibition.

     

    To read the full press release please click here

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    Ben Uri is a registered British charity (280389). We seek and need your donations to be able to fund and expand our work across our 3 principal and distinctive areas of public benefit being:

    • Research and digitally record the Jewish and immigrant contribution to British visual culture since 1900 - including the current;

    • Research and commission collection inspired art interventions for the over 70s to enrich their quality of life through digital channels;

    • Develop our pioneering first full scale virtual museum and research centre to maximise engagement across a global digital audience. 

     

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