Film and video content to accompany exhibitions, curator talks and related events.
Chagall Exhibition – ‘Opening Night’
Jakub Krupa Talk at the Ben Uri Gallery
UK Correspondent Jakub Krupa delivers a fascinating talk at the Ben Uri Gallery. The talk went beyond the usual press headlines about migrants and fake scare stories of how Poles are eating the Queen’s swans in one of the royal parks, and discover the true story of Britain’s largest foreign-born community – the Poles.
Thirty Six Pounds and Five Pence
Unseen: London, Paris & New York 1940s-1960s
Ben Uri’s 2016 photography exhibition brings together three major twentieth century photographers – Wolfgang Suschitzky, Dorothy Bohm and Neil Libbert – presenting their artistic responses to three great world cities across three crucial decades.
Out of Chaos – Centenary Exhibition
Discover how the leading lights of the museum sector see Ben Uri and its future.
Paddington Arts explore the Elimu Carnival band
Ben Uri gallery hosted an exhibition (5th – 31st March 2015) curated by Paddington Arts exploring the history of the Elimu Carnival band, formed in 1980 and based at Paddington Arts since 2001.
Refiguring the 50s
Refiguring the 50s: Joan Eardley, Sheila Fell, Eva Frankfurther, Josef Herman and L S Lowry, by curator Sarah MacDougall.
Roman Halter Exhibition
What happens to paintings when an exhibition ends? Curatorial Assistant Thomas Hughes explains…
An American Cubist exhibition opens at Ben Uri
Max Weber: An American Cubist in Paris and London 1905-1915′, held an exhibtion on 24 June 2014 at the Ben Uri Gallery, St. John’s Wood. Max Weber is widely acknowledged within the United States for introducing Cubism to New York.
The exhibition which opened back in September 2014 included essays by Weber experts Dr. Percy North and Professor Anna Gruetzner Robins.
Talking Art Series
Celebrated actress, Thelma Ruby, tells the fascinating life story of internationally acclaimed painter, Sam Bak, who had his first exhibition as a child in a Lithuanian ghetto. Sam Bak then joins in, live from Boston, and tells the audience about his career and his illustrations for the new book, Orange Night, of the award-winning American poet, Carol Dine. The talk is then followed by a reading of the poems from this book by Dine and Ruby.
‘Uproar!’: The first 50 years of The London Group
Sarah MacDougall, curator of ‘Uproar!’: The first 50 years of The London Group 1913-1963 (1 November 2013 – 2 March 2014), discusses David Bomberg’s ‘Ghetto Theatre’ (1920) within the context of his contemporaries Walter Sickert and William Roberts. ‘Ghetto Theatre’ was presented by David Bomberg to Ben Uri in the 1920’s shortly after it was exhibited.
Watch a series of interviews about Ben Uri with key contemporary figures including artist Jake Chapman, writer and curator Sandy Nairne, Tate gallery director Sir Nicholas Serota, broadcaster Alan Yentob and FT critic and writer Jackie Wullschlager.
Watch films about Ben Uri community projects working with SHAK and Oxford House.