Unexpected: Continuing Stories of Identity and Migration
Exhibition opening 17th February 2016 (until 24 April)
Curated by Sarah MacDougall
New exhibition dedicated to work by émigré artists. Works from the permanent collection by artists including Frank Auerbach, Eva Frankfurther and Chaïm Soutine are juxtaposed with those by a number of invited contemporary artists including painters Tam Joseph and Eugene Palmer, sculptor Joyce Kalema, textile artist Salah ud Din, and film-maker Edwin Mingard to explore issues of identity and migration. Find out more.
Unexpected: Curator Tours
Join curator Sarah MacDougall for the first in a series of tours of this exhibition on Thursday 25th February (11am-12pm). Email email@example.com for more information and booking.
Film Screening: Break by Edward Mingard
Thursday March 10th 2016 (6-8pm)
Exploring Migration and Identity through film, artist Edwin Mingard shares his moving image artwork created and inspired during his 6 month residency at Ben Uriss centenary exhibition. Film screening and audience discussion. Booking required: please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben Uri collection online
Over 1300 works now available to view online
The Ben Uri collection – over 1300 works by almost 400 artists – can now be viewed online for the first time. The entire collection can now be found at www.benuricollection.org.uk where you can browse a large body of work by artists of largely Jewish descent including Mark Gertler, Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Alfred Wolmark and Simeon Solomon.
The collection includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and photography and surveys Jewish art from the past 150 years.
Out of Chaos centenary update
We have been celebrating Ben Uri’s centenary with the exhibition Out of Chaos at Somerset House, which has attracted some 30,000 visitors. The exhibition ended on 13 December 2015 but you can find out more about the exhibition on this website. 2016 will see Out of Chaos at Christie’s (London) and touring to Newcastle. Find out more about these and other Ben Uri exhibitions this year.