Ben Uri operates on a four year forward plan and has an exciting and diverse range of exhibitions in preparation that without us would not be seen in London or the United Kingdom.
The exhibitions cover contemporary, classic, individual artist retrospectives and themed group surveys, all accompanied by scholarly, accessibly-presented catalogues. They highlight artists from home and abroad and many of the exhibitions are designed to tour nationally and internationally. Our special focus – exploring and telling the story of émigré artists to London and the Jewish experience within – is prevalent within our overall remit of Art, Identity and Migration.
Out of Chaos
Ben Uri: 100 Years in London
2 July – 13 December 2015
Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing
King’s College London, Strand, WC2R 2LS
Ben Uri turns 100
We're celebrating our centenary year with the exhibition ‘Out of Chaos; Ben Uri: 100 Years in London’, exploring
one hundred years of émigré history through its prolific art collection, looking to forge future conversations about the relationship between immigration and art.
The exhibition will use our celebrated collection to tell the stories of the universal social and political upheavals faced by an émigré community, whilst reflecting on the wider émigré experiences of London.
Addressing key issues of ‘identity’ and ‘belonging’, the exhibition will harness the invaluable history of our collection and the ability of art to expand conversations about immigration, creativity and citizenship, constant features of today’s political debate.
More informatio about our centenary exhibition.
The exhibition is being held in association with the Cultural Institute at King’s College London. More information about our centenary exhibition.
Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund
An Art Gallery's Musical Heritage
28th April 2015 - 28th August 2015