Inspired by a letter by artist Naum Gabo, Actions reflects the energising diversity and breadth of art in the modern and contemporary period within the UK and internationally.
Artists in Actions:
Basel Abbas + Ruanne Abou-Rahme
Candoco Dance Company (choreography by Laila Diallo)
Edmund de Waal
Regina José Galindo
Actions will occupy spaces across Kettle’s Yard, including the House (among the collection), outdoors and online. There will be live events, talks, discussions and activities. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication edited by Sarah Lowndes and Andrew Nairne.
The exhibition includes nine new commissioned works by: eL Seed, Melanie Manchot, Cornelia Parker, Caroline Walker, Idris Khan, Issam Kourbaj, Harold Offeh, Rana Begum, Candoco Dance Company (choreography by Laila Diallo) and Regina José Galindo. Including painting, photography, performance, film and video, installation and new media, many of the works in Actions are presented for the first time, including new works by Callum Innes, Oscar Murillo, Julie Mehretu and Linder.
Actions is in two parts. The first part including all artists ends on 2nd April. The second part is from 11th April to 6 May. During this period there will be a solo project of new paintings by Caroline Walker, titled ‘Home’, of refugees living in London in Gallery 2, and screenings of John Akomfrah’s award winning ‘Auto Da Fé’ in the Sackler Gallery. Work by the following artists will also continue to be on display throughout until 6th May: Cornelia Parker, Edmund de Waal, Helen Frankenthaler, Issam Kourbaj, Rana Begum, Nathan Coley, and eL Seed.