Exhibition

Counter Acts

29 Nov 2019 – 22 Jan 2020

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 – 18:00
Thursday
11:00 – 18:00
Friday
11:00 – 18:00
Saturday
12:00 – 17:00
Sunday
Closed

Lethaby Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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  • King's Cross underground

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Counter Acts highlights the long running relationship University of the Arts London shares with the Turner Prize, exploring work by generations of artists who studied or taught at UAL and their connection to the Prize.

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Counter Acts highlights the long running relationship University of the Arts London shares with the Turner Prize, exploring work by generations of artists who studied or taught at UAL and their connection to the Prize.

Since its inception in 1984, the Turner Prize has provoked public conversation around the value of art with many of the nominees and half of the winners having studied or taught at the University.

This exhibition traces the ideas and artworks that have challenged perceptions of contemporary art. Drawing on incomplete histories, Counter Acts features artists offering critical perspectives from different generations, educational systems and cultural backgrounds. Exploring the function of art practice as a counter-action to dominant social, political and aesthetic structures, Counter Acts includes work by:

Assemble, Helen Chadwick, Cathy de Monchaux, Richard Deacon, Jeremy Deller, Gilbert & George, Penny Goring, Antony Gormley, Madelynn Mae Green, Mona Hatoum, Lubaina Himid, Isaac Julien, Goshka Macuga, Alix Marie, Jimmy Merris, Chris Ofili, Beatriz Olabarrieta, Vong Phaophanit, Ingrid Pollard, Laure Prouvost, James Richards, Yinka Shonibare, Mike Taiwo, Anne Tallentire, work-seth/tallentire, Nicola Tyson, Mark Wallinger, Gillian Wearing and Bill Woodrow.

Counter Acts is a fringe event during Margate Now, an ambitious and dynamic festival of art, events and performances held in Margate and beyond to celebrate the Prize coming to Turner Contemporary.

Please note, the gallery will be closed from 21 December 2018 until 7 January 2020.

Curators

Osei Bonsu

Exhibiting artists

Goshka Macuga

Richard Deacon

Richard Deacon

Ingrid Pollard

James Richards

James Richards

Penny Goring

Laure Prouvost

Mark Wallinger

Mark Wallinger

Cathy De Monchaux

Yinka Shonibare

Assemble

Gilbert & George

Gilbert & George

Jimmy Merris

Helen Chadwick

Madelynn Mae Green

Bill Woodrow

Beatriz Olabarrieta

Nicola Tyson

Jeremy Deller

Lubaina Himid

Chris Ofili

Chris Ofili

Gillian Wearing

Gillian Wearing

Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley

Anne Tallentire

Vong Phaophanit

Mona Hatoum

Isaac Julien

Isaac Julien

Alix Marie

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