What is our relationship to past and future generations?
Baby boomers, millennials, first and second generation immigrants: we are obsessed with what makes one group different from the last. But the connections we make with other generations are often just as important as those we make with our own.
GENERATIONS: Connecting Across Time and Place brings together the work of twelve British and UK-based artists who explore cherished memories and difficult histories. Some artists look to the stories, memories and genes we inherit from our families. Others interrogate the continuing legacies of historical figures and events. GENERATIONS questions how personal and political pasts can bring us together - or pull us apart.
Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Untitled from Where we belong, 2017. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. © the artist. Originally commissioned through the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Photoworks.
Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom, Plantain Drop, 2014. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. © the artist.
Lubaina Himid, Cotton.com (2002) Eighty-five oil on canvas panels, brass strip. Courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens. Photograph courtesy Lisa Whiting (photographer).