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The Hayward Gallery's first exhibition after their big refit will be a retrospective of the work of German photographer Andreas Gursky -- one of the most important photographers of our time.
Gurksy is best-known for his large-scale pictures of emblematic sites, or scenes of contemporary life. But his photographs are not just depictions of places or situations... they explore the nature of image-making and the limits of human perception.
The exhibition will feature around 60 of his photographs from the early 1980s to the present day, including some of his most iconic pictures: Paris Montparnasse, and Rhine II.
Craig’s review of Hayward Gallery – “They call this style of architecture 'Brutalist' which is as perfect a description as you can possibly get. It's just angled stacks of concrete -- the same stuff they make those thundering ring roads out of, or those tower block flats where the stairwells stink of p*ss. It looks like a bunker built to withstand a nuclear bomb blast. If World War III ever breaks out th… continued”
Drop-in Drawing at the National Portrait Gallery – Every Fri – Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.
If you enjoy Hayward Gallery then you might like to visit Institute of Contemporary Arts (walk it in 14 mins or catch the tube from Waterloo to Institute of Contemporary Arts), Saatchi Gallery (catch the train from Waterloo to Saatchi Gallery), Serpentine Gallery (catch the train from Waterloo to Serpentine Gallery), Southbank Centre (you can walk there in less than 1 min) and Tate Modern (walk it in 14 mins or catch the tube from Waterloo to Tate Modern)
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