Space Shifters brings together a collection of sculptures and installations that explore our perception of space.
Using works by 20 artists over a period of 50 years, including some brand-new commissions, the exhibition focuses on art that has extended the legacy of this 'optical' minimalism in different ways. Many of them are constructed from translucent materials such as glass, acrylic and polyester resins. Other works make use of reflective materials like stainless steel and polished bronze — even some engine oil — enabling us to view our surroundings in new and unexpected ways.
Featured artists include Leonor Antunes, Larry Bell, Fred Eversley, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jeppe Hein, Roni Horn, Robert Irwin, Ann Veronica Janssens, Anish Kapoor, Yayoi Kusama, Alicja Kwade, John McCracken, Josiah McElheny, Helen Pashgian, Charlotte Posenenske, Fred Sandback, Monika Sosnowska, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, De Wain Valentine and Richard Wilson.
Evening Standard★★★★★ – "Illusion-inducing art to make you gasp... don't miss this one"
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”
Emmanuelle Laine installation – 25 Oct to 24 Dec 2018 – Emmanuelle Laine's new installation at the Hayward is called Learn the Rules Like a Pro, So You Can Break Them Like an Artist!
Poster Girls — A century of art and design – 13 Oct 2017 to 1 Jan 2019 – Poster Girls celebrates the work of female designers who worked for London Transport over the last 100 years
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.
Sir Richard Wallace — The Collector – 20 Jun 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – The Wallace Collection's new exhibition will highlight the contributions made by the museum's founder, Sir Richard Wallace.
Magic Realism — Art In Weimar Germany – 30 Jul 2018 to 14 Jul 2019 – Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years, between World Wars I and II.
Renzo Piano — The Art of Making Buildings – 15 Sep 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – This exhibition will explore the buildings of Renzo Piano - the famous Italian architect who designed The Shard
Courtauld Impressionists — From Manet to Cezanne – 17 Sep 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of Impressionist works by Cezanne, Renoir, Manet and more.
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 Charing Cross), Saatchi Gallery (catch the train from Waterloo to Sloane Square), Serpentine Gallery (catch the train from Waterloo to South Kensington), 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 Southwark)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans