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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”
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.
Jesse Darling — The Ballad of Saint Jerome – 22 Sep 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – Jesse Darling uses the legend of Saint Jerome to create works about control, captivity and the subjugation of others.
Italian Renaissance painters, Mantegna and Bellini – 1 Oct 2018 to 27 Jan 2019 – The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance painters Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna.
Pierre Huyghe — UUmwelt – 3 Oct 2018 to 10 Feb 2019 – Pierre Huyghe's new exhibition at the Serpentine uses images of people's brain activity and a birthing chamber of live flies
Anni Albers exhibition, at the Tate Modern – 11 Oct 2018 to 27 Jan 2019 – The Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective of work by the influential textile artist, Anni Albers.
Find more exhibitions during January
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)
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