The Museum of Emotion collects together many of the best sculptures, installations, collages, videos and photographs from the last twenty years of Kader Attia's career.
Attia regards himself as both an activist as well as an artist, and tries to create works that make us undertake a "real, fundamental dialogue" about the world in which we live.
Two of his favourite themes are exploring how colonialism continues to shape the way we represent and engage with non-Western cultures, and also how the idea of repair can be both a physical and symbolic act. The exhibition includes many objects that have been 'repaired' by the artist using techniques and materials employed in non-Western cultures.
> 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”
Diane Arbus — In The Beginning – 13 Feb to 6 May 2019 – In The Beginning collects together more than 100 works by the American photographer Diane Arbus from her early career
Kiss My Genders — Hayward Gallery – 12 Jun to 8 Sep 2019 – This group exhibition will explore the idea of gender fluidity with artworks that challenge the accepted definitions of gender
Bridget Riley at the Hayward Gallery – 23 Oct 2019 to 26 Jan 2020 – A major retrospective of Bridget Riley's work, including her iconic black-and-white paintings and colour canvases
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.
Feliks Topolski — Drawing Debden – 1 Oct 2018 to 28 Jun 2019 – The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – 19 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019 – Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos.
Russia: Royalty & The Romanovs – 9 Nov 2018 to 28 Apr 2019 – The 'Royalty & The Romanovs' exhibition will explore some of the works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families.
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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