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You can virtually walk around our past exhibitions. We've worked with V21 Artspace to document our shows, and give visitors a new experience of our galleries. Take a look around these shows, below.

Grace Before Jones and Jimmy Robert: Akimbo

Sep 2020 - Jan 2021

Grace Before Jones: Camera, Disco, Studio explores the life, work and collaborations of Grace Jones and her wide-ranging influence across design, music and fashion. The show includes around 200 works by some 40 artists, and looks at how Grace Jones both exemplified and complicated theories of gender, sexuality, performance, race and cybernetics – discourses that flourished in parallel to her career.

Jimmy Robert: Akimbo is the largest-ever presentation of Jimmy Robert in the UK, drawing together sculpture, installation, film, video, text, and works on paper from the past 20 years. Themes in Robert’s work, include performance and gesture, the politics of spectatorship, appropriation, and the personal and political body, along with their racialised and gendered readings.

Denzil Forrester, Sung Tieu & Diane Simpson

Feb 2020 – Aug 2020

Denzil Forrester’s colourful large-scale paintings illustrate the nightclubs of 1980s London and present-day Jamaica. Diane Simpson’s sculptures span her 40-year practice and are inspired by the history of clothing and architecture. Sung Tieu explores sound as a weapon, using sound, texts, sculptures and architectural interventions.

Still Undead: Popular Culture in Britain Beyond the Bauhaus

Sep 2019 – Sun 12 Jan 2020

Explores how the Bauhaus school’s ideas lived on in Britain, via pop culture and art schools. Encompassing performance, club culture, publishing and commercial design, the exhibition spans the 1920s to the 90s. It features the work of some 50 artists, designers and musicians, which stretch from Vidal Sassoon’s hairstyles to the title sequences of James Bond films, and beyond.

Lis Rhodes

25 May 2019 – 1 Sep 2019

Explore the first-ever survey of the pioneering experimental filmmaker, Lis Rhodes, spanning almost 50 years of work.

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Elizabeth Price: FELT TIP

16 Feb 2019 – 6 May 2019

Our exhibition by Turner Prize winning artist, Elizabeth Price, featured two new large-scale video installations, pinhole photography, architectural and sculptural installations, and VR technology.

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Daniel Steegmann Mangrané: The Word for World is Forest

16 Feb 2019 – 6 May 2019

Take another look at our exhibition by Rio-based Catalan artist, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, looking at how diverse mediums and technologies can represent aspects of the Mata Atlântica. The exhibition featured a new immersive installation, architectural interventions, a 16mm film and a virtual reality work.

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Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance, Act 1

27 Oct 2018 – 27 Jan 2019

With over 100 exhibits by some 40 practitioners, Still I Rise explored a global history of resistance movements through a gendered perspective. It presented the way in which resistance has been approached by visual artists, writers, architects, designers, activists, working as individuals or in groups.

You can also explore our fully 3D-rendered, interactive interpretation of Still I Rise - free download across Oculus Go and HTC Vive.

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Linder: The House of Fame

24 Mar 2018 – 24 Jun 2018

Conceived in collaboration with Linder, The House of Fame was part retrospective of the influential British artist and musician’s work, and part constallation of her influences featuring 200 works by some 30 artists. Emerging from the Manchester punk and post-punk scenes in the 1970s, Linders art focuses on questions of gender, commodity and display.

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An interview with Linder (1)

An interview with Linder (2)

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