1. Miró’s Studio at Mayoral, London
21 January – 12 February 2016
Marking 60 years since Joan Miró’s (1893-1983) studio was founded in Majorca in 1956, Mayoral presents an immersive exhibition recreating Miró’s atelier. Including 25 paintings and drawings by the artist and bringing together a wealth of historical and archive material plus furniture, painting materials and household items, the recreation offers visitors real insight into the everyday working life of the leading avant-garde painter.
2. Pure Romance: Art and the Romantic Sensibility at Redfern Gallery, London
2 – 27 February 2016
In paintings, photographs and works on paper dating from the 1920’s to the present-day, this group show traces the development of a romantic sensibility, one that is rooted in a certain strand of Englishness. The show includes work by Cecil Beaton, Derek Jarman, Linder and many more. We have leant two set designs by Christopher Wood from our permanent collection to the exhibition.
3. KALEIDOSCOPE: celebrating 50 inspirational years at Modern Art Oxford
6 February – 31 December 2016
In 2016, Modern Art Oxford celebrates 50 years as an internationally acclaimed powerhouse of contemporary visual culture. KALEIDOSCOPE is a year long series of interlinking exhibitions, performances and events, presenting an unmissable opportunity to reflect on some of the great moments in Modern Art Oxford’s history. Iconic works from the past return to the gallery from across the globe, shown as part of a dynamic programme of new commissions, performances and events by acclaimed artists of the current generation. Artists include Marina Abramović, Hans Haacke, Pierre Huyghe, Sol LeWitt, Maria Loboda, Richard Long, Gustav Metzger, Yoko Ono and many others. In an unconventional approach, KALEIDOSCOPE will stay open throughout the year, giving audiences insight into the processes of exhibition-making. The Indivisible Present begins to transform into the next exhibition, A Moment of Grace, from 22 March until it is fully realised on 16 April.
4. The Village of Type: a public programme of contemporary lettering across Ditchling
12 March – 11 September 2016
In a small village of artists and craftsmen, just a few miles over the Downs from Brighton, Edward Johnston created a typeface for the London Underground. Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft celebrates 100 years of the lettering which can still to be seen across the capital’s transport system and became an iconic typeface for modernity. The evolution of this single typeface, its importance and continuing legacy are examined through four exhibitions, a programme of workshops, lectures, residencies, events and live-printing activities in Ditchling, Brighton, London and beyond.
5. At Home: Curated from the Arts Council Collection at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
19 March – 5 June 2016
This exhibition highlights works of domestic scale from the Arts Council Collection, exploring and celebrating the broad concepts that ‘Home’ signifies. Some years ago, YSP asked visitors to share words that conveyed home to them and the responses were dominated by ideas of safety, sanctuary, familiarity, comfort, and family. At Home comprises works by artists including Yoko Ono, Joseph Beuys, Edward Weston, Richard Hamilton, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Christo and Sophie Calle, which explore and celebrate these broad concepts and indicate the central role of domestic space in our lives and its representation as a subject matter for artists.
6. Seeing Round Corners at Turner Contemporary, Margate
21 May – 25 September 2016
Turner Contemporary presents the first UK exhibition to explore how artists have responded to the phenomenon of the circle, the disc or the sphere. Seeing Round Corners showcases more than 50 works, presenting a variety of processes and media including painting, sculpture, film and photography, alongside design objects and historical artefacts. The majority of works in the exhibition are from the 20th century onwards, exploring the circle through the prism of modern and contemporary artistic practice, with works by Barry Flanagan, Anish Kapoor, Barbara Hepworth, Paul Nash, David Batchelor, Richard Long and Ben Nicholson, amongst others.
7. Kettle’s Yard Reimagined at Hepworth Wakefield
21 May – Spring 2017
An exhibition of key works from Kettle’s Yard within the context of the Hepworth Wakefield’s collection, drawing parallels between these two modern British collections. After 6 months, the artist Anthea Hamilton will reinstall the display alongside a number of her own works inspired by the collaboration.
8. Christopher Wood at Pallant House, Chichester
2 July – 2 October 2016
This major summer show is a comprehensive overview of the English painter Christopher Wood featuring over 80 works celebrating the magnitude of his achievement during the ten years before his untimely death in 1930, aged just 29. Paintings, set designs and drawings created on both sides of the channel, are featured in the show. The show explores Wood’s immense personal struggles with opium, depression and the conflict between the reserved sensibility of his English heritage and the hedonism of the Parisian avant-garde.
9. Winifred Nicholson in Cumbria at Abbott Hall Art Gallery, Kendal
8 July – 15 October 2016
An exhibition exploring the creativity of Winifred Nicholson viewed through the paintings that she made in Cumbria, where she lived for large parts of her life. The show will include over 40 paintings, many previously unseen from private collections, as well as some of her best loved works, and will draw on new research, including previously unseen archival material.
10. Robert Rauschenberg at Tate Modern
1 December 2016 – 2 April 2017
The first US artist to win the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1963, Robert Rauschenberg blazed a new trail for art in the second half of the twentieth century. This exhibition at Tate Modern will be the first posthumous retrospective of Robert Rauschenberg’s work in the UK, as well as the first comprehensive exhibition in almost twenty years. Moving between painting, sculpture, photography, print making, installation and performance, he refused to accept conventional boundaries in art and in life, his quest for innovation fired by his boundless curiosity, enthusiasm for collaboration and passion for travel.