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Southbank Centre announces 2019 visual art programme highlights for Hayward Gallery, Hayward Gallery Touring and Arts Council Collection

Exhibition highlights for 2019 announced for the Hayward Gallery, Hayward Gallery Touring and Arts Council Collection include a major retrospective exhibition of the work of Bridget Riley which will take over the Hayward Gallery in the autumn, a solo show of renowned American photographer Diane Arbus, and Kader Attia’s first major survey show in the UK. The most extensive group show in the UK to explore gender identities and gender fluidity in contemporary art – Kiss My Genders – will take place in Hayward Gallery over the summer. Hayward Gallery Touring launches two new group exhibitions – Chicago Imagists and Slow Painting – while the Arts Council Collection will exhibit The Printed Line, an exhibition exploring the masters of printmaking from the 20th century up to the present day.

Exhibition highlights include:

Hayward Gallery:

  • Aleksandra Mir launches 2019 in Hayward Gallery’s HENI Project Space with the Pre-Presidential Library, an archival collection of US tabloid front covers that relate to Donald Trump’s business dealings, political aspirations and personal life. (7 Jan-7 Feb)
  • Two solo shows will open at Hayward Gallery in February. Photographs by American master Diane Arbus will take over the upper galleries, while artist Kader Attia will present his first major survey show in the UK in the lower galleries. (13 Feb-6 May)
  • The group summer show Kiss My Genders – featuring artists such as Catherine Opie, Victoria Sin and Juliana Huxtable – will celebrate how artists are challenging traditional gender definitions through their practice. (12 Jun-8 Sep)
  • In October, Hayward Gallery will present a major retrospective exhibition of the work of Bridget Riley, produced in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland. Spanning 70 years of the artist’s career, it will be the largest exhibition of her work in the UK for 16 years (23 Oct 2019-26 Jan 2020).

Hayward Gallery Touring:

  • Hayward Gallery Touring will present the first significant UK exhibition of work by the group of artists who have become known as the Chicago Imagists. This exhibition will first be shown at the newly opened Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art in London and then tour to De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea. (16 Mar-26 May, then touring)
  • Hayward Gallery Touring will also present Slow Painting a show curated by writer and critic Martin Herbert championing rich and dense works that are not easily consumed, and act in direct opposition to our current technological saturation. (Oct 2019-Jan 2020, then touring)

Arts Council Collection:

  • The Arts Council Collection will present The Printed Line, a remarkable printmaking exhibition opening at Torre Abbey Museum before touring to Kilmarnock, Rugby and Aberystwyth including work by artists including Rachel Whiteread, Patrick Caulfield and Birgit Skiold. (6 Apr-2 Jun, then touring)

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