Surrealism in Egypt is the first comprehensive museum exhibition about the Art and Liberty Group (Art et Liberté –jama’at al-fann wa al-hurriyyah). This surrealistically inclined, politically engaged collective of artists and writers lived and worked in Cairo in the late 1930s until the late 1940s.
Known for their stylised black-and-white videos this exhibition will be Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley’s first museum solo exhibition in the UK. The display will feature their new work In The Body of The Sturgeon, as well as the 2016 work, This Is Offal alongside life-size lightbox portraits of the videos’ characters.
One the most important figures of the pop art movement, journey through the career of Roy Lichtenstein.
John Piper (1903–1992) is one of the most significant British artists of the twentieth-century. Renowned for his powerful and romantic paintings of his native landscape, he worked across an extraordinary range of disciplines (including designs for stained glass and theatre) influencing the cultural landscape of modern Britain. Piper’s inspiration was drawn from a love and profound knowledge of the British landscape, its buildings, monuments and their heritage.