Be the first to see our 2016 autumn exhibitions including JMW Turner: Adventures in Colour; John Akomfrah: Vertigo Sea and Turner Contemporary and the British Museum Commission: Hannah Lees.
Turner Contemporary’s fifth anniversary year continues with a major exhibition exploring JMW Turner’s radical use of colour. JMW Turner: Adventures in Colour is the first exhibition to take colour as the starting point for examining Turner’s work. With significant loans from Tate as well as many other public and private collections, this landmark exhibition comprises over 100 paintings, drawings and engravings. It follows the success of Turner and the Elements in 2012.
JMW Turner: Adventures in Colour is curated by art historian Ian Warrell and is exhibited at the Hôtel de Caumont, Aix-en-Province from 3 May –19 September 2016.
Alongside JMW Turner’s work, Turner Contemporary presents Vertigo Sea, a three-screen film installation by British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah, which premiered at the 2015 Venice Biennial. This internationally-acclaimed work is a powerful reflection of our relationship with the sea, exploring slavery, migration and ecological crises.
Turner Contemporary and the British Museum (National Programmes) have also commissioned artist Hannah Lees to create a new work in response to the British Museum’s collection of Roman Samian Ware pottery (known as the Pudding Pan Pots) found along the coast near Whitstable. Hannah’s new work will be on display in the Clore Learning Studio alongside a group of Pudding Pan vessels from the British Museum.
Admits two. By invitation only and non-transferable. First-come-first-served.
Turner Contemporary is a charity. A bar will be available to purchase drinks and we are offering a special preview dinner offer – see below.