Current/Forthcoming Exhibitions (Test)

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21 Oct 2017 – 4 Feb 2018

Bomberg: Touring Exhibition (Pallant House Gallery, Chichester)

Ben Uri curators Rachel Dickson and Sarah MacDougall have curated this major survey of the artist David Bomberg (1890-1957) in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the artist’s death and launched the exhibition in association with and at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester.

The exhibition of some 70 major works, including some hitherto unknown and never exhibited important examples, will be on show there until the 4 February 2018 before touring to the Laing Gallery in Newcastle from 17 February to 27 May next year.

Published to coincide with the exhibition, the curators have also written and edited a major, lavishly illustrated new 220 page monograph titled BOMBERG which is now for sale in good gallery and high street bookshops and on the Ben Uri on-line shop. The price is £29.99 for soft cover and £45 for hard back. The formal book launch at Ben Uri is on the 14th November at Ben Uri Gallery, 108a Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, London NW8 0RH.

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1 Nov 2017 – 18 Feb 2018

A Farewell to Art: Chagall, Shakespeare and Prospero 

Initial closing date of 11 Feb 2018 now extended to 18 Feb 2018 due to public demand

On display are Marc Chagall’s original lithographs to The Tempest, executed when the artist was eighty-eight years old.  The lithographs that accompany Shakespeare’s text, the greatest of English playwrights, are interpreted by Chagall in a pictorial medium within an ethnic and contemporary idiom belonging wholly to the painter. The Elizabethan world is replaced by the private and parochial imagery of the painter from the shtetl Vitebsk, a small, turn of the 20th century Jewish community in Russia, who migrated and settled in Paris, then the capital city of art, and became a citizen of the world.

These black-and-white illustrations were published, along with the English text of the play, in Monte Carlo, by Éditions André Sauret, under the supervision of Charles Sorlier, in 1975. The hand-set text, in the new fount (font) Romain du Roi, engraved by Philippe Grandjean, was printed by the Imprimerie Nationale of France, in 1975. The original fifty lithographs by Marc Chagall, unsigned, were printed on the presses of Fernand Mourlot in Paris. Of these, thirty-one are full-page hors-texte illustrations and nineteen serve as headers or footers to the printed text, some of them half-page size. For this exhibition, the lithographs have been safely removed from the book, framed and will be returned after.

The total run of the volume was of two hundred and fifty numbered copies, plus twenty copies for contributors, numbered I to XX, printed on Vélin d’Arches paper, small folio size (42.5 x 32.5 cm.), 248 pages, loose sheets, boxed, and signed by the artist. The copy on exhibition is number 122.

The text was published in the English original, not in French translation. No information is supplied as to the provenance of the text, which must have been taken from one of the published editions based on the original First Folio (1623), to which some stage directions were added for clarification.

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8th – 18th Feb 2018

Chagall: Mischief and Magic Photo and Poetry Competition – Winning Entries


23 Feb – 4 Mar 2018

Art & Book Sale

Donated and sold in aid of the Ben Uri outreach programmes.

14 Mar – 29 Apr 2018

Out of Austria: Austrian artists in exile in Great Britain, 1933-1945

Some 40 works by Austrian painters, sculptors and ceramicists commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Anschluss of 12 March 1938.

4 – 13 May 2018

Art & Book Sale 11

Donated and sold in aid of the Ben Uri outreach programmes.

17 Feb – 27 May 2018

Bomberg: Touring Exhibition (The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle)


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17 May – 10 Jun 2018

Adi Nes: The Bible Series



17 Feb – 27 May 2018

Bomberg: Touring Exhibition (Ben Uri Gallery, London)


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