In the Media
Spectator, 7 Feb 2014. "The Ben Uri gallery punches above its weight" according to Andrew Lambirth reviewing Uproar! "Its exhibition on the London Group is a show many larger public institutions would be proud to have put on."
Courtauld Institute of Art, 13 Jan 2014. Percy Darukhanawala of the Courtauld Institute writes, "for an informative, entertaining and cogent introduction to Modern British art ...it's worth taking heed of 'Uproar!'"
3quarksdaily.com, 13 Jan 2014. 'Uproar!' is a "fascinating exhibition that shows the ferment ...and the rather undervalued richness of British art in the first half of the 20th century", comments Sue Hubbard.
Evening Standard, 9 Jan 2014. Brian Sewell comments on the Ben Uri "exhibition of English paintings (and a handful of small sculptures) with which most of us would be content to live." He also extols the "splendid catalogue".
The Times, 4 Jan 2014. John Russell Taylor writes of the exhibition, "the dramatis personae of the show are amazing; it constitutes virtually a Who's Who of significant British art in the Twenties and Thirties".
Jewish News One (JN1), 27 Dec 2013. Ben Uri is a "hidden gem" and Cindy Martin of JN1 says, "from its humble East End roots" it has become "one of the most important galleries in the British capital". She was at the gallery interviewing staff about Uproar!
Time Out, 12 Dec 2013. It is the "... the tangled ferment of conflicting ideas and approaches, that’s most fascinating" according to reviewer Gabriel Coxhead commenting on the exhibition of the first fifty years of the London Group, the "avant-garde alternative to institutions like the Royal Academy".
The Independent, 5 Dec 2013. "If you only see one thing today", the Independent writes, see the Uproar! Exhibition: "A celebration of the Modernist exhibiting society... that took aim at the staid, conservative domination of the Royal Academy".
Country Life, 27 Nov 2013. "... a visit to Ben Uri is a must for everyone interested in the development of 20th-century British art ..." declares Peyton Skipwith in his article "London Pride", and further commends the " ... splendid accompanying catalogue ..."
Ham & High, 21 Nov 2013. Alison Oldham enjoyed the "clever" exhibition, particularly Eileen Agar's work Modern Muse (1931-4) for its "confrontational, stylised head... simultaneously tribal and archaic".
Apollo Magazine, 19 Nov 2013. Matthew Sperling commented that there is " the sense of an ongoing series of debates about style and modernist aesthetics" in the Uproar! exhibition.
Forward.com, 12 Nov 2013. A "powerful exhibition" according to Anne Joseph, "encompassing many of the greats of modern British art".
Camden Review, 7 Nov 2013. "Like opening a favourite box of chocolates" wrote Isabel H Langtry about the "beautifully curated environment" in the Uproar! exhibition.
Financial Times Magazine, 4 Nov 2013. Jackie Wullschlager commented that the exhibition shows the "immigrant impulse ... directing the British avant-garde".
The Flaneur, 1 Nov 2013. "The exhibition is an education in the development of British Art history." says Flaneur, with "visual highlights from the period in all media".
The Culture Trip, 2013. "Wherever possible, Ben Uri has selected the most intensely debated works",observes Helen Brady.
BBC News, 4 Nov 2013. Will Gompertz, BBC News Arts Editor, interviewed Ben Uri curator, Sarah MacDougall in front of the Uproar! exhibition, regarding the recently discovered 1500 works of Nazi-looted art in Germany. Hans Feibusch featured at Ben Uri was also represented in Hitler's notorious Degenerate Art exhibition of 1937.
Channel 4 News, 4 Nov 2013. Reporter Cordelia Lynch interviewed Ben Uri curator Rachel Dickson at the Ben Uri Uproar! exhibition about the stash of art discovered in Munich. Rachel Dickson pointed out that Hitler labelled many modernist works as anti-German and anti-patriotic.
Guardian Art Weekly, 1 Nov 2013. Jonathan Jones' blog notes the "powerful artists of the early 20th century" represented.
RA Magazine, 1 Nov 2013. Uproar! is one of art events of the week chosen by Sam Phillips for the Royal Academy's Magazine.