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  • Risk

    Sat 10 Oct 2015 - Sun 17 Jan 2016
    What happens when art and risk collide? This autumn, see artists leap into the void, abandon control and push art to the limit as creative risk-taking comes under the spotlight with over 60 pivotal works from the mid-20th century to the present.
    Photo Stephen White
  • Year of Mexico in the UK: Pedro Reyes: Disarm (Mechanized)

    Sat 12 Sep 2015 - Sun 10 Jan 2016
    See, watch and hear illegal firearms as musical instruments in Pedro Reyes’ ambitious installation. Reyes was offered the crushed revolvers, shot-guns and machine-guns by the Mexican government following their confiscation and public destruction. Disarm (Mechanized) will play at automated intervals.
    Pedro Reyes, Disarm (Mechanized), 2012, Recycled metal, dimensions variable. Installation comprising of 8 mechanized instruments © Pedro Reyes; Courtesy Lisson Gallery.
  • Joachim Koester: The Other Side of the Sky

    Fri 5 Feb - Sun 8 May 2016
    Turner Contemporary presents the first UK solo exhibition of work by Danish artist Joachim Koester, whose atmospheric films, installations and photography track the boundaries of the unknown, where fact and fiction crossover.
    Joachim Koester, Tarantism, 2007, 16 mm film, black and white, silent, 6 min 30 sec, film still. Courtesy the artist and Jan Mot, Brussels.
  • Seeing Round Corners

    Sat 21 May - Sun 25 Sep 2016
    The first UK exhibition to explore how artists have responded to the phenomenon of the circle, the disc or the sphere. The majority of works in the exhibition are from the 20th century onwards, including Barry Flanagan, Anish Kapoor, Barbara Hepworth, Paul Nash, David Batchelor and Richard Long.
    Barbara Hepworth, Discs of Eshelon, version 2, 1935, Plaster. Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts © Bowness.
  • Turner and Colour

    Sat 8 Oct 2016 - Sun 8 Jan 2017
    Turner and Colour is the first exhibition to examine this fundamental theme in relation to Turner, exploring the familiar outline of his life and art in a new way.
    JMW Turner, Vermilion Towers, c.1834, Gouache and watercolour on paper © Tate, London 2015.  
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