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After an extraordinary 18 months that has generated over 750,000 visits, Turner Contemporary is delighted to announce its 2013 exhibition programme. The programme includes a combination of contemporary and historic art, with works by JWM Turner included in every exhibition.
In 2013, the gallery presents:
Carl Andre: Mass & Matter
1 February – 6 May 2013
A selection of sculptures and typed poems from the 1960s and 1970s by one of the most influential sculptors of the twentieth century.
Subject to Constant Change
1 February – 6 May 2013
An exhibition of works, including a significant new film installation, by this leading international artist, who takes a sculptural approach to ﬁlm. In partnership with Cornerhouse, Manchester.
Turner’ s Perspective: Selected by Rosa Barba
1 February - 6 May 2013
JMW Turner was Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy for thirty years. This exhibition presents lesser known drawings made to illustrate his lectures, selected by artist Rosa Barba.
Art and the Pleasures of Knowing
25 May – 15 September 2013
An exhibition that playfully crosses the boundaries between art, science, literature, philosophy and popular culture, exploring the themes of fascination, inquiry, obsession, monstrosity and invention. A Hayward Touring and Turner Contemporary exhibition in association with Cabinet magazine, curated by Brian Dillon.
The exhibition will move to Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery 28 September – 5 January 2014, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin March – April 2014 and de Appel, Amsterdam June – August 2014.
Turner and Constable:
sketching from nature
Works from the Tate collection
October 2013 - January 2014
A major exhibition showing approximately 50 works by Turner, Constable and their contemporaries. The exhibition offers a unique exploration of how the art of oil sketching in the landscape, rather than in the studio, became fashionable in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
The exhibition is in partnership with Tate and will show at Compton Verney 13 July – 22 September 2013.
Maria Nepomuceno:Tempo para Respirar (Breathing Time)
Until 17 March 2013
Turner Contemporary’s second Sunley Gallery commission by Brazilian artist Maria Nepomuceno. Nepomuceno creates exuberant sculptures from everyday materials such as rope, beads, straw, ceramic, and found furniture. Using craft techniques from her native Brazil and wider South America, these materials are woven, braided and sewn into coils, resulting in colourful organic forms that drape, hang and crawl across the floor and walls of the ground floor gallery. The artwork has been made with help from local artists and makers.
Conversation Piece III, 2001
26 March – 3 November 2013
Juan Muñoz is known for his unsettling sculptures of individuals or groups placed in architectural settings. Figures from his Conversation Piece series (groups of bronze or resin figures are arranged in carefully staged groupings, apparently frozen mid-conversation) will be installed in this double height space overlooking the North Sea. Like many of Munoz’ figures, they are slightly smaller than life-sized, playing with our sense of scale and perspective.