Exhibitions opening in June 2015 Part 2

Welcome to the second part of 
The London Art File’s pick
 of exhibitions opening in the capital this month:
Art in Dialogue: Duccio Caro
at The National Gallery opening Saturday 13th June

Bringing together two works of art made almost 700 years apart: the NG’s Annunciation by the 14th century Sienese painter Duccio and Duccio Variations No. 3 by sculptor Sir Anthony Caro OM RA (1924–2013). This is intended as a creative dialogue, each work of art changing our experience of the other. These two works have never been seen together before. This display will be on show during the second anniversary of Caro’s death and, as a tribute to Caro’s life and work, has the full support of his family. It was a project close to the heart of Caro’s wife, the painter Sheila Girling, who died earlier this year.

FreshFaced + WildEyed 2015
at The Photographers’ Gallery opening Tuesday16th June

The Photographers’ Gallery presents FreshFaced+WildEyed 2015, its annual exhibition dedicated to recognising and nurturing new talents. Since 2008 this exhibition and related events celebrate innovative work from a range of photographic fields, showcasing the quality and breadth of graduates’ practices from visual arts courses across the UK.

BP Portrait Award 2015
at National Portrait Gallery opening Thursday 18th June

Now in its thirty-sixth year at the National Portrait Gallery, and twenty-sixth year of sponsorship by BP, the first prize of £30,000 makes the Award the most prestigious international portrait painting competition of its kind and has launched the careers of many renowned artists.

Soldiers and suffragettes: 
the photography of Christina Broom
at Museum of London Docklands opening Friday 19th June

The extraordinary life and work of Christina Broom, the UK’s first female press photographer, will be celebrated this summer at Museum of London Docklands in the first major exhibition of her work.

Captain Linnaeus Tripe:
Photographer of India and Burma, 1852 – 1860
at Victoria & Albert Museum opening Wednesday 24th June

Captain Linnaeus Tripe (1822-1902) was a pioneer of early photography who created an outstanding body of work depicting the landscape and architecture of India and Burma (now Myanmar) in the 1850s. This major presentation of Tripe’s photographs will include more than 60 of his most striking views taken between 1852 and 1860.

Barbara Hepworth: 
Sculpture for a Modern World
at Tate Britain opening Wednesday 24th June


The first major Barbara Hepworth exhibition in London for almost 50 years. This retrospective features some of her most significant sculptures in wood, stone and bronze alongside rarely seen works.

Drawn from the Antique: 
Artists & the Classical Ideal
at Sir John Soane’s Museum opening Thursday 25th June 

A new exhibition examining how antique sculpture, from ancient Greece and Rome, has been one of the most important sources of inspiration to Western artists for the past five centuries. Featuring both iconic and rarely seen artworks, the exhibition will offer visitors the chance to admire pieces by artists including Rubens, Fuseli, Turner and Zuccaro.

Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening
A project by Doug Aitken
at the Barbican Centre from Saturday 27th June to Sunday 26th July

Station to Station features over 50 performances, 20 residencies, rehearsals, workshops and talks involving more than 100 international and UK-based artists from the world of contemporary art, music, dance, graphic design and film. American multi-media artist Doug Aitken’s experiment in spontaneous artistic creation will be taking over the Barbican Centre’s indoor and outdoor spaces for 30 days this summer from Saturday 27th June.

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