, Autumn 2013 Pop Art is widely regarded as the most significant artistic movement since 1945 and continues to shape society ’s cultural self- understanding to this day. Pop Art Design is the first-ever comprehensive survey on the exchange between design and art around the world, presenting each as equal cultural expressions. It is surely going to be one of the ‘ must see ’ exhibitions of the season. Featured artists include Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg alongside designers George Nelson and Verner Panton
Benjamin Britten’s 100th Birthday October - November 2013 The Barbican will join in UK-wide celebrations of the 100 years since the birth of British composer and conductor Benjamin Britten, one of the central figures in 20th century music. Performances of many key works, at the Barbican Hall, Milton Court Hall and partner venues.
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra residency October 2013 One of the Barbican’s five International Associates returns this season with a cycle of symphonies by Brahms conducted by Riccardo Chailly.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk Spring/Summer 2014 In Spring/Summer 2014, the hottest fashion exhibtion of the year will arrive at the Barbican Art Gallery. Key couture pieces by Jean Paul Gaultier from 1970 to 2011 will be presented together in the UK for the first time in a major international retrospective of Gaultier's work.