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Barbican Visual Arts Exhibition Programme 2023

The Barbican is pleased to announce new exhibitions as part of the 2023 programme.

Alice Neel: Hot Off The Griddle (16 February – 21 May 2023) is the largest exhibition to date in the UK of American artist Alice Neel (1900–1984). The exhibition showcases her vibrant, expressionistic portraits created across her 60-year career. For the full release and image sheet, please visit Barbican press room

Architectural practice RESOLVE Collective transforms The Curve with new commission them’s the breaks (30 March – 16 July 2023). Combining architecture, engineering, technology, and art, Resolve Collective collaborates to address social challenges and to realise equitable change in the built environment. Click here for the image sheet. 

In the summer, a major survey of American artist Carrie Mae Weems – her first in a UK institution – presents her multidisciplinary work across photography, film and installation (22 June – 3 September 2023). Widely considered to be one of the most influential American artists working today, Weems is celebrated for her exploration of identity, power, desire, and social justice through work that challenges representations of race, gender, and class. For the full release and image sheet, please click here

Poet, visual artist and filmmaker Julianknxx takes over The Curve in the autumn, creating a site-specific installation, Chorus in Rememory of Flight (14 September 2023– 11 February 2024). Collaborating with singers from across the world, Julianknxx considers diasporic culture, memory and loss. Click here for the image sheet. 

Also in the autumn, major group exhibition RE/SISTERS surveys the relationship between women and ecology to identify the systemic links between the oppression of women and the degradation of the planet (5 October 2023 – 14 January 2024). This ground-breaking exhibition brings together film and photography by over 50 international women or gender non-conforming artists. Please contact the press office for images. 

The full release is available to view and download in PDF format from the sidebar. Please contact the press office if you need any further information.