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Barbican Sessions: Park Jiha


Composer and multi-instrumentalist Park Jiha performs 'The Way Of Spiritual Breath' on live Yanggeum with recorded industrial soundscapes in our Members Lounge.

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Life Rewired Shorts: Web Jungle by Yanqi Liang

What does a ‘free world’ look like for humans? Exploring ideas around surveillance and freedom, animator Yanqi Liang presents 'Web Jungle', a surreal world where civilians are surveyed by a group of administrators who monitor the jungle. 

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Trevor Paglen On 'From Apple to Anomaly'

Exploring the underbelly of our digital world, Trevor Paglen discusses the deeper meanings in his installation in The Curve, revealing the powerful, and often hidden, forces at play in artificial intelligence.

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Art for all: ¡30–30! in Mexico City

Embodying the revolutionary spirit of the 1920s, we take a closer look at ¡30–30!, a group whose their socialist ideals to promote affordable and accessible art, as displayed in 'Into the Night'.

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New Women in the Weimar Republic

Discover the overlooked female artists in the late 1920s Germany, who captured the pulsating energy of nightclubs and the alternative lifestyles that flourished within them, as revealed in the exhibition, 'Into the Night'.

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Rebuilding Vienna's Cabaret Fledermaus

From a black and white photograph to a life-size recreation in our gallery, we explore the story behind Cabaret Fledermaus and how we brought it back to life in Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art.

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Shadow play in the Chat Noir

We take a closer look at the iconic Chat Noir cabaret in the bohemian Montmartre district of Paris, as recreated in our 'Into the Night' exhibition.

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The poem that inspired SUPERFAN's Nosedive

Winners of this year’s Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award, SUPERFAN perform Nosedive, using contemporary theatre and circus to look at how cooperation, trust and security shift at different stages of life.