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Curator Tour with Hilary Floe

Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain 1945-1965

A painting called Bypass I

Join Assistant Curator of Postwar Modern, Hilary Floe, for a tour of the exhibition, focusing on some of the show’s highlights.

Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain 1945-65 is a revelatory new take on art in Britain after the Second World War, a period when artists had to make sense of an entirely altered world. Focusing on ‘the new’, the exhibition features 48 artists and around 200 works of painting, sculpture, photography, collage and installation. 

Hilary Floe is an Assistant Curator at the Barbican Art Gallery, where she curated the 2021 Curve commission by artist Shilpa Gupta. Previously, she held curatorial positions at the Hepworth Wakefield and Modern Art Oxford. She completed a PhD in history of art from the University of Oxford in 2016 and has contributed to numerous exhibitions and publications in the field of modern and contemporary art.

a Franciszka Themerson painting

Postwar Modern: Artist Spotlight

Curatorial Assistant Michal Goldschmidt introduces four artists from the exhibition: Anwar Jalal Shemza, Franciszka Themerson, Kim Lim and Shirley Baker. Drawing from their own writings, she shines a light on their life and work.

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