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14. Soufiane Ababri installation view, 2024, The Curve © Eva Herzog and Barbican Art Gallery
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Art & design

Soufiane Ababri

Free

Moroccan artist Soufiane Ababri’s new commission, Their mouths were full of bumblebees but it was me who was pollinated, explores questions of desire, queerness, and diaspora.

ibrahim mahama installation on the barbican lakeside facade
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Art & design Tours & public spaces

Ibrahim Mahama: Purple Hibiscus

Free

A new artwork by Ibrahim Mahama transforms our Lakeside Terrace, enveloping the building’s iconic concrete walls with approximately 2000 square metres of bespoke woven cloth.

ibrahim mahama installation on the barbican lakeside facade
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Art & design Tours & public spaces

Barbican Art Tours

Discover the amazing array of visual art on our doorstep on our 60 minute Art Tour.

sculptures hang from the ceiling of the Conservatory
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Art & design Tours & public spaces

The Conservatory x Ranjani Shettar

Free

Our Conservatory hosts a spectacular new site-specific commission by Indian sculptor Ranjani Shettar.

a graphic of a lamp
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Art & design Talks & events

Architecture on Stage The Rights of the Architectural Worker

This live Q&A panel brings together architectural practitioners from across generations – from Boomers to Zoomers – to build a new conversation about architectural work and how it is valued.

image of children playing jump rope
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Art & design

Francis Alys: Ricochets

A new immersive exhibition celebrating the universality and ingenuity of play: Ricochets is the largest institutional show in the UK by internationally renowned artist Francis Alÿs in almost 15 years.

A painting of two children playing
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Art & design Talks & events

Tristan Garcia: Keynote Lecture - Ricochets

A keynote lecture by celebrated philosopher and writer Tristan Garcia exploring the multifaceted history of childhood in art, philosophy and cultural history through the prism of children’s drawings.

The Curve gallery in red lighting showing drawings by Soufiane Ababri on the walls
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Art & design Theatre & dance

Soufiane Ababri: Performance

Developed site-specifically as part of his commission in The Curve, this performance reflects on the politics of queer nightlife exploring themes of marginalisation, resistance and community.

6 children running around 4 chairs, playing musical chairs
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Art & design Talks & events Tours & public spaces

Francis Alÿs: Ricochets Family Day

Free

Treat your family to creative workshops and get free gallery entry to celebrate the opening of Francis Alÿs: Ricochets for one day only.

picture of children playing
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Art & design

Relaxed View - Francis Alÿs: Ricochets

Our Relaxed Viewings are dedicated to visitors who'd benefit from a more informal approach to noise and movement in the space, or who feel more comfortable knowing that they can enter and exit freely.

ibrahim mahama stands in front of barbican lakeside terrace
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Art & design Talks & events

Architecture on Stage: Ibrahim Mahama - Artist Talk

Join us for a keynote talk by Ibrahim Mahama, the artist of our monumental lakeside commission, Purple Hibiscus

an architectural photo
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Art & design Cinema Talks & events

Architecture on Stage: Lewerentz Divine Darkness

This documentary sheds new light on one of twentieth century architecture's most enigmatic figures.

Beech Street Entrance with illustrations of people and butterflies
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Art & design Talks & events Tours & public spaces

Our Street: Curve Takeover

Free

Step into this playful and engaging community space where the whole family can unleash their creative side and join in with the fun and games.

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum_Dynasty
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Art & design

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum: It will end in tears

Free

In her first solo exhibition at a major UK institution, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum creates dynamic works newly commissioned for The Curve.

Gieve Patel, Off Lamington Road, 1982-86.
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Art & design

The Imaginary Institution of India: Art 1975-1998

A landmark group exhibition of art made in response to India’s changing cultural-political landscape during pivotal years.