The film traces queen of polka dots Yayoi Kusama’s trajectory from a conservative upbringing in Japan to battling sexism and racism in 1960s NYC to her unstoppable rise to international fame.
Join Barbican’s Head of Visual Arts and Curator of Modern Couples Jane Alison, for a guided tour of the exhibition.
Two artists united by a deep appreciation of tradition yet compelled by their desire to break it apart: Colin Dunne takes on the ‘undanceable’ music of the enigmatic Tommie Potts (1912-1988).
In video essayist and film critic Kogonada’s debut feature, local girl Casey – an ‘architecture nerd’ – meets visitor Jin in the Midwestern ‘Mecca of Modernism’, Columbus.
Explore modern art and modern love; Modern Couples reveals how relationships can become a playground for creativity.
A musical and social survey of the rich contribution women have made to jazz over the last 100 years, and of the talented upcoming generation who herald an exciting new era.
Francis Upritchard’s site-specific installation draws from figurative sculpture, ceramics, glassblowing and more.
Damien Chazelle's biopic reveals the life of navy-pilot-turned-astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling), on his epic journey to becoming the first man to walk on the moon.
Drop into the Barbican Shop for this free paper–folding demo, where designer Kate Colin constructs an origami–style lampshade.
Christopher Eccleston makes his RSC debut in the title role of Shakespeare’s psychological thriller, opposite Niamh Cusack as Lady Macbeth and with Edward Bennett as Macduff.
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