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Southbank Centre 2018 Visual Art Highlights

Lee Bul, Willing to be Vulnerable, 2015-16, Photo: Algirdas Bakas, Courtesy of Studio Lee Bul;

Highlights for 2018 for the Hayward Gallery, Hayward Gallery Touring and Arts Council Collection, include the first partnership with Art Night 2018, a new David Batchelor installation, iconic immersive work by Lee Bul and the first UK retrospective of Andreas Gursky.

Hayward Gallery Roof Lights, credit Richard Battye, FCB Studios;

David Batchelor’s new installation will illuminate Hayward Gallery’s iconic newly-refurbished roof lights from 22 November 2017

The Andreas Gursky retrospective will be the first exhibition to take place at Hayward Gallery since its two-year refurbishment, opening on 25 January 2018

A newly announced mid-career survey by acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul will open in May 2018 at Hayward Gallery spanning her iconic early work, immersive architectural installations, and new site-specific commissions.

Dj set by Alva Noto, Installation view at Village Underground. Courtesy the artist and Art Night 2017. Photo by Rama Knight

Hayward Gallery will partner with Art Night 2018 to present an ambitious 24-hour programme of art events and new commissions on 7 July 2018 at Hayward Gallery, and in other venues across London

Hayward Gallery Touring launches a new exhibition Hand Drawn, Action Packed in September 2018, featuring ten major international artists exploring the infinite narrative possibilities of drawing

In 2018, the Arts Council Collection will present three new touring exhibitions: On Paper which will celebrate the physical properties of this commonplace medium; In My Shoes, which will explore the ways UK artists have represented themselves since the 1990s; and Criminal Ornamentation curated by British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE

Counting down to the reopening of Hayward Gallery in January 2018, a major new commission by artist David Batchelor will be unveiled on 22 November. Sixty Minute Spectrum (2017) will transform London’s skyline and celebrate the Gallery’s newly-restored iconic pyramid roof lights, originally designed by Sir Henry Moore, flooding them with dramatic colour that moves gradually through the visible chromatic spectrum – from red to violet – every sixty minutes.

For more information , visit the Southbank Centre website here

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