Unexpected: Continuing Narratives on Identity and Migration

Wednesday 17th February will see the Unexpected exhibition open at the Ben Uri Gallery in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts, featuring work by emigre artists such as Frank Auerbach, Eva Frankfurther and Chaïm Soutine as well as invited contemporary artists Tam Joseph and Eugene Palmer, sculptor JoyceKalema, textile artist Salah ud Din, and film-maker Edwin Mingar

  1. Where old meets new...
  2. #Unexpected16 will see our collection juxtaposed against contemporary artists, with help from @CounterArts
  3. to welcome people into the gallery and into conversation...
  4. Just as #GreatArtQuest got school children into the gallery, #Unexpected16 plans to do the same with recent migrants and refugees
  5. And just to whet your aesthetic appetites!
  6. Unexpected: Continuing Narratives of Identity and Migration opens in 1 month! Running 17 Feb - 24 April https://t.co/xf5rRNAQVQ
    Unexpected: Continuing Narratives of Identity and Migration opens in 1 month! Running 17 Feb - 24 April pic.twitter.com/xf5rRNAQVQ
  7. Don't miss your chance to see works which "touch on themes of journeys, displacement, loss, memory and identity, evoking powerful and sometimes unexpected juxtapositions and responses." such as the bronze piece by Fowokan George Kelly’s sculpture Natty Roots, Natty Bongo 2012
  8. Join curator Sarah MacDougall for the first in a series of tours of this exhibition on Thursday 25th February (11am-12pm).
  9. (Email info@benuri.org for more information and booking.)