Exhibition: Postwar Modern - New Art in Britain 1945-1965

This exhibition runs from Thu, 3rd Mar 2022 to Sun, 26th Jun 2022. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

3rd Mar 2022  
(10am - 8pm)
4th Mar 2022  
(10am - 8pm)
5th Mar 2022  
(10am - 8pm)
6th Mar 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
7th Mar 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
8th Mar 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
9th Mar 2022  
(10am - 6pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Thu, 3rd Mar 2022

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £18

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.

Postwar Modern explores the art produced in Britain in the wake of a cataclysmic war. Certainty was gone, and the aftershocks continued, but there was also hope for a better tomorrow. These conditions gave rise to an incredible richness of imagery, forms and materials in the years that followed.

Focusing on ‘the new’, Postwar Modern features 48 artists and around 200 works of painting, sculpture, photography, collage and installation. It explores the subjects that most preoccupied artists, among them the body, the post-atomic condition, the Blitzed streetscape, private relationships and imagined future horizons. As well as reconsidering well-known figures, the exhibition foregrounds artists who came to Britain as refugees from Nazism or as migrants from a crumbling empire, in addition to female artists who have tended to be overlooked.

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