The Lisson Gallery exhibition is an extension of a major show at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw (27 June – 6 September), who co-commissioned the film ‘Rudiments’ with Forma Arts, supported by Arts Council England. This show coincides with the artists exhibiting as part of the eighth British Art Show (Leeds Art Gallery, 9 October – 10 January 2017, then touring to Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton throughout 2016) and they will also be the next invited artists to exhibit and intervene within the Freud Museum in London (7 October – 22 November), exhibiting a new body of work, ‘Every piece of dust on Freud’s couch’.
Meanwhile, at the Imperial War Museum, Peter Kennard’s first major retrospective is on until May 2016. Conflict, photography and the influence of Bertolt Brecht are common to both artists, spurring an interesting dialogue between the two shows. Kennard’s career spans almost 50 years, and he is Britains leading practitioner of photomontage.
Peter Kennard is Britain’s most important political artist whose imagery has become synonymous with the modern protest movement. This first major retrospective of his work demonstrates how Kennard has consistently confronted issues in world politics and British governmental policy both at home and abroad, inspiring many of today’s politically-aware artists from Mark Wallinger to Banksy. – Imperial War Museum