Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken brings his legendary multi-disciplinary project to the Barbican for 30 days this summer. We invite you to experience this 'living exhibition', which brings together local artists and legends. This inspiring and diverse fusion of leading international and UK-based artists is drawn from the worlds of contemporary art, music, dance, graphic design and film in a jam-packed programme of unmissable events.
No two days are the same, with rehearsals, performances and conversations in the Art Gallery, concerts in the Hall, film screenings in the Cinema, vinyl records being pressed, yurt installations in our outside spaces, and in the Curve, a brand new interactive laser commission by digital artist Aaron Koblin and his collaborator Ben Tricklebank. All daytime events are free with special ticketed events every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening.
Station to Station at the Barbican builds on Doug Aitken's 2013 Station to Station project, which crossed North America by train, travelling 4,000 miles from the Atlantic to the Pacific over 24 days, creating a platform for cross-disciplinary collaboration through a series of events in major cities and off-the-grid locations. London is its next iteration.
Presented in creative partnership with The Vinyl Factory.
Sat - Wed (except 11 and 12 Jul)
Putting himself on the spot, artist Marcus Coates offers his painting services to the public with his Answer Painting residency. Coates will consult with members of the public and create a body of work that intriguingly attempts to answer the questions they pose him. Come and post your own question to Marcus or sign up to one of the pre-arranged consultations to take part.
Aaron Koblin & Ben Tricklebank / Åbäke / Abraham Brody / Albert Oehlen / Alexandre Farto AKA Vhils / Alicja Kwade / Allora & Calzadilla / Angelica Mesiti / Ann Van den Broek / Anri Sala with Anna-Maria Hefele / Antony Gormley / Austin Meredith / Ayşe Erkmen / Beatrice Dillon & Anne Tetzlaff & Jack Sachs / Bedwyr Williams / Bob and Roberta Smith / Boredoms / Capital Children's Choir / Charlemagne Palestine / David Kohn / Demdike Stare & Michael England / DesignMarketo / Doug Aitken / Drum Works / Ed Ruscha / Eliza McCarthy / EMA / Ernesto Neto / EYƎ / Factory Floor / Fiona Banner / Fischli & Weiss / Francis Alÿs / Francis Upritchard / Fraser Muggeridge studio and Friends / Gillian Wearing / Goodwives & Warriors / Gus Van Sant / Hackney Colliery Band / Hans Schabus / Haroon Mirza, Shiva Feshareki feat. Colin Alexander & Sarah-Jane Lewis / Herron & Andrew Lyster / Hiroshi Tanabe / Hisham Akira Bharoocha & patten / Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard / Isabel Lewis / Jane & Louise Wilson / J. G. Biberkopf & Joe Hamilton / J Spaceman (Spiritualized) & John Coxon / Jeppe Hein / Jeremy Deller / Joanna Hogg & Nick Turvey / Juergen Teller / Kate Casanova / Kelly Sears / Kenneth Anger / Lawrence Weiner / Liz Glynn / LoneLady / Luke Fowler / Marawa The Amazing / Marcus Coates / Margaret Salmon / Martin Boyce / Martin Creed / Mica Levi / Miet Warlop / Michael Landy / Mike Figgis / Moog Soundlab UK / Naim June Paik & John Godfrey / New Movement Collective & ScanLAB Projects with Oliver Coates / Nicolas Provost / Nozinja / NTS / Olaf Breuning / Olafur Eliasson / Paul Noble / Pedro Reyes / Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band / Raymond Pettibon / Richard Heslop / Richard Long / Richard Wentworth / Richard Wilson / Rob Pruitt / Roman Signer / Rosemarie Trockel / Ruth Ewan / Ryan Gander / Ryan Trecartin / Sam Durant / Sarah Sze / Savages & A Dead Forest Index & Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome / School of Hypnosis / Scott King / Shirana Shahbazi / Simon Armitage / Simon Starling / Siobhan Davies Dance / Stephen Shore / Suicide / Tacita Dean / Tal R / Terry Riley / The Turbans / Thomas Demand / Tongues of Fire / Trajal Harrell / Urs Fischer / William Eggleston / William Forsythe / Wrangler / Yayoi Kusama / YOA RA (YOSHIMIO feat. Hisham Akira Bharoocha and Aya Akita) / Zahed Sultan / Zak Group
Workplace Gallery is a contemporary art gallery run by artists.
Based in Gateshead UK, Workplace Gallery represents a portfolio of emerging and established artists through the gallery programme, curatorial projects and international art fairs.