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Pop and Abstract
National Museum Cardiff, until 1 September 2013
Featuring work by Peter Blake, Alan Davie, David Hockney and Bridget Riley the new collections-based display highlights the way the sixties transformed British art. For further information visit the National Museum Wales' website.
Tate Britain, until 1 September 2013
Celebrating Caulfield’s mastery of colour, graphic elegance, as well as his wit, this exhibition offers the chance to reassess his influences and the legacy of his approach to painting. For further information, including how to book tickets, visit Tate’s website.
‘Women and Pop Art’ symposium
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 27 September 2013
Exploring themes around women and pop art this interdisciplinary symposium aims to establish and reassess their role and contribution to the movement. For further information, including how to book your place, visit WAVE.
Eduardo Paolozzi: Collaging Culture
Pallant House Gallery, until 13 October 2013
A major retrospective of the work of Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005), one of the most inventive and prolific of the British artists to come to prominence after the Second World War. Featuring around 150 works in a variety of media, the exhibition will explore the extraordinary versatility of Paolozzi's approach to making art and the central importance of collage as a working process within his career, not only in the traditional sense of paper collage, but also in terms of sculptural assemblage, printmaking and filmmaking. For further information visit the Pallant House Gallery website.
British Modern Art II 1948–68: Pop Art
Christies, 23–25 October 2013
A gallery-based course exploring the vivid development of British pop art between 1948 and 1968. Works by Richard Hamilton, Peter Blake, David Hockney, Pauline Boty and Allen Jones among others will be closely studied in the ‘Britpop’ exhibition at Christies, and complemented by visits to Tate Britain and Tate Modern. For further information, including how to book your place, visit the Christie’s website.
Pauline Boty: Pop Artist and Woman
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, until 16 November 2013
The first public exhibition to survey Pauline Boty’s career as a whole; a key member of the British pop art movement Boty’s work both celebrates and critiques mass cultural experience, exploring themes of female sexuality, gender, race and politics. For further information, including how to book tickets, visit WAVE.
Pop Art Design
Barbican Art Gallery, 22 October 2013–9 February 2014
Brash, colourful and playful, pop art was a movement that signaled a radical change of direction in the postwar period. From the late 1950s to the early 1970s pop was characterised by an intense dialogue between the fields of design and art. Pop Art Design is the first comprehensive exhibition to explore the origins, motives and methods of this exchange. Alongside iconic and lesser known works by over seventy artists and designers the exhibition also presents a wealth of graphic material from posters and magazines to album sleeves, as well as film, photography and documentation of pop interiors and architecture. For further information visit the Barbican website.