'UPROAR! LONDON GROUP 1913-63' OPENING

Exhibition Openings: Opening Nights and Private Viewings of BU Exhibitions
22 November 2013

'Uproar! The First 50 Years of The London Group 1913-63' exhibition at the Ben Uri Gallery and Museum was opened by David Glasser, Chief Executive of Ben Uri, on 31 October 2013. The exhibition (1 November 2013 - 2 March 2014) features artists and works which highlight each decade of the London Group; its Camden Town Group roots, the controversy of the early (particularly First World War) years, Bloomsbury domination in the 1920s; the strong showing of Jewish artists, women artists; Official War Artists; the participation of émigré artists during the 1930s-40s; the 'shadow of the right' during the 1930s, avant-garde sculptors, and the contribution of artists' groups, ranging from the Vorticists to the Surrealists, the Abstract-Creationists and the Euston Road School. Featured artists include ground-breaking early modernists such as Sickert, Fry, Gaudier-Brzeska, Nash, Wadsworth, and more recently, Hepworth, Moore, Chadwick and Kossoff, as well as less-known but equally controversial figures such as Eileen Agar, Rodrigo Moynihan and Jessica Dismorr.