Thaddaeus Ropac: Curator-led tour of Alchemy

Friday 2 June | Time: 4.30pm

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Join a curator walkthrough of Thaddaeus Ropac’s exhibition 'Alchemy', led by Kitty Gurnos-Davies.


Bringing together major works by some of the most influential European and American artists of the post-war and contemporary periods, Alchemy examines the enduring fascination with material transformation and alchemical thinking in artmaking. The group exhibition features works by artists who have engaged with alchemical ideas at key moments in their practice, including Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke, Robert Rauschenberg, Sturtevant, Emilio Vedova and Andy Warhol. Assembling a body of art-historically significant works, many of which are shown in the UK for the first time, the exhibition highlights how ideas of material, artistic and philosophical transmutation both inform, and are redefined by, these pioneers of art.