The gallery specialises in contemporary art, with an emphasis on feminist, conceptual and performance artists from the 1960s onwards

Founded in 2012, Richard Saltoun Gallery is based in Mayfair, London. The gallery specialises in contemporary art, with an emphasis on feminist, conceptual and performance artists from the 1960s onwards. It is guided by a strong focus on rediscovering the work of important yet under-recognised artists through presentations at its central location on Dover Street, a series of online exhibitions and participation in art fairs around the world.

Richard Saltoun Gallery
41 Dover Street
London
W1S 4NS
+44 207 637 1225
  • On Hannah Arendt: What is Authority?, 26 April - 06 June 2021

    Everlyn Nicodemus
    Silent Strength no 1, 1989

    Oil on canvas
    80 x 80 cm
    Signed and dated lower right recto

    Title and 'Borgerhout spring '89' to verso

    © the artist

    Courtesy of Richard Saltoun Gallery

    On Hannah Arendt: What is Authority?

    26 April - 06 June 2021
    The third exhibition in Richard Saltoun Gallery's year-long series of exhibitions inspired by Hannah Arendt explores the political philosopher's essay 'What is Authority?' from her 1968 publication Between Past and Future, around which all shows in the programme are based. The question of authority – who has it and how it is implemented – has never been more widely debated. For this exhibition, three artists, Lili DUJOURIE (b.1941, Belgium), Everlyn NICODEMUS (b. 1954, Tanzania) and Lerato SHADI (b. 1979, South Africa), uniquely address this question and in doing so broaden our understanding of what it means to confront power. Brazilian sound artist and musician Laima LEYTON also responds to Arendt's essay with a new sound piece commissioned by the gallery, live on our website from 26 April.