Pop art exhibition at the National Museum Cardiff

Date Posted: 09/03/2013

The National Museum Cardiff is boasting three new contemporary displays for this spring/summer season, including a pop art exhibition featuring works from the modern art collection of Amgueddfa Cymru.

Pop and Abstract will run until the 1st September, and aims to highlight the way in which the ‘swinging 60s’ transformed British art in the post-war period.

Teachers arranging a visit to the exhibition can see work by some of the most important pop art artists, including Peter Blake, Alan Davie, David Hockney and Bridget Riley.

Films, a photographic installation and abstract art

Tim Davies: Drift presents three films made in response to his invitation to represent Wales at the Venice Biennale in 2011.

The films Drift, Frari and Capricci will be shown together for the first time in a single installation until 26th May. They create a dramatic and poignant portrait of Venice, creating links with the way the city is represented in the museum’s historic collection.

Nothing Is What It Is Because Everything Is What It Isn’t by Holly Davey will run at the museum until 1st September. Holly Davey is one of Wales’ leading contemporary artists; she uses photography and performance to make work that explores our relationship to architecture and memory.

Pupils will also be able to enjoy a new display of abstract works by artists such as James Hugonin, Keith Coventry and Howard Hodgkin.

Entry to the museum is free.

For further information visit  www.museumwales.ac.uk.

 
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