Every year the foundation organises four challenging and thought-provoking exhibitions of works in various media by contemporary artists, and also sets up a variety of other artistic projects. Each exhibition is accompanied by a publication and related educational events. The foundation does not bear the founder’s name, and its exhibitions are not derived from the founder’s collection. Admission to exhibitions is free of charge.
Parasol unit presents an exhibition of works by Cuban art collective, Los Carpinteros - their first major show in public London institution.
Los Carpinteros, 'Candela' (detail), 2013. Painted MDF, LED lights, dimensions variable. Photo: Paco Gómez. Courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, and Matadero de Madrid © Los Carpinteros
Parasol unit presents 'Katrín Sigurðardóttir: Supra Terram', the Icelandic artist's first major exhibition in a public London institution.
Katrín Sigurðardóttir, sketch of 'Supra Terram' (detail). Courtesy of the artist and Parasol unit
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Katy Moran, 'Joe's in Town' (detail), 2012, acrylic, paper, leather and collage on board, 55.2 x 87.6 cm. Collection of Walker Art Center, Minneopolis, Justin Smith Purchase Fund 2013.