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 the first major UK survey of artist Canan Tolon. This exhibition provides an in-depth insight into Tolon's earliest paintings from 1986 to the present day.
Canan Tolon, ‘Glitch II’ (detail), 2007. Oil on canvas, 140 x 180 cm (55 x 71 in). Private Collection Tim and Nancy Howes. Photo: Eli Ridgway
Parasol unit presents a major survey of artist Shezad Dawood, including light sculptures, large-scale paintings on textile, and two films, one of which will have its UK premiere at Parasol unit.
Shezad Dawood, ‘Towards the Possible Film’ (production still), 2014. Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, Delfina Foundation and in association with Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art