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 'Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography', an exhibition that explores the uncanny in photography, as exemplified in the works of seven contemporary artists.
David Claerbout, 'KING (after Alfred Wertheimer’s 1956 picture of a young man named Elvis Presley)' [detail], 2015-16. Courtesy of the artist and galleries, Sean Kelly, New York and Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels.
An exhibition by Rana Begum, the Bangladeshi-British artist’s first solo presentation in a public institution in the UK, bringing together a selection of past and recent works.
Rana Begum: 'No. 480' (detail), 2013. Paint on powder-coated aluminium, 200 x 155 x 8 cm (20 sections). Courtesy of the artist and Begum Studio.