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Present Tense

January 27 @ 10:00 - April 28 @ 16:00


‘Present Tense’ will spotlight the next generation of artists living and working in the UK, from emerging to mid-career, celebrating a breadth of creative talent and socially engaged practices. The multifaceted group presentation will consist of 23 contemporary artists outside of the Hauser & Wirth roster, testing the boundaries of their mediums to address and confront notions of identity, consciousness, humanity and representation. Through their individual lens, each artist is responding to the cultural climate of the UK right now, depicting a range of lived experiences that co-exist and connect within the rich fabric of the same location.

Featuring Lydia Blakeley, Sholto Blissett, Victoria Cantons, Emanuel de Carvalho, Shawanda Corbett, Vanessa Garwood, Ania Hobson, Clementine Keith-Roach, Sang Woo Kim, Christina Kimeze, Francesca Mollett, Christopher Page, Daisy Parris, Paloma Proudfoot, Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, George Rouy, Antonia Showering, Ebun Sodipo, Ella Walker, Shaqúelle Whyte, Gray Wielebinski and Joseph Yaeger.

The exhibition is in collaboration with Arcadia Missa, Ben Hunter, Casey Kaplan, Corvi-Mora, Gathering, GRIMM Gallery, Hannah Barry Gallery, Niru Ratnam, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, Project Native Informant, Sim Smith and Timothy Taylor Gallery.

As an extension of Hauser & Wirth’s Learning philosophy, the gallery has a long history of impactful collaborations with guest artists and curators, public institutions and wider commercial galleries across our global locations. An extended events and learning program will run alongside the exhibition, engaging with key themes addressed within the galleries and facilitating points of intersection between the artists’ practice and our audiences.


January 27 @ 10:00
April 28 @ 16:00
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