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Barbican Gallery

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Another Kind of Life photography exhibition

I was impressed with the amount of different photographers whose work made up this exhibition... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Sarah A
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Great gallery space with ridiculous rule about bags

This time it was Basquiat exhibition that got me to visit the gallery. Exhibition was very well... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
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This dynamic cultural center presents a superb variety of facilities for the performing arts, film, crafts and design, including two art galleries and a sculpture court.
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Silk Street | Barbican Centre, London EC2Y 8DS, England
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I was impressed with the amount of different photographers whose work made up this exhibition. Mostly from the US there were others including some British ones. I came away feeling moved and sad by the lives portrayed on the fringes of society. I was particularly...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

We attended the Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican. It was very interesteing, even thought I wouldn't say this was my type of art. Well organised, and lots to see, enjoyed it,.

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

This time it was Basquiat exhibition that got me to visit the gallery. Exhibition was very well done and incredibly interesting. The gallery layout makes sense - I like the fact that you're taken through separate spaces and that each of them has/can have a...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful exhibition with the great explanation of Basquiat's art.The exhibition starts upstairs and it's divided in 14 segments.Every visitor gets the little book with the map of the exhibition and the each segment explained,which is a nice little touch and memorabilia of this event. Highly...More

Thank DaisyM777
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We went to see the Basquiat expo at this modern gallery. It was full of art lovers. We received assistance for one of our party who is disabled. Display space is adequate. Big modern urban renewal area, functional but not pretty.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Type of visit : adult family The layout of the exhibition was confusing as you start upstairs and work counterclockwise and then continue downstairs. Although the exhibition is definitely worth visiting there were only a couple of paintings I actually liked.

Thank Botanist79
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Holy cow! What an amazing collection of Jean-Michel Basquiat's work. So many pieces that really show who the artist was. Photos were not allowed, which I understand, but I would have loved one or two snaps of my favorites. A great venue with plenty of...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

Brilliant as always a concise introduction to the subject. This time it was the influences in Japanes design in housing after the second world war. Life size white contemporary house showing simple living in white space in contrast to a traditional tiny house on stilts...More

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

A fantastic visit to Barbican Art to see the Japanese House post 1945 exhibition. Immersive experience complete with aspects of houses to explore - the tea room was a highlight as was the carefully crafted lighting which casts shadows in the most surprising corners. Not...More

Thank Artyhat
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I went there last Monday, because I couldn't find anything else interesting to do and had a great experience. I learned a lot about Japanese architecture, culture, the way of thinking and daily life in Japan, very interesting stuff. If you are interested in architecture...More

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