Year Ahead Programme Announcement

6 February 2020

Richard Kennedy, Touch of Elegance. Performance View, November 16, 2019, ICA, Richmond. Courtesy Peres Projects, Berlin. Photographer: David Riley
Richard Kennedy, Touch of Elegance. Performance View, November 16, 2019, ICA, Richmond. Courtesy Peres Projects, Berlin. Photographer: David Riley

Zabludowicz Collection is proud to announce its 2020 programme, devoted to artists who challenge categories of cultural production. We continue our focus on women and the boundaries of bodies in public and private space.

We present a major solo exhibition by Trulee Hall, her first institutional show anywhere in the world. Our exploration of performance within contemporary art practice and within the unique architecture of our building is taken further than ever before in Hot with Excess: A Season of Contemporary Artists’ Opera.

In Barbara Hammer / Carolee Schneemann, a collaboration with Julia Stoschek Collection, we pay tribute to two revolutionary and highly influential feminist artists.

2020 also sees the continuation of our Testing Ground, Master Class, Invites and 360 programmes, vital parts of our activities supporting new artistic and curatorial talent.

Zabludowicz Collection continues to champion and exhibit the most exciting and challenging art being made today.

TESTING GROUND: No horizon, no edge to liquid

Now in its twelfth year, Testing Ground offers a creative and professional development opportunity for students from some of London’s leading MA courses. Through collaboration with educational organisations, Testing Ground facilitates a consideration and testing-out of new ideas and modes of practice, resulting in the development of an exhibition and event programme.

This year the Testing Ground exhibition is entitled No horizon, no edge to liquid and is curated by students from MA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central St Martins; MA Curating and Collections at Chelsea College of Art; and MA Film Programming and Curating at Birkbeck.

No horizon, no edge to liquid
explores the concept of cultural hybridity as a space in which cultures meet: where bridges are built between societies through the processes of communication, negotiation, and translation. The exhibition includes work by thirteen artists, all of whom were born outside North America or continental Europe, although many have since immigrated there. Encompassing a diverse array of media – painting, sculpture, video, installation and new media art – the exhibition explores how varying forms of hybridity can manifest through artworks: it might be expressed through materiality, the blending of traditional and new media, the dialogue between two cultures, or the interplay between art/craft, high/low or popular/elite.

Artists: Alvaro Barrington, Varda Caivano, Nir Evron, Richard Ayodeji Ikhide, Laura Lima, Mohamed Namou, Nam June Paik, Seth Price, Hiraki Sawa, Raqib Shaw, Nobuko Tsuchiya, Francis Upritchard and Saya Woolfalk.

Curators: Rosa Abbott, Krishna Balakrishnan, Kateřina Čuprová, Celina Loh, Hao Long and Gaia Maggio.

12–27 MARCH

This special season explores the collision of contemporary art and opera. Performances, screenings and discussion reveal how artists working today are commandeering this cultural tradition to propose new hybrid ways of working which resist easy definition.

Participating artists: Sam Belinfante, Beatrice Gibson, Trulee Hall, Richard Kennedy, Benjamin Orlow, Marijke de Roover and Alexandre Singh.

Media Partner: Time Out

Works from the Zabludowicz Collection and the Julia Stoschek Collection



This exhibition pays tribute to the work of two hugely significant female artists who have recently passed away: Barbara Hammer and Carolee Schneemann. With works drawn from the Zabludowicz Collection and the Julia Stoschek Collection (Dusseldorf/Berlin) this collaboration includes important pieces in video, film, and collage, many of them presented for the first time in the UK. The artists share a direct and celebratory advocacy of feminist sexuality, often using modes of self-documentation and self-reflection. Linking their practices is the continued connection to a physical materiality and questions of structure and composition. Through differing approaches each artist sought a rupture with the apparatus of the male-dominated reality in which they lived and worked. Displayed in the unique former-Chapel setting of the Zabludowicz Collection the exhibition gives visitors the chance to encounter bold and deeply personal visions that continue to be highly influential for subsequent generations of artists working across multiple disciplines.

Barbara Hammer / Carolee Schneemann is a new partnership between two of the most dynamic private collections of contemporary art in Europe, the Zabludowicz Collection and the Julia Stoschek Collection. Both have significant holdings of experimental moving image works and time-based installations from the 1960s to the present day.

The exhibition is a development of the exhibition JSC On View: Lutz Bacher, Barbara Hammer, Carolee Schneemann that was presented at the Julia Stoschek Collection Dusseldorf, 21 July – 22 December 2019.



The Zabludowicz Collection is proud to present Trulee Hall’s first institutional solo exhibition. Hall’s genre shifting installations are comprised of video, sculpture, painting, performance and music that challenge the viewer to occupy varying perspectives simultaneously. Her moving image works offer comparative versions of the same subject, as live action, stop motion and digital animations of the same scenes meld into one another.

Visitors will be invited to move through a series of discordant installations featuring non-narrative videos that present a myriad of sexualities and identities, that shift and change throughout the works. Hall will be premiering her work in the UK as part of the season Hot with Excess: A Season of Contemporary Artists’ Opera presented by Zabludowicz Collection in March 2020.

Trulee Hall (b. 1976, Atlanta, GA) received her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 1999 and her MFA from CalArts in 2006. Her work has been shown at the Rubell Family Collection, Hammer Museum, Redcat, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), Barrick Museum of Art, Maccarone Los Angeles, and the Billy Wilder Theatre, among numerous other shows and film screenings internationally. She is represented by Maccarone Gallery, Los Angeles.


The Invites programme, established in 2012, presents dynamic solo exhibitions by UK-based artists who are testing the parameters of their practice. It provides a platform for risk-taking and experimentation and focuses on those without commercial gallery representation in the UK. A total of five exhibitions will take place in 2020, each accompanied by a special event devised by the artist.


360 is the first dedicated virtual reality viewing room in an arts space in the UK, presenting a series of solo projects that are open and free to use to the public. Virtual reality technology offers a new means of creating and subverting our interaction with an environment. It allows images to become sculptural, amplifies our attention, and transports us to a different kind of embodiment in space. 360 presents early and pioneering works produced by artists in the medium, mapping the current terrain of VR and shaping the discourse around its future.