Actions. The image of the world can be different

Kettle's Yard

10 February – 6 May 2018

A group show with work by 38 artists marks the opening of the new Kettle’s Yard.

John Akomfrah, Untitled, 2016

Inspired by a letter by Naum Gabo, Actions. The image of the world can be different seeks to reassert the potential of art as a poetic, social and political force in the world.

Work by 38 artists including John Akomfrah, Jeremy Deller, Anya Gallaccio, Idris Khan, Melanie Manchot and Khadija Saye reflect the diversity and breadth of art in the modern and contemporary period within the UK and internationally. Including painting, photography, performance, film and video, installation and new media, many of the works in Actions are presented for the first time, and nine are new commissions.

The exhibition occupies spaces across Kettle’s Yard, including the house, outdoors and online, and takes place in two parts. The first part including all artists ends on 2 April. The second part runs from 11 April to 6 May. During this period there will be a solo project of new paintings by Caroline Walker, titled Home, in Gallery 2, and screenings of John Akomfrah’s award-winning Auto Da Fé in the Sackler Gallery. Work by Cornelia Parker, Edmund de Waal, Helen Frankenthaler, Issam Kourbaj, Rana Begum, Nathan Coley, and eL Seed will also continue to be on display throughout until 6 May.

Venue information

Opening times

Gallery, shop and cafe: Tuesday - Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays: 11am-5pm

House: Tuesday - Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday: 12-5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)