Culture > Events > Out of Chaos; Ben Uri: 100 Years in London
Event Date: 2nd Jul 2015 | 00:00
Out of Chaos; Ben Uri: 100 Years in London
Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
We celebrate our centenary this year with a major exhibition in Somerset House: Out Of Chaos; Ben Uri: 100 Years in London running from 2 July to 13 December 2015.In this exhibition, a group of rarely seen masterworks by mainly Jewish émigré artists will go on show from the Ben Uri collection, including works by the first Jewish Royal Academician, Solomon Hart, Mark Gertler, David Bomberg, First World War poet Isaac Rosenberg, Jacob Epstein, Max Liebermann, Josef Herman, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff and R B Kitaj. A group of important recent acquisitions will also be shown including La Soubrette (1933), a rare portrait – probably the finest in the UK – by Chaïm Soutine, acquired in 2012; The Interrogation (1938) by George Grosz, acquired in 2010; Chagall’s rare and rediscovered response to the Holocaust, Apocalypse en Lilas, Capriccio (1945), acquired in 2010, and Mornington Crescent, Summer Morning II (2004) by Frank Auerbach, acquired in 2006. The exhibition also reflects the prominence of women artists in the Ben Uri Collection since its foundation, including Clare Winsten (1894–1989), Lily Delissa Joseph (1863–1940) Amy Drucker (1873–1951), Chana Kowalska (1907–1941), Irma Stern (1894–1966), Eva Frankfurther (1930–1959), Clara Klinghoffer (1900–1970), Dorothy Bohm (1924– ) and Sophie Robertson (1988–).