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Change

How do artists respond to a world in flux? In what ways do artists act as agents of change, and what kinds of aesthetic choices do they make? Change explores these questions through the works of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, American photographer Catherine Opie, and Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui.

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Compassion

Can art temper our most destructive impulses? What role does empathy play in contemporary art? Art21 documentary Compassion navigates our emotional and ethical connection with art through the works of artists Doris SalcedoCarrie Mae Weems and William Kentridge.

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Consumption

When our culture is so tied to what we buy and how consumption comes to create our sense of self; when everything is seemingly permitted from sex to art, how does art itself respond? Consumption explores artists’ response to the pervasiveness of consumerism through the work of Barbara Kruger, Michael Ray Charles, Matthew Barney, Andrea Zittel, and Mel Chin.

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Ecology

How is our understanding of the natural world deeply cultural? What is the impact of human activity and technology on this world? Key artists address the submission of wilderness by civilisation over time.

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Macbeth DVD (Patrick Stewart)

Now with subtitles for the hard of hearing

Renzo Piano

Retrospective exhibition opening at the RA 15th September