Barbican Announce Michael Clark First Major Exhibition

the exhibition presents a comprehensive vision of Clark’s career to date

Michael Clark, Because We Must, 1987 © Photography by Richard Haughton

Next year, the Barbican will stage a major summer exhibition exploring the work of choreographer and dancer Michael Clark. 2020 marks the 15th year of Michael Clark Company’s ongoing collaboration with the Barbican as an artistic associate.

Looking back to his meteoric rise as a young choreographer in the 1980s, this comprehensive presentation of Clark’s work establishes his radical presence in British cultural history and explores his inimitable combination of classical and contemporary influences such as ballet and punk. Film, photography and material from Clark’s practice are presented together with his legendary collaborations across visual arts, music, fashion and film. New commissions include Charles Atlas revisiting the acclaimed Hail the New Puritan (1986) which featured Leigh Bowery and The Fall, along with work by Sarah ucas, Wolfgang TillmansCerith Wyn Evans, Peter Doig, Silke Otto-Knapp, Duncan Campbell and others.  

Michael Clark runs at Barbican Art Gallery from 12 June – 30 August 2020. The exhibition will tour to Tramway, Glasgow in 2021

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