5 July 2019 – 12 October 2019

TAL R: eventually all museums will be ships

As part of Summer 2019: the 10 essential art exhibitions by The Telegraph

Tal R (b.1967), an Israeli-born Danish artist based in Copenhagen, is one of the most important contemporary artists working today.  Internationally renowned, Tal R presents paintings, drawings and sculpture in Hastings this summer, including new works that seem to echo Hastings Contemporary’s seaside context in this exhibition Tal R: eventually all museums will be ships.

“Every artwork should have a ‘hand’ that reaches out for the audience” – Tal R

As an artist, Tal R works in a wide range of media from painting to collage, sculpture to graphic work, and is constantly evolving his artistic practice and way of working.

Known for his unique ability to experiment, reinterpret and create afresh, Tal R is an extraordinary artist whose work explores and takes inspiration from his surroundings bringing an international perspective to Hastings.  His approach to painting opens up the possibilities of the medium whilst also reflecting a deep understanding of painting tradition, an approach that reaches to the heart of Hastings Contemporary’s mission.

 “the work of an artist should always be more clever than the artist” – Tal R

Uninhibited, and with endless creativity, Tal R’s high productivity and extraordinary range of creative outputs has led to some likening him to Picasso.

Tal R: eventually all museums will be ships shows Tal R in full flight, revealing new works as well as celebrating Tal R’s success to date.  This exhibition occupies the majority of the ground floor of Hastings Contemporary’s award winning building from 6th July – 13 October 2019.

Tal R: eventually all museums will be ships

6 July – 13 October 2019

Hastings Contemporary would like to thank Tal for his wonderful, thoughtful approach to this inaugural exhibition at Hastings Contemporary. We would also like to thank the private lenders, Victoria Miro and her team, and Studio Paradis’ hard work in bringing this exhibition to Hastings. All works are courtesy of Paradis/Tal R – Copenhagen, and Victoria Miro – London/Venice. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the Embassy of Denmark, London.

As the Danish artist Tal R heads to the British coast for the summer, with an exhibition at Hastings Contemporary, he talks to Apollo about the impulse that drives his paintings – and how he has always been drawn to the sea. Read the full interview here.

Tal R, : eventually all museums will be ships, oil stick on paper, date unknown © Paradis/Tal R – Copenhagen, and Victoria Miro – London/Venice
Tal R, The Hungarian, oil on canvas, 2019 © Paradis/Tal R – Copenhagen, and Victoria Miro – London/Venice, photographer: Anders Sune Berg
Portrait of Tal R at his exhibition at Hastings Contemporary. ©Lens and Pixel

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