East Wing X are proud to present our exhibition Material Matters, which will be a celebration of both established and emerging contemporary artists who use pioneering media or re-interpret traditional forms of representation.

We intend to create a show that provides a dynamic experience and looks at our personal encounter with art. Our intention is to challenge the stereotypical view of art history and art historians alike by creating a show that is accessible to everyone, proving that contemporary and cutting edge art doesn't have to be elitist.

The present East Wing committee is the tenth of its kind and the exhibition will mark the twentieth anniversary of East Wing. The exhibition will also coincide with the London 2012 Olympics and in this time Somerset House will be a focus of Olympic celebration. We intend to provide an exciting cultural dimension to the events taking place.

The exhibition can be viewed during the day-to-day life of the Institute, and during monthly public open weekends. There will also be a dynamic programme of events and talks running throughout the duration of the exhibition.

The show will run from its opening on 20th January 2012 until July 2013.

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East Wing Collection Nine


Luke Jerram, 'HIV', 2009
Luke Jerram, 'HIV', 2009

EXHIBITIONISM: The Art of Display.
Last year's exhibition featured works by international artists in an eclectic mixture of media.

Visit an archive of the East Wing Collection Nine's website.