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Idris Khan, The Beginning, 2016 © Installation view from ‘Rhythms’, 2016, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Courtesy the artist and Galerie Thomas Schulte. Photographer: Sergio Belinchon.

2023

4 October 2023 – 7 January 2024

Idris Khan & Annie Morris: When Loss Makes Melodies

2023

4 October 2023 – 7 January 2024

Idris Khan & Annie Morris: When Loss Makes Melodies

“So gorgeous.”

Evening Standard

Overview

This Autumn, Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery proudly unveils an emotionally resonant exhibition featuring the works of British contemporary artists and life partners, Idris Khan and Annie Morris. Imbued with themes of emotion, time, and memory, the exhibition engages in a poignant dialogue with the Manor’s neo-classical architecture, designed by Sir John Soane.

Showcasing over thirty works that seamlessly traverse the Gallery and historic Manor, the exhibit encapsulates a diverse range of art forms from sculpture and photography to painting and embroidery. Morris’ arresting Stack sculptures stand as a vivid testament to personal loss and the resilience of the human spirit, each irregularly shaped sphere bursting with colour. Khan’s works, such as My Mother (2015), delve into the intricacies of cultural memory and personal history through abstract forms.

What sets the exhibition apart is the synchronicity between the artists. Morris’ vibrant use of colour has nudged Khan towards a more diversified palette, revealing the subtle but influential ways their individual practices converge and inspire one another.

“Beautiful and mesmerising to look at, with a powerful emotional core.”

Culture Whisper

The exhibition features a thoughtfully integrated experience with Morris’ bespoke armchairs and bed linens furnishing Soane’s upper drawing room and bedroom, while Khan’s vinyl overlays adorn the Manor’s conservatory windows. This modern infusion into Soane’s domestic spaces beautifully complements his vision of the Manor as a sanctuary of familial and architectural harmony, even as it acknowledges the layers of love, loss, and estrangement that pervade its history.

At its core, the exhibition explores the timeless connection between contemporary and neo-classical art, enriching our understanding of the complexities that bind memory, emotion, and creative expression.

Curated by Maya Binkin.

Date

4 October 2023 – 7 January 2024

Venue

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
Ealing Green, London W5 5EQ

Tickets

Access with general admission

Enjoy free admission during the following times:

  • Unlimited access for Members at all times.
  • Every Thursday 5pm – 8pm for all visitors.
  • Every Sunday 10am – 12.30pm for Ealing Borough residents.

Concessions available

How to book a group visit

Tours

Sensory Tours

Every Saturday 4 November – 9 December 2023, 10.30am & 11.30am

Free with paid General Admission

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Curator’s Talk with Maya Binkin

Thursday 30 November 2023, 6.30pm

£5 Standard / £3 Members

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Artist’s Talk with Idris Khan & Annie Morris

Thursday 7 December 2023, 6.45 pm

£9 Standard / £5 Members

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Guided group tours are also available during exhibition hours. Learn more

Enquires

+44 (0) 20 3985 8888, pitzhanger@pitzhanger.org.uk

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PITZHANGER MANOR & GALLERY
Ealing Green, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Venue Hire: 020 3994 0966
Office: 020 3994 0967
pitzhanger@pitzhanger.org.uk

Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
First Thursday of the month: 10:00 - 20:00
Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Bank Holidays: 10:00 - 17:00

Last admissions one hour before closing

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