The Recent takes us into a conceptual world of geological, evolutionary, human and environmental time, exploring what art can do to stretch the human imagination, and situate our actions and impact in a deeper, future-
International ongoing exhibitions
Artists excavate and explore the bowels of the earth. Suspended particles of the oldest mineral on the planet, translucent boulder-
A community’s dream testimony is gathered within the context of a barren asbestos mine, the future home of our ancestors and our children are mourned and lives lost at sea transform into coral. Fossilised rain prints evidencing climates millions of years in the past are carried forward evolving through technology and the sound of rain is revived by a children’s game. Like a single drop of rain, philosopher William MacAskill appeals to each of us to embrace longtermism: “Mountains erode because of individual raindrops… This is a time when we can be pivotal in steering the future onto a better trajectory. There’s no better time for a movement that will stand up, not just for our generation or even our children’s generation, but for all of those who are yet to come.” (What We Owe the Future, 2022)
The Recent presents an experience of life on this planet that is aged and complex, where the impact of our choices resonates beyond the short-
Artists : Eglė Budvytytė, Helen Cammock, Dorothy Cross, Regina de Miguel, Mikala Dwyer, Nicholas Mangan, Angelica Mesiti, Otobong Nkanga, Katie Paterson, Micol Roubini and Simon Starling.
Curated by Talbot Rice Gallery Director, Tessa Giblin.
Exhibition 28 October 2023 -
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 Regina de Miguel, Abrazo simbionte, 2022. Watercolour, gouache and pencils on Arches paper. Courtesy of the artist.  Angelica Mesiti, The rain that fell in the faint light of the young Sun, 2022. Pigment print on cotton rag, dry-