In this short film Sir Nicholas Serota and Anne d’Offay discuss The New Art, a landmark exhibition of British conceptual art that took place at the Hayward Gallery in 1972.
This video is part of Conversations in the Archive, a series of films exploring seminal exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history. In each film, artists and curators involved in the exhibition are captured in conversation, with archival material acting as a prompt for reflection and recollection.
The forthcoming films in the series feature artists Liliane Lijn and Deanna Petherbridge and exhibition organiser Catherine Lampert on the so-called ‘women’s exhibition’, Hayward Annual 78 (1978); art historians Dawn Adès and Elizabeth Cowling on Dada and Surrealism Reviewed (1978);Anish Kapoor and Martin Caiger-Smith (ex-Head of Exhibitions at Hayward Gallery) on the artist’s solo exhibition at the gallery in 1998; and writer, curator and musician David Toop and artist Christian Marclay on Sonic Boom: The Art of Sound (2000), a groundbreaking exhibition of sound art.
Commissioned by Hayward Gallery for its 50th anniversary, with support from Art Fund.
Working in partnership with Google Arts & Culture, Hayward Gallery has digitised archival material from 50 landmark exhibitions that have taken place at the gallery over the past 50 years.