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    Mixing It Up: An introduction from Ralph Rugoff

    ‘In mixing things up, artists are really asking us to see connections between things that we don't normally see’.

    In this video Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff introduces the exhibition, Mixing It Up: Painting Today, a celebration of paintings that bring together diverse images and ideas, and encourage us to see the world around us in a different way.

    Within this introduction Rugoff gives particular focus to two works, lick your teeth, they so clutch (2021) by Rachel Jones and The Captain and The Mate (2017-18) by Lubaina Himid.

    Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff stands in front of the artwork lick your teeth, they so clutch by Rachel Jones in Hayward Gallery’s exhibition, Mixing It Up: Painting Today
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    ‘One of the things that aligns the artists of this exhibition is references from the past and the present, and they ask us to think about our connection to the past, and how we relate that to our present.’

    Ralph Rugoff, on Mixing It Up: Painting Today
    Installation view of Mixing It Up: Painting Today at Hayward Gallery, 2021
    Installation view of Mixing It Up: Painting Today at Hayward Gallery, 2021 Photo Rob Harris
    Mixing It Up: Painting Today

    The exhibition is at the Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery until 12 December, 2021.