Festival of Britain Mural by Ben Nicholson in the room curated by Richard Wentworth (pictured).
History Is Now - a new exhibition at Hayward Gallery. It has been curated by 7 leading British artists - John Akomfrah, Simon Fujiwara, Roger Hiorns, Hannah Starkey, Richard Wentworth, and Jane and Louise Wilson. History Is Now is the first historical show in an UK arts institution, curated by contemporary artists, which focuses specifically on British post-war history. The artists have chosen to explore a wide range of subjects from the BSE crisis to the women protesters at Greenham Common. Highlights include: A decommissioned Bristol Bloodhound Missile on the Hayward Gallery terraces; the historical Festival of Britain Mural by key British art figure Ben Nicholson, on its first return to the Southbank Centre site since the 50s; and iconic works by leading contemporary British artists, including Damien Hirst's Formaldehyde Cow heads and Richard Hamilton's The State,1993. The exhibition will run from 9 February - 26 April 2015 on the Southbank, London.Add to Lightbox Download