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Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan – A Proposal To Ask Where Does A Threshold Begin & End

19 July 2018 11:00 am - 30 November 2018 4:00 pm

Artist-duo Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan, known for their cartoon-faced, large ‘beast-like’ sculptures, were commissioned by Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) for an artwork, A Proposal to Ask Where…

Middlesbrough Collection

10 March 2018 10:00 am - 7 October 2018 4:00 pm

Image credit: Lubaina Himid Toussaint L’Ouverture 1987 Last year, our tenth anniversary was marked with the first-ever permanent gallery for the Middlesbrough Collection. The display was created through a dialogue between our…

History Repeats Itself

17 February 2018 10:00 am - 7 October 2018 4:00 pm

History is the recording of events describing human evolution.  The German thinker Karl Marx once proposed that ‘history repeats itself’, suggesting that any event will likely occur and then recur,…

This Is Water

16 June 2018 11:00 am - 7 October 2018 4:00 pm

Image credit: Courtesy of the artist, YOOROP, 2017, commissioned by Goethe Institute and Victoria & Albert Museum This exhibition looks at the long histories of migration that have forged the…

Núria Güell and Levi Orta, The Aesthetics of a Property Map, Syria (Part I)

16 June 2018 11:00 am - 7 October 2018 4:00 pm

The Barcelona-based artists Núria Güell (b. Spain, 1981) and Levi Orta (b. Cuba, 1984) examine power structures and relationships through their collaborative practice. Güell leverages her privilege as an artist…

Ma Qiusha

17 February 2018 11:00 am - 3 June 2018 4:00 pm

Image credit: All My Sharpness Comes from Your Hardness 2011. Single-channel video, colour, sound, 25 min 29 sec.  Courtesy of the artist and Beijing Commune, Beijing   Chinese artist Ma Qiusha (b….

Shen Xin

17 February 2018 11:00 am - 3 June 2018 4:00 pm

Image credit: Records of Rites 2014, Single-channel film, colour, sound, 16 min 3 sec. Courtesy of the artist, Amsterdam In her film Record of Rites, Shen Xin begins with footage of a Christmas…

Idea Home Show

4 February 2018

Our Autumn season is formed of exhibitions and projects that contribute to the urgent debate around the future of housing. Idea Home Show takes a political look at how residents…

Middlesbrough Collection

16 February 2017 10:00 am - 31 December 2017 4:00 pm

This permanent display of the Middlesbrough Collection highlights the influence and use of art in the town. The exhibition is shaped through a dialogue with the community, and currently features…

The Place is Here

17 June 2017 11:00 am - 8 October 2017 4:00 pm

Image credit: Chila Kumari Burman Convenience, Not Love 1986-87 ©  the artist The Place is Here, shown across Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and the South London Gallery (SLG info here) presents work by…

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