Mark Wallinger Curates: The Russian Linesman

Frontiers, Borders and Thresholds


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Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger is one of Britain's most intellectually curious and unpredictable artists.

This Hayward show, which will tour to Leeds and Swansea, is the first exhibition curated by Wallinger and provides special insights into the artist's own thought process and interests.

Taking as its inspiration the story of the Russian Linesman - where a controversial line decision in the 1966 World Cup final between England and Germany changed the course of footballing history - Mark creates an exhibition that loosely traces ideas of boundaries, thresholds and arbitrary divides, whether physical, mental or metaphysical.

Navigating almost 800 years of history from early Roman busts of Dionysus and Silenus, through to scenic Victorian stereoscopic photographs, 18th-century trompe l'oeil paintings to photographs by Thomas Demand, the show explores the ambiguities present in our own perceptions and how lines between fact and fiction are often blurred and manipulated.

  • Until 3 March: £7 (seniors £6; conc £4.50) From 4 March: £9 (seniors £8, conc £


Hayward Gallery
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XZ
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Daily 10am-6pm (Thu & Fri till 8pm)


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