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Migrating from chaos to London

— September 2015

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Josef Herman Refugees, Gouache on paper, 60.7 x 53.2 x 3.3 cm, Ben Uri Collection © Estate of Josef Herman. All rights reserved.

Darrelyn Gunzburg reviews a celebration at Somerset House of 100 years of London’s Ben Uri gallery: ‘Out of Chaos: Ben Uri 100 Years in London’


Collections are conversations. When curators bring together paintings never meant to be placed alongside each other, the juxtaposition of their cultural backgrounds creates ‘multilogues’ that allow new patterns to form. The voices in the Ben Uri collection come from different times and different countries but they all have one thing in common: they tell the story of migration,...

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