Sixty Years, curated by Sofia Karamani
Tate Britain, London, from 22 April
Tate Britain has announced a new display dedicated to women artists working in Britain over the past 60 years, which will open this month. Around 60 works, by artists such as Mona Hatoum, Sarah Lucas and Bridget Riley, will be brought together for the first time. Sixty Years is a curated display from Tate’s collection as part of Tate’s ongoing commitment to increasing the representation of women across its galleries.
Bromley Little Theatre, Friday 5 to Saturday 13 April
For those who missed Richard Bean and Clive Coleman’s poignant comedy at the Bridge Theatre in 2017, here is your first chance to catch it in a new production. Though revolutionaries had a mixed response to the play’s take on Karl Marx’s chaotic family and political life in 1850 London, it is rare enough to see the man himself portrayed — and in Bromley, no less. Worth a look.
Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest
People’s History Museum, Manchester, until Sunday 23 February 2020
Marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre, this exhibition tells the story of Peterloo and highlights its relevance today, examining issues within our democracy that people are still campaigning for. It features objects, including original Peterloo artefacts, brought together for the first time, alongside pieces telling more recent stories of protest.
Album by Anderson .Paak, out 12 April
Californian rapper and music producer Anderson .Paak wrote this album at the same time as his last, Oxnard. It includes lyrics such as “If they build a wall, let’s jump the fence, I’m over this” and “We couldn’t stand to see our children shot dead in the streets/ But when I finally took a knee/ Them crackers took me out the league”.
Ken Currie: Red Ground
Flowers, Kingsland Road, London, until 27 April
Ken Currie was the most overtly political of the New Glasgow Boys, who emerged from the Glasgow School of Art in the 1980s. Inspired by the socially committed realist painting of Otto Dix, George Grosz, and Diego Rivera, he utilised this style in paintings, including the Glasgow History Mural on the ceiling of the People’s Palace. In this exhibition his large images depict scenes of violence — from torture to medicine to animal slaughter — questioning the hypocrisy and blindness to certain acts in our society.