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Sep 14

The Living House

September 14, 12:00 pm - December 17, 6:00 pm

The Living House celebrates 150 years since Van Gogh lived in London with a dynamic group exhibition and events programme in his old boarding house.

The Living House will be an exhibition and series of events exploring the idea that the house is still alive and inhabited. Artists Do Ho Suh, Olivia Plender, Eva Gold and Godai Sahara were invited to respond to the title theme and situate their work amongst the objects and rooms within the house’s collection, from newspapers and children’s toys to the bathroom, garden, or beds. Seeing the house as an active collaborator, the works will be in conversation with the building to draw out questions around how art and ways of living are entwined.

Visitors who would like a more indepth introduction will be able to take a guided tour of the house, which situates Van Gogh’s time in London, examining the city’s politics, material culture and fabric through the House.

The exhibition sits alongside an events series from major Van Gogh academics and experts, including Griselda Pollock, Martin Bailey, Iain Sinclair, Kate Bryan, and workshops from The London Drawing Group and Tool/Toy Project.

Cost of entry
Full Price – £7.50
16-25, Students, OAP, Unemployed, Disabled, Friends of Van Gogh House, National Art Pass Holders – £4
Free for under 16s, Museums Association and ICOM members
As part of Lambeth Heritage Festival, for the month of September Lambeth residents (with proof of address) pay £4 concession tickets

Open Wednesday to Sundays from 12:00 – 18:00

The Living House is generously supported by The Wang Family.


September 14, 12:00 pm
December 17, 6:00 pm
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