Every year the foundation organises four challenging and thought-provoking exhibitions of works in various media by contemporary artists, and also sets up a variety of other artistic projects. Each exhibition is accompanied by a publication and related educational events. The foundation does not bear the founder’s name, and its exhibitions are not derived from the founder’s collection. Admission to exhibitions is free of charge.
Parasol unit presents the first major UK survey of artist Siah Armajani. This landmark exhibition traces Armajani’s intimate works on paper from the 1950s to present day public sculpture commissions.
Siah Armajani: Alfred Whitehead Reading Room, 2013. Wood, plexiglass, brass, glass, 244 x 366 x 488 cm. Commissioned by Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art on the occasion of the exhibition Siah Armajani: An Ingenious World.
Parasol unit presents the first major UK survey of artist Canan Tolon. This exhibition provides an in-depth insight into Tolon's earliest paintings from 1986 to the present day.
Canan Tolon, ‘Glitch II’ (detail), 2007. Oil on canvas, 140 x 180 cm (55 x 71 in). Private Collection Tim and Nancy Howes. Photo: Eli Ridgway