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's first exhibition of 2016 will be 'For They that Sow the Wind' by the French-Swiss artist Julian Charrière.
Julian Charrière, 'For They That Sow the Wind', 2016. Installation view at Parasol unit, London. Photograph: Jack Hems. Courtesy of Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art.
Parasol unit presents 'Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography', an exhibition that explores the uncanny in photography, as exemplified in the works of seven contemporary artists.
David Claerbout, 'KING (after Alfred Wertheimer’s 1956 picture of a young man named Elvis Presley)', 2015. Courtesy of the artist and galleries, Sean Kelly, New York and Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels.