1. Sam Taylor-Wood's David (2004) - an hour-long silent film of David Beckham sleeping - was shot while he was taking a siesta after an training session with Real Madrid. It shows an initmacy with its subject that the viewer does not usually see - even with the deluge of paparazzi and celebrity images taken over the years.

    David is one work in the exhibition Moving Portraits, showing sixty years of portraits made in moving image.

    Other artists include Jordan Baseman, Richard Billingham, Candice Breitz, Duncan Campbell, Willie Doherty, Tracey Emin, Carl Freeman, Gilbert & George, Peter Gidal, Robert Mapplethorpe, Rebecca Marshall, Stuart Marshall, Julian Opie, Sarah Pucill, Marty St James and Anne Wilson, Georgina Starr, Guy Sherwin, Margaret Tait, Fiona Tan, Gillian Wearing, Andy Warhol, William Wegman and Sam Taylor-Wood.

    Moving Portraits explores the past sixty years of portraits in moving image by significant international artists practising in the field of film and video technology. By using this technology, the artist has expanded the language and notion of the portrait genre. The works in this exhibition are all experimental of their time and include well-known sitters and subjects as well as more personal portraits of friends and family.

    The Portrait of Ga (1955) by Margaret Tait is the earliest work in the exhibition and is a portrait of the artist’s mother that has a particular poetry all of its own. Sixties iconic artist Andy Warhol made a series of silent black and white short films of friends, colleagues and acquaintances such as Marcel Duchamp, Lou Reed and Edie Sedgwick. Twelve of these Screen Tests will be shown.

    Peter Gidal, in his 1969 work Heads, featured portraits of British personalities such as Richard Hamilton, Marsha Hunt, Marianne Faithfull and David Hockney.

    Other highlights include Gilbert & George in their 1972 work Portrait of the Artist as Young Men and Robert Mapplethorpe’s intimate portrait of rock star Patti Smith, Still Moving :Patti Smith.

    There are works by the young British artists of the ‘90s such as Gillian Wearing ( 2 into 1, 1997) and Richard Billingham (Fishtank, 1998). Recent works include David (2004) a film by Sam Taylor-Wood of David Beckham sleeping and Duncan Campbell’s Bernadette (2008), a powerful portrayal of MP Bernadette Devlin composed entirely of found footage.

    The most recent work is Factum Misericordia (2009) by South African artist Candice Breitz, comprises fascinating dual-channel video portraits of identical twins.

    Moving Portraits is curated by Jane Won at the De La Warr Pavilion in association with David Curtis at the British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection.

    David Curtis wrote A History of Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 1897-2004 (BFI Publising) and curated A Century of Artists’ Film in Britain at Tate Britain in 2003.

    Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery opened Moving Portraits on 22 January 2011.

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  2. Fuelled by photography, film and fiction, the mythology of what we identify as the “American South” has grown and entered into the collective imagination.

    Combining historical and contemporary work, the exhibition brings together a number of prominent American photographers including Walker Evans, William Eggleston, William Christenberry, Carrie Mae Weems, Alec Soth and Susan Lipper. These artists have, in various ways, engaged with the physical and psychological landscape of the American South and its place in our psyche. By striving to represent the ‘’Mind of the South” in their work they often reflect the unique cultural values of this highly charged American region.

    Walker Evans’s iconic images made for the Farm Security Administration between 1936 and 1938 have had a powerful and long-lasting resonance, not only for generations of photographers, but also in the broader popular understanding of an era that defined the word Depression.

    Much of the work stems from the artists’ deep investment in the particulars of place and history: from William Eggleston’s seminal colour photographs (Southern Suite 1981) to William Christenberry’s memories of Alabama, Susan Lipper’s visceral photographs from Grapevine Hollow, West Virginia, and Carrie Mae Weems’s life-long exploration of African American experience ( The Louisiana Project 2003) The most recent works are selected from Alec Soth’s celebrated series Sleeping by the Mississippi, a quest journeying the South’s meandering arterial river.

    Myths, Manners and Memory : Photographers of the American South does not set out to define the American South but explores what is perhaps indefinable - the cultural complexities and tensions, the constant but unresolved dialogues between past and present, and the varying material patterns of everyday life in the South that might, however elusively, constitute its sense of identity.

    This exhibition is the result of a curatorial collaboration between the De La Warr Pavilion and Photoworks.

    Myth, Manners and Memory Photographers of the American South is guest curated by Photoworks photoworksuk.org/

    Commissioned by the De La Warr Pavilion
    Film by Nick Pilton
    Narrated by Jane Won, Curator @dlwp

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  3. Warhol Is Here is a major exhibition of over 120 works by Andy Warhol including iconic pieces such as Marilyn Diptych, Brillo boxes, Campbells' Soup and the Mao series. There are also early drawings, stitched photographs, self-portraits and posters. Gallery 2 is a riot of colour plastered with Cow Wallpaper and displays such works as Camouflage and Gun. Opened by Peter York on September 24th 2011, this film shows the enthusiasm of some of our visitors on the opening day.
    Warhol Is Here continues until 26 February 2012 and is open every day. Admission is free.

    ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is an inspired partership with the Art Fund - the fundraising charity for works of art, making available the ARTIST ROOMS collection of international contemporary art to galleries throughout the UK. ARTIST ROOMS is jointly owned by Tate and National Galleries of Scotland and was established through the d'Offay Donation in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund and the Scottish and British Governments.

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  4. Cerith Wyn Evans
    17 March – 10 June 2012

    Employing Cerith Wyn Evan’s ongoing investigation of architecture as a starting point and specifically curated as a response to the De La Warr Pavilion, this exhibition consists of three major installations and smaller new works dispersed throughout the building.

    Taking the entire Pavilion as an opportunity for installation, including our two gallery spaces and the roof-terrace, the exhibition also provides the impetus for a wider programme of related live art, music, performance and film during the season.

    Visitors will see the De La Warr Pavilion’s Gallery spaces stripped back so that they are undivided for the first time. With all of the windows revealed the installation in Gallery 1 explores the relationship between manmade and natural light, returning the building’s structure to its original purpose – as a space for visitors to experience and enjoy.

    Moving up through the building, Wyn Evans' recent spectacular light/heat column installation, S=U=P=E=R=S=T=R=U=C=T=U=R=E ('Trace me back to some loud, shallow, chill, underlying motive’s overspill…') 2010, is installed in Gallery 2 to create an intensely glamorous environment with toxic overtones.

    On the rooftop will be a new text firework installation.
    Described by the artist as “a love letter to the building”, this special exhibition embodies recurrent themes within Evan’s art: code, language, text and an interrogation of aesthetics.

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  5. De La Warr Pavilion Curator David Rhodes talks about the Cerith Wyn Evans Exhibition in Gallery Two.

    Cerith Wyn Evans
    17 March – 10 June 2012

    Employing Cerith Wyn Evan’s ongoing investigation of architecture as a starting point and specifically curated as a response to the De La Warr Pavilion, this exhibition consists of three major installations and smaller new works dispersed throughout the building.

    Taking the entire Pavilion as an opportunity for installation, including our two gallery spaces and the roof-terrace, the exhibition also provides the impetus for a wider programme of related live art, music, performance and film during the season.

    Visitors will see the De La Warr Pavilion’s Gallery spaces stripped back so that they are undivided for the first time. With all of the windows revealed the installation in Gallery 1 explores the relationship between manmade and natural light, returning the building’s structure to its original purpose – as a space for visitors to experience and enjoy.

    Moving up through the building, Wyn Evans' recent spectacular light/heat column installation, S=U=P=E=R=S=T=R=U=C=T=U=R=E ('Trace me back to some loud, shallow, chill, underlying motive’s overspill…') 2010, is installed in Gallery 2 to create an intensely glamorous environment with toxic overtones.

    On the rooftop will be a new text firework installation.
    Described by the artist as “a love letter to the building”, this special exhibition embodies recurrent themes within Evan’s art: code, language, text and an interrogation of aesthetics.

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