February 2022 Message from the Executive Director

The Sainsbury Institute treasures our relationship with our main strategic partners, the University of East Anglia, the British Museum and SOAS, University of London. We are delighted to be reconfirming our links with SOAS with the advertisement of a new Sainsbury Lectureship in Japanese Arts at SOAS, supported by the Sainsbury Institute, an appointment which […]

Curating from the contaminated zone: An introduction to Don’t Follow the Wind

Excerpt from the Introduction to Don’t Follow the Wind, edited by Nikolaus Hirsch and Jason Waite, published by Sternberg Press, distributed by The MIT Press, 2021 What can art do in an ongoing catastrophe, when destruction and contamination have made living impossible? Don’t Follow the Wind is an ongoing exhibition project that has sought, since […]

Report on the talk “Leiko Ikemura: Beyond Wonderland”

In a continuation of the social distancing precautions that were implemented at the end of last year, the first Third Thursday Lecture of 2022 was held online, welcoming celebrated Japanese-Swiss contemporary artist Leiko Ikemura. Hosted by the Sainsbury Institute’s Professor Simon Kaner, this month’s talk invited the artist to discuss her career, inspirations and the […]