Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life

Nature Morte Guildhall Art Gallery

Nature Morte exhibition reconsiders what it means to be human.

Explore the transience of time and the problem of mortality as the 16th-century tradition of still life meets modern art in Guildhall Art Gallery’s new exhibition Nature Morte. Go beyond the two-dimensional as 100 works of art on the themes of flora, fauna, the domestic object, food and vanitas, invite you to pause and look anew at the human condition.

Featuring work by major international contemporary artists including Mat Collishaw, Michael Craig-Martin and Jennifer Steinkamp, as well as art from London-based artists and the City’s own historic collection.

The exhibition has been brought together by MOCA, London, in partnership with Guildhall Art Gallery.

Featured Artists


Peter Abrahams, Sue Arrowsmith, Annie Attridge, Emma Bennett, Maurizio Bongiovanni, Aziz+Cucher, Kim Baker, Conrad Bakker, Barnaby Barford, Berthold Bell, Jan Kjetil Bjørheim, Elaine Bradford, Claudia Carr, Per Christian Brown, Mat Collishaw, Marcus Cope, Michael Craig-Martin, John Dugdale, Roberto Ekholm, Saara Ekström, Simon English, Nancy Fouts, Nick Fox, Ana Genovés, Ori Gersht, Helena Goldwater, Rigoberto A. Gonzalez, Cynthia Greig, Martin Gustavsson, James Hart Dyke, Jefferson Hayman, Paul Hazelton, Todd Hebert, Renata Hegyi, Bill Jacobson, Alexander James, Peter Jones, Darren Jones, Kate Joyce, John Kaine, Edward Kay, Rob Kesseler, Sally Kindberg, Alana Lake, Janne Malmros, Carol Marin-Pache, Livia Marin, Nils-Erik Mattsson, Caroline McCarthy, Aidan McNeill, Damien Meade, Lisa Milroy, John Mitchell, Polly Morgan, Museum Clausum, Carlos Noronha Feio, Dermot O’Brien, Gabriel Orozco, Bruno Pacheco, Guillaume Paris, Michael Petry, Philip Pirolo, Marc Quinn, Michael Raedecker, Victoria Reynolds, Eric Rhein, Miho Sato, Rebecca Scott, Andro Semeiko, Jane Simpson, Jim Skull, Matt Smith, Rob Smith, Jennifer Steinkamp, Richard Stone, Jane Telford, Yuken Teruya, Cammie Toloui, Clare Twomey, Maciej Urbanek, Mathew Weir, James White, Kraig Wilson, Cindy Wright


Henri Fantin-Latour, Pieter Claesz, Floris van Schooten, Willem Kalf, Thomas Sidney Cooper, Arthur Paine Garratt, Vera Cunningham, George Walter Harris, Pieter van de Venne

The touring exhibition Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life makes its final stop at the Guildhall, London, having previously shown in Norway, Sweden and Poland.

The Exhibition is based on Michael Petry’s book Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life published by Thames & Hudson.

Duration 07 September 2017 - 02 April 2018
Times see website
Cost £8 (concessions apply)
Venue Guildhall Art Gallery
Address Guildhall Yard, London, EC2V 5AE
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