Seeing Red

Seeing Red,Phillips London

PhillipsX presents SEEING RED. Born from curators Jane Neal and Fru Tholstrup’s shared passion for championing artistic independence and individuality, SEEING RED brings together established figures and emerging talents united in how they each “see red”, whether anger, passion, fear or love. This show offers a re-examination of art today and allows the visitor to indulge the senses – be they olfactory, aural, or visual. SEEING RED colours our lives. It is bold, it is visceral, it is now.

The exhibition features over 70 works by 40 artists exploring how we ‘see red’. A bold and evocative hue, the colour red holds deep emotive and cultural significance for many communities, symbolising luck, joy, passion, danger, love, and more. Throughout history, red has played a significant role in spiritual rituals, adorned cave walls, and held deep-rooted cultural and emotional importance. Associated with warmth and richness, red is also linked to power, as seen in its use by politicians and royalty. SEEING RED encourages personal reflection on how we ‘see red’ and the symbolic meaning of the colour red.

Visitors to the exhibition are invited to reflect on different artistic interpretations of ‘seeing red’. Highlights include works by Marina Abramović, Alma Berrow, Lara Bohinc, Dale Chihuly, Martin Eder, Alexis Soul-Gray, Fredrikson Stallard, and David Brian Smith, among others. Further highlights of this immersive experience include poetry by LionHeart, jewellery designed by Stephen Webster, and a bespoke scent created by Azzi Glasser.

The works showcased in the exhibition are united in their examination of the notion of ‘seeing red’. When presented alongside one another, they create a dialogue that encourages viewers to reassess the current art landscape and its connection with the remarkable talents on display.

Duration 16 March 2024 - 24 March 2024
Times Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm Sunday: 12:00am - 6:00pm
Cost Free
Venue Phillips
Address 30 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6EX
Contact 020 7318 4010 / /