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What is Truth?

This year, the Sainsbury Centre is investigating how we can know what is true in the world around us through a series of fascinating, interlinked exhibitions – In Event of Moon Disaster, Liquid Gender, Jeffrey Gibson: no simple word for time and The Camera Never Lies – bringing together some of the world’s leading artists and creative thinkers, plus a new, interlinking publication.

17 February- 20 October 2024

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Artist in Conversation: Rashaad Newsome and Dr Michael T. Stuart (York University).

Artist Rashaad Newsome and Philosopher Dr. Michael T. Stuart will offer insight into their practices, reflecting on creative applications for artificial intelligence and ideas of authenticity.

29 May- 29 May 2024

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The Camera Never Lies: Challenging images through The Incite Project

Joining the Sainsbury Centre’s six-month long investigation into What is Truth? is a dynamic exhibition re-evaluating the most iconic images of the past 100 years. The Camera Never Lies: Challenging images through The Incite Project explores the impact and influence photography has had on shaping – and in some cases distorting the narrative of major global events.

18 May- 20 October 2024

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In Event of Moon Disaster

An Emmy Award-winning interactive experience that is a deep dive into misinformation and conspiracy. Using AI to tell an alternative history, the show brings to light how an event as influential as the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing could be manipulated, and how doubt can be cast on even the most well-known of facts.

17 February- 4 August 2024

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Jeffrey Gibson: no simple word for time

In his first solo exhibition at a UK museum, American artist Jeffrey Gibson (b.1972) will create a new site-specific installation for the Sainsbury Centre.

24 February- 4 August 2024

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Immerse yourself in our content hub, exploring the life stories of our living collection.


Dear Art

Since our relaunch in 2023, visitors can choose from a range of digital, analogue and experiential pathways to build new relationships with art in the museum.


Art Talks Back: Director’s Introduction to the Sainsbury Centre’s ‘What Is Truth?’ season

Sainsbury Centre director Jago Cooper gives an introduction to our new season of exhibitions exploring 'What Is Truth?', which commenced in February 2024.


Interview: Artist Laryssa Machada on her work ‘Origem’ in ‘Liquid Gender’

"Each Indigenous LGBTQI+ person interviewed for the Origem series reported different experiences, but the need for dialogue around and support for one’s mental health were recurring points." - Laryssa Machada


Sharing Stories: Artist Anj Smith on Leonora Carrington’s ‘Old Maids’

In this interview, Sophie, LGBT rights activist and sea swimmer, talks to us about their relationship with gender and the natural world in response to Ro Robertson’s piece, ‘Stack (Body Set in Motion)’.


Immersive Audio Experience

Sharing Stories empowers you to choose the voice of the artwork you want to listen to. Holding up your camera phone to any artwork on display, the image recognition app Smartify instantly brings up when this artwork was born and its life story.