Parasol Unit


Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a not-for-profit exhibition space devoted to promoting contemporary art for the benefit of the public. The core activity of Parasol unit is an outstanding exhibition programme which shows innovative and thought-provoking work by international contemporary artists. The foundation mounts three to four exhibitions a year in a variety of media: sculpture, painting, installation, video and photography, including some specifically commissioned works. Most of the exhibitions are accompanied by a publication, an artist's monograph or catalogue, which is distributed worldwide.

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Parasol Unit

14 Wharf Road
N1 7RW
+44 (0)20 7490 7373
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4.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

Top 2 reviews of Parasol Unit

4.0 out of 5 15 December 2008
by Glen S.

Parasol Unit is one of London's most prominent art galleries. Tucked away in Wharf Road en route from Shoreditch to King's Cross it is very much a destination with consistently impressive programming. More than simply a gallery it is also a foundation, privately funded, with a broader, not-for-profit mandate than its seeming competitors, although to be quite honest I've not explored this...more

4.0 out of 5 1 December 2008
by Corinna H.

The Parasol Unit, a foundation for contemporary art, is an exhibition space promoting current working artist's projects. The foundation is privately funded and not-for-profit so it's free for the public to visit. They put on three to four shows a year and most exhibitions are dedicated to one artist whose work is spread throughout the two floors of light and airy gallery space.

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