Shot Through The Heart – Valentine’s Extravaganza @ The Three Compasses / Valentine’s Day Saturday 14th February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-12:30

@ The Three Compasses, 99 Dalston Lane, London E8 1NH

Free entry

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And there was you, thinking Valentine’s Day was rubbish. Get down to your local boozer and enjoy features such as ‘Cupid’s Free Postal Service,’ ‘Cupid Aint Got Nothin’ On Me’ Bow & Arrow Game.’ and ‘Tweet My Love Beat.’

Cupid’s Free Postal Service
Spotted someone you like on another table? Their very own Compass Cupid will be on hand to deliver notes*, arrows and shots (of the alcoholic variety) to your chosen beau. *Felt tips and paper will be provided

Cupid Aint Got Nothin’ On Me – Bow & Arrow Game
There’ll be chances throughout the night to win shots in our special Valentine’s archery game. It’s safe, I think.

Tweet My Love Beat
Involuntary swooning will take place due to our hot Valentine’s DJ, but tweet your fave ‘getting-it-on’ song and dedicate it to another table – best request wins a shot.

Amnesia: Various, Luminous, Fixed – Joseph Kosuth @ Sprüth Magers London / 14th February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm

@ Sprüth Magers London, 7A Grafton Street, London W1S 4EJ

Free entry

www.spruethmagers.com

Featuring work that dates from 1965 through to 2011, ‘Amnesia: Various, Luminous, Fixed.’ offers an extensive overview of Joseph Kosuth’s oeuvre in neon. The show chronicles an almost 50-year investigation into the role of language and meaning in art, as well as Kosuth’s enduring use of neon, which he first developed as a medium in the 1960s (preceding Bruce Nauman, Mario Merz and Keith Sonnier, for example), when Kosuth considered the medium a form of ‘public writing’, without fine art associations.

The exhibition features 25 of Kosuth’s neon works, including one of the artist’s first neons Five Fives (to Donald Judd) [orange] (1965), alongside recent works such as three from his Beckett series (2011).

A Strong Sweet Smell of Incense @ Pace London / until 28th March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sat 10-6

@ Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3ET

Free entry

www.pacegallery.com

A momentous exhibition that takes inspiration the character and career of celebrated art dealer and pioneer, Robert Fraser.

Curated by his friend Brian Clarke, this exhibition will showcase many of the luminaries of the American and European contemporary art scenes that passed through his gallery.

The Robert Fraser Gallery was one of the preeminent galleries showing both emerging European and American artists in the 1960’s and 80’s in London.

Damien Hirst LOVE @ Paul Stolper / 21st February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Monday-Saturday 10-6pm

@ Paul Stolper, 31 Museum Street, London WC1A 1LH

Free entry

www.paulstolper.com

Paul Stolper is proud to present LOVE, a pop-up exhibition of prints and sculptural editions by Damien Hirst. The exhibition will run from the 9th of February to the 21st of February 2015, over Valentine’s Day, and will focus exclusively on the theme of love.

The exhibition includes ‘LOVE Gold’, a portfolio of love heart prints each foil blocked with a single butterfly. Eight of the hearts are silkscreened and six are in gold leaf. Damien Hirst’s ‘LOVE Gold’ is the first of two portfolios, the second, titled ‘LOVE Silver’, will be released in June 2015. It will include eight silkscreen prints in colours different to ‘LOVE Gold’ and six prints in silver leaf, each foil blocked with a single butterfly.

Also included will be two love heart pill sculptures ‘♡YU4EVA’, as well as ‘Love Struck’, a heart pierced by a crossbow bolt suspended in a sweet jar.

Brunch @ Ping / from Saturday 7th February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00-18:00 (open till 02:00)

@ Ping, 180-184 Earls Court Road, London SW5 9QG

Tickets: £30 per person book online

www.weloveping.com

Ping are opening their doors daytime for a bottomless brunch including unlimited prosecco, red or white wine.

Your meal can include a starter of antipasti, main of pizza and dessert.

Holly Hendry: More and more, more is more @ Bosse & Baum / until

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Thursday–Friday 12pm–6pm

@ Bosse & Baum, 133 Copeland Road, London SE15 3SN

Free entry

www.bosseandbaum.com

The exhibition reflects some of the text’s preoccupations with our use of space, spreading like a toxic mass across the planet uniting shopping malls, airports, hotels and art galleries. Space, according to Koolhaas, is sealed together by skin, like a bubble, and is investigated through its containers: ‘all theory for the production of space is based on an obsessive preoccupation with its opposite …architecture’. Titled ‘More and more, more is more,’ after a phrase from Rem Koolhaas’ essay Junkspace, a lament for modern architecture.

Tom Oldman @ House of St Barnabas / until Friday 13th February 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: by appointment

@ The House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek Street, London W1D 4NQ

Free

www.hosb.org.uk

Retrospective is a photography exhibition marking the first year in the life of The House of St Barnabas, the not-for-profit Soho members club which supports the UK’s homeless back into work.

It’s a unique social enterprise, whose membership finances a charitable employment academy and works with people who have experienced homelessness, providing mentoring and training in the hospitality industry.

All the people pictured in the exhibition, from celebrated actors and musicians, to those working behind the scenes, as well as some of the alumni of the employment academy, have been photographed by Tom Oldham and are part of the HOSB community that has come together during the charity’s first year of opening.

Shots include everyone from Peter Capaldi to Ron Arad, Jarvis Cocker, Miranda Sawyer, David Shrigley and Andrew Weatherall.

Available to view by appointment, prints are for sale and this is also a great way to get a glimpse of the beautiful club if you’re not a member of the club.

Helen Carmel Benigson: Anxious, Stressful, Insomnia Fat @ Carroll / Fletcher / until 21st February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-18:00

@ Carroll / Fletcher, 56 – 57 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8EQ

Free entry

www.carrollfletcher.com

Inspired by a recent health app purchase that monitors women’s bodies, Benigson’s latest exhibition interrogates the flatness prescribed by the Internet onto the body, confronting the strange continuum existing between our dematerialised, virtual lives and our ‘real-life’ selves. She creates highly visceral and sensual environments which reference pop culture, contemporary game playing and animation. Sexually charged images and sounds based on her own body and rapper-persona (Princess Belsize Dollar), or actors and dancers who act as her stand­ins, often take centre stage in frenzied, schizophrenic performances.

From projected videos of flesh to digital-print cut outs of flattened bodies, the works in Anxious, Stressful, Insomnia Fat all address core concerns in Benigson’s practice which emphasises performance within the space of the screen, and explores the negotiation of identity, territory and embodiment within cyberspace.

Her exhibition follows on from her 2014 exhibition and residency Weightloss Utopias at Site Gallery, Sheffield which centred on issues of weightlessness and the perception of physical mass within online space. During the residency, Benigson staged a series of real and scripted weight-loss support groups that took place within a multi-screen video installation. These weight‐loss support group members then became avatars – digitalized versions of themselves within her videos, questioning the dematerialisation of the body through coding and information. At Carroll / Fletcher, Benigson will present four new video works made especially for the exhibition in a psychedelic digital carnival, which repetitively enacts the blurred boundaries between performer, producer and spectator, intrinsic to online video sharing.

Helen Carmel Benigson (b.1985, London) was recently involved in Platform, a residency programme at Sheffield’s Site Gallery and the LUX Associate Artist Program. Recent solo exhibitions include: Performa.13 After Hours, New York; Going to Africa via a Machine Called a Sunbed, Meantime Project Space, Cheltenham and the Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town; and Palm Trees and Poker Players at UCA, Farnham and Breathe Harder, a site-specific performance at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Recent group exhibitions include: Ericka Beckman: Image games – work in context at Tate Modern, London; Videonale.14 at the Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Lagos and Odessa; Videocracy at The Centre for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv and The House in the Sky at Concrete, Hayward Gallery, London. In 2014, Benigson was awarded a Clarendon Scholarship to support her DPhil at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford.

London Remixed Festival @ Rich Mix / Friday 6th and Saturday 7th February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Tickets: from £8 book online

www.londonremixedfestival.com

London is a powerhouse of musical innovation and The London Remixed Festival brings you la crème de la crème.

Showcasing the best in Latin Remix, Afrobeats, Vintage-Remix, Electro-Blues, Acoustic Soundclash and Brass Band Remix, they are kicking Global London into the future!

The festival is a celebration of the best emerging musical talent and genres and will offer creativity, fun and madness, complete with buzzing atmosphere & music… but without the mud, rain or hassle of camping.

1 ticket will give you access to performances from over 25 cutting edge bands and DJs across 4 stages over 2 days, all in one vibrant venue nested in the heart of Shoreditch.

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