Throughout his forty-year career, Duane Hanson (1925–1996) has made lifelike sculptures portraying working-class Americans.
Throughout his forty-year career, Hanson created lifelike sculptures portraying working-class Americans and overlooked members of society. Reminiscent of the Pop Art movement of the time, his sculptures transform the banalities and trivialities of everyday life into iconographic material. The exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery presents key works from the artist’s oeuvre.
Bloomberg Summer returns with Utopia, a new installation by Penny Woolcock in collaboration with Block9. The festival dedicated to introducing you to innovative culture. A series of evening events will run alongside the installation. Each event will be based around a different provocation, intertwined with the themes from the installation.
The nights examine issues including gender, inequality, wealth, inheritance and art revolution. The programme includes performance, cabaret, spoken word, dance, live music, hip hop, DJs and exciting collaborations!
Featuring David Hoyle, Paul Evans, Andie Macario and DJ Honey Dijon.
The sensational anti-drag queen David Hoyle will bring a very special performance that promises to be polemic, provocative and highly funny, Circus Director Paul Evans will premiere a brand new circus ariel piece Don’t Mention The F Word plus performance artist Andie Macario takes to the stage.
Featuring Penny Woolcock, Charlotte Church, Zimbo, Malik Sankara and Fancy Chance.
A clash of art forms with Penny Woolcock in an evening of art revolution, celebrating the ideals and themes of the installation. Penny will be joined by singer, songwriter and anti-cuts campaigner Charlotte Church, spectacular neo-burlesque performer and clown Fancy Chance, performance poet Malik Sankara and One Mile Away’s Zimbo, who will be performing accompanied by classical string musicians.
Brazil’s celebration of dance and percussion is coming to London with Balé de Rua’s. B-Boys, Sambistas, Capoeiristas, musicians and singers -will take you on on a musical journey.
The majority of the company’s members grew up in the favelas of Uberlandia in Brazil. Since being discovered in 2002, they have performed to more than 500,000 people in 13 different countries, and work with over 300 young people every year in the favelas.
Great music, cold Budweiser and a thrilling cook-off between the competition finalists, judged by top chef, Neil Rankin.
Summer soundtrack provided by DJ Dom Chung. Well known for his impeccable mixing and vast record collection, Dom is one of the youngest people ever to do a Radio One guest mix at only 18 years old. He has his own Ministry of Sound “International” Radio show with over half a million listeners, and is sure to get people on their feet with his infectious electronic house.
Food will be in full flow courtesy of legendary BBQ restaurant, Bodean’s, including their famous burgers, nachos, ribs and pulled pork. The cook-off to crown Budweiser’s King of BBQs will then be judged by top Smokehouse chef Neil Rankin, and Bodean’s Executive Chef, Richard Coates, as well as Budweiser themselves, to see who has the grill skills to win the title.
Get down to Budweiser’s unmissable tribute to the greatest summertime combination – beer and BBQ.
‘Soundscapes’ has commissioned musicians and sound artists to select a painting from the collection and compose a new piece of music or sound art in response. Immersive and site-specific, the experience encourages visitors to ‘hear’ the paintings and ‘see’ the sound.
Jamie xx, DJ, music producer, and member of Mercury Prize-winning band, The xx. His producer credits include collaborations with Drake, Rihanna, and Alicia Keys as well as ‘We’re New Here’, his reworking of Gil Scott-Heron’s last studio album. Jamie’s debut solo album ‘In Colour’ was released in June. Jamie’s chosen painting is Van Rysselberghe’s Coastal Scene (about 1892).
Nico Muhly is a composer of chamber, orchestral, and sacred music, as well as opera and ballet. His work includes commissions from the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, New York City Ballet, St John’s College, Cambridge, and Wigmore Hall. Muhly’s chosen painting is The Wilton Diptych (about 1395–9).
Susan Philipsz OBE is a Turner Prize-winning sound artist. Known for her installations that explore the relationship between sound and architecture, she has been presented at institutions across the world from MoMA to the Sydney Biennale. Philipsz’s chosen painting is Holbein’s Ambassadors (1533).
Gabriel Yared is an Oscar-winning film composer, whose work includes the scores for ‘Betty Blue’ (1986), ‘The English Patient’ (1996), ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’ (1999), and ‘Cold Mountain’ (2003). Yared’s chosen painting is Cézanne’s Bathers (about 1894–1905).
Chris Watson is one of the world’s leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena. He won BAFTA Awards for David Attenborough’s ‘Life’ and ‘Frozen Planet’ BBC series, and has worked on other major film, radio, and TV projects. Watson’s chosen painting is Gallen-Kallela’s Lake Keitele (1905).
Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller are internationally renowned installation and sound artists. Based in Grindrod, Canada, the duo incorporates audio tracks with installations to create three-dimensional spaces with sound. Cardiff and Miller’s chosen painting is Antonello da Messina’s Saint Jerome in his Study (about 1475).
Back with their fourth event Summer Festival: Psychedelia. A psychedelic inspired cosmic universe, showcasing mind altering artworks from creative agencies, collectives, publications, textile designers, visual artists and print studios from around the UK.
Line-up and activities:
14 exhibitor stands, including Material Gallery, Belly Kids, Pirrip Press, Brothers of the Stripe, Ben Oakley Gallery, East London Printmakers, Not Another Bill, The Flood Gallery and many more.
A featured wall, exhibiting exclusive prints from a selection of handpicked artists. Keep you eyes peeled for the likes of Steve Thomas, Paul Blow, Saskia Pomeroy, Supermundane and Pâté. But hurry, each print is in an edition of 20 so once it’s sold, it’s gone for good!
‘Print your own Magic Mushroom’ screen printing workshop with Hello Print Studio, silent Wes Wilson auction, The London Illustration Fair print shop, street food vendors, live music, DJs and a fully stocked summer bar.
Bringing together 5 of London’s top BBQ kings to East London’s favourite venue, for a one-off day/night kebab extravaganza.
Set within the warehouse and yard of renowned location space MC Motors in Dalston, Lucky Chip Soundsystem will provide the tunes whilst Ruby’s will be supplying delicious Turkish-themed cocktails. Camden Town Brewery are on top of the beers and there’ll be a dedicated wine bar matching your Burgundy with your beef and your chicken with your Chenin.
Ticket price includes 5 kebabs, a Camden Town beer, Turkish Mojito (Turkitho’s before 6pm). Doors open at 3pm and there’ll be entertainment throughout. The venue is split in two with a large outdoor yard area as well as an extensive warehouse space.
Kebabs on the day will be served up by some of London’s favourite chefs including Carl Clarke (Chick’n Sours), Neil Rankin (Smokehouse), Mangal 1, Berber & Q and Lucky Chip.