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Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity @ The Photographers’ Gallery / until 25th September 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am–6pm (Thu until 8pm, Sun from 11:30am)

@ The Photographers’ Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW

Tickets: £3 free before 12pm

www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk

From studio portraiture to street photography, this exhibition brings together a group of geographically and historically diverse photographers whose imagery explores black masculinity as performance, as play, as invention – in particular through the adoption of a dandy-esque persona.

In the early 21st century, black men are among the most influential trendsetters in fashion, music and global style culture. Yet high visibility for black men is matched by high vulnerability – as illustrated by disproportionate rates of arrest and incarceration for black men in the UK and USA.

Made You Look explores dandyism as radical personal politics, a willed flamboyance that flies in the face of conventional constructions of the black masculine. It proposes that the black ‘dandy’, with his extravagant emphasis on dress foregrounds a hyper-visible identity which counters the heighted vulnerability, the result of a charged history of objectification. In the context of this exhibition, dandyism isn’t simply about sharp dressing but rather, consciously problematising ideas of male identity through dress or deportment that is arresting, provocative, louche, camp and gloriously assertive.

The exhibition is curated by Ekow Eshun and features works from the Larry Dunstan Archive, Liz Johnson Artur, Samuel Fosso, Hassan Hajjaj , Colin Jones, Isaac Julien, Kristin-Lee Moolman, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Malick Sidibé.

Georgia O’Keeffe @ Tate Modern / until 30th October 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sunday to Thursday 10.00–18.00
Friday to Saturday 10.00–22.00

@ Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Tickets: £19 book online

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/georgia-okeeffe

Making her debut a century ago, in 1916, O’Keeffe was immediately recognised as a trailblazing artist, while today her legacy as an American art icon and a pioneer of twentieth-century art is widely recognised.

With no works by O’Keeffe in UK public collections this exhibition is a rare chance to see the beauty and skill of her remarkable paintings outside the US.

New Scientist Live @ ExCeL London / 22nd-25th September 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am-5pm

@ ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

Tickets: £25 book online

www.newscientist.com

New Scientist Live is a festival of ideas and discovery, taking place at ExCeL London. Rooted in the biggest, best and most provocative science, New Scientist Live will touch on all areas of human life. The show will feature four immersive zones covering Brain & Body, Technology, Earth and Cosmos. For four days this September, New Scientist Live will be like no other place on earth.

Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones @ Saatchi Gallery / until 4th September 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am-6pm, 7 days a week, last entry 4:30pm

@ Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3 4RY

Tickets:
Monday to Thursday £20.00 book online
Friday to Sunday and Bank Holidays £22.00 book online

www.saatchigallery.com

Taking over the entire two floors of the Saatchi Gallery with 9 thematic galleries, EXHIBITIONISM combines over 500 original Stones’ artefacts, with striking cinematic and interactive technologies offering the most comprehensive and immersive insight into the band’s fascinating fifty year history.

From never before seen dressing room and backstage paraphernalia to rare instruments; original stage designs, iconic costumes, rare audio tracks and video footage; personal diaries; poster and album cover artwork; and unique wraparound cinematic experiences that celebrate every aspect of their Careers. Centre stage is the musical heritage that took them from a London blues band in the early 1960s to inspirational cultural icons.

The Rolling Stones have shaped popular culture, often in their own image, and this exhibition will offer a unique perspective that only the band’s own archive can provide. Collaborations and work by a vast array of artists, designers, musicians and writers will be included – from Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey, Alexander McQueen, and Ossie Clark to Tom Stoppard and Martin Scorsese.

Secret Garden Party @ Mill Hill Field / 21st to 24th July 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: till late!

@ Secret Garden Party, Mill Hill Field,  Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 2PH

Tickets: £185 weekend tickets book online

www.secretgardenparty.com

Explore the world of Science Fiction and imagine a new garden out of the old.

Using the inspiration of Arthur C Clarke, Azimov, Philip K Dick and Douglas Adams SGP are going to grow our imaginations from childish roots up into something more.

But in selecting the protocols for this mission we looked back not forward.

In 1889 a convention of the ‘gentlemen of the road’ came up with, and ratified by vote, a version of the following, they called it the Hobo Code.

SGP have called it: THE GARDENERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY.

Mission protocols:

  • Decide your own life, don’t let another person run or rule you
  • Behave honourably at all times and respect the local law and officials
  • Do not take advantage of someone who is in a vulnerable situation
  • Do not allow yourself to become a stupid drunk and set a bad example for the treatment of other Gardeners
  • Always respect nature, do not leave rubbish where you are playing
  • You are in a community, pitch in and help
  • Try to stay clean
  • If you haven’t come to learn, come to teach
  • When traveling, take your trip respectfully, take no personal chances & cause no problems
  • Do not allow other Gardeners to harm anyone, expose all abusers to authorities
  • People who intentionally cause harm to others are the worst people to infest any society
  • Help all who are lost, and try to induce them to return home
  • Look after your fellow Gardeners whenever and wherever needed, you may need their help someday
  • Spread love

David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life @ Royal Academy of Arts (Piccadilly) / until 2nd October 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sunday–Thursday 10am–6pm
Friday–Saturday 10am–10pm

@ Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, The Sackler Wing, Piccadilly,
London W1J 0BD

Tickets: from £10 book online

www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/david-hockney-portraits

David Hockney returns to the RA with a remarkable new body of work. Embracing portraiture with a renewed creative vigour, he offers an intimate snapshot of the LA art world and the people who have crossed his path over the last two years.

After his monumental landscape exhibition burst to life in our Main Galleries in 2012, Hockney turned away from painting and from his Yorkshire home, returning to Los Angeles. Slowly he began to return to the quiet contemplation of portraiture, beginning with a depiction of his studio manager. Over the months that followed, he became absorbed by the genre and invited sitters from all areas of his life into his studio.

His subjects – all friends, family and acquaintances – include office staff, fellow artists, curators and gallerists such as John Baldessari and Larry Gagosian. Each work is the same size, showing his sitter in the same chair, against the same vivid blue background and all were painted in the same time frame of three days. Yet Hockney’s virtuoso paint handling allows their differing personalities to leap off the canvas with warmth and immediacy.

Beyond the Lab @ Science Museum / opens Thursday 7th July 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-18:00

@ Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD

Free

www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Telling the stories of modern day pioneers, Beyond the Lab: The DIY Science Revolution celebrates the everyday innovators around Europe who are taking science into their own hands, with astounding results.

Seven real-life case studies are explored through a combination of objects, images and films, giving you the chance to hear from the DIY scientists themselves about the motivations, methods and applications of their research.

From measuring air pollution in London to the search for new antibiotics in Amsterdam, these ambitious amateurs are having a huge impact and driving real change through their research.

Vamos Cuba! @ Sadler’s Wells / from 26th July – 21st August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue-Sat 7.30pm
Sat 2.30pm
Sun 2pm and 6pm

@ Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN

Tickets: from £12 book online

www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2016/vamos-cuba

From the creators of the smash-hit dance sensation Havana Rakatan comes Vamos Cuba!, the spectacular new summer show from acclaimed Cuban choreographer Nilda Guerra.

The show is set in the crazy chaos of Havana airport, where families are parted, lovers reunited, and time flies when you’re having fun. In a place of new beginnings and old romances, where reality calls and dreams take flight, we experience the joys and vibrancy of Cuban life with all the passion and humour that embodies the Cuban spirit.

Vamos Cuba! is an exuberant mix of traditional and modern dance styles including salsa, rumba, cha-cha-cha and reggaeton, with a live band led by Julito Padron, a DJ and a cast of the hottest dancers Cuba has to offer.

Go early and experience the Rumba Rum Bar, or join one of the free salsa classes and celebrate Cuban culture in a riotous evening of live music and dance guaranteed to get your summer sizzling!

Secretsundaze All Day Long @ Southbank Centre Riverside Terrace / Sunday 10th July 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 2pm – 9pm

@ Southbank Centre, Riverside Terrace, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Free entry

www.secretsundaze.net
www.southbankcentre.co.uk

On Sunday there is an all-day free party at the Southbank Centre as part of the annual Festival of Love Opening Party celebrations. Taking place at the iconic spot of the Riverside Terrace just outside The Royal Festival Hall and overlooking the River Thames, this promises to be one of the most standout and unique dance events in London this year.

Secretsundaze duo James & Giles will play all day from 2-9pm and promise to touch on ambient, jazz, soul and disco, before moving towards their most commonly associated house and techno sounds as the day progresses. The pairing of Secretsundaze playing all day long in their 15th year and the incredible setting of the Southbank makes this an unmissable day which is open to secretsundaze fans & house music lovers of all ages.

Summer tour dates:
08.07 Electric Elephant, Tisno
10.07 Southbank Centre, London
16.07 The Pickle Factory, London
17.07 La Terrrazza, Barcelona
22.07 Colour, Bucharest
23.07 Zoo Project, Ibiza
30.07 Patterns, Brighton
02.08 Obonjan, Šibenik
13.08 Red Market, London
13.08 The Pickle Factory, London
15.08 Jibli Festival, Pantelleria
28.08 Birthday Party, Oval Space, London
04.09 Atlas Festival, Marrakech

Electronic Beach Festival @ Belgium / Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: till late!

@ Zeebrugge Beach, Belgium

Tickets: €79.00 book online

www.wecandance.be

Taking place on the sun-kissed golden sands of Zeebrugge Beach in Belgium, WECANDANCE festival showcases an exceptional line-up of quality underground music across 4 main stages.

#WECANTASTE
Food is a also big part of the #WCD16 experience. Visitors will be able to choose from a wide range of signature dishes developed by many of Belgium’s leading restaurants and chefs, inspired by this year’s festival theme of Space.

WECANDANCE are delighted to welcome celebrated chefs Sergio Herman and Nick Bril, who will close their doors of their Michelin-starred restuarant The Jane in Antwerp and move their entire staff to WECANDANCE for two days to deliver a tasteud-tingling menu, joined by drinks specialists and master mixologists Pure C.

Fifteen additional food partners are confirmed for this year’s Food Market, including Balls & Glory, Blend, blvd., Capriani, Carcasse, Chyl, Essence, Jean Sur Mer, Mondada, NXT Door, Oesterput, Romain Roquette and Sander Jan Be.

#WECANDRESS
The festival theme for this year’s edition of WECANDANCE is SPACE! The festival site will be transformed into an an interplanetary playground and guests are encouraged to come along in their finest futuristic space-inspired outfits.Think sheer materials, glistening metallics, transparent plastics and splashes of eye-blinding white and silver.

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