Historical and contemporary works feature in a group exhibition by artists concerned with the socio-political issues of their day, who question the status quo and the power structures found within societies, and who take the very language of protest as a means to explore its potency.
Taking as a starting point Alice Neel’s 1936 painting Nazis Murder Jews, the exhibition presents new and recent works by artists including Doug Aitken, Elmgreen & Dragset, Isaac Julien, Wangechi Mutu, Richard Prince and Sarah Sze amongst others. These works do not document protests per se, but rather through image, composition, gesture, material, form or concept, serve as a call to action – inspiring consideration of possibilities for a life of freedom, an insistence on human rights, and continued debate and dialogue around the immediate social and political issues which confront our global community.
Doug Aitken, Jules de Balincourt, Vlassis Caniaris, Elmgreen & Dragset, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Christian Holstad, Isaac Julien, Yayoi Kusama, Wangechi Mutu, Alice Neel, Chris Ofili, Richard Prince, Sarah Sze, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Kara Walker.
How have the finished and unfinished revolutions of the late 1960s changed the way we live today and think about the future?
Major exhibition will explore the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s, expressed through some of the greatest music and performances of the 20th century alongside fashion, film, design and political activism. The exhibition considers how the finished and unfinished revolutions of the time changed the way we live today and think about the future.
Celebrate with KERB on their fourth anniversary! Grab yourself incredible food from 15 traders and great Fri-yay drinks including specialist cocktails and beers. Food from £4 including special #KERBlaborations.
Party music provided by Pig & Rig have their soundsystem playing reggae, calypso and aftobeat.
Deep fried spaghetti balls, Vietnamese chicken wings, mac ‘n cheese fries, ox heart pepperoni quesadillas, Bleecker burger sliders, ahi tuna poke boats, jerk chicken skewers, fried chicken nuggets with popcorn and chipotle chocolate salt, Baked Alaska with marshmallow sauce, butterscotch honeycomb pecan choux cones, Smartie exploding chocolate buttercream donuts…
Four Pure Shapeshifter, Beavertown Neck Oil, Camden Unfiltered Hells, Guest Tap: Sourz, IPAs & Saisons…
15 traders will be serving up KERB flavour all round including two very special #KERBlaborations from vegan traders Club Mexicana X Spice Box and BBQ Dreamz X Oh My Dog! ‘Dreamz Dogz’. Anna Mae’s will be on hand with their Mac ‘n Cheese fries, whilst Killa Dilla will offer up slider sized quesadillas. White Men Can’t Jerk, Bill or Beak, Blutop and more.
KERB will be whipping up specialist cocktails including a spicy tequila, Campari and scotch bonnet Tegroni, a prosecco and Frangelico fueled Birthday Cake Spritz and a banging rum punch Cool Runnings slushy. At the KERB Beer Bar there will be Camden Hells, Beaver Town Neck Oil, Four Pure Shape Shifter and a selection of alternative brews (with a chance to win four free pints for every new keg at the sound of the bell).
Londoners have the chance to try your hand at Shuffleboarding, the classic American game that is taking Brooklyn by storm.
The new venue is taking over the top floor of the iconic Truman Brewery in Shoreditch for the rest of the year. The space will celebrate the building’s industrial look giving it an underground party vibe – think bespoke neon lighting and sexy Miami-style art deco styling. Pop up bar specialists Platterform will be on hand to serve up classic cocktails and Americana inspired food.
Shuffleboarding can be dated back as far as Henry VIII and is like a mash up between ten-pin bowling and curling. No need to hire shoes, wear what you like!
If you’re interested in joining the leagues, contact:
An exhibition of work by Lygia Pape, the celebrated Brazilian artist central to the Neo-Concrete movement who pioneered a unique approach to abstraction. The show will focus on Pape’s early Desenhos, Tecelares and later, iconic Ttéia installations and marks the gallery’s first presentation of the artist since beginning work with Projeto Lygia Pape earlier this year.
Initially inspired by the formal geometric abstraction of Concrete art, which emerged in Brazil in the early 1950s, Pape started out by making geometric constructions. She later tired of the severity of this prescriptive art form and moved beyond its constraints, becoming a founding member of the Neo-Concrete movement dedicated to the inclusion of art into everyday life. Pape broke away from preconceived artistic categories, and from the 1960s onward sought to inject new expressive formulae into abstract art. The works in the exhibition span over 30 years, mapping the way in which Pape developed Concrete art’s geometric shapes into three-dimensional objects designed to transfigure in the presence of the viewer and be experienced sensorially.
In her early Desenhos, Pape’s geometric black shapes are reminiscent of musical staves – the lines, cuts, grids and ruptures are suggestive of compositions and variations, intersected by voids, which indicate moments of silence. For Pape, the positive marks and negative spaces were of equal importance in an interpretation of the work. They typify Brazilian geometric abstraction, characterised by an expressive quality and implying the engagement of the viewer in a reading of the work.
From early experimentations with printmaking, Pape developed her Tecelares principally between 1955 and 1959. These works reinterpreted the process of woodcut, casting aside the notion of the ‘multiple’ and creating individual works with an emphasis on the power of expression as opposed to premeditated modes of production. She created a harmony between the geometry of her forms on the paper and the natural grain of her wooden implements, exploiting the texture of the wood to explore the relationship between reason and nature; forging unity between artistic mechanism and the material’s own expressiveness. Guided by intuition alone, the relationship of her shapes is controlled by what Pape termed, ‘magnetisation’. ‘Magnetised space’ is the energy that emanates between forms and shapes when they are brought together in an artwork. When a person then encounters the work – either by physically moving around it or, by engaging with it emotionally – they add another dimension to this relationship, creating a new kind of ‘magnetism’. Pape’s mirroring, doubling and negative space interplay to activate the surfaces of her Tecelares. In these pioneering experimentations with woodcut, Pape divorced the medium from its associations with folk art, political propaganda and figuration.
Deviation returns for its annual birthday celebration session, at the newly opened Steelyard in The City. Celebrating in true Deviation style, with a special unannounced line-up of some of their favourite artists.
This year saw Deviation host club nights and festival stages around the world, as well as a full on roadblock at their first ever sound system at Notting Hill Carnival.
Nine years after its launch at East London’s Gramophone, Deviation continue tradition with resident DJ and founder Benji B heading up the proceedings, and Judah hosting.
See you on the dancefloor.
We've finalised a VERY special line up for our birthday, even by our standards! Advance tickets highly recommended! 😎https://t.co/JgO7psrvOq
Dan Baldwin is one of the most prominent artists working in the UK today, and his works are on show in collections around the world. This first solo exhibition covers his work from the last decade and looks forward with a fresh perspective.
The exhibition focuses on his painting, he uses mixed media to create work that is layered both thematically and physically. He resents provocative images, merging political, religious and cultural motifs in a playful and vibrant palette.
These ground-breaking, thought-provoking and spectacular films and events will showcase talent and stimulate new collaborations and ideas between filmmakers and creative leaders.
Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s best film festivals. Introducing the finest new British and international films. LFF is a compelling combination of red carpet glamour and friendly audiences.
Selection of London themed films:
A United Kingdom (European premier) tickets still available
Powerful testament to the defiant and enduring love story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana) and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the government of the time.
Thursday 6th October 11:30 Odeon Leicester Square
Tuesday 11th October 21:00 Curzon Mayfair Cinema
Their Finest (European premier) tickets still available
Danish director Lone Scherfig’s (The Riot Club, An Education, LFF2009) fascination with British manners continues to find new register in this delectable comedic drama, her fifth film set in the UK.
Thursday 13th October 2016 19:15 Odeon Leicester Square
Friday 14th October 2016 11:15 Odeon Leicester Square
Saturday 15th October 2016 13:00 Cine Lumber
A Moving Image (European premier) tickets still available
If Spike Lee made a film about community relations in Brixton, it might have started at the Brixton Riots in 1981 and ended with the destruction of the Brixton branch of estate agent Foxtons – the ultimate signifier of ‘bougie’ invasion – at the Reclaim Brixton march in April 2015.
Saturday 8th October 2016 18:30 Vue West End Cinema
Friday 14th October 2016 18:30 Ritzy Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 18:00 Hackney Picturehouse
City of Tiny Lights (European premier) tickets still available
Working from Patrick Neate’s adaptation of his own novel, Pete Travis (Dredd, Omagh) delivers a taut, hard-boiled crime thriller set in contemporary multicultural London.
Thursday 13th October 2016 21:00 Picturehouse Central
Friday 14th October 2016 14:00 Odeon Leicester Square
White Colour Black (world premier) tickets still available
Where are you from? No, but where are you really from?’ This question will be familiar to any person of colour, a member of the global diaspora. It’s a question at the heart of Joseph a. Adesunloye’s striking debut, which follows Leke (Dudley O’Shaughnessy), a mixed heritage man living in London.
Saturday 15th October 2016 20:45 Vue West End Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 21:00 Ritzy Cinema
Ethel & Ernest (European premier) tickets still available
Ethel is a lady’s maid with aspirations to better herself when she falls in love with and marries Ernest, a milkman. Living with their son Raymond in 1940s London puts them in the firing line as the Blitz takes hold of the city. Raymond is eventually evacuated to the relative safety of the countryside and we follow Ethel and Ernest through their everyday lives as they cope with the war. Their love and sense of family holds them tightly together as they witness events such as the VE day celebrations, the horror of Hiroshima and the creation of the Welfare State.
Saturday 15th October 2016 15:15 Curzon Mayfair Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 18:00 Haymarket Cinema
London Town (European premier) tickets still available
Shay (Daniel Huttlestone) is a bright-eyed teenager attempting to juggle too many suburban familial responsibilities following the departure of his free-spirited mother. When his broken-hearted father is injured at work and Shay finds himself under even more pressure, he decides it’s time to reconnect with his estranged mother. Along the way, he falls for striking, confident punk girl Vivian (Nell Williams) and together they experience that white hot epiphany when a new kind of music sparks teenagers on a profound, life-changing level.
Tuesday 11th October 2016 18:30 Haymarket Cinema
Thursday 13th October 2016 15:15 Vue West End Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 20:15 Hackney Picturehouse
The Man from Mo’Wax (European premier) tickets still available
Almost ten years in the making, The Man From Mo’Wax tells the remarkable story of James Lavelle, one of the most enigmatic yet influential figures in contemporary British culture. Drawing upon meticulous research and exclusive access to personal home footage, debut director Matthew Jones assembles archive footage, stills and original interviews to chart Lavelle’s phenomenal rise. It includes his establishing Mo’Wax as one of the UK’s most significant independent record labels and redefining what it means to be a DJ, to creating super band UNKLE with DJ Shadow.
Friday 14th October 2016 20:45 Vue West End Cinema
Saturday 15th October 2016 17:45 Hackney Picturehouse
The Ghoul (world premier) tickets still available
A British indie crime film of great style and ingenuity, executive produced by Ben Wheatley and starring Tom Meeten and Alice Lowe. Low budget Brit thriller, The Ghoul is an atmospheric slow-burn crime film more interested in psychology and the occult than in solving crimes. Tom Meeten’s detective Chris is called to investigate a mysterious, possible double murder. Discovering clues in the house of a shadowy suspect, he goes undercover as a patient to see the suspect’s psychotherapist. But our understanding of Chris is quickly turned on its head as we get inside his, with Meeten excelling in portraying his character’s complex duality.
Friday 14th October 2016 21:00 Haymarket Cinema
Sunday 16th October 2016 15:00 Picturehouse Central