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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize @ National Portrait Gallery / until 21st February 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sat-Wed 10am-6pm
Thu-Fri 10am-9pm

@ National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE

Tickets: £4 info online

www.npg.org.uk

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading competition to celebrate and promote the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.

The selected images, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations. Alongside informal images of friends and family, this year’s exhibition also features revealing portraits of famous faces, including actor Benedict Cumberbatch and the President of the United States Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama.

New for 2015, previously unseen prints from a recent body of work by the award-winning South African photographer Pieter Hugo will be exhibited as part of the inaugural In Focus display.

Cerith Wyn Evans @ White Cube / until Sunday 15th November 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm

@ White Cube, 144-152 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London SE1 3TQ

www.whitecube.com

‘The Illuminating Gas […] systematically imposes a formless anxiety, diverging yet centrifugal, directed not toward the most withheld secrets but toward the imitation and the transmutation of the most visible forms: each word at the same time energised and drained, filled and emptied by the possibility of there being yet another meaning, this one or that one, or neither one nor the other, but a third, or none…’

– Michel Foucault

An exhibition of new works by Cerith Wyn Evans. Wyn Evans’ works exist and take form through the reflection on and interrogation of the world about us, adopting what Martin Prinzhorn has identified as strategies of ‘superimposition and contradiction, by concealing and revealing’, to create moments of rupture within existing structures of communication whether visual, audio or conceptual. For this exhibition, he has focused on ideas around the flows of energy via material and immaterial conduits, circuitry and choreology – the practice of translating movement into notational form.

Wyn Evans has produced a group of sculptures that question our notions of reality and cognition, perception and subjectivity, forming an exhibition as experiment, with recourse to scores, maps, intervals and diagrams.

Three neon works which are suspended from the ceiling take their form from the codified and precise movements of Japanese Noh theatre (Neon forms [after Noh I, II and III], all 2015). Relating closely to the artist’s earlier sculptures which translated diagrammatic flight paths into neon, these new works present a maze of complex lines that trace the trajectory of alignments, gestures, folds, orientations and footsteps; transposing and transforming energies into both material charge and visual form.

Freejump @ Oxygen Freejumping / all year

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11am onwards (general opening hours Monday to Saturday 9am-10pm and Sunday 9am-9pm)

@ Oxygen Freejumping, Unit 15, Vision Industrial Park, Kendal Avenue, London W3 0AF

Tickets: £12.50 per person per hour (jumping socks extra)

www.oxygenfreejumping.co.uk

For an hour, the trampoline park is yours to explore.

That’s 150 connected trampolines, an obstacle course and foam pit, slam dunk basketball hoops, dodgeball, runway and airbag!

Freejump is our most popular session and the best way to see what this new craze is all about!

Underground Film Club @ The Vaults (Waterloo) / November 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various times

@ The Vaults, Launcelot Street, London, Waterloo SE1 7AD (entrance via Launcelot Street, off Lower Marsh)

Tickets: around £15

www.undergroundfilmclub.com

As the nights draw in pop-up cinema experts Rooftop Film Club have announced their unique movie experience is heading underground for the winter season, once again taking residence in the vast Vaults of Waterloo station.

Guests are set to enjoy a subterranean movie experience like no other as Underground Film Club will screen an eclectic mix of classic, cult and recent film releases amid the shadowy caverns of one of the capital’s busiest stations.

Secreted under the railway arches, The Vaults is the historical underworld turned contemporary arts space, offering an atmospheric labyrinth of Victorian brickwork chambers to lose yourself in for the ultimate escapist film event.

This year’s Underground Film Club also welcomes charismatic cocktail connoisseurs Spirited Mixers and an unrivalled selection of London’s best street food curated by Head Chef of Hawksmoor, Richard Sandiford.

World Press Photo Exhibition @ Royal Festival Hall / until 29th November 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am – 11pm

@ Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Free entry

www.southbankcentre.co.uk
www.worldpressphoto.org

A free exhibition of award-winning photography from the 58th World Press Photo contest.

Since 1955, the foundation has invited the press photographers of the world to participate in an annual international competition.

This year the photographs were selected from 97,912 photos made by 5,692 photographers from 131 different countries. They address subjects including hard news, sports and portraits.

Late at Tate Britain: Body @ Tate Britain / Friday 6th November 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18.00 – 22.00

@ Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

www.tate.org.uk

From historic royalty to YouTube fame, how has art displayed status? Starting with the idea of power, and going on to the body and changing face of celebrity, this season, Late at Tate Britain explores representations of status through time. Tackling the theme of the body through music, art, talks and workshops.

Late at Tate Britain is curated by by 15-25 year olds from Tate Collective London. Tate Collective London host a range of free events and festivals for young people to experiment, create and innovate through art and ideas.

Music:
18.00–21.30 North Duveen
18.00–19.30 Reprezent Radio
19.30–20.30 Bala Club DJs
20.45–21.30 Ady Suleiman

Eddie Peake The Forever Loop @ Barbican Centre / until 10th January 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sat–Wed 11am–8pm
Thu–Fri 11am–9pm

@ Barbican Centre, The Curve, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

Free entry

www.barbican.org.uk

For his new Curve commission, London-based artist Eddie Peake combines live performance with sculpture, video, installation and painting to create an energetic and erotic gallery experience. Sexuality and desire are constant themes in Peake’s live performances that typically foreground the naked body.

The Forever Loop presents a choreographed, looped performance that weaves in and out of synchronisation with a video of past performances, a home movie from his childhood and a film shot at the studio of koollondon.com. Set against a backdrop of large scale installations from maze-like, plastered wall structures that frame both the viewer and performer to a raised scaffold walkway, the performers move in and out of the spaces taking the viewer on a dramatic journey, while a sheer suited roller skater glides fluidly through the space.

The installation is populated with surreal objects including a cast of Perspex bears, brightly coloured whale bones, a metal figure with an acrylic box head filled with autobiographical items, as well as delicate bronze pipettes nestled on shelves with plaster sculptures.

Thea Djordjadze: Ma Sa i a ly e a se @ South London Gallery / until 29th November 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tuesday-Sunday 11am-6pm
Wednesdays 11am-9pm

@ South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH

www.southlondongallery.org

An entirely new sculptural installation in direct response to the main gallery space. It represents the latest step in her practice which she approaches as a continuous process of reconfiguring earlier works into fresh iterations, combined with entirely new sculptures made from materials accumulated in her studio. Here, however, for the first time all the components in the exhibition have been newly made, but in an evolution of thought that is inextricably linked with her previous methodology.

Djordjadze spends time in the spaces she works, absorbing their particular character then subtly transforming them into installations which defy definitive categorisation, hinting at domestic and functional potential but ultimately remaining resolutely sculptural. Using materials she has found in and around the South London Gallery building – planks of wood, an old staircase, floorboards, sheets of plexi-glass, plaster and paint – supplemented by others inspired by the material and atmospheric qualities of the space observed in the course of making the work, Djordjadze has created an installation which gently but thoroughly infiltrates our reading and negotiation of the room.

A low, broad structure spans the entire 20 metre length of the gallery, inspired by traditional village dwellings in West Georgia, in which raised wooden platforms indicate a place of domestic activity. The whiteness of the space is injected with subtle shots of colour in the form of ink-stained wooden beams, a subtle inquiry into painterly composition which simultaneously meddles with our expectations of materials, function and form.

Ann Veronica Janssens: yellowbluepink @ Wellcome Collection / until 3rd January 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Monday: closed
Tuesday 10:00-18:00
Wednesday 10:00-18:00
Thursday 10:00-22:00
Friday 10:00-18:00
Saturday 10:00-18:00
Sunday 11:00-18:00

@ Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Free entry

wellcomecollection.org

Exploring light and colour with an invasion of coloured mist. Colour is caught in a state of suspension, obscuring any detail of surface or depth. Instead, attention is focussed on the process of perception itself. Janssens’s work is both disorienting and uplifting as the daily wonder of conscious experience is given renewed emphasis.

The installation is deliberately disorientating with very limited visibility. Excellent for Instagram pics!

Bump & Hustle Music 2 Floor Halloween Special @ Bussey Building / Saturday 31st October 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 22:00 – 05:00

@ Bussey building/CLF Art Cafe, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4ST

Tickets: £10 on the door (arrive early!!! Only 150 tickets on the door)

Time to dust off that zombie outfit and get ready for a monstrous, multi-level BUMP & HUSTLE MUSIC HALLOWEEN SPECIAL.

PAUL TROUBLE ANDERSON joined by one of the UKs most respected House DJs and Producers including RICKY MORRISON, NYC Disco Pioneer & Bump Resident JOHN MORALES and more.

Spread across two floors with scarily sexy-sexy House N’ Soul, Disco & Eclectic Funk business served up loud, bassy and direct to the whole of you soul!!!

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