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.

London Remixed Festival 2013 from Elisa Fonta on Vimeo.

Maggi Hambling: Walls of Water @ National Gallery / until 15th February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am – 6pm (Fri, 10am – 9pm)

@ National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

Free entry

www.nationalgallery.org.uk

One of Britain’s most significant and controversial painters and sculptors, Maggi Hambling, exhibits a new series of dramatic paintings, which have never been seen in public before.

Occupying Room 1, Hambling’s eight works are vast, intense and energetic, measuring over six by seven feet, with another ninth, smaller canvas that was produced in response to the death of Amy Winehouse in 2011.

Through turbulence and exuberant colour, Hambling continues to affirm painting’s immediacy, saying “The crucial thing that only painting can do is to make you feel as if you’re there while it’s being created – as if it’s happening in front of you.”

Inspired by Hambling’s experience of gigantic waves crashing onto the sea wall at Southwold, Suffolk – the county where she was born, still lives and which has often inspired her work – the works offer visitors a contemporary parallel to the seascapes by Norwegian artist Peder Balke concurrently displayed in the Sunley Room.

Maggi Hambling is represented in all major British collections from the British Museum to Tate. Her sculpture ‘Scallop’ (2003) is permanently sited on the beach at Aldeburgh, Suffolk, as a monument to composer Benjamin Britten. In 2013 she was the subject of a solo presentation at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg; and her acclaimed series ‘North Sea Paintings’, begun in 2002, was most recently seen in ‘Maggi Hambling: The Wave’ at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (2010).

Phillip King @ Tate Britain / Sunday 1st February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am-6pm

@ Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Free

www.tate.org.uk

Tate Britain marks the 80th birthday of renowned British sculptor Phillip King (b. 1934) with a display of six of King’s works from the 1960s in the Duveens Galleries. The display celebrates King’s significant contribution to late 20th century sculpture.

King played a vital role in changing the face of British sculpture through his experimentation with abstraction, construction, material and colour. The display includes key works from Tate’s collection made during the 1960s, including Genghis Khan 1963 and the important loan of Rosebud 1962 (private collection), his first coloured sculpture using fibreglass.

King’s use of innovative materials such as fibreglass allowed him to mould shapes and structures not feasible with plaster or other traditional materials. Influenced by Matisse, he was also a pioneer of colour – describing it as ‘no longer subservient to the material but something on its own, to do with surface and skin’ and used it to bind the separate parts of a sculpture together.

This rich combination of materials, techniques, forms and colour enabled King to create sculpture detached from conventional, figurative ideas. King also deferred from tradition by choosing to place his works on the floor, occupying a space alongside the viewer, rather than on plinths.

VV Vintage Rummage @ CLF Art Cafe (The Bussey Building) / Saturday 31st January 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 7pm-11:30pm

@ CLF Art Cafe (The Bussey Building) 133 Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST

£20 (includes all you can add into your bag) book online

www.vvvintage.com

Huge rummage sale with 100 exclusive tickets to the event. You get to fill a whole bag of vintage for £20. Each ticket is £10 + £10 shipping = £20.

When you receive your bag you fill it with as much clothes as you can!

The Oblique Carnival @ Floripa / Saturday 30th January 2015

The Oblique CarnivalTime and Place:

12:00 – 18:00

@ Floripa
91-93 Great Eastern Street,
London
EC2A 3HZ

Entry: Tickets Start from £15
Buy Tickets Here

www.obliquelondon.com

London’s lifestyle brand that focuses on giving you a great time in London brings you The Oblique Carnival.

A brunch party full of tasty food, vibrant music, games and great value drinks.
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There will be a special oblique hour with special offers on drinks.

It might be 4 degrees outside but Oblique will heat you up and take you to warmer climes.

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