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Future Artefacts @ Shoreditch Studios / from Friday 23rd till Sunday 25th October 2015


Friday 12.00 – 20.00
Saturday 10.00 – 20.00
Sunday 12.00 – 18.00

@ Shoreditch Studios, 37 Batemans Row, London EC2A 3HH


Future of physical media; the world’s most progressive music, arts publishing, fashion and tech companies will be selling exclusive products at the fair.

Forty of the most exciting producers of physical media will present their finest products in a luxury environment for the inaugural FUTURE ARTEFACTS fair in 2015.

Everything from record labels and arts publishers to tech companies and artists, you can expect to see 3D printed music totems, fabric with patterns generated by sonic algorithms, experience Bjork’s Stonemilk video on Oculus Rift, and buy exclusive vinyl pressings, DIY synthesisers, prints and special editions of art and photo books.

Artisan food and drink will be supplied by leading London caterers in two bars, including one outdoor covered and heated area with film screenings.

Aesop, AMC Books, AnOther, Astral Black, Beatwoven, Baron Magazine, Bemojake, Big Dada, Butterz, Claire de Rouen, Diagonal, Ditto Press, Eros, Four Corners, GOST Books, Here Press & Loose Joints, Huntleys & Palmers, In Other Words, Knives, Kodoji, Landfill Editions, LuckyMe, Ninja Tune, One Little Indian, PAN, REGA, Reify, Ridinghouse, SPBH Editions, Sorika, Stolen Recordings, Studio Operative, Technology Will Save Us, Trolley Books and more!

The Big Blue @ Ordovas Gallery / until 12th December 2015


Tue-Fri: 10:00-18:00
Sat: 11:00-15:00

@ Ordovas Gallery, 25 Savile Row, London W1S 2ER

Free entry


Conceived by Damien Hirst and curated by Ordovas.

The Big Blue explores some of the ways in which the sea influences art, by looking at works that span many centuries from Roman times until today. Our intention is to offer an original and penetrating glimpse into a universal theme.

The London Open @ Whitechapel Gallery / until 6th September 2015


Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 11am-6pm
Thursday 11am-9pm

@ Galleries 1, 8 & 9,  Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

Free entry


Presenting the most innovative art made across the Capital. Discover the latest trends in contemporary art, and see paintings and sculptures, film and photography from 48 artists working in London today.

A panel of high profile art world figures selected the artists from a record number of 2,133 applicants!

The London Illustration Fair @ Hoxton Arches / from Friday 10th July until Sunday 12th July 2015


Friday 2pm–10pm
Saturday 12–8pm
Sunday 12–6pm

@ Hoxton Arches, Arch 402, London E2 8HD

Tickets: £5 general admission (students get 50% off Friday launch party tickets with promotional code ‘cosmic’)


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.

Signage tomfoolery! @hoxton_arches

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Richard Prince: New Portraits @ Gagosian Gallery / until 1st August 2015


Doors: Tue–Sat 10-6

@ Gagosian Gallery, 17-19 Davies Street, London W1K 3DE

Free entry


Innovative love it or hate it exhibition showcasing plagiarised works designed to make you think about all the taboo subjects including sexuality, feminism, stereotypes and people’s roles in society.

‘In 1984 I took some portraits. The way I did it was different. The way had nothing to do with the tradition of portraiture. If you wanted me to do your portrait, you would give me at least five photographs that had already been taken of yourself, that were in your possession (you owned them, they were yours), and more importantly . . . you were already happy with. You give me the five you liked and I would pick the one I liked. I would rephotograph the one I liked and that would be your portrait. Simple. Direct. To the point . . .’

Sprayed @ Gagosian Gallery / until 1st August 2015


Doors: Tue–Sat 10am-6pm

@ Gagosian Gallery, 6-24 Britannia St, London WC1X 9JD

Free entry


This extensive exhibition spanning four generations explores the myriad ways in which artists have employed the impulsive yet de-personalized and non-gestural forces of SPRAY.

It begins with Paul Klee’s work on paper Seltsames Theater (1929), where he improvised with a blowpipe to achieve hazy background effects in a circus scene. This tentative experiment presaged the bold and diverse artistic licence that would come with the post-war advent of aerosol paint as a consumer product and the use of the industrial paint compressor.

From the mid-1950s, sculptor David Smith sprayed enamels over various studio objects and offcuts laid on canvas and paper as stencils; the resulting images recalled Paleolithic cave paintings made by blowing pigment over hands pressed flat. John Chamberlain blurred the lines between painting and sculpture by torquing scrap automobile parts into painterly abstractions, then enhancing the original paint surface with fresh sprays of coloured lacquer. Lawrence Weiner’s interaction with the medium resulted in a simple, dispassionate instruction: Two Minutes of Spray Paint Directly Upon the Floor From a Standard Aerosol Spray Can (1968); while Martin Barré tested it at different distances and pressures in a series of rapid strikes producing sequences of stripes and cryptic punctuations on paper.

From the late sixties, spray assumed a new scale and level of exposure, from Dan Christensen’s vast “post-painterly” abstractions—where he used a spray gun to create intersecting coloured loops of paint alive with cool-tempered energies—and Jules Olitski’s ethereal gradations of tone, texture, and depth; to Richard Artschwager’s furtive urban Blps; Jean-Michel Basquiat’s existential aphorisms tagged on New York City walls; and Keith Haring’s exuberant political pictography that covered bodies, canvases, and subways. In the ultimate debunking of Ab Ex posturing, Andy Warhol produced a series of alchemical Oxidation Paintings by urinating on canvases primed with metallic paint.

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector @ Barbican Art Gallery / until 25th May 2015


Sat–Wed: 10am–6pm
Thu–Fri: 10am–9pm
Bank Holiday Mondays: 12–6pm

@ Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Tickets: £12 book online


This is the first major exhibition in the UK to present the fascinating personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists. Ranging from mass-produced memorabilia and popular collectibles to one-of-a-kind curiosities, rare artefacts and specimens, these collections provide insight into the inspirations, influences, motives and obsessions of artists.

While some artists are connoisseurs, others accumulate hoards of objects, never letting anything go. Many live with and make direct use of their collections and others keep them under wraps or in storage. Collecting objects for research and study is key to the practice of many artists in the exhibition. Presented alongside examples of their work, their collections, in turn, help to elucidate their art.

Featured artists:
Peter Blake
Hanne Darboven
Edmund de Waal
Damien Hirst
Howard Hodgkin
Dr Lakra
Sol LeWitt
Martin Parr
Jim Shaw
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Andy Warhol
Pae White
Martin Wong/Danh Vo

Inventing Impressionism @ National Gallery / until 31st May 2015


Doors: 10am – 6pm (Fri, 10am – 9pm)

@ National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

Tickets: £16 book online


Impressionism is one of painting’s best loved movements, but in its time it was highly controversial. If it weren’t for the efforts of the art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel – who tirelessly championed the likes of Monet, Pissarro, Degas and Renoir – many of its greatest works would have never gained precedence.

This exhibition at the National Gallery focuses specifically on Durand-Ruel, fierce advocate and loyal friend of the Impressionists. He became the group’s most courageous backer during the 1870s when their work was still being ridiculed or ignored. ‘Without him’, said Monet, ‘we wouldn’t have survived’.

Slinakachu: Miniaturesque @ Andipa Gallery / Friday 13th March until 11th April 2015


Monday to Friday 9.30am to 6.00pm
Saturday 11.00am to 6.00pm

@ Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton Street, London, SW3 2JL, UK

Free entry


Shot in London during different seasons over the past year, Slinkachu’s new body of work draws upon our desire to seek out and recreate the natural world amongst the urban metropolis.

His miniature people, photographed on the streets of London and then left in situ – or “abandoned” – by the artist, explore the hidden enclaves of the wild within our city. Slinkachu captures idyllic glades and green pastures, in reality weeds and moss that appear through cracks in the concrete, and comment on our modern society’s detachment from nature.

The new works employ irony, humour and a healthy dose of reality; despite their fantastical situations, the miniature figures we observe are not so dissimilar to ourselves, living in the shadows between the real and artificial.

Cut-Glass Accents: Dialogues for Japanese Edo Crystal @ Embassy of Japan in the UK / Monday 26th January – 6th February


Doors: 09:30-17:30

@ The Embassy of Japan in the UK, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT

Free entry


A special one-off exhibition celebrating stunning Edo Kiriko (Japanese cut glass). Unique collaboration between master craftsman from Tokyo and leading Japanese chef to showcase the true beauty of Edo Kiriko.

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