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Wednesday, June 25 2014

Dancer Master @ Hang-Up Gallery / until 9th August 2014

Dancer Master at Hang-Up GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sun 12:00-18:00

@ Hang-Up Gallery 56 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7PB

Free entry

www.hanguppictures.com

Dancer Master, the vibrant and energetic multi-media show by the talented RUN – artist, muralist and street artist. Dancer Master will celebrate painting, rhythm, body language and dynamism in a new body of work created exclusively for Hang-Up.

Revealing his core inspirations behind the show, RUN explains, “Many years ago when visiting South India, a taxi driver that was driving me around the streets of the city of Colombo took me to a Hindu temple. Pointing to a statue of a divinity he said to me, “Here lies the dancer master”. The statue was beautiful; full of colours, with hands and arms that were made to give the viewer the impression of a dance of the spirit”.

Since then, RUN’s work has taken the direction of multiculturalism and has a distinct ethnic flavour. His signature style can be defined as traditional craft meets fine art with a modern touch of the urban, street art influence. Fascinated with life, feelings, cultures and ideas, RUN welcomes us to a new world – complex, but full of colours, spiritual and vivacious. Known for his love of travel and experiencing diverse, unfamiliar cultures, the artist returns to London with ‘Dancer Master’ to push the boundaries of the known and expected and give a totally different meaning of life and art as we know it.

Thursday, June 6 2013

Bill Viola: Frustrated Actions and Futile Gestures @ Blain Southern Gallery / until 27th July 2013

TIME AND PLACE

Monday – Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-5pm

@ Blain Southern Gallery
4 Hanover Square, W1S 1BP

FREE ENTRY

The Directors of Blain|Southern present Frustrated Actions and Futile Gestures, a museum-scale exhibition of nine new works by the internationally renowned video artist Bill Viola.

Created between 2012 and 2013, both on location and in the artist’s studio in Southern California, the exhibition presents three distinct bodies of works; the Frustrated Actions, the Mirage and the Water Portraits series. Through these works, Viola engages with complex aspects of human experience, including mortality, transience and our persistent, yet ultimately futile attempts to truly and objectively understand ourselves and the meaning of our brief lives.

Viola’s work focuses on the ideas behind fundamental human experiences such as birth and death, and different aspects of consciousness. Absolutely one of the most interesting video artists of our time, we recommend seeing his highly affecting work first hand, especially as Viola’s most recent London exhibition was back in 2006.

Saturday, February 23 2013

Review: Lichtenstein: A Retrospective @ Tate Modern / until Monday 27th May 2013

To see “Look Mickey” in person, Roy Lichtenstein’s breakthrough painting, is like looking at a lost relic – the root of all things Pop: his early, definitive style and satire already visible in his controlled brushstrokes, comic-book aesthetic and signature hand-painted Benday dots. This is a precursor to the most comprehensive exhibition of Lichtenstein’s work, spanning 13 rooms of the Tate Modern, which include his famed War and Romance works such as Whaam! And Oh, Jeff… I Love You, Too… But…. In spite of their notoriety, these works formed only four years of the artist’s expansive career, and in a wonderful conclusion to this thorough retrospective are presented his large-scale and lesser-known nudes and Chinese landscapes. Conceived towards the end of his life, Lichtenstein’s palette has paled, the tone is serene. There is a lack of speech-bubbles and the scale used is paramount to gently tease the viewer with a hint of quiet honesty that his earlier works exchange for their hugely influential commentary on mass reproduction and the mechanical age.

This remarkable and captivating retrospective is a masterful nod towards Lichtenstein’s oeuvre that changed art forever, showcasing his work contextually through the chronology of his life as well as allowing the viewer to understand the times and influences of his work. Notably the Art about Art room highlights Lichtenstein’s adherance to his formal training, his composition of line, form and colour, seen in his homage to Picasso’s Femme d’Alger and the reproduction of the Vatican’s Laocoön: within this idiom is embedded infinite creative potential to stylise anything. This is emotionalism pre-packaged in accordance with the masked outlines of his work (Plus and Minus VI) and the finite edges of the canvas as comic strip panels (Masterpiece): this is the legacy of one of the central figures of American Pop Art.

 

TIME AND PLACE

Daily from 10am – 6pm,
Friday and Saturday until 10pm

Tate Modern
Bankside, SE1 9TG

Tickets £14, concessions from £6.10 to £12.20, all available here

 

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Wednesday, February 20 2013

Lichtenstein: A Retrospective @ Tate Modern / Thursday 21st February – Monday 27th May 2013

TIME AND PLACE

Daily from 10am – 6pm,
Friday and Saturday until 10pm

Previews on Wednesday 20th February

Tate Modern
Bankside, SE1 9TG

Tickets £14, concessions from £6.10 to £12.20, all available here

Co-organised by The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern, this will be the first major Lichtenstein retrospective for twenty years, bringing together 125 of the artist’s most definitive paintings and sculptures.

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) is one of the central figures of American Pop Art. In the early 1960s he pioneered a new style of painting, executed by hand but inspired by industrial printing processes. He became renowned for works based on comic strips and advertising imagery, coloured with his signature hand-painted Benday dots, as an ongoing examination of representation and originality in mass media culture. It will also highlight Lichtenstein’s engagement with art history, revealing his lesser-known responses to Futurism, Surrealism and German Expressionism. In the final years of his life, the artist went on to create a series of huge female nudes and sublime Chinese landscapes, neither of which have previously been shown within the wider context of his oeuvre.

This exhibition will showcase such key paintings as Drowning Girl 1963 (Museum of Modern Art, New York), shown above.
Advance booking is highly recommended.

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Monday, February 4 2013

Advance Booking of Lichtenstein: A Retrospective @ Tate Modern / Thursday 21st February – Monday 27th May 2013

TIME AND PLACE

Daily from 10am – 6pm,
Friday and Saturday until 10pm

Tate Modern
Bankside, SE1 9TG

Tickets £14, concessions from £6.10 to £12.20, all available here

Co-organised by The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern, this will be the first major Lichtenstein retrospective for twenty years, bringing together 125 of the artist’s most definitive paintings and sculptures. Built on new research and scholarship, the exhibition will reassess Lichtenstein’s work and his enduring legacy.

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) is one of the central figures of American Pop Art. In the early 1960s he pioneered a new style of painting, executed by hand but inspired by industrial printing processes. He became renowned for works based on comic strips and advertising imagery, coloured with his signature hand-painted Benday dots, as an ongoing examination of representation and originality in mass media culture. It will also highlight Lichtenstein’s engagement with art history, revealing his lesser-known responses to Futurism, Surrealism and German Expressionism. In the final years of his life, the artist went on to create a series of huge female nudes and sublime Chinese landscapes, neither of which have previously been shown within the wider context of his oeuvre.

This exhibition will showcase such key paintings as Drowning Girl 1963 (Museum of Modern Art, New York), shown above.


Advance booking is highly recommended.

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Thursday, January 24 2013

A Bigger Splash Exhibition @ Tate Modern / until Monday 1st April 2013

TIME AND PLACE

10am-6pm Sunday – Thursday
Last admission: 5.15pm

10am-10pm Friday – Saturday
Last admission: 9.15pm

@ Tate Modern
Bankside, SE1 9TG

Tickets £10, concessions available

This exhibition will take a new look at the dynamic relationship between performance and painting since 1950. Contrasting key paintings by Jackson Pollock and David Hockney, the exhibition considers two different approaches to the idea of the canvas as an arena in which to act: one gestural, the other one theatrical. The paintings of the Vienna Actionists or the Shooting Pictures of Niki de St Phalle will be re-presented within the performance context that they were made, and juxtaposed with works by artists such as Cindy Sherman or Jack Smith that used the face and body as a surface, often using make-up in work dealing with gender role-play. The exhibition proposes a new way of looking at the work of a number of younger artists whose approach to painting is energised by these diverse historical sources, drawing upon action painting, drag and the idea of the stage set.

On Monday 28th January / 6.45pm-7.45pm, self-defining Queer artist Tim “Timberlina,” will be constructing a performance tour of the exhibition, centred around exploring the exhibition for broader sensibilities and notions of Queer past and present. Tickets are £10 / £7 concessions, and include a free glass of wine.

Thursday, October 25 2012

OHHHHMY! Pop Up Exhibition Andrew Mc Attee’s Art @ Bumpkin Notting Hill / Thursday 25th – 26th October 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

18:00 – 01:00

@ Bumpkin
209 Westbourne Park Road,
London,
W11 1EA

Entry: £FREE
Email to RSVP: info@somethingintheattic.co.uk

www.somethingintheattic.co.uk

On the 25th and 26th of October 2012, we will be exhibiting Andrew McAttee’s paintings and editions in an unconventional attic space together with a live soundtrack to the art.

THURSDAY 25TH OCTOBER
Print Release at 6pm.
DJ Nicholas Feel to create a live soundtrack to the art and space.

FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER
Fundraising Party from 7pm to 1am with DJs Nicholas Feel, Red Greg & Deux Spin.

Entry is guest-list only, the facebook invitation does not guarantee entry, please RSVP to: info@somethingintheattic.co.uk stating which date(s) you would like to attend.

Proceeds from the event will go to Kith & Kids, a local disability charity (no. 1080972)

For more information, and to read an interview with the artist please visit: www.somethingintheattic.co.uk

Here is what happend at the last Something in the Attic.

Jaguarshoes Collective Launch Electronic Sheep @ The Old Shoreditch Station / Thursday 25th October 2012

TIME AND PLACE

Opens 6.30pm – 9pm
Short film preview 7.30pm

@ The Old Shoreditch Station
1 Kingsland Road, E2 8AA

Free entry, complimentary drinks from 6.30pm

The Old Shoreditch Station is a unique cafe bar and exhibition venue with a thoroughfare to No-one‘s boutique clothing shop. Under the Jaguarshoes Collective, they introduce a new knitwear collection from Electronic Sheep. Each piece of knitwear is based on a still from a film created by Electronic Sheep about a beatnik girl making her way from the city to her apartment, set in the 60s. Something surreal and sinister is occurring.

Electronic Sheep’s ‘A Knitted Film’ made from these stills will preview at the launch. Produced by the artist Cliona Harmey with soundtrack by Keystone Kops.

20% discount off the new collection on launch night only!

For more information visit the Jaguarshoes website.

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Friday, July 22 2011

Miro Miro On The Wall @ Tate Modern / Friday 22nd July 2011

TIME AND PLACE

Doors: 6pm – 9pm

@ Tate Modern
Park Street,
Bankside,
London
SE1 9TG

http://www.tate.org.uk/

Entry: £free

Take a step through the back door as you journey into the surreal. Tate Collective presents this opportunity to see into the realm of Joan Miro. Shine light on your unconscious through artists techniques and ideas in creative events and activities.

Join a Raw Tour to gain free entrance into the Miro exhibition at allocated times throughout the evening, on a first come first served basis. The night will also include DJs and live music, plus Flamenco dancing lessons with Ilusion Flamenca.

Hosted by Tate Collective

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Thursday, June 23 2011

‘To Figure An Encounter’, An Exhibition by Nengi Omuku @ Open The Gate / Thursday 23rd June 2011

TIME AND PLACE

Doors: 6pm – 9pm (Private viewing)

@ Open The Gate,
33-35 Stoke Newington Rd,
Dalston,
London N16 8BJ

Entry: Free

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Nengi Omuku is a multi award-winning Nigerian born painter who currently lives and studies in the UK. Notable awards include the CHOGM award presented to her by Queen Elizabeth. Her work functions as a metaphor alluding to wider themes of race, understanding and a mutual belonging.

Through colour, she explores the supposition that the figure can be transformed based on the premise that things could not only look, but also be otherwise. The release from the physical form has led her into a new territory, a moment-by-moment expression of beings that have been transformed from their present reality, reanimated through colour and marks.

It is her desire to convey portraits: presences floating through active spaces, presences that have the aspiration of becoming events in their own right. She also frequently explores the encounter – what happens when different forms meet. Another element of her work is the escape, in particular, the escape the bodies inhabit.

The preview opening will be followed at 9pm by a LIVE performance: ART & MUSIC JAM ‘A Musical Postcard’ By musicians Siemy Di(drums), Jim Lampi (chapman stick), Anais Lilia (belly dancing) & Kinsi Abdulleh (visual arts and poetry)

The exhibition  will run until the end of Wednesday 13th July. Be sure to come down and support this young artist. Her work is definitely something worth having in all your rooms, so bring your cheery spirit and your wallet.

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