This exhibition provides a unique insight into the design process behind a selection of groundbreaking contemporary videogames. Design work, including concept art and prototypes, feature alongside large-scale immersive installations and interactives. 🕹 👾
Exploring the medium since the mid-2000s, when major technological advancements, such as increased access to broadband, social media, smart phones and newly available means of making, profoundly changed the way videogames are designed, discussed and played. This change has opened the door to new voices and ideas, allowing the medium to break beyond its perceived boundaries and aspire to new horizons.
Since 1999 Deptford X has brought an annual art extravaganza to the unique setting of Deptford, combining work by invited artists with that of the area’s diverse creative communities. Since 2016, a revitalised programme has focused on commissioning cutting-edge work by emerging artists and a radically open, artist-centred approach. 👌🏽
At its heart are two programmes which together give the festival its unique character:
Platform, a set of five commissions for emerging artists in public spaces
Fringe, an expansive open programme of independent projects
Deptford X will also present a commissioned Special Project and a range of tours, talks and learning activities.
Festival programmes will take place over 10 days in a wide range of public sites and spaces; many projects will engage audiences in active and unexpected ways.
Somerset House and Print Club London are collaborating on the fifth edition of the Summer Screen Prints exhibition, which brings limited-edition film prints to Somerset House throughout August. 🎬📽🎞
This year’s display will be the most extensive to date, with 20 original, screen-printed film poster artworks inspired by the Film4 Summer Screen programme.
Emerging, international artists respond to a moment, theme, character or quote from their favourite film in the season, including Joe Cruz, whose colourful and intimate work captures a pivotal moment in this year’s ‘Best Picture’ Oscar winner Moonlight, while Hattie Stewart‘s bold and striking reimagining of Cruel Intentions bares the malice of the cult film’s protagonist.
This free exhibition, open each day across the season, will enable you to buy the original, affordable works at Somerset House and on the Print Club London website for £60. With effortless acess to the exhibition from the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, film-goers will be able to enjoy special late openings ahead of each film screening.
Thursday 10th August – Premiere: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Friday 11th August – Victoria
Saturday 12th August – Donnie Darko + The Omen
Sunday 13th August – The Philadelphia Story
Monday 14th August – Moonlight
Tuesday 15th August – All The President’s Men
Wednesday 16th August – Premiere: The Square
Thursday 17th August – Bhaji on the Beach
Friday 18th August – In Bruges
Saturday 19th August – Jaws + Deliverance
Sunday 20th August – My Neighbour Totoro
Monday 21st August – Cruel Intentions
Tuesday 22nd August – Blow-up
Wednesday 23rd August – Premiere: Patti Cake$
The third edition of London Craft Week takes up residence in the capital. This annual event showcases the very best international and British creativity and craftsmanship through a ‘beyond luxury’ journey-of-discovery.
The curated programme brings together over 230 events from all corners of the globe fusing making, design, fashion, art, luxury, food, culture and shopping.
From the V&A to The Shard and RADA to The House of Lords, hidden studios to Mayfair stores and bustling workshops to Michelin starred restaurants, London Craft Week is spread across the capital’s iconic buildings, influential institutions and off-the-beaten track side streets, many of which are not normally open to the public. Likewise, the programme spans a broad spectrum from unknown makers to celebrated masters, famous designers, brands and galleries. Emerging and established makers and artists such as Tom Raffield, Bill Amberg, Felicity Aylieff, Julian Stair and Grayson Perry feature alongside luxury brands including: Founding Partner Vacheron Constantin, Princess Yachts, Rolls Royce, Mulberry and Georg Jensen.
Museums and galleries include the V&A, Geffrye Museum, British Museum and Wallace Collection and fashion designers include Vivienne Westwood, Mary Katrantzou and Hussein Chalayan. International content includes wood carvers from Japan, artisans from Korea, wood block printers from China, designer-makers from Hong Kong, ceramists from Taiwan, umbrella and cufflink makers from France, porcelain painters from Germany, glass artists from Sweden, furniture makers from Denmark and a guitar maker from Spain.
Bloomberg Summer returns with Utopia, a new installation by Penny Woolcock in collaboration with Block9. The festival dedicated to introducing you to innovative culture. A series of evening events will run alongside the installation. Each event will be based around a different provocation, intertwined with the themes from the installation.
The nights examine issues including gender, inequality, wealth, inheritance and art revolution. The programme includes performance, cabaret, spoken word, dance, live music, hip hop, DJs and exciting collaborations!
Featuring David Hoyle, Paul Evans, Andie Macario and DJ Honey Dijon.
The sensational anti-drag queen David Hoyle will bring a very special performance that promises to be polemic, provocative and highly funny, Circus Director Paul Evans will premiere a brand new circus ariel piece Don’t Mention The F Word plus performance artist Andie Macario takes to the stage.
Featuring Penny Woolcock, Charlotte Church, Zimbo, Malik Sankara and Fancy Chance.
A clash of art forms with Penny Woolcock in an evening of art revolution, celebrating the ideals and themes of the installation. Penny will be joined by singer, songwriter and anti-cuts campaigner Charlotte Church, spectacular neo-burlesque performer and clown Fancy Chance, performance poet Malik Sankara and One Mile Away’s Zimbo, who will be performing accompanied by classical string musicians.
2014 marks the AACDD’s 5th exhibition and inclusion within the renowned London Design Festival, introducing a programme of events alongside our main exhibition to honour the diaspora design theme of Past / Present / Future.
The AACDD Initiative gives the opportunity to experience and discover the originality and creativity with which the artists and designers enrich global culture.2014 marks the AACDD’s 5th exhibition and inclusion within the renowned London Design Festival, introducing a programme of events alongside our main exhibition to honour the diaspora design theme of Past / Present / Future.
The AACDD Initiative gives the opportunity to experience and discover the originality and creativity with which the artists and designers enrich global culture.
Our favourite graphic arts festival is back for its fifth year promising to be packed with more events and the best artists. You’ll be able to browse through quirky studio spaces, shop for affordable art from the best contemporary artists and get involved in many workshops, discussions and events.
Pick Me Up Radio presented by Comms Bureau launches as the exclusive radio station broadcasting live from Somerset House with specially invited DJs, interviews and takeover days throughout the festival.
The exhibition presents a selection of African video art that stands beyond the clichés that remain associated with the dark continent and the postcolonial image. It seeks to bring viewers closer to idiosyncratic readings of African video art and its thematic concerns which are largely ignored. ‘Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy’ (SFIP) contextualises African video art within a larger cultural framework.
Project SFIP is a multi-national exhibition process and a platform for critical thinking, researching and presenting African video art.
The technocultural revolution has democratised cultural and artistic practice through everyday access to new media. At the same time, the pervasive presence of technology in our lives has raised questions around privacy, surveillance and ownership, the dominance of Western media in globalisation, as well as the privilege of access in the developed world.
The SFIP network is dedicated to the diffusion of new experiences worldwide through film and video. It is unfortunate that contemporary African art remains largely associated with sculpture and painting. Much work remains to be done in adequately researching the creative energy of the continent, especially within the last decade.