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Eduardo Paolozzi @ Whitechapel Gallery / until 14th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sun, 11am-6pm (Thu until 9pm)

@ Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

Tickets: £11.95 book online

www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/eduardo-paolozzi

Exhibition about one of the most innovative and irreverent artists of the 20th century. Considered the ‘godfather of Pop Art’, his collages, sculptures and prints challenged artistic convention, from the 1950s through to the Swinging Sixties and advent of ‘Cool Britannia’ in the 1990s.

This major Eduardo Paolozzi retrospective spans five decades and features over 250 works; from the artist’s post-War bronzes, revolutionary screen-prints and collages, to his bold textiles and fashion designs.

Alongside Paolozzi’s early brutalist concrete sculptures, highlights include material from his groundbreaking performance lecture Bunk! (1952), his large-scale Whitworth Tapestry (1967) and the iconic sculpture Diana as an Engine (1963).

Jo Brocklehurst: Nobodies and Somebodies @ House of Illustration / until 14th May 2017 ✏️

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm

@ 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4BH

Tickets: £7.50 book online

www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/current-future-events/jo-brocklehurst-nobodies-and-somebodies

Drawing live in fetish clubs, punk squats and on the performance scene of 1970-90s London, Berlin and New York, Jo Brocklehurst’s artwork is a unique record of subculture.

Her figurative paintings from fetish clubs document experiments with sex, androgyny and couture that later inspired the mainstream fashion collections of Jean Paul Gaultier, while her best-known portraits from the 1980s offer a raw, beautiful and female perspective on punk.

Co-curated by her model and muse Isabelle Bricknall, the exhibition also features her drawings of Berlin’s 1990s performing arts scene for the Berliner Zeitung newspaper, alongside clubland-inspired interpretations of Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Richard Wilson: Stealing Space @ Annely Juda Fine Art / 25th March 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Monday–Friday 10:00–18:00
Saturday 11:00–17:00

@ Annely Juda Fine Art, 4th Floor, 23 Dering Street, London W1S 1AW

Free entry

www.annelyjudafineart.co.uk

The artist’s first at the gallery and his first solo show in London since unveiling his major site-specific work, Slipstream, at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2. The exhibition features four new works, two of which are in direct response to the gallery’s internal and external architecture.

Works in this exhibition dominate the gallery’s space and stand, in places, above the height of the architectural beams. In the main room, Wilson has created a sculpture of a slice of the negative space or “space between” the hallway and staircase leading to the gallery’s main entrance. Partial details of a doorway, steps or a bannister in negative form are visible on the sculpture which sits straight on the ground at a tilted angle, offering a reassessment of the perhaps completely unnoticed yet familiar surroundings the viewer has just encountered. Block of Dering, meanwhile, takes the façade of the gallery building at 23 Dering Street and reconfigures it into a near-cube. Even the gallery’s signage can be made out in this sculpture which presents the local architecture in an entirely new way.

In the second room, a sculpture delineates the “space between” an area of Wilson’s home in South East London whilst Blocka Flats takes a piece of household furniture reconfigured into a form reminiscent of an urban landscape on a micro scale, the very same landscape which Wilson refers to in other works on a 1:1 scale. Two preparatory sketches for each work hang near their sculptural counterparts, whilst in the final room, Wilson shows maquettes of past works and those not yet realised.

Richard Wilson is a world-renowned British artist whose architectural interventions have won him acclaim throughout his career. Wilson rose to prominence in 1987 when his installation, 20:50 – consisting of a room filled to waist height with reflective sump oil – was shown at Matt’s Gallery in London and purchased by The Saatchi Gallery. Wilson has gone on to create a series of predominantly site-specific works, most recently Slipstream (2014), which stands at an impressive 78 meters at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2. Wilson was appointed visiting research professor at the University of East London in 2004, elected as a member of the Royal Academy in 2006 and in 2008 was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Middlesex. He has created permanent and temporary works at prominent locations worldwide and his works have been shown at institutions such as The Serpentine Gallery, London; Saatchi Gallery, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona.

“I need that initial thing from the real world because I’ve always been concerned with the way you can alter someone’s perception, knock their view off kilter. And to do that I need to start with something we think we understand.”

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear @ V&A / until 12th March 2017 ?

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10.00 – 17.30

@ Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Tickets: £12 book online

www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/undressed-a-brief-history-of-underwear

Exploring the intimate relationship between underwear and fashion and its role in moulding the body to a fashionable ideal, with cut, fit, fabric and decoration revealing issues of gender, sex and morality.

Discover the evolution of underwear design from the 18th-century to the present day. Featuring over 200 examples of underwear for men and women, highlighting the enduring themes of innovation and luxury.

From the custom-made, such as a rare example of home-made ‘stays’ worn by a working woman in England in the 18th-century, to pieces by current designers including Stella McCartney, Rigby & Peller and Paul Smith.

NoFit State Circus: BIANCO @ Big Top Southbank Centre / until 22nd January 2017 ?

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tuesday–Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2:30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

@ Southbank Centre, Big Top, Belvedere Road, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: from £25 book online

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on

Marvel at a dramatic live contemporary circus performance from NoFit State. An immersive promenade show directed by Firenza Guidi, it takes place above, behind and all around a standing audience, with a constantly evolving narrative set to a pounding soundtrack performed by a live band.

Big Apple Brixton @ Valentia Place / until 1st January 2017 ??

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Thu 6pm-11pm
Fri 6pm-12am
Sat 3pm-12am
Sun 1pm-10pm

@ Big Apple Brixton, Valentia Place Brixton, London SW9 8JH

Tickets: book online

www.bigapplebrixton.com

There is a rattle and hiss as a Subway train hurtles by, the painted metal a riot of colour – a speeding canvas for guerilla artists against the smoking cityscape. This is The Big Apple 1977 and the city is on fire.

In the Bronx, a new kind of hybrid music – a DIY collage of looped Funk and Disco breaks that will one day dominate the sonic landscape – is being born on street corners and in makeshift dance halls. They call it Hip Hop.

In Central Manhattan the lights of Broadway shine down on the throngs clamouring outside Studio 54, as inside Warhol gets down with Grace Jones, and the stars swing from the mirror balls and dance, ankle deep, in glitter.

The word is out – there’s a block party in Harlem tonight, and you jump the barriers and head Uptown. You get off at 125th street, the bass making the pavement beneath your feet shudder as you head towards the sound. There’s electricity in the air tonight and the streets themselves feel alive – because this the city that never sleeps, where the party never stops and the night is always young.

Visit this winter as we turn our rooftop space in Brixton into a scene from New York in the 1970s; drawing inspiration from iconic venues such as Studio 54 and the Harlem Apollo we are taking you across the pond and back in time with a selection of themed bars, a night club, private rooms and New York inspired street food.

  • Le Freak (night club) glittering mirror ball playground, inspired by the legendary Studio 54
  • Brixton Apollo (bar / club) art deco homage to Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theatre: ‘Where stars are born and legends are made’
  • Club Rapture (bar) punk rock palace – The grubby jewell in the crown of the Lower Eastside scene
  • Coldharbour Cafe (bar) prop up the counter of a quintessential New York diner

Rachel Maclean: Wot U :-) About? @ Tate Britain / from Tuesday 15th November until 2nd April 2017 ?

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00–18:00 every day

@ Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Free entry!

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/rachel-maclean-wot-u-about

Rachel Maclean is a Glasgow-based multi-media artist who creates artificial visions using green-screen technology. Within her fantastical settings Maclean parodies fairy tales, children’s television programmes, beauty product advertising, internet videos, and pop culture playing all the extravagantly costumed characters herself. At once seductive and nightmarish, glossy and grotesque, her films destabilise power dynamics and consumer desires.

Curated by Elsa Coustou, Assistant Curator, Contemporary British Art. Maclean’s new film work, It’s What’s Inside That Counts (2016), has been commissioned by HOME, Manchester. The film has been created in partnership with HOME, Manchester, the University of Salford Art Collection, Artpace San Antonio, Zabludowicz Collection, Tate, Frieze Film and Channel 4 Random Acts. The exhibition has been created in partnership with HOME, Manchester.

Protest @ Victoria Miro (Gallery 1) / until 5th November 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm

@ Victoria Miro, Gallery I, 16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW

Free entry

www.victoria-miro.com

Historical and contemporary works feature in a group exhibition by artists concerned with the socio-political issues of their day, who question the status quo and the power structures found within societies, and who take the very language of protest as a means to explore its potency.

Taking as a starting point Alice Neel’s 1936 painting Nazis Murder Jews, the exhibition presents new and recent works by artists including Doug Aitken, Elmgreen & Dragset, Isaac Julien, Wangechi Mutu, Richard Prince and Sarah Sze amongst others. These works do not document protests per se, but rather through image, composition, gesture, material, form or concept, serve as a call to action – inspiring consideration of possibilities for a life of freedom, an insistence on human rights, and continued debate and dialogue around the immediate social and political issues which confront our global community.

Artists:
Doug Aitken, Jules de Balincourt, Vlassis Caniaris, Elmgreen & Dragset, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Christian Holstad, Isaac Julien, Yayoi Kusama, Wangechi Mutu, Alice Neel, Chris Ofili, Richard Prince, Sarah Sze, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Kara Walker.

KERB street food fourth anniversary @ Kings Cross / Friday 14th October 2016 ????

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 5-11pm

@ West Handyside Canopy, Kings Cross, N1C 4AP

Tickets: £4 book online, quick before they sell out! ?

www.kerbfood.com/kerb-turns-4

Celebrate with KERB on their fourth anniversary! Grab yourself incredible food from 15 traders and great Fri-yay drinks including specialist cocktails and beers. Food from £4 including special #KERBlaborations.

Party music provided by Pig & Rig have their soundsystem playing reggae, calypso and aftobeat.

Food:
Deep fried spaghetti balls, Vietnamese chicken wings, mac ‘n cheese fries, ox heart pepperoni quesadillas, Bleecker burger sliders, ahi tuna poke boats, jerk chicken skewers, fried chicken nuggets with popcorn and chipotle chocolate salt, Baked Alaska with marshmallow sauce, butterscotch honeycomb pecan choux cones, Smartie exploding chocolate buttercream donuts…

Cocktails:
Spiced tequila Tegroni, Birthday Cake Spritz, Cool Runnings rum punch Slushie…

Beer:
Four Pure Shapeshifter, Beavertown Neck Oil, Camden Unfiltered Hells, Guest Tap: Sourz, IPAs & Saisons…

15 traders will be serving up KERB flavour all round including two very special #KERBlaborations from vegan traders Club Mexicana X Spice Box and BBQ Dreamz X Oh My Dog! ‘Dreamz Dogz’. Anna Mae’s will be on hand with their Mac ‘n Cheese fries, whilst Killa Dilla will offer up slider sized quesadillas. White Men Can’t Jerk, Bill or Beak, Blutop and more.

KERB will be whipping up specialist cocktails including a spicy tequila, Campari and scotch bonnet Tegroni, a prosecco and Frangelico fueled Birthday Cake Spritz and a banging rum punch Cool Runnings slushy. At the KERB Beer Bar there will be Camden Hells, Beaver Town Neck Oil, Four Pure Shape Shifter and a selection of alternative brews (with a chance to win four free pints for every new keg at the sound of the bell).

The London Shuffle Club @ Old Truman Brewery / until the end of the year 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Thu-Sat 12:00-23:00
Mon-Wed and Sunday until 22:00

@ The London Shuffle Club, Old Truman Brewery, Elys Yard, London E1 6QR

Tickets: £40 per lane book online for up to four people

www.londonshuffle.com

Londoners have the chance to try your hand at Shuffleboarding, the classic American game that is taking Brooklyn by storm.

The new venue is taking over the top floor of the iconic Truman Brewery in Shoreditch for the rest of the year. The space will celebrate the building’s industrial look giving it an underground party vibe – think bespoke neon lighting and sexy Miami-style art deco styling. Pop up bar specialists Platterform will be on hand to serve up classic cocktails and Americana inspired food.

Shuffleboarding can be dated back as far as Henry VIII and is like a mash up between ten-pin bowling and curling. No need to hire shoes, wear what you like!

If you’re interested in joining the leagues, contact:
leagues@londonshuffle.com

Christmas bookings open:
bookings@londonshuffle.com

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