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Tate Lates at Tate Modern on Friday 23 February 2018

2018 marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, which granted some women the right to vote for the first time in British parliamentary elections. We celebrate women in the arts with a vibrant mix of art, music, film, drop in workshops, pop up talks and street food. 🙋

Find emerging and established DJs selected by NTS Radio, alongside world-class exhibitions, discover pop-up talks, playful artistic activations and hands-on workshops. Or simply enjoy the space, the music, the views and the delicious food and drink offers.

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Music & Visuals Programmed By gal-dem:
See DJs Nabihah Iqbal (formerly Throwing Shade), Lil C, Anz and Tone in the South Tanks. They will be accompanied by ground-breaking visuals made by or starring women of colour from Ifama and focused on black suffragette Ida B. Wells.

Music Programmed by NTS Radio:
See DJs Flo Dill, 239EF and Janie Jones in the Terrace Bar until 11pm.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/late/uniqlo-tate-lates

Location:
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Time:
6pm-10pm

Price:
Free entry

Rise Art Prize at House of Vans until 25 February 2018

The most exciting contemporary artists from around the world are shown in a new public exhibition hosted by global art platform Rise Art. Perfect for art lovers and culture hounds. 👨‍🎨 👩‍🎨

Showcasing the works of 25 finalists from the inaugural Rise Art Prize, a global competition seeking to unearth new and established talent from around the world. The exhibition allows the public to experience these artists first hand, with exclusive talks and tours by top industry figures and curators.

Spanning works from UK and international contemporary artists across the globe, the exhibition is a one-stop-shop to discover the latest innovators in art, including incredible sculptures, photography, street art, paint and much more.

www.riseartprize.com/what-its-about

Location:
House of Vans, Arches, 228-232 Station Approach Road, Lambeth, London SE1 8SW

Times:
Thursday – Friday 4pm – 10pm
Saturday 10am – 8pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Price:
Free entry

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 53 at Natural History of the Year until 28 May 2018

Explore the world’s best nature photography, highlighting the incredible range of life on Earth. 🐍 🐻 🦒

The exhibition of 100 images records the beauty and drama of the natural world, from tiny insects to massive mammals.

This year’s competition attracted almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 92 countries.

See winning images selected by a panel of judges for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.

www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year

Location:
The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

Times:
10:00am – 5:50pm

Price:
£12.50 book online

Botanical Portraits by Kate Friend at Garden Museum until 18 March 2018

A photographic study of English plants. British photographer Kate Friend spent the spring and summer of 2017 touring a selection of England’s greatest gardens, gathering the subjects of her photographic study which makes up Botanical Portraits. 🌱 🌿 🍃

To select some of the best specimens of the season she worked with Head Gardeners at Chelsea Physic Garden, Great Dixter, Houghton Hall and Fern Verrow. For each photograph, a stem was isolated from its growing environment and photographed in a studio setting, inviting the viewer to focus on form and colour. With a nod both to the Japanese rikka (standing flowers) tradition and to Gertrude Jekyll’s still life photography of the 19th century, the aesthetic focusses as much on what is left out as on the little that is allowed in. Vases and vessels are of central importance to the final result, seen here are ceramics from Rachel Lucas-Craig, Laura Huston and Karen Downing.

Kate Friend’s selection criterion for the chosen plants was that they were native to England. On pursuing this path, she discovered that this was not a straightforward premise. Exploration, trade, colonialism and early globalisation have resulted in England’s rich and diverse international plant community. The eclectic nature of the final selection reflects England’s multicultural botanical heritage.

Visitors can see the ten photographs which make up ‘Botanical Portraits’, alongside a narrative wall, a separate display showing ‘behind the scenes’ photographs and location shots, both at the museum.

www.gardenmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/coming-soon-botanical-portraits-kate-friend

Location:
Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, Lambeth, London SE1 7LB

Times:
Sunday – Friday 10:30am 5pm
Saturday 10:30am – 4pm
Closed the first Monday of the month

Price:
£10 adult or less with concessions

A Girl in a School Uniform (Walks into a Bar) at New Diorama Theatre until Saturday 17 February 2018

It’s the future. But only slightly. There are blackouts. No one knows what’s causing them, but that doesn’t stop people going missing in them.

Now Steph and Bell, a schoolgirl and barmaid, have to search for their missing friend, until the outside world starts infecting the theatre that stands around them…

www.newdiorama.com/whats-on/a-girl-in-school-uniform-walks-into-a-bar

Location:
New Diorama Theatre, 15-16 Triton Street, London NW1 3BF

Times:
7:30pm

Price:
£12.50 book online

Red Star Over Russia: A revolution in visual culture 1905-55 at Tate Modern until 18 February 2018

A dramatic visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union from 1905 to the death of Stalin – seen through the eyes of artists, designers and photographers. 🇷🇺

2017 marks the centenary of the October Revolution. Rebellion brought hope, chaos, heroism and tragedy as the Russian Empire became the Soviet Union, endured revolutions, civil war, famine, dictatorship and Nazi invasion. A new visual culture arose and transformed the fabric of everyday life.

The core of this exhibition comes from the extraordinary collection of photographer and graphic designer David King (1943–2016). He started his collection of over 250,000 items relating to this period while working for The Sunday Times Magazine in the 1970s. The collection was acquired by Tate in 2016.

This show is an opportunity to see the rare propaganda posters, prints and photographs collected by King – some bearing traces of state censorship. Including work by El Lissitzky, Gustav Klutsis, Dmitri Moor, Aleksandr Deineka, Nina Vatolina and Yevgeny Khaldei, it is a thrilling journey through a momentous period in world history.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/red-star-over-russia

Location:
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Times:
Sunday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday – Saturday 10am – 10pm

Price:
£11.30 book online

Systems and Secrets: Friday Late at V&A on Friday 26 January 2018

The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with leading and emerging artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJs and late-night exhibition openings.

DJ Sammseed (Grand Entrance, Cromwell Road)
Join South London based DJ Sammseed (Touching Bass and Scene + Heard) in the V&A Grand Entrance as he mixes a timeless journey through Spiritual Jazz, Broken Beats and all the Funky joints in-between.

Connectivity Algorithm (Grand Entrance, Cromwell Road)
Join Playdate Office at this interactive relay station, which will explore wartime semaphore – the Shutter Telegraphs that were once dotted on the prominent hillsides of the south of England. Answer a series of intuitive questions and spin the shutter rotations to create your very own a geometric code. What message will you create?

Talisman and Amulets (Islamic Middle East, Room 42 – The Jameel Gallery at 7pm)
Join Behnaz Atighi Moghaddam as she explores the visible and invisible power of words and signs, both secular and religious, in the Middle East. Learn about the V&A’s collection of talismans and amulets housed in the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art, exploring their significance and social context. Behnaz will take us on a visual journey, looking at how talismans and divinatory sciences are used within contemporary Middle East. Asking us to imagine what place they hold in modern household ritual beliefs and what talisman might look like in the future.

London College of Communication (Fashion, Room 40)
Explore a series of provocative and interactive projects from MA Interaction Design Communication at the London College of Communication. Tonight the projects on display will examine four interpretations of code: universal codes that cross boundaries of time and space, secret codes that obfuscate or protect something; algorithmic codes that move ideas and information through processes; unknown codes that are out of reach or are undiscovered.

Symbols to Move (The Raphael Cartoons, Room 48a at 7:30pm, 9pm)
Join Language of Dance choreographer in this creative dance workshop, which transforms symbols into movement. Uncover this unique alphabet of abstract cyphers used by dancers across the globe. Learn how to translate and interpret the symbols to discover new moves on the dance floor, creating your own shapes and unique patterns.

Moving Through 2 Dimensions (The Raphael Cartoons, Room 48a at 8:15pm)
Join renowned movement specialist Dr. Ann Hutchinson Guest, as she discusses the development of the language of dance. Tracing symbols as far back as the 15th century to the codes used by famous Russian dancer, Vaslav Nijinsky, learn how this distinctive dance heritage has evolved into the modern moves of contemporary dance today.

Tarot Reading (Europe 1600 – 1815 Galleries – The Salon, Room 4)
Fusing the intellectual with the esoteric, join Leona Nichole Black as she reads your cards. Using the universal symbols and archetypes of human experience Leona’s ethos is that tarot is not about the fatalism of future prediction. Instead, Tarot is about finding the language and methods to engage with the unseen parts of ourselves, so that we can live more authentic and empowered lives. Limited capacity. Time slots will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Joto’s Robotic Drawing (Sculpture 1300–1600, Room 25)
Watch as Joto robotic drawing system turns intricate pixels into pen & ink. This collaborative project by artists Inconvergent and Variable Studio explores the different results you can get from systems of simple rules, computer coding and algorithms. Challenge Joto to create you a drawing to take home.

Coded Love (National Art Library at 7:30pm)
Queer women have an invisible history, seen by their contemporaries as merely platonic friendships, their existence has been left seemingly undiscovered by society. To many, the hidden nature of female queer experience is what kept them safe in the passages of time. Tonight we lay this history to bare as we uncover codes hidden within the written word to communicate affections covertly amongst female lovers. Join Amy Firth in this talk, which will explore the secret codes buried in pages of our National Art Library Collection.
Please note coats and bags are not permitted in the Library. Please leave these items in the cloakroom.

The Search for a Universal Language (Medieval & Renaissance, Room 50b – The Paul and Jill Ruddock Gallery)
How can we design a language that anyone can understand, even if they aren’t from this planet? Over the past few decades the human race has been sending interstellar messages into space, with the hope of someday making contact with an alien species. Come and find out more about this fascinating method of communication and have a hand at decoding an interstellar message for yourself!

The Ancestor (Medieval & Renaissance, Room 50b – The Paul and Jill Ruddock Gallery)
Standing at an almost human height, bearing neon figures the size of our heads, this digital sculpture seems to simultaneously appear like an abandoned piece of technology, or an almost-human automaton. Watch as the neon as it flickers, as you question our relationships with machines around us, asking yourself – just how much trust should we place in them?

Emoji Decoder (Medieval & Renaissance, Room 64b – The Simon Sainsbury Gallery at 7:45pm) 🤔
Emojis are a hallmark of contemporary digital communication, allowing each of us to imbue our messages with emotional or semantic information that reaches beyond letters and words. But emojis sit at a crossroads between design, business and technology, and there are more nuances to the symbols and their usage than you may realise. Join Keith Broni, the first Emoji Translator, as he unpicks how the interpretation of these symbols have alternate definitions depending on your culture or identity. Question how you read emojis, from the waitress verses hair flick or high five verses praise hands. Illustration by Ben Hutchings.

www.vam.ac.uk/info/friday-late

Location:
Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Times:
6:30pm – 10pm

Price:
Free, make sure you arrive early!

Lates at Tate Modern on Friday 26 January 2018

Find emerging and established DJs selected by NTS Radio, alongside world-class exhibitions, discover pop-up talks, playful artistic activations and hands-on workshops. Or simply enjoy the space, the music, the views and the delicious food and drink offers. 🎨 🍷 🔊

Discover new perspectives on the theme of production in collaboration with our Tate Exchange Associates. Enjoy a vibrant mix of art, music, film, drop in workshops, pop up talks and street food.

Music:
Movement! programmed by Stance Podcast
Stance hosts Movement! taking you on an audio journey through a selection of the freshest music genres. A flash dance studio will feature DJ sets from DJ Sketchy and Emily Dust taking you from South African Gqom to Desi Disco via the west African underground and more. Plus artist Lotte Andersen will be capturing euphoric moving portraits.

Music programmed by NTS Radio
See DJs Liam D, Qendresa and Jamie Burke in the Terrace Bar.

Film:
New Generation and Process
New Generation comments on the black British experience, its influence and portrayal in music. Directed by The Rest and narrated by Kojey Radical. Process is a companion film to the debut album of singer-songwriter Sampha. Directed by Kahlil Joseph, it offers a window into Sampha’s world.

18:30–19:30 New Generation with Q&A chaired by artist Mahaneela
20:00–20:40 Process
21:00–21:20 New Generation

Free ticket required for all screenings. Advance tickets have all now gone but an allocation of free tickets will be available on the night. Tickets will be distributed from the Level 0 ticket desk on a first-come-first-served basis from 18.00, with any spare tickets given out from the Level 1 Starr Cinema foyer 15 minutes before each screening starts.

Other activities:
Creative Collision II
Watch dancers, choreographers and composers from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance create new work and share their creative process.

Documenting Our Cultures
Celebrate the places and pioneers behind our global creative cultures with Stance Podcast. Watch film screenings from Riz Ahmed and Ewen Spencer and join a zine-making workshop with Young Photographers London.

They Call It Regeneration?!
Be critical and reflective about regeneration and gentrification with the People’s Bureau and their giant pass the parcel.

Roulette Station
Try your luck with BACKLIT Gallery’s human roulette station. Winners get to collaborate with artists and create a vinyl recording in the Booth of Truth.

Cross Polli.Nation
Discover how to dance contact improvisation and experience a live jam with Trinity Laban. Learn basic dance skills and awaken your inner spontaneity! No experience needed.

Dubstep Retrospective
Step into Georgina Cook’s immersive dubstep retrospective programmed by Stance Podcast. A virtual playlist and images will transport you to defunct club nights like FWD>> at Plastic People and DMZ at Mass.

Technological Immersion
Get hands on with Digital Maker Collective to explore the role of technology in the arts. Question and rethink virtual and physical space, artificial intelligence, gaming and movement.

Collection Conversation
Got an opinion about the art in Tate Modern? Our visitor experience teams will lead three lively rounds of conversation around key artworks.

Uniqlo 10 Minute Art Talks
Staff and volunteers from across Tate share their personal insights into works from the collection.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/late/uniqlo-tate-lates

Location:
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Times:
6pm – 10pm

Price:
Free entry

Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures and Their Fuckosophy at White Cube until 28 January 2018

THE BEARD PICTURES are violent, eerie, grotesque, lurid and crazed. They show a dream-like world of paranoia and destruction and madness. Their strange sickly colours and creeping, smashed up, absurd landscapes confront the viewer with relentless aggression. THE BEARD PICTURES depict a world bereft of reason, in which negotiation no longer exists. 🔞 🔞 🔞

Gilbert & George take their place within THE BEARD PICTURES as intense, red, staring, empty-headed and sinister versions of themselves. Their eyes are shadowed and bizarrely prettified. Mutant, impish explorers or dead-headed sentinels, they seem to look at, into and through the viewer. They look possessed and serious. They look as though their spirits might have left their bodies. They look stern, absurd, imprisoned, mocking and mocked.

In each picture they wear beards that are surreal and symbolic. Beards made of wire mesh, beards made of beer foam, beards made of flowers, beards comprising rabbits with snakes for tongues. Secular and sacred, the throwback emblem of hip millennial youth as well as a mark of religious faith, the beard is depicted in THE BEARD PICTURES as both mask and meaning: a sign of the times.

In some of THE BEARD PICTURES, the artists stand either in front of a barbed wire or mesh fence, or behind one. Elsewhere, rusted steel rods sprout from collapsing buildings of pre-stressed concrete. In yet other pictures, Gilbert & George are unsmiling comic grotesques, with tiny bodies and huge heads. Behind them a blank silvery void, extravagant ornamental foliage, wire mesh fencing, newspaper advertisements for bouncers, builders and sex workers, the heads in relief of popes, monarchs, worthies and heroes.

Aggressively absurd, trashing contemporary artistic niceties but resonant with intense symbolism, THE BEARD PICTURES turn history into a mad parade, their mood shape-shifting between that of science fiction, lucid dreaming and Victorian caricature. It is a vision and a form which brings to mind Oscar Wilde’s account of Walter Pater’s ‘Appreciations’ (1889): ‘others are medieval in their strangeness of colour and passionate suggestion, and all of them absolutely modern, in the true meaning of the term modernity. For he to whom the present is the only thing that is present, knows nothing of the age in which he lives.’

In the half century that they have lived and worked together as Living Sculptures, embarked on a visionary journey through the modern world, always together and always alone, Gilbert & George have made fiercely singular Anti-Art that is poetic, primal and emotionally driven. Order and madness are held in tension, vaudevillian and nursery rhyme absurdity take on the air of paranormal ritual.

The more the viewer contemplates THE BEARD PICTURES, the more Gilbert & George appear like poltergeists within the cause of art and spirit sentinels within a world gone mad. In this chaos of trashed aesthetics and reversed values, all has become symbol and surface: mad symbols, presented with deadly seriousness. And as such they study the viewer.

In keeping with their career-long merger of cultural and artistic provocation, the FUCKOSOPHY of Gilbert & George exhaustively employs the common yet taboo swear word to create a vast directory of absurd, unusual, amusing, bland or memorable statements. As with their GODOLOGY the artists interrogate the nature of a culturally primal word through myriad repetitions, each in a different context.

www.whitecube.com/exhibitions/gilbert_and_george_bermondsey

Location:
White Cube Bermondsey
144 – 152 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ

Times:
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Price:
Free entry

Ferrari: Under the Skin at Design Museum until 15 April 2018

Race through 70 years of passion, glamour and design innovation, with unique behind-the-scenes access to one of the most iconic car brands. 🚘 🏁

In an Italy ravaged by the Second World War, Enzo Ferrari and a small team decided to create the perfect racing machine. The exhibition will explore Ferrari’s powerful personality, the design and manufacturing process, the famous clientele and the future of the luxury car brand.

From the very first Ferrari to Michael Schumacher’s winning Formula One car and the newest hybrid model, the exhibition features rare cars and memorabilia displayed in public for the first time. Discover the Ferrari experience through original hand-drawn sketches, sculpture-like models and engines, alongside films and interviews telling one of the great design stories of all time.

www.designmuseum.org/exhibitions/ferrari-under-the-skin

Location:
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG

Times:
10am – 6pm

Tickets:
From £8.15 book online

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