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Cinema: Women on Film at House of Vans throughout March 2018

A whole month of films hosted in the 100 seat cinema. Celebrate Women’s month this March with a selection of kick-ass female leads! 🙋‍♀️

03/03/18 – La Via En Rose
09/03/18 – Tangerine
17/03/18 – The Help
18/03/18 – Persepolis
23/03/18 – Frida
24/03/18 – Million Dollar Baby
25/03/18 – Breakfast At Tiffany’s
30/03/18 – 20th Century Women
31/03/18 – Thelma & Louise
01/04/18 – Mustang

www.houseofvanslondon.com/events/calendar/events/house-of-vans-cinema-women-on-film

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

Times:
Thu – Fri 5pm and 7pm
Sat – 3pm and 5:30pm
Sun – 2pm and 4pm

Price:
Free entry! First come first served

Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World at Whitechapel Gallery until 13 May 2018

Explorer, collector, activist and conjuror of theatrical environments American artist Mark Dion (b.1961) has travelled through rainforests and rubbish dumps to reveal the wonder and fragility of life on earth. Dion uses specimens – natural and manmade – to make uncanny representations of these environments. His drawings, sculptures and installations draw on the techniques of scientific enquiry and museum display; and on the telling of natural histories. 🌎

We embark on a journey through a sequence of installations created between 2000 and the present. The exhibition begins with The Library for the Birds of London (2018), a new commission continuing a series of aviaries Dion has created since 1993. The roomy sanctuary is a temporary home to 22 zebra finches, which are well-known for being social creatures. Visitors are invited into the aviary, which has an apple tree at its centre, referencing the tree of life. Over 600 books devoted to ornithology, environmentalism, literature and the natural sciences surround the birds. A scholar’s study invites us to unravel intricate drawings and models; while the Bureau for the Centre of the Study for Surrealism and its Legacy displays the strange magic of obsolete things. The muddy banks of the Thames have also yielded their treasures for poetic display in a gigantic cabinet; while The Wonder Workshop displays the ghosts of animals and instruments, many of them extinct and obsolescent. Each immersive environment is also a habitat, evoking the characters that observe, conserve or exploit the natural world.

www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/mark-dion

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

Times:
Monday closed
Tuesday 11am-6pm
Wednesday 11am-6pm
Thursday 11am-9pm
Friday 11am-6pm
Saturday 11am-6pm
Sunday 11am-6pm

Price:
£12.95 book online

Andreas Gursky at Hayward Gallery until 22 April 2018

Hayward Gallery reopens with the first major UK retrospective of the work of acclaimed German photographer Andreas Gursky. Known for his large-scale, often spectacular pictures that portray emblematic sites and scenes of the global economy and contemporary life, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant photographers of our time. 📷

Driven by an interest and insight into ‘the way that the world is constituted’, as well as what he describes as ‘the pure joy of seeing’, Gursky makes photographs that are not just depictions of places or situations, but reflections on the nature of image-making and the limits of human perception. Often taken from a high vantage point, these images make use of a ‘democratic’ perspective that gives equal importance to all elements of his highly detailed scenes.

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/hayward-gallery-art/andreas-gursky

Location:
Hayward Gallery Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Times:
11am – 7pm
Closed Tuesdays
Thursdays until 9pm

Price:
£16 book online

Eddie Peake: Concrete Pitch at White Cube Bermondsey until 8 April 2018

Featuring new sculpture, painting, sound work and performance presented in an immersive and constructed environment. 🔊 🏙

The works weave autobiographical elements and an examination of self-identity with more general themes of desire, the body, architecture and urban landscape. The title ‘Concrete Pitch’ was inspired by the bare, concrete recreation ground in Finsbury Park in London where Peake grew up, which was used as a playground, a sports field, a meeting place for people of every age, class and ethnicity and location for encounters and scenarios of all kinds. Peake has said: ‘I used to treat things I did like graffiti and football and dance classes as not part of my art, then I had a sort of epiphany. I realised I want all those parts of my life in my art, and vice versa.’ For Peake, whose work can be located within a history of painting and object-making as well as more recent narratives of dance and performance art, the gallery can also be considered a stage; a place to orchestrate dramas of the everyday and to present the rich associative portrait of his childhood neighbourhood as a microcosm of urban, multicultural society.

Peake will be present in the gallery space throughout the exhibition, following a scheduled daily routine. Moving between various constructed spaces which include a private office and a triangular cell-like structure, accessible only by a tall ladder. The artist ‘plays’ himself, both offering up and dismantling the narrative of artistic ego, fictional protagonist and ‘real’ self. In another specially constructed room, visible behind a window, DJs from Kool London broadcast an online radio show during the exhibition. Broadcasting oldskool jungle and drum and bass from East London tower blocks since 1991, Kool FM is one of the longest running underground stations and provided the soundtrack to Peake’s adolescence.

The new, large-scale sound installation, Stroud Green Road runs through the gallery, consisting of a row of steel tables placed in a snaking line, just as the street of the same name runs through Peake’s neighbourhood. On their tray-like surfaces is an array of objects: small-scale sculptures as well as an eclectic selection of items purchased from shops on Stroud Green Road and several small speakers which emit a low, deep register like a wavering vibration or rattle. Composed by the artist using distorted samples and field recordings from the local area, this abstract soundscape creates a continuously looping hum, while a soft pink light floods the exhibition space. Continuing the theme of revealing and concealing, an airy white curtain hangs full-length from the ceiling, creating a natural spiralling passageway, in the centre of which a split-screen projection shows four dancers, each locked in an individual, looping sequence of complex, choreographed movement. The notion of the loop, a key motif within Peake’s work, is manifested in these repetitive movements, in the daily rituals the artist will be observing, in the sonic structure of the sound sculpture and in the music played by the Kool DJs. For Peake, these devices echo the entrapping loops of thought or behaviour associated with compulsion, obsession and depression.

In several new series of paintings, techniques of layering and masking are used to create vivid abstract compositions on canvas or hard, reflective stainless-steel panels. In one group, overlapping, spray-painted rectangles recall the urban patchwork of fly-posters, while in others, graffiti-like mark-making recedes into a bright void. This exploration of the void, whereby elements of the composition are left blank or undone creates works that reflect back to the viewer a sense ennui, even depression. In another group of oil on canvas works, a rainbow-coloured text defines the form of a head in profile spelling out the enigmatic slogans ‘A More Uncomfortable And Realistic History’, and ‘We To The Ramp Go For Relinquish Unearned Privileges And Powers’. Suggesting the direct, angry tone of graffiti, social media and urban music, these works are an expression of ideas that have formerly been implicit in Peake’s work.

www.whitecube.com/exhibitions/eddie_peake_bermondsey_2018

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

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

Price:
Free entry

Future of Dating: Friday Late at V&A on Friday 23 February 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.

With dating apps ever increasing, finding love is now as much about an algorithm as physical attraction. Join us this Friday Late to swipe, like, and explore the future of dating. What role do data and technology play, and what is at stake in terms of chemistry, privacy and who knows our preferences best? Look at the politics of sex and relationships, and question how we build and sustain them today and into the future. Watch out cupid! 💕

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!

Another Time Another Place at Stour Space until 4 March 2018

An exhibition of 100 images by photographer Neil Martinson goes on display. Possibly the largest collection of unseen Hackney images from the 70s and 80s. It was a time when there was large scale manufacturing and Hackney still bore the scars of post-war slum clearance. 🙎‍♀️ 🙎‍♂️

Neil Martinson was born and brought up in Hackney. Whilst still at school he started taking photographs of street scenes and later extensively documented local working lives becoming a founder, with Jo Spence, of Hackney Flashers.

Many of his images appeared in books published by Centerprise and were used by local campaigns on housing, nurseries, education and trade union rights. His work appeared in national newspapers and magazines and he has work in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery.

www.stourspace.co.uk/portfolio/another-time-another-place

Location:
Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 2PA

Times
9am-5pm

Price:
Free entry

The Female Gaze at Getty Images Gallery until 14 March 2018

2017 was the Year of Women: it began with massive women’s marches in the US and ended with a series of high-profile resignations by powerful men over sexual harassment scandals. 🙎 👀

This groundswell of feminism may have erupted in response to current events, but it has also been slowly and steadily growing for decades. Over the past five years, female photographers have actively sought to redefine the manner and styles in which women are visually represented across advertising, film, and other media.

In response to this change, Getty Images has recruited a new generation of image makers and partnered with a number of organizations such as LeanIn.org, Refinery 29, and Muslim Girl to expand and evolve the photographic landscape.

www.gettyimagesgallery.co.uk/exhibitions/archive/the-female-gaze

Location:
Getty Images Gallery, 46 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8DX

Times:
Monday – Friday 10am – 5:30pm
Saturday 12pm – 5:30pm

Price:
Free entry

Converse One Star Hotel on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 February 2018

Welcome to a hotel like you’ve never experienced before. The Converse One Star Hotel is two days of the freshest sounds, style and sneakers served with a smile. 🏨

Go down and explore five floors of exclusive sneaker drops, rooms curated by the likes of A$AP Nast, Yung Lean & MadeMe and a series of special guests rolling through.

RSVP on Facebook

Located in the heart of picturesque Shoreditch, proud to offer:

  • Loud neighbours and zero sleep
  • Staff with attitude
  • All-nighters in shoebox rooms
  • The freshest sneakers as standard
  • Queues round the block for the gift shop

www.onestarhotel.london

Location:
151-155 Wimbourne Street, London N1 6TA

Times:
12pm – 6pm and 8pm till late

Price:
Free! Book online

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

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