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Thursday, August 7 2014

Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than Fiction @ Science Museum / until 9th November 2014

Joan Fontcuberta Stranger Than Fiction at Science MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-18:00

@ Science Museum, Media Space Gallery, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD

Tickets: £8 book online

www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Discover the incredible fictions of Joan Fontcuberta in his first major UK exhibition, featuring six documentary narratives that mix fact with fiction and science with art.

Using the visual languages of journalism, advertising, museum displays and scientific journals, these convincing yet subversive and deadpan works are an investigation into photography’s authority and our inclination to believe what we see.

Exhibition highlights include astonishing photographs of mermaid fossils, incredible reports of mysterious fauna and eye-opening photographs of rare plant species.

Monday, August 4 2014

The Cornershop @ pop-up in east London / until 31st August 2014

The Cornershop at pop-up in east LondonTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-19:00

@ The Cornershop, 19 Wellington Row, LondonE2 7BB

Free entry

www.thecornershopblog.com

Installation of a fully-stocked cornershop/newsagent made out of felt: each item meticulously sewn, stuffed and priced.

Installed in a disused commercial space on a busy pedestrian street in Bethnal Green this project draws together fine art and craft in a seven month local community collaboration, that culminates in a month-long performative installation.

The Cornershop at pop-up in east London Lucy Sparrow

Tuesday, July 29 2014

Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America @ Royal Academy of Arts / 28th September 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sat-Thu 10:00-18:00
Fri 10:00-22:00

@ Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly site, The Sackler Wing, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Tickets: £11.50 book online

www.royalacademy.org.uk

From radical innovations in the use of colour and form to new materials like neon and interactive, kinetic sculpture, this exhibition reveals some of the most original art of the last 100 years.

The time: 1930s
The place: South America

The stage was set for a major innovation in art. Over the next 50 years, artists across five cities would pioneer a new visual language to express their deeply held beliefs about art and its power to change the world around them.

Tuesday, July 22 2014

Jimmie Durham: Traces and Shiny Evidence @ Parasol unit / until 9th August 2014

Jimmie Durham Traces and Shiny Evidence at Parasol unitTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue-Sat 10:00-18:00
Sun 12:00-17:00

@ Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, 14 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW

Free entry

www.parasol-unit.org

New installation covering the entire gallery space of the foundation. While the installation on the ground floor is vivid, physical and colourful, the installation on the first floor is sedate, ethereal, and black and white.

Parasol unit is a not-for-profit art institution that operates purely for the public benefit. Central to the Parasol unit philosophy is a total commitment to artists and their creative endeavour, an attitude which leads to a singular relationship developing between each exhibiting artist and the foundation.

Sunday, May 11 2014

Spring Saloon 2014 @ Double Negative Darkroom / until 15th June

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: TBC

@ Double Negative Darkroom, 178a Glyn Road, London E5 0JE.

Free entry

www.dndr.org.uk

Double Negative Darkroom presents their annual salon exhibition.

The show will display and celebrate the diverse analogue work produced by their members over the last year, always in search of alternative photography ideas and processes.

Open Studios
Thurs 8th May 19:30-11:00
Fri 9th May 10:00-15:00
Sat 10th May 10:00-15:00

Thursday, May 1 2014

Artcade @ Beach London / until 29th June 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00
18:00-22:00 on 1st May

@ Beach London, 20 Cheshire Street, London E2 6EH

Free entry

www.beachlondon.co.uk

For their new exhibition Beach London have invited six artists to produce a piece of artwork inspired by a vintage arcade machine from the ‘Golden Era’ of coin-operated gaming.

Cabinets on show will be Pac Man, Galaxian, Space Invaders, Asteroids, Donkey Kong and Street Fighter II. Exhibiting artists include Gemma Shiel (Lazy Oaf), Anthony Burrill, Pete Fowler, Ellie Andrews, Rosy Nicholas and Malarky.

During the show Beach will be recording the top scores on each machine. At the end, each cabinet’s top-scorer will win the artwork that accompanies it.

Wednesday, April 30 2014

David Robilliard: The Yes No Quality of Dreams @ ICA until 15th June 2014

Life Isn't Good It's Excellent 1987TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
11:00-18:00 (Thur until 21:00)

@ Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Tickets: included in a £1 one day membership

www.ica.org.uk

The intimate paintings combine figurative elements with text taken directly from Robilliard’s own poems. Coded and knowing, his evocative prose alludes to intimate sexual encounters and passing infatuations that ultimately conjure an image of 1980s queer London.

Robilliard moved to London in 1975 and would become close friends with Gilbert & George, momentarily appearing in the film The World of Gilbert & George (1981). Throughout the 1980s Robilliard published books and postcards of his poetry, as well as contributing to publications such as The Fred, Square Peg and The Manipulator. Robilliard was described by Gilbert & George as ‘the new master of the modern person’.

Robilliard’s paintings appeared in numerous gallery exhibitions during his lifetime, as well as exhibiting in venues such as London’s Hippodrome and L’Escargot restaurant. In 1993, a major retrospective was held at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Wednesday, April 2 2014

Haim Steinbach: Once Again The World Is Flat @ Serpentine Gallery / until 21st April 2014

Haim Steinbach - Once Again The World Is Flat at Serpentine GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00

@ Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

Free entry

www.serpentinegalleries.org

The show includes key works from his forty year career, during which he has re-defined the status of the object in art. On display are major new works, reconfigured historical installations and a number of grid-based paintings from the early 1970s.

Up until the mid-1970s, Steinbach explored minimalism’s limitations through painting calculated placements of coloured bars around monochrome squares. He then abandoned painting to create work using the material linoleum, made to resemble a diverse range of historical floor designs. By the late 1970s, Steinbach had begun to investigate spatial questions, honing in on the daily rituals of collecting and arranging objects.

Steinbach’s interest in the fundamental human practice of collecting is explored through his placing of objects from a variety of contexts on shelving units, which range from handmade constructions to modular building systems. For this exhibition Steinbach has also invited the public to participate by presenting their salt and pepper shakers in the exhibition, forming a new work for the exhibition. Each with their own history and story, the salt and pepper shakers carry meaning from a former context and, through their display, the connection between the private and the public sphere is made.

Saturday, March 22 2014

Wall To Wall @ Hang-Up Gallery / from 22nd March – 27th April 2014

Wall To Wall at Hang-Up GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Wed-Sun 12:00-18:00 or by appointment

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

Free entry

www.hanguppictures.com

Explore rare original works by the best and most exciting artists including Banksy, KAWS, Faile, Swoon, Futura, Matt Small, Shepard Fairey, David Choe and Ben Eine.

The main gallery space will recreate the organised chaos of a street artist’s studio to intensify the viewing experience.

Expect paint splattered walls, empty spray paint cans, collage material cuttings and tools of the craft transporting the you deep into the creative process of how and where art is made.

Wall To Wall at Hang-Up Gallery 02

Tuesday, March 18 2014

Silke Otto-Knapp @ Camden Arts Centre / 30th March 2014

Silke Otto-Knapp at Camden Arts CentreTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00
Wed 10:00- 21:00

@ Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG

Free entry

www.camdenartscentre.org

Silke Otto-Knapp makes paintings of performance and landscape, approaching the canvas as a stage and a site of orchestrated scenarios. Gouache and watercolour are applied in delicate layers, depicting scenes of a fugitive beauty and imbuing the works with an ethereal magic.

In Monday or Tuesday, Otto-Knapp’s subjects are rendered almost entirely in black and silver pigments which appear to bathe the works in moonlight, the source of which at times looms in the distance, ambiguously appearing as a stage instruction or theatrical lighting device. The works bring together the reality of landscape with the pretence of stage design to raise questions around decorative surface, spatial depth and pictorial construction.

The central motif of performance will be expanded in the supporting public programme which includes a new performance in the gallery spaces by LA based dancer-choreographer Flora Weigmann, a salon afternoon featuring dancer Kate Coyne and a dance masterclass led by Nissa Nishikawa.

Alongside the paintings, the exhibition will include new collages and etchings developed during a residency at The Banff Centre, Canada. The exhibition will be accompanied by a new publication with an essay by Sabeth Buchmann, co-produced with Charlottenborg, Copenhagen where some of the works in the exhibition were shown in 2013.