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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:

Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00

@ Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

Free entry


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


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.

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Tuesday, March 18 2014

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

Silke Otto-Knapp at Camden Arts CentreTIME AND PLACE:

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

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

Free entry


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.

Saturday, February 1 2014

Patrick Thomas 100 BPM @ Hang Up Gallery / until 16th March 2014

Patrick Thomas 100 BPM at Hang Up GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sun 12:00-18:00

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

Free entry


British graphic artist Patrick Thomas. Silkscreened bold heart ideograms combined with found imagery and collage will be a recurring motif throughout the exhibition, which is timed to coincide with the Feast of Saint Valentine.

100 BPM will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in London since 2008 and first time that this collection will be shown publicly.

The majority of works on show will be limited editions and unique pieces created using free-form screen printing and collage, a technique which the artist has been investigating over the past 18 months in Berlin and Barcelona. This work explores the area between the unique artwork and the edition. A selection of prints will be perforated with a laser cutter to simulate arrow shots. Several will have real arrows embedded into the gallery walls.

Tuesday, January 28 2014

Hannah Höch @ Whitechapel Gallery / until 23th March 2014

Hannah Höch at Whitechapel GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Mon closed
Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 (until 21:00 Thur)

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

Tickets: £10 book online

Hannah Höch was an artistic and cultural pioneer. A member of Berlin’s Dada movement in the 1920s, she was a driving force in the development of 20th century collage.

Splicing together images taken from fashion magazines and illustrated journals, she created a humorous and moving commentary on society during a time of tremendous social change.

Höch was admired by contemporaries such as George Grosz, Theo van Doesburg and Kurt Schwitters, yet was often overlooked by traditional art history.

As the first major exhibition of her work in Britain, the show puts this inspiring figure in the spotlight.

Monday, January 27 2014

Hello, My Name is Paul Smith @ Design Museum / until 9th March 2014

Hello My Name is Paul Smith at Design MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-17:45

@ Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

Tickets: about £12.00 book online


The Design Museum takes you into the world of fashion designer Paul Smith, a world of creation, inspiration, collaboration, wit and beauty.

Celebrating his career to date and exploring future developments, the exhibition references Paul Smith’s influences and fashion designs, charting the rise of this quintessentially British label which has become one of the leading fashion brands in the world.

Thursday, January 23 2014

Nettie Wakefield: Solo Exhibition ‘Reversed’ @ Rook & Raven Gallery / until 6th February 2014

Nettie Wakefield Solo Exhibition Reversed at Rook and Raven GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Tue-Fri: 11:00-18:30
Sat 11:00-17:00

@ Rook & Raven Gallery, 7 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1HN

Free entry


Nettie Wakefield is a strikingly talented young artist with an acute eye for detail. Wakefield’s reverse portraits evoke a sense of intrigue and the unbeknownst, setting an imaginary boundary between the artist and viewer.

By conceptualising the most traditional of methods, the artist has made the familiar unfamiliar, inducing unique and abstracted sensibilities into an otherwise ordinary practice.


Thursday, January 9 2014

somewhereto_ Exhibition Launch Party @ Boxpark / Thursday 9th January 2014

somewhereto Exhibition Launch Party at BoxparkTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:00-21:00

@ Boxpark, 2 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 6HT


Free entry

View the winning submissions to the somewhereto_ exhibition with free Havana Club Rum cocktails and live DJs!

somewhereto_ is a service that helps young people access space. somewhereto_ has unlocked over 380,000 sq ft of space (both physical and digital) across the UK which was previously empty or underused.

Wednesday, January 8 2014

Yutaka Sone: Sculpture @ David Zwirner / until January 25, 2014

Yutaka Sone - Sculpture at David ZwirnerTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-18:00 Mon-Fri (Mon by appointment)

@ David Zwirner, 24 Grafton Street, London W1S 4EZ

Free entry


The show brings together the artist’s three sculptures of island cities—Hong Kong Island (Chinese) (1998), Little Manhattan (2007–2009), and the recently completed Venezia (2013)—each metropolis intricately miniaturized into a single block of marble.

Exhibited together for the first time, they span over twenty years of Sone’s practice, and occupy a momentous part of his oeuvre.

Monday, January 6 2014

Bill Woodrow RA: A Cut Above @ Royal Academy of Arts / until 16th February 2014

Bill Woodrow RA - A Cut Above at Royal Academy of ArtsTIME AND PLACE:

10:00-18:00 Sat-Thur
10:00-22:00 Fri

@ Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Tickets: £8 book online


This exhibition presents the first comprehensive survey of work by the sculptor Bill Woodrow RA. Comprising around 50 works, the exhibition spans Woodrow’s entire career and explores the themes of his oeuvre from the early 1970s to the present day, highlighting his humour and inventiveness and underpinning his influential role in contemporary sculpture. The exhibition is held in Burlington Gardens, the Royal Academy’s new venue for contemporary art.