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Tuesday, July 15 2014

Bridget Riley The Stripe Paintings 1961-2014 @ David Zwirner / until July 25th 2014

Bridget Riley The Stripe Paintings 1961-2014 at David ZwirnerTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00

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

Free entry

www.davidzwirner.com

Featuring paintings and studies selected from all periods of her career, from 1961 to 2014, the show will be installed throughout the three floors of the gallery, making it the artist’s first major survey in London since her 2003 retrospective at Tate Britain.

“Bridget Riley is undoubtedly one of the world’s most significant artists working today and her influence on present and future generations cannot be underestimated,” says David Zwirner. “I am honoured to be able to show such a definitive selection of her stripe work in my London gallery.”

Tuesday, April 1 2014

Maria Nepomuceno: Trans @ Victoria Miro / until 17th April 2014

Maria Nepomuceno - Trans at Victoria MiroTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue–Sat 10:00-18:00

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

Free entry

www.victoria-miro.com

For this exhibition, the Rio de Janeiro-based Nepomuceno expands her characteristically dynamic approach to form, using traditional methods of rope weaving and straw braiding as well as techniques of her own design.

The works in TRANS extend the artist’s interest in biomorphic and organic development, and emphasise the interconnectedness of the individual object and its environment.

Thursday, March 27 2014

HTC ONE Skatepark @ The Old Selfridges Hotel / until 19th April 2014

HTC ONE Skatepark at The Old Selfridges HotelTIME AND PLACE:

Open:
Mon-Fri 12:00-21:00
Sat 10:00-21:00 (lessons 10:00-12:00)
Sun 12:00-18:00 (lessons 12:00-14:00)

@ The Old Selfridges Hotel, London W1A 1AB

Free entry

www.htc.com
www.selfridges.com

For four weeks, HTC are hosting a public pop-up skatepark next to Selfridges on Oxford Street. It’s the UK’s largest indoor free skatepark and everyone from newbies to experienced skaters have the chance to skate.

Free lessons are available including equipment. To book a lesson visit Selfridges’ website.

The park features two distinctive areas, the first replicating London’s famous skating spots, including the Big Ben Gap and Moorgate Handrail. The second area is a nod towards a Selfridges’ shop floor, with obstacles inspired by shoeboxes, magazines and baseball caps.

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.

Saturday, March 15 2014

Mind Maps: Stories from Psychology @ Science Museum / until August 2014

Mind Maps - Stories from Psychology at Science MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-18:00

@ Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD

Free entry

www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Mind Maps: Stories from Psychology, explores how mental health conditions have been diagnosed and treated over the past 250 years.

Divided into four episodes between 1780 and 2014, this exhibition looks at key breakthroughs in scientists’ understanding of the mind and the tools and methods of treatment that have been developed, from Mesmerism to Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) bringing visitors up to date with the latest cutting edge research and its applications.

Bringing together psychology, other related sciences, medicine and human stories, the exhibition is illustrated through a rich array of historical and contemporary objects, artworks and archive images.

Thursday, March 13 2014

Bookbed @ Peckham Platform / until 23rd March 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue-Fri 11:00-17:00
Sat 11:00-16:00

@ Peckham Platform, 89 Peckham High Street, London SE15 5RS

Free entry

www.peckhamplatform.com

‘Bookbed’ invites you to explore the library in the context of twenty-first century technologies. With a giant bed as its centrepiece, the exhibition will provide a platform to share your experiences of learning and self-education.

Ruth Beale’s practice includes performance, drawing, video work and the collection and the collection and re-presentation of archive material.

Saturday, February 15 2014

IdeasTap Takeover: Love @ Rich Mix / until Sunday 16th February

IdeasTap Takeover - Love at Rich MixTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Rich Mix, 35-37 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Free for all!

www.ideastap.com/takeover

IdeasTap Takeover: Love is a five day multidisciplinary arts festival coinciding with Valentine’s Day week.

The festival offers an alternative to the usual mush with a lineup of original theatre, screening of short films, live performance, scratch events and creative workshops from an impressive selection of new and established artists.

All events are free you just need to sign up for tickets at www.ideastap.com/takeover

Monday, February 3 2014

The Alibi Film Club: Soylent Green @ The Alibi / Monday 3rd February 2014

The Alibi Film Club - Soylent Green at The AlibiTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-22:00

@ The Alibi, 91 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB

Free entry

he Alibi Film Club Presents: Soylent Green (1973). With free popcorn, comfy seats and free karaoke afterwards.

What is the secret of Soylent Green?

This month:
10th You’re Next (2013)
17th Machete Kills (2013)
24th Switchblade Sisters (1975)

Friday, January 31 2014

Friday Late: Sound It Out @ Victoria and Albert Museum / Friday 31st January

Friday Late - Sound It Out at Victoria and Albert MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18.30-22.00

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

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk

Live performances, one-off displays and installations, special guests, bar and food, guest DJs in a late-night exhibition opening.

Experience V&A museum transformed into an exploration of music’s relationship to technology – from analogue to digital, from live streaming to digital manipulation.

Featuring:
Boiler Room Presents
Emptyset: Medium
Human Resource System
London Modular
Meet Ototo
Machines in sonic culture
TM instruments

Sunday, January 19 2014

Nike+ Training Club Week @ various venues / from Monday 20th January 2014

Nike+ Training Club Week at various venuesTIME AND PLACE:

Sessions: morning, early afternoon and evening

@ Various venues including Victoria Park, Boxpark, Equinox, Frame and more

Free

www.nike.com

Nike wants to make sure people stay inspired and motivated, they’re holding a series of free training classes across London, exclusively for women.

From running focused classes, to barrecore and anti gravity pilates, N+TC Week ensures there’s something for everyone!

Try something new, meet new people and enjoy the free classes. Sign up here: www.nike.com download the app: www.nike.com

Schedule:
Monday 20th
7:00 – get toned at Boxpark
18:15 – get lean at Frame

Tuesday 21st
7:00 – barrecore at Mayfair
18:30 – train2run at Boxpark

Wednesday 22nd
7.30am – fuel per minute at Equinox
6.30pm – anti gravity pilates at Basement

Thursday 23 Jan
7:00 – AMCK dance class at NTL
19:00 – yoga at secret yoga club

Friday 24th
7am – get toned hula hoop at NTL

Saturday 25th
10:30am – get lean at Victoria Park
14:00 – studio cycling at Equinox

Sunday 26th
9:30 – boxfit class at Frame
14.15 – rave class at Frame