Bruce Nauman’s interest is ‘in what art can be, not just what painting can be,’ and he embraced a variety of media, including sculpture, installation, video, neon and printmaking. 🔺 🔸 🔹 🔳 🔲
In the mid-1960s, having first studied mathematics and physics, and then art, Bruce Nauman became involved with the art scene in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Throughout his career, Nauman has investigated who we are, physically and mentally, using the human body and the space it inhabits. His own body became an important tool and reference point, whether performing in videos, or being cast to form part of a sculpture. Using self-imposed limitations and systems, he exposes the body’s vulnerability, as well as the human potential for violence and our need to communicate.
Words are both the subject and the form of many of Nauman’s works. Through thought-provoking wordplay, his neon pieces and works on paper cast new light on everyday phrases. Sound and the human voice are also significant aspects of his artistic approach, be it using his own voice or employing actors to perform unsettling and humorous scenarios. Disrupting the traditionally quiet space of the gallery, Nauman wants the experience of his work to be: ‘like getting hit in the face with a baseball bat. Or better, like getting hit in the back of the neck. You never see it coming; it just knocks you down.’
Walk through time and explore artworks from 1545 to the present day.
A chronological display of Britain’s greatest artists, taken from the collection. Instead of designated themes or movements, the display is is arranged by decade, so you can see an array of art made at any one moment.
Straight lines and flat planes morph into looping and twisting volumes and sculptural reliefs in the new commission by Leonor Antunes (b. 1972, Portugal). Weavings, geometric patterns, artisanal techniques and utilitarian designs are sources of inspiration.
Taking its title from British architect Alison Smithson’s description of how young people bring together elements of style to define their identity and social allegiances, Antunes gathers references to overlooked figures in the history of 20th-century architecture, art and design, particularly women. Her commission has been informed by two artists who lived in London — Mary Martin (1907–69, UK) and Lucia Nogueira (1950–98, Brazil). While bothwere known for their sculpture, Martin also created works on paper and weavings and Nogueira made jewellery.
Antunes’s commission features hanging and floor-based sculptures made from materials including metal, leather and rope, illuminated by lights designed by the artist. The sculptures serve as screens or dividers, creating layers and shaping the viewer’s journey through the space. The gallery floor is covered in a geometric pattern, based on a drawing by Martin and made of cork and linoleum. Antunes has also selected examples of jewellery by Brazilian artist Nogueira, which are displayed in sculptural glass displaycases by Danish designer Nanna Ditzel (1923–2005).
See the best in journalistic photography in this renowned exhibition. Since 1955, World Press Photo has invited press photographers of the world to participate in the premier annual international competition in press photography. 📸
The World Press Photo of the Year competition honours the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year.
Nectar is hosting a first of its kind event in central London to celebrate life hacks! 🆓 🆓 🆓
The nation’s zest for life hacks – little tips and tricks that save us both time and money – is bigger than ever before.
Get your free tickets and choose from an array of fun, interactive sessions with life hack experts including celebrity chef Gizzi Erskine, ex-Dragon’s Den star Sarah Willingham, plus author and life hacks enthusiast, Annabel Staff.
Running across three days, with 30 minute sessions designed for morning, lunch time and evening crowds, there are 12 different life hacks to choose from. Whether it’s ‘how to hack your city break experience’ or ‘cork popping wine hacks for wine lovers’, there is something for everyone at the Life Hacks with Nectar event.
A fast-paced ’30 hacks in 30 minutes’ session will leave attendees with all the skills they need to show off to family and friends, whilst saving time and money in everyday life; a feng- shui expert will teach guests how to hack their home to boost zen levels; whilst an expert chef, Tom Hunt will share his eco-friendly food hacks to get the most out of your ingredients and significantly reduce food waste.
The Life Hacks with Nectar event will be run in association with Nectar partners including Sainsbury’s, Laithwaites, Eurostar, Expedia and Pizza Express, with plenty of surprises and free treats included for attendees.
The event is showcasing over 100 new emerging and recently established contemporary artists from the UK and around the world. If you are looking to fall in love with some contemporary art of the highest quality at truly affordable prices, then the New Artist Fair’s ‘Summer Exhibition’ is the art event for you!
The exhibition will be showcasing over 100 unique contemporary UK and International artists, who will all be available to discuss their work with visitors throughout the duration of the event.
The ‘Summer Exhibition’ is different from most other art fairs because it has the feel and look of a gallery layout within the chosen spacious venue along with a very friendly and welcoming vibe. As always there will be examples of all genres and styles of artwork on display and for sale at very affordable prices.
There will even be some live art throughout the weekend, so our visitors can watch the exciting process of art being created. Artwork can be purchased and taken home on the day from the fair or shipping can be arranged through the artists. Also many artists work with buyers to make the perfect individual piece for a certain room or person and commissions like this can also be arranged directly with the artist.
New to the exhibition this year is the New Photography Zone which will be showcasing a variety of photographic artists along with the winners of this year’s PhotoX competition.
There will be 20 re-exhibiting artists and 90 who are completely new to showing, all have been carefully selected to represent their particular genre. Whatever your style or preference, the New Artist Fair promises to have something for everyone.
As the opening event of REVEAL, a week-long festival celebrating the opening of the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter, V&A Friday Late teams up with the online music broadcasting platform Boiler Room to present a dynamic programme of experimental sounds. We invite you to explore what happens when the digital and physical collide. Step into pixel-rich interfaces to question the freedom of online broadcasting, and join global link-ups live from New York and Tokyo.
Following the huge demand for the open-air film nights over the past two years, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is hosting four free evenings of frivolous film fun on one of the biggest outdoor screens in London. 🎬☀️
There is something for everyone at Open House with four themed movie evenings – ranging from a sing-along spectacular of ‘Lion King’ to a flashback Friday with eighties classic ‘Dirty Dancing’.
Saatchi Gallery and Huawei have teamed up to present From Selfie to Self-Expression. This will be the world’s first exhibition exploring the history of the selfie from the old masters to the present day, and will celebrate the truly creative potential of a form of expression often derided for its inanity.
The show will also highlight the emerging role of the mobile phone as an artistic medium for self-expression by commissioning ten exciting young British photographers to create new works using Huawei’s newest breakthrough dual lens smartphones co-engineered with Leica.