Cut-Glass Accents: Dialogues for Japanese Edo Crystal @ Embassy of Japan in the UK / Monday 26th January – 6th February

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 09:30-17:30

@ The Embassy of Japan in the UK, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT

Free entry

www.cutglassaccents.com

A special one-off exhibition celebrating stunning Edo Kiriko (Japanese cut glass). Unique collaboration between master craftsman from Tokyo and leading Japanese chef to showcase the true beauty of Edo Kiriko.

Conflict, Time, Photography @ Tate Modern / until 15th March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
10.00–18.00 Sun–Thu
10.00–22.00 Fri–Sat

@ Tate Modern, The Eyal Ofer Galleries Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Tickets: around £13 book online

From the seconds after a bomb is detonated to a former scene of battle years after a war has ended, this moving exhibition focuses on the passing of time, tracing a diverse and poignant journey through over 150 years of conflict around the world, since the invention of photography.

In an innovative move, the works are ordered according to how long after the event they were created from moments, days and weeks to decades later. Photographs taken seven months after the fire bombing of Dresden are shown alongside those taken seven months after the end of the First Gulf War. Images made in Vietnam 25 years after the fall of Saigon are shown alongside those made in Nakasaki 25 years after the atomic bomb. The result is the chance to make never-before-made connections while viewing the legacy of war as artists and photographers have captured it in retrospect.

Super Wide City @ Exposure Gallery / until Friday 27th February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Exposure Gallery, 22-23 Little Portland Street, London W1W 8BU

Free entry

www.exposure.net

The Super Wide City project captures the spectacular view of a city in motion, both creating and preserving a historically relevant portrait of a city during a time of accelerated change.

By immersing himself in the vast scale of London’s urban landscape, photographer James Bell has created a series of immaculate, large format works capturing carefully selected rooftop aspects of London. Shot between 2007 and the present day, the collection documents the city skyline at its economic peak and low.

James built his reputation working with international corporates, branding and government agencies. Whilst working at the very top of London’s metropolitan skyline, glimpses of an epic urban vista rarely seen by the public were opened up to him. This inspired him to collect these ‘fragmented views’ he saw everyday and document this great city. First looking in from the point of view of the suburbs and then the detail of concentration of the centre in all its glory.

Shinebright @ Wrapping Gallery / until Wednesday 17th December 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11:00-19:00

@ The Wrapping Gallery, 15 Bateman Street, Soho, London W1D 3AQ

Free entry

www.shinebrightstudio.co.uk

Following on from the summer’s successful Shinebright studio, created to nurture and promote young creative talent, glacéau vitaminwater’s exciting new project, the ‘wrapping gallery’ is celebrating the work of local artists whilst offering people the chance to make sure their special gifts Shinebright this Christmas.

With infamous London-based painter and street artist Inkie* at the helm, the wrapping gallery will house 10 emerging artists including Jack Hudson, Lynnie Zulu, Lucy Vigrass and the Day Job collective. The team of artists are designing, screenprinting, illustrating, block printing, stamping and stenciling rolls upon rolls of gigantic wrapping paper with their own designs and interpretations of what it means to shine bright.

The space will be a destination for busy shoppers to seek calm and inspiration. A place to have their carefully selected gifts wrapped by professionals in one-off sheets of paper created on-site before their eyes by an array of talented young artists.

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

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

Skin @ The Gallery on the Corner / Saturday 10th May 2014

10257813_677660865630879_4531853885540832859_nTIME AND PLACE:

10:00 – 22:00

@ The Gallery on the Corner
155 Battersea Park Road,
London,
SW8 4BU

Entry: £FREE

www.thegalleryonthecorner.com

Join The Gallery on the Corner for YOUNG GOLD TEETH’s first event. A collaboration between bloggers, creatives and big-thinkers, SKIN will feature artworks by a talented collective of up and coming artists working in a range of disciplines. Talk body perception, internet feminists, the music industry and advertising with us. Enjoy tasty cocktails, cut a rug to the soulful sounds of our DJs, take part in interactive artworks and discussion, get your ‘empowerful strut’ on and take something created by artists or amazing collaborators home with you. YGT is bringing its celebration and support of young creatives into a physical space. 10am – 10pm, free entry. Drinks and music from 3pm.

Pen & Ink pop-up illustration gallery @ One By One store / Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th April 2014 (extended to Sunday 13th)

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11:00-19:00

@ One By One store, 70 Berwick Street, Soho, London W1F 8TA

Free entry

www.somewhereto.com

Project Platform in association with somewhereto_ are putting on Pen & Ink a pop-up gallery exhibiting a collection of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming contemporary illustrators.

Pen & Ink is a creative programme lead by Laura Frood and Misha Meghna who are helping young people curate their own events in interesting spaces.

Featuring:
Forrest Hu
Ashton Springer
Mitika Suri
Sam Hugh
Matt Fern
Flo Main
Jordan Pryke
Stephanie Kane
Performance by DOPExBROKE

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.

Video art from Africa @ Ben Uri Museum / Friday 14th – 30th March 2014

Rehema Chachage - Kwa baba 2010TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon 13:00-17:30
Tue-Thu 10:00-17:30
Fri 10:00-15:30
Sun 12:00-16:00

@ Ben Uri Museum, 108a Boundary Road, London NW8 0RH

www.benuri.org.uk
http://sfip-project.blogspot.com

The exhibition presents a selection of African video art that stands beyond the clichés that remain associated with the dark continent and the postcolonial image. It seeks to bring viewers closer to idiosyncratic readings of African video art and its thematic concerns which are largely ignored. ‘Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy’ (SFIP) contextualises African video art within a larger cultural framework.

Project SFIP is a multi-national exhibition process and a platform for critical thinking, researching and presenting African video art.

The technocultural revolution has democratised cultural and artistic practice through everyday access to new media. At the same time, the pervasive presence of technology in our lives has raised questions around privacy, surveillance and ownership, the dominance of Western media in globalisation, as well as the privilege of access in the developed world.

The SFIP network is dedicated to the diffusion of new experiences worldwide through film and video. It is unfortunate that contemporary African art remains largely associated with sculpture and painting. Much work remains to be done in adequately researching the creative energy of the continent, especially within the last decade.