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Rise Art Prize at House of Vans until 25 February 2018

The most exciting contemporary artists from around the world are shown in a new public exhibition hosted by global art platform Rise Art. Perfect for art lovers and culture hounds. 👨‍🎨 👩‍🎨

Showcasing the works of 25 finalists from the inaugural Rise Art Prize, a global competition seeking to unearth new and established talent from around the world. The exhibition allows the public to experience these artists first hand, with exclusive talks and tours by top industry figures and curators.

Spanning works from UK and international contemporary artists across the globe, the exhibition is a one-stop-shop to discover the latest innovators in art, including incredible sculptures, photography, street art, paint and much more.

www.riseartprize.com/what-its-about

Location:
House of Vans, Arches, 228-232 Station Approach Road, Lambeth, London SE1 8SW

Times:
Thursday – Friday 4pm – 10pm
Saturday 10am – 8pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Price:
Free entry

A Girl in a School Uniform (Walks into a Bar) at New Diorama Theatre until Saturday 17 February 2018

It’s the future. But only slightly. There are blackouts. No one knows what’s causing them, but that doesn’t stop people going missing in them.

Now Steph and Bell, a schoolgirl and barmaid, have to search for their missing friend, until the outside world starts infecting the theatre that stands around them…

www.newdiorama.com/whats-on/a-girl-in-school-uniform-walks-into-a-bar

Location:
New Diorama Theatre, 15-16 Triton Street, London NW1 3BF

Times:
7:30pm

Price:
£12.50 book online

Designs on Britain at Jewish Museum until 15 April 2018

Discover how much of the most iconic British design was produced by immigrants to this country. ✏️

20th century design in the UK was profoundly shaped by the arrival of pioneering Jewish émigré designers from continental Europe. They brought with them a knowledge of modernism and radically transformed the practice and language of British design.

Don’t miss iconic posters for London Underground, the General Post Office and the War Office created by designers including Dorrit Dekk, FHK Henrion and Hans Schleger.

See the classic designs that have been embraced by generations – a ‘70s Raleigh Chopper bike, an early Marble Run toy, and the London Transport bus stop sign.

www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/designs

Location:
Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB

Times:
10am – 5pm (Friday 10am – 2pm)

Price:
£8.50 more info

Dan Colen: Sweet Liberty at Newport Street Gallery until 21 January 2017

Colen’s first major London solo show spans over fifteen years and features new works, including large-scale installations.

Colen emerged onto the New York art scene in the early 2000s alongside artists such as Dash Snow and Ryan McGinley. Brilliantly witty, shocking, poignant and nihilistic, his art presents a portrait of contemporary America and is, in part, an investigation into the act of producing and looking at art.

Alongside significant early works such as Me, Jesus and the Children (2001–2003) – a photorealist painting of the artist’s chest, overlaid with cartoon cherubs and floating speech bubbles – the exhibition features paintings from Colen’s long-running ‘Gum’ and ‘Trash’ series. In the ‘Gum’ paintings, spots of brightly coloured chewing gum – usually only seen in the mouths of others or stuck to the soles of shoes – are layered onto the canvas as paint. The ‘Trash’ works incorporate rubbish and discarded ephemera, the kind you would often encounter piled up in the street. Referencing Arte Povera, Abstract Expressionism and action painting, the trash is mixed with paint and used as an unwieldy brush to form shapes based on Raphael’s exalted Madonna and Child paintings. With their irreverent borrowing from art history and disruptive combination of abstraction and figuration, they are paintings about painting, paintings about belief.

The exhibition features four installations, in which Colen continues to appropriate and subvert imagery from the globalised mass media and American subcultures. In these installations, Colen’s examinations of masculinity and individuality are brought to the fore. The bloated, spent machismo of the American Dream is laid bare to reveal a deep-seated existential unease.

www.newportstreetgallery.com/exhibition/dan-colen-sweet-liberty

Doors:
Tue - Sun 10am - 6pm

Location:
Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, London SE11 6AJ

Price:
Free entry

Free burgers at Dirty South from 20 – 24 November 2017

To celebrate the launch of Dirty South, a new restaurant and bar launching in Lewisham, Other Side Fried will take over the kitchen to offer Londoners the chance to get their hands on #100FREEBURGERS every day for a week. 🆓 🍔

Dirty South is a laid-back pub and restaurant located in the heart of Lewisham. Originally an iconic music venue that closed in 2011 following the London riots, Dirty South has re-opened for business and is dedicated to bringing quality food and drink to Lee High Road, seven days a week. The Dirty South Bar offers a selection of craft beers, fine wines and tempting cocktails.

Chicken street food favourites Other Side Fried will be the first in a series of rotating local street food stars to take up a residency with Dirty South. The fried chicken Kings will take over Dirty South, bringing their dirty done proper fried chicken.

The menu includes:

  • BUFFALO BURGER – Fried chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, lettuce, pickles
  • HONEY BUTTER – Fried chicken, smoked honey butter, bacon, lettuce, pickles
  • O.S.F BURGER – Fried chicken, bacon, American cheese, O.S.F. sauce, pickled onions, lettuce
  • VEG BURGER – Fried celeriac, Cheese and chive sauce, fried egg, lettuce and pickles
  • DIRTY FRIES – Ranch dressing, parmesan, bacon, hot sauce

www.dirtysouth.co.uk

Location:
Dirty South, 162 Lee High Road, London SE13 5PR

Times:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Sun 12pm – 11pm
Thu, Fri, Sat 12pm – 1:30am
Free burgers available from 5pm – 10pm

Entry:
To sign up visit www.dirtysouth.co.uk/100freeburgers and claim a voucher for a free burger!

Poster Girls a century of art and design at London Transport Museum

This powerful new exhibition shines a spotlight on 20th and 21st century female graphic designers and reveals the contribution they have made to poster design over the last one hundred years. With over 150 posters and original artworks on display, this exhibition attempts to recognise some of these forgotten design heroines and reveal the hidden stories behind their work. 💁

Poster Girls – a century of art and design will feature some of the leading female artists who have worked for London Transport and Transport for London including well-known designers, such as Mabel Lucie Attwell, Laura Knight, Enid Marx and Zandra Rhodes, alongside lesser known individuals who nonetheless changed the way Londoners viewed their city. The works on display show a dazzling spectrum of artistic styles and mediums; modernist, figurative, flat colour, boldly patterned, abstract, collage and oil.

Starting in the early 1900s the exhibition will take a broadly chronological approach, moving through the decades to contemporary times, unearthing how each era influenced the artists’ stylistic approach and highlighting the role played by London Transport in commissioning female talent.

www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions

Doors:
10:00 – 18:00

Location:
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB

Price:
£17.50 various discounts available, book online (includes entry to the museum)

Everything At Once at 180 The Strand until 10 December 2017

Store Studios is hosting an extensive off-site exhibition featuring 24 artists currently shown at Lisson Gallery in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

The stellar line-up presents work by a range of international artists like Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor, Marina Abramović, Cory Arcangel, Julian Opie, Richard Long, Lawrence Weiner and more, as well as featuring previous VF collaborators Haroon Mirza, Rodney Graham, Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg.

Housed in the striking brutalist environment at Store Studios – home to last year’s show-stopping music and film exhibition The Infinite Mix – Everything At Once probes the multi-sensory simultaneity of contemporary life, first articulated by John Cage in 1966, a year before Lisson Gallery opened its doors.

Neither chronological nor encyclopedic, the show will instead feature 45 interconnected works that exploit the full potential of the space, whether through installation, painting, sculpture, performance or sound.

www.thevinylfactory.com/news/everything-at-once-lisson-store-studios

Doors:
Tuesday – Saturday 12pm-7pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Location:
Store Studios, 180 The Strand, London WC2R 1EA

Price:
Free entry

Fahrelnissa Zeid @ Tate Modern / until Sunday 8th October 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sunday to Thursday 10.00–18.00
Friday to Saturday 10.00–22.00

@ Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Tickets: from £13.30 book online

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/fahrelnissa-zeid

Trained in both Paris and Istanbul, Fahrelnissa Zeid was an important figure in the Turkish avant-garde d Group in the early 1940s and the École de Paris (School of Paris) in the 1950s. Her vibrant abstract paintings are a synthesis of Islamic, Byzantine, Arab and Persian influences fused with European approaches to abstraction. Many of her abstract works are monumental and demand attention.

Zeid’s reputation as an artist was cemented in the 1950s when she was living between London and Paris and exhibiting extensively internationally. The artist also began experimenting with painting on turkey and chicken bones, which she later cast in polyester resin panels evocative of stained-glass windows. In the later years of her life she unexpectedly returned to figurative painting, creating stylised portraits of her friends and family.

Indulge in Zeid’s obsession with line and dazzling colour in this exhibition. Rediscover one of the greatest female artists of the 20th century in this first major retrospective.​

The Terrible Infants @ Wilton’s Music Hall / until 28th October 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 7.30pm (3pm Wednesday and Saturday matinees)

@ Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, Whitechapel, London E1 8JB

www.wiltons.org.uk/whatson/331-the-terrible-infants

Les Enfants Terribles bring their multiple award-winning show, The Terrible Infants to the magical surroundings of Wiltons Music Hall for the first time.

Based upon a series of twisted tales, this fantastic spectacle blends puppetry, live music and story-telling into a highly sensory theatrical feast suitable for big kids and small grown-ups! Featuring narration from Dame Judi Dench.

Meet Tumb, the boy who eats his mum, Thingummyboy, with a face even his mother forgets, Little Linena, the material girl and of course little Tilly and her terrible tail. Roald Dahl meets Tim Burton in this hugely theatrical, funny, sad, silly, junk-filled, puppetry packed, dark, delicious, magical piece of performance.

This unforgettable 10th anniversary production follows the huge success of The Trench, The Vaudevillains and the Olivier Award-nominated Alice’s Adventures Underground.

Peckham Carnival @ Peckham / Sunday 17th September

TIME AND PLACE:

From: 12:00 (parade 16:00)

@ Holly Grove, London SE15 5 (behind Peckham Rye train station)

Free

www.peckhamfestival.org

The streets of Peckham come alive with the Festival’s very own carnival! See amazing musicians, rappers, MCs and dancers, who at 4pm will wend their way in a colourful parade into Copeland Park. Best of all, it’s 100% free to attend!

Highlights:

Desirable Designz Projects off of the streets of Notting Hill and it’s iconic carnival: bringing spectacular dancing and costumes inspired by the love of carnival and Caribbean musical heritage and vibes. Especially for Peckham Festival, DD Projects have created a children’s masquerade group dancing to fresh soca sounds.

Award-winning local dance organisation Movement Factory will be showing off their talents following their Peckham Take over the day before.

The Pomba Girls: a female-driven crew of local performers with crazy costumes sourced from Peckham High Street and inspired by local street fashion – expect bling, sparkles and lots of Lycra. They will be hosting a “Pomba Tribe” initiation which will involve glitter makeovers for local people to come down and get sparkled!

Grounded Movement – specialising in authentic Jazz and Hip Hop dance forms producing vibrant, engaging and original performance and participatory experiences – they will be encouraging you to get onto the dance floor and show us some moves.

Swing patrol bring their infectious dance moves to our dancefloor.

And if that’s not enough, you can chill to the sweet sounds of reggae or get up and dance the afternoon away with the awesome New Era Reggae Sound System. DJ Sam Jago, a regular on the reggae circuit, is famous for creating a “jam session” feel by working with live percussionists and singers, including singer Rachel Wallace, Notting Hill Carnival’s Alvin Roots, MC Hot Foot and selecta Juno Q Beat. Expect ska, rock steady, roots, steppas, digi/dancehall and reggae turned up to the max at this 100% free family-friendly dance party.

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