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Dalí / Duchamp at Royal Academy of Arts until 3 January 2018

Take another look at two artistic giants: father of conceptual art Marcel Duchamp, and larger-than-life Surrealist Salvador Dalí. This is the first exhibition to throw light on their surprising relationship and its influence on the work of both artists. 👨‍🎨 🎨

On the surface, these two great 20th-century artists could hardly be more dissimilar, but Dalí and Duchamp maintained a lasting bond of friendship and mutual admiration throughout their careers.

What fuelled this seemingly unlikely friendship was deeper than their shared artistic interests – amongst them eroticism, language, optics and games. More fundamentally, the two men were united by a combination of humour and scepticism which led both, in different ways, to challenge conventional views of art and life.

This original exhibition brings together around 80 works, including some of Dalí’s most inspired and technically accomplished paintings and sculptures, and Duchamp’s groundbreaking assemblages and readymades. It will also showcase the less familiar: photographs by Dalí, paintings by Duchamp, correspondence and collaborations between the two artists.

Presented as a conversation taking place through art, this focused exploration offers fresh ways of looking at two figures, radically revising their familiar places in art history. Through the lens of their intriguing friendship, visitors will gain a new perspective on two equally inventive, intelligent and irreverent minds. The exhibition is curated by Dawn Ades and William Jeffett, with Sarah Lea and Desiree de Chair.

www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/dali-duchamp

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

Times:
Mon – Thu and Sat – Sun 10am – 6pm
Fri 10am – 10pm

Price:
From £15 book online

Ryan McGinley: Wandering Comma @ Alison Jacques Gallery / November 24th – December 22nd 2011

TIME AND PLACE

Open: 10-6pm, Tuesday to Saturday or by appointment.
The gallery is closed on Mondays.

@ 16-18 Berners Street, London W1T 3LN

http://ryanmcginley.com/

www.alisonjacquesgallery.com/

For his first London exhibition since his celebrated ‘Moonmilk’ series, Ryan McGinley has assembled seven new photographs, all in the largest format the American artist has yet worked in. Scale is one of the central variables in McGinley’s practice, as each photograph taken is initially printed in an array of sizes in order to fix the exact dimensions that allow the image to speak most effectively to the viewer. All prints in other sizes are then discarded. McGinley rarely produces his artworks at this 280 x 180 cm format, the maximum size, and only does so when the photograph truly calls for a vast canvas – an expanse that demands a heightened scrutiny from the viewer, as it does more attention on the part of the artist.

Ryan McGinley’s aesthetic has evolved over the past decade from a verité snapshot style to one that is more cinematic, even epic. More director than documentarist, McGinley has recently made photographs in which his imagination has become imprinted on the reality he captures.

“My photographs are about removal: bringing people to nondescript locations, to places that aren’t recognizable, removing their clothes, capturing them with a very limited style palette. I try to think about how timelessness, isolation, and style interact. ” – Ryan McGinley, Artforum, September 2010

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Y’Oh x Kids Of Grime (Exhibition Afterparty) @ Apples and Pears / Thursday 28th April 2011

TIMES AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:00 – 01:30

@ Apples and Pears, 26 Osborn Street, London E1 6TD

Entry: £2 donation

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Once you’ve seen all you can see at the Kids of Grime exhibition, join us for the After Party! Help us celebrate and support the continued hard work and contribution from Kids of Grime and the launch of Y’Oh Streetwear.

Live PA’s from Champion emcee Merky Ace and Kozzie who is responsible for the Spartan Remix; one of the hottest grime tracks of this year so far!

DJs:
DJ JJ (Rinse FM)
DJ Vectra (Pitch Controllers)
DJ Motive (dontwatchthat.tv)
Complex & Screamer

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