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Now Play This 2017 games festival @ Somerset House / Friday 7th – Sunday 9th April 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday and Saturday 10:00-20:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00

@ Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA

Tickets: from £6.50 book online

www.nowplaythis.net
www.games.london

The three-day event returns, coinciding with the city-wide games initiative, London Games Festival. Filled with a host of hands-on opportunities for visitors to get involved.

Showcasing the wider possibilities of games, the peculiar, the beautiful, the deeply experimental. It’s a place for games that get us playing in new and wonderful ways – whether that’s in groups, on our own, outside, inside, on or underneath tables. Games that send us running across courtyards, games situated on nearby screens, games that take place entirely in our heads.

There will be over 40 game varieties available across the weekend, with highlights including:

  • A nine hole mini-golf course on Somerset House’s River Terrace, played through a landscape of environmental destruction
  • The Awkward Arcade, a real life experimental video arcade by James Medd, showcasing games that are designed to make participants think and move in ways uncommon to mainstream games culture
  • The Art of Ping Pong – an interactive ping pong table that generates a unique digital artwork with each game that is played
  • A recreation of street artist Aïda Gómez’s Joy Is Here, a massive communal word search covering the walls of an entire room
  • A new interactive game from London-based theatre group, Block Stop – Of Plagues, Deceptions and Other Things – where players have to explore Somerset House and solve puzzles to stop an outbreak of the bubonic plague

If you like this, look at Game Changers, free exhibition from 7th April until 7th May.

Bojan Šarčević invagination @ Modern Art / until 14th January 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sat 11am-6pm

@ Modern Art, 4-8 Helmet Row, London EC1V 3QJ

Free entry

www.modernart.net

Third solo exhibition with Modern Art. Šarčević’s work was the subject of survey exhibitions at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, and Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France (2012).

Bojan Šarčević was born in Belgrade in 1974. He studied at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, graduating in 1997, and undertook postgraduate study at Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 1999 to 2000. He lives and works in Berlin and Paris.

Rachel Maclean: Wot U :-) About? @ Tate Britain / from Tuesday 15th November until 2nd April 2017 ?

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00–18:00 every day

@ Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Free entry!

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/rachel-maclean-wot-u-about

Rachel Maclean is a Glasgow-based multi-media artist who creates artificial visions using green-screen technology. Within her fantastical settings Maclean parodies fairy tales, children’s television programmes, beauty product advertising, internet videos, and pop culture playing all the extravagantly costumed characters herself. At once seductive and nightmarish, glossy and grotesque, her films destabilise power dynamics and consumer desires.

Curated by Elsa Coustou, Assistant Curator, Contemporary British Art. Maclean’s new film work, It’s What’s Inside That Counts (2016), has been commissioned by HOME, Manchester. The film has been created in partnership with HOME, Manchester, the University of Salford Art Collection, Artpace San Antonio, Zabludowicz Collection, Tate, Frieze Film and Channel 4 Random Acts. The exhibition has been created in partnership with HOME, Manchester.

The Last Word festival @ Roundhouse / until 18th June 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH

Tickets: various

www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2016/the-last-word-festival-2016

Showcasing the genre’s original trailblazers, rising stars and the finest home grown Roundhouse talent, highlights include Words First Live, a partnership between BBC Radio 1Xtra and the Roundhouse, featuring Kate Tempest and six of the hottest young spoken word artists from across the UK.

Also don’t miss Debris Stevenson’s Dirtee Verse, a lyrical reinterpretation of Dizzee Rascal’s award-winning debut album Boy In Da Corner.

Poet, battle rapper and teacher Mark Grist returns to The Last Word alongside poet Tim Clare with their new show Only You Can Save Poetry and finally Burning Eye present a special afternoon performance that will entertain parents in need of culture, amusement and adult conversation, Mum’s The Word.

Mona Hatoum @ Tate Modern / until 21st August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sun–Thu 10am–6pm
Fri–Sat 10am–10pm

@ Tate Modern, Bankside London SE1 9TG

Tickets: £14.50 book online

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/mona-hatoum

Mona Hatoum creates a challenging vision of our world, exposing its contradictions and complexities. Hot Spot is a steel cage-like neon globe which buzzes with an intense, mesmerising yet seemingly dangerous energy. Elsewhere electricity crackles through household objects, making the familiar uncanny.

This is the first major survey of Hatoum’s work in the UK, covering 35 years from her early radical performances and video pieces, to sculptures and large-scale installations. Born in Beirut to a Palestinian family, she settled in England in 1975.

Through the juxtaposition of opposites such as beauty and horror, Hatoum engages us in conflicting emotions of desire and revulsion, fear and fascination.

Immerse yourself in the work of one of the most important artists working today.
One of the most important and powerful artists of her generation finally gets the big British show she deserves.

Voyager @ New Diorama Theatre / 24th May until 11th June 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:30

@ New Diorama Theatre, 15 – 16 Triton Street, London NW1 3BF

Tickets: £14.50 book online

In 1977 the Voyager spacecraft is launched on its journey of discovery. It carries with it a time capsule containing a Golden Record of sounds and music from earth – a brief history of mankind.

Just minutes after this momentous launch, a baby girl is born on earth. Carrie.

Four decades later, Voyager is 12 billion miles from home – further than anything manmade has ever travelled. Carrie is a teacher and soon to be married.

As Voyager leaves our solar system a change is triggered in Carrie and a strong desire to leave Earth begins to grow. She begins to contemplate leaving behind everything she has ever known to become a pioneer on a one way mission to Mars.

Critically acclaimed Idle Motion’s newest impassioned and visually-arresting journey through the human experience, is set against the fascinating and epic backdrop of the history (and future) of space travel. This is a timely and ambitious new project inspired by humankind’s first steps into the vast unknown expanse of space.

La Soirée @ Spiegeltent – Southbank Centre / until 17th January 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various evenings

@ Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: from £15 book online

www.southbankcentre.co.uk

The Oliver Award-winning hit cabaret show has returned. The theatrical phenomenon is back for another awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping and downright unmissable run at La Soirée’s Spiegeltent at Southbank Centre.

An inspirational night of live entertainment: La Soirée’s heady cocktail of cabaret, new burlesque, circus sideshow and contemporary variety is more potent than ever.

Showcasing the crème de la crème of the cabaret world as it introduces the newest members of its dysfunctional family alongside very dear old friends.

So step in from the cold, leave your troubles at the door and prepare for a night of thrills, shocks, laughter and disbelief as La Soirée banishes the winter blues and leaves you wanting to see it all over again.

Art Social 15 @ House of St Barnabas / from 21th September until 27th September 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek Street, London W1D 4NQ

Tickets: from free! Book online

www.hosb.org.uk

A festival of art, creativity and discovery, with a social heart by The House of St Barnabas.

A free public art programme inspired by Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs followed by a weekend of festivities held within the magical grounds of The House of St Barnabas.

Have you ever wanted to stumble across a giant teapot in Soho Square, be drawn into the historic townhouse at 1 Greek Street and see work in an amazing French Gothic chapel by artists including Jeremy Deller and HIto Steyerl?

A weekend to heighten the senses, a cacophony of sights and sounds, of colours and conversations, an oasis of creativity in London’s Soho. Come along and make something, discover a new way of thinking, and dance under the stars to Maslow’s Pyramid “Silent” Disco, feast on a banquet of creativity with Oh Comely, ponder life’s mysteries with some great speakers at our Mini Manifestos, watch live illustration and maybe learn to draw yourself, listen to live music and watch performance art happen before your eyes.

The London Illustration Fair @ Hoxton Arches / from Friday 10th July until Sunday 12th July 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday 2pm–10pm
Saturday 12–8pm
Sunday 12–6pm

@ Hoxton Arches, Arch 402, London E2 8HD

Tickets: £5 general admission (students get 50% off Friday launch party tickets with promotional code ‘cosmic’)

www.thelondonillustrationfair.co.uk

Back with their fourth event Summer Festival: Psychedelia. A psychedelic inspired cosmic universe, showcasing mind altering artworks from creative agencies, collectives, publications, textile designers, visual artists and print studios from around the UK.

Line-up and activities:
14 exhibitor stands, including Material Gallery, Belly Kids, Pirrip Press, Brothers of the Stripe, Ben Oakley Gallery, East London Printmakers, Not Another Bill, The Flood Gallery and many more.

A featured wall, exhibiting exclusive prints from a selection of handpicked artists. Keep you eyes peeled for the likes of Steve Thomas, Paul Blow, Saskia Pomeroy, Supermundane and Pâté. But hurry, each print is in an edition of 20 so once it’s sold, it’s gone for good!

‘Print your own Magic Mushroom’ screen printing workshop with Hello Print Studio, silent Wes Wilson auction, The London Illustration Fair print shop, street food vendors, live music, DJs and a fully stocked summer bar.

Signage tomfoolery! @hoxton_arches

A photo posted by The London Illustration Fair (@thelondonillustrationfair) on

Kinetica Artfair @ Old Truman Brewery / Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th October 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Thu 16th 18:00-19:00
Fri 17th 11:00-20:00
Sat 18th 11:00-20:00
Sun 19th 11:00-18:00

@ Old Truman Brewery (Ely’s Yard entrance), 15 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR

Tickets: from £12 book online

www.kinetica-artfair.com
www.kinetica-museum.org

Back for its sixth year, a platform for galleries, curatorial groups, design studios and artists working in the realm of interdisciplinary new media art.

Bringing together spectacular work from over 100 artists from 15 countries, representing the very best of new and innovative kinetic art from around the globe.

Kinetica Art Fair 2014 from Kinetica Museum on Vimeo.

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