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Zhongguo 2185 curated by Victor Wang 王宗孚 at Sadie Coles until 4 November 2017

Zhongguo 2185 (China 2185) is an exhibition of ten young artists from China, whose works address the shifting cultural contexts of China – past, present, and future – while also moving far beyond those social and geographical confines. 🇨🇳

The exhibition draws its title from Liu Cixin’s 1989 ‘critical utopian’ Science Fiction novel, ‘Zhongguo 2185’, which was written during the rapid socio-political reforms of the 1980s, and remains unpublished to this day – circulating only on the internet. The exhibition harnesses the ‘critical openness’ that early Chinese Science Fiction utilised and advocated in the face of authoritarian rule. It gestures towards potential futures while also constructing a critical vision of the past and present.

Curated by Victor Wang 王宗孚, Zhongguo 2185 examines a new lexicon of Chinese contemporary art – presenting a cross- section of work that complicates and disrupts the premise of a unified visual form and national aesthetic that has often been attached to Chinese ‘contemporaneity’. Bringing together new, existing and site-specific commissions and artworks, this exhibition – comprised solely of artists born after the Cultural Revolution of 1966-76 – uses the literary mode of Science Fiction (often deployed as a guise for political and personal concerns) as an entry point for exploring the frameworks that underpin contemporary art in China, and its current accelerated production.

Lu Yang, Power of Will, 2016 in our group show Zhongguo 2185 curated by Victor Wang #luyang #zhongguo @viktorwang @societeberlin

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www.sadiecoles.com/other-exhibitions/zhongguo-2185

Doors:
Tuesday – Saturday 11 – 6pm

Location:
Sadie Coles, 62 Kingly Street, London W1B 5QN

Price:
Free

National Youth Theatre Season: Jekyll & Hyde at Ambassadors Theatre until 6 December 2017

Everyone has another face they hide behind… The National Youth Theatre REP Company invite you into the world of Victorian England, where civilised society meets seedy Soho for a thrilling new adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde from award-winning playwright Evan Placey (Consensual, Girls Like That).

Classic tale of secrets, deceit and revenge will be brought to life by some of Britain’s most exciting emerging talent on one the West End’s most historic stages.

www.theambassadorstheatre.co.uk
www.nyt.org.uk/whats-on/jekyll-and-hyde

Doors:
19:30 and 14:30

Location:
Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London WC2H 9NZ

Tickets:
From £19.50 book online

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.

(X) A Fantasy @ DRAF / until 7th October 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Thu—Sat, 12–6 pm
Tue—Wed (by appointment only)

@ David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF), Symes Mews, London NW1 7JE

www.davidrobertsartfoundation.com

When does the individual experience become a political statement? Over thirty artworks explore the subversion of the quotidian and the transgression of boundaries between public and private spheres. Living, eating, dancing, seducing, reading, watching films, going online; the exhibition traces how individual and collective engagements make the political personal.

An exhibition of new commissions and works by historical and contemporary artists. With Dora Budor, Helen Chadwick, Keren Cytter, Jimmy DeSana, Theaster Gates, Harry Gruyaert, Celia Hempton, Melike Kara, Tala Madani, Paul Maheke, France-Lise McGurn, Pierre Molinier, Julian Opie, Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, Megan Rooney, Prem Sahib, Wolfgang Tillmans, Danh Vo and Zoe Williams.

DRAF is an independent, non-profit organisation for contemporary art. Since it was founded in 2007, DRAF has welcomed over 100,000 visitors to international programmes including exhibitions, commissions, performances and discussions. To date, DRAF has partnered with over 100 museums, institutions, and not for profit organisations and collaborated with over 1,000 artists.

Here We Are @ Burberry / until 1st October 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am – 9pm

@ Old Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0NA

Free entry

www.burberry.com/london-fashion-week/september-show-2017/the-exhibition

Introducing an exhibition of British photography – curated by Christopher Bailey, Lucy Kumara Moore and Alasdair McLellan – in celebration of the September 2017 collection.

The 18th-century Grade II listed building plays host to our two week-long exhibition, spanning three floors in 14 unique rooms.

Nectar Lifehacks @ ICETANK / from Thursday 28th – Saturday 30th September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Thursday 28th September
Friday 29th September
Saturday 30th September

@ ICETANK, 5-7 Grape Street, London WC2H 8DW

Free! Book online

www.nectar.com/lifehacks

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.

A Nazi Comparison @ Waterloo East Theatre / from 3rd – 29th October 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tues to Sat at 7.30pm
Sun at 4pm

@ Waterloo East Theatre, Brad Street, London SE1 8TN

Tickets: from £12 book online

www.waterlooeast.co.uk
www.craft-theatre.com

Clare, A young woman at university happens upon an English translation of a play written by Hitler’s favourite playwright and it upsets her entire world view. She can’t help but see strong parallels in how the media was manipulated then, and now. Filled with anxiety that the world she lives in is not as noble as everyone is led to believe, she digs deeper, and deeper and deeper. Jumps down a rabbit hole that eventually isolates her from everyone she knows and loves. Her friends shun her, her parents demean her, her work fires her, her teachers expel her. If the truth is the truth then why won’t anyone listen? Her anger consumes her. Her thoughts turn extreme, she finds extremists to confide in… and they begin planning, something dangerous..

On Clare’s quest for truth, does she become her worst fear, or reveal her worst fear?

Craft Theatre, one of the top fringe theatre companies in London, brings you their newest piece, fast paced thriller ‘A Nazi Comparison’. Devised from ‘Shalateger’ by Hanns Johst (Poet Laurette to the Third Reich), contemporary political rhetoric, buried facts, intense drama, physical feats, and nuanced storytelling; to bring you one of the most controversial pieces to hit London since Edward Bond’s Saved…

Can you handle the truth?

The Terrible Infants @ Wilton’s Music Hall / 27th September – 28th October 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 7.30pm, 3pm Wednesday and Saturday matinees

@ Wilton’s Music Hall, Grace’s Alley, London E1 8JB

www.wiltons.org.uk

Tickets: from £15 book online

The Terrible Infants is a collection of twisted short stories by Oliver Lansley and Sam Wyer, which recall both Roald Dahl and Tim Burton, performed with inventive puppetry and atmospheric live music. Following the phenomenal success of Alice’s Adventure’s Underground at The Vaults and to reflect Les Enfants Terribles’ bold and innovative theatricality, this ten year anniversary staging will feature new creative material.

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.

Benedict Drew: The Trickle-Down Syndrome @ Whitechapel Gallery / until 10th September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue – Sun, 11am – 6pm (Thu until 9pm)

@ Whitechapel Gallery,  77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

Free entry

www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/benedict-drew

The exhibition is a new work comprising five connected yet distinct spaces which draw on wide-ranging references, from Hollywood director Busby Berkley’s 1930s stage-sets to the Surrealist landscapes of Max Ernst, continuing the artist’s exploration into materiality, where the physical and digital meet.

Benedict Drew (b.1977) works across video, sculpture and music, creating large-scale multimedia installations which comment on the effects of socio-political and environmental issues. The artist’s most ambitious public presentation in the UK is on show at the Whitechapel Gallery this summer.

Uniqlo Tate Lates August @ Tate Modern / Friday 25th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:00–22:00

@ Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Free entry

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/late/uniqlo-tate-lates

This month Uniqlo Tate Lates celebrates ‘Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’, a show dubbed one of the ‘must-see art shows of the year’ by NME. The exhibition shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists to a dramatic period in American art and history, starting from 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement. ✊🏾

Lineup

Music & Visuals Programmed By NTS Radio
See Farai, Lala &ce and James Massiah live, with DJ sets from Bonaventure and Cktrl in the Turbine Hall. Plus see DJ sets from Nonsense, Minimal Effort and Senay in the Terrace Bar until 23.00.

Film Display
Drop in for a free display of four short films commissioned by Tate with support of the Ford Foundation for Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. Films include ‘Black Mary’ By Kahlil Joseph, ‘Meeting Lorraine’ by Zawe Ashton, ‘The Ancestors Came’ by Cecile Emeke and ‘William T. Williams – A Diamond In A Box’ by Andy Mundy Castle.

Screening
Sampha: Process
Catch an exclusive screening of Process at 21.00 in the Starr Cinema. Process is a companion film to the debut album of singer-songwriter Sampha, directed by Kahlil Joseph, the visual storyteller behind Beyoncé’s Lemonade.

Sampha: Shy Light
Alongside the screening of Process, we launch Shy Light, a new zine by Sampha, created in collaboration with designer Grace Wales Bonner, art director Jamie Andrew Reid, and LA photographic duo Durimel.

Drawing Black Superheroes
Develop your own Black superheroes with character designer Wayne ‘Hard-Wired’ Riley. Take inspiration from historical figures, and learn how to design superhero characters using comic drawing techniques.

From a Creative Case to an Ecology of Care
What does the term ‘diversity’ mean? Join the debate led by The Ecology of Care team and generate a rolling document problematizing its definition. Interrogate policy and have your words amplified and made into badges.

Writing Black Power
Words were a powerful tool in the Black Power movement, from the poetry of Amiri Baraka to the speeches of Malcolm X. Explore the spoken word of the struggle at Bridget Minamore’s drop-in writing session, and hear pop-up readings throughout the evening.

Keeping It Real
Inspired by Black funk, soul and disco album sleeves, create your own album cover with artists Harold Offeh and Eloise Calandre, and watch your work projected live.

Uniqlo 10 Minute Art Talks
Staff and volunteers from across Tate share their personal insights into works from the collection.

Collection Conversation
Got an opinion about the art in Tate Modern? Visitor experience teams will lead three lively rounds of conversation around key artworks.

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