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Magali Reus: As mist, description at South London Gallery until 27 May 2018

London-based Dutch artist Magali Reus’s first major institutional solo exhibition in London comprises an entirely new body of work, framed by architectural interventions designed specifically for the South London Gallery’s main space. 🇳🇱

Magali Reus creates sculptural forms, often made in series. Her works are subtly suggestive of familiar machines or apparatus whose function and identity remains intentionally ambiguous. At the SLG, a new body of meticulously produced sculptures is presented in spatial chapters and designed to appear in a state of transition – frozen in progress, caught mid-function, or in a state of restoration, ruin or abandonment. Images and their representative materials are seen to move transformed between different chemical states. Visual elements are reproduced, layered and repeated in works that are individually crafted using complex casting, moulding and weaving techniques, pitting the aggressive emptiness of manufacture against the slow diligence of handiwork.

"The elaborate, meticulous and profound approach to materials in this exhibition gives Magali Reus the distinct aesthetic that earned her a nomination for the forthcoming Hepworth Sculpture Prize." Pick up a copy of this month's Art Monthly to read Cherry Smyth's review of Magali Reus at the SLG, the exhibition continues until 27 May. . Delve deeper into the exhibition at a talk by critic and curator Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith on 9 May. Visit our website to find out more. . #magalireus #artmonthly #review #newreview #exhibition #londonexhibition #sculpture #sculptor #southlondongallery #freeexhibition #curatortalk #critictalk #hepworthsculptureprize #peckham #camberwell #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #artist

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www.southlondongallery.org/exhibitions/magali-reus-mist-description

Address:
South London Gallery, 65–67 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH

Times:
Monday closed
Tuesday 11am-6pm
Wednesday 11am-9pm
Thursday 11am-6pm
Friday 11am-6pm (until 9pm to last Friday of the month)
Saturday 11am-6pm
Sunday 11am-6pm

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!

Ashley Bickerton: Ornamental Hysteria @ Newport Street Gallery / until 20th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 6pm
Closed on Mondays

@ Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, London SE11 6AJ

Free entry

www.newportstreetgallery.com/exhibitions/ashley-bickerton

Spanning more than three decades of Bickerton’s career and features 51 works, including a significant display of new and previously unexhibited pieces. It is the artist’s first UK show since 2009 and runs throughout all six spaces at Newport Street Gallery.

Bickerton moved to New York in 1982 and after working as a painting assistant to Jack Goldstein, he emerged as a key figure on the newly exploding East Village art scene. Within the context of the culture of commodification sweeping America he rose to prominence as part of an amorphous movement that was branded ‘Neo-Geometric Conceptualism’. Alongside artists such as Haim Steinbach and Jeff Koons, Bickerton endeavoured to reframe the practice of art production in response to the new, seductive mechanisms of desire at work in society.

Bickerton abandoned New York in 1993, eventually settling in Bali, where he still lives and works. Whilst a number of his themes prevailed, the materiality of his work shifted dramatically after this self-imposed exile from the urban environment.

Both in materiality and content, Bickerton’s work resists categorisation. On the diversity of his mediums – photocollage, appropriated image, digital image, paint and sculpture – he states: “Painting is far too cartoony and lacks the backbone of factuality; photography is too clinical and incapable of loony launches into the ether; and sculpture can be just downright presumptuous. […] Only in their combination do I find comfort.”

Bickerton’s conceptual commitment to intersectionality extends to his subject matter; his audacious and technically complex assemblages are predicated on themes of opposition and duality, for example representation and reality, creativity and commodity, nature and artifice, idyll and apocalypse. This is evident in his earlier work on display in gallery 1, which offers a sardonic critique of contemporary consumer culture and the commodification of the ‘art object’ via steel and aluminium wall-mounted ‘Culturescapes’ from the ‘Logo’ and ‘Non-Word Word’ series. Galleries 3 and 4 are dominated by Bickerton’s ‘Sea’ and ‘Landscapes’ – overblown and incongruous, they contain ephemera from the anthroposphere in the simulated shells of transportation devices. In part, these “truly contemporary” landscapes might be read as a dystopian view of the devastating impact of man on the ecosphere.

Throughout his career, Bickerton has challenged the relevancy of traditional art-historical tropes. His ‘self-portraits’ similarly parody the mythological figure of ‘the artist’, who is represented in the guise of the brands he chooses to endorse in Tormented Self-Portrait: Susie at Arles (25 Years) (2014) and as a five-bodied, technicoloured serpent in the monumental 5 Snake Heads (2009), on display in Newport Street’s double-height gallery 2.

Bickerton’s practice evolved in the late 90s to incorporate digital image and photography. In portraits such as Smiling Woman (2009), models (often family members and friends) are heavily made-up and photographed, then distorted in Photoshop before the image is printed on canvas and re-painted. These paintings are amongst Bickerton’s most overtly satirical, presenting lurid, constructed visions of life on a generic Pacific / Caribbean island.

the kid stays in the picture @ Royal Court Theatre / until 8th April 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon – Sat 7.30pm
Thu and Sat matinees 2.30pm

@ Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, Chelsea, London SW1W 8AS

Tickets: from £12 book online

www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/kid-stays-picture

In the 1960s and 70s, Robert Evans became one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood. He saved Paramount Pictures from collapse and produced films including The Godfather and Chinatown.

By the 1980s he was broke, with his personal and professional life spiralling at epic proportions. In 1994 he published his award-winning autobiography, chronicling it all.

Director Simon McBurney explores the rise of the legendary film producer against the backdrop of a changing America through the second half of the 20th century.

Stanley’s Valentine Special @ Stanley Halls / Saturday 18th February 2017 ❤️??

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 6pm doors open, 7pm film, 9pm live music

@ Stanley Halls, 12 South Norwood Hill, London SE25 6AB

Tickets: from £10 book online

www.stanleysfilmclub.com/events/funny-face-stanleys-valentines-special

A special Valentine’s screening of Funny Face, starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. Taking place at Grade-II listed Stanley Halls in South Norwood.

Continuing on from the success of last year’s Valentine’s s creening of Cinema Paradiso, the organisers are paying homage to the 1957 musical by transforming the venue into fashionable 1950s Paris, including chic cafes, bohemian bars and dancing!

Delicious sweet and savoury crêpes will be available from Brixton-based L’Amuse Bouche and independent coffee shop Coffee Craft will be open selling hot drinks and desserts. The film will be followed by live music from the Tootsie Rollers, a retro band with a unique sound that fuses old-school classics with contemporary hits!

Amie Siegel: Strata @ South London Gallery / until 26th March 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tuesday-Sunday 11am-6pm
Wednesdays 11am-9pm

@ South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH

Free entry

www.southlondongallery.org/page/amiesiegel

For New York-based artist Amie Siegel’s first solo show in London, the South London Gallery presents recent works which explore the mechanisms through which objects become imbued with meaning. Known for her layered, meticulously constructed works that consider the undercurrents of value systems, cultural ownership and image-making, Siegel works across film, video, photography, performance and installation.

Quarry, 2015, projected at cinematic scale in the SLG’s main gallery, traces the excavation of marble from the deepest underground quarry in the world to its almost inevitable use in the modern luxury apartments of Manhattan skyscrapers. Beautiful, formally rigorous, and pointedly underscored by dramatic orchestral sound, this moving image work draws us into a mesmerising exposé of the multi-layered relationships between art, labour and value.

Fetish, 2016, presented in the first floor galleries, delves further into the stratified relationships between culture, value, and material by focusing on Sigmund Freud’s personal collection of archaeological statues and artefacts. Filmed at the Freud Museum in north London, it portrays the annual nocturnal cleaning of the psychoanalyst’s collection, suggesting an analogy between the careful, almost ritualistic removal of layers of dust from the objects and the intimate excavations and disclosures of analysis, both of which are normally hidden from view.

Proposing a conceptual link between Fetish and Quarry, Siegel presents a new work in the second upstairs gallery – a fragment of pink marble from the lobby of New York City’s Trump Tower. Offered for sale on eBay immediately following the 2016 US election, the marble fragment was purchased by the artist. The fragment’s transformations, from having had a clear use within a building into an apparently functionless piece of rock, and then into a historic relic, are both continued and emphasised through its incorporation into Siegel’s work. Parallel narratives are therefore set in motion, both with the material concerns of Quarry, and the potentially infinite circular conversations around the themes of objecthood and desire explored within Fetish.

Burns Night: Monkey Shoulder and KERB @ The Biscuit Factory / Friday 27th and Saturday 28 January 2017 ??????

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 6.00pm-12pm

@ The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road, London, SE16 4DG

Tickets: from £20 book online

www.kerbfood.com/kerbdoesburns

Street food specialists, KERB, are joining forces with whisky mavericks, Monkey Shoulder, to bring your a next level Burns Night that makes January 2017 something to get excited about!!!

For two magical nights, KERB and Monkey Shoulder will be transforming The Biscuit Factory into a humdinger of a Clubhoos to celebrate the great Rabbie Burns.

One-off Scottish street food creations from 5 ⭐️ KERBanists, huge live electric Ceilidh, whisky den + cocktails galore, the addressing of the haggis, highland themed games and a poetry slam corner, all set in a secret Bermondsey warehouse.

Menu highlights:

  • The Wild Game Co – Haggis Scotch eggs; Haggis Mac n Cheese
  • Deeney’s – Slow cooked venison tacos (with spicy salsa and whisky crème fraiche); the famed Macbeth Toastie (Haggis, cheddar, caramelised onion, rocket & mustard)
  • Ghetto Grillz – Chicken schnitzel stuffed with haggis served on celeriac & candied beets slaw
  • Oyster Boy – Fresh Cumbrae Rock and Loch ryan native oysters with Tabasco or whisky dressing
  • Nonna’s Gelato – ‘Build your own’ whisky sundae

Win two tickets: Love Carnival – Movimientos and Jukebox Baloo @ Bussey Building / Friday 20th January 2017 ? ?

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 22:00-05:00

@ Bussey Building (CLF Art Cafe), 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4ST

Tickets: £8 book online

www.clfartcafe.org

The Love Carnival familia Selecta Madmax, DJ Cal Jader & MC Fedzilla will be bring the hypest Tropical Bass, Global Beats, Carnival Vibes, and Dancehall Riddims.

To enter the competition email competitions@informedlondon.com by midday on Wednesday. Good luck!

Plus mind-blowing visuals from Oddscene, immersive interactive fun, colourful characters and vibrant decor.

Their first party of 2017. Get ready for a Tropical injection to blast away those Winter chills!

Pablo Villierezz aka Panther Panther is an AV artist and DJ from Mexican origin, playing delightful electronica from Latin America. His unique blend of Electro-Cumbia and Digital Folkloric sounds, takes you on a retro-futuristic journey into space and beyond! With releases on Tropical Twista Records & Le Ronca Records, Villierezz is showing the world the intersection between the Tropical Bass vibe and that Bristol Sound.

There’ll also be a little live treat from London’s freshest Bloco, Casa Da Cachaça the breaks come thick and fast from these 10 drummers led by mestre Fred Turuka.

Ru Robinson is rightly recognised as one of the key players in Bristols vibrant Tropical scene. His broad collection of global music is lovingly selected for the dance floor, with focus on the diverse sounds of Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean, often delving into the irresistible influences of Funk, Dancehall and Swing.

Lineup:
Panther Panther!
Ru Robinson
Casa Da Cachaça (Live)
MC Fedzilla / DJ Cal Jader / Selecta Mad Max
Oddscene (Visuals)

Vinery London @ The Lumberjack Cafe / Saturday 22nd October 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:00-22:30

@ The Lumberjack Cafe, 70 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8QZ

Tickets: £5.90 book online

Rent a glass and drink exquisite wine in Peckham’s latest hipster wine popup.

The venue follows the Berlin style ‘honest bar’ concept where at the end of your night drinks are priced at whatever you like. That’s right, you set the price…

The bar was created by wine fans Charlotte, Claudia and Leeston. A group of creatives based in London.

RSVP on Facebook

Discorobics and Disco Yoga @ Brixton Beach Boulevard / until end of August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Discorobics on Saturdays at 10am
Discorobics on Saturdays at 10am

@ Brixton Beach Boulevard, Pope’s Road, Brixton, London SW9 8JH

Tickets: £10 per person with a complimentary ‘What a Melon’ juice drink

Head down to Brixton Beach Boulevard to get fit, 80’s Miami style, with disco-fuelled workout classes! Discorobics, a class that mixes disco with aerobics, will be held on Saturday mornings and a more relaxing option of disco yoga will be held on Tuesday evenings.

Discorobics on Saturdays at 10am
6th August
13th August
20th August

Discorobics on Saturdays at 10am
9th August
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