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Thursday, December 5 2013

Mira Schendel @ Tate Modern / until 19th January 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
10:00–18:00 Sunday to Thursday
10:00–22:00 Friday to Saturday

@ Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Tickets: £11.75 book online

www.tate.org.uk

Mira Schendel was one of Latin America’s most important and prolific post-war artists. With her contemporaries Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, Schendel reinvented the language of European Modernism in Brazil. Tate Modern is staging the first ever international full-scale survey of her work.

The exhibition reveals aspects of Schendel’s dialogues with a diverse range of philosophers and thinkers, as well as her engagement with universal ideas of faith, self-understanding and existence. It brings together over 250 paintings, drawings and sculptures from across her entire career, including works which have never been exhibited before.

Friday, October 11 2013

Merge Festival @ various Bankside venues / until Sunday 20th October 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various Bankside venues, London SE1

Tickets: mostly free, check website

www.mergefestival.co.uk

Merge 2013 is the third annual arts, music and performance festival celebrating the contemporary culture and rich heritage of Bankside, London’s dynamic artistic and business district. For one month, the river walkway near Tate Modern, the Victorian Kirkaldy Testing Museum, disused and historic buildings and other Bankside open spaces and workplaces will come alive when major names from the UK and international art world stage installations and musical performances alongside emerging artistic talent.

Venues:
- Flat Iron Square
- ’20 Blackfriars Road’
- Zenith House
- Kirkaldy Testing Museum
- Gold Caravan
- Southwark Playhouse
- Riverside Stage

 

Tuesday, July 30 2013

Ellen Gallagher: AxME @ Tate Modern / until 1st September 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sun to Thu 10:00-18:00
Fri to Sat 10:00-22:00

@ Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Tickets: £10 book online

www.tate.org.uk

A mid-career retrospective for the American artist, a first chance for many to see her evocative treatments of myth, nature, art and social history.

This show surveys Gallagher’s eclectic practice over the past 20 years. Incorporating elements of abstraction and figuration, she works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, relief, collage, print, sculpture, film and animation.

Saturday, February 23 2013

Review: Lichtenstein: A Retrospective @ Tate Modern / until Monday 27th May 2013

To see “Look Mickey” in person, Roy Lichtenstein’s breakthrough painting, is like looking at a lost relic – the root of all things Pop: his early, definitive style and satire already visible in his controlled brushstrokes, comic-book aesthetic and signature hand-painted Benday dots. This is a precursor to the most comprehensive exhibition of Lichtenstein’s work, spanning 13 rooms of the Tate Modern, which include his famed War and Romance works such as Whaam! And Oh, Jeff… I Love You, Too… But…. In spite of their notoriety, these works formed only four years of the artist’s expansive career, and in a wonderful conclusion to this thorough retrospective are presented his large-scale and lesser-known nudes and Chinese landscapes. Conceived towards the end of his life, Lichtenstein’s palette has paled, the tone is serene. There is a lack of speech-bubbles and the scale used is paramount to gently tease the viewer with a hint of quiet honesty that his earlier works exchange for their hugely influential commentary on mass reproduction and the mechanical age.

This remarkable and captivating retrospective is a masterful nod towards Lichtenstein’s oeuvre that changed art forever, showcasing his work contextually through the chronology of his life as well as allowing the viewer to understand the times and influences of his work. Notably the Art about Art room highlights Lichtenstein’s adherance to his formal training, his composition of line, form and colour, seen in his homage to Picasso’s Femme d’Alger and the reproduction of the Vatican’s Laocoön: within this idiom is embedded infinite creative potential to stylise anything. This is emotionalism pre-packaged in accordance with the masked outlines of his work (Plus and Minus VI) and the finite edges of the canvas as comic strip panels (Masterpiece): this is the legacy of one of the central figures of American Pop Art.

 

TIME AND PLACE

Daily from 10am – 6pm,
Friday and Saturday until 10pm

Tate Modern
Bankside, SE1 9TG

Tickets £14, concessions from £6.10 to £12.20, all available here

 

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Wednesday, February 20 2013

Lichtenstein: A Retrospective @ Tate Modern / Thursday 21st February – Monday 27th May 2013

TIME AND PLACE

Daily from 10am – 6pm,
Friday and Saturday until 10pm

Previews on Wednesday 20th February

Tate Modern
Bankside, SE1 9TG

Tickets £14, concessions from £6.10 to £12.20, all available here

Co-organised by The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern, this will be the first major Lichtenstein retrospective for twenty years, bringing together 125 of the artist’s most definitive paintings and sculptures.

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) is one of the central figures of American Pop Art. In the early 1960s he pioneered a new style of painting, executed by hand but inspired by industrial printing processes. He became renowned for works based on comic strips and advertising imagery, coloured with his signature hand-painted Benday dots, as an ongoing examination of representation and originality in mass media culture. It will also highlight Lichtenstein’s engagement with art history, revealing his lesser-known responses to Futurism, Surrealism and German Expressionism. In the final years of his life, the artist went on to create a series of huge female nudes and sublime Chinese landscapes, neither of which have previously been shown within the wider context of his oeuvre.

This exhibition will showcase such key paintings as Drowning Girl 1963 (Museum of Modern Art, New York), shown above.
Advance booking is highly recommended.

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Monday, February 4 2013

Advance Booking of Lichtenstein: A Retrospective @ Tate Modern / Thursday 21st February – Monday 27th May 2013

TIME AND PLACE

Daily from 10am – 6pm,
Friday and Saturday until 10pm

Tate Modern
Bankside, SE1 9TG

Tickets £14, concessions from £6.10 to £12.20, all available here

Co-organised by The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern, this will be the first major Lichtenstein retrospective for twenty years, bringing together 125 of the artist’s most definitive paintings and sculptures. Built on new research and scholarship, the exhibition will reassess Lichtenstein’s work and his enduring legacy.

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) is one of the central figures of American Pop Art. In the early 1960s he pioneered a new style of painting, executed by hand but inspired by industrial printing processes. He became renowned for works based on comic strips and advertising imagery, coloured with his signature hand-painted Benday dots, as an ongoing examination of representation and originality in mass media culture. It will also highlight Lichtenstein’s engagement with art history, revealing his lesser-known responses to Futurism, Surrealism and German Expressionism. In the final years of his life, the artist went on to create a series of huge female nudes and sublime Chinese landscapes, neither of which have previously been shown within the wider context of his oeuvre.

This exhibition will showcase such key paintings as Drowning Girl 1963 (Museum of Modern Art, New York), shown above.


Advance booking is highly recommended.

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Thursday, January 24 2013

A Bigger Splash Exhibition @ Tate Modern / until Monday 1st April 2013

TIME AND PLACE

10am-6pm Sunday – Thursday
Last admission: 5.15pm

10am-10pm Friday – Saturday
Last admission: 9.15pm

@ Tate Modern
Bankside, SE1 9TG

Tickets £10, concessions available

This exhibition will take a new look at the dynamic relationship between performance and painting since 1950. Contrasting key paintings by Jackson Pollock and David Hockney, the exhibition considers two different approaches to the idea of the canvas as an arena in which to act: one gestural, the other one theatrical. The paintings of the Vienna Actionists or the Shooting Pictures of Niki de St Phalle will be re-presented within the performance context that they were made, and juxtaposed with works by artists such as Cindy Sherman or Jack Smith that used the face and body as a surface, often using make-up in work dealing with gender role-play. The exhibition proposes a new way of looking at the work of a number of younger artists whose approach to painting is energised by these diverse historical sources, drawing upon action painting, drag and the idea of the stage set.

On Monday 28th January / 6.45pm-7.45pm, self-defining Queer artist Tim “Timberlina,” will be constructing a performance tour of the exhibition, centred around exploring the exhibition for broader sensibilities and notions of Queer past and present. Tickets are £10 / £7 concessions, and include a free glass of wine.

Sunday, December 16 2012

A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance @ Tate Modern / until 1st April 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Open: Check the website
Sunday – Thursday 0:00 – 18:00
Friday – Saturday 10:00–22.00

@ Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Entry: £10 book

www.tate.org.uk

This exhibition will take a new look at the dynamic relationship between performance and painting since 1950. Contrasting key paintings by Jackson Pollock and David Hockney, the exhibition considers two different approaches to the idea of the canvas as an arena in which to act: one gestural, the other one theatrical. The paintings of the Vienna Actionists or the Shooting Pictures of Niki de St Phalle will be re-presented within the performance context that they were made, and juxtaposed with works by artists such as Cindy Sherman or Jack Smith that used the face and body as a surface, often using make-up in work dealing with gender role-play. The exhibition proposes a new way of looking at the work of a number of younger artists whose approach to painting is energised by these diverse historical sources, drawing upon action painting, drag and the idea of the stage set.

Friday, June 1 2012

London Festival of Photography @ Various venues / 1st June – 30th June 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

1st June – 30th June

@ Various venues:
Museum of London,
British Library,
British Museum,
Tate Modern and the V&A
+ more

Entry: £Free (16 exhibitions)
(Two paid-for exhibitions)

www.lfph.org

This year, the festival has chosen King’s Cross as its hub and benefits from long-term partnerships with such establishments as the British Library, St Pancras International, the Guardian Gallery and King’s Cross Station.

Encompassing street, documentary and conceptual photography, the festival includes 18 exhibitions and 30 satellite events including workshops, talks and screenings.

Exhibitions will vary in style and format, presenting a comprehensive mixture of disciplines with work from both established and emerging photographers. Content will be curated around the theme, Inside Out: Reflections on the Public and the Private.

Download a map of all the festival exhibitions.
Join LFPH on Facebook.

Here are some of the exhibitions you can visit for FREE:
Inside Out: London Festival of Photography Prize: Fitzrovia Community Centre, 1 to 30 June
Contemporary London Street Photography: King’s Cross Station, 1 June to 15 August
Money in Bamako and London: British Museum, 1 to 30 June
Beneath the Surface – Steve Bloom: Guardian Gallery, 1 to 28 June

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Tuesday, May 1 2012

Damien Hirst @ Tate Modern / until Sunday 9th September 2012

TIME AND PLACE:

Open: 10:00 – 17:45 daily, open until 21:00 every Friday

@ Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Entry: £15.50

www.tate.org.uk
www.damienhirst.com

The exhibition will be the largest survey of Hirst’s work to be shown in the UK to date.

Key works from the artist’s most important series will be displayed together with one of Hirst’s most iconic works, the ‘Natural History’ piece, ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’ (1991). These include a collection of the ‘Medicine Cabinets’ exhibited at Hirst’s Goldsmiths degree show in 1989 and the seminal fly vitrine, ‘A Thousand Years’ (1990) – considered by the artist to be amongst his most significant pieces.

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