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Richard Serra @ Gagosian / until 13th April 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue–Sat 10am-6pm

@ Gagosian, 6-24 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JD

Free entry

www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/

Exhibition featuring large-scale steel sculptures by Richard Serra.

From San Francisco, born in 1938 and lived in New York since 1966. He studied at the University of California (Berkeley and Santa Barbara) and at Yale University. He was awarded the insignia of Chevalier de la légion d’honneur by the French government in June 2015.

Since 1983, Gagosian has presented more than thirty major exhibitions of Serra’s sculptures and drawings in the United States and Europe.

Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans @ Royal Academy of Arts / until 29th January 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sat-Thu 10am-6pm
Fri 10am-10pm

@ Royal Academy of Arts, The Sackler Wing, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Tickets: £10.50 book online

www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/james-ensor-luc-tuymans

Despite spending his whole professional life in the Belgian seaside town of Ostend, James Ensor was very successful in his lifetime and exerted considerable influence on the development of Expressionism. An innovator and an outsider, he rebelled against the conservative art teachings of the late 19th century academy in Brussels, drawn instead to the avant-garde salons where his radical creative vision could thrive.

Ensor’s childhood spent among the fantastical treasures of his family’s curiosity shop offers a clue as to how the seeds of this wild imagination were sown. The imagery of masks and carnivals runs through much of his work, from vibrant colours and flamboyant costumes to an ever-present sense of drama and satire.

We invited the artist Luc Tuymans, a fellow Belgian and admirer of Ensor, to curate this unique exhibition. Taking a personal view, Tuymans looks back at Ensor’s singular career through a selection of his most bizarrely brilliant and gloriously surreal creations.

Dineo Seshee Bopape: slow -co-ruption @ Hayward Gallery / until 27th September 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon 12 noon–6pm
Tue & Wed 11am–7pm
Thu & Fri 11am–8pm
Sat & Sun 11am–7pm

@ Hayward Gallery Project Space, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

www.southbankcentre.co.uk

The first solo exhibition in the UK by South African artist Dineo Seshee Bopape.

Combining dense sculptural installation with video montages, her artwork engages with powerful socio-political notions of memory, narration and representation.

Flipping between an analogue and digital aesthetic, Bopape’s video works mix and re-mix sound and image into kaleidoscopic montages. Distinct locations and characters start to emerge, including the artist herself, only to give way to a cacophony of sampled music and sound and effects.

Bopape’s videos are often incorporated into her sculptural installations. In these assemblages everyday materials – including timber, bricks, mirrors, and plants – form complex and precarious configurations, often across the walls and floor of the gallery.

This exhibition presents a selection of Bopape’s video works alongside a new sculpture conceived especially for Hayward Gallery.

Born in 1981 in Polokwane, Dineo Seshee Bopape studied at the Durban University of Technology, South Africa, and earned her MFA from Columbia University in 2010. Her work has been shown internationally, including presentations at the New Museum (New York), ICA (Philadelphia), Mart House Gallery (Amsterdam), and the 12th Biennale de Lyon. Bopape lives and works in Johannesburg.

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