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20140208212449-subversion2 'Sub Version of the Real: Forms of Subversion at the Asylum Chapel' by Tom Costello  
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Beatriz Acevedo, Karoline Cox, Clemence Hemard, Justine Hounam, Claire Levinson-Gendler, Lee Maelzer, Carlota Simo-Grijalbo, Carolyn Whittaker, Jane Woollatt, Verity Wyatt at Asylum Chapel March 8th - March 9th
Posted 3/20/14

The French psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacan, defined reality as something displayed – comparing it with the real which, he says, is something demonstrated. Within these delineations, art can be contextualised as an interrogation of reality. It explores and examines form as a fundamental composite part of the real through means of demonstration. At least, this is what may be meant within the tradition of painting and sculpture – the objectified and physical apprehension of bodily sensati... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Shawket Serri  
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2/23/14 Posted 2/23/14

(Image: Shawket Serri, African life Simulation 2, 25/04/2013, Acrylic on Canvas Board, 60 X 80 X 5 Centimeters; © Shawket Serri) Shawket Serri (b.1958, Baghdad) Shawket Serri started his artistic way with playing music with guitar, keyboards and shared many activities in the middle and secondary schools. Then he established two bands with his friends in 1975, 1978; he shared many students’ festivals with his band. At that time, he was very interesting in drawing and design throug... [more]

20140222214749-mrp_theagreement_exhibitionview_2__2014 Watchlist Artist: Matheus Rocha Pitta  
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Matheus Rocha Pitta at Sprovieri 2/22/14 Posted 2/22/14

‘In saying yes, Andy Warhol agreed with social and economic reality. Warhol is the artist of agreement. To agree in this sense, though, is to confront oneself with reality as it is. To agree is the precondition for either accepting or refusing something; only by agreeing can one change it. Andy Warhol was courageous. He cooperated with reality in order to change it. He showed me that reality cannot be changed unless you agree with it.' (Thomas Hirschhorn) Sprovieri is delighted to present... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Lucy Namayanja  
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2/18/14 Posted 2/18/14

(Image: Lucy Namayanja, ICONS OF EVOLUTION, 2012, Giclee Archival Ink on Canvas, 80 X 120 X 6 Centimeters; © Lucy Namayanja) Lucy Namayanja (b. Kampala Uganda) My work takes a critical view of my own individuality often referencing and examining the symbolic relationship of birth, life, growth, death and decay. Utilizing the transformative power of art and its ability to communicate non-verbally within our society. I combine craft with technology. The notion of optical truth is of centr... [more]

Frieze London 2014: Live Section Announced  
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2/8/14 Posted 2/8/14

Frieze is pleased to announce the introduction of a new section for galleries at Frieze London 2014. Live will be dedicated to ambitious participatory works and is open to applications from galleries with an existing programme of exhibitions. Frieze London 2014 will take place 16–19 October 2014, and is sponsored by Deutsche Bank for the eleventh consecutive year. Live will give galleries the opportunity to realize works that create moments of interruption or immersion within the fair&r... [more]

Artangel and Radio 4's £1 million open call  
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1/29/14 Posted 1/29/14

Only 2 months to go to submit an idea to the new Artangel Open— a £1 million initiative in alliance with BBC Radio 4 for new site-specific commissions across the UK. Artangel’s Open is a call for artists working in all media, anywhere in the UK, to come forward with bold site-specific proposals that will transform the UK’s cultural landscape. Deadline for submissions is 28 February 2014. Previous Open calls have led to some of the most iconic projects of the past decade in Br... [more]

PRESS VIEW OF MARTIN CREED: WHAT'S THE POINT OF IT? @HAYWARD GALLERY (28 Jan. 2014)  
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1/16/14 Posted 1/16/14

The first major survey of work by internationally-acclaimed artist Martin Creed brings together the full range and scale of Creed’s work, spanning its most minimal moments – a spot of blu-tack – to extravagant room-sized installations, neons, sequential sculptures, kinetic installations, films, and vibrant paintings. British artist Martin Creed (b.1968) is best known for his Turner-prize winning installation The Lights Going On and Off (2000), and more recently, for his UK... [more]

20140104125428-mp-donak-00265-a-300 Watchlist Artist: Kaye Donachie  
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Kaye Donachie at Maureen Paley 1/4/14 Posted 1/4/14

Maureen Paley is pleased to present new work by Kaye Donachie; this will be her fifth solo exhibition at the gallery. In this forthcoming exhibition Donachie’s subject is the fictional female character of Marguerite Duras’ novella The Malady of Death. In the novella the male and female characters merge and separate. They create an atmosphere together that is part living, part dreaming. Such is the atmosphere that Kaye Donachie seeks to examine in the new drawings and paintings she... [more]

Phyllida Barlow to create the Tate Britain Commission 2014  
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12/21/13 Posted 12/21/13

(Excerpt from 'Phyllida Barlow to create the Tate Britain Commission 2014' posted on TATE. Found here http://www.tate.org.uk/about/press-office/press-releases/phyllida-barlow-create-tate-britain-commission-2014) The annual commission for 2014 featuring a large-scale sculptural piece, created in response to Tate's collection of both British and international art, as well as the spaces of the Duveen Galleries. Sculptor Phyllida Barlow (b.1944) will unveil her largest and most ambitious work i... [more]

Matisse's Christmas window stars in Tate Modern's landmark show  
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12/21/13 Posted 12/21/13

(Excerpt from 'Matisse's Christmas window stars in Tate Modern's landmark show' posted on TATE. Found here http://www.tate.org.uk/about/press-office/press-releases/matisses-christmas-window-stars-tate-moderns-landmark-show) Henri Matisse’s celebrated stained-glass window, Nuit de Noel and its maquette will be shown together for the first time in the UK in the most comprehensive exhibition of Matisse’s late works ever held, Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs opens at Tate Modern on 17 April 2014. London is the first to host this landma... [more]

20140804035752-1470224_1414430748789283_1123718304_n Central St Martins Students curate 'Footnotes17' exhibition  
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at Guardian News & Media Gallery August 4th - August 4th
Posted 8/31/14

Using the concept of 'footnotes', this progressive exhibition takes the previous day's news and invites new explanations, highlighting the peripheral, spotlighting the overshadowed or directing attention to stories fictional, forgotten or even untold. Installed day by day inside the Guardian's foyer at King's Place, 'footnotes17' mirrors the newspaper's natural live production schedule while using a 24-hour time lag to allow a brief, artificial pause for reflection. The result is an exhibition... [more]

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013 @ICA (27 Nov. 2013 - 26 Jan. 2014)  
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11/26/13 Posted 11/26/13

(Excerpt from 'Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013' posted on ICA. Found here http://www.ica.org.uk/39160/Exhibitions/Bloomberg-New-Contemporaries-2013.html?utm_source=ICA+Press+List+2013&utm_campaign=2a4668dc19-BLITZ+magazine&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_613a454754-2a4668dc19-314074637) New Contemporaries is the leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from British Art Schools. For the fourth year running we welcome Bloomberg New Contemporaries with 46 participants to the ICA. This year’s selectors Ryan Gander, Chantal Joffe and Nathaniel Mellors have chosen o... [more]

20131126162751-cuppapins_clarendon_exhibit Love tea? Me too :)  
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Pins at Clarendon Fine Art December 5th, 2013 - December 11th, 2013
Posted 11/26/13

If you love tea, you'll love it, if you don't, you'll still love it, hopefully :) P [more]

'In Place' – an exhibition by Alice Browne @Limoncello (5 Dec.2013 - 8 Feb.2014)  
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11/21/13 Posted 11/21/13

Source: Email Alice Browne is a London based artist who gained her BA in Fine Art: Painting at Wimbledon College of Art. Opening Thursday 5 December 2013, 6.30 – 8.30pm Open Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm and by appointment Open until Saturday 8 February 2014 “Starting a painting opens up manifold possibilities, fantasies of what could be. The defined space of the paper or canvas provides a fixed viewpoint from which the space can be flattened out ahead or tilted forward.... [more]

JOHN SMITH WINS THE FILM LONDON JARMAN AWARD 2013!  
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11/8/13 Posted 11/8/13

(Excerpt from 'Film London awards Jarman prize' posted on Screen Daily. Found here http://www.screendaily.com/news/john-smith-wins-film-london-jarman-award/5063336.article?referrer=RSS) John Smith's films and videos, known for their formal invention and oblique narratives, draw upon the raw material of everyday life to playfully explore and expose the language of cinema. London-based artist film-maker John Smith has won the 2013 Film London Jarman Award. The award was announced t... [more]

Faye Green wins the Dazed/Converse Emerging Artist Award  
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10/29/13 Posted 10/29/13

(Excerpt from 'Emerging Art Award' posted on Whitechapel Gallery website. Found here http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/projects/emerging-art-award) With a strong track record in discovering new artists, Converse/ Dazed are back for the fourth year in a row with the Emerging Artists Award. Congratulations to Faye Green, winner of this year's Converse/Dazed Emerging Artists Award, announced on Friday 25 October 2013. The Whitechapel Gallery, Dazed and Converse joined forces once again to present the fourth consecutive Converse/Dazed Emerging Artists Award. Unrepres... [more]


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