ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/show en-us 40 - Royal College of Art - June 26th 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The annual graduate shows will take place simultaneously across the College&rsquo;s two campuses in Battersea and Kensington. ShowRCA offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice. Over 700 art and design postgraduate students will exhibit work of exceptional quality, imagination and technical skill. The exhibitions are free, with much of the work for sale or commission &ndash; ranging from paintings to prints, glassware to jewellery and furniture to textiles.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">ShowRCA 2016 is open to the public 26 June to 3 July, 12 midday to 8pm (closed Friday 1 July)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Royal College of Art Kensington: Animation, Architecture, Design Interactions, Design Products, Global Innovation Design,&nbsp;Information Experience Design,&nbsp;Innovation Design Engineering, Interior Design, Service Design, Vehicle Design, Visual Communication</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Royal College of Art Battersea: Ceramics &amp; Glass, Critical &amp; Historical Studies, Critical Writing in Art &amp; Design, Curating Contemporary Art, History of Design, Jewellery &amp; Metal, Moving Image, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles</p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:53:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Royal College of Art - Battersea, Dyson Building - June 26th 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The annual graduate shows will take place simultaneously across the College&rsquo;s two campuses in Battersea and Kensington. ShowRCA offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice. Over 700 art and design postgraduate students will exhibit work of exceptional quality, imagination and technical skill. The exhibitions are free, with much of the work for sale or commission &ndash; ranging from paintings to prints, glassware to jewellery and furniture to textiles.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">ShowRCA 2016 is open to the public 26 June to 3 July, 12 midday to 8pm (closed Friday 1 July)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Royal College of Art Kensington: Animation, Architecture, Design Interactions, Design Products, Global Innovation Design,&nbsp;Information Experience Design,&nbsp;Innovation Design Engineering, Interior Design, Service Design, Vehicle Design, Visual Communication</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Royal College of Art Battersea: Ceramics &amp; Glass, Critical &amp; Historical Studies, Critical Writing in Art &amp; Design, Curating Contemporary Art, History of Design, Jewellery &amp; Metal, Moving Image, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles</p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:55:00 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Lotje Sodderland, Sophie Robinson - APT Gallery - June 27th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <div style="text-align: center;">After suffering a stroke at age 34, a woman documents her struggles, setbacks and eventual breakthrough as she relearns to speak, read and write.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="text-align: center;">Programme&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;">6pm&nbsp; | Doors open</div> <div style="text-align: center;">6.30pm&nbsp;|&nbsp; Welcome</div> <div style="text-align: center;">6.45pm&nbsp;| Screening starts</div> <div style="text-align: center;">8.15pm&nbsp;| Q&amp;A with Lotje Sodderland and Sophie Robinson hosted by Lauren Marks</div> <div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;">This is a fundraising event for Connect, the communication disability network</div> <div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;">For tickets and more information please contact</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="mailto:precilialikolo@ukconnect.org" target="_blank">precilialikolo@ukconnect.org</a></div> <div style="text-align: center;">020 7367 0844</div> </div> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:32:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Mona Hatoum - Tate Modern - June 27th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <div class="content__standfirst"> <p style="text-align: justify;">An hour-long tour of the first major survey of Hatoum&rsquo;s&nbsp;work</p> </div> <div class="content__body-text"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in Beirut to a Palestinian family, Mona Hatoum settled in London in 1975 after civil war broke out in Lebanon while she was on a visit to Britain. &nbsp;First known in the early 1980s for a series o f<a href="http://www.tate.org.uk/learn/online-resources/glossary/p/performance-art" target="_blank">performance</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tate.org.uk/learn/online-resources/glossary/v/video-art" target="_blank">video</a>&nbsp;pieces which used her own body as a site for exploring the fragility and strength of the human condition, this exhibition draws on thirty-five years of radical thinking combining her political and aesthetic&nbsp;concerns.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Clarrie Wallis, Curator of Modern and Contemporary British Art, leads this tour, before giving you an opportunity to explore the&nbsp;exhibition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Tate&rsquo;s paid for learning is provided by Tate on behalf of Tate&nbsp;Enterprises&nbsp;Limited.</em></p> </div> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:17:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Judy Blame - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) - June 29th 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The first major solo exhibition by accessories designer, art director and fashion stylist Judy Blame.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Safety pins, buttons, badges, pearls, bottle tops, cutlery, plastic bags, toy soldiers and keys form an inventory of objects that Blame has innovatively adapted to create his trademark jewellery and other accessories.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the early 1980s Blame&rsquo;s non-conformist attitude and a desire to distinguish himself within the London club scene motivated him to produce jewellery. His modest resources shaped his DIY approach and led him to incorporate found objects as a foundation for making his adornments; early creations questioned established material hierarchies and were testimony to the harsh realities of industrial and economic decline. It was during this period that he encountered a range of creative individuals including Derek Jarman, Anthony Price, John Maybury and Leigh Bowery who championed his inventive approach to making fashion accessories.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1985 Blame helped John Moore to set up The House of Beauty and Culture in Dalston, London, a craft collective of like-minded artists including Fiona Skinner, Dave Baby, Fiona Bowen, John Flett, Peter Foster, Mark Lebon, Alan Macdonald &amp; Fritz Solomon (Fric &amp; Frack), Richard Torry and Christopher Nemeth. This collective experience proved to be the first of many important collaborations as a consultant with various designers including John Galliano, Rifat Ozbek, Rei Kawakubo at Comme des Gar&ccedil;ons, Gareth Pugh, Marc Jacobs and Kim Jones at Louis Vuitton.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A further significant figure in Blame&rsquo;s continued growth as a creative polymath was Ray Petri, nexus of the pseudo-corporate fashion collective&nbsp;<em>Buffalo</em>, who encouraged him to focus his talents as a fashion stylist. Blame was soon producing iconic fashion editorials with a range of photographers including Mark Lebon, Mark Mattock, Jean Baptiste Mondino and Juergen Teller for publications such as<em>&nbsp;i-D</em>,<em>BLITZ</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>The Face</em>. His instinctive ability to create symbolic images that embodied radical elements of popular culture and fashion led to an extensive career in the music industry as an art director and image consultant for iconic figures such as Boy George, Neneh Cherry, Kylie Minogue, Massive Attack and Bjork.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Throughout his career Blame has maintained his artistic foundation, making jewellery from found and re-purposed objects. These pieces continue to inspire alongside his prolific contributions on social media, revealing his idiosyncratic and resourceful approach to life through images and objects.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is presented as a montage rather than a chronology that brings together an arrangement of artefacts, including clothing, collages, jewellery, fashion editorials, sketchbooks and T-shirts alongside unique commissions that bear witness to Blame&rsquo;s tactile, thought-provoking, approach to fashion and his propensity towards collaboration and experimentation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Judy Blame&rsquo;s exhibition follows recent explorations into the 1980s including a presentation of drawings by artist and infamous night-clubber Trojan (2012), an ICA Off-Site project entitled&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ica.org.uk/video/ica-site-journey-through-london-subculture-1980s-now-project-tour" target="_blank"><em>A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980s to Now&nbsp;</em></a>(2013) as well as exhibitions of paintings by the late poet David Robilliard (2014) and photographs by&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ica.org.uk/sites/default/files/Smiler%20Press%20Release%20July%202015.pdf" target="_blank">Smiler, aka Mark Cawson</a>&nbsp;(2015).&nbsp;<em>Judy Blame: Never Again</em>present an evaluation of his creative approach and draw parallels between his practice and how a more recent generation work today.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is accompanied by a limited edition zine compiled by Judy Blame.</p> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:48:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Phillip Lai - Modern Art - June 29th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sun, 22 May 2016 16:25:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Rana Begum - Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art - June 29th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art</strong>&nbsp;is delighted to present an exhibition by&nbsp;<strong>Rana Begum</strong>, the Bangladeshi-British artist's first solo presentation in a public institution in the United Kingdom, bringing together a selection of past and recent works.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Drawing influences from constructivist and minimalist art, Begum's two- and three-dimensional works and installations clearly reveal the sophistication of her spatial and visual awareness. Her works are so irresistibly engaging that viewers find their response to them is both emotional and intellectual. In one work,<em><strong>No. 531</strong></em>, 2014, thirty parallel sections of industrially powder-coated aluminium bars hang vertically on the wall. Each front-facing surface is white, while the inner and outer sides are sprayed in bright hues of red and blue. Passing in front of the work, viewers discover dynamic shifts in its colour and form. Light is a vitally activating element in Begum's works, its shifts and changes producing an experience that is both temporal and sensorial.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Perhaps an 'urban Romantic',* Begum draws inspiration both from the city environment and her own childhood memories of the geometric patterns of traditional Islamic art and architecture. Thus, properties of light, colour, material, movement and form have become a hallmark of her abstract sculptures and reliefs. Often bringing a potentially infinite order to her works, Begum skilfully gives physical form to fleeting moments of aesthetic wonder.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Crucial to Begum's practice are the carefully selected colours and reflected light that accentuate the geometry within its forms. In her folded raw-metal wall pieces, such as&nbsp;<em><strong>No. 489, L Fold</strong></em>, 2014, and&nbsp;<em><strong>No. 394, L Fold</strong></em>, 2013, the vibrantly fluorescent colours of their painted undersides are reflected onto the supporting wall, thereby creating a new and subtle element that has a powerful effect. In other works, the play of light combined with Begum's articulation of colour and repetition steer the viewer's attention not only towards the object itself but also to the space between its parts. Her use of robust, industrial materials is often at odds with the ethereal lightness and fragility embodied in her works, a dichotomy that is ever present in her practice. Begum's works bring together moments of calm and exhilaration, their open-endedness allowing the viewer a sense of the infinite. In a new large-scale installation&nbsp;<em><strong>No. 670</strong></em>, 2016, created especially for this exhibition, sections of industrial steel-mesh fencing are arranged in a massive maze-like structure that invites visitors to walk through it and physically experience the sense of infinity bound within the geometric repetition of its architectural configurations.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This&nbsp;<strong>Rana Begum:&nbsp;<em>The Space Between</em></strong>&nbsp;exhibition is curated by Ziba Ardalan, Founder/Director of Parasol unit. It is accompanied by a limited edition of ten sculptural wall pieces and a comprehensive publication which includes an interview of the artist by Ziba Ardalan, and essays by Oliver Basciano and Murtaza Vali.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Parasol unit appreciates the generous support of the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, Sho Choudhury, Galerie Christian Lethert, Priya Hiranandani-Vandrevala, Amrita Jhaveri, Jhaveri Contemporary, Peter Louis and Chandru Ramchandani, Fayeeza Naqvi, Saffronart, Samdani Art Foundation, Shamina Talyarkhan, and The Third Line.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">* Nick Hackworth in Rana Begum, 'Overview', Bischoff/Weiss, 2009.</p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:53:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Lukas Duwenhögger - Raven Row - June 29th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>You Might Become a Park</em>&nbsp;&ndash; alongside its companion exhibition&nbsp;<em>Undoolay,</em>&nbsp;which has recently ended at Artists Space, New York &ndash; is the largest and, surprisingly for so significant an artist, amongst the first surveys to date for Lukas Duwenh&ouml;gger (born in Munich 1956, lives in Istanbul). It will include paintings, installations, collages and objects made over more than thirty years.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Duwenh&ouml;gger&rsquo;s figurative paintings conjure his subjects into situations and worlds that are inventively adorned, allusive, anachronistic and compelling. As much as a painter, Duwenh&ouml;gger is a designer and a fabulist. Most of his subjects are treated with love; when depicted in imaginary portraits they are poised and self-sufficient, while together, often homosocially, they seem engaged in private conversation and shared understandings. Events, allegories and narratives are dispersed over an even, democratic, picture plane. Duwenh&ouml;gger&rsquo;s figuration is a deliberate confrontation with high cultural mores, with an awareness of the loaded history of that form but an avoidance of heavy-handed references.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:59:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Neïl Beloufa, Hannah Black, Eliza Douglas, Klara Liden, Colin Lowe, Roddy Thomson, Stuart Middleton, Avery Singer - Vilma Gold - June 29th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:25:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Brian Griffiths - Vilma Gold - June 29th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-align: justify;">In&nbsp;BRIAN GRIFFITHS&rsquo; work traditional genres of sculpture are re-thought through the assisted readymade or the fabricated found object. Trading on second-hand &lsquo;conversation pieces&rsquo; and their malleability in terms of evoking imagined secret histories, Griffiths views art as a means of escape; a repeated and heroic attempt to leave the here and now and be transported to other places. His sculptures make their appearances as distinctive players: whilst a giant bear head, with its roughly patched concrete surface and painterly graphic face has the stoic air of a now defunct old school entertainer, a wooden box with its glimpse of a pair of shiny tan brogue shoes is enigmatic in its quietness. Elsewhere a twisted and crushed lump of a car becomes a ludicrous showy beast. For Griffiths, conceptual rigor is bound up with processes of making, so that overlooked everyday materials are selected for their potential in opening unto particular and evocative experiences. He uses the histories contained in his objects and materials to enquire into ideas of the flawed and the failed. Objects chosen are often of a bygone era, once aspirational new commodities now fallen; superseded and obsolete. He uses a stark bluntness to ask the viewer to scrutinize received ideals: his objects often deliberately lack the refinement of &lsquo;good form&rsquo;. Blown out of all proportion, they are jammed uncomfortably into spaces they do not fit, at once fatuous and melancholic. Aspirational, and yet tragically flawed, Griffiths&rsquo; works are charged with humour, discontent and sadness.</span></p> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:25:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Wendy Mayer - CHARLIE SMITH london - June 30th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">CHARLIE SMITH LONDON is delighted to present Wendy Mayer&rsquo;s second solo exhibition at the gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">Mayer is known for her uncanny sculptures where she employs painted vinyl or painted cast wax to present figures with unparalleled veracity. In this exhibition Mayer uses Angela Carter&rsquo;s &lsquo;A Curious Room&rsquo; as her starting point. Carter described her Curious Room as a metaphorical space where all the secrets of a person&rsquo;s life are stored, and asserted that life is a process of trying to find it in order to rediscover or remember them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">Mayer&rsquo;s Curious Room is a collection of sculptures that reveal the subconscious impact of half-forgotten personal rites of passage. As the artist states:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">&lsquo;I am a deeply private person and am often surprised and horrified to discover that my work discloses aspects of my personality and past that I would probably prefer to stay hidden.&rsquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">This unconscious revelation of drives, feelings and memories is allied with conscious intent. Themes such as familial relationships, motherhood, rebirth and metamorphosis are recurrent in Mayer&rsquo;s work, from babies emerging from womb-like vases to autobiographical references to books read, feelings felt and places visited. The five-piece series &lsquo;Smotyn Du&rsquo; illustrates this coalescence of conscious and unconscious dynamics, where personal and universal vie and oscillate. Each piece consists of a fabric covered coat hanger formed from a child&rsquo;s head with hands protruding from either side, with black knots on the palms, and hung from a crucifix shaped hook. Mayer is at once referencing religious rites; guilt; domestic abuse; and the Smotyn Du (or Black Spot) region of her native Wales.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><em>Wendy Mayer was born in Wales in 1975. She graduated with a first class BA (Hons) in Fine Art Sculpture from Loughborough University School of Art and Design in 2008. Her work is placed in prominent private collections globally including the Saatchi Gallery, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Javier Baz and Kay Saatchi. She has exhibited in galleries and museums including the Saatchi Gallery, Royal British Society of Sculptors, Royal Cambrian Academy, Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, and will feature in Strange Worlds: the vision of Angela Carter at Royal West of England Academy, Bristol in 2016.</em></p> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:39:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Simon Denny - Zabludowicz Collection - June 30th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Artist Simon Denny discusses the influences of the tech industry, media history and management theory models on his work with&nbsp;<em>Emotional Supply Chains</em>&nbsp;exhibition curator Paul Luckraft.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:11:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Geoff Rigden - APT Gallery - July 2nd 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM <div style="text-align: center;">A memorial show of a range of works from various periods of his life, aged 17 to 72</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:33:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Hauser & Wirth Somerset - July 2nd 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM <p style="text-align: justify;">Hauser &amp; Wirth Somerset will host our Summer Party extravaganza, with this year's event celebrating the tree. Taking inspiration from<a href="http://hauserwirth.cmail20.com/t/r-l-sjulttd-ydurxutz-x/" target="_blank">Subodh Gupta's installed steel Banyan tree</a>, the party will focus on the local woodland and landscape surrounding Durslade Farm as well as the rich natural history and folklore of Somerset.<br /><br />The Summer weekend festivities will unite the gallery,&nbsp;<a href="http://hauserwirth.cmail20.com/t/r-l-sjulttd-ydurxutz-m/" target="_blank">Roth Bar &amp; Grill</a>&nbsp;and Durslade Farm in a host of family oriented activities, displays and competitions in true country fair tradition, from archery and falconry to helter skelters, face painting and rodeo bulls. In addition to our favourite classic fairground rides and country games, this year's unique programme of events will centralise around the tree and its many agricultural, artistic and ecological uses.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Saturday 2 July 2016, 6 pm &ndash; midnight<br />Sunday 3 July 2016, 11 am &ndash; 5 pm</strong></p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:49:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Yuri Pattison - Chisenhale Gallery - July 6th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Thu, 26 May 2016 16:54:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Georgia O’Keeffe - Tate Modern - July 6th 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM <div class="content__standfirst"> <p style="text-align: justify;">A rare opportunity to see over 100 remarkable paintings by this pioneer of twentieth-century&nbsp;art</p> </div> <div class="content__body-text"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Georgia O&rsquo;Keeffe is best known for her paintings of magnified flowers, animal skulls, and New Mexico desert landscapes. This exhibition brings together some of her most important works, including&nbsp;<em>Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1</em>&nbsp;1932, the most expensive painting by a female artist ever sold at&nbsp;auction.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Making her debut a century ago, in 1916, O&rsquo;Keeffe was immediately recognised as a trailblazing artist, while today her legacy as an American art icon and a pioneer of twentieth-century art is widely&nbsp;recognised.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With no works by O&rsquo;Keeffe in&nbsp;UK&nbsp;public collections this exhibition is a rare chance to see the beauty and skill of her remarkable paintings outside the&nbsp;US.</p> <blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;">Men put me down as the best woman painter&hellip;<br />&hellip;I think I&rsquo;m one of the best painters.<br /><em>Georgia&nbsp;O&rsquo;Keeffe</em></p> </blockquote> </div> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:20:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list