ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - Calvert 22 - October 9th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Olesya Turkina</strong>, the curator of&nbsp;<em>Beyond Zero</em>&nbsp;will&nbsp;give&nbsp;a tour of the exhibition at Calvert 22 Gallery and discuss&nbsp;the core ideas behind her research.&nbsp;<a href=";id=2e37ffd0ec&amp;e=c578ff87bf" target="_blank">Book a place</a></p> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:07:55 +0000 Kristian Purcell - Royal Academy of Arts - June 9th - August 17th Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:05:08 +0000 - Royal Academy of Arts - June 9th - August 17th Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:01:44 +0000 Paula Rego - Marlborough Fine Art - October 1st - October 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">Marlborough Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Paula Rego. The exhibition comprises three new series of pastels and watercolours. Each series explores a separate and compelling story that is concerned with and inspired by Portugal, the place of Rego&rsquo;s birth.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Last King of Portugal</em>, after which the exhibition is named, is a series of pastels focusing on the life of Manuel II, who was crowned king in 1908 at the age of 19 following the assassination of his father King Carlos I. He was known as <em>The Patriot </em>and his reign lasted only two years, ending in 1910 with the Republican revolution and resultant dissolution of the monarchy. He fled to Britain, where he remained in exile for the rest of his life. He married the Princess Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and they lived together in Twickenham until his death in 1932. Manuel did not return to Portugal in his lifetime but a Lisbon state funeral was authorised by Prime Minister Antonio Oliveira de Salazar.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The second series of paintings is based on <em>The Relic</em>, an 1887 novel by Portuguese author E&ccedil;a de Queir&oacute;z, which tells the story of anti-hero Teodorico Raposo who deceives his wealthy, pious aunt in order to ensure her riches are bequeathed to him. To please his aunt and to rid himself of his unfaithful mistress, he embarks on a journey to the Holy Land in search of the religious relic after which the series is named. The author has always been one of Paula Rego&rsquo;s favourite Portuguese novelists. Another one of his novels, <em>The Sins of&nbsp;</em><em>Father Amaro</em>, was the subject of one of her finest series of pastels, which was exhibited at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in 1998.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For the third group of works Paula Rego illustrates a new book in which her daughter Caroline Willing retells the traditional folktale <em>Stone Soup</em>, which has existed in numerous incarnations around the world for centuries. In it a young female protagonist saves herself from starvation by outwitting a group of villagers into providing her with ingredients for a soup that in the end is able to feed them all. Rego and Willing&rsquo;s version is re-imagined in a new context by thirteen watercolour and ink paintings that are suggestive of Portuguese landscapes and architecture. Much of Rego&rsquo;s work concerns folk tales, their consistent ability to endure and renew. In these works, a cast of expressive figures negotiate the boundary between caricature and figurative abstraction in a manner that is typical of Rego&rsquo;s double-edged satirical style. The frequent inclusion of animal figures in the works also provides compelling and ambiguous foils to the human cast.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition will coincide with a publication of <em>Stone Soup </em>by the Enitharmon Press and Marlborough will publish a fully illustrated catalogue of the exhibition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><br />The opening will coincide with the launch of Paula Rego's new artist's book&nbsp;<em>Stone Soup</em>, with text by Cas Willing and published by Enitharmon Editions.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">RSVP</a></p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:18:50 +0000 - APT Gallery - October 5th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p>Tickets can be booked online at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:11:15 +0000 Group Show - APT Gallery - September 28th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p>With artist and lecturer Sukaina Kubba.</p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:10:42 +0000 Group Show - APT Gallery - September 25th - October 12th <div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>Continuum of Ceaseless Change f</em>eatures the work of twelve London-based artists working in a variety of media, selected by painter Laura Smith. The exhibition is based around the idea that actions are left exposed when works of art are created. &nbsp;Each of the works on show will testify to some past impulse or physical happening, or else will contain within itself an ongoing force.&nbsp;<em><strong>&nbsp;</strong></em></div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;">The curators challenge us to imagine these works as moments in what they describe as a &lsquo;continuum of ceaseless change&rsquo;, and to think about how they relate to wider issues, such as the primitive desire for touch in a post-digital culture or artists&rsquo; practices relating to the body.</p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:08:45 +0000 - APT Gallery - September 26th - September 28th <div style="text-align: justify;">Join us on the last weekend of September for our annual Open Studios event.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"> <div>Forty studios will be open across the A.P.T complex where you will be able&nbsp;to meet the</div> <div>artists and view and buy recent work. This year we are pleased to welcome five new A.P.T</div> <div>artist-members&nbsp;as well as six guest artists and curators.</div> </div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">This will be the first chance to visit our brand new Welding Shed Studios, which opened in July this year. This capital building project has seen us build six fully accessible studios and we are excited to invite you to the first public opening of what marks an important milestone in A.P.T's history.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Opening Times and Schedule</strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Friday 26 September&nbsp;&nbsp;| &nbsp;Studios Open&nbsp;6 - 9pm&nbsp;&nbsp;| &nbsp;Free</strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>Curry from Tandoori Express in the Yard |&nbsp;7 - 9pm</em></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Saturday 27 September&nbsp;&nbsp;| &nbsp;Studios Open&nbsp;2 - 6pm&nbsp;&nbsp;| &nbsp;Free</strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>Gallery Open from&nbsp;12pm&nbsp;| Deptford X Open Studios Tour | Refreshments in Yard</em></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Sunday 28 September&nbsp;&nbsp;| &nbsp;Studios Open&nbsp;2 - 6pm&nbsp;&nbsp;| &nbsp;Free</strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>Gallery Open from&nbsp;12pm&nbsp;| Refreshments in Yard</em></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">For a full list of artists and guest curators taking part and details of our Open Studios programme, as well as directions for finding us, please visit the Open Studios page on our website&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</div> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:05:51 +0000 AA Bronson - Whitechapel Gallery - September 26th 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p><strong>AA Bronson</strong>, artist and healer, founder of the NY Art Book Fair, and one of the three members of the artists' trio General Idea, talks about his life and work over five decades: drawing on the history of publishing as a democratic distribution of contemporary art, he muses on collaboration, queer zines, community, and the current explosion of independent publishing. He is joined in conversation by&nbsp;<strong>Sam Ashby</strong>, founder of the queer 'zine,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><em>Little Joe</em></a>.</p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:56:41 +0000 Martin Creed - Whitechapel Gallery - September 25th 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The opening event of the London Art Book Fair will feature a live set by Turner Prize-winning artist and musician&nbsp;<strong>Martin Creed</strong>. Treating the audience to a short performance of his catchy, humorous songs, Creed will kick-off a full weekend of performance, talks and workshops. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:54:57 +0000 Ori Gersht, Nogah Engler - Mummery + Schnelle - October 10th - November 29th <p style="text-align: justify;">Andrew Mummery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition that brings together for the first time the work of artists Nogah Engler and Ori Gersht. Engler&rsquo;s paintings and Gersht&rsquo;s photographs reflect on how art addresses themes of history and memory.<br /><br />Nogah Engler&rsquo;s paintings contain echoes of the landscape around the town of Kosov in what is now Ukraine. Between 1941 and 1942 almost the entire Jewish population of the town and the surrounding area were murdered following the Nazi invasion and occupation of Poland. Among the very few survivors were Engler&rsquo;s father Gideon, then 6 years old, and her grandfather Baruch, who wrote two accounts of the massacres. In 2005, having grown up with these accounts and her father&rsquo;s memories, Engler made the journey to Kosov in search of the places where her father and grandfather had hidden to escape the death squads. The paintings that have resulted from this visit are reflections on the meaning of landscape and memory, the complex relationship between past and present time, and how the work of art can mediate between the two.<br /><br />The overall impression given by Engler&rsquo;s paintings is that we are looking at fragments of memory, both personal and collective. Her works contain open and enclosed spaces and she employs combinations of different perspectives that mix near and far. These elements function both formally and metaphorically. There is a careful juxtaposition of areas full of realistic detail with more abstract gestures, paint that is both broadly and meticulously applied, painted surfaces that shift and change in density and degrees of opacity. Engler has talked of her interest in the ways that modern technology has widened the range of ways in which we can look at and experience things and this has effected how she depicts some of the individual objects in her paintings. At the same time she remains fascinated by historical landscape painting and its influence is clear on both the technical and formal appearance of her paintings. The act of looking is key to Engler&rsquo;s paintings, and this applies to the objects themselves as well as to those who view them. Striking, in the most recent paintings in the exhibition, are rows of human figures seen in profile, witnesses to some thing, or event, that is not disclosed to the viewer of the painting. What, we are being asked by these paintings, is the meaning of testimony? How can visual art bear witness to, and reflect upon, the darkest and most tragic events of human history?<br /><br />Ori Gersht employs photography and film as his chosen media, but his work has always exhibited a fascination with painting and art history. He is very interested in the differences and connections between the ways in which a painter and a camera create and record reality, and in his latest series of photographs he uses cameras and mirrors as devices with which to explore questions of reflection, representation and perception.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The new photographs had two starting points. The first was a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna in 2013 where Gersht became fascinated by three early seventeenth century paintings by Jan Brueghel depicting vases of flowers. The second was when Gersht started focusing his attention onto the flat surface of a mirror. This mirror is reflecting what appears to be one of Brueghel&rsquo;s paintings, but this image is an illusion - not only because it is seen in a mirror, but also because what is being reflected is not a painting, but a replica, meticulously crafted by hand from artificial flowers, of the bouquet depicted by Brueghel. This replica is a comment upon the nature of the original painting in which Brueghel chose not to depict wild (natural) flowers but ones that were the result of a sophisticated horticultural intervention by man. All the flowers are shown in their most perfect form and the depiction of the simultaneous perfection of so many species that bloom in different seasons and in far flung geographically locations - a fantasy of a desirable, but never attainable reality - is an assertion of the power of art and craft, alongside the power of science and technology, to remake the world of objects. It also undermines traditional notions of time and place.<br /><br />Having placed the replica of Brueghel&rsquo;s floral bouquet in front of a mirror, Gersht next positioned two hi-definition digital cameras, focusing them on two different optical planes: one close up on the glass surface of the mirror, the other - from a distance of three meters - on the reflection of the vase of flowers. The mirror was then broken using either hammers or small explosive charges, shattering it into a maelstrom of flying fragments of reflective glass.&nbsp;<br /><br />In contrast to the laborious and meticulous processes that led to the creation of the replicas of the bouquets in Brueghel&rsquo;s paintings, the compositions that were captured by the camera at the instant of the shattering of the mirrors were rapid and unpredictable. The use of the two cameras allowed Gersht to capture simultaneously two contrasting views of the same event. Because of the different focusing points and the limited depth of field, each camera captured an alternative reality, questioning the relationship between photography and a single objective truth. The final photographic prints simultaneously embrace rigorous and painstaking craft and the mechanical instantaneousness of the digital camera. Gersht raises the question of whether the camera records, or creates, reality. What appears to be real here is merely a reflection and its shattering is so instantaneous that the eye, without the aid of the camera and the flash, cannot properly see it. It is only made available to us through the mediation of optical technology. The work of Ori Gersht has been described by the critic David Chandler as a meditation on the poetics of fragility. In his latest series we are reminded that all images are transitional. They show us nothing more &ndash; for certain &ndash; than the absence of the object of representation.Nogah Engler and Ori Gersht both understand that a work of art has multiple orientations to time and history. It is temporally unstable and points back and forwards at the same time. The art historians Alexander Nagel and Christopher S. Wood have argued that, &ldquo;No device more effectively generates the effect of a doubling or bending of time than the work of art, a strange kind of event whose relation to time is plural&rdquo;&nbsp;<sup>1</sup>. Walter Benjamin proposed that otherwise forgotten moments could be recovered from oblivion and reintroduced to illuminate current historical situations and that there can be a dialectical interplay of temporalities in which &ldquo;what has been&rdquo; and &ldquo;now&rdquo; suddenly come together in an image that reveals higher historical and even objective truths. Both these ideas find a strong manifestation in the works of Engler and Gersht.&nbsp;<br /><br /><br />Nogah Engler was born in 1970, Ori Gersht in 1967. They both live and work in London.&nbsp;<br /><br /><sup>1&nbsp;</sup>Alexander Nagel and Christopher S. Wood,&nbsp;<em>Anachronic Renaissance</em>,&nbsp;<br />Zone Books, New York 2010</p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:53:04 +0000 Colin Snapp - Ibid. - September 20th 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM <p style="text-align: justify;">Showing in the window of Ibid's new location at 27 Margaret Street, as part of Nuit Blanche Video.</p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:44:17 +0000 Michael Van den Abeele, Flora Hauser, Maria Taniguchi - Ibid. - October 14th - November 29th Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:41:27 +0000 Gordon Shrigley - IMT Gallery - October 17th - November 15th Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:56:58 +0000 - Serpentine Sackler Gallery - September 20th 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Assistant Curator&nbsp;<strong>Melissa Blanchflower</strong>&nbsp;leads a guided tour of the exhibition of&nbsp;<strong>Cerith Wyn Evans</strong>&nbsp;at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:52:15 +0000 Group Show - Serpentine Sackler Gallery - October 19th 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">On the weekend of 18 and 19 October &ndash; during the Frieze Art Fair &ndash; Serpentine Galleries presents the&nbsp;Extinction Marathon, the ninth in the Galleries' yearly Marathon series. Artists, writers, scientists, film-makers, choreographers, theorists and musicians explore the complex and timely topic of extinction through talks, conversations, performances and screenings. The&nbsp;Extinction Marathon&nbsp;addresses the philosophical and artistic image of the end and the void, as well as new ways of envisioning and imagining the future.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Participants include&nbsp;&nbsp;artist and poet&nbsp;Etel&nbsp;Adnan;&nbsp;artist and writer&nbsp;Sophia Al-Maria;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Maria Thereza Alves;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Ed Atkins; conservationist&nbsp;Jonathan Baillie;&nbsp;architect&nbsp;Alessandro Bava;&nbsp;cultural theorist and activist&nbsp;Franco &lsquo;Bifo&rsquo; Berardi;&nbsp;designer&nbsp;Irma Boom;&nbsp;Whole Earth Catalogue editor&nbsp;Stewart Brand;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;James Bridle;&nbsp;EDGE Foundation founder&nbsp;John Brockman;&nbsp;philosopher&nbsp;Federico Campagna;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Heman Chong;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Yve Laris Cohen;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Jesse Darling;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Benedict Drew;&nbsp;artist and poet&nbsp;Jimmie Durham;&nbsp;mathematician&nbsp;Marcus du Sautoy;&nbsp;palaeontologist&nbsp;Richard Fortey;&nbsp;agriculturalist&nbsp;Cary Fowler;&nbsp;artists&nbsp;Gilbert &amp; George;&nbsp;queer theorist&nbsp;Jack Halberstam;&nbsp;artist and designer&nbsp;Marguerite Humeau;&nbsp;choreographer&nbsp;Mette Ingvartsen; speculative designer&nbsp;Lisa Ma&nbsp;artist and activist&nbsp;Gustav Metzger;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Katja Novitskova;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Trevor Paglen;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Cornelia Parker;&nbsp;artist and poet&nbsp;Heather Phillipson;&nbsp;anthropologist&nbsp;Elizabeth Povinelli;&nbsp;evolutionary ornithologist&nbsp;Richard Prum;&nbsp;design writer&nbsp;Alice Rawsthorn;&nbsp;astrophysicist&nbsp;Sir Martin Rees; Operational Research professor&nbsp;Jonathan Rosenhead; filmmaker&nbsp;Eyal Sivan;&nbsp;writer&nbsp;Adam Thirlwell; environmental lawyer&nbsp;James Thornton;&nbsp;musician and sound recordist&nbsp;Chris Watson,&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Cerith Wyn Evans&nbsp;and artist&nbsp;Anna Zett,&nbsp;as well as contributions by sociologist&nbsp;Zygmunt Bauman;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Paul Chan;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Tacita Dean;&nbsp;writer&nbsp;William Gibson; artistPierre Huyghe;&nbsp;director&nbsp;Sandy McLeod;&nbsp;concrete poet&nbsp;Franz Mon;&nbsp;ecological critic&nbsp;Timothy Morton;&nbsp;filmmaker&nbsp;Laura Poitras&nbsp;and&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Yoko Ono.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The two-day event, which comprises of a non-stop series of presentations in The Magazine at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, will be live-streamed, which partners with Serpentine for the&nbsp;Extinction Marathon&nbsp;in 2014.&nbsp;The Space&nbsp;has commissioned a number of new digital commissions and will also host an online project,&nbsp;, which gathers information about global resources as well as artists&rsquo; projects and activists&rsquo; calls to action.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">While The Magazine at the Sackler Gallery will present on-stage participations, talks, screenings and performances, the Serpentine Pavilion 2014, designed by&nbsp;Smiljan Radić, will transform into a hub for environmental activism where a number of organisations will run a parallel programmes of activities.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The&nbsp;Extinction Marathon&nbsp;is programmed in collaboration with artist Gustav Metzger, whose work &ndash; including his Serpentine Gallery exhibition&nbsp;Decades1959 &ndash; 2009 &ndash; addresses extinction and climate change.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A full schedule of the&nbsp;Extinction Marathonwill be published in early October.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:48:54 +0000