ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/show en-us 40 Lucia Nogueira - Annely Juda Fine Art - September 23rd - October 29th <p style="text-align: justify;">In collaboration with Anthony Reynolds Gallery<br />&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;">An artist of Brazilian heritage but who relocated to London in 1975, Nogueira&rsquo;s work comprises installation, sculpture, video and drawing. Her art eludes classification. Despite frequently suggesting a Brazilian sensibility, it does not sit comfortably within the paradigm of most Brazilian art, but neither does it reflect what was taking place in London at the time. A fascination with the structure of language infiltrated her work but also expressed the particular force of her bilingual ambivalence. Her work is suspended in a complex cultural partnership and encapsulates relationships that are at the root of our attempts to negotiate experience. Neither representational nor narrative, Nogueira&rsquo;s work concerns the range of poetic and philosophical stimuli that are generated by a single, precise point of connectivity.<br />&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;<br />A fully illustrated 64 pp catalogue will be available</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:14:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Xu Hualing, Hang Chunhui, Peng Jian, Chen Jun, Ma Lingli - Royal College of Art - September 7th - September 13th <p style="text-align: justify;">Chinese ink art has a time - honoured tradition, a tradition that has, since the day&nbsp;it was born, been going through relentless changes, mainly driven by its intrinsic&nbsp;movements before the 20th century as there was neither desire nor channel for&nbsp;the Chinese culture to interact with those of other countries against the&nbsp;backdrop of China&rsquo;s self-closed cultural environment.<br /><br />The beginning of the 20th century witnessed the most dramatic changes in&nbsp;history to China, which led to, among others, ruptures and fragmentation of&nbsp;Chinese cultural traditions with the increasing influence of the west on China.&nbsp;The ink art, as one of the symbols of Chinese cultural traditions, since then&nbsp;embarked on a path of the so-called &ldquo;transformation&rdquo;, with modernization as the&nbsp;purpose and learning from the west the approach.<br /><br />This transformation has been accompanied by disputes until the 1980s, a period&nbsp;that saw the prominence of a contemporary sense of questioning in the creation&nbsp;of Chinese ink art. The creators, while stressing the &ldquo;micro-times&rdquo; and &ldquo;micro-trends&rdquo; in the context of &ldquo;macro-times&rdquo; and &ldquo;macro-trends&rdquo;, began to show&nbsp;diversities and personalities. What remained the same about the ink artists then&nbsp;were the principles of &ldquo;I&rsquo;m expressing my own inner world&rdquo; and &ldquo;harmony butnot conformity&rdquo;, although some of them tended to envy the unrestrainedness of&nbsp;western expressionist art, and some others preferred to go back to the&nbsp;traditional &ldquo;brush and ink play&rdquo; of ancient Chinese literati painting.<br /><br />It is undoubted that the Chinese ink at of the early 21st century will be nothing&nbsp;but a flash throughout its tremendously long history. It is now showing more&nbsp;enhanced diversities and personalities with the involvement of young ink artists.&nbsp;The tradition of Chinese ink art has been more inclusive thanks to the efforts of&nbsp;the past generations of ink artists, and it is based on this inclusiveness that&nbsp;Chinese ink art is starting to be experimental and avant-garde.<br /><br />For the young artists, ink is either the material they feel comfortable with, or an&nbsp;apposite medium they use to express their own opinions, or a route of time&nbsp;travel for them to connect with ancient artists. That&rsquo;s why they have been so&nbsp;captivated by the creations and experiments of ink art, which count as the most&nbsp;direct and easiest modes to express themselves as well as their attitudes about&nbsp;the current era.<br /><br />It is our pleasure to bring the creations of such a group of young artists to&nbsp;London, the culturally diverse metropolis where we would like to unveil the&nbsp;contemporary Chinese ink art. Belonging to the new generation of contemporary&nbsp;Chinese ink artists, the several young artists featured in this exhibition, who are&nbsp;known for their practice art out of unrestrained will, have all chosen ink art as if&nbsp;by prior agreement. For them, ink art is where the vitality lies, and their mission&nbsp;of artistic creation is to tell the story of &ldquo;themselves&rdquo; or reveal the spirit of their&nbsp;generation in the contemporary cultural context, instead of continuing the&nbsp;tradition of ink art.</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:37:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Michael Hoppen Contemporary - September 28th - November 6th <div class="description"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Part of the fascination with all photography is that the medium is firmly grounded in the documentary tradition. It has been used as a record of crime scenes, zoological specimens, lunar and space exploration, phrenology, fashion and importantly, art and science. It has been used as &lsquo;proof&rsquo; of simple things such as family holidays and equally of atrocities taking place on the global stage. Any contemporary artist using photography has to accept the evidential language embedded in the medium.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this exhibition the Michael Hoppen Gallery exhibits a myriad of different images including 19<sup>th</sup>, 20<sup>th</sup> c. and contemporary works of art.&nbsp; Seemingly disparate these images have a shared gravitas, a weightiness that emanates from their documentary function. Many of the images were originally taken to provide empirical evidence of a theory or record of an event. Dislocated from their original context and distanced by time, they do not so much provide an answer, rather question the viewer afresh.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It is interesting that the majority of photographs in this exhibition were never intended as beautifully crafted or well-composed images. They were required to prove a point, solve a mystery or simply to inform with clarity. The identity of a face, the location of a cell<strong>,</strong> the shape of a skull as confirmation of evolution, the coaxial lighting down a gun to show the twist of the barrel. All these images were made to illustrate a fact. Even a picture of a Russian schoolgirl&rsquo;s calculus covered thighs provides amusing evidence of her cheating in a math&rsquo;s exam. The image was taken as proof of her misdemeanor but isolated from its original context, as with many of these images, it acquires a beauty and significance independent of it&rsquo;s original function.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Most of these images once served a specific purpose, which has now passed. What therefore makes these disparate images still so important and also so collectable? One understands very quickly how extraordinary some of these pieces are, not only from an informative point of view, but also aesthetically. Many are unique and the chances of them having been saved in good condition, for posterity is often just pure chance. The minds that thought up ways to record this evidence, sometimes in the face of cultural or academic adversity, was also an achievement. Look at Jules Etienne Mar&eacute;e&rsquo;s &nbsp;series of the naked man walking. This is possibly the earliest &lsquo;giff&rsquo; in the world! What he was able to do is still being practiced today in cinema special effects.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Equally, the photographs Francis Bacon used to create some of his great canvases could have ended up in a waste paper bin, but are here for all to see. Scholars need this material to work with and it is this search for the truth that leads us neatly to where we are today with a plethora of fascinating pictures to sample, savor and marvel at.</p> </div> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 05:34:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Jamian Juliano–Villani - Studio Voltaire - September 30th - November 1st <div class="colSpan12 nudgeContainer marginBottom50"> <div class="introParagraph"> <p style="text-align: justify;">In October&nbsp;2016 Studio Voltaire will present a major new commission by American painter Jamian Juliano-Villani, her first solo presentation in a public institution outside the US.</p> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jamian Juliano-Villani&rsquo;s (b. 1987, New Jersey) paintings teem with cultural references, both populist and obscure; animation, advertising and video games jostle with Reggae album artwork and delinquent characters from art history. By layering appropriated imagery she creates aberrations, with figures growing, shrinking and dissolving into one another. Her paintings often reflect a curious slippage between the prosaic and surreal, converting the familiar into the uncanny.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Juliano-Villani&rsquo;s bold and graphic style has become categorised by her use of cartoon imagery, however, she has repeatedly specified it is not cartoons aesthetic but their populist nature that interests her. She is mining a shared collective memory to express intimate and subjective issues that can be read through the universal language of cartoons. The communicative potential of her work is key for Juliano-Villani, and her unrestricted use of mainstream appropriation makes it legible on a number of levels.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For her commission at Studio Voltaire Juliano-Villani will work in situ and create a new body of work in response to the idiosyncrasies of the gallery space. She will build on the developments in her more recent work, moving away from her complex, dynamic Hieronymus Bosch-esque tableaus, where chaos was the main character, and instead focus on the psychological atmosphere of her paintings in a more personal, intimate way.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There is a clear duality in Juliano-Villani&rsquo;s work; it is comic but also visceral, violent, perverse and at times erotic. Her work is simultaneously appealing and yet repulsive. She examines common cultural memories via the myths derived from television and advertising, however she re-contextualises these, and as a result imbues them with new meaning, and critically new value. Her works are affective and angst ridden, filled with moral dilemmas and personal visions. Juliano-Villani&rsquo;s works can all be read as self-portraits, but ones composed with a shared visual language.</p> </div> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 05:28:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Yun Hyong-keun - Simon Lee - September 6th - September 29th <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Simon Lee Gallery is proud to present a concise survey exhibition of paintings by Korean artist Yun Hyong-keun, one of the leading figures of Dansaekhwa, in his first posthumous solo presentation in the UK.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">The series of large <em>Burnt Umber &amp; Ultramarine Blue </em>oil on linen works included in the exhibition date from between 1990 &ndash; 1993 and reflect a transformative moment in the artist&rsquo;s career, when the abstract forms in the work grew larger, darker and fewer in number.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Inspired by nature and influenced by the work of the scholar and calligrapher Kim Jeong-hui, Yun&rsquo;s paintings combine the colour of earth and water in surfaces reminiscent of traditional ink-wash painting, infused with vitality. Restricting his palette in this body of work to these two colours, Yun diluted the paint with turpentine and allowed it to wash over the canvas, layering it over days, weeks or months to create intense fields of velvety, intense darkness. The paintings embody time through an accumulation of procedures enacted in different encounters with the work in the same space. Each layer of pigment seeped into the fibres at a different rate, resulting in blurred edges along the unmarked expanses of canvas. In the 1990s, these boundaries gradually became more defined, eventually sharpening into hard edges in the final decade of the artist&rsquo;s life.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In recent years major international museums and academics have revisited Yun's work and his key contribution to Dansaekhwa. His works characterise the elements of tactility, spirituality and performance common to first generation Dansaekwha artists, including Chung Sang-Hwa, Ha Chong-Hyun, Chung Chang-Sup, KIM Whanki and Park Seo-Bo. Emerging from a period deeply affected by the Korean War, their work reflected Korean sentiments and aesthetics through investigating themes of flatness, materiality and mediation. Rhythmic actions repeatedly performed on the canvas were intended to build a sense of unity between materials, object and the self. Whilst never officially a movement and diverse in their outputs, the Dansaekwha artists&rsquo; work shares a common commitment to investigating the materiality and act of painting.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Notes for Editors</strong></p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Yun Hyong-keun was born in Miwŏn, Korea, in 1928 and died in 2007. In 1947 he attended Seoul National University to study Western painting, but abandoned his studies after he was imprisoned for his involvement with the leftist student movement. He returned to his hometown, Cheongju, where he worked as a teacher. Eight months later, the Korean War (1950-53) broke out. Yun survived the war and in 1954 joined Hongik University where he met Kim Whanki, a renowned painter and his future father-in-law, and forged a close relationship with the art students who would be exponents of Dansaekhwa. He graduated from the Department of Painting, Hongik University, Seoul, in 1957. He has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions in Korea, Japan, Germany, France and the United States, including at the Judd Foundation, New York (1993), and the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX (1994). The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg, France, held a major retrospective in 2002. His work has also been celebrated in landmark surveys such as Dansaekhwa: Korean Monochrome Painting, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon (2012); Korean Abstract Art: 1958&ndash;2008, Seoul Museum of Art (2008); Gwangju Biennale (2000); Venice Biennale (1995); Working With Nature: Traditional Thought in Contemporary Art from Korea, Tate Liverpool (1992); and the S&atilde;o Paulo Biennial (1969, 1975).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Estate of Yun Hyong-keun and PKM Gallery, Seoul.</p> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 05:23:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Mert & Marcus - Phillips de Pury & Company - October 24th - November 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">In association with <a href="http://www.artpartner.com/" target="_blank">Art Partner</a>, Phillips presents the first major exhibition of the dynamic artist duo Mert &amp; Marcus. Since landing their first cover with <em>Dazed &amp; Confused</em> in 1997, Mert &amp; Marcus have had their distinctive and powerful photographs featured in such established magazines as <em>Vogue</em>,<em> Interview</em>, <em>Vanity Fair</em> and <em>W</em> as well as in campaigns for Christian Dior, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent and more. As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Mert &amp; Marcus' collaboration, 18 works - 9 black-and-white and 9 colour - will be made available for sale for the first time. The landmark exhibition debuts at Phillips' London headquarters in Mayfair before traveling to Paris.</p> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 05:16:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Group Show - Phillips de Pury & Company - July 29th - August 13th Sun, 21 Aug 2016 05:13:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook - Gimpel Fils Gallery - September 8th - November 5th Sun, 21 Aug 2016 05:06:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Peter Wächtler - Chisenhale Gallery - September 16th - December 11th <p style="text-align: justify;">The first solo exhibition in a UK institution by the Berlin and Brussels-based artist Peter W&auml;chtler. Working in animated film, ceramics and drawing, W&auml;chtler explores the introverted experience of labour, with his prolific writing and prose poems often providing source material. Through idiosyncratic imagery, which merges personal biography and fiction, W&auml;chtler&rsquo;s work presents a contemporary treatment of melancholia, employing comic absurdity in literary and cinematic modes.&nbsp;<br /><br /></p> <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column" style="text-align: justify;">Peter Wächtler (born 1979, Hannover) lives and works in Brussels and Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include <em>9</em>, KIOSK, Ghent (2016); <em>Secrets of a Trumpet</em>, The Renaissance Society, Chicago (2016); Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster (2014); Reena Spaulings, New York (2014); dépendance gallery, Brussels (2013); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2013). Selected group exhibitions include <em>Surround Audience</em>, New Museum Triennial, New York (2015); <em>A needle Walks into a Haystack</em>, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (2014); <em>Meanwhile... Suddenly and Then</em>, Lyon Biennale (2013); <em>Pride Goes Before a Fall &ndash; Beware of a Holy Whore</em>, Artists Space, New York (2013). Sternberg Press published a collection of Wächtler&rsquo;s texts in 2013, entitled <em>Come On</em>.</div> </div> </div> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 05:04:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Olivia Plender - Maureen Paley - September 9th - October 1st Sun, 21 Aug 2016 04:56:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Cary Kwok - Herald St - September 2nd - September 25th Sun, 21 Aug 2016 03:45:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Richard Serra - Gagosian Gallery - Davies Street - September 15th - December 17th <p>Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present new <em>Composite Drawings</em>by Richard Serra.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Richard Serra</strong> was born in San Francisco in 1938 and has 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 l&eacute;gion d'honneur by the French government in June 2015.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Institutional collections include The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Dia Art Foundation, Beacon, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; LACMA, Los Angeles; The Broad, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Serralves Foundation, Oporto, Portugal; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain, among many others.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Serra's earliest solo exhibitions were held at Galleria La Salita, Rome (1966), and Leo Castelli Warehouse, New York (1969). His first solo museum exhibition was presented at The Norton Simon Museum (formerly Pasadena Art Museum) in 1970. Selected recent solo institutional exhibitions include &ldquo;Richard Serra: Weight and Measure Drawings,&rdquo; American Academy in Rome, Italy (2000); &ldquo;Sculpture and Drawing by Richard Serra,&rdquo; The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, Missouri (2003); &ldquo;Richard Serra: Focus Installation,&rdquo; St. Louis Museum of Art, Missouri (2003); &ldquo;Richard Serra,&rdquo; Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Naples, Italy; &ldquo;Richard Serra: The Matter of Time,&rdquo; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain (2005); &ldquo;Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years,&rdquo; The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007); &ldquo;Richard Serra, Drawings: Work Comes Out of Work,&rdquo; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2008); &ldquo;Promenade,&rdquo; Monumenta, Grand Palais, Paris (2008); &ldquo;Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective,&rdquo; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2011, travelled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; and the organizing venue, The Menil Collection, Houston); &ldquo;Richard Serra: Drawings for The Courtauld,&rdquo; The Courtauld Gallery, London (2013); &ldquo;Richard Serra,&rdquo; Qatar Museum Authority, Doha (2014); and &ldquo;Richard Serra: Drawings in the G&aacute;vea House,&rdquo; Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro (2014).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Serra participated in Documenta in 1972, 1977, 1982, and 1987; and La Biennale di Venezia in 1980, 1984, 2001, and 2013. He was awarded the Golden Lion in 2001. In 2005, <em>The Matter of Time</em> (1994&ndash;2005), a series of eight monumental sculptures, was permanently installed at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. In 2014, <em>East-West/West-East</em> (2014) was permanently installed in the desert of the Brouq Nature Reserve in Western Qatar.</p> <p>Since 1983, Gagosian Gallery has presented more than thirty major exhibitions of Serra's sculptures and drawings in the United States and Europe.</p> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 03:23:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Richard Serra - Gagosian Gallery - Britannia Street - October 1st - February 25th, 2017 <p>Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present three recent large-scale steel sculptures by Richard Serra.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Richard Serra </strong>was born in San Francisco in 1938 and has 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 l&eacute;gion d'honneur by the French government in June 2015.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Institutional collections include The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Dia Art Foundation, Beacon, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; LACMA, Los Angeles; The Broad, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Serralves Foundation, Oporto, Portugal; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain, among many others.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Serra's earliest solo exhibitions were held at Galleria La Salita, Rome (1966), and Leo Castelli Warehouse, New York (1969). His first solo museum exhibition was presented at The Norton Simon Museum (formerly Pasadena Art Museum) in 1970. Selected recent solo institutional exhibitions include &ldquo;Richard Serra: Weight and Measure Drawings,&rdquo; American Academy in Rome, Italy (2000); &ldquo;Sculpture and Drawing by Richard Serra,&rdquo; The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, Missouri (2003); &ldquo;Richard Serra: Focus Installation,&rdquo; St. Louis Museum of Art, Missouri (2003); &ldquo;Richard Serra,&rdquo; Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Naples, Italy; &ldquo;Richard Serra: The Matter of Time,&rdquo; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain (2005); &ldquo;Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years,&rdquo; The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007); &ldquo;Richard Serra, Drawings: Work Comes Out of Work,&rdquo; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2008); &ldquo;Promenade,&rdquo; Monumenta, Grand Palais, Paris (2008); &ldquo;Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective,&rdquo; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2011, travelled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; and the organizing venue, The Menil Collection, Houston); &ldquo;Richard Serra: Drawings for The Courtauld,&rdquo; The Courtauld Gallery, London (2013); &ldquo;Richard Serra,&rdquo; Qatar Museum Authority, Doha (2014); and &ldquo;Richard Serra: Drawings in the G&aacute;vea House,&rdquo; Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro (2014).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Serra participated in Documenta in 1972, 1977, 1982, and 1987; and La Biennale di Venezia in 1980, 1984, 2001, and 2013. He was awarded the Golden Lion in 2001. In 2005, <em>The Matter of Time</em> (1994&ndash;2005), a series of eight monumental sculptures, was permanently installed at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. In 2014, <em>East-West/West-East</em> (2014) was permanently installed in the desert of the Brouq Nature Reserve in Western Qatar.</p> <p>Since 1983, Gagosian Gallery has presented more than thirty major exhibitions of Serra's sculptures and drawings in the United States and Europe.</p> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 03:21:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Conrad Armstrong - Saatchi Gallery - September 15th 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM <p><strong>AN ARTIST&rsquo;S REFLECTION OF TODAY&rsquo;S BRITAIN: &ldquo;TENSION&rdquo; EXHIBITED IN SAATCHI GALLERY</strong></p> <p><strong>Unit G Gallery exhibits the creative works of talented young Londoner, Conrad Armstrong, featuring in Saatchi Gallery</strong></p> <p><strong>Using a combination of oil paint, melted plastic and electric cables on canvas, Conrad reflects on the structure of contemporary society in Britain</strong></p> <p><strong>The exhibition will take place from 15-18 September at the START Art Fair in Saatchi Gallery</strong></p> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:17:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list