ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Benjamin Brett, Mark Couzens, Jamie George, Jonny Green, Ben Jamie, Deklan Kilfeather, Jonathan Kipps, Leon Matis Robin Monies, Ian Segrave - Blain|Southern - London Hanover Square - August 4th - August 8th <p><em>'Pay No Attention To That Man Behind The Curtain'</em>&nbsp;opens next week at Blain|Southern. Celebrating the wealth of emerging artistic talent within the gallery, the exhibition features nine artists who lend their considerable expertise to the gallery's daily operations whilst developing their own artistic careers. The breadth of work on show includes textiles, painting, illustration, sculpture and conceptual pieces. Many of the artists are alumni of prestigious art schools, with impressive CVs that feature renowned residencies, awards, scholarships and critically acclaimed exhibitions.</p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:52:55 +0000 - fig-2 - August 3rd - August 9th <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'times new roman', times, baskerville, georgia, serif;">Adam Broomberg &amp; Oliver Chanarin&rsquo;s site-specific work for fig-2 interrogates the landscape that surrounds the ICA Studio, incorporating the Mall, Downing Street, Horse Guards Parade and Buckingham Palace; an area characterised by daily military parades and other displays of state power.&nbsp;Broomberg &amp; Chanarin have invited a bouffon or &lsquo;Dark Clown&rsquo; to respond to this highly militarised environment. The figure of the bouffon, originated in medieval times and was used as a term to describe someone ostracised from society and relegated to the margins of the city &ndash; apart from one day of the year, when he or she was invited to the Royal Court with explicit permission to ridicule the authorities.&nbsp;For one week Broomberg &amp; Chanarin will transform the fig-2 premises into a &lsquo;green screen&rsquo; studio for the bouffon to inhabit. Her grotesque and vulgar presence suggests a counterpoint to the military codes of discipline and hierarchical order on display in the surrounding streets. The live performance, consisting of slapstick routines and gallows humour, will take place during the opening event and&nbsp;on Thursday&nbsp;evening, simultaneously merging with video footage of the changing of the guards and other military ceremonies. The bouffon will be played&nbsp;by Hannah Ringham, and the performance will be accompanied by a raucous soundtrack, composed by drummer Kid Millions. Please book your tickets for the&nbsp;Thursday&nbsp;performance&nbsp;<a href=";id=3e7f4bcfe0&amp;e=aee357223d" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</span></p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:36:37 +0000 - fig-2 - July 27th - August 2nd <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'times new roman', times, baskerville, georgia, serif;">Concentrating on text as the main material of her production, Anna Barham furthers her ongoing investigation into the dichotomy of meaning and its translation as various codes - alphabet, sound, and image. Barham</span>&rsquo;<span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'times new roman', times, baskerville, georgia, serif;">s project for fig-2 bases its structure on her previous live production reading groups in which malleable interpretations of a selected text are created and activated by the participants</span>&rsquo;&nbsp;<span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'times new roman', times, baskerville, georgia, serif;">voices and speech to text software. For fig-2 the process is stretched across the duration of a week where the group exists as a series of encounters rather than a simultaneous presence: Every day different interpretations generated the previous day will be provided to each visitor to choose from and to add a new translation of the text by voicing their selected piece. Barham addresses the unruly potential of meaning and the active role of the viewer / reader by setting up complex feedback loops between human and computer processes. Evoking century-old tendencies towards stepping out of meaning production in a language, her work embodies the intentions of Dadaists, and finds a paradoxical freedom in Wittgenstein</span>&rsquo;<span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'times new roman', times, baskerville, georgia, serif;">s demarcation of human thought within language.<br /></span></p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:34:17 +0000 Torey Thornton - Stuart Shave/Modern Art - September 4th - October 3rd Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:00:34 +0000 Shepard Fairey, Ben Eine, Word To Mother, SICKBOY, Viktor Vautier, D*Face - Londonewcastle Project Space - October 1st - October 29th <p style="text-align: justify;">This October, StolenSpace presents the street art event of the year. For the first time Shepard Fairey, Dface, Ben Eine, Word To Mother, Sickboy and Viktor Vautier unite in an explosive group show, offering London an alternative kind of Art Fair.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">These hard-hitters of the urban art scene are taking over: no rules, no restrictions, no theme, no inhibitions. Anti-Freeze needs to be seen to be believed.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Collector/buyer enquiries to</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Press enquiries to</p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:43:40 +0000 Frank Bowling - Hales Gallery - September 11th - October 24th Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:40:38 +0000 Holly Blakey - Hales Gallery - August 21st 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p class="BodyA" style="text-align: justify;">In August 2015 Hales Gallery London is delighted to invite Choreographer and Director Holly Blakey to present <em style="line-height: 1.8em;">Some Greater Class</em>, a newly imagined live performance work exploring the complexities and contradictions of contemporary performance and its context. Conceived as a site responsive work, <em style="line-height: 1.8em;">Some Greater Class</em> sees Blakey collaborate with teams of dancers, musicians, videographers and producers to realise the work. Having worked with multiple galleries and artists in the past, this new piece will mark Blakey&rsquo;s first solo presence in this context. <em style="line-height: 1.8em;">Some Greater Class </em>is generously supported by the Arts Council, England. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Blakey&rsquo;s work deeply explores the nature of movement; the way bodies explore experience, connectivity and environment. Often directing her own work as well as choreographing, she develops particular frameworks around the experiences she creates, working with dancers, their movement and music to explore a variety of associations. Through this way of working Blakey is able to define the space between audience and performer as a shared field of intersecting relationships. <em>Some Greater Class</em> will operate through a sustained physical connection, emphasising the relationship between artist, audience and musician. During the performance, the dancers will respond to one another as well as the architecture and acoustics of the gallery through choreographed movements and specific interactions, thus integrating the space into the performative experience. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the current era of &lsquo;cultural capitalism&rsquo;, revising the complex and contradictory relationship between &lsquo;High Art&rsquo; and pop culture is relevant in attempting to comprehend social conventions of our times. Working in both the non-profit and commercial fields, Blakey has formed a particular interest in this conversation. In using the concept of a live pop music video as a context, <em>Some Greater Class</em> has a tool to explore these social constructs, inspiring a debate about the different value systems and expectations in the two, often separated yet not wholly dissimilar, worlds. With consumer culture today, more than ever, porous and interconnected, Blakey wants to challenge the idea of democratic accessibility in the art world. Using the sexualised, transgressive and youthful body as a visual marker for the consumerism and consumption core to the popular/mass market, Blakey plants a recognisable symbol in this unlikely context, confronting the audience with an interplay between flesh, form and motion, exploring social understanding and recognition through this dynamically unfolding experience.</p> <p class="BodyA" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p class="BodyA" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Integral collaborators to </strong><strong><em>Some Greater Class</em></strong><strong> are renowned musicians </strong><strong><em>Gwilym Gold</em></strong><strong> and </strong><strong><em>Darkstar</em></strong><strong> who will incorporate</strong><strong> live</strong><strong> music into the work. </strong><strong><em>Some Greater Class</em></strong><strong> is an approximately 1 hour long performance. </strong></p> <p class="BodyA" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tickets are free however booking is essential.&nbsp;To book your ticket please click&nbsp;<a class="external" href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;<strong>7pm and 8:45pm</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong style="line-height: 1.8em;">About Holly Blakey</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p class="BodyA" style="text-align: justify;">Holly Blakey (b. 1987) is a director and choreographer. Born in North Yorkshire (North of England) and now based in London, Blakey&rsquo;s recent work has been for camera, globally working with directors, artists and musicians from the United States, Europe and Asia.</p> <p class="BodyA" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA" style="text-align: justify;">Previous collaborations include her work with renowned young British artist Hannah Perry in 2014 on <em>Horoscopes (D&eacute;j&agrave; vu)</em>, a video and dance based performance work that premiered at London&rsquo;s Serpentine Gallery. Scored alongside Mica Levi and Lucy Railton, it marked the first time that the gallery had exhibited dance. The collaboration returned in January 2015 for a one-off performance at London&rsquo;s <em>Boiler Room</em>, Hackney. In 2014 Blakey was commissioned alongside artist Phoebe Davies to create a brand new participatory performance that took place on 6th February at the ICIA in Bath, <em>Interlude.</em> An exploration of space and social frameworks within public gatherings, the work interacted with up to thirty untrained members of the public.</p> <p class="BodyA" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Recent commercial credits include directing music videos for Gwilym Gold and Tourist and choreographing videos for the likes of Jessie Ware, Jon Hopkins, Young Fathers, Lianne La Havas, Ellie Goulding, Chase &amp; Status and Jungle.</p> <p class="BodyA" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA" style="text-align: justify;">World-renowned and emerging as one of the UK&rsquo;s most exciting director/choreographers, Blakey is fast establishing herself as one of the key figures in contemporary performance.</p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:38:55 +0000 Alexander Calder - Tate Modern - November 11th - April 3rd, 2016 <p style="text-align: justify;">American sculptor Alexander Calder was a radical figure who pioneered kinetic sculpture, bringing movement to static&nbsp;objects.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Calder travelled to Paris in the 1920s, having originally trained as an engineer, and by 1931 he had invented the mobile, a term coined by Duchamp to describe Calder&rsquo;s sculptures which moved of their own&nbsp;accord.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">His dynamic works brought to life the avant-garde&rsquo;s fascination with movement, and brought sculpture into the fourth&nbsp;dimension.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Continuing Tate Modern&rsquo;s acclaimed reassessments of key figures in modernism, <em>Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture </em>will reveal how motion, performance and theatricality underpinned his practice. It will bring together major works from museums around the world, as well as showcasing his collaborative projects in the fields of film, theatre, music and&nbsp;dance.</p> <blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;">Master of motion Alexander Calder to lead Tate&rsquo;s 2015 programme<br /><em></em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tate Modern celebrates inventor of the mobile<br /><em>The Daily&nbsp;Telegraph</em></p> The largest retrospective of Alexander Calder&rsquo;s mobiles, slowly changing on every breath of moving air&hellip; <br /><em>The Guardian</em><br /><br />[Calder] &hellip; forced the public to rethink what sculpture was<br /><em>Evening Standard</em><br /><br />His fusion of sculpture with performance art was ahead of its time&nbsp;<br /><em>Mail&nbsp;Online</em></blockquote> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:50:50 +0000 Abraham Cruzvillegas - Tate Modern - October 13th - April 3rd, 2016 <p style="text-align: justify;">Abraham Cruzvillegas will undertake the inaugural Hyundai Commission for the Turbine Hall in 2015. This will be the first in a new series of annual site-specific commissions by renowned international&nbsp;artists.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas is best known for creating sculptural works from local found objects and materials. During the 1990s and 2000s, Cruzvillegas was among the key figures of a new wave of emerging <a href="">conceptual artists</a> in&nbsp;Mexico.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For the past few years, Cruzvillegas has created a body of work under the title autoconstrucci&oacute;n or &lsquo;self-construction&rsquo;, a term which usually refers to the way Mexicans of his parents&rsquo; generation arriving in the capital from rural areas in the 1960s, built their own houses in stages, improvising with whatever materials they could&nbsp;source.</p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;">About the Hyundai&nbsp;Commission</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Hyundai Commission is a new series of site-specific installations by contemporary artists in Tate Modern&rsquo;s iconic <a href="" target="_blank">Turbine Hall</a>. It is made possible by a unique long-term partnership between Tate and Hyundai&nbsp;Motor.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tate Modern&rsquo;s Turbine Hall has hosted some of the world&rsquo;s most memorable and acclaimed works of contemporary art, enjoyed by an audience of millions each year. The annual Hyundai Commission will give artists an opportunity to create new work for this unique&nbsp;context.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Find out more about <a class="ga-tracked" href="" target="_blank">Hyundai Motor&rsquo;s global art initiative and various activities</a>.</p> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:48:28 +0000 - The British Museum - September 24th - January 31st, 2016 <p class="white asH3" style="text-align: justify;">Come on a journey tracing what it means to be Celtic. The more you look, the more you&rsquo;ll see&hellip;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This is the first major exhibition to examine the full history of Celtic art and identity, and is organised in partnership with National Museums Scotland. The story unfolds over 2,500 years, from the first recorded mention of &lsquo;Celts&rsquo; to an exploration of contemporary Celtic influences. Discover how this identity has been revived and reinvented over the centuries, across Britain, Europe and beyond.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Many objects provide clues to and raise questions about Celtic identity. From the depths of the River Thames come magnificent Iron Age treasures such as the Waterloo helmet and Battersea shield. Roman jewellery, early medieval manuscripts and crosses, a Liberty tea set and even a modern football shirt tell a constantly evolving British and Irish story. Major loans, such as the spectacular Gundestrup cauldron, reveal profound cultural connections across Europe.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The fascinating art and history explored in the exhibition have deep resonances for those in Britain, Ireland and the global Celtic diaspora today, influencing everything from music and literature to sport and spirituality.</p> <p class="asH3" style="text-align: justify;"><a href=";src=typd" target="_blank">#Celts</a></p> <p class="white" style="text-align: justify;">Organised with<br />National Museums Scotland</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Supported by</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In memory of Melvin R Seiden<br /> Sheila M Streek<br /> Stephen and Julie Fitzgerald<br /> Fund for the Future donors</p> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:45:02 +0000 Group Show - The British Museum - September 10th - December 6th <p style="text-align: justify;">Explore the development of the artistic technique of metalpoint from the Renaissance to the present, and discover how the technical challenge of the medium has inspired generations of artists.</p> <p class="large-text long-text" style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see around 100 exceptional drawings created using the exquisite metalpoint technique. It features works by some of the greatest artists working from the late 14th century to the present including Rogier van der Weyden, Petrus Christus, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Albrecht D&uuml;rer, Hans Holbein the Elder, Lucas van Leyden, Rembrandt, Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt, Otto Dix, Jasper Johns and Bruce Nauman. Works drawn from the British Museum&rsquo;s superb collection of metalpoint drawings sit alongside major loans from European and American museums as well as private collections, including four sheets by Leonardo da Vinci from the Royal Collection.</p> <p class="large-text long-text" style="text-align: justify;">Metalpoint is a drawing technique where the artist uses a metal stylus, usually made of silver, on an abrasive preparation so that traces of the metal are left on the surface, resulting in a visible drawing. The fine point allows for precise lines so that stunningly detailed drawings can be achieved. Metalpoint lines cannot be easily erased and the artist needs to carefully plan the design or run the risk of having to start all over again. In the hands of the greatest artists metalpoint could also be used more freely for creating rapid sketches.</p> <p class="large-text long-text" style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is the first to explore the development of metalpoint through six centuries and showcases the great variety of artistic styles it has encompassed. During the Renaissance metalpoint became popular both north and south of the Alps before cheaper graphite replaced it from around 1550. In northern Europe metalpoint continued to be used in preparation for prints or in travel sketchbooks. From the late 17th century the technique was virtually forgotten until the 19th century when the admiration for Renaissance art sparked its renewed use. The exploration of the medium continues to this day, both in Europe and the USA.</p> <p class="large-text long-text" style="text-align: justify;">Such a glittering array of metalpoint drawings by the greatest masters of this technique has never been assembled before, and this exhibition presents a unique opportunity to view such a large collection of masterpieces using this intriguing technique.</p> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:45:55 +0000 - Tate Britain - September 25th 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;">This show and tell will explore the collection, amassed by Nimai Chatterji, of items relating to the transformation in art and literature and the 20th century avant-garde.&nbsp; The show and tell will also touch upon Nimai&rsquo;s interest in the Raj, Kolkata and the Indian Nobel prize-winning poet, Rabindranath Tagore.&nbsp;The cataloguing of this 3000 box collection, which is the largest housed in Tate Archive, is being generously funded by Tate Members.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Hosted by Adrian Glew, Archivist, Morwenna Roche, Jennifer Johnstone and Emma Howgill, Archive&nbsp;Cataloguers.</p> </div> </div> </div> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:37:32 +0000 - Tate Britain - August 7th 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In response to the <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World</em></a> exhibition, this show and tell will showcase Library and Archive materials relating to Hepworth&rsquo;s life and work. Material included will range from artwork, photographs, letters and conservation files to exhibition catalogues and journal&nbsp;articles.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Hosted by Katie Blackford, Liaison Librarian, and the Archive&nbsp;Team.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photo: Tate Archive item TGA 200314 / 5 / 1 / 2<strong><br /></strong>Image is 1 / 8 negatives of Barbara Hepworth from a collection of material relating to the film <em>Figures in a Landscape: Cornwall and the Sculpture of Barbara Hepworth</em> made by Dudley Shaw Ashton. <br />No indication of the photographer on the archive record has been found.</p> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:35:02 +0000 Joshua Reynolds, George Stubbs, Hew Locke, Sonia Boyce - Tate Britain - November 25th - April 10th, 2016 <p style="text-align: justify;">This autumn Tate Britain presents a major exhibition of art associated with the British Empire from the 16th century to the present&nbsp;day.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 21st century Britain, &lsquo;empire&rsquo; is highly provocative. Its histories of war, conquest and slavery are difficult and painful to address but its legacy is everywhere and affects us all. <em>Artist and Empire </em>will bring together extraordinary and unexpected works to explore how artists from Britain and around the world have responded to the dramas, tragedies and experiences of the&nbsp;Empire.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Featuring a vast array of objects from&nbsp;collections across Britain, including maps, flags, paintings, photographs, sculptures and artefacts, the exhibition examines how the histories of the British Empire have shaped art past and present. Contemporary works within the exhibition suggest that the ramifications of the Empire are far from&nbsp;over.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The show raises questions about ownership, authorship and how the value and meanings of these diverse objects have changed through history, it also asks what they still mean to us&nbsp;today.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Historic works by artists such as Joshua Reynolds and George Stubbs are shown with objects including Indian miniatures and Maori artefacts, as well as contemporary works by Hew Locke and Sonia Boyce. Through this variety of artworks from a complex mix of traditions, locations and cultures the fragmented history of the Empire can be told.</p> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:32:20 +0000 Frank Auerbach - Tate Britain - October 9th - March 13th, 2016 <p style="text-align: justify;">Frank Auerbach (b 1931, Berlin) is a British artist who has made some of the most vibrant, alive and inventive paintings of recent times. Often compared to Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud in terms of the revolutionary and powerful nature of his work, his depictions of people and the urban landscapes near his London studio show him to be one of the greatest painters alive&nbsp;today.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tate Britain&rsquo;s exhibition, featuring paintings and drawings from the 1950s to the present day, offers fascinating new insights into his work. The depth, texture and sense of space in a painting by Auerbach makes standing in front of one a unique and unforgettable&nbsp;experience.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Working 365 days a year, Auerbach produces his characteristically tactile and visually dynamic painting in the same studio he has occupied since 1954. For half a century he has worked in an uncompromising way, scraping back the surface of the canvas to start and re-start the painting process daily. He begins afresh over months or years until the finished painting is realised in a matter of hours, having finally surprised him. From his earliest works, his intentions have been consistent: &lsquo;What I wanted to do was to record the life that seemed to me to be passionate and exciting and disappearing all the&nbsp;time&rsquo;.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The curator of the exhibition, Catherine Lampert, has had a long working relationship with Auerbach, and has sat for him in his studio every week for 37 years. This exhibition shows how he continually paints the same sitters and London locations, revealing how his work has evolved over many&nbsp;decades.&nbsp;</p> <blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;">This part of London is my world. I&rsquo;ve been wandering around these streets for so long that I&rsquo;ve become attached to them and as fond of them as people are to their pets<br /><em>Frank&nbsp;Auerbach</em></p> </blockquote> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:29:17 +0000 - Tate Britain - August 26th - September 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">Stimulate your sense of taste, touch, smell and hearing in this immersive art&nbsp;experience.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Galleries are overwhelmingly visual. But people are not &ndash; the brain understands the world by combining what it receives from all five senses. Can taste, touch, smell and sound change the way we &lsquo;see&rsquo;&nbsp;art?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tate Sensorium is an immersive display featuring four paintings from the Tate collection. You can experience sounds, smells, tastes and physical forms inspired by the artworks, and record and review your physiological responses through sophisticated measurement&nbsp;devices.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The experience encourages a new approach to interpreting artworks, using the senses to trigger both memory and imagination. On leaving, you will be invited to explore the rest of the gallery using the theme of the senses as a&nbsp;guide.</p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;">About Flying&nbsp;Object</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Winner of the IK Prize 2015, Tate Sensorium is the creation of creative agency Flying Object, working with a team of collaborators: audio specialist Nick Ryan, master chocolatier Paul A Young, scent expert Odette Toilette, interactive theatre maker Annette Mees and the Sussex Computer Human Interaction Lab team lead by Dr Marianna Obrist at the Department of Informatics, University of&nbsp;Sussex.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The <a href="" target="_blank">IK Prize</a> is awarded annually for an idea that uses innovative technology to enable the public to discover, explore and enjoy British art from the Tate collection in new&nbsp;ways.</p> <div class="field field-name-field-sponsor-info field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>With the support of the Porter&nbsp;Foundation</em></p> </div> </div> </div> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:17:25 +0000