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Spreads 1975-83 - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
First UK Exhibition Dedicated to Rauschenberg's Major Series of Spreads, Inspired by "Autobiographical Feelings", After His Celebrated Combines
RobertRauschenberg  painting  collage  exhibition  London  GalerieThaddaeusRopac  2018 
december 2018 by inspiral
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 | The Photographers' Gallery
The four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 are Mathieu Asselin, Rafal Milach, Batia Suter and Luke Willis Thompson. 
DeutscheBorsePhotographyPrize  photography  exhibition  MathieyAsselin  RafalMilach  BatiaSuter  LukeWillisThompson  London  PhotographersGallery  2018 
may 2018 by inspiral
Nadav Kander - Dark Line - The Thames Estuary - Exhibitions - Flowers Gallery
British photographer Nadav Kander is best known for Yangtze - The Long River, for which he earned the prestigious Prix Pictet award in 2009. His ongoing series, Dark Line - The Thames Estuary, is a personal reflection on the landscape of the River Thames at its point of connection with the sea, through atmospheric images of its slow-moving dark waters and seemingly infinite horizons. Kander's increasingly abstracted photographs describe the landscape through minimal compositions and a painterly layering of tones that appear to stain or bleed through the photographic surface, conveying an inner experience parallel to that of the visible world.

The landscape of the Thames Estuary, studded with marshes and quicksand, resists settlement and remains hostile to the wary visitor. Drawn to a sense of concealment within this environment, Kander’s photographs are shaped by the psychogeography of the estuary, echoing the shrouded histories embedded in the silt of the river. Images of heavy skies and dark, turbulent waters summon memories of the toil and grit of the many thousands who have worked the river since Roman times, and recall the grimness of its history - of pirates roaming the waters, and ships sunk in battle. 
NadavKander  photography  exhibition  Thames  FlowersGallery  2017 
january 2018 by inspiral
Russian Revolution - The British Library
From the fall of Russia’s last Tsar to the rise of the first communist state, discover how the seismic revolution of 1917 changed both a country and a world through expert articles and collection items.
history  Russia  exhibition  RussianRevolution  London  BritishLibrary  2017 
august 2017 by inspiral
Frieze Sculpture 2017 | Frieze
A free outdoor display in London's Regent's Park, 5 July to 8 October
Frieze  sculpture  exhibition  RegentsPark  London  2017 
july 2017 by inspiral
Newport Street Gallery – Ashley Bickerton: Ornamental Hysteria
‘Ornamental Hysteria’ spans more than three decades of Bickerton’s career and features 51 works, including a significant display of new and previously unexhibited pieces. It is the artist's first UK show since 2009 and runs throughout all six spaces at Newport Street Gallery.
AshleyBickerton  sculpture  painting  exhibition  London  NewportStreetGallery  2017 
may 2017 by inspiral
Pace Gallery - "Joel Shapiro" - Joel Shapiro
Pace London is pleased to announce its first exhibition of recent sculptures and works on paper by Joel Shapiro, on view from 19 May to 17 June 2017. Presented across Pace’s main gallery and an additional gallery at 6 Burlington Gardens, the exhibition will feature a single installation of irregular, volumetric sculptures in vibrant colours and a selection of gouaches.
JoelShapiro  sculpture  exhibition  London  PaceLondon  2017 
may 2017 by inspiral
The Confidence Man of American Art | by Jed Perl | The New York Review of Books
The trouble with Robert Rauschenberg is that adventure and innovation invariably confound order and tradition. Didn’t it ever occur to him that the search for perfection, however quixotic, is among the greatest adventures? Although this overstuffed show offers only a partial view of Rauschenberg’s megalomaniacal output—among the many embarrassments wisely overlooked is a series of bicycles edged with neon from the early 1990s—there are enough twists and turns to leave museumgoers in confusion. From what I could see when I visited Tate Modern on a weekday afternoon, visitors were intrigued, beguiled, baffled, bewildered, and sometimes just plain bored.
RobertRauschenberg  art  review  TateModern  exhibition  profile  NYReviewofBooks  2017 
april 2017 by inspiral
Roger Mayne | Roger Mayne | The Photographers' Gallery
This major exhibition is the first since 1999 to show the iconic work of British photographer Roger Mayne (1929-2014).
RogerMayne  photography  exhibition  history  London  UK  PhotographersGallery  2017 
april 2017 by inspiral
Spaces Of Hope || Howard | Griffin | Gallery
On 2 March 2017, Howard Griffin Gallery will present Spaces of Hope, a much anticipated exhibition of new work from Iranian artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo. The show will take place in the 14,000 square foot subterranean former industrial testing facility of Ambika P3 in central London, occupying the walls of this epic site with a new body of large-scale paintings alongside an ambitious sculptural installation, opening up the conceptual space of the artist's paintings into the three-dimensional space of the gallery for the first time.
MehdiGhadyanloo  painting  sculpture  exhibition  London  AmbikaP3  HowardGriffinGallery  2017 
march 2017 by inspiral
Barbican - Richard Mosse
Barbican Art Gallery has invited conceptual documentary photographer and Deutsche Börse Photography Prize winner Richard Mosse to create an immersive multi-channel video installation in the Curve. In collaboration with composer Ben Frost and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten, Mosse has been working with an advanced new thermographic weapons and border imaging technology that can see beyond 30km, registering a heat signature of relative temperature difference. Classed as part of advanced weapons systems under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Mosse has been using this export controlled camera against its intended purpose, to create an artwork about the refugee crisis unfolding in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Libya, in Syria, the Sahara, the Persian Gulf, and other locations.
Incoming  RichardMosse  photography  video  exhibition  London  TheCurve  Barbican  2017 
february 2017 by inspiral
Dzhangal | Autograph ABP
Photographer Gideon Mendel has created a powerful installation using objects he gathered during visits to the 'Jungle' refugee camp in Calais.

By focusing on items such as toothbrushes, playing cards, worn-out trainers, teargas canisters, and children’s dolls, Mendel conjures alternative portraits of the 'Jungle' residents that also stand in for the plight of displaced people everywhere. 
GideonMendel  photography  exhibition  refugees  Calais  Jungle  London  AutographABP  2017 
february 2017 by inspiral
Utopian Voices Here and Now : Somerset House
Matthew Stone’s new digital paintings have been developed using new technologies to create virtual sculptures and digitally ‘paint’ their contours before printing on raw linen. The founder of the utopian South London-based art-squat collective !WOWOW!, Stone’s work has long been inspired by the body and its kinaesthetic potential in exploring society and social practice.
MatthewStone  exhibition  painting  digitalart  London  SomersetHouse  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge: To slow visitors down, British museums are hanging fake art alongside their masterpieces — Quartz
A new British TV show called Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge seeks to allay that attention deficit by planting seven fake paintings in galleries throughout the UK and rewarding keen-eyed museum visitors who correctly identify them.
gallery  exhibition  forgery  realityTV  culture  ScottishNationalPortraitGalery  GuildhallArtGallery  ManchesterArtGallery  LadyLeverArtGallery  WalkerArtGallery  UK  Quartz  2016 
july 2016 by inspiral
Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr - Guildhall Galleries - City of London
View the City of London through the lens of acclaimed Magnum photographer Martin Parr. Explore the pomp, ceremony and behind-the-scenes activity as Parr brings the City to life, capturing the traditions and people who make up the colourful Square Mile.
CityofLondon  MartinParr  photography  exhibition  London  GuildhallArtGallery  2016 
march 2016 by inspiral
Barbican - Imran Qureshi
Barbican has commissioned the award-winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi to create a new body of work for The Curve.

For his first major London commission, Qureshi presents Where the Shadows are so Deep, a series of exquisite miniature paintings, drawing upon The Curve as a motif in this tradition. Beginning with gentle scenes of nature, the sequence of works gradually introduces darker elements, subtly implying the uncertainty of what lies around the bend. Hung at varying heights along the dramatic 90-metre span of the space, these delicate, jewel-like paintings lure the visitor in, demanding an altogether different kind of looking.
ImranQureshi  art  painting  exhibition  TheCurve  Barbican  2016  London 
february 2016 by inspiral
Things Fall Apart — Red Africa season — Calvert 22
The highlight of the Red Africa season, Things Fall Apart will feature artists, filmmakers and groups from across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Drawing on film, photography, propaganda, and public art, the exhibition presents interdisciplinary reflections on African connections to the Soviet Union and related countries.

Curated by Mark Nash, the show gathers the responses of contemporary artists to different aspects of Soviet and related nations’ interests in Africa, particularly focused on ambitions to influence the development of political structures through film and art.
ThingsFallApart  Africa  communism  history  exhibition  London  Calvert22  2016 
february 2016 by inspiral
On (Not) Facing Britain’s Imperial Past at Tate Britain | The 36th Chamber
As I made my way around the gallery, I noticed that the predominately white, affluent-looking visitors were responding positively to it. Of course, there is nothing wrong with showing interest in [or amusement at] an exhibition, notably one that is based around art and artistic developments. But if the British public are to ever ‘face’ the country’s imperial past honestly and constructively, an exhibition that makes us feel distinctly uncomfortable (if not ashamed) rather than passively interested is what is required, however ‘painful’ that may be.
TateBritain  Tate  exhibition  review  imperialism  colonialism  critique  author:LouisAllday  36thChamber  2016 
january 2016 by inspiral
Saul Leiter | Saul Leiter | The Photographers' Gallery
It's only recently that Saul Leiter (1923-2013) has received due recognition for his pioneering role in the emergence of colour photography. He moved to New York intent on becoming a painter, yet ended up working for magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Elle and British Vogue and became known for his impressionistic colour street scenes.

As early as 1946, and thus well before representatives of the 1970s new colour photography school (such as William Eggleston and Stephen Shore), Leiter was using Kodachrome colour slide film for his free artistic shots, despite it being despised by artists of the day.

"When we do not know why the photographer has taken a picture and when we do not know why we are looking at it, all of a sudden we discover something that we start seeing. I like this confusion." Saul Leiter
SaulLeiter  photography  streetphotography  NewYork  exhibition  London  PhotographersGallery  2016 
january 2016 by inspiral
Rosângela Rennó: Rio-Montevideo | Rosângela Rennó | The Photographers' Gallery
This first major UK solo installation by acclaimed Brazilian artist Rosângela Rennó presents images from the salvaged archives of photojournalist Aurelio Gonzalez and uses 20 analogue projectors.

Taken between 1957 and 1973 it’s drawn from 48, 626 negatives that were hidden between the walls of the Communist El Popular newspaper to prevent them being seized before the military coup and which were only rediscovered by chance 30 years later.

Rennó highlights the overlooked narratives of everyday protagonists during a time of great social and political upheaval in Uruguay and throughout Latin America. She addresses the phenomena of national amnesia surrounding historical events, born out of the censorship imposed by the military regime, and aims to reintroduce these images into a present day context.


Taken between 1957 and 1973 it’s drawn from 48, 626 negatives that were hidden between the walls of the Communist El Popular newspaper to prevent them being seized before the military coup and which were only rediscovered by chance 30 years later.
RosângelaRennó  AurelioGonzalez  photography  exhibition  history  journalism  Brazil  Uruguay  London  PhotographersGallery  2016 
january 2016 by inspiral
The Easter Rising 1916 Sean Sexton Collection | The Easter Rising 1916 | The Photographers' Gallery
This exhibition investigates the significant role played by photography in informing the national consciousness that led to Irish independence, using the 1916 rebellion as a central focal point. It features approximately eighty rarely seen photographs and ephemera, including souvenir postcards, albums, stereoscopic views, press and military photographs.

The exhibition encompasses a broad range of photographic documents of key events during the transformative years between the 1840s and 1930s. These include portraits of executed leaders, scrapbooks, collages and images of rebellion sites collected as memorabilia. Issues of authenticity and manipulation are explored in images of evictions and military drills - possibly staged for the camera. The contribution of women as active participants in the Rising is also addressed, as well as the women who practiced photography early in its development.
photography  exhibition  history  Ireland  London  PhotographersGallery  2016 
january 2016 by inspiral
Web Lab - exhibition closed
Web Lab was a series of interactive Chrome Experiments made by Google that brought the extraordinary workings of the internet to life.
Google  Chrome  browser  experiential  exhibition  creativeshowcase  ScienceMuseum  2012 
january 2016 by inspiral
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