16 November 2009

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Letter from the Island: Necrorealism

Cementing its reputation as one of London’s most innovative galleries, Orel Art UK breaks new ground with the first ever exhibition of Necrorealist art in Britain, one of most radical underground movements in recent Russian history. With major shows devoted to Necrorealism coming up at the State Russian Museum in St Petersburg and the Moscow […]

16 November 2009

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Follow you art! – 20 November 2009

Art Auction at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, London W1 on Friday 20th November.  Featuring some of the most notable figures on the contemporary art scene, the auction has the full support of Sotheby’s and will be hosted by one of their top auctioneers.                                                                                                                 Highly renowned contemporary artists and cutting edge new faces […]

16 November 2009

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14 November 2009

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Tom Wood and Padraig Timoney

Preview 19 November 6-8pm

13 November 2009

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LAST CALL – A DRINKING WALK

LAST CALL FOR THE RETCHING SLURRING BEATIFIC BODY. AN ELEGAIC LAST HURRAH FOR THE STUMBLING CARNIVAL; THE PAVEMENT TALKERS, BUS STOP PREACHERS AND THOSE WHO HOWL AT TRAFFIC. MEAT WAGONS AT 8:00 AM NO SIRENS NO PACK DRILL JUST DULL THUD OF CARCASSES AND THE SLOW TRICKLE OF AUTHORISED POISONS RECENTLY UNAUTHORISED, POURED AWAY. PLEASE […]

13 November 2009

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AND I HALF TURN TO GO

NO SHELTER FOR ART. TURN BACK THE TIDE OF ART THAT IS MAKING THIS CITY UNINHABITABLE FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT AFFORD A POSTCODE: PATRONISED BY INANE PUBLIC ART, COERCED BY PARTICIPATORY ART, BORED BY BANAL ARCHIVES OF OTHER PEOPLES’ HISTORY, CELEBRATED AS “DIVERSE” AND THEN SHOVELLED OFF THE STREET. . Transport: 15-20 minutes walk from […]

12 November 2009

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PULSE Miami 2009

The annual international art fair returns to Miami this year in a new venue.   The fair is held annually in New York and Miami, PULSE is an art fair dedicated solely to contemporary art. In 2009 the Miami incarnation moves to a new home, at The Ice Palace, and features enhanced and expanded presentations […]

12 November 2009

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Mezzo Moderno, Mezzo Distrutto/Half Modern, Half Destroyed

A new large-scale video installation, Mezzo Moderno, Mezzo Distrutto / Half Modern, Half Destroyed by Larisa Blazic will transform Dalston’s Gillett Square (London UK) with a digital ‘fourth wall’. The installation will be the first major video projection to take place in Gillett Square and will be shown on a vast, custom-designed screen. The film will run […]

12 November 2009

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Jenny Holzer

American artist Jenny Holzer (b. 1950) is one of the most significant artists of our time. She has held exhibitions and presented art projects worldwide and won many awards, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale (1990). Fondation Beyeler is presenting her first large exhibition in a Swiss museum. Incorporating texts she has written […]

12 November 2009

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Robert Kusmirowski: Bunker

Polish artist Robert Kusmirowski transforms the gallery into a World War Two-era bunker. Encounter mysterious rooms, forgotten objects and dark tunnels as you are transported to another time and place in this highly atmospheric installation.

12 November 2009

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Jill Magid Authority to Remove

Authority to Remove marks the final chapter of American artist Jill Magid’s long involvement with the Dutch secret service, the AIVD. In 2005, she was commissioned by the AIVD (De Algemene Inlichtingen en Veiligheidsdienst) to create an artwork for their new headquarters. This unlikely-seeming invitation came about as the result of a stipulation under Dutch […]

12 November 2009

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Miroslaw Balka – The Unilever Series

Miroslaw Balka’s box of darkness is disturbing in its historical echoes but beautiful as well. The TimesMiroslaw Balka’s black hole at Tate Modern is terrifying, awe-inspiring and throught-provoking. It embraces you with a velvet chill. The Guardian The latest commission in The Unilever Series How It Is by Polish artist Miroslaw Balka is a giant […]

12 November 2009

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Shake It: An Instant History of the Polaroid Pump House Gallery

Photo: Lucas Samaras 1976 Shake It: An Instant History of the Polaroid Nobuyoshi Araki , Rut Blees Luxemburg , Guy Bourdin , Tim Braden, Roe Ethridge , Walker Evans, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, André Kertész , John Latham, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jonathan Monk, Lisa Oppenheim , Lucas Samaras , Michael Snow, Juergen Teller , Andy Warhol, […]

12 November 2009

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Robert Crumb

Drawings by the underground, counter-culture artist, ROBERT CRUMB UNCOVERED27th of October 2009Robert Crumb, otherwise known as R. Crumb, is one of the leading figures of the 1966/ 67  underground comic movement.  Philadelphia-born Crumb exploded onto the scene in the late 60’s, heralding a renaissance of underground sex and drug comics.  His LSD-inspired characters Fritz the […]

12 November 2009

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Duncan Campbell

For his first major solo public exhibition in London, Chisenhale Gallery premieres a new film by Glasgow-based artist Duncan Campbell, co-commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery; Film and Video Umbrella; Tramway, Glasgow and The Model, Sligo. Make it new John (2009) tells the story of the DeLorean car, its creator John DeLorean and the workers of the […]

12 November 2009

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Harriet Bell ‘The Kellys and the O’Kellys. There’

‘The Kellys and the O’Kellys. There.’ Is the latest solo exhibition by Harriet Bell taking place at Millennium in St. Ives from 21st November until 14th December. Bell is an elusive artist who is often refreshingly difficult to pin down; stating, “If the work speaks, does the artist need to? If the artist speaks, does […]

12 November 2009

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RCA Secret 2009

THE EXHIBITION RCA Secret is an annual exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized art, made by professional artists, designers and illustrators, plus the Royal College of Art’s current postgraduate students. This year’s exhibition of over 2,000 pieces includes work by the renowned artists Gerhard Richter, Bill Viola, Julian Opie and Grayson Perry. Open at the […]

11 November 2009

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THROUGH

THROUGH is an exhibition that asks questions of the shared preoccupations and ideas that inform the experience of art through the practices of four contemporary artists.   The artists consider THROUGH to be a multiple whole (made up of interdependent parts) that they feel play off the situation of the gallery and exhibition.   The […]

9 November 2009

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Hobby Life

  “Hobby Life”  Sarah Baker   Covadonga Valdes    Galen Riley A hobby life is the life to which people dedicate a private life toward personal reward and fulfillment. A hobby life can be a secret life, an other life,  the real life. “Hobby! ” more often said these days with a condescending sneer. In this age […]

6 November 2009

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Pecha Kucha London

It is true – PechaKucha is back in London. After several false starts we are a GO once again. It all happened really fast and the first event will be THIS MONDAY – 9th November at Big Chill House in Kings Cross. Door open at 19.00pm presentations from 20:20 PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo […]

6 November 2009

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Juneau Projects – ‘Formosa’

    CRATE INVITES YOU TO: ‘FORMOSA’ BY JUNEAU PROJECTS LAUNCH EVENT AT THE SHELL GROTTO, 13/11/09 6-9 PM SHOW THEN OPEN AT CRATE, 15/11/09 AND 19-22/11/09 12-5PM Crate have commissioned Juneau Projects to create a new live work for Margate’s famous Shell Grotto. The piece, entitled ‘Formosa’ (the former name for Taiwan – from […]

6 November 2009

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Ropetackle Art Fair, Shoreham 2009

This event is at the Ropetacke Centre in Shoreham and is their first Art fair.  Local art, of high standard and affordable prices. One day only.  Free Entry. This exciting exhibition gives Adur artists as well as national artists the opportunity to show and sell their work. This is an ideal occasion for artists to […]

5 November 2009

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Bricks

Bricks. //EXHIBITION Type: Music/Arts – Exhibit Network: Global Date: Saturday, November 28, 2009 Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm Location: peckham Description  We are conducting the next ‘Bricks’ exhibition in Area 10; a raw, industrial, artist led space, in Peckham. ‘Bricks’ exhibits artworks that are in effect their own systems existing and operating within the world they […]

2 November 2009

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Crunch 09 : The Art Festival at Hay

From 13th-15th November Hay-on-Wye will play host to a range of top artists, critics, curators and musicians for a weekend of lively debates, stunning art performances, and top-notch live music sets. The Art Sessions will explore the issues at the heart of contemporary art with this year’s theme Art in an Ephemeral Age – topics […]

2 November 2009

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What Happened to My Dreams?

Fouad Elkoury’s latest photographic series captures fragments of broken societal values, reflecting the lost ideals of a generation that once held expectations for a fair and just society. Elkoury layers text on black and white and colour photographic montages mounted on aluminium, in a poetic and personal exploration of national aspirations and the dream of […]

31 October 2009

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Recollection

Childhood and transition are the subjects of this collaborative touring exhibition, showing at two Idea Stores in November. Stuart’s documentary landscapes explore the beaches of his childhood while Tim’s large scale lightboxes take a closer, personal look at his transition from Guernsey to London and into adulthood.

29 October 2009

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Elvis at 21: New York to Memphis

Celebrating 75 years of the King, Proud Chelsea presents Elvis at 21: New York to Memphis by world renowned photographer Alfred Wertheimer. Never before seen in the UK and exclusive to Proud Chelsea, this exhibition is set to expose those moments which were to become legendary, alongside intimate, behind the scenes shots of a young […]

29 October 2009

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Sound Kapital

    Proud Camden South Gallery presents Sound Kapital: Beijing’s Music Underground, a photographic portrait of contemporary Beijing as seen by Matthew Niederhauser.   The exhibition presents large-format images of urban development projects in Beijing alongside portraits of performers involved in a growing counterculture that fuels the underground music scene in China’s capital, forcing us […]

27 October 2009

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THE SHANDY SHOW The Arts Gallery

A selection of works from The Shandy Collection. The Arts Gallery is proud to present selected works from an intriguing private collection. The Shandy Show reveals an eclectic set of artworks amassed by an anonymous London-based collector over the last decade; uniquely, the majority of the works were acquired through an exchange of services for […]

27 October 2009

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WOUND Somnath Hore

n the early 1940s Somnath Hore worked as a newspaper illustrator, providing visual documentation of Bengal Famine of 1943. After that Hore went on to Government College of Art and Craft in Calcutta and up until his death in 2006 aged 86, Hore produced politically committed art in a variety of mediums including lino-cut, woodblock […]

27 October 2009

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GILLIAN AYRES At 80

Ayres is best known for her vibrant palette and the sheer physicality with which she applies paint to canvas. The works in this exhibition contain many familiar motifs but also represent a marked progression. Each work brims with her usual energy, however these new compositions are more distilled and exude the confidence of a painter […]

27 October 2009

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DESIGN MIAMI 2009

Design Miami/ is the global forum that brings together the most influential dealers, collectors, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Inspired by the galvanizing effect of Art Basel Miami Beach, the founders of Design Miami/ set out to create a design fair unlike any other that […]