29 March 2010

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mondo curio_(un)Natural History

8 open edition archival prints in Victorian frames Smash is pleased to announce an exhibition of photomontage by Paul Cook, the first dedicated to his work with photography.

29 March 2010

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Emily Prince

Another uncompromisingly political work that refuses to go away is Emily Prince’s ‘American Servicemen and Women Who Have Died in Iraq and Afghanistan (but not Including the Wounded, nor the Iraqis nor the Afghanis)’, currently on show at the Saatchi Gallery. Making McQueen’s proposition seem cold, hard and calculating by comparison, Prince’s self-appointed, self-flagellating task […]

29 March 2010

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Making Sense

<!– @page { margin: 2cm } P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } –> ‘Making Sense’ is a multisensory exhibition by artists who have created interactive and tactile works. Saranjit Birdi’s installation ‘Thisability’ explores the senses of proprioception and kinesthetic sense, essential to physical movement. His video work ‘ Drawn and Quartered’ features a still life of […]

29 March 2010

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Steve McQueen: Queen and Country

McQueen’s cabinet containing sheets of facsimile postage stamps, each one dedicated to a deceased soldier. The UK-wide tour of Turner Prize winner, McQueen’s postal proposal, ‘Queen and Country’, begins its final leg at the National Portrait Gallery just as we pass the seventh anniversary of the Allied invasion of Iraq and approach a year since […]

29 March 2010

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BP Portrait Award 2010

The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait competition in the world, promoting the very best in contemporary portrait painting. With a first prize of £25,000, the exhibition has proved to be the launch pad for the careers of a number of successful portrait artists. Now in its thirty-first year at the National Portrait […]

29 March 2010

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Bridget Riley Portraits

Bridget Riley is widely celebrated for her compelling abstract paintings which engage with colour, line, space and implied movement. This display focuses on an important aspect of her art which has not been previously exhibited. Comprising early drawings from life, it features portraits of the artist’s family, friends and models. Bridget Riley Portraits illuminates the […]

29 March 2010

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Is this Modern Art? BBC4

Goldsmiths – Is this Modern Art? Goldsmiths has produced six Turner prize winners in its illustrious history, notably Damien Hirst. But what lies behind the famous institution’s unrivalled reputation for producing the artistic stars of the future? This new two-part documentary follows a group of Goldsmiths artists as they struggle to create art and make […]

29 March 2010

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GOSHKA MACUGA: THE BLOOMBERG COMMISSION

A new site specific artwork inspired by Picasso’s Guernica coming to the Whitechapel Gallery in 1939 on its first and only visit to the UK. London-based Polish artist Goshka Macuga is widely acclaimed for her sculptural installations of historic objects and documents. Creating complex networks of reference they are poignant reminders of the profound relation […]

29 March 2010

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EBERHARD HAVEKOST: GUEST

White Cube Hoxton Square is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Eberhard Havekost, his third with the gallery. Over the past fifteen years Havekost has established himself as one of the most exciting young painters to explore the limits and implications of figuration in contemporary art. ‘The point of departure for my […]

29 March 2010

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ANTONI TÀPIES: NEW WORK

Antoni Tàpies was born in Barcelona, 1923. He gained early recognition with his participation in the Venice Biennale and at the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh in 1952. A year later he had his first solo exhibition in New York at the Martha Jackson Gallery. His first retrospectives were in 1962 at the Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover and the […]

29 March 2010

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VOLKER HUELLER

New work by Berlin based German artist, Volker Hueller. Having shown at the gallery previously in group shows such as Ventriloquist (2009), this will be Hueller’s first solo exhibition in London. The show will include a series of unique etchings hand-coloured with shellac and red wine.  

29 March 2010

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AGNES MARTIN

More than 10 significant paintings and works on paper by Agnes Martin (1912-2004), including her breakthrough work Drift of Summer, 1964. VOcontent rather than ideas, and belief in the truth of unfettered inspiration over intellectualism set Martin apart from her contemporaries. The qualities of beauty and perfection evident in Martin’s paintings bear testimony to the […]

29 March 2010

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ARTWORK BY GAYLE CHONG KWAN

THE EYES SEE MORE THAN THE HEART KNOWS’. A large-scale photographic hoarding project by artist Gayle Chong Kwan, made in response to the landscape of Peckham and referencing local memory and history. A fantastical image clothes the hoardings surrounding Peckham Space during its construction and when the building is complete in summer 2010 it will […]

29 March 2010

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IRINA NAKHOVA PAVEL PEPPERSTEIN

Moscow Partisan Conceptualism’ curated by Margarita and Victor Tupitsyn

28 March 2010

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ANNI ALBERS: PRINTS AND STUDIES

Albers was born Annelise Else Frieda Fleischmann in Berlin. Her mother was from an aristocratic family in the publishing industry and her father was a furnituremaker. Even in her childhood, she was intrigued by art and the visual world. She painted during her youth and studied under an impressionist from 1916 to 1919, but was […]

28 March 2010

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Ernesto Neto

Ernesto Neto, Brazil’s leading contemporary artist, presents his new works. Neto transforms the upper galleries and outdoor sculpture terraces with a new site-specific commission and a number of new sculptural works. While Neto has never explicitly sought to replicate the architect’s visual vocabulary, his aversion for the straight and direct surely speaks to this legacy […]

28 March 2010

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Bharti Kher inevitable undeniable necessary

In her art, Kher gives form to the slightly strange and slightly awkward encounters with the daily rituals of life. Her vision makes the banal wondrous and the quotidian unusual, sometimes even disturbing. Her use of found objects, such as mirrors or furniture, is informed by her own position as an artist located between geographic […]

28 March 2010

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GLASNOST

The first comprehensive survey of Soviet non-conformist art from the 1980s and early 1990s ever to be mounted in London.

28 March 2010

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Jaki Irvine

How odd other people are. How the world seems full of coincidences and signs meant just for me one moment, and utterly meaningless the next. How everything seems coherent, and then suddenly falls apart. Irvine’s oeuvre, comprising mainly films and videos, most often in the form of installations, explores not only the extremes of passion, […]

28 March 2010

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NATHANIEL RACKOWE: NEW WORKS

Nathaniel Rackowe directs our attention to architecture, its ability to structure human actions and interactions. His drawings and sculptures cohere to form a visual response to the environment created by modernist architecture, its subsequent failures and the aesthetics of regularity and repetition. In these new works, Beirut and its connotations of failed utopianism provide context […]

28 March 2010

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GLYNN GRIFFITHS: Clifford Chance

Winner of the Clifford Chance/University of the Arts London Sculpture Award 2010

28 March 2010

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ANNA MARIA MAIOLINO: CONTINUOUS

Italian-born, Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino is one of the most significant artists working in Brazil today. Her new exhibition at Camden Arts Centre will include a site-specific installation and a selection of film works made over the last 30 years.

28 March 2010

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MARTIN MULL

The work is rendered in abstracted landscapes that contain realistic imagery of human figures and Americana motifs. Characters, often mimicking members of Mull’s family, are shown as cartoon figures interacting with human beings styled in 1950’s attire. The menacing figures are juxtaposed against suburban homes nestled amongst perfectly manicured greenery. The tension between the objects […]

28 March 2010

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JIM DINE

Hearts from New York, Gottingen and New Delhi 21st April – 22nd May From 21st April, Alan Cristea Gallery will be presenting a major exhibition with leading American artist Jim Dine that will span both gallery spaces. The Heart, one of his most enduring vehicles for his explorations of line and colour and one of […]

27 March 2010

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SUPERHERO: A POP-UP EXHIBIT WITH JIMENEZ LAI

    SUPERFRONT presents SUPERHERO: A POP-UP EXHIBIT WITH JIMENEZ LAI, curated by Assistant Curator Jackie Koenig. The exhibit will open with a reception on April 10th at 6pm – 8pm immediately following the DIY Public Space Makers panel co-hosted by DJ /rupture. JIMENEZ LAI explores hypothetical scenarios of experimental architecture. His graphic novel-styled drawings depict dramatic […]

26 March 2010

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ANAESTHETIC- A Temporary Block of Sense

————————————————————————- Anaesthetic: A temporary block of sense is an exhibition that will prick at your ideas of the art world. An anaesthetic blocks a person’s senses, whilst ‘An Aesthetic’ plays up to them. A loss of sensation occurs is the body is assaulted with foreign influences. Drugged and overwhelmed by a plethora of hyper-modern aggressors, […]

26 March 2010

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Puneeta Sharma Natural Elements

A selection of my photographic work on display at the Garden Gallery in Osterley Park Nearest Tube – Osterley (Piccadilly Line)Follow signs to Osterley Park (about 5 mins away from the tube) and then walk down towards Osterley House and the Garden Gallery is next to it. 14th April – 25th April 2010 Open Wednesdays […]

25 March 2010

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“ 11 Artisti in cerca.. di idee”

Eleven great Artits introducing new ideas about Modern and Conteporary Art, in one of the best touristic areas of Rome, just 100 meters far from Piazza Venezia, Pantheon, Forum and from the main Fashion street: Via del Corso. A “windmill” of colours, materials and tecniques made by some of the best new Artists from all […]

25 March 2010

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17th Biennale of Sydney 2010 | The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age

The 17th Biennale of Sydney (12 May – 1 August 2010) directed by David Elliott and titled ‘THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age‘ will showcase new and recent works by Australian and international artists at Sydney’s leading cultural institutions, contemporary art spaces and heritage sites.   In a country that […]

24 March 2010

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Outside The Frame

  “Outside The Frame” show at Gallery House, Palo Alto, California, USA  

23 March 2010

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Rosalind Davis

Embroidery has a complex history. A handicraft, it has connotations of femininity, domesticity but also of reparation. Historically, women used embroidery to commemorate death. Images of the deceased, dried flowers and embroidery were combined in a kind of collage. If painting resists the aggressive colonisation of modernity, could it be that embroidery represents a desire […]