The Serpentine Gallery presents a major survey of work from six decades by the influential artist and activist Gustav Metzger, 29 September – 8 November 2009. Metzger’s practice represents a life-long involvement in left-wing politics, ecology and the creative and destructive powers of twentieth and twenty-first century industrialised societies. This will be the first time […]
Keith Tyson’s work can be seen as an ongoing investigation into the question of how and why things come into being. Many of them investigate the physical forms and systems found within the natural world; others examine the effects of mankind on the environment, and the ensuing man-made forms and systems. In other works, Tyson […]
Barbara Kruger (born 1945) is an American conceptual artist represented by Sprüth Magers Berlin London.Much of Kruger’s graphic work consists of black-and-white photographs with overlaid captions set in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique. The phrases included in her work are usually declarative, and make common use of such pronouns as “you”, “I”, “we”, and “they”. The […]
Expect to be dazzled. Pop Life: Art in a Material World will explore the ways in which artists since the 1980s have created their own ‘brands’ and engaged in self-promotion. Including work by Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, David Hammons, Martin Kippenberger and more.”Good business is the best art” – Andy WarholFrom […]
This is Mangold’s eighth exhibition at the Lisson Gallery . His first show was in 1973, Robert Mangold presents a selection of new paintings and works on paper made this year. Robert Mangold is one of the most pre-eminent artists of his generation. Since the 1960s he has developed an artistic vocabulary derived from the […]
London’s most explosive rock band The Who will be profiled in an exhibition shot by internationally renownedphotographer Colin Jones. With a seasoned ability to capture the raw essence of a moment, Jones’ work payshomage to the pioneering troupe with revealing precision.Marking 45 years since The Who’s formation, and a decade since their seminal “My Generation” […]
176 is pleased to announce Pete and Repeat, an exhibition drawn entirely from the Zabludowicz Collection, featuring works by 35 artists from 15 countries who use strategies of repetition. Whether by irresistibly returning to a subject or theme, remaking a canonical work of art, serialising a formal element or demonstrating persistent patterns of behaviour, the […]
Proud Camden South Gallery presents Remembering Paul Newman, an exploration of the life and times of the legendary figure as seen through the camera of veteran Hollywood producer-turned-photographer Leo Fuchs. One year on from Newman’s death, this exhibition charts his myriad of career paths, from film acting and directing to political activism, philanthropy to […]
Polish artist, Paulina Olowska, has brought together a number of works by international artists which can be related by a common theme, what she has termed ‘perceptual ambiguity’.Most of the selected artworks operate within the genre of portraiture either specifically or ambiguously and include paintings by Jarosaw Bau, Jakub Julian Ziókowski and Simon Ling and […]
Damien Hirst’s wide-ranging practice – installations, sculpture, painting and drawing – has sought to challenge the boundaries between art, science and popular culture. His energy and inventiveness, and his consistently visceral, visually arresting work, has made him a leading artist of his generation.
Over the past four decades, Anselm Kiefer has produced a diverse body of work in painting, sculpture and installation that has made him among the most important artists of his generation. Kiefer studied with Joseph Beuys in the early 1970s, but soon began to develop his own, deliberately indigenous set of subjects and […]
An exploration of memory, spirituality and hope through themiraculous survival of a pig is being conducted at London’s WhiteCube by Chinese performance and visual artist Zhang Huan. The show isbased around one of the greatest natural disasters to hit China inrecent memory. In May 2008, an earthquake reaching magnitude of 8 onthe Richter Scale killed […]
Grayson Perry, (born 1960) is one of the most admired and controversial British artists. The Walthamstow Tapestry explores the emotional resonance of brand names in our lives and our quasi-religious relationship to consumerism. Charting man’s passage from birth to death, the tapestry is peppered with leading brands encountered along the way. Stripped of their logos […]
Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce Richard Wright’s second exhibition with Gagosian Gallery in London, which precedes his exhibition at Tate Britain as one of the four artists shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Turner Prize.My work is like a worn step, it is like a smoke detector, it is even like a picture, but it […]
Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent photographs by Florian Maier-Aichen. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in London.I have always been interested in the making of things. Most products and materials conceal their process of manufacture. It’s the same with photography, which turned from a discipline that was subject to […]
William Crozier has represented the UK and Ireland overseas, and has been awarded the Premio Lissone in Milan and the Oireachtas Gold medal for painting. In 1991 the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork and the Royal Hibernian Academy curated a mid-career retrospective of his work. He was elected to Aosdana ( the body founded by the […]
A highly respected painter, born in 1970, Stuart Cumberland has, more consistently and for longer than practically any one else in the UK, maintained a flirtation with the visual power of Modernist painting. Cumberland enjoys the possibilities opened up by an almost endless expressive recombination of artistic styles and statements. His paintings are a satisfying […]
Edwardo Piaolozzi is considered one of the most versatile British artists of the 20th century in this exhibition, as well as examples of Paolozzi’s work for Ambit, works on show include bronzes, prints, and artists’ scrapbooks, as well as a range of space age toys from the artist’s collection. This autumn, Raven Row combines two […]
One of the most high-profile installations to be launched in the UK last year is set to re-open on 23 July. Roger Hiorns’s major sculptural project “Seizure” – a derelict South London flat transformed by the UK artist into a cavern coated in copper sulphate crystals – first opened late last year. The work led […]
An international, interdisciplinary five day, free art festival. Over 50 artists from all continents band together to dissect and reframe ‘The Meaning of Art’ through art objects, seminar discussion, time based media, drama workshops, music, poetry and performance. The festival opens on Wednesday the 9th with performances and music. Join us on the evening […]
London’s Hayward Gallery is pleased to present the first major UK retrospective of paintings from the Los Angeles based artist Ed Ruscha. One of the most significant and pioneering American artists of the past half century, the exhibit Spans his entire career, the exhibition reveals the depth and breadth of Ruscha’s achievement as a painter.
Proud Central presents an intimate photographic portrait of legendary rock band Queen – launched to coincide with the anniversary of the band’s last ever concert and showcasing both iconic and unseen images. Selected from photographer Peter Hince’s extensive archive, this exhibition reveals the hugely influential band from the unique perspective of someone who spanned two […]
Remembering music’s most defining moment, Proud Camden and Budweiser present a definitive portrait of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, shot by the event’s official snapper – famed Rock and Roll photographer Elliott Landy. This exclusive exhibition will launch to celebrate 40 years since the legendary festival and will expose both the musicians and the audience through […]
This Autumn,The Art Gallery,York University Toronto will resurrect The 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion. Thirty-two years after a disastrous fire destroyed The 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion in 1977, the Art Gallery of York University has set itself the heroic task of reconstructing the Pavillion along the lines of its original plans. The AGYU has […]
A photographic exhibition by Mark Cowper exploring the interiors of Ethelburga Tower, Battersea in which he has lived for the last 20 years. Cowper approached his neighbours and asked to photograph their living rooms, just as he found them at the moment he made the request, in order to capture the way the residents are […]
A UNIQUE DAY ON WEDNESDAY 19th AUGUST To celebrate the life and work of SIR JACOB EPSTEIN on the 50th Anniversary of his death Meeting at 11.30am at the museum we will embark on a fascinating coach tour to witness Epstein’s many monumental sculptures in London, see some of his great works at Tate Britain […]
Masterworks from the Ben Uri Contemporary Collection; this is the third segment of a series of exhibitions highlighting the urgent need to acquire a centrally located permanent home for our world-class collection which remains currently in long-term store – Hidden and Homeless.
This exhibition chronicles the lives of 40 Jewish artists from Poland, chronicling their pre-war surroundings from Krakow to Warsaw and examining their emancipation and contribution to Modernism and the Ecole de Paris. This exhibition is proudly supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, as part of the Polish Season in the UK 2009-2010.
Ben Uri Gallery Ben Uri is delighted to announce a new competition for young artists, providing them with a residency and a public exhibition of the resulting work. This summer, the gallery will divide its exhibition space into a number of discrete artists’ ‘studios’, allowing up to four young artists the time and space to […]
The Fruitmarket Gallery’s 2009 Edinburgh Art Festival exhibition is a solo presentation of the work of German-born American artist Eva Hesse, a major figure in post-war art. The exhibition is the result of new research by renowned Hesse scholar Professor Briony Fer and is curated by Fer and Barry Rosen, Director of The Estate of […]
This year’s Turner nominees under their roof, doggerfisher can do no wrong. Shimmying up to the plate for the EAF is a newly commissioned film work by collaborative tour de force Nashashibi / Skaer. Our Magnolia, takes Paul Nash’s 1944 painting Flight of The Magnolia as its literal and conceptual starting point, launching into, what […]
In the opening ARTIST ROOMS display at the National Galleries of Scotland, see work by Vija Celmins, Ellen Gallagher, Damien Hirst, Alex Katz, Agnes Martin, Andy Warhol and Francesca Woodman.The ARTIST ROOMS display at the Gallery of Modern Art is dedicated to Vija Celmins’ ethereal images of seas, deserts and the night sky, a complete […]