4 September 2009

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Roger Hiorns – Seizure

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 […]

4 September 2009

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Damien Hirst

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.

4 September 2009

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Anselm Kiefer

    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 […]

28 August 2009

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Luxury Goods III ‘The Meaning of Art’

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 […]

21 August 2009

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Ed Ruscha Is Getting One Anyway

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.

20 August 2009

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Woodstock Vision: The spirit of a generation

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 […]

20 August 2009

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Queen: The Unseen Archive

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 […]

17 August 2009

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General Idea : The 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

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 […]

11 August 2009

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Ethelburga Tower: At home in a high-rise Photographs by Mark Cowper

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 […]

7 August 2009

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Poland to Paris – Maurycy Gottlieb to Moise Kisling

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.

7 August 2009

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The Pauline & Daniel Auerbach Artists Without Studios Prize Residency and Exhibition

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 […]

7 August 2009

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Eva Hesse: Studiowork: Edinburgh

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 […]

7 August 2009

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Nashashibi / Skaer: Our Magnolia

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 […]

7 August 2009

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ARTIST ROOMS: The National Galleries of Scotland

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 […]

7 August 2009

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Raqs Media Collective: Escapement

Time girds the earth tight. Day after day, the hours, astride minutes and seconds, ride as they must, relentlessly. In the struggle to keep pace with clocks we are now everywhere and always in a state of jet lag, catching up with ourselves and with others, slightly short of breath, slightly short of time. The […]

7 August 2009

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Juan Uslé: MO-HI-NA

b. 1954, Santender, Spain Although influenced by ideas ranging from philosophy to multiculturalism, Juan Uslé’s lyrical abstract works do not aim to be in any way representational, rather they convey his personal vision of the world, which is poetic rather than narrative. His paintings are not a window on the world but are an area […]

7 August 2009

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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA12 July – 18 October Click here to see the full list of Pavilion sponsors and supporters The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009 has been designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of leading Japanese architecture practice SANAA. It is sponsored by NetJets Europe. Describing their structure […]

7 August 2009

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SIR JACOB EPSTEIN

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 […]

7 August 2009

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Hidden and Homeless 1989 -2009

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.

3 August 2009

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Lambeth Open

For one weekend in October, Lambeth artists across the borough will be opening their studio doors free of charge to the public. This is an opportunity for you to discover the creative talents who live and work in your neighbourhoods. To find your nearest open studio click on one of the dots on the map, […]

1 August 2009

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ANISH KAPOOR : Royal Academy

The Royal Academy of Art is pleased to present a major solo exhibition by the renowned sculptor and Turner Prize winner, Anish Kapoor.The exhibition is features some of his early pigment pieces: these are the sculptures with which the Mumbai-born artist made his name in the early 1980s, soon after he graduated from Chelsea School […]

1 August 2009

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Ken Howard: Royal Academy

This exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to view recent oils by Ken Howard RA. Having initially studied at the Royal College of Art and begun his career as a war artist, he has now become one of the best-selling artists of his generation. The subjects explored reflect the artist’s passions and experiences of his life […]

1 August 2009

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Paper City: Urban Utopias: Royal Academy

Paper City: Urban Utopias showcases a selection of extraordinary drawings, collages and photomontages that have been produced for Blueprint as part of their back-page ‘Paper City’ commissions over… Paper City: Urban Utopias showcases a selection of extraordinary drawings, collages and photomontages that have been produced for Blueprint as part of their back-page ‘Paper City’ commissions […]

1 August 2009

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GSK Contemporary Earth: Art of a changing world: Royal Academy

GSK Contemporary: Earth is the second annual contemporary art season at 6 Burlington Gardens. The exhibition will present new and recent work from more than 30 leading international contemporary artists, including commissions and new works from the best emerging talent “This second year of GSK Contemporary is an important collaboration between GlaxoSmithKline and the Royal […]

1 August 2009

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The Real Van Gogh :The Artist and His Letters

In January 2010, the Royal Academy of Arts will stage a landmark exhibition of the work of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). The focus of the exhibition will be the artist’s remarkable correspondence. Over 35 original letters, rarely exhibited to the public due to their fragility, will be on display, together with around 65 paintings and […]

1 August 2009

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Rankin Retrospective and Rankin Live Exhibition

Photographer, publisher, and most recently film director, Rankin established his reputation when he launched Dazed & Confused with his business partner Jefferson Hack in 1991. From his iconic shot of Kylie lying naked and prostrate, to the Queen smiling enigmatically, Rankin’s iconic, intimate portraiture style, and his mischievous eye have gained him a reputation as […]

1 August 2009

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The Twiggy Exhibition

As well as those famous early images, the Twiggy photo exhibition features some of her recent modelling work. In all, there are more than 20 images of her spanning the decades. She’s appeared in all the leading magazines, and has more recently become the face of Marks and Spencers. Some of the leading photographers to […]

1 August 2009

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Corot to Monet A Fresh Look at Landscape from the Collection

A major part of the exhibition will then focus on the work of the  ‘Corot to Monet’ will demonstrate how painters such as Théodore Rousseau, Jean François Millet and Narcisse-Virgilio Diaz de la Peña captured their native scenery to great effect. The National Gallery is taking a fresh look at each of the 2,300 paintings […]

31 July 2009

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Pipilotti Rist

Pipilotti Rist will create a kind of domestic fantasy for her exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Zürich. The ground floor galleries will be transformed by the artist into her dream living room — a space whose walls, floors and furnishings are alive with images. Rist’s video installations take many guises. She has likened them in […]

31 July 2009

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Martin Eder

Hauser & Wirth presents the first UK exhibition of the Berlin-based artist Martin Eder. Populated by naked young women and saccharine fluffy pets, Eder’s semi-surrealistic paintings exude an engaging perversity. His scenarios have a nightmarish feeling and explore the uneasy interdependence of culture, kitsch and commerce in contemporary art. ‘My paintings are actually battle scenes,’ […]

31 July 2009

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Subodh Gupta

Describing himself as ‘the idol thief’, Subodh Gupta is one of the most exciting and audacious contemporary artists to have emerged in recent years. The man dubbed by The Guardian as the ‘Sub-continental Marcel Duchamp’ will exhibit simultaneously at Hauser & Wirth’s Piccadilly and Old Bond Street galleries throughout October. Among the works he’s making […]

31 July 2009

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A Tradition I Do Not Mean To Break

New audiovisual work by David Blandy, Henry Coombes and Tereza Buskova, plus works from the Zabludowicz Collection 9 July to 16 August 2009 176 is pleased to announce A Tradition I Do Not Mean To Break, an exhibition of new audiovisual work made with the support of the Zabludowicz Collection. New films by David Blandy, […]