This month's must-see
Exhibitions chosen by:
Simon & Tom Bloor, Artists
Exhibitions chosen by:
Simon & Tom Bloor, Artists
8 March 13 - 6 March 14
The first public sculpture by the artists to be commissioned in the UK, the work, situated near the entrance to the Serpentine Gallery, comprises two large granite boulders seemingly balanced one on top of the other. Standing approximately 5.5 metres high, Fischli/Weiss's deceptively simple gesture is incongruous and startling, and yet also in tune with its site. Rock on Top of Another Rock oscillates between stability and instability, construction and destruction.
The installation in Kensington Gardens is organised by the Serpentine Gallery in collaboration with The Royal Parks and Modus Operandi.
Image: Fischli/Weiss, Installation view, Rock on Top of Another Rock 2013, Serpentine Gallery, London, (7 March 2013 - 6 March 2014), © Peter Fischli David Weiss, Photograph: 2013 Morley von Sternberg.
14 May 13 - 1 January 14
The BP Walk through British Art offers a circuit of Tate Britain’s unparalleled collection from its beginnings to its end. This ‘walk through time’ has been arranged to ensure that the collection’s full historical range, from 1545 to the present, is always on show. There are no designated themes or movements; instead, you can see a range of art made at any one moment in an open conversational manner.
The gallery layout has been reconfigured to create a circuit around its outer perimeter, exploiting the long enfilades of galleries that open onto each another. You experience a cross-section that is representative of what we know as ‘British art’, meeting both well-known and less-familiar works. The circuit travels anti-clockwise around the building with threshold dates on the floor to tell you where you are in time.
Image: BP Walk through British Art, Tate Britain, Installation views, Tate photography.
17 May 13 - 29 June 13
Rodney Graham will show a selection of light-boxes, representing mise-en-scenes which have both a sculptural and cinematic presence. These painstakingly detailed and chromatically rich digital tableaux represent scenes that conflate the artist’s mundane observations with the illustration of moments – often overlooked or forgotten – originating in literature, music, film or art history. Graham himself, a distinguished silver-haired man, is recognisable as he appears in a variety of guises as the protagonist of these compositions.
Image: Rodney Graham, Sunday Sun 1937, 2012, Transparency in Lightbox, Image courtesy of Lisson Gallery.
17 May 13 - 29 June 13
SADIE COLES HQ
Sam Durant’s third exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ, Proposal for Public Fountain, centres on a fountain sculpted from black marble – a prototype for a larger installation in a public setting – together with a series of related graphite drawings. The structure features a reproduction of an armoured water cannon, which sprays a jet of water onto a hooded figure bearing an anarchist flag. Its note of polemic is a defining aspect of Durant’s art. Poised between detached commentary and acerbic critique, it recasts a contemporary episode of state authoritarianism in the ‘stately’ aesthetics of public stonework.
Image: Sam Durant, Proposal for Public Fountain, Installation view, 2013, image courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ.
8 June 13 - 3 August 13
Gunilla Klingberg: Parallelareal Variable
Gunilla Klingberg’s ‘Parallelareal Variable’ reveals a powerful set of electro-magnetic bands of energy forming Eastside Projects. Klingberg’s new site specific installation is the Stockholm based artist’s first solo show in the UK for over a decade and continues her cosmic kaleidoscopic feedback loops of spiritual, capitalist and consumer patterns as visual machines.
Jim Howieson: Sports Hall Sessions
Jim Howieson’s ongoing Sports Hall Sessions series, which began in 2010, involves the artist performing spatial exercises in various public sports halls. This process sees him engaging with the objects and material to hand by forming sculptural assemblages, whilst responding to the architectural framework of each hall. Images of Sports Hall Sessions, developed at multiple sites in Birmingham, will be displayed in printed form, using the mobile wall system in the second gallery as support structures.
Flatfile: Potential of Play
Eastside Projects presents the fourth iteration of Flatfile, a plan-chest sited permanently within the gallery, featuring work by ESP members Tracy Hickinbottom and Alex Edwards. The project gives participants the opportunity to make new connections through the development of new work.
Image: Gunilla Klingberg, Parallelareal Curry Lines, site specific installation, 2010
20 June 13
CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
Artsmart 2013 is a three – week long summer festival of events, activities and workshops to help students and graduates from University of the Arts London get smart and make it happen in the creative industries. On Thursday 20 June REcreative will be giving a talk about the value of online networking and resources and hosting an in-conversation with the South London Gallery’s Associate Curator Anna Gritz discussing her career path and advice for recent graduates.
FREE BUT SPACES LIMITED.
22 June 13
A tour for young people of Mariana Castillo Deball’s new exhibition, with Offsite and Education Trainee Razia Begum.
What we caught we threw away, what we didn’t catch we kept explores the biography of objects, and how our perception of different cultures is shaped by how we may see these objects. The exhibition combines sculpture – made using paper and plaster casting techniques – with drawing and printmaking, alongside archival images.
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26 June 13
CAMDEN ARTS CENTRE
7 - 8.30PM
Using images, sound and film Professor Adrian Rifkin presents a series of narratives without words.
Part 1 of Visual Thinking with Professor Adrian Rifkin. Part 2 will encompass workshops and storyboards, on Sunday 30 June, 2.00 - 4.00pm
Cafe Curio is part of the Transmitter Programme which aims to nurture the next generation of artists by providing a platform for sharing ideas and developing artistic practice.
16 July 13
1 - 3PM
Students from St. Paul’s Way Trust School, Tower Hamlets and Cumberland School, Newham present work made in collaboration with artist Annette Krauss as part of a year long school residency. This event anticipates their upcoming exhibition in the Project Galleries in the Autumn.
18 July 13
A careers session for 15 – 20 year-olds programmed in partnership with Click, The Photographers’ Gallery’s youth forum.
A range of photography professionals talk about their career paths, answer questions and offer tips for ways into the industry.
Image by Nicholas Garcia
25 July 13
7 - 9PM
The Hepworth Wakefield Youth Panel invite you to an interactive event inspired by exhibiting artists Haroon Mirza and William Scott.
Workshops include light drawing, painting and sound design.
26 July 13
10 - 4pm
For ages 15 -19 only
Workshop with artist Catherine Yass investigating the creative potential of destruction. Find out about Yass’s new project Piano Falling and work with sound artist Bill Thompson to create your own audio piece by recording scrapes and smashes.
12 August 13 - 16 August 13
Monday 12 August, 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 13 August, 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 14 August, 10am - 4pm
Thursday 15 August, 10am - 4pm
Friday 16 August, 10am - 4pm
For ages 15-19 only.
Free to attend, booking essential. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Artist Peter Liversidge leads a special week-long project exploring themes around music, architecture, collections and proposals that will culminate in the production of a collaborative artists’ publication.
15 August 13
SOUTH LONDON GALLERY
4 - 7PM
Artist and sound maker Alex Wilson collaborates with the SLG’s young people’s group, the Art Assassins, to present an evening of gorilla DIY sound production.
Image: Richard Eaton