Art Weekly Digest: London 13 - 19 February 2017

 

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Opening Of The Week

WOLFGANG TILLMANS

Wolfgang Tillmans, Lampedusa, 2008©  of the artist

Wolfgang Tillmans, Lampedusa, 2008©  of the artist

 

This is artist’s first ever exhibition at Tate Modern and it brings together works in an exciting variety of media – photographs, of course, but also video, and digital slide projections. In 2000, he was the pioneer photographer and non-British artist to receive the Turner Prize. At Frieze London 2016 in the section “Nineties” we could see Wolfgang Tillmans’s very first exhibition at Daniel Buchholz’s gallery in 1993.

Apart from the show, Tillmans also takes over the south Tank for ten days with an immersive new installation featuring his work in music and video, interspersed with live events.

With a private view on Tuesday 14 February, the exhibition will be on view until 11 June 2017.

 

Last Chance To See

Room

Rachel Feinstein, The Shack, 2001 in Room exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ

Rachel Feinstein, The Shack, 2001 in Room exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ

The exhibition brings together stand-alone installations and photographic works by female artists including Louise Bourgeois, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Sarah Lucas, Andra Ursuta and Rachel Feinstein amongst others. It aims to explore how the domestic space has been historically considered as a ‘female’ sphere of activities.

The exhibition is on view until 18 February at Sadie Coles HQ, 62 Kingly Street, Carnaby, London W1B 5QN, UK

 

Time To Book

Brodsky / Baryshnikov

(performed in Russian with English surtitles)

Photograph by Annie Leibovitz, courtesy Mikhail Baryshnikov

Photograph by Annie Leibovitz, courtesy Mikhail Baryshnikov

Brodsky / Baryshnikov opens for a limited season, from May 3rd until May 6th 2017.

A solo show based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, Brodsky / Baryshnikov is the tale of one man’s incredible emotional journey, conceived and directed by acclaimed Latvian director Alvis Hermanis. Delivered in Russian, Brodsky’s own language, Baryshnikov transports the audience into an imagining of the poet’s own world, through subtle physicality and searing dialogue.

Performances are at 7:30pm every evening. Show running time is 90 minutes, without an interval.

 

Art Discourse

STRIKE SITE: ARTIST TALK

Alice Hartley, Please Leave, 2016-17 at Pi Artworks London Strike Site

Alice Hartley, Please Leave, 2016-17 at Pi Artworks London Strike Site


Strike Site is made up of new commissions by Ana Čvorović, Anna Fasshauer, Alice Hartley, and Jack Killick and existing work by Brian Griffiths and Siobhán Hapaska. Strike Site attempts to set a generous stage, to stage a site that mirrors the contradictory but nonetheless palpable sense of the temporary that comes with an exhibition of art. It will be led by Sacha Craddock, with artists Ana Čvorović, Alice Hartley and Jack Killick participating.


The talk is taking place on Thursday February 16, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm at Pi Artworks, 55 Eastcastle St, W1W 8EG and is free to attend.

 

Hymn For The Weekend

REVOLUTION: RUSSIAN ART 1917–1932

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Fantasy, 1925, © 2016, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Fantasy, 1925, © 2016, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.

Taking inspiration from the exhibition that was staged at the State Russian Museum in Leningrad in 1932, this powerful show marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution.

Alongside such well-known painters as Kazimir Malevich, Vasily Kandinskiy and Mark Chagall, figures less familiar in the West are introduced, such as Pavel Filonov, Kuzma Petrov- Vodkin and Alexander Deineka. Revolutionary in their own right, together these works capture both the idealistic aspirations and the harsh reality of the Revolution and its aftermath.

Revolution is shown until 17 April 2017 at Main Galleries, Royal Academy of Arts.