Art Weekly Digest: London 27 March - 2 April 2017

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Opening Of The Week

Anish Kapoor

 Anish Kapoor, ‘Untitled’ © Anish Kapoor, 2017. Courtesy Lisson Gallery

Anish Kapoor, ‘Untitled’ © Anish Kapoor, 2017. Courtesy Lisson Gallery

Lisson Gallery hosts Anish Kapoor’s exhibition, that will unveil a new series of sculptures covered in a permeable and translucent mesh and also include a number of significant works on paper made over the past six years. Later in the year, he will present an installation Descension, a perpetual black whirlpool, as part of the Public Art Fund’s 40th anniversary celebrations in New York. There is also his first exhibition in an Italian museum in 10 years at MACRO – Rome, which runs until 17 April 2017.

 The exhibition will be on view until 6 May at the Lisson Gallery, 67 Lisson Street, London.

 

Hymn For The Weekend
Tony Cragg: A Rare Category of Objects

 Tony Cragg, Caldera, 2008. Photo Michael Richter

Tony Cragg, Caldera, 2008. Photo Michael Richter

Following Cragg’ previous show last year in London, The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is inviting to visit the biggest UK Exhibition of Tony Cragg – the leading British sculptor of our times. The exhibition brings together his works from the last five decades and illuminates artist’s “radical materialistic” approach in creating sculptures. Cragg uses stone, wood, paper – all of the planet’s resources, experiments with them and transforms into geological-like sculptures.

 

 The exhibition will be shown until 3 September at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG

 

Art Discourse
Photography in Contemporary Art - How to Collect Art

 Roger Mayne Girls dressed up for a 'teenage night' at a Sheffield Club, 1961 © Roger Mayne

Roger Mayne Girls dressed up for a 'teenage night' at a Sheffield Club, 1961 © Roger Mayne

Pernilla Holmes, Director at the Wedel Art Advisory hosts a new part of the “How to Collect Art” series at Claridge’s. She invites Clare Grafik (The Photographers' Gallery) and Matthew Stephenson to participate in the discussion on the key movements and trends of photography in contemporary art. Since the 19th century, photography has been influenced by new technology and media and the speakers will look attentively at the main changes in the artistic practice.

The talk is taking place on Monday, March 27, at 7 pm at Claridge's, Brook Street, W1K 4HR, London. Tickets include entry to Frieze London 2017.

 

Time To Book
Twelfth Night

 Twelfth Night at The National Theatre. Photo by Marc Brenner

Twelfth Night at The National Theatre. Photo by Marc Brenner

Great chance to see the new adaptation of the Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” with Tamsin Greig as Malvolia is directed by Simon Godwin (Man and Superman, The Beaux' Stratagem). The story is full of love, mistakes and passion and tells us about Viola and her twin brother Sebastian trying to survive on a new land after a ship crash. The performance is modern funny and finely tuned: “Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible”.

Running Time: 3 hours, including 20-minute interval

The show will run until 13 May at the National Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

 

Last Chance To See
TRANSVANGARDE 2017

 Govinda Sah, Essence, 2016

Govinda Sah, Essence, 2016

Transvangarde 2017 exhibition presents outstanding works by an international array of contemporary artists including, Tian Wei, Alexis Peskine, Govinda Sah ‘Azad’ and selected works by Brion Gysin and Kenji Yoshida amongst others. These artists, who have all migrated from one country to another, share their particular visions of the world by using their work to express their trans-cultural experiences. 

The exhibition will be on view until 1st of April at the October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AL