Art Weekly Digest: London 3 - 9 April 2017

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Opening Of The Week

MAT COLLISHAW

 Mat Collishaw, The Centrifugal Soul, (detail), 2016, Courtesy the artist and Blain|Southern, Photo Rémi Chauvin

Mat Collishaw, The Centrifugal Soul, (detail), 2016, Courtesy the artist and Blain|Southern, Photo Rémi Chauvin

In ‘The Centrifugal Soul’ Mat Collishaw will present his new sculpture, installation and paintings. The Centrifugal Soul is a sculpture in the form of a zoetrope, a pre-film animation device that produces the illusion of motion through rapid rotation and stroboscopic light. The zoetrope animates scenes of bowerbirds and birds of paradise as they perform elaborate mating rituals.

The exhibition precedes Collishaw’s new virtual reality installation Thresholds. Launching at Photo London, Somerset House on 18 May. Almost 250 people donated £25,000 via a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the Somerset House exhibition.

The exhibition will be shown until 27 May, at Blain|Southern gallery, 4 Hanover Square, London W1S 1BP

 

Hymn For The Weekend

The American Dream: Pop to the Present

 Istallation view of The American Dream exhibition at the British Museum

Istallation view of The American Dream exhibition at the British Museum

This major new exhibition at the British Museum charst the way that printmaking has influenced American art over the past six decades. Responding to the changing times, American artists produced prints unprecedented in their scale and ambition. It is an opportunity to see works by the most celebrated American artists, from Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg to Ed Ruscha, Kara Walker and Julie Mehretu – all boldly experimented with printmaking.

 The exhibition will be on view until 18 June at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

 

Time To Book

PROJECTIONS: Andrei Tarkovsky's metaphysical dream zone (Intensive Day Course)

 Andrei Tarkovsky 'Stalker'

Andrei Tarkovsky 'Stalker'

Andrei Tarkovsky is considered as on of the most well-known and influential Soviet film-makers since Sergei M. Eisenstein. His primary method was to “sculpt time” by fixing reality and preserving passing moments with exceptionally long takes. This day course focuses on three titles from Tarkovsky’s acclaimed repertoire: Solaris, Andrei Rublev and Stalker, which are regularly listed among the greatest films of all time. By combining group discussion with an appreciation of the Russian auteur’s artistic vision, the course will attempt to uncover and reassess unconscious connections to these celebrated works within the film medium.

This course will take place on Saturday, 8 April (10:30 – 17:30) at Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SX

 

Art Discourse

Nathan Eastwood and Matt Price in conversation

 Nathan Eastwood, Time Flies When You Having Fun. Image Courtesy: The artist & Sid Motion Gallery

Nathan Eastwood, Time Flies When You Having Fun. Image Courtesy: The artist & Sid Motion Gallery

Sid Motion Gallery, a new art gallery in King Cross, is showcasing a solo exhibition by British artist Nathan Eastwood. The exhibition’s title 'My England' refers to these social observations, yet has subtexts of the UK’s Punk history: think of the Specials ‘Blank Expression’, or Sham 69 ‘I Don’t Wanna’. It consists of minimal, monochromatic enamel paintings aim to reflect the allegories for our everyday existence. The artist will speak in conversation with Matt Price, an independent contemporary art publisher.

To reserve a place for the talk, please email info@sidmotiongallery.co.uk

The talk is taking place on Thursday,  6th April, 6.30 - 9pm at Sid Motion Gallery, 142 York Way London, N1 0AX

 

Last Chance To See

Chris Succo 'Skin N' Bones' at Almine Rec

 Chris Succo, At the Drawing Room, 2016. Image Courtesy: of the artist and Almine Rech Gallery

Chris Succo, At the Drawing Room, 2016. Image Courtesy: of the artist and Almine Rech Gallery

The exhibition ‘Skin N’ Bones’ at Almine Resh presents the new body of works by Chris Succo. His best-known series are the White Paintings, the painting background is partially obscured by gestural layers of white oil paint, allowing flashes of colour to shine through. In the past year or so artist reconnected with a sketching practice, which has evolved to inspire a new series of works which draw from personal experiences, but which walk the line between abstraction and figuration.

The show will be on view until 8 April at Almine Rech Gallery, 11 Savile Row, 1st floor, London W1S 3PG