Art Weekly Digest: London 1 - 7 May, 2017

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Diogo Evangelista, No Future in that Place, installation view at Parkour, Lisbon, 2012. Courtesy the artist

Diogo Evangelista, No Future in that Place, installation view at Parkour, Lisbon, 2012. Courtesy the artist

This May, the DRAF presents a special curators project Curators’ Series #10 “Greater than the Sum” by Kunsthalle Lissabon - this is the second invitation in the series to space rather than an individual curator. The exhibition revisits some of the close collaborations with artists that have shaped their programme - André Guedes, Diogo Evangelista, Mounira Al Solh, Céline Condorelli & Amalia Pica, Jonathas de Andrade and Laure Prouvost - uniting their ideas of friendship, solidarity and community.

The exhibition continues until 29 July, at DRAF, Symes Mews, London, NW1 7JE

 

Hymn For The Weekend

Ashley Bickerton:

Ornamental Hysteria

Ashley Bickerton, Orange Shark, 2008. Image courtesy the artist

Ashley Bickerton, Orange Shark, 2008. Image courtesy the artist

This is artist’s first major retrospective in the UK, which spans more than three decades of his career, and it brings together Bickerton’s works from ‘Non-Word Word’ and ‘Wall-Wall’, as well as ‘Travelogues’. The majority of the works is drawn from Hirst’s collection. Bickerton’s broad practise include sculpture, painting and photography and cultivates “Neo-Geo” movement. Alongside artists such as Haim Steinbach and Jeff Koons, Bickerton endeavoured to reframe the practice of art production in response to the new, seductive mechanisms of desire at work in society.

The exhibition will be shown until 20 August, at Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, London, SE11 6AJ

 

Time To Book

Sounds of the Revolution

Image Sourse: the British Library

Image Sourse: the British Library

A night of radical sound and silent film directed by Gabriel Prokofiev with the superb musicians of the Renegade Orchestra. Echoes of Russian classical music greats are cut with sonic experimentation and electronica, reflecting the remarkable avant-garde experimentation of a century ago, alongside a screening of the 1927 film The End of St Petersburg and DJs from Nonclassical. You can also see the 'Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths' exhibition after hours.Monumental sounds, sirens, strings and foley instruments are combined with elements from works of the period by the legendary experimentalists Mosolov, Avraamov and Matyushin.

Events is happening on Friday 5 May, 19:30 - 23:00 at the Entrance Hall, The British Library, 96 Euston Road

 

Art Discourse

OCTOBER: THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

AND

REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY

“Bella Donna”, Alexander Naumov’s glamorous cinema poster created in Moscow, 1927

“Bella Donna”, Alexander Naumov’s glamorous cinema poster created in Moscow, 1927

This talk at the Tate Modern foreruns the coming exhibition of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov 'Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into the Future' and 'Red Star Over Russia' dedicated to the Soviet times. The speaker China Miéville – the award-winning fiction writer and author of the book “October: The Story of the Russian Revolution” will lead a discussion with Esther Leslie, Professor in Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck, and Owen Hatherley, author of The Ministry of Nostalgia and Landscapes of Communism and will bring to light how the October Revolution has changed the course of Russian history.

The talk is taking place on Friday 12 May at 18:30 at Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

 

 

Last Chance To See

Secundino Hernández:

Paso

Secundino Hernández, Untitled, 2016. Image Courtesy: the artist and the gallery

Secundino Hernández, Untitled, 2016. Image Courtesy: the artist and the gallery

In a new body of works on display at Victoria Miro Mayfair, figurative forms are conjured from a dynamic interplay of lines and marks. The name of the show “Paso” is translated as “a step” and was specifically chosen to show the artistic movement from abstraction to figuration. Hernández’ paintings are worldwide famous for the use of innovative techniques in colour contrasts which are exhilarated by the arrangements of paintings in the gallery.

The show runs until 6 May at the Victoria Miro Gallery, 16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW