Art Weekly Digest: London 10 - 16 April 2017

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 Richard Tuttle, The Critical Edge III (2015). Courtesy Pace Gallery, New York

Richard Tuttle, The Critical Edge III (2015). Courtesy Pace Gallery, New York

A double chance to explore the artistic practice of the revered American artist: Richard Tuttle’s solo shows currently on view at Pace and Modern Art galleries in London. The Critical Edge features a series of seven recent works assembled from layers of vibrant fabric purchased in New York and Maine. Tuttle’s interest and use of textile is over a span of a 50-year career, the artist has focused on understanding the intrinsic qualities of the material. His work has often been described as being in a state of ‘in between’, moving between sculpture, painting, poetry and drawing. In 2014 Richard Tuttle undertook the iconic Turbine Hall commission for Tate Modern, I Don’t Know.

The exhibition will be shown until 13 May, at PACE London, 6 Burlington Gardens, W1S 3ET

 

Hymn For The Weekend
Imagine Moscow

If you need an excuse to visit the Design Museum at its new home, head to Kensington for Imagine Moscow.
— Sphere
 Valentina Kulagina, To the Defence of the USSR, Poster, 1930, Ne  boltai ! Collection

Valentina Kulagina, To the Defence of the USSR, Poster, 1930, Ne boltai! Collection

Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, this exhibition explores Moscow as it was imagined by a bold new generation of architects and designers in the 1920s and early 1930s. The show consists of the six projects – never been built – they suggest an alternative reality for the city, offering a unique insight into the culture of the time. Each installation introduces a theme relevant to life and ideology in the Soviet Union: collectivisation, urban planning, aviation, communication, industrialisation, communal living and recreation.

The show will be on view until 4 June at the Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 6AG

 

Art Discourse
Red, White and Blue – A Story of Three Colours in Art

 Lucio Fontana – Spatial Concept; Expectations (detail), 1967 Image Courtesy: of the artist state

Lucio Fontana – Spatial Concept; Expectations (detail), 1967 Image Courtesy: of the artist state

This illustrated talk will focus on the symbolism, significance and spirituality of colour throughout the history of art. Experience the power of the red of the Tudors; the utopian white of Abstraction; the secret formula of Klein blue and Mondrian’s dynamic combination of all three.

This is a Barbican Library lunchtime talk on Wednesday 12 April at 12:30 at Barbican centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

Last Chance To See
ANDY
WARHOL: TALKING POP

 Andy Warhol, Siberian tiger, 1983 Courtesy of Halcyon Gallery

Andy Warhol, Siberian tiger, 1983 Courtesy of Halcyon Gallery

The show explores the legendary Pop Art icon’s artistic ingenuity and importance - from his early commercial illustrations of the 1950s such as Love is a Pink Cake and Tattooed Woman Holding a Rose to his iconic portfolios such as Myths of the 1980s. Although Warhol is best known for his silkscreens, the exhibition also offers a rare glimpse into the creative process of the Pop art pioneer, showing rare original works on canvas such as Northwest Coast Mask and Mobilgas and revealing his fascination with the many facets of North American life and history.

The show will be on view until 18 April at Halcyon Gallery, 144-146 New Bond Street, W1S 2PF

 

Time To Book
Mariinsky Ballet at the Royal Opera House

 Don Quixote, Mariinsky Ballet Photo:  Viktoria Tereshkina  by Natasha Razina

Don Quixote, Mariinsky Ballet Photo: Viktoria Tereshkina by Natasha Razina

The Mariinsky Ballet returns to the Royal Opera House with the Mariinsky Orchestra for another exciting three-week season of spectacular ballets presented by Victor Hochhauser. Don Quixote, Swan Lake and Anna Karenina will be staged at the Royal Opera House in the end of July.

The Ballet will be touring in London from 24 July to 12 August 2017 at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, WC2E 9DD