Art Weekly Digest: London 22 - 28 January, 2018

Every week The Art Partners post a carefully curated selection of cultural events to see in London.

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Opening Of The Week

Andreas Gursky

  Andreas Gursky, Kamiokande, 2007 © Andreas Gursky. Courtesy Sprueth Magers

Andreas Gursky, Kamiokande, 2007 © Andreas Gursky. Courtesy Sprueth Magers

The Hayward Gallery celebrates its reopening with a first UK major exhibition of Andreas Gursky, a well-regarded German photographer. Being of a large scale (frequently exceeding 3 or 4 metres in width or height), his works are especially remarkable because Andreas captures not only a beauty of our world but also some highly detailed scenes of the global economy and contemporary life. The retrospective consists of around 60 photographs of the artists both well-known images as well as his most recent ones. Gallery visitors will now be able to experience art with a natural light coming out from the gallery’s new pyramid roof.

The show will be on view until 22 April 2018, at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre. Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

 

In Focus

The Enchanted Room: Modern Works from the Pinacoteca di Brera

 Amedeo Modigliani, Head of a Young Lady (1915)

Amedeo Modigliani, Head of a Young Lady (1915)

The Estorick family is one of the most regarded collectors of Modern Italian art.  For the last 20 years, the only important gallery in Britain devoted to Italian art, the Estorick Collection has been offering its visitors a tasteful choice of finest temporary exhibitions of paintings and sculptures. This month it presents a selection of the important art pieces from Milan’s Pinacoteca di Brera. Most of these works were donated to Brera by Emilio and Maria Jesi, including iconic images by Umberto Boccioni, Gino Severini and Mario Sironi, extraordinary Metaphysical paintings by Carlo Carrà, and some important works by Giorgio de Chirico.

This exhibition will be on view until 8th April 2018 at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39a Canonbury Square, N1 2AN

 

Time to Book

Refuge

  Still from Adam Chodzko' shortfilm Knots (2013) Image courtesy of the artist

Still from Adam Chodzko' shortfilm Knots (2013) Image courtesy of the artist

A series of extraordinary events is coming to the Whitechapel Gallery in February. Having a reputation of sanctuary for threatened European artists, this gallery hosts an evening of films, talks and readings, to mark the creative contributions to the UK of the remarkable film-makers. The programme includes readings by poet Stephen Watts of work by Ivan Blatny alongside original footage of the poet; an original sound piece recited by Kurt Schwitters himself, the films Eriskay, a Poem of Remote Lives (Kissling) and Refuge England (Vas), as well as two artists’ film works inspired by Schwitters: Merzschmerz by Andrea Luka Zimmerman, and Knots by Adam Chodzko.

This event will be happening on Thursday 8th February at 7 PM at the  Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London, E1 7QX

 

Hymn For The Weekend

Rose Wylie: Quack Quack

  Rose Wylie, Pink Skater, (Will I Win, Will I Win), 2015 © Rose Wylie, Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, London

Rose Wylie, Pink Skater, (Will I Win, Will I Win), 2015 © Rose Wylie, Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, London

This winter, the Serpentine gallery presented the works of acclaimed British artist Rose Wylie (in 2014 she won the John Moores Painting Prize and became a member of the Royal Academy of Arts the following year). The show includes paintings dating from the late 1990s to the present day – some never previously exhibited, including a new group of works inspired by Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens (fitting nicely with the gallery location). The sources of imagination for her work Rose finds either in the childhood memories or in the day-to-day life aspects: cinema, news, gossips, anecdotes etc. Being 83, her paintings are confident, full of energy and freedom.

The exhibition will be on view until February 11 2018 at the Serpentine Gallery, Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, London, W2 2AR

 

Last Chance To See

Winter Lights

 Julius Popp'  Bit.fal  l  is part of Canary Wharf's permanent art collection

Julius Popp' Bit.fall is part of Canary Wharf's permanent art collection

British capital in January hosts 2 light festivals at once – the Lumiere London and Canary Wharf’ Winter Lights. Winter Lights is an annual celebration of light technology and art, with over 3o cutting-edge light installations and interactive artworks. Created by today’s most creative international artists and designers, amongst which are Julius Popp (Germany), Tom Dekyvere (Belgium), Marcus Lyall (UK) and Amanda Parer (Australia), it is a great reason to explore the Estate both indoors and out.

The show will be on view until 27th January throughout Canary Wharf and is free to attend