Art Weekly Digest: London 03 - 09 July, 2017

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Opening Of The Week

O Canada!

Fiona Ackerman,  'Yellow Wallpaper'(2017) . Image courtesy of the artist and the gallery

Fiona Ackerman, 'Yellow Wallpaper'(2017). Image courtesy of the artist and the gallery

Beers gallery, which maintains an exhibition programme with a partially Canadian focus, presents a group show that coincides with the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. The exhibition includes 11 artists (emerging, mid-career, and established), hailing from across the country, working across a breadth of styles, technical approaches, and mediums. This is a celebration of Canadian contemporary art internationally and the first opportunity for the gallery to host an exhibition with exclusively Canadian artists. 

The exhibition will be on view from 7 July - 19 August  at Beers gallery, 1 Baldwin Street, EC1V 9NU


Hymn For The Weekend

Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains

Flower petal mirrorball stage prop, 1973 – 5. © Pink Floyd (1987) Ltd

Flower petal mirrorball stage prop, 1973 – 5. © Pink Floyd (1987) Ltd

Following the success of last year' 'EXHIBITIONISM: The Rolling Stones' at the Saatchi Gallery, the V&A has prepared a truly exceptional present for all the fans of Pink Floyd, the most iconic English rock band. This exhibition draws together unique artifacts illustrating group's relationship with music, art, design and technology, and will lead chronologically through the band’s heritage to the present day. This retrospective is an audio-visual journey where we can enjoy the Pink Floyd’s history, unseen photos and in-depth interviews with the band and those close to them.

 The exhibition is until 1 October at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL


In Focus

Frieze Sculpture 2017

Alicja Kwade,  Big Be-Hide  (2017), Courtesy of the artist and kamel mennour gallery

Alicja Kwade, Big Be-Hide (2017), Courtesy of the artist and kamel mennour gallery

Frieze’s first-ever summer exhibition in Regent’s Park will launch this week so that even more people can enjoy some of the best outdoor sculpture before the actual Frieze art fair in October. From the playful to the political, there is going to be 25 sculptures selected by Clare Lilley (she also has curated Yorkshire Sculpture Park since the 1990s) amongst which are the works by Alicja Kwade, John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, Gary Hume, Eduardo Paolozzi and Ugo Rondinone.

You can also join a guided tour of the open-air display, or download the free Frieze Sculpture Audio Tour app, produced by Art Fund, with descriptions of all the artworks on show.

Frieze Sculpture will open from 5 July to 8 October, at the Regent’s Park, NW1 4NR


Art Discourse


Midsummer night of science

Image via Pexels CC0 License

Image via Pexels CC0 License

I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.
— Bottom, A Midsummer Night's Dream

What happens to our memory when we dream? Join the exceptional evening of hands-on science exploring dreams, senses, and talk with Dr Caroline Horton (Director of “DrEAMSLab”), who has been researching the relationships between sleep and memory for 13 years.

This talk takes place on Thursday, 6 July 19:00-22:00 pm at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, W1S 4BS


Last Chance To See


Image courtesy of the artist

Image courtesy of the artist

Fondation Carmignac in cooperation with the Saatchi Gallery is presenting the 7th Carmignac Photojournalism Award, which is held every year at the end of the five-month photo reportage in the selected area. The main message of this exhibition is to gain people’s attention to the human rights violations and to receive funding for the further investigation of the topic. The Mexican photographer Narciso Contreras has traveled through the complex tribal society of post-Gaddafi Libya from February to June 2016, photographing the brutal reality of human trafficking.

The exhibition runs until July 9 at the Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, SW3 4RY