Art Weekly Digest: London 06 - 12 November, 2017

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Opening Of The Week

RED STAR OVER RUSSIA

A propaganda poster by Ivan Simakov marking the fifth anniversary of the revolution FOTOTECA GILARDI/GETTY IMAGES

A propaganda poster by Ivan Simakov marking the fifth anniversary of the revolution

FOTOTECA GILARDI/GETTY IMAGES

Tate Modern is launching a new exhibition “Red Star Over Russia” that brings together art works dedicated to the Revolution in Russia in 1905. This collection was recently acquired by the museum from David King (photographer and graphic designer) who has collected throughout his life over 250,000 art pieces relating to this dramatic period of the Russian history. The visitors will have a chance to see extraordinary prints and posters by El Lissitzky, Gustav Klutsis, Dmitri Moor, Aleksandr Deineka, which illuminate important events of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union from 1905 until the death of Stalin.

The show is on until 18th February 2018 at Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

 

Hymn For The Weekend

Impressionists in London

Pissarro’s Saint Anne’s Church A Kew, Londres, 1892 (private collection)

Pissarro’s Saint Anne’s Church A Kew, Londres, 1892 (private collection)

This breath-taking exhibition tells the story of the French artists who were in exile in Britain during the Franco-Prussian war in the 1870s. Many famous French impressionists such as Monet, Tissot, Pissarro had to flee across the Channel in order to survive and to continue their work. The artworks presented at the exhibition illuminate the close connection between French and British artists, their participation in each other’s social life and their perception of London during that sad period of French history.

This exhibition will be on view until 7th May 2018 at Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

 

Art Discourse

Olafur Eliasson in conversation with Jennifer Sliwka

Olafur Eliasson, Room for one colour, 1997, installation view at Moderna Museet, Stockholm 2015 Photo: Anders Sune Berg

Olafur Eliasson, Room for one colour, 1997, installation view at Moderna Museet, Stockholm 2015
Photo: Anders Sune Berg

An ongoing “Monochrome: Painting in Black and White” exhibition (which explores the tradition of painting in black and white over 700 years, from its beginnings in the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and into the 21st century) has a great success at the National Gallery. The author of the installation is Olafur Eliasson, who has represented Denmark in numerous exhibitions worldwide and at the 50th Venice Biennale. Come and enjoy the art discourse of the artist with the co-curator of this magnificent exhibition Jennifer Sliwka and find out the insides of the artist’s unique use of light.

This talk will be happening on Friday, 10 November, 18.30 – 19.30, at National Gallery, Sainsbury Wing Theatre, London WC2N 5DN

 

Time to Book

Russian Film Week

Michalina Olszańska as the prima ballerina Mathilda-Marie Feliksovna Kschessinskaya and Lars Eidinger as Tsar Nikolai II ( "Mathilda" directored by Aleksei Uchitel )

Michalina Olszańska as the prima ballerina Mathilda-Marie Feliksovna Kschessinskaya and Lars Eidinger as Tsar Nikolai II ( "Mathilda" directored by Aleksei Uchitel )

For the second year, Russian Film Week comes back to London, starting from 19 November, bringing screenings of dramas, documentaries, animations and shorts. Londoners will have a chance to enjoy not only the big premieres but also the Q&A panel with highly-regarded Russian film directors such as Fedor Bondarchuk, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Valery Todorovsky, Rezo Gigineishvili, Alexey Uchitel, which will gather to London in order to represent their work. Within the framework of the Russian Film Week, The Golden Unicorn Awards Ceremony will be held in support of the charity partner, WWF.

It will take place from 19 – 28 November at various locations in central London. Please check the festival’s program for time and locations.

 

Last Chance To See

Matisse in the Studio

Henri Matisse, Yellow Odalisque, 1937. The Samuel S. White 3rd and Vera White Collection, 1967 Photo © Philadelphia Museum of Art. Artwork: © Succession H. Matisse/DACS 2017

Henri Matisse, Yellow Odalisque, 1937. The Samuel S. White 3rd and Vera White Collection, 1967 Photo © Philadelphia Museum of Art. Artwork: © Succession H. Matisse/DACS 2017

Throughout his interesting life Henri Matisse has collected various treasured objects, which he would bring from all around the world: Thailand, Mali, North Africa. These objects have not only been artist’s passion but have also influenced his art and formed the repertoire. The RA exhibition presents Matisse’s collection of objects together with his paintings and sculptures in such a way that the artist’s inspiration, which he found in the world of his precious objects is very evident.

The exhibition will be on view until 12 November at Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD