Art Weekly Digest: London 04 - 10 December, 2017

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 MATT+FIONA, Made In Oakfield, 2017. Copyright French and Tye

MATT+FIONA, Made In Oakfield, 2017. Copyright French and Tye

Matt + Fiona – an artistic collaboration between Architect Matthew Springett, and Educator Fiona MacDonald - promote creativity in communities through a new commission: building an Art Room for the Lansbury Lawrence Primary School, London. The Lansbury Estate was built in 1950s as part of the Live Architecture exhibition with a focus on a new model of the neighbourhood planning. The exhibition reveals moments in a collaborative process along with initial design ideas for the school’s Art Room.

The show will be on view from 5 December until 4 March 2018, at the Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St

 

In Focus

Seth Price Circa 1981

 Still from "Redistribution" (2007) by Seth Price Credit: Courtesy Institute of Contemporary Arts

Still from "Redistribution" (2007) by Seth Price Credit: Courtesy Institute of Contemporary Arts

There’s a question to which no artwork has an answer, to which every artwork is susceptible, which is, so what? There is no answer. You ask it of yourself, as an artist, and there’s only silence.
— Seth Price, 2007

Drawing and prints, film and music, text and web design, sculpture and fashion – this is all part of the current show at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Created by an American artist Seth Price, this show covers the period from 2000 until the present day and embraces the entire building of the Institute. It is the inaugural exhibition in the ICA’s program by a new director, Stefan Kalmar, and it aims to address our obsession with technology and the digital world.

This exhibition will be on view until 7th January 2018 at the ICA, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH

 

Art Discourse

In Conversation:

Nadav Kander

  Nadav Kander , Water XI (Mucking towards Stanford-Le-Hope) 2017. Image courtesy of the artist

Nadav Kander, Water XI (Mucking towards Stanford-Le-Hope) 2017. Image courtesy of the artist

To coincide with the current exhibition Dark Line - The Thames Estuary, Flowers Gallery will host a discussion between photographer Nadav Kander, David Campany, and author Iain Sinclair. The London-based photographer is internationally regarded and his works are part of some world-famous public collections such as National Portrait Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. Writer and curator David Campany, and author Iain Sinclair will participate in this discussion on Kander’s current show, which represents his perception of the River Thames and its landscape.

 This talk will be happening on Thursday 7th December from 6PM until 8PM at Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DP.

 

Hymn For The Weekend

Taylor Wessing

Photographic Portrait Prize

 'Fleeing Mosul' is one of the shortlisted photographs in this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. © Abbie Trayler-Smith

'Fleeing Mosul' is one of the shortlisted photographs in this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. © Abbie Trayler-Smith

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography. Through the displayed portraits visitors of the gallery can see different artistic ways of seeing people, their characters and moods as well as enjoy artist’s creativity and otherness. The exhibition of fifty-nine works features all of the prestigious prize winners including the winner of the £15,000 first prize.

This exhibition will be on view until 8th February 2018 at the National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE

 

Last Chance To See

Martin Puryear

 Installation view at the Parasol Unit, © Martin Puryear, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.

Installation view at the Parasol Unit, © Martin Puryear, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.

Martin Puryear, an American-born artist is best known for his sculptural works. The Parasol-unit foundation hosts his first solo show in London, which comprises more than 30 of artist’s artworks. Puryear’s abstract sculptures have a unique aesthetic and are meticulously hand-made, most often from wood. For over 40 years of his artistic practice, Martin Puryear has tried various techniques for creating wood sculptures and came back to employing traditional techniques to create his work, which is a testimony to his deep respect for skilled craftsmanship.

The exhibition will be on view until 6th December at the Parasol-Unit Gallery, 14 Wharf Road, London, N1 7RW