Art Weekly Digest: London 13 - 19 November, 2017

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Punk-rocking radical feminists Pussy Riot who gathered in Moscow’s Red Square during a protest in January 2012. (Photo by Denis Sinyakov/Reuters)

Punk-rocking radical feminists Pussy Riot who gathered in Moscow’s Red Square during a protest in January 2012. (Photo by Denis Sinyakov/Reuters)

Saatchi Gallery presents a unique show “Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism” dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Russia's October Revolution. The main goal of the exhibition is to show the similarity in issues of post-communist Russia and Russia of 1917. The most controversial Russian artists such as Oleg Kulik, Pyotr Pavlensky and a scandal rock band Pussy Riot will perform and feature their art protest against the problems of individual freedom and domination of political ideology. The exhibition curated by Marat Guelman is the fourth project organised by the Tsukanov Family Foundation in partnership with Saatchi Gallery. The latest blockbuster shows of this cooperation were "Breaking the Ice: Moscow Art, 1960-80s" (2012-2013), "Post-Pop: East Meets West" (2014-2015) and "Revelations" (2016)."

The show is on until 31st December 2017 at Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London, SW3 4RY

 

 

Hymn For The Weekend

Jenny Holzer at Blenheim Palace

View of the light work at the facade on Blenheim’s facade. Photograph by Samuel Keyte. © 2017 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS)

View of the light work at the facade on Blenheim’s facade. Photograph by Samuel Keyte. © 2017 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS)

SOFTER is the fourth contemporary art exhibition and the first one by a female artist, that is taking place at Blenheim Palace. Created by an American artist Jenny Holzer, this installation illuminates some very important topics such as power, war, hope and conflict. Holzer believes in the power of language and by using it in her artworks draws visitors’ attention to the topics, which are usually ignored. Text in her art pieces is taken from either testimony of refugees from Syria or from achieves of the World War II. Alongside many new works, the exhibition will use augmented reality to explore the potential of the virtual space and will also feature the artist's well-known work with LED signs.

This exhibition will be on view until 31st December 2017 at the Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP

 

Art Discourse

How to Collect Art

John Little, Untitled, 1962. Image courtesy of the artist

John Little, Untitled, 1962. Image courtesy of the artist

The new Collecting Art series organized by Frieze Academy present a range of talks, workshops and short courses in order to give valuable advice and guidance for everyone who is interested in buying art. This last third talk illuminates the most attractive art pieces that are shown in London galleries during this autumn and focuses particularly on the artists whose works are undervalued.  The discourse will be led by art experts Alexandra Mollof (former director of the White Cube gallery, contemporary art) and Sir Norman Rosenthal (former Director and Chief Curator of the Royal Academy) on both Modern art and Old Masters.

This talk will be happening on Tuesday, 28 November, 19.00 – 21.00, at Hotel Café Royal,68 Regent Street, W1B 4DY

 

In Focus

Lyndsey Ingram gallery

Cleo Cwiek photographed by Miles Aldridge for Numéro Art #1, Fall & Winter 2017. Image courtesy of the gallery and the artist

Cleo Cwiek photographed by Miles Aldridge for Numéro Art #1, Fall & Winter 2017. Image courtesy of the gallery and the artist

Lyndsey Ingram, a post-war print dealer, has opened a new gallery in Mayfair in the beginning of this month. Ingram is famous for her previous works for numerous London fairs and exhibitions where she showed prints by David Hockney, Richard Diebenkorn, Ellsworth Kelly and Donald Judd etc. Gallery’s inaugural exhibition that opens on 23 November and will be a response by Miles Aldridge (an acclaimed British photographer) to works by such artists as Maurizio Cattelan, Harland Miller and Gilbert & George.

The show runs until 5th January 2018 at the Lyndsey Ingram gallery, 20 Bourdon Street, London, W1K 3PL

 

Last Chance To See

Black Silence

Lu Chao, Sink Hole No.4, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist and the gallery

Lu Chao, Sink Hole No.4, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist and the gallery

The “Black Silence” exhibition is all about the solitude and collective unconsciousness. Influenced by artistic traditions in his homeland China, Lu Chao (1988) extensively uses black ink in his art works, bringing the antiquity into the modern world. Despite the predominant use of black and white colours, the artist manages to express the whole palette of feelings and emotions as a message for the visitors. This is the first ever UK solo show by young but already acclaimed Chinese artist whose works have been acquired by famous private collections such as the Louis Vuitton Collection, DSL Collection, The Strock Collection.

The exhibition will be on view until 18 November at Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, 37 Rathbone Street, London W1T 1NZ