Art Weekly Digest: London 16 - 22 October, 2017

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 Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, How to Meet an Angel (1998), Photo Courtesy of the artists

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, How to Meet an Angel (1998), Photo Courtesy of the artists

Tate Modern presents the first UK exhibition of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov which is organised with the support of the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg and the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. The Kabakovs’ installations are widely regarded for their large-scale and the use of fictional personas. The Kabakovs’ artistic journey is captured through this show: from Ilya’s first sculptural works and drawings made in Moscow in the 1960s to the turning point when he moved to New York in the 1980s and started his work on the large-scale installations together with Emilia. Come and discover the taste of Soviet life through Kabakovs’ major installations such as “The Man Who Flew into Space from His Apartment” 1985, “Labyrinth” 1990 and “Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into the Future 2001”.

 

 The show is on until 28th January 2018 at Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

 

Hymn For The Weekend

Drawn in Colour: Degas

 Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, 'The Red Ballet Skirts', about 1900, The Burrell Collection © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, 'The Red Ballet Skirts', about 1900, The Burrell Collection © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas was one of the most admired French Impressionist of all time. This autumn, after a centenary of artists’ death, the National Gallery hosts one of the greatest collection of 23 works by Degas which belongs to the Burrell Collection, Glasgow. The visitors of the gallery will have a chance to see Degas’s most rare pastels that have never been exhibited outside of Scotland and beautiful paintings showing modern Parisian life and opening unique insides of artist’s inner world. There is also a parallel exhibition of Van Eyck and Pre-Rafaelites to accompany your visit.

This exhibition will be on view until 07 May 2018 at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N5DN

 

In Focus

The Russia Season: Royal Fabergé

 This Easter egg was presented by Nicolas II to his wife Alexandra in 1902. The four-leaf clover with miniature portraits of the Tsar’s daughters was hidden inside as a surprise.

This Easter egg was presented by Nicolas II to his wife Alexandra in 1902. The four-leaf clover with miniature portraits of the Tsar’s daughters was hidden inside as a surprise.

In October 2017, to mark the anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the Sainsbury Centre will stage the Russia Season with several exhibitions at once: Radical Russia (that will include pre-revolution works, the highlight of which will be the dramatic model of Tatlin’s Tower) and Royal Fabergé. With some of the most iconic Royal Faberge pieces, this show explores the extraordinary production and glittering saga of Fabergé, the leading artist-jewellers during the decades preceding the First World War. The visitors will have a chance to compare Russian art and life, viewed both before and after the Revolution.

The show runs until 11th February 2018 at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ

 

Art Discourse

In Conversation: Richard Rogers, Graham Stirk and Ivan Harbour

 Centre Pompidou in Paris. Construction dates: 1971-1977, Image courtesy: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Centre Pompidou in Paris. Construction dates: 1971-1977, Image courtesy: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

This talk will shed a light on the some of the most challenging sites, the context in which buildings stand as well as examine how a building can be a catalyst for regeneration within a city.

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (celebrating their 10th anniversary) will draw from their experiences of working on award-winning projects including the Centre Pompidou, The Leadenhall Building, The British Museum, International Towers Sydney, and the National Assembly for Wales.

This talk will be happening on Tuesday 24 October, 18.00 – 19.15, at the Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG

 

Last Chance To See

Théâtres de mémoire

  Jean Dubuffet, Theatre De Memoire (1977) at Pace Gallery, image courtesy of the gallery

Jean Dubuffet, Theatre De Memoire (1977) at Pace Gallery, image courtesy of the gallery

Don’t miss this most remarkable series of work by the French artist Jean Dubuffet at Pace Gallery. This exhibition brings together fifteen large-scale paintings of the artist, many of which have never before been exhibited in the UK. Jean Dubuffet started to work on this series of works (considered one of his most important) at the age of 74. Dubuffet decided to try a new artistic technique, which required him to move and rearrange a combination of cut-out objects and figures on a gigantic canvas. This is how he created “The Théâtres de mémoire” – an enormous piece which features ‘scrawls and abstractions’ from artist’s mind.

The exhibition will be on view until 21 October at the Pace Gallery, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3ET