Art Weekly Digest: London 27 November - 03 December, 2017

Every week The Art Partners post a carefully curated selection of cultural events to see in London.

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Opening Of The Week

Welcome to Saxnot

 Scott King, Brittlin's Familly. Image courtesy of the artist

Scott King, Brittlin's Familly. Image courtesy of the artist

In 'Welcome To Saxnot', Scott King proposes the new town of Saxnot as an invention of the fictional, Butlin’s inspired brand ‘Britlin’s’. Saxnot is built on an idealised memory of ‘how things used to be’, a fantasy of Britain’s past - memories of an older generation who experienced the one week a year utopian, fun-filled rigidity of life at Butlin’s; where ‘everyone got along’ and you might accidentally spend your holiday with the family from across the street. At Studio Voltaire, this exhibition forms a major new large-scale installation comprising a series of freestanding infographic works as well as printed matter and products that point to Britlin’s ethos and agenda.

 The show will be on view from 1 December until 11 February 2018, at  Studio Voltaire, 1A Nelson's Row
London SW4 7JR

 

Hymn For The Weekend

Lorenzo Quinn

Actions Not Words

  Lorenzo Quinn, Support  (2017) in Venice during the 57th Venice Biennale. Image courtesy of Halcyon Gallery

Lorenzo Quinn, Support (2017) in Venice during the 57th Venice Biennale. Image courtesy of Halcyon Gallery

Lorenzo Quinn is a highly regarded Italian artist, whose figurative sculptures are exhibited internationally. Quinn’s public installations have enriched urban landscapes from London to Mumbai via cities as diverse as Monaco, St Petersburg and Doha (latest monumental installation, Support, was unveiled in May to coincide with the 57th Venice Biennale). This winter Halcyon Gallery is pleased to host artist’s new solo show 'Actions Not Words', which represents some of the artist’s most important and meaningful sculptures. His main goal is to convey the message of the importance of love, support and humanity through his sculptures.

This exhibition will be on view until 22nd December 2017 at the Halcyon Gallery, 144-146 New Bond Street, London, W1S 2PF

 

Time to Book

Bear Artists

 Image courtesy: the Artist Asylum

Image courtesy: the Artist Asylum

Bear Artists is a collaborative project launched by the Artist Asylum and The Bear Kitchen. The Artist Asylum is a movement that focuses on breaking the boundaries between art and the public. Bringing all kinds of art together and creating shows with emerging artists dedicated to their craft. Expect an immersive, multi-sensory experience where you will be fed, and entertained by a variety of art makers.

This food/art/experience will be happening on Saturday, 2d December 2017, from 6 pm to 10 pm at Katherine Low Settlement, 108 Battersea High Street, SW11 3HP

 

In Focus

Two Points Atlantic - St Ives & Provincetown

 Robert Motherwell, Study in Watercolour No. 1 (In Green and Blue), 1968, Image courtesy of the gallery

Robert Motherwell, Study in Watercolour No. 1 (In Green and Blue), 1968, Image courtesy of the gallery

In Twentieth Century art, the names of St. Ives in Cornwall and Provincetown in Massachusetts - resonate as cradle’s of artistic innovation, achievement and influence. Situated on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean, these two littoral locations - suffused with a luminescent atmosphere, stormy climate and rugged coastline, attracted a handful of 'modernist’ artists. To celebrate 60th anniversary, Crane Kalman Gallery presents a unique exhibition featuring artworks produced in these two havens of creativity. Great chance to see sculptures by Barbara Hepworth and pottery by Bernard Leach, paintings by Hans Hofmann and Robert De Niro Snr. along with works of Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner amongst others.

This exhibition will be on view until 16th December 2017 at Crane Kalman Gallery, 178 Brompton Road, London, SW3 1HQ

 

Last Chance To See

Work Work

 Installation view of 'Work Work' at Tintype gallery, image courtesy of the gallery

Installation view of 'Work Work' at Tintype gallery, image courtesy of the gallery

'Work Work' brings together 26 artists who generate part of their income from their involvement in art education. Full-time, fractional, freelance, fixed term; what does it mean to fluctuate between doing work and making it in the orbit of the art school? There are works by such artists as Jo Addison, Adam Gillam, Hollington & Kyprianou, John Lawrence, Anna Lucas, Mary Maclean, Bob & Roberta Smith, Kate Squires, Emma Talbot and others.

The exhibition will be on view until 2nd December at TinType Gallery, 107 Essex Road, London N1 2SL