Art Weekly Digest: London 30 October - 05 November, 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

Impulse

Sam Gilliam Onion Skin, 1975. Image courtesy of Pace gallery

Sam Gilliam Onion Skin, 1975. Image courtesy of Pace gallery

The “Impulse” exhibition at the Pace Gallery is especially tempting for the visitors because of its’ bold variety of colour. This show brings together beautiful works of pioneers of radical abstract painting in the 1960s and 70s. Kenneth Noland, Morris Louis, Sam Gillam, Ed Clark and Frank Bowling are recognised American artists who have created their special way of applying paint to canvas using their unrepeatable expressive technique and experimenting with form and colour.

The show is on until 22nd December 2017 at Pace Gallery, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3ET

 

Hymn For The Weekend

PAULA REGO: THE BOY WHO LOVED THE SEA AND OTHER STORIES

Paula Rego, Comfort, 2017. Pastel on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Jerwood Gallery.

Paula Rego, Comfort, 2017. Pastel on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Jerwood Gallery.

Opened in March 2012, the award-winning Jerwood Gallery is the permanent home of the Jerwood Collection of Modern British Art - a private collection in the public domain. Developed by Alan Grieve, Chairman of the Jerwood Foundation, collection of Modern and Contemporary British art comprises more than 250 works. Apart from showing its permanent exposition, this institution also hosts numerous temporary shows.

“THE BOY WHO LOVED THE SEA AND OTHER STORIES” is a very touchy exhibition presentd by an 82-years old artist Paula Rego, taking her inspiration from Hélia Correia’s story. The artist is famous for her ability to paint stories and she demonstrates this talent by using her own experience and the sense of events illustration.

This exhibition will be on view until 7th January 2018 at the Jerwood Gallery, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings Old Town, East Sussex, TN34 3DW

 

In Focus

Soutine’s Portraits: Cooks, Waiters & Bellboys

Chaim Soutine’s ‘Bellboy’ c 1925 (© Courtauld Gallery, Centre Georges Pompidou)

Chaim Soutine’s ‘Bellboy’ c 1925 (© Courtauld Gallery, Centre Georges Pompidou)

The Courtauld Gallery presents a series of Chaïm Soutine’s magnificent portraits, which haven’t been shown in the UK for the last 35 years. Soutine, an immigrant from Russia, was one of the most regarded painters in Paris between 1920s and 1930s. He established a unique way of capturing cooks, waiters and bellboys who were working in the prestigious French hotels and restaurants in the late 19th and early 20th century. Soutine’s new fascination gave the art world fresh and colourful images of a new social class. These portraits were especially popular among international collectors and helped the artist to escape poverty and turn into a wealthy and established painter.

The show runs until 21st January 2018 at the Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 0RN

 

Art Discourse

ODILE DECQ ON LONDON AND PARIS

 

FRAC Bretagne Contemporary Art Museum in Rennes by Studio Odile Decq, 2012. Photograph by Roland Halbe

FRAC Bretagne Contemporary Art Museum in Rennes by Studio Odile Decq, 2012. Photograph by Roland Halbe

Architects have a special way of understanding cities. Tate Britain has invited a world-famous architect and urban planner Odile Decq (she founded her own school in Lyon in 2014: the Confluence Institute for Innovation and Creative Strategies in Architecture) to join Catherine Ince (a Senior Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum) for this art discourse. Odile has been awarded many architectural prizes such as The Golden Lion of Architecture during the Venice Biennale in 1996 and the Jane Drew Prize in 2016. On the eve of The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London opening at Tate Britain, this is a unique opportunity to hear Decq deliver a special talk inspired by her experiences of London and Paris.

This talk will be happening on Wednesday, 1 November, 18.30 – 20.00, at Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

 

Last Chance To See

SIMEON BARCLAY: THE HERO WEARS CLAY SHOES

Installation view of Simeon Barclay's current exhibition 'The Hero Wears Clay Shoes' at Tate Britain.

Installation view of Simeon Barclay's current exhibition 'The Hero Wears Clay Shoes' at Tate Britain.

Tate Modern is proud to present a provocative exhibition “The hero wears clay shoes” by Simeon Barclay as part of “Art Now” - a new series of exhibitions focusing on emerging artists. By creating his art, Barclay aims to understand how people define themselves in the society. Finding our identity is something we do throughout our life and Simeon expresses this search in his works. The artist mixes his own experience and some culturally important events and represents them in his art pieces by drawing on magazines and advertisements as well as using industrial materials.

The exhibition will be on view until 5 November at Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG