Art Weekly Digest: London 05 - 11 June, 2017

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 Grayson Perry, Brexit in a pot... Puff Piece (2016) Photograph Stephen White © Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry, Brexit in a pot... Puff Piece (2016) Photograph Stephen White © Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry, the most famous British potter, Reith lecturer, Turner Prize- and Bafta-winner has long-established artistic style, adorning pots and tapestries with themes ranging from sex and religion to politics and social issues. The Exhibition “The Most Popular Art ­Exhibition Ever!”  is a survey of artist’s recent work, which opens at the Serpentine Gallery, and attempts not only to explore what popularity means in art but also to present different points of view at the Brexit-divided country. He also plans to ride around Hyde Park wearing his signature dresses, and host a “bicycle fancy-dress parade”.

 The exhibition will be on view until 10 September at the Serpentine Gallery Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA

 

In Focus

Russian Art Week

 Vladimir Luppian, Revolution as the stage of Evolution, signed and dated 1924–1961, on sale at MacDougall's

Vladimir Luppian, Revolution as the stage of Evolution, signed and dated 1924–1961, on sale at MacDougall's

Russian Art Week - bi-annual event which takes place in May and November - is an incredible opportunity to find out more about trends in Russian art market and to visit special exhibitions dedicated to the Russian culture. A series of Russian auction sales bring together the works of some most recognizable Russian painters – Christie's Russian Sale on the 5th, Sotheby’s Russian Pictures on the 06th June, and Bonhams and MacDougall’s on the 7th of June.

The Russian Art Week in London is taking place from 2 June until 10 June 2017 in various venues

 

Art Discourse

GIACOMETTI: LIVING WITH THE SCULPTURES

 Alberto Giacometti's distinctive elongated figures at the Tate Modern' Retrospective. Image Courtesy: The Art Partners

Alberto Giacometti's distinctive elongated figures at the Tate Modern' Retrospective. Image Courtesy: The Art Partners

Tate Modern invites Giacometti’s admirers to discover more about his oeuvre at the talk by Timothy Mathew – Emeritus Professor at University College London. The speaker will focus on artist’s special way of capturing human form as well as explore the themes of trauma and fragility in Giacometti’s sculptures. After the discourse, the visitors will have an opportunity to feel the emotional power of Giacometti’s works by attending the Private View.

The talk is taking place on Thursday, 15 June at 7 pm at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

 

Last Chance To See

Minimalist Anyway

 'Minimalist Anyway', installation view at White Rainbow, London, 2017

'Minimalist Anyway', installation view at White Rainbow, London, 2017

An exhibition of two female artists of Japanese origin - Kazuko Miyamoto (b.1942, Tokyo) and Lydia Okumura (b. 1948, Brazil) is shown at White Rainbow Gallery, which reflects feminist and political movements in New York of the 1970s through to the mid-1980s. The dialogue between these two artists origin lies in their individual ways of connecting the body and the space in which their works are installed. The inspiration for this exhibition was Miyamoto’s observation: “being Japanese you are minimalist anyway”.

The show will be on view until 10 June at the White Rainbow gallery, 47 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 8HJ