Art Weekly Digest: London 12 - 18 February, 2018

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 MARK DION Mobile Wilderness Unit - Wolf 2006 mixed media trailer: courtesy: the artist & Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna

MARK DION Mobile Wilderness Unit - Wolf 2006 mixed media trailer: courtesy: the artist & Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna

An American artist Mark Dion is also well-known as a talented collector and a passionate explorer. He has travelled a lot around the world with a goal to explore the beauty as well as fragility of life on our earth. The “Theatre of the Natural World” exhibition at the Whitechapel gallery reveals new angles and treasures of the natural environments through the artist’s drawings, sculptures and prints created between 2000 and the present time.

The show will be on view until 08th April 2018, at the White Cube, Bermondsey, 144 – 152 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ

 

In Focus

Everything Is Recorded in Residence

 Toby Ziegler, I'm ready for love © courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, London. Photo credit: British Council Collection

Toby Ziegler, I'm ready for love © courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, London. Photo credit: British Council Collection

This site-specific installation will take place on two floors of the abandoned Savoy Cinema, an Art Deco building that’s been largely unused since the mid-1980s. This is the first artistic collaboration of two friends Richard Russell and Toby Ziegler, featuring collages, new three screen video work, computer generated landscapes as well as immersive sculptural installation, which will function as a stage for various collaborators of the show. There will be a number of live shows and live rehearsals to attend during the week,  including the Everything Is Recorded’s live performance on 15th February.

This installation will be on view from 14th to 17th February 2018, Hackney Arts Centre, 11 – 17 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BH.

 

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John Cage - Indeterminacy in Performance

    John Cage. Figure 5. Interpretation of graph 12 T from Tudor’s first realization of Concert for Piano and Orchestra/Solo for Piano. Tudor converts the 10 shapes in Cage’s score into specific clusters, here spread across two systems. Image reproduced courtesy of the Getty Research Institute.

 

John Cage. Figure 5. Interpretation of graph 12 T from Tudor’s first realization of Concert for Piano and Orchestra/Solo for Piano. Tudor converts the 10 shapes in Cage’s score into specific clusters, here spread across two systems. Image reproduced courtesy of the Getty Research Institute.

The British Library invites its’ visitors to enjoy a very special performance, which includes both musical accompaniment and storytelling. Each story is of a different length but each is to be read exactly one minute long and is either written by John Cage or collected by him from friends and colleagues. All of 60 the stories and musical works are performed simultaneously but without attempt whatsoever to synchronize any activities, which creates the coincidence and an unrepeatable vibe of indeterminacy during performance.

This performance will be happening on Friday 16th February at 7 PM at the British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

 

Hymn For The Weekend

The Age of Jazz in Britain

 Edward Burra, The Band, 1934. (c) Estate of the artist,courtesy of Lefevre Fine Art Ltd, London and British Council Collection.

Edward Burra, The Band, 1934. (c) Estate of the artist,courtesy of Lefevre Fine Art Ltd, London and British Council Collection.

Jazz has provoked and influenced greatly on the changes in British society in the aftermath of the First World War. The charm of this music united musicians and artists of different colour and origin.  The Arts Society in partnership with Two Temple Place celebrate 100 years of jazz in the UK and bring together paintings, prints, films, textiles and ceramics of the various British artists who have been especially inspired by the sounds of jazz music.

The exhibition is on view until 22nd April 2018 at Two Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD

 

Last Chance To See

Matt Saunders: Poems of Our Climate

 Matt Saunders: Poems of Our Climate, 2017 , courtesy of the artist.

Matt Saunders: Poems of Our Climate, 2017, courtesy of the artist.

…The imperfect is our paradise.
Note that, in this bitterness, delight,
Since the imperfect is so hot in us,
Lies in flawed words and stubborn sounds.
— The Poems of Our Climate, Wallace Stevens

There is last week to see a first London-based solo exhibition of an American artist Matt Saunders. This show brings together his oil on chiffon paintings, photographs as well as artist’s large-scale animation installations. Saunders’ passion is to explore new techniques of the medium by connecting painting, photography and printmaking to the moving image.

The show will be on view until 17th February at the Marian Goodman Gallery, 5-8 Lower John Street, London, W1F 9DY