Art Weekly Digest: London 19 - 25 February, 2018

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

COLLECT

 DYNAMIC EMERGENCE FROM THE SEA, NTOMBEPHI NTOBELA. PHOTO COURTESY OF 50 GOLBORNE

DYNAMIC EMERGENCE FROM THE SEA, NTOMBEPHI NTOBELA. PHOTO COURTESY OF 50 GOLBORNE

“Collect” is the international art fair for contemporary objects and craft, and returns to London for the 14th time. Hosted by the Saatchi Gallery, this art event celebrates the beauty of creation in both scale and scope. The fair showcases work from the frontiers of craftsmenship, featuring a fusion of fish leather and ancient oak from Kari Furre; pewter and acrylic from Joel Parkes (both of Guilded); Harry Morgan’s pairings of concrete and glass (Craft Scotland); as well as South Africa’s 50 Golborne showing the Ubuhle women’s collective, which interweaves Czech glass beads into black-fabric ndwangos.

The fair will be on view from Feb. 22-25 at the Saatchi Gallery; Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY

 

In Focus

Vera Lutter: Turning Time

 "Vera Lutter: Turning Time", installation view at Gagosian Britannia Street, London. Artworks © Vera Lutter. Photo by Mike Bruce

"Vera Lutter: Turning Time", installation view at Gagosian Britannia Street, London. Artworks © Vera Lutter. Photo by Mike Bruce

“Turning Time,” an exhibition at Gagosian Gallery, presents new photographs by German artist Vera Lutter. It comprises two series, depicting very different objects at two very different historical periods. The first shows three temples built circa 550 BCE, as tribute to the Greek gods Athena and Neptune; while the second depicts the Effelsberg Radio Telescope. These studies of historical monuments and pivotal technological innovation reflect Lutter’s deep relationship with the forces of time. To create these series Lutter uses camera obscura, one of the oldest image-capturing technologies.

This installation will be on view until April 14, at the Gagosian Gallery; 6-24 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JD

 

Time To Book

AFTER MODIGLIANI: LIFE DRAWING AND BEYOND

 Amedeo Modigliani  Jeanne Hébuterne  1919 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Amedeo Modigliani Jeanne Hébuterne 1919 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Over the course of two weekends, The Tate Modern offers a workshop where Italian-born contemporary artist Richard Burger will guide viewers to recreate Modigliani’s heavy brushstrokes and to learn more about his approach to capturing live models. This is a fine opportunity to explore the portraiture genre and the materiality of painting, as well as just spend time in the exhibition.

This workshop takes place on March 3, 4, 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Tate Modern; Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

 

Hymn For The Weekend

Ferrari: Under the Skin

 Presentation of Christian Dior Autumn collection, Image credit | Ferrari S.P.A. Images courtesy of Design Museum

Presentation of Christian Dior Autumn collection, Image credit | Ferrari S.P.A. Images courtesy of Design Museum

Race cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win.
— Enzo Ferrari

If cars are your passion, then do not miss the exhibition, “Ferrari: Under the Skin,” at the Design Museum. The show features not only rare cars and the newest hybrids, but Ferrari's inspirations, original photography, handwritten letters, original drawings and even his driving license. Visitors will have the chance to discover the story of the world’s most iconic car brand, and the strong personality of Enzo Ferrari who is known for his passion, wisdom and attention to detail.

The exhibition is on view until April 15 at the Design Museum; 224 - 238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG

 

Last Chance To See

Lessing Presents Lessing

 Maria in the rain  in the "The Sound of Music" 1964 © Erich Lessing und Leica Galerie Salzburg .

Maria in the rain  in the "The Sound of Music" 1964 © Erich Lessing und Leica Galerie Salzburg.

Erich Lessing is among Austria’s most celebrated photographers, and experienced persecution as a Jewish child in wartime Vienna. Loaned from the Jewish Museum in Vienna, the photographs offer a very personal and unforgettable experience. The exhibition is organised on the initiative of Lessing’s daughter, Hannah Lessing, and the Jewish Museum, Danielle Spera.

The exhibition will be on view until Feb. 23, at the Austrian Cultural Forum London; 28 Rutland Gate, SW7 1PQ