Art Weekly Digest: London 30 April - 06 May, 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

LOEWE Craft Prize 2018

 © Loewe Foundation

© Loewe Foundation

Jonathan Anderson, LOEWE Creative Director, recognizes the importance of craft in culture and art today. LOEWE Foundation, which was founded in 2016, has created an annual Craft Prize for international artisans to participate and show their talents. Featuring the nominees of the 2018 edition, this exhibition seeks to reflect the merits of modern craftsmanship. The imagination, diversity, and techniques on display will attest to the crucial role that artisans have in the ongoing construction of cultural heritage. The Design Museum has also once again collaborated with Turner Prize nominee Anthea Hamilton for her newest commission, The Squash, which is currently on view at Tate Britain.

 
The exhibition runs until June 17, at the Design Museum, 224 - 238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG

 

In Focus

I Want My Time With You

 Installation view of Tracey Emin's 'I Want My Time With You' at St Pancras Station

Installation view of Tracey Emin's 'I Want My Time With You' at St Pancras Station

A new massive installation by Tracey Emin takes passengers’ breath away when they arrive at St Pancras International. The artist is the fourth Royal Academician who presents her work for the Terrace Wires public sculpture commission at the train station. Dedicated to the 150th anniversary of St Pancras International and the 250th anniversary of the RA, Tracey’s giant text piece (the largest she has ever created) makes the passengers stop and deeply think of the message it conveys: “I want my time with you”.

The installation an be seen from April 10th, at St Pancras International, London N1C 4QP

 

Time to book

Radical Broadcasts: Revolution in the Revolution

  Big Words…Small Worlds , 1987

Big Words…Small Worlds, 1987

The Whitechapel Gallery organises an evening, “Radical Broadcasts: Revolution in the Revolution,” dedicated to the anniversary of the radical uprising of the 1968 in Europe, presenting an unusual mix of drama, documentary and archival footage. Viewers will have a chance to see three rare and engaging documentaries, each reminding of the time in British history when public opinion and brave ideas were directly involved in the screens. The film will be followed by a conversation of art critics and writers.

This event takes place on Saturday May 5, from 1.30-6 p.m, at the Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, E1 7QX

 

Hymn For The Weekend

Europe and the world - a symphony of cultures

 Great Court The British Museum, © Image courtesy Foster+Partners

Great Court The British Museum, © Image courtesy Foster+Partners

The British Museum, in cooperation with the Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden, celebrates the triumph of music in its unique two-week festival, “Europe and the world - a symphony of cultures.”  This inspiring festival brings together different cultures and musical traditions from across Europe and shows their influence on one another. Surrounded by extraordinary objects of the Museum’s collection, the festival explores the connection of Europe with the rest of the world through the music of Strauss, Berio, Stockhausen and many other celebrated European composers.

The festival runs until May 5 at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

 

Last Chance To See

Totentanz

 Jack Bullen , Abbess ,  I mage courtesy of the artist

Jack Bullen, Abbess, Image courtesy of the artist

The collaboration between Jack Bullen and Agnese Lanza (an Italian dance artist) has successfully existed for many years. This spring they are proud to show their work at the Brocket Gallery in London. Totentanz is their latest study of Rudolf Laban’s (an Austro-Hungarian movement analyst) practice,  exploring how to transfer his principles on to the canvas.  The show consists of paintings, monotypes and installation transcribing Hans Holbein’s Dance of Death, or, Totentanz. The installation is particularly interesting because of the artist’s unique technique, which highlights the speed and dynamism of each character.

The exhibition is on view until May 5 at the Brocket Gallery, 16 Windmill Row, London, SE11 5DW