Exhibitions

23Jul

ARTIST ROOMS: JENNY HOLZER

July 23, 2018-  July 31, 2019 |  Free
American artist Jenny Holzer presents statements that can provoke strong responses. Whether encountered on city streets or in art galleries, Jenny Holzer’s work asks us to consider the words and messages that surround us. Her art takes many forms, including stone benches, projections, signs, posters, paintings, plaques and textiles. Words are central to her work, whether pasted on a wall, flickering from an electronic sign, carved in granite or stitched in wool.   Early in her career, Holzer delivered messages on posters and T-shirts so they would be seen in everyday places rather than in museums and galleries. Her work...
12Sep

Beazley Designs of the Year 2018

September 12, 2018-  January 6, 2019 |  £12.00
Every year since 2008 hundreds of design experts from around the world nominate the most innovative and thought-provoking designs from the past 12 months. Discover this year’s top picks across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design. Design experts, practitioners and academics from across the world are asked by the Design Museum to suggest potential projects, from which the museum has selected 87 for nomination to display in the exhibition.
14Sep

Marc Vallée: London & Paris 2011-2018

September 14, 2018-  December 21, 2018 |  Free
For seven years photographer Marc Vallée has been documenting graffiti writers across London and Paris. This exhibition brings together for the first time images from Writers, Number Six, Vandals and the City, The Graffiti Trucks of Paris and The Graffiti Trucks of London. A unique solo exhibition curated by Steve Macleod to be held at Metro Imaging.    
22Sep

Alter Heroes Coalition

September 22, 2018-  December 15, 2018 |  Free
This exhibition presents a selection of artworks which explore the concept of an alter ego. The artists included in the show reinvent themselves as unconventional and empowering heroes reflecting on cultural displacement, belonging and unbecoming. The show exposes the constructed nature of identity and challenges gendered behaviours by embracing the polyvalence of reinvented personas.   The exhibition title marks the first step in Super Taus’s intent to form a Super Heroes Coalition – a community of every day super heroes who support each other and unite to achieve a common goal.   Featuring: Tomaso Binga, Leah Capaldi, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos,...
26Sep

TURNER PRIZE 2018

September 26, 2018-  January 6, 2019 |  £10.00
One of the best-known prizes for visual arts in the world. The Turner Prize returns to Tate Britain for its 34th edition. The prize is awarded to a British artist for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the preceding year as determined by a jury. Tackling pressing issues in society today, the four shortlisted artists for this year are:   Forensic Architecture – An interdisciplinary team that includes architects, filmmakers, lawyers and scientists, Forensic Architecture’s work uses the built environment as a starting point for explorations into human rights violations.   Naeem Mohaiemen – Encompassing films,...
26Sep

Space Shifters

September 26, 2018-  January 9, 2019 |  Free
A major thematic exhibition featuring artworks by over 20 international artists that alter or disrupt our sense of space and re-orient our understanding of our surroundings in ways that are by turns subtle and dramatic. Often constructed from reflective or translucent materials, including glass and resin, the artworks in Space Shifters elicit responses that are both physiological and psychological.   Featuring pioneering sculptures from the 1960s – often minimal in nature and concerned with light, volume and scale – this exhibition also includes large-scale installations, ambitious architectural interventions and a number of site-specific commissions that respond to the gallery’s brutalist...
26Sep

Chris Burden

September 26, 2018-  January 9, 2019 |  Free
Gagosian is pleased to present Measured, an exhibition of two large-scale works by Chris Burden: 1 Ton Crane Truck (2009) and Porsche with Meteorite (2013). With a series of startling actions in the early 1970s, Burden challenged his own mental and physical limitations, and with them the boundaries of art and performance. Shut inside a locker for five days (Five Day Locker Piece, 1971), shot in the arm (Shoot, 1971), and nailed through the palms of his hands to the roof of his Volkswagen (Trans-fixed, 1974), he sought to reflect the violence that defined American politics, society, and media. Over...
26Sep

Martin Eder: Parasites

September 26, 2018-  January 13, 2019 |  Free
Berlin-based artist Martin Eder (b.1968, Augsburg) presents ‘Parasites’, a solo exhibition at Newport Street Gallery, featuring major new paintings alongside work spanning over a decade of Eder’s career. Eder’s paintings examine beauty and ugliness, depicting kittens and wide-eyed puppies alongside uncompromising nudes and more sinister and surreal encounters. Featuring over forty works, the exhibition will take place from 26 September to 13 January at Newport Street Gallery, London, and is Eder’s largest solo show to date.   ‘I look for beauty in filth. You find the most interesting colours at motorway service areas and in the bushes. A mixture of...
27Sep

This Is How We Bite Our Tongue

September 27, 2018-  January 13, 2019 |  £12.95
Working together since 1995, artist duo Michael Elmgreen (b. 1961, Denmark) and Ingar Dragset (b. 1969, Norway) produce beguiling spatial scenarios that explore social and sexual politics and unveil the power structures embedded in the everyday designs that surround us. In their uncanny installations, institutional spaces are transformed into metaphors for individual desires and collective identities with subversive wit and tongue-in-cheek melancholy. This exhibition juxtaposes a survey of their emotional figurative sculptures with an extraordinary new large-scale installation that meditates on the fate of civic space.    
28Sep

Amy Sillman: Landline

September 28, 2018-  January 6, 2019 |  Free
Camden Arts Centre is pleased to present the first institutional exhibition of American painter Amy Sillman in the United Kingdom. Taking over all of the galleries at Camden Arts Centre, the exhibition, which includes over 30 new works, will explore the breadth of Sillman’s practice, encompassing gestural drawing, painting, digital and silkscreen print processes, video animation and zines, as well as a new site-specific installation created especially for the show.   Over the last three decades, Sillman has interrogated the language and practice of painting, reevaluating its history and extending its reach into emergent mechanical and digital processes. Amongst the...
03Oct

Yayoi Kusama

October 3, 2018-  December 21, 2018 |  Free
THE MOVING MOMENT WHEN I WENT TO THE UNIVERSE features new paintings, the iconic My Eternal Soul series, painted bronze pumpkin and flower sculptures, and a large-scale Infinity. This major exhibition of new works by Yayoi Kusama, takes place across the Wharf Road galleries and waterside garden of Victoria Miro. The exhibition features new paintings, including works from the iconic My Eternal Soul series, painted bronze pumpkin and flower sculptures, and a large-scale Infinity Mirrored Room, created for this presentation, Kusama’s twelfth exhibition at the gallery.   Throughout her career, Yayoi Kusama has developed a unique and diverse body of...
03Oct

Pierre Huyghe: UUmwelt

October 3, 2018-  February 10, 2019 |  Free
Pierre Huyghe, one of the world’s leading artists, known for creating complex immersive ecosystems, presents a major new exhibition at the Serpentine. For the exhibition, the Gallery has become a porous and contingent environment, housing different forms of cognition, emerging intelligence, biological reproduction and instinctual behaviours.   ‘I don’t want to exhibit something to someone, but rather the reverse: to exhibit someone to something.’ Pierre Huyghe   Throughout the Gallery, large LED screens present images which began in the mind of a human. Brain activity is captured as a person imagines a specific situation that the subject has been prompted...