Chloe Lamford: Show Room

October 16, 2017-  May 6, 2018 |  Free
Stage designer and Somerset House Studios artist Chloe Lamford spectacularly transforms the Great Arch Hall in the first of a new series of artist commissions for this main entrance just off the Victoria Embankment. Lamford’s installation summons a theatrical back-stage to Somerset House itself, with abandoned architectural features, imagined vistas, theatrical props, shimmering curtains and transformative stages that provides visitors the opportunity to be a player in an as-yet-unscripted play.   Chloe Lamford’s work spans theatre, installation, music and opera nationally and internationally. She is associate designer at the Royal Court Theatre, and also regularly designs for the National Theatre...


January 11, 2018-  March 11, 2018 |  Free
This is the first London solo exhibition by young Polish artist Paola Ciarska. Cześć, Pani Ciarska chronicles a series of homes of friends, relatives and professional contacts in Newcastle and Gateshead where she lives and works. Among them are the homes of Annabella Marczewska, a DJ, go-go dancer and member of punk transgressors Woman in Revolt; her partner’s parents, retired police officers Pat and Jim McCoy; Paul Moss, Co-Director of Workplace Gallery; Rashida Davison, the Director of Globe Gallery; Kuba Ryniewicz, a photographer and director of the artist bookshop NewBridge Books; as well as Paola’s own home. These all-new paintings...

Alfie Strong ‘Beyond the Pylon of the Pit’

January 12, 2018-  April 2, 2018 |  Free
Alfie Strong’s first solo exhibition in London explores melancholic humour within the everyday and the mundane. Presenting a new series of works within a site-responsive installation, the exhibition employs mythology in search of transcendental and emotional meaning within basic elements of our day-to-day lives. The title ‘Beyond the Pylon of the Pit’ is taken from the fifth chapter of the abstract work ‘Nightside of Eden’. One of nine books making up three trilogies called the ‘Typhonian Trilogies; by the widely maligned occultist writer Kenneth Grant. The book talks about the ‘reverse’ and the effects of its evil (qlipothic) energies on...

A Minute Ago

January 18, 2018-  February 25, 2018 |  Free
A Minute Ago considers the idea of ‘a moment’ through artistic practice: how do we experience a single moment in time, and how do we process, communicate, and reconstruct it. Including performances by live art practitioners and moving image work selected from the Zabludowicz Collection, the exhibition investigates the ways in which a moment can be interrogated through different art forms. The moving image works presented in A Minute Ago use different formal approaches to capturing, retelling and sharing an individual moment, playing with the affective nature of a momentary experience. Presented alongside, commissioned performative works question the notion of...

Zabludowicz Collection Invites: Siobhan Coen

January 18, 2018-  February 25, 2018 |  Free
Siobhan Coen reworks component parts of digital communication to examine visual perception and unconscious control. Inspired in-part by Brion Gysin’s Dream Machine device and his cut-up writing technique she creates new narratives that explore the interplay and tension between form and content. In doing so Coen reveals truths that are often hiding in plain sight. A recent series of works has seen Coen construct what she terms ‘evidence-based fictions’ from the words of influential figures. Unknown Knowns (2017), the installation presented for her Invites exhibition, features the voice of former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. In the tone of...

Dale Lewis: Fat, Sugar, Salt

January 18, 2018-  March 10, 2018 |  Free
Lewis’s second exhibition at Edel Assanti displays paintings about “home” and what the artist observes in his immediate surroundings. Dale Lewis’ monumental paintings depict the artist’s life experiences rendered from memory. For his second exhibition at Edel Assanti, Fat, Sugar, Salt, Lewis hones in on the area around his home in east London, seen with fresh eyes after a summer spent on residency in New York.   These unsettling works inherit the scale, compositional and narrative structures of canonical art historical painting – renaissance and religious scenes in particular – with devices of ecstasy, metamorphosis, spirituality and sexuality serving as...

Merrie Albion – Landscape Studies of a Small Island

January 18, 2018-  March 10, 2018 |  Free
For over a decade, Simon Roberts has photographed events and places across Britain that have drawn people together in public, reflecting on the nature of our shared histories and communal experiences. Merrie Albion – Landscape Studies of a Small Island brings together iconic images and many previously unpublished photographs, recording social practices and customs linked to the British landscape, as well as some of the economic and political theatre that has helped define recent history.   The work in the exhibition ranges across various projects, both commissioned and independently produced over the last ten years, from single photographs made around...

Acts of disruption

January 19, 2018-  February 24, 2018 |  Free
Acts of disruption is an exhibition of eight international artists whom address socio-political issues. The exhibition responds to the idea that engagement, resistance and disruption are the first steps to build an alternative society. By using humour, poetry and philosophy to raise questions and to criticise our current habits, artists invite the viewer to see society in different perspectives. Either by undermining or by confronting them, Jamie Fitzpatrick and Marco Godoy deconstruct symbols and figures of authority and social powers. The use of symbols is also present in the work of Nøne Futbol Club, two artists working in collaboration whom...

Milly Peck: Pressure Head

January 19, 2018-  February 24, 2018 |  Free
Assembly Point is delighted to present Pressure Head an exhibition of new work by Milly Peck. Continuing an ongoing exploration of ideas surrounding imitation, flatness and the stage prop, Milly Peck will create a new sculptural installation in direct response to the gallery space, parodying DIY culture in the domestic sphere. Employing cartoonish imagery pulled from the everyday as a backdrop, hand-drawn networks of faulty plumbing and heating systems will expand across the gallery overlapping one another on the brink of slapstick disfunction.   Milly Peck (b. London, UK) is an artist based in London. She graduated from MA Sculpture...

Andreas Gursky

January 25, 2018-  April 22, 2018 |  Free
Hayward Gallery reopens in January 2018 with the first major UK retrospective of the work of acclaimed German photographer Andreas Gursky. Gursky, known for his large-scale, often spectacular pictures that portray emblematic sites and scenes of the global economy and contemporary life, is widely regarded as one of the most significant photographers of our time.   Driven by an interest and insight into ‘the way that the world is constituted’, as well as what he describes as ‘the pure joy of seeing’, Gursky makes photographs that are not just depictions of places or situations, but reflections on the nature of...

Rachal Bradley: Interlocutor

January 25, 2018-  March 18, 2018 |  Free
Gasworks presents Interlocutor, a major new commission by Nottingham-based artist Rachal Bradley, produced by Gasworks through the Freelands Artist Programme, and developed in partnership with Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart. Interlocutor began from the privacy of the artist’s studio at Gasworks, occupied during her residency from 3 July to 18 September 2017. Spiralling outward from there like an IUD, the project has become more public in stages, from private workshops such as The Erotics of Infrastructure to semi-public and public events, including a conversation between Bradley and her close friend, artist Patricia L Boyd, about Indebted Vision.   Interlocutor continues in 2018 with...

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017

January 27, 2018-  March 3, 2018 |  Free
Block 336 is delighted to be hosting Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 in January 2018 following the launch at BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art, Gateshead and BALTIC’s project space at BALTIC 39 in September 2017. The panel of guest selectors comprising Caroline Achaintre, Elizabeth Price and George Shaw has chosen 47 artists for the annual open submission exhibition.   Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 are: Raen Barnsley, Calum Bowden, Eleanor Breeze, Christy Burdock, Robbie Campbell, Neil Carroll, Sofia Caselli, Adam Castle and Ed Twaddle, Tereza Červeňová, Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot, Declan Colquitt, José Rafael Cordeiro, Jake Elwes, Darek...