Opening this week

Openings This Week
16Apr

John Chamberlain: ENTIRELYFEARLESS

April 16, 2018-  May 26, 2018 |  Free
Gagosian is pleased to present “ENTIRELYFEARLESS,” an exhibition of metal sculpture by John Chamberlain. Organized in collaboration with the Estate of John Chamberlain, the exhibition is the first in London since “New Sculpture” at Gagosian Britannia Street in 2011. Chamberlain’s distinctive metal sculptures, often made of crushed and torqued automobile steel, reveal both the stately grace and the expressive plasticity of industrial materials. Exploring the interplay of color, sheen, weight, and balance, Chamberlain taps into the dynamic energy of Abstract Expressionism, the pre-manufactured elements of Pop and Minimalism, and the provocative curves and swells of high baroque.   In this...
17Apr

#ViewpointsShow by The Rooftop Collective

April 17, 2018-  April 22, 2018 |  Free
Powered by Be Smart About Art, this show presents a series of artistic conversations between twelve artists. Curated by Anna McNay. This sixth show of the Rooftop Collective (est. 2010) showcases work by The Rooftop Collective Members: Chris King – Graham Matthews – Jeremy Johns – Paul Clifford – Toby Deveson -Tom Owens.   Additionally, selected guest artists from an open call are paired with members: Annamarie Dzendrowskyj – Consuelo Simpson – Judith Burrows – Lesley James – Michael Wallner – Susan Clare.   Presenting a variety of works, from installations of found objects discovered in a daily walk to...
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18Apr

426m2: The Southbank Show

April 18, 2018-  April 27, 2018 |  Free
Long Live Southbank are delighted to bring you ‘426㎡’, a group show featuring the creative talents from skateboarding and beyond. ‘426㎡’ will dissect and explore the ever present relationship between skateboarding and art, giving us an intimate look at it’s DIY nature. There is little wonder why so many skateboarders make art. Both outlets serve similar purposes, they offer the access to freedom of expression and can both be solitary activities; the onus is on you to create, nobody else. ‘426㎡’ is a reflection of the community itself. The work conveys a diverse understanding of what it means to make...
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Auto – Destruct unit 1 gallery
18Apr

Auto-Destruct

April 18, 2018-  May 10, 2018 |  Free
Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is pleased to announce its April/May exhibition ‘Auto-Destruct’, a group exhibition of works relating to and reflecting upon the nature of our aspirational technological inventions and the destructive nature they become. Many of the works regard the automobile as the device that was seen as liberation, independence, a revolution for mankind, but that has in fact led to wars, contributed to climate change and is responsible for over 3,000 deaths a day. The ubiquitous vehicle is not scrutinised for its monstrous reality and current car branding still sells a lifestyle as a symbol of wealth,...
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Sleep Rock exhibition
19Apr

Sleep Rock by Sadie Benning & Ian White

April 19, 2018-  April 24, 2018 |  Free
Sleep Rock is the first solo exhibition in the UK by New-York based artist Sadie Benning (b. 1973, Wisconsin, USA). The exhibition’s title evokes a dual condition that brings tangible matter into contact with a dream state in which memory, vision and association converge. Benning’s work speculates on an aesthetic sphere uninhibited by fixed categories, in which images are always read next to, through or over one another. Installed sequentially in the galleries, the new works produced especially for this exhibition, read with a filmic register – frame by frame – apprehended from a distance or seen in detail close-up....
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Joakim Allgulander & John Slade
19Apr

Stranger Danger: Joakim Allgulander & John Slade

April 19, 2018-  May 6, 2018 |  Free
Jealous is proud to present ‘Stranger Danger’, a show that brings together, for the first time, the works of Swedish artist Joakim Allgulander and Dublin-based artist John Slade. Multi-disciplinary artist Joakim Allgulander will show five new paintings, further exploring monochromatic surfaces depicting close up scenes from nature, which become almost abstracted in their close study. Using a myriad of materials, such as spray paint or metallic liquids, the works are quiet and peaceful while conveying a sense of energy and life. Alongside the paintings, Allgulander will present Burned (2007) an installation of a classic sun chair where the seat is...
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19Apr

Molecular Violence, led by Godofredo Pereira

April 19, 2018 |  Free
As part of Arts Catalyst’s programme Test Sites: Assembly, an ongoing inquiry into environmental change and communities’ responses to ecological challenges, this workshop will explore how the molecular nature of environmental violence is used to reinforce gender, ethnic, racial, class, or other forms of discrimination. “We are not all in this together. Some environments are changing faster than others: in the US for instance, African American, Latino, and Native American have been disproportionately affected by the decision to locate polluting industries or toxic waste treatment stations in their vicinity. Indigenous peoples are particularly at risk: in 2016 alone, 201 environmental...
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20Apr

2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition

April 20, 2018-  May 6, 2018 |  £6.00
This April, contemporary photography returns to Somerset House with the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. Featuring inspirational works by more than 600 artists, the exhibition will showcase winning and shortlisted works from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s most diverse photography competition. Curated by Mike Trow – ex-Picture Editor of British Vogue – the images are specially selected from a record-breaking number of submissions. The 2018 Awards will cover a wide variety of genres, from architecture to landscape, street photography to wildlife, portraiture to travel.   The exhibition will also include an exclusive selection of unique works...
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20Apr

Frames of Representation: Black Mother + Q&A

April 20, 2018 |  £13.00
Lyrical and haunting, Black Mother is a film-poem to Jamaica, conjuring up the island in a polyphony of voices, textures and tales. Moving between the voices of different characters, from the prayers of priests to the testimonies of sex workers, the film captures the plurality and idiosyncrasy of its overlapping worlds. With a photographer’s eye for detail, director Khalik Allah interweaves varied stories into a complex tapestry of encounters which border on the sublime. Probing the line between imagination and history, the film imagines the island landscape as a creative force, a space not only shaped by its complex past...
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From Their Lips: the real sex work ENCLAVE
20Apr

From Their Lips: the real sex work

April 20, 2018-  April 26, 2018 |  Free
‘From Their Lips: real sex work’ is an exhibition co-curated by Kezia Davies and Samantha Moreno, featuring works by Norene Leddy with Andrew Milmoe, Ed B. LePow, and Melissa Gira Grant, Alli Logout, Vera Rodrigues and Nayra Green, and Christoper Bond. The aim of the project is to provide a platform for sex workers through art, and to add more voices to the crucial discourse surrounding sex work. The exhibition features works created by sex workers or made in conjunction with sex workers.   As well as getting a first look at the exhibition, there will be a performance by...
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FEMINIST LIBRARY ON LOAN
21Apr

FEMINIST LIBRARY ON LOAN

April 21, 2018-  April 22, 2018 |  Free
Drop in to the Tate’s pop-up Feminist Library and join them in creating space for herstory to be produced. The Feminist Library invites you to join in the exploration, and making, of herstory.   Browse some of the fascinating material that makes up the archive, explore DIY culture and knowledge-sharing, and challenge the dominant norms to make space for other voices. Chat with some of the volunteers who keep the library running and learn about its unique history and its importance as a place for dialogue in the past, present and future.   About the Feminist Library Originally known as...
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21Apr

EDITED ARTS PRESENTS: RADIOPHONIC

April 21, 2018 |  £16.90
A tribute to the bbc radiophonic workshop on its 60th anniversary. A day and night event – a mini-festival – at Down Lane Studios, a brand new multifunctional 400 capacity ex-industrial space in Tottenham. Featuring live musicians, DJs, talks, workshops, film screenings and multi-disciplinary artworks.   Artists and musicians so far confirmed include: Samuel Kerridge, Sybil, RKSS, AJA, JAMKA, Lia Mice, Precocious Mouse, PSYCHICEYECLIX, Chris Christodoulou, William Primett, Cultures of Resistance, Alex Billingham, Pete Treglown, Monica Tolia, Kara Blake, Sangham Sharma, Adriana Minu , Carol Breen, Antonio Roberts and Alex Juno plus more to be announced.   On 1st April...