ADDRESS.cjk font-style: italic; ADDRESS.ctl font-style: italic; ADDRESS.cjk font-style: italic; ADDRESS.ctl font-style: italic; ADDRESS.cjk font-style: italic; ADDRESS.ctl font-style: italic; Martin Creed (1968 - ) The Hayward Gallery kicks off the first of 2 exhibitions in London focusing on artist's associated with the Turner Prize. This influential, yet controversial accolade has spawn many artists over the 30 year period that it has commented on the British art scene. With a reputation...Read more..
German collage artist, Hanah Höch was a driving force in bringing the art of photomontage to the forefront of the artistic community with her commentary on social issues presented with a wry humour & political charge. The Whitechapel Gallery offers the first major exhibition of the artist in Britain featuring over 100 works spanning her entire career from 1910 up until her death in 1978. Paintings of the artist do not feature instead preferring to concentrate on available photomontages, woodcuts and watercolours brought together from various collections...Read more..
The Unit London has teamed up with Shelter, the Housing & Homelessness charity, to make a difference this Christmas. With a focus on raising funds & awareness of the issue of homelessness, whilst taking a look at it from an alternative perspective through the eyes of emerging artists. This independent pop-up gallery space has amassed attention in the suburb of West London known as Chiswick detached from the core London art scene. This alternative location is beginning to garner a reputation for new exciting contemporary art, which The...Read more..
Body Language is an exhibition of work from the past ten years by 19 established artists predominantly based in America, although many of European dissent. The show takes a look at modern day treatment of the human form in art featuring painting, drawing & sculpture with mental health, nudity & communication providing the back-drop for discussion. With a lack of variety a substance looses its meaning, its ability to evoke reaction. We saw this recently with the abundance of Klee paintings all worthy...Read more..
The Barbican paints a new picture of Pop with Pop Art Design... Pop Art came at a time when abstract expressionsim had dominated the art market. A public, which had been starved of identifiable imagery were intrigued at this dramatic shift in perspective. Furthermore, the representation of everyday items, symbols & slogans suddenly made art accessible to everyone. People who were not necessarily connected to the exclusive art community were now suddenly able to relate to a piece of art.Read more..
Tate Modern's Autumn Exhibition brings us a comprehensive view of the work of modernist artist, Paul Klee. Focusing on the period 1910 – 1940 taking us through two World Wars & a time when abstract art was sweeping across Europe. P margin-bottom: 0.21cm; The beauty of a Klee work is the impossibility in which to categorise. A mixture of genres incorporate to provide an alternative experience including elements of abstraction, expressionism, cubism & the figurative form. With complex overlapping rectangular planes, geometric shapes and a sense of boldness...Read more..
In essence this is a mock- archaeological dig, an attempt to recreate the unearthing of past objects. It is hardly stimulating, or inspiring, but this seems to be the point. Located in a deserted wasteland in the heart of the West End, just off Tottenham Court Road stands the remains of a previously prosperous building. Occupied as a theatre in the 1940's until it reinvented itself as a car park in the twilight of its existence before being sentenced to oblivion with its demolition in 1960. This destruction was not exactly successful as although the vast majority of the structure has long since...Read more..
Sarah Lucas' (1962-) career has possessed a constant excitement rarely matched in contemporary terms. Since bursting onto the art scene, following her graduation at Goldsmith's College in 1987, Lucas has visited many taboos with a level of force that leaves a lasting impression. Achieving recognition early in her career amidst the Young British Artist (YBA) movement has afforded Lucas the luxury of attention. She has regularly & continually used this to cast light on controversial subjects close to heart. The Whitechapel Gallery...Read more..