new exhibitions
 
 
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019
 

London

RED MUSTARD AND YELLOW LIPSTICK: A MAKING WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES
Click to enlarge Workshop Mar 23, 2019 3:00pm
Suitable for ages 4-12
Join artist, animator and cartoonist Ben Connors for an exploration into the collaborative drawing game, Exquisite Corpse. Working on different sections of the body, children are invited to make a life-size Plexiglas figure, responding to the bold, weird and wonderful world of the Chicago Imagists. The Imagists’ interest in reverse-painting on transparent surfaces - inspired by show window designs and pinball machine graphics - and their affinity towards drawing with everyday materials like lipstick or mustard form the starting point for an afternoon of re-inventing the human form.
Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art

 
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2019
 

London

DENIS PATRAKEEV
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Mar 27, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Denis Patrakeev was born in 1987 in St. Petersburg. He attended the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Faculty of Fine Arts, from 2002-2009. He has been a Member of the Professional Union of Artists since 2008.
In his art Denis reflects on the concepts of time and eternity, the imagery found in nature and the knowledge of God. Classical techniques are intertwined with elemental materials such as water, salt, earth and fire. For Denis, the spiritual sphere, minimalistic language, and harmony are of key interest.
His work is inspired by the study of nature, the connection of physical and spiritual processes and the poetry of material and form. He writes: "Is this world still life or portrait? How could art expand to faith, to find, to reveal the visible graphically expressed truth? Creativity is seen as a phenomenon brought to life by the desire to find the very essence, the cause of life itself.”
The 'Russia Contemporary' lecture series focuses on inviting contemporary artists from Russia to talk about their work at the Saatchi Gallery. The artists have been selected by Dr. Dimitri Ozerkov, Head of Contemporary Art at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, and reflect the breadth and diversity of contemporary art from Russia, including both established and emerging artists.
Contributing artists will each present a rich discussion centred on their practice, and attendees will have an opportunity to both listen to and meet the artists. The series will highlight what it means to be an independent artist in Russia today and will be followed by a drinks reception, giving guests the opportunity to mingle and speak to each artist individually.
Tickets are 12 or 5 (limited number) for Members of The Hermitage Foundation UK and/or Saatchi Gallery. To purchase tickets please follow appropriate link:
 
Non Members 12
Members 5
 
(Please note that members’ tickets are only valid for Saatchi Gallery or Hermitage Foundation UK Members. If you purchase a members ticket, you must be able to show a valid membership card or photo ID to gain entry to the talk).
SAATCHI GALLERY

 
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019
 

London

SCREENING: HAIRY WHO & THE CHICAGO IMAGISTS DOCUMENTARY
Click to enlarge Apr 04, 2019 7:00pm
Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists is the first film to tell the wild, woolly, utterly irreverent story of the Chicago Imagists. Over forty interviews with the artists and a prominent group of critics, curators, collectors, and contemporary artists are featured, intertwined with a wealth of re-discovered archival footage and photographs. It brings to life the milieu of Chicago in the 1960s, and also showcases the legacy of the Imagists’ work in contemporary art production today. Themes in the narrative include the Imagists’ emergence within the national context of Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, the rise and fall of taste within art history, and the uncharacteristic equality afforded to women artists among this Chicago group.
Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art

 
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019
 

London

ROSE ENGLISH IN CONVERSATION WITH PAUL CLINTON
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Apr 11, 2019 6:30pm
Rose ENGLISH discusses her extensive interdisciplinary practice with Paul Clinton, London-based writer, lecturer and curator, on Thursday 11 April from 6.30pm.
 
The discussion will focus on a variety of key themes apparent in English's work and will feature a presentation of film extracts from previous performances.
 
The event coincides with English's exhibition ‘Form, Feminisms, Femininities’ (until 13 April), the artist's first solo exhibition with Richard Saltoun Gallery and her first ever exhibition in a commercial gallery.
 
The talk is free and open to the public but spaces are limited. Reserve your space by email: rsvp@richardsaltoun.com
Richard Saltoun

 
 
THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019
 

London

ART ON THE COUCH
Artist Talk May 9, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
As part of London Craft Week 2019, the Freud Museum will be inviting artists Christie Brown and Barnaby Barford to explore the creative process in the production of their work, chaired by psychoanalyst Lesley Caldwell.
 
Both artists have formerly exhibited their work at the Freud Museum. Christie Brown’s solo exhibition in 2012-2013 entitled DreamWork was comprised of ceramic figures that responded to Sigmund Freud’s own collection of antiquities. Barnaby Barford contributed to a major in-house exhibition in 2018, Leaving Today: the Freuds in Exile 1938, where he produced a series of artworks with young survivors living in exile in London.
 
London Craft Week (8-12 May 2019) is an annual event that showcases exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme featuring hidden workshops and unknown makers alongside celebrated masters, famous studios, galleries, shops and luxury brands.
 
The Freud Museum’s participation aims to offer an interesting and unique contribution to the London Craft Week agenda, demonstrating the application of psychoanalysis to artistic creation. The Museum has an impressive repertoire of site-responsive exhibitions held in its unique space throughout its 33-year history.
11 - 13
 
Tickets can be booked via the event website:
www.freud.org.uk/event/art-on-the-couch-the-creative-process-of-the-artist/
Freud Museum London

 
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