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THE DAIWA ANGLO-JAPANESE FOUNDATION

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, NW1 4QP
020 7486 4348

www.dajf.org.uk
exhibitions@dajf.org.uk

Mon-Fri 9.30-5 excl. bank holidays

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EXHIBITIONS TBA
May 1 - Jul 1, 2021

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DELLASPOSA GALLERY

2A Bathurst Street, W2 2SD
020 3286 1017

www.dellasposa.com
info@dellasposa.com

Tue-Sat 10-6, Sun by appt.

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MISHA MILANO: THE SHAPE OF COLOUR
Mar 10 - Jun 12, 2021
Presented as an online and offline exhibition in London, The Shape of Colour unveils new sculptures that expand the artist's form and investigations into colour. Milovanovich's sculptural compositions commenced in 2019 with a fusion of theoretical and art-historical influences across disciplines and an aesthetic blend of disparate styles and techniques.
 
The artist's series is a progression from her sculptures in wood, which recall her paintings' phantasmagorical forms and curvilinear patterns. These syntheses are then translated into steel, balancing unimaginable postures that belie their material multi-dimensional construction. The artist tends to the steel to varying degrees, shapeshifting and rendering gentle forms in some intense, anthropomorphic manifestation. At times, their contrasting textures- a few monochromatic, while others are radiant and glossy - convey a sense of visual symphony, featuring the movement of soft daub patterns, lyricism and crescendo throughout.
 
To create these abstract assemblages, Milovanovich combines various permutations of flatforms sculpted first as small maquettes in the studio and then enlarged in steel, assembled and painted in a highly polished manner. Vivid colour is applied to each composition, transforming the steel - more commonly associated with industrial material - into something that appears floating in space as light cascades over the amorphous structures.
 
For Milovanovich, the sculptures are structural references to nature by integrating shapes found in our natural environment. 'The mathematics of the construction are the bones, while the colour is the soul of the sculpture', observes the artist.

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DOMOBAAL

3 John Street, WC1N 2ES
+44 (0)7801 703 871

www.domobaal.com
mail@domobaal.com

thursday/friday/saturday 12-6pm and also by appointment

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Click to enlargeLOTHAR GÖTZ : SALVATION
Dec 3, 2020 - Jun 6, 2021
The redemptive sense of this show's title – with its suggestion of a place of safety and deliverance from earthly woe, finds an echo in the works here: their bursts of abstract space like an opening up of horizons after the closed–in ones of recent months.
 
Many works do though bear the mark of recent lockdown/s: their smaller size reflecting the domestic–size of the home studio space in which they were made. Even the wall–painting is reduced in scale compared with those usually associated with Götz, occupying the gallery’s domestic–scale chimney breast.
 
But these are works that are a celebration of the experience of painting as space, beyond the frame and the possibility of dreaming still: their intense blooms of colour like lights at the end of a tunnel.
 
Götz's work has always had this sense of the redemptive, hinting at other better worlds, ideal visions beyond the day–to–day that reflect his interest in the art and design of the political and cultural utopias of the early 20th century such as the Bauhaus or Constructivism. This is seen most directly in the drawing: 'The house of the worker' inspired by a 1922 dress design by Aleksandr Rodchenko, a work that literally draws on and retrofits the past, using a sheet of paper taken from a vintage Ingres pad.
 
A more recent past resonates here too: Salvation being the name of a gay club–night which ran in Vauxhall for over 10 years from the late 1990s. The coronas of radiating lines and colours seen in works from the Disco series recall moments of unalloyed joy still possible and still remembered in the drug–induced delirium of clubbing. Like strobes against the darkness around, these are works that take the viewer into an abstract freedom of space.
 
The exhibition continues through the Spring, towards Summer, allowing all who wish to visit, whether by booking, or turning up.

KRISTAPS ANCāNS : HAVE WE ALL LEARNED HOW TO BE HUMAN
Mar 31 - Jun 6, 2021
Domo Baal is delighted to present Kristaps Ancāns' 'Have we all learned how to be human at home?' a sculptural installation in laser cut steel situated over the threshold of the gallery building. It may therefore be viewed by anyone passing by at any time. 'Have we all learned how to be human at home?' will remain installed during and throughout this transitional and liminal time as we emerge (hopefully) from the pandemic, how did you spend your time at home?
 
"I was enthusiastically telling my friend about my new theory while having a walk in a park.
 
I believe that art has to define new additional tasks for itself to prepare us for a world with new points of reference emerging and marking a unique philosophy, shaping society's view regarding its place in the nearest future.
 
It had been a while – he stopped me – How did you spend your time at home? I quit smoking! – he added straight away – It was so easy, I don't have any desire to have even one!
 
I quit as well! – I lied, while my hand in the jacket's left pocket was squeezing a brand new pack of Marlboro, all my urges and habits were still with me, just hidden from his sight."

NICKY HIRST: THE ELECTORATE DATES TBC
May 1 - Jul 1, 2021
Nicky Hirst was appointed Election Artist 2019 by the The Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art of the British House of Commons and will present a commissioned work of art for the Parliamentary Art Collection in Portcullis House 2021. 'The Electorate' is her forthcoming solo exhibition in 2021, in tandem with her Election Artist Commission.

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DRAWING ROOM

1-27 Rodney Place, Elephant and Castle, SE17 1PP
020 7708 2554

www.drawingroom.org.uk
mail@drawingroom.org.uk

Wednesday - Sunday 12-6pm

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VANESSA BAIRD: IF EVER THERE WERE AN END TO A STOR
Mar 1 - May 9, 2021 FINAL WEEK
Vanessa Baird’s work is story telling of a kind that is both potently provocative and emphatically individual. Her charged creations, made in pastel and watercolour, range from room-size murals to intimate self-portraits and draw on a wide range of references from her own lived experiences, as well as from Scandinavian folklore and literature. This exhibition, the artist’s first solo survey in the UK, introduces Baird’s world through a selection of her extraordinary drawings, made over the last two years, and includes an immense wall-size seascape created for the show.
 
A key series of works, entitled There’s no place like home, 2019-20, is centred on the Oslo house that she grew up in and still inhabits with her three teenage children and elderly mother, for whom she acts as carer. Through vivid images of herself and her family, Baird captures the states of exhaustion, boredom and frustration that accompany the everyday tasks of looking after a household, conjuring up the chaotic detritus of domestic life in a kaleidoscope of provocatively raw imagery: her ever-present mother is seen lying ghost-like in bed; half-dressed teenagers, attached to their mobiles, slump at the table. The artist portrays herself with honest vulnerability, as both a mother, daughter and carer, explicitly describing the taboo subjects of intimate bodily functions and the ageing female body. Her work is underpinned by a dark sense of humour, with scenes made more menacing by Baird’s use of pictorial foreshortening and angled perspectives; her figures are compressed into claustrophobic spaces that draw the viewer unavoidably into nightmarish psychodramas.

DRAWING BIENNIAL 2021
May 21 - Jul 5, 2021
Featuring new and recent works on paper by leading international artists, the Biennial showcases every imaginable technique and represents artists from a range of generations, backgrounds, and heritages. The exhibition culminates in an online auction taking place over its final two weeks, with all works available to purchase – it’s your chance to own works by established greats and discover emerging talent.
 
For many, 2020 was the year for drawing – its absorbing immediacy, its accessibility to all and its capacity for processing ideas, thoughts and emotions made it a vital tool for navigating uncertain times. The multiplicity of drawings on show reveals sparkling gems, a glossary of the challenges and the opportunities afforded by a global pandemic that has affected us all in different ways.
 
Contributing artists include: Art & Language, Charles Avery, Phyllida Barlow, Amelia Barratt, Alvaro Barrington, David Batchelor, Marc Bauer, Olivia Bax, Rana Begum, Bea Bonafini, Derek Boshier, Sonia Boyce, Adam Chodzko, Shawanda Corbett, Emma Cousin, Somaya Critchlow, Richard Deacon, Tacita Dean, Howard Dyke, Neil Gall, Ryan Gander, Lothar Goetz, Penny Goring, Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum, Donna Huddleston, Chantal Joffe, Radhika Khimji, France-Lise McGurn, Julie Mehretu, Jade Montserrat, Paul Noble, Julian Opie, Fani Parali, Hetain Patel, Florence Peake, Simon Periton, Heather Phillipson, Cathie Pilkington, Yelena Popova, Kathy Prendergast, Quinlan & Hastings, Saad Qureshi, Giles Round, George Shaw, Raqib Shaw, Adam Shield, Bob & Roberta Smith, Olivia Sterling, Suzanne Treister, Luc Tuymans, Nicola Tyson, Phoebe Unwin, Kara Walker and Rose Wylie.

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ENGLAND & CO

See website for details, W11 2RH
020 7361 1694

www.englandgallery.com
info@englandgallery.com

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EXHIBITIONS TBA
May 1 - Jul 1, 2021

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FIUMANO CLASE

Unit 12, 1st Floor, 21 Wren Street, WC1X 0HF
07974 092 993 / 07789 680 388

www.fiumanoclase.com
info@fiumanoclase.com

Wed-Fri 12- 6pm, Sat 12 - 4pm. Please contact the gallery to book your visit.

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Click to enlargeANIKÓ KUIKKA : SUN AIKAS KOITTAA / YOUR DAWN WILL COME
Apr 21 - May 22, 2021
We are delighted to unveil a solo presentation of a new body of work by Finnish artist Anikó Kuikka at their London gallery from 21st April –
22nd May 2021. The artist makes her debut at Fiumano Clase with an exhibition entitled Sun Aikas Koittaa (Your Dawn Will Come); her own exploration of a primordial fear of death, counterbalanced by the hope of rebirth.
 
Visitors are led through the exhibition, a single-channel moving image projection accompanied by an audio guide. These media elements are juxtaposed by glass-sculptures of the parasitic tinder polypore (Fomes fomentarius) and organic material including highly scented spruce branches.
 
This immersive, multisensory installation guides the viewer on a contemplative journey to confront fundamental human concerns including death of self, the loss of ego, the re-birth of the soul and the death of art itself.

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FLOWERS, CORK STREET

21 Cork St, W1S 3LZ
020 7439 7766

www.flowersgallery.com
info@flowersgallery.com

Wed-Sat, 11am-5pm

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BERNARD COHEN: INTERIORS
Apr 14 - May 22, 2021
Bernard Cohen is considered one of Britain’s most significant abstract painters, whose paintings tell stories about identity and experience. This upcoming exhibition of recent works at Flowers Gallery demonstrates Cohen’s sustained enquiry into the complex chaos of everyday existence.
 
Since the 1950s Cohen has developed a wide range of inventive techniques and processes of painting, creating labyrinthine compositions of line, shape, pattern and colour. Cohen's paintings will often tell many stories at once, using distinctive strategies of layering, superimposing, and condensing multiple images to establish intricate networks and relationships.

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FLOWERS, KINGSLAND ROAD

82 Kingsland Rd, E2 8DP
020 7920 7777

www.flowersgallery.com
info@flowersgallery.com

Viewings by appt

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PRIVATE VIEWINGS BY APPOINTMENT
May+June 2021

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FOLD

158 New Cavendish Street, W1W 6YW
020 7436 8050

www.foldgallery.com
info@foldgallery.com

Wed-Sat 12-6 & by appt

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Click to enlargeCLINAMEN : LYDIA GIFFORD, GILLIAN LOWNDES, MARTE JOHNSLIEN
Apr 15 - Jun 6, 2021
Clinamen
Gillian Lowndes, Lydia Gifford, Marte Johnslien
 
FOLD is pleased to present Clinamen, a three-person show consisting of paintings, objects and ceramics that explore ideas of materiality and abstraction. Each artist in this show approaches the physical matter of their work using a combination of sophisticated visual playfulness, and a range of carefully considered responses to the materials chosen to create their work.
 
In a sense the commonality in this show is Clinamen. Each artist has allowed to one extent or another for the ‘free will’ of the material to in some way dictate the outcome, whether it be visual or visceral, in the process of making: the ‘unpredictable swerve of atoms’ as clay reacts to metal and fiberglass in the kiln, the nature of how pigment reacts to the fibers of paper or canvas, the final crack of a glaze, sag or stretch of cloth and slump of clay.

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FREUD MUSEUM LONDON

20 Maresfield Gardens, NW3 5SX
020 7435 2002

www.freud.org.uk
info@freud.org.uk

Wed, Sat & Sun 10.30am-5pm

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1920/2020: FREUD AND PANDEMIC
May 19 - Sep 12, 2021
The global COVID-19 pandemic shares many similarities with the Spanish Flu that ravaged the world after the First World War. Here we explore how Freud reacted to that crisis and how modern psychoanalysis has responded in 2020.
 
The Spanish Flu pandemic struck the Freud family with tragic results. Sophie Halberstadt-Freud, Freud’s beloved daughter, died suddenly from the influenza while pregnant with her third child. Freud and his wife Martha were devastated.
 
Although the Spanish Flu and COVID-19 are different strains of diseases, similar measures were taken by governments worldwide and by individuals. Schools, shops and restaurants closed, restrictions were placed on transportation and social distancing was encouraged.
 
In the midst of this turmoil and tragedy Freud wrote Beyond the Pleasure Principle, attempting to answer a question at the very heart of psychoanalysis. This led to his last great speculative breakthrough, a new ‘dual instinct’ theory represented by the life drive and the death drive.
 
A new exhibition at the Freud Museum London explores the ways Freud himself responded to the global and personal tragedy of the pandemic in 1918-20. On display will be rarely-seen letters written by Freud to friends and colleagues in the days after Sophie’s death, exposing personal reflections on death and loss.

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STEPHEN FRIEDMAN GALLERY

11 & 25-28 Old Burlington St, W1S 3AN
020 7494 1434

www.stephenfriedman.com
info@stephenfriedman.com

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Click to enlargeLUIZ ZERBINI : FIRE
Apr 13 - May 15, 2021 FINAL WEEK
Brazilian artist Luiz Zerbini presents his second exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery, following his acclaimed solo show at South London Gallery in 2018. Juxtaposing organic and geometric forms, Zerbini’s paintings explore the relationship between colour, light and movement. Inspired by the Amazon and Mata Atlântica rainforests, the exhibition reflects the artist’s ongoing interest in the relationship between nature and humanity in and around Rio de Janeiro.
 
Across his career, which spans over three decades, Zerbini has developed a complex visual vocabulary at the intersection of figuration and abstraction. He first emerged within the generational (and global) ‘return to painting’ of the 1980s, centred in Rio de Janeiro around the Parque Lage School of Visual Arts and subsequently defined by the landmark exhibition ‘Como vai você Geração 80?’ (How Are You Doing, 80s Generation?, 1984).
 
The exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery follows Zerbini's major presentation in the group show 'Trees' at Fondation Cartier pour l'artcontemporain, Paris, in 2019. There the artist transformed the main gallery into an urban jungle, combining a large-scale herbarium — complete with a living fig tree — with hyperreal paintings of the rainforest and symbols of Brazilian modernity.
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THREADBARE
Apr 13 - May 15, 2021 FINAL WEEK
Works by Jonathan Baldock, Huguette Caland, Jeffrey Gibson and Tau Lewis.
Challenging issues such as identity, gender, sexuality and race, the works in ‘Threadbare’ explore the transformative and performative qualities associated with textiles through their inherent connection with the body.

STEPHEN FRIEDMAN GALLERY AT THE LONDON HOUSE OF MODERNITY
May 13 - 28, 2021
Marina Adams | Mamma Andersson | Juan Araujo | Tonico Lemos Auad | Jonathan Baldock | Claire Barclay | Andreas Eriksson | Manuel Espinosa | Kendell Geers | Wayne Gonzales | Jim Hodges | Ilona Keserü | Rivane Neuenschwander | Ged Quinn | Yinka Shonibare CBE RA | Luiz Zerbini
Stephen Friedman Gallery and The London House of Modernity are pleased to present a collaboration at 14 Cavendish Square.
This unique project brings together a diverse curated selection of international contemporary art and the best of classic mid century Nordic design. Set in a Grade II listed Georgian mansion of Palladian design, visitors are invited to explore eight atmospheric rooms in which domestic environments are created to showcase art and design of the highest quality.
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MARINA ADAMS : WORKS ON PAPER (2016–2021)
Jun 4 - Jul 10, 2021
American artist Marina Adams presents the first instalment of her two-part solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery in June 2021. Thirty paintings on paper, all measuring 12 x 9 inches, are exhibited together in the gallery’s Viewing Room. Spanning over five years of her artistic practice from 2016 to 2021, these works reveal Adams’ bold exploration of colour and form on a condensed scale. This is Adams’ first solo exhibition at the gallery following the announcement of her representation in April 2020 and culminates with ‘Wild Is Its Own Way’, a presentation of large-scale paintings in September 2021.

YINKA SHONIBARE CBE : AFRICAN SPIRITS OF MODERNISM
Jun 4 - Jul 31, 2021
Yinka Shonibare CBE RA presents ‘African Spirits of Modernism’ in June 2021, the British-Nigerian artist’s seventh solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery. Drawing on themes of human hybridity and transformation, these new works juxtapose icons of European Classical antiquity with African artefacts from Picasso’s own collection. The exhibition comprises quilts that explode with colour and polymorphous forms; three hand-painted sculptures depicting mythological creatures and a new series of African masks that explores the artist’s own identity as a “post-colonial hybrid”. These new works are accompanied by an historical archive which captures Paris’ burgeoning interest in African art during the 1920s.

LEILAH BABIRYE
Jun 4 - Jul 31, 2021
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present Leilah Babirye’s first solo exhibition in the UK and Europe in June 2021, following the announcement of her representation in April 2020. This much anticipated show brings together the largest ceramic works produced by the artist to date, alongside towering wooden sculptures, masks and vibrant works on paper. Babirye’s powerful works are a testimony to her fiercely intelligent approach to the transformation of found materials. Her oeuvre examines the legacies of British colonialism in Uganda and traditional clan systems, encompassing progressive ideas regarding alternative forms of kinship, community and LGBTQI activism.

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FRITH STREET GALLERY

17-18 Golden Square, W1F 9JJ
020 7494 1550

www.frithstreetgallery.com
info@frithstreetgallery.com

Tue-Sat 11-5; masks must be worn

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JAKI IRVINE: ACK RO'
May 21 - Jul 1, 2021
What if almost the only words available are the lyrics from a song? What if everything you would want to articulate must conform to the words of this song?
 
Ack Ro’ by Jaki Irvine contains an ambitious 13-channel video piece, screened on monitors throughout the gallery space. They play an evocative, melodic but haunting composition: Louise Phelan’s mournful vocals blend over flute, piano and percussive elements from musicians Joe O’Farrell, Izumi Kimura and Sarah Grimes. Much like the soft layering of the track, the videos overlay images of a vibrating cymbal, Phelan’s singing mouth, black and white piano keys coming in and out of focus, all while the curvilinear forms of pink neon hover in the middle-distance. These three synced audio-visual works are accompanied by nine further screens playing short fragments of film shot in Dublin and Mexico City, each with its own ‘wild’ soundtrack of composed elements and ambient sound, adding an unpredictable element to the playback of the footage.
 
Completing this immersive multimedia installation are 28 looping pink neons, all spelling out anagrams derived from the words Cracklin’ Rosie, the title of a Neil Diamond song from 1970. Treating language as endlessly reconfigurable, the neons present this text as modular sonic components: repeated, distorted, anagrammed or spliced into their most elemental forms. They simmer down, for instance, from the mournful ‘alone alone’, to the playful ‘alonio’, to finally, a single, primal and resonant ‘o’.
 
These destabilised, shifting images and sounds are structured by forms associated with dementia and Alzheimers, which leave sufferers with a depleted sense of time. But if time and vision seem collapsed in Ack Ro’s nonlinear audio-visual arrangement, the piece also proposes that music might offer a temporary respite. Using repetition, pace and rhythm, Irvine’s warm and compelling video, audio and neon works offer, then, a loophole in the cruelty of disease – a means to navigate, to hold on, to briefly return, perhaps to mourn and to let go.

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