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GAGOSIAN

6-24 Britannia St, WC1X 9JD
020 7841 9960

www.gagosian.com
london@gagosian.com

Tues-Sat 10-6 by appt (Limited entry, masks will be provided)

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DAMIEN HIRST : RELICS AND FLY PAINTINGS
Open from June 5, 2021
I always say [my work is] about life, but I don’t know, I suppose it does dwell on the dark side.
—Damien Hirst
 
Gagosian is pleased to present Relics and Fly Paintings by Damien Hirst, the second phase of the artist’s yearlong takeover of the Britannia Street gallery, following the inaugural exhibition of Fact Paintings and Fact Sculptures.
For this new iteration, the artist has clad the interior of the gallery in black butterfly-patterned wallpaper that reproduces the kaleidoscopic surface of his painting Valley of Death (2010). With its uniquely immersive atmosphere, the exhibition brings together a number of Hirst’s bodies of work, prompting reflections on themes of darkness and death, the past and the future.
Hirst’s Relics are memento mori: cast in bronze, they depict corpses, skeletons, and mummies in meticulous detail. Juxtaposing morbid realism with fantastical sources of inspiration, these bodies frozen in time emphasize the artist’s deft combinations of art, science, history, and religion. A suite of metallic Meteorites of various sizes continues Hirst’s engagement with the concept of the simulacrum and plays into the long-standing human fascination with outer space. The monumental sculpture The Martyr – Saint Bartholomew (2019) follows the historical tradition of depicting its subject flayed alive as an écorché figure study, balancing biblical devotion with a similar reverence for the human body. While Hirst’s sculpture is a nod to this centuries-old artistic practice, the holy man’s solid stance and gleaming figure are also reminiscent of a robot or a modern anatomical model.

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GAGOSIAN

17-19 Davies St, W1K 3DE
020 7493 3020

www.gagosian.com
london@gagosian.com

Tue-Sat 10-6 by appointment. (limited entry, masks will be provided)

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HELEN FRANKENTHALER
Jun 17 - Aug 27, 2021
A Sculpture and a Selection of Works on Paper.

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GAGOSIAN

20 Grosvenor Hill, W1K 3QD
020 7495 1500

www.gagosian.com
london@gagosian.com

Tue–Sat 10–6, by appointment (Limited entry, masks will be provided)

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IMAGINING LANDSCAPES: PAINTINGS BY HELEN FRANKENTHALER, 1952–1976
Jun 17 - Sep 18, 2021
Gagosian is pleased to present Imagining Landscapes: Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, 1952–1976, an exhibition of fourteen paintings from the collection of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, several of which have never been exhibited before.

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THE GALLERY OF EVERYTHING

4 Chiltern Street, W1
020 7486 8908

www.gallevery.com
ge@gallevery.com

Wed-Sat 11-6.30, Sun 2-6 or by appt.

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GASWORKS

155 Vauxhall St, SE11 5RH
020 7582 5202

www.gasworks.org.uk
info@gasworks.org.uk

Weds-Sun, 12-6pm

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Click to enlargeBASSAM AL-SABAH: I AM ERROR
Jul 21 - Sep 19, 2021
Gasworks presents the first solo exhibition in London by Belfast-based artist Bassam Al-Sabah. His work embraces the shape-shifting potential of computer-animated worlds, creating fantasy dreamscapes in which personal mythology, historical trauma and queer possibility intersect.
 
In previous works, Al-Sabah reflected on geographical dislocation through reference to Japanese anime cartoons broadcast throughout the Middle East during his childhood. Packed with imagery of warfare, anime cartoons and video game culture take on a heightened political significance within Al-Sabah’s practice, whose family was exiled from Baghdad after the Iraq War.
 
The exhibition at Gasworks explores the construction of masculinity in action-adventure video games. Presented in an ultra-immersive cinematic environment, Al-Sabah’s newly commissioned CGI films confront the armouring of the male body in gaming culture by queering its military ethos from within.
 
The centrepiece is a 28-minute-long animation projected on to a large curved screen. It features a collection of cinematic sequences from an imaginary game in which the hero’s body is constantly in flux, undergoing metamorphoses as a result of his encounter with other lifeforms, whose physical touch makes him vulnerable to change, threatening his identity and selfhood.
 
Combining fantasy erotica and body horror, Al-Sabah’s films celebrate the hero’s growth and transformation in all its literalness, as his body sprouts and blends into its surroundings, among writhing flowers and tentacular creatures. The tactile, hyperrealistic quality of the footage contrasts with the immersive architecture of the film installation, which engulfs the viewer to induce a sense of disembodiment.
 
The show is punctuated by digitally sculpted objects that explore the materiality of organic decay, extending the eerie atmosphere of Al-Sabah’s animations into the gallery space.
 
Booking will open on Wednesday 7th July. Please visit our website for more information.
 

 
Al-Sabah is the fifth artist to take part in the Freelands Gasworks Partnership, a programme for emerging UK artists based outside of London.
 
Gasworks commissions are supported by Catherine Petitgas and Gasworks Exhibitions Supporters

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GAZELLI ART HOUSE

39 Dover St, W1S 4NN
020 7491 8816

www.gazelliarthouse.com
info@gazelliarthouse.com

Mon–Fri 10-6, Sat 11-7 (max 3 visitors at any time)

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KALLIOPI LEMOS
Permanent
One of the most beloved pieces at FRIEZE Sculpture in London’s Regent Park last November has found a permanent location. Kalliopi Lemos’ giant steel sculpture The Plait has been acquired for the
public sculpture collection Rotterdam. At a height of no less than six and a half meters, The Plait will be unveiled on International Women's Day. The Plait is the title of the slender steel sculpture by the London-based, Greek-born artist Kalliopi Lemos (1951). The Plait, made in 2020, is an upright cut off plait of dark brown hair of monumental proportions. Kalliopi Lemos is best known for her large -scale public installations of everyday objects, sometimes of colossal size. The Plait raises questions about the role of femininity in modern society and rebels against patriarchal coercion. The Plait is the first work by a female artist on the sculpture terrace. The sculpture terrace was founded in 2001 during
Rotterdam European City of Culture. The Plait connects to the theme of the human figure of which the sculpture terrace displays examples. Ranging from modern classical bronzes by Auguste Rodin
(l'Homme qui Marche, 1907) and Henri Laurens (La Grande Musicienne, 1938) to more abstract works by Fritz Wotruba (Reclining Figure, 1969) or Joel Shapiro (Untitled, 1999). Today, the international
ensemble on the sculpture terrace forms the centerpiece of a much larger collection that can be found throughout the city. After the devastating destructions in May 1940, when the historical city
centre was destroyed by heavy Luftwaffe bombing, Rotterdam was rebuilt and contemporary public sculpture was regarded a vital component for the inhabitants of the new city. Works by renowned artists such as Ossip Zadkine, Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, Marino Marini and the Rotterdam-born Willem de Kooning a.o. were purchased or commissioned. This collection has grown over the
years and will now be enriched once more. The Plait is the first addition to the terrace since 2001. Twenty years later, Monday, March 8, 2021, The Plait will be unveiled.

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GERALD MOORE GALLERY

Mottingham Lane, SE9 4RW
020 8857 0448

www.geraldmooregallery.org
info@geraldmooregallery.org

Tues 4-7, Sat 10-4

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GOLDSMITHS CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

St James’, New Cross, SE14 6AD
020 8228 5969

www.goldsmithscca.art
goldsmithscca@gold.ac.uk

Wed-Sun 12-6

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Click to enlargeMOHAMED BOUROUISSA: HARA!!!!!!HAAARAAAAA!!!!!HHAAA!!!
May 21 - Aug 1, 2021 FINAL WEEK
New and existing works across photography, sound, installation and moving image made since 2003.

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GREENGRASSI

1a Kempsford Rd, off Wincott St, SE11 4NU
020 7840 9101

www.greengrassi.com
info@greengrassi.com

Tue-Sat 11-6

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ROE ETHRIDGE
Jun 8 - Jul 31, 2021 FINAL WEEK

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HAMILTONS GALLERY

13 Carlos Place, W1K 2EU
020 7499 9494

www.hamiltonsgallery.com
art@hamiltonsgallery.com

Gallery reopening 12 April, Open Mon-Fri 10-6 Sat 11-4

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THE BEST
Jun 3 - Aug 13, 2021
‘The Best’ is a revolving exhibition celebrating the re-opening of UK galleries and the near 40-year history of Hamiltons Gallery’s representation of some of the most illustrious photographers in modern history. Visitors will have a chance to see the exhibition evolve over its duration and can expect to see ‘The Best’ of what photography has to offer from Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Mario Testino and more.

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HAUSER & WIRTH

23 Savile Row, W1S 2ET
0207 287 2300

www.hauserwirth.com
London@hauserwirth.com

Wed-Sat 11am-6pm (pre-book online)

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FRANK BOWLING
May 21 - Jul 31, 2021 FINAL WEEK
Over the course of six decades, Bowling has relentlessly pursued a practice which boldly expands the possibilities and properties of paint, resulting in works of unparalleled originality and power which have redefined the course of abstraction. Bowling‘s inaugural exhibition at Hauser & Wirth in London reveals a new body of works by the British artist. In July 2021, Arnolfini, the International Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol (UK), will open a solo exhibition of Frank Bowling’s work as part of the institution’s
60th anniversary.

Click to enlargeELLEN GALLAGHER
May 21 - Jul 31, 2021 FINAL WEEK
Hauser & Wirth in London is delighted to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings by Ellen Gallagher opening on 28 May 2020.Drawing on ostinato architecture of jazz, the social experimentation of science fiction and the syntax of Minimalism and Conceptualism, Ellen Gallagher has created a body of work over almost three decades that transforms found figurative imagery and abstract forms into what the writer Greg Tate has called ‘chiaroscuro roadmaps,’ charting the maze of postmodern representation, race, beauty and belonging. Over a highly multifaceted career, Gallagher’s work has been united by what she calls a ‘jitter’, an intellectual approach in which aesthetic possibilities are shook loose from seismic cracks beneath the surface of cultural entities normally thought to be unshakable and impermeable.

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HAYWARD GALLERY

Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
020 3879 9555

www.southbankcentre.co.uk
customer@southbankcentre.co.uk

Temporarily closed until further notice.

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MATTHEW BARNEY: REDOUBT
May 19 - Jul 25, 2021 FINAL WEEK
Matthew Barney: Redoubt reveals a major new direction in the work of a renowned artist and film-maker.
 
It features a series of imposing and intricate sculptures cast from fallen trees and over 40 engravings and electroplated copper plates.
 
The film follows a sharp-shooter in her pursuit of wolves across the winter wilderness of Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains. She is accompanied by two dancers moving in dialogue.
 
Barney appears in the film as an artist in the employ of the US Forest Service. He tracks and observes the hunter while making a series of copper etchings.
 
A hoop dance by an indigenous contemporary choreographer is the catalyst for the wolf hunt’s dramatic conclusion.
 
The film has been hailed as ‘breathtakingly beautiful’ by the New York Times.
 
It uses choreography to weave together the story of Diana and Actaeon, cosmology and modern American political narratives.
 
Barney explores the dynamic relationship between humanity and the natural world, and the role of artistic creation.
 
The etchings featured in the exhibition were produced on location. The large-scale sculptures are cast from the burnt remains of trees from the region.
 
Barney combines traditional casting methods and digital technology to create artworks of formal and material complexity that reflect on the story told in the film.

IGSHAAN ADAMS: KICKING DUST
May 19 - Jul 25, 2021 FINAL WEEK
Adams' cross-disciplinary practice combines aspects of weaving, sculpture and installation whilst exploring concerns related to race, religion and sexuality.
 
Drawing on the material and formal iconographies of Islam, his intricate textile works also reference the socio-political histories of creole communities.
 
The exhibition takes the form of a single immersive environment. It consists largely of new works that have been produced for the occasion.
 
Each work, and the exhibition as a whole, is composed of multiple patterns. These explore the potential of woven material to reflect the multiplicities of Adams’ own identity and of broader cultural interchange.
 
Throughout the exhibition, Adams builds on this sense of movement and journeying. Visitors encounter pathways through the gallery created by the placement of weavings on the floor.
 
The pathways resemble tectonic forms, like the nature of the weave itself. They evoke ‘desire lines’, paths that pedestrians take intuitively rather than following set routes.
 
For Adams, desire paths are human traces in a terrain that represent both freedom and transgression. This sense of ‘desire’ comes across strongly in Adams’ practice as he seeks to liberate himself from homogenous constructs of identity.

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HERALD ST / HERALD ST | MUSEUM ST

2 Herald St, E2 6JT, 43 Museum St, WC1A 1LY
020 7168 2566

www.heraldst.com
mail@heraldst.com

Herald St open Weds-Sat 11am-6pm | Museum St open Weds-Fri 11am-6pm

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BERNARD JACOBSON GALLERY

28 Duke Street, St. James's, SW1Y 6AG
020 7734 3431

www.jacobsongallery.com
mail@jacobsongallery.com

Mon-Fri 10-5

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BRUCE MCLEAN, WILLIAM TILLYER, MARC VAUX
Jun 4 - Jul 30, 2021 FINAL WEEK

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JD MALAT GALLERY

30 Davies St, W1K 4NB
020 3746 6830

www.jdmalat.com
info@jdmalat.com

Mon-Sat 10-6

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JERWOOD ARTS

171 Union St, SE1 0LN
+44 (0)7947 906 445

www.jerwoodarts.org/exhibitionsandevents
gallery@jerwoodarts.org

Wed-Sat 12-7

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JOSH LILLEY GALLERY

40-46 Riding House Street, W1W 7EX
020 7580 5677

www.joshlilleygallery.com
info@joshlilley.com

Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm. Gallery closed 19 Dec - 5 Jan.

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CHRISTOF MASCHER : SPLIT LEVEL
Jul 16 - Aug 14, 2021

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