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NAHMAD PROJECTS

2 Cork Street, W1S 3LB
02074942577

www.nahmadprojects.com
info@nahmadprojects.com

Mon-Fri 10-6

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May 1 - Jul 1, 2021

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NARRATIVE PROJECTS

110 New Cavendish Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 6XR
020 7637 9715

www.narrativeprojects.com
info@narrativeprojects.com

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EXHIBITIONS TBA
May 1 - Jul 1, 2021

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NEW ART PROJECTS

6d Sheep Lane, E8 4QS
020 7249 4032

www.newartprojects.com
info@newartprojects.com

Wed-Fri 11-6, Sat 12-5 & by appt

undergroundCambridge Heath / bus394,26,48,55,106,254,388,D6

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ALEX HUDSON: ANY TIME NOW
Mar 4 - Jun 26, 2021
New Art Projects are delighted to present our first solo show by Alex Hudson. His new paintings here are deeply rooted in the Northern European painting tradition and seek to both celebrate and debate the cultural highs of the last 500 hundred years. These paintings playfully dip in and out of the Dutch Golden Age, making playful references to Frans Hals comedic portraits, Melchior d’Hondecoeter’s moody and characterful depictions of birds, small mammals and fruit while looking closely at English myth and literature.
 
Hudson makes reference to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream in the Painting ‘Supper at the Castle’ 2021. Here a couple at dinner are presented with a plate containing a moving and swirling fairy world that has been conjured like a Victorian parlor spectacle, complete with white rabbit. The scenes he depicts draw on a rich tradition of fantasy and magic, making reference to Henry Fuseli, Edward Robert-Hughes and William Blake. The magic here is however reimagined in a modern and technological context. As a series these works wander through the European tradition, and these journeys also reference the artist-as-wanderer, a nomad shrugging off societies mainstream norms and cultures.
 
In the painting Plato’s Bus 2020 Hudson attempts to address this transient state. As the title suggests this work nods to The parable of Plato’s Cave. Here though, as we witness the world of online scrolling, instagram streams and social media the horizon becomes less a promise of a destination and more of a chance or space to imagine.
 
In 2007 Alex Hudson saw Jan Brueghel the Elders tiny 25 x 35cm painting, ‘Vision of St. John on Patmos’ on his visit to the Doria Pamphili Collection in Rome. This minute work has inspired his viewpoint of the landscape, and his standpoint echoes the elevated position from which Brueghel took his vantage point. This is especially evident in End of Summer 2021, a large painting of an immense landscape conveying a sense of foreboding. In Painting The Baron, the cunning cultural mash-ups continue. The protagonist achieves an absurd balancing act seemingly buoyed up by the nymphs in the lily pond clad in his red yellow and blue lycra. This work cuts together Waterhouses’ ‘Hylas and the Nymphs’ of 1896 with ‘Threatened Swan’ by Dutch Painter Jan Asselijn of 1650, with the rather stunned protagonist looking as if he has been pushed through a Vivienne Westwood boutique in a hurricane.

Click to enlargeHATTIE MACOLMSON : SISTERS, SISTERS, SISTERS
Apr 29 - Jun 26, 2021
Hattie Malcomson graduated from her painting degree at the University of Brighton in 2020, this is her first gallery exhibition since leaving University. The central subject of her practice is the process of women empowerment explored within the context of contemporary society. Her interest extends traditional feminism into the here-and-and now by exploring themes of women’s sexuality, beauty standards, sex working, and loneliness.
 
Her paintings present powerful female protagonists who also question the traditional ideals of beauty. Her female figures appear defiant and are striking confident poses. Conversely their faces deny traditional forms of female beauty. She refers to these women as ‘ugly’ however they are also confrontational and taunting and the gaze of her protagonists is designed to evoke feelings of awkwardness and discomfort in the viewer, and in particular to question the male gaze.
 
Hattie Malcomson’s figures are confident women, who are engaged in society today and are the subjects of their own destiny. She is seeking to use self-expression to convey universal female truths in her paintings, as a counterpoint to seeing women in painting represented through the eyes of men. She is flipping female objectification on its head and confronting historical notions of how and why women appear in art, and whom they are painted for. She observes that “Due to the male gaze, women have often been painted to appear passive as well as objectified in art history. Contrasting to this, the women in my paintings are the ones in control.”
 
Her figures are painting in an exuberant palette that extends the vibrancy of a Matisse interior into a whole new world of colour, with purple skin, green hair and bright yellows, and her brushstrokes and thick impasto are reminiscent of Picassos paintings of Dora Maar, however in these works it is the women who are not only in control of the narrative they are also holding the paint brushes.
 
Notes for editors: Hattie Malcomson won the Cass x Phoenix prize and was awarded a studio in Brighton 2002-21 for a year.

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NICOLETTI

12A Vyner Street, E2 9DG
+44 7 85 00 67 181

www.nicoletticontemporary.com
info@nicoletticontemporary.com

Tue-Sat 11am-6pm

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HUGO SERVANIN: REGIME SELECTING DEVICES
May 8 - Jun 6, 2021
Private view Sat May 8 2pm - 9pm
The work of Hugo Servanin revolves around the creation of sculptures that the artist calls Géants [Giants]: hybrid beings that are first moulded on human bodies and then assembled with an array of synthetic materials. Referencing the aesthetics of classical sculpture – busts or naked bodies displayed on plinths – Servanin’s Géants express the visceral, fragile and ephemeral nature of human bodies. These characteristics are conveyed through the minute study of the bodies’ armatures and an empirical approach of materials. Once his sculptures are shaped, Servanin composes immersive installations in which, using a wide range of advanced technologies and artificial intelligence, he recreates the conditions of organic life. Acting like a scientist in his laboratory, Servanin is constantly inventing new methods to animate his sculptures; for instance, by using humidification/evaporation procedures which progressively modify their shape and surface colour, heat monitoring incubators that crackle their epidermis, ventilators that make them breathe, or complex mechanical systems distributing their body fluids. By bridging traditions of ‘good form’ with cutting-edge technologies, Servanin composes alternative environments through which he critically analyses the success and failure of the cornucopian civilization we live in.

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NOW GALLERY

The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0SQ
020 3770 2212

www.nowgallery.co.uk
info@nowgallery.co.uk

Mon-Fri 10-7, Sat-Sun 11-4

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Click to enlargeRETURN TO SLYGO: NICHOLAS DALEY
May 18 - Jul 4, 2021
NOW Gallery is thrilled to welcome one of the UK’s most pioneering young fashion designers, Nicholas Daley, as its 2020 Fashion Commission. The fully immersive exhibition, RETURN TO SLYGO will celebrate the coming together of Nicholas’s multicultural Jamaican-Scottish roots with his passion for music in a multi-sensory installation.
 
A marriage of Nicholas’s three core values of community, culture and craftsmanship, the exhibition comes at a fitting moment of national healing and togetherness.
 
RETURN TO SLYGO will see the gallery transformed into a welcoming space for the local community and visitors alike to come, slow down and dwell. A nod towards his fine tailoring reputation and attention to beautiful woven fabrics, Nicholas’ vision will see the gallery floor covered in bespoke woven carpets that invite the visitor to enter the space, sit down and take in the surroundings at their own speed.
 
Bringing together his rich and diverse references and inspiration for his menswear designs, the backdrop of the exhibition will showcase a moodboard of different cultures allowing visitors to immerse themselves into his world where key archive imagery, family photos and iconic reggae club t-shirts will be on display.
 
A series of ‘illustrative vinyls’ will cover the windows creating an inhabited and fun front to the exhibition. Designed in collaboration with illustrator Gaurab Thalki, Nicholas’s message will stand proud on banners in his signature Nicholas Daly fabric hung from the 7 metre gallery ceiling. These banners highlight that the exhibition is a place for all to come and unite in a safe space beyond lockdown.
 
Offering an insight into Nicholas’s fierce sense of family and how his upbringing has had a powerful influence on his approach to fashion will be a key theme of the experience, with his family honoured throughout. Two films offer a vison of his parents in relation to his practice and how they influence him.
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NUNNERY GALLERY

183 Bow Road, Bow, E3 2SJ
020 8980 7774

www.bowarts.org
nunnery@bowarts.com

Gallery reopening in September. Tue-Sun 11-4

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Click to enlargeIS THERE SPACE FOR EMPATHY : ENNI-KUKKA TUOMALA
May 21 - Aug 8, 2021
Private view Thu May 20 6am - 9pm
The Nunnery Gallery is proud to present the first UK solo exhibition by the Finnish artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala. Tuomala’s artistic practice is focused on empathy. Through her works she aims to transform empathy from an individual feeling to a collective and radical power.
 
Tuomala’s exhibition this summer will examine what empathy means in 2021, in post-Brexit, post-Covid, post-colonial Britain, and what role it should play in helping us re-enter public life and re-discover physical closeness with each other. Her immersive works make empathy – an often abstract and intangible feeling – into something physical and tangible we can touch, see and feel. Tuomala will ask us to consider:
 
Is there any space left for empathy?
How could we re-learn to be physically close again?
What will it take to make us feel safe with each other again?
How could we practice being together?
What’s the process of re-entry into physical public life?
What does public + private space stand for in 2021?
 
For years Tuomala has been exploring the spaces between people: investigating the public, social, personal and intimate distances between us and how they influence our abilities to meaningfully connect with one another. In trying to understand why the unoccupied space between us is primarily defined as “negative space” through the absence of physical entities – as oppose to “positive space”, defined through the existence of emotional entities – Tuomala hopes to reframe how we occupy and share space.

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OCTOBER GALLERY

24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N 3AL
020 7242 7367

www.octobergallery.co.uk
art@octobergallery.co.uk

Tue–Sat 12.30–5.30 or by appt. Gallery closed 23 Dec to 4 Jan.

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RACHID KORAÏCHI : TEARS THAT TASTE OF THE SEA
Apr 13 - Jun 12, 2021

RAFAEL TRELLES : AXIS MUNDI
Jun 17 - Jul 24, 2021

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OLIVIER MALINGUE

143 New Bond Street, First Floor, W1S 2TP
020 3621 2730

www.oliviermalingue.com
info@oliviermalingue.com

Mon-Fri 10-6 & by appt.

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BACK TO REALITY - ARTWORKS FROM OUR ONLINE VIEWING ROOMS
Apr 13 - May 21, 2021
Olivier Malingue is pleased to present BACK TO REALITY - Artworks from our online viewing rooms, which will be on display at the gallery from 13 April – 21 May. The exhibition includes works by: Sam Francis, Taizo Kuroda, Henri Laurens, Sol LeWitt, Heinz Mack, Roberto Matta, Judit Reigl, Ed Ruscha, Tomás Saraceno and Yves Tanguy.
 
Please note that we are operating a booking system for this exhibition.
To book your visit please email visit@oliviermalingue.com

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PACE

6 Burlington Gardens, W1S 3ET
020 3206 7600

www.pacegallery.com
londoninfo@pacegallery.com

Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm. Please book visit online.

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ROBERT MANGOLD: A SURVEY 1981-2008
Apr 12 - May 22, 2021
London—Pace Gallery is honoured to present an exhibition of Robert Mangold at 6 Burlington Gardens, the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery in London. On view from 12 April to 22 May 2021, Robert Mangold: A Survey 1981–2008 —the artist’s first solo show in the UK in 12 years—will feature significant paintings spanning three decades, tracing pictorial developments by one of the most significant artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
 
Showcasing Mangold’s lifelong balancing of shape, line, and colour, the paintings on view epitomise the conceptual and aesthetic rigour of his six-decade career, while also demonstrating an enduring will to challenge definitions of painting. Spanning nearly 30 years of work, this survey of Mangold’s mid-career allows viewers to identify themes as they develop, finding prescience in the earlier works. The exhibition has been greatly enhanced by the inclusion of several paintings from the private collection of the late Dr. Walter de Logi, a long-time collector and champion of Mangold’s work.
 
In the 1960s Mangold emerged as one of the most original and incisive voices shaping the discourse on painting in America. From the outset, Mangold’s works explored the most elemental components of his art form, in doing so examining the very nature of painting. Integral to Mangold’s thinking has always been a questioning of the primacy of the rectangular format. Beginning with the Walls and Areas of the mid-sixties, and right on through to today, Mangold’s engagement with shaped canvases has allowed him to push his work beyond the conventions of traditional painting.

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PANGOLIN LONDON

Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 9AG
020 7520 1480

www.pangolinlondon.com
gallery@pangolinlondon.com

Open by appt Tue & Thurs 10-4. Call or email to book an appointment

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ALMUTH TEBBENHOFF: WHO WILL BUY MY DARK DARK WORLD
Oct 17, 2020 - Aug 14, 2021
Almuth Tebbenhoff presents an exciting new ceramic installation that explores feelings of darkness and hope during the pandemic.
 
‘Who Will Buy my Dark Dark World’, consists of a group of sculptures that she started making during the autumn of 2019, as the world was heading towards the pandemic.
 
The pieces veer between bleakness and hope, greedy for life, anticipating eventual death. The rusty steel boxes in Inferno have been landscaped and populated with groups of little hollowed out clay cubes, contrasting with the fresh green patch of paint foreseeing hope and change.
 
Tebbenhoff explores the idea of emptiness, whether as loss of life or just being lost in space and wondering how to find one’s way home. Dwellings is a formation of clay boxes with open sides that aren’t real boxes, rather just suggestions of them. Whether aiming to protect like an open cage with no constraints, or just defining an invisible volume – they are both precious and strong.

TERENCE COVENTRY: VITAL IMAGE
Mar 31 - Aug 14, 2021
Inspired by an interview with Terence Coventry exactly 10 years ago, this exhibition explores sculptures and works on paper whose vital images convey both great power and tenderness. Coventry’s work is charged with energy and life, capturing the essence of an animal or human figure – whether on the move or in quiet contemplation.
 
After studying at Stourbridge School of Art and then at the Royal College of Art, Terence Coventry was posted to North Devon on National Service. It was following his discharge from the army that he decided to put his artistic pursuits to one side, setting up home, and farm, on the Cornish coast. For the following thirty years Terence Coventry’s natural talent as an artist lay dormant while he worked the land and watched the animals that surrounded him.
 
Year after year the shapes and forms of his environment embedded themselves deep in his psyche. Living and working in an isolated environment, he could fully absorb the textures, sounds, rhythms, movements and vibrance of the natural world with no distractions. He developed an acute awareness of animal behaviour, and continuously stored images of them in their natural habitat – from gulls gliding down on the thermals, to the bulls in the surrounding fields bursting with energy and power.

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PARAFIN

18 Woodstock Street, W1C 2AL
020 7495 1969

www.parafin.co.uk
info@parafin.co.uk

By appt Wed-Sat 12-4

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Click to enlargeMELANIE SMITH : LEAVE IT TO THE AMATEURS
Apr 13 - Jun 26, 2021
Parafin is delighted to announce its first exhibition with the internationally acclaimed artist Melanie Smith.
Melanie Smith (born 1965), widely considered one of the leading artists of her generation, was born and studied in the UK but moved to Mexico City in 1989. Working across a range of media Smith explores notions of modernity in relation to art history and contemporary society. She has consistently addressed a number of interrelated themes encompassing the aesthetics of abstraction, urbanization, colonialism and, more recently, nature and entropy, working through a blurring and blending of the worlds of painting, cinema, and performance. While Smith has exhibited widely internationally, her work has been rarely shown in the UK and this will be only her second solo exhibition in London, after her ‘Art Now’ project at Tate Britain in 2006.

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PATRICK HEIDE CONTEMPORARY ART

11 Church St, NW8 8EE
020 7724 5548

www.patrickheide.com
info@patrickheide.com

Open by appointment

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MOHAMMED SAMI: APOCRYPHA
May 5 - Jun 19, 2021
Patrick Heide Contemporary Art is delighted to present the first solo exhibition of Iraqi artist Mohammed Sami. Entitled ‘Apocrypha’ the exhibition brings together recent paintings by the acclaimed Goldsmiths graduate.
 
Mohammed Sami’s paintings explore the stratifications of memory and trauma triggered by common everyday objects and environments. He employs diffused and layered messages that can be read in multiple ways to grasp our imagination.
 
The narrative in Sami’s works, while still expressing a lingering subversive tension, has moderated since its more expressive beginnings. The once almost violent subject matters have given way to more domestic and intimate settings, the overall approach has become rather reflective.
 
Rather than directly relating to the Iraq conflict, which he witnessed first-hand, Sami’s paintings articulate its recollection remotely and obliquely – usually through traditional painting subjects such as still-life, interiors and landscapes, pervaded by a sense of unease, absence and metaphorical allusion.

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PAUL COULON

15 Old Bond Street, W1S 4AX
020 7493 0700

www.paulcoulon.com
office@paulcoulon.com

Open by appt.

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EXHIBITIONS TBA
May 1 - Jul 1, 2021

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PEER

97/99 Hoxton St, N1 6QL
020 7739 8080

www.peeruk.org
info@peeruk.org

Wed–Sat 12-6

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PEER AMBASSADORS WITH NISHA DUGGAL
Apr 24 - May 9, 2021 FINAL WEEK
When do you most feel yourself?
 
Do you want other people to connect with the real you? Do you maintain a hidden, private persona that you reserve for yourself alone?
 
These questions, familiar to many forms of portraiture, were pivotal as we approached our project: to make a group portrait that reflected our individualities as well as our connections and bond as collaborative artists. Our aim was to work with an authenticity and integrity that was sharpened and challenged as the pandemic took shape. Our physical horizons narrowed with repeated lockdowns and social isolation, whilst our connection to one another and our aspirations took digital flight.
 
We met through phones and monitors, portals into previously private spaces, touching flat faces with disembodied voices, locked to the wandering gaze of the fixed lens atop our screens. This exhibition will assemble footage captured from our day to day lives into a group portrait that shows how we have been through these times, encompassed by our own, creative bubble.
 
As our collective bond developed, together we found routine within shifting sands. Invigorated by the space between us, we shared ideas and found freedom in expressing ourselves. We filmed different points of our days, quickly focusing on recording the everyday, finding beauty in the banal, meaning through our shared experiences and new connections where our days diverge.
 
Walking, stepping out, our feet getting us from somewhere to elsewhere, both physically and psychologically, collectively we dreamed of other places as our footsteps explored the world beyond. A view from a window. Our reflections bursting through, emerging into a new threshold. The sky; we are all looking at the same sky.
 
Also presented and collaged onto PEER's windows is work made by the Ambassadors over the last year. Using paint, pencil drawing, mono printing and collage, the artworks explore the local community, boundaries, the body and hopefulness.

AVRIL CORROON & AMY STEEL
May 17 - 30, 2021
Private view Sun May 30 12pm - 8pm
PEER presents the work of Avril Corroon and Amy Steel, two artists who completed a yearlong studio residency at Acme’s Warton House studios in 2020 after graduating from MA courses at London-based art colleges. The exhibition marks the fifth year of partnership between PEER and Acme. This important partnership offers emerging artists a significant opportunity at a crucial point in their career to exhibit at an acclaimed gallery and benefit from mentoring and guidance provided by PEER’s team.

Click to enlargeSWIRL OF WORDS / SWIRL OF WORLDS
Jun 4 - Aug 14, 2021
Private view Fri Jun 4 6pm - 8pm
A multi-platform and multi-media arts programme celebrating Hackney’s ethnic diversity that explores how language shapes and informs cultural and individual identities. Hoxton Street neighbours PEER and Shoreditch Library will become the two main venues for a multi-media group exhibition and 10-week public programme of live and virtual events exploring themes of cultural identity, endangered and lost languages, modern communication, literary history and poetry.
 
The project will also an extraordinary poetry book of the same name consisting of around 100 poems, one for each language spoken in Hackney. Each poem will appear in its original language next to its English translation. Acclaimed poet and translator, Stephen Watts, has gathered together this collection of poems to create a poetry map of Hackney. The final collection will include contributions from well-established names as well as lesser-known and local voices.

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THE PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY

16-18 Ramillies Street, W1F 7LW
020 7087 9300

www.tpg.org.uk
info@tpg.org.uk

Tue-Sat 11-7. Advance booking required.

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SUNIL GUPTA: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
Oct 9, 2020 - May 31, 2021
From Here to Eternity is the first major retrospective of UK based photographer, Sunil Gupta (b. 1953, New Delhi India) and offers a complex and layered view of Gupta's unique transcontinental photographic vision.
 
Born in New Delhi, India, relocated to Montreal, Canada, before studying at the Royal College of Art in London, Gupta has been using photography as a critical practice since the 1970s. Subversive, impulsive, personal and political, Sunil Gupta's socially engaged projects have focused on such issues as family, race, migration and the complexities and taboos of sexuality and homosexual life. His work has been instrumental in raising awareness around the political realities concerning the fight for international gay rights and of making visible the tensions between tradition and modernity, public and private, the body and body politics.
 
Bringing together works from across his divergent and extensive career, From Here to Eternity features a range of series’ from street photography (Christopher Street, 1976) to narrative portraits (From Here to Eternity, 1999), along with highly staged and constructed scenes (The New Pre-Raphaelites, 2008) and a selection of early investigations into digital image making (Trespass, London, 1992-1995). From participating in New York's active Gay Liberation Movement in the 1970s to his more recent campaigning for gay liberation in India, Sunil Gupta has been inspirational to generations of photographic activists and LGBTQ+ rights campaigners.

EVGENIA ARBUGAEVA: HYPERBOREA
Oct 9, 2020 - May 31, 2021
Hyperborea - Stories from the Russian Arctic marks the first major UK exhibition of the award-winning Russian photographer, Evgenia Arbugaeva. Featuring brand new work, this exhibition is the culmination of a long-term project (begun in 2013) focused on the remote land and people of the Russian Arctic.
 
Arbugaeva (b.1985) grew up in the secluded port city Tiksi on the shore of the Laptev Sea, Russia and although now based in London, remains deeply connected to her birthplace. Her work is often located within the tradition of magical realism, and her approach combines documentary and narrative styles to create a distinctive visual iconography rooted in real experience but resonant with fable, myth and romanticism.
 
Hyperborea brings together four ‘chapters’ presenting visual stories of life in the Russian Arctic and continues a fascination with her homeland. The first, Weather Man (2013) documents the life of Slava, a dedicated station-master living in solitude in a remote meteorological post in the far north. In 2018-19, supported by a National Geographic Society Storytelling Fellowship, Arbugaeva returned to the region, travelling to three more outposts in the extreme north of Russia: a lighthouse on the isolated Kanin peninsula populated only by the keepers and their dog; Dikson, a now derelict ghostly town that yielded the tremendous spectacle of the aurora borealis during Arbugaeva’s stay there; and finally the far eastern region of Chukotka, home to the Chukchi community, who still maintain the traditions of their ancestors, living off the land and sea with Walrus and whale meat as the main components of their diet.
 
Each group of images reveals both the fragility and resilience of the Arctic land and its inhabitants, illuminating the connections between nature, sky, earth, light and dark and exposing the threats being wrought by environmental change. Her precisely composed, jewel-like images glow with rich other-worldly colour, bristle with the raw electric energy of the climate and show the quiet intensity of lives borne out in solitude and extremes.

RE-COMPOSED: KENSUKE KOIKE
Apr 22 - Jun 27, 2021
Venice-based artist Kensuke Koike (b.1980, Japan) deconstructs and reconfigures vintage photographs and postcards to create sculptural works with a surrealist playfulness. His practice is centred around a philosophy of 'no more, no less' exploring the possibilities of creating a new image made up only of itself. This involves using only the existing assets found within an image to create a contemporary visual with a new narrative - a process he has coined as 'single image processing'. Using found objects in this way creates a more dynamic way of working, as although he experiments with many prototypes initially, there is only one chance to work with the original photograph.

Click to enlargeDEUTSCHE BÖRSE PHOTOGRAPHY FOUNDATION PRIZE 2021
Jun 25 - Sep 26, 2021
The 2021 shortlist presents four highly individual artists, whose bold wide-ranging projects cover geographical territories from Algeria to China and explore issues affecting both the local and the global.
 
From Poulomi Basu’s uncompromisingly complex depiction of conflict in Central India, Alejandro Cartagena’s scathing critique exploring the repercussions of homeownership and developments in northern Mexico, to Cao Fei’s dystopic multi-media fabrications that consider the enormous impact of technologies on lived experiences and Zineb Sedira’s generous auto-fictive exploration of memory, culture and belonging. All of the nominated projects use photography as a means of challenging political realities to convey subjective truths.

THE PICTURE LIBRARY
Jun 25 - Sep 26, 2021
The Picture Library, organised in collaboration with The Guardian Foundation, delves into the legendary Guardian picture library, to explore photojournalism across the 20th Century and the various ways in which a liberal press employs images to elaborate themes such as feminism, nationalism, post-colonialism, racism, industrial relations, immigration, class and the climate crisis.
 
Featuring over 300 images, the exhibition mirrors the non-hierarchical nature of the library itself. Images are filed according to ‘subject’ and ‘personality’; individual photographers are accorded no particular status and images once deemed significant or newsworthy alongside the obscure and forgotten. It also offers unique insights into the daily workings of a traditional picture editor, and features rarely seen working press prints, contact sheets, editing notes and other newspaper ephemera.

LIGHT YEARS: THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY AT 50
Jun 26, 2021 - Feb 1, 2022
Light Years is a special four-part exhibition series in celebration of TPG’s 50th anniversary.
 
Arranged around four thematic displays each ‘chapter’ draws on rarely seen materials from the Gallery’s archive to explore key moments or movements in both the Gallery’s history and the Photography landscape more widely.
 
The Photographers’ Gallery was founded in London’s Covent Garden in 1971 by Sue Davies, OBE as the first publicly funded gallery in the UK dedicated to the exhibition, exploration, education and development of the photographic medium. From the outset it has been instrumental in promoting photography’s value to the wider world and ensuring its position as one of our most significant art forms.

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PI ARTWORKS

55 Eastcastle St, W1W 8EG
020 7637 8403

www.piartworks.com
london@piartworks.com

Tue-Fri 10-6, Sat 11-6

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Click to enlargeKEMAL SEYHAN
May 13 - Jun 10, 2021
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PROJECT NATIVE INFORMANT

Dressage Court, 58-64 Three Colts Lane, E2 6GP
020 8133 8887

www.projectnativeinformant.com
write@projectnativeinformant.com

Wed-Sat, 12-6pm. Gallery re-opens Jan 4.

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RIBA, ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS

66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD
020 7580 5533

www.architecture.com
info@riba.org

London RIBA buildings are currently closed due to Covid19.

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EXHIBITIONS TBA
May 1 - Jul 1, 2021

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RICHARD SALTOUN

41 Dover Street, W1S 4NS
020 7637 1225

www.richardsaltoun.com
info@richardsaltoun.com

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ON HANNAH ARENDT: EIGHT PROPOSALS FOR EXHIBITION
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2021
Looking to one of the most important thinkers of the post-war generation to confront some of the most pressing socio-political issues of our time. On Hannah Arendt will be organised around eight exhibitions that seek to explore the questions put forth in the eight chapters of Arendt’s 1968 publication Between Past and Future: Eight Exercises in Political Thought.
 
The entire programme will feature over 20 international artists, including Siah Armajani, Bracha L. Ettinger, Lili Dujourie, Peter Kennard, Vivienne Koorland, Everlyn Nicodemus, Marinella Senatore, Lerato Shadi and more.

Click to enlargeON HANNAH ARENDT : WHAT IS AUTHORITY?
Apr 26 - May 22, 2021
The third exhibition in Richard Saltoun Gallery's year-long series of exhibitions inspired by Hannah Arendt explores the political philosopher's essay 'What is Authority' from her 1968 publication Between Past and Future, around which all shows in the programme are based.
 
The question of authority – who has it and how it is implemented – has never been more widely debated. For this exhibition, three artists, Lili DUJOURIE (b.1941, Belgium), Everlyn NICODEMUS (b. 1954, Tanzania) and Lerato SHADI (b. 1979, South Africa), uniquely address this rhetorical question, and in doing so, broaden our understanding of what it means to confront power.
 
Brazilian sound artist and musician Laima LEYTON also responds to Arendt's essay with a new sound piece commissioned by the gallery, live on our website from 26 April.
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ROBILANT+VOENA

38 Dover St, W1S 4NL
020 7409 1540

www.robilantvoena.com
art@robilantvoena.com

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STEPHEN APPLEBY-BARR: NEW WORK
Apr 12 - May 14, 2021 FINAL WEEK
Stephen Appleby-Barr’s paintings juxtapose fantastical and everyday objects, conjuring a dreamlike world which verges on the uncanny. Drawn to the intricate symbolism and aesthetics of old master painting, his sensitive and masterly use of oil paint creates deeply atmospheric works which transport the viewer into his otherworldly universe.
 
In a series of compelling new works created in 2020 for Robilant+Voena, Appleby-Barr’s characters are situated in darkened rooms, illuminated from above by a strong light which catches on the reflective surfaces of glasses and bottles, and the pearls which he has scattered across tables, pedestals and wooden blocks. Inspired by handwriting letters to friends during lockdown, filled with illustrations and stories, each painting creates a narrative set in the artist’s imagined world. Appleby-Barr’s sitters are chosen from among his friends, and all project strong personalities. His dark, intimate settings, rich colours and dramatic lighting recall the work of renowned Baroque artists such as Caravaggio. He is captivated by figures emerging from darkness, a whole world created within a pool of light.
 
His still life paintings play with the genre, featuring anthropomorphic objects or sculptures which make explicit the concept of life arrested in stillness. Famous sculptures, such as the Marly Horses or John Michael Rysbrack’s statue of Anthony van Dyck, are joined by cloves of garlic, shells, teacups, and a host of other eclectic objects hint at symbolism without overtly revealing their secrets. Appleby-Barr’s allusions remain enigmatic, leading the viewer in whimsical circles as they try to puzzle out a definitive meaning. These intimate paintings pull the viewer into the scene. Although they draw on the visual language of old master paintings, they also speak to contemporary life in their unique combination of romance and allusion.

SALVO IN THE 80S: LIGHT AND FORM
Apr 20 - May 20, 2021
Salvatore Mangione, who later adopted the moniker Salvo, was born in Leonforte in Sicily in 1947. In 1968 he relocated to Turin, where he became associated with the dynamic group of artists founding the radical Arte Povera movement. He shared a studio with Alighiero Boetti, and produced distinctive series of conceptual works, including compelling photographic self-portraits in the guise of different historical and professional personages and text-based pieces with lettering incised or inscribed on marble panels, or formed from neon lights.
 
Following this intense period of experimentation in a variety of media, around 1973 the artist turned decisively to painting. Abjuring the aesthetic of monochromatic abstraction favoured by Italian painters of his day, Salvo presciently set out to rehabilitate figurative painting a decade ahead of its international resurgence. While his earliest works reconceptualised masterpieces by Old Masters, by the end of the decade he had shifted his incisive gaze to the representation of landscapes and cities.
 
Combining bold, saturated colours with a naïve simplicity of form and a nuanced understanding of the effects of light, Salvo’s works distil real, imagined, and remembered spaces and places into metaphysical meditations on the passage of time and the psychology of solitude. Like Salvo himself, the artist’s uninhabited cityscapes and lyrical landscapes resist labels and cannot be defined by artistic movements, but instead offer visions of Italy that are at once singular to the artist, instantly recognisable, and utterly timeless.

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ROCKET

4-6 Sheep Lane, E8 4QS
020 72548391

www.rocketgallery.com
gallery@rocketgallery.com

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Click to enlargeCOLOUR UNLOCKED
to May 29, 2021
COLOUR UNLOCKED
Paintings & sculpture by CEDRIC CHRISTIE, MICHELLE GRABNER, LARS WOLTER, PETER HEDEGAARD, DITTY KETTING

PAPER SALON
to Sep 11, 2021
SCREENPRINTS & WORKS ON PAPER by Larry Zox, Winfred Gaul, Nicholas Krushenick, lars Wolter, Peter Hedegaard, Ib Geertsen

EXHIBITIONS TBA
May 1 - Jul 1, 2021

LIGHT UNLOCKED
Jun 11 - Sep 11, 2021
Paintings & sculpture by CEDRIC CHRISTIE, ZORA KREUZER, MEG SHIRAYAMA, CARTER POTTER, MICHELLE GRABNER, MARC VAUX, LARS WOLTER, DITTY KETTING

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RODEO

12a Bourdon Street, Mayfair, W1K 3PG
020 7439 9777

www.rodeo-gallery.com
info@rodeo-gallery.com

Tue-Sat 11-6 & by appt. Pre-book your visit online

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Click to enlargeLEIDY CHURCHMAN: THE BETWEEN IS RINGING
Apr 12 - Jun 6, 2021
Leidy Churchman has created a prodigious number of paintings based on images and signs taken from the slipstream of their everyday encounters. These are frequently exhibited alongside abstract works that recall atmospheric and viscous space. Writers have noted that Churchman tends to pluck images from a wide range of sources including screen grabs from internet searches about animals and science, book and magazine covers, other artist’s artworks, embroidered pillows, tarot cards, and reproductions of medieval manuscripts. Churchman has also based their paintings on sculptures, icons, and Lojong slogan cards from the Buddhist tradition. While many of the paintings in this particular show resound with Buddhist teachings, there is only one that is based on a pre-existing photograph—a robust and gleaming image of the sun sunsetting through the trees of a coastal forest in Maine. In this way, The Between is Ringing is a subtle departure for Churchman in that for the first time in a long while, the majority of featured paintings are not based on found images—Buddhist or otherwise.

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RONCHINI GALLERY

22 Dering Street, W1S 1AN

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Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat by appt

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ANNAN AFFOTEY : WINDOWS TO THE SOUL
May 6 - Jun 18, 2021

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GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC LONDON

Ely House, 37 Dover Street, W1S 4NJ
020 3813 8400

www.ropac.net
london@ropac.net

Tue-Sat 10-6

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Click to enlargeNOT VITAL : PAINTINGS
Apr 13 - May 26, 2021
An exhibition presenting renowned Swiss artist Not Vital in an intimate new light, underscoring the depth and breadth of his multifaceted practice. Focusing on a series of Portrait Paintings begun by the artist 12 years ago, the exhibition will feature a selection of works never previously exhibited in the UK, many of which have never been seen by the public.

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG : NIGHT SHADES AND PHANTOMS
Apr 13 - Jul 31, 2021
Robert Rauschenberg: Night Shades and Phantoms will centre around two series of metal paintings composed of silk-screened photographic images and gestural strokes on aluminium supports. Made during his decade-long experimentations with metal, these paintings are characterised by their grayscale palette, which ranges from the Night Shades' painterly chiaroscuro to the Phantoms' mirrored surfaces and ethereal translucency.

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ROSENFELD

37 Rathbone Street, W1T 1NZ
020 7637 1133

www.galleryrosenfeld.com
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THE LANDSCAPE : FROM THE EXTERIOR TO THE INTERIOR
May 6 - Jun 12, 2021
From its inception in 2010, gallery rosenfeld has always been interested in the genres which have defined art history and how they continue to provide inspiration for contemporary artists. Although the ‘portrait, ‘still life’ and ‘landscape’ still have a relevance, there is very little critical attention on these supposedly “outdated” subjects. The only exception to this is the portrait, which has recently assumed a renewed predominance.
Araminta Blue
 
Lu Chao, Mutaz Elemam, Ndidi Emefiele, Naoya Inose, Marianna Gioka, Eduardo Stupia, Ruozhe Xue.

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