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SAATCHI GALLERY

Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, SW3 4RY
020 7811 3070

www.saatchigallery.com

Gallery re-opens 3 September. Pre-booked tickets only.

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PHILLIP COLBERT: LOBSTEROPOLIS
May 19 - Jun 6, 2021
Lobsteropolis is the largest UK survey to date of the London-based artist Philip Colbert, taking audiences through an odyssey of unseen paintings and sculptures.
 
The exhibition can be viewed physically at the Gallery or visitors may engage virtually with Colbert's psychedelic lobster land via their smartphone or computer and zoom into the unprecedented detail of the artists' monumental works.

ANTISOCIAL ISOLATION
May 19 - Jun 6, 2021
Antisocial Isolation is a group exhibition featuring artworks by some of the most exciting emerging artists of today.
 
Curated by Delphian Gallery founders Benjamin Murphy and Nick JS Thompson, the works in the exhibition deliberate on the future and respond to the current Covid-19 pandemic, offering unique perspectives and fresh contexts to aid an understanding of our surroundings.

Click to enlargeJR : CHRONICLES
Jun 4 - Oct 3, 2021
Saatchi Gallery is pleased to present JR: Chronicles - the largest solo museum exhibition to date of the internationally recognised French artist JR, featuring some of his most iconic projects from the past fifteen years. Curated by Sharon Matt Atkins and Drew Sawyer from the Brooklyn Museum, JR: Chronicles traces JR's career from his early documentation of graffiti artists as a teenager in Paris to his large-scale architectural interventions in cities worldwide and recent digitally collaged murals that create collective portraits of diverse communities.
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BEN TURNBULL: AMERICAN HISTORY REMIX
Jun 17 - Jul 17, 2021
Artist Ben Turnbull presents American History RemiX in one of our ground floor galleries. American History RemiX is a boldly candid exploration of America’s most defining moments, from the birth of the ‘American Frontier’, via the Kennedy assassinations to the darker days of gun culture and the inauguration of Donald Trump. Bringing together a body of work created over 15 years, including never-before-seen pieces, American History RemiX is an encounter with some uncomfortable truths associated with the USA.

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SADIE COLES HQ

62 Kingly Street, W1B5QN
020 7493 8611

www.sadiecoles.com
info@sadiecoles.com

Open Tue-Sat 11-6

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Click to enlargeRUDOLF STINGEL : KIRCHNER WALD IM WINTER 1925
until May
OFFSITE: now on view at Sadie Coles HQ, 8 Bury St London SW1Y.
View from the street.

UGO RONDINONE : A SKY . A SEA . DISTANT MOUNTAINS . HORSES . SPRING
Apr 12 - May 22, 2021

URS FISCHER : THE INTELLIGENCE OF NATURE
June – August

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SADIE COLES HQ

1 Davies Street, W1K 3DB
020 7493 8611

www.sadiecoles.com
info@sadiecoles.com

Open Tue-Sat 11-6

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Click to enlargeUGO RONDINONE : A SKY . A SEA . DISTANT MOUNTAINS . HORSES . SPRING
Apr 12 - May 22, 2021

KATI HECK : BONNIE BONNE BON
June – July

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SERPENTINE GALLERIES

Kensington Gardens, W2 3XA
020 7402 6075

www.serpentinegalleries.org
information@serpentinegalleries.org

Tue-Sun 10-6

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JENNIFER PACKER : THE EYE IS NOT SATISFIED WITH SEEING
May 19 - Aug 22, 2021
New York-based painter Jennifer Packer’s first institutional solo exhibition outside of the US.

JAMES BARNOR : ACCRA/LONDON - A RETROSPECTIVE
May 19 - Sep 22, 2021
A major UK retrospective of British-Ghanaian photographer James Barnor, whose career as a studio portraitist, photojournalist and Black lifestyle photographer spans six decades and records major social and political changes in London and Accra. Born in 1929 in Ghana, Barnor established his famous Ever Young studio in Accra in the early 1950s, capturing a nation on the cusp of independence in an ambiance animated by conversation and highlife music. In 1959 he arrived in London, furthering his studies and continuing assignments for influential South African magazine Drum which reflected both the spirit of the era and experiences of London’s burgeoning African diaspora. He returned to Ghana in the early 1970s to establish the country’s first colour processing lab while continuing his work as a portrait photographer and embedding himself in the music scene.

SERPENTINE PAVILION 2020/21 DESIGNED BY COUNTERSPACE
Jun 11 - Oct 17, 2021
For the first time since the annual architecture programme was founded 20 years ago, the 2020 Serpentine Pavilion designed by Johannesburg-based practice Counterspace has been extended into a two-year commission.
Counterspace, directed by Sumayya Vally, Sarah de Villiers and Amina Kaskar, will collaborate with the Serpentine on a series of off-site and online research projects throughout 2020, which will culminate with the opening of the Pavilion in Summer 2021.

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THE SHOWROOM

63 Penfold Street, NW8 8PQ
020 7724 4300

www.theshowroom.org
info@theshowroom.org

Gallery closed until further notice; staff working remotely

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SIMNIKIWE BUHLUNGU: NOTES TO SELF
Oct 2, 2019 - Jun 30, 2021
The Showroom Mural Commission is a unique year-long project for artists to activate the building's emblematic facade. For this second intervention, artist Simnikiwe Buhlungu references strolling as a form of knowledge production and uses text, textile and interactive sound installations to communicate ideas of gathering through a call and response with local communities.
 
Departing from an intimate methodology of walking, for Notes To Self (Intimate 1) Buhlungu questions: how do we create structural spaces and communicate ideas of gathering within architectural, urban and public restrictions? How can one make visible personal reflections and poetics in the context of enduring collective ownership? This public commission seeks to pose these questions through a site-specific installation where passers-by can record their own notes to self that will be listened to, manifested, and archived as a living ecosystem of local responses. We invite you to come inside to discover and listen to these archival recordings, some of which will be transcribed into textiles featured outside in an evolving banner series, activating an acute and engaged response to the immediate environment and neighbourhood.

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SIMON LEE GALLERY

12 Berkeley St, W1J 8DT
020 7491 0100

www.simonleegallery.com
info@simonleegallery.com

Mon-Fri 10-6; pre-book appointments online

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Click to enlargeWERNER BÜTTNER : NO SCENE FROM MY STUDIO
May 13 - Jun 10, 2021
Simon Lee Gallery is proud to present No Scene from My Studio, an exhibition of new and recent works by artist Werner Büttner. This is the artist’s debut exhibition with the gallery, coming ahead of a major retrospective spanning his career since the early 80s at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany later this year.
 
Büttner is renowned for drawing out deeper layers of meaning from day-to-day life which may, at first glance, seem banal. His canvases and collages depict a tragi-comic reality, confronting social norms with both irony and satire, while retaining a firm grip on the history of painting. Driven by this unapologetic philosophy, Büttner, alongside Martin Kippenberger and Albert Oehlen, became a reactive voice in Hamburg in the late 1970s. The trio felt that art needed to address the failures of human morality within society. The subversive visual language they shaped, dubbed ‘Bad Painting’, dispensed with painterly conventions of technique and taste, in favour of an aesthetic that defiantly reinvented the medium.
 
Büttner invites his audience to rethink traditional subject matter and broader art historical references in the field of painting. Mixing past and present, he deals with icons and imagery, reimagining and reinterpreting them through a contemporary lens. In The Youth of the Venus of Willendorf, Büttner references the Upper Palaeolithic fertility totem, a paradigmatic representation of a voluptuous female figure. The painting offers a revised perspective, portraying a different archetype of a nubile female form with a slender and sensual torso. In considering the Venus of Willendorf at a different age, Büttner unlocks a figure traditionally frozen in time and creates possibilities for new narratives to emerge. Further nods to art history can also be observed in No Scene from My Studio. Here, the blue-tinted figure of a woman stands alone in a composition that recalls Henri Matisse’s iconic multi-coloured cut-outs, while the title calls into question whether the painting is an homage or challenge to the French master. Büttner’s titles reveal a finely tuned sense of irony, often uncovering crude and bitter truths. His bold and enigmatic phrases, and the use of text within a number of the works in the exhibition play a decisive role in the reception of his paintings, directing the viewer’s attention whilst simultaneously leaving space for interpretation.
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CLAUDIO PARMIGGIANI
Jun 16 - Aug 6, 2021
Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of Italian artist Claudio Parmiggiani at the London gallery, opening 16 June. Over the past 40 years, the artist has concentrated his practice on themes of memory, absence and silence, developing a language that is at once personal and collective. Parmiggiani’s overarching thesis is his search for an image, object or assemblage that transcends time and individual experience to evoke a universal, existential truth. For his fourth presentation with the gallery and his third exhibition in the London space, he will present both new and historical works, including sculptures and his signature Delocazione.

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SOFT OPENING

Unit 7, Piccadilly Circus Underground, W1J 9HP

www.softopening.london

On view 24/7

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RHEA DILLON
Apr 1 - May 16, 2021 FINAL WEEK

INTRA-ACTION : NARUMI NEKPENEKPEN CURATED BY KATE WONG
May 20 - Jun 13, 2021

INTRA-ACTION : MICHAEL & CHIYAN HO CURATED BY KATE WONG
Jun 17 - Jul 11, 2021

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SOFT OPENING

6 Minerva Street, Bethnal Green, E2 9EH

www.softopening.london
info@softopening.london

Open by appointment

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RYAN DRISCOLL : HOLST
Apr 15 - May 23, 2021

JAGDEEP RAINA : MEMORIES GAVE BIRTH TO HOPE, PART 2
Apr 28 - May 30, 2021
presented in collaboration with Cooper Cole, Toronto

SHANNON CARTIER LUCY
May 27 - Jul 4, 2021

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SOMERSET HOUSE

Strand, WC2R 1LA

www.somersethouse.org.uk
info@somersethouse.org.uk

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LONDON DESIGN BIENNALE 2021
Jun 1 - 27, 2021
London Design Biennale is a global gathering of the world’s most ambitious and imaginative designers, curators and design institutes. Es Devlin is Artistic Director and has chosen Resonance as the theme, which countries, cities and territories will respond to in their installations and presentations across Somerset House, London.

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SOTHEBY'S S|2 GALLERY LONDON

31 St. George Street, W1S 25J
020 7293 5502

www.sothebys.com/S2
S2London@sothebys.com

Public access 10am-1pm; Entry is by appointment only from 1-5pm

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EXHIBITIONS TBA
May 1 - Jul 1, 2021

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SOUTH LONDON GALLERY

65–67 Peckham Road, SE5 8UH
020 7703 6120

www.southlondongallery.org
mail@southlondongallery.org

Wed-Sun 11-6. Pre-book entry online

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ART ASSASSINS: AN ARCHIVE BY OTHER MEANS
May 19 - Jun 30, 2021
An archive by other means is an exhibition that invites us to consider how archives that document fraught histories can be understood in present-day contexts.
 
Curated by the Art Assassins, the South London Gallery’s youth forum, this exhibition features new video work, a soundscape, fly-posters and dubplates, made by the Art Assassins in collaboration with artists Onyeka Igwe and Rosa-Johan Uddoh.
 
Between September 2019 and December 2020, the Art Assassins interrogated an early twentieth-century archive assembled by anthropologist Northcote W Thomas for their project Entanglements: Who makes history?   
 
Working in West Africa between 1909–1915, Thomas amassed a huge collection of materials from Nigeria and Sierra Leone, including photographs, objects, sound recordings and field notes. The archive represents a unique document of life in these areas during that period but is entangled with British colonialism and its legacies.
 
An archive by other means explores the relevance of this archive today from the perspectives of a diverse group of young people living in south London and marks the culmination of the Entanglements: Who makes history? Project.

INDEPENDENCE
May 19 - Sep 19, 2021
This exhibition explores the history of the South London Gallery since the 2003 exhibition Independence.
 
Independence reflected on the gallery’s separation from Southwark Council, which it had been part of for nearly a century.
 
The gallery’s fascinating history since that landmark moment is presented in the Archive room, with digitised photographs, press releases, exhibition leaflets and much more available to browse.
 
Learn more about the expansion of the SLG’s buildings, artist programmes and educational reach in the last two decades.

UFUOMA ESSI: FROM WHERE WE LAND
Jun 18 - Aug 29, 2021
Ufuoma Essi, the SLG’s tenth Postgraduate Artist in Residence, is a video artist and filmmaker.
 
Her new film work, From Where We Land, examines second-generation Black British women and their relationship with identity, feelings of cultural displacement, and their relationship to Britain.
 
The film will look at the contributions of the 1980s Black feminist movement in England and the legacies of first-generation children of African and Caribbean immigrants. The film incorporates archive footage of 1980s Britain and 16mm footage shot on location in Margate and south London.
 
BIOGRAPHY
Ufuoma Essi (b. 1995, London) is a video artist, filmmaker and film programmer from Lewisham, south east London. Essi studied at University College London, 2014–2018 and the University of Pennsylvania, 2016–2017.
 
Previous exhibitions and screenings include Barbican Centre, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Croydon Art Store, London; Black Star Film Festival, Philadelphia; South London Gallery; and Chisenhale Studios, London. Essi has been selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020, and Syllabus VI (2020–21) a collaboratively produced alternative learning programme that supports ten artists across ten months. Forthcoming presentations include the culmination of a short digital residency with the Black Cultural Archives, curated by Languid Hands (Rabz Lansiquot and Imani Robinson).

CHRISTINA QUARLES: IN LIKENESS
Jun 18 - Aug 29, 2021
American artist Christina Quarles (b. 1985) lives and works in Los Angeles.
 
She creates surreal and deliberately ambiguous images of bodies that seem barely contained by the frame of the canvas. This display at the South London Gallery brings together Quarles’s vibrant and textured paintings, as well as works on paper, and is her first solo exhibition in a major London institution.
 
The figures in Quarles’s expressive, large-scale paintings are an embodiment of her own perspective on the world and she has described them as conveying ‘the experience of living in a body rather than looking at a body.’ Entwined bodies are set against abstracted environments, facial features are obscured and skin is rendered in a spectrum of shifting colour. The ways in which her painted bodies elude definition is a reflection of her own experience of being misread or misrepresented as a queer cis woman, born to a black father and white mother.
 
Eight of Quarles’s paintings including For a Flaw/ For a Fall/ For the End, 2018 and Sumday (We Gunna Rest on) Sunday, 2019 are on display in the SLG’s Main Gallery alongside a selection of the artist’s drawings. In these works on paper, fragments of text often taken from songs or poems intersect with bodies and reveal some of the literary, musical and autobiographical references that underpin her work.
 
This exhibition was organised by The Hepworth Wakefield.

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SOUTHARD REID

7 Royalty Mews, Soho, W1D 3AS
020 7734 3333

www.southardreid.com
mail@southardreid.com

Gallery closed due to lockdown. Please email for appointment.

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VIVIAN LYNN: MIND FIELDS
Apr 14 - Jun 19, 2021
Southard Reid is proud to present 'Mind Fields', marking the first exhibition in the United Kingdom of the work of Vivian Lynn (b. Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand, 1931, d. Wellington, 2018).
 
"Our bodies are mediated by cultural codes, as are our daily lives. My interest is in dislocating and transgressing these codes in a way that makes them tangible. The different bodies, the biological, imaginary, socio-economic, political and mythic, that form a corporeal ground of intelligence and desire, are alluded to in my work."
 
From both within and outside of the conventional structures of the art establishment, Lynn sought to construct and record an alternative tradition for art, one that had deep roots but which she re-worked so that its symbols were no longer inimical to women. She interwove a diverse range of media: sculpture, installation, collage, painting, photography, drawing, print and book-making, incorporating references to history, culture, politics, society, technology and chemical, biological and medical processes.
 
'Mind Fields' includes series' from 1984 and 2007, in which Lynn examined the workings of the mind and the body, as she herself experienced its failings, and their relation to external reality and deep history. Utilising a formal fluidity between drawing, painting and layered materials, the works reveal her recognition of the co-existence of, and interdependency between, interior and exterior worlds. Her surfaces register the interplay of the human, animal, and vegetal.

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SOUTHWARK PARK GALLERIES

Southwark Park, SE16 2UA
020 7237 1230

www.southwarkparkgalleries.org
admin@southwarkparkgalleries.org

11am - 5pm during exhibitions, please check website for details.

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Click to enlargeBEDWYR WILLIAMS // MILQUETOAST
May 19 - Jul 11, 2021

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SPACE

10 Oakfield Road, Ilford, IG1 1ZJ
020 8525 4330

www.spacestudios.org.uk
exhibitions@spacestudios.org.uk

Galleries temporarily closed, check website / soc. media for updates

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EXHIBITIONS TBA
May 1 - Jul 1, 2021

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SPROVIERI

23 Heddon Street, W1B 4BQ
020 7734 2066

www.sprovieri.com
info@sprovieri.com

By appt only until further notice; staff working remotely

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Click to enlargePAVEL PEPPERSTEIN : SONG OF LIBERTY
Apr 23 - Jun 25, 2021
Sprovieri is proud to present Song of Liberty, the third solo show at the gallery of Russian artist Pavel Pepperstein.
Song of Liberty consists of twenty-one watercolour illustrations of William Blake's poem. The drawings illustrate images charged with a strong religious, satirical and political content. Mythological and historical figures, such as Albion and the Pope, are merged together under the umbrella of fairy tale and caricatural scenes. In Pepperstein’s graphic, painterly works, ancient mythology encounters avant-garde forms, to which the artist adds his own handwritten description element.

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SPRÜTH MAGERS

7a Grafton Street, WIS 4EJ
020 7408 1613

www.spruethmagers.com
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Tue-Sat 11-5, pre-book a slot online

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THOMAS DEMAND
Apr 13 - May 15, 2021 FINAL WEEK

PETER FISCHLI
Jun 3 - Jul 31, 2021

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STANLEY PICKER GALLERY

Kingston School of Art, Kingston University, Grange Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2QJ
020 8417 4074

www.stanleypickergallery.org
stanleypickergallery@kingston.ac.uk

Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm

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BEN JUDD : THE ORIGIN
May 20 - Jul 3, 2021
The Origin considers the importance of community within a large city and facilitates meaningful exchanges between strangers, aiming to reconnect people both to each other and to their environment. The Origin will culminate in an exhibition at the Gallery and a boat on the River Thames. Details including how to book will be published in May 2021.

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STUDIO VOLTAIRE

1a Nelsons Row, Clapham, SW4 7JR
020 7622 1294

www.studiovoltaire.org
info@studiovoltaire.org

Clapham office closed; staff working remotely

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EXHIBITIONS TBA
May 1 - Jul 1, 2021

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THE SUNDAY PAINTER

117-119, South Lambeth Road, SW8 1XA
020 7735 5037

www.thesundaypainter.co.uk
info@thesundaypainter.co.uk

Wed-Sat 12-6 during exhibitions

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TATE BRITAIN

Millbank, SW1P 4RG
020 7887 8888

www.tate.org.uk/britain

Mon-Sun 10-6. Pre-booked tickets only - see website

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Click to enlargeLYNETTE YIADOM-BOAKYE : FLY IN LEAGUE WITH THE NIGHT
Nov 18, 2020 - May 9, 2021 FINAL WEEK

COOKING SECTIONS: SALMON - A RED HERRING
Nov 27, 2020 - Aug 31, 2021
Salmon: A Red Herring explores the deceptive reality of salmon as a colour and as a fish
 
Cooking Sections are Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe. Their long-term project CLIMAVORE explores the relationship between how we eat and the climate emergency.
 
Salmon is usually thought of as pink. The colour is even called ‘salmon pink’. However, farmed salmon today would be grey. To make them the expected colour, synthetic pigments are added to their feed. As Cooking Sections put it, salmon is ‘the colour of a wild fish which is neither wild, nor fish, nor even salmon’. Salmon are farmed in open nets, which severely impact wild salmon populations and marine life across the seabed of the west coast of Scotland.
 
The changing colours of species are warning signs of an environmental crisis. Many of these alterations result from humans and animals ingesting and absorbing synthetic substances. Changes in flesh, scales, feathers, skin, leaves or wings give us clues to environmental and metabolic transformations around us and inside us. This installation questions what colours we expect in our ‘natural’ environment as our planet changes.
 
Prompted by this project, farmed salmon has been permanently removed from food outlets at all Tate sites. It has been replaced with ingredients that promote regenerative aquacultures, including bivalves and seaweeds. You can find these menu items at the Djanogly Café and Members Room. This artistic agreement with Cooking Sections solidifies Tate’s commitment to act in the face of the climate emergency.
 
Cooking Sections are Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe: a duo of spatial practitioners based in London who use installation, performance, mapping and video, to explore the systems that organise the world through food.

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TATE MODERN

Bankside, SE1 9TG
020 7887 8888

www.tate.org.uk

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BEUYS' ACORNS
May 4 - Nov 14, 2021
In response to the climate emergency, artists Ackroyd & Harvey have installed Beuys’ Acorns, a group of 100 oak trees, on Tate Modern’s South Terrace
 
Beuys’ Acorns takes its inspiration from the artist and co-founder of the German Green party Joseph Beuys, whose centenary it is this year. From 1982 to 1987, Beuys and his helpers planted 7,000 trees alongside 7,000 basalt rocks in Kassel, Germany. Called 7000 Oaks this ‘social sculpture’, as Beuys called it, permanently altered the cityscape, connecting art to the emerging climate movement.
 
In 2007, British artists Ackroyd & Harvey travelled to Kassel and collected acorns from the original oaks. A hundred of the now-grown trees will come together at Tate Modern, creating a living sculpture – a place for gathering and for rethinking our connections with nature.
 
At Tate Modern, Beuys’ Acorns will sit directly above Beuys’s work The End of the Twentieth Century, installed in the Tanks below. Its basalt stones are derived from the same rocks used in 7000 Oaks, reuniting the two elements from Beuys’s original piece.
 
Ackroyd & Harvey are co-founders of Culture Declares Emergency, which launched in April 2019. The movement aims to create strategic plans for individuals and organisations – including Tate – to help sustain the planet.

THE MAKING OF RODIN
May 18 - Nov 21, 2021
Experimental works reveal a new side to the sculptor who changed modern art
 
Working at the turn of the 20th century, Auguste Rodin broke the rules of classical sculpture to create an image of the human body that mirrored the ruptures, complexities and uncertainties of the modern age.
 
This major exhibition is the first to focus on the importance of plaster in his work. Although Rodin is best known for his bronze and marble sculptures, he himself worked as a modeller, who captured movement, light and volume in pliable materials such as clay and plaster.
 
This presentation evokes the atmosphere of the artist’s studio. Plasters casts in all sizes show how he continually experimented with fragmentation, repetition and joining existing parts in unconventional ways. Some of his best-known works were influenced by this process, including The Burghers of Calais, which is represented here by the newly restored original plaster.
 
With the process of making at its heart, the exhibition also considers the complex dynamics of the workshop, as well as between the artist and his models and collaborators, including fellow sculptor Camille Claudel, the Japanese actress Ohta Hisa, and the German aristocrat Helene Von Nostitz.
 
The realisation of this landmark exhibition is possible due to a unique collaboration with the Musée Rodin, who have offered Tate unprecedented access to their collection. It features over 200 works, many of which have not been seen outside of France before.

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TAYMOUR GRAHNE PROJECTS

(Holland Park), 10 Portland Road, W11 4LA
020 7967 9095

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Click to enlargeGABRIELLA SANCHEZ : ROUGH RENDERINGS OF SHARP IMAGES
Apr 17 - Jun 5, 2021
Taymour Grahne Projects is pleased to present 'Rough Renderings of Sharp Images', a solo exhibition by LA-based artist Gabriella Sanchez (b. 1988), opening on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
 
3D tour here: www.artland.com/exhibitions/gabriella-sanchez-rough-renderings-of-sharp-images
 
Gabriella Sanchez is a multidisciplinary artist, whose practice is largely influenced by her background in graphic design. The elements of typography, text, form and color play a central role in her visual vocabulary, referencing artists who also utilize script in their work. Such examples are John Baldessari, Bruce Nauman and the collaborative works by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, all of which have largely shaped Sanchez’s artistic identity. However, Gabriella takes a whole new approach to show how the (art) world contextualizes artists who use the same 'language', but come from different backgrounds.

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TAYMOUR GRAHNE PROJECTS

(Notting Hill), 1 Lonsdale Road, W11 2BY
0044 020 3745 8706

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taymour@taymourgrahne.com

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Click to enlargeEVIE O'CONNOR : WHAT WILL BECOME OF US?
May 15 - Jun 18, 2021
Private view Sat May 15 3pm - 6pm
Evie O’Connor’s paintings examine, critique and ponder the confusing climate we find ourselves in. Her work asks personal and uncomfortable questions about the breeding ground of excess, that we all play a part in creating. It invites conversation surrounding class, which for her is necessary and long overdue, and dissects the often empty aspiration of the scenes she envisions. Performative affluence and sun-kissed elitism become galleries in themselves, creating vignettes of beautiful privilege that are both repulsive and idyllic in our world of pain, poverty and pandemics.
 
Evie O Connor (b. 1993, Derbyshire, UK) is an artist living and working in London. She received a MA from Glasgow School of Art and a BA from London College of Fashion. Her work has been the subject of exhibitions in Shanghai, LA, London and Manchester, with an upcoming solo at Taymour Grahne Projects, London, in the spring. She is currently completing a residency at Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation, and was previously artist in residence at Dumfries House.

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TEST GALLERY

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TEST EXHIBITION 1
May 6 - Jun 1, 2021

TEST EXHIBITION 2
May 7 - 31, 2021

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THAMES-SIDE STUDIOS GALLERY

Thames-Side Studios, Harrington Way, Warspite Road, SE18 5NR
020 8301 8844

www.thames-sidestudios.co.uk
info@thames-sidestudios.co.uk

Thur-Sun 12-5pm. Email to book an appointment.

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CIRCLING THE SQUARE : CURATED BY SCOTT MCCRACKEN
May 17 - 23, 2021
Open daily from Monday 17 May - Sunday 23 May, 12-6pm, following government safety guidelines.
 
Shahin Afrassiabi, Kiera Bennett, Biggs & Collings, Juan Bolivar, Jane Harris, Heike Kelter, Ansel Krut, Scott McCracken, Andrea Medjusi-Jones, Mali Morris, Tim Ralston, Graeme Todd, David Webb, Victor Willing
 
The phrase ‘squaring the circle’ means trying to achieve that which is not possible. Inverting the expression to ‘circling the square’ implies its opposite, that which is possible. The possibility contained within painting. The square is the ground, the painting support, that has to be negotiated and worked around. Circled. Circling the square becomes a fitting analogy for how paintings can be realised and considered.

LOUNGE | OLGA SUCHANOVA : JOURNEYS
May 17 - Jun 13, 2021
Journeys is the personal exploration of the mystery of being through photography, printmaking and painting. My work lies at the intersection of light, space, time and energy. If we insist there should be things to be observed, these things come about through our constructing. A reality we can know that is independent of our observing. According to D. Bohm ‘We observe observing.’ I somehow learn to sense its presence and movement in order to bring my own life into harmony. I act such an observer and follow my own path of life and these artworks are responses to it.

Click to enlargeVIEWING ROOM | CONNIE HARRISON SOMEWHERE BETWEEN
May 17 - Jun 27, 2021
An array of materials and layers are condensed in Connie Harrison's paintings. Through surfaces and their variations, compositions emerge slowly through a process of layering and the stripping away of wax and oil paint. Harrison presents a painting with the basic tangibility of a sculpture or a sculpture with the graphic vigour of a painting. She is interested in how a work can sit simultaneously between abstraction and figuration.
 
Connie Harrison (b.1993) graduated from Chelsea College of Arts in 2016. Recent exhibitions include The Invitational at Unit 1 Gallery, Open Call with Delphian Gallery, Small is Beautiful at Flowers Gallery and British Painting II at Bermondsey Project Space.

RECREATIONAL GROUNDS: OFF SITE
May 29 - Jun 13, 2021
Recreational Grounds: Off Site
Curated by Fiona Grady, Anna Lytridou and Tim Ralston
 
Exhibition Dates: 29 May-13 June 2021
Preview: Friday 28 May 2021, 6-9pm
 
Henrietta Armstrong, Mike Ballard, Jack Brown, Paul Cole, Dori Deng, Rosie Gibbens, Fiona Grady, Nicky Hirst, Ted Le Swer, Anna Lytridou, Marco Miehling, Veronika Neukirch, Tom Rapsey, Tim Ralston, Shinuk Suh and Jim Woodall.
 
Since 2018 Recreational Grounds has been inviting artists to create site-responsive art works in an unconventional venue, a vacant car park on the Aylesbury estate in Elephant and Castle, London. The project has enabled artists to challenge their practice and work in new ways to fulfil a unique brief. The exhibition Recreational Grounds : Off Site presents this concept in a new venue and takes the project off-site.
 
For this exhibition the curators have selected artists from previous editions of Recreational Grounds alongside a few new names. The decision to present the artists in a more formal gallery space is an opportunity to test the values and principles of Recreational Grounds, keeping the intuitive, improvisational and ephemeral aesthetic but asking the artists to re-interpret the project for a new setting. The artists will create site responsive work that will look to explore themes initially developed in previous editions of Recreational Grounds, reflecting on how their work and ideas may have changed and grown with time.
 
Online events and performances to engage with the exhibition and discuss narratives around Recreational Grounds wil take place during the exhibition.
 
A Recreational Grounds publication will be launched at the end of the exhibition. This will catalogue the previous editions of Recreational Grounds and contain commissioned writing on these alternative, artist-led exhibitions.

PRETTY UGLY : CURATED BY ANDREW EKINS
Jun 19 - Jul 4, 2021
Phillip Allen, Phyllida Barlow, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Paul Cole, Giles Corby, Andrew Ekins, Nick Fox, Nicky Hirst, Sand Laurenson, Hannah Maybank, Jane Millar, Katie Pratt, Piers Secunda, Kate Street, Jamie Partridge and Narbi Price.
 
Everything has its beauty (1.)
 
Pretty Ugly brings together the work of sixteen artists, all of whom explore a fugitive beauty within “a degraded sense of reality"(2.)
 
Each sees value in the imperfect and the irregular, the pull of the sublime and the illicit. Theirs is an aesthetic that gains potency by being elusive, abject, and impolite, while testing the capacity of what has been made to represent the content it is intended to have. The resulting forms manifest a flawed but compelling beauty, and are distinguished by a delight in a logic of brokenness: surfaces that have a corrupted ornamentation and an abused touch of the brush.
 
These artists make delinquent un-palettable paintings, ceramics that relish the quiddities and quirks of form, and sculpture that emphasises the substance and materiality of thingness. The work of each employs an expanded creative language, exploring a narrative of otherness in pursuit of the lure of a tainted kind of love, a fatal attraction.
 
Andrew Ekins, March 2021
 
(1. Confucious, 2. Bruno Schultz, Street of Crocodiles)

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THOMAS DANE GALLERY

3 & 11 Duke Street, St James's, SW1Y 6BN
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Click to enlargeARTURO HERRERA : FROM THIS DAY FORWARD
Mar 16 - Jun 6, 2021
‘Can I make something so clear ambiguous? Can I uproot it? In which ways is the baggage that we bring to the new image relevant to the vivid recollections within our cultural context? I am attracted to juxtaposing invented images and readymade images without establishing explicit relations between elements.’ — Arturo Herrera
 
For his fourth exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery, Arturo Herrera continues his examination of modernist legacies and contemporary image culture with a selection of new collages, immersive wall painting and bookmaking. Herrera’s use of collage contaminates the optical status of images by creating a specifically composed aggregate. The contradictory meanings of historical source material often exist in fragmented contiguity with invented abstraction, figurative forms, printed motifs, and animation. For this exhibition at No.3 Duke Street, which displays Herrera’s new book From This Day Forward (2020), Herrera scrutinises the mechanics of print and bookmaking to enrich the liminal space between painting, print and collage.

MICHAEL LANDY'S BREAK DOWN : 20 YEARS
Apr 13 - Jun 6, 2021
Marking the twentieth anniversary of Michael Landy's Break Down, Thomas Dane Gallery is pleased to present an archive exhibition looking back at the seminal project. The display includes works and ephemera spanning the project's initial conception, development and its aftermath, from preparatory drawings and selected press clippings to documentary footage, pamphlets and invitation cards. Michael Landy's Break Down will include a selection of 6x4 photographs of Break Down taken by Wolfgang Tillmans and gifted to Landy at the time, and which have never been exhibited before.

PATRICIA LEITE : CANINANA
Jun 3 - Sep 25, 2021
For her inaugural solo exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery, Patricia Leite presents a new series of oil on wood paintings informed by the landscape of São Paulo’s Barra do Una. Leite’s paintings frequently involve the layering of pigment to ruminate on temporal and evanescent states such as qualities of light, ephemeral atmospheres and momentary sensations. In this new body of work, Leite examines a particularly biodiverse ecosystem, portraying the abundant flora, fauna, waterfalls and seascapes of the region. As a site of outstanding natural beauty, the Barra do Una is also subject to profound environmental damage. For Caninana, Leite distils the Barra do Una’s biodiversity to its essence, making visible otherwise overlooked details, and celebrating the region’s fragile complexity.

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TIMOTHY TAYLOR

15 Bolton Street, W1J 8BG
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Click to enlargeHILARY PECIS : PIECEMEAL RHYTHM
May 14 - Jun 26, 2021

Timothy Taylor is delighted to announce the upcoming opening of Piecemeal Rhythm at 15 Bolton Street, London, featuring new paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Hilary Pecis (b. 1979, Fullerton, CA). Piecemeal Rhythm is Pecis's first solo exhibition in the UK as well as her first solo exhibition with the gallery.
Pecis renders symbols, objects and details with playful precision in a series of interior scenes, landscapes and city portraits. Drawing from a history of decorative art from Matisse to Vuillard, her vibrant, richly patterned paintings revel in surprising asymmetries.
'There's a rhythm within my paintings: each work has a certain wonky quality, a fluidity that I try to keep throughout the process,' Pecis explains. 'There's much more magic in not knowing how it will all end up.'

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TIWANI CONTEMPORARY

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ANDREW PIERRE HART: THE LISTENING SWEET
Mar 11 - May 15, 2021 FINAL WEEK
Tiwani Contemporary is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of British artist Andrew Pierre Hart.
 
The exhibition emerges out of a sonic understanding of the past year with a focus on its particular ‘volumes’. In The Listening Sweet – Hart uses painting and sound to formulate a response to the ‘sonic registers’ of 2020 and 2021. He also proposes a sonified, cross-modal space that emerges directly out of these works underscoring the symbiosis between painting and sound. In envisioning the existence of a vibratory, experiential and amorphous environment, Hart alludes to ideas relating to future primitivism, recovery, healing, romanticism and utopias all at once and ever changing across time and space.

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TJ BOULTING

59 Riding House St, W1W 7EG
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Click to enlargeEMERIC LHUISSET : THEATER OF WAR AND L’AUTRE RIVE
Apr 28 - May 22, 2021
A solo show by the fifteenth recipient of the British Journal of Photography International Award, Parisian-born artist Emeric Lhuisset, with his combined series Theater of War and L’Autre Rive. Theatre of War examines the theatrical image of conflict, staging real Kurdish guerilla fighters in war settings to blur the boundaries between art and journalism. L’Autre Rive depicts the same subjects eight years later, after they had become refugees in Europe. “I want to deconstruct the viewer's gaze on refugees,” says Lhuisset. “I am confronting them with the paradox that Kurdish fighters — who were heroised by most Westerners for their fierce fight against ISIS — are considered outcasts and parasites by many of these same people once they have crossed the sea.”

KATE DUNN - THE TABERNACLE : WELCOME TO PHARMAKON
Jun 2 - Jul 3, 2021
A multi-sensory painting installation through the lens of gabber’s pharmakon

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