In the coming week there is:
Children’s Commission 2015: Rivane Neuenschwander
Opening 23 June – 25 October 2015
The Whitechapel Gallery invites Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander to make a work of art for the annual Children’s Commission. The new work explores childhood fears ranging from ‘spiders’ and ‘heights’ to ‘talking trees’ and ‘electric ghosts’. The exhibition features elements of drawing, textiles, design, performance and writing with her interest in the rich history of modern art in her native Brazil.
77-82 Whitechapel High St
Opening 12 June – 6 Sept 2015
The Stedelijk Museum presents the first European solo exhibition of Indonesian artists’ collective Tromarama. The collective consists of three artists who experiment with digital imaging technology and are best known for their animations. The exhibition presents a selection of recent animations, as well as a new work the trio created especially for the occasion.
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
1071 DJ Amsterdam
Opening 9 September – 3 October 2015
Victoria Miro’s third solo exhibition by Varda Caivano. A selection of recent paintings that demonstrate Caivano’s capacity to strike a subtle balance between the materiality of paint and its emotional and figurative resonances. her deftly composed, gestural forms at once irreducible and infinitely evocative. There is the lively feeling that these surfaces are the composite expression of actions rooted in the bodily logic of inhabiting space.
Victoria Miro Mayfair
14 St. George Street
Marc Quinn: The Toxic Sublime
Opening 15 July – 13 September 2015
White Cube presents an exhibition of new works by Marc Quinn. Quinn’s first at White Cube London since 2010, includes two new bodies of work and is the culmination of two years of investigation into natural phenomena and our distanced and complex relationship with the environment. ‘The Toxic Sublime’ series are distorted, three-dimensional seascapes that blur the boundaries between painting and sculpture. Alongside these paintings, a new series of sculptures, minimal arcs in stainless steel, including one measuring over 7m long, form part of a body of work titled ‘Frozen Waves’. These primal, gestural shapes originate from the remnants of shells, eroded by the endless action of the waves.
144-152 Bermondsey Street
The Barbican Exhibition: Building a Landmark
Opening 25 May – 29 November 2015
Explore almost three decades of the estate’s construction from the mid-1950s to 1982. Rarely seen photographs of the construction trace the progress of the gargantuan scheme which saw the bomb site turned into a brutalist architectural landmark.
BP Portrait Award 2015
National Portrait Gallery
Opening 18 June – 20 September 2015
Selected from a record-breaking 2,748 entries by artists from 92 countries around the world, the BP Portrait Award 2015 represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. From parents to poseurs, figurative nudes to famous faces and expressive sketches to piercing photo-realism, the variety and vitality in the exhibition continues to make it an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar.
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place