WE HAVE ROUNDED UP A SELECTION OF UPCOMING SHOWS FOR YOU TO SEE BROUGHT TO YOU IN A REGULAR WEEKLY SNAPSHOT.
We have rounded up a selection of upcoming shows for you to see brought to you in a regular weekly snapshot
In the coming week there is:
Roy Voss: All the World’s a Sunny Day
Opening 21 January – 8 March 2015
Postcards take centre stage at this exhibition at Matt’s Gallery. All the World’s a Sunny Day comprises of a number of collages produced by Roy Voss using postcards from the 1960’s through to the 1980’s. By cutting out a word written on the back of the postcard and pasted on the front, Voss converges it with the the scene producing a sometimes associative relation between word and image. The series of postcards bring forth short narratives and while the mass manufacturing of these items has offered a vast number of people a personal outlet to communicate, typically with love and intimacy, our encounters with them become melancholic, nostalgic and anachronistic.
42–44 Copperfield Road
——————————————————Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector
Opening: 12 February – 25 May 2015
Collecting objects for inspiration or for study is a practice undertaken by many artists. Somewhat marginalised, these artist would at some point have been labelled simply as hoarders. But a more considered look at these objects often reveal deep insights into the workings of these artists on show at the Barbican. Featuring a swell of objects, you will see the personal collections of some key artists from the post-war and contemporary eras.
——————————————————Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy
The British Library
Opening 13 March – 1 September 2015
With a specially commissioned work by Cornelia Parker to celebrate 800 years of the Magna Carta, The British Library brings you the biggest exhibition to date exploring centuries of striking history. Displaying artefacts, original documents, stunning manuscripts, royal relics and statues; the exhibition includes two of the four original 1215 Magna Carta documents as well as Jefferson’s handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence and one of the original copies of the US Bill of Rights. A series of public events, conferences and learning programmes surounds the exhibition throughout its duration.
Cornelia Parker’s new artwork will be unveiled on 15 March up until 24 July 2015.
The British Library
96 Euston Road
——————————————————Women Fashion Power
Opening 29 October 2014 – 26 April 2015
Zaha Hadid has designed this exhibition gathering together exclusive interviews alongside immersive multimedia installations. Some of history’s most unique pieces of clothing representing a notably wide-ranging spectrum of modern fashion is exhibited in this show. Fashion’s potent ability to facilitate self-expression, empowerment and cultural position is illustrated in this all female cast.
——————————————————History Is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain
Opening 10 February – 26 April 2015
The Hayward Gallery presents this exhibition which attempts to offer a profoundly new way of looking at events of the past to understand where British society is today. Created to coincide with the 2015 British General Election, History Is Now invites seven artists and gives them access to large collections from the Tate to the Arts Council; putting them in the role of the curator. Each artist takes an original perspective on a selected period of British history spotlighting key events from the post-war period to the present day. History Is Now is co-curated by Hayward Gallery’s very own Dr Cliff Lauson.
Making Music Modern: Design For Ear And Eye
Museum of Modern Art
Opening 15 November 2014 – 1 November 2015
The symbiotic progress of Art and Music through Modern times has seen profound landmarks in design, products, technologies and culture as a whole. Produced entirely from Moma’s collection, Making Music Modern displays the designs made for instruments, auditoriums, devices to listen to music with as well as posters, animation and record sleeves.
11 West 53 Street