Weekly World Wide Exhibition Round Up

12 – 19 May 2015

YOUR GUIDE TO THE ART WORLD

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:
 

Theaster Gates: Freedom of Assembly

White Cube

Opening 29 April – 5 July 2015

Featuring a display of new works, this exhibition explores the theme of ‘assembly’. It includes sculptures, large-scale tar paintings and a series of work that for the first time exposes Gates’ long-term experimentation with clay. The notion of assembly is looked at through the lens of memory, politics and the cultural significance of material objects.

http://whitecube.com/exhibitions/theaster_gates_bermondsey_2015/

White Cube Bermondsey

144 – 152 Bermondsey Street

London

SE1 3TQ

U.K

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Matt Stokes: Madman in a Lifeboat

Matt’s Gallery

Opening 1 April – 24 May 2015

Matt’s Gallery has commissioned Stokes to produce an immersive sculptural video installation based around the pilot episode of a faux situational comedy series. The exhibition draws inspiration from Stokes’ conversations with a 74-year old East London resident’s surreal imaginings, which include a variety of supernatural ideologies. Stokes has known the fantastical character since 2009 and acquired permission from him to search his East London home for artefacts an documents that are linked to his outlandish stories.

http://www.mattsgallery.org/artists/stokes/exhibition-2.php

Matt’s Gallery

42–44 Copperfield Road London

E3 4RR

U.K

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Roman Signer: Slow Movement

Barbican

Opening 4 March – 31 May 2015

Swiss artist Roman Signer is famous for his sculptural installation and video works. The title to this show refers to the kayak, a characteristic symbol from which Signer has worked with. The exhibition continues this motif, containing 3 kayaks overall. One of which is a monumental installation of one of the kayaks navigating the 90-metre long gallery as if drifting through a canal. The show includes a selection of earlier films by Signer that also feature kayaks.

http://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?ID=17362

Barbican Centre

Silk Street

London

EC2Y 8DS

U.K

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Life on Foot

Design Museum

Opening 13 May – 1 November 2015

This exhibition looks at the journey of shoe design by the renown Spanish footwear brand, Camper. The Design Museum has gained exclusive access to Camper’s extensive archives to bring you a thorough insight into the evolution of shoe design and manufacturing processes. It reveals their design studios in Mallorca and also their high-tech mass production facilities in the Far East. The show includes displays on Camper’s involvement in advertising, their design of conceptual retail spaces and plenty of never-before seen prototypes and sketches.

https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/future-exhibitions/life-on-foot

Design Museum

Shad Thames

London

SE1 2YD

U.K

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The Nouveau Festival

Centre Georges Pompidou

Opening 15 April – 20 July 2015

The first edition to this festival was in 2009. Since then the Nouveau Festival has provided the platform for expression and production, a boiling pot for new forms of creation. The multi-disciplinary programme features three months of visual artists, performers, dancers, theorists and film directors looking at the dialogue between art and games. The festival includes seminars, talks and debates designed to stimulate thinking and act as continuations from the works and games on offer. Check out the website linked for a comprehensive list of all venues.

https://www.centrepompidou.fr/cpv/ressource.action?param.id=FR_R-5a13f7c918c2324f76c5bda66efd710&param.idSource=FR_E-334230bd86d1608ab2c8c4f51f9e54ac

Place Georges-Pompidou

75004

Paris

France

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Lee Ufan

Lisson Gallery

Opening 25 March – 9 May 2015

This show presents a body of work by Lee Ufan, noted for being a founding member of the Japanese Mono-ha and Korean Dansaekhwa groups prevalent in the late 1960’s and early ’70’s. It has been only recently that the West has celebrated this Eastern movement. He is considered a minimalist artist, executing the economy of gesture and representation in order to tap into the upmost possible effect. He works with watercolours, performative strokes and strong colours.

http://www.lissongallery.com/exhibitions/lee-ufan–3

Lisson Gallery

27 & 52 Bell Street

London

NW1 5DA

U.K

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:
 

Theaster Gates: Freedom of Assembly

White Cube

Opening 29 April – 5 July 2015

Featuring a display of new works, this exhibition explores the theme of ‘assembly’. It includes sculptures, large-scale tar paintings and a series of work that for the first time exposes Gates’ long-term experimentation with clay. The notion of assembly is looked at through the lens of memory, politics and the cultural significance of material objects.

http://whitecube.com/exhibitions/theaster_gates_bermondsey_2015/

White Cube Bermondsey

144 – 152 Bermondsey Street

London

SE1 3TQ

U.K

——————————————————

Matt Stokes: Madman in a Lifeboat

Matt’s Gallery

Opening 1 April – 24 May 2015

Matt’s Gallery has commissioned Stokes to produce an immersive sculptural video installation based around the pilot episode of a faux situational comedy series. The exhibition draws inspiration from Stokes’ conversations with a 74-year old East London resident’s surreal imaginings, which include a variety of supernatural ideologies. Stokes has known the fantastical character since 2009 and acquired permission from him to search his East London home for artefacts an documents that are linked to his outlandish stories.

http://www.mattsgallery.org/artists/stokes/exhibition-2.php

Matt’s Gallery

42–44 Copperfield Road London

E3 4RR

U.K

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Roman Signer: Slow Movement

Barbican

Opening 4 March – 31 May 2015

Swiss artist Roman Signer is famous for his sculptural installation and video works. The title to this show refers to the kayak, a characteristic symbol from which Signer has worked with. The exhibition continues this motif, containing 3 kayaks overall. One of which is a monumental installation of one of the kayaks navigating the 90-metre long gallery as if drifting through a canal. The show includes a selection of earlier films by Signer that also feature kayaks.

http://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?ID=17362

Barbican Centre

Silk Street

London

EC2Y 8DS

U.K

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Life on Foot

Design Museum

Opening 13 May – 1 November 2015

This exhibition looks at the journey of shoe design by the renown Spanish footwear brand, Camper. The Design Museum has gained exclusive access to Camper’s extensive archives to bring you a thorough insight into the evolution of shoe design and manufacturing processes. It reveals their design studios in Mallorca and also their high-tech mass production facilities in the Far East. The show includes displays on Camper’s involvement in advertising, their design of conceptual retail spaces and plenty of never-before seen prototypes and sketches.

https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/future-exhibitions/life-on-foot

Design Museum

Shad Thames

London

SE1 2YD

U.K

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The Nouveau Festival

Centre Georges Pompidou

Opening 15 April – 20 July 2015

The first edition to this festival was in 2009. Since then the Nouveau Festival has provided the platform for expression and production, a boiling pot for new forms of creation. The multi-disciplinary programme features three months of visual artists, performers, dancers, theorists and film directors looking at the dialogue between art and games. The festival includes seminars, talks and debates designed to stimulate thinking and act as continuations from the works and games on offer. Check out the website linked for a comprehensive list of all venues.

https://www.centrepompidou.fr/cpv/ressource.action?param.id=FR_R-5a13f7c918c2324f76c5bda66efd710&param.idSource=FR_E-334230bd86d1608ab2c8c4f51f9e54ac

Place Georges-Pompidou

75004

Paris

France

——————————————————

Lee Ufan

Lisson Gallery

Opening 25 March – 9 May 2015

This show presents a body of work by Lee Ufan, noted for being a founding member of the Japanese Mono-ha and Korean Dansaekhwa groups prevalent in the late 1960’s and early ’70’s. It has been only recently that the West has celebrated this Eastern movement. He is considered a minimalist artist, executing the economy of gesture and representation in order to tap into the upmost possible effect. He works with watercolours, performative strokes and strong colours.

http://www.lissongallery.com/exhibitions/lee-ufan–3

Lisson Gallery

27 & 52 Bell Street

London

NW1 5DA

U.K