Weekly World Wide Exhibition Round Up

17 – 24 February 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.

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:
 
Grayson Perry: Who Are You?
National Portrait Gallery
Opening 25 October 2014 – 15 March 2015
 
Identity takes centre stage in Perry’s repertoire. The portraits on display at the National Portrait Gallery looks at the evolution of our identities in spite of our constant sense of self. Perry considers identity as a performative journey. This exhibition follows British characters who have changed gender, religion or have lost some of their physical or mental faculties. The show includes Grayson Perry’s self-portrait, a tapestry and fourteen portraits of individuals, families and groups. Accompanying this showcase is a television series aired on the U.K’s Channel 4, titled Grayson Perry: Who Are You.
 
http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/graysonperry/display.php 
 
National Portrait Gallery                                                                                                              
St Martin’s Place

London

WC2H 0HE

 U.K
 
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Jeff Koons
Centre Georges Pompidou
Opening 26 November 2014 – 27 April 2015
 
The Centre Georges Pompidou is hosting this retrospective on Jeff Koons. Included in the show are many of his iconic steel balloons, playful subversiveness in his advertisement series as well as his pornographic pictorial autobiographies. This exhibition depicts the career of a globally renown and controversial artist through decades of practice experimenting with popular culture, imagery and materials.
 
https://www.centrepompidou.fr/cpv/ressource.action?param.id=FR_R-05a382f83e5f533c85cd68c763b3e4c¶m.idSource=FR_E-a0b723e271d537f2457bc404b26d2c6
 
Place Georges Pompidou
75004
Paris
France
 
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Le Bord Des Mondes
Palais De Tokyo
Opening 18 February – 17 May 2015 
 
Marcel Duchamp’s question “Can one make works of art which are not ‘of art’?” is the basis behind Le Bord Des Mondes (At the Edge of the Worlds). Curator Rebecca Lamarche Vadel enrols the works of experimenters, visionaries, poets and cultural communicators whom typically operate outside of the conventional art world, into a show that examines their beauty, uniqueness and cultural effect, while considering the permeable and expansive boundaries of art.
 
http://www.palaisdetokyo.com/fr/le-bord-des-mondes
 
Palais de Tokyo
13 avenue du Président Wilson
75 116
Paris
France
 
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Human Rights Human Wrongs
Photographers’ Gallery
Opening 6 February – 6 April 2015
 
Over 200 original press prints acquired from the Black Star agency’s collection of twentieth century photojournalistic material is displayed in this show. Black Star’s business relationship with Life magazine provided the two companies with contributive opportunities from the mid 1930’s onwards. Black Star provided Life with important photojournalism content for the magazine, while Life gave Black Star a reputable platform to disseminate it’s imagery. The exhibition aims at helping us understand the role of photography in promoting human rights and presenting to us the realities of international conflicts. Spanning from 1945 through to the early 1990’s, Human Rights Human Wrongs examines the major wars, conflicts and sociopolitical disturbances following World War II.
 
http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/human-rights-human-wrongs-4
 
The Photographers’ Gallery
16 – 18 Ramillies St
London
W1F 7LW
 
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Art From Elsewhere: International Contemporary Art from UK Galleries
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Opening 14 February – 31 May 2015
 
19 International Artists brought together thanks to the Art Fund International scheme and thematically tied together by curator David Elliot, sees works that consider global change, postcolonial experiences and failed utopias. Artists from South Africa to Pakistan present essential works in light installation, video, photography and print.
 
http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag/whats-on/art-from-elsewhere-international-contemporary-art-from-uk-galleries
 
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham

B3 3DH

 
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Rachel Reupke: Letter of Complaint
Cubitt
Opening 22 January – 1 March 2015
 
Stock imagery with its rigid and contrived representations is Rachel Reupke’s current focus. The film on display at Cubitt looks at introducing uncertainty and deficiency to these such images. 
 
http://cubittartists.org.uk/2014/12/17/letter-of-complaint/ 
 
Cubitt
8 Angel Mews
London
N1 9HH