Weekly World Wide Exhibition Round Up

17 – 24 March 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:
 
Patrick Staff: The Foundation
Chisenhale Gallery
Opening 20 February – 12 April 2015
 
Patrick Staff’s film installation, The Foundation, premiers at the Chisenhale Gallery. It explores the different generations of queer identity and attempts to negotiate it through a series of historical materials. The film includes footage shot at the Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles, a foundation created by Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen, also known as Tom of Finland and his friend Durk Dehner to preserve the extensive library of homoerotic art. The film however, doesn’t focus on Tom’s work, but rather looks at the foundation like a set of relations.
 
Preview: 19 February 2015, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
 
http://chisenhale.org.uk/events/exhibition_events.php
 
Chisenhale Gallery
64 Chisenhale Road
London
E3 5QZ
U.K
 
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Stewart Law RCA Secret
Royal College of Art
Opening 12 March – 20 March 2015
 
The Stewart Law RCA Secret is an exhibition that not only presents to you postcard-sized works by new and internationally acclaimed artists such as Shonibare, Baldessari and Deller, but also provides the opportunity for current RCA students to exhibit along side these big names in the art world. The author of each postcard is left anonymous until after you purchase it. The format is as follows: 1) Browse the postcards at the exhibition, 2) Arrive at the sale day on March 21st on a first come first serve basis, 3) Buy your favourites, 4) After the sale closes check on the website to find out which artist created your purchased postcard. Find more information on the website below.
 
Sale day: March 21 2015
 
http://london.secret.rca.ac.uk/2015/
 
Royal College of Art
Dyson Building 1 Hester Road London
U.K SW11 4AN
 
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Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
Somerset House
Opening 27 November 2014 – 15 March 2015
 
Fashion photographer Guy Bourdin is having the UK’s largest ever exhibition displaying over 100 enigmatic and leading works in his field. Considered as Man Ray’s protégé, this exhibition features previously unseen work from 1955 to 1987. You will see how Bourdin transformed the basic function of fashion photography into a practice that can be rich and strange by establishing the idea that the product is secondary to the image.
 
http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/visual-arts/guy-bourdin?
 
Somerset House Trust
Strand
London
U.K
WC2R 1LA
 
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Baptist Coelho: Under My Skin…Under Your Skin
Independent Archive & Resource Centre
Opening 10 March 19:30
 
An internationally touring film created by Baptist Coelho arrives at the Independent Archive & Resource Centre for one day only. Coelho lives and works in Bombay, India. His work challenges established histories through the myriad of mediums he uses. He has exhibited worldwide with a solo exhibition in the pipeline for May 2015 in Leh, India. The screening is followed by an artist discussion moderated by Dr. Nora A. Taylor, Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the show is curated by Lina Vincent Sunish.
 
http://www.independentarchive.sg/under-my-skin-under-your-skin/
 
Independent Archive
67 Aliwal Street
Singapore
199942
 
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Come As You Are: Art Of The 1990’s
Montclaire Art Museum
Opening 8 February – 17 May 2015
 
Art from the 1990’s is under the spotlight at Montclair Art Museum. This first major exhibition in the States will survey approximately 60 works by 46 artists looking at the pivotal work created during this period of time including installations, paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints photography, video and digital art. The exhibition features work dating from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to the events of 9/11 in 2001. The art is organised into three central themes, identity politics, digital revolution and globalisation. 
 
https://montclairartmuseum.org/content/come-you-are-art-1990s
 
Montclair Art Museum 
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair
New Jersey
 
USA
07042-1747
 
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Irreverent: A Celebration of Censorship
Leslie – Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Opening 13 February – 3 May 2015
 
This exhibition has been inspired by the enormous activist reactions to the persistent censorship of LGBT cultural artwork. The focus of the show are the works which have been banned from mainstream institutions. Particularly inspired by the censorship of Robert Mapplethorpe’s art in the 1980’s and 1990’s and also the recent withdrawal of David Wojnarowicz’a A Fire in My Belly from the National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition shows that there should be a firm place in our cultural dialogue with regards to LGBT culture. 
 
https://www.leslielohman.org/exhibitions/2015/irreverent/irreverent.html
 
Leslie – Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street 
New York,
NY 10013
USA