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:
Making Africa: A continent of Contemporary Design
Vita Design Museum
Opening 14 March – 13 September 2015
This show sheds new light on contemporary African design and showcases work by over 120 artists and designers. The show focuses on a new generation of designers, entrepreneurs and thinkers, looking at current African culture and their lightening speed emergence into a global audience. The show features a myriad of disciplines, from sculpture to animation; furniture to architecture. The works address issues around material culture and everyday aesthetics – some of the fundamentals of design.
Vitra Design Museum
Weil am Rhein
Radames ‘Juni’ Figueroa
Opening 12 June – 31 July 2015
Bringing the social mechanics of Relational Arts to the Edel Assanti gallery, Radames ‘Juni’ Figueroa has built a sky deck specifically designed for the gallery to host a programme of talks, performances. concerts and events. This work is a continuation of the artist’s Whitney Biennial installation in New York which referenced an earlier treehouse built in Naguabo, Puerto Rico. This new sky deck is built from materials inspired by the tropical rainforest and the streets of San Juan where he grew up. Other objects like plant pots, fruit fountains and bamboo windows thread through further autobiographical narratives into the installation.
74a Newman Street
Looking: Stuart Sandford and Patrick Angus
Edward Cella Art & Architecture
Opening 20 June – 18 July 2015
Coinciding with LGBT Heritage Month, Looking brings together the works of Patrick Angus and Stuart Sandford whose art explore gay culture in Los Angeles. This is Sandford’s debut show at the gallery; his work investigates unbridled adolescent narcissism in the era of contemporary mass photography, selfies and social media. Angus’ drawings reflect the artist’s experience of the city and its inhabitants from when he was beginning his career as an openly gay artist. The exhibition overall includes drawings, photographs and sculptures.
Edward Cella Art+Architecture
2754 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Carsten Höller: Decisions
Opening 10 June – 6 September 2015
This is the artist’s largest survey exhibition in the UK to date. It showcases an array of multi-sensory installations and works that immerses, disorientates and fascinates the individual. From his iconic slides to virtual reality headsets, Decisions places you directly into the situation through interaction. The exhibition probes the visitor’s physical and psychological states, flipping ones vision with upside-down goggles or introducing the philosophies behind choice when prompted with an invitation to consume a pill with unknown contents.
Opening 22 – 28 June 2015
Set in ArtsLav, an exhibition space that used to be a Victorian public lavatory, this exhibition features works by Jack Waddington and Rashi Rajguru. Co-curated by Kosha Hussain, Shri Waddingtown includes new sculptures by Jack Waddington in an ongoing series that looks at urban topography and its relation with consumer culture. Rajguru’s work is composed of a series of large digital and analogue photographs, mixing her own photography with found images to create a mood board that reflects her autobiographical and cultural experiences.
180 Kennington Lane
Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim
Opening 5 June – 9 September 2015
Guggenheim’s current show, Storylines, focuses on art as a means of storytelling. Works from 2005 and onwards have been deliberately chosen to look at how new ideas on race, gender, history and politics have transformed into a post-minimalist, postmodern narrative content. The show brings together over one hundred works from Guggenheim’s contemporary collection, examining the diverse ways todays artists engage through installation, painting, photography, sculpture, video and performance. This exhibition also brings to the fore the current age of social media; mass communication, distribution and interpretation.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, 89th Street