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:
David Birkin: Mouths At The Invisible Event
The Mosaic Rooms
Opening 16 January – 28 February 2015
The Mosaic Rooms brings you the first ever solo show by emerging artist David Birkin. His background in human sciences and anthropology has heavily informed his artistic practice where he continues to examine ideas on censorship and spectatorship. Mouths At The Invisible Event looks at the linguistic and visual language of war journalism, in particular the ‘War on Terror’. Birkin subjects this contemporary phenomenon through careful epistemological ridicule via performative actions, communication technology and photography.
The Mosaic Rooms
A.M. Qattan Foundation
226 Cromwell Road
——————————————————Represent: 200 Years of African American Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Opening 10 January – 5 April 2015
The Philadelphia Museum of Art celebrates its exceptional catalogue of African American Art. They grew their collection ever since acquiring Henry Ossawa Tanner’s 1899 painting, The Annunciation. The exhibition starts from the 19th century, presenting works by free and enslaved artists, walking you through the inspirational developments that occurred throughout the 20th century, into the Civil Rights Movement of the 50’s and 60’s and up until the present day. The contextual progression of notions on personal and political identity is striking.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
——————————————————Sharjah Biennial 12: The Past, The Present, The Possible
Various venues in and around Sharjah, UAE
Opening 5 – 7 March 2015
The Sharjah Art Foundation has been producing this biennial since 1993. Co-conceived by curators Eungie Joo and Ryan Inouye, this year’s event brings together 55 international artist from over 25 countries who explore the idea of what’s possible. A large number of artists will be bringing new works made specifically for the biennial including a diverse program of lectures, talks, performances and presentations.
Sharjah Art Foundation
PO Box 19989
Arts Area, Sharjah
United Arab Emirates
Opening 28 January – 12 April 2015
Marclay’s innovative study into the relationship between image and sound is continued in this exhibition. Many of the works in the show by this celebrated artist explore the world of onomatopoeias. These expressive words are placed in conjunction with sonic signifiers that point towards Abstract Expressionist action paintings. No Marclay show is complete without multi-channel projections; this show treats your eyes and ears with further studies into onomatopoeias using sound effects found in action hero movies. These are translated into full colour visuals that are animated to travel around the walls of the gallery. Unique to this show is Marclay’s collaboration with the London Sinfonietta in a weekend of performances including live improvisations and new compositions. Further to this, the show will be inviting the Vinyl Factory to the White Cube gallery where you will have the opportunity to see first hand the process of creating a record; from pressing the vinyl to screen printing the sleeve. The records will be available to purchase via their shop for £25.
144-152 Bermondsey Street
Opening 6 – 21 February 2015
Co-curated by Josh Berry and David Blackmore , Levity invites current students from the Slade School of Art to explore the importance of humour and playfulness within art in order to question, interrogate and communicate with the world. The six emerging London-based artists will be exhibiting work using painting, performance, sculpture and video.
Private view: 5 February, 6 – 9pm
649-651 Commercial Road
——————————————————Alfredo Jaar: Shadows
Opening 14 February – 28 March 2015
His first solo exhibition in New York since 2009, Jaar brings the second showing in a trilogy of exhibitions to Galerie Lelong. Jaar’s practice, as artist and filmmaker, uses light and illumination as narrative and emotive devices which he has continued to execute in this show also. The photographic works he is exhibiting are in a way that carries you through the gallery space, image by image, revealed by light and sometimes guided by narrow passageways. The inspiration for Shadows has come from two distinct works by photojournalist Koen Wessing. First is his photograph of the moment when two women hear about their father’s death during the height of the 1978 Nicaraguan insurrection along with Wessing’s photobook Chili, September 1973.
Private view: 13 February 2015, 6 – 8pm
528 West 26th Street