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:
Opening 14 February – 31 May 2015
The Whitworth Museum, located within the University of Manchester campus reopens with a major exhibition of one of Britain’s most prominent artist Cornelia Parker. For this show, she has collaborated closely with scientist Kostya Novoselov who along with his colleague Andre Geim discovered the revolutionary material, graphene. The show will feature graphene produced from samples taken from original works and items by William Blake, Turner, Constable and Picasso. Included is also a pencil-written letter by Sir Ernest Rutherford, the physicist famous for splitting the atom in Manchetser. Parker will be marking the reopening of the exhibition with a brand new work made from the graphene produced from these historical items.
The University of Manchester
Opening and closing 6 March 2015
Eyot aims at examining the relationship between art and its exhibition space. Exhibiting in ArtsLav – a former Victorian public lavatory turned art space, this group show asks about where the importance of context and understanding lies between an object and the space. New works are exhibited by emerging artists Daniel Curtis, Michael Dryden, Jason Kerley and Christopher Lee.
180 Kennington Lane
——————————————————Zhang Enli: Four Seasons
Hauser and Whirth Somerset
Opening 8 March – 21 June 2015
The natural world and geographical environments are explored in this exhibition featuring a series of brand new paintings. With traditional loose Chinese brush strokes being a major influence to his work, Enli magnifies views of water, leaves and trees as well as close ups that cause confusion between ones understanding of the concepts of indoors and outside. Among them will be what Enli calls a ‘Space Painting’, where the artist uses the architectural surfaces to paint onto. All works are produced from sketches, photographs and memory rather than observation, focusing on the creative hand of subjective production. The title ‘Four Seasons’ is a homage to the way trees can be used to signify the seasons.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset
——————————————————Mary Heilmann & David Reed: Two By Two
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart
Opening 6 March – 11 October 2015
This is the first joint exhibition by New York-based artists Mary Heilmann and David Reed. They will be showing forty paintings and installation works spanning their careers from the 1970’s to today. These key figures in American post-Abstract Expressionism re-established abstract painting beyond the traditional frontiers between figuration and abstraction through embracing emotion and narrative. The show encompasses references to De Stijl, Constructivism, Minimal Art and the visual language of film.
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
——————————————————El Hadji Sy: Painting, Performance, Politics
Opening 5 March – 18 October 2015
This retrospective of Sy’s work celebrates his pioneering partnership with the gallery in developing its collection of three thousand plus African paintings, prints and sculptures. The exhibition is co-curated by Philippe Pirotte who combines Sy’s paintings and installation work depicting his often unusual methods of artistic production, like using his bare feet or making art on surfaces such as synthetic kite silk. The retrospective displays a selection of ethnographic objects by his colleagues from Senegal.
Private View: 4th March 2015
——————————————————Jorinde Voigt: Salt, Sugar, Sex
Opening 23 January – 13 March 2015
This is Jorinde Voigt’s first solo exhibition in Milan and her second with Lisson Gallery. Including medium to large-scale drawings, Voigt has also collaborated with influential fashion designer Mads Dinesen in this exhibition to show a series of hand-painted and embroidered Things to Wear. The new series of works on display are wrought in pastel, pencil and ink. The title Salt, Sugar, Sex refers to ‘the bodily functions that conspire to regulate our physiological production of these three important elements and hormones.’ He weaves in aesthetics related to biological mechanics and functions as well as these relationships with natural symbolic associations with heat and energy.
Via Zenale 3