Can you feel the spring coming? The days are getting longer, the sun doesn’t hide behind grey clouds anymore, the gardens are blooming, and new exhibitions are taking place into London’s art galleries and museum.
It’s almost impossible to catch up with everything that’s happening in London, but I always try my best to go see all the shows I have interest for (which means tones). People often ask me how I do to see so much. Well, you need to be organised, to work it out by area. Let’s say I have a meeting in Soho, I will take this opportunity to stop by Marian Goodman, Sadie Coles HQ, Hauser & Wirth, Victoria Miro, or the Pace Gallery. Even when I’m planning to go food shopping I always spot which gallery is around to stop by. It became so natural for me that my friends call me now the Art Mapper.
Here are few suggestions to keep it arty in March in London:
Jeff Zilm “Some Screen Mods” at Simon Lee Gallery
“Zilm’s multimedia practice investigates the slippage between technological platforms and ways they are consumed and decoded in the social realm. His best known ‘film’ paintings take as their starting point the physical properties of film stock and cinema as a material medium.” Simon Lee Gallery always present cutting-edge art. It is the first solo exhibition of the American artist in the UK.
When : The opening is on March 1st at 6pm // Address : 12 Berkeley Street, London.
Hilma af Klint ” Painting the Unseen” at Serpentine Galleries
“Serpentine Galleries presents an exhibition of Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (1862–1944), who is now regarded as a pioneer of abstract art. While her paintings were not seen publicly until 1986, her work from the early 20th century pre-dates the first purely abstract paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich. This Serpentine exhibition focuses primarily on af Klint’s body of work, The Paintings for the Temple, which dates from 1906–15.”
When : The opening is on March 2 at 6.30pm // Address : Kensington Gardens,London
Talk “What is Dansaekhwa?” at the Korean Culture Centre
“Katharine Kostyál, Curator of ‘Park Seo-Bo: Ecriture 1967-1981’, currently on view at White Cube Mason’s Yard, will take part in a discussion at the Korean Cultural Centre on Park Seo-Bo and the Korean monochrome movement, Dansaekhwa.The term Dansaekwha refers to a radical style of minimalist painting that emerged in South Korea in the 1970s. Park Seo-Bo, along with artists such as Lee Ufan, is acknowledged as one of the leading exponents of the movement, which continues to be influential today.”
Seminar: Queering Curatorial Practice at Delfina Foundation
“Curatorial resident Susana Vargas Cervantes (Mexico) co-hosts a seminar and workshop with Helena Reckitt on the topic of queer curatorship. The tradition of art history provides a theoretical grounding to explore a queer curatorial practice, that thinks not only of gender and sexuality but also race/ethnicity and class. The way in which an artwork or exhibition might be queered through contemporary curatorial processes is not clearly defined.” An interesting topic, and the perfect occasion to know more about the Delfina Foundation.
Affordable Art Fair Battersea
“110 local and international galleries will descend on Battersea Park, showcasing an array of original artwork, all available for between £100 and £5,000. Owning art has never been so easy!” Even though I love the idea of making art affordable for everyone, I always was disappointed by the selections I saw at the Affordable Art Fair in Brussels so I’m expecting a lot from this London edition.
When : Mach 10-13 // Address : Battersea Park, London
Wang Guangle ” Yellow” at Pace gallery
“One of the preeminent abstract painters of his generation in Beijing, Wang’s work is rooted in questions of painting’s temporality and the canvas as a vessel of labour and marker of time. The exhibition at Pace London will include a selection of recent paintings by the artist that evince the spirit and style of his work from the past decade.” I can’t wait to discover in the flesh the work of the Chinese artist as I’ve heard that his use of colors is really impressive.
When : Opening on March 18 // Address : 6 Burlington Gardens, London
Cervera, Hruskova and Alix Marie “Ichor” at Danielle Arnaud Gallery
“Danielle Arnaud is delighted to announce ‘Ichor’, a three-person show bringing together the work of Robert Cervera, Katarina Hruskova and Alix Marie. Considering the collaborative exhibition and its contained ecosystem as a frame narrative, the works question the porosity of living bodies, objects, products and informations.” A great opportunity to discover this nit so well-known art space in London.
When : Opening on March 18 at 6pm // Address : 123 Kennington Road, London