Before heading to Brussels, I wanted to share with you five exhibitions that are opening very soon in London and which particularly sparkled my interest. Striding the city from West to East to visit the always growing amount of galleries, museums, pop-up exhibitions can be overwhelming (even for a well-trained Londoner), that is why I’m trying to design for you shorter recommendation lists. My social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat (thebubblistarty)) are here to give a wider look at what’s on, so don’t forget to “use” them.
Group Exhibition “What’s Up” at Soho Revue
I read about this upcoming show on the highly recommended online platform Arteviste, which recently published an interview with the mind behind this special project : the curator Lawrence Van Hagen. It took about six months of work to Van Hagen to developed “What’s Up” which will featuring at the Soho Revue Gallery the work of 5O contemporary artists, cleverly mixing emerging and established talents. From painting to video art, “What’s Up” will without any doubt give you an overview at what’s on in the contemporary art world.The exhibition will also occupy a neighbouring space (Union Club) on Greek Street.
When : April 14th // Address : 14 Greek St., W1D 4DP, London
Richard Prince at Sadie Coles HQ
The exhibition opened yesterday at Sadie Coles HQ, and is presenting a new series of paintings by the artist. Richard Prince is one of the key figure of American contemporary art, he is mostly known for his appropriation art and his photographies but he is also a painter. The works featured at Sadie Coles HQ are mostly representing nude scenes, in an almost “comics” aesthetic.It is really a must go.
When : Until June 18th // Address : 62 Kingly St., W1B 5QN, London
Sharon Hayes “In My Little Corner of the World, Anyone Would Love You” at Studio Voltaire
American multimedia artist Sharon Hayes is going to present, for her first commission in the UK, a video installation at the Studio Voltaire : “Hayes invites viewers and participants to re-experience moments of political and cultural oppression by staging protests, delivering speeches, and re-performing demonstrations. (…)Hayes has looked specifically at queer and feminist archives in the US and UK which document gay rights, and women’s liberation*.” A perfect opportunity to discover this artist, but also the interesting work of Studio Voltaire.
When : April 14th at 6.30 pm// Address : 1a Nelson’s Row, SW4 7JR, London
Jules de Balincourt “Stumbling Pioneers” at Victoria Miro
After 20 years of absence, Jules de Balincourt returned to his hometown of Los Angeles: ” (…) these works road-trip through the mythic and geographically sprawling metropolis with an eye for man’s uncertain relationship with his environment**.” For his second solo exhibition at Victoria Miro Gallery, the American artist will present bright colourful paintings that look a bit like a trip on acid, displayed almost like a diary.
When : April 14th // Address :16 Wharf Rd, N1 7RW, London
Ettore Spalletti “Every dawn, is first / Ogni alba, è la prima” at Marian Goodman
It is Ettore Spalletti first exhibition with Marian Goodman Gallery in London. For the occasion the artist will present new works by the side of some of his major paintings, sculptures, work on paper and installations. When I had a first look at his practice, I could not believe that Spalletti developed his career alongside the raise of the Arte Povera as his singular aesthetic is so different from the ideas shared by the Italian art movement at the time. I’m curious to discover his work in the flesh.
When : April 28th at 6 pm // Address : 5 – 8 Lower John St.,W1F 9DY, London
Cover Picture : Sharon Hayes: Courtesy Studio Voltaire and the artist
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