I usually find the end of the year not very interesting in terms of exhibitions, even a bit lazy if I may, but it looks like after a year of great shows 2018 wants to end on a good (arty) note. A lot of the exhibitions listed in my October Art Guide are still on, so please have a look to plan wisely your art tour.
Even though the weather is not really inviting, I wanted to share with you some of the exhibitions I’m really likely to visit in the next couple of weeks as there are some very exciting ones for an art geek like me.
Brent Wadden – Sympathetic Resonance at Pace Gallery
When I moved to London three years ago, Brent Wadden exhibition at Pace was one of the first one I saw. I was then growing my interest for textile art and completely felt in love with his work. The Canadian artist is back with new works influenced by Folk culture, Bauhaus textile, and techniques of traditional North American tapestry weaving. A must go!
On view until January 10 at Pace Gallery – Free entry
Léon Wuidar at White Cube
Wuidar is probably one of my favourite Belgian painter, even though they can seem quiet formal, his paintings and his constant researches around geometry and abstraction are far from being boring. For his second show at White Cube (curated by Mathieu Paris), they are presenting paintings which are:” including early and mid-career works from the 1960s to the mid-1980s, highlights his committed engagement with the language of Brutalist architecture and Art Concret.“.
On view until January 12 at White Cube – Free entry
John Cage – Ryonaji & Robert Rauschenberg – Spreads at Thaddaeus Ropac
That is what we call a dreamy combo. Long time friends and collaborators Cage and Rauschenberg will both have works presented at Thaddaeus Ropac this winter. I only know well Cage as a composer, and never saw his drawings in the flesh so this is a perfect opportunity to discover his “Ryoanji series from the early 1980s, inspired by the rock garden at Ryōan-ji (“Temple of the Peaceful Dragon”), a Zen Buddhist temple that Cage first visited in Kyoto, Japan in 1962.” Read more here.
“Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London, together with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, presents the first UK exhibition dedicated to the American artist’s remarkable Spreads, a series that occupies an important position in his oeuvre. The large-scale Spreads (1975–83) encapsulate many of Robert Rauschenberg’s best-known motifs and materials.” How exciting?
Opening November 28 at Thaddaeus Ropac- Free entry
Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde at Barbican
“Featuring the biggest names in Modern Art, Modern Couples explores creative relationships, across painting, sculpture, photography, design and literature. Meet the artist couples that forged new ways of making art and of living and loving. The exhibition illuminates these creative and personal relationships, from the obsessional and fleeting to the life-long.” Do I need to say more?
Until January 27 at Barbican– Standard fee: £16
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Cover photo: Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac