Current Events #36. A selection of UK art exhibitions and events for week 36 of 2017.
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7 September 2017 – 2 April 2018
Explore the transience of time and the problem of mortality as the 16th-century tradition of still life meets modern art in Guildhall Art Gallery’s new exhibition Nature Morte. Go beyond the two-dimensional as 100 works of art on the themes of flora, fauna, the domestic object, food and vanitas, invite you to pause and look anew at the human condition.
Featuring work by major international contemporary artists including Michael Craig-Martin and Gabriel Orozco, as well as art from London-based artists and the City’s own historic collection. This exhibition charges a fee to enter.
Guildhall Art Gallery
Guildhall Yard (off Gresham Street)
A River Runs Through It
6-10 September 2016
An exhibition of original art inspired by London and its ever-changing landscape. A River Runs Through It is part of the Totally Thames festival. The five artists are the duo LoveJordan, Sarah Fosse, Michael Wallner, Tom Cox, and Munleen Sibia. The exhibition will include: light installations, paper sculptures, cityscapes drawn with a biro, aluminium prints; reclaimed 1930’s windows, HDR photographs; colourful acrylic cityscapes, impressionist oil paintings, and interactive art.
Oxo Tower Wharf
South Bank, London
12-17 September 2017
New work from 26 artist members of LOOP, an informal co-operative of artists with a background in print.
48 Hopton St
Other Worlds // Cass MA Show 2017
8-16 September 2017
An exhibition featuring work by graduating students from postgraduate courses at The Cass, London Metropolitan University. Facebook event page.
The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design
25 Old Castle Street
Unfinished Street Magic
7 September – 1 October 2017
Anna Jung Seo’s paintings are developed from a fascination with the glimpsed, intimate moments between people which unveil the different layers of human relationships and short or repetitive memories of daily life in the streets. Anna is a Korean born artist based in London. This is her first solo show since completing Turps Painters Studio Programme 2015/17. Private view: Thursday 7 September, 18:30 – 20:00. Artist talk: Saturday 9 September, 14:00 – 15:00.
The Stone Space
6 Church Lane
The September Art Exhibition
8 – 17 September 2017
The September Art Exhibition has each selected artist showing in their own stand. Private View: 7 September.
Wadhurst Commemoration Hall
Wadhurst, East Sussex
NACHT UND TRÄUME
9 September – 14 October 2017
Jake Clark, Nelson Diplexcito and Howard Rogers came together as a result of visiting each other’s studios to discuss the work. “They wanted to put on an exhibition that celebrates the sheer physical presence of painting. No irony, no detachment. They believe in the singular image and that painting lives in the emotional power to portray the sense of being alive.” Preview Friday 8 September 6-8pm. Artist Talk 7th October 3-4pm.
Unit 11a, First floor walkway, Taplow House, Thurlow Street
The Republic of Brexitopia
6-16 September 2017
The Republic of Brexitopia is an imaginary country of the near future. An exhibition at the Espacio Gallery has invited an international group of artists to explore the forms that such a country might take and the forces that might shape it. Using a mix of participative, performative and provocative strategies the 27 participating artists address not just Brexitopia’s political and economic trajectory, but also the relationship between its citizens, the lure of exceptionalism, and the narrow line between optimism and delusion, utopia and dystopia.
The tone of the artworks varies from the passionate to cool observation, from the committed to wry humour. Some responses are based on personal experience of the artists – a shaken sense of belonging and the feeling of being turned into “the other”. Other responses test the boundaries of patriotism, truth and historical remembrance. The participative nature of many of the works invites the visitor to reflect on the idea of human agency. They suggest that we don’t have to resign ourselves to the inevitability of this or that future, but that we can choose to be active agents in shaping the future we desire.
Roan Allen, Roelof Bakker, Jenni Bea, Ben Bird, Lizzie Brown, Andy Caruso, Emer Costello, James Din, David Dunnico, Ahmed Farooqui, Jake Francis, Livia Garcia, Esperanza Gomez Carrera, Jacqui Grant, Tom Hackett, Christina Lovey, Liana Bortolozzo, Andy Metcalf, Bong Crisby, Samira Oulaillah, Billie Penfold, Marta Pieregonczuk, Sophia Platts-Palmer, Laurence Leng Rassat, Marc Renshaw, Louise Scillitoe-Brown, Chia-An Yang. Curated by Ahmed Farooqui for Degrees of Freedom. Private View: Thursday 7 September 6-9pm. A Top 5 pick in Whitechapel Gallery’s First Thursdays programme.
159 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 7DG
(Just off Brick Lane in East London)
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The image at the top is:
oil on canvas 70x70cm
by Jane Molineux Boon who is showing in the September Art exhibition