WEEK: 12th May – 18th May
There are loads of art events such as private views, artists talks, and screenings happening around London, and often it is impossible to choose where to go and what to see. To help you with the choice Jenny Judova from Art Map London will be advising on what events seem worth attending during the week.
TUESDAY 13 MAY
Anise Gallery, 6-9pm book launch ‘Drawing on Architecture’
Society of Architectural Illustration is launching their first publication ‘Drawing on Architecture’.
Parasol Unit, 7pm Super 8 Film Workshop: Pierce, Puncture, Splice (£5/6)
Exploring the tangible qualities of film you will be encouraged to pierce, puncture, burn, cut up and splice back together your own abstract expressionist film using exposed reels of super 8. Collaborating with other participants you will join together your collaged filmstrips to make one reel of film. The films will be projected at different stages of their development, giving you the opportunity to see what effects you like. Armed with this knowledge you will make a new film with a more considered approach to this playful form of experimentation. This workshop is aimed at adults.
Crypt Gallery, 6-8:30pm private view Jody Little ‘The Gathering’
An Exhibition of Prints Using Memories and Images of Past Lives by Jody Little. London, 1946. A family come together to celebrate a wedding. It is a joyous occasion and the first gathering since the end of the war. It is, however, marked by absence. People cannot help but remember friends and relatives not lucky enough to return home from the fighting, both from the recent war but also the Great War almost a generation ago.
Howard Griffin Gallery, 6:30pm private view Pablo Delgado ‘Even Less’
The title of the exhibition reflects Delgado’s obsessive focus in minimising and reducing his work to its smallest expression. The constant need to be less reflects the world’s unsustainable requirement for resources and necessities. As a counterpoint to this, minimalism and an emphasis upon negative space become a paramount means of expression.
FRIDAY 16 May
Victoria & Albert Museum, 7pm evening talk Italian Style: Bulgari Jewellery (£15)
Renowned for creating some of the 20th century’s most desirable jewels, Bulgari celebrates its 130th anniversary this year. Among Bulgari’s many fans have been a number of glamorous celebrities, including Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly. Join Amanda Triossi, curator of the Bulgari Heritage collection in conversation with V&A curator, Sonnet Stanfill.
SATURDAY 17 MAY
Arebyte Gallery, 2-6pm talk with Mirko Nikolic and Florian Tuercke
The project will feature both current and next artists: Mirko Nikolic which will talk about his ongoing project (the project is a situated materialisation of the intangible circulation of carbon-dioxide through non-human and human ecologies) and Florian Tuercke who will introduce his project that intends to transform the area of Hackney Wick, East London and its surroundings, to one with the highest density of public microphones in the world.