WEEK: 9th June – 15th June
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.
WEDNESDAY 11 JUNE
Work Gallery, talk Married to the Bride of Denmark: The Architectural Review in the Time of de Cronin Hastings
A roundtable discussion to coincide with the exhibition The Architectural Review: A Cover Story, 29 May–28 June 2014. The event will feature speakers affiliated with the Architectural Review from the 1970s through to the present day, including Erdem Erten, Will Hunter, Steve Parnell, Alan Powers and Catherine Slessor. More details will be released shortly.
Parasol Unit, 6:30-9pm private view Jimmie Durham solo show
For this exhibition Durham has created a new installation that covers the entire gallery space of the foundation. While the installation on the ground floor is vivid, physical and colourful, the installation on the first floor is sedate, ethereal, and black and white.
Drawing Room, 6-8:30pm private view Aleksandr Mit solo show
Taking over the gallery as a production space, Mir and her team of ten assistants will create a live drawing installation, using only ‘Sharpie’ marker pens. The work will be based on the architecture of London, and include expansive street scenes and intimate interior views that invite you to enter these spaces. Working directly onto a specialist canvas backdrop, commonly used in theatre, the resulting mural will be 4 metres high and will extend to over 24 metres in length. After completion, the resulting installation will remain on exhibition for an additional six weeks.
THURSDAY 12 JUNE
David Zwirner, 6-8pm private view Bridget Riley ‘The Stripe Paintings 1961-2014’
David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition by British artist Bridget Riley organized in collaboration with Karsten Schubert. Featuring paintings and studies selected from all periods of her career, from 1961 to 2014, the show will be installed throughout the three floors of the gallery, making it the artist’s first major survey in London since her 2003 retrospective at Tate Britain.
Anise Gallery, 6-9pm private view Views on SE1: Architectural Photographers look South group show
In collaboration with the London Festival of Architecture, Anise Gallery will be exhibiting works from a select group of leading architectural and documentary photographers. The focus of the exhibition will be the unique and varied landscape of SE1, in particular the multitude of diverse buildings that can be found in this incredible pocket of South East London.
Howard Griffin Gallery, 7-9pm private view Bob Mazzer ‘Underground’
Howard Griffin Gallery is pleased to present London Underground photographer Bob Mazzer’s worldwide debut photographic exhibition which will open at the gallery on 12 June.
While working as a projectionist in a porn cinema in Central London during the 1980s, Bob Mazzer began photographing on the tube during his daily commute, creating irresistibly joyous pictures alive with humour and humanity. This photographic social history then remained unseen and unexhibited until recently begin discovered.
FRIDAY 13 JUNE
Arcadia Missa, 6-8pm private view IT’S BEEN FOUR YEARS SINCE 2010 group show
Artists: Luis Miguel Bendaña, Phoebe Collings-James, Jesse Darling, Donna Huanca, Brian Kokoska, Carlos Laszlo, Lewis Teague Wright, Petra Cortright, Abdul Vas, Mario Zoots Curated by PRETEEN’S Gerardo Contreras. Opening Night Performance by Simon Guzylack & Leslie Kulesh.
SUNDAY 15 JUNE
V&A, 10:30am-5pm drop in session Digital Kids
Visitors are invited to drop in to the Digital Studio this Father’s Day to take part in digital activities including learning to code and creating animations.
During school holidays you will find special activities running throughout the week linked to the latest exhibitions in the Museum, letting you try your hand at 3D printing, green screen photography and more! Visit our Family Art Fun Calendar for information on special events and school holiday activities.