There are loads of art events such as private views, artists talks, and screenings happening around London, usually, but its August now and barely any events are happening. 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 28 OCTOBER
Suzanne Treister ‘Post-Surveillance Art’ @ Chisenhale Gallery at 7pm
Treister will talk about her most recent project, Post-Surveillance Art (2014), and revisit HEXEN 2.0 (2009-2011), a major project charting the increase in intelligence gathering in the Web 2.0 era and the US government and military’s role in the development of the internet.
Chisenhale Gallery 64 Chisenhale road, London, E3 5QZ
WEDNESDAY 29 October
October Gallery, London, presents Interwoven Histories, an exhibition of compelling mixed-media works by artists from Africa. With remarkable new works by artists, Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga, Nnenna Okore and Romuald Hazoumè, this exhibition will also introduce works by artist Adejoke Tugbiyele.
This exhibition looks at the creative force of the hand. Instead of using traditional artistic tools and technology, each artist weaves or moulds together stark narratives by hand. Adejoke Tugbiyele (Nigeria/USA) is a sculptor. Sourcing most of her materials from Africa, Tugbiyele creates her works from palm stems, traditional broomsticks, natural fibres, wood and fabric. Spiritual aspects of Yoruba culture inspire and inform her sculpture. She also deals with political subjects related to sexual identity, womens’ rights and human rights. Tugbiyele’s work has been exhibited at institutions internationally. This will be the first time her works will be exhibited at October Gallery.
October Gallery 24 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AL
THURSDAY 30 OCTOBER
Daniel Blau 51 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB
Graphic designer Fraser Muggeridge, renowned for his catalogue designs, leads a workshop investigating typography and its relevance to design history. Taking inspiration from pre-digital methods, he reimagines the alphabet through print.
Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High St London E1 7QX
Private view Jermey Evans ‘My Left Hand Wants to Buy Me a House’ @ ASC Gallery at 6-9pm
My Left Hand Wants to Buy me a House is an exhibition of 100 chronological text and image drawings which began as an experimental response to a temporary injury to the artist’s dominant right hand. What starts off as an exploration of the disconnect between a level of skill (the artist’s ability to draw) and a level of execution (in having to channel that ability through the unexperienced left hand), evolves, over the course of the drawings, into a meditation on motivation, ambition, procrastination and visualising; stopping off on the way to consider the relationship between humans and objects, the value of art, Pascal’s wager, where fruit flies come from and why the outside colour of coloured pencils never matches the colour inside.
ASC Gallery Erlang House, 128 Blackfriars Road,London, SE1 8EQ, UK
Private view Fotonow’s ‘South West Graduate Photography Prize’ @ The Old Truman Brewery at 6-9pm
FOTONOW is an independent photographic arts organisation based in the South West. The aim in developing a South West Graduate Photography Prize is to create opportunities for emerging artists while enhancing the visibility of photographic practice across the region.
South West Graduate Photography Prize is a group show supported by Fotonow CIC. In its fifth year now the prize showcases contemporary photography made on degree level educational programmes in the South West region and offers audiences a unique insight into new work while supporting emerging artists.
The Old Truman Brewery Shop 12, Dray Walk, F Block G4, Ely’s Yard, 91 Brick Lane E1 6QL
FRIDAY 31 OCTOBER
This group exhibition focuses on a selection of artists who, in variable ways and with different means, use words as their working ingredients. While, for some, a turn towards the written or spoken word marks a point of departure from the artworks one might associate them with, for others, the formal and/or linguistic significance of words may be central to their practice.
Coleman Project Space 94 Webster Rd, London SE16 4DF
SATURDAY 1 NOVEMBER
The infamous CROSSFIRE HALLOWEEN MASSACRE returns to London on Saturday November 1st in association with Vans. Now in its eighth year, the “gnarliest Halloween party in town” will rock House of Vans London – situated in the spooky Old Vic Tunnels, famed for its dark past and crypt like surroundings.
This year’s zombie fest will boast a Massacre Art Exhibition in the House of Vans’ gallery, featuring work from seven guest artists whose gore-ridden illustrations will be unveiled on Halloween itself on 31st October, and will be on public view for the following week. The evening of hallowed terror will also host classic horror films throughout the night, with epic zombie movies such as Braindead, Evil Dead, Bad Taste, Night of the Living Dead and more playing in the cinema for those who need a break from the dance floor.
HOUSE OF VANS LONDON arches 228-232, Station Approach Road, SE18SW