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The Week Ahead: Our pick of the art openings this week.

The Art world is back and there’s so much to do ! Probably too much – so we at FAD have decided to help you out below are our picks of the weeks openings

1 Barjeel Art Foundation at Whitechapel Gallery

GCC, Micro Council, 2013, Image courtesy of Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Barjeel Art Foundation

Continuing the Whitechapel Gallery’s programme opening up rarely seen art collections for everyone. Whitechapel opens up The Barjeel Art Foundation’s collection. Artists from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and elsewhere in the region tell the story of Arab art from the modern to the contemporary period. Up first will be Debating Modernism I opening Tuesday 8th September.

2.The Gap: Selected Abstract Art From Belgium parasol-unit

Raoul de Keyser, Zevende Linnen Doos (1971) Photo: Peter Cox Courtesy Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp

A group exhibition of major abstract art from Belgium, curated by the renowned Belgian painter, Luc Tuymans. For this exhibition, his first curated for a public institution in London, Luc Tuymans has brought together some 40 works from two successive generations of Belgian artists. Working in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture and installation, the artists presented in the show are:
Francis Alÿs (1959–), Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen (1961– and 1971–), Gaston Bertrand (1910–1994), Amédée Cortier (1921–1976), Raoul De Keyser (1930–2012), Walter Leblanc (1932–1986), Bernd Lohaus (1940–2010), Guy Mees (1935–2003), Gert Robijns (1972–), Timothy Segers (1983–), Boy & Erik Stappaerts (1969–), Philippe Van Snick (1946–), Jef Verheyen (1932–1984) and Pieter Vermeersch (1973–).
Opening Tuesday 8th September 14 Wharf Road London N1 7RW Info

3. START Art Fair Saatchi Gallery

Photo Credit Jacques Hanlon

The art fair for emerging art and new art scenes – 38 young/exciting galleries from around the world.
Interactive/installation art projects from 500 hundred strong “hyper- group’ teamLab and Chim|Pom
plus This is Tomorrow

an invitational section of the fair presenting solo booths of artists whose work speaks of and beyond the contemporary condition

Press/VIP opening Wednesday 9th September open to the public 10th-13th September 2015. The fair is held at the Saatchi Gallery in the Duke of York HQ building on King’s Road in Chelsea, London. startartfair.com

4. William Kentridge ‘More Sweetly Play The Dance’ at Marian Goodman


This will be Kentridge’s first substantial solo presentation in London for 15 years and includes two immersive multiscreen film installations, monumental ink-on-paper paintings, sculptures and drawings.

Art Opening Thursday 10th September Marian Goodman Gallery 5-8 Lower John Street London W1F 9DY www.mariangoodman.com

5. Ugo Rondinone clouds + mountains + waterfalls at Sadie Coles HQ

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Ugo Rondinone’s autumn exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ, clouds + mountains + waterfalls, comprises three new bodies of work. Each extends the artist’s long-running interest in natural phenomena and their reformulation in art.

Opening Thursday 10th September 11th September – 24th October Sadie Coles HQ 62 Kingly Street London W1B 5QN www.sadiecoles.com

6. London Art Book Fair at Whitechapel Gallery


The London Art Book Fair is back now in its seventh year at the Whitechapel Gallery presenting the best in international arts publishing, showcasing artists’ books, catalogues, zines, rare publications and brand new releases. The LABF 2015 sees over 90 independent publishers and presses exhibit and sell their work. This year there are some great events to catch up during the fair including The Art Review Live: Battle of The books , a talk on ‘What’s so special about art school? with Michael Craig-Martin and Fiona Rae and lots more: www.whitechapelgallery.org/the-london-art-book-fair/events

Opening Thursday 10th September The London Art Book Fair: 10th – 13th September 2015



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