A townhouse at 195 Mare Street in Hackney is a bit of a local celebrity, it’s now even got its own Instagram as it enters a new era in the building’s centuries-spanning history.
Conceived as a nomadic project space in the immediate aftermath of closures and lockdowns, OHSH Projects have organised a dozen exhibitions at a former restaurant in London’s West End, guest-hosted pop-ups on- and off-site and have just taken up residence of additional premises in Peckham.
Post-truth news read a bit like a Kafka novel: the Queen is now a man, mini-budgets topple macro-economics, you can’t have an oven-ready cake and heat it, even fools no longer know the price of everything. According to the holy grail of fact [Wikipedia], the absurd is that which lacks a sense, often because it involves some form of contradiction.
Body Politics is much more than an overdue retrospective and is a must-see not just for existing fans of Carolee Schneemann.
More than four years in the making, ‘I’m gonna delete you’ was open to the public for a three week… Read More
At first sight, Yusuke Akamatsu’s colourful and glossy prints evoke an urban, even playful aesthetic while titles like ‘The End… Read More
Lucy Sparrow has taken over Lyndsey Ingram’s Mayfair gallery and turned it into a rather convincing looking local pharmacy. Apparently, passing… Read More
Conceived as a gallery exhibition which is planned for a later date, Women Exposed launches online on International Women’s Day 2021. Curator Nadia Nervo brings together works by artists whose practices explore gender, social and cultural identities, stigma and stereotypes through representations of the body, the artists’ own and those of others.
I first met Julie Umerle at an artist talk that accompanied her solo exhibition ‘Rewind’ at the Bermondsey Project Space in 2016.
“For a tree, to move is to die; for a man, to move is to live” Mo Yan, Change (2010)… Read More
Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer is a multi-faceted portrait of the groundbreaking dancer and choreographer told by and through the eyes of the creative voices and faces the artist has collaborated with since he launched Michael Clark & Company, aged only 22, in 1984.
The silver jubilee of the Portobello Film Festival should have been celebrated with screenings and parties on and around Portobello Road. Scaled-down masked up and socially distanced in response to corona, PFF 2020 had to be scaled right down.
This was meant to be one great art party where urban artists would have been invited to take over the walls of a London townhouse prior to renovation. Then COVID-19 hit and disCONNECT turned into something even more exciting.
While the London based artists were able to install their works in situ – David Bray moved into one of the bedrooms which has become one of the most poignant responses to experiencing isolation – most of the international contributions had to be coordinated remotely.
Unit 1 has launched an ambitious campaign to raise funds to support the growing family of artists that have been involved in the gallery’s exhibition and gallery programmes.
CoLab is initiated up by boutique agency SKAL (London-Brussels) in partnership with initially five international galleries: Anima Mundi (St Ives), Art Labor (Shanghai), Arusha (Edinburgh), Charlie Smith London (London) and Perve Galeria (Lisbon), as well as ARTA as exclusive shipping partner.
Before the capital ground to a sudden halt this month, Londoners would have noticed Andy Leek’s Notes to Strangers on their daily commute. Dotted around bus stops and tube stations across London, these simple messages of positivity and motivation written in black marker pen on bright A4 sheets have cheered up the daily slog of many since 2015.
Rendered Reality, a joint presentation of works by Joonhong Min and Shinuk Suh, opened at the Korean Cultural Centre in London last month.