In ‘Anselm Kiefer – Finnegans Wake’, the artist’s new paintings, sculptures and installations respond to (that is, struggle with and transform) James Joyce’s novel of 1939. Kiefer first read the Irish writer as a young man, devouring Ulysses (1922) and embarking on a slow and spiralling relationship with the later, more exacting, Finnegans Wake. It is a book of circles and echoes, more or less overt or secret; its riverine movement begins in the midst of things, and turns back on itself on the final page. The novel seems to contain all words, all thoughts, all histories. Likewise, the works Kiefer assembles here, bristle with motifs and materials seen elsewhere in his art. There are fields of rubble and wire, skeletal sunflowers, the DNA helix, the ouroboros snake that eats its own tail. Concrete, copper, glass vitrines, unreadable books made of lead, Joycean inscriptions everywhere. It is as if language itself has become a material, a sculptural medium. White Cube Bermondsey FREE 7 June – 20 August Find out more
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Gail Brodholt is a voracious reader, constantly inspired by the written word. Her stunning linocuts—often depicting the London Underground, train stations, and other scenes of transport—obtain their titles from pieces of poetry or prose that have touched her in some way. This exhibition at Eames Fine Art Gallery coincides with a prestigious project that Gail has been working on with London Transport. She was commissioned to produce prints for two posters to support their initiative ‘Hidden London,’ which aims to open up the secrets of disused parts of the London Underground network. Gail was asked to feature two stations: The Strand / Aldwych station and the Highgate High Level station. Both of these striking posters will be displayed throughout London early 2020. Find out more.
In celebration of fifty years of the Zandra Rhodes’ label, the Fashion and Textile Museum presents Zandra Rhodes: Fifty Years of Fabulous. This retrospective will highlight 100 key looks, as well as 50 original textiles. This comprehensive exhibition will explore five decades of the distinguished career of a British design legend. The acclaimed British designer Dame Zandra Rhodes DBE founded her eponymous fashion house in 1969 with a small collection. Her prints were Pop Art-infused commentaries on the world of Sixties Britain; the designer felt that there was inherent structure within the pattern that could work with and enhance the shape and construction of a dress. With this concept as a starting point and with her distinctive approach to cut and form, the house of Zandra Rhodes soon became one of the most recognisable labels in London. Exhibition Dates: 27 September 2019 – 26 January 2020 | Book Online Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am – 6pm Thursdays until 8pm Sundays, 11am – 5pm Last admission 45 minutes before closing Closed Mondays Image: Dame Zandra Rhodes. Photograph by Simon Emmett.
Science Gallery London have announced their second exhibition: SPARE PARTS: RETHINKING HUMAN REPAIR, opening on 28 February. The free exhibition and accompanying events programme will explore the art, science, ethics and technology that enables human repair and alteration. Exhibition highlights include: experimental incubators hosting cellular life from Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr auditory prosthetics from sculptor Tabatha Andrews immersive experience ‘The Gut’ body parts crafted from fabrics created by textile designer Amy Congdon. Find out more
The Underdog Gallery‘s Punk Rock and Roll Art Show will open on Friday 26th October 2018 with blistering live performances from true punk heroes and artwork by legends of the 1977 punk scene onwards. Now in its fifth year, the show has built a reputation for hosting exclusive and new art by musicians from various punk, rock and roll bands and their friends as well as a storming opening party. The Punk Rock And Roll Art Show is a free exhibition showcasing original affordable artwork, with an evening launch party headlines by gentleman’s punk band The Fallen Leaves, playing a fuse of The Who and The Ramones style rock. The exhibition will be open daily Saturday- Monday from 11-7pm.