THE BEARD PICTURES AND THEIR FUCKOSOPHY Preview: Tuesday 21 November, 6-8pm White Cube celebrates 50 years of the art of Gilbert & George with a new exhibition across all four galleries at Bermondsey. THE BEARD PICTURES go on show alongside THE FUCKOSOPHY, a collection of nearly 4000 pronouncements and mottoes created by the artists. Gilbert & George join writer, novelist and cultural commentator Michael Bracewell in conversation at Hoxton Hall, London on 28 November 2017 at 6:30pm A fully-illustrated catalogue designed by Gilbert & George and published by White Cube accompanies the exhibition.
For a week in October, head down to the London Bridge City Pier to see ‘At the Heart of the Nation: India in Britain’ exhibition. The histories of Britain and India have long been interwoven. Embedded within this complex relationship are fascinating yet forgotten stories of how the historic Indian presence in Britain has critically shaped the island nation we know today. ‘At the Heart of the Nation: India in Britain’, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of India’s Independence, will celebrate these unknown narratives through a stunning photographic exhibition. The exhibition, led by the Open University, in collaboration with the Indian High Commission, the Nehru Centre, and the University of Exeter, launches in September 2017, and will tour until November 2017. See here for full details: http://indiaatuk2017.com/edinb…
Sightsavers outdoor photography exhibition in support of World Sight Day will be hosted for three weeks in front of The Scoop from 1st October.
image credit Hydar Dewachi An exhibition following the living history of London’s boatyards, documented as part of the Working River project. Telling the stories of boat builders from Teddington to the Thames Barrier, the project has recorded the working lives of these boatyards, their history and their legacy for the river today. This exhibition features the photography of Hydar Dewachi, who was commissioned this summer to respond to these yards, and the people who work there. There will also be lunchtime screenings of the documentary film produced for the project about the boatyards, by production company digital:works. Part of Totally Thames. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. · Twitter · Facebook · Instagram
The Science Gallery’s new season BLOOD: Life Uncut launches on the 27th July with installations in three different venues around London Bridge that will reveal the essential, expressive and the visceral nature of blood, by telling personal and provocative stories of this vital, life-affirming fluid that connects us all. Blood Equality at Guy’s Chapel and the ‘Heamotel’ on Guy’s Campus, King’s College London, will be open until Sunday 30 July and The Body is a Big Place at the Old Operating Theatre will be on view until 17 August. In addition, a roaming performing team, the Blood Bikers, will travel by bike between London and Tower bridges, stopping to gather stories, share messages, and stage ideas inspired by blood. This is the first phase of the BLOOD: Life Uncut season, which runs until mid-August, and will be followed by the second phase that includes an exhibition, installations, workshops and performances that will take place across London Bridge and Peckham from September until November. This season is a collaboration with Science Gallery Melbourne who launched their season last night. Partnering with Nite Art for their launch event, the iconic Old Quad of The University of Melbourne was illuminated by Jordan Eagles’ Blood Equality-Illuminations. Check out the #BLOOD17 coverage at @scigallerymel and @scigallerylon on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and see full listings on the joint microsite here.
Tower Bridge are offering something extra for families this summer with their fun and interactive family tours. Tours will be running on Tuesday mornings throughout the school holidays and will help families discover more about the history of Tower Bridge and how it works. Run by experienced members of the learning team, tours are designed for children age 6 to 14. Dates: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th August Time: 10.30 Average duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes Price: £4 per person, in addition to standard ticket prices. Family ticket options for this tour are also available. Contact Tower Bridge bookings department to book and for more information on +44 (0) 207 407 9191 or email email@example.com. It is advised that Family tours are pre-booked and paid for in advance.
White Cube is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Jürgen Partenheimer at Bermondsey. This exhibition, his first in London, includes paintings, sculpture, unique ceramics and works on paper dating from 1975 to 2017. Partenheimer’s abstract works are characterised by their variable, multidimensional language of forms, lightness of touch, striking use of colour and poetic approach. Following studies in fine art, art history and philosophy, he first showed at Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh in 1979 and then gained international recognition following his participation in the biennials of Paris (1980), São Paulo (1981) and Venice (1986). He was the first artist-curator at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf from 1977 to 80 and the founding director of the Institute of Phenomenology.
Anita Klein | Out of the Ordinary at Eames Fine Art Gallery New Linocuts from the past 5 years Internationally recognised, Anita Klein is an artist that inspires, both technically and emotionally. Her new body of prints remind us to stop and notice: Notice what makes us smile, the people we love and the memories that matter. In today’s art world, we are constantly confronted with bright colourful imagery, but rarely met with work that evokes such a raw innate warming response. “Making a linocut in 10 or 11 colours is like slowly building up a painting. Each colour reacts with those underneath it and throws up surprises which suggest the next colour. The whole process is an absorbing game with its own rules which just ask to be broken” – Anita Klein, 2017 Out of the Ordinary will be exhibited at Eames Fine Art Gallery from 20th April – 14th May 2017.