29 April – 26 June 2022 White Cube Bermondsey White Cube Bermondsey is pleased to present an exhibition by Andreas Gursky featuring new and recent photographs. Produced over the past four years, these works reflect Gursky’s focus on the ‘essential commonality’ of contemporary life, and the forms and structures of global capitalism. Gursky’s subjects – from multinational headquarters to fashion runways, a domestic interior to a political seminar – take on a scale akin to that of history painting. In so doing, Gursky gives spatial precedence to the pressing issues of our age, articulated through expansive scenes that reveal their pictorial complexity. In his new photographs, the artist elaborates upon the role of images in today’s society, addressing the paradoxical nature of the medium and its relationship to the real. As Gursky states: ‘Seeing and the imperative to find images leads me to my subjects, not the other way round.’ More here
IMAGE: Untitled (from 1 Cent Life), Tom Wesselmann 10th July, 6.30pm – 8.30pm Eames Fine Art Gallery, 58 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3UD Works on view 10 July – 4 August 2019. The Eames Fine Art auction always has a wide range of works available for visitors to bid on – modern masters like Henri Matisse and Alexander Calder and contemporary artists like Norman Ackroyd and Gail Brodholt. There will be several works without a reserve price, meaning that clients can place whatever bid they like on the work. The rest of the works have a reserve price that is the minimum possible bid. When a work is framed, the price of the frame is included. The auction is secret and silent, and lasts from the opening night for several days afterwards. Bids can be placed either in person or online. Winners will be notified if their bids were successful as soon as possible. There will be over 100 lots of original artworks by Modern Masters and Eames’ favourite contemporary printmakers, all these works will be offered at low reserve prices and you’ll have from the party on the 10th until the following Sunday afternoon to place your secret bids on the works you like. Bids can be placed in the gallery or online at eamesfineart.com. On Monday 15th July the highest bidder for each lot will be contacted to purchase the works at their offered price. There will be more information about the party, full terms and conditions about the auction and a full catalogue of all the lots offered on this site closer to the event eamesfineart.com.
Memory defines us, whether the personal memories that shape our sense of self or the collective, cultural and historical memories on which societies build their identities. Located across White Cube’s London galleries at Bermondsey and Mason’s Yard, Memory Palace is articulated by an architectural framework that leads the viewer through six broad themes of memory: Historical, Autobiographical, Traces, Transcription, Collective and Sensory. Find out more.
New paintings and monoprints by acclaimed artist Anita Klein. Her work is an archive of personal moments that everyone can identify with. Witty, charismatic, warm and poignant, she is one of Britain’s finest and most prominent artist and printmakers of the 21st century. “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 19 April – 13 May at Eames Fine Art Gallery
White Cube presents an exhibition of He Xiangyu at Bermondsey. This exhibition, his second with the gallery, includes the feature length film titled The Swim, produced in 2017, as well as new installation, sculpture and video. His new works develop out of the themes and experience of making The Swim and foreground the poetics and sensorial energy of material and the role of the hand in our physical relationship to landscape, history and the objects that surround us. On entering the exhibition, viewers are presented with a video work which came out of the feature film and focuses on the swim itself. Projected in cinema scale directly on the wall it traces He’s struggle to reach North Korea, having initially been sent back by armed soldiers, successfully landing at Kurido Island on his second attempt. The themes of resistance and survival continue in a new series of delicate sculptures made from over 248 pieces of scrap copper wire, fragments of patinated tubing and pieces of ironmongery, all obtained on a black market he discovered during filming. He has said, ‘I’m seeking to adjust and influence people’s perception through material changes in the object.’
View the original iconic woodcut illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland Through the Looking Glass by John Tenniel. This intimate exhibition hosted by Eames Fine Art Gallery on Bermondsey Street, showcases designs created in the 1860s, which the Brothers Daziel went on to translate into wood engravings. E-mail to request tickets
Now in its fifth year, Anise Gallery’s Summer Graduate Show has gained a reputation for highlighting the best emerging talent from London’s art schools. Embracing its ethos for connecting architecture and art, the gallery finds new ways of exploring this relationship through new practices in fine art. This year, they are delighted to present artists from Central Saint Martins, Goldsmiths, Royal College of Art and Royal Academy Schools. 11th August – 8th September. Opening night 10th August.