White Cube Bermondsey presents Sarah Morris’s first solo show in the UK in six years; Machines do not make us into Machines. Featuring paintings, films, a site-specific wall painting as well as the artist’s first sculptural work, the exhibition reflects Morris’s interest in networks, typologies, architecture, language and the city. Employing an architecture of colourful and abstract forms, Morris’s paintings play on the viewer’s sense of visual recognition. She incorporates a wide range of references, from the graphic identity of multinational corporations and the structure of urban transport systems to the iconography of maps, GPS technology, as well as the movement of people within urban areas. Visit website 17th April – 30th June
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Tracey Emin’s new exhibition ‘A Fortnight of Tears’ at White Cube Bermondsey brings together new painting, photography, large-scale sculpture, film and neon text. The collection stems from Emin’s deeply personal memories and emotions ranging from loss, grief, longing and spiritual love. Three monumental bronze sculptural figures – the largest Emin has produced to date -are shown alongside her lyrical and expressive paintings. Developed through a process of drawing, the paintings are then intensely reworked and added to, layer upon layer. White Cube also debuts a new photographic series by Emin titled ‘Insomnia’. Selected from thousands of self-portraits taken by the artist on her iPhone over the last couple of years, these images spontaneously capture prolonged periods of restlessness and inner turmoil.
Doris Salcedo is the latest artist to exhibit at White Cube Bermondsey. The exhibition reflects Salcedo’s continued focus on the experience of mourning and the connection between violence, anonymity and public space. ‘The experience of an individual is always my point of departure. But during the process of making an artwork, I must maintain a distance in order to leave that person intact, untouched. And from there, as soon as I begin working, everything enters into the paradoxical terrain of art.’ In her work Salcedo questions and exposes trauma by exploring its capacity to reveal and connect with grief, carving out a space for mourning that is both poignant and insistent. ‘My work is about the memory of experience, which is always vanishing, not about experiences taken from life’, she has said. The exhibition is open from 28th September – 11th November 2018.
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.
Here’s this month’s array of events and activities taking place this April in the vibrant area of London Bridge… Harlot Supper Club | 13th & 14th April | Spianata Bakery Join The Elmore Jam at Spianata Bakery for a special Harlot Supper Club showcasing Zac Whittle’s seasonal five course menu. Complete with a jazz trio playing all night long, The Elmore Jam strive to make their events very lively and sociable for all; expect a Negroni on arrival, snacks, nibbles and dancing! Tickets £49.50 Beatriz Mihazes Rio Azul | From 18th April | White Cube Bermondsey White Cube Bermondsey present a large-scale exhibition of works by Beatriz Milhazes. This exhibition foregrounds Milhazes’ explorations in a variety of media including painting, installation, sculpture and collage and her first ever tapestry: a unique, major work created especially for the show. Free Entry 5 Easy Pieces | 27th – 28th April | Unicorn Theatre Since 2012, the Unicorn has programmed a strand of work for adults that invites us to think about how children experience our society. This year’s show by highly regarded and controversial Swiss director, Milo Rau, deals with some of our greatest fears and taboos. In Five Easy Pieces, seven children aged 9 – 14 recreate the interviews and statements of those affected by Marc Dutroux, Belgium’s notorious serial killer. Book Tickets Hiver Spring Party | 6th April | Hiver Beers Arch Spring is upon us along with the arrival of flowers in bloom and bees a-buzzing, Hiver Beers will be celebrating the first of their limited edition seasonal beers; The Honey Gose. Join them at the Hiver arch, (just past Maltby St Market) for a Spring party with live music, street-food and workshops. Free tickets A Political History of the Human Corpse | 26th April | The Old Operating Theatre The Old Operating Theatre & Herb Garret hosts a talk by author Ruth Richardson on the topic of death and the body in 19th century England. Ruth analyses the subject drawing on many disciplines to explore the fundamental issues of folklore and science, life and death and the political struggles surrounding ownership of the body in the 19th century. Tickets £8 – £10 More in April 3rd April – Meerlust & Rustenberg – A Taste Off – Vivat Bacchus 6th April – Cool Crochet with Katie Jones – Fashion & Textile Museum 8th April – Kamiak Marching Band Performance – London Bridge City Until 8th April – Eddie Peake Exhibition – White Cube Bermondsey 10th April – VB’s, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz – Vivat Bacchus 12th April – Paint a T-Shirt with Sarah Campbell – Fashion & Textile Museum From 14th April – Time to See Photography Exhibtion – London Bridge CIty Until 15th April – Join the Fiesta – The View from the Shard Until 15th April – Julius Caesar – The Bridge Theatre Until 15th April – Harvey Daniels Watercolours – Eames Fine Art Until 15th April – Baby Show – Unicorn Theatre From 19th April – Anita Klein, These Fleeting Days – Eames Fine Art 19th April – BoshFest at Borough – Borough Market 21st April – Family Activity, Bobbing Boats – Tower Bridge 24th April – St Andrew’s Cathedral School Choir Performance – London Bridge City From 25th April – Sencational – Unicorn Theatre Regulars Every Wednesday – Weekly Quiz with Dimbleby Cancer Care – Draft House Tower Bridge Every Wednesday and Saturday – Yoga in The Walkways – Tower Bridge Every Friday – Live Music Evenings – Oblix East Every Saturday and Sunday – Market Day – Maltby Street Market Throughout April T-Shirt: Cult – Culture – Subversion – Fashion & Textile Museum The UK’s Highest Virtual Reality Experience – The View From The Shard Climb Aboard the HMS Belfast – HMS Belfast Bridge House Estates Exhibition – Tower Bridge Exhibition
White Cube Bermondsey present a large-scale exhibition of works by Beatriz Milhazes. This exhibition foregrounds Milhazes’ explorations in a variety of media including painting, installation, sculpture and collage and her first ever tapestry: a unique, major work created especially for the show. Milhazes has said: ‘I want to have optical movements, disturbing things; such visions that your eyes would be disturbed when you see them.’ Creating what she has termed a ‘dialogue between symbolism and materiality’, achieved through a dense process of physical and conceptual layering, her works employ an abundance of form and colour to offer a vertiginous visual experience. Preview: Tuesday 17 April, 6-8pm Beatriz Mihazes
Eddie Peake at White Cube Bermondsey – Throughout February This exhibition, Peake’s fourth with the gallery, includes new sculpture, painting, sound work and performance presented in an immersive and constructed environment. Peake will be present in the gallery space throughout the exhibition, following a scheduled daily routine. Moving between various constructed spaces which include a private office and a triangular cell-like structure, accessible only by a tall ladder. The artist ‘plays’ himself, both offering up and dismantling the narrative of artistic ego, fictional protagonist and ‘real’ self. Seesaw at the Unicorn Theatre – Throughout February This Unicorn Theatre production explores the push and pull of friendship, and the ups and downs of being very young. You can save 20% on all half term performances (excluding 14 Feb 1.30pm) using your London Bridge DealCard. Half Term with Thames Clippers – 10th – 25th February Hop on board at London Bridge Pier and take to the river this half term with MBNA Thames Clippers. Enjoy seeing the iconic sights of the capital as you cruise under Tower Bridge and make your way along the Thames. Travel this halfterm to take advantage of family discounts, activity booklets and exclusive kids lunchboxes. Valentine’s in London Bridge – Throughout February While the classic combination of red roses and a champagne dinner is nothing to be sniffed at, some may say this tradition has had it’s day. For a little variety this Valentine’s, we’ve prepared our pick of counter conventional activities in London Bridge (partner optional!). Family Experience – The View from The Shard – 10th – 25th February Every family experience booked between 10-25 February will receive a free goody bag worth over £20! Kids and grown up’s can take on ‘The Slide’ in an adrenaline-fuelled 360-degree virtual reality experience that swoops and slides through the city’s skyline. The hair-raising journey will take them on an extreme multi-sensory journey where The Shard becomes a helter-skelter! Adults can enjoy a tipple from London’s highest champagne bar as the sun sets over the city’s skyline 800ft above the capital at London’s highest vantage point – and with views of up to 40 miles, there is no better way to entertain the kids this half term! More events in London Bridge this January… 10th February – Valentine’s Open House – Eames Fine Art 12th February – Half Term with MBNA Thames Clippers – Thames Clippers 13th February – VB’s Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz – Vivat Bacchus 13th February – Pancake Day Race – Borough Market 13th February – London Bridge Farmer’s Market Pancake Race – London Bridge Farmer’s Market 14th February – Freaks Film Night – The Old Operating Theatre 14th February – Valentine’s at The Coal Shed – The Coal Shed 14th February – Celebrate Valentine’s at Melior St – Melior St. 16th February – Love Crochet with Katie – Fashion & Textile Museum 22nd February – Refuge Britain: Designers at Work – Fashion & Textile Museum 25th February – Bread Ahead’s Real Bread Week Celebration – Borough Market 26th February – Cheese at London Bridge – Vivat Bacchus 28th February – DTI Export Hub – South Bank Until 24th February – UAL Olympus Photography Award 2018 – Bermondsey Project Space Until 25th February – Dimensions – Eames Fine Art Every Wednesday – Weekly Quiz with Dimbleby Cancer Care – Draft House Tower Bridge Every Wednesday and Saturday – Yoga in The Walkways – Tower Bridge Every Friday – Live Music Evenings – Oblix East Every Saturday and Sunday – Market Day – Maltby Street Market Throughout February – He Xiangu Exhibition – White Cube Bermondsey Throughout February – Othello – Unicorn Theatre Throughout February – The UK’s Highest Virtual Reality Experience – The View From The Shard Throughout February – Climb Aboard the HMS Belfast – HMS Belfast Throughout February – A Tale of Two Southwark’s Exhibition – Roast Throughout February – Bridge House Estates Exhibition – Tower Bridge Exhibition
‘There’s often a sort of quest for identity in my work – and that, I think, is the staggeringly beautiful thing about being an artist. You are afforded the luxury of creating a space for yourself as an individual in the world.’ White Cube presents ‘Concrete Pitch’ by Eddie Peake at Bermondsey. This exhibition, Peake’s fourth with the gallery, includes new sculpture, painting, sound work and performance presented in an immersive and constructed environment. The works in this exhibition weave autobiographical elements and an examination of self-identity with more general themes of desire, the body, architecture and urban landscape. Peake will be present in the gallery space throughout the exhibition, following a scheduled daily routine. Moving between various constructed spaces which include a private office and a triangular cell-like structure, accessible only by a tall ladder. The artist ‘plays’ himself, both offering up and dismantling the narrative of artistic ego, fictional protagonist and ‘real’ self. In another specially constructed room, visible behind a window, DJs from Kool London broadcast an online radio show during the exhibition. Broadcasting oldskool jungle and drum and bass from East London tower blocks since 1991, Kool FM is one of the longest running underground stations and provided the soundtrack to Peake’s adolescence.
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.’
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.