“We’re living in an era where my existence is political whether I want to be or not. It’s hard and emotionally taxing – humour is my saviour.” This quote by the artist Martine Gutierrez opens the exhibition Kiss My Genders at the Hayward Gallery.
A set of special photographs by Ram Shergill, creative directed by Daen Palma Huse, will be shown at The Wallace Collection in line with the exhibition talk “Fashion and Power” alongside the exhibition by Manolo Blahnik
The exhibition Mary Quant opens at the Victoria & Albert Museum. In addition to the ubiquitous mini-skirt, Quant created baby-doll dresses, hot pants, and fetish-friendly ‘Wet Collection’ PVC raincoats.
Two houses in the ancient Roman cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii, which are part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, are now venues for the exhibition Expanded Interiors by Catrin Huber.
The biennial outdoor exhibition Desert X launched on 9 February and features 19 site-specific installations and performances by artists from around the world. The works of art span 50 miles across the Coachella Valley and expand south to the Salton Sea and Mexico.
Ella Frears is a poet, visual artist and curator living in London. Her work has benefited from regular shifts in subject and influence; this is a result of a number of creative writing jobs and residencies in her early career including Tate Britain, the National Trust and Royal Holloway University.
One of art’s greatest powers is its ability to open windows into lives far removed from our own. It can give insights into exotic worlds with unfamiliar notions and ideological structures and yet convey a reassuring sense of unity with humankind. The new exhibition at Tate Liverpool, part of the anniversary biennale, provides such a window.
When having a look at the wooden sewing box with velvet, silk, leather and paint of Frida Kahlo shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition in London, we might imagine how some of those intimate moments would have felt together with this famous Mexican artist at her home in Mexico City.
I think about these words by Simone de Beauvoir when I walk through the exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, “Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins”. People wake up every morning into their lives, and some mornings, some of them dare to be childish enough to blend into other people’s colours and voices.
FACTION Art Projects present their inaugural exhibition, All That You Have Is Your Soul, a group show of 17 artists, all of whom are tied together by their responses to building identity within a foreign land. The exhibition uses the link of heritage between the artists to present artworks that celebrate difference in identity.
This year the Arts Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary by shortlisting 25 artists for their prestigious awards. Five will be selected to receive the £10,000 fellowship with the runners up each receiving £1,000. The winners will be announced at a special party to celebrate the foundation, its fellows and supporters in February.
A nine-foot tall woman stands in the middle of Fabrica Gallery in Brighton. She stands still, except for occasionally blinking. Her left hand is resting on her waist while her right hand is rising towards her gaze; she makes you turn your head to see what she might be looking at.
Entering the exhibition “Ocean Liners: Speed and Style” feels a bit like embarking an ocean liner. Colourful ribbons above you simulate the very moment of farewell, when they soon will no longer connect the parting travellers on board with the beloved persons staying behind on the pier.
Every room in the exhibition is created to present a different aspect of painting in black and white, also known as grisaille. These aspects vary from supporting monastic discipline, making a shift from the colourful earthliness, to very functional intentions such as creating a resource material, to abstraction.
Globally renown Irish photographer Gillian Hyland stages highly stylized snapshots that voice psychologically compelling narratives. Bridging the realms of visual and written culture, Hyland’s photographs are based on her own poems, written over the past decade.
Daniel Raphael Gallery presents The Artificial Now, a powerful and vibrant joint exhibition of new photographic works by renowned artist Carolina Mizrahi, alongside new paintings by abstract artist Morgan Ward.
The Protagonist Magazine launched its 3rd issue and celebrated its long-standing partnerships with Lalique and Contini Art UK with an event of art, fashion, music, friendship, and other inspirations and delights. For this night only, Contini Art UK staged a two men show, which showcased David Begbie sculptures on one side, and on the other, photography by Ram Shergill. The concept of the night was thought out by the creators of the magazine, Daen Palma Huse and Ram Shergill.
I decided to listen to the song, Love in C Minor by Cerrone, before going to the private view. With its orgasmic female back vocals, this relatively erotic 70s disco song led me to many more, including Yes, Sir I Can Boogie by Baccara. Now I couldn't get the image out of my head of zombies boogying all night…
The Barbican Art Gallery’s latest exhibition, “The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined”, is created by fashion curator Judith Clark and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips. This is the second exhibition from this cross-disciplined duo after “The Concise Dictionary of Dress” in the V&A archives in 2010.
Despite gaining notoriety through performance, Rachel Libeskind has rapidly emerged as a multidisciplinary artist. Rachel’s work reflects her extensive curiosity of both historical subjects and contemporary media.