“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.
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.