The Foundling Museum now shows memorabilia and visuals allowing us to delve into the world of performance through looking at fans, opera glasses, theatre tickets, stage designs, and prints by Thomas Rowlandson and William Horgarth, caricatures by John Nixon and other objects and small installations.
Dame Zandra Rhodes is royalty of British Fashion. She has dressed Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Debbie Harry, Shirley Bassey, Barbara Streisand and so many more. Zandra Rhodes calls the Rainbow Penthouse in Bermondsey her home and has been no stopping her with an exhibition opening this month and a new book being released.
In her solo show at Sarabande Foundation, Witter shows a range of complex artworks including the mediums of photography and sculpture to showcase the beauty of bones and the transience of life. Oxtail bones, chicken feet and cow hips are completely transformed when they are incorporated into Emma Witter’s work.
“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.