Thai Shani, Dark Continent, 2014 (also feat image)

Thai Shani, Dark Continent, 2014

MONDAY | 27th

Until the 2nd of November, volunteers of Camden Arts Centre shed a new light on the Kilburn area. You are Here is an exhibition taking place at various spots around the neighbourhood, especially on the high street. To see which site-specific installation participating artists have prepared, public can head to Kingsgate Gallery, turned for the occasion in a fictitious Tourist Office where ‘tour agents’ will provide any needed information as well as leading free public walks to discover all the wonders that the project has to offer.

For more info visit youarehere2014.tumblr.com


The Showroom Gallery hosts the launch of Der Standpunkt der Aufnahme – Point of View, collection of texts and image essays edited by Tobias Hering, through which film-makers and reflects on how politics influence their work, become part of it to the point that the resulting movie turns into a political gesture itself.

The book launch will be accompanied by a panel discussion and screenings of film excerpts from the context of 1970s British film and video collectives. Free attendance and no booking required.


MIRRORCITY at Hayward offers an interesting program of collateral events. Amongst those, the first instalment of a three-pieces performance presented by exhibited artist Tai Shani.

Shani narrates stories through a varieties of media: movies, music, performances and photographies are in her hands an instrument to recount the continuous striggle that each has with their real and fictional selves.

The performance will start at 7 p.m. but beforehand the artist herself will introduce her new work, Dark Continent, and assistant curator Dominik Czechowski will lead a tour of MIRRORCITY.

The event is free with same-day exhibition ticket.

Edward Steichen, Mary Heberden, Vogue, 1935 and Viviane Sassen, In Bloom, Dazed & Confused, 2011

Edward Steichen, Mary Heberden, Vogue, 1935 and Viviane Sassen, In Bloom, Dazed & Confused, 2011

FRIDAY | 31st

The Photographer’s Gallery inaugurates two new shows.

Edward Steichen, father of modern fashion photography will be bestowed a solo show bringing together more than 200 vintage prints. All the works in Edward Steichen: In High Fashion will date back to his period at publishing house Condé Nast. Over that period Steichen was said to be the highest paid photographer all over the world, and surely it was back then that he created his portraits and masterpieces that contributed to make of magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair privileged windows for the following generation of photographers.

Simultaneously it will be opening Analemma: Fashion Photography 1992 – 2012, the first London presentation of works by Dutch-born photographer Viviane Sassen. Her sculptural approach to portraiture build the simple and clean compositions towards a sense of surreal, further enhance by the distinctive and balance use of bold colours.

The exhibition focuses on Sassen’s production within fashion and drags spectators into that world thanks to an immersive exhibition display devised by the artist herself.

Glenn Ligon, Come Out Study #2, 2014

Glenn Ligon, Come Out Study #2, 2014

Figurative painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye will lead a tour of Glenn Ligon’s exhibition Call and Response. American born, Ligon focuses on the problems of race, sexuality and language, with particular attention to the struggle against slavery and for civil rights. In her practice these issues are reported to the contemporary context; for the show at Camden Arts Centre, her first in a UK public gallery, she presents a series of paintings, a neon work and a multi-screen video work.

Caterina Berardi

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