MONDAY || 17th

As part of the public program for the show Suspicion (until 7th Dec) Jerwood Visual Arts presents a screening of the show’s namesake thriller, Alfred Hitchcock’s Suspicion, from 1941. The show features 13 painters whose work is based on or contains hidden narratives that, rather than clarifying the meaning of the work itself, create a tangle of mesmerizing and confusing stories behind it.

The screening will be introduced by Dan Coombs, artist and curator of Suspicion, in which he’ll explain how he drew inspirational ideas from the movie to set up the show.

Around the same time, Dexter Dalwood will present his first solo at Simon Lee since he joined the gallery. London Pictures brings together a series of collages that the artist has composed joining political, historical and cultural remembrances from specific places in the city to his very own perception of such places. By doing so, Dalwood creates a map and portrait of London.

Still from Alfred Hitcock's Suspicion (1941)

Still from Alfred Hitcock’s Suspicion (1941)

TUESDAY || 18th

The Showroom Gallery presents 2 video episodes and 100 drawings from the series Confidence Tricks: Lessons in Insolvency by Oliver Rees. The work is a historical biography based around the life of the unsuccessful 19th century British architect Joseph Gandy and his problems with debt.

Saul Fletcher, Untitled #250 (meat + 2 veg), 2012

Saul Fletcher, Untitled #250 (meat + 2 veg), 2012

THURSDAY || 20th

Saul Fletcher’s practice revolves around his studio, and precisely his walls. What usually are objects of limitation, for him have become a source of inspiration, a blank canvas on which he composes objects in 3-d collages that he photographs afterwards. Alison Jacques will present the third solo exhibition of Saul Fletcher, new works revolving around the idea of family and fatherhood and extending his practice to his Berlin studio.

On the same evening the John Jones Project Space will present Neurotic Seduction Astral Production, new work by Ludovica Gioscia. Combining Rotella’s criticism to Warhol’s colour charts, her giant décollages make a mockery of consumerism culture through her favourite media: wallpaper. Ordered online, lovingly gathered during travels or personally printed, wallpaper is just one of the ephemera that Ludovica collects compulsively, stacks and accumulates, to create her critique of corruptions and excess.

Ludovica Gioscia, Neurotic Seduction Astral 8 (2014), installation view, John Jones

Ludovica Gioscia, Neurotic Seduction Astral 8 (2014), installation view, John Jones

FRIDAY || 21st

Pace London inaugurates Still Life, an exhibition of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s large-scale photographs from his ongoing Diorama series. Sugimoto is known for having produced works where the lines between photography, painting and installation are blurred. The illusionist effect is furthermore developed thanks to the rigorous, meticulously studied compositions and the distortion that happens when we see, and thus interpret, something.

Friday will also be the inaugural day of Contemporary East exhibition at Sotheby’s. The auction house will present contemporary artworks from Russia, Eastern Europe and Caucasus before they will be sold at auction on the 25th November.

Hirishi Sugimoto, Pennsylvanian Bay, (1980)

Hirishi Sugimoto, Pennsylvanian Bay, (1980)

SATURDAY-SUNDAY || 22nd -23rd

On the last days of My Vocabulary Did This to Me, the solo show of acclaimed American artist and reluctant pioneer of conceptual art Lawrence Weiner, the South London Gallery hosts a two-day programme in relation to the show. Saturday throughout the day there will be screenings of all Weiner’s movies up until the most recent one, Dirty Eyes, whilst on Sunday there will be an ongoing series of live performances, interventions and film.

series series of live performances, interventions and films.

Caterina Berardi

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