Tuesday || November 3
Freud Museum, Broomberg & Chanarin in conversation with Anouchka Grose, 7pm
For their show, Every piece of dust on Freud’s couch, Broomberg and Chanarin analysed Freud’s infamous couch, employing a professional forensics team to gather the particles of dust and minute strands of hair. For this event, the duo are in conversation with writer and psychoanalyst Anouchka Grose about their processes. Booking in advance is recommended.
Wednesday || November 4
Barbican, Robin Deacon: White Balance: A History of Video
Part of the SPILL: Festival of Performance, Robin Deacon explores the way we see and remember through the interweaving of autobiographical stories, fiction and old recordings. The performance will take place in The Pit on the 4th, 5th and 6th of November. The event is ticketed.
Whitechapel Gallery, Emily Jacir: Europa
A pleasure to behold, Emily Jacir’s solo show, Europa, at the Whitechapel Gallery during Frieze week. The display alone is something quite incredible and Jacir’s works are intoxicating and melancholy.
Thursday || November 5
Tenderpixel, All the Revolving Cells, Private View, 7-9pm
An exhibition of work from Pedro Barateiro, Rachel Pimm and artistic duo Rometti Costales which considers the creation of a broader relationship with nature understood, as both a historical and material conditioning of life. Curated by Alejandro Alonso Díaz the show will run from the 6th to the 28th of November.
Whitechapel Gallery, Valérie Belin: Prix Pictet
As part of the ongoing series of discussions about photography, artist Valérie Belin is in conversation with independent writer and curator Paul Wombell. They will discuss her use of digital manipulation in the creation of her surreal and unnerving images. The event is ticketed.
Friday || November 6
ICA, Nástio Mosquito: The Age I Don’t Remember, 7pm
Multi-media and performance artist, Nástio Mosquito, presents a new piece in the ICA theatre questioning the role of the ‘self’, confronting his own role and that of audience. The event will consist of an immersive performance of song, spoken word, movement and visual projections. Commissioned by EMDASH in partnership with ICA, London, the event is ticketed.
Thursday || November 12
Barbican, Eddie Peake: Artist talk and book launch, 7pm
Latest occupant of The Curve, Eddie Peake, will be launching his new book Eddie Peake: The Forever Loop with an accompanying discussion on his views of sexuality, self-representation and language. Tickets are free but subject to availability, book now to avoid disappointment.
Lisson Gallery, Susan Hiller, Private View, 6-8pm
For her first London solo presentation since her Tate retrospective in 2011, Lisson Gallery will present new works, new discoveries and more recognisable pieces from the influential and intriguing artist Susan Hiller who investigates the unconscious and the paranormal. The exhibition runs from the 13th of November to the 9th of January.
Friday || November 20
Photographers’ Gallery, Business as Usual: Self Publish, Be Happy in Residence
Lasting from the 20th to the 28th of November, Self Publish Be Happy will take up residence in the Photographers’ Gallery as part of their Business as Usual series. The team will move a selection of 1000 photobooks from their library onto the premises and will be there to discuss their work in publishing.
Tate Modern, Light and Dark Matters
A two day event arranged as part of the International Year of Light in collaboration with the Institute of Physics, Light and Dark Matters will see a series of discussions and debates between leading artists, scientists, philosophers, theorists and the public. The event is ticketed.
Chisenhale Gallery, 21st Century: Ian Law, 7pm
As part of 21st Century series of event-based commissions, Ian Law will present a new performance using arrangements of found text. After the event, Law will create a text-based work for the Chisenhale commission. The event is free but RSVP is required.
Tuesday || November 24
Serpentine Gallery, Michael Craig-Martin: Transience, Private View 6.30-9pm
Bringing together works from between 1981 and 2015, Michael Craig-Martin’s Transience will be the artist’s first solo show since 1989. The exhibition will contain his famous images of obsolete technologies and other, less familiar, works. The exhibition opens at the same time as Simon Denny: Products for Organising. The exhibitions will run from the 25th of November to the 14th of February.
Saturday || November 28
Royal Academy of Arts, Ben Vickers: Virtual Resistance, 3-4.15pm
As part of the Ai Weiwei Roundtable Series, curator and activist Ben Vickers will host an intimate roundtable discussion in the RA’s Saloon. During the event he will discuss the digital platform’s power of decentralisation and social media as political subversion. Tickets will go fast so book as soon as possible.
Seventeen, Hannah Perry: Mercury Retrograde
This solo show of work from artist Hannah Perry opened last month at Seventeen. Nevertheless, get down to see it before it shuts in early December. On display are a series of works, including an immersive projection typical of Perry who often works with a nostalgic glance at 90s pop-culture.