1st || Wednesday
The solo exhibition and event by London and Brussels based artist Ghislaine Leung, comprising of two newly commissioned bodies of work incorporating text, sound and large scale structures. With a background in artists’ moving image discourse, her practice is editorial in the most material and rhythmic sense, incorporating breaths, repetitions and cadence.
Do Ho Suh’s first exhibition with Victoria Miro will feature new fabric sculptures conceived especially for the galleries, including a walk-through configuration of Hubs, and a range of his works on paper. Suh has long ruminated on the idea of home as both a physical structure and a lived experience, the boundaries of identity and the connection between the individual and the group across global cultures. Spending her life in moving from one place to another, he meticulously replicates the architecture of the places in which he has lived.
A one-week unique and free opportunity for eight emerging artists nominated by artist-led spaces from around the UK who will work closely with leading international artists to discuss and develop their individual practices through a series of tutorials, workshops, reading groups, studio and gallery visits, and seminars. This year the guest tutors are: Susan Hiller, Chantal Joffe, Heather Phillipson and Eve Sussman, all artists whose work is in the Zabludowicz Collection. Each will give a free public lecture about their work (From the 1st to the 8th, free but booking is essential).
2nd || Thursday
Part travelling diary, part monograph, “Time Traveller Artist Man” charts the triumphs and tribulations of an imaginative soul with a passion for travel, whose worldwide voyages have become a catalyst to create art that is elemental and playful, with the ultimate goal of engaging with people from all walks of life. The author, RUN, is a London-based Italian street artist who through his work creates playful characters that speak to diverse audiences on multiple levels.
The solo exhibition by Polish visual and performance artist Justyna Scheuring, who lives and works in London, brings together sign language interpreters and consecutive translators, in order to compose a performance through a multitude of voices and forms of expression to question issues of identity in a context of personal trauma, global migration and the experience of otherness. Performances of Everyone, Merry-Go-Round will take place on 4, 11, 18 and 25 February at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm.
An exhibition of outstanding works by an international array of contemporary artists including Tian Wei, Alexis Peskine, Govinda Sah ‘Azad’, Brion Gysin and Kenji Yoshida amongst others. These artists, who have all migrated from one country to another, share their particular visions of the world by using their work to express their trans-cultural experiences.
onepointfiveone is a long-term curatorial project based at the Window Space on Whitechapel High Street taking place from January to June 2017 and born out of considerations around the physicality of space. For its first show onepointfiveone presents “A Digiscape from reality” by Simon Banos from 2 till 26 Feb 2017. A Digiscape Performance by Banos will take place on the evening of the opening, starting from 6:30 pm.
3rd || Friday
A showcase of artists that explore the relationship between astronomy and light. This will include many of the artists who have contributed to previous exhibitions and residencies, since Lumen’s launch in September 2014, as well as new names. This event is made up of classes, workshops and performances, so booking is essential. Running until the 5th of February.
7th || Tuesday
An exhibition curated by Borbála Soós, featuring Salvatore Arancio, Zuzanna Czebatul, Rowena Harris, Laure Prouvost and Suzanne Treister. The exhibition will present works of different characteristics, each artist looks at nature from different perspectives and will interpret it through a variety of media, especially digital technologies.
9th || Thursday
Over the course of seven weekends Raven Row celebrates Gallery House, one of the most influential and extraordinary contemporary art spaces in London in the early 1970s, through performances, screenings and discussions, accompanied by a changing presentation of artworks and archival material.
10th || Friday
arebyte Gallery is pleased to present Blinding Pleasures, the first show launching its 2017 programme focusing on the theme of Control. The group exhibition Blinding Pleasures, curated by Filippo Lorenzin, will study the dangers and potentials of a conscious use of the mechanisms behind the False Consensus effect and its marketing-driven son, the so-called “Filter Bubble”. Exhibiting artist Man Bartlett, Benjamin Grosser, and Angela Washko.
17th || Friday
The opening party of a solo exhibition by Nick JS Thompson exploring the serendipitous mistakes of analog photography. His work mainly focuses on communities and the effect they have on their surrounding landscape. The exhibition runs from the 18th to the 22nd Feb.
20th || Monday
The fifth show of the London Independent Photography’s Central Group brings together eighteen photographers, who explore in very different ways what it means to them to have a camera as an anchor in the HERE – being in the same place as the things or the people they photograph.