3 || September
Fully Awake is a group exhibition featuring work by 36 artists that celebrates the inter-generational relationships formed by teaching painting in UK art schools. The curators invite 12 artists to submit a piece of work, these artists then invite two ‘guest’ artists to exhibit with them; an artist that they have been taught by, and an artist that they have taught. The exhibition is open to the public and runs until 14 September.
4 || September
The 2018 London Design Biennale is devoted to the theme, Emotional States. Taking over the entirety of Somerset House, including The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court and River Terrace, it will explore big questions and ideas about sustainability, migration, pollution, energy, cities, and social equality. Visitors will enjoy engaging and interactive installations, innovations, artworks and proposed design solutions – all in an immersive, inspiring and entertaining tour of the world. Tickets should be bought in advance, the exhibition runs until 23 September.
6 || September
An evening curated by Adelaide Bannerman and Jessica Taylor of the International Curators Forum, presenting the work Adam Patterson and Rubiane Maia who consider expanded ways of seeing and speaking beyond the historicised or everyday through performance. The event is free but booking is required in advance.
The much-loved London Art Book Fair has returned to Whitechapel Gallery with creative and cutting-edge publishers showcasing a vibrant mix of art books and magazines. Explore independent titles and new creative publications from around the world and take part in collaborative workshops, publisher led seminars, and family friendly activities throughout the four days of the fair.
7 || September
Alison Ballard and Martin Lewis will present new work-in-progress, made during their Studio4 residency at Chisenhale Studios. In preparation for an exhibition later this year, the artists are exploring common ground between durational performance art and endurance sports training, using moving image and performance. Come and join them for a sneak-peak and an opportunity to talk with them about their latest work.
Claire will use the residency period at Five Years to produce a series of performances and performance photographs for sharing with an audience during the final weekend of the residency. Using cheap and accessible materials, these pieces will play with the idea of the moving image, being presented as a collection of bicycle wheel zoetropes that can be activated and controlled by the viewer. The residency will also be used to further develop an ongoing series Disappearing Act, in which the artist attempts to disappear within a black and white photograph.
8 || September
This whole day event will explore the possibilities of forging a different mode of engagement, through lectures, panel discussion and the presentation of works by the artist Bontaro Dokuyama. The event is free but booking is required.
10 || September
DKUK is proud to present ‘Spa Songs’, a performance at the Brunel Museum commissioned as part of Fay Nicolson’s solo exhibition ‘Sound before Symbol’ currently on show until 16 September 2018. Tickets are £6 and should be booked in advance.
13 || September
Chronica is an event exploring embodied experiences of illness, encounters with healthcare infrastructures and biomedical technologies. It features a new live work by Sophie Hoyle using biofeedback controlled videos, and a live set made in collaboration with musician Swan Meat (Reba Fay). This event is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.
Presenting new and recent work by the six artists – Graeme Arnfield, Calum Bowden, Rosie Carr, Callum Hill, Onyeka Igwe and Kristina Pulejkova – who have participated in The FLAMIN Fellowship, a major new scheme for early career artist filmmakers. Join the featured artists for a shared discussion following the screenings. Tickets must be booked in advance.
22 || September
The 2018 Work Marathon will invite artists, sociologists, anthropologists, writers, musicians, architects, scientists and philosophers to address cultural, political, physical and environmental debates on the complex and timely question of work, labour, automation and leisure. Tickets to be purchased in advance.