5 || October
British artist and Somerset House Studios resident, Hannah Perry, presents a major body of new work in her first solo exhibition in the UK since 2015. GUSH presents a captivating and poignant exhibition featuring large-scale dynamic sculpture, sound and film, in a candid and personal exploration of mental and emotional health in our contemporary, hyper-networked society. Exhibition runs until 4 November 2018.
12 || October
Pierre Huyghe, one of the world’s leading artists, known for creating complex immersive ecosystems, presents a major new exhibition at the Serpentine. For the exhibition, the Gallery has become a porous and contingent environment, housing different forms of cognition, emerging intelligence, biological reproduction and instinctual behaviours.
Best known for vibrant, unsettling oil paintings of East London’s urban landscape and the disintegrating office blocks and shabby store fronts near his studio, Ling’s exhibition for Towner showcases a new series of paintings created over the last year alongside earlier works. The paintings of diverse subjects include slowly decaying logs, boats on a crowded waterway, anonymous segments of urban greenery, studies of a ‘portal’ constructed in the artist’s studio, and extraordinary paintings of skeletons. The exhibition continues until 27 January 2019.
14 || October
Last chance to see Singularity of Peace, a show in two parts surrounding the theme of conflict, peace, inclusion and resolution, presented by The Forgotten Heroes 1419 Foundation and Uthink. The first part of the exhibition is aimed to give a free platform for young emerging artists from all backgrounds to display their work. Featured artists: Aziz Anzabi, Batool Shoghi, Celia Toler, Kate Lowe, Maciej Jedrzejewski, Patrick Altes, Stephen Williams. The second part of the exhibition showcase key pages from The Unknown Fallen book in the hopes of commemorating some of the forgotten soldiers of World War I. This exhibition also features the 15 winners from the Never Such Innocence International competition. Opening hours from 10am to 5.30pm everyday.
16 || October
Flowers Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Edward Burtynsky. These works, created in collaboration with Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, stem from the artist’s ongoing Anthropocene Project, a multidisciplinary investigation into human impact on the planet. The Anthropocene Project debuts this fall with simultaneous museum exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada, a feature-length documentary film, and a book. The exhibition runs from 17 October to 24 November 2018.
17 || October
Join the 2017/18 PEER FORUM artists and invited guest Jala Wahid for an evening of discussion, performance and readings in response to the feminine grotesque. The event will be accompanied by a DIY publication.
18 || October
Join curator David A. Bailey in conversation with editor and researcher Louis Hartnoll of Afterall as they discuss his 1995 exhibition Mirage: Enigmas of Race, Difference and Desire at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. Opening up the two-month exhibition to include a series of artworks, performances, film screenings and an extensive discursive programme, ‘Mirage’ sought to interrogate the legacy of Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks (1952) and its core themes of anti-colonialism, psychoanalysis, philosophy and critical race theory. In association with Afterall. Booking required.
A performative listening event organised by BOUND artist Chris Timms, featuring newly commissioned responses and pre-existing material from: Alexa Barrett, Rachel Finney, Anneke Kampman, Christof Migone, Jessa Mockridge, Amy Pettifer, Claire Potter, Norman H. Pritchard, Language Removal Projects, and Daniella Valz Gen. Doors open at 6:30 for a 7pm start. Please register attendance with Eventbrite. BOUND are showing at PEER until 20 October.
20 || October
Influenced by the work of Heidi Bucher, this three-hour workshop will encourage participants to create sculptures from their own individual responses to the artworks in the gallery. Building from this, the attendees will draw from memory and observation. Paying particular attention to positive and negative shapes to form the image, participants will experiment with a variety of drawing techniques/artistic materials. Event price: £8/£6 (conc) Book
27 || October
Obsidian Coast presents its inaugural exhibition, For the Love of Corals by artist Sonia Levy, examining coral reproductive research at the Horniman Museum in London. In the basement of the museum, a team of marine biologists and aquarists led by Jamie Craggs have embarked on breeding corals in captivity. By mirroring the environmental circumstances – seasonal temperature changes, solar irradiance and lunar cycles – of the Great Barrier Reef within specially designed tanks, the team has become the first in the world to successfully spawn corals in a laboratory.
Featured Image: Edward Burtynsky, ‘Lithium Mines #1’, Salt Flats, Atacama Desert, Chile, 2017. Courtesy of Flowers Gallery.