AUGUST ART GUIDE
Venue: Edel Assanti Address: 74a Newman Street, London, W1T 3DB Cost: Free Dates: Until Friday, August 16th
This summer, Edel Assanti Gallery is showcasing the fourth solo exhibition by the talented sculptor Jodie Carey. In this series of work, the artist revisits the idea of rustic and primitive artistic methods of creation and the human urge to leave our mark on the world around us. Referencing folk traditions through tapestries and quiltmaking, Carey produced a series of oversized woven canvas sculptures, each piece made from woven strips of canvas that have been dipped in paint and woven whilst wet. Later, each sculpture was reworked with paint, colouring pencil, and thread. Light and raw appearance of fabric sculptures have a strong appearance in the gallery space, yet they challenge the traditional understanding of heavy woven sculptures.
Venue: Whitechapel Gallery Address: 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX Cost: £12.95 Dates: Until Sunday, August 25th
Inspiration and creativity from destruction is the main moving force for American-Iraqi artist Michael Rakowitz. This is a powerful exhibition, showcasing installations created in response to disastrous events. The show starts with an installation called ‘Dull Roar’ (2005) – a high rise estate in Missouri; created to end poverty, but eventually neglected by local authorities, creating a violent environment for the local community, unfortunately ending in demolition. The exhibition moves on to conflicts in the Middle East as well as the consequences of WWII. Each installation has a deep meaning to it, and it’s up to the viewer to piece it all together and make sense of it.
Venue: Regent’s Park Address: Chester Road, London, NW1 4NR Cost: Free Dates: Until Sunday, October 6th
When it is so warm and sunny outside, maybe galleries aren’t your first choice on a day off. I understand we all want to spend as much time outside as possible and enjoy those warm rays, so here’s a perfect combination for you – Frieze Sculpture in Regent’s Park! 23 sculptures are dotted around the park for you to find! You can also download the app ‘Frieze Art Fairs App’ to find out more about each piece. Happy hunting!
Venue: Barbican Centre Address: Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS Cost: From £15 Dates: Until Monday, August 26th
It’s pointless to deny that technology and artificial intelligence are slowly but surely becoming an integral part of our lives. It’s such an interesting subject and I would love to know more about it. For all the curious minds out there, here’s is a perfect exhibition for you – AI: More than Human, an interactive show that brings together artists, scientists and researchers to explore creative and scientific developments in AI.
Venue: Flowers Gallery Address: 82 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DP Cost: Free Dates: Until Saturday, August 31st
How do we understand the word landscape? It is often used not only to define an area of land, but also to describe cultural and political situations, cultural identity as well as humans’ own relationship to a given area. ‘Her Ground’ consists of works from nine contemporary female artists, who interpreted the meaning of the word in their way. Each artist approached the idea of a landscape in a very personal way, creating work around a specific narrative that follows throughout. A must-see if you’re in the area!