NOVEMBER ART GUIDE
Venue: Hamiltons Gallery Address: 13 Carlos Place, London, W1K 2EU Cost: Free Dates: 09 September 2019 - 13 November 2019
Somehow this exhibition completely fell off my radar, but as the saying goes, it is better late than never! Lucky for all of us (including me), we have two more weeks to visit this show and see the work of the iconic fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon! During his 60-year career, Avedon created an extensive body of work. In this exhibition (titled ‘Portfolios’), two of them will be presented to the audience in their entirety for the first time: La Passante du Siècle and Made in France. Made in France is a collection of photographs that documents the ‘synthesis of cultures that reshuffled the post-war order’, while La Passante du Siècle rediscoveres French fashion, capturing a dramatic change of the 20th century.
Grayson Perry: Super Rich Interior Decoration
Venue: Victoria Miro Mayfair Address: 14 St George Street, London W1S 1FE Cost: Free Dates: 25 September 2019 - 20 December 2019
Grayson Perry is always in the public eye. His work can be spotted in various exhibitions and auction houses, however I have to admit that I’ve never seen a solo show! But that’s about to change. This fall, Victoria Miro Mayfair hosts Perry’s first solo show since 2012. In his work, Perry tackles subjects that are universally human: identity, gender, social status, sexuality, and religion. This time the artist is taking a slippery slope and drawing parallels between art, money, power and desire, looking at one’s identity through cultural and consumer choices.
Venue: Guildhall Art Gallery Address: Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AE Cost: Free Dates: 31 May 2019 - 1 December 2019
London is an endless collage of architecture. Every street in the city is different: there will be a row of terraced houses next to a modern development, or a medieval church next door to a glass skyscraper. And most of the time, I believe it works and creates a harmonious urban landscape. The ‘Architecture of London’ exhibition documents the changes our city has undergone throughout the last 400 years, carefully capturing its ever-changing architecture…as well as highlighting changes, which, thankfully, , never happened.
Venue: Barbican Art Gallery Address: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS Cost: £15.00 - £17.00 Dates: 4 October 2019 - 19 January 2020
Club culture fascinates me. I somehow have this romanticised idea of club scene in the 60s and 70s, and feel that at that times people took the liberty of expressing themselves and bending social boundaries and norms more so now than before. If you feel the same way, this exhibition is definitely for you. Discover the creativity of spaces, dance and performance at the Barbican Centre, spanning all the way from the 1880s to the late 1960s. The exhibition explores the atmosphere in Berlin clubs, the jazz scene in Harlem and many more incredible places around the globe.
Venue: Tate Britain Address: Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG Cost: £18 Dates: 24 September 2019 – 5 January 2020
Someone once asked me: ‘Why do people photograph ugly things? If I was a photographer, I would only photograph pretty things.’ Well sometimes, things that surround us aren’t necessarily pretty, but they are the things that define us and our society. This exhibition is a prime example of that! Mark Leckey fills the entire gallery with a full-scale replica of a section of the M53 – a motorway flyover close to his childhood home. Memories and experience of playing there as a kid has persisted in his mind forever, and the bridge became a recurring motif within his work. Alongside with this powerful installation, Mark explores ‘ideas of youth, class, memory and nostalgia’, presented to the visitors in several video installations. I have a feeling this exhibition will be a powerful one, filled with deep meaning and an interesting reflection on our society.