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Radical Geometry at the Royal Academy

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Radical Geometry at the Royal Academy

Radical Geometry The Royal Academy Until 28 September 2014 The Royal Academy’s ‘Radical Geometry’ offers a rare look at South American art from an era which, until now, has largely been ignored. The exhibition’s curators have chosen to focus predominantly on art from the first half of the twentieth century when the major South American […]

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Close and Far: Russian Photography Now at Calvert 22

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Close and Far: Russian Photography Now at Calvert 22

Close and Far. Russian Photography Now Calvert 22 Gallery Until 17 August I have to look again at the date of Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky’s photographs. I can’t quite believe that the vibrant images hail from 1905 to 1915. They do. Lined up on slanted viewing platforms, the square photographs read like a brilliantly coloured testimony to […]

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Polke/Richter, Richter/Polke at Christie’s Mayfair

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Polke/Richter, Richter/Polke at Christie’s Mayfair

Polke/Richter, Richter/Polke Christie’s Mayfair Until 7 July Our only introduction to this exhibition is a quote from Gerhard Richter that details the close, yet tough nature of the friendship between himself and Sigmar Polke, and the different paths their artwork came to take, noting that ‘Polke drifted away into the psychedelic direction and I into […]

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Ai WeiWei at Lisson Gallery

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Ai WeiWei at Lisson Gallery

Ai Weiwei Lisson Gallery Until 19 July 2014 The exhibition notes for this third Ai Weiwei solo show at Lisson Gallery state that “The formative influence and example of Marcel Duchamp, as an artistic hero of Ai’s…looms large”. However, it seems that although both artists question authority and institutions, in this exhibition, the strength of […]

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Mehran Elminia at Rosenfeld Porcini

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Mehran Elminia at Rosenfeld Porcini

Mehran Elminia: Painting Rosenfeld Porcini Until 24 July 2014 Having been rather impressed by his first UK solo show 2 years ago, it did not take much to persuade me to revisit Rosenfeld Porcini for Mehran Elminia’s latest exhibition. The image printed on the invitation to the opening suggested that Elminia’s work had changed; perhaps […]

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Bill Viola at St Paul’s Cathedral

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Bill Viola at St Paul’s Cathedral

Bill Viola: The Martyrs St Paul’s Cathedral Bill Viola The Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) 2014 140 x 338 x 10 cm Colour high-definition video polyptych on four vertical plasma displays Duration: 7:15 minutes No sound St Paul’s Cathedral has commissioned a new artwork by Bill Viola and since last month it has been on […]

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About Time at Maddox Arts

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About Time at Maddox Arts

About Time Maddox Arts 4 April to 31 May 2014 The pressures of modern-day life loom large. Only recently did I read a newspaper article that proposed new ways to shave minutes off your power shower routine in the morning. It also revealed a considerable percentage of Londoners simply did not have the time to […]

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Tauba Auerbach at the ICA

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Tauba Auerbach at the ICA

Tauba Auerbach: The New Ambidextrous Universe ICA 16 April 2014 to 15 June 2014 It is not often that visiting an exhibition provides the impetus to read a book about physics. For this alone I feel Tauba Auerbach should be commended.The New Ambidextrous Universe features an array of sculptures that, despite struggling to dominate the […]

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Giuseppe Penone at Gagosian Britannia Street

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Giuseppe Penone at Gagosian Britannia Street

Giuseppe Penone: Circling Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street 11 April to 31 May 2014 Kings Cross is not an area known for its serenity nor cleanliness, but through the doors of the Gagosian Gallery on Britannia Street you will be confronted with what appears to be a lake of white marble, reflecting its luminosity from the […]

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Robert Muntean at Rosenfeld Porcini

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Robert Muntean at Rosenfeld Porcini

Robert Muntean: The Hardcore of Beauty Rosenfeld Porcini 4 April to 31 May 2014 The Hardcore of Beauty, Robert Muntean’s first solo exhibition in the UK, endeavours to reinterpret the Viennese artistic tradition of the early twentieth century. Clearly informed by the work of Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka, Vienna-born Muntean draws on his personal heritage […]

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