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August 2017

Matisse in the Studio

August 5, 2017 - November 22, 2017
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens 6 Burlington Gardens
London, W1S 3ET United Kingdom
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£14.50

Matisse drew his collection from the far corners of the world: Buddhist statuary from Thailand, Bamana figures from Mali, furniture and textiles from North Africa. Rarely of material value, these objects were nonetheless precious. Offering points of departure to which he could return again and again, they appear in his work in different guises and across spans of decades, reinvented afresh in each new setting. Matisse’s objects formed his repertoire, but they also provided him with influences from beyond the…

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September 2017

Basquiat: Boom for Real

September 21, 2017 - January 28, 2018
Barbican Centre, Silk Street
London, EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom
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£16

Boom for Real is the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960—1988). A pioneering prodigy of the downtown New York art scene, Basquiat came to the media’s attention in 1978 when he teamed up with his classmate Al Diaz to graffiti enigmatic statements across the city under the collective pseudonym SAMO©, before swiftly becoming one of the most celebrated artists of his generation. Drawing from international museums and private collections, Basquiat: Boom…

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October 2017

Arthur Jafa: Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death

October 5, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Rooftop Studio, Store Studios, 180 the Strand
London, WC2R 1EA United Kingdom
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Free

Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death is a new video by artist, director, and award-winning cinematographer Arthur Jafa. Set to the searing highs and lows of Kanye West’s gospel-inspired hip-hop track, “Ultralight Beam,” Love Is The Message is a masterful convergence of found footage that traces African-American identity through a vast spectrum of contemporary imagery. From photographs of civil rights leaders watermarked with “Getty Images” to helicopter views of the LA Riots to a wave of bodies dancing…

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AO London – Protest in Fashion Series

October 9, 2017 - December 31, 2017

UNBIASED | UNCENSORED | UNSCRIPTED Inspired by the incredibly thought provoking article entitled ‘Protest - The Cradle to Fashion’s Subversive Culture’ written by Kate Hart. AO London proudly presents a series of podcasts which explores the dialectical implications of subcultures in fashion and answers whether fashion will once again ride the waves of subculture to bring about trends more subversive and iconic than eras past. Fortified by an assertive panel of London College of Fashion students, and industry creatives, our podcast series…

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February 2018

T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION

February 9, 2018 - May 6, 2018
The Fashion Textiles Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street
London, SE1 3XF United Kingdom
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£9.90

The exhibition features a private collection of Vivienne Westwood t-shirts from the early days of Let it Rock, Sex, and Seditionaries, through to the designers most recent collections, Active Resistance to Propaganda and Climate Revolution. This group of rare objects will form a central installation of the exhibition, accompanied by an introduction to the historical biography of the T-shirt and an insight into its technological advances, mapped through sections focusing on contemporary design.

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Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins

February 28, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Barbican Centre, Silk Street
London, EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom
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£13.50

Another Kind of Life follows the lives of individuals and communities operating on the fringes of society from America to India, Chile to Nigeria. The exhibition reflects a more diverse, complex view of the world, as captured and recorded by photographers. Driven by personal and political motivations, many of the photographers sought to provide an authentic representation of the disenfranchised communities with whom they spent months, years or even decades with, often conspiring with them to construct their own identity through the…

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September 2013

Mira Schendel

September 25, 2013 - January 19, 2014
Tate Modern, Bankside, Southbank
London, SE1 9TG United Kingdom
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£11.00

Mira Schendel (1919–1988) was one of Latin America’s most important and prolific post-war artists. With her contemporaries Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, Schendel reinvented the language of European Modernism in Brazil. Tate Modern is staging the first ever international full-scale survey of her work. The exhibition reveals aspects of Schendel’s dialogues with a diverse range of philosophers and thinkers, as well as her engagement with universal ideas of faith, self-understanding and existence. It brings together over 250 paintings, drawings and sculptures from across her…

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Lutz Bacher Black Beauty

September 25, 2013 - November 17, 2013
The Institute of Contemporary Art, The Mall
London, SW1Y 5AH United Kingdom
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Free

Black Beauty is the first major solo exhibition in the UK by American artist Lutz Bacher. Occupying an important position in contemporary art practice, Lutz Bacher’s work is receiving increasing levels of international recognition. The enigmatic and eclectic mixture of ideas that Bacher brings together are full of personal and philosophical significance and are frequently driven by tactical humour. Black Beauty provides a unique opportunity to see Bacher’s new works made specifically for the ICA together with recent work for the first time…

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October 2013

Sarah Lucas

October 2, 2013 - December 15, 2013
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London, E1 7QX
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One of Britain’s leading sculptors, the Whitechapel Art Gallery presents a new exhibition of Sarah Lucas that promises both iconic and new works specially made for the show. Always controversial, her work deals with everything from working-class sexuality to the more salacious perversities of the British tabloid press.

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Paul Klee

October 16, 2013 - March 9, 2014
Tate Modern, Bankside, Southbank
London, SE1 9TG United Kingdom
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£16.50

One of the great innovators of 20th century art, Paul Klee's witty, inventive painting resist easy classification and stand shoulder to shoulder with the work of Matisse, Picasso and his Bauhaus contemporary Kandinsky. A towering figure in European modernism, his influence on abstract art can be been seen in the works to Rothko, Miro and even Bacon. At Tate Modern, you can rediscover Klee’s extraordinary body of work and see it in a new light. Paintings, drawings and watercolours from collections…

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