Stubborn, passionate, vulnerable and imaginative. This is how Montse Gallego describes herself. The Spanish artist, based in London for sixteen years, is going to leave the direction of her personal project: Hundred Years Gallery, a cosy cultural and exhibition space located in the heart of Shoreditch. She is leaving for a sabbatical period and wants to bring back to her homage to García Márquez whose ‘magic spirit’ inspired the name of the gallery and still hovers around the gallery space.
In a post apocalyptic world the circus is forced to continue its show every night, on and on into the future. As the night plays out the circus performers slip between their on stage personas and the person they dream to be; trapped by their own desires and lusting after new sensations.
Angela de la Cruz wins the prize ‘National Plastic Arts Award, 2017’ in Spain. Yesterday the jury unanimously awarded “the intensity of her work, which explores the complex relationship between the illusionist space of the painting and the physical presence of the sculpture”.
The Last Supper is a contemporary art gallery based in Clapham, South West London. The gallery curates works of conceptual and contemporary art with an emphasis on craft and minimalism. Established in 2014, the gallery now represents a variety of UK-based and international artists from Spain, Switzerland, Germany, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, South Africa, Japan and America.
Turf Projects has commissioned this solo exhibition ‘Peaks & Troughs’ by Saelia Aparicio. The exhibition, an installation, combines mural drawings, modified found objects, mouth blown glass, probiotics and pollution. Sculpture functions as either lenses and filters, distorting, multiplying, and letting the light through.
Check out our #6toSee for September 2017, a selection of six art exhibitions at some of the London’s best art galleries. Our critics pick the six must-see art exhibitions in the UK for this month. We hope you like them!
‘Haute Couture is like an orchestra whose conductor is Balenciaga. We other couturiers are the musicians and we follow the direction he gives.’ Christian Dior
Last May, the V&A opened the first ever UK exhibition exploring the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga and his continuing influence on modern fashion. It is the first of its kind to look at his unique approach to making and showcases pieces by his protégés and contemporary designers working in the same innovative way today. The exhibition marks the centenary of the opening of Balenciaga’s first fashion house in San Sebastian and the 80th anniversary of the opening of his famous fashion house in Paris.
For the past year, Serrano Rivas has been working on her biggest project to date — a lyrical film entitled ‘The Dream follows the mouth (of the one who interprets it)’. Shot within the Swiss Church in London, the film considers the influence that architecture has on activities that exist within, or in relation to it. This is evident in the film’s scenography, which echoes architectural motifs of the building — for example, the mirrored walls and panels, geometric forms and the semicircular shape of the church’s apse.