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Irene de Andrés, Erola Arcalís, Inés Cámara Leret, Yorgos Petrou, Stéphanie Saadé, Oscar Santillán + Yoko Ono. Curated by Aina Pomar.
A giant peanut with a blue face and red lips resides as a deity over a vibrant world of cartoon-like creatures. This is Maní, the fictional civilization created by Spanish artist Ana Barriga in which society centres around the peanut. For her solo show at Kristin Hjellegjerde’s gallery in London Bridge, the artist presents a new series of imaginative paintings that visualize everyday life in the peanut community. Through these surreal scenarios, Barriga pokes fun at real-life conventions, offering the viewer the opportunity to both laugh at and question the foundations on which civilizations are built. The exhibition runs until the next 8th of February 2020.
Art proffesionals from eight different nationalities attended the gastronomic cross-culture event by Brit Es
Artists, curators, art valuers, critics, researchers and private collectors from Japan, Russia, Germany, USA, Italy, Israel, United Kingdom, and Spain participated in this gastronomic cross-culture event, held by Brit Es in the heart of Shoreditch.
Brit Es’s team, led by Carolina Núñez Roca and Vanesa Cejudo, created an event where the food menu was used as a schedule to introduce the artist’s conversations.
Last Monday, Brit Es hosted a very special event inspired by the cross-culture concept: a Supper Club created as a new way to connect with the artists and their practices. A new way to discover London’s Spanish art vibe in a new way: interacting with artists, tasting a secret menu and listening to the sound of a Steinway piano.
The event included conversations with four fabulous artists: Rosana Antolí, Gracjana Rejmer-Canovas, Ernesto Cánovas, Pablo A. Padilla Jargstorf, and a special menu created by Chef Antonio Sierra, who came from Extremadura for the event.
The Brit Es Supper Club was kindly sponsored by the Embassy of Spain in London, Bodega Soul, La Forja Restaurant and the collaboration of the Shoreditch Treehouse.
Playing piano: Sam Peña / Photos by Susana Sanromán
Special thanks to Deborah Rodríguez, Ben Ffrancon Davies and Ángel Villalba.
WE COLLECT presents ‘Empty Sea and Cavern’, the first solo show bu Alan Sastre in London, whith a selection of his two latest series of works. On one hand a series of monochrome canvases that offer the shade of one of the possible ways of pictorial surface refinement, and on the other hand a series of abrased looking paintings where he makes and unmakes during their process.
Doc’n Roll, the UK’s Music Documentary Festival, returns to London for its 6th London edition from 1st to 17th November 2019
Doc’n Roll, the UK’s Music Documentary Festival, returns for its 6th London edition from 1st to 17th November 2019 at eight of the city’s best-loved cinemas. Its diverse and dazzling lineup of 30 music documentaries spotlights music-makers and genres that run the gamut from Zambian rock to Krautrock, jazz to jungle; from prog to folk and noise rock to feminist punk; and from the selling of the soul of alt-rock to an unexpectedly moving portrait of two of its most devoted fans.
MODE 2019 / Curated by Laurel Halo
10hrs of live ambient sets: GAS (live a/v) / LAUREL HALO (Live) / BEATRICE DILLON (Live) / ELLEN ARKBRO / TOMOKO SAUVAGE / OLIVER COATES / SUSO SAIZ / KALI MALONE / JOHN ALSO BENNETT + AMOSPHERE
The Cervantes Theatre (London) announces 5 productions of new plays comprising the New Spanish Playwriting Season III, the Spanish Contemporary Theatre Season II, and for the very first time, a late Autumn reading of a Spanish Golden Age piece.
Arts Catalyst presents a solo exhibition by Ignacio Acosta, into a programme which investigates the politics of extraction across the planet.
The ecology of extractive practices is a poisonous one. In Chile as in Sámi areas in northern Sweden, mining activities by multinational corporations are both visibly and invisibly shaping the landscape, intoxicating water, soil and air while displacing agricultural and indigenous communities. The excavation, extraction and exploitation of minerals – justified by the promise of immediate accelerated economic growth – means that spaces inhabited by communities become ravaged by desertification, contamination and expropriation, and sites of political and environmental dispute.