A month-by-month journey through Picasso’s ‘year of wonders’. Until September the 9th.
First ever solo exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s work at Tate Modern, one of the most significant shows the gallery has ever staged. The ‘EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 : Love, Fame, Tragedy’ takes visitors on a month-by-month journey through 1932, a time so pivotal in Picasso’s life and work that it has been called his ‘year of wonders’. More than 100 outstanding paintings, sculptures and works on paper will demonstrate his prolific and restlessly inventive character. They strip away common myths to reveal the man and the artist in his full complexity and richness.
Human – What makes us who we are and what distinguishes us from other living organisms?
One way of examining this is to consider the different and natural ways that we think, feel and act regardless of cultural context. The artists have explored the diverse elements of human identity, consciousness, spirituality, physicality, emotion and behaviour and have interpreted them using their own vision, understanding, feeling and experience.
You will discover the results of their exploration in a variety of media at this exhibition in Bethnal Green.
Espacio Gallery opened in 2012 and and founded by a group of artists working across all contemporary visual arts media who wanted a space of their own specially designed to meet their needs. They host a stimulating programme of exhibitions, talks and events, specially designed to support, promote and strengthen a local community of artists building relationships with existing prestigious galleries to reflect their ethos and aims.
Michele Ashby, Mark Barrable, Justin Berry, Hilary Boardley, Alice Campos, Jenna Fox, Arina Gaisryte, Ronald Hernandez, Eva Merendes, Laurence Morgan, Simon North, Luis Rubim, Yago Ruiz, Jenny Timmer, Mark Timmins, Keith West, Thomas Young.
Cover image © Yago Ruíz. ‘Todra Gorges, Morocco’, 2018 (www.yagoruizphotography.com)
Curated by Carlos de Lins
14-19 August 2018
Private View: Thursday 16 August 6-9pm
Full info: www.espaciogallery.com
To celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage and to mark Austria’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Austrian Cultural Forum London in collaboration with the Representation of the European Commission in the UK and EUNIC (European Union National Institutes of Culture) presents Another Europe, an outdoor exhibition of photographs, around the Kings Cross area of London, exploring the diversity of European Heritage.
FLIPSIDE: Saelia Aparicio, Roxanne Jackson, Rosie Reed, Rebecca Jagoe, Phoebe Cummings, Joel Chan, Kamile Ofoeme, Laura Dee Milnes, Lindsey Mendick, Kira Freije, Paloma Proudfoot, Lotte Andersen
Curated by Rosie Reed
‘Fragmented Dialogues’, it’s an exhibition at Austin / Desmond Fine Art in collaboration with CF-LART London that brings together the work of conceptual artist Mario Fonseca and photographer Mauricio Valenzuela. Both Fonseca and Valenzuela worked in Santiago, Chile, during the 1970s and 1980s. Despite two seemingly very different bodies of work, both artists intrinsically shared a strong dialogue around the notions of absence and prohibited identity.
Mario Fonseca is a visual artist, art critic, curator, academic, writer, designer and Chilean publisher. Born in Lima, Peru in 1948, he has lived in Chile since 1966. Fonseca enrolled in the School of Fine Art of the Universidad Católica in 1966 but dropped out of the programme to embark on his professional career in graphic design and edition. He also started to experiment with conceptual art in his artistic practice, a topic he would continue to develop for many years, becoming one of the forefront conceptual artists in Chile in the 80s. Only in 2009, did Fonseca obtain his Bachelor of Visual Arts with a degree in Photography.
Mauricio Valenzuela’s studies in Painting and Fine Art at the University of Bellas Artes, Santiago, were violently interrupted on 11th September 1973, the day the military junta toppled Allende’s government. Determined to pursue his studies despite the prevailing political climate, Valenzuela (1951) completed his visual arts education intermittently, in different art establishments, acquiring a degree in Theater Studies along the way. This unusual academic formation and a hitch-hiking trip from the island of Chiloe, South of Chile, to the Peruvian boarder, would define Valenzuela’s personal quest and sensitivity as a leading visual artist in Chilean photography.
Also on display are a selection of works by Edward Burra, Patrick Caulfield, Eduardo Chilida, John Craxton, David Hockney, Peter Lanyon, Tony Longson, Mary Martin, Margaret Mellis, Paul Nash, Victor Pasmore & Terry Pope.
Image ©Mario Fonseca“Negativo del autor / Positivo del autor” Habeas Corpus 7, 1981 Cardboard, kodalith, masking tape 28 x 21 cm each
Fragmented Dialogues: Mario Fonseca & Mauricio Valenzuela (Art and Identity in 1980s Chile)
Austin / Desmond Fine Art, London WC1B 3BN
11 May 2018 – 18 July 2018
Open on Saturday 23 and Saturday 30 June (11am-2.30pm)
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, presents a solo exhibition of works by Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa. Showing here in London for the first time in a public institution, Carlos Garaicoa reflects upon ‘the city’ – its limitations, potential and possibilities – as a physical infrastructure, social network and political space in this exhibition comprised of large-scale installations, sculptures, video and photography.
Getting down to writing about Mª José Arceo’s latest artistic project ‘Future Dust’ is as difficult as trying to sum it up in just a few lines. If it’s an origin story you’re after, you could say that it all started with 2014’s eXXpedition Crew, which set sail for Martinique from Lanzarote, crossing the Atlantic as part of UNESCO’s Atlantic Odyssey. 14 women embarked on the journey: scientists, designers, film-makers, biologists, ecologists, and an artist, María. With the help of her expedition partners, she was able to explore the impact of microplastics on our environment and our lives. To achieve this, she started to gather up all the microplastics that she came across in order to create little crystal installations that would be shown in her future exhibits. Anyone who sees one of these artistic interventions finds themselves faced with a poignant story about microplastics that begins and ends with us.
The constant shift in a sense of identity set against the endless fluctuation of people and narratives are the conditions in which artist Andrés Pereira Paz likes to operate. His works examine the role that pre-Hispanic and postcolonial arts and crafts play in the construction of cultural identity. Appropriating Andean imagery he explores how the collective and individual can both support and undermine one another in this process.