Art Agenda: 6 Things To Do and See in London This Week

Get a guided tour of Freud's last home and see the best Black British photography.

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Al Vandenberg, Untitled (1975-1980)
Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum © Al Vandenberg
Beri Beri from the series "Hairstyles" (1974)
Photo: © J.D 'Okhai Ojeikere
Kirk Palmer, from the series "A Surrounding Trace" (2013).
Photo: © Kirk Palmer
"Eros" (circa 330 BC, possible 19th century copy)
Photo: © Freud Museum London
Installation view of DRAY at Cell Projects Space
Photo: © Natalie Dray
Thomas Joshua Cooper, Late Afternoon – Remembering Lost Holidays (2014)
Photo: The Fleming Collection
Catrin Morgan, Arm in Biology (2012)
Photo: Dalla Rosa Gallery

MONDAY February 16

“Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s1990s” exhibition opens at Victoria and Albert Museum
In collaboration with The Black Cultural Archives, the Victoria and Albert Museum displays a number of photographs exploring the work of Black British photographers in the second half of the 20th century. Consisting of images from the museum’s collection, the exhibition covers topics ranging from mass migration to hip hop fashion in South London.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL, February 16 – May 24. Admission Free.

TUESDAY February 17

Artist Kirk Palmer gives a talk at Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Talk given by artist Kirk Palmer and University of Nottingham professor Mark Rawlinson. Palmers’s work, currently on display at the foundation, explores the existential nature of human relationships with the world through still and moving images.
Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, 13-14 Cornwall Terrace Mews, NW1 4QP. 6:00 – 7:00pm. Admission free but online booking required. 

WEDNESDAY February 18

Director’s tour of “Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing” at Freud Museum
A guided tour of the exhibition “Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing,” given by Freud Museum director Carol Seigel. The show explores Sigmund Freud’s revolutionary ideas on love and the libidinal drive, as well as responses by contemporary artists. The audience will also have a chance to explore Freud’s last home, including his collection of antiquities, and his iconic psychoanalytic couch.
Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, NW3 5SX. 6:30 – 8pm. Tickets are £10, £7 concessions and Members of the Freud Museum.

THURSDAY February 19

Private view of Catrin Morgan’s new exhibition “Relay” at dalla Rosa Gallery
“Relay,” Catrin Morgan’s second exhibition at dalla Rosa Gallery will run from February 19 through March 21. Divided into three parts (transmission, interception, and reception,) the works examine the relationships between military intelligence and domestic spaces.
dalla Rosa Gallery, 121 Clerkenwell Road, EC1R 5BY. Preview: 6.30 – 8.30.

FRIDAY February 20

Thomas Joshua Cooper’s “Scattered Waters – Sources Streams Rivers” opens at the Fleming Collection
The celebrated landscape photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper creates sequences of photographs of remote points around the world. “Scattered Waters – Sources Streams Rivers,” comprises a series of images of rivers in Scotland that are significant to his identity.
The Fleming Collection, 13 Berkeley Street, W1J 8DU, February 20  April 11 2015. Private view Thursday February 19 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

SATURDAY February 21

Keston Sutherland’s Performance at Cell Project Space
The British poet will read his work in progress Jenkins, Moore and Bird. Sutherland’s writings undermine the familiar modes of poetry, mixing the lyric tradition with languages of protest, stock market exchange, and information technology. The reading will take place inside Natalie Dray’s current exhibition, “DRAY”.
Cell Project Space, 258 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9DA, 5:00pm. Admission free. 


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