Art Agenda: 8 Things To Do and See in London This Week
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MONDAY February 23
“Sheila Hicks: Foray into Chromatic Zones” opens at the Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery
American-born artist Sheila Hicks is arguably most recognised for her large-scale work in fibre and yarn, which is situated between applied arts, sculpture, and performance. For her first solo UK show, Hicks has created a number of site-specific, brightly-colored works. Visitors will also get the chance to view some of her drawings and intimate hand-woven pieces.
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, February 23– April 19. Admission Free.
TUESDAY February 24
“Tragedy of Landscape” Collector’s Evening and Artist’s Tour at the Griffin Gallery
For this collector-focused event, Griffin Gallery is teaming up with Antlers Gallery to celebrate their joint exhibition, “Tragedy of Landscape.” The evening will include talks from the exhibiting artists, sampling of locally distilled Two Birds Gin, and an introduction to the Arts Council’s Own Art Scheme.
Griffin Gallery, 21 Evesham Street, London W11 4AJ, 6:30 – 8:30pm. Admission free but online booking advised.
WEDNESDAY February 25
“Sculpture Victorious” opens at Tate Britain
Tate Britain’s new exhibition celebrates some of the most important works of sculpture produced during the Victorian period. The show explores the techniques employed by the artists and sculptors of the age and considers the new materials and methods developing during this era.
Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, February 25 – May 25 2015. Adult £12.00, concession £10.50.
“Artists, What Is Your Value” talk at the Institute of Contemporary Arts
The first event in the ICA’s new series “Artists, What Is Your Value,” sees critic Jan Verwoert talk about “seduction value” in art. The series encourages artists, critics, and theorists to consider and discuss their own opinions regarding the worth of art and artists in the current age. Verwoert will particularly focus on art of the past 10 years and “the infinite expert button-pushing on the keyboard of collective desire production.”
Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH, 6:30pm. £5 (+£1 booking fee).
THURSDAY February 26
“Five Issues of Studio International” opens at Raven Row Gallery
“Five Issues of Studio International” will feature five issues of Studio International magazines edited by Peter Townsend from April 1966 until July/August 1972. These particular issues look at the role of sculpture over these years, which was subject to profound change at the time, and the role of sculpture in the definition of public space.
Raven Row Gallery, 56 Artillery Lane, London E1 7LS, February 26 – May 3. Admission free.
FRIDAY February 27
“Interiors” opens at Sprüth Magers
Sprüth Magers hosts Analia Saban’s first exhibition at the London gallery. Recognised for work that reconsiders the conventions of photography, painting, and sculpture, Saban’s new exhibition looks at the way genre and media affect our observation of artworks and vice versa.
Sprüth Magers, 7A Grafton Street, London W1S 4EJ, February 27 – March 28. Admission free.
SATURDAY February 28
“Anna Barham : Production Reading Group” performance at Tenderpixel
London-based artist Anna Barham, who is currently exhibiting in the “M/Other Tongue” exhibition at Tenderpixel, will perform live at the gallery. Barham’s work consists of text-based drawings of intricate word architectures and arborescent structures made of anagrams of the phrase “Return to Leptis Magna.” She is exhibiting alongside Olivier Castel, Iñaki Garmendia, Mónica Restrepo, Katarina Zdjelar.
Tenderpixel, 8-10 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4HE, 6:00 – 8:00pm. Free.
SUNDAY March 1
“Human Presences: New Drawings and Monotypes by Alison Lambert” opens at Jill George Gallery
British artist Alison Lambert’s solo exhibition at Jill George Gallery will last just two weeks. Enough for her to pack a punch with her large drawings of the human figure, which herald a departure from her earlier, more emotional pieces.
Jill George Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, Off Charlotte Street, W1T 4RJ, March 1 – March 14. Free.
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