June 16, 2017 | Coshamie
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A CAREFULLY CURATED SELECTION OF ART EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED: The summer of 2017 is shaping up to be one of London's best yet, with a plethora of artistic, musical and cultural events taking place across the city in both specially arranged open spaces and museums and art galleries. We've selected some of the most important exhibitions that London has to offer from June until September, so have a look below and plan your weeks ahead. THE UK'S FIRST MAJOR RETROSPECTIVE OF ALBERTO GIACOMETTI FOR 20 YEARS AT TATE MODERN: Celebrated as a sculptor, painter and draughtsman, Alberto Giacometti’s distinctive elongated figures are some of the most instantly recognisable works of modern art. This exhibition reasserts Giacometti’s place alongside the likes...

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The Young Masters Art Prize was established in 2009 by gallerist Cynthia Corbett, and it celebrates contemporary artists who pay homage to the skill and traditions of the past. Eighteen artists from across the globe are competing for this much-coveted international award, and an exhibition of their works will take place at Gallery 8 in St James, London, from 19th until 24th June. Amongst the artists shortlisted for the Young Masters Art Prize is Ghanaian-British multimedia artist Amartey Golding, whose “Chainmail” film sheds light on the cultural behaviours towards race, gender and sexuality, as it channels the darkness of El Greco and Goya. [caption id="attachment_5779" align="aligncenter" width="487"] Sasha Bowlse, "Fascinating Titfer", 2016, oil on book page, 22 x 26 cm (SB0002) 0...

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