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NEWPORT STREET GALLERY PRESENTS SHORT GROUP OF WORK FROM MURDERME COLLECTION

AS THE GAVIN TURK EXHIBITION IS EXTENDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND: The short display of works from Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection of over 3,000 artworks by other artists will open on 29th March, following the extension of Gavin Turk’s show by one week (until 26th March). [caption id="attachment_5144" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Installation shot from a Murderme Collection exhibition at Serpentine Galleries in 2006 (Image Credit: Damien Hirst / Serpentine Galleries)[/caption] The Murderme exhibition will take place from 29th March until 17th April across two of Newport Street Gallery’s six gallery spaces, whilst the rest of the venue will be closed for the change-over between “Gavin Turk: Who, What, When, Where, How & Why” and “Ashley Bickerton: Ornamental Hysteria”, which is set to open on...

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CHRIS LEVINE TEAMS UP WITH HUAWEI FOR #SAATCHISELFIE

SELFIE TO SELF-EXPRESSION, AN INNOVATIVE EXHIBITION BY SAATCHI GALLERY: Huawei recently unveiled its newest smartphone, the Huawei P10, which was given an 87 rating out of 100 from renowned camera tester DxOMark. With a 5.1-inch display (and 5.5.-inch for the Plus model), Huawei means to bring serious competition to other flagship Android devices. Its camera in particular makes it stand out. Huawei Mobile has partnered with the Saatchi Gallery for a unique exhibition exploring self-portraits – a culture in its own right dating back centuries that has truly blossomed since the invention of the smartphone camera. The Huawei P10 has taken centre stage for this event, thanks to its impressive twin-lens Leica camera. [caption id="attachment_5112" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Courtesy: Android Central[/caption] “Selfie to Self-Expression”...

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ZAHA HADID DESIGN AT DESIGN SHANGHAI

zaha hadid design at design shanghai

A SPECIAL EDITION TO CELEBRATE THE ICONIC ARCHITECT AND DESIGNER: Her career spanned four decades of extraordinary advances in the field of architecture and design, and her pioneering vision ultimately redefined both for the 21st century, capturing imaginations across the globe as the name Zaha Hadid became an icon. The renowned architect often collaborated with eminent brands to create exquisite, one-off and limited edition pieces, and most of them currently reside in some of the world’s most respected museum collections – consistently showcased in acclaimed retrospective exhibitions worldwide. [caption id="attachment_5029" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Aria Gold & Translucent Chandeliers for Slamp (Image Credit: Zaha Hadid)[/caption] The Zaha Hadid Edition celebrates all of these remarkable collaborations, once again reminding us of the priceless heritage left behind by...

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CHILDREN SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS

children shouldn't play with dead things

YEJI KIM’S FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION & WINNER OF THE KOREAN CULTURAL CENTRE’S OPEN CALL PROGRAMME: Perhaps one of the most encouraging platforms currently out there for emerging Korean artists is the Open Call programme, organised by the Korean Cultural Centre as a springboard within the UK’s extremely competitive art scene. It is open to various forms of artistic expression and communication, and it aims to give UK-based Korean artists a stronger voice on the contemporary art stage. This year, the Open Call jury – consisting of Matt Williams, Curator at the ICA; Kirsty Ogg, Director of Bloomberg New Contemporaries; and Aaron Cezar, Founding Director of the Delfina Foundation – awarded Yeji Kim and Jeongwon Eom with solo exhibition opportunities within the Korean...

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MARLBOROUGH FINE ART PRESENTS MAGGI HAMBLING

EDGE – NEW POLITICALLY CHARGED WORKS ON SHOW, FOLLOWING ON FROM BRITISH MUSEUM EXHIBITION: Edge is an exhibition of new paintings and sculpture by Maggi Hambling, widely regarded as one of Britain's most significant and controversial artists. The exhibition follows “Maggi Hambling – Touch: Works on Paper”, a retrospective at the British Museum. Ms Hambling has been exhibition with Marlborough for 20 years, making this is her eighth solo exhibition with the gallery. [caption id="attachment_4799" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Maggi Hambling, Aleppo III, 2016, oil on canvas, 72 x 84 inches. (Copyright Maggi Hambling, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art)[/caption] Ms Hambling’s work offers a counterweight to the careful irony and self-conscious allusion of most contemporary art, demanding a direct and unmediated encounter with the viewer. These new works...

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CHRIS LEVINE AT KINETICA MUSEUM

CHRIS LEVINE AT KINETICA MUSEUM

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF SHOWCASING REVOLUTIONARY ART THROUGH NEW MEDIA: Kinetica Museum has been a leading platform for international new media art for the past ten years. Celebrating this incredible decade from 17th February until 19th February with a superb anniversary show, Kinetica will showcase a series of immersive and dynamic works that challenge perceptions in order to question what is real, perceived or imagined. Since its first exhibition launched to fabulous reviews at Spitalfields Market ten years ago, Kinetica has become a leading international platform for innovative artists experimenting with new media. The anniversary show is called ‘The Thin Veil’ and it will feature an experiential exhibition of performative and immersive artworks, along with an events programme featuring a series of mind-blowing...

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NEW EXHIBITION BY OLIVER BEER COMES TO IKON BIRMINGHAM

USING FILM, SCULPTURE AND SOUND TO EXPLORE THE PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL IN OBJECTS: Established in 1964 by a group of artists, IKON is an internationally acclaimed contemporary art venue that has long put Birmingham on the cultural map of the world. It is now ready to open its doors for the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by British artist Oliver Beer. Through film and sculpture, with a strong emphasis on sound, his art exemplifies a preoccupation with both the physical properties and emotional value of objects, paradoxically with a focus on emptiness and absence. [caption id="attachment_4690" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Oliver Beer, Silence is Golden (2013) © Oliver Beer[/caption] The exhibition also features a new video piece commissioned by IKON, comprising of drawings by 2,500 local...

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THE RADICAL EYE: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE SIR ELTON JOHN COLLECTION

THE MUSIC LEGEND’S EXTENSIVE MODERNIST COLLECTION COMES TO TATE MODERN: It’s not often that we get to feast our eyes on private art or photography collections. Ongoing until 21st May this year at Tate Modern, “The Radical Eye” is, in fact, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of the world’s greatest private collections of photography, owned by Sir Elton John. Drawn from the classic modernist period of the 1920s-1950s, the collection holds a stunning group of Man Ray portraits which are exhibited together for the first time. The works were brought together by Sir Elton John over the past twenty-five years, along with portraits of Matisse, Picasso and Breton. [caption id="attachment_4629" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Man Ray, Glass Tears (Les Larmes), 1932 – The Sir...

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ART REVOLUTIONARIES AT MAYORAL LONDON 

PICASSO, MIRÓ & CALDER RESPOND TO SPANISH CIVIL WAR IN 1937 IN A CURATED LONDON SHOW BY MAYORAL: Mayoral will hold an exhibition inspired by the Spanish Pavilion at the 1937 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, commemorating 80 years since its inauguration. It will take place from 18th January until 10th February at 6 Duke Street, St James’s, London SW1 6BN. The original Pavilion marked a crucial moment during the Spanish Civil War (17 July 1936 – 1 April 1939), with the Spanish Republic using it as a platform to demonstrate to the rest of the world the atrocities that were taking place in Spain. [caption id="attachment_4551" align="aligncenter" width="409"] Joan Miró, El Segador (The Reaper), 1937, oil on...

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