ART FOR ART’S SAKE: SEPTEMBER

EXHIBITIONS TO CHECK OUT THIS MONTH!

RYAN GANDER: LOCKED ROOM SCENARIO
30 AUG- 23 OCT
LONDONEWCASTLE DEPOT
http://www.artangel.org.uk/projects/2011/locked_room_scenario

A feat of optical intrigue, this exhibition intends to unnerve, disturb and confuse by appearing closed. The viewer is invited to question their presence as they enter a half erected exhibition, meekly approach locked doors, peep at half covered works and contemplate the psychology behind lack as a language. Projectors, odd shafts of light, push you to question curation… turning up randomly at a warehouse does somewhat unsettle me, but at least it is something a bit different.

INTO THE WILD
31 AUG-26 SEPT
LONG WHITE CLOUD
http://longwhitecloud-hoxton.tumblr.com/ <http://www.lazinc.com/&gt;
Ok, by nature of its physical location, this show does run the risk of being a bit ‘shoreditch scenester’…faux vintage, barbour jackets, aggressive scanning of your outfit by a nose-pierced receptionist… you get me. But unpleasentries aside, the actual art looks fairly unpretentious. The sculpture featured, that by Poppy Green in particular which claims to explore processes and narratives in materials, looks reason enough to brave the ‘coolness’.

CORINNE DAY, THE FACE
1 SEPT-1 OCT
GIMPEL FILS
http://www.gimpelfils.com/
What it says on the tin; A stunning homage to a revolutionary photographer. I have nothing stupid to say about this…it will probably be very lovely. MCSAATCHI Art Buying are going to the PV tonight!

MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING
2nd SEPT- 25TH OCT
SELFRIDGES
http://www.museumofeverything.com/exhibition4.php

OPENS TOMORROW! Do not be put off by the pretentious tag slip ‘…creation is not just art, it is language.’ Let’s give them a chance; It is, after all, predicted to be playful, subtle, amusing, colourful and complex all at once. Selfridge’s Ultralounge space will be curated by the MOE team, featuring Hans-Jorg Georgi and Giovanni Galli…to name just two artists who are difficult pronounce.

ANNE BRODIE’S BEE BOX
1 SEPT- 1 NOV
SPITALFIELDS (BISHOPS SQUARE)
http://www.artrabbit.com/uk/events/event/28030/anne_brodie_s_bee_box_in_bishop_s_square_spitalfields
Public art exhibition which, being very on trend in the Art world, explores the links between science and art. Brodie uses bees to create sociological parallels between their labour intense communities and our own.

JUNYA ISHIGAMI: ARCHITECTURE AS AIR
28 JUN-16 OCT
THE CURVE/BARBICAN
http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/event-detail.asp?ID=11988

This has been out for ages and has randomly missed my radar. Ishigami explores, in his minimalist aesthetic, ‘perception, materials and scale’. His surreal structures teeter on the edge of physicality, provoking intrigue and tactile response.

LATE AT TATE BRITAIN: RESTLESS TIMES
2ND SEPT
TATE BRITAIN
http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/eventseducation/lateattatebritain/lateattatebritainsep11.htm
‘Does the art of the past say anything about our own troubled, restless and vibrant life today?’ I feel like whoever wrote this rhetorical mess has had their head inside a melon for the last six decades, but that aside, this looks like a thoroughly jovial evening! A one off event which explores the creativity of Britain during the 20th century (rather ideally, you can also check late night showings of current exhibitions, including The Vorticists.) Not going to lie, I am especially interested in the opportunity to have a 1920’s pin up photograph of myself taken. Also, iconic propaganda films will show all evening, some from as early as 1918. AND it’s free!

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