08/07/2022
To Do
Adam Wells
Exhibitions to see in London this July
We take a look at the unmissable exhibitions showing this month in the capital
Je Vais Décoller, Sanlé Sory, 1977

Africa Fashion at Victoria & Albert Museum

Featuring work by 45 designers from over 20 countries, this landmark exhibition at the V&A puts a spotlight on the varied, dynamic, and vibrantly creative fashion of contemporary African fashions. With over 250 objects on display - many drawn from the museum’s own permanent collection alongside 70 new acquisitions - Africa Fashion marks the first time that many of these garments have been exhibited in a London museum, making the exhibition a must-visit for fashion-lovers. Garments by iconic twentieth-century African designers such as Shade Thomas-Fahm, Chris Seydou, Kofi Ansah and Alphadi are displayed alongside those by more contemporary names such as Imane Ayissi, IAMISIGO, Moshions, Thebe Magugu and Sindiso Khumalo, while a myriad of supplementary materials provide context on their creation, including sketches by designers, editorial spreads and personal insights from the designers themselves. In noting the rich variety of fashions across the continent, curator Dr Christine Checinska states that it would be impossible to represent the entire breadth of African talent, but that the exhibition itself aims to “presents African fashions as a self-defining art form that reveals the richness and diversity of African histories and cultures”.

Africa Fashion is showing at Victoria & Albert Museum until 16th April 2023

Black and White Poppy Triptych, Richard Learoyd, 2022

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers at Hamiltons Gallery

Bringing together two masters of their form for the first time, this exhibition at Mayfair’s Hamiltons Gallery showcases the floral photography of Richard Learoyd and Irving Penn to celebrate their technical mastery as well as the beauty of the natural world contained within their respective works. The contemporary photography of Learoyd is presented alongside that of Penn, who shared an association with the gallery lasting three decades before his death in 2009. While they took differing approaches in their capturing of flora, both photographers capture the vibrancy and unique beauty of each individual flower; Penn in particular, as David Campany writes, “was not looking for examples that were representative of their species [...] Each photograph is a unique encounter with a unique thing in all its unsettling wonder”. Learoyd’s contemporary interpretation, meanwhile, presents both black & white and colour photography, developed in a custom-built in-studio camera obscura to create detailed and grainless images. In preserving the flowers in this enlarged state, Learoyd evokes “not only a reference to the beauty of flora but also to its fragility, which can perhaps be applied to the finite nature of our world”.

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers is showing at Hamiltons Gallery until 10th September

Eleventh, Lina Iris Viktor, 2018

In the Black Fantastic at Hayward Gallery (Southbank Centre)

Bringing together science fiction, spiritual tradition and myth, Hayward Gallery’s latest exhibition In the Black Fantastic investigates and reimagines the legacy of Afrofuturism. The variety of media encompassing painting, video, photography, sculpture and mixed-media installations all contribute to a truly immersive aesthetic, featuring a blend of works which both disrupt mainstream cultural perceptions of the past and imagine radical, fantastical visions of the future. Contributing to the half-real, half-imagined environment of In the Black Fantastic is the work of artists Nick Cave, Sedrick Chisom, Ellen Gallagher, Hew Locke, Wangechi Mutu, Rashaad Newsome, Chris Ofili, Tabita Rezaire, Cauleen Smith, Lina Iris Viktor and Kara Walker, all curated by Ekow Eshun to create a space in which creative and cultural liberation is employed as a means of addressing racism, social injustice and ways of simply existing within the modern world.

In the Black Fantastic is showing at Hayward Gallery until 18th September

Born from Earth installation view

Born from Earth at Richard Saltoun

Designed by Lisa Chan, founder of the London-based studio It’s a Local Collective, Born from Earth brings together the work of eleven contemporary female artists working in the medium of ceramics. The exhibition aims to “transform the gallery into an earthen landscape striking a dialogue between art and architecture”, showcasing the medium’s pioneers alongside the work of new and upcoming artists. Belgian artist Jacqueline Poncelet, for instance, produced ceramic works associated with the New British Sculpture movement led but Anish Kapoor, Bill Woodrow and her husband Richard Deacon, and three sculptures from her major 1985 solo show at Whitechapel Art Gallery are on show here. Meanwhile, the possibilities offered by ceramics as an art form are on full display in exhibits such as Judy Chicago’s erotic cookies, Rose English’s porcelain dancers and the delicate beauty of Shelagh Wakely unfired clay installations, marking the exhibition out as a perfect distillation of the often-undersung figures in the history of the medium’s development.

Born from Earth is showing at Richard Saltoun until 13th August

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08/07/2022
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Exhibitions to see in London this July
We take a look at the unmissable exhibitions showing this month in the capital
Je Vais Décoller, Sanlé Sory, 1977

Africa Fashion at Victoria & Albert Museum

Featuring work by 45 designers from over 20 countries, this landmark exhibition at the V&A puts a spotlight on the varied, dynamic, and vibrantly creative fashion of contemporary African fashions. With over 250 objects on display - many drawn from the museum’s own permanent collection alongside 70 new acquisitions - Africa Fashion marks the first time that many of these garments have been exhibited in a London museum, making the exhibition a must-visit for fashion-lovers. Garments by iconic twentieth-century African designers such as Shade Thomas-Fahm, Chris Seydou, Kofi Ansah and Alphadi are displayed alongside those by more contemporary names such as Imane Ayissi, IAMISIGO, Moshions, Thebe Magugu and Sindiso Khumalo, while a myriad of supplementary materials provide context on their creation, including sketches by designers, editorial spreads and personal insights from the designers themselves. In noting the rich variety of fashions across the continent, curator Dr Christine Checinska states that it would be impossible to represent the entire breadth of African talent, but that the exhibition itself aims to “presents African fashions as a self-defining art form that reveals the richness and diversity of African histories and cultures”.

Africa Fashion is showing at Victoria & Albert Museum until 16th April 2023

Black and White Poppy Triptych, Richard Learoyd, 2022

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers at Hamiltons Gallery

Bringing together two masters of their form for the first time, this exhibition at Mayfair’s Hamiltons Gallery showcases the floral photography of Richard Learoyd and Irving Penn to celebrate their technical mastery as well as the beauty of the natural world contained within their respective works. The contemporary photography of Learoyd is presented alongside that of Penn, who shared an association with the gallery lasting three decades before his death in 2009. While they took differing approaches in their capturing of flora, both photographers capture the vibrancy and unique beauty of each individual flower; Penn in particular, as David Campany writes, “was not looking for examples that were representative of their species [...] Each photograph is a unique encounter with a unique thing in all its unsettling wonder”. Learoyd’s contemporary interpretation, meanwhile, presents both black & white and colour photography, developed in a custom-built in-studio camera obscura to create detailed and grainless images. In preserving the flowers in this enlarged state, Learoyd evokes “not only a reference to the beauty of flora but also to its fragility, which can perhaps be applied to the finite nature of our world”.

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers is showing at Hamiltons Gallery until 10th September

Eleventh, Lina Iris Viktor, 2018

In the Black Fantastic at Hayward Gallery (Southbank Centre)

Bringing together science fiction, spiritual tradition and myth, Hayward Gallery’s latest exhibition In the Black Fantastic investigates and reimagines the legacy of Afrofuturism. The variety of media encompassing painting, video, photography, sculpture and mixed-media installations all contribute to a truly immersive aesthetic, featuring a blend of works which both disrupt mainstream cultural perceptions of the past and imagine radical, fantastical visions of the future. Contributing to the half-real, half-imagined environment of In the Black Fantastic is the work of artists Nick Cave, Sedrick Chisom, Ellen Gallagher, Hew Locke, Wangechi Mutu, Rashaad Newsome, Chris Ofili, Tabita Rezaire, Cauleen Smith, Lina Iris Viktor and Kara Walker, all curated by Ekow Eshun to create a space in which creative and cultural liberation is employed as a means of addressing racism, social injustice and ways of simply existing within the modern world.

In the Black Fantastic is showing at Hayward Gallery until 18th September

Born from Earth installation view

Born from Earth at Richard Saltoun

Designed by Lisa Chan, founder of the London-based studio It’s a Local Collective, Born from Earth brings together the work of eleven contemporary female artists working in the medium of ceramics. The exhibition aims to “transform the gallery into an earthen landscape striking a dialogue between art and architecture”, showcasing the medium’s pioneers alongside the work of new and upcoming artists. Belgian artist Jacqueline Poncelet, for instance, produced ceramic works associated with the New British Sculpture movement led but Anish Kapoor, Bill Woodrow and her husband Richard Deacon, and three sculptures from her major 1985 solo show at Whitechapel Art Gallery are on show here. Meanwhile, the possibilities offered by ceramics as an art form are on full display in exhibits such as Judy Chicago’s erotic cookies, Rose English’s porcelain dancers and the delicate beauty of Shelagh Wakely unfired clay installations, marking the exhibition out as a perfect distillation of the often-undersung figures in the history of the medium’s development.

Born from Earth is showing at Richard Saltoun until 13th August

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
08/07/2022
To Do
Adam Wells
Exhibitions to see in London this July
We take a look at the unmissable exhibitions showing this month in the capital
Je Vais Décoller, Sanlé Sory, 1977

Africa Fashion at Victoria & Albert Museum

Featuring work by 45 designers from over 20 countries, this landmark exhibition at the V&A puts a spotlight on the varied, dynamic, and vibrantly creative fashion of contemporary African fashions. With over 250 objects on display - many drawn from the museum’s own permanent collection alongside 70 new acquisitions - Africa Fashion marks the first time that many of these garments have been exhibited in a London museum, making the exhibition a must-visit for fashion-lovers. Garments by iconic twentieth-century African designers such as Shade Thomas-Fahm, Chris Seydou, Kofi Ansah and Alphadi are displayed alongside those by more contemporary names such as Imane Ayissi, IAMISIGO, Moshions, Thebe Magugu and Sindiso Khumalo, while a myriad of supplementary materials provide context on their creation, including sketches by designers, editorial spreads and personal insights from the designers themselves. In noting the rich variety of fashions across the continent, curator Dr Christine Checinska states that it would be impossible to represent the entire breadth of African talent, but that the exhibition itself aims to “presents African fashions as a self-defining art form that reveals the richness and diversity of African histories and cultures”.

Africa Fashion is showing at Victoria & Albert Museum until 16th April 2023

Black and White Poppy Triptych, Richard Learoyd, 2022

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers at Hamiltons Gallery

Bringing together two masters of their form for the first time, this exhibition at Mayfair’s Hamiltons Gallery showcases the floral photography of Richard Learoyd and Irving Penn to celebrate their technical mastery as well as the beauty of the natural world contained within their respective works. The contemporary photography of Learoyd is presented alongside that of Penn, who shared an association with the gallery lasting three decades before his death in 2009. While they took differing approaches in their capturing of flora, both photographers capture the vibrancy and unique beauty of each individual flower; Penn in particular, as David Campany writes, “was not looking for examples that were representative of their species [...] Each photograph is a unique encounter with a unique thing in all its unsettling wonder”. Learoyd’s contemporary interpretation, meanwhile, presents both black & white and colour photography, developed in a custom-built in-studio camera obscura to create detailed and grainless images. In preserving the flowers in this enlarged state, Learoyd evokes “not only a reference to the beauty of flora but also to its fragility, which can perhaps be applied to the finite nature of our world”.

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers is showing at Hamiltons Gallery until 10th September

Eleventh, Lina Iris Viktor, 2018

In the Black Fantastic at Hayward Gallery (Southbank Centre)

Bringing together science fiction, spiritual tradition and myth, Hayward Gallery’s latest exhibition In the Black Fantastic investigates and reimagines the legacy of Afrofuturism. The variety of media encompassing painting, video, photography, sculpture and mixed-media installations all contribute to a truly immersive aesthetic, featuring a blend of works which both disrupt mainstream cultural perceptions of the past and imagine radical, fantastical visions of the future. Contributing to the half-real, half-imagined environment of In the Black Fantastic is the work of artists Nick Cave, Sedrick Chisom, Ellen Gallagher, Hew Locke, Wangechi Mutu, Rashaad Newsome, Chris Ofili, Tabita Rezaire, Cauleen Smith, Lina Iris Viktor and Kara Walker, all curated by Ekow Eshun to create a space in which creative and cultural liberation is employed as a means of addressing racism, social injustice and ways of simply existing within the modern world.

In the Black Fantastic is showing at Hayward Gallery until 18th September

Born from Earth installation view

Born from Earth at Richard Saltoun

Designed by Lisa Chan, founder of the London-based studio It’s a Local Collective, Born from Earth brings together the work of eleven contemporary female artists working in the medium of ceramics. The exhibition aims to “transform the gallery into an earthen landscape striking a dialogue between art and architecture”, showcasing the medium’s pioneers alongside the work of new and upcoming artists. Belgian artist Jacqueline Poncelet, for instance, produced ceramic works associated with the New British Sculpture movement led but Anish Kapoor, Bill Woodrow and her husband Richard Deacon, and three sculptures from her major 1985 solo show at Whitechapel Art Gallery are on show here. Meanwhile, the possibilities offered by ceramics as an art form are on full display in exhibits such as Judy Chicago’s erotic cookies, Rose English’s porcelain dancers and the delicate beauty of Shelagh Wakely unfired clay installations, marking the exhibition out as a perfect distillation of the often-undersung figures in the history of the medium’s development.

Born from Earth is showing at Richard Saltoun until 13th August

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
08/07/2022
To Do
Adam Wells
Exhibitions to see in London this July
We take a look at the unmissable exhibitions showing this month in the capital
Je Vais Décoller, Sanlé Sory, 1977

Africa Fashion at Victoria & Albert Museum

Featuring work by 45 designers from over 20 countries, this landmark exhibition at the V&A puts a spotlight on the varied, dynamic, and vibrantly creative fashion of contemporary African fashions. With over 250 objects on display - many drawn from the museum’s own permanent collection alongside 70 new acquisitions - Africa Fashion marks the first time that many of these garments have been exhibited in a London museum, making the exhibition a must-visit for fashion-lovers. Garments by iconic twentieth-century African designers such as Shade Thomas-Fahm, Chris Seydou, Kofi Ansah and Alphadi are displayed alongside those by more contemporary names such as Imane Ayissi, IAMISIGO, Moshions, Thebe Magugu and Sindiso Khumalo, while a myriad of supplementary materials provide context on their creation, including sketches by designers, editorial spreads and personal insights from the designers themselves. In noting the rich variety of fashions across the continent, curator Dr Christine Checinska states that it would be impossible to represent the entire breadth of African talent, but that the exhibition itself aims to “presents African fashions as a self-defining art form that reveals the richness and diversity of African histories and cultures”.

Africa Fashion is showing at Victoria & Albert Museum until 16th April 2023

Black and White Poppy Triptych, Richard Learoyd, 2022

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers at Hamiltons Gallery

Bringing together two masters of their form for the first time, this exhibition at Mayfair’s Hamiltons Gallery showcases the floral photography of Richard Learoyd and Irving Penn to celebrate their technical mastery as well as the beauty of the natural world contained within their respective works. The contemporary photography of Learoyd is presented alongside that of Penn, who shared an association with the gallery lasting three decades before his death in 2009. While they took differing approaches in their capturing of flora, both photographers capture the vibrancy and unique beauty of each individual flower; Penn in particular, as David Campany writes, “was not looking for examples that were representative of their species [...] Each photograph is a unique encounter with a unique thing in all its unsettling wonder”. Learoyd’s contemporary interpretation, meanwhile, presents both black & white and colour photography, developed in a custom-built in-studio camera obscura to create detailed and grainless images. In preserving the flowers in this enlarged state, Learoyd evokes “not only a reference to the beauty of flora but also to its fragility, which can perhaps be applied to the finite nature of our world”.

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers is showing at Hamiltons Gallery until 10th September

Eleventh, Lina Iris Viktor, 2018

In the Black Fantastic at Hayward Gallery (Southbank Centre)

Bringing together science fiction, spiritual tradition and myth, Hayward Gallery’s latest exhibition In the Black Fantastic investigates and reimagines the legacy of Afrofuturism. The variety of media encompassing painting, video, photography, sculpture and mixed-media installations all contribute to a truly immersive aesthetic, featuring a blend of works which both disrupt mainstream cultural perceptions of the past and imagine radical, fantastical visions of the future. Contributing to the half-real, half-imagined environment of In the Black Fantastic is the work of artists Nick Cave, Sedrick Chisom, Ellen Gallagher, Hew Locke, Wangechi Mutu, Rashaad Newsome, Chris Ofili, Tabita Rezaire, Cauleen Smith, Lina Iris Viktor and Kara Walker, all curated by Ekow Eshun to create a space in which creative and cultural liberation is employed as a means of addressing racism, social injustice and ways of simply existing within the modern world.

In the Black Fantastic is showing at Hayward Gallery until 18th September

Born from Earth installation view

Born from Earth at Richard Saltoun

Designed by Lisa Chan, founder of the London-based studio It’s a Local Collective, Born from Earth brings together the work of eleven contemporary female artists working in the medium of ceramics. The exhibition aims to “transform the gallery into an earthen landscape striking a dialogue between art and architecture”, showcasing the medium’s pioneers alongside the work of new and upcoming artists. Belgian artist Jacqueline Poncelet, for instance, produced ceramic works associated with the New British Sculpture movement led but Anish Kapoor, Bill Woodrow and her husband Richard Deacon, and three sculptures from her major 1985 solo show at Whitechapel Art Gallery are on show here. Meanwhile, the possibilities offered by ceramics as an art form are on full display in exhibits such as Judy Chicago’s erotic cookies, Rose English’s porcelain dancers and the delicate beauty of Shelagh Wakely unfired clay installations, marking the exhibition out as a perfect distillation of the often-undersung figures in the history of the medium’s development.

Born from Earth is showing at Richard Saltoun until 13th August

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
08/07/2022
To Do
Adam Wells
Exhibitions to see in London this July
We take a look at the unmissable exhibitions showing this month in the capital
Je Vais Décoller, Sanlé Sory, 1977

Africa Fashion at Victoria & Albert Museum

Featuring work by 45 designers from over 20 countries, this landmark exhibition at the V&A puts a spotlight on the varied, dynamic, and vibrantly creative fashion of contemporary African fashions. With over 250 objects on display - many drawn from the museum’s own permanent collection alongside 70 new acquisitions - Africa Fashion marks the first time that many of these garments have been exhibited in a London museum, making the exhibition a must-visit for fashion-lovers. Garments by iconic twentieth-century African designers such as Shade Thomas-Fahm, Chris Seydou, Kofi Ansah and Alphadi are displayed alongside those by more contemporary names such as Imane Ayissi, IAMISIGO, Moshions, Thebe Magugu and Sindiso Khumalo, while a myriad of supplementary materials provide context on their creation, including sketches by designers, editorial spreads and personal insights from the designers themselves. In noting the rich variety of fashions across the continent, curator Dr Christine Checinska states that it would be impossible to represent the entire breadth of African talent, but that the exhibition itself aims to “presents African fashions as a self-defining art form that reveals the richness and diversity of African histories and cultures”.

Africa Fashion is showing at Victoria & Albert Museum until 16th April 2023

Black and White Poppy Triptych, Richard Learoyd, 2022

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers at Hamiltons Gallery

Bringing together two masters of their form for the first time, this exhibition at Mayfair’s Hamiltons Gallery showcases the floral photography of Richard Learoyd and Irving Penn to celebrate their technical mastery as well as the beauty of the natural world contained within their respective works. The contemporary photography of Learoyd is presented alongside that of Penn, who shared an association with the gallery lasting three decades before his death in 2009. While they took differing approaches in their capturing of flora, both photographers capture the vibrancy and unique beauty of each individual flower; Penn in particular, as David Campany writes, “was not looking for examples that were representative of their species [...] Each photograph is a unique encounter with a unique thing in all its unsettling wonder”. Learoyd’s contemporary interpretation, meanwhile, presents both black & white and colour photography, developed in a custom-built in-studio camera obscura to create detailed and grainless images. In preserving the flowers in this enlarged state, Learoyd evokes “not only a reference to the beauty of flora but also to its fragility, which can perhaps be applied to the finite nature of our world”.

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers is showing at Hamiltons Gallery until 10th September

Eleventh, Lina Iris Viktor, 2018

In the Black Fantastic at Hayward Gallery (Southbank Centre)

Bringing together science fiction, spiritual tradition and myth, Hayward Gallery’s latest exhibition In the Black Fantastic investigates and reimagines the legacy of Afrofuturism. The variety of media encompassing painting, video, photography, sculpture and mixed-media installations all contribute to a truly immersive aesthetic, featuring a blend of works which both disrupt mainstream cultural perceptions of the past and imagine radical, fantastical visions of the future. Contributing to the half-real, half-imagined environment of In the Black Fantastic is the work of artists Nick Cave, Sedrick Chisom, Ellen Gallagher, Hew Locke, Wangechi Mutu, Rashaad Newsome, Chris Ofili, Tabita Rezaire, Cauleen Smith, Lina Iris Viktor and Kara Walker, all curated by Ekow Eshun to create a space in which creative and cultural liberation is employed as a means of addressing racism, social injustice and ways of simply existing within the modern world.

In the Black Fantastic is showing at Hayward Gallery until 18th September

Born from Earth installation view

Born from Earth at Richard Saltoun

Designed by Lisa Chan, founder of the London-based studio It’s a Local Collective, Born from Earth brings together the work of eleven contemporary female artists working in the medium of ceramics. The exhibition aims to “transform the gallery into an earthen landscape striking a dialogue between art and architecture”, showcasing the medium’s pioneers alongside the work of new and upcoming artists. Belgian artist Jacqueline Poncelet, for instance, produced ceramic works associated with the New British Sculpture movement led but Anish Kapoor, Bill Woodrow and her husband Richard Deacon, and three sculptures from her major 1985 solo show at Whitechapel Art Gallery are on show here. Meanwhile, the possibilities offered by ceramics as an art form are on full display in exhibits such as Judy Chicago’s erotic cookies, Rose English’s porcelain dancers and the delicate beauty of Shelagh Wakely unfired clay installations, marking the exhibition out as a perfect distillation of the often-undersung figures in the history of the medium’s development.

Born from Earth is showing at Richard Saltoun until 13th August

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
08/07/2022
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Adam Wells
Exhibitions to see in London this July
Je Vais Décoller, Sanlé Sory, 1977

Africa Fashion at Victoria & Albert Museum

Featuring work by 45 designers from over 20 countries, this landmark exhibition at the V&A puts a spotlight on the varied, dynamic, and vibrantly creative fashion of contemporary African fashions. With over 250 objects on display - many drawn from the museum’s own permanent collection alongside 70 new acquisitions - Africa Fashion marks the first time that many of these garments have been exhibited in a London museum, making the exhibition a must-visit for fashion-lovers. Garments by iconic twentieth-century African designers such as Shade Thomas-Fahm, Chris Seydou, Kofi Ansah and Alphadi are displayed alongside those by more contemporary names such as Imane Ayissi, IAMISIGO, Moshions, Thebe Magugu and Sindiso Khumalo, while a myriad of supplementary materials provide context on their creation, including sketches by designers, editorial spreads and personal insights from the designers themselves. In noting the rich variety of fashions across the continent, curator Dr Christine Checinska states that it would be impossible to represent the entire breadth of African talent, but that the exhibition itself aims to “presents African fashions as a self-defining art form that reveals the richness and diversity of African histories and cultures”.

Africa Fashion is showing at Victoria & Albert Museum until 16th April 2023

Black and White Poppy Triptych, Richard Learoyd, 2022

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers at Hamiltons Gallery

Bringing together two masters of their form for the first time, this exhibition at Mayfair’s Hamiltons Gallery showcases the floral photography of Richard Learoyd and Irving Penn to celebrate their technical mastery as well as the beauty of the natural world contained within their respective works. The contemporary photography of Learoyd is presented alongside that of Penn, who shared an association with the gallery lasting three decades before his death in 2009. While they took differing approaches in their capturing of flora, both photographers capture the vibrancy and unique beauty of each individual flower; Penn in particular, as David Campany writes, “was not looking for examples that were representative of their species [...] Each photograph is a unique encounter with a unique thing in all its unsettling wonder”. Learoyd’s contemporary interpretation, meanwhile, presents both black & white and colour photography, developed in a custom-built in-studio camera obscura to create detailed and grainless images. In preserving the flowers in this enlarged state, Learoyd evokes “not only a reference to the beauty of flora but also to its fragility, which can perhaps be applied to the finite nature of our world”.

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers is showing at Hamiltons Gallery until 10th September

Eleventh, Lina Iris Viktor, 2018

In the Black Fantastic at Hayward Gallery (Southbank Centre)

Bringing together science fiction, spiritual tradition and myth, Hayward Gallery’s latest exhibition In the Black Fantastic investigates and reimagines the legacy of Afrofuturism. The variety of media encompassing painting, video, photography, sculpture and mixed-media installations all contribute to a truly immersive aesthetic, featuring a blend of works which both disrupt mainstream cultural perceptions of the past and imagine radical, fantastical visions of the future. Contributing to the half-real, half-imagined environment of In the Black Fantastic is the work of artists Nick Cave, Sedrick Chisom, Ellen Gallagher, Hew Locke, Wangechi Mutu, Rashaad Newsome, Chris Ofili, Tabita Rezaire, Cauleen Smith, Lina Iris Viktor and Kara Walker, all curated by Ekow Eshun to create a space in which creative and cultural liberation is employed as a means of addressing racism, social injustice and ways of simply existing within the modern world.

In the Black Fantastic is showing at Hayward Gallery until 18th September

Born from Earth installation view

Born from Earth at Richard Saltoun

Designed by Lisa Chan, founder of the London-based studio It’s a Local Collective, Born from Earth brings together the work of eleven contemporary female artists working in the medium of ceramics. The exhibition aims to “transform the gallery into an earthen landscape striking a dialogue between art and architecture”, showcasing the medium’s pioneers alongside the work of new and upcoming artists. Belgian artist Jacqueline Poncelet, for instance, produced ceramic works associated with the New British Sculpture movement led but Anish Kapoor, Bill Woodrow and her husband Richard Deacon, and three sculptures from her major 1985 solo show at Whitechapel Art Gallery are on show here. Meanwhile, the possibilities offered by ceramics as an art form are on full display in exhibits such as Judy Chicago’s erotic cookies, Rose English’s porcelain dancers and the delicate beauty of Shelagh Wakely unfired clay installations, marking the exhibition out as a perfect distillation of the often-undersung figures in the history of the medium’s development.

Born from Earth is showing at Richard Saltoun until 13th August

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
08/07/2022
To Do
Adam Wells
Exhibitions to see in London this July
We take a look at the unmissable exhibitions showing this month in the capital
Je Vais Décoller, Sanlé Sory, 1977

Africa Fashion at Victoria & Albert Museum

Featuring work by 45 designers from over 20 countries, this landmark exhibition at the V&A puts a spotlight on the varied, dynamic, and vibrantly creative fashion of contemporary African fashions. With over 250 objects on display - many drawn from the museum’s own permanent collection alongside 70 new acquisitions - Africa Fashion marks the first time that many of these garments have been exhibited in a London museum, making the exhibition a must-visit for fashion-lovers. Garments by iconic twentieth-century African designers such as Shade Thomas-Fahm, Chris Seydou, Kofi Ansah and Alphadi are displayed alongside those by more contemporary names such as Imane Ayissi, IAMISIGO, Moshions, Thebe Magugu and Sindiso Khumalo, while a myriad of supplementary materials provide context on their creation, including sketches by designers, editorial spreads and personal insights from the designers themselves. In noting the rich variety of fashions across the continent, curator Dr Christine Checinska states that it would be impossible to represent the entire breadth of African talent, but that the exhibition itself aims to “presents African fashions as a self-defining art form that reveals the richness and diversity of African histories and cultures”.

Africa Fashion is showing at Victoria & Albert Museum until 16th April 2023

Black and White Poppy Triptych, Richard Learoyd, 2022

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers at Hamiltons Gallery

Bringing together two masters of their form for the first time, this exhibition at Mayfair’s Hamiltons Gallery showcases the floral photography of Richard Learoyd and Irving Penn to celebrate their technical mastery as well as the beauty of the natural world contained within their respective works. The contemporary photography of Learoyd is presented alongside that of Penn, who shared an association with the gallery lasting three decades before his death in 2009. While they took differing approaches in their capturing of flora, both photographers capture the vibrancy and unique beauty of each individual flower; Penn in particular, as David Campany writes, “was not looking for examples that were representative of their species [...] Each photograph is a unique encounter with a unique thing in all its unsettling wonder”. Learoyd’s contemporary interpretation, meanwhile, presents both black & white and colour photography, developed in a custom-built in-studio camera obscura to create detailed and grainless images. In preserving the flowers in this enlarged state, Learoyd evokes “not only a reference to the beauty of flora but also to its fragility, which can perhaps be applied to the finite nature of our world”.

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers is showing at Hamiltons Gallery until 10th September

Eleventh, Lina Iris Viktor, 2018

In the Black Fantastic at Hayward Gallery (Southbank Centre)

Bringing together science fiction, spiritual tradition and myth, Hayward Gallery’s latest exhibition In the Black Fantastic investigates and reimagines the legacy of Afrofuturism. The variety of media encompassing painting, video, photography, sculpture and mixed-media installations all contribute to a truly immersive aesthetic, featuring a blend of works which both disrupt mainstream cultural perceptions of the past and imagine radical, fantastical visions of the future. Contributing to the half-real, half-imagined environment of In the Black Fantastic is the work of artists Nick Cave, Sedrick Chisom, Ellen Gallagher, Hew Locke, Wangechi Mutu, Rashaad Newsome, Chris Ofili, Tabita Rezaire, Cauleen Smith, Lina Iris Viktor and Kara Walker, all curated by Ekow Eshun to create a space in which creative and cultural liberation is employed as a means of addressing racism, social injustice and ways of simply existing within the modern world.

In the Black Fantastic is showing at Hayward Gallery until 18th September

Born from Earth installation view

Born from Earth at Richard Saltoun

Designed by Lisa Chan, founder of the London-based studio It’s a Local Collective, Born from Earth brings together the work of eleven contemporary female artists working in the medium of ceramics. The exhibition aims to “transform the gallery into an earthen landscape striking a dialogue between art and architecture”, showcasing the medium’s pioneers alongside the work of new and upcoming artists. Belgian artist Jacqueline Poncelet, for instance, produced ceramic works associated with the New British Sculpture movement led but Anish Kapoor, Bill Woodrow and her husband Richard Deacon, and three sculptures from her major 1985 solo show at Whitechapel Art Gallery are on show here. Meanwhile, the possibilities offered by ceramics as an art form are on full display in exhibits such as Judy Chicago’s erotic cookies, Rose English’s porcelain dancers and the delicate beauty of Shelagh Wakely unfired clay installations, marking the exhibition out as a perfect distillation of the often-undersung figures in the history of the medium’s development.

Born from Earth is showing at Richard Saltoun until 13th August

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Exhibitions to see in London this July
We take a look at the unmissable exhibitions showing this month in the capital
Je Vais Décoller, Sanlé Sory, 1977

Africa Fashion at Victoria & Albert Museum

Featuring work by 45 designers from over 20 countries, this landmark exhibition at the V&A puts a spotlight on the varied, dynamic, and vibrantly creative fashion of contemporary African fashions. With over 250 objects on display - many drawn from the museum’s own permanent collection alongside 70 new acquisitions - Africa Fashion marks the first time that many of these garments have been exhibited in a London museum, making the exhibition a must-visit for fashion-lovers. Garments by iconic twentieth-century African designers such as Shade Thomas-Fahm, Chris Seydou, Kofi Ansah and Alphadi are displayed alongside those by more contemporary names such as Imane Ayissi, IAMISIGO, Moshions, Thebe Magugu and Sindiso Khumalo, while a myriad of supplementary materials provide context on their creation, including sketches by designers, editorial spreads and personal insights from the designers themselves. In noting the rich variety of fashions across the continent, curator Dr Christine Checinska states that it would be impossible to represent the entire breadth of African talent, but that the exhibition itself aims to “presents African fashions as a self-defining art form that reveals the richness and diversity of African histories and cultures”.

Africa Fashion is showing at Victoria & Albert Museum until 16th April 2023

Black and White Poppy Triptych, Richard Learoyd, 2022

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers at Hamiltons Gallery

Bringing together two masters of their form for the first time, this exhibition at Mayfair’s Hamiltons Gallery showcases the floral photography of Richard Learoyd and Irving Penn to celebrate their technical mastery as well as the beauty of the natural world contained within their respective works. The contemporary photography of Learoyd is presented alongside that of Penn, who shared an association with the gallery lasting three decades before his death in 2009. While they took differing approaches in their capturing of flora, both photographers capture the vibrancy and unique beauty of each individual flower; Penn in particular, as David Campany writes, “was not looking for examples that were representative of their species [...] Each photograph is a unique encounter with a unique thing in all its unsettling wonder”. Learoyd’s contemporary interpretation, meanwhile, presents both black & white and colour photography, developed in a custom-built in-studio camera obscura to create detailed and grainless images. In preserving the flowers in this enlarged state, Learoyd evokes “not only a reference to the beauty of flora but also to its fragility, which can perhaps be applied to the finite nature of our world”.

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers is showing at Hamiltons Gallery until 10th September

Eleventh, Lina Iris Viktor, 2018

In the Black Fantastic at Hayward Gallery (Southbank Centre)

Bringing together science fiction, spiritual tradition and myth, Hayward Gallery’s latest exhibition In the Black Fantastic investigates and reimagines the legacy of Afrofuturism. The variety of media encompassing painting, video, photography, sculpture and mixed-media installations all contribute to a truly immersive aesthetic, featuring a blend of works which both disrupt mainstream cultural perceptions of the past and imagine radical, fantastical visions of the future. Contributing to the half-real, half-imagined environment of In the Black Fantastic is the work of artists Nick Cave, Sedrick Chisom, Ellen Gallagher, Hew Locke, Wangechi Mutu, Rashaad Newsome, Chris Ofili, Tabita Rezaire, Cauleen Smith, Lina Iris Viktor and Kara Walker, all curated by Ekow Eshun to create a space in which creative and cultural liberation is employed as a means of addressing racism, social injustice and ways of simply existing within the modern world.

In the Black Fantastic is showing at Hayward Gallery until 18th September

Born from Earth installation view

Born from Earth at Richard Saltoun

Designed by Lisa Chan, founder of the London-based studio It’s a Local Collective, Born from Earth brings together the work of eleven contemporary female artists working in the medium of ceramics. The exhibition aims to “transform the gallery into an earthen landscape striking a dialogue between art and architecture”, showcasing the medium’s pioneers alongside the work of new and upcoming artists. Belgian artist Jacqueline Poncelet, for instance, produced ceramic works associated with the New British Sculpture movement led but Anish Kapoor, Bill Woodrow and her husband Richard Deacon, and three sculptures from her major 1985 solo show at Whitechapel Art Gallery are on show here. Meanwhile, the possibilities offered by ceramics as an art form are on full display in exhibits such as Judy Chicago’s erotic cookies, Rose English’s porcelain dancers and the delicate beauty of Shelagh Wakely unfired clay installations, marking the exhibition out as a perfect distillation of the often-undersung figures in the history of the medium’s development.

Born from Earth is showing at Richard Saltoun until 13th August

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
08/07/2022
To Do
Adam Wells
Exhibitions to see in London this July
We take a look at the unmissable exhibitions showing this month in the capital
Je Vais Décoller, Sanlé Sory, 1977

Africa Fashion at Victoria & Albert Museum

Featuring work by 45 designers from over 20 countries, this landmark exhibition at the V&A puts a spotlight on the varied, dynamic, and vibrantly creative fashion of contemporary African fashions. With over 250 objects on display - many drawn from the museum’s own permanent collection alongside 70 new acquisitions - Africa Fashion marks the first time that many of these garments have been exhibited in a London museum, making the exhibition a must-visit for fashion-lovers. Garments by iconic twentieth-century African designers such as Shade Thomas-Fahm, Chris Seydou, Kofi Ansah and Alphadi are displayed alongside those by more contemporary names such as Imane Ayissi, IAMISIGO, Moshions, Thebe Magugu and Sindiso Khumalo, while a myriad of supplementary materials provide context on their creation, including sketches by designers, editorial spreads and personal insights from the designers themselves. In noting the rich variety of fashions across the continent, curator Dr Christine Checinska states that it would be impossible to represent the entire breadth of African talent, but that the exhibition itself aims to “presents African fashions as a self-defining art form that reveals the richness and diversity of African histories and cultures”.

Africa Fashion is showing at Victoria & Albert Museum until 16th April 2023

Black and White Poppy Triptych, Richard Learoyd, 2022

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers at Hamiltons Gallery

Bringing together two masters of their form for the first time, this exhibition at Mayfair’s Hamiltons Gallery showcases the floral photography of Richard Learoyd and Irving Penn to celebrate their technical mastery as well as the beauty of the natural world contained within their respective works. The contemporary photography of Learoyd is presented alongside that of Penn, who shared an association with the gallery lasting three decades before his death in 2009. While they took differing approaches in their capturing of flora, both photographers capture the vibrancy and unique beauty of each individual flower; Penn in particular, as David Campany writes, “was not looking for examples that were representative of their species [...] Each photograph is a unique encounter with a unique thing in all its unsettling wonder”. Learoyd’s contemporary interpretation, meanwhile, presents both black & white and colour photography, developed in a custom-built in-studio camera obscura to create detailed and grainless images. In preserving the flowers in this enlarged state, Learoyd evokes “not only a reference to the beauty of flora but also to its fragility, which can perhaps be applied to the finite nature of our world”.

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers is showing at Hamiltons Gallery until 10th September

Eleventh, Lina Iris Viktor, 2018

In the Black Fantastic at Hayward Gallery (Southbank Centre)

Bringing together science fiction, spiritual tradition and myth, Hayward Gallery’s latest exhibition In the Black Fantastic investigates and reimagines the legacy of Afrofuturism. The variety of media encompassing painting, video, photography, sculpture and mixed-media installations all contribute to a truly immersive aesthetic, featuring a blend of works which both disrupt mainstream cultural perceptions of the past and imagine radical, fantastical visions of the future. Contributing to the half-real, half-imagined environment of In the Black Fantastic is the work of artists Nick Cave, Sedrick Chisom, Ellen Gallagher, Hew Locke, Wangechi Mutu, Rashaad Newsome, Chris Ofili, Tabita Rezaire, Cauleen Smith, Lina Iris Viktor and Kara Walker, all curated by Ekow Eshun to create a space in which creative and cultural liberation is employed as a means of addressing racism, social injustice and ways of simply existing within the modern world.

In the Black Fantastic is showing at Hayward Gallery until 18th September

Born from Earth installation view

Born from Earth at Richard Saltoun

Designed by Lisa Chan, founder of the London-based studio It’s a Local Collective, Born from Earth brings together the work of eleven contemporary female artists working in the medium of ceramics. The exhibition aims to “transform the gallery into an earthen landscape striking a dialogue between art and architecture”, showcasing the medium’s pioneers alongside the work of new and upcoming artists. Belgian artist Jacqueline Poncelet, for instance, produced ceramic works associated with the New British Sculpture movement led but Anish Kapoor, Bill Woodrow and her husband Richard Deacon, and three sculptures from her major 1985 solo show at Whitechapel Art Gallery are on show here. Meanwhile, the possibilities offered by ceramics as an art form are on full display in exhibits such as Judy Chicago’s erotic cookies, Rose English’s porcelain dancers and the delicate beauty of Shelagh Wakely unfired clay installations, marking the exhibition out as a perfect distillation of the often-undersung figures in the history of the medium’s development.

Born from Earth is showing at Richard Saltoun until 13th August

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
08/07/2022
To Do
Adam Wells
Exhibitions to see in London this July
We take a look at the unmissable exhibitions showing this month in the capital
Je Vais Décoller, Sanlé Sory, 1977

Africa Fashion at Victoria & Albert Museum

Featuring work by 45 designers from over 20 countries, this landmark exhibition at the V&A puts a spotlight on the varied, dynamic, and vibrantly creative fashion of contemporary African fashions. With over 250 objects on display - many drawn from the museum’s own permanent collection alongside 70 new acquisitions - Africa Fashion marks the first time that many of these garments have been exhibited in a London museum, making the exhibition a must-visit for fashion-lovers. Garments by iconic twentieth-century African designers such as Shade Thomas-Fahm, Chris Seydou, Kofi Ansah and Alphadi are displayed alongside those by more contemporary names such as Imane Ayissi, IAMISIGO, Moshions, Thebe Magugu and Sindiso Khumalo, while a myriad of supplementary materials provide context on their creation, including sketches by designers, editorial spreads and personal insights from the designers themselves. In noting the rich variety of fashions across the continent, curator Dr Christine Checinska states that it would be impossible to represent the entire breadth of African talent, but that the exhibition itself aims to “presents African fashions as a self-defining art form that reveals the richness and diversity of African histories and cultures”.

Africa Fashion is showing at Victoria & Albert Museum until 16th April 2023

Black and White Poppy Triptych, Richard Learoyd, 2022

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers at Hamiltons Gallery

Bringing together two masters of their form for the first time, this exhibition at Mayfair’s Hamiltons Gallery showcases the floral photography of Richard Learoyd and Irving Penn to celebrate their technical mastery as well as the beauty of the natural world contained within their respective works. The contemporary photography of Learoyd is presented alongside that of Penn, who shared an association with the gallery lasting three decades before his death in 2009. While they took differing approaches in their capturing of flora, both photographers capture the vibrancy and unique beauty of each individual flower; Penn in particular, as David Campany writes, “was not looking for examples that were representative of their species [...] Each photograph is a unique encounter with a unique thing in all its unsettling wonder”. Learoyd’s contemporary interpretation, meanwhile, presents both black & white and colour photography, developed in a custom-built in-studio camera obscura to create detailed and grainless images. In preserving the flowers in this enlarged state, Learoyd evokes “not only a reference to the beauty of flora but also to its fragility, which can perhaps be applied to the finite nature of our world”.

Richard Learoyd & Irving Penn: Flowers is showing at Hamiltons Gallery until 10th September

Eleventh, Lina Iris Viktor, 2018

In the Black Fantastic at Hayward Gallery (Southbank Centre)

Bringing together science fiction, spiritual tradition and myth, Hayward Gallery’s latest exhibition In the Black Fantastic investigates and reimagines the legacy of Afrofuturism. The variety of media encompassing painting, video, photography, sculpture and mixed-media installations all contribute to a truly immersive aesthetic, featuring a blend of works which both disrupt mainstream cultural perceptions of the past and imagine radical, fantastical visions of the future. Contributing to the half-real, half-imagined environment of In the Black Fantastic is the work of artists Nick Cave, Sedrick Chisom, Ellen Gallagher, Hew Locke, Wangechi Mutu, Rashaad Newsome, Chris Ofili, Tabita Rezaire, Cauleen Smith, Lina Iris Viktor and Kara Walker, all curated by Ekow Eshun to create a space in which creative and cultural liberation is employed as a means of addressing racism, social injustice and ways of simply existing within the modern world.

In the Black Fantastic is showing at Hayward Gallery until 18th September

Born from Earth installation view

Born from Earth at Richard Saltoun

Designed by Lisa Chan, founder of the London-based studio It’s a Local Collective, Born from Earth brings together the work of eleven contemporary female artists working in the medium of ceramics. The exhibition aims to “transform the gallery into an earthen landscape striking a dialogue between art and architecture”, showcasing the medium’s pioneers alongside the work of new and upcoming artists. Belgian artist Jacqueline Poncelet, for instance, produced ceramic works associated with the New British Sculpture movement led but Anish Kapoor, Bill Woodrow and her husband Richard Deacon, and three sculptures from her major 1985 solo show at Whitechapel Art Gallery are on show here. Meanwhile, the possibilities offered by ceramics as an art form are on full display in exhibits such as Judy Chicago’s erotic cookies, Rose English’s porcelain dancers and the delicate beauty of Shelagh Wakely unfired clay installations, marking the exhibition out as a perfect distillation of the often-undersung figures in the history of the medium’s development.

Born from Earth is showing at Richard Saltoun until 13th August

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