Ceramic Art London 2019
22 Mar 2019 – 24 Mar 2019
Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design
Ceramic Art London returns in 2019, once again taking over the the vast central concourse of Central Saint Martins’ Grade 2 listed Victorian Granary building.
Hosted by the Craft Potters Association, this international ceramic art fair brings together 90 of the best ceramic artists working today over one weekend alongside an accompanying series of events programmed in partnership with CSM.
Kato Six: State of Matter
22 Mar 2019 – 21 Jun 2019
VITRINE is delighted to present the first solo exhibition of Brussels-based artist Kato Six in the UK. Embracing the tableau-like quality of VITRINE, Six interrogates materiality and immateriality, three-dimensional and two- dimensional, presence and absence.
Through an explorative approach and a rich breadth of material and processes, Six produces minimal but acute sculptural interventions that engage with the margins of space and grapple with the limits and possibilities of form and design. Familiar materials reminiscent of the domestic such as wallpaper, textiles, kitchen table tops and rope recall not only personal, but collective memories. By reconfiguring, disconnecting and abstracting these familiarities, Six produces theatrical assemblages that reference still lives distanced from their original function.
The Next Wave: The Power of Authenticity and Self-Validation
21 Mar 2019 – 26 Mar 2019
The House of African Art (HAART) is a new platform that represents established and emerging artists from Africa and the diaspora, launching with a London exhibition in March 2019.
Breaking away from the traditional gallery experience, HAART’s pop-up exhibition model creates an engaging environment around visual arts, coupled with a public programme of performances, talks and events.
HAART was founded in 2018 by British-Nigerian lawyer Maryam Lawal, who has had a life-long passion for the arts with a particular focus on artwork from the African continent. Primarily inspired by the burgeoning art scene in Lagos, Nigeria, Lawal aims to give artists from the continent and the diaspora a platform for their work, providing them with greater support and wider recognition. HAART allows collectors to purchase works from early career artists and currently works with artists originating from Nigeria, Ghana and the Ivory Coast.
Alice Spiers: ‘Female Spirit’
Opening: Today, 19:00 - 22:00
21 Mar 2019 – 24 Mar 2019
Deptford Does Art
Alice Spier’s art is designed to tell a story through the painting, with the intention of capturing the authentic form of the female spirit, with all its complex narratives.
Presented in colourful otherworldly landscapes, her pieces bend on the side of Pop-surrealism genre, blurring the lines between dream and nightmare. Each work of art introduces a fairy tale designed to explore the character's vulnerabilities, growth and ability to overcome through poetic visuals.
Yelena Popova, Joanna Rajkowska, Jan Eric Visser: What branches grow out of this stony rubbish?
22 Mar 2019 – 4 May 2019
l’étrangère is delighted to announce What branches grow out of this stony rubbish?, an exhibition of work by three artists who each respond to pressing ecological concerns including anthropogenic climate change, the catastrophic impact of our reliance on concrete, and the over-production of waste through consumerism and industrial capitalism.
What branches grow out of this stony rubbish? includes paintings made of found soil and wood ash; sculpture formed from recycled household garbage; and photographic documentation of a micro-rewilding project situated in a defunct 1930s transformer station on the outskirts of Wrocław, Poland. Together, the works in the exhibition form a multivalent critique of the conceptual and material legacy of Modernism that is at the same time oriented towards a range of imagined futures.
This is the first time that Yelena Popova, Joanna Rajkowska, and Jan Eric Visser, have exhibited together. None of the works have been shown in the UK before.
BMW Tate Live: Anne Imhof
22 Mar 2019 – 31 Mar 2019
The third annual BMW Tate Live Exhibition is dedicated to artist Anne Imhof.
Imhof constructs atmospheric environments inhabited by groups of collaborators. For ten days and six nights, they will take over the Tanks with performances that combine music, painting and choreographed gestures.
The ticketed performances will take place in the evening. You will be able to explore the spaces for free during the day.
Imhof (b.1978) lives and works in Frankfurt and Berlin. She represented Germany at the 2017 Venice Biennale where she was awarded a Golden Lion for her work Faust. This is her first exhibition in a UK museum.