Haegue Yang: Tracing Movement
8 Mar 2019 – 26 May 2019
South London Gallery
On the walls, large-scale works from Yang’s 'Trustworthies' series (ongoing since 2010) are shown alongside new 'Hardware Store Collages' (2012- ) and 'Lacquer Paintings' (1994- ), creating a visual dialogue between familiar household objects and abstraction.
Inspired by the potential of the SLG's Main Gallery space to be a ballroom, two large wheeled 'Dress Vehicle' sculptures take centre stage. Their powder-coated aluminium frames dressed with venetian blinds and brass- and nickel-plated bells create a quiet yet distinctive rattle when activated by performers. The rattling of the moving vehicles traces the unevenness of the floor and intermingles with sound works positioned around the space.
The 'Sonic Dress Vehicles' are activated daily at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, and every Wednesday and last Friday at 7pm.
Anthea Hamilton: The Prude
8 Mar 2019 – 18 May 2019
Thomas Dane Gallery
The arrangement of objects, sculpture, and images into immersive installation has become a constant for Anthea Hamilton, whose work frequently mines heterogeneous image sources. This includes The Prude, her first exhibition at both London locations of Thomas Dane Gallery.
The balance of materiality and economy is consistent with Hamilton's practice, where tactile surfaces are often conceived through digital production. Suggestive of previous exhibitions and series, The Prude is largely a continuation of Hamilton's The New Life at Secession, Vienna (2018). Four distinct interiors emphasise the confluence of domestic and gallery space through a number of wall treatments: airbrushed, textile clad and digitally printed wallpapers.
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019
8 Mar 2019 – 2 Jun 2019
The Photographer’s Gallery
The 2019 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize Exhibition opens at The Photographers’ Gallery from 8 March until 2 June 2019.
Following that, as part of a wide programme to marking the 20th anniversary of the Art Collection Deutsche Börse, the exhibition will tour to the Deutsche Börse headquarters, The Cube in Eschborn, Frankfurt (14 June – 23 August 2019).
Curated by The Photographers’ Gallery’s Anna Dannemann, this year’s exhibition of the 2019 shortlisted artists: Laia Abril, Susan Meiselas, Arwed Messmer and Mark Ruwedel surveys the diverse and innovative nature of their photographic practices, which both celebrate the medium’s development while challenging its boundaries.
I saw this coming
8 Mar 2019 – 6 Apr 2019
bo.lee gallery is proud to present I Saw this coming, a solo exhibition of new works by British artist Andrew McIntosh. In this new body of work, McIntosh re-contextualises derelict buildings in South East London and the surrounding areas while drawing on his ongoing interest in the political dispute between artists and the inevitable developments of property market.
The seemingly neglected facades depicted in this series of paintings gesture towards abandoned interiors, absent of life. Within each of the 8 works, McIntosh offers the viewer an imaginary cross-section of part of the building, inviting us to gaze voyeuristically into a room. These exposed interior spaces manifest as brightly painted, surreal environments, seemingly at odds with their mundane locale. Within, McIntosh presents the viewer with an enigmatic pairing of objects. A work of art recognisably pertaining to the modernist canon is seen alongside an initially indecipherable sculptural form. On closer inspection, the darker function of these forms is revealed; each is a torture device.
Art Now: Joanna Piotrowska. All Our False Devices
8 Mar 2019 – 9 Jun 2019
Born in Poland and based in London, Piotrowska has an interest in domestic spaces and man-made environments. For one series of works she asked people in Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, Warsaw and London to build makeshift shelters in their homes and gardens, subverting childhood play.
Other works present gestures and movements from self-defence manuals, implying violence against women as well as their empowerment. Her photographs and films relate to self-protection, psychophysical relationships and the power dynamics underlying how we relate to each other.
William Peers: Fanfare
7 Mar 2019 – 30 Mar 2019
Everard Read London
Everard Read London presents an exhibition of marble sculpture by British sculptor, William Peers. The exhibition comprises 15 new works, carved in Carrara or Portuguese marble.
With this new body of work, Peers continues exploring the relationship between positive and negative shapes. Removing more marble allows the negative shapes to play a greater part and the focus shifts between the marble contours and the air around them; a conversation between matter and space.
The works are a celebration of form and shape and their apparent playfulness belies the intensive labour and exhaustive honing and shaping that gives them their impossibly clean curves.