Contemporary art show recommendations

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by ska invita, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Only go to a gallery about once a year but would like to go more often... But only if there's something really good showing.

    So please bump this thread if you have a recommendation. Ideally new work please.
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  3. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I saw this exhibition of photography at Hauser and Worth in Saville Row ( near Oxford Circus tube station) recently.

    Its a guy who worked in Germany. Documentary photography of people in Germany. His work was suppressed by Nazis as degenerate.

    Fascinating exhibition from the early days of photography. He wanted to document all classes and types of people in Germany. Nazis didn't like his openness to all kinds of identities.

    Exhibitions — August Sander Men Without Masks - August Sander - Hauser & Wirth

    Imo way ahead of his time. His portraits seem straight forward and documentary but have haughting quality to them.

    Must see. And still on free.

    Not quite "new" but this exhibition was a revelation. The way he photographed looked modern to me.
  4. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    ska invita

    I saw this free exhibition at the Wellcome Institute. Its on for a while. Four art installation on issues connected to science.

    I really liked it.

    Somewhere in Between

    One was film of "free divers". They dive without oxygen just holding there breath. Another installation was about "mirroring". A few people have neurological problem. They feel what others nearby feel.

    Fascinating stuff. Well laid out and curated.

    Wellcome institute do good work getting artists and scientists working together.
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  5. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    excellent...have wanted to go to Wellcome for a long often up that way and they often seem to have interesting things i hear....will definitely follow up on this ...thanks
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  6. discobastard

    discobastard ____*\(oo)/*____

    +1 for this, went a month ago and it was great. They have some really good stuff at Wellcome, went to a great exhibition a year or so ago on the history of Asylums. And the shop is decent, some really interesting books.

    Round the corner we found that the UCL has a museum of Egyptology. If you're at Wellcome, it's worth the 10 or so minute walk round the back to see that.
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  7. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    If you're ever in Yorkshire (especially in the Summer as its mostly outside), the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield always has interesting stuff on.

    This sounds interesting on the 21st of July, but not really sculpture :)
  8. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I've a friend from Barnsley who s mentioned this before I think... Is that the one with loads of Moore's big sculptures in it? Sounds like a nice day out... Especially with a bit of bassline in the background!
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  9. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    That's the one.
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  10. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Stunning site, too.

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