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BARBICAN ART GALLERY AND THE CURVE

Barbican Centre, EC2Y 8DS
020 7638 8891

www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery
art@barbican.org.uk

Curve: Mon-Fri 12-7 Sat & Sun 11-7; Gallery: Mon-Fri 11-7 Sat & Sun 10-7

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TOYIN OJIH ODUTOLA : A COUNTERVAILING THEORY
Mar 26, 2020 - Jan 24, 2021 FINAL WEEK
Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola opens her first-ever UK exhibition in The Curve in August with a new work exploring an imagined ancient myth, in which central Nigeria is dominated by female rulers. Plus, grab your pre-order copy of the illustrated catalogue, which offers insight into her work.

JEAN DUBUFFET
Feb 11 - May 23, 2021
An exhibition celebrating Jean Dubuffet, one of the most powerful and provocative voices in the post-war avant-garde.
Spanning more than four decades in the studio, this exhibition brings together powerful work by the French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985). This show is the first in the UK in more than 50 years, highlighting Dubuffet’s radicalism as he experimented with materials and aimed to create what he described as:
‘an art that is directly plugged into our current life, that immediately emanates from our real life and our real moods.’
Dubuffet was one of the first to champion ‘Art Brut’ – a phrase he coined, which literally translates as ‘raw art’. The exhibition explores his lifelong pursuit of authentic expression, featuring rarely exhibited pieces from international museums and private collections.

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BARTHA CONTEMPORARY

Gallery relocating, See website for updates .
020 7985 0015

www.barthacontemporary.com
info@barthacontemporary.com

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BASTIAN

8 Davies Street, W1K 3DW
020 3940 5009

www.bastian-gallery.com
london@bastian-gallery.com

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm

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Click to enlargeMETAL, INK & DYE: LATE WORKS FROM CAPTIVA ISLAND
Jan 13 - Mar 27, 2021
No other artist in the 20th Century has celebrated the social and economic trajectory of the United States in such efficient terms and, in the same breath, enabled the viewer to take part in the journey, rather than being mere spectators.
This exhibition will focus on Rauschenberg’s metal assemblages from the Glut series (1986-89 and 1991-94) and a selection of innovative dye-transfer works from the Anagram (A Pun) (1997- 2000) and Short Stories (2000-2002) series.
Escaping the dizzying hurriedness of New York in 1968, Rauschenberg found sanctuary on small sun-drenched island just off the coast of Florida, called Captiva. It was this new island home that proved to be a fertile domain for some of the artist’s most remarkable and challenging works. Here, BASTIAN uncover a selection of works from this late period on Captiva Island which showcase not only Rauschenberg’s use of ink transfers and printing technology but his use of metal in ever more imaginative and inventive ways. The exhibition includes three ground- breaking Glut sculptures, a series that underpinned the artist’s intensive investigation into the sculptural possibilities of found metal objects.
Witnessing first-hand the desolation caused by a recessive Texan economy struggling to stay afloat due to a glut in the oil market in the early 80’s, Rauschenberg’s Glut sculptures narrate an American obsession with lavish extravagance which is part social criticism, part automotive/industrial relic, but fundamentally absolute Americana.

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BEACONSFIELD GALLERY VAUXHALL

22 Newport St, Vauxhall, SE11 6AY
020 7582 6465

www.beaconsfield.ltd.uk
admin@beaconsfield.ltd.uk

check website for reduced opening hours

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ONLINE| FOAM TALENT : DIGITAL 2020
Nov 19, 2020 - Apr 21, 2021
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam presents a unique digital exhibition celebrating the works of young artists sha­ping the future of photography. The exhibition Foam Talent | Digital is a new multi-media platform that showcases artist projects supported by audio, video and effects. This unique experience is an addition to the existing Foam Talent programme consisting of the annual Talent issue of Foam Ma­gazine and the touring Foam Talent exhibition.

B_T2 MONIKA OECHSLER
Nov+Jan
Beacon_Transitions an ongoing online series in response to the uncertain future of exhibition culture.

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BEAUX ARTS

48 Maddox St, W1S 1AY
020 7493 1155

www.beauxartslondon.uk
info@beauxartslondon.uk

Mon-Fri 11-5 & open by appointment

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DESMOND MORRIS
Oct 14, 2020 - Dec 5, 2021
Desmond Morris held his first solo art exhibition in 1948, now at the age of 92 he is still actively painting and writing. Today, most of his paintings are in private collections but he also has works in public galleries and art museums in England, Scotland, Holland, Italy, Israel and the United States.

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BEERS LONDON

1 Baldwin Street, EC1V 9NU
020 7502 9078

www.beerslondon.com
info@beerslondon.com

By appointment only

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Click to enlargeSUMMER MARATHON PART II: DAVID NORO SHINUK SUH EHRYN TOR
Jan 7 - Feb 27, 2021
The continuation of our SUMMER MARATHON (2020) takes a revitalised approach to the traditional ‘group show’, presenting 3 artists in back­-to­-back solo exhibitions (in lieu of one group show). Through this unconventional approach, each exhibiting artist is able to stage their envisioned solo show over a two-­week period.
 
Due to UK-wide Covid closures from March to June 2020, last year’s Summer Marathon was truncated due to timing with only 3 of the 6 artists selected able to exhibit. Therefore, we will now revisit part two of the Summer Marathon in the first-half of 2021 with the remaining 3 selected artists.
 
Round 1: (7 Jan – 16 Jan) David Noro: tbc
Round 2: (21 Jan – 30 Jan) Shinuk Suh: Post-Human Syndrome
Round 3: (4 Feb – 13 Feb) Ehryn Torrell: Fascination with the Seam
 
8 July – 5 Sept. 2020
Participating Artist (Part I) / View Exhibition HERE
Kristina Chan & Itamar Freed Miles Debas Valentin Van der Meulen

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BELMACZ

45 Davies St, W1K 4LX
020 7629 7863

www.belmacz.com
gallery@belmacz.com

Open by appt Mon-Fri 11-5

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BEN BROWN FINE ARTS

12 Brook's Mews, W1K 4DG
020 7734 8888

www.benbrownfinearts.com
info@benbrownfinearts.com

Open by appt Mon-Fri 11-6. Book a viewing via our website.

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Click to enlargeFRANK AUERBACH / TONY BEVAN : WHAT IS A HEAD?
Dec 7, 2020 - Feb 26, 2021
Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, is delighted to present the exhibition “Frank Auerbach / Tony Bevan: What Is A Head?”, featuring portraits by two of Britain’s leading figurative painters, curated by Michael Peppiatt. The concept for this show is based on the exhibition organised by Michael in 1998 at the Musée Maillol in Paris under the title L’Ecole de Londres de Bacon à Bevan, which traced the influence of Bacon, Freud, Auerbach and Kossoff on the younger generation of figurative artists working in London.
A generation apart, Bevan and Auerbach share a fascination for the conceptual and painterly possibilities of reinventing heads. For both artists, the head is the centre that controls everything we do, its mysterious significance laying in its endless sparring of juxtaposed natures: impulse and restraint, instinct and order, spontaneity and discipline. It is rife with contradiction and yet to both remains the prime vessel of human life.
But there is as much to differentiate them as to bring them together. In Auerbach, who grew up during the war, between layers of excavation we see the buried image rising through the paint to resume its fragmented presence. Bevan’s ‘Heads’ are also reconstructions, though more linear than painterly, approached through its working parts, its muscles and sinews. While Auerbach’s heads conjure up struggle, exhaustion, a fire burnt forever into the thick layers of paint, Bevan’s explore its inner structure as an unknown space, an experimental architecture. The differences and similarities inherent in the same subject set up a dialogue not only between generations but within the way we view painting, as an ever-evolving insight into the human consciousness.

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BETTS PROJECT

100 Central Street, EC1V 8AJ
020 7250 1512

www.bettsproject.com
marie@bettsproject.com

Wed-Fri 12-6, Sat 12-5 or by appt

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Click to enlargeZOE ZENGHELIS : DO YOU REMEMBER HOW PERFECT EVERYTHING WAS?
Dec 3, 2020 - Jan 30, 2021
Betts Project presents the first part as a review of Zenghelis’ early paintings from the 1960s, her years at OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) including works of the Hotel Sphinx project, through to recent works made in 2020. Stretched between abstract metropolitan tectonics and landscape structures, the selection of Zenghelis’ paintings represent an enquiry into absent architectural projects. An exhibition catalogue published by Betts Project will accompany the exhibition, while the second part of the project will be hosted by the AA in Janurary 2021.

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BLUE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL | BLUE PROJECTS

9 Chance Street, E2 7JB
020 7739 9733

www.bluemountain.school/blue-projects

Open by appt Wed-Sat 11-5

Shoreditch High St

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ANDREW HOLLIGAN
Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2021
The works shown here are studies of the painted and scratched windows of closed down storefronts that the artist began in the wake of the widespread closure of independent businesses and social disruption caused by the expansion of corporate retailing and online shopping. As if developed out of the legacy of action painting from the school of abstract expressionism, the works offer an experience of unfettered interaction and the traces of activity layered over time. Both a signifier of closure and a site of renewal, the surfaces become canvases that have been rigorously and anonymously worked on, consumed by diluted paint, incidental markings, drips, and instinctual gestures that reveal new realms of possibility.

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BLYTH GALLERY

Level 5 Sherfield Building, Imperial College,Exhibition Rd, SW7 2AZ
020 7594 9354

www.imperial.ac.uk/music-and-arts/visual-arts/blyth-gallery
gallery@imperial.ac.uk

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INFORMATION TO COME
Sep+Oct

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BRUN FINE ART

38 Old Bond Street, W1S 4QW
020 7493 0195

www.brunfineart.com
info@brunfineart.com

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INFORMATION TO COME
Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2021

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