Entertainments Exhibitions

Exhibitions Listings for Summer 2017
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Man Pointing 1947 (Bronze) Tate © Alberto Giacometti estate

ANISE GALLERY
13A SHAD THAMES
SE1 2PU

Controlled Realities
Opening night 14 June, 6pm
A collaborative exhibition between artists Rachel Ara, Charles Harrop-Griffiths and Jacek Ludwig Scarso. The artists have highly varied and innovative methods in making art, but come together in conversation on how art has the ability to highlight powers of control and different perceptions of reality.

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TATE BRITAIN
MILLBANK
SW1P 4RG

Queer British Art 1861–1967
To 1 October
Featuring works from 1861–1967 relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. Queer British Art explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed.

With paintings, drawings, personal photographs and film from artists such as John Singer Sargent, Dora Carrington, Duncan Grant and David Hockney the diversity of queer British art is celebrated as never before.

Cerith Wyn Evans
The Tate Britain Commission 2017
To 20 August

Forms in Space…by Light (in Time) is the 2017 Tate Britain Commission in which we invite a contemporary British artist to respond to the Duveen Galleries at the heart of Tate Britain.

The artwork is made from almost 2km of neon lighting, suspended from the ceiling and configured into straight lines, sweeping curves and spiralling forms.

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TATE MODERN
BANKSIDE
SE1 9TG
020 7887 8888

Giacometti
To 10 September
Celebrated as a sculptor, painter and draughtsman, Giacometti’s distinctive elongated figures are some of the most instantly recognisable works of modern art. This exhibition reasserts Giacometti’s place alongside the likes of Matisse, Picasso and Degas as one of the great painter-sculptors of the twentieth century.

Through unparalleled access to the extraordinary collection and archive of the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris, Tate Modern’s ambitious and wide-ranging exhibition brings together over 250 works. It includes rarely seen plasters and drawings which have never been exhibited before and showcases the full evolution of Giacometti’s career across five decades, from early works such as Head of a Woman [Flora Mayo] 1926 to iconic bronze sculptures such as Walking Man I 1960.

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Resolved Problems 1948 (Oil paint on canvas) Fahrelnissa Zeid

Fahrelnissa Zeid
13 June to 8 October
Trained in both Paris and Istanbul, Fahrelnissa Zeid was an important figure in the Turkish avant-garde d group in the early 1940s and the École de Paris (School of Paris) in the 1950s. Her vibrant abstract paintings are a synthesis of Islamic, Byzantine, Arab and Persian influences fused with European approaches to abstraction. Many of her abstract works are monumental and demand attention.

Zeid’s reputation as an artist was cemented in the 1950s when she was living between London and Paris and exhibiting extensively internationally. The artist also began experimenting with painting on turkey and chicken bones, which she later cast in polyester resin panels evocative of stained-glass windows. In the later years of her life she unexpectedly returned to figurative painting, creating stylised portraits of her friends and family.

Soul Of A Nation: Art In The Age Of Black Power
12 July To 22 October
The show opens in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement and its dreams of integration. In its wake emerged more militant calls for Black Power: a rallying cry for African American pride, autonomy and solidarity, drawing inspiration from newly independent African nations.

Some engage with legendary figures from the period, with paintings in homage to political leaders Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Angela Davis, musician John Coltrane and sporting hero Jack Johnson. Muhammad Ali is here in Andy Warhol’s famous painting.

Spanning the emergence of Black feminism, debates over the possibility of a unique Black aesthetic in photography, and including activist posters as well as purely abstract works, the exhibition asks how the concept of Black Art was promoted, contested and sometimes flatly rejected by artists across the United States.

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Celebrating 80, various glassworks by Peter Layton and artists exhibited at London Glassblowing, Bermondsey Street

LONDON GLASSBLOWING
62 – 66 BERMONDSEY STREET
SE1 3UD
020 7403 2800

Celebrating 80
16 June to 8 July
Peter Layton turns 80 this year and to mark this, he has invited a number of glass artists to join him in a celebratory exhibition.

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