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Arts Listings for Spring 2017
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Glass Tears by Man Ray 1932 in ‘The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection’

ANISE GALLERY
13A SHAD THAMES
SE1 2PU

Sacred Geometries
9 March to 15 April
Inspired by trends in contemporary photography and the diverse writings of Plato, author Robert Lawlor and architectural historian Peg Rawes, Anise Gallery is marking its fifth birthday with an exhibition of photography based on themes found in the sacred geometries.

Geometry in aesthetics are unavoidable when traversing through the city, whether this is in grand scale such as skyscraper architecture, to the tiny backs of ladybirds. Intricate design can be located in both complex, constructed design patterns and in the minute details in nature. Aesthetics and mathematics come together in geometry, and have done since ancient Egypt, where geometrics were viewed as a visual manifestation of law and order. Later in ancient Greece, they had sacred and scientific properties in helping to solve earthly mysteries.

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TATE BRITAIN
MILLBANK
SW1P 4RG

David Hockney
To 29 May
One of the most popular and influential British artists of the twentieth century returns to Tate Britain for his most comprehensive exhibition yet. This exhibition gathers together an extensive selection of David Hockney’s most famous works celebrating his achievements in painting, drawing, print, photography and video across six decades.

As he approaches his 80th birthday, Hockney continues to change his style and ways of working, embracing new technologies as he goes. From his portraits and images of Los Angeles swimming pools, through to his drawings and photography, Yorkshire landscapes and most recent paintings – some of which have never been seen before in public – this exhibition shows how the roots of each new direction lay in the work that came before. A once-in-a-lifetime chance to see these unforgettable works together.

Art Now
Rachel Maclean: Wot u :-) about?
To 2 April
Wot u :-) about?, part of Tate Britain’s Art Now series, focuses on new works by Glasgow-based artist-filmmaker Rachel Maclean (born Edinburgh, 1987). They present a vision of society that is at once seductive and nightmarish, exaggerating contemporary preoccupations and behaviours.

Queer British Art 1861–1967
5 April 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 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.

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Untitled (double Rauschenberg) by Rauschenberg ca. 1950, in ‘Robert Rauschenberg’

TATE MODERN
BANKSIDE
SE1 9TG
020 7887 8888

Robert Rauschenberg
To 2 April
Robert Rauschenberg blazed a new trail for art in the second half of the twentieth century. This landmark exhibition celebrates his extraordinary six-decade career, taking you on a dazzling adventure through modern art in the company of a truly remarkable artist.

From paintings including flashing lights to a stuffed angora goat, Rauschenberg’s appetite for incorporating things he found in the streets of New York knew no limits. Pop art silkscreen paintings of Kennedy sit alongside 1000 gallons of bentonite mud bubbling to its own rhythm. Rauschenberg even made a drawing which was sent to the moon.

Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017
To 11 June
This is Wolfgang Tillmans’s first ever exhibition at Tate Modern and brings together works in an exciting variety of media – photographs, of course, but also video, digital slide projections, publications, curatorial projects and recorded music – all staged by the artist in characteristically innovative style. The year 2003 is the exhibition’s point of departure, representing for Tillmans the moment the world changed, with the invasion of Iraq and anti-war demonstrations. The social and political form a rich vein throughout the artist’s work.

The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection
To 21 May 2017
This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see one of the world’s greatest private collections of photography, drawn from the classic modernist period of the 1920s–50s. An incredible group of Man Ray portraits are exhibited together for the first time, having been brought together by Sir Elton John over the past twenty-five years, including portraits of Matisse, Picasso, and Breton.

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