- ‘Natural Selection’ by Andy & Peter Holden – Artangel, SE17. Until 26th November. Several multi-screen films, archive material & collection of found nests. ‘The exhibition will span two floors and capture the multi-sensory oeuvre of birds.’. ‘Astonishing *****’ according to The Observer.
- ‘The Disasters of Everyday Life’ by Jake & Dinos Chapman – Blain Southern, W1. Until 11 November. First exhibition of body of sculpture based on Goya’s prints. ‘The Chapmans’ oeuvre represents a prolonged philosophical investigation into the turmoil and violence of contemporary existence…’.
- Craigie Aitchison ‘Paintings & Prints’ – Browse & Derby, W1. Until 3rd November. Busts, portraits, screenprints and carborundum etchings. ‘Aitchison’s instantly recognisable works evoke an innocent spontaneity which belies their immensely skilled handling of colour and balance of delicately drawn subjects…’.
- ‘Jesús Rafael Soto: Sound Mural’ – Cecilia Brunson Projects, SE1. Until 3rd November. Exhibition represented by one single, large-scale mural showcasing a pivotal moment in the artist’s career. Contemporary art is the art of participation. ‘All men contribute to the artistic creation at the same time that the artist produces it.’.
- ‘Shozo Michikawa – Forty Years, Forty Pots’ – Erskine, Hall & Coe, W1. Until 2nd November. Celebrating his life as a potter, with accompanying photography by Yoshinori Seguchi. ‘The number one source of inspiration for me would be my hometown Hokkaido; the volcanoes, lakes, snow, trees, stones and especially the energy of the volcanic eruptions. Of course small everyday things from taking walks, going on trips and having conversations give me inspiration as well.’.
- Gilbert & George: The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting’ – Levy Gorvy, W1. Until 2nd December. 2 ex-St Martin’s alumni serve as ‘living sculptures, with an ‘art for all’ philosophy. 23 monumental, multi-panel pieces.
- William Turnbull: ‘New Worlds, Words, Signs’ – Offer Waterman, W1. 1940s to 1960s catalogue of sculpture, paintings and works on paper from artist’s estate. ‘… An exceptional artist, unusually gifted both as a painter and a sculptor…’ [Nicolas Serota, ex-Director, Tate Gallery].
- ‘Important Chinese Art’ – Sotheby’s London, W1. Exhibition 4-7th November, Auction 8th November. Notable imperial porcelain from private hands. Furniture, painting, fine jade and lacquer carving and bronzes. 4,000 years of remarkable craftsmanship.
- ‘Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art‘ – Christie’s London, St James’s. Viewing 3-6th November, Sale 7th November. Artefacts, furniture, figurines, bronzes to name but a few. Lot highlights estimated up to £500,000.
Fairs & Festivals:-
- Sculpture In The City 2017 – Renowned artists fill the Square Mile with their iconic works for the 7th year running, plus free education programme for young, budding creatives. Think Damien Hirst, Daniel Buren, Karen Tang, Martin Creed, Paul McCarthy et al. #sculptureinthecity.
Lectures & Workshops:-
- Bespoke Art Lectures – by London Art Classes. LAS Bespoke offers courses for corporate clients or social groups. Client entertainment, social occasions, team building, professional development et al. Providing the best lecturers in London, luxury settings and behind-the-scenes access to leading galleries & museums. [See www.londonartstudies.com].
[Credits: Feature photo – ‘Painting of London Bridge, London City’ by Angela Wakefield, c.2011 (angelawakefield.co.uk); artangel.org.uk; blainsouthern.com; browseandderby.co.uk; ceciliabrunsonprojects.com; erskinehallcoe.com; levygorvy.com; sothebys.com; christies.com; cityoflondon.gov.uk; londonartstudies.com; hostpitalitynet.org; parismatch.com; picollecta.com]