What’s On In The Capital?

A culture vulture’s guide to the best of the rest! An exclusive selection of art tours and creative events in London taking place this week and beyond…

  1. Hokusai at The British Museum – Until 13th August, ‘experience the beautiful and sublime work of one of Japan’s
    'Great Wave off Kanagawa' by Hokusai c. 1829. The first print in his series entitled 'Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji'.

    ‘Great Wave off Kanagawa’ by Hokusai c. 1829. The first print in his series entitled ‘Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji’.

    greatest artists.’.

  2. Art Education: Global Perspectives, Whitechapel Gallery – Thursday, 13th July 7pm, Creative Studio.  ‘How do specific geographic contexts shape different models of art schools?’.  Conference and panel discussion with Curator Hammad Nasar, artist David Alesworth, writer David Morris, curator Vera Mey and moderated by Sofia Victorino, Daskalopoulos Head of Education & Public Programmes, Whitechapel Gallery.
  3. ‘Raising Dust’, Whitechapel Gallery – Saturday, 15th July 3pm, Galleries 8 & 9.  An afternoon of performance within the exhibition ‘A Handful of Dust’ presents works that engage with the articulation of presence, duration, ephemerality and trace.
  4. John Singer Sargent, Dulwich Picture Gallery – Until 8th October. Dazzling watercolours produced in 1900-18 during his travels in Europe and the Middle East.
  5. Hormazd Narielwalla, Gallery Elena Shchukina, Lee’s Place, W1 – Until 14th July. Tailoring-pattern collages.
  6. Richard Smith, Flowers, Cork St, W1 – Until 15th July.  Artist’s works influenced by advertising billboards of 1960s New York.
  7. Jane Churchill, Guildhall Art Gallery, EC2 – Until 16th July.  ‘Digging Deep’ – an artist and set-designer’s World War I trench representation.
  8. Franco Grignani, M&L Fine Art, Old Bond St, W1 – Until 28th July.  Exhibition on the Op art pioneer (1908-99).
  9. Tadaaki Kuwayama, Mayor Gallery, Cork St, W1 – Until 28th July.  ‘Neutral Art’ paintings comprising black borders and aluminium-framed panels which can be displayed in any order.
  10. Joseph Kosuth, Mazzoleni, Albemarle St, W1 – Until 28th July.  ‘Colour in Contextual Play’ – US Conceptual Artist displaying monochrome canvases by Italian Modernists with pieces from his own 1968 series ‘Art as Idea as Idea’ to investigate the notion of colour.
  11. National Students’ Art Exhibition 2017, Mall Galleries, SW1 – 12th to 15th July.  Featuring work by the best young artists, aged 12 to 18, selected from Schools, Colleges and Academies across the country.
  12. ‘Loving a Cold Climate’ by Rona McSeveny, Oxo Tower Wharf – 12th to 16th July.  ‘Celebrating the gradation of cold across the planet from the Arctic Circle to the White Continent, in cool shades of blue, turquoise, white and silver.’.
  13. ‘Two Fold’, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse – exhibition by the Brighton Graphic Design and Illustration Graduates of 2017.

[Credits: britishmuseum.org; whitechapelgallery.org; dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk; galleryelenashchukina.com; flowersgallery.com; cityoflondon.gov.uk; mlfineart.com; mayorgallery.com; mazzoleniart.com; mallgalleries.org.uk; oxotower.co.uk]



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