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Summer 2013: Art in London

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Patrick Caulfield

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Tate Modern
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Royal Academy of Art
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Others: Saatchi Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, RCA
National Gallery
Courtauld Gallery
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Others: Saatchi Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, RCA
Others: Saatchi Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, RCA
 

Credit: Patrick Caulfield, Bishops 2004 The estate of Patrick Caulfield

We run through all the best art exhibitions coming to town this summer - from the new chronological rehang at Tate Britain to the Royal Academy's annual Summer Exhibition and one-off trip to Mexico.

 
 

Tate Britain

Chronological rehang, Patrick Caulfield, Gary Hume and Lowry

Tate Britain Tate Britain Where:
, Millbank, London London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries

Millbank, Westminster, London, SW1P 4RG

Tube: Pimlico Station

 
 

On 13th May 2013, Tate Britain's collection displays reopen after a large refurbishment and chronological rehang. A sequence of 20 rooms will present the story of British art from the last 500 years in a continuous display - a walk through time - which includes iconic works by the likes of Bacon, Constable, Hirst, Hockney and Hogarth, and devotes special areas to William Blake, Henry Moore and JMW Turner. From 5th June, the gallery also pairs the celebrated British painter Patrick Caulfield and the contemporary artist Gary Hume before it becomes the first major London museum to mount an exhibition of LS Lowry's landscapes since the popular Lancashire artist's death in 1976. Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life (25th Jun - 20th Oct) brings 80 works to London and promises to be a highlight of the Tate's 2013 season. Also, running until 2nd June, Looking at the View examines the changing way more than 50 British artists, including Tracey Emin and JMW Turner, have tackled landscape.

 
 

Events at Tate Britain

Kenneth Clark Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

20th May to 10th August 2014 | 10 (Adults), 8.60 (Concessions)

 
British Folk Art Ongoing

10th June to 7th September 2014 | Adult 14.50, concession 12.50

 
BP Spotlight: Source
OngoingFree Event

22nd May to 14th September 2014 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
Adrift: A Sonic Trail For Dock By Dan Scott
OngoingFree Event

30th May to 30th September 2014 | Free

 
BP Spotlight: Alan Davie
OngoingFree Event

22nd May to 28th September 2014 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
BP Spotlight: Chris Killip
OngoingFree Event

22nd May to 28th September 2014 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
Space (Ages 15-25)
OngoingFree Event

22nd May to 30th September 2014 | Free

 
BP Spotlight: The Craze For Pastel
OngoingFree Event

22nd May to 5th October 2014 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
Reception, Rupture And Return: The Model And The Life Room
OngoingFree Event

26th May to 12th October 2014 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
Phyllida Barlow: Tate Britain Commission 2014
OngoingFree Event

30th May to 19th October 2014 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
BP Spotlight: Andrea Buttner
OngoingFree Event

22nd May to 12th October 2014 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
BP Spotlight: Forgotten Faces
OngoingFree Event

22nd May to 12th October 2014 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
BP Spotlight: Bodies Of Nature
OngoingFree Event

22nd May to 19th October 2014 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
BP Spotlight: The Nature Of Common Life: Drawing The Everyday 1800-60
OngoingFree Event

22nd May to 2nd November 2014 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
Tate Britain Commission 2014: Phyllida Barlow OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

31st March to 2nd November 2014 | Free

 
BP British Art Displays: A Walk Through British Art
OngoingFree Event

14th May 2013 to 31st December 2014 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
David Tremlett: Drawing For Free Thinking
OngoingFree Event

19th September 2012 to 31st December 2016 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
All events at Tate Britain
 
 
 

Tate Modern

Choucair, El-Salahi, Gallagher and Gaba

Tate Modern Tate Modern Where:
, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, London London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries

Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Tube: Blackfriars Station

 
 

This summer, Tate Modern presents a series of intriguing premieres, including the UK debuts of pioneering Lebanese abstract artist Saloua Raouda Choucair and Sudanese artist Ibrahim El-Salahi, and a substantial solo show for US-born contemporary artist Ellen Gallagher. The Choucair retrospective (17th Apr to 20th Oct) features more than 120 works, many of which have never been seen before, bringing together paintings, sculptures and other objects made by the 97-year-old artist over six decades, reflecting her interests in science, mathematics and Islamic art and poetry. Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist (3rd Jul - 22nd Sep) brings together 100 gloriously colourful works from across more than five decades of the career of one of the most significant figures in African and Arab Modernism. Ellen Gallagher: AxME (1st May - 1st Sep) is the UK's first major solo exhibition of the work of one of the most acclaimed and versatile contemporary artists to have emerged from North America since the mid-1990s. A final summer exhibition features an immersive twelve-room installation by Benin artist Meschac Gaba, constructed over five years and recently purchased by the Tate. Entitled Museum of Contemporary African Art, the free installation invites visitors to see and interact with a vast array of objects and environments.

 
 

Events at Tate Modern

Summer School At Tate Modern
Ends Today

Thursday 31st July and Friday 1st August 2014 - 10.30am-5pm | 300

 

Join artists, students, architects, physicists, specialists and non-specialists in the production of a live and continually changing resource; a generative, chaotic system that draws people, things and ideas to it.

Malevich: Revolutionary of Russian Art OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

16th July to 26th October 2014 | 13.10, concs 11.30, National Art Pass/Art Fund mems 6.55, concs 5.65, under 12s Free

 
Andrea Fraser: Projection
OngoingFree Event

18th April to 31st August 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

16th April to 7th September 2014 | Adult 18, concession 16

 
Robert Mapplethorpe OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

11th May to 26th October 2014 | Free

 
Artist Rooms: Robert Mapplethorpe
OngoingFree Event

11th May to 26th October 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Alex Katz: Artists Rooms
OngoingFree Event

24th May to 30th November 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Beryl Korot
OngoingFree Event

24th May to 30th November 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Omer Fast
OngoingFree Event

24th May to 30th November 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Somnath Hore
Ongoing

24th May to 30th November 2014 - Various Times | phone for prices

 
Abstraction And The Sublime
OngoingFree Event

28th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Elegies
OngoingFree Event

28th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Niki De Saint Phalle And Richard Serra
OngoingFree Event

28th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Surrealism And Beyond
OngoingFree Event

28th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Albert Renger-Patzsch
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Aleksandra Mir: First Woman On The Moon
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Alexander Brodsky And Ilya Utkin
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Around Abstract Art 1920-1935
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Arte Povera And Anti-Form
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Beyond Painting
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Beyond Surrealism
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Bill Viola
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Charlotte Posenenske
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Chen Zhen And Leonilson: Objects For Mending
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Constructionism
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Cubism
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Cy Twombly
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Elements Of Chance
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Ellsworth Kelly
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Everyday Alchemy: Contemporary Sculpture
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Giorgio De Chirico And Jannis Kounellis
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Henry Wessel
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Homeworkers
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Leon Golub & Hrair Sarkissian: Facing History
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Mark Rothko
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Minimalism
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian And Zarina Hashmi
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
New Images Of Man
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Nicholas Hlobo
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Pino Pascali
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Realisms
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Russian Revolutionary Posters
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
The Reclining Nude
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Thomas Hirschhorn And Germaine Richier
OngoingFree Event

27th May to 31st December 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Lawrence Weiner
OngoingFree Event

24th May 2014 to 31st January 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Vanessa Bell And Saluoa Raouda Choucair
OngoingFree Event

24th May 2014 to 23rd August 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Joseph Beuys: Artist Rooms
OngoingFree Event

24th May 2014 to 31st December 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Heather & Ivan Morison: Skirt Of The Black Mouth
OngoingFree Event

19th October 2012 to 30th September 2015 | Free

 
With Matisse In Tangier
On Soon

Sunday 3rd August 2014 - 3pm

 
All events at Tate Modern
 
 
 

National Gallery

Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure

National Gallery National Gallery Where:
, Trafalgar Square, London London, WC2N 5DN
Category: Art Galleries

Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DN

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Embankment Underground Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 

You'll certainly need to book ahead when the National Gallery brings works by the incomparable Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer and his contemporaries to London this summer, juxtaposing them with musical instruments and songbooks of the period. In Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure (26th Jun - 8th Sep), two musical Vermeer paintings owned by the National Gallery - 'Young Woman Standing at a Virginal' and 'Young Woman Seated at a Virginal' - are brought together with Vermeer's 'Guitar Player' for the first time in a free exhibition displayed in the gallery's Sainsbury Wing. Visitors are given an insight into music as a pastime of the elite in the northern Netherlands during the 17th century; used for symbolic purposes, music was often used as a metaphor to indicate harmony, transience or to show the sitter's position in society.

 
 

Events at National Gallery

Talk And Draw: Veronese, Music And Colour: Workshop
Free Event

Friday 1st August 2014 at 1pm-2pm and 5.30pm-7.30pm | Free

 

An artist and a lecturer explore paintings.

Take One Picture Display: Talk
Free Event

Friday 1st August 2014 - 4pm | Free

 

A 10-minute talk.

Making Colour OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

18th June to 7th September 2014 | 8 (Adults), 7 (Seniors), 4 (Job seekers/students), Free (Under 16s)

 
Artistic Exchanges: Corot, Costa, Leighton
OngoingFree Event

11th June to 3rd September 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Take One Picture - Discover, Imagine, Explore
OngoingFree Event

12th June to 21st September 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

30th April to 21st September 2014 | Free

 
Talk And Draw: Workshop
On SoonFree Event

Saturday 2nd August 2014 - 1pm-2.30pm | Free

 
Family Walk And Talk: Through The Rainbow: Green, Blue And Purple
On SoonFree Event

Sunday 3rd August 2014 - 12.30pm-1.30pm | Free

 

Join us on a journey through the collection where we will walk, talk and bring paintings alive! This month's theme is 'Through the Rainbow - Green, Blue and Purple'.

Spinning Blue: Workshop
On SoonFree Event

3rd, 4th and 5th August 2014 at 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm | Free

 
All events at National Gallery
 
 
 

National Portrait Gallery

BP Portrait Award & Laura Knight Portraits

National Portrait Gallery National Portrait Gallery Where:
, St Martin's Place, London London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries

St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Embankment Underground Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 

Once again, the highlight of the National Portrait Gallery's summer season is the BP Portrait Award (20th Jun - 15th Sep), the world's most prestigious portrait painting competition which returns for its 34th year. With a new first prize of 30,000 the Award is aimed at encouraging artists to focus upon and develop portraiture in their work while the free exhibition of selected entrants will showcase outstanding and innovative new work in a variety of styles and approaches. Two artists have been short-listed for the 2013 Award - both for powerful paintings of their sons and daughters. John Devane ('The Uncertain Time') and Susanne du Toit ('Pieter') will learn who has scooped the top prize on Tuesday 18th June, two days before the exhibition opens at the National Portrait Gallery. Also on at the National Portrait Gallery over the summer, in the Porter Gallery, is Laura Knight Portraits (11th Jul - 13th Oct), an exhibition of 30 portraits from one of the most popular and pioneering British artists of the twentieth century. Capturing contemporary life and culture, Knight's highly distinctive and vivid work reflect her success in gaining greater professional recognition for women in the arts, and are remarkable for their diverse range of subjects and settings.

 
 

Events at National Portrait Gallery

Family Art Workshops: Clayheads (Over 5s)
Free Event

Friday 1st August 2014 at 11.30am-1pm and 2.30pm-4pm | Free ticketed

 

Create a portrait using clay.

Balagan Cafe Band
Free Event

Friday 1st August 2014 - 6.30pm | Free

 

The three-piece group mixes Gypsy-jazz with world and early music.

Family Art Workshops: In The Picture
Now OnFree Event

28th July to 8th August 2014 - 11.30am-4pm | Free

 
Family Art Workshops: In The Picture
Now OnFree Event

28th July to 8th August 2014 - 11.30am-4pm | Free

 
Family Activity Base (Over 3s)
Now OnFree Event

31st Jul, 1st Aug, 2nd Aug and 3rd Aug 2014 - 11am-4pm | Free

 

A resource for art materials in the Gallery.

Portrait Of The Day: Talk
Now OnFree Event

Friday 1st and Sunday 3rd August 2014 - 12noon | Free

 

A talk on a chosen portrait.

Drop-In Drawing
OngoingFree Event

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 25th and 29th Aug 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm | Free

 
BP Portrait Award OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

26th June to 21st September 2014 | Free

 
Drop-In Drawing
OngoingFree Event

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th Aug 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm | Free

 
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

10th July to 26th October 2014 | 7, OAP 6.50, concs 6

 
Naval Officers Of World War I
OngoingFree Event

10th May to 12th October 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Catherine Goodman: Portraits From Life
OngoingFree Event

17th June to 23rd November 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Hans Holbein Re-made: Copies And Versions Of Portraits From The Tudor Court
OngoingFree Event

4th March to 31st August 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
The World Of Rupert Potter: Photographs Of Beatrix, Millais And Friends
OngoingFree Event

13th May to 16th November 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
No End Of A Lesson: The Boer War, 1899-1902
OngoingFree Event

1st April to 1st November 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Keep The Home Fires Burning
OngoingFree Event

1st July 2014 to 1st February 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Bernard Partridge Character Sketches
OngoingFree Event

4th March to 19th October 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words
OngoingFree Event

1st July 2014 to 1st April 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Hidden: An Unseen Portrait Of Oliver Cromwell
OngoingFree Event

10th July 2014 to 19th October 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Taster Session BP Portrait Award: Next Generation (Ages 14-19)
On SoonFree Event

Saturday 2nd August 2014 - 11am-2pm | Free

 

Drawing workshop with BP Portrait Award artists.

Portrait Of The Day
On SoonFree Event

7th June to 31st August 2014 - 12noon | Free

 
Young People's Sunday Session: Build A Portrait: Sitters And Sets (Ages 14-21)
On SoonFree Event

Sunday 3rd August 2014 - 11am-4pm | Free, adv booking required

 

Build your own portrait.

All events at National Portrait Gallery
 
 
 

Royal Academy of Art

Summer Exhibition & Mexico: A Revolution in Art

Royal Academy of Arts Royal Academy of Arts Where:
, Burlington House, London London, W1J 0BD
Category: Art Galleries

Burlington House, Mayfair, London, W1J 0BD

Tube: Green Park Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 

The Royal Academy's annual Summer Exhibition (10th Jun - 18th Aug) is one of the fixtures of any summer in London and has been running since 1769. Over 11,000 pieces are sifted through from relative unknowns to famous artists and members of the RA - giving the whole show a wonderful element of surprise. The fun part for visitors is choosing a favourite and, with the majority of works on sale at varying price ranges, you can even buy one if you really fall in love with it. Soon after its annual summer exhibition kicks off, the Royal Academy travels to Mexico for work by Diego Rivera, Tina Modotti and Edward Weston. Held in the Sackler Wing of the RA, Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910-1940 (6th Jul - 29th Sep) places works by national artists, such as the 'three greats' of Mexian art - Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros - alongside those of international artists affected by their experiences in Mexico during a time of profound political change.

 
 

Events at Royal Academy of Arts

Summer Exhibition Family Workshop
Ends Today

Friday 1st August 2014 - 11am-1pm | 15, child 3, mems 5

 

Creative workshops for families.

Legends Of The Martini Presented By Belvedere
Now On

1st to 31st August 2014 - Various Times | 15

 

An all sensory, interactive experience.

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

9th June to 17th August 2014

 
Summer Exhibition
OngoingFree Event

9th June to 17th August 2014 - Various Times | 12, OAP/Art Fund/NADFAS 11, NUS/ages 16-18/unwaged/disabled 10, disabled carer/under 16s Free

 
RA Editions Presents: Inky Fingered Thinkers
OngoingFree Event

23rd July to 8th October 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
Dream, Draw, Work: Architectural Drawings By Norman Shaw RA
OngoingFree Event

30th May to 26th October 2014 - Various Times | Free

 
All events at Royal Academy of Art
 
 
 

Courtauld Gallery

Collecting Gauguin: Samuel Courtauld in the '20s

The Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery Where:
, Strand, London London, WC2R 1LA
Category: Art Galleries

Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 1LA

Tube: Temple Station

 
 

The Courtauld Gallery's summer showcase for 2013 delves into the works of Post-Impressionist master Paul Gauguin, widely celebrated as one of the most important artists of the 19th century. This exhibition was assembled by the pioneering collector Samuel Courtauld (1876-1947) and includes major paintings and works on paper as well as one of only two marble sculptures ever created by the artist. Two important works by Gauguin (1848-1903) have been loaned to supplement the Courtauld's private collection: 'Martinique Landscape' (Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh) and 'Bathers at Tahiti' (Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham). Collecting Gauguin (20th Jun - 8th Sep) offers an opportunity to consider the contribution of Samuel Courtauld in developing the artist's reputation in this country - a reputation that only started to flourish following Gauguin's death.

 
 

Events at The Courtauld Gallery

The Gothic Image: Exploring The Medieval Imagination: Course
Ends Today

Thursday 31st July and Friday 1st August 2014 | 455

 

Take a look at medieval art.

Bruegel To Freud: Prints From The Courtauld Gallery
OngoingFree Event

19th June to 21st September 2014 - 10am-6pm | 6, concs 5, Mons/National Art Pass 3, mems Free

 
West African Loom Pulley
OngoingFree Event

22nd July to 12th November 2014 - 10am-6pm | 6, concs 4.50, NUS/unwaged/disabled carer/Friends Of The Courtauld/under 18s Free, Mon 10am-2pm excl Bank Hols Free

 
The Courtauld Collection
OngoingFree Event

6th June 2014 to 31st December 2015 - Various Times | 6, concs 4.50, NUS/unwaged/disabled carer/Friends Of The Courtauld/under 18s Free, Mon 10am-2pm excl Bank Hols Free

 
Queen Of Heaven And Humble Servant: The Image Of Mary From Late Antiquity To The Renaissance: Course
On Soon

4th to 8th Aug 2014 | phone for availability 455

 

Discover the evolving image of Mary, Mother of God throughout history.

All events at Courtauld Gallery
 
 
 

Institute of Contemporary Arts

Keep Your Timber Limber & Points of Departure

 

Keep Your Timber Limber: Works on Paper (19th Jun - 8th Sep) explores how artists since the 1940s have used drawing to address ideas critical and current to their time, ranging from the politics of gender and sexuality to feminist issues, war, censorship and race. Stretching from fashion to erotica, the works can all be viewed as being in some way transgressive, employing traditional and commercial drawing techniques to challenge specific social, political or stylistic conventions. The free exhibition brings together the work of eight artists: Judith Bernstein, Tom of Finland, George Grosz, Margaret Harrison, Mike Kuchar, Cary Kwok, Antonio Lopez and Marlene McCarty. Also running this summer at the ICA as part of the 2013 Shubbak Festival in London, Points of Departure (26th Jun - 21st Jul) presents new commissions by Palestinian artists Jumana Emil Abboud, Bashar Alhroub, Bisan Abu Eisheh, and UK artists Jeremy Hutchison and Olivia Plender - all of whom undertook eight-week residencies in London and Ramallah respectively.

 
 
 

Others: Saatchi Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, RCA

New Order: British Art Today, A Crisis of Brilliance & Annual Graduate Shows

 

Featuring 17 young artists based in the UK, New Order: British Art Today continues the Saatchi Gallery's 25-year-long support of emerging artists and the King's Road gallery's drive to make contemporary art as widely available as possible to both a British and international audience. The free exhibition offers an arresting insight into the nature of Britain today. It includes sculptural forms that owe a debt to American minimalism, paintings that mine British caricature from the 18th century, the iconography of earthly power, every day elements from ordinary life, industrial materials as well as traditional oil paint and gouache. British artists also feature in A Crisis of Brilliance (12th Jun - 22nd Sep), the Dulwich Picture Gallery's survey of such contemporaries as CRW Nevinson, Stanley Spencer, Mark Gertler and Dora Carrington, from their time at the Slade School of Art to their responses to the First World War. Finally, the Royal College of Art presents its annual Graduate Shows at both Kensington and Battersea (20th-30th Jun).

 
 
Sophie Wallace

EDITOR

Sophie Wallace

1st August 2014

 

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