Sunday, 25 April 2010

art events from 27-4-10 from richard

dear artpops
here are some additional art events for this week which i omitted on my last e mail plus next weeks events - for previously listed events for this week scroll down my website on
pv= art opening show party - open to all with no invitations needed

ON TUESDAY 27-4-10
pv 6-8 pm PURDY HICKS GALLERY 65 hopton st bankside se1 9gz ANNIE LEPPALA / SUSANNA MAJURI - photoart large friendly gallery near tate modern
pv 6-9 pm MUSE GALLERY 269 portobello rd w11 INDIA RICHIE usa photographer and painter
pv 6-8 pm TIMOTHY TAYLOR GALLERY project space 16 carlos place w1 VOLKER HUELLEN german painter i may be here at 6 pm before going to the next event at cadogan hall
FREE CLASSICAL PIANO AND VIOLIN CONCERT 7.30 pm CADOGAN HALL sloane terrace sw1 9dq see for info on how to get free ticket - there are usually plenty of spares - gordon has also got a concert listed for friday - which i will go for - he is very welcoming to allcomers and newcomers
pv 6.30 pm to 0.30 am The courtyard theatre theatre pitfield st hoxton london - multicultural arts festival and questioning process- about the meaning of art - lots of events and performances and group art show every day 27 april to 2may 2010 6.30 to 0.30 am

group show in a new gallery that i know nothing about -
i shall go to pvs at and maybe

pv 6-8 pm MODERN ART 23 EASTCASTLE ST W1 - NIGEL COATES - paintings - this should be a fine show in a very good gallery with a lively atmosphere
pv 6-8 pm REGINA GALLERY 22 eastcastle st w1 - new gallery from russia opens their new london branch - Les Miserables - photorealist paintings by SEMYON FAIBOSOVICH - I will check this out this should be really exciting

ON FRIDAY 30-4-10
6-10 PM VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM south kensington sw1 LATE NIGHT events night - Entitled - STITCHUP
FREE CLASSICAL CONCERT 7.30 PM ST. JAMES CHURCH PICCADILLY w1- see on how to get free seat - i will go to this

pv 6-8 pm MARLBOROUGH GALLERY 6 albermarle st w1 MAGGIE HAMBLING - SCULPTURES and prints it may be best to send an rsvp for this - as this is likely to be a very well attended show -
pv 6-8 pm BRAZILLIAN EMBASSEY - GALLERY 32 - 32 GREEN ST W1 - Nuno Ramos - INSTALLATIONS - this should be a lively and good show - i may get to this
pv 6-8 pm LISSON GALLERY 54 BELL ST NW1 - JOHN LATHAM - major british artist -and one of my favourites - i own a piece of his work called Boy-Girl - i will catch this show on another day

6.30 pm free INDIAN classical dance performance at NEHRU CENTRE 12 SOUTH AUDLEY ST W1 they have a great programme of events here at the indian cultural centre

pv 6-8 pm WHITE CUBE GALLERY hoxton square n1 MARK QUINN - sculptures - very good brit artist - famous for his self -portrait head cast in 7 pints of his own blood - this should be an exciting event
pv 6-8 pm VICTORIA MIRO GALLERY 16 wharf rd n1 7rw STEPHEN WILLATS - very good veteran artist who uses socialogical cybernetics and investigations in his work - i think he votes socialist or grumpy party [ he is not very easy to get into coversation with -but i think he is a very good artist]- i have alot of his artist books - i think i will go here and avoid the temptation of annoying the artist by dabbling in small talk with him this is a beautiful gallery
pv 6.30-9 pm DAVID ROBERTS GALLERY - 111 Great titchfield st w1 HISTORY OF ART,THE i admire what they do at this gallery - they have a conceptual art bent
6-9 PM FIRST THURSDAY mammoth east end gallery opening night - when galleries open late [ first thursday of month ]

ON FRIDAY 7-5-10
pv 6-10 PM THE RESIDENCE GALLERY 229 victoria park rd e9 7hd RESORT - group show - celebrating the opening of the gallery after a break of a couple of years in a new gallery space
- the wonderful and unforgetble gallerist INGRID Z is back in action this should be a very fun and lively night- i shall be here
pv 6-8 pm ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION 36 bedford square wc1 bookshow launch - postponed from 2 weeks earlier

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Sunday, 18 April 2010

extra art events from 18-4-10 plus next weeks events

dear art pops
here are some extra events for this week which i omitted on my last postings- plus next weeks events- for previous listings including full events for this week see and keep scrolling down
pv= art show opening party - all welcome no invitations needed

MONDAY 19-4-10
6.30 pm Waterstones bookshop piccadilly Talk by VLADIMIR TOLSTOY great granson of LEO TOLSTOY- IS TOLSTOY STILL ALIVE ?
part of russian festival week - see for full programme details- literary events are on every day this week
phone 0207 851 2400 to book places - i shall be here at 6pm to get a good seat

TUESDAY 20-4-10
6-8PM PV THE SHOWROOM GALLERY 63 Penfold st nw8 8pg
ESTRANGEMENT -cross national collaboration- [i shall be going to austin desmond gallery pv ]

6-8 pm pv STEPHEN FRIEDMAN GALLERY 26 old burlington st w1 TOM FRIEDMAN and STEVE WOLFE i may take a quick look in here before going to sadie coles gallery pv

THURSDAY 22-4-10
This beautiful show and gallery are closing - this is the final day - i shall be here at 4pm to meet the art and hopefully some of the artists
pv 6-9 pm STUDIO 1:1 57A Redchurch st e2 JOHN DOUGILL - new paintings
6pm free talk at ROYAL SOCIETY 6-9 CARLTON TERRACE SW1 - SHAKESPEARE AND THE FAIRIES - followed by reception get there early to be sure of a seat
pv 6-9 pm PM GALLERY and house walpole park - mattock lane ealing w5 5eq
CITIES by RAYMOND DEPARDON - Magnum photographers - images of cities

FRIDAY 23-4-10
pv 7-9 pm CABINET GALLERY 49-59 OLD STREET EC1V 9HX LUCY MCKENZIE something different - this is an excellent artist in an excellent gallery - i have known the gallerists for 20 years - when they started out in a small gallery in brixton - they certainly helped upgrade my art education
pv 6-8 pm Architectural association 36 bedford square wc1

SATURDAY 24-4-10
2-3.30 PM TALK BY TATSUA MIYAJIMA japanese installation artist at Tate modern - i may go to this - but not free - he is famous for his led numbers [ you can pick up ne -video cam broadcasts of all tate gallery past artists lectures by googling- "tate archived lectures" - you have to have a huge amount of spare time to get through them though]
pv 6-9 pm QUARE GALLERY 21 FOLGATE ST E1 IRENE KOLUPERA a far cry from eden - i may go to this

MONDAY 26-4-10
7PM free talk on ST PETERS in ROME at ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE 39 belgrave square sw1 free but you have to book - i have booked already
6pm free talk at JERWOOD space 171 union st se1 oln JERWOOD CONTEMPORARY PAINTERS - TALK BY VANESSA JACKSON -PAINTER - ON paintings in the current show - [ vanessa is a very commited abstract painter and art lecturer at central st martins who was a year or two ahead of me at my old school [Dorking grammar school i graduated there in 1972 ]- which had a very good art dept - which influenced a lot of lifes - mine included - dont think vanessa knows me - as i have been abit shy to introduce myself [ my art career never really took off as hers did[not that i am complaining ] any way sorry to miss this event

TUESDAY 27-4-10
PV 7PM hungarian cultural institute 10 maiden lane covent garden wc2
you need to rsvp for this show about a hungarian photo collective
6-8 pm possible pv [me not had time to check]at timothy taylor gallery project space 16 carlos place w1 VOLKER HUELLEN - german painter - i may get here at 5.43 to check out the AGNES MARTIN show in the main gallery - i love her work -

WEDNESDAy 28-4-10
pv 6-8.30 SARTORIAL GALLERY 26 ARGYLE SQUARE WC1 tragicosmic paintings MIKEY GEORGSON i may get here late
HAND JOY - GROUP DRAWING SHOW - curated by PAUL KINDERSLEY - brilliant oscar wildian young artist - this should be a wilde event - i shall go to this
pv 6-9 pm CIVIC ROOM 50 acton mews e8 XIMENA GARRIDO-LECCA - the followers

THURSDAY 29-4-10
pv 6-8 pm ALLISON JACQUES GALLERY 16 berners st w1
pv 6-8 pm JOSH LILLEY GALLERY 44 riding horse st w1 NICK GOSS - VIVERCA
pv 6-10 pm RAG FACTORY 16 heneage st e1 5lg BRUNO 9LI
pv 6-8.30 LIMONCELLO GALLERY 15A cremer st e2 8hd

FRIDAY 30-4-10
PV 6-9 pm FIVE YEARS GALLERY 6th floor 66 regent studios 8 andrews rd e8

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Monday, 12 April 2010

extra art events from 13-4-10 plus basel art fair trip

dear art pops
for news of an artpops group art trip to basel art fair 16 may to 20th may 2010
see my website for travel information -[it is the 2nd to last posted news item] - i hope more people can come if only for a few days- the air fare on east jet from gatwick is really cheap - but accomodation is tricky - as alot of the hotel/hostel places are booked already

here are a few extra items for this week which i previously omitted on my last postings
pv= art opening show party- all welcome no invitations needed

ON TUESDAY 13-4-10
PV 6-8 pm Flowers gallery 21 cork st w1
pv 6-9 pm HOTSHOE gallery 29-31 saffron hill farringdon london ec1
JOHN BULMER - retrospective of photographs 1957 to 1979 - I may get to this late

6-8 pm pv ANNELY JUDA GALLERY 4th floor 23 dering st w1 ANTHONY CARO - NEW SCULPTURE - i shall go to this - nb pv is weds not thursday as i stated last week

7PM JOHN CALDER THEATRE BOOKSHOP 51 the cut se1 BAUDERLAIRE poetry recital evening

ON FRIDAY 16-4-10
6pm - 8.30 pm pv STUDIO AT PM GALLERY &HOUSE walpole park mattock lane w5 5eq
peter is a long term art buddy of mine - who is an art critic author and artist of some personality and elan - this should be a great evening of art characters - the show is to be opened by my old central school of art tutor from 1972 JEFF HOARE now aged 88 but still painting away - it will be great to meet him again - i will get here early at 5.25 ish to look round the main gallery ealing tube station then 9 min walk
6.30 -8.30 pv USURP ART GALLERY 140 vaughan rd w harrow TEEN AGE group show
7pm -12 pm NO:ID FESTIVAL at The OTHERS 6 and 8 MANOR ROAD N16 5SA Lonesome Cowboys from Hell - COUNTRY dirt - rude mechanics
and others anarchic art performers -

1-7 pm saturday and sunday 18-4-10 - artist HERVE CONSTANT - has an open studio - i hope to get to this see for details - herves work is great and he is a really nice man - the studio is beautiful

ON TUESDAY 20-4-10
6.30 -8.30 PM PV AUSTIN DESMOND GALLERY pied bull yard 68 great russell st wc1
STEPHEN BUCKLEY selected works 1972 - 1991 i may go to this- he did some exciting relief paintings in the 70 and 80s
i am not sure if there will be a pv at TIMOTHY TAYLOR GALLERY 15 CARLOS PLACE W1
AGNES MARTIN - show starts on weds - i really love her work - brilliant usa minimalist - pencil on canvas works - best to see the show when there is no private view on - you need quiet and repose to best take the work in

FROM 6PM TO 9PM late night opening at camden art centre arkwright rd nw3 great gallery and cafe cheap drinks on late nights plus usually free films - check web site for info- i may go to this to see the latest show

5.30 TO 6.30 free SHAKESPEARE LECTURE at BRITISH ACADEMY 10 carlton terrace sw1 i may go to this - get here early to be sure of a seat
6.30 to 8.30 pv at AMBIKA P3 university of westminster 35 marylebone road nw1 5ls
JANNIS KOUNELLIS - brilliant arte povera artist of great power- one of my favourite artists - showing work in a remarkable 14,00 square foot subterranean space-speech by nicholas serota at 7pm

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Great art destinations Basel Art Fair 16-20 June 2010

Great contemporary art journeys of the world : BASEL
with the BASEL ART FAIR on from 16th - 20th June2010
Basel is a great cultural/artistic destination all year round. The advantage of visiting Basel outside the art fair week is that accomodation would be much easier to obtain. Cheap flights can be obtained via easyjet and accomodation via or by googling cheap basel accomodation

During the Basel Art Fair week there is always a tremendous concentration of top quality contemporary art shows on in the Basel museums and galleries.This year there is no exception see

Foundation Beyeler a busride away from the Basel city centre housed in a 1997 Renzo Piano designed museum are 200 works of classic modernism - with great examples of work by Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse ,Giacometti, Bacon,Pollock,Rothko, Warhol and world tribal art
Their current exhibition is a world class exhibition of arguably the greatest black artist ever - Jean Michel Basquiat [1960-1988] The NewYork artist started out as a graffiti street artist named Samo and one time boyfriend to Madonna. He went on to produce an amazing output of jazz- like improvisational drawings and paintings which were both wild and ingeniously sophisticated and inventive, a visual speaking in tongues [and very fast]. He would paint on all manner of objects including fridges.He famously collaborated with Andy Warhol on a series of paintings which were hard to sell at the time .Like many a black jazz musician before him he died from heroin abuse. This will be great location to see his work . The show ends 5 Sept
Also with a solo show is the Cuban New York artist Felix Gonzales-Torres [1957 -1996] a ground breaking conceptual installation and minimalist artist - who famously gave away his art free and still does so posthumously [ I have 11 of his works which I collected free over the last 15 years]. He created a variety of printed paper stacks which the viewer could take away an example from. The imagery ranging from text pieces ,monochrome sheets , to images of the sea and sky and Americans who had later been shot- the artist died from aids related illness. Grief and loss became part of his subject matter in his billboard images of an empty bed witnessing the death of his partner also from aids. His current show Specific Objects without Specific Form runs to 29 august .

The Kunst Museum Basel has a superb quality historic art collection with a very fine collection of 20 th century work
Their current shows are Rosemary Trockel drawings [ born 1952 ] German artist whose work has powerfully and wittily made us question the value of the macho in art and life . She makes provocative politically challenging work using traditionally feminine biased material like knitwear to challenge prevalent prejudices and conceits - it will be cool to see her drawings which I am unfamiliar with
Also man of the world Mexican conceptual installation artist Gabriel Orozco [ born 1952 ] Whose image of a thinned down Citroen car has become an undriveable classic art icon - Both shows run to September after which the museum will be holding an Andy Warhol show which will be worth the plane fare for that alone

At the contemporary art annexe to the Kunstmuseum - Museum fur Gegenwartskunst there is an exhibition of the polymath conceptual artist filmmaker, painter and musician Rodney Graham [16-1-49] Canadian born artist who is a great narrative inventor of personas which can literally turn the world on its head - witness his upside down tree photos - this museum is a wonderful place within a stones throw of the Rhine

Next to the Rhine also is the Museum Tinguely which commemorates the Swiss artist Tinguely [1925-1991] who created mechanistic kinetic sculptural works and his wife Nikki de Saint Phalle [1930 - 2002] manic creator of coloured sculptural phantasmagloric The works and changing exhibitions are housed in a massive architect designed museum which would be the apple of any artist's eye in terms of the ideal showing space
The current exhibition is entitled Robot Dreams -a group show referencing art and the robot - includes TV robot man Nam June Paik and LA art star Ed Kienholz [ remember his brothel at the National gallery?]This show runs to 12 Sept

The art museum and educational centre Scaulager has a staggeringly brilliant collection of contemporary art of the highest quality - Their latest show features USA art star Matthew Barney[25-3-67] and is entitled- Prayer Sheet With the Wound And The Nail - The show references his drawing restraint series - Barney's mark making under severe performative duress is presented in sculpture , video and drawings - I was very impressed with his recent show at Sadie Coles gallery - his drawings[ in a Beuysian style] continue to improve and develop. The show runs until October.

One of the worlds greatest design museums is the Vitra Design Museum a short bus journey away from Basel across the border in Germany features architectural building designs by Frank Gehry , Zaha Hadid ,Ando ,Grimshaw ,Herzog and De Meuron as well as a design museum designed by Gehry with changing exhibitions .A place of pilgrimage for lovers of design and architecture [ it has a very good shop too ]

During Basel art fair week there are 3 other parallel fairs in Basel

VOLTA 6 which features galleries presenting emerging and cutting edge art -
from London featured galleries I know and admire include- Danielle Arnaud gallery , Fred , Riflemaker , Nettie Horn and David Risley so I shall be visiting this for sure and will report back

LISTE " the young art fair " show galleries less than 5 years old and artists under 40
London based galleries that are showing here are Ancient and Modern , Hotel , Carl Freedman ,Limoncello , Herald street , Jonathan Viner all galleries that put on challenging and interesting work so i look forward to reporting on this fair also

SCOPE i shall have a very quick look in here

The most exciting and innovative part of Basel Art Fair for me is the ART UNLIMITED art projects space .
This is the space at Art Basel where it may be possible to experience the shock of the new or to experience the occasional wow factor of the something strange and compelling . 60 Large scale sculpture and installations ,performances , video projections unassociated with the commercial art market can bear fruit in the imagination or at least threaten to . Maybe it is even possible to be shocked or scared . Anyhow this is the place a self-confessed art junky like myself is most likely to get an art-excitement fix. This is the area of artistic combat that makes Art Basel a winner in the artfair gladiatorial ratings

With famous names abounding in the line- up In the commercial areas of Basel Art fair the expected big named galleries appear
The Gagosian .WhiteCube ,Lisson ,Victoria Miro , Hauser and Wirth , Spruth Magers , Simon Lee , Annely Juda , Frith Street , The Approach, Sadie Coles, Stephen Friedman, Greengrassi , Bernard Jacobson , Stuart Shave Modern Art, Anthony Reynolds , Timothy Taylor , Waddingtons all galleries known and loved in London that are all capable of shinning forth with art surprises and unexpected treats and roads least travelled. I shall be peering forth at these and will communicate my findings and also hope to find surprises within the famed and famous and not so famous

During the week I will of course be propping up the famed Art Basel Campari bar at the Kunstahalle to the small hours giving out the art gossip and getting it back before retiring for the night to my Basel backpakers hostel hoping not to snore too loudly and wake my fellow hosteliers before emerging to make my press reports to FADWEBSITE in the morning

But whether art fair week or not I would always recommend Basel as a top cultural destination


Wednesday, 7 April 2010

art events from 8-4-10 from richard

dear art pops

here are some extra events for this week plus next weeks events

to check out my previous listings see pv= art show opening party - all welcome no invitations needed


6.30-9 pm pv and premier film screening of HEAVEN,HELL AND OTHER PLACES - 35 min film about the life and work of SWEDENBORG swedish mystic polymath - film starts at 7pm - plus drinks reception - free but best to rsvp

SWEDENBORG HOUSE 20 bloomsbury way wc1


i shall be at haunch of venison gallery and aicon galleries on thursday

check out if you get the chance ART WARS GALLERY 23 REDCHURCH STREET E2 EBB AND FLOE -group show MARTIN SEXTON brilliant photoworks of his london ice sculptures ROBERT ROBERTSON - film - THE RIVER WALKS - melting ice floes in the st lawrence sea way - JAMES WHITE - DUST/PARTICLE/PAINT on GLASS flowing universalS of great power and presence - a show to warm the cockles of your heart - i helped with the floe and had a melting and effervescent heart when the show came together so well at the bewitching hours at first thursday last week - it was great to see a steady stream torrent of people see the show- COME AND SEE and MELT thursday to sunday kaleid art bookshop on site too

ON FRIDAY 9-4-10

6-8 pm pv at DOMO BAAL GALLERY 3 JOHN ST WC1 Sophisticated boom boom [in b &w] - group show - this should be a good show - i will go to this as well as the laura bartlett gallery whose pv is on the same night


11am free screening of film shorts by JAKI IRVINE at FRITH STREET GALLERY 17 GOLDEN SQUARE W1 i hope to get to this - lasts about an hour

ON SUNDAY 11-4-10

pv 2-5 pm at MATTS GALLERY 42 copperfield rd e3 4rr JENNET THOMAS : ALL SUFFERING SOON TO END very good gallery this- i may pop in here

2pm free talk at ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART KENSINGTON GORE SW7 2EU by JOHN SMITH - filmmaker whose show can be seen i may pop in for this

ON MONDAY 12-4-10

4PM FILM screening of HACKNEY MARSHES & HOTEL DIARIES by JOHN SMITH at royal college of art next to royal albert hall SW7 2EU- followed by Q AND A by artist - i shall be here for this

6.30 pm free classical indian dance performance at NEHRU CENTRE 10 south audley st w1

ON TUESDAY 13-4-10

6-8 pm pv at WHITECUBE GALLERY masons yard w1 CERITH WYN EVANS - installation-

i like his work - i bought a set of his photos taken in japan from the ica a few years back where he did a brilliant installation - reinventing the old style gallery spaces i shall get to this at 6 and have a quick look round

6-8 pm booklaunch MASK AND SHADOW by JOHN STEZAKER brilliant collage artist at gallery

5-8 lower john st w1 - i shall be here and may buy the book

6.15pm pv NEHRU CENTRE 10 south audley st w1 plus free indian classical music performance at 7pm


6-8 pm pv MUMMERY & SCHNELLE GALLERY 83 great titchfield st w1 GRAEME TODD this should be good will be here at 6pm



6-8 pm pv at HAUNCH OF VENISON GALLERY 8 Burlington gardens w1 glaznost - group show of russian contemporary art from the 80s i shall be here early

6-8pm pv SPRUETH MAGERS LEE GALLERY 7a grafton st w1 JEAN -LUC MYLAYNE i shall go to this too

6-8pm pv at WHITFIELD FINE ART 1st floor 23 dering st w1 ILONA SZALAY lebanese figure painter worth a look in

6-8 pm pv ANNELY JUDA GALLERY 4th floor 23 DERING ST W1 ANTHONY CARO sculptures the show starts today - not sure if the pv is on weds or thurs best to phone- i have been checking his work out for 35 years now - always liked it

6-8 pm pv PILAR CORIAS GALLERY 64 eastcastle st w1 LEIGH LEDARE LA photoartist

6-9 pm pv STANDPOINT GALLERY45 coronetst n1 wall of light group show

6-9pm pv TENDERPIXEL GALLERY 10 cecil court wc2

6-8pm pv GASWORKS GALLERY 155 Vauxhall st se11 - interesting artists film on palestine and lebanon

6.30 - 8.30 pv ROKEBY GALLERY 5-9 hatton wall ec1 MICHAEL SAMUELS - very interesting constructivist sculptures

6-8.30 pm KENNY SCHACHTER ROVE gallery 33 hoxton square n1 group show

6-10 pm pv ELEVATOR GALLERY mothers studios queens yard whitepost lane hackney wick e9 5ew MARK MCGOWAN this should be a very crazy evening
mark has a genius for controversy
pv 6-8 pm FREUD MUSEUM 20 maresfield gardens nw3 5sx JANE MCADAM FREUD - STONE SPEAK - Jane presents her stone sculptures in the freud musem garden - lets hope the weather is fine - this should be a great evening in one of my favourite london haunts
6-9 pm booklaunch kaleid editions bookshop 23 redchurch st e2 7dj plus ART WARS GALLERY EBB AND FLOE art show at same address

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