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Hayward Gallery Touring presents a new exhibition of prints by Cornelia Parker – 10th November to 10th December 2017

Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery Touring presents One Day This Glass Will Break, an exhibition of twenty large-scale photogravures by Cornelia Parker from three experimental series: Fox Talbot’s Articles of Glass (2017); One Day This Glass Will Break (2015) and Thirty Pieces of Silver (exposed) (2015). Opening at londonprintstudio (10 November–10 December 2017) then touring throughout the UK, these three series, which are brought together for the first time in this exhibition, explore the artist’s fascination with the physical properties of objects, materials and their histories.

The exhibition includes eight works from the series One Day This Glass Will Break (2015) which arose from Parker’s investigations into the photogravure, a photomechanical process which produces an image through the exposure of a photographic positive onto a copper printing plate. Inspired by the 19th century photographic pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot, Parker combined two of his early techniques, solar prints and the photogravure, creating a new hybrid form of print by exposing three-dimensional objects to ultraviolet light. In these works, she uses found objects such as a tower of crystal glasses, a shattered light bulb and melting ice cubes, with the resulting prints capturing their shadows in a spectral still life.

In Fox Talbot’s Articles of Glass (2017), a series of nine prints, Cornelia Parker explores this technique further using the last remaining items of glassware belonging to Fox Talbot, which he famously used in his early photograph, Articles of Glass (c. 1844), and are now housed in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. The artist arranged these historical objects in various informal compositions on the printing plate, with some with their museum labels still attached. The lead content of this early glassware produces darker shadows, resulting in prints that are richer and deeper in tone.

Two prints from another series, Thirty Pieces of Silver (exposed) (2015), are also included. Here, the artist uses found glass photographic negatives of antique silverware, originally produced for a 1960s Spink auction catalogue. Exposed to the photogravure plate in their original glassine bags, the negatives appear as physical, dimensional objects themselves. This series evokes a major early work by Cornelia Parker, Thirty Pieces of Silver, (1988-89), which consisted of over a thousand pieces of silver flattened by a steamroller and suspended on wires hovering above the gallery floor.

Tour details

10 November – 10 December 2017   londonprintstudio, London

16 December – 28 January 2018   Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

3 February – 11 March 2018       Brentwood Road Gallery, Romford

17 March – 3 June 2018           The Wilson,Cheltenham

7 July – 2 September 2018       mac, Birmingham

10 September – 13 October 2018   East Gallery, Norwich

12 January – 17 February 2018   Gerald Moore Gallery, Eltham

29 June – 4 August 2018       Oriel Wrecsam, Wrexham

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Royal Academy of Arts 2018 Exhibitions

The Royal Academy have announced their exhibition programme for 2018 which will feature a celebration of the 250th anniversary of its Summer Exhibition and Charles I: King and Collector, a landmark exhibition that will reunite one of the most extraordinary and influential art collections ever assembled.

From Life

The Sackler Wing of Galleries and Tennant Gallery

11 December 2017 – 11 March 2018

In December, the Royal Academy of Arts will present From Life, a special exhibition project that will examine what making art from life has meant to artists throughout history and how the practice is evolving as technology opens up new ways of creating and visualising artwork.

Charles I: King and Collector

Main Galleries

27 January – 15 April 2018

In January 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts, in partnership with Royal Collection Trust, will present Charles I: King and Collector, a landmark exhibition that will reunite one of the most extraordinary and influential art collections ever assembled. Charles I: King and Collector will reunite around 150 of the most important works for the first time since the seventeenth century, providing an unprecedented opportunity to experience the collection that changed the appreciation of art in England.

Tacita Dean: LANDSCAPE

The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries

Dates to be announced

In 2018, the internationally renowned visual artist and Royal Academician will explore ‘landscape’ in its broadest sense: intimate collections of natural found objects, a mountainous blackboard drawing and a series of cloudscapes in chalk on slate created especially for the Royal Academy’s spaces.

The London Original Print Fair 2018

Main Galleries

3 – 6 May 2018

As the world’s longest running specialist fair dedicated to prints, The London Original Print Fair 2018 will welcome exhibitors from around the world, covering all periods of printmaking from Old Masters through to contemporary artists.

Summer Exhibition 2018

Main Galleries and The Sackler Wing of Galleries

12 June – 19 August 2018

The Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition celebrates its 250th anniversary in 2018, and, to mark this auspicious occasion, the exhibition will be coordinated by Grayson Perry RA. As the world’s largest open submission contemporary art show, it provides a unique platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their works to an international audience, comprising a range of media from painting to printmaking, photography, sculpture, architecture and film.

The Great Spectacle: 250 Years of the Summer Exhibition

The John Madejski Fine Rooms, Weston Rooms, Galleries I and II

12 June – 19 August 2018

The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition is the world’s longest running annual display of contemporary art. It has been held each year without interruption since 1769 at a succession of locations ranging from Pall Mall to Piccadilly. Staged to coincide with the 250th Summer Exhibition in 2018.

Renzo Piano*

The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries

15 September 2018 – 20 January 2019

In autumn 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts will present a solo exhibition of the internationally renowned architect Renzo Piano Hon RA (b. 1937). It will be the first annual architecture exhibition in the newly refurbished galleries in Burlington Gardens and Piano’s first survey in London for almost 30 years.

Oceania*

Main Galleries

29 September – 10 December 2018

In September 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts will present Oceania, the first major survey of Oceanic art to be held in the United Kingdom. This ambitious exhibition will celebrate the art of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, encompassing the vast South Pacific region from New Guinea to Easter Island, Hawaii to New Zealand.

Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna

The Sackler Wing of Galleries

4 November 2018 – 3 February 2019

2018 marks the centenary of the deaths of two celebrated figures of twentieth century art: Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) and Egon Schiele (1890–1918). Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna, will be the first exhibition in the United Kingdom to focus exclusively upon the fundamental importance of drawing in the relationship between Austria’s two most famous artists.

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Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition Highlights 2018

The V&A host a diverse programme of exhibitions in 2018 ranging from Frida Kahlo, the golden age of ocean liners and Winnie the Pooh.

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring A Classic

9 December 2017 – 8 April 2018

Room 38,

This exhibition will reveal the story behind the creative partnership of A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard and the factors contributing to the phenomenal success and enduring popularity of Winnie-the-Pooh.

Ocean Liners: Speed & Style

3 February – 10 June 2018

Room 39 and the North Court

This exhibition will re-imagine the golden age of ocean travel from Brunel’s 1859 steamship, the Great Eastern, to the launch of the QE2 in 1969. The first ever exhibition to explore the international design and cultural impact of the ocean liner, it will reveal the hidden design stories behind some of the world’s most luxurious ships.

Fashioned From Nature

21 April 2018- 27 January 2019

Fashion, Room 40,

Fashioned from Nature explores the relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day. Fashion draws inspiration from the natural world, but also depends on it for raw materials and energy.

The Future Starts Here

12 May – 4 November 2018

The Sainsbury Gallery

This exhibition explores the power of design in shaping the world of tomorrow. From smart appliances to satellites, artificial intelligence to internet culture, more than 100 objects will be brought together as a landscape for the near future.

Frida Kahlo’s Wardrobe (title TBC)

16 June – 4 November 2018

Room 38

Widely recognised as one of the most innovative and ground-breaking painters of the 20th century, Frida Kahlo is also renowned for the iconic persona that she crafted through her dress and self-fashioning. The V&A will present the first exhibition to be held outside Mexico of Kahlo’s clothing and personal possessions, including prosthetics, medicines, accessories, jewellery, photographs and letters.

Jameel Prize 5

30 June – 25 November 2018

The Porter Gallery

The Jameel Prize is an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition.

Videogames

8 September 2018 – 24 February 2019

Room 39 and the North Court,

There is a renaissance happening in videogames. A new wave of designers, players and critics are pushing the boundaries of the medium in radical new ways. This V&A show is the first to fully consider the complexity of videogames as one of the most important design fields of our time, investigating ground-breaking contemporary design work, creative and rebellious player communities and the political conversations that define this movement.

V&A Photography Centre

Opening Autumn 2018

In Autumn 2018, the V&A will unveil the first phase of a new, state-of-the-art Photography Centre designed by David Kohn Architects.

V&A Cast Courts – West Court and Central Gallery

Opening Autumn 2018,

In Autumn 2018 the V&A will complete the second and final phase of its FuturePlan redevelopment project returning the Museum’s Cast Courts to their original magnificence.

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(Un)common Currency at the Museum of London from 6 October 2017 to 21 January 2018

The Museum of London opens its latest display: (Un)common Currency which explores the use of alternative currencies in London since the 17th century.

Through these unconventional currencies, Londoners have built communities based on trust, furthered political causes and helped develop a thriving local economy. Some currencies radically dispense with a ‘face value’ and instead value people’s time by the hour.

Examples on display include:

  • 17th century trade tokens. These tiny copper tokens were developed when change became in short supply. Whilst the wealthy used credit, everybody else needed a way to do business so traders created their own tokens. Each token includes names, initials and symbols of people and their businesses.
  • One penny coin from 1910. This penny has been defaced with the demand ‘Votes for Women’ stamped on King Edward VII’s head. Suffragettes chose to deface low value coins so their political message would circulate widely.
  • Tally sticks. These sticks recorded debt, with each notch representing one, ten or a thousand pounds depending on its depth. Each stick was broken into two halves – for the lender, and the borrower. In 1826 Parliament abolished the tally system, but when they burnt the tally sticks the fire accidentally destroyed both Houses of Parliament.
  • Brixton Pound. These notes were designed to encourage local spending and its vibrant series of notes celebrates the area’s people and places. The B£5 note features professional basketball player Luol Deng who fled war-torn Sudan and went on to represent the UK in the London 2012 Olympics.

The display forms part of City Now City Future, the museum’s year-long programme exploring urban life in London and around the world. The City is Ours, the museum’s major, free exhibition, is also open and uncovers the joys and frustrations of city living.

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Dunkirk at the Science Museum in IMAX Format from 21 July 2017

Christopher Nolan’s hotly-anticipated feature film Dunkirk, is to screen in IMAX 70mm 2D film at the Science Museum on its worldwide opening weekend.

The Science Museum, one of only three venues in the UK showing Nolan’s epic cinematic event in the largest commercial film format, will screen the film in IMAX 70mm 2D film. IMAX 70mm film projection combines the brightest, clearest images at almost 10 times the resolution of standard 35mm film projection with specially created sound for a high-quality viewing experience.

Nolan has often used IMAX film and for Dunkirk, more footage was shot on IMAX film than in any other Nolan film, with extensive use of IMAX cameras in an innovative hand-held capacity.

The film is relates the events in the Second World War when hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces in Dunkirk.

The film’s cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.

The creative team on Dunkirk included director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema, production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Lee Smith, costume designer Jeffrey Kurland and visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson. The music was composed by Hans Zimmer.

Dunkirk screens at the Science Museum from 21 July 2017.

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Second Nature: The Art of Charles Tunnicliffe RA at the Royal Academy – 11th July to 8th October 2017

The Royal Academy presents Second Nature: The Art of Charles Tunnicliffe RA in the Academy’s Tennant Gallery from the 11th July 2017. Tunnicliffe is one of the best-known wildlife artists of the 20th century and an accomplished print-maker, Tunnicliffe won acclaim for his naturalistic depictions of birds and other wildlife. His subjects were meticulously observed but always depicted as a living part of the natural world, never as specimens.

The display will feature a selection of Tunnicliffe’s distinctive etchings and wood-engravings, some of which he presented to the RA following his election as a Royal Academician in 1954, as well as a set of watercolours that he exhibited at the RA Summer Exhibitions. Tunnicliffe was in great demand as a book illustrator, producing artwork for Ladybird books, Faber and Faber and other popular publishers. There will be a selection of Tunnicliffe’s book illustrations including the 1932 first illustrated edition of Henry Williamson’s Tarka the Otter and What to Look For Ladybird series, as well as examples of his high quality commercial designs such as Brooke Bond tea cards. The Royal Academy’s display is timed to coincide with the publication of a comprehensive new catalogue raisonné of Tunnicliffe’s prints, written by print historians Professor Robert Meyrick and Dr Harry Heuser.

Second Nature: The Art of Charles Tunnicliffe RA will have a dedicated area for families where they can read Ladybird Books and take part in a number of activities. The Royal Academy will also hold a programme of events for families, including storytelling and a family studio where children will be able to draw from real life animals as part of Open House London.

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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power at Tate Modern – 12th July to 22nd October 2017

This summer Tate Modern will present Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, a landmark exhibition exploring how these issues played out among and beyond African American artists from 1963 to 1983. At a time when race and identity became major issues in music, sport and literature, brought to public attention by iconic figures like Aretha Franklin, Muhammad Ali and Toni Morrison, ‘Black Art’ was being defined and debated across the country in vibrant paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures. Featuring more than 150 works by over 60 artists, many on display in the UK for the first time, Soul of a Nation will be a timely opportunity to see how American cultural identity was re-shaped at a time of social unrest and political struggle.

The show begins in 1963 with the formation of the Spiral Group, a New York–based collective. They questioned how Black artists should relate to American society, with key figures like Romare Bearden and Norman Lewis responding to current events in their photomontages and abstract paintings. Artists also considered the locations and audiences for their art – from local murals to nationally circulated posters and newspapers – with many turning away from seeking mainstream gallery approval to show artwork in their own communities through Black-owned galleries and artist-curated shows.

The exhibition will use archive photographs and documentary material to illustrate the mural movement, including the ‘Wall of Respect’ in Chicago and the ‘Smokehouse’ wall paintings in Harlem. The way artists engaged with street activism will be explored through posters and newspapers, such as the work of the Black Panther Party’s Culture Minister Emory Douglas, who declared “The ghetto itself is the gallery”.

The call for Black Power initiated powerful and inspiring images of political leaders such as Malcolm X and Angela Davis and even works of radical abstraction invoking Martin Luther King’s legacy.

Soul of a Nation will showcase this debate between figuration and abstraction, from Faith Ringgold’s American People Series #20: Die 1967 and Wadsworth Jarrell’s Black Prince 1971 to Frank Bowling’s Texas Louise 1971 and Sam Gilliam’s April 4 1969. A highlight will be Homage to Malcolm 1970 by Jack Whitten, who was awarded the National Medal of Arts by Barack Obama in 2015, which will be going on public display for the very first time.

Away from New York artists across the Unites States engaged in the Black Art debate. In Chicago in the late 1960s, Jeff Donaldson, Wadsworth Jarrell, Jae Jarrell, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Nelson Stevens and Gerald Williams, formed AfriCobra (the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists), the only group to devise a manifesto for Black Art during this period.

Further themes investigated in the exhibition include the emergence of Black Feminism through the work of Betye Saar and Kay Brown, showing how the period marked a revolutionary moment of visibility for Black women, and debates over the possibility of a Black aesthetic in photography featuring work by Roy DeCarava.

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