Culture Calendar #1: Six Picks You Shouldn't Miss

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w/c Monday 16th January


1. What: ZIGZAG: Ecriture 1983-1992

Where: White Cube, Mason’s Yard

When: 19th January - 11th March

The White Cube kicks off 2017 with their second exhibition of the work of South Korean artist Park Seo-Bo, curated by Katharine Kostyál. Known for his use of bright primary colours peering through lashings of grey and black, you can expect bold and dynamic abstract paintings that explore the sculptural capabilities of paper and canvas.

2. What: A DRAF double bill: Study #15. Untitled (The Ninth Resort), an exhibition by British Artist Charles Avery / Study #16. What is Love, an exhibition of sculptural works by New York based Pakistani artist Huma Bhabha.

Where: David Roberts Art Foundation

When: 20Th January - 8th April.

Centring on a large ink drawing from the foundation’s permanent collection, Study #15. Untitled (The Ninth Resort) focuses on Avery’s fictional world: The Island. Don’t miss the final room which makes visible the artists’ studio and artistic practices.

Study #16. What is Love showcases both works from the collection and additional works made from Bhabha’s trademark selection of recycled materials and tactile materials.

3. What: Joe Goddard – All Night Long

Where: Phonox

When: 20th January

Phonox continue their All Night Long series with heavy house bastion Joe Goddard. Not content with being a fifth of Hot Chip, or one half of the formidable 2 Bears outfit, he also has a string of successful singles and remixes to his name. Get on your dancing shoes, you’ll be needing them.

4. What: Flaming Lips

Where: O2 Academy Brixton

When: 21st January

Get down to Brixton Academy on Saturday night for a dose of synth psychedelia. Having just released their 15th album Oczy Mlody, the Flaming Lips are ready to hand out less of the wild-eyed euphoria of their earlier albums, and more R&B textured grooves encompassing everything from green-eyed unicorns to sleep and futuristic drugs.

5. What: What Next? Addressing the issues of access to the UK art scene for non-UK artists

Where: ICA

When: 18th January

This panel brings together international artists with academics and strategic experts, to address the sustainability of practice for non-UK artists residing in the country following art school. An esteemed panel present an informed survey of how in the uncertainty caused by Brexit, London faces an issue in maintaining its position as an important centre within a globalised art market as the cost of oversea fees continue to rise and visa restrictions are tightened.

6. What: Conversations with Women in Film: The Levelling (15*) + ScreenTalk with Hope Dickson Leach

Where: Cinema 2, Barbican Centre

When: 19th January

The Barbican presents the first instalment of a series celebrating the contribution and impact of women in the film industry with a screening Hope Dickson Leach’s first feature ‘The Levelling’. When Clover (Ellie Kendrick), discovers that her brother has passed away, she’s forced to return home to her family’s farm in Somerset. As Clover discovers what’s been going on in her absence, she’s sent on a journey of reckoning – with the land, her family and herself. Hope Dickson Leach is in conversation with Kate Kinninmont MBE, CEO of Women in Film & Television (UK).