Culture Calendar #12: Picks For The Week
Let The Tung Plan Your Week
w/c 3rd April
What: Queer British Art 1861-1967
Where: Tate Britain
When: Wednesday 5th
Featuring works relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, Tate Britain’s latest exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. Queer British Art will explore how artists and creatives alike expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed. The exhibition continues until 1st October 2017.
What: David Batchelor and Briony Fer in conversation
Where: Waddington Custot
When: Wednesday 5th
History of Art Professor Briony Fer is joined by artist and writer David Batchelor. In tandem with Waddington Custot’s current exhibition, they will be in conversation discussing both Batchelor’s artistic practice and how a 20th century artist investigates colour. The talk is free but the places will be limited, RSVP will be essential.
What: Ryoji Ikeda - π, e, ø
Where: Almine Rech Gallery
When: Thursday 6th
Almine Rech Gallery presents its first solo exhibition of by the artist Ryoji Ikeda. Organised with Olivier Renaud-Clement, expect something truly unique from an artist that has mastered both visual and sonic media. Ryoji is arguably Japan’s leading electronic composer with the exhibition title a nod to three important mathematical constants.
What: Thameur Mejri - Before You Split The Ground
Where: Jack Bell Gallery
When: Thursday 6th – Private View: 6pm – 8pm
A new solo exhibition of paintings by Tunisian artist Thameur Mejri. Mejri works deal with harsh realities. Brutality, war and intolerance are central themes, composing his paintings in a chaotic and expressive manner. Although sensuality is not amiss, it is the violence he projects that make the compositions so tantalising.
What: Booka Shade: ‘Galvany Street’ Album Launch
When: Friday 7th
Head back to what has recently become our favourite club in London, Printworks, for the album launch of one of dance music’s most revered duo. This will be the album’s first live performance. With Superpoze in support, get there early for a dose of French electro.
What: EVERYONE FOR THEMSELVES: A DISCUSSION ABOUT SOCIAL LIVES
Where: Tate Modern
When: Saturday 8th
With a panel featuring the likes of Wolfgang Tilmans, Anna Minton, Charlie Dark and Dan Hancox, the discussion will revolve around the global disappearance of social spaces and what communities are being forgotten. If that isn’t enough to tantalise you, a video provocation by artists Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings will begin proceedings. Tickets are essential.