Culture Calendar #21: Picks For The Week
Let The Tung Plan Your Week
w/c Monday 5th
What: Paul Pfeiffer
Where: Thomas Dane Gallery
When: Tuesday 6th (Private View)
Born 1966 in Honolulu, Paul Pfeiffer explores popular sports culture with his intimate and enlightening digital practices that serve as a reminder of the fragility of the human condition. Pfeiffer’s seminal works from the 2000’s will be on display for the first time in London, at the prestigious Thomas Dane Gallery on Duke Street, St. James’s. Expect the themes of race, gender and subjectivity to all feature prominently in this startlingly revealing exhibition.
What: Ian Davenport: Melismatic
Where: Alan Cristea Gallery
When: Wednesday 7th (Private View)
This week, Alan Cristea Gallery opens its latest major exhibition featuring a new body of etchings and monoprints by artist Ian Davenport. The infamous YBA and Goldsmiths graduate will showcase his largest prints to date. Here, inspired by the likes of Holbein, Klimt and Van Gogh, Davenport’s signature vertical lines tumbling into a messy pool take on new objectives and meaning.
What: Little Dragon
Where: Jazz Café
When: Wednesday 7th
The four-piece electro-pop pioneering band from Gothenburg never fail to bring a rousing energy to their recorded and live music. As well as their critically acclaimed solo material, Little Dragon have contributed to some of our favourite songs including SBTRKT 'Wildfire' and Gorillaz 'Evil Ants'. Instantly lovable, they take over Camden’s Jazz Café before hitting the festival circuit.
What: Gonçalo Mabunda: Emperor of The Sands
Where: Jack Bell Gallery
When: Private View: Thursday 8th
Our favourite Mason’s Yard gallery continues to bring exciting contemporary African artists to our attention. This week, Jack Bell’s latest show will focus on the provocative sculptures by Gonçalo Mabunda. Well known for his construction of thrones, Mabunda uses arms recovered from the 16-year conflict that divided his home country. The exhibition will likely evoke strong political connotations and yet one cannot question the accompanying beauty these sculptures also produce.
Where: The Islington
When: Friday 9th June
New trio Zkeletonz have certainly captured our attention. Packed to the brim with tight percussion and whirling synth-pop disco stabs, singles such as ‘Trouble’ and ‘Olympic and Chill’ get plenty of air time at Tung HQ. The Band is currently on a UK tour that includes an appearance at Stockwell Festival.
What: Solomun in London
Where: O2 Academy Islington
When: Saturday 10th
The name Solomun is synonymous with European house music. 2012’s DJ of the year runs one of Germany’s most revered label, Diynamic, and will be bringing his unique blend of four to the floor rhythms to Islington with an extended set at the O2. Pack your bags for a musical journey.