Culture Calendar #24: Picks For The Week

Let The Tung Plan Your Week

w/c 26th June


What: Mira Calix WePortal livestream

Where: V&A / the comfort of your own home

When: Monday 26th

At 6pm, We Portal, the brainchild of multidisciplinary artist Mira Calix, will begin its live broadcast from the object preparation room in the basement of the newly built Sainsbury Gallery as part of the much-anticipated opening of the V&A museum’s Exhibition Road Quarter. For the We Portal | V&A takeover, Calix has invited artist to respond to the ideas and associations of those words, individually or collectively: Liberty, Refinement, Progress, extending it as a subject for the practitioners to explore and respond to, either in the presentation of new. or existing works. To consider the constructs of their allocated social media platform and most importantly the ‘audience of one’ on the other side of the screen. Read our interview with Calix here

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What: Dreamers Awake (Private View)

Where: White Cube, Bermondsey

When: Tuesday 27th

They say: The exhibition features works by women associated with the Surrealist movement – including Eileen Agar, Leonora Carrington, Lee Miller, Dorothea Tanning and Leonor Fini – who until recently, were often characterised simply as muses, models or mistresses. Works by Francesca Woodman, Hannah Wilke, Louise Bourgeois, Rosemarie Trockel, Kiki Smith, Paloma Varga Weisz, Mona Hatoum, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas, among others, testify to the far-reaching influence of Surrealism through the intervening decades. Surrealism meets punk in the work of Linder, and infuses the separate cultural heritages of Iraqi artist Hayv Kahraman and Japanese painter Tomoko Kashiki.

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What: Jerwood Makers Open 2017

Where: Jerwood Space

When: Wednesday 28th

Opening at the Jerwood Space, Union Street this week is the Jerwood Makers Open, featuring five new commissions by early-career applied artists Sam Bakewell, Marcin Rusak, Laura Youngson Coll, Juli Bolaños-Durman and Jessica Harrison brought about through the biennial Jerwood Makers Open. Each combines a high level of technical skill with imagination and intellectual adventure, constituting a fresh and exciting direction of each artist’s work.

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What: Perpetual

Where: Bunker Theatre, Southwark

 When: Thurs 29th

They say: Between Teeth’s debut show, Perpetual, stages the meeting of two tragic figures: Lazarus of Bethany and an anonymous Dying Man. As events unfold, we glimpse the violence of our survival instinct and the toxic nature of modern man's mantra: “We will go on, No matter what”.

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What: Daniel Wohl & London Contemporary Orchestra: Holographic

Where: Kings Place

When: Friday 30th

Daniel Wohl and the LCO team up for this special audio-visual spectacle, performing music from the acclaimed album Holographic. The visual counterpart is provided by artist Daniel Schwarz, whose generative projections for this performance range from abstract formal systems to depictions of power structures from our contemporary cultural and political spheres

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What: Terrarium

Where: Secret Location.

When: Saturday 1st

Terrarium is a brand new multidisciplinary collective, bringing together the worlds of art, music and horticulture. For their very first event they’re holding a day party in a hidden London venue, which they will transform into their very own Terrarium. Bring your appetites for tasty BBQ treats and diverse beats as the Terrarium residents play a genre-bending mix of tunes against the backdrop of an outside art installation.

The above image is courtesy of George Sladen, whose limited edition giclee print of her work ‘Two Perceptions’ has been used as the event poster, and which can be purchased via the Terrarium website with all proceeds going to the artist.  

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What: The Black Madonna (All Night Long) – The Closing Party

Where: XOYO

 When: Sunday 2nd

The Black Madonna closes her thirteen week residency this Sunday with ‘Love Is The Message’. Expect a 7 hour exploration of the soul of dance music, dipping into disco rarities and taking a tour of the house that Jack built. Find Joshua James (UK) & Danny Harrison in Room 2.

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