Culture Calendar w/c 19th February
Where: Soho Theatre
When: Tuesday 20th - 17th March
Life, Alice thinks, isn’t worth living. So she kills herself. But she’s stuck. A fly on the wall. Forced to watch the aftermath of her suicide and its ripple effect on her family and friends, Alice quickly learns that death changes people. And discovers that death isn’t the change she hoped for. Fresh from an award-winning, sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, Dust by Milly Thomas is finally coming to London - don't miss out!
What: Collecting Art for Millenials - a panel discussion
Where: MOO HQ
When: Wednesday 21st
Be Smart About Art and MOO are hosting a panel discussion and Q+A with art world experts to provide budding millennial collectors with unique insight into how the hell you can buy art in this day and age. Join Entrepreneur Jonas Almgren, former CEO of Artfinder, Gallerist Jessica Lloyd-Smith, Director of Modern ArtBuyer and Art Collector Yi Luo for the discussion, and learn how to take the first steps to getting your own collection going.
What: Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects
Where: Saatchi Gallery
When: Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th
Presented by the Crafts Council, Collect offers an opportunity to see and buy great, craft-led works showcased by a carefully selected group of leading international galleries. Works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood, textiles and jewellery will be shown alongside makers working in non-traditional materials and using experimental techniques. Maybe you’ll even be able to put some of what you might have learned at ‘Collecting Art For Millennials’ (see above!) to good use.
What: Mae Martin - Dope
Where: Soho Theatre
When: Friday 23rd - 3rd March
Award-winning stand-up Mae Martin became a stalwart Tung team favourite the moment she finished her set at an International Women’s Day event we were at last year, so we’re super excited to catch her again on the London leg of her debut UK tour. In her new show Dope, she examines a lifetime of obsessions, fandom and addiction and shines a light on that one weird shrimp we all have in our brains that is happy to pursue short-term pleasure despite long-term consequences.
What: Sturtevant ‘Vice Versa’
Where: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
When: Thursday 22nd (Private View)
American mixed-media artist Elaine Sturtevant has been represented by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac for over 25 years now but 'Vice Versa' will be the first UK exhibition since 2013. ‘All reality is now virtual reality’, stated Sturtevant - her work has always been at the pinnacle of digital discussions since the 60s. Although she's focused primarily on video since 2000, it’s her paintings and wallpaper that we find most intriguing. The exhibition continues until 31st March.
What: Little Dragon (DJ Set)
When: Friday 23rd
Where: Jazz Café
Surprisingly, Swedish electronic music band Little Dragon didn’t release their first record until 10 years after forming in 1996. Since then, they've been setting the pace for weird and wonderful experimental electro, tracks like ‘BULLETS’ and ‘Feather’ get regular airtime at Tung HQ, and let’s not forget their feature on SBTRKT's ‘Wildfire’. They’ll be performing a one-off DJ set at Jazz Café on Friday - the perfect chance to hear some of the records Little Dragon like to boogie to.
Above image: Sturtevant, 'Warhol Flowers', 1990, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac