Anyone seen anything good lately? Want to see a couple of shows this week.
This is good.
I went to the Carolee Schneemann ‘Body Politics’ exhibition at the Barbican and it was great. I spent a good couple of hours in there. Would definitely recommend.
I also went to the LuYang ‘Neti neti’ exhibition at Chalk Farm which was interesting and odd but sensory overload for me (I left with a headache).
I have seen and liked:
- Cezanne @ Tate Modern - huge overview of his life and work, with many loans from major museums
- Carolee Schneemann @ Barbican Art Gallery - the physical art is very interesting, especially her later work, but the video art is all a bit dated, it may have been revolutionary at the time, but it looks a bit naff now
- Strange Clay @ The Hayward - brilliant exhibition showcasing showcasing contemporary ceramics - if you like pottery and plates this one is not for you
- Amy Sherald @ Hauser & Wirth - one of America’s most talented portrait painters displays her latest huge colorful canvases, influenced by some classic art and artists (closes this Friday)
Not seen yet but on the list:
- Friends and Relations @ Gagosian Grosvenor Hill - works by Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach and Michael Andrews from the 1960s, when they were roaming Soho
- Soheila Sokhanvari @ Barbican Curve - geometric patterns based on traditional Islamic design and exquisite miniature portraits of glamorous cultural figures from Iran
- Richard Mosse @ 180 The Strand - immersive video installation taking you deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon (closes 30 December)
Most commercial London art galleries have closed now for the Christmas period and won’t reopen until early January.
I’ve seen this, it’s really good
@Scout the exhibition guide for horror in the modernist block
Oooo some benches!
Reminded me of an ‘annoying your partner’ thing. Need to dig out the thread
Going to this in two weeks’ time. First time I’ve been back to the Tate Modern post-Covid.
I thought I’d take advantage of the teachers strike and take Jimbo up to London, taking in the Richard Long exhibition while I was there. Turns out it’s a train strike on the same day. Not sure I’m going to make it now.