Shows & Exhibitions

When photographer Lesley McIntyre’s daughter Molly was born in 1984, it was revealed she was suffering from a muscular abnormality and the doctors thought it was highly unlikely she would survive more than a few weeks or months, most likely never leaving the hospital. In spite of this, McIntyre did take her home and Molly lived until her fourteenth birthday. However, in all of this time, her condition was never properly diagnose

Nancy Victor announces the first London solo exhibition of exciting British artist Robin Footitt. The exhibition assembles recent drawings, paintings and media work with a print portfolio commission by musician KT Tunstall for her forthcoming album “Drastic Fantastic”, to be released 10 September 2007.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820, an ambitious exhibition of more than 200 works of art created in the Spanish viceroyalties of New Spain (which today comprises Mexico and the countries of Central America, including Guatemala, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico) and Peru (now the countries of Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru), as well as the Portuguese colony of Brazil.

Frith Street Gallery announces the first one-person exhibition of New York artist Polly Apfelbaum in the UK, whose highly variegated work consists primarily of large-scale installations which cover vast portions of museum or gallery floors. Described by the artist as "fallen paintings" these works are hybrids, poaching in fields already seemingly well defined, twisting categories into different forms. As critic Lane Reylea has written: "Apfelbaum's work is both painting and sculpture, and perhaps photography and fashion and formless material process as well.

Lessons from Bernard Rudofsky highlights the diverse contributions of a unique and underappreciated pioneer of modernism, and brings to light the relevance of Rudofsky’s principles today. It is the first retrospective to examine the life and work of the controversial architect, designer, and critic whose groundbreaking buildings, exhibitions, and fashion designs challenged the Western world’s perceptions of comfort and culture.

Born in Pécs, Hungary, Marcel Breuer (1902–1981) was one of the most influential designers and architects of twentieth century modernism. One of the raisons d’être of this large exhibition was the 100th anniversary of the birth of the artist. The exhibition has been travelling around the world since 2002. In Hungary, it is particularly important to shed light on Breuer’s oeuvre, up till now familiar mostly to professionals. The message of his œuvre, i.e. that architecture, preserving its traditions, must create a livable environment according to the needs of the people, is still valid in our time.

GAM, the modern art gallery of Turin, is continuing its presentations of new generation artists with a personal exhibition of Elisa Sigichelli, one of the most prominent young Italian artists. Six video projections and five partially illuminated light-box photographs will be on display in the exhibition hall dedicated to current-day art and photography on the ground floor.

IN FOCUS is a London-wide contemporary art project relating to the Middle East. It will include: multimedia art exhibitions, series of film and video screenings, live art performances & interventions as well as more than 100 educational activities, that will take place across London, during the spring/summer of 2007.

The choreographer Latifa Laâbissi will dance a solo in an everyday space, more specifically in the homes of residents of a city. She has set up a protocol. After scouting for locations and wandering through the city, she puts an ad in the local papers : “Artist-choreographer looking for resident willing to host a dance project in his/her home. The proposition is free and will require 2 hours of your time. For more information, contact 06 .. .. .. ..” She teams up at la criée centre for contemporary art with Nadia Lauro, the scenographer and visual artist who develops her work in various contexts: performance, landscape architecture, fashion.

Matthew Buckingham, one of today’s most significant critical artists, presents three new film and video works at Camden Arts Centre and a site-specific participative installation. Buckingham investigates history and its representation, concerned with addressing present day realities such as the impact of globalisation and colonialism. He has long been praised for the formal elegance of his films and his thoughtful approach to their installations.


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