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Curatorial Frequencies: Jade Foster

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The Wind, Bells, Falls of Lee and Bertucci 

Lea Bertucci and Robbie Lee's highly explorative and improvisational album renders reality with the weird. ...

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Kings Never Die: Christian Boltanski’s Esprit

The Manege's Central Exhibition Hall holds Esprits, Christian Boltanski’s first-ever solo exhibition at St Petersburg....

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Bengi Ünsal Named as New Director of the ICA London

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Hark the Nordic Sirens of Hypnotic Cinema

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“Nothing is Pure”: Jock McFadyen

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Water & Working-Class Women: Jill McKnight at VITRINE

Opening on 23 January 2022, Jill McKnight's first London exhibition will include sculptural works, drawings, prints, paintings and a new audio work...

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Poetry in the Precision: Jordan Ann Craig

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The Estorick Collection Announces Bice Lazzari Exhibition

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Primordial Whispers at Arusha Gallery

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Art events

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Sep 15 – Apr 22 Radical Beauty - Helen Frankenthaler

Radical Beauty – Helen Frankenthaler

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London – 00:00

Exploring Frankenthaler’s proofs and processes this exhibition reveals the artist’s method

Nov 10 – Jan 31 Shutters


Camden Open Air Gallery, Camden – 00:00

The final nail in the Street Art coffin will be the rise and recognition of graffiti

Jan 13 – Feb 20 Victims and Victors - Marcus Jansen

Victims and Victors – Marcus Jansen

Almine Rech, London – 00:00

Gestural painter Marcus Jansen reflects on the complexities of being.

Jan 18 – Feb 22

Self-images – a photography exhibition by Al Swainger

Flyer for online photography exhibition by Al Swainger

Online exhibition by Al Swainger

Now online at the Delaney/Lucia gallery

The newest show in this 3D gallery, is a striking collection of 20 complex digital self-portraits that look inwards rather than outwards.

In his own words:

“This collection of images reflects an idea of how I see myself. Usually selfies are taken to present an idea of how we want the world to view us externally – ‘Living Our Best Lives’ – But for me the value in representing myself visually is to frame an aspect of my experience or personality. A way of presenting how I see myself internally.

My natural introversion is also an unavoidable factor in the way I create. I find that I routinely hide my face or eyes by obscuring them with the camera or by distorting or disguising elements through editing and layering. This gives me a narrative window into how I’m feeling in a way that I otherwise wouldn’t capture.”

Al Swainger is a musician, composer, producer and digital artist that has been creating work under the name Pointless Beauty since the release of his first album ‘A Lonely Vigil’ in 2014. This is his first public gallery exhibition.

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