Exhibitions Closing This Week: 30 August – 5 September, 2021

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Body Topographies

16 June - 4 September, 2021

Lehmann Maupin London presents Body Topographies, an exhibition curated by Senior Director Isabella Icoz that brings together five influential female artists whose work offers a nuanced understanding of the female gaze. Spanning multiple generations and continents, Body Topographies presents work by Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010, Paris, France), Heidi Bucher (1926–1993, Winterthur, Switzerland), Mandy El-Sayegh (b. 1985, Malaysia), Adriana Varejão (b. 1964, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and Cecilia Vicuña (b. 1948, Santiago, Chile). Each artist engages with the body, rendering it in ways that are abstract, conceptual, political, and at times surreal. While the works in this exhibition are deeply concerned with expansive formal, material, and spatial considerations, they also explicitly examine the social, political, and psychological underpinnings that inform narrative compositions.

Liu Wei: Nudità

9 July - 5 September, 2021

White Cube is pleased to present ‘Nudità’, an exhibition of new works by Liu Wei. Taking his title from an essay by the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben, Liu conceives the exhibition as a summary of enquiries into the state of society at this particular, and pivotal, moment in history. Featuring new installation, sculpture and painting made during the past year, the exhibition expands upon the artist’s recent solo exhibition at Long Museum, Shanghai and responds to the global emergency engendered by the pandemic.

BRULAT | PULIDO | ROBERTS

1 July - 5 September, 2021

No 20 Arts is delighted to present BRULAT | PULIDO | ROBERTS, a group show featuring works by Ruben Brulat, Jhonatan Pulido, and Keith Roberts. From sculpture and painting, to film and works on paper, the exhibition explores how the three artists document changes in nature, culture, and crises.

Rites of Passage

13 July - 4 September, 2021

Unit London is excited to announce a new group exhibition entitled Rites of Passage. After more than a year spent in a seemingly intermediate state, Rites of Passage explores notions surrounding the liminal space. An international group of artists engage with ideas of uncertainty and trepidation, encapsulating an indeterminate existence set between reality and suspension.

Jeongsu Woo: Deus ex Machina

11 August - 3 September, 2021

Jack Bell Gallery is pleased to present a solo show of paintings by Jeongsu Woo. This will be the artist’s first exhibition in the UK.

In the artist’s recent paintings, the same imagery is repeated over and over, recombined in different colours and arrangements, overlaid with geometric patterns, and patchworked together on multiple canvases. Asked about his interest in textiles and prints, Woo notes the ability for repetition to convert complex ideas into simple ones. All the elements that form the images of printmaking, he explains, their clear stories, flat surface and texture, help to deliver narratives.

Summer Marathon 2021

11 August - 4 September, 2021

BEERS London’s annual Summer Marathon opens for its third year on 11 August. This year, 5 artists were selected (3 exhibiting in August & 2 exhibiting in January 22′) by a jury of industry professionals including New York-based gallerist Yossi Milo and California-based gallerist Lorna York, and London collector Eugenio Re Rebaudengo, amongst others. We are so excited that this year our selection of artists come from a diverse range of backgrounds and education and includes painting, textile-based pieces, ceramics, video, and other art forms. *The 2 artists exhibiting in January 22′ are Nour Jaouda & Gwil Hughes.

Luciano Ventrone: In Memoriam

30 July - 5 September, 2021

Albemarle Gallery announces an exclusive, posthumous exhibition of paintings by the Italian master, Luciano Ventrone. This a solemn occasion for the gallery as it marks the end of a long and creative association. Sadly, Luciano Ventrone died in April this year. The core of this show are works that came directly from Luciano’s studio, intended for an exhibition in 2020 that had to be cancelled because of the pandemic. There are an additional fourteen works from the estate and the personal collection of Luciano’s widow. This is a unique and poignant opportunity to view new and unseen paintings and also to experience a retrospective survey of his accomplishment. 

Edouard Baribeaud, Tae Kim, Tendai Mupita: Legends

4 August - 4 September, 2021

What does it mean to mythologise a place, person or memory? And how do these stories shape our perception of the world, history and different cultures? These are the questions that Edouard BaribeaudTae Kim and Tendai Mupita explore through richly layered visual narratives that blur the boundaries between ancient and contemporary, spiritual and temporal. Legends, the latest group show at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery’s Wandsworth space, presents a diverse collection of works that contemplate the powerful psychological and emotional impact of stories.

New Songs for Old Rituals

21 August - 5 September, 2021

Adam McGowan, Alexandra Searle, Luke Tomlinson, Mary Herbert, Merlin James, Neill Kidgell, Paloma Proudfoot and Tommy Ramsay

The artists in New Songs for Old Rituals stretch the intersections between their disciplines, pushing the points where painting becomes sculpture, where sculpture meets architecture, where silk screen printing meets painting and where drawing and painting meet. Boundaries are tested and examined. The works in New Songs for Old Rituals sit between the recognisable and the unknown and aim to challenge what we think we know. Structures and learnt visual hierarchies are examined and broken down. Traditional methods of display are probed.

Summer Exhibition 2021

21 July - 4 September, 2021

JD Malat Gallery is pleased to present its ‘Summer Exhibition 2021’ featuring works by Anotherview, Jean-Pierre Cassigneul, Petra Cortright, Ian Cumberland, Katrin Fridriks, Wesley George, Georg Óskar Giannakoudakis, Conrad Jon Godly, Andrew Litten, Andy Moses, Ed Moses, Masayoshi Nojo, Anne-Sophie Ogaard, Luis Olaso, Santiago Parra, Darren Reid, Hande Şekerciler, Mio Yamato and Zümrütoğlu.

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