Top Art Exhibitions: May 2018

Top Art Exhibitions: May 2018

 

 

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Child with Doll, 1909 (oil on board), Gabiele Münter / Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images

Gabriele Münter

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 3 May – 19 August 2018

One of the founding members of ‘Der Blaue Reiter’ of German Expressionism (alongside Wassily Kandinsky amongst others), Munter’s work is recognised as textbook German Expressionist work – sadly, the artist herself has not received the credit she deserves for this impressive repertoire. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art aim to change this, with the largest and fullest retrospective of her work for several decades. Louisiana are setting out to broaden the limited perspective in which Munter’s work has previously been seen.

 

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Untitled, 1972 (gelatin silver print), Jay DeFeo / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA / Museum purchase funded by S. I. Morris Photography Endowment in honor of Maria Morris Hambourg / Bridgeman Images

 

Rose Electra-Harris: The Difference Between Things

Blue Shop Cottage, Camberwell, London Opening Event 10 May 6pm

Rose grew up with a father as an antique dealer and a mother as an interior decorator. This attention to the home had a subtle but concrete impact on the direction Rose’s work started to take during her time at art school; the menial bare essentials of the home, to the embellished, decorative furnishings we identify ourselves by. In her work, Rose Electra Harris explores and develops the dialogue that exists in space – especially domestic space – between the objects and furnishings that occupy it.

 

 

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Cadillac, New York, 1955 (gelatin silver print), William Klein / Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images

PHOTO LONDON

Somerset House, London 17 – 20 May 2018

‘Photo London was created to give London an international photography event befitting the city’s status as a global cultural capital. Now in its fourth edition, Photo London has established itself as a world-class photography fair and as a catalyst for London’s dynamic photography community.’

 

 

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Double Standard, 1969 (colour screenprint on laid paper), Edward Ruscha / Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images

Ed Ruscha: VERY, Louisiana On Paper

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 17 May – 19 August 2018

Ed Ruscha developed his artwork along the same parallels of the American Pop Art movement, but almost exclusively focused on imagery surrounding the road, the windscreen and silver screen; large signs, petrol stations and messages stretch across wide canvases in an almost film noir style, typically combined with a limited pallete for a dramatic effect. The limited imagery and text causes a single meaning to the thrown to the wind, instead causing the viewer to question their own interpretation of the work. Multiple meanings arise from much of Ruscha’s work – not something that can be said for many of his pop art contemporaries.

 

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Half Pales of Green, 1987 (acrylic on canvas), Mali Morris / Imperial College Healthcare Charity Art Collection, London / Bridgeman Images

The New Royal Academy of Arts opening

The Royal Academy of Arts, London 19 May

The RA are celebrating their 250th anniversary be unveiling their newly expanded campus – with ‘more space to make, debate and exhibit art than ever before’! With several events, free shows and exhibitions opening on the same day, we know there will be lots to see and do – and we don’t want to miss a thing.

Open Studio: Mali Morris RA and Lisa Milroy RA

The Royal Academy of Arts, London 19 May

One such event occurring on the day of the opening is this fascinating open studio opportunity by Royal Academicians Mali Morris and Lisa Milroy. Both of these prestigious artists have incredibly distinct practices both of which deserve a close insight. This is a rare chance to see the inner workings of two RAs who remain active in 2018.

 

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‘Blind Pan’, 2004 (photogravure), Tacita Dean / Leeds Museums and Galleries (Leeds Art Gallery) U.K. / Bridgeman Images

Tacita Dean: LANDSCAPE

Royal Academy of Arts, 19 May – 12 August 2018

RA Friends can visit the exhibition at preview viewings, which can be booked here.

Tacita Dean: STILL LIFE

National Portrait Gallery, London Until 29 May 2018

 

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‘From The Sea Into The Night’, 2017 (5 Plate Lithograph on 300gsm Somerset Satin Paper), Bill Jacklin RA / Produced by Paupers Press. Available exclusively on Bridgeman Editions.

Bill Jacklin RA: In Conversation

Blacks Club, London, 30 May 2018, 6pm

Following Jacklin’s hugely successful talk on Monotypes in New York, the event is now being brought to the UK. Join Bridgeman Images, Marlborough Gallery and the Royal Academy of arts for a talk by Bill Jacklin on monotypes and related images. The event is being held in celebration of the launch of Bridgeman Folio and Jacklin’s solo exhibition in NY.

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