A couple more snaps of my pictures up @the_corner_house what could be better than a hot air 🎈 suspended by the 'O', and a teepee in front of the 'G' and 'H'. Drawings intended for nurseries exhibited in a giant playroom. Got time..? Swing by.
Spéos International Photography School in Camberwell provides professional photography training, including a fully accredited European Masters of Photography.
For several years, Spéos has been selected among the top five photo schools in the world according to many different and independent rankings.
You can visit the school on the 2nd and 3rd December at 8 Grace's Mews, Camberwell as part of our winter #openstudios .
For more follow @speos_photo
Romans & Kings
111 Great Titchfield Street, W1W 6RY
Until 26th October
A key figure of conceptual art movements of the 1970s; Eleanor Antin’s ground-breaking practice spans five decades and has covered themes surrounding identity, gender, autobiography, class and social structures. Antin’s multi-disciplinary approach includes installation, painting, drawing, writing and most notably photography and performance. Rearticulating historical narratives, both real and fictitious, she explores the tropes of feminist and conceptual art. Today as an octogenarian artist, she remains one of the world’s leading Feminist artists.
The debut exhibition at Richard Saltoun Gallery consists of recent and historical works from two of Antin’s most iconic bodies of work: ‘Helen’s Odyssey’ (2007) and ‘The Last Days of Pompeii’ (2002) both take as their inspiration key allegorical moments in Greek or Roman mythology. Actors, dressed in character costumes pose in front of theatre backdrops and stunning natural landscapes: gladiators pose in mid-battle; an artist studies his muse in the studio; and Paris auditions for his Helen of Troy. These hyper-real tableaux vivants are transformed by modern dress and unfamiliar objects – a maid with a vacuum cleaner is present at the Judgement of Paris – bringing a twist to these familiar scenes.
Image: Helen's Vengeance from "Helen's Odyssey", 2007
Chromogenic print mounted on board
48 x 38 x 4.5 cm
I had the chance to listen to Miranda July talking about her latest project - she built a charity shop from scratch next to Selfridges' most luxurious brands, and she curated all the items on sale. It's inclusive of all religions and all profits go to charity. @mirandajuly sorry your eyes are closed here, you still look very glamorous regardless. Also thanks for signing my books and being nice #opentotheworld#selfridges @artangel_ldn #art#artlondon#mirandajuly#noonebelongsheremorethanyou
T J Wilcox
Sadie Coles HQ, 1 Davies St, W1K 3DB
Until 28th October
In his sixth exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ, TJ Wilcox presents three films, each a portrait of a man. In two new works, the artist gravitates – sometimes imperceptibly – between documentary objectivity and the inner life of his subject. The exhibition also features a seminal work from Wilcox’s early career. In this, different narrative moods – history and myth, reportage and romance – intersect and blur.
Wilcox’s latest works depict subjects from his life, close friends who are also beacons of their London and New York worlds. Fergus (2017) is a portrait with the British chef and restaurateur Fergus Henderson. Henderson is interviewed in his hinterland – the island of Tiree in the Inner Hebrides, which he has visited since childhood. This “magical crazy spot blown by the wind”, with its treeless terrain and bouncy earth, becomes a kind of container (a mental as much as a physical space) for Henderson’s experiences and recollections. The film unfolds as a sequence of musings, with Henderson wandering through themes of love, illness, and gastronomic inspiration.
Image: Fergus, Installation view, 2017
Carl Battle knits exclusively with natural fibre yarns including silk, alpaca and Irish tweed. He designs and knits garments in striking colours inspired by traditional Fairisle, Aran and intarsia techniques.
You can meet Carl at Flaxman Rd, SE5 on the 9th and 10th December as part of our winter open studios. Here you will be able to purchase the perfect winter gifts!