Listings tagged with "Our review"

Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things

The new exhibition at the Science Museum delivers exactly what its celebratory title implies: a comprehensive examining of ‘the genius of everyday things’, invaluable items that we take for granted.

Wednesday 16th November 2011 Read more...
George Condo: Mental States at the Hayward Gallery

An exhibition titled ‘Mental Spaces’ perhaps elicits connotations and expectations of somewhat serious, inward pointing contemplations. But ascending the stairs to the collection of Condo’s work you find something altogether more jocular. The Hayward’s exhibition spans Condo’s career from its inception in the 1980s right up until the present day, although not in any chronological structure.

Monday 7th November 2011 Read more...
Gerhard Richter: Panorama, at the Tate Modern

The Tate Modern has been heaving this last week, not least because of one of its star attractions, its exhibition Gerhard Richter: Panorama. The large exhibition, spread over 14 rooms, takes its audiences on a journey through the career of the artist, a fascinating development both in working practices and in contemplative consideration of the role of art itself.

Monday 31st October 2011 Read more...
The First Actresses - Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons

This exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery is designed to show the close relationship that existed between art and theatre in the late 17th and early 18th century: it demonstrates that portraiture became a kind of performance in itself, as it set out to enhance the reputations of early actresses, avert scandal, and crucially develop their professional identities. 

Friday 21st October 2011 Read more...
Structure and Absence at The White Cube, Bermondsey

Last week White Cube added a third string to its bow with the opening of White Cube Bermondsey and its inaugural exhibition, Structure & Absence, bringing together work by Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Wade Guyton, Gary Hume and many others.

Wednesday 19th October 2011 Read more...
Shaped by War: Photographs by Don McCullin at the Imperial War Museum, London

Few photographers have garnered the amount of respect and acclaim earned by Don McCullin, now in his 70s. What is most impressive about this vast, varied and iconic retrospective collection is the insight it gives in to the person behind the camera and the feelings that his life’s work continues to evoke in the man himself.

Sunday 9th October 2011 Read more...
The Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery has a unique reputation as England’s first public art gallery: the attractive 1811 building has influenced the design of art galleries ever since with its series of interlinking rooms lit naturally through skylights. There are around 350 paintings on permanent display, mostly organised by nationality of the artist.

Tuesday 4th October 2011 Read more...
The British Library in London

The permanent display at the British Library is astonishing. Literature lovers will be in their element, as will historians, theologians, musicians and anyone who has an interest in the evolution of print over time. 

Monday 3rd October 2011 Read more...
Barry Flanagan: Early Works 1965 - 1982

The current exhibition at the Tate Britain concentrates on the artist’s playful and inventive manipulation of unusual materials in his early works. The exhibition aims to show that there exists a consistency throughout Flanagan’s early work which crosses over into the later bronze works for which he is most famous. 

Wednesday 28th September 2011 Read more...
The National Maritime Museum

British naval history is the predominant focus of the National Maritime Museum. Attention is drawn towards Britain’s identity as an island, with the surrounding oceans acting both as bridge and barrier. The Museum's many sections each illuminate an aspect of Britain's relationship with the sea.

Wednesday 21st September 2011 Read more...
Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement

Degas is renowned for his line drawings, pastels and sculptures of dancers. This exciting new exhibition shows his profound appreciation of the art of dance and an almost scientific understanding of the human body in movement. The subtitle Picturing movement hints at a central theme of the exhibition: how can we capture movement in a still image? 

Tuesday 20th September 2011 Read more...