Must See Art In and Around Lambeth This Spring/ Summer

Whether rain or shine, soak up the best of London’s art in this go-to guide of the top 5 exhibitions happening this spring/ summer in and around Lambeth.

Jeff Koons @ Newport Street Gallery

18 May 2017-16 October 2017- Free entry

Jeff Koons’ is considered one of the most seminal artists of the post war era. Following in the Warhol tradition, Koons’ work centres around his fascination with pop culture and the elevation of the everyday object, and explores themes such consumerism, taste and identity.

Featuring the iconic hoover sculptures and early work such as Inflatable Flowers, the exhibition spans 35 years of the artist’s work and covers the six expansive galleries at Newport street.

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Amelie Von Wulffen @ Studio Voltaire

10 February- 2 April 2017

Amelie Von Wulffen’s exhibition for Studio Voltaire explores the Freudian themes of guilt and the unconscious, religion and growing up in post-war Germany, with art style referencing historical German painters along with 1970s kitsch and children’s nightmares.

Titled ‘ The Misjudged Bimpfi’- referencing an old German-language story where a human-like mushroom is shunned after being accused of crimes they did not commit- this is Von Wulffen’s first solo show  in the UK , shown in the large exhibition room of the former Victorian chapel.

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From Selfie to Self Expression @ Saatchi Gallery

31 March 2017-31 May 2017

From Van Gough and Frida Kahlo, Tracey Emin and George Harrison, right up to Barack Obamas selfie with the Danish Prime Minister, this exhibition traces the importance of the self-portrait , and if the modern phenomena of the ‘selfie’ is as a legitimate form of self-expression as the works of an artist.

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David Hockney @ Tate Britain

March- 29 May 2017

David Hockney is one of the most celebrated British artists of the 20th century,

As the artist approaches his 80th birthday, the Tate presents a retrospective with spans his time as a student at the Royal Academy of Art in the early 1960s, to present day works, including drawings, portraits and photographs, together with his most famous paintings.

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Wolfgang Tillmans @ Tate Modern

Until 11 June 2017

Wolfgang Tillmans’ was the first photographer to win the Turner Prize in 2000. Combining  photography, video, digital slide projections, publications, curatorial projects and recorded music, Tillmans’ paints his picture of the world today – equally raw, desperate and joyous.

Using 2003 as his starting point- the year of the Iraq war, the moment Tillmans believes the world changed- the exhibition features portraits, landscapes and intimate still life’s, as well as abstract, immersive photography.

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Making London Oscar Ready as Mayor Pledges to Make The Capital ‘ The Most Film Friendly City In The World’

 

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  • Mayor Sadiq Khan sets London to be ‘the most film friendly city in the world’
  • Regeneration Plan to build London’s Largest film studio in Dagenham
  • Film contributed £1.2 million to London’s economy in 2016
  • 1/6 jobs in London are in the Creative industries
  • Scheme announced to help young talent reach full potential

 

Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced he wishes London to be the most film friendly city in the world. Following talks with top film directors at the famous Double Negative Visual Effects Studios in Fitrozia, the mayor said that although London continued to attract top film projects, it should not be complacent , particularly in times of institutional change and global competition.

The film industry contributed £1.2 million to London’s economy in 2016, and to grow on this, the major has pledged to invest in new, upcoming talent and creating the infrastructure to support them.

Following this is the regeneration plan for the Thames estuary , a bold vision to make the area in  south east London a creative hub, part of which would be the building London’s largest film studio complex in Dagenham, Essex.

 

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In support to find the industry’s newest stars, the mayor has set out plans to team Film London with Creative Skillset to deliver a new skills strategy that identifies skill shortages in the industry and then helps train young creative to develop routes into these careers.

The Major said he is committed to making  London ‘the best, most inviting place for film production in the world’  and that “In order to achieve this, we need to ensure we continue to attract the brightest, most diverse creative talent to London and we need to invest in the kind of physical infrastructure that will ensure our city remains competitive on the global stage.”

To show his support of the film industry, the Mayor will be hosting the UK premier screening of Oscar nominated ‘The Salesman’ directed by award-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, in Trafalgar Square on Sunday 26th.