Yoko Ono is set to host this year’s Meltdown Festival at London’s Southbank Centre, revealing a star-studded line-up carefully curated. The event series will take place between 14th and 23rd June, following on from last year’s Antony Hegarty-picked outing. Among those booked are Patti Smith, Iggy and the Stooges, Deerhoof, Boy George, Marianne Faithfull, Sean Lennon and Savages. Siouxsie Sioux will also play her first show in five years, while ex-Sonic Youth pair Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore are scheduled to perform solo sets. More info and tickets can be found hitting the link below.
Galerie Particuliere will host a solo show by Berlin-based German photographer Friederike von Rauch. This new body of works is a departure from her usual, primarily monochrome images. Her ongoing series of photographs explores European museums after regular opening times, in complete calm and solitude. Masterpieces on the walls vanish into the darkness while the sparse light entering through the open doors creates an abstract centreline on the parquet floor. It’s the first project of this sort that Von Rauch has embarked upon, and the photography remains rooted in a structural focus on the space itself, rather than objects within it.
Stuart Shave is pleased to announce that Modern Art will relocate to central London premises within an 18th century townhouse at 6 Fitzroy Square, London. The new space will open on April 17th with a two-person exhibition of collage and sculpture by Tom Burr and Linder, private views on April 16th from 6pm to 8 pm. For further information please contact the gallery directly or follow the link below.
Current Gallery announces Elle Pérez as the first photographer to be exhibited in their new photography solo show program. In conjunction with the exhibition they’ll be releasing a catalog of Elle’s work. Elle Pérez’s series “Into the Woods” dismantles gender binaries through their images and experiences in the utopian society of IDA, a safe space in Tennessee. This rural farming community allows people to come home to their ideal selves. They take on new names, exist freely, connect to nature, and have the opportunity to learn farming skills. Pérez is able to document the visitors and residents after they’ve shed their protective layers and begun to explore their eternal spirit. “Into the Woods” is Pérez longest running series on queer culture. Still in progress, they have made yearly pilgrimages to IDA since 2011.
Regen Projects announces an exhibition of new portraits and landscapes by Catherine Opie. These photographs mark both a progression and a departure for the artist. Opieʼs work has always investigated the figure in relation to the landscape, disregarding the polarities typically found within these approaches. This new body of work draws upon Opieʼs beginnings in documentary photography, the traditions of painting, and the history of photography. Opieʼs new portraits evoke the sublime and the inner psychological space of both the viewer and subject. Utilizing techniques of chiaroscuro, color, and formal composition found in classical 17th century portraiture, Opie arranges her subjects in allegorical poses that suggest an emotional state. Evoking formal classicism, these beautifully elegant and technically masterful compositions immerse and seduce the eye.
The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris presents the first retrospective exhibition of the work of British artist Linder Sterling. With nearly 200 works, it brings together a wide selection of photographs, photomontages, light boxes and works on paper, but also costumes, video, audio and broadcast performances including concert from 1981 in which she wore a dress consists of raw meat. The exhibition presents the three pillars of her work: visual arts, music and fashion. Upon the opening of this exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Linder will premiere her new ballet The Ultimate Form, which features costumes by Pam Hogg, music by Stuart McCullum of the Cinematic Orchestra, and dancers of the Northern Ballet.
“Good Night” has been Nominated for the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) which will take place on Sunday 10 February at London’s Royal Opera House.
This short film is written and directed by award-winning director Muriel d’Ansembourg. It is Muriel’s final project at the London Film School, where she received her Masters with Distinction. GOOD NIGHT is produced by Eva Sigurdardottir, a Freelance Producer.
This short, LA Nocturne, is created from the signature collages of Jeneleen Floyd. The animation is set to the backdrop of photographer Max Yavno and Lee Shippey’s 1950s tome The Los Angeles Book. “I hadn’t intended on using it for collages,” explains the artist, whose creations feature in this month’s “Kiss Me Deadly: Contemporary Neo-Noir from Los Angeles” at London’s Paradise Row gallery. “When I started working on the concept for the show I instantly went and grabbed it from my shelf. I decided to use the book as the character itself.” “It has all the elements of a great neo-noir,” says art consultant and curator Price Latimer Agah, “Symbolic allusions, a stark palette, foreboding music, femmes fatales, jarring editing and a dark mood of hopelessness and romanticism.”