DAVID ROBERTS ART FOUNDATION (DRAF)
David Roberts Art Foundation
London NW1 7JE
Tel. +44 020 7383 3004
Thu-Sat, 12 - 6 pm
Tue-Wed by Appointment
Pablo LeÃ³n de la Barra is the sixth guest curator invited by DRAF to be part of the Curators' Series. 'Friends of London. Artists from Latin America in London 196X-197X' will explore the vivid, but rarely researched, Latin American art scene in London in the 60s and 70s. The title of the exhibition is based on a work by Argentinean artist David Lamelas, 'London Friends' 1974. Lamelas invited a number of friends to be photographed, thereby creating a remarkable image of the London scene at the time. The pictures were taken by a photographer who worked primarily in fashion and, as a result, the subjects took on glamorous poses. The images are at once fashion photography and personal portraits. They include pictures of the artist Marcel Broodthaers and his wife, London gallery owner Nigel Greenwood, curator and writer Lynda Morris (who played the leading character in Lamelas's seminal work 'Film Script (Manipulation of Meaning)' in 1972), and Kamala Di Tella from the Di Tella family, who initiated the Center for Visual Arts of the Instituto Di Tella in Buenos Aires, the foremost avant-garde cultural institution in Latin America during the 1960s.
Artists: Diego Barboza, Ulises CarriÃ³n, Felipe Ehrenberg, Martha Hellion, David Lamelas, Leopoldo Maler, HÃ©lio Oiticica, Cecilia VicuÃ±a, Beau Geste Press and Artists for Democracy.
The exhibition is supported by the Mexican Embassy, London.
One of the most exciting new not-for-profit art spaces in London, The Dairy Art Centre, will be launched by leading collectors, Frank Cohen and Nicolai Frahm in April 2013. An art centre with free admission for all, the Dairy occupies a 12,500 sq ft milk deposit formerly
used by Express Dairies. Having worked together for over 15 years and collected and loved many of the same artists from around the world, Cohen and Frahm have joined forces to launch a different kind of art initiative, a "kunsthalle", where all the fervour of the art world will merge into a new and innovative space.
The Dairy will provide not only an environment for the connoisseurs of the art world, but also a place where artists, galleries, curators, collectors and the general public can come together.
The vision of the Dairy is to play with curatorial boundaries and, to this end, will work with some of the most creative curators of today. Exhibitions will vary in format: major survey shows of individual artists may take over the entire centre; two or three solo-shows may run simultaneously, allowing the artists to relate to one another; and major group shows of emerging and established artists may interact with each other. The space will provide a number of educational and creative opportunities for the local community, families, art professionals and enthusiasts.
Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, SW3 4SQ
Tel. 020 7823 2363
10-6 daily, free admission
Gaiety is the most oustanding feature of the Soviet Union
21 Nov 2012 - 9 June 2013
New Art From Russia
JÄnis AvotiÅ†Å¡Daniel BraginDasha FurseyLiudmila Konstantinova Irina KorinaValery KoshlyakovDaria KrotovaBoris MikhailovNika NeelovaVikenti NilinGosha Ostretsov Sergey PakhomovAnna ParkinaYelena PopovaRoman SavchenkoDasha ShishkinTamuna SirbiladzeSergei Vasiliev
Richard Wilson 20:50
Richard Wilson is one of Britain's most celebrated sculptors. He is known for his interventions in architectural space which draw heavily for their inspiration from the worlds of engineering and construction and are characterised by concerns with size and structural daring
Zabludowicz Collection: Painting in the 2.5th Dimension
The group exhibition will consist of works from the Collection that explore the expanded territory of traditional 2-dimensional painting. With works by artists from the US including Tauba Auerbach, Jessica Dickinson, Sam Falls, Alex Hubbard, Nathan Hylden, Rosy Keyser and Ned Vena, the exhibition looks at practices that involve a supplemental dimension to painting, whether that is photography, sculpture, printmaking or time-based interactions with painting. These works strain at the boundaries of painting's history and physicality, suggesting a metaphysics of painting, which the exhibition will explore.