3D Festival Opening Weekend of V&A Dundee

Top 3 Must-See Exhibitions this September

Written by Laura Uccello. September offers a glimpse into the exciting fall programming of UK’s leading institutions. Here are our Top 3 Must-See Exhibitions opening in September:

 

3D Festival Opening Weekend of V&A Dundee – (14-16 September)

3D Festival Opening Weekend of V&A Dundee

Photo Credit: The Scotsman.com pictured Architect Kengo Kuma on the V&A Dundee Waterfront

The highly anticipated opening of Scotland’s first ever design museum will be taking place over the weekend of 14-16 of September. The 3D Festival will celebrate the opening of this magnificent waterfront structure designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma. The event will include performances by leading figures of the Scottish rock and psychedelic scene such as Lewis Capaldi, Be Charlotte,  and Primal Scream who will be performing with visual artist and Turner Prize nominee Jim Lambie.

Visit the permanent collection exhibited in the Scottish Design Galleries and do not miss the first temporary exhibition Ocean Liners: Speed and Style which illustrates the glamour, design and cultural impact of ocean liners during the first-half of the 20th century.

 

Space Shifters – Hayward Gallery (26 September – 6 January 2019)

Hayward Gallery will close its 50th Anniversary Year with an incredible group exhibition featuring 20 international artists who explore volume, space, light and scale.

Space Shifters will feature works by 20 leading international artists – ranging from minimalist installations from the 1960s to site-specific commissioned works.

Featured artists will include: Leonor Antunes, Larry Bell, Fred Eversley, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jeppe Hein, Roni Horn, Robert Irwin, Ann Veronica Janssens, Anish Kapoor, Yayoi Kusama, Alicja Kwade, John McCracken, Josiah McElheny, Helen Pashgian, Charlotte Posenenske, Fred Sandback, Monika Sosnowska, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, De Wain Valentine and Richard Wilson.

Learn More on the Hayward Gallery website: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/hayward-gallery-art/space-shifters

Space Shifters – Hayward Gallery

Photo credit: Hayward Gallery

 

Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings – The Royal Academy of Arts (15 September – 20 January 2019)

Discover the vision and inspiration behind one of the greatest architects of our time. Designed and curated by Piano himself, this retrospective offers a unique insight into 16 specific projects which defined the Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

The exhibition will include never-before-seen drawings, models, photography, signature full-scale maquettes spanning over the last 30 years of Piano’s career. It will also include a central ‘Island’ which will be composed by visuals of over 100 of Piano’s projects.

Learn More on the Royal Academy of Arts website: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/renzo-piano

Renzo Piano The Shard: A View from St Thomas Street

Renzo Piano,The Shard: A View from St Thomas Street, 2018. © RPBW.

 

 

 

 

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Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend Highlights

Written by Laura Uccello, Momentous Fine Art.

From the South Kensington Museum Quarter to King’s Road, there is no doubt the borough of Kensington & Chelsea has an incredible offering of museums, galleries and cultural hubs. Over the last weekend of July, we were delighted to further explore this interesting borough through the lens of the Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend.

Through a series of talks, studio workshops, gallery visits as well as exhibition tours; the Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend celebrated the creativity and heritage of artists, gallerists and cultural institutions within this borough. Here are our favourite talks from this fantastic weekend:

 

Catherine Miller Gallery: Importing Colour an Introduction of Latin American Art

The Catherine Miller Gallery is a staple of Hollywood Road. Since the 1950s this family-run gallery has been specialising in Latin American Art from the 1950s through present-day. Gallery Director Catherine Miller and her daughter Cordelia Miller hosted a talk on their experiences working with artists from Latin America, particularly from Argentina and Brazil. The gallery currently works with artists such as: Sofia Neptuno and Claudio Giannini among many others.

To learn more about this gallery visit: https://www.catharinemiller.com/

Gallery Director Catherine Miller and her daughter Cordelia Miller
Gallery Director Catherine Miller and her daughter Cordelia Miller

 

 

The Royal Society of Sculptors: An Audience with Alistair Hicks

Hosted by After Nyne Magazine, Alistair Hicks shared his highlights as Senior Curator of the Deutsche Bank Art Collection – the World’s Largest Corporate Art Collection. For over twenty years, Alistair was responsible for managing over 60,000 works on paper within 45 countries as well as works by leading German artists such as Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter and Anselm Kiefer. Nowadays, Alistair is focusing on curating international museum exhibitions and publishing. His latest book is a survey on contemporary art entitled ‘The Global Art Compass: New Directions in 21st century Art.’

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An Audience with Alistair Hicks (R)

 

 

To learn more about ‘The Global Art Compass: New Directions in 21st century Art’ written by Alistair Hicks visit: https://www.thamesandhudsonusa.com/books/the-global-art-compass-new-directions-in-21st-century-art-hardcover

To learn more about After Nyne Magazine: http://www.afternynemagazine.com/art/

To learn more about The Royal Society of Sculptors: https://sculptors.org.uk/

For more information about the Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend visit: https://www.kensingtonartweekend.com/