Photo London Somerset House

Women In Photography feature at Photo London Pavilion Commissons

To celebrate Photo London’s fifth edition and with the generous support of the Royal Photographic Society and Sea Containers London, this year’s Pavilion Commissions programme takes the theme of Women in Photography. It celebrates the work of three very different women photographers – Susan Meiselas, Mary McCartney and Rachel Louise Brown.

Susan Meiselas presents her most recent work, A Room of Their Own which explores the lives of Black Country women who are survivors of domestic abuse.

Mary McCartney presents unseen work from her seminal series Off Pointe – A Photographic Study of the Royal Ballet After Hours, which captures ballet dancers in unguarded, behind-the-scenes moments as they prepare for performances at The Royal Opera House.

Sea Containers London presents Simulations by Rachel Louise Brown, a body of work created over a four year residency at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Florida.

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Paul Thompson and Jane Ward feature during Photo London

Somerset House will be playing host to over 100 galleries during Photo London 2019.

While there are fantastic photographers aplenty at the fair, I recommend visiting these two photography exhibitions that will be on in London at the same time.

Paul Thompson

My first thought on seeing this photograph by Paul Thompson is it resembled a lampshade. However, it’s proximity to the water made me think it could be an art installation – neither proved to be correct. For those who spend some time on the seas they will recognise these objects as navigational markers and Thompson has gone round snapping them for his exhibition at Wren London – a young photography gallery in East London.

As well as acting as a gateway to a world most of us won’t know about, there’s something timeless about these sentries looking out towards open water. Only activated by passing ships these objects have a timely resonance with Brits as they mark out the edges of the island at a time when Britain is becoming more politically isolated from its neighbours across the water.

Jane Ward

To simply categorise Jane Ward’s artworks at Bearspace gallery in Deptford as photography is to do them a disservice. The works start off as digital photographs that Ward then breaks apart into tiny elements and then digitally collages back together to create fantastical cities and landscapes, with a touch of editing by hand as well.

The result is cities and mountains that invert and fold in on themselves. In these Inception-esque worlds it feels like the rules of physics break down and we could walk up walls if we wanted to.

Copyright - Jane Ward In These Solitudes
Copyright – Jane Ward In These Solitudes

 

Written by Tabish Khan

Guy Bell Ai-Da the AI artist

The world’s first humanoid Artificial Intelligence (AI) artist

Written by Tabish Khan #ArtMoment

Masterpiece London will bring together some of the finest artists, whether their craft is fine art, jewellery, furniture or design.

While up in Oxford, an exhibition will be questioning the very role of the artist, what it means to be an artist and what future awaits artists. Ai-Da, the world’s first humanoid Artificial Intelligence (AI) artist, will be unveiling her artworks in an exhibition at St. John’s College.

 

Can AI can be an artist?

It raises the question of whether an AI can be an artist. Nobody asks whether a camera is an artist, as it’s the photographer who is the visionary and the camera merely a tool. Is Ai-Da any different, and should the coders behind it be the ones classified as the artist?

Is Ai-Da’s ‘inspiration’ any different from the processes on our smart phone that sharpens up our images or is it similar to how our brains work – and what’s the difference between all three?

Does giving Ai-Da a human face and arms make it/her more identifiable as an artist than a rack of servers would be? Can a person ever feel an emotional attachment to a work when it’s known that a human didn’t create it, but something humanoid did? Will our homes eventually be adorned with work created by machines?

These are all important philosophical questions that this exhibition won’t answer, but it can act as the trigger for us all to give further thought to the role of AI in the creation of art. If Hollywood is to be believed, we may be looking at our future masters.

Masterpiece London | 27 June – 03 July 2019 | The Royal Hospital Chelsea becomes the meeting point of creatives and collectors during Masterpiece London.

Drawing Room Drawing Biennial

Drawing Room and Momentous Fine Art Event London 21 March 2019

Further to our exclusive news regarding our Corporate Curator’s Preview with Drawing Room, Momentous Fine Art is inviting our clients to our joint event with the Drawing Room for a viewing of drawings and works by leading and emerging artists from around the world.

Thursday 21st March 2019 7-9pm

At Drawing Room, 1-27 Rodney Place,
Elephant & Castle, London SE17 1PP

About the Drawing Biennial 2019

The Drawing Biennial 2019 is a dynamic exhibition comprising over 200 drawings and includes work by leading and emerging artists from around the globe. The event culminates in an online auction in the exhibition’s two final weeks, individual works are available from £300. Proceeds from the auction support Drawing Room’s exhibitions, education programme and unique library.

 

Contributors to the Biennial include Alice Channer, Richard Deacon, Ryan Gander, Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum, Idris Khan, Michael Landy, Cornelia Parker, George Shaw, Raqib Shaw, Alison Wilding and Rose Wylie and many others.

Drawing Room is a world-renowned non-profit institution that presents exhibitions of drawings from around the globe and is the only public, nonprofit gallery in Europe dedicated to the presentation of international contemporary drawing.

Would you like to attend?

Simply provide your information below to request your invitation. Numbers are limited.

 

 

 

 

Corporate Curators Preview

Drawing Room announces Curators’ Preview and Discussion with Momentous

The Drawing Room has released details of a joint event they are hosting with Momentous Fine Art.

The event is a Curators’ Preview and Panel Discussion and is part of their sought after Drawing Biennial 2019, an exhibition of over 200 drawings and includes work by leading and emerging artists from around the globe.

 

An Exclusive Event for Curators of Corporate Collections

The event will be Tuesday 26th February 2019, with places restricted to the world’s leading curators of corporate collections.

As part of a special preview for corporate curators there will be a panel discussion on collecting works on paper and building a corporate collection. The panel will include Mary Doyle (Drawing Room Co-Director), Jon Sharples (Chair of the Simmons & Simmons Art Network), Rana Begum (artist) and Mary Findlay (International Art Curator, Deutsche Bank), and will be chaired by Laura Uccello (Business Development Manager at Momentous Fine Art).

Contributors to the Biennial include Rana Begum, Ryan Gander, Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum, Idris Khan, Michael Landy, Cornelia Parker, George Shaw, Raqib Shaw, Alison Wilding, Rose Wylie and many others.
Drawing Room is a world-renowned non-profit institution that presents exhibitions of drawings from around the globe. It nurtures talent through supporting the production of new work, and showcases the diversity of drawing.

 

About Drawing Room and Momentous Fine Art

Momentous is collaborating with Drawing Room on a number of upcoming projects, including a second event for art collectors to be hosted on 21 March 2019. The corporate collection event, focuses on an area of Momentous Fine Art’s core proposition for services specifically developed to support Curators of Corporate Collections.

Read the Drawing Room’s post regarding the Corporate Curator event here. It provides more details of the panel and the event.

Alistair Hicks

Momentous Fine Art Event Attracts Corporate Collection Curators and Artists

During London Frieze Week, Momentous Fine Art hosted an event at Christie’s Education London. The session attracted a large audience of corporate collection Curators and artists eager to hear from art experts on the unique challenges and delights of curating corporate collections.

The panel of distinguished speakers discussed aspects to consider when curating a corporate collection, using case studies and personal experiences to illustrate the salient points. The discussion was chaired by Laura Uccello from Momentous Fine Art, with questions from the audience.

 

 

Alistair Hicks introduced some of his favourite works he had selected for corporate collections and how the perception of art in the workplace has changed over the years. He raised examples of companies who were using art as a way of inspiring and engaging their employees.

John Sharples strongly debated the suitability of some well known works for a corporate collection.

Maggie O’Regan explained the benefits to a corporate collection of having an artist in residence.

The challenges of selecting artwork and the parameters that a curator must work within were a key area of discussion. Christopher Gaillard provided clarity regarding how curators can make wise decisions.

 

Momentous Fine Art Curating Corporate Collections

 

Thank you to:

Alistair Hicks, Curator Deutsche Bank Collection
Jon Sharples, Curator Simmons & Simmons
Maggie O’Regan, Curator Pinsent Masons LLP
Christopher Gaillard, Gurr Johns Chairman
Laura Uccello, Christie’s Education Alumni
Christie’s Education for the use of your amazing venue

 

Nick Hornby Artist in Residence

 

London’s top events during Frieze Week and beyond

Our art experts have identified the their hotly tipped openings and exhibitions to visit this year during Frieze week. #ArtMoment #Momentous

Must-See Gallery Openings During Frieze Week

Yayoi Kusama, courtesy Ota Fine Arts

Yayoi Kusama: The Moving Moment when I went to the Universe | Victoria Miro | 3 October – 21 December 2018 | Visit their site here

Pietro Consagra |Robilant + Voena | 27 September – 16 November | Visit their site here

Paula Rego | Marlborough Fine Art | 12 September – 27 October  | Visit their site here

 

Museum Exhibitions to Visit During Frieze Week

Mantegna and Bellini | The National Gallery | 1 October 2018 – 27 January 2019 | Visit their site here

Space Shifters | Hayward Gallery | 26 September – 6 January 2019 | Visit their site here

Christian Marclay: The Clock |Tate Modern | 14 September – 20 January 2019 | Visit their site here

Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings | The Royal Academy | 14 September – 20 January 2019 | Visit their site here

 

Need some help with shipping, storing or installing artworks?

If you are attending and you need some support with your collection or purchases then we are here to support you during London’s most demanding week with the following dedicated services; Daily Shuttle Service to Frieze, Last-Minute Installation Support and Temporary Storage. Contact Us to Learn More about our Frieze Week Services.

Frieze Art London

It’s Frieze Week…are you ready?

So it is finally here! Frieze Week is off to a strong start this year featuring 160 of the world’s leading galleries. Visitors can view and buy art from over 1,000 of today’s leading artists. And Momentous are on-site throughout the week. Here is a round-up of our top tips for the week.

Frieze Art London

Curating Corporate Spaces: Latest Trends From Leading Corporate Curators

Our Frieze Week Event in collaboration with Christie’s Education is completely Sold Out! To learn more about the event visit our recent post. We cannot wait to discuss top-insights on corporate collections with our favourite curators.

Email : laura.uccello@momentousltd.com for last-minute tickets, limited availability.

 

London’s top events during Frieze Week and beyond

Take a look at our post to find out about the must-see gallery openings and museum exhibitions for Frieze Week.

Need some help with shipping, storing or installing artworks?

If you are attending and you need some support with your collection or purchases then we are here to support you during London’s most demanding week with the following dedicated services; Daily Shuttle Service to Frieze, Last-Minute Installation Support and Temporary Storage. Contact Us to Learn More about our Frieze Week Services.

Christie's Education Event Curating Corporate Spaces for Corporate Collection Curators

Event Registration: Curating Corporate Spaces

Latest Trends from today’s leading Corporate Collection Curators

We are hosting an event in collaboration with Christie’s Education on 4 October 2018

 

Living and working with art completely transforms the way we perceive works as well as the way they interact with us in our daily lives.

 

Momentous Fine Art in collaboration with Christie’s Education presents an interesting dialogue with London’s leading corporate collection curators as they share insights into their collections and their personal connoisseurship.

 

Discover how corporate collections have grown from being decorative additions to a corporate setting into becoming part of the identity of leading banks and law firms. Our panel of corporate collection experts will share interesting case studies from their own practice while looking ahead to future trends in the world of corporate collecting.

 

 

The Corporate Collection Panel

 

Alistair Hicks, Curator Deutsche Bank Collection
Jon Sharples, Curator Simmons & Simmons
Maggie O’Regan, Curator Pinsent Masons LLP
Christopher Gaillard, Gurr Johns Chairman
Laura Uccello, Christie’s Education Alumni and Business Development Manager for Momentous Fine Art

 

 

Please do join Momentous and Christie’s Education for drinks, canapés and conversation

Christie’s Education
42 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NB

Thu, October 4, 2018 / 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM BST

 

 

Click the button below to register via Eventbrite

If you are having trouble with the link, you can copy and paste this URL into your browser:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/curating-corporate-spaces-latest-trends-from-todays-leading-corporate-collection-curators-tickets-49990796819

 

 

 

Christie’s Education is unique in being wholly owned by Christie’s Auction House, signaling the importance Christie’s places on practical experience of art through education as the key to professional success. Founded in 1978, our graduates have gone on to careers in the art world having experienced the highest quality education in Art History, connoisseurship and the art market from the inside. As the only major auction house to directly offer degree and non-degree programmes, Christie’s Education continues to follow the principles of hands-on exposure to art, immersing our students in the art world from the beginning of their studies.

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.