Joan Fontcuberta’s Stranger than Fiction @ Science Museum will make you wonder, laugh and sharpen your senses. Do not miss this amazing, refreshing and absurd show. We mean it! Other great September exhibitions include Disobedient Objects @ V&A, Gilbert & George @ White Cube Bermondsey, Paul McCarthy and Pierre Huyghe, opening tonight @ Hauser & Wirth and Kazimir Malevich @ Tate Modern.
Stranger than Fiction
@ Media Space/Science Museum | till 9 Nov 2014
Who would have guessed that in today’s globalised and information-loaded world many marvels of nature still go largely unnoticed? Evolutionary outliers from flora & fauna, fossilised mermaids, surprising star constellations, Karelian miracle practitioners – or a brilliant artist such as Joan Fontcuberta? Probably a best show of this year and the fact that it takes you totally by surprise makes it even stronger.
Joan Fontcuberta // Science Museum // Press Release
@ Victoria & Albert Museum | till 1 Feb 2015
Just across the street from the Science Museum is another kick-ass exhibition, showing art & design tightly linked to political activism and social change worldwide. Guerilla Girls‘ costumes, Eclectic Electric Collective‘s inflatable cobblestones, Solidarnosc badges and other dissident/rebel/revolutionary artefacts from the 70s till today. Pity, that the folded 1989 Czechoslovakian banknote which turned Gottwald‘s face into an ET character didn’t make it in.*
Victoria & Albert Museum // Press Release
Scapegoating Pictures for London
@ White Cube Bermondsey | till 28 Sep 2014
Soon after we moved to London in 2012, we started noticing silver objects, the size and shape of soda chargers, scattered on the streets of Shoreditch. Particularly on Sunday mornings. These balloons (laughing gas party drugs) have become so characteristic for East London that they are the main theme in Gilbert and George‘s new series. Btw, these two 70+year olds managed to fill the entire Bermondsey multiplex with more than 50 huge works, all done in 2013. Makes you wonder what kind of drug are they running on?
White Cube // Press Release
Pierre Huyghe and Paul McCarthy
@ Hauser & Wirth Saville Row | opens tonight, runs till 1 Nov 2015
Paul McCarthy’s WS SC will be devoted to purely paintings, combining themes of his two ongoing projects: White Snow and Stagecoach. The contents of Pierre Huyghe’s In Border Deep are being kept a mystery till the very last moment. Both shows open tonight. Expectation are high!
Hauser & Wirth // Press Release McCarthy // Press Release Huyghe
@ Tate Modern | till 26 Oct 2014
Malevich’s brilliant retrospective has been on display at Tate Modern already since mid July, so if you haven’t been yet don’t postpone it any longer. See also our review and photos.
Tate Modern // Press Release
* For your pleasure, it’s reconstructed and published as the last image here on the right. ;-)
Other shows that you should not miss:
Parker Cheeto @ White Cube Mason’s Yard
An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition @ Wellcome Collection
Bernd & Hilla Becher @ Sprüth Magers
Gert @ Uwe Tobias @ Maureen Paley
Radical Geometry @ Royal Academy
Pencil/Line/Eraser @ Carroll/Fletcher
Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age @ Barbican
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer @ Carroll/Fletcher
Mirrorcity @ Hayward Gallery
Cerith Wyn Evans @ Serpentine Sackler &
Trisha Donnelly @ Serpentine Gallery
Mario Merz @ Pace
Richard Serra @ Gagosian