21st April – 7th May 2017
A complete celebration of the medium of photography.
The Somerset House presents the Sony Wold Photography Awards & Martin Parr – 2017 Exhibition which features rich and fascinating photographic stories from key figures and emerging talent of the photography scene today.
Celebrating 10 years of the awards exhibition, this year’s edition includes a special exhibition of rarely seen work by British photographer Martin Parr, recipient of the awards’ Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize.
21st June – 17th September 2017
Multi-sensory exhibition at Somerset House featuring ten extraordinary perfumes and their pioneering creators, who have radically changed our perceptions of fragrance over the last 20 years.
Discover a vibrant new perfume scene, the contemporary cult perfumes shaking up scent culture and the unseen works of art worn on our skin.
From the self-taught to the classically trained, the exhibition explores perfumers reworking their palette of ingredients to construct original and outrageous signatures which assault all of the senses. Providing insights into processes, engaging in discussions and even taking inspiration from customers, they have offered a much more accessible approach to perfumery that’s unlike anything seen before.
Until June 2017
From intimate still-lifes and portraits, to images that address vital political issues, explore the photographs of this groundbreaking artist.
This is Wolfgang Tillmans’s first ever exhibition at Tate Modern and brings together works in an exciting variety of media – photographs, of course, but also video, digital slide projections, publications, curatorial projects and recorded music – all staged by the artist in characteristically innovative style.
23 March 2017 – 25 June 2017
The Barbican presents The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945, the first major UK exhibition to focus on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War to now – a field which has consistently produced some of the most influential and extraordinary examples of modern and contemporary design. Featuring over 40 architects, ranging from renowned 20th century masters and internationally celebrated contemporary architects to exciting figures little known outside of Japan, the exhibition celebrates some of the most ground-breaking architectural projects of the last 70 years.
At the heart of the exhibition is an ambitious and unprecedented full-size recreation of the Moriyama House (2005) by Pritzker-prize winning architect Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA). Visitors can weave in and out of the fully furnished units and garden, experiencing the remarkable house of Mr Moriyama in an immediate and physical way. Filling the other half of the Barbican’s lower galleries will be an eccentric and lovingly crafted Japanese tea house, commissioned for the exhibition from acclaimed architect, and highly respected historian of Japanese architecture, Terunobu Fujimori.
Friday 24th March 2017
Magnum photographer and publisher of Burn Magazine David Alan Harvey, will be in conversation with Magnum’s Digital Director Anne Bourgeois-Vignon and Rory Blain, Director of Sedition, to discuss the online space as a home for photography, for making, sharing, exhibiting, saving, following the launch of Magnum’s new digital publishing platform last July.
The speakers will tackle pertinent questions relating the implications of photography ‘living’ online; and what this means for photographers, publishers of, and consumers of photography. How can practitioners harness online communities to develop their practice and grow their audience? Where do we save and share our visual lives, and what does this mean for our visual literacy and memory?
The talk at the Barbican will be chaired by Aaron Schuman (curator, photographer and writer)
Until 17th September 2016
On the second floor of Autograph ABP, Shoreditch, Aida Silvestri hascreated an exhibition of works to raise awareness of the widespread practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The ‘Unsterile Clinic’ project sees Silvestri interview and photograph women in London who are among the 125 million living globally with the effects of female genital mutilation.
Silvestri captures the women in silhouette to protect their identity, and each photograph is overlaid with a hand-crafted vagina constructed out of leather. The sculptural photo-works are accompanied by text poems based on interviews conducted with participants whose personal testimonies provide harrowing insight into their experiences. Some have since undergone reconstructive or reversal procedures – which part-remedies the physical damage inflicted onto their bodies, yet the psychological and emotive scars remain in perpetuity.