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.
4 February 2016 – 16 October 2016
This exhibition at the Wellcome Collection examines the perspectives from artists, psychologists, philosophers and neuroscientists to interrogate our understanding of the conscious experience.
Exploring phenomena such as somnambulism, synaesthesia, and disorders of memory and consciousness, the exhibition examines ideas around the nature of consciousness, and in particular what can happen when our typical conscious experience is interrupted, damaged or undermined.
‘States of Mind: Tracing the edges of consciousness’ features a series of changing installations. The final one is ‘Time Present’ by Shona Illingworth, from 19 July until 16 October.
The exhibition will also feature work by artists Carla MacKinnon, Louise K Wilson, A. R. Hopwood, Mary Kelly and Aya Ben Ron.
21st July – 23rd October 2016
William Eggleston is a pioneering American photographer renowned for his vivid, poetic and mysterious images. This exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery presents 100 works surveying Eggleston’s full career from the 1960s to the present day and is the most comprehensive display of his portrait photography ever.
Eggleston is celebrated for his experimental use of colour and his solo show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1976 is considered a pivotal moment in the recognition of colour photography as a contemporary art form.
Also on display will be a selection of never-before seen vintage black and white prints from the 1960s. Featuring people in diners, petrol stations and markets in and around the artist’s home in Memphis, Tennessee, they help illustrate Eggleston’s unique view of the world.
28th July 2016 – 25th September 2016
A To mark the Freud Museum London‘s 30th anniversary and the 160th anniversary of the birth of Sigmun Freud, Turner Prize winning artist Mark Wallinger has put together a special exhibition. The artist has created a transformative work for Freud’s study and a permanent sculpture situated in the Museum garden.
Wallinger has installed a mirror across the entire ceiling of the iconic study offering visitors a dramatic new perspective for Self Reflection. In the artist’s words: ‘The relative posture of the sitting analyst and the recumbent analysand are latent in Freud’s chair and the couch. We can easily imagine his patient’s self-reflection.’
Placed in the garden, in clear view from Freud’s desk, you will see the sculpture Self, which takes the form of the most basic expression of what it means to exist as an individual: the letter “I,” as a free-standing figure.
Contextually, this sculpture has obvious magnitude; the formation of the id, ego, and superego is predicated on knowledge of the self and how it is established.
To celebrate 10 years of the London Design Fair, Decorex and the London Design Fair will partner for the 2016 London Design Festival.
This collaboration between two complementary shows will see both present their exhibition consecutively, with Decorex open between 18 and 21 September and the London Design Fair from 22 to 25 September. One ticket will be valid at both shows, which means that visitors will be able to access two major destinations of London Design Fair for virtually the entire festival for the price of one.
While both shows champion a different aspect of the design community, by joining forces Decorex and the London Design Fair are offering visitors a broader perspective on design. Through this enhanced experience, they are encouraging them to engage in an even wider discussion on the emerging trends and topics facing the industry today.
17th-25th September 2016
Held annually to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world, The London Design Festival acts as the gateway to the international creative community.
This year, London Art Portfolio’s tutor, Matteo, will be participating in a joint exhibition and pop-up shop with 1 millimetre and Matter of Stuff.
They will be unveiling their ‘SLIT’ table along with previous work.