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Aida Silvestri: Unsterile Clinic

31 Aug

Until 17th September 2016

Aida-Silvestri_installOn 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.



26 Aug


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.



11 Nov

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Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War

23 Sep

Free entry to the largest exhibition of British First World War art for almost 100 years, this major retrospective reveals how artists helped commemorate the First World War and shape a memory of the conflict that endures to this day.  This exhibition is open at the Imperial War Museum until 8th March 2015.

Percy Wyndham Lewis - A Battery Shelled - 1919

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Marina Abramovic: White Space

29 Jul


Lisson Gallery

16 August – 1 November 2014


Taking its title from an early, immersive sound environment, White Space presents a range of historic works by Marina Abramović that have never been exhibited before. Featuring two important sound pieces, previously unseen video documentation of seminal performances and a number of photographs and works on paper, all dating from 1971-1981, the exhibition reveals the artist’s first forays into a performance-based practice dealing with time and the immaterial.

First realised in 1972 at The Student Cultural Centre in Belgrade, White Space was a room lined with white paper containing a tape recording of the artist repeating the phrase “I love you”. Visitors were instructed to “Enter the space. Listen.” Never since recreated, this work forms the centrepiece of this display of rare, formative Abramović works, which nevertheless relate thematically to her recent decision to strip down her practice to its essence and empty out the Serpentine Gallery for her long-durational performance there, entitled 512 Hours. A second audio work installed in its own environment, The Tree (1971) can be heard outside the gallery, in its central courtyard, where a number of speakers blare out an artificially amplified repetition of birds chirping, the insistent recording perhaps referring to the recorded pronouncements of Josip Broz ‘Tito’, Yugoslavia’s revolutionary socialist leader of the time, whom Abramović’s parents fought with and eventually served under, as military officers in the Communist government.

Turner Prize 2014

10 Jul



Celebrating its 30th year, the Turner Prize 2014 is presented at Tate Britain from 30 September 2014 – 4 January 2015.

The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony, broadcast live on Channel 4, Monday 1 December 2014.

The nominated artists are: Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards and Tris Vonna-Michell

Foreign Bodies @ The Wellcome Collection

21 Jan

Still exhibiting at the Wellcome Collection until February 9th, ‘Foreign Bodies, Common Ground’ is a uniquely intimate collection of work from artists who worked in research centres in Thailand, Vietnam, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and the UK.