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Group Show “Concrete Cuba” at David Zwirner Gallery, London

September 5 – October 3, 2015

Private view: Friday 4 September 2015, 6 – 8 PM

Press preview with art historian Abigail McEwen: 10 AM

David Zwirner
24 Grafton Street
London W1S 4EZ

David Zwirner is pleased to present a comprehensive exhibition of paintings and sculptures by the Cuban group of abstract painters Los Diez PintoresConcretos (Ten Concrete Painters), which was active from 1959 to 1961, at the gallery’s London location. Concrete Cuba is the first presentation in the United Kingdom to highlight the origins of concretism in Cuba during the 1950s, and will include important works by the eleven artists who were at different times associated with the short-lived group:Pedro ÁlvarezWifredo ArcayMario CarreñoSalvador CorratgéSandú DariéLuis Martínez PedroAlberto MenocalJosé MijaresPedro de Oraá,José Ángel RosabalLoló Soldevilla, and Rafael Soriano

 

 

 

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Teresita Fernández at Almine Rech Gallery, London

November 4- December 20, 2014

Almine Rech Gallery
11 Savile Row, 1st floor,
Mayfair, W1S3PG London

From Artdaily.org

LONDON.- Inspired by the landscape and natural phenomena as well as diverse historical and cultural references, Fernández presents a group of new works for her second exhibition with Almine Rech Gallery that collectively demonstrate her remarkable ability to transform materials into unique perceptual experiences.

This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in London. Fernández’s new Golden paintings, made with India ink on reflective metallic panels, continue the artist’s inquiries into materiality, landscape painting, mining, the connections between the cosmos and the subterranean, and the cultural significance of gold.

The thick, visceral layer of ink marks on top of the mirror-like surface explores painterly conventions of figure-in-the-landscape by superimposing the viewer’s own distorted reflection into the image. Shifting reflections animate the landscape scenes into almost gestural, real-time cinematic dissolves where the viewer becomes engaged in the immersive, experiential quality the work.

Fernández’s intense research and investigation into the materiality of gold and the convention of landscape can also be seen in her large-scale exhibition of sculptures and installations titled As Above So Below, on view at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts through March 2015.

 

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Elio Rodriguez in group show ALL TOGETHER NOW!, at Breese Little gallery, London

July 10 – August 9, 2014

Private View: Wednesday, July 9, 6 – 9 pm

 
Breese Little 
30b Great Sutton Street,
London, EC1V ODU
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Hernan Bas at Victoria Miro, London

26 April – 31 May 2014

Victoria Miro Gallery II
16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW

The American artist Hernan Bas has built an international reputation over the last decade for paintings that merge still life, portraiture and landscape within a deeply romantic sensibility. His work portrays an overt theatricality, offering a queering of historical genres, and is populated by beautiful objects and alluring boys—Bas never depicts women. His canvases are dense with incidence and intrigue, and can be aligned to artists such as Neo Rauch and Daniel Richter who similarly applied a flamboyant narrativity to figuration. If Rauch and Richter feel a little heavy metal, then Bas’ approach can be situated more on the dance floor. The paintings are exalted; at once psychedelic and narcotic. Victoria Miro presents a new series of paintings and works on paper across two venues, which are brought together under the single title “Memphis Living.” Lifted from the post-modern Italian design collective Memphis Group, the title articulates Bas’ interest in the historical impetus of design and decoration. The group was noted in the ’80s for their elision of applied arts with a formal eclecticism, and Bas’ new paintings are packed with references to the group’s work. This playfulness and historical layering brings new energy to an old technique. The exhibition, the artist’s fourth with the gallery, coincides with the most comprehensive monograph on the artist to date, published by Rizzoli. (George Vasey)

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Ana Mendieta Retrospective – London

24 September  – 15 December  2013

 

Southbank Centre,
Belvedere Rd
London, UK
 

This autumn The Hayward Gallery presents Ana Mendieta: Traces, the UK’s first retrospective of one of the most significant yet under-acknowledged artists of the late 20th century. In addition to films, sculptures, photographs, drawings, personal writings and notebooks, an extensive research room with hundreds of photographic slides unique access to works Ana Mendieta could never show during her short life.

The exhibition at Hayward Gallery, the first in a UK public institution solely devoted to the artist, will show the full breadth of Ana Mendieta’s work. Mendieta was part of a generation of innovative artists whose work no longer fitted the conventions of exhibition making and collecting art. Covering her entire career, and revealing different facets of her unique practice, this timely exhibition will position Mendieta as an influential figure from art history, reveal the creative mind of the artist, and convey the legacy of her work as well as its relevance for artists today.

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‘The New Man and The New Woman’ Diango Hernández in London

18 Sep. – 26 Oct. 2013

 

Marlborough Contemporary
6 Albemarle St. London W1S 4BY
UK
 

Diango Hernández links personal and collective memory, blurring the line between conflicting poetic and political points of view. Born in Cuba and now living in Düsseldorf, Germany, after having travelled the world, Hernández has acquired a reversed perspective on colonialism and political structures. An outsider everywhere, as much in Cuba as in Europe, he has invariably been shaped by his communist education. Hernández believes that all art is autobiographical but also incorporates the collective organised structures that give shape to history.

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Erik Ravelo in London

July 27 – August 6, 2012

Dray Walk Gallery

91 Brick Lane

Old Truman Brewery

London E1 6QL

Erik Ravelo, artista plástico y director creativo del proyecto Fabrica, del grupo Benetton, exhibe hasta el próximo 6 de agosto en la Dray Walk gallery (91 Brick Lane, Old Truman Brewery), de Londres, la instalación “Doping Thrower”, para promover la cultura de la ética deportiva.

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ARIEL OROZCO in group show: Pursuit of Perfection: The Politics of Sport, in London

27 July –   14 September, 2012

South London Gallery
65-67 Peckham Road
London SE5 8UH

Pursuit of Perfection: The Politics of Sport brings together art works which, in different ways and to varying degrees of seriousness or wit, play on some of the issues raised by sport, the politics surrounding it and its representation in the media. Aleksandra Mir’s spectacular installation Triumph, 2009, comprises 2,529 trophies; a sound piece by Janice Kerbel presents a specially scripted baseball commentary; and works by Roderick Buchanan, Lucy Gunning, Jonathan Monk, Ariel Orozco and Paul Pfeiffer take football as their subject. In Southwark Old Town Hall, John Gerrard’s Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 uses digital technologies to explore aspects of sport, spectacle, military exercise and power. In stark contrast, Michel Auder’s low-tech video collage of clips from TV coverage of the 1984 LA Olympics focuses on the human body, eroticised and mechanised in its pursuit of perfection.

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Carmen Herrera at Lisson Gallery London

February 1 to March 3, 2012
Lisson Gallery
52-54 Bell Street
London, NW1 5DA

Cuban artist Carmen Herrera, pioneer of geometric abstraction and Latin American Modernism, will present her works (the most comprehensive exhibition in Europe) at the Lisson Gallery.

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