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Temple Bar Gallery + Studios announces recipients of the TBG+S/ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Program) Residency 2022, in New York. ISCP have awarded two artists, Aideen Barry and Barbara KneĹľevi?, to participate in the residency which will take place in the coming months and into 2023. Each artist will spend three months in residency at ISCP in Brooklyn, New York. This residency provides the awarded artists with a high-quality studio, living stipend, travel costs, studio visits and off-site trips to museums, galleries and other cultural organisations. It supports the artist with a significant experience on a programme designed to build international networks, as…

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‘I’m like the best version of brown. I’m not even into Pakistanis and I’d probably hook up with myself.’ Zafar flees homophobic persecution in Pakistan to seek asylum in the UK. Londoner Bilal (or Billy as he prefers to be known) is ground down by years of Grindr and the complexity of being a brown gay man. Their worlds are about to change forever. Moving through casual hook-ups to the UK’s hostile environment, Waleed Akhtar’s sharp-witted and devastating new play charts the parallel lives of two gay Pakistani men. This story of who wins in the luck of the life’s…

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Nocturnal Creatures is Whitechapel Gallery’s annual late-night arts event that takes place for one night only, on Saturday 23 July, between 6pm-11pm, across East London. This year’s festival will transform the streets in and around Whitechapel, through an exciting array of immersive film, music, performance, dance, arts, DJ sets, a mini-grime rave and even a bouncy castle. Connecting with local communities, artists and spaces, the free festival provides the opportunity to view contemporary art and the work of emerging artists in some of East London’s most unique and historic spaces.  Agostino Quaranta Tecnopizzica (Image Still) 2022 Courtesy the artist Whitechapel…

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Paul Slater, revered artist and illustrator whose eccentric work has been bought by Heston Blumenthal, Damien Hirst and many others, is preparing to exhibit his first solo show in nearly a decade. His new collection of never-seen-before works will be on display at London’s Catto Gallery this September. This eagerly awaited event celebrates Paul Slater’s unique place within contemporary British art. During the nineties, his surreal and humorous illustrations were seen and loved by millions on the pages of The Week, The Listener and many other major publications. He created original artworks for the restaurant reviews in The Times and…

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JPS Gallery is pleased to announce Curtain Call, a solo exhibition by Adam Linn, on view at the gallery’s location in Tokyo. This exhibition marks the artist’s international debut and first solo show with JPS, showcasing a series of works that exemplify themes of seduction and adaptability through the lens of anthropomorphism. For his first show with the gallery Linn constructed a theatrical affair letting us observe and participate in the suspense and eagerness of each scene. His anthropomorphic character(s), ambiguously being one or many in the family, are presented in campy exaggerated settings, suspiciously gazing through the curtain as if…

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Piffaretti’s fourth solo exhibition with Lisson Gallery debuts a new body of work along with a revisitation of paintings from his past. The act of looking back is central to Piffaretti’s method, whether it is immediately, as is the case with his mirrored, two-canvas foundations, or historically, with references to past artists and to his own previous bodies of work. Including sometimes subtle and sometimes overt references to motifs found in the paintings of French Modernism and 20th Century American Art, ‘Pick Up’ presents a recurring situation that instructs the viewer to look for a second time. More

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This July, The Scottish Gallery are welcoming a vibrant collection of renowned artists, showcasing Wilhelmina Barns Graham’s A Life in Colour John Brown’s My Garden Jake Harvey’s Honed Kurt Jackson’s The Burn A Scottish Millstream and Alex Knubley ’s The Growing Season This grouping of works culminates in a dynamic showcase of the Scottish Summer which includes s culptural works in the G allery’s garden. WilhelminaBarns Graham’s collection of works featured in the Summer Exhibition showcases an artistic journey of over 40 years. T he works included in A Life in Colour all share a close observation of the natural…

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NANZUKA is pleased to present a solo exhibition with Spanish artist Julio Anaya Cabanding at NANZUKA 2G. Julio Anaya Cabanding was born in 1987 in Malaga, Spain, where he currently continues to live and work.Cabanding is known for his reworkings of historical paintings spanning the classical period to the present, employing found materials such as used pieces of cardboard or wood, or the wall itself as his support medium. Such practice derives from the artist’s endeavor to explore the extent to which paintings can become familiar and accessible. Addressing contexts such as reproduction and appropriation art, as well as street…

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Starting 3 June and on view until 20 November 2022, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) will present the most comprehensive retrospective exhibition of General Idea to date. Formed as part of 1960s counterculture, General Idea was a radical artist group founded in Toronto by AA Bronson (b. 1946), Felix Partz (1945–1994) and Jorge Zontal (1944–1994). Together they invented a ground-breaking and provocative multi-disciplinary practice that challenged social and artistic norms, and altered the development of postwar art over the course of 25 years – from the group’s formation in 1969 to the deaths in 1994 of both Partz and Zontal from AIDS-related illnesses. This major retrospective…

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Marking the gallery’s inaugural participation in Art Basel, GalerĂ­a RGR presents a selected group of paintings by Venezuelan painter and muralist Oswaldo Vigas (1923 – 2014) from the 1950s. The works on view offer highlights of his life’s artistic practice. Commemorating his participation in the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) murals, the booth will include two of Vigas’ preparatory paintings for the famed “Synthesis of the Arts” public art commission, now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The solo presentation joins the Feature sector at Art Basel, showcasing artworks by 20th and 21st-century artists, ranging from solo exhibitions to stimulating…

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ArkDes, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, is excited to present the premiere of The Silence (2022), a new moving image installation by Amie Siegel. The artist’s new commission will be on view from 3 June to 30 October, 2022. A double video projection composed of two alternating segments—each performed and filmed in two churches designed by Swedish architect Sigurd Lewerentz (1885 – 1975) late in his life: St. Mark’s (Stockholm), and St. Peter’s (Klippan)—The Silence considers the relationship between architecture, music, sound, and the immaterial. The Silence behaves much like a vinyl album—each ‘side’, or video projection, performs a musical score the…

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(Montauk, NY) – The South Enta Montauk Foundation is pleased to Faith Ringgold: Jazz Stories, an exhibition of recent work by one of the United States’ most important living artists. Featuring five of her signature Story Quilts, the presentation incorporates over twenty drawings, paintings, sculptures, and prints from Ringgold’s “Jazz Stories” series, which she began in 2004. Ringgold’s renown stems in part from the wide range of media she incorporates into her practice, and this exhibition charts Ringgold’s connection to jazz accros numerous techniques. For this exhibition, the South Etna Montauk Foundation has worked closely with ACA Galleries, which has long represented and championed Ringgold’s work. Organized to complement…

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