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What’s up with the spate of London gallery closures?

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Source: Timeout

The bitter winds of Brexit, Covid and economic downturn finally blew a terrifying gale across London last year, claiming multiple gallery victims. It’s been a tough few years that many galleries have survived, but Simon Lee, Fold, and Darren Flook in Mayfair and Fitzrovia didn’t manage to endure. The Zabludowicz Collection and the Jewish Museum also closed, as did Gagosian’s Britannia Street branch. Are these the end times for London’s art scene?

Simon Lee, founded in 2002, was one of London’s most successful major galleries, specialising in the upper end of the art market: big artists making big art for big money. They had spaces in Hong Kong and New York, they represented painters and photographers like Christopher Wool, Dexter Dalwood, Rachel Howard, George Condo and Michelangelo Pistoletto, taking them to art fairs around the world. And they did interesting, adventurous stuff too, not just rampant commercial painting shows. In 2014 they held a wildly popular sale of Larry Clark photos that allowed visitors to rifle through boxes of his test prints and pick one up for just £100 (I bought one so full-frontally raunchy I’m almost too embarrassed to have it on display), they showed mythical queer black art by April Bey and hyper-militaristic weirdness by Mai-Thu Perret. They were the model big gallery, in other words.

Read more: https://www.timeout.com/london/art/gallery-closures-2024

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New Beginnings: Pioneers of AI Art, London Exhibition (11 April 2024)

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Source: Morningstar

LONDON, ENGLAND / ACCESSWIRE / April 3, 2024 / HOFA Gallery and Fellowship AI platform daily.xyz announce the launch of ‘New Beginnings’, a pioneering London exhibition that documents the evolution of AI artistry, and weaves together the realities of AI, art and the human experience. In partnership with AI art curation and research experts, Crysalis, the exhibition runs from 11 – 30 April 2024. The ground-breaking showcase will present 14 globally renowned AI artists, including Niceaunties, Sougwen Chung, Emily Xie, Agoria and Elman Mansimov who explore the profound implications of AI on art and human interaction. Other artists include Kevin Abosch, Ivona Tau, Gordon Cheung, Roope Rainisto, Crosslucid, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, Legio X, Sheldrick and Noper.

Agoria, {I Feel Good} Edit Premiere, AI Video, Edition of 1Elio D’Anna, Co-founder of HOFA Gallery, explains, “With the emergence of new AI models and techniques, a profound technological evolution occurred in 2023. ‘New Beginnings’ captures the first major works conceived and produced in the post-transition period, juxtaposing them with early era AI creations of immense significance. It effectively narrates the evolution of AI-generated artistry while simultaneously redefining contemporary perceptions of art in the digital age.”

Read more: https://www.morningstar.com/news/accesswire/849735msn/new-beginnings-pioneers-of-ai-art-london-exhibition-11-april-2024

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JUDY CHICAGO ‘REVELATIONS’ WILL BE THE ARTIST’S LARGEST SOLO PRESENTATION IN A LONDON INSTITUTION. 

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Chicago came to prominence in the late 1960s when she challenged the male-dominated landscape of the art world by making work that was boldly from a woman’s perspective. An artistic polymath, Chicago’s work is defined by a commitment to craft and experimentation, either through her choice of subject matter or the method and materials she employs.

Throughout her six-decade career, Chicago has contested the absence and erasure of women in the Western cultural canon, developing a distinctive visual language that gives visibility to their experiences. To this aim, Chicago has produced both individual and collaborative projects that grappled with themes of birth and creation, the social construct of masculinity, her Jewish identity, notions of power and powerlessness, extinction, and expressed her longstanding concern for climate justice.

Revelations charts the full arc of Chicago’s career with a specific focus on drawing, highlighting rarely-seen works. Several immersive, multi-media elements, including an AR app, a video recording booth, and other audio-visual components, set this show apart from previous surveys of Chicago’s work. With never-before-seen sketchbooks, films and slides, video interviews of participants from The Dinner Party (1974–79), audio recordings, and a guided tour of The Dinner Party by Chicago herself, this novel approach to exhibiting Chicago’s work makes the artist’s presence felt throughout the gallery.

Read more: https://fadmagazine.com/2024/03/20/judy-chicago-revelations-will-be-the-artists-largest-solo-presentation-in-a-london-institution/

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Beyond the Beatles: London exhibition celebrates ‘unknown’ artistic legacy of conceptual art icon

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Source: Hindustan Times

She is the world’s most famous unknown artist — everyone knows her name, but no one knows what she does, John Lennon once said of the perceived disregard for his wife Yoko Ono, who turns 91 on Sunday.

From Thursday, Ono’s impact on conceptual art are on display in a retrospective exhibition at the Tate Modern in London.

The “Music of the Mind” show, which runs until September 1, explores the multi-disciplinary works of a woman more famed for being the murdered Beatle’s wife than a conceptual art icon.

Read more: https://www.hindustantimes.com/lifestyle/art-culture/beyond-the-beatles-london-exhibition-celebrates-unknown-artistic-legacy-of-conceptual-art-icon-101708084183211.html

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