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Melancholia, a Sebald variation

London,King’s College London21 Sep - 10 Dec
An exhibition organised by John-Paul Stonard and Lara Feigel Albrecht Dürer’s 1514 engraving Melencolia I remains one of the foundational images of European art. The winged figure of genius slouches despondently; the hourglass shows time hastening to its end. Five centuries later, this became the mood of that archetypal melancholy European, W G Sebald. There is the rootlessness of exile and displacement in The Emigrants; the disappearance of old Europe in Austerlitz; the ruins of the bombed cities in On…
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Leonor Antunes: the frisson of the togetherness

London,Whitechapel Gallery3 Oct - 9 Apr
Opening on 3 October 2017, the Whitechapel Gallery’s new site-specific commission by Portuguese artist Leonor Antunes (b.1972, Lisbon) is the artist’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery in the UK. Antunes creates sculptures that respond to the architectural and historical context in which they are presented. Her works often reference overlooked figures in the history of Modernism, particularly female architects, artists and designers including Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa, Lina Bo Bardi, Eileen Gray and Greta Grossman. Examples of traditional…
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Harry Potter: A History of Magic

London,British Library20 Oct - 28 Feb
Journey to where magic and myth began Have you ever wanted to delve into Divination, ponder the peculiarities of Potions and discover enchanting creatures? Now you can. We unveil rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British Library’s collection, capturing the traditions of folklore and magic which are at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Marvel at original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay, both on display for the first time. See the gargantuan…
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The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile

London,Tate Britain2 Nov - 7 May
The story of the artists who fled to Britain to escape war in France. This exhibition presents captivating works by Monet, Tissot, Pissarro and their compatriots. In the 1870s, France was devastated by the Franco-Prussian war and insurrection in Paris, driving artists to seek refuge across the Channel. Their experiences in London and the friendships that developed not only influenced their own work but also contributed to the British art scene. The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London, French Artists in…
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Physical Energy – Royal Academy of Arts

London,Royal Academy of Arts20 Nov - 20 Mar
The renowned equestrian sculpture by GF Watts, first displayed in the Royal Academy’s courtyard in 1904, returns 113 years later in a new bronze cast. In collaboration with Watts Gallery Trust, we’re presenting a new bronze cast of Physical Energy by George Frederic Watts RA, cast at the foundry of Pangolin Editions. Royal Academician George Frederic Watts OM (1817–1904), is widely considered to be one of the greatest artists of the Victorian age. A sculptor, portraitist and creator of classic…
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Laurent Grasso: The Panoptes Project

London,Olivier Malingue21 Nov - 26 Jan
Olivier Malingue has invited winner of the 2008 Prix Marcel Duchamp, Laurent Grasso, to present his one-off project The Panoptes Project, opening October 2017. Coinciding with the gallery’s first participation in Frieze Masters, Grasso takes advantage of Malingue’s extensive access to modern masters, presenting classics including Max Ernst, René Magritte and Francis Picabia alongside his original sculptures, paintings, neons and audio-visual. The Panoptes Project creates parallels between Grasso’s work and historical, academic, Surrealist, and materialist understandings of the eye. Known…
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MODIGLIANI at Tate Modern

London ,Tate Modern23 Nov - 2 Apr
See some of the most memorable art of the 20th century at Tate Modern’s comprehensive retrospective of Modigliani’s work. During his brief and turbulent life Modigliani developed a unique and instantly recognisable pictorial style. Though meeting little success during their time, his emotionally intense portraits and seductive nudes are now among the best-loved paintings of the 20th century. Modigliani’s nudes are a highlight of the exhibition – with 12 nudes on display, this is the largest group ever reunited in the…
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Lessing Presents Lessing

London,Austrian Cultural Forum London30 Nov - 23 Feb
Erich Lessing is among Austria’s most celebrated photographers. He is a chronicler of the post-war era, has documented major political events, capturing the protagonists with his camera in an inimitable manner. As a Jewish child in Vienna, Lessing experienced persecution and the expulsion of his family from their home. After his return to Austria in 1945 he became a photo reporter for Associated Press and a member of Magnum Photos. This unique exhibition, curated by the photographer’s daughter Hannah Lessing…
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Danielle van Zadelhoff- Survivors

London ,City Hall23 Dec - 24 Jan
Celebrated artist Danielle van Zadelhoff was commissioned to create portraits of long-term survivors of HIV. The result is this City Hall exhibition, which marks World AIDS Day 2017, as part of the AIDS Since the 80s Project. Her pictures show some of the people who have given in-depth interviews to the AIDS Since the 80s Project. The complete interviews will be left in the London Metropolitan Archives. They will form a valuable resource for generations to come. Danielle says: “This project is close to my…
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