9 Exhibitions to Catch This Week

To help you plan a cultural weekend, After Nyne’s Editorial Assistant Jessica Rayner selected the best exhibitions to catch this week. Get your exhibition listed by emailing newsdesk@afternyne.com


Moffat Takadiwa: Say Hello to English | Tyburn Gallery | Until 6 May 2017

The second exhibition at Tyburn from Takadiwa whose work features intricate sculptures from materials such as bottle tops and computer keyboard pieces. Takadiwa uses her practise to engage with issues of materialism and colonialism.

Elger Esser: Morgenland | Parasol Unit | Until 21 May 2017

Featuring the photographic works of German artist Elger Esser, Morgenland (morning land) marks Esser’s first UK solo exhibition. The display features images captured on his travels across Eastern Europe, as part of Esser’s desire to instead of depicting negative stereotypes, convey a sense of reconciliation.

Double Take | Skarstedt | Until 27 May 2017

Double Take focuses on the theme of appropriation and how different generations of artists including Barbara Kruger and Richard Prince have explored this theme through photography. The exhibition presents the continued power of pictures in shaping ideas of identity, gender, race and sexuality.

Secundino Hernandez: Paso | Victoria Miro | Until 6 May

‘Paso’ translates to ‘step’ with the title referring to a series of movements through abstraction and figuration. Presenting a vibrant selection of works as part of Hernandez’s investigation into gesture and form whilst experimenting with innovative techniques.

Making Jamaica: Photography from the 1890s | Autograph ABP | Until 22 April 2017

Presenting a ‘new image’ of Jamaica featuring more than 70 historical photographs through a transitional period is the country’s history. The exhibition depicts an intriguing vision of the ‘unspoiled beauty’ of one of the Caribbean’s iconic islands.

Josiah McElheny: The Crystal Land | White Cube | Closes 13 April

A multi-media exhibition featuring sculpture, painting, film and installation as part of McElheny’s desire to display how ‘reconstructing history’ can be a creative process.

Murderme | Newport Street Gallery | Until 17 April 17

The exhibition presents selected works from the Murderme collection, offering the chance to see work from a number of Hirst’s contemporaries including Michael Landy alongside emerging artists Sadie Laska and John Copeland.

Richard Tuttle: Critical Edge | Pace Gallery| From 13 April 2017

A exhibition from textile artist Tuttle presenting a selection of recent fabric works first presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tuttle draws beauty out of humble materials and has been described as one of the most significant artists working today.

Mat Collishaw – The Centrifugal Soul | Blain Southern | Until 27 May

We put too much of ourselves into our product facades, spinning too much mass to our outer edges where we hope it is both publicly visible and instantly loveable.’ Collishaw’s forthcoming exhibition features new sculpture, installation and paintings that draw on forms of illusion. The exhibition precedes Collishaw’s new virtual reality installation Thresholds launching at Photo London on 18 May.

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