Yep, Autumn’s here. That means it’s (p)Arty time! Art everywhere, behind the sofa, under the bed, in the park. And lots of galleries too. Here’s an edited round up. Somehow going to cram half this lot around 5 films this weekend:
Frieze, a talk by Adam Curtis, Documentarian and Writer. Saturday 15 October 4.30pm. If you were to watch Curtis’ docs back to back it’d trip you out before too long…the paranoia would seep in pretty sharpish. Curtis is a journalist and documentary filmmaker who employs archival footage to explore ideas ranging from the interrelationship of science, politics and power, to the influence of psychology on public relations and advertising. His work includes The Power of Nightmares, The Century of the Self and The Mayfair Set. His most recent television series – All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace – examines, in his words, ‘how the way humans see the world has been colonised by machine ideas.’
Tate, Gerhardt Richter & Tacita Dean in the Turbine Hall., Bankside, SE1 On til 8th Jan and 11th March 2012 respectively. Richter, the greatest living painter? You decide.
Museum of Everything, Selfridges. On until Oct 25th. 400 drawings, paintings and sculptures. Experience the flying cities of Hans-Jorg Georgi, the curvy conspirators of Giovanni Galli, the multicolour wrestlers of Tomoyuki Shinki & the ceramic cameras of Alan Constable.
Saatchi, The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture. Duke of York Square, SW3. On til 16th Oct. 20 leading and emerging international artists working in sculpture today.
Royal Academy of Arts, Building the Revolution: Soviet Art & Architecture 1915-1935. From 29th Oct – 22nd Jan. Russian avant-garde architecture made during a brief but intense period of design and construction that took place from c.1922 to 1935. Fired by the Constructivist art that emerged in Russia from c.1915, architects transformed this radical artistic language into three dimensions.
Sluice Art Fair, 26 South Molton Street, W1 15/16th Oct. New art kid on the block. Will the art be as smooth as the graphics??
Gagosian, Mike Kelly, 6-24 Britannia Street, WC1. On til 22nd Oct. Sculptural depictions of Superman’s birthplace Kandor.
Annely Juda, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, 4th Floor, 23 Dering Street, W1. On til 22nd Oct. Nice pencil wielding.
Artangel, Locked Rom Scenario, N1.
A number of artists, and a diverse range of work: sculptures, paintings, photographs, performance and video. You’ve made an appointment to see the show. When you arrive, the building is open but the exhibition appears to be closed. Or maybe the show is over, and the works are waiting to be taken away?
Serpentine Pavilion, Peter Zumthor on til 16th Oct. Oh bugger I just can’t shoehorn this in too – as much as I’d like! The Garden Marathon: A two-day even exploring the concept of the garden – a product of the creative encounter between the man-made and the natural, between order and disorder.