Thursday 08th December

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Reine Okuliar

Rachel Rom

E.G.P runs for Refuge

Getting museum artworks on your walls while supporting victims of domestic violence has been made possible by Galerie E.G.P!

Galerie E.G.P is a Paris based contemporary art gallery founded in 2009 by Reine Okuliar and Lydie Ullmann and opened the doors to its London office in 2013. Like the rest of us E.G.P’s team was staggered when during the month of October alone, Amanda Hutton’s trial and Keanu William’s death shocked the UK whilst France was outraged at the disappearance and death of five-year-old Fiona. However with 2 women a week being killed in the UK alone due to domestic violence, this is clearly just the tip of the iceberg. Galerie E.G.P felt the urge to do its part to raise awareness about this issue.

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Category: Art
Leandro Erlich, Dalston House
Leandro Erlich, Dalston House

Defying gravity in London

Have you always admired Man on a Wire without quite having the stomach for this kind of endeavour? If you are in for something a little less life threatening, the Argentinean artist Leandro Erlich has made possible for you to safely defy gravity. You have until August 4th, 2013 to levitate at Dalston House.

Born in Buenos Aires in 1973, Leandro Erlich has gained notoriety thanks to the Swimming Pool, an installation that was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2001. His work is often made out of architectural components at human scale. The participants are invited to experience surroundings with a twist.

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Category: Art
El Anatsui, TSIATSIA - searching for connection, 2013,
Aluminium, (bottle-tops, printing plates, roofing sheets) and copper wire, 15 x 23 metres. 
Photo by Benedict Johnson
El Anatsui, TSIATSIA - searching for connection, 2013, Aluminium, (bottle-tops, printing plates, roofing sheets) and copper wire, 15 x 23 metres. Photo by Benedict Johnson

Summertime at the Royal Academy

Trying to escape the blistering sun? Step into the Royal Academy in London until August 18th for the Summer Exhibition.

The show starts at the entrance with TSIATSIA – searching for connection – an installation by El Anatsui. The imposing draped sculpture seemingly hangs loosely from Burlington House’s balustrade.

If you followed Grayson Perry RA in his exploration of British taste on Channel 4 last year then do not miss the final room. It is a chance to see the resulting artwork, The Vanity of Small Differences. Grayson Perry is inspired by Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress. The eight paintings executed during the 18th century depict the rise and fall of Tom Rakewell, the spendthrift son of a London merchant. The artist’s artworks are composed of people, events and objects he encountered on journeys through Sunderland, Tunbridge Wells and the Cotswolds. The use of tapestry gives an ancestral grandeur to this contemporary tale.

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Category: Art

Hackney is home to the Lab Film Festival

Do you want to discover emerging artistic talents? To watch  artists’ films? To wander around Hackney Wick? You have until June 30th, 2013 to do all three thanks to the inaugural edition of the Lab Film Festival.

The festival will feature over a week of short film screenings, talks, workshops and events across Hackney Wick, Fish Island and the surrounding boroughs of Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham.

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Category: Cinema