An interactive sculpture providing an immersive experience of Disobedient AI and experimental knitwear featuring sensor-embedded yarns are some of the academic-artist collaborations on display as part of a new exhibition, King’s Artists – new thinking, new making, at King’s College London this October.
Museums and galleries
The Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has published performance indicators for its 15 sponsored museums in 2017/18.
The key findings are:
From 12 to 22 September, Canadian abstract artist KV Duong will be exhibiting new paintings from his “Identity” series alongside a film of "Turbulence", his acclaimed live body-painting performance piece, at London’s Leyden Gallery as part Platform for Emerging Arts 19.
You can watch "Turbulence" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPcqgS_yzFQ
November 4th this year marks the centenary of the day that Shropshire poet and soldier, Wilfred Owen, fell in battle in 1918, the last year of the First World War. This important anniversary will be marked in his home county by a series of events over the last 100 days from 4th August to the centenary of the Armistice on 11th November. Details can be found in the brochure (see link) together with ideas of related places that can be visited during the period.
Stephenson's Rocket, long stationed at London's Science Museum and part of its collection, will now remain in the North of England after its display as part of the Great Exhibition of the North.
The iconic feat of locomotive engineering was bult in Newcastle in 1829, and its homecoming for the Great Exhibition of the North earlier this year – the first time in 150 years – was seen as a huge highlight of the programme. It has helped increase visitors to the Discover Museum in Newcastle by over 100% on 2017.
Serpentine Galleries has published a video interview with Frida Escobedo, the designer of the Serpentine Pavilion 2018.
The Mexican architect and designer describes the Pavilion and the thoughts behind the design choices, influences and artistic ambition.
You can enjoy the Serpentine Pavilion 2018 until the 7 October 2018. The Serpentine's first Pavilion outside of the UK was opened on 30 May in the WF Central development in Beijing and can be seen until 31 October 2018.
Hothouse is a Crafts Council Talent and Business Development Programme that supports talented makers at the start of their career.
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has opened a major new exhibition featuring world-renowned Mexican artist Frida Khalo's belongings, much of which is being displayed outside of her home country for the first time.
Henry Miller Fine Art will be hosting an Open House weekend at its home gallery in Walthamstow, on 23 and 24 June.
While Henry Miller regularly exhibits at galleries in central London (the next show will be in October), this is a rare chance for art lovers and collectors to view his collection in the more personal setting of his beautifully restored Victorian home, which lends itself perfectly to be a gallery. By placing the works within his own home, Henry gives potential buyers a better sense of what a picture will look like within their own domestic setting.
The Great Exhibition of the North takes place from 22 June to 9 September, 80 days of amazing exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation, new artworks and magical experiences. The Exhibition will tell the inspiring story of the North of England and how its innovators, businesses, artists and designers have shaped our present and are inspiring our future.
Some highlights from each of the trails and hubs throughout the three months include: