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Top 10 March Recommendations

Each month, AnOther's editors give their recommendations for the coming month

Ron Young, 1984
Ron Young, 1984 © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, used by permission. Courtesy of OHWOW, Los Angeles.

The AnOther team compile their top 10 things to see and do this month

1. Robert Mapplethorpe: As Above, So Below – until March 29
The Los Angeles OHWOW gallery launches their first exhibition featuring the work of legendary photographer Robert Mapplethorpe this month. The show includes of 40 of Mapplethorpe’s works, from polaroids to rare silver gelatin prints, along the theme of ‘theoretical concepts of achieving visual equity and superseding artifice through method’.

2. Louis Vuitton x David Bowie Curated Bookshelf - throughout March
David Bowie is the latest artist to take charge of the curated bookshelf in the Librarie of the Louis Vuitton Bond Street Maison. Amongst his eclectic selection is Walter Trevis’ The Man Who Fell To Earth and a copy of The Old Testament, offering a unique literary insight into the mind of an icon. The fashion house also launches the third installment of their Foulards d’Artistes collaboration this month, featuring textile designs from promising new artists INTI, Kenny Scharf and André.

3. Giacomo Brunelli – until April 27
Best known for his critically acclaimed series The Animals I/II (2005-2009), comprising striking portraits of animals in Italy, photographer Giacomo Brulleni this time turns his lens on London in a series commissioned by Print Sales at The Photographers’ Gallery. Entitled Eternal London, the works see Brunelli using his silhouette-centric, film-noir style to create an evocative view of the capital and its famous landmarks, punctuated by people and animals.

Passing By, 2010
Passing By, 2010 © Sarah Moon
4. Sarah Moon: About Colour – until April 5 
Celebrated photographer Sarah Moon is now in the fourth decade of her astounding career. A new exhibition at the Michael Hoppen Gallery brings together new, old and rare, previously unseen work all exclusively in colour.

5. United Visual Artists (UVA): Momentum – until June 1
The Barbican’s Curve gallery has been transformed into an expansive musical instrument for the coming months, courtesy of art and design studio United Visual Arts. The 90-metre long space houses a installation that combines physics, digital technology, sound, light and movement to create a unique immersive experience.

Yoko Ono, Walking On Thin Ice, 1981
Yoko Ono, Walking On Thin Ice, 1981 © Yoko Ono
6. Yoko Ono, Half-A-Wind–Show: A Retrospective – March 14 – September 1
In celebration of Yoko Ono’s 80th birthday last year, The Guggenheim Musuem Bilbao are holding a unique retrospective of ‘one of the most influential artists of our time’. The almost 200 piece exhibition includes art, film and musical pieces from Ono’s astounding five-decade career.

7. William S. Burroughs Portraits 1975-1995 by Kate Simon – March 14
In celebration of the centenary of revered author William S. Burroughs, SHOWstudio shop are holding a solo exhibition of candid portraits of the man himself, taken by photographer Kate Simon over a 20-year period. The SHOWstudio shop is also one of three selected locations that will hold preview copies of the latest installment of Another Man; the London Blitz issue, available from March 13.

8. The Past – March 28

Following on from the Oscar award-winning A Separation, Asghar Farhadi’s latest film offering comes in the form of Parisian based family drama The Past. The film stars Ali Mossaffa and Bérénice Bejo as an estranged couple dealing with their imminent divorce and family rifts.

9. JH Engström: From Back Home – March 29 – May 10 
The end of the month sees Swedish-born photographer JH Engström exhibit his award winning works at the Swedish Photography gallery in Berlin. The series From Back Home – created between 2001 and 2008 – showcases around 100 prints of his home in the province of Värmland, West Sweden, taken with Engströms recognised tender, and at times vulnerable approach.

10. Peter Lindbergh - until April 19
Peter Lindbergh is one of the most influential fashion photographers of our time, often credited with the invention of ‘the supermodel’ and playing a major part in launching some of the biggest names in fashion. This month sees LA’s Fahey/Klein Gallery present a beautiful selection of images from Lindbergh’s expansive career.

Compiled by Rhiannon Wastell

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