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Top 10 June Recommendations

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Helmut Newton, Monica Belluci, Monte Carlo, 2001
Helmut Newton, Monica Belluci, Monte Carlo, 2001 © Helmut Newton Estate

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

1. Helmut Newton/ Alice Springs: Us and Them and Helmut Newton: Sex and Landscapes – June 5-16
To celebrate its tenth anniversary, the Helmut Newton Foundation is showing the same two exhibitions with which it opened their doors. Us and Them is a joint exhibition of photographs by Newton and his wife June (aka Alice Springs), documenting their lives together with intimate, reciprocal portraits. Sex and Landscapes is a solo exhibition by Newton which brings together an array of large format landscapes and nude portraits that the great photographer took between 1974 and 2001.

2. Sophie Calle's Rachel/Monique at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York – Until June 25
In this touching and personal exhibition, Sophie Calle is displaying work that she was inspired to create following the death of her mother Monique in 2006. According to Calle, her mother “liked to be the object of discussion” and the fact that she “did not appear in any of [Calle's] work annoyed her”. In tribute, Calle decided to make a body of work dedicated entirely to her. Among the works on display will be Couldn't Capture Death, Calle's 2007 film of Monique's death and the exhibition will be accompanied by a soundtrack of excerpts taken from Monique's diaries.

3. Art or Sound at Fondazione Prada, Venice – June 7 - November 3
For their new exhibition at their gorgeous venue, the Ca' Corner della Regina, the Fondazione Prada will be examining the relationship between art and music. On display will be some beautifully ornamented musical instruments dating back to the seventeenth century, some spectacularly engineered mechanical instruments and some synaesthetic artworks produced by avant-garde twentieth century artists.

David Bowie with William Burroughs, February 1974
David Bowie with William Burroughs, February 1974 Photography by Terry O‘Neill with colour by David Bowie, Courtesy of The David Bowie Archive, © Victoria and Albert Museum
4. David Bowie at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin – Until August 10
The spectacular David Bowie exhibition that was first shown at London's V&A museum has relocated to Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau for a three-month stint. The exhibition is a comprehensive retrospective of Bowie's remarkable life and work, from his early juvenilia right up to his mature, contemporary works. Bowie always felt a close affinity with Berlin, so this is an excellent opportunity to look back on his life in a city that he loved.

5. In Homage at Skarstedt – June 27 - August 8
This June, Skarstedt London will be hosting a remarkable exhibition of works by modern and contemporary masters including Francis Bacon, George Condo, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince and Andy Warhol. The display will compare this collection of eclectic and illustrious artists on the basis of their shared mastery of the painterly process. A particular highlight will be Bacon's Study for a Pope II, last exhibited in the UK at Bacon's first retrospective at the Tate in 1962.

6. Room&Book: ICA Art Book Fair – June 6-8
Presented in conjunction with Claire de Rouen Books, the Room&Book is a three day art book fair in which leading dealers and specialists will exhibit their wares and discuss their trade. Attendees will be able to browse through books curated by renowned dealers like Claire de Rouen, Louis Vuitton's Maison Libraire and Maggs Brothers. To accompany the fair, there will be a number of Q&A sessions, panel discussions and presentations by artists including Christian Flamm and Bruno Zhu.

Petersham Nurseries Shop Trolley
Petersham Nurseries Shop Trolley Photography by David Loftus
7. Petersham Nurseries 10th Anniversary – June 5-8
For four days this month, Petersham Nurseries, the much loved garden centre and restaurant, will be celebrating its tenth anniversary. The nurseries owners, the Boglione family, will be hosting a series of events open to all, including two consecutive supper clubs on the 5th and 6th, tea tastings and free gardening events. A particular highlight will be the picnics on the 7th and 8th, hosted by Lara Boglione together with a cast of actors from Petersham Playhouse who will be providing entertainment in the form of live music and shows.

8. 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil – June 12 - July 13
Football fever is set to grip the globe once again in the form of this year's FIFA World Cup Brazil. The fashion world has also jumped on the bandwagon: the Jeremy Scott A/W14 womenswear is filled with football references while yoox.com, in collaboration with Sepp magazine, asked ten designers (including Opening Ceremony and Damir Doma) to design a special World Cup sweater representing their native country.

Leslie Caron in An American in Paris
Leslie Caron in An American in Paris, 1951
9. In Conversation with Leslie Caron – June 22
Hollywood icon Leslie Caron – best known for her mesmerising debut role in An American in Paris and as the elfin-featured Gigi – will participate in an interview and Q&A session at the Electric Cinema to discuss her memories of Hollywood's golden age and acting opposite legends such as Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Cary Grant. The interview will also touch on the challenges she faced as a young dancer in Hollywood and when portraying a single, pregnant woman in 1962's The L-Shaped Room (for which she won a BAFTA).

10. Field Day –June 7-8
East London's much-loved festival returns this year with another brilliant line-up including War Paint, Future Islands, Metronomy and alt-rock legends Pixies.

Compiled by Max Fletcher

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