The AnOther team share their cultural highlights for the month ahead
Le Corbusier: What Moves Us – September 12 - December 13
Rising populations and housing solutions are the plat du jour for the modern coffee shop intellectual, so what better time to look to the grandfather of Brutalism for inspiration? Le Corbusier was pivotal in shaping the way we live today, blending practicality and concrete into his visionary ideas of town planning and architecture. To mark the 50th anniversary of his death, Museum Jorn in Silkborg is holding an exhibition displaying the great man’s work in many media; from sketches and paintings to models and sculptures. He can also teach us a thing or two about making the most of summer's final rays of sunshine...
Sybil Andrews – September 24 - October 10
What’s not to love about 20th Century artist Sybil Andrews’ vibrant linocuts? A wartime welder, airplane engineer and metalworker, Andrews’ work is finally given a room of its own in a new exhibition at London gallery Osborne Samuel, and we couldn’t be more excited to see it.
Digital Disturbances – September 11 - December 12
This upcoming exhibition at the Fashion Space Gallery in central London considers the immeasurable influence of digital tools on fashion – from print design and wearable technology to social media and e-commerce. Leanne Wierzba hopes that the exhibition will encourage visitors to “think less literally about the impact of digital tools and concept,” she says. “The work in the exhibition really deals with the digital imagination and with how new ways of working that are facilitated by digital technology become integrated into the ways in which we interpret ourselves and our surroundings."
Transmissions – September 5 - January 3
The 1960s and 70s saw a wave of radical experimentation sweep Latin America and Eastern Europe, and it’s this moment of revolution which is the focus of Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960–1980, a new exhibition opening at New York’s MoMA this September. Including works by artists including Ana Mendieta, Geta Brặtescu and Tomislav Gotovac, the show looks set to host an eclectic collection of pieces, highlighting points of contact between artists.
Picasso Sculpture – September 14 - February 7
Wander two floors down from Transmissions at MoMA and you’ll find the first show of Pablo Picasso’s three-dimensional work to take place in almost 50 years. His lack of formal training in sculpture gave Picasso a playful approach to the medium, creating characters which he would treat “almost as members of his household,” the museum explains – which sounds like reason enough to experience the pieces firsthand.
The Best of Film
This month brings with it a plethora of cinematic offerings. There’s the John Waters season at the BFI, a glorious chance to revisit and discover every single film from the Pope of Trash’s oeuvre. Then there’s the brilliant, Brian Eno-scored Me and Earl and the Dying Girl from Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Poignant and funny in equal measure, it tackles the subject of cancer with refreshing candour.
Two very different biopics are on the horizon – Pasolini (which sees a captivating Willem Dafoe taking on the role of the seminal filmmaker) and Legend where Tom Hardy doubles up for a chilling portrayal of the Kray twins. The widely acclaimed 99 Homes has arrived telling the tale of a construction worker forced into taking a job with the ruthless real-estate broker who evicted him and his family from their home. Finally, don’t miss A Girl at My Door, the South Korean drama from July Jung, starring Bae Doona as a policewoman who takes in a teenager to protect her from her abusive stepfather.
Shakespeare and Company, Paris: The Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart
Almost a century after it was first opened by bookseller Sylvia Beach on Paris’ left bank, cherished bookshop Shakespeare and Company has finally given in to calls to turn its hand to publishing. It will begin its run with a full-length publication about its own history, entitled Shakespeare and Company, Paris: The Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart.
Fondazione Prada - Until around 9 September
Milan’s Fondazione Prada is changing the rules around what constitutes performance in art this September, by making the dismantling phase of its Serial Classic exhibition – a display which explored the relationship between originality and imitation in Roman culture – visible to the public. Facilitated by two external walkways which line the glass walls of the exhibition space, visitors to the Fondazione will find themselves at eye level with the takedown of the exhibition, which will last for around two weeks from August 26.
Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life – Until November 1
Seeking horticultural inspiration to help you coax a struggling window box back to life now that summer has almost come to pass? Look no further than New York’s Botanical Garden, which examines iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s enduring love for the natural world by way of a dozen of her original works featuring plant life, plus a rare array of photographs and footage of her at home at La Casa Azul.
Perfect Places to Eat and Drink
Locally sourced, organic and seasonal ingredients are at the heart of Tom Hunt’s evening tapas menu at Poco, opening a new branch on Broadway Market on September 7. Enjoy exciting culinary combinations – from roasted plum and vermouth granita with raw cream to pigeon, pomegranate and cobnut dukkah – and sip on a foraged elderflower cocktail while taking in the sustainable interior design. Meanwhile rising chef Selin Kiazim opens her first restaurant, Oklava, in Shoreditch this month. The Turkish-Cypriot cook is whipping up a storm with her mindblowingly modern flavours presented in the form of exotic salads and zesty, Mediterranean fare.
Josef Koudelka – September 19 - January 10
Madrid’s Fundacion Mapfre pays due homage to Magnum photographer Josef Koudelka this autumn, a French-nationalized Czech photographer whose career spans fifty years, and whose expansive body of work documenting the Romani of Eastern Europe is unparalleled in the medium.
George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984 gets a fresh interpretation courtesy of Northern Ballet this September, and is set to be a visual feast with choreography by Jonathan Watkins, against a backdrop of orchestral tones scored by Tony nominated Alex Baranowski. Commencing its tour on September 5 at The West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, this is sure to be a wonderful autumnal evening out. Meanwhile for fans of Shakespeare, or indeed Benedict Cumberbatch, London's Barbican will be running their compelling interpretation of Hamlet throughout September. We hear it lives up to expectations.