Catch the best fashion films, artist retrospectives and contemporary choreography taking place in London, Paris and New York this week. Craig Lawrence and Machine-A announce their ongoing collaboration, London is host to a celebration of this
Catch the best fashion films, artist retrospectives and contemporary choreography taking place in London, Paris and New York this week. Craig Lawrence and Machine-A announce their ongoing collaboration, London is host to a celebration of this season’s greatest fashion films, Nancy Spero is feted at the Pompidou, Rosas Company asks us to stand still for just a moment at Sadler’s Wells and five decades of output from John Baldessari in New York.
Monday 18th October – Nancy Spero at Centre Pompidou, Paris.
One of the most powerful female artists of the last century, Nancy Spero is the subject of a retrospective at the Pompidou until early January. Her political resistance and preoccupation with social change is well documented in this extensive exhibition which includes her phenomenal piece, Azur.
Tuesday 19th October – The Song at Sadler’s Wells, London.
Contemporary choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker brings her company, Rosas, to Sadler’s Wells to present The Song, a meditation on the fast paced, maniac nature of the world in which we live, with the human body posited as the eye of the storm.
Tuesday 19th October – Video Re-See at Camp, London.
This Tuesday sees a celebration of the fashion film, showcasing the cream of emerging design talent including Dominic Jones, Craig Lawrence, JW Anderson and Hermione de Paula. The evening’s celebrations will feature a constant screening of this season’s most exciting fashion films.
Wednesday 20th October: Craig Lawrence opens at Machine-A.
Four time British Fashion Council NewGen award winner Lawrence has been a fashion world favourite since presenting his St Martin’s graduate collection in 2008. Machine-A will now be the first and only UK stockist of Lawrence’s work, hosting a collection of exclusive pieces from this Wednesday with an opening party to celebrate.
Wednesday October 20th – Pure Beauty, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Pure Beauty highlights the artist John Baldessari’s work from the past five decades, taking in his painting and phototexts, photographs and videos. His iconic textual works from the beginning of his career will be exhibited alongside Baldessari’s more experimental painting and photography work. Sure to be a grand display of a fantastic conceptual artist’s career.
Text by Sophie Jackson