Fitzrovia/Soho Contemporary Galleries. A selection made for FMC by art advisor Jenny Christensson.
There are numerous interesting contemporary art galleries nestled in the narrow streets of Fitzrovia and Soho. Inspired by Photo London we went in search of exhibitions of photography and film in the area around Oxford Circus:
Until 20 June, 2015
Space Invaders – Sculptors’ Vision is the second in a series of exhibitions marking the gallery’s fifteenth anniversary. The photographic work of Clay Ketter, which looks at architectural traces, is displayed alongside wall-based sculpture by Vanessa Henn and Julia Mangold.
Until 27 June, 2015
Shine Ur Eye presents the work of photographers Robin Maddock, Benedicte Kurzen and Cristina De Middel, who have collaborated together to produce an original photographic essay on Nigeria.
Until 6 June, 2015
The first exhibition of German artist Thomas Struth’s photography since his retrospective at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2011 includes work from two recent projects: photographs made during visits in East Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Golan Heights, Ramallah, Al–Khalil/Hebron, Nazareth and the Negev as part of “The Place” and places of scientific and technological research in California.
Until 10 July 2015
Once again this gallery shines a light on an artist who emerged in the 1970s, on this occasion Malcolm Le Grice. No Idea encompasses the last fifty years of his practice and is the first solo exhibition of his work in a commercial gallery.
A Voice Remains a selection of often politically charged works looks at the significance of history and the ways in which the past informs the present. The exhibition just ended. It included works by Andrea Bowers, Sam Durant, Hans Haacke, Sharon Hayes, Mary Kelly and Carrie Mae Weems. The new exhibition showing new paintings and sculptures by young British artist Gabriel Hartley is opening on 12 June 2015.
Until 27 June 2015
This gallery regularly showcases the work of African and diaspora artists, on this occasion presenting a group photography exhibition: The View From Here, with pieces by: Andrew Eseibo, Delio Jasse, Lebohang Kganye, Namsa Leuba, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Abraham Oghobase and Dawit L. Petros.
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