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This Month In Art – Malevich, Frieze London, Fierce Festival, Jake & Dinos Chapman
October 1, 2014
COMING TO AN END –
Malevich – Until 26 Oct
The first UK retrospective of Kazimir Malevich, held at Tate Modern, is ending this month. Works from collections in Russia, the US, and Europe have been brought together to tell the most comprehensive and complete story of this influential artist who inspired and helped shape modern art. He is the inventor of Suprematism, a form of Abstract art involving compositions of base colours and geometric shapes to create unique visual languages that speak to the viewer visually. His work Black Square was revelatory, one of the defining pieces of Modernism; it marked a turning point in twentieth century art.
For more information go to – tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/malevich
GIANTS OF ART –
Frieze London – 15–18 October
It’s that time again. The world’s artists, collectors, and art fanatics will flock from across the globe to converge in Regent’s Park for the Frieze Art Fair once again this month to experience four days of Frieze Projects, Frieze Talks, and art by over 1,000 of the world’s leading artists. This year, the fair also introduces Frieze Live; a new section dedicated to ambitious performance-based installations that include both works created especially for the fair and reenacted historical performance works. Frieze is arguably the contemporary art event of the year.
For more information go to – friezelondon.com
FINGER ON THE PULSE –
Birmingham’s Fierce Festival – 2–12 October
Fierce is an annual live art and contemporary performance festival taking place in venues and spaces all over Birmingham. Encapsulating everything from amateur dramatics to large scale performance art pieces, there will be a series of cross-discipline performances and playful social interventions. This high-impact series of events will take place in theatres, swimming pools, galleries, warehouses, a former metal factory, a car mechanic’s garage, and streets across Birmingham.
For more information go to – wearefierce.org
ONE TO WAIT FOR –
Jake & Dinos Chapman, In the Realm of the Unmentionable – 25 Oct 2014 – 07 Jan 2015
A crowd-funded exhibition, In the Realm of the Unmentionable sees the brothers in their element; sourced artworks from antique and junk shops in Hastings have been ‘fixed’ for the exhibition; a continuation in kind from their reworking of Goya etchings and Victorian paintings for their Family Portrait series. Familiar themes of consumer culture, Western identity and human mortality occupy the rest of the work in this, the Jerwood gallery’s largest exhibition of contemporary art. The Chapman brothers will even be tattooing the public as part of the exhibition events programme.
For more information go to – jerwoodgallery.org/whatson/21/in-the-realm-of-the-unmentionable
Maxine Kirsty Sapsford, Arts Editor