June is the last push for most art professionals, we have been running around everywhere and we cannot wait for our summer holiday! Here are three exhibition choices to gain energy from.
Exhibition: Focusing Room
Artists: Adolf Luther, Alberto Biasi, Heinz Mack, Christian Megert, Nicolas Schoffer, Peter Sedgley, Nanda Vigo
Venue: Art Circle 48 Albemarle Street London W1S4DH
Dates: 19 May - 9 June, 2017
It's a wonderful way to plunge into the art of the 1960s and 1970s. While we may all know Donal Judd, most of the artists in this show are still relatively unknown, which is a crime given how meaningful they are to this time. This whole generation of artists was fascinated by light and perception. The artists saw themselves as geeky researchers in the field of optics which we can tell while walking around all these optical and lighting illusions.
Exhibition: Juicy Bits
Artist: Tristan Pigott
Venue: Cob Gallery, 205 Royal College Street, London NW10SG
Dates: 8 June - 1 July, 2017
The kind of people that Tristan Pigott depicts are our real contemporaries. People who are attuned to the way that self-image is constantly chopped up, repackaged and beamed back at us through the wires and lenses of our modern culture. Go and see it, you will never hold your iPhone the same way again.
Exhibition: Procedures & Materials
Artists: Scarlett Bowman, Will Thomson, Alexandra Lethbridge, Leni Dothan and Jessica Thalmann
Venue: Online! https://collectionair.com/exhibitions/75-procedures-materials
Dates: Until 24 July, 2017
Not all exhibitions have to be experienced physically, we are, after all in a time of progress. Here is a great online exhibition by curator Ariane Belisle discussing processes and materials with a group of young artists. In the mid-1960s, process became a marked theme within the history of art. Rooted in the Dada movement and Abstract Expressionism, materials, procedures and facture began to take precedence over the final work. Eschewing the fabricated modular units of Minimalism, the artworks intentionally left exposed traces of their creation. Echoing the common refrain ‘it’s the journey, not the destination,’ Procedures & Materials follows in this tradition, investigating new processes in art.