Victoria Miro: London Talks and Events – July 2017

Milton Avery, Excursion on the Thames, 1953. Oil on canvas, 101.6 x 127 cm, 40 x 50 in. © The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation. Courtesy The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation and Victoria Miro, London

Victoria Miro Wharf Road, London.

Milton Avery exhibition tour with Edith Devaney, Contemporary Curator, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Monday 10 July 2017
Doors 6pm, tour 6:30pm
Victoria Miro Mayfair

A talk about the work of Milton Avery by Edith Devaney, author of the catalogue for the current exhibition.
Booking essential; RSVP here


Now available: an extensively illustrated, 116-page hardback book examining the development of Milton Avery’s career and his influence within the canon of American art. Essay by Edith Devaney


Hilton Als in conversation with Tim Adams

Alice Neel, Pregnant Maria, 1964. Oil on canvas, 81.3 x 119.4 cm, 32 x 47 in © The Estate of Alice Neel. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York:London and Victoria Miro, London

Wednesday 12 July 2017 (FULLY BOOKED)
Doors 6:30pm, talk 7pm
Victoria Miro, 16 Wharf Road

Pulitzer-Prize winning critic and author Hilton Als talks to The Observer’s Tim Adams about Alice Neel, Uptown, with a reading from the accompanying book

An accompanying book, jointly published by David Zwirner Books and Victoria Miro, includes essays by Hilton Als and new scholarship by Jeremy Lewison


Isaac Julien’s Looking for Langston is celebrated in a special evening in association with Queercircle and The Vinyl Factory

Isaac Julien, After George Platt Lynes, Nudes 1942 (Looking for Langston Vintage Series), 1989/2016. Ilford classic silver gelatin fine art paper, mounted on aluminum and framed. Framed size 74.5 x 58.1 cm, 29 3/8 x 22 7/8 in.

Thursday 27 July 2017, 7-9pm
Victoria Miro, 16 Wharf Road

Josh Rivers from Gay Times talks with Isaac Julien about Looking for Langston. Artist and poet Travis Alabanza gives a special performance and The Vinyl Factory launches the soundtrack of the film. Limited availability; booking essential. RSVP here

Thursday 20 July, 7-9pm, Tate Britain
A rare screening of Looking for Langston in its original 16mm format, followed by a talk with Isaac Julien and Tate curator Zoe Whitley. Book here

A limited edition artist’s book, designed by Olu Odukoya, accompanies the exhibition “I dream a world” Looking for Langston. Lavishly illustrated, it includes texts by Isaac Julien and Hilton Als, alongside rare archival material.

Watch Isaac Julien and Hilton Als discuss the genesis of Looking for Langston here.


Summer in London

Conrad Shawcross: The 2017 Terrace Wires Commission

The Interpretation of Movement (a 9:8 in blue) is the artist’s most ambitious mechanical work, turning methodically above the station concourse at St Pancras International.


Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

A major exhibition of new works touching on themes including popularity and art, masculinity, and the current political and cultural landscape. Serpentine Galleries, until 10 September 2017.


Alice Neel in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Alice Neel’s 1977 portrait of the artist Faith Ringgold features in this upcoming exhibition at Tate Modern, curated by Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley. 12 July – 22 October 2017.


Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic

“Weaving Magic is all a liquid dance, potent and dangerous as a cocktail, lovely and sinuous as a snake. I’m bitten.” Adrian Searle, ***** The Guardian.
The National Gallery, until 28 August 2017


Ongoing in London

Varda Caivano, Secundino Hernández, Isaac Julien, Wangechi Mutu, and Conrad Shawcross, Summer Exhibition 2017, The Royal Academy of Arts, until 20 August.

Isaac Julien: The Place is Here, South London Gallery, until 10 September

Isaac Julien: Into the Unknown – A Journey Through Science Fiction, Barbican Centre, until 1 September

Conrad Shawcross: Into the Unknown – A Journey Through Science Fiction, Barbican Centre, until 1 September

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