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November 2019

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November
Monday

Maria Bartuszova @ Tate Modern

11 November 2019 - 18 April 2020
Tate Modern,

This major retrospective highlights the abstract sculptures of Slovak artist Maria Bartuszová. The exhibition starts in the 1960s, when Bartuszová created her own experimental method of casting plaster by hand. Inspired by playing with her young daughter, she found she could create pure abstract forms by pouring plaster into rubber balloons. She would shape the sculpture by pushing or pulling, or submerging it into water, creating uniquely beautiful organic shapes. Some are reminiscent of rain drops, seeds or eggs. Some suggest…

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November
Wednesday

Vivian Suter @ Tate Liverpool

13 November 2019 - 15 March 2020
Tate Liverpool,

Vivian Suter’s work is inspired by the tropical landscape of Panajachel in Guatemala, where she lives and works. The environment plays an important role in the making and development of her work. She leaves her artwork outdoors to be exposed to the elements so that natural substances, such as volcanic and botanical matter, are incorporated into her work, The Tropical Landscape of Guatemala.

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November
Thursday

Jessi Reaves @ Herald St

14 November 2019 - 25 January 2020
Herald Street Gallery,

Jessi Reaves, Going out in style, presents works that are contradictory, oscillating between sculpture and furniture while never quite fitting squarely into either category. A piece of fabric resembling a slipcover, typically intended as a protective sheath, is here gaping with holes and draped over a deep rust-coloured container; wooden salad bowls are placed as supports underneath a glass table-top literally folding the role of the table under its hood like an engine.

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November
Friday

Helen Frankenthaler @ Tate Modern

15 November 2019 - 14 November 2020
Tate Modern,

A retrospective of the work of Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011), one of the most significant American artists of the twentieth century. A key member of the second generation of abstract expressionist painters, she made a major contribution to the subsequent development of abstract painting with works acclaimed for their bold forms and colours.

16
November
Saturday

Charlotte Hodes @ Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool

16 November 2019 - 28 March 2020
Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool,

An innovative exhibition mixing historic objects with new work by artist Charlotte Hodes and poet Deryn Rees-Jones. In a set of three interlinked spaces, the exhibition interprets the lives and works of women writers and their ‘errant’ voices across three centuries.  Relieved of the narratives of genre and time; text, image, and animation explore aspects of women’s creativity, and create a fresh memory-scape for the imagination. Alongside are paintings, prints, paper-cuts, glass and ceramics, with animated films of the poem.

16
November
Saturday

Judy Chicago @ BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

16 November 2019 - 19 April 2020
Baltic, Gateshead,

The exhibition spans Judy Chicago's fifty-year career, from her early actions in the desert in the 1970s, to her most recent series, The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction (2013–16), which has not been previously shown outside of the US. Judy Chicago explores her work from the perspective of the human condition, connecting birth and death with the emotional journeys experienced by the artist whilst highlighting Chicago’s ongoing concern with the devastating effects of climate change on the natural world.

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November
Tuesday

Lina Dzuverovic & Anne Hilde Neset @ South London Gallery

19 November 2019 - 16 February 2020
South London Gallery,

The Archive hosts a display of materials from, and relating to, the Her Noise Archive. Her Noise was initiated by Lina Džuverović and Anne Hilde Neset in 2001, with an ambition to investigate music and sound histories in relation to gender, and to create a lasting resource and a starting point for new investigations. In 2005 Džuverović and Hilde Neset co-curated Her Noise, an exhibition which took place at the SLG, Tate Modern and Goethe-Institut. The show gathered international artists who…

20
November
Wednesday

Dora Maar @ Tate Modern

20 November 2019 - 15 March 2020
Tate Modern, Bankside
London, SE1 9TG United Kingdom

During the 1930s, Dora Maar’s provocative photomontages became celebrated icons of surrealism. Her eye for the unusual also translated to her commercial photography, including fashion and advertising, as well as to her social documentary projects. In Europe’s increasingly fraught political climate, Maar signed her name to numerous left-wing manifestos – a radical gesture for a woman at that time. In middle and later life Maar withdrew from photography, concentrated on painting and found stimulation and solace in poetry, religion, and philosophy.  She returned to her darkroom…

21
November
Thursday

Jessie Makinson @ Fabian Long

21 November 2019 - 25 January 2020
Fabian Lang,

Nobody axed you to is an exhibition featuring series of new commissions by Jessie Makinson. The exhibition comprises large-scale oil paintings on canvas, a painted and carved Paravent, an in-situ wall-installation and several smaller ink and watercolour drawings, showing the variety of the artist’s practice. Through her work, Makinson creates a vivid transgressive tableaux, weaving together sources as varied as folklore, ecofeminist writing, art history and science fiction.

22
November
Friday

Fiona Banner @ Frith Street Gallery

22 November 2019 - 24 January 2020
Frith Street Gallery, 17-18 Golden Square
London, W1F 9JJ United Kingdom

In her exhibition P E R I O D, Fiona Banner Aka the Vanity Press reflects on three years of uncertainty and suspended animation for the British Isles. The central concern of her practice is the exploration of language and communication, with the focus on its breakdown. In this exhibition she uses figurative painting, and presents a series of interventions into found genre paintings; seascapes. In these works, she painted-out the original subject, mighty seafaring vessels, battleships and destroyers, replacing them…

23
November
Saturday

Paula Rego @ Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

23 November 2019 - 19 April 2020
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, United Kingdom

Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance is an ambitious retrospective of the Portuguese artist’s work that brings politics to the fore. Spanning Rego’s career from the 1960s through to 2012, the works in this exhibition address António de Oliveira Salazar’s fascist regime, the 1997 referendum on legalising abortion in Portugal, the invasion of Iraq in 2003 by the United States and its allies and, from 2009, female genital mutilation – all of which resonate strongly with contemporary feminist and political issues.…

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November
Thursday

Candida Hofer @ Ben Brown Fine Arts

28 November 2019 - 25 January 2020
Ben Brown Fine Arts,

Showing and Seeing is an exhibition of select works that presents Candida Höfer's  iconic images of libraries and theatres, from locations in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico and Russia.  They have been brought together to exemplify the artist’s mastery in depicting sublime, grand spaces with inimitable technical virtuosity.

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November
Thursday

Lindsey Mendick @ Space Studios, Ilford

28 November 2019 - 22 February 2020
Space Studios, Ilford,

Lindsey Mendick was selected through an open call for a commissioned solo exhibition, Regrets, I've had a few that launches SPACE’s new gallery. As part of the commission, she will lead a series of ceramic workshops for Ilford’s +65s . Lindsey creates installations centred on her skilled work in ceramics and includes banner painting, sewing, metalwork, furniture making and sound. Her autobiographical works are often confessional, referencing the horrors and emotions of adolescence while narrating her experience as a female artist. Drawing…

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November
Saturday

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva @ Waddington Custot

30 November 2019 - 15 February 2020
Waddington Custot Gallery,

“I look at the street and at people walking on foot with different appearances advancing at different speeds. I think of the invisible threads which manipulate them... I try and see the machinery which organises them. I think this is in a way what I attempt to paint.” This is a travelling exhibition of works by the Portuguese-born painter Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, in a first-of-its-kind collaboration between three international galleries.  It brings together key paintings and works on…

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November
Saturday

Anne Hardy @ Tate Britain

30 November 2019 - 26 January 2020
Tate Britain,

Anne Hardy is internationally recognised for her large-scale sculptural installations: immersive, sensual works that combine physical materials with lighting and surround sound. For the 2019 Commission, Hardy transforms Tate Britain’s iconic facade into a marooned temple in an exploration of the natural rhythms of the earth, tides, and the winter solstice.

December 2019

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December
Sunday

Lubaina Himid @ Tate Britain

1 December 2019 - 26 April 2020
Tate Britain,

In Lubaina Himid's paintings you discover the intimate portrayal of women.   Her characters are often presented in close pairs, quietly involved in interactions that the artist describes as both complex and ordinary. This display features Freedom and Change 1984, Himid’s earliest work to depict this subject, alongside more recent work. It traces the way her paintings have explored the intimacy of relationships between women and their longing to connect through dialogue. Even when no human forms are present in her work, Himid…

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December
Tuesday

Emma Stibbon RA @ Rabley Gallery

10 December 2019 - 26 January 2020
Candida Stevens Gallery,

Territories of Print 1994 – 2019, Emma Stibbon is ‘artist as witness’ to our landscape and environment on the cusp of change: polar regions; volcanoes; deserts; coastal and urban. Through the alchemy of printmaking Stibbon envelops us in her experiences with monumental woodcuts and tactile intaglio prints, where volcanic ash is embedded into the printing plate. There is a seriousness that underpins this endeavour; a combination of craft and emotion that is unflinching, raw and questioning.  

January 2020

09
January
Thursday

Gill Button @ James Freeman Gallery

9 January 2020 - 31 January 2020
James Freeman Gallery,

Gill Button is well-known for paintings that use images found in the media as their subject. In recreating these as gestural, intimate portraits, Button turns the mass-produced into something deeply personal and specific. It is a practice that looks at how we identify with the media landscape, and how we constitute ourselves in relation to it. In ‘Traces of You’, Button takes her approach a step further to consider how an image relates to the physical presence of another.  

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January
Friday

Elaine de Kooning & others @ Gazelli Art House

17 January 2020 - 23 February 2020
Gazelli Art House,

The exhibition, 9th St. Club features works from Elaine de Kooning, Perle Fine, Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan,  Lee Krasner, Mercedes Matter, Joan Mitchell, and is inspired in part by Mary Gabriel’s acclaimed book ‘Ninth Street Women’, which is about the work, lives and spirit of this group. 

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January
Tuesday

Alice Kettle @ Candida Stevens Gallery

21 January 2020 - 26 February 2020
Candida Stevens Gallery,

Alice Kettle works with marginalised communities and individuals, and collaborates with expert stitchers from around the world. Individuals from Syria, Iran and Uganda contribute to the hand stitching found on these drawn portraits by Alice. She wishes to acknowledge the importance of their input. This new series of portraits can be seen in the context of an opening out of Alice’s practice to engage more emphatically through stitch with others, as a means of representing the collective and individual selves. This…

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