This weekend’s highlights include David Zwirner’s first European gallery in London, a fresh retail venue in Antwerp and the relaunch of 10am Film Festival in Tokyo’s Chiyoda-ku.
1. EXHIBITION: LONDON
— Luc Tuymans at David Zwirner Gallery
Located in the heart of Mayfair, David Zwirner’s first European gallery has just opened with an exhibition featuring works from Belgian artist Luc Tuymans. Representing the artist’s first solo show in London since his 2004 retrospective at the Tate Modern, the show comprises a series of paintings entitled ‘Allo!’ and comes just one month before Tuysmans’ ‘The Summer is Over’ show opens in Manhattan. The artist, who was seen as an important influence in the revival of painting in the 1990s, has created a unique body of works with visions drawn directly from existing photographs and video stills including some references to the 1942 film adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham’s The Moon and Sixpence.
24 Grafton Street, W1S 4EZ. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10.00-18.00 and Monday by appointment. Until 15 November
2. RETAIL: ANTWERP
— Atelier Solarshop
If in Antwerp this weekend, check out Atelier Solarshop. What started in 2008 as a creative studio and platform for young artists and designers is now a retail must-stop in the Belgian city. Conceived by duo Piëtro Celestina and Jan-Jan Van Essche, the recently opened permanent store is conveniently located next to the central station and offers handbags by Portuguese label Anve, handmade leather accessories by Sweden’s Christopher Dellstrand, scarves by German designer HUI HUI, and of course garments by Jan-Jan Van Essche himself.
Dambruggestraat 48, 2060. Open Wednesday-Saturday, 12.00-18.30
3. FILM: TOKYO
— 10am Film Festival
Tokyo’s Toho Cinemas chain is relaunching its popular 10am Film Festival that started in 2010 with screenings of a series of classic pictures, including Belle de Jour, Taxi Driver and Edward Scissorhands to name a few. This year’s third edition will be hosted by smaller Miyukiza theatre in Hibiya and all films will be screened all day long and not just at 10am. Showing this weekend is 1960s western The Magnificent Seven. Starring Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson, it’s a remake based on Kurosawa’s 1954 Japanese classic Seven Samurai. Visit the official website for a full list of screenings.
Toho Cinemas Miyukiza, Tachikawa Cinema City, 1-1-3 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku. The Magnificent Seven is showing until 19 October. 10am Film Festival is on until 15 February
4. CRAFT: ISTANBUL
— Notations: “An Exhibition of Kilim Recordings”
Dhoku, the Turkish rug company founded by Memet Gureli in 1989 presents Notations – an exhibition featuring contemporary weaving techniques of the traditional Turkish rug, the kilim. One-of-a-kind, hand-woven kilims will be on display such as Ayse Birsel’s “Honeycomb”, which gives a modern twist to the classical blue and red coloured Anatolian kilims and Ela Cindoruk’s “Doily Moily” model, in which she incorporates the traditional snowflake-like geometric patterns.
Kapali Carsi, Takkeciler Sokaka 58-60. Open Monday-Saturday, 09.00-19.00. Until 12 December
5. DRINKS: LONDON
— London Cocktail Week
The Seven Dials area in the heart of London’s Covent Garden is the place to be this weekend for the boozy conclusion of London Cocktail Week. From the whimsically named Ginstitute to the Caribbean-influenced Smatt’s Rum and ice cream Shack, the thoroughfare and surrounding streets will be transformed into a hub of around 30 bars, tasting tents and pop-up shops. This celebration of the city’s thriving cocktail culture offers a tipple for any taste.
Seven Dials, Covent Garden. Open Saturday 11.00 – 02.00 and Sunday 11.30-23.00