Artists’ Film Biennial 2014
This weekend stop by London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) for the Artists’ Film Biennial 2014, a four-day celebration of the moving image inspired by international artists. This year’s edition features talks and panel discussions including a symposium entitled Aesthetics of the Non-Visible introduced by Dr Ben Cranfield of the Birkbeck School of Arts, and a retrospective of contemporary multimedia artist Christian Jankowski’s work. Other events include a screening of the film Parade by artist Shahryar Nashat – a cinematic reinterpretation of a 1917 ballet co-created by Jean Cocteau.
Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11.00-23.00. Until 6 July.
PHOTOGRAPHY: NEW YORK
A travelling retrospective showing the work of famed street photographer Garry Winogrand is now on show at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bronx-born, Winogrand became one of the principal voices of photography in the1960s through his work in Manhattan and across the wider US – exposing some 20,000 rolls of film in his lifetime. The exhibition shows more than 175 of Winogrand’s most iconic shots, as well as a selection of unseen prints and a classic series of photos taken during the Metropolitan Museum’s centennial in 1969.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue. Open Sunday to Thursday, 10.00-17.30; Friday and Saturday, 10.00-21.00. Until 21 September.
Mexican mixed-media artist Pedro Reyes takes the notion of art as therapy seriously. For his interactive installation piece, Sanatorium, he’s opened a counselling clinic at Toronto’s contemporary art museum, The Power Plant. Visitors are assigned “therapy” appointments – single or group sessions – to address concerns caused by living in the city. Non-professional volunteer practitioners (trained by Reyes) conduct the treatments that challenge hierarchical norms as the gallery space becomes a place for visitors, rather than artists, to let off some physchological steam. It should be noted, however, that anyone with a more pressingly serious mental malady on their mind than a need to share some stories and have a bit of fun on a Saturday afternoon should probably be looking elsewhere.
The Power Plant, 231 Queens Quay West. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00-18.00; Thursday, 10.00-20.00. Until 1 September.
Tribute to Joseph-André Motte
The Galerie Pascal Cuisinier in Paris is exhibiting Tribute to Joseph-André Motte – a homage to the recently passed away French interior and furniture designer’s creations. Fifty of his most original and rare designs will be on show such as the mid-20th century “Evelyne” sideboard, “Catherine” and “Tripod” rattan chairs and his Perspex “Licorne” (unicorn) wall lamps, the latter have never before been displayed publicly. This exhibition will be a treat for all design aficionados as Motte’s pioneering work continues to define modernity in French design and decorative arts to this day.
Galerie Pascal Cuisinier, 13 rue de Seine. Open Monday to Saturday, 10.00-19.00. Until 30 August.
Eno / Hyde: High Life
Brian Eno and Karl Hyde are turning into a prolific team with High Life being the second album the duo have released in a matter of months. Not that the creative urge has ever been lacking with these two – Eno being the legendary producer whose work behind the scenes with everyone from Roxy Music to Coldplay has seen him ducking labels, genres and boxes with abandon, and Hyde is one half of dance duo Underworld. High Life is an album of vivid, widescreen pop songs that is some of the best work that both of its creators have achieved in the past decade. And with a back catalogue as rich and varied as the both of them have, it means High Life is a high-water mark indeed.
‘High Life’ is available to buy now.