This series of filmed interviews offer an insight into the creative process of a range of artists and creative practitioners, from those represented within our collection, exhibition programme or commissioning process, to those who work in the region. In this film, Samuel Bassett discusses his influences and context.
A new series of epic paintings by Daniel Crews-Chub have gone on display in Wellington Arch’s Quadriga Gallery.
The work is inspired by the capital’s Wellington Arch, Apsley House and Peter Paul Rubens’ painting the Consequences of War.
The six works called ‘The Consequences of Play’ reinterpret the original painting, which depicted Europe in the aftermath of the Thirty Years War.
Daniel has been explaining more to Alicia.
The exhibition is on until the 12 March 2022 Quadriga Gallery in Wellington Arch and is a partnership between Vigo Gallery and English Heritage.
For the first time in its history the British Museum is putting on permanent display the work of a Caribbean sculptor in its African collection.
Zak Ove – drawing heavily on his own Trinidadian Irish heritage, has tackled the story of slavery by viewing it through the traditional Island Carnival, an exuberant annual parade that weaves together the story of slavery, rebellion and eventual liberation.
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, continues the BBC Radio series exploring overlooked artists from the 20th century. Art history has been written from a white, Western, male perspective. What would an alternative canon look like?
We discuss the psychology behind addiction with London’s Science Gallery, meet artist Zak Ové, leaf through the weekend papers, find out how to deal with a natural disaster and visit Bluebird Café in London.
Bluebird Café As the 20 year-old café expands across London, we discuss how an old favourite keeps up.
Tony Heywood guides us through his exhibition with Alison Condie. 'This Land' is a multi-media exhibition interweaving film, sculpture, painting, music and botanical field study in order to create a personal portrait of the Sefton coastline.
Leonardo Drew, whose art career began as a child in inner city Bridgeport, Connecticut, transforms new materials—through processes of decay, oxidization, and exposure to weather—in his sculptures.
Never content with work that comes easily, Drew reaches daily beyond his comfort zone, charting a course of experimentation with his materials and processes and letting the work find its own way.
Artist Leonardo Drew started out drawing superheroes. Over the past 30 years, he's become a highly acclaimed sculptor with work in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Tate in London. Anthony Mason spoke with him about his new exhibitions and why he gave up drawing to build sculptors.
Episode #210: Leonardo Drew discusses the importance of travel in relationship to his artwork. "If you allow your antennas to reach out," he tells a group of students at Vigo Gallery in London, "you'll find what it is you need for this part of your journey." Deeply devoted to his studio practice, Drew
Fiorucci presents a very special collaboration with artist Lakwena. Based in London, Lakwena employs bright colour and bold text to create paintings which, often appearing in public spaces in the form of murals, can be understood to be 'escape routes, afrofuturistic portals to utopia'. Fiorucci and Lakwena connect through their relationship with music, for as Fiorucci draws on disco, Lakwena draws on gospel, a musical culture that similarly centres around ideas of connectedness, spirituality and joy. The collection melds Fiorucci's visual language with that of Lakwena, combining bright colours, bold patterns, reworked logos and original motifs. The collection features all-over print denim jackets and jeans, shirts and velvet flares, along with printed Lycra tops emblazoned with Fiorucci's iconic Angels. The collaboration is presented via a short film starring Soul Sound gospel choir who, diverse in age and size, encapsulate this idea of coming together and deliver an uplifting message of connectedness and joy – perhaps in a time when we need it the most. The collection will be available online and in-store from November '21.
Artist - Lakwena Maciver
Producer - Alix Murat Photographer: Ruth Ossai
Videographer - Lorraine Khamali
Stylist - Theo White
Hair Stylist- Shamara Roper
Make-Up artist - Joey Choy
Choir Leader- Juliana Ogunjinmi Bamidele
Choir talent- Sandra Townsend
Choir talent- Evelyn Van-Beest
Choir talent- Emmanuel Ogunjinmi
Choir talent- Lisa Okoroafor
Choir talent - Mariam Akintokun
Welcome to a special art fair edition of Cultural Capital - as Frieze opens in Regent’s Park, we take a stroll round London’s most significant art fair and see how people are feeling about being back in the tents in real life.
We also nipped in to 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House, where this weekend you can see some of the most exciting work coming out of countries across the continent.
Plus we delve into the Wellcome Collection for Thing of the Week and review The Last Duel, starring Jodie Comer, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.