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Let’s give one almighty holler for the Hayward’s final exhibition before they close for two years of renovation work. The Belgian artist, whose background in biology has informed and inspired his practice that challenges our perceptive boundaries, will have his first UK retrospective. He’s filled the Tate’s Turbine Hall with slides, placed giant replica mushrooms onto gallery ceilings and turned last year’s Gagosian Frieze stand into a children’s playground. Covering the last 20 years of the Stockholm-based artist’s work, which has truly put participation into art, we're expecting a rip-roaring presentation of fun-filled, hands-on exhibits.
Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair
Gavin Turk, Tracey Emin, Pam Hogg, Bob and Roberta Smith and Polly Morgan will be amongst the artists offering limited edition and one off creations from the boots of classic and vintage cars at this unique event. Vauxhall Motors have provided a number of car bonnets for artists including Ben Eine and Rachel Howard to create exclusive artworks that will be auctioned on the day to raise money for charity. There’ll also be brand new entertainment with Dog in a Boot Show and Daylight Cabaret. With works starting at £10 and reaching £1,000, the fair attracts over a thousand people so we suggest you try to get there early.
The last time there was a major retrospective of Barbara Hepworth’s work in London, the First Lady of British modernism attended herself (we’re hoping she wore her fabulous fur coat). That was in 1968. Forty-odd years later, Tate Britain’s summer 2015 show looks to reassess the reputation of this sculptor of famously holey forms who, thanks in part to her beautifully preserved studio in St Ives, is forever associated with Cornwall, where she lived from 1939 until her death in 1975. Hepworth, though, was internationally famous, a bona fide art star (hence the fur coat) whose works grace museums and public spaces around the world – most notably ‘Single Form’, which stands in the plaza of the United Nations building in New York. The show includes carvings and sculptures in wood, stone and bronze, along with drawings, collages, textiles and experimental photogram works.
Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening
For it’s only European stop, Doug Aitken’s culturally explosive extravaganza of spontaneous artistic creation will take over the Barbican Centre for one month. Initially conceived as a train journey across America from the Atlantic to the Pacific, Aitken envisions his 'living exhibition' through diverse presentations by over 100 international and UK-based artists working in art, music, dance, graphic design and film. Throughout the art gallery, the curve, concert hall, cinemas, lakeside terrace and sculpture court, audiences will be able to explore a plethora of activities including residencies, one-off performances, installations, workshops, rehearsals and interactive displays. So if you fancy sampling Ed Ruscha’s special cactus omelette, seeing Lawrence Weiner’s new commission and experiencing Olaf Breuning’s rainbow smoke installation, hope on board.
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