Inkygoodness presents Beermat Characters at The Coningsby Gallery, 29th April - 4th May Beermat Characters is the latest project by Inkygoodness, inviting illustrators, artists & character designers to transform a beer mat (coaster) into a character. Showcasing the talents of over 80 artists & illustrators tasked with the challenge to transform a simple beermat into a character, our latest project will launch on Tue 30th April 2013 at the Coningsby Gallery in central London, with music, plenty of drinks on offer and a great atmosphere guaranteed! Expect a diverse selection of artworks from handmade to digital, felt plush, paper-cut outs, inked & painted, 3D sculptures & much much more! http://inkygoodness.com/blog/inkygoodness-beermat-characters/
New exhibitions in London
Our round-up will help you keep updated with the dizzying array of new and recently opened exhibitions in London. Think there's a great show we've missed? Tell us in the comments below.
Recommended new exhibitions
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The creator of the first and last word in abstraction
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You won't find a better illustration of the war's impact
More new exhibitions
London's favourite art duo fill White Cube's cavernous Bermondsey gallery with 123 'Scapegoating' works in their signature style of chopped up, reversed and multiplied images and texts. The inspiration for this new series comes from the streets around Brick Lane, where Gilbert & George have lived for the past 45 years. 'Whippets', discarded bullet-like shells that contain nitrous oxide, feature prominently, as, of course, do images of the artists themselves in various guises. READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH GILBERT & GEORGE HERE
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Each entry presents a whole theme and offers visitors the chance to get cogs turning in some curious ways. ‘A for Acts of Faith’, for instance, is anillustrator’s interpretation of our accidents and near misses as inspired by the accompanying selection of ex-voto images. ‘P for Philosophy’ asks you to take a philosophical fortune cookie to be opened on the way home.
The Science Museum’s Media Space, which launched last year, showcases work held in the National Photography Collection. Barcelona-born Joan Fontcuberta’s ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ plays on the viewer’s trust in the authenticity of photography by presenting mischievously misleading evidence of extraordinary creatures, people and places. The conceptual artist’s convincingly documented ‘discoveries’ include mermaid fossils, winged monkeys, dolphin-surfing monks and never-before-seen constellations.
Ah amour, there’s nothing quite like it to put a smile on your face and skip in your step. Coinciding with the Southbank’s Centre’s ‘Festival of Love’, the Hayward’s Project Space has gone all gooey-eyed with this group show about how we express love.
A major survey examining how figurative sculpture has been reinvented from the late-1980s to the present, by artists including Pawel Althamer, Frank Benson, Huma Bhabha, Katharina Fritsch, Ryan Gander, Rachel Harrison, Georg Herold, Thomas Hirschhorn, Rebecca Warren and Jeff Koons.
Vivid paintings that capture the ephemeral qualities of our daily existence are juxtaposed by personal paraphernalia for the street artist's first London show.
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My wife once painted a sign for a local pick-your-own strawberry farm, and it got stolen within a week. It got stolen because it was good. This is by way of illustrating the very basic transaction at work in this Tate Britain show. It is full of brilliantly executed, unselfconscious works of sublime creativity.
For six days a week, eight hours a day, the doyenne of performance art, Marina Abramovic will be at the Serpentine Gallery. Although there will be nothing in the gallery, the Belgrade-born artist will be interacting directly with gallery visitors for a total of 512 hours. Expect the most extraoridnary encounter you’ll ever experience in a gallery.
A selection of objects from the 1980s to now that detail the history of protest and the role these objects played in making change happen. Including woven barriers, political videogames, an inflatable general assembly (a creation by Greta Hansen that brings together and covers a public gathering, a bit like a marquee), experimental activist bicycles and much more.
This year's exhibition at the summer opening of Buckingham Palace is on 'Royal Childhood'. Find out what it's really like to grow up in London's flashest pad in this exhibition of toys, outfits and treasured family belongings. Some of the exhibits date back as far as 250 years, and many were the prized possessions of our monarchs-to-be, such as a set of dolls made by a young Queen Victoria, and little Queen Liz's rocking horse. You may recognise Prince William's page boy sailor suit from the Duke of York's wedding in 1986.