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Feast for the Eyes – The Story of Food in Photography
You know that person who always photographs their plate before eating anything from it? The one who seems to enjoy photographing it more than actually eating anything from it? Well, they're certainly not alone in wanting to take a snap or two of their spag bol. Food photography, as this large exhibition at the Photographers' Gallery shows, started way before Instagram. You'll be able to see the works of Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, Martin Parr, Man Ray and others, all while contemplating what visual feasts can tell us about status, desire, race, class, and more. The perfect - or maybe worst - exhibition to see prior to a dinner date.
Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams
Photographs and sculptures starring Sophie, avatar of Mary Sibande. The South African artist constructs Sophie's transformation from housemaid into a range of different, empowered characters, upsetting the stereotypical image of black women in the artist's home country. The exhibition coincides with the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, held at Somerset House 3 - 6 October.
Nam June Paik: The Future is Now
Long before the streets were filled with human-shaped dodgems bouncing off each other as they struggled to combine staring at a screen with forward movement, artist Nam June Paik was predicting how technology would soon be influencing our lives. This Tate show brings together works made across five-decades by the artist credited with inventing video art.
Look into the painting. Look into the painting for longer. Keep looking into the painting. Look at the painting with the intensity of a heron about to catch a slippery fish. Now: stop looking at the painting. Turn around and walk in a straight line. Ah. Walking it's hard sometimes, isn't it? Bridget Riley, Queen of Op Art, gets a big solo show at Hayward Gallery in autumn 2019 and it's going to be filled with the British artist's famous perception-altering artworks from across seven decades.