White Cube Bermondsey

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White Cube Bermondsey
Venue name: White Cube Bermondsey
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Address: 144-152 Bermondsey St
London
SE1 3TQ
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun noon-6pm
Transport: Tube: Borough
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  • Until Sunday June 18 2017 Free
  • Until Sunday June 18 2017 Free
  • Wednesday June 28 2017 - Sunday September 17 2017 Free

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Seanasteve
tastemaker

This is one of my favourite galleries in London. It is a gorgeous venue and changes it's exhibits regularly. There is always something interesting in one of the three rooms and has exposed me to brilliant artists I've never heard of. Lovely free gallery on one of my favourite streets in London.

Laura G
Tastemaker

What an amazing space to praise art! Not only are the rooms airy and generous, but the overall ensemble makes for the perfect sized exhibition to be able to pay all due attention, and spend some real quality time with an artist's work. I highly recommend visiting when something you might be keen is on, or just coming anyway to experience this little piece of art heaven situated on a very charming Bermondsey corner.

Jam

This gallery always impresses with a varied programme of events and exhibitions.

Laurala
Tastemaker

Finally managed to make my way here. And definitely worth the painful bike ride. The building is breathtaking with its open white spaces, and how the exhibition was laid out made the pieces look as if they were part of the architecture. Highly recommend visiting and walking around the nice neighbourhood afterwards.

Caroline M

This is one of my favourite  galleries to pop into. It's tucked away on a hilariously hip little street in Bermondsey (opposite a 'lifestyle' store and a coffee shop called 'Fuckoffee'). It's a big space for small exhibitions. It's quite adventurously curated so the art's inevitably a bit hit and miss, but it's always worth a visit for a taster of contemporary art with zero crowds. Love the fact that they have a sofa in the well-stocked bookshop.

Curated London
Spammer

Review for Alex Perweiller / Brendan Lynch / Peter Sutherland, at White Cube Bermondsey until 1 June 2014.


There are times when White Cube's boundary-pushing curation results in a moment of brilliance. This is not one of those times. The work on display from these three artists varies considerably in subject and medium, but the tedium of the results is consistent.


Alex Perweiller has placed hand exercisers on top of stacked weight-lifting mats, next to a video of Niagara Falls. Peter Sutherland sticks photos onto rocks and plywood. Brendan Lynch uses abstract imagery of the White Cube itself to ask whether the gallery is more visually appealing than the art it contains. In three cases, the answer is a definite 'yes'. 


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Emma-Jane Walsh

There were 2 exhibitions running simultaneously: Sarah Morris' video and paintings in the South and Marcius Galan's sculptures, installations, photos and video in the North. Marcius Galan's structures and installations were interesting, if rather minimalist. 'Three Sections' was definitely my favourite piece, watching people walk inside, it you had the feeling of watching people walk into a mirror, It presents a reality that cannot be possible, and is possibly the easiest piece to appreciate, It is rather welcome after the pieces in 'Intersection 0' and 'Folded Flag' which suggested to me absences that could not be made whole (or should not be?) and delineation from the norm, that may not and will not be corrected. Along with Eclipse, 9 x 9 x 9, and Erased Composition. The collection appears to be an observation on how life, nature, and even man made forms, are not as whole, as unchanging, and as predictable as we wish them to be, and a question mark over our desires and preconceptions. I particularly enjoyed Sarah Morris' work as I have just returned from traveling and her work accurately captures the wonder of observing a culture that is both alien and incredibly familiar. The disparity of the scenes shown throughout the video capture the surrealism of traveling and a sort of voyeuristic fascination with her subject. The video shows scenes of Brazil from the glossy and beautiful, to the mundane and sometimes even grotesque, but it imposes no meaning, either positive or negative. At the same time the exhibition as a whole seems like a celebration of a vibrant and bewitching nation that is fizzing with life. The canvases perfectly complement the film and vice versa, the collection is seamless and feels balanced. Enjoyable and thought provoking.

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The White Cube gallery is closed till the 30th of April.