RouteMy route starts in East London, travels through Central London and ends in South London, with pit stops along the way. [Read my full route description below]
This route starts in East London, travels through Central London and ends in South London, with pit stops along the way.
Herald St: Christina Mackie
Beautiful and seductive visual material propositions. A gallery always worth making the trip to east London for.
Pitstop: Café East (if you can get a table!)
Soft Opening: Narumi Nekpenekpen – Intra-action: Part 1
Playful and intricate works which manage to achieve a perfect clarity of image and refinement of form, which is often extremely rare to execute well.
Victoria Miro: Isaac Julien - Once Again… (Statues Never Die)
Julien is one of the best out there at combining great subject matter in a sumptuous way - be sure to also visit his retrospective at Tate Britain.
Sadie Coles HQ Davies Street: Lawrence Lek – Black Cloud Highway
Sadie Coles has a brilliant programme and Lawrence Lek makes some of the best contemporary immersive video work.
Hauser & Wirth:Gary Simmons – This Must Be the Place
I've been a fan of Simmons since I was a student, I was lucky enough to visit his studio shortly after graduating - likely 15 years ago now. I was very excited to hear the news that he was represented by Hauser & Wirth. This is a perfect opportunity to see his work in London.
Marlborough: Joe Tilson - Modest Materials and A-Z Box of Friends & Family
Tilson was a pioneer of Pop Art and I’m always interested to see works that have influenced generations that have come after. This show has some real treats.
White Cube Mason’s Yard: Isamu Noguchi - This Earth, This Passage
You’ve seen it in the books now, see it for real! I love Noguchi's interplay between design and architecture - In my opinion, it's some of the most satisfying sculpture that has ever been made.
Thomas Dane Gallery: Alexandre Da Cunha – Broken
One of those galleries that never puts a foot wrong, always something rewarding to see there - Alexandre da Cunha is no exception.
Copperfield: - Larry Achiampong - And I saw a new heaven
Achiampong is making some of the most important work in Britain at the moment. I think with this show - the more time you give it, the more it gives back.
Corvi Mora: Che Lovelace – Day Always Comes
It always makes me happy that there’s such an incredible gallery in Kennington, which is very close to where I grew up, showing work by such important artists. This is another beautiful show.
Pitstop: When I'm in the area I like to pop into The Black Prince pub on Black Prince Road in Kennington - they have good food and always a great playlist!