The Monocle Minute: Points of View
London’s first Gallery Weekend starts today: more than 80 galleries will open their doors to the public, continuing the spirit of collaboration forged in the art world during lockdown. The three-day event features talks, studio visits, late openings and children’s events, and could well become an annual staple. Here are some key exhibitions to look out for:
Tom Sachs: ‘Ritual’ at Thaddaeus Ropac, Westminster.
Sachs’s work draws on the subcultures of urban metropolises to offer a sharp critique on consumerism and branding.
Bronwyn Katz: ‘I turn myself into a star and visit my loved ones in the sky’ at White Cube, Bermondsey.
The South African artist makes sculptures in vibrant colours from deconstructed metal bed frames, bed springs and other household materials. With the resulting pieces, she tackles issues related to land, ownership, homelessness, belonging, identity and sense of place.
Igshaan Adams: ‘Kicking Dust’ at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre.
In his first UK exhibition (pictured), Adams uses weaving, sculpture and installation to explore the intersections of race, religion and sexuality.