Good afternoon! Look out for National Gallery’s debut of ‘Seduced By Art’ this Wednesday, should be impressive! Also, on Friday, our mates over at We Are S.M.E are having a Halloween Hip-Hop party at their usual spot: East Village. Dress up as a ‘hip-hop zombie’ for half off your entry. This sunday at Hoxton Square, enjoy some live music and more as ‘Unplugged’ makes a return- sets by Shakka, Von Majik and others. More after the break
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Hannah Sawtell: Osculator @ ICA
Ending 18th November
Hannah Sawtell’s exhibition, Osculator, transforms the ICA Theatre into a space that positions the viewer between a large-scale video collage and a multi-panel acoustic receptor. All of the material used by Sawtell in the installation is sourced from the internet, with the intention of exploring the physical and virtual dimensions of surplus capital, pairing the seductive language of advertising with the new technologies of excess and access.
W London Leicester Square Presents: Human Jukebox
BIGkids (new band) will take over W London – Leicester Square with a unique interactive music experience – the first ever Human Jukebox in a hotel. Named as ones to watch by GQ and the Guardian, BIGkids will be available in W London from mid-afternoon, through to the following morning for hotel guests and visitors to call upon to give exclusive performances of a selection of Jukebox hits. The band will play on request from a set song menu, performing live wake up calls and giving impromptu busking performances around W London. So whether a guest fancies Bowie in the bath, Walking This Way in the W Lounge or even some Specials in Spice Market over dinner, BIGkids will be on hand to play to their musical whim!
Seduced By Art @ National Gallery
Ending 20 January 2013
The exhibition explores early photography from the mid-19th century and the most exciting contemporary photographs, alongside historical painting. It takes a provocative look at how photographers use fine art traditions, including Old Master painting, to explore and justify the possibilities of their art.
RA Now @ Royal Academy of Arts
Ending 11th November 2012
The Royal Academy presents RA Now, a major exhibition and sale which will see the work of current Royal Academicians including Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley and Grayson Perry exhibited alongside work by Honorary Royal Academicians Frank Gehry, Cindy Sherman and Anselm Kiefer among others. Showcasing the rich diversity of the current membership, RA Now offers a revealing snapshot of the Royal Academy today.
We Are S.M.E Halloween Hip-Hop Party @ East Village
Dress up as a Hip Hop zombie and get 1/2 price entry all night! Think Basketball Jerseys and SnapBacks accompanied by severed limbs and a bloody stab wounds. Expect the usual madness from SME parties, all to the soundtrack of the biggest Hip Hop and Grime tracks, both old and new school.
Victoria to Arcadia @ Dulwich Picture Gallery
Ending: 13th January 2013
A contemporary installation, Terminus Place, by painter Clive Head, known for his striking paintings of urban landscapes. The work forms part of his project From Victoria to Arcadia at Dulwich Picture Gallery and Marlborough Fine Art.
Unplugged @ Hoxton Square Bar & Grill
Performances from: Shakka, Von Majik, Parris Wright, Action Jackson, Alim Kamara, Andrew Muhammad
Unplugged is a unique concept created by some of the freshest minds in London, to assist the youth and young adults in having top class entertainment and developing an attitude of self belief and high ambitions. Unplugged has established monthly events, inviting Londoners to hear and participate in some of the best signed and unsigned talent whilst creating an atmosphere for positive messages and coaching from top class speakers, comedians and artists from various fields of expertise. We believe in unplugging ourselves from all that restricts us and begin to live in the realms of our true potential