Ave world! If you’re in the mood for art, exhibitions this week include World Press Photo 2012 at the Royal Festival Hall which comes to a close tomorrow. Or Rosy Nicholas‘ debut solo exhibition ‘If I should Die Tonight’ at the JaguarShoes Collective. Music, well you could hit up Shoreditch Boxpark for an evening of open mic including spoken word on Thursday; and on Wednesday Juliyaa performs at The Slaughtered Lamb. All the info after the break
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World Press Photo 2012 @ Royal Festival Hall
Ending 27th November (this Tuesday)
The World Press Photo Exhibition returns to Southbank Centre, bringing together award-winning photographs from around the world which capture the most powerful, moving and sometimes disturbing images of the year.
In the years following World War I, a curious attraction made its appearance in fun fairs and amusement parks: the photo-shooting gallery. When the customer hit the bullseye, he or she triggered a camera, winning them a snapshot of themselves in the act of shooting. The metaphorical charge of the activity is obvious: upon looking at their portrait the shooter sees the gun, still trained in their hands a moment after its discharge, aimed at themselves.
Shoot! Existential Photography will investigate these numerous analogies between taking photographs and shooting. Showcasing vernacular and vintage images alongside contemporary pieces, the exhibition will trace back the history of this image making process from its days as a popular sideshow to its re-appropriation by various artists.
Juliyaa Live @ PLatform 33 | The Slaughtered Lamb
Her first gig since releasing her EP ‘Stars & Dragons’, Juliyaa will be performing songs including ‘Tidal Wave’ and ‘Stars & Dragons’. Also performing on the night, the violinist: Thomas Gould.
‘If I should Die Tonight’ by Rosy Nicholas @ JaguarShoes Collective
Ending 27th January 2013
‘If I should Die Tonight’ has been inspired by Rosy’s life long love affair with Ancient Egypt. This, her first ever solo exhibition, will see the first floor interior of DreamBagsJaguarShoes, turned into a fantastical tomb of dazzling morbid luxury. Housing a display of both found and hand crafted artifacts, traditionally put in place to accompany the dead on their voyage to the next life. The installation will be floor to ceiling opulence, things to wear, eat, pet and have in your home. All crafted in Rosy’s beautiful painterly style and signature colour palette.
BoxedIN @ Boxpark Shoreditch
An evening of spoken word and open mic
BoxedIN showcases a unique group of talented spoken word artists and allows anyone brave enough to sign up to join the performance. This month, BoxedIN will be an official Movember Party! There will be a selection of moustaches, stickers, wrist bands and badges and a donation box on the night.
Aldwych – The Secret Station @ London Transport Museum
Explore Aldwych, one of London’s closed underground stations, this winter. London Transport Museum is opening the station up to the public for a rare chance to glimpse what happens to a station after the public leave. Discover the platform closed in 1914 and used as a museum store, and see the place where films such as Atonement and V for Vendetta were filmed.
Winter Wonderland @ Hyde Park
Ending 6th January 2013
What Christmas celebration would be complete without the accompanying festive fare? At Winter Wonderland you’re never far away from a warming hot chocolate, mulled wine or hot cider to keep the chills away. There’s a dazzling array of food choices including traditional German fare, flame-cooked meats, pies and pancakes, churros and colourful candy stalls. You can pick up food on-the-go from one of the many outdoor wooden chalets, or to escape from the cold, choose from a variety of bars, cafes and heated restaurants.
Photomonth Photo Open @ Richmix
Photography show open to all kinds of photographers, exhibiting a wide range of subjects and approaches. All images will be screened and a selection printed. The public are invited to vote for ‘Best In Show’ and the winner will be invited to attend The World Photography Awards in London during April 2013. Curated by Alternative Arts. Prints sponsored by Metroprint.