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The London Art Week is ready and we want to give you some tips about the MAIN GALLERIES and exhibitions that you have to see.  To figure out how you can get the best out of this special event, make sure you spend all your free time checking out what's on offer here: IdeelArt - MTArtAgency

But before we get started don't miss our articles about  The best of London Art Week 2018


Joan Jonas | "In the trees II" 

Born in New York in 1936, Jonas is an American visual artist, a pioneer of video and performance art and one of the most important female artists to emerge in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Jonas' projects and experiments provided the foundation on which much video performance art would be based. Her influences also extended to conceptual art, theatre, performance art and other visual media. She lives and works in New York and Nova Scotia, Canada. Jonas originally trained as a sculptor but soon became a pioneer of performance and video art. Learn more about Joan Jonas work: The american artist Joan Jonas wins 2018 Kyoto Prize.

1 October - 17 November 2018


Michael Landy | "Scaled-Down"

The process and aesthetic of waste disposal has been of huge personal interest to Michael Landy ever since his research on early projects such as Scrapheap Services (1995) and Break Down (2001). Over time Landy's focus on mechanical destruction has surfaced under many guises - from the shredder, to the (dis)assembly line, to self-destructing kinetic works. In Scaled-Down, the artist's latest work, he explores the variety of methods of industrial waste compaction. The process of destruction becomes not one of obliteration, but of transmogrification and renewal, as sculptures and drawings are re-imagined and re-shaped in unsparing, compressed sculptural form.

2 October - 17 November 2018


Michael Landy, Scaled-Down, Installation view. Courtesy Thomas Dane Gallery



Chris Burden | "Measured"

From his action-based works of the 1970s to the jaw-dropping technical feats of his later sculptures, Chris Burden (1946–2015) consistently challenged his mental and physical limitations, reflecting on the surreal and precarious realities of contemporary life. Burden was a radical and uncompromising figure with a fierce political consciousness.

29 September 2018–26 January 2019



Alan Michael | Solo Show 

Astrology and the City is a solo exhibition by London-based artist Alan Michael. The exhibition presents a new series of paintings referencing street photography that look at displays of subjectivity, social value and processes of research. The paintings are based on photographs of models hired from an agency who are documented wandering through central London, using clichéd formats of classical street-photography and fashion editorials as reference points.

28 September — 11 November 2018



Alan Michael, Astrology, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 68 x 86 cm. Courtesy/ the artist and Cell Project Space, London. 




Jacqueline Humphries | Solo Show

In her new body of work for Modern Art, Humphries has scanned her own paintings made over the past decade and generated each of their scans into ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange). This data has then been rendered into a set of stencils used to transfer the code onto the canvas via thick layers of paint applied by hand, then overlaid with further mark-making. The resulting body of work is heavily layered and multi-faceted, with Humphries’ own hand lying in tension with the mechanical and numerical processes that form its foundation. In these latest paintings, Humphries explores the abstract possibilities of the reproduction of code, and by using facsimiles of previous works she renders new paintings whose emotive content contains traces of memory and ghosts in the process of their translation.

2 October – 11 November 2018


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