UAL Open Day/London Trip March 2018

Wednesday 21st March – Original Plan

WhiteChapel Gallery (Tube: Algate East)

Straight lines and flat planes morph into looping and twisting volumes and sculptural reliefs in the new  commission by Leonor Antunes (b. 1972, Portugal). Weavings, geometric patterns, artisanal techniques and utilitarian designs are sources of inspiration.

aking its title from British architect Alison Smithson’s description of how young people bring together elements of style to define their identity and social allegiances, Antunes gathers references to overlooked figures in the history of 20th-century architecture, art and design, particularly women. Her commission has been informed by two artists who lived in London — Mary Martin (1907–69, UK) and Lucia Nogueira (1950–98, Brazil). While both were known for their sculpture, Martin also created works on paper and weavings and Nogueira made jewellery.

Antunes’s commission features hanging and floor-based sculptures made from materials including metal, leather and rope, illuminated by lights designed by the artist. The sculptures serve as screens or dividers, creating layers and shaping the viewer’s journey through the space. The gallery floor is covered in a geometric pattern, based on a drawing by Martin and made of cork and linoleum. Antunes has also selected examples of jewellery by Brazilian artist Nogueira, which are displayed in sculptural glass displaycases by Danish designer Nanna Ditzel (1923–2005).

http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/leonor-antunes/

College of Camberwell – Open Day 10th March – Booked

Thursday 22nd March – Original Plan

Migration Museum

Barbican

Nice to See but not necessary for me this time

Tate Modern

Tate Britain

National Portrait Gallery

National Gallery

London Print Studio

Hauser and Wirth

Imperial War Museum

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