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Events in Art and Archaeology

Dawit L. Petros: <EM>Single Cube Formation No.4</EM>, Nazareth, Ethiopia, 2011Archival Digital Print76.2 x 91.4 cmEdition 2/5 + 1AP
Dawit L. Petros: Single Cube Formation No.4, Nazareth, Ethiopia, 2011
Archival Digital Print
76.2 x 91.4 cm
Edition 2/5 + 1AP
The View From Here
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  Tiwani Contemporary  •  22 May - 27 June 2015

The View From Here presents works by seven emerging international artists from Africa and the diaspora, many of whom are showing in London for the first time. Abraham Oghobase (Nigeria) was a Prix Pictet finalist in 2014 and Andrew Esiebo (Nigeria) was nominated for the prize in 2012. Namsa Leuba (Switzerland) was awarded the Magenta Foundation Emerging Photographer Award, and Délio Jasse (Angola), finalist in the BES Photo Prize in 2014, is part of the official selection for the Angolan Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015).

The artists in this exhibition openly challenge the status of the photograph as a document, preferring to explore its limitless potential for subjective, fictional and poetic musings. The exhibition therefore showcases a diversity of attitudes towards the camera, underpinned by an experimental probing of its possibilities and limits. Photography’s relationship with other media, such as performance, installation, moving image and text, will also be examined.

Tiwani Contemporary Website

Contact: Tiwani Contemporary
16 Little Portland Street
London W1W 8BP

Tel: (44) 20 76 31 38 08

Ibrahim Mahama: Untitled, 2013Draped jute sacks wall installation
Ibrahim Mahama: Untitled, 2013
Draped jute sacks wall installation
Pangaea III: New Art From Africa and Latin America
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  Saatchi Gallery  •  11 March - 6 September 2015

Taking its title from the prehistoric landmass that conjoined Africa and Latin America, this major survey reunites the two former sister continents by bringing together the work of 16 of their contemporary artists. The exhibition explores the parallels between their distinctly diverse cultures and creative practices, as they begin to receive recognition in the increasingly globalised art world. Years of colonial rule, rapid urban expansion, migration and political and economic unrest remain subjects for many of the artists.

Pangaea III: New Art From Africa and Latin America features work by Aboudia, Dawit Abebe, Eduardo Berliner, Jean-François Boclé, Armand Boua, Pia Camil,  Alida Cervantes, Virginia Chihota, Alexandre da Cunha, Federico Herrero, Diego Mendoza Imbachi, Eddy Ilunga Kamuanga, Hamid El Kanbouhi, Ibrahim Mahama 
Jorge Mayet, Boris Nzebo, Alejandro Ospina, Ephrem Solomon, Mikhael Subotzky

Saatchi Gallery Website

Contact: Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York's HQ
King's Road

Inventing Impressionism
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  The National Gallery  •  4 March - 31 May 2015

Paul Durand-Ruel, an entrepreneurial art dealer from Paris, discovered a group of young artists – including Monet, Degas, Manet, Renoir, Pissarro and Sisley – and gambled.

Realising the fashionable potential of their derided ‘impressions’ of urban and suburban life, Durand-Ruel dedicated the rest of his life to building an audience for their work – creating the modern art market in the process.

Such was his perseverance, Durand-Ruel nearly bankrupted himself twice, before successfully globalising his operation with outposts in London, Brussels and New York, and establishing the one-man show as the international norm for exhibitions.

The National Gallery Website

Contact: The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 5DN
Tel: (44) 020 7747 2885

Events in Classical Music

Simón Bolívar String Quartet
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  Wigmore Hall  •  29 May 2015
Ginastera, Ravel

Simón Bolívar String Quartet

Wigmore Hall Website

Detailed schedule information:
10:00 pm

Contact: Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
Tel: (44) 20 7935 2141

Events in Opera

La Traviata: By Giuseppe Verdi
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  Royal Opera House Covernt Garden  •  18 May - 4 July 2015

Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata
Opera in three acts, four scenes
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, after Alexandre Dumas fils´s play La Dame aux camélias
Peformed in Italian

Richard Eyre, director
Revival Director: Daniel Dooner
Set designs: Bob Crowley
Lighting design: Jean Kalman
Director of movement: Jane Gibson


Marc Minkowski, conductor

Violetta Valéry: Marina Rebeka
Alfredo Germont: Ismael Jordi
Giorgio Germont: Franco Vassallo
Baron Douphol: Samuel Dale Johnson Doctor Grenvil: James Platt
Flora Bervoix: Angelica Voje
Marquis D'Obigny: Jihoon Kim
Gastone de Letorières: Samuel Sakker
Annina: Pamela Helen Stephen
Giuseppe: Neil Gillespie
Messenger: John Bernays
Chorus: Royal Opera Chorus
Concert Master: Sergey Levitin
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Royal Opera House
Covent Garden

Tel: (44) 020 7304 40 00

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

<P>Butterfly headdress of hand-painted turkey feathersPhilip Treacy for Alexander McQueen<EM>La Dame Bleue,</EM> Spring/Summer 2008Model: Alana Zimmer © Anthea Simms</P>

Butterfly headdress of hand-painted turkey feathers
Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen
La Dame Bleue, Spring/Summer 2008
Model: Alana Zimmer
© Anthea Simms

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  Victoria and Albert Museum  •  14 March - 2 August 2015
The first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty showcases McQueen’s visionary body of work. Spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection.

The original version of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2011 was organised by the Costume Institute and became one of the museum's top 10 most visited exhibitions.

Victoria and Albert Museum Website

Contact: Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL
Tel: (44) 20 7942 2211

Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  National Portrait Gallery  •  12 March - 7 June 2015
Marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo (18 June 1815) this exhibition illustrates the Duke of Wellington’s extraordinary life as a soldier and statesman. Most famous for his military career which culminated with victory over Napoleon, Wellington also served twice as Prime Minister and his political career was regularly caricatured by printmakers.

Highlights of the exhibition include a youthful portrait by John Hoppner, Goya’s revealing portrait, started in 1812 after his entry into Madrid and later modified twice to recognise further battle honours and awards. The exhibition also displays a daguerreotype by Antoine Claudet, in the new medium of photography, taken on Wellington’s 75th birthday in 1844.

National Portrait Gallery Website

Contact: National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place
Tel: (44) 020 7306 0055

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