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Events in Art and Archaeology

Bhupen Khakhar:&nbsp;<EM>You Can’t&nbsp; Please All</EM> 1981© Bhupen Khakhar
Bhupen Khakhar: You Can't  Please All 1981
© Bhupen Khakhar
Bhupen Khakhar: You Can't Please All
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  Tate Modern  •  1 June - 6 November 2016
 
 

Renowned for his unique figurative style and incisive observations of class and sexuality, Bhupen Khakhar (1934-2003) played a central role in modern Indian art and was a key international figure in 20th century painting. This landmark exhibition showcases vivid works on canvas, luminous watercolour paintings and experimental ceramics. 

An accountant-turned-artist, Bhupen Khakhar demonstrated a commitment to representing his world with unflinching honesty. High and low merged in narrative paintings with influences ranging from devotional aesthetics and street culture to European painting and pop art. He confronted provocative themes, particularly his homosexuality.  

This show brings together Khakhar’s work from across five decades and collections around the world for the first time since his death from cancer.



Tate Modern Website


Contact: Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
Tel: 44 (0)20 7887 8888

<EM>Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds</EM>
Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds
Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  British Museum  •  19 May - 27 November 2016
 

Vanished beneath the waters of the Mediterranean, the lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus lay at the mouth of the Nile. Named after the Greek hero Heracles, Thonis-Heracleion was one of Egypt’s most important commercial centres for trade with the Mediterranean world and, with Canopus, was a major centre for the worship of the Egyptian gods. Their amazing discovery is transforming our understanding of the deep connections between the great ancient civilisations of Egypt and Greece.

Preserved and buried under the sea for over a thousand years, the stunning objects in the exhibition range from magnificent colossal statues to intricate gold jewellery. Sacred offerings and ritual objects reveal the cult of Osiris – the god of the underworld who held the promise of eternal life. They tell stories of political power and popular belief, myth and migration, gods and kings. Journey through centuries of encounters between two celebrated cultures, meeting iconic historical figures such as Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, Hadrian and Antinous on the way.

Over the last 20 years, world-renowned archaeologist Franck Goddio and his team have excavated spectacular underwater discoveries using the latest technologies.



British Museum Website


Contact:

British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG
United Kingdom

 


Tel: (44) 20 7323 82 99

Events in Classical Music

London Symphony Orchestra
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  Barbican Hall  •  18 - 20 September 2016
 

Verdi: Requiem

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Erika Grimaldi, soprano
Daniela Barcellona, mezzo-soprano
Francesco Meli, tenor
Michele Pertusi, baritone

London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Orchestra



Barbican Centre Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:00 pm

Contact: Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS
Tel: (44) 20 76 38 88 91

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

The Alchemist: By Ben Jonson
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  Barbican Theatre  •  2 September - 1 October 2016
 

Ben Jonson: The Alchemist

Royal Shakespeare Company

Written by one of Shakespeare’s finest contemporaries, Jonson’s savage satire revels in just how vain we humans can be.

When London is hit by plague, Lovewit flees to the country, leaving his townhouse in the hands of his trusted butler Jeremy. But no sooner has he left than Jeremy turns the house into a den of criminal activity, recruiting the conman Subtle and prostitute Doll Common to help him rip off half of the city.

Now every knock at the front door is another unwitting victim begging to be relieved of their cash. Things could not be going better for the gleeful trio until they receive a very unwelcome visitor.

Polly Findlay directs.



Barbican Centre Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:15 pm

Contact: Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS
Tel: (44) 20 76 38 88 91

Raphael Albert: <EM>Miss Black &amp; Beautiful Sybil McLean with fellow contestants,</EM> Hammersmith Palais, London, 1972From the portfolio <EM>Black Beauty Pageants</EM>Courtesy of © Raphael Albert/Autograph ABP
Raphael Albert: Miss Black & Beautiful Sybil McLean with fellow contestants, Hammersmith Palais, London, 1972
From the portfolio Black Beauty Pageants
Courtesy of © Raphael Albert/Autograph ABP
Raphael Albert: Miss Black & Beautiful
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  Autograph ABP, Rivington Place  •  8 July - 24 September 2016
 

Autograph APB presents the first major solo exhibition of photographs by the late Raphael Albert – cultural promoter, entrepreneur and photographer.

For more than three decades from the late 1960s to the early 1990s, Albert organised and documented numerous black beauty pageants and other cultural events in London, while building up a portfolio of photographs of aspiring models. His long and successful career as a promoter and chronicler of pageants included the establishment of Miss Black and Beautiful, Miss West Indies in Great Britain, and Miss Grenada.

These competitions celebrated the global ‘Black is Beautiful’ aesthetic of the 1970s in a local west London context: paired with the obligatory bathing costumes and high heels, Albert’s contestants often sported large Afro hairstyles, inventing and reinventing themselves on stage while articulating a particular and multifaceted black femininity as part of a widely contested and ambiguous cultural performance.

The exhibition features over sixty modern and vintage prints, as well as archival ephemera.

Raphael Albert (1935-2009) was born on the Caribbean island of Grenada. After moving to London in 1953, he studied photography at Ealing Technical College whilst working part-time at Lyons cake factory. Albert soon became a freelance photographer working for black British newspapers such as West Indian World – for whom one of his first assignments was documenting Miss Jamaica – as well as The Gleaner, Caribbean Times and New World.



Autograph ABP Website


Contact: Autograph ABP, Rivington Place
London, UK
Tel: (44) 20 7749 1240

Punk 1976-78
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  British Library  •  13 May - 2 October 2016
 
 

The British Library’s punk exhibition celebrates the 40th anniversary of this musical phenomenon.

Starting with the impact of the Sex Pistols in 1976, it explores punk’s early days in the capital and reveals how its remarkable influence spread across music, fashion, print and graphic styles nationwide. Showcasing a range of fanzines, flyers, recordings and record sleeves from the British Library’s collections alongside rare material from the archives held at Liverpool John Moores University, including items from England's Dreaming: The Jon Savage Archive, the exhibition celebrates the enduring influence of punk as a radical musical, artistic and political movement.



British Library Website


Contact: The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
Tel: 44 (0)1937 546546

ViviVivien Leigh (as Titania) from <EM>A Midsummer Night’s Dream</EM> at The Old Vic Theatre, 1937. Photograph by J W Debenham. Courtesy of the Mander and Mitchenson collection at the University of Bristol and ArenaPA.
ViviVivien Leigh (as Titania) from A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Old Vic Theatre, 1937. Photograph by J W Debenham. Courtesy of the Mander and Mitchenson collection at the University of Bristol and ArenaPA.
Shakespeare in Ten Acts
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  PACCAR Gallery  •  15 April - 6 September 2016
 
 

Journey through 400 years of history – from the first productions of Hamlet and The Tempest – to understand how Shakespeare’s plays have been transformed for new generations of theatre-goers.

Experience the glamour of Vivien Leigh’s Lady Macbeth costume, the surprising circus prop from Peter Brook’s radical 1970s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the stunning detail of the Globe’s award-winning costumes from Twelfth Night starring Mark Rylance.

Shakespeare in Ten Acts showcases over 200 unique and rare items such as the only surviving play-script in Shakespeare’s hand, an authentic Shakespeare signature, the earliest printed edition of Hamlet from 1603 and Shakespeare’s First Folio.



British Library Website


Contact: PACCAR Gallery
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Tel: 44 (0)1937 546546

<EM>Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones</EM>Saatchi Gallery
Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones
Saatchi Gallery
Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones
LONDON, ENGLAND  •  Saatchi Gallery  •  5 April - 4 September 2016
 
 

Taking over the entire two floors of the Saatchi Gallery with 9 thematic galleries, Exhibitionism combines over 500 original Stones' artefacts, with cinematic and interactive technologies offering comprehensive insight into the band's  fifty year history.

From dressing room and backstage paraphernalia to rare instruments; original stage designs, iconic costumes, rare audio tracks and video footage; personal diaries; poster and album cover artwork; and wraparound cinematic experiences that celebrate every aspect of their careers.



Saatchi Gallery Website


Contact: Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York's HQ
King's Road
London
SW3 4RY



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