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London Design Festival: Nude Religion – Anna Burns Object and Hayden Kays

SEEN always enjoys the London Design Festival. It’s a dazzling array of design collaborations, proving that the UK is a go-to destination for design students, studios and collectors. This year, spatial designer Anna Burns and acclaimed artist Hayden Kays are collaborating on a provocative new collection – “Nude Religion” – celebrating love, sex, worship and …

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Chris Greene: the Painterly Subversive

Literate, numerate, often amusing and occasionally subversive, the paintings of London-based artist Chris Greene successfully combine the traditions of Western art with contemporary high and low culture.

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Performing for the Camera

Curated by Simon Baker, Senior Curator, Tate Modern with Fiontán Moran, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue from Tate Publishing and a programme of talks and events in the gallery.

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Picasso at the National Portrait Gallery

Over 75 Picasso portraits, ranging from well-known masterpieces to works that have never been shown in Britain before, are displayed at the National Portrait Gallery.
It is the first large-scale exhibition devoted to his portraiture since Picasso and Portraiture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Grand Palais, Paris in 1996. Now it is in London until 5th February 2017, sponsored by Goldman Sachs, in association with the Museu Picasso, Barcelona, and curated by Elizabeth Cowling, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at the University of Edinburgh.

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Lights of Soho: SOHO RIOT by Ben Eine

Lights Of Soho’s exhibition of Ben Eine’s work is a shining star of neon comment and protest amid the rapid gentrification currently pricing many well-loved Soho institutions out of this once vibrant part of London.

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The Barbican celebrates 40 years of Punk with the opening of Jill Furmanovsky’s photography archives, featuring iconic and previously unseen portraits of many Punk bands. Punk was about creativity and inclusiveness. Furmanovsky’s own training famously echoed Punk’s defining agenda: ‘If you can play three chords, you can form a band.’ Furmanovsky embraced this ethos by …

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The October Gallery’s ‘Primavera’ exhibition will display the impressive artworks of British Nigerian sculptor, Sokari Douglas Camp, who has committed herself to making the world a better and fairer place.

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