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Friday, 30 January 2009

Pick of the week 30.01.2009

As you may have noticed, we had more sunny than rainy days last week - Spring is in the air!
Bury your winter blues in a deep hole, grab your sun glasses and wear your fanciest summer frock for next week's events . I am ready to fight the remaining cold and to celebrate sunshine- ARE YOU WITH ME!

Exhibition - Chosen by Joanne
Indian Highway
Serpentine Gallery
until 22nd February
Following the remarkable and rapid economic, social and cultural developments in India in recent years, Indian Highway is a timely presentation of the pioneering work being made in the country today. The culmination of extensive research across India, this group exhibition is a snapshot of a vibrant generation of artists working across a range of media.

Exhibition - Chosen by Eleanor
Hussein Chalayan at the Design Museum until 17 May.
Leading the forefront of contemporary fashion design, the twice named 'British Designer of the Year,' Hussein Chalayan, is renowned for his innovative use of materials, meticulous pattern cutting and progressive attitudes to new technology.
This exhibition is the first comprehensive presentation of Hussein Chalayan’s work in the UK. Spanning fifteen years of experimental projects, the exhibition explores Hussein Chalayan's creative approach, his inspirations and the many themes which influence his work such as cultural identity, displacement and migration.

Exhibition - Chosen by Marion
Zineb Sedira - Floating Coffins
The New Art Exchange Gallery, Nottingham
Preview: Friday 6 Feb, 6pm till 11pm
Exibition Dates: Sat 7 Feb to Sun 19 Feb
Admission FREE
A stunning new multi screen installation about the world's largest ship graveyard in Mauretania.
This installation explores the metaphor between ships left to rot along the coast and the escape from African citizens dreaming of a better future in Europe.

Exhibition - Chosen by Mark
Private View Live Performance: Thursday 5th Feb 6p.m-10p.m
The project has called upon a group of artist's who specialise in an eclectic range of areas including painting, sound, Urban art, sculpture, performance, photography, film and installation to interpret and respond to the space in there own unique way whilst drawing influences from its distinctive character.
Section6 Art Projects is a new, non-profit art organisation, founded by two newly graduated artists. Section 6 Art Projects works to organise art exhibitions in reclaimed spaces within the East London area.

Performance - Chosen by Sam
30 January 2009 - 31 January 2009, 19:30
Pay What You Can
Come and explore the four corners of BAC and witness the culmination of our biggest ever residency programme. Encounter short Scratch* performances, installations, ongoing rehearsals, and artists talking about their work. BAC is opening the rehearsal room doors, allowing you to peek behind the scenes of the whole building for one weekend only.

Project - Chosen by João
iOpera - an exciting project by Swedish composer Fredrik Hogberg has just been announced and it wants to be the "Second Life" of the Opera world: "Monteverdi defined the art-form known as opera and Wagner turned it into an integrated form of art. Blomdhal brought opera to television and Bergman made a motion picture out of The Magic Flute. Now it is time for opera to take another giant leap into a greater world - the internet.
A virtual opera will constantly be developed by user contributions and offers many interactive features. Control opera-avatars and interact via webcam, choose performers, create scenography, mix the orchestra and much more.
The Woman of Cain, the first opera designed solely for the Internet, will combine film, video, graphic design, photo, animation, game design, virtual worlds, interactivity and more.

Exhibition - Chosen by Jennifer
Site Gallery, Sheffield
Never let the truth get in the way of a good story
22 Nov 2008 - 31 Jan 2009
Series of films and video which tackle the tension between language and image. The exhibition subverts a regime of consciousness that privileges sight over sound.

Performance - Chosen by Richard
Propeller Island / an evolving artspace
29 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London SW7
5th January - 1st Febuary 2009
open 12- 6pm everyday
Extravaganza of Art and Performance
Thursday 29th January - Sunday 1st February

Festival - Chosen by Giles
'Events Day' - 3rd February from 10:30am onward
An annual, one-day festival of performance, film, video and live art held at Cat Hill campus, Middlesex University. This year will see two students getting married as part of their work alongside film and video screenings from students around London, Performances taking place throughout the day and what is shaping up to be great wedding reception/party in the evening. So If you would like to crash a wedding or simply see some work and have a little dance in the evening then head to Middlesex Uni next week.

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