Performance artist, Marina Abramović, will premiere a new film version of her iconic opera, The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas (2020), on a series of massive screens at the entrance to Tottenham Court Road Station. The free event will take place next year in central London.
The work is part of a public art program helmed by the Milan-born video installation artist and film director Marco Brambilla. “The Outernet Arts programme and curator Marco Brambilla are giving me a great opportunity to use the largest screens in the world to exhibit. I am very excited about this collaboration and the chance to present to the wider public my work The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas in such a unique way,” said Marina Abramović in a statement. Marina Abramović’s The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas (2020) piece coincides with the launch of her exhibition scheduled to launch at the Royal Academy of Arts next year which is scheduled through September-12 December 2021.
Big Issue Artist Guitar Sale Features Joana Vasconcelos and Gavin Turk
An art auction aimed at supporting The Big Issue and its network of sellers in a time of crisis is open for registration. Gavin Turk, Jamie Reid, Lauren Baker and Rugman are among 21 creative geniuses who have generously lent their talents to create extraordinary works for the auction, which will be held by The Auction Collective on Wednesday 4 November.
The Big Art Auction is a collaboration between The Big Issue Group and Creative Giants. It has been made possible by a donation from Fender of a collection of iconic Stratocaster guitars. The project was also kindly supported by Art Below. The nine artists who have customized the iconic instruments are Gavin Turk, Bran Symondson, Lauren Baker, Vhils, Joe Rush, Jamie Reid, Rugman, Joana Vasconcelos and alongside the customized Stratocasters, there are also a range of limited edition and exclusive artworks including lithographs, paintings, prints and sculpture.
Other artists involved include Radiohead’s artist of choice Stanley Donwood, Conrad Shawcross, Adam Neate, Gary Stranger, Hayden Kays, and Unskilled Worker as well as a portfolio of limited edition prints donated by Bridgeman Images from Bill Jacklin, Cathie Pilkington, Eileen Cooper, Paul Huxley, Stephen Farthing, and Vanessa Jackson.
The Big Art Auction will be a live-streamed event, taking place at 19.00 on Wednesday 4 November at The Auction Collective. The evening will include video messages from the artists involved.
The Big Issue is offering increased support for sellers who are unable to get out to their pitches to sell or who are facing increased hardship. The proceeds from the auction will enable the frontline team to keep providing the day to day support that has been so essential in keeping sellers going through this unprecedented time.
Hamiltons open an exhibition of exceedingly rare ‘ferrotype’ prints from the 1970s by Helmut Newton
To mark what would have been Helmut Newton’s 100th birthday on 31 October 2020, Hamiltons is presenting an exhibition of exceedingly rare ‘ferrotype’ prints from the 1970s. Helmut Newton: High Gloss, 21 October 2020 – 8 January 2021, features many of Newton’s most famous photographs including Elsa Peretti, Rue Aubriot and Woman Examining Man. To accompany the exhibition and celebrate the centenary, Hamiltons is publishing a limited-edition book with illustrations of each photograph, with an essay by Newton’s personal friend and renowned photography specialist Philippe Garner, and a second essay by Vasilios Zatse of The Irving Penn Foundation.
In the 1970s, Newton made a small number of ferrotype prints before he had developed a collector’s market. These glossy prints were made to imitate the press and book styles of the 1930s when the sleek printing technique was associated with the popular, illustrated magazines of Newton’s youth. Photographers of the period, such as Erich Salomon and Brassai also inspired. Making these prints was technically demanding, however when the process succeeded, each print achieved the glamourous qualities of a high-gloss magazine page. Philippe Garner says that “Helmut valued ferrotype prints both for their immediate physical quality that so matched the hard, cool chic of his images and for the significant historical associations they carried for him”.
This exhibition will be shut from 5 November until 3 December pending Government COVID restrictions.
HELMUT NEWTON: HIGH GLOSS 21 October 2020 – 8 January 2021
See preview of the Marina Abramović Video Below