Drawing on the techniques of the Old Masters, Carla van de Puttelaar dressed and shot female figureheads of the art world. Her painterly portraits are a study in strength and empowerment. The Weiss Gallery will be showcasing sixty of these photographs from 16th until the 31st May 2018. The Weiss Gallery will be hosting us for a breakfast view of the show on Friday 18th May, from 8.30am through 10.00am.
We will meet at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac at 8.15am for coffee, leaving promptly at 830am. We will then walk to Somerset House, in pre-allocated in pairs or small groups. Somerset House Deputy Director Diana Spiegelberg will welcome the group; artist Eloise Hawser will introduce her work in the Somerset House Studio exhibition: "Eloise Hawser: By the Deep, By the Mark".
Hauser & Wirth is delighted to host a special breakfast view of Lorna Simpson’s exhibition 'Unanswerable' to celebrate International Women's Day. It's Simpson's first show since she joined the gallery, and the work (most relevantly) raises questions about the nature of representation, identity, race, history and gender.
As part of our mentoring programme, AWITA are thrilled to announce our first ‘Walk and Talk’ on the morning of Tuesday 18th July. Members are invited to discuss career challenges in smaller groups of two or three members, alongside a mentor.
The walk will pass Mhairi Vari's multi part sculptural installation ’Support for a Cloud’ which is part of Sculpture in the City 2017. The walk will follow a route across London Bridge, ending at White Cube Bermondsey for coffee and croissants; we will then view the new exhibition 'Dreamers Awake' in the company of exhibition curator Susanna Greeves.
The exhibition brings together over 100 works by women artists, which explore sexual politics, eroticism, mysticism, and identity. Rarely seen paintings by key figures associated with the original Surrealist movement, such as Eileen Agar and Leonora Carrington, are shown alongside modern and contemporary artists including Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin, Claude Cahun, Mona Hatoum, Linder, Laurie Simmons, Gillian Wearing, Hannah Wilke and many more.
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Artist and Professor Sonia Boyce, Thelma Golden (Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York) and Zoe Whitley (Curator, International Art, Tate) will discuss with moderator Caroline Douglas (Director, Contemporary Art Society) how they have approached and embraced transitions throughout their professional lives. The panel will also explore the impact of these transitions on their personal situations at varying times during their careers.
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We are delighted that Georgina Adam, Melanie Gerlis and Sophie Macpherson will be discussing mentoring – both in concept and in practice – on Tuesday 25th April.
It is particularly relevant as Melanie has taken over roles from Georgina not once, but twice now – firstly at The Art Newspaper, and now at the FT. Melanie will discuss how much Georgina’s support has meant throughout her career, while Georgina will discuss her own role models. Sophie Macpherson will not only moderate the discussion, but will add her own thoughts about advancing one's career to the next level. It is the first time these three women will have, in a way, interviewed one another and we cannot think of a finer introduction to what will be an ongoing series for AWITA.
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