Frith Street Gallery

Golden Square

17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ
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  • FIONA TAN: PROVENANCE

    FIONA TAN: PROVENANCE

    Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
    27 August – 19 October 2008

    Artist Fiona Tan (b. 1966) was born in Indonesia and grew up in Australia. She has lived and worked in Amsterdam since 1988. For the Rijksmuseum she made the installation Provenance.

    “For this commission I looked at the 17th-century portraits in the Rijksmuseum collection. I find the most interesting paintings of this period are portraits in which the subjects are painted in a completely ordinary, honest and plain way. I immersed myself in their history, and what I noticed was how tangible the past is in a city like Amsterdam: the buildings, the street names, even the names and appearance of friends.

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  • Annelies Strba

    Annelies Strba

    Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth
    1 August – 31 October 2008
    Exhibition touring to The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

    Strba also has work included in the group exhibition In voller Blüte at Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden – Rot, Germany, 20 April – 6 July 2008

  • Dayanita Singh

    Dayanita Singh

    Manifesta 7
    19 July – 2 November 2008

    Manifesta 7, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art will be hosted by the Trentino – South Tyrol Region. For the first time it will take place in Italy and will stretch across an entire regional territory – one hundred and fifty kilometres of crossroads of different cultures and intersecting traditions, rich in historical monuments and in sites of industrial archeology. It involves four cities which together create a single connecting route along the Brenner axis between the north and south of Europe: Fortezza (Bressanone), ex-Alumix factory in Bolzano, the Palazzo delle Poste in Trento, Manifattura Tabacchi and ex-Peterlini factory in Rovereto.

    Singh also takes part in Wedded Bliss, The Marriage of Art and Ceremony, a group exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts, USA, 26 April – 14 September 2008

  • Chantal Akerman

    Chantal Akerman

    Camden Arts Centre, London
    11 July – 14 September 2008

    For her first solo exhibition in a UK public gallery Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman presents a number of film works in varying formats. Beginning her career in the 1970’s Akerman has become known as one of the most important European directors of her generation.

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  • MARLENE DUMAS: Measuring Your Own Grave

    MARLENE DUMAS: Measuring Your Own Grave

    MOCA, LA
    22 June – 22 Sept 2008
    Exhibition travelling to MoMA, NYC (14 December 2008 – 16 February 2009)

    This mid-career survey of the work of the acclaimed painter Marlene Dumas, the first of its scale to be mounted in the United States, is organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in association with The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition will include approximately 60 paintings and 35 drawings, including several large series of works on paper, and will provide a comprehensive examination of the work of one of the most thought-provoking and fascinating artists working today.

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