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Viewing Art in the Age of Now, Fulham Town Hall

On 20 May, Fulham Town Hall opened its doors for the first time in more than a decade to play host to Art in the Age of Now, a free group show featuring sculpture, street art and installation. Curated by Art Below founder Ben Moore, it spans the entirety of the vast space (52,000 square feet in total) and includes work by more than 100 local artists made in lockdown.

Explore street art by the likes of Angry Dan, Lucie Flynn and Luap in the labyrinthine basement and Moore’s recreation of Stonehenge in the great hall. On show in the grandiose ballroom are sculptures by Joe Rush made from salvaged material including F15 bombers and Soviet tanks.

Elsewhere, you’ll see Charlotte Colbert’s striking Mastectomy Mameria, three dedicated spaces dedicated to women in art and works by Conrad Shawcross, Sarah Maple and Gary Mansfield. The Grade II listed building is slated for redevelopment in 2022, so don’t miss this rare opportunity to peruse its hallowed halls.

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20 May 2021 — 06 June 2021
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Viewing The EY Exhibition: The Making of Rodin

This major new exhibition looks at Rodin’s use of clay and plaster, particularly in capturing movement, light and volume. It also spotlights the complex dynamics of the workshop and Rodin’s relationships with his models and collaborators, including his ill-fated lover and fellow sculptor Camille Claudel.

The Making of Rodin takes its cue from the artist’s landmark exhibition at the Pavillon de l’Alma in 1900, where he exhibited his life’s work almost entirely in plaster. Many of the star exhibits of 1900 such as the monumental casts of Balzac (1898) or The Inner Voice (1896) are now on show at Tate Modern. It’s a feast for the eyes.

On display alongside fragmented body parts, including heads, hands, arms, legs and feet, are preparatory models, archival images, a series of delicate watercolours in which he further experimented with bodily forms, and The Kiss (1900-04), the only marble on show.

Displayed together, Rodin’s ghostly casts reveal the extent of his restless, innovative creativity — and, most importantly, his pioneering vision of the human body for a modern age.

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Viewing Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty

There hasn’t been a major Dubuffet exhibition in the UK for more than 50 years, but the Barbican has more than made up for it with this brilliant retrospective charting the extraordinary life and work of the ‘Art Brut’ pioneer.

The vast show explores Dubuffet’s radical postwar vision of a raw, gritty beauty and his endless experimentation with tools and materials, notably his mixing of paint with found materials such as glass, pebbles, string and gravel.

There are more than 150 works on display, from early portraits and lithographs to butterfly assemblages and giant doodle canvases. There are also two rooms of works from Dubuffet’s personal collection of ‘Art Brut’ (literally ‘raw’ art), including pieces by the medium Laure Pigeon.

‘Art should always make you laugh a little and fear a little,’ Dubuffet said. ‘Anything but bore.’ Needless to say, this exhibition does just that.

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The Wick - Gianna Dispenza (Puiyee Won)

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Viewing Mika Tajima, Regulation at Simon Lee Gallery

Visual Arts
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Viewing Time Takes a Cigarette at Josh Lilley Gallery

Visual Arts
The Wick - Untitled 2020
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Viewing Idris Khan, The Seasons Turn at Victoria Miro

Visual Arts
The Wick - A sleeping guy in the meadow 2021
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Viewing dear moon by Shota Nakaruma at Peres Projects

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