- Words Liam Cattermole
Beat the winter blues with exhibitions from David Hockney, Call Super’s Phonox residency, BEYOND THE STREETS' Saatchi gallery takeover and more.
Call Super Friday Night Phonox Residency
Taking to the ones and twos throughout February for the Phonox residency is Call Super: a DJ who’s carved out his own lane among London’s hotbed of electronic talent. Striking creative partnerships with fellow DJ/producer heavyweights like Parris and Beatrice Dillon, Call Super – real name Joseph Seaton – regularly releases on Houndstooth records and played a big part in it’s come up. A seasoned name on the festival and club circuit, he’ll be at Phonox every Friday of February, accompanied by a range of supporting DJs.
Peter Doig’s Exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House
A major exhibition of Peter Doig’s most recent works, inspired by his time living in Trinidad and New York, this show announces an exciting chapter in the artist’s illustrious career. The Scottish painter is well known for his figurative work, selling pieces like ‘White Canoe‘ for tens of millions of pounds. This week, Peter won $2.5 million in a ruling after a gallery sued him for claiming a painting wasn’t his work. All proceeds from his win will be donated to a non-profit charity hosting art schemes for incarcerated prisoners.
The Battersea Power Station Light Festival
Are you in need of a winter glow up? If so, Battersea Power Station Light Festival returns for its third year with installations from eight artists. Alongside plenty of free activities and its largest collection of work to date, the event promises to brighten up anyone’s cold weather blues.
Marco Brambilla’s ‘Heaven’s Gate’ Installation at Outernet
Marco Brambilla’s stunning ‘Heaven’s Gate’ installation will take over Outernet right until the end of February. Europe’s biggest digital exhibition space has been showing artwork since its opening, but with kaleidoscopic psychedelic artwork and vibrant colour schemes, Marco’s show might be the best yet. Catch the panoramic video collage between January 22 – February 26.
Diane Arbus at The Civic – Barnsley
Hosted by The Civic – Barnsley, this exhibition spotlights the weird and wonderful work of Diane Arbus, one of America’s most famous portrait photographers. A recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships, Diane tragically committed suicide in 1971, just two years after starting her portfolio. This exhibition spotlights ‘A Box of Ten Photographs’; the work that she produced before her passing.
London International Mime Festival at Barbican Centre
Returning with a captivating schedule of eccentric performances, The London International Mime Festival runs from late January to the early stages of February. Featuring theatre shows, puppeteering, and artists on the books of Belgium’s contemporary theatre scene, the event’s packed with plenty of surprises.
Alice Neel ‘Hot Off The Griddle’ at Barbican Centre
The largest UK exhibition of American artist Alice Neel to date, ‘Hot Off The Griddle’ brings to life the work of one of New York’s most important figurative painters. Championing an impressionistic style, her work was known for dignifying humans, especially women who she painted through a distinctively female gaze. Spanning a 60 year career, this exhibition brings Alice’s stunning portraits to the Barbican from February 16 – May 21.
BEYOND THE STREETS LONDON at the Saatchi Gallery
Opening on February 17, BEYOND THE STREETS LONDON will take to the Saatchi Gallery for an exhibition of over 100 graffiti artists. Supported by adidas Originals, a brand synonymous with the hip-hop, B Boy and graff scene of the 90s, the show features new works, large-scale installations and original ephemera that captures the essence of international street art.
David Hockney’s Lightroom Exhibition
Tickets are selling quickly for David Hockney’s immersive art experience. The first in a new programme, London art venue Lightroom combines 3-D technology with high-tech audio to bring David’s work to life. The result of three years collaboration between the gallery and Bradfordian, this exhibition invites viewers to perceive the world and absorb its beauty in modern ways.