ORGAN: Five Recommended Art Things –  Jenny Brosinski at Almine Rech, The Museum of Sex Objects at the Horse Hospital, Camden Inspire, Cristian Avram at Workspace, Dalek and Ezra Brown both open at StolenSpace and…

Cultivate, 11 years old today. September 1st..

Right then, time to get going again, start of the so called art season, let’s get this thing back on the rails. Five more art things. five art things, five more art things happening somewhere around right now or any moment now. Five art shows to check out in the coming days. An (almost) weekly round up of recommended art events. Five shows, exhibitions or things we rather think might be worth checking out. Mostly London things for that is where we currently operate and explore, and like we said last time, these five recommendations come with no claims that they are “the best five” or the “Top Five”, we’re not one of those annoying art websites that ignore most things whilst claiming to be covering everything and proclaiming this or that to be the “top seven things” or the “best things this weekend”, no, this is simply a regular list of five or so recommended art things happening now or coming up very soon that we think you might find as interesting as we do.

Five art things happening now and coming up in the next few days in no particular order, just five art things happening around about now

1: Jenny Brosinski, Monkey Mind at Almine Rech, London – Now this promises to be good, “Almine Rech is pleased to present German artist Jenny Brosinski’s first solo exhibition in London”.

“The exhibition shows both two and three-dimensional works, emphasising the alternation between painting and sculpture. At first glance, Brosinski’s world conveys a close kinship between the opposite poles of abstract and figurative art. Her work can be understood as ‘dirty minimalism’ or ‘cool expressionism’. ‘Riotous conceptual painting’ also fits. They are abstract worlds that reflect each painterly gesture and decision in an honest way, undisguised. The animals and monsters have sacrificed themselves; they step out of the painting and become sculptures. Something happens when the characters are extracted from the frame: the red sled heading toward an unknown destination the black imposes on the baby blue”.

Almine Rech is at Grosvenor Hill, Broadbent House, London, W1K 3JH. The gallery is open 10am until 6pm Tuesday through to Saturday. The show runs from 7th Sept until 1st Oct 2022 with an opening night on Wednesday 7th Sept 6pm until 8pm.

The Museum of Sex Objects

2: The Museum of Sex Objects opens at the Horse Hospital this Friday 2nd September, 6-9pm and then goes on until the end of September. – “The Museum of Sex Objects straddles the boundary between art, fiction, and history, tracing our sexual past via the many clues locked away in institutions or even hidden under beds. In more tolerant times, it is easy to forget that the struggle for sexual freedom came at such a cost to countless individuals. The Museum’s purpose is to scratch the surface, peel back some layers and bring history’s blind spots into the light. As part of the installation’s month-long run, The Keeper will take pilgrims on a curious journey of forgotten sexual folktales within the walls of the Museum of Sex Objects”. More details via the ever rewarding Horse Hospital . The image is of a framed display box lined with dark blue velvet. Inside is a leather whip with two short braids of blonde human hair affixed to the end, as tassels.

The so called Private View is on Friday 2nd September, 6-9pm. The exhibition then continues until 29th September 2022, Tues-Sun 12-6pm. The Horse Hospital is at Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 1HX. Entry is free, but donations to the Museum – a non-profit organisation – are gratefully received so they say. Here’s the Museum of Sex Objects Instagram feed

3: Camden Inspire 2nd/3rd September – Okay, from what we can work out from the somewhat vague information flowing our way,This year’s Camden Inspire is happening again this weekend. Camden Inspire is a two day festival “celebrating the best of Camden Town culture: live music, street art and food”. We’re promised live music, live art, workshops and a creative market. It happens over two  days, Friday and Saturday 2nd and 3rd September. We’re talking the Camden that’s here in North London of course. Buck St, Camden, London NW1 8NJ to be exact.

From the visual art side of things, there’s a lot of street art (or whatever you want to call it) happening. Expect a selection of invited artists painting outside on Buck Street while the music is happening. Find the art and the artists outside somewhere near the Camden Open Air Gallery from midday until the evening on both days. The pieces created on both the days by the sixteen artists, eight on each day, will be auctioned by the gallery at the end of the event I do believe. more about the artist line up and some of the music here – ORGAN PREVIEW: Camden Inspire, a two day free festival alive with street art and live music next Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd September… The artists taking part over the two days are down at the foot of the page…

Cristian Avram

4: Cristian Avram, Lapse at Workspace – Workspace has moved now of course. The show runs from 1st Sept until 8th Oct 2022

“Workplace is delighted to announce Lapse, the first UK solo show of Romanian artist Cristian Avram, opening on 1st September in the gallery’s recently launched space at 50 Mortimer Street. The exhibition will display a new body of works by the Cluj-Napoca based artist in which, through the depiction of quotidian occurrences, he attempts to reconcile the incongruity of daily life.

Presented in Lapse will be a series of paintings depicting desolate landscapes and domestic interiors, where human presence is felt through the shadows and reflections of people and the seemingly insignificant objects they have left behind. Allowing glimpses of the outside world to enter his domestic spaces through windows and apertures, Avram’s works are imbued with a sense of anticipation that the ennui of the monotonous daily routine might be at the brink of interruption.

Beginning by taking photographs of his daily life, Avram then refines these images by removing superfluous detail in an attempt to distil the atmosphere he senses within each scene. Through this process and a unique painterly lexicon that reflects the artist’s deep knowledge and reverence for his medium, Avram creates atemporal compositions which are influenced by his experience of living in a country where remnants of the recent Soviet past coexist with a developing capitalist society. The hierarchy between the figure, place and object is subverted in these works and opposites such as light and dark, old and new, inside and outside, are given space to coexist. Thus, the scenes of Avram’s paintings escape temporality and embrace contradiction, becoming timeless images that capture glimpses of ordinary human activity against the vastness of the world and its history.

Workspace is now at 50 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 7RP. The show runs from 1st Sept until 8th Oct 2022. The gallery is open seven days a week, 10am until 6pm.


5: Dalek and Ezra Brown both open at StolenSpace this wek, we did already preview both already a week or so back, the combination of the two shows surely must nake it as part of the recommended five this week though, more details via this link – ORGAN PREVIEW: Double Trouble at East London’s StolenSpace with Dalek and Ezra Brown to kick off September…

Stolen Space is at 17 Osborn Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 6TD. Opening night for both shows is September 1st, 6pm until 9pm. Both shows run until 9th October.

Ezra Brown

The artists painting at Camden Inspire this week… Camden Inspire, a two day free festival alive with street art and live music next Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd September…

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