8 Sep

(2) Events

8 Sep-24 Mar Art
Illuminating women: Photographs by Mayotte Magnus. National Portrait Gallery.

Illuminating women: Photographs by Mayotte Magnus. National Portrait Gallery.

In 1977, the National Portrait Gallery staged a landmark exhibition, featuring nearly ninety portraits of eminent British women photographed by Mayotte Magnus. It was the first photographic exhibition in the Gallery’s history to focus exclusively on female achievement. In September, a new display will revisit a selection of key portraits from Magnus’s 1977 exhibition, alongside more recent acquisitions. The portraits were taken in the sitter’s homes or place of work, and are rich in narrative and composition. The display celebrates a range of creative women, including artists Liliane Lijn and Glenys Barton, authors Marina Warner and Margaret Drabble, actresses Glenda Jackson and Judi Dench and Nobel Prize recipient Nadine Gordimer.

London, U.K. www.npg.org.uk/whatson/display/2018/illuminating-women-photographs-by-mayotte-magnus
London, U.K.
8 Sep-4 Nov Art
Mika Rottenberg at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art.

Mika Rottenberg at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art.

Mika Rottenberg presents new and existing work in an exhibition that will run throughout seven galleries in Goldsmiths CCA.

Featuring two new films, Rottenberg will respond to the building incorporating purpose-built installations alongside sculptural objects. Mika Rottenberg is known for her ability to highlight themes such as the inequalities of our global economy and the fragility of the human body, spun through a lens of humour, absurdity and confusion. She juxtaposes the vulnerabilities and strengths of her protagonists within uncanny interpretations of our physical world.

London, U.K. goldsmithscca.art/exhibition/mika-rottenberg
London, U.K.