This month we are pleased to present artists’ pages from Daniel James Wilkinson and Calum F. Kerr. This issue we review Loris Gréaud at the ICA and Tom Friedman at Gagosian, Britannia. We receive a postcard from the Merz Barn in the Lake District whilst Ed Atkins continues his series of Asides with a meditation on song lyrics.
In Central London this month, the Chapman Brothers continue their juvenile attempts to provoke with their graffitied paintings by Hitler in ‘If Hitler Had Been a Hippy How Happy We Would Be’ at White Cube Mason’s Yard. Meanwhile, respected art historian Tamar Garb curates what promises to be a fascinating show of contemporary art from her native South Africa at Haunch of Venison in ‘Home Lands Land Marks’. In Victoria, catch ‘After Dark’ curated by Coline Milliard at Eleven Gallery, 11 Eccleston Street, featuring works by Tobias Collier, Cecilia Bonilla and others, it continues until 21 June. Along the lively South Bank, the Hayward’s summer show ‘Psycho Buildings’ promises to entertain on multiple levels.
In the East End, see Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez’s latest work at Carl Freedman Gallery and Mona Hatoum at Parasol Unit. At the Whitechapel Gallery Nathalie Djurberg is currently showing her brilliantly dark animations alongside Diego Perrone. And on the evening of Friday 13 June catch ‘Iceburg Enters Obelisk’ at the Whitechapel, this twilight adventure in music showcases Charles Hayward (This Heat), Blood Stereo and Bolide Awkwardstra. The evening will also feature visual interventions from the Elevator Gallery curators, fresh from recent shows at the Arnolfini, Bristol. Look out particularly for Phoebe Davies’ performance ‘Thud’. On Saturday 14 see boyleANDshaw’s durational performance ‘16 Hours with Sister Corita’, part of film and performance festival ‘Bad Year Blimp’ at Alma Enterprises, 1 Vyner Street. The same day in South London, Camberwell Arts Festival (14-22 June) kicks off with a pub crawl featuring events by Yara El-Sherbini, Lottie Leedham, the Dulwich Ukulele club and Duckie Cabaret at top watering holes throughout the SE5 area.