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The Weekend Edit; 5.1.12

our first Weekend Edit of 2012 is art heavy...

The Weekend Edit; 5.1.12
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We're back with the first Weekend Edit of the new year, and it's a decidedly arty affair...

Happy new year and all that, we’re back with the first Weekend Edit of the new year, and it’s a decidedly arty affair. There’s street art, high-brow conceptual art and high-end product design that thinks it’s art. Oh, and a mozzarella bar too, for good measure. Get out there and enjoy the weekend…

Cut & Run at Kemistry Gallery

5 – 18 January

Cut & Run at Kemistry Gallery

With original paintings, sculptures and limited prints from Jack Teagle, Matthew Bromley, Ryan Chapman and Matthew Dent – some of the UK’s most exciting young illustrators – Cut & Run, at Shoreditch’s brilliant Kemistry Gallery, is a group exhibition where 4 strong and very individual styles come together to tackle a curious array of subjects from hunting to the afterlife…

Cut & Run at Kemistry Gallery, 43 Charlotte Road, London, EC2A 3PD; 5th – 28th January
Open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm; Free Entrance

Phillips de Pury & Company Pop-Up Shop

Image courtesy of Phillips de Pury & Company

Until 31 January

Phillips de Pury & Company Pop-Up Shop

Being a major international art dealership and auction house, Phillips de Pury & Company‘s pop-up isn’t likely to resemble your usual cobbled together collection of designers and products; no, this is a serious high-brow art happening, and delightfully curated it is too. There’s a whole host of original works, prints, clothing, jewellery and so much more; and it’s some list of participating designers too, you’ll feel like you’ve walked into the pages of Wallpaper*. Just remember to pop your eyes back in on the way out…

Phillips de Pury & Company, 45-47 Brook Street at Claridge’s; Open until 31st January,
Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm and Sunday 12pm – 5pm

Peter Liversidge; Where We Begin

Installation view of Where We Begin at Sean Kelly Gallery
December 9, 2011 through January 28, 2012
© Peter Liversidge
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

Until 28 January

Peter Liversidge; Where We Begin

Peter Liversidge is a unique artist. Hard to define because of the wide range of mediums he employs, Liversidge is – as The Guardian put it – an “offbeat talent of a very British kind”. Typing out ‘proposals’ – from the practical to the purely hypothetical – on a vintage, manual typewriter, Liversidge then chooses a select few to realise with found objects. To give you an idea of this; Where We Begin features a “classical marble sculpture” made from a stack of tractor tyres found in upstate New York and small twigs that fell near the artist during a morning walk in Soho cast in aluminium. Offbeat indeed; clever, witty and charming too…

Peter Liversidge, Where We Begin at Sean Kelly Gallery, 528 West 29th Street, New York; Open until 28th January,
Tuesday – Friday 11am til 6pm and Saturday 10am til 6pm.
A catalogue containing the complete set of proposals for Where We Begin will accompany the exhibition and will be available for sale

Graffiti Life at the O2 Arena

Until 17 January

Kev Munday; Graffiti Life at the O2 Arena

The huge window space running from North Greenwich tube station to the O2 is currently awash with street art goodness; thanks to a collaboration between youth organisation Somewhereto_ and Graffiti Life. We’re loving this particular display from artist Kev Munday, and whilst you can see the collaboration for the next few months, his works are only on display for the next couple of weeks. Get down there this weekend…

Kev Mundy’s installation in association with Graffiti Life at the O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX until 17th January; Graffiti Life will be working with other up and coming urban artists, photographers and designers over the next 3 months and their work will be showcased in the window space between North Greenwich tube station and the O2

Until 28 February

Hello World! Or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise

Christopher Baker’s 2008 multimedia installation, Hello World!, is being shown for the first time in the UK at The Saatchi Gallery‘s first ever screening room. Comprised of some 5,000 video diaries collected from the interwebs, Baker’s installation is an overwhelming, disorientating yet captivating examination of those who have imagined themselves before audiences…

Saatchi Screen, in partnership with The Cadogan Estate and Hugo Boss is located 50 yards from The Saatchi Gallery at 73 Duke of York’s Square, King’s Road, London, SW3 4LY; 3rd January – 28th February

Obikà Canary Wharf

Now Open

Obikà Canary Wharf

If you can brave the waves of fund managers and agressive insurance execs, you’ll now be rewarded with some of the finest mozzarella this side of Campana; as Silvio Ursini brings his Obikà chain to London for the first time. With outlets in New York, LA, Tokyo, and of course Italy’s major cities; Obikà prides itself on an Italian menu centred around the highest-grade Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, and whilst the setting may well be sterile steel and glass, the taste of sun-kissed Italia is more than worth it…

Obikà, Unit 1, West Wintergarden, 35 Bank Street, London, E14 5NW is open all day for coffee, breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks; Monday to Sunday

Cymatics by Suguru Goto

7 January – 19 February

Cymatics by Suguru Goto

Running from January to October 2012 at West London creative space, Watermans, is the International Festival of Digital Art 2012, in collaboration with Goldsmiths. The first in a series of 6 installations from international artists is Cymatics, a kinetic sound sculpture by Paris-based Japanese composer, inventor and multimedia artist, Suguru Goto. The installation aims to build a “synergy between music to be seen and images to be heard, so as to create a sensorial performance for the complexity of human perception”; sounds deep, but it looks fun…

Cymatics by Suguru Goto, Produced by Action Sharing at Watermans, 40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 0DS; 7th January – 19th February. Daily 12 noon til 9pm; Free Entrance