• Jonathan Baldock & Emma Hart, Jon and Emma, 2016. Photo: Ollie Himmick. Courtesy of Belmacz and The Sunday Painter
  • Installation view: Jonathan Baldock & Emma Hart, Love Life: Act 1 at PEER. Photo: FXP Photography
  • Ken Price, Round Snail Cup 1968 Glazed ceramic 8.3 x 12.7 x 8.9 cm - © Estate of Ken Price, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery Photo: Fredrik Nilsen
  • Installation view, 'Ken Price: A Survey of Sculptures and Drawings, 1959 – 2006', Hauser & Wirth London, 2016 © Estate of Ken Price. Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Alex Delfanne
  • Installation view, 'Ken Price: A Survey of Sculptures and Drawings, 1959 – 2006', Hauser & Wirth London, 2016 © Estate of Ken Price. Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Alex Delfanne
  • Installation view, Olivia Strange Cornu copia copia topia of your broken lusty, London 2016. © Olivia Strange.
  • Rehana Zaman, Tell me the story Of all these things (2016). Film Still. Courtesy of the artist and Tenderpixel.
  • Rehana Zaman, Tell me the story Of all these things (2016). Installation view. Photography by Original&theCopy. Courtesy of the artist and Tenderpixel.
  • Tenderpixel and Tenderbooks, 2016. View from Cecil Court. Photography by Original&theCopy. Courtesy of the artist and Tenderpixel
  • Robert Rauschenberg Monogram 1955-59 Combine: oil, paper, fabric, printed reproductions, metal, wood, rubber shoe-heel, and tennis ball on two conjoined canvases with oil on taxidermied Angora goat with brass plaque and rubber tire on wood platform mounted on four casters 106.7 x 135.2 x 163.8 cm Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Purchase with contribution from Moderna Museets Vänner/The Friends of Moderna Museet © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York

Jonathan Baldock and Emma Hart ‘Love Life: Act 1’
PEER

9 Nov – 28 Jan 2017

‘Love Life’ is a touring exhibition in three acts which will take place over summer and autumn 2017 at Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool and then at De La Warr Pavillion in Bexhill-on-Sea. Baldock and Hart’s works revisit the traditional puppet theatre show Punch and Judy, transforming the gallery in a darkly humorous and surreal space. Comedic and tragic, absurd and grotesque at the same time. Wandering through ‘A Guiding Hand’ (2016), the one-eyed baby in a baby walker, decapitated heads and multiple ceramic ‘nagging’ feet, we feel the characters trapped in these unfinished narratives, lost in a tale without an end, or beginning.

Jonathan Baldock,   A Guiding Hand,   2016. Photo: plastique photography. Courtesy of Belmacz.

Jonathan Baldock, A Guiding Hand, 2016. Photo: plastique photography. Courtesy of Belmacz.

Ken Price — A Survey of Sculptures and Drawings, 1959 – 2006
Hauser & Wirth London
9 Dec – 4 Feb 2017

Over 180 sculptures and works on paper, spanning half a century, spread across both Savile Row galleries and inspired by Bauhaus, Japanese ceramics, traditional Southwestern pottery and counter cultures of the 1960s. Sinuous shapes, bright and joyful colours coming from perceptions of the places Price enjoyed much of his life in: Los Angeles and Taos in New Mexico. His handmade forms continued to evolve over the years. The typical Price sculpture is a small, biomorphic… thing, vaguely resembling “a smooth internal organ, sometimes boasting suggestive orifices”. The new sculptures are best described as blobby and amorphous; the drawings, on the other hand, depict impossible objects and imaginary spaces – everything is pervaded by a sense of strangeness able to enchant both our mind and our senses.

Ken Price  Pastel 1995 Acrylic on ceramic 36.8 x 38.1 x 35.6 cm -  © Estate of Ken Price,   Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery Photo: Fredrik Nilsen

Ken Price Pastel 1995 Acrylic on ceramic 36.8 x 38.1 x 35.6 cm – © Estate of Ken Price, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery Photo: Fredrik Nilsen

Olivia Strange —  ‘Cornu copia copia topia of your broken lusty’ as part of ‘Cacotopia’
Annka Kultys Gallery
11 Jan – 11 Feb 2017

Annka Kultys has taken Anthony Burgess’ term ‘cacotopia’, synonym for dystopia, as the departure point for bringing together five 2016 MFA graduate artists working in multi-media installation. Olivia Strange opens the show, presenting an imaginary paradise, which, upon closer inspection, reveals itself as workplace environment and our fantasy turns out to be just an office daydream, consumed by the banality of everyday life. The use of non- immediate images and materials, the slowing of time through displacement unveil layered narratives, which explore the meaning of collective excitement, anxiety and desire generated by our contemporary life.

Installation view,   Olivia Strange Cornu copia copia topia of your broken lusty,   London 2016. © Olivia Strange.

Installation view, Olivia Strange Cornu copia copia topia of your broken lusty, London 2016. © Olivia Strange.

Rehana Zaman — Tell me the story Of all these things
Tenderpixel
30 Nov – 28 Jan 2017

Rehana Zaman‘s first solo exhibition presents a new video work across three channels and over the two floors of the gallery space. We follow an intimate conversation between the artist and Farah, a British Muslim woman: while cooking, Farah speaks about identity, sexuality, politics, self-actualisation. Multiple narratives let us wander through themes of dislocation and fragmentation, and explore processes of disassembling as constitutive of lived experience.

Rehana Zaman,   Tell me the story Of all these things,   Part 3 (2016). HD video. Photography by Original&theCopy. Courtesy of the artist and Tenderpixel

Rehana Zaman, Tell me the story Of all these things, Part 3 (2016). HD video. Photography by Original&theCopy. Courtesy of the artist and Tenderpixel

Robert Rauschenberg
Tate Modern
1 Dec –2 Apr2017

This retrospective at Tate moves through the life and career of the American art pioneer, bringing together more than 200 pieces including paintings, sculptures, photographs, digital prints and performance pieces, from the early 1950s to the artist’s death in 2008. Considering his variety and development, this retrospective shows us how Rauschenberg pushed and rethought all the mediums with which he worked, expanding the horizons of art. Each works displayed presents a striking combination of materials and contains experimental and subversive ideas: looking at them it is impossible not to feel the vibrancy of those times, not to see beyond the limits of expression itself.

Selection by Giulia Ponzano

Robert Rauschenberg Untitled (Spread)  1983 Solvent transfer and acrylic on wood panel,   with umbrellas 188.6 x 245.7 x 88.9 cm  © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation,   New York

Robert Rauschenberg Untitled (Spread) 1983 Solvent transfer and acrylic on wood panel, with umbrellas 188.6 x 245.7 x 88.9 cm © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York

Robert Rauschenberg Bed 1955 Combine painting: oil,   pencil,   toothpaste,   and red fingernail polish on pillow,   quilt (previously owned by the artist Dorothea Rockburne),   and bedsheet mounted on wood supports 191.1 x 80 x 20.3 cm The Museum of Modern Art,   New York Gift of Leo Castelli in honour of Aldred H. Barr,   Jr. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation,   New York  Image: The Museum of Modern Art,   New York/Scala,   Florence

Robert Rauschenberg Bed 1955 Combine painting: oil, pencil, toothpaste, and red fingernail polish on pillow, quilt (previously owned by the artist Dorothea Rockburne), and bedsheet mounted on wood supports 191.1 x 80 x 20.3 cm The Museum of Modern Art, New York Gift of Leo Castelli in honour of Aldred H. Barr, Jr. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York Image: The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence