• Eileen Quinlan, Dune Woman, at Campoli Presti, London, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Campoli Presti, London : Paris
  • Arthur Jafa, Installation view 'A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions', Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (08 June 2017 – 10 September 2017). Image © Mike Din
  • (Foreground) Photographs by Ming Smith, (background) Arthur Jafa, Installation view 'A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions', Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (08 June 2017 – 10 September 2017). Image © Mike Din
  • Paul Becker, Fan 2017 oil on linen 29.5 x 24.5 cm - Courtesy Arcade, London
  • Eleanor Wright, Gradual Stiffening (Mentis) 2017 custom made rope (natural dried cotton), glazed ceramic, birch plywood 56 x 49.5 x 24 cm - Courtesy Arcade, London
  • Drop City — Choreography Arcade - Installation view - Courtesy Arcade, London
  • Step into Spring, Installation view, 2017 - Photography Rob Harris - Images courtesy Cell Project Space
  • Entrepreneurial Growth Poles, 2017, Gili Tal Digital print on commercial entrance mat - Dimensions variable - Photography Rob Harris - Images courtesy Cell Project Space
  • Made and Remade After Our Heart’s Desire, 2017, Gili Tal Digital print on canvas 45 x 70cm - Photography Rob Harris - Images courtesy Cell Project Space
  • Installation view, Philip Guston. Laughter in the Dark, Drawings from 1971 & 1975, Hauser & Wirth London, 2017 © The Estate of Philip Guston - Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth - Photo Alex Delfanne
  • Installation view, Philip Guston. Laughter in the Dark, Drawings from 1971 & 1975, Hauser & Wirth London, 2017 © The Estate of Philip Guston - Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth - Photo Alex Delfanne
  • Philip Guston Untitled 1971 Ink on paper 27.6 x 35.2 cm - © The Estate of Philip Guston Courtesy the Estate and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Genevieve Hanson
  • The Theatre of Mistakes Going (1977) performed in 1978 at the State Correctional Institution, Pittsburgh. Photographer unknown Courtesy of The Theatre of Mistakes
  • The Theatre of Mistakes The Street, 1975 Photographer unknown Courtesy of The Theatre of Mistakes
  • Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction Film still, 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968. Courtesy the Roger Grant Archive.
  • Film Still from Star Trek (1979), courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

Arthur Jafa — A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
8 June – 10 September 2017

The American artist Arthur Jafa has reconfigured the Serpentine Sackler gallery with a series of new assemblages that encompass film, photography and found footage, exploring identity and race, alienation and black aesthetic. Mix 1 – 3_constantly evolving 2017 is a video installation formed by three screens interspersed within the exhibition space: three ‘mixes’ that are constantly evolving and convey an explosion of both joy and violence, love and death, positivity and negativity. Jafa’s piece asserts Blackness as manifesto, as both an identity and a politics.

Arthur Jafa, Installation view 'A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions', Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (08 June 2017 – 10 September 2017). Image © Mike Din

Arthur Jafa, Installation view ‘A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions’, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (08 June 2017 – 10 September 2017). Image © Mike Din

Eileen Quinlan — Dune Woman
Campoli Presti

1 June – 22 July 2017

For her seventh solo exhibition at Campoli Presti, Eileen Quinlan presents a wall of new works that continues her exploration of different regimes of image production – from the digital to the analogue, the downloaded to the photographed. Quinlan meditates on the pre-eminence of vision over our other senses and invokes touch as a means of communion with the tangible world.

Eileen Quinlan, Dune Woman, at Campoli Presti, London, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Campoli Presti, London/Paris

Eileen Quinlan, Dune Woman, at Campoli Presti, London, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Campoli Presti, London/Paris

Drop City — Choreography
Arcade
10 June – 29 July 2017

For the collective based between the cities of Newcastle upon Tyne and Düsseldorf, the starting point of the exhibition is represented by the work of the French writer/director Marguerite Duras and in particular, two of her films: ‘India Song’ and ‘Baxter, Vera Baxter’. Her figure become the epicentre of this heterogeneous exhibition, encompassing Nadia Hebson’s site-specific wallpaper ‘The woman says her role from memory, the man reads the text’, Francesco Pedraglio video ‘Portrait of Blue l’, Paul Becker painting ‘Fan’ and Eleanor Wright sculptures ‘Gradual Stiffening (Mentis).

Nadia Hebson The woman says her role from memory, the man reads the text 2017 Digital print, acrylic, gesso, board 312 x 440 cm, Courtesy Arcade, London,

Nadia Hebson, The woman says her role from memory, the man reads the text 2017 Digital print, acrylic, gesso, board 312 x 440 cm, Courtesy Arcade, London,

Jenna Bliss & Gili Tal — Step into Spring
Cell Project Space
22 June — 6 August 2017

Upon entering the main gallery space, we are welcomed by commissioned new video and site-specific sculptures. Taking the idea of common rooms as their point of departure, (or, as a point just prior to entering the world of production) Bliss and Tal work both collaboratively and individually to think through the relationship between the commodification of the commons and of social groups, their exhaustion and the pervasive fantasy of exit.

Appellation Contr l e, 2017, Gili Tal The Big Smoke, London Calling, Impact Displays Dimensions variable - Photography Rob Harris  - Images courtesy Cell Project Space

Appellation Contr l e, 2017, Gili Tal The Big Smoke, London Calling, Impact Displays Dimensions variable – Photography Rob Harris – Images courtesy Cell Project Space

Philip Guston — Laughter in the Dark, Drawings from 1971 & 1975
Hauser & Wirth
19 May – 29 July 2017

180 satirical works are presented in the Mayfair gallery, all devoted to the 37th President of the United States: Richard Nixon. The drawings mostly follow the trajectory of Nixon’s career, providing a sort of timeline from Nixon’s birth in 1913 until his death in 1994, highlighting the major events defining his tumultuous administration. Quick rough sketches, alongside drawings and paintings that have never before been shown publicly together. An exhibition which has contemporary relevance as well, in fact the comparison with Donald Trump and his troubled presidency is inevitable: thought questioning the status quo, raising doubts and criticism, Guston’s works investigate the human condition, awakening us to the truth of our consciousness.

Philip Guston, Untitled (Poor Richard) 1971 Ink on paper 26.7 x 35.2 cm  - © The Estate of Philip Guston  Courtesy the Estate and Hauser & Wirth  Photo: Genevieve Hanson

Philip Guston, Untitled (Poor Richard) 1971 Ink on paper 26.7 x 35.2 cm – © The Estate of Philip Guston Courtesy the Estate and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Genevieve Hanson

In Case There’s a Reason: The Theatre of Mistakes
Raven Row
30 June – 6 August 2017

This is an exhibition with a series of accompanying performances, events, and workshops curated by Jason E. Bowman and it’s dedicated to the artist’s group ‘The Theatre of Mistakes’, formed in London in the early 70’s from a series of open workshops at which instructional and games-based exercises were the focus. The exhibition reveals the unique legacy of documentation and notation, and includes videos, photographs, a great variety of spacial and choreographic notations, as well as diary texts.

The Theatre of Mistakes - Going, 1977 Performance Photograph by Kirk Winslow Courtesy of The Theatre of Mistakes

The Theatre of Mistakes – Going, 1977 Performance Photograph by Kirk Winslow Courtesy of The Theatre of Mistakes

Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction
Barbican Centre, London
3 June – 1 September 2017

This exhibition, curated by Swiss historian Patrick Gyger, is an exploration of one of popular culture’s most celebrated realms: science fiction. It includes over 200 books from around the world, including original manuscripts and typescripts, contemporary art commissions and existing art works, over 50 film and TV clips, featuring some of the most memorable cinematic moments in science fiction as well as rare, unseen footage, pulp magazines, adverts, concept art, film props, comics, video games and robots. Contemporary artworks include Isaac Julien’s large-scale video installation ‘Encore II (Radioactive)’; Conrad Shawcross newly commissioned light and sound installation and Trevor Paglen’s kinetic sculpture ‘Prototype for a Nonfunctional Satellite’.

nto the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction, Barbican Centre 3 June – 1 September. Credit Tristan Fewings / Getty Images.

nto the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction, Barbican Centre 3 June – 1 September. Credit Tristan Fewings / Getty Images.

Models, Ray Harryhausen Foundation, Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction, Barbican Centre 3 June – 1 September. Credit Tristan Fewings / Getty Images

Models, Ray Harryhausen Foundation, Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction, Barbican Centre 3 June – 1 September. Credit Tristan Fewings / Getty Images