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London: Michael Craig-Martin – Transience

Michael Craig-Martin

To kick start 2016 with colourful artworks, the Serpentine Gallery is currently hosting  the first solo show of British artist Michael Craig-Martin in a London public institution since 1989.

Entitled ‘Transience‘, the exhibition gathers  works from 1981 to 2015, including his era-defining colourful representations of once familiar yet obsolete technology; laptops, games consoles, black-and-white televisions and incandescent lightbulbs that highlight the increasing transience of technological innovation.

From the earliest work in the show, a wall drawing first produced in 1981 (the same year that the first personal computer was made available), to a painting from 2014 that depicts the minimal lines of an iPhone, Craig-Martin’s work has recorded the profound impact that electronic technology has had on the way we consume and communicate.

The exhibition explores the seismic shift from analogue processes to digital technologies that informed the production and distribution of new kinds of objects in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

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View the full set of pics here

Michael Craig-Martin
Until 14 Feb 2016
Serpentine Gallery


London: Jake and Dinos Chapman – Come and See

Jake & Dinos Chapman

Jake and Dinos Chapman are currently exhibiting at the Serpentine Gallery. Come and See demonstrate the range of the artists’ output – from painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture, to film, music and literature – approaching controversial subjects with provocation and dark humour.

A dozen of shop window mannequins dressed as Klu Klux Klansmen in rainbow socks with birkenstocks are stationed throughout the exhibition with different state of expression looking at the art and visitors. One of the rooms in the centre of the gallery is filled with cardboard dinosaurs and models of their earlier works and exhibitions, complete with little painted card spectators.

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The vision of Hell of the Chapman brothers has been expanded with monumental landscapes in scale. Extremely detailled, these apocalyptic landscapes depict surreal scenes of excessive brutality, blending miniature figures of Nazi soldiers and concentration camps with corporate insignia of McDonald’s characters.

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View the set here

Come and See
Until 9 February 2014
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Kensington Gardens
London W2 2AR