The London Art File’s pick
Bringing together two works of art made almost 700 years apart: the NG’s Annunciation by the 14th century Sienese painter Duccio and Duccio Variations No. 3 by sculptor Sir Anthony Caro OM RA (1924–2013). This is intended as a creative dialogue, each work of art changing our experience of the other. These two works have never been seen together before. This display will be on show during the second anniversary of Caro’s death and, as a tribute to Caro’s life and work, has the full support of his family. It was a project close to the heart of Caro’s wife, the painter Sheila Girling, who died earlier this year.
The Photographers’ Gallery presents FreshFaced+WildEyed 2015, its annual exhibition dedicated to recognising and nurturing new talents. Since 2008 this exhibition and related events celebrate innovative work from a range of photographic fields, showcasing the quality and breadth of graduates’ practices from visual arts courses across the UK.
Now in its thirty-sixth year at the National Portrait Gallery, and twenty-sixth year of sponsorship by BP, the first prize of £30,000 makes the Award the most prestigious international portrait painting competition of its kind and has launched the careers of many renowned artists.
The extraordinary life and work of Christina Broom, the UK’s first female press photographer, will be celebrated this summer at Museum of London Docklands in the first major exhibition of her work.
Captain Linnaeus Tripe (1822-1902) was a pioneer of early photography who created an outstanding body of work depicting the landscape and architecture of India and Burma (now Myanmar) in the 1850s. This major presentation of Tripe’s photographs will include more than 60 of his most striking views taken between 1852 and 1860.
The first major Barbara Hepworth exhibition in London for almost 50 years. This retrospective features some of her most significant sculptures in wood, stone and bronze alongside rarely seen works.
A new exhibition examining how antique sculpture, from ancient Greece and Rome, has been one of the most important sources of inspiration to Western artists for the past five centuries. Featuring both iconic and rarely seen artworks, the exhibition will offer visitors the chance to admire pieces by artists including Rubens, Fuseli, Turner and Zuccaro.
Station to Station features over 50 performances, 20 residencies, rehearsals, workshops and talks involving more than 100 international and UK-based artists from the world of contemporary art, music, dance, graphic design and film. American multi-media artist Doug Aitken’s experiment in spontaneous artistic creation will be taking over the Barbican Centre’s indoor and outdoor spaces for 30 days this summer from Saturday 27th June.