Our favourite art world images from the week
The exhibition 'Alfred Basbous: Modernist Pioneer - Selected Works' opened this week at Sophia Contemporary Gallery. The show presents a survey of sculpture by the major pioneer of Modernist sculpture in the Middle East. The exhibition brings together a series of sculptures from the 1970s to the 2000s, which demonstrate Basbous’ exploration of the relationship between form and material. The show is open until 22 April 2017.
Still-life, club scenes, intimate portraits and captivating landscapes are amongst the themes in Tate Modern's newly opened retrospective of Wolfgang Tillmans, a German-born fine art photographer. The first photographer and non-British candidate to win the Turner Prize, Tillmans filled the gallery's 14 rooms with unpredictable arrangements of newspaper cutouts on tables and large-scale photographs hung on clips or attached with transparent tape, and will host a series of performances in The Tanks.
Three harbour scenes painted by the iconic British artist Turner during his phase of experimenting with represenation of light are to be united for the first time in history, as Frick Collection's Harbor of Dieppe (1825) and Cologne, The Arrival of a Packet-Boat: Evening (1826) are joined by The Harbor of Brest: The Quayside and Château (1826-1828) travelling from Tate Britain. The works will be displayed as part of the Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time exhibtion and shed light on the artist's rare technique.
Over 250 works by the godfather of Pop Art, Eduardo Paolozzi, make up one of the largest retrospectives of the Scottish artist's work so far, now on view at the Whitechapel Gallery. An insightful overview of Paolozzi's collages, sculptures, performance materials and prints that have shaped 20th century art in Britain and worldwide, the show takes its viewers on a colourful journey from 1950s to the onset of 1990s' "Cool Britannia".
Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco has transformed the Kurimanzutto gallery space into an Oxxo convenience store, stocked with 300 products with unique labels designed by the artist. Available to view and purchase until 16 March, the artist who managed to sell an empty shoe box to New York's Museum of Modern Art continues to dissect everyday social exchanges and encounters through his art.
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