Visual arts editor, Francesca Gavin's highlights of the week: from the latest copy of Junk Jet to Jon Rafman's Brand New Paint Job
EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK: Juergen Teller - Woo!
Teller is one of those photographers who somehow have managed to healthily straddle the worlds of art and commerce, fashion and freedom. This exhibition at the ICA – which brings together his weekly column from a German newspaper – shows Teller at his best. Each image is accompanied by stories and anecdotes, touching on the personal in a way that is emotional and fascinating. 23 January - 17 March 2013, ICA
ART PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK: Junk Jet Issue 6
Junk Jet is one of the best little art publications going around. The latest copy continues it internet-infused art angle with a focus around the idea of local. The 999 copies of this limited edition book includes artworks and essay by people like Angelo Pleassas, Aids-3D, Nicholas O’Brien and JODI. Its an interesting meditation on near and far, here and there, on and off that fits beautifully in any pocket.
ARTWORK OF THE WEEK: Brand New Paint Job by Jon Rafman
Jon Rafman has expanded one of his ever-interesting blog projects for his latest exhibition in London. He created a moving image film where 3D animated spaces are covered with ‘skins’ from iconic paintings. Mondrian to Lichtenstein meet moving models of luxury interiors and fighter jets. The result is a brilliant meditation of virtual and real objects and space that works brilliantly on the odd TV wall at the museum’s entrance. 18 Jan – 8 March 2013 at The Photographers Gallery
PRIVATE VIEW OF THE WEEK: Steve Bishop
Carlos Ishikawa is situated in a crazy yard off the Mile End Road near a strange weekend church, car rental company and general back yard madness. It's worth heading to for this week’s private view from Steve Bishop, a former nominee for the Converse Dazed Emerging Artist Award. Bishop plays with sculpture and materials, ideas of value and the everyday in ever-interesting ways. Go see. Thursday Jan 24 6-8pm, 25 January - 2 March
LEGEND OF THE WEEK: Wolf Vostell
You can see the work of Wolf Vostell in the collection of the Berlinische Galerie, a museum dedicated to the city of Berlin, where he created this incredible multimedia wall relief paintings from the 1950s with small transistor TVs playing white noise embedded in the images. One of the first artists to explore video, TV collages, fluxus happenings, installations – Vostell is one of those artists you’ve probably never heard of who made absolutely incredible art.