This week's art highlights from visual arts editor Francesca Gavin
SHOW OF THE WEEK: PREMIUMS INTERIM PROJECT
The Royal Academy has been deservedly getting a reputation for being of the most interesting and exciting places for young artist. They pay you to go there for three years and make work and lots of artists are practicing at the same time (like Eddie Peake and Adham Faramawy). The high caliber is obvious in their annual Premiums exhibition of 2nd years work. Hannah Perry, Natalie Dray and Alice Theobold are among this year’s selection. Go peek at some of the artists that will be blowing your mind in the future.
Mar 7 – 16, royalacademy.org.uk
LEGEND OF THE WEEK: DOROTHY IANNONE
Dorothy Iannone is an incredible woman. The Berlin-based artist is nearing 80, still pouring out work, and is getting a deserved run of solo shows kicking off with Camden Arts Centre. Her naïve linear paintings, cut outs and video box installations are their exploration strong relationship to the overwhelming, positive nature of sex. And a good dose of oversized genitalia. Her ex-boyfriend Dieter Roth used to call her his lioness and that wildness in the emotional instinctive content of her work is all over this show.
Mar 8 – May 5, Camdenartscentre.org
FAIR OF THE WEEK: INDEPENDENT ART FAIR
The full NYC art rumble of Armory is currently underway (though with the arrival of the incredible Frieze NYC each May its got tough competition). However the real fair to go to this month is Independent – one of the best curated and installed fairs you could ever seen which almost feels like a group exhibition. Put together by Darren Flook (formerly of Hotel gallery) and Elizabeth Dee in the beautiful old DIA building in Chelsea, the gallery list is top notch from young guns 47 Canal and Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler to Maureen Paley, Peres Projects and Gavin Brown.
Mar 7-10, http://independentnewyork.com
EVENT OF THE WEEK: BYOB
I went to the first installation of Rafael Rozendaal’s BYOB project under a railway arch along the river in Berlin. The room was filled with beamers (and attached wires and computers) brought by artists in a DIY free for all where every wall and ceiling space was used to project work for the night. The concept still continues and its 3rd incarnation in London is hitting Hackney Wick this Sunday. Keep a special eye out for Daniel Swan, Viktor Timofeev and Chris King and Joey Holder beaming in the space.
Mar 10, 6-9pm, Residency Studios, The White Building, 7 Queen's Yard, London E9 5EN
BUY OF THE WEEK: DAVID BOWIE POSTCARD COLLECTION
Who doesn't have a crush on David Bowie? He’s been reborn in a sea of (deserved) hype this year with a new album, a vinyl factory special edition book and 7 inch, big features with pretty photos in French Vogue et al and a huge show opening at the V&A. To coincide with the latter, the V&A has released a gorgeous exclusion box of 50 postcards. I’m a big fan of the egalitarian nature of the postcard – and the photos, ephemera, lyrics, Bowie drawings and rarities here are a lovely chance to have a bit of Bowie in your hand.