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Rise Art's pick of upcoming events

It's getting busier and busier in the Art World this coming week, with shows by David Askevold, Keren Cytter and Edvard Munch. See these and many more in this weeks pick of upcoming events.

By David Smith | 20 Sept 2011

Pioneering Video Artist David Askevold's 'The Disorientation Scientist' comes to an end at the Camden Arts Centre as The London Art Book Fair begins at the Whitechapel gallery this weekend. The late iconic artist Edvard Munch behind 'The Scream' has a show of rarely seen works at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. All this and more in this weeks pick of upcoming events!


Last Chance ending Sunday the 25th of September.

David Askevold: The Disorientation Scientist at the Camden Arts Centre, London. 

The first UK solo exhibition of work by Canadian artist, David Askevold. From the end of the 1960s to his death in 2008, Askevold was a pioneer in experimental video, sound, photography and text and an influential teacher at some of America’s most celebrated art schools. This survey of his work brings together seminal pieces from the 1970s, his most important installations, documentation of performances and collaborative works he made with artists Mike Kelley and Tony Oursler.

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The London Art Book Fair at The Whitechapel Gallery, London. 


The London Art Book Fair is an annual event devoted to international art publishing. Hosted by the Whitechapel Gallery in association with Marcus Campbell Art Books, The London Art Book Fair presents the work of individual artist publishers, galleries, magazines, colleges, arts publishing houses, rare book dealers and distributors alongside a wider associated programme of talks and events.

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Edvard Munch, L'oeil Moderne 1900-1944 at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. 

The Centre Pompidou presents "Edvard Munch, l'oeil moderne" [Edvard Munch, the modern eye], a collection never-seen-before in France of around eighty paintings, thirty artworks done on paper, fifty photographs and a film. Showing the work of the famous Norwegian painter (1853-1944) in a different light, this exhibition shows how much the artist's curiosity for all of the forms of representation of his era fuelled his inspiration and his work. His experience of photography, cinema, his readings of the illustrated press and even his work for the theatre profoundly influenced his work, the brilliant modernity of which the exhibition reveals.

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Spaceship Yugoslavia –The Suspension of Time at Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin.

Spaceship Yugoslavia–The Suspension of Time seeks to investigate the treatment of (post-) Yugoslav history from a contemporary perspective. The exhibition presents artistic projects as well as theoretical positions that highlight political and socio-economic aspects of the post-Yugoslav reality. It aims to strengthen and establish critical viewpoints on the various politics of the former Yugoslav nationstates in the so-called transition to capitalism.

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Keren Cytter: Video Art Manual at Zach Feuer, New York.

In her films, Cytter explores stories of love, violence, sex, jealousy, betrayal and murder told in non-linear narrative in which time overlaps and characters mutate. The actors repeat lines, switch roles and recite directions aloud creating a shared lexicon through repetition and rhyme. Cytter's fractured stories, suggestive of dream and memory, are often inspired by direct experience and observation but are filled with literary references, cinematic quotes and clichés drawn from popular culture that result in works that are existential dramas composed from seemingly incompatible genre.

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