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Rise Art's pick of upcoming events

This week's event post comes just one short week before Frieze. So we've decided to list a few lesser known shows happening in London and Elsewhere. Check it out!

By Rise Art | 03 Oct 2011

Last Chance ending Saturday October the 8th.

Francis Upritchard: Echo at Kate MacGerry, London. 


Kate MacGarry is pleased to announce Francis Upritchard’s third solo exhibition at the gallery.

Central to the exhibit is the human figure and a return to materials explored previously in Upritchard’s work. The figures have hollow eyes, so the portal to the individual, to a personal psychology, is sealed off. Upritchard has set a stage for archetypes. The iconic martyr staggers across the landscape of 'Echo Cabinet', and 'Breath' is a kind of psychedelic Jesus, in character with beard and prosaic expression. There are other archetypes too: 'The Misanthrope', the vilified and cruel beast, 'Mervyn' the fool, 'John' the knowing jester.

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Dafydd Jones: Scenes from the Art World at the Idea Generation Gallery, London. 

The exhibition entitled Scenes from the Art world: 30 years of Gallery culture will bring together a hand selected series of images from Dafydd Jones’ extensive catalogue. A panel discussion on the nature of artist as Celebrity will run alongside the exhibition and the images will be available for purchase from the Idea Generation Gallery store, affording a rare opportunity to buy some of Jones’ finest work.

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Spacecraft Icarus 13: Narratives of Progress from Elsewhere at Bak, Utrecht.

The exhibition Spacecraft Icarus 13: Narratives of Progress from Elsewhere presents a number of artistic positions by international artists from different generations that reflect upon alternative visions for the future and models for political and cultural change that have emerged in response to the new conditions of the post-Cold War era. The artworks speak powerfully about the necessity to think beyond today’s neoliberal brand of progress.

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Institution for the future at Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester. 

Institution for the Future will showcase artists from various Asian countries who have actively engaged with their local arts scenes and who attempt to contribute in the development of an arts infrastructure in their regions.

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Found in Translation, Chapter L at Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

The title of the exhibition, an antonymous quotation of a well-known English idiom (“lost in translation”), plays on the ambivalence and polysemy of words in English. This can, in fact, be translated into French as “traduction” or “translation”. The common denominator of these two “interpretations” lies in the etymological approach of the term “translation” itself, whose Latin origins refer to the action of carrying/taking something, somebody or oneself out of its normal context (from transfero, translatum). Thus, the concept of translation here, goes beyond any restrictive semantic use, to be apprehended in a wider, metaphorical meaning, like the subtle deliberate shifting of a being, a sign, a practice, a discipline or an area of knowledge, opened up to new perspectives of investigation, research, transmission and perception.

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