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Rise Art's pick of upcoming events

As a rainy bank holiday weekend approaches, Rise Art offers you our pick of the best events coming up over the next few days, including Patrick Keiller's commission at Tate Britain and the last chance to catch Johan Andersson's Stolen Faces in London, to keep you in the loop and out of the elements.

By Sophie Nibbs | 04 May 2012

With the Bank Holiday weekend forecast to be something of a washout, here is our latest pick of must-see exhibitions and events to help you make the most of your three day weekend.

Stolen Faces by Johan Andersson at Gallery DIFFERENT, London

This Saturday 5th May gives you a last chance to see Johan Andersson's series of portraits, Stolen Faces. The collection is currently being exhibited at London's Gallery DIFFERENT before it will be moved to adorn the walls of the private Long Gallery of Englefield House, Newbury. A graduate of Central Saint Martin's School of Art, Andersson is the youngest person to ever be shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery. His series Stolen Faces focuses on people living with disfigurement, featuring individuals he has met on his travels in London and Los Angeles. Confrontational and yet tender, Andersson's large scale canvases question traditional notions of beauty and bring a dignity of representation to those whose appearance may more often lead them to be ignored.

Gallery DIFFERENT, 14 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DR 

24 April - 05 May 2012

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The Robinson Institute by Patrick Keiller at Tate Britain, London

Patrick Keiller's The Robinson Institute is the latest commission for Tate Britain. The Robinson Institute is an installation that attempts to explore the origins of the current economic crisis, drawing on the themes that Keiller has previously explored through his series of films, London (1994), Robinson in Space (1997) and Robinson in Ruins (2010). With the help of his fictional protagonist Robinson, Keiller presents artefacts and film footage alongside works by artists from the Tate's own collection to chart the economic and industrial history of Britain.

Tate Britain, Milbank, S1P 4RG

27 March - 14 October 2012

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ArtHAUS at The Execution Room, London

ArtHAUS, DegreeArt's new group exhibition for summer 2012, is an immersive installation presenting a surrealist take on the modern home. Incorporating five rooms through which visitors are invited to wander- including a living area, bedroom, dining room, kitchen and bathroom- the entire installation is also viewable simultaneously, allowing the audience to view the works free from the constraints of conventional interior architecture.

DegreeArt Execution Room, 12a Vyner Street, London, E2 9DG

03 May - 29 June 2012

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