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On view—Adriana Varejão at VM Venice (until 8 Sep); London galleries closed for summer #VictoriaMiro

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Happy birthday to Stephen Willats, whose 1965 work Variable Sheets/Optical Shift is currently on view in the V&A exhibition Fashioned from Nature (until 27 January 2019). This dress was one of a series of designs for furniture and dress that Willats made to express the concept of self-organisation. The zipped blocks can be assembled in a variety of ways. Willats used PVC because he felt it embodied the optimistic and futuristic spirit of the 1960s. The dress was made to be worn with a plastic helmet, and was conceived as a work of art, not for ordinary wear. ⠀
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Stephen Willats also currently features in FRONT International, the first Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, where his work Human Right is on view at Transformer Station until 30 September. ⠀
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Image via @julianasissons, modeled by Sue Beaton⠀
#StephenWillats #artistbirthdays @vamuseum @fronttriennial #FRONTart2018


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‘When we explained the site to Kusama we described it as both indoors and outdoors... the weather [is] part of it and why it is in the Rockaways, to raise awareness of the vulnerable and beautiful area of the Rockaways facing climate change.’ Curator Klaus Biesenbach on MoMA PS1's site-specific installation of Yayoi Kusama's Narcissus Garden, on view at Fort Tilden until 3 September 2018. Devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the Rockaways continue to suffer from extensive coastal erosion. Find out more @rockaway_artists_alliance
#YayoiKusama #RockawayKusama #InstaKusama @momaps1 @klausbiesenbach


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Cool off this summer with Jules de Balincourt's 2007 painting ‘not yet titled,’ currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum as part of Infinite Blue, a cross-departmental survey of works from the museum's collection. ⠀
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Image regram via @julesdebalincourt
#JulesdeBalincourt @brooklynmuseum #InfiniteBlueBKM #BrooklynMuseum


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Only a few days left to see Inka Essenhigh: A Fine Line at Virginia MOCA, in Virginia Beach. Essenhigh's paintings draw on an astute awareness of contemporary culture and her immediate environment, and are infused with a dreamlike, surreal sensibility. Closes Sunday 19 August 2018. ⠀⠀
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Image: Inka Essenhigh, Diana, 2010. Oil on Canvas. 162.6 x 182.9 x 3.8 cm, 64 1/8 x 72 1/8 x 1 1/2 in⠀
#InkaEssenhigh #AFineLine #VirginiaMOCA @virginiamoca


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Grayson Perry has coordinated the biggest, brightest and most colourful RA Summer Exhibition yet. This week is your last chance to see the institution's 250th annual celebration of ‘art made now.’ Most of the work is for sale, with purchases helping to raise money for the Academy’s non-profit-making activities, including the Royal Academy Schools. See work by Perry (pictured) and VM artists Chantal Joffe, Isaac Julien, Idris Khan, Tal R, and Conrad Shawcross. Closes Sunday 19 August 2018.⠀
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Image: Grayson Perry, Selfie with Political Causes, 2018. Woodblock print. 200 x 300 cm, 78 3/4 x 118 1/8 in.⠀
#GraysonPerry #ChantalJoffe #IsaacJulien #IdrisKhan #TalR #ConradShawcross #RA250 #TheNewRA #RoyalAcademy250 #SummerExhibition2018 #RoyalAcademy @royalacademyarts⠀⠀


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A bird's-eye view of Conrad Shawcross's new work at Frieze Sculpture 2018. Optic Labyrinth (Arrangement I) takes the form of a simple immersive maze. The work engages with the sun and its shifting position throughout the day and the seasons, focusing specifically on how people navigate and orientate themselves both emotionally and physically in relation to its rise and fall. See it now in London's Regent's Park. On view until 7 October 2018.⠀
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Conrad Shawcross, Optic Labyrinth (Arrangement I), 2018. Installation view at Frieze Sculpture 2018 ©️ Conrad Shawcross, courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice.⠀
Film by Marc Wilmot⠀
#ConradShawcross @conradshawcross #FriezeSculpture #FriezeSculpturePark @clare.lilley⠀⠀
#OpticLabyrinth #RegentsPark @friezeartfair #FriezeArtFair #Frieze2018


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This summer, experience NS Harsha's seminal Sky Gazers installation, on view as part of the artist's solo exhibition at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. NS Harsha: Facing features painting, sculpture, and installation works by the Indian artist — his largest exhibition in the UK to date. Until 9 September 2018.⠀
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Images: NS Harsha, Sky Gazers, 2010. Installation view at Glynn Vivian, 2018. Installation: acrylic paint on 16 plywood panels, mirror ceiling, 485 x 975 cm, room height variable. Photography: Polly Thomas⠀
#NSHarsha #GlynnVivian @glynnvivian @artesmundi #UKIndia2018 @BCouncil_Wales


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Sarah Sze's exhibition at VM has now closed, but there are a few more days to see the artist's Centrifuge installation at Haus der Kunst, Munich. This site-specific work radically transforms visitors’ perception and experience of the museum’s Middle Hall. On view until 12 August. ⠀
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Sze’s diverse practice circulates around a range of analytical and spatial concerns, which involve the careful rearrangement of constructed and off-the-shelf objects into a series of sculptural groupings that cut across predetermined perceptual and cognitive categories. ⠀
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Image: Sarah Sze, Centrifuge, 2017. Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery and Victoria Miro. ⠀
#SarahSze #Centrifuge #HausDerKunst @hausderkunst


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Congratulations to Idris Khan, whose monument for UAE Memorial Park, Wahat Al Karama (Oasis of Dignity) in Abu Dhabi has been awarded Innovative Architecture — Best of Best in this year’s Iconic Architecture Awards 2018 by the German Design Council. The memorial, designed by the British artist and created in conjunction with bureau^proberts and UAP (Urban Art Projects), has also been longlisted for the inaugural Dezeen Awards. ⠀
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Images: Idris Khan with bureau^proberts and UAP (Urban Art Projects), Memorial Monument and Pavilion of Honour, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates⠀
#IdrisKhan @wahatalkarama #WahatAlKarama @dezeen @uapcompany @bureauproberts


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Happy birthday to artist Maria Nepomuceno, whose work uses fluid forms to articulate space in a playful way, often inviting tactile exploration. ⠀
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Image: Maria Nepomuceno, Untitled, 2015. Ceramic, beads, ropes, fiberglass and resin. 55 x 30 x 50 cm, 21 5/8 x 11 3/4 x 19 3/4 in⠀
#MariaNepomuceno @maria.nepomuceno #artistbirthdays


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Final days to see Celia Paul, curated by Hilton Als, at the Yale Center for British Art. Closes Sunday 12 August 2018. ⠀
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As detailed in the accompanying exhibition publication (available online at britishart.yale.edu), The Brontë Parsonage (with Charlotte's Pine and Emily's Path to the Moors) is a recent work bringing together many of Celia Paul's interests as a painter: the effect of light on vision, what constitutes artistic vision, family, and religion. ⠀
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Celia Paul spent part of her youth in Yorkshire, near the Brontë parsonage, where the Reverend Patrick Brontë raised his children, who famously survived the harshness of their lives through great creative productivity, which included drawing, painting, and of course, writing. It is impossible not to see parallels between the Brontës and the Pauls, with their joint interests in faith, and the transformative power of making. ⠀
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Image: Celia Paul⠀
The Brontë Parsonage (with Charlotte's Pine and Emily's Path to the Moors), 2017. Oil on canvas. 91.8 x 74.3 cm unframed, 36 1/8 x 29 1/4 in⠀
#CeliaPaul #HiltonAls @hilton.als #YaleCenterforBritishArt @yalebritishart


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Summer offers the chance to visit Little Sparta, the garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay, set in the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh. Finlay’s garden is created from the artistic fusion of poetic and sculptural elements with those of the natural landscape. The garden is itself a major artwork, encompassing within it both horticultural elements and individual works — now numbering over 275 — in such materials as stone, wood, and metal. Buses to Little Sparta from central Edinburgh are now bookable for select Saturdays. ⠀
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Photography: Sam Rebben, 2010⠀⠀
#IanHamiltonFinlay #LittleSparta @littlespartaihf


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