The East End Gallery Trail leaflet is widely available in East End galleries; it's an initiative launched by the Parasol Foundation. Keeping up with gallery openings and closings is quite a job...
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9 November - Frank O'Hara: In the heart of noise - wonderful evening of poetry and music at King's Place
Protest (17 artists) at Victoria Miro, including Sarah Sze's newspaper works - with a twist (went twice to this)
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Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Portals, at Victoria Miro - "apparently everyday scenes"
Alex Hartley, A Gentle Collapsing II at Victoria Miro - "encapsulates the classic modernist tropes"
Robert Therrien at Parasol Unit - all works were called No Title ([short description])
Antony Gormley "Fit"at White Cube Bermondsey - "a series of dramatic psychological encounters in the form of a labyrinth" (went twice to this)
King's Place - sculpture trail leaflet
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Crossing the Circle - Philippe Vandenberg at the Drawing Room - abstract images expressing his "existential despair about the world, as well as his dark sense of humour"
Peter Waechtler at Chisenhale - the narrative in the animation in the show is, he says "my attempt to make the film and to make the song"
States of Mind: Tracing the edges of consciousness at Wellcome Collection - nice illustrated leaflet, for bedtime reading, includes pix of neural cells, rather like these, by Ramon y Cajal at the turn of the 20th century; seeing them was made possible by a new staining technique -
Samson Kambalu, Capsules, Mountains and Forts at Kate McGarry - documents from a copyright dispute. (His recent PhD examined how the problematic of the gift animates various aspects of his art practice.)
Stuart Brisely, From the Georgiana Collection at Hales - Georgiana Street, northwest London, had a hostel for the homeless - photos of domesticity in a public space; buttresses; a procrustean bed; Brisley is often hailed as the "godfather of performance art" (in this video (one of the Tate Shots series) he considers painting not as an object but a performance)
Hugh Mendes at Charlie Smith - "ongoing, obsessional series of obituary paintings"
Jutta Koether at Campoli Presti - "Questioning the traditional hierarchies of painting, her work deconstructs the distinction between copy and original"
Annette Kelm at Herald Street - constructed photographs of ordinary things
Maureen Gallace at Maureen Paley - "carefully adjusted visions of houses and landscapes visited and reimagined as a subject over many years"
Martin Wilner - NY psychiatrist; rule-based process; music; micrographic writing
Hew Locke - sculptor, Brixton - colonial; symbols of power; cultural identity; Queen; ships)
Ceramics in the City at Geffrye Museum - more than 50 potters