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BETTINA VON ZWEHL: RUBY'S ROOM: PHOTOGRAPHIC MINIATURES BY BETTINA VON ZWEHL. 21 FEBRUARY - 26 MAY 2014, THE BARBER INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS, BIRMINGHAM

Ruby’s Room - previously seen at the Holborne Museum, Bath - is von Zwehl's response to the early 19th century fashion for miniature paintings of a single eye of a family member. This exhibition is an exploration of her own family connections; the subjects are herself and her young daughter, Ruby, and also features eye portraits of both her husband and daughter each mounted into jewellery by designer Laura Lee.

‘Ruby’s Room: Photographic Miniatures by Bettina von Zwehl’.
An exhibition organised by the Holburne Museum.
Supported by Arts Council England
Bettina Von Zwehl: Ruby's Room: Photographic Miniatures by Bettina von Zwehl. 21 February - 26 May 2014, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham

TOM HUNTER: ‘LIFE ON THE ROAD’, EXHIBITION AT THE LCC LONDON. 6 - 26 FEBRUARY 2014

This exhibition, showing work by photographers Tom Hunter and Dave Fawcett, and filmmaker Andrew Gaston captures a remarkable moment in time, in the 1990s, when young people travelled around Europe in a variety of vehicles adapted as homes, forming transitory communities based around festivals, music and a shared rejection of the increasingly consumerist values of Western society.

Tom Hunter prints from the exhibition are printed in his new publication Le Crowbar, published by Here Press.

Exhibitions sponsored by The Wilson Centre for Photography.

Upper Street Gallery
London College of Communication
SE1 6SB
Tom Hunter: ‘Life on the Road’, exhibition at the LCC London. 6 - 26 February 2014

CLAIRE KERR: SHIP TO SHORE: ART AND THE LURE OF THE SEA: 8 FEBRUARY – 4 MAY

Ship to Shore explores the different ways that artists have engaged with seas and oceans. The exhibition is an intriguing visual feast of paintings, films, photography and prints alongside archival objects evoking the disorientating vastness of oceans, the romance of sea travel and ship-to-shore communications.

Works by contemporary artists such as Claire Kerr, Tacita Dean, Tracy Emin, Susan Hiller, Steffi Klenz, Richard Long, Langlands and Bell, Humphrey Ocean, Simon Patterson, Zineb Sedira and Yinka Shonibare MBE are exhibited alongside historic paintings including La Vague by Gustav Courbet.

8 February - 4 May 2014 SeaCity Museum, Havelock Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 7FY
Claire Kerr: Ship to Shore: Art and the Lure of the Sea: 8 February – 4 May

MARCIA KURE ANNOUNCED AS VISUAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON

New Jersey-based artist Marcia Kure (b.1970, Nigeria) is currently Visual Artist in Residence at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Work made during her three months in the Museum will form part of her forthcoming exhibition at Purdy Hicks Gallery in May 2014.

Sponsored by The African Arts Trust

For further information please follow the link below:
http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/v/visual-artist-in-residence-marcia-kure/
MARCIA KURE ANNOUNCED AS VISUAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE  AT VICTORIA AND ALBERT
MUSEUM, LONDON

SALLY SMART: 'PARA-REAL' NEW YORK, REVIEWED IN NEW YORK TIMES

"Reality impinges in so many ways these days that it’s enough to push you into an epistemological meltdown. This philosophically catchy 14-artist show reflects a few forms."


To read the review please follow the link below:
www.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/arts/design/para-real

Exhibition runs until 25 January 2014, 601Artspace, 601 West 26th Street, Chelsea
Sally Smart: 'Para-Real' New York, reviewed in New York Times