An English Landscape © Trevor Paglen
INSTALLATION: Trevor Paglen, An English Landscape, Gloucester Road Underground station, June 2014 – July 2015
Renowned artist Trevor Paglen unveils this panoramic photographic installation depicting the North Yorkshire countryside, where a group of US intelligence-gathering domes stand in view. Spanning a platform at the Gloucester Road Tube station, the photograph is inspired by English painters from art history and probes at questions of surveillance and the global sphere.
Shabana blushes when asked if it’s her turn to marry after Ashiyana, Jaffrabad, by Ketaki Sheth, 2009 © Ketaki Sheth
EXHIBITION: On Belonging: Photographs of Indians of African Descent, National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, 13 April – 31 August 2015
Indian photographer Ketaki Sheth documents life for the Sidi, a community people of African origin who have lived in India since the 1600s. Here, she examines the nuances of culture, paying tribute to the ways in which these people have held fast to their identities while adapting to the surroundings of their current home and nation.
Tom Lovelace, Stargazing, 2015, Framed C-Type Print © Tom Lovelace, Courtesy of Flowers Gallery London and New York.
EXHIBITION: Tom Lovelace: This Way Up, Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road, 17 April – 16 May 2015
Artist Tom Lovelace blurs the lines that separate photography, performance, and sculpture in this exploration of the photographic object, for which he repurposes found items to form abstracted and subversive configurations.
EVENT: The London Book Fair, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, 14 – 16 April 2015
This major annual book-publishing fair brings together leading industry professions for three days of programming, seminars, exhibitions, and more. This 44th book fair will see more that 1,500 exhibitors and 25,000 publishing insiders to inspire, motivate, and connect people across all aspects of the trade.
Neck, from the series The Vein © Ed Thompson
EXHIBITION: Ed Thompson: The Unseen, Four Corners, 121 Roman Road, 7 – 18 April 2015
Photographer Ed Thompson uses some of the world’s last remaining Kodak Aerochrome III film to capture landscapes and the human body in infrared, revealing nuances of color and shape that remain invisible to the human eye. In anticipation of a book, the artist is selling limited edition prints.
EXHIBITION: AA Bronson: Hexenmeister, Maureen Paley, 21 Herald Street, 18 April — 31 May 2015
Artist AA Bronson exhibits new work alongside works by General Idea, a collaborative that he formed with Jorge Zontal and Felix Partz. His recent installation, Treehouse, recreates the spiritual atmosphere of a shaman’s tent, an idea that connects to the artist’s own practice as a healer. Within the show is a smaller exhibition entitled QUEER ZINES, which displays dozens of queer publications made over the last forty-five years.
© Alexander Gronsky
EXHIBITION: Alexander Gronsky, The Wapping Project Bankside, Top Floor, The Bishop’s Palace, Ely House, 37 Dover Street, 14 April – 29 May 2015
Photographer Alexander Gronsky showcases images from his series Pastoral and Reconstruction, bodies of work that respectively capture the suburbs of Moscow in the style of 19th century landscape paintings and chronicle cinematic reenactments of battles from the pages of Russian history.
Skateistan, © Jessica Fulford-Dobson
EXHIBITION: Skate Girls of Kabul, Saatchi Gallery, Duke Of York’s HQ, King’s Road, 15 – 28 April 2015
Jessica Fulford-Dobson presents a powerful series of portraits depicting the girls of Skateistan, a program founded by Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich to inspire the children of Kabul to re-enter the educational system through the empowering sport of skateboarding.
EXHIBITION: Tamas Dezso: Notes for an Epilogue, The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies St, 17 April – 14 June 2015
Photographer Tamas Dezso traces the evolution of communities in Romania and Hungary in the wake of the fall of the Soviet Union. Here, he captures everything from landscapes and abandoned factories to the people living on the outskirts of mainstream culture.
DISPLAY: Close-up: Identity and the Photographic Portrait, Tate Modern, Bankside, 1 November 2014 — 1 November 2016
Bringing together works by Lisette Model and Paz Errazuriz, this display intimately captures figures across Paris, New York, the French Riviera, and Chile. Where Model famously shot her subjects unaware, Errazuriz gets personal with her sitters, and both tend towards capturing those marginalized by mainstream society.