b'| CULT URE CULT URE | William BlakeTo 2 February 2020William Blake was a painter, printmaker and poet who created some of the most iconic images in British art. Inside the exhibition will be an immersive recreation of the small domestic room in which Blake showed his art in 1809. Mickey Leckey: O Magic Power of BleaknessTo 5 January 2020An ambitious large-scale exhibition by the Turner Prize winning artist composed of new and existing work, this exhibition is an atmospheric, theatrical experience of Exhibitions spectral visions, sound and video. Mark Leckey transforms Tate Britains galleries with a life-size replica of a motorway bridge on the M53 on the Wirral, Merseyside, where the artist Steve McQueen and his project Year 3, grew up.Steve McQueen & Tate CourtesyPompous Prick (2019), by Jan Agha at the South London TATE MODERNGallery Peckham, Bloomberg ContemporariesBANKSIDE, SE1 9TGDULWICH PICTURE GALLERY SOUTHBANK CENTRE Rebecca HornGALLERY ROAD, SE21 7AD BLEVEDERE ROAD To 2 February Nam June PaikObjects take on a life of their own in Rebecca Horns work.To 9 FebruaryRembrandts LightHAYWARD GALLERY Her interest in out-of-the-ordinary movements has led HornNam June Paiks experimental, innovative work has had To 2 FebruaryBridget Riley to develop mechanical sculptures. The objects in thesea profound influence on todays art and culture. He Experience a cinematic retelling of the Dutch MastersTo 26 January works often act in unexpected ways. By the 1980s Horn waspioneered the use of TV and video in art and coined the pivotal years. An enduring storyteller; a master of light Tracing both the origins and the evolving nature of Rileysmaking works large enough to surround the viewer, turningphrase electronic superhighway to predict the future of Rembrandt is one of the greatest painters who ever lived.innovative practice, the exhibition brings together the artistsher sculpture into tense animated environments.communication in the internet age. It brings together over This landmark exhibition celebrates 350 years since hisiconic black-and-white paintings of the 1960s, expansive200 works from throughout his five-decade careerfrom death with 35 of his iconic paintings, etchings and drawings,canvases in colour, early figurative works and recent wallSteve McQueen robots made from old TV screens, to his innovative video including major international loans from The Louvre andpaintings. 13 February to 11 May works and all-encompassing room-sized installations such as Amsterdams Rijksmuseum. Steve McQueen is one of the most important artists, film- the dazzling Sistine Chapel 1993.SOUTH LONDON GALLERY makers and screenwriters working today. Over the last 25 Unlocking Paintings: Artists in Amsterdam 6567 PECKHAM ROAD, SE5 8UH years McQueen has been influential in expanding the way inDora MaarTo 12 January which artists work with film. He has been the author of someTo 15 March 2020During the 17th century, Amsterdam became a newBloomberg New Contemporaries 2019of the most seminal works of moving image designed forDuring the 1930s, Dora Maars provocative photomontages economic superpower in Europe, providing a wealth ofTo 23 Februarygallery-based presentation, as well as four films for cinematicbecame celebrated icons of surrealism. Her eye for the opportunities for young painters to make their mark. ThisBloomberg New Contemporaries returns to the South Londonrelease, Hunger (2008), Shame (2010), 12 Years a Slaveunusual also translated to her commercial photography, display explores the personal stories of key artists from ourGallery with an exhibition of works by 45 emerging artists(2013) and Widows (2018). McQueens works are poignantincluding fashion and advertising, as well as to her social Collection; including works by Meindert Hobbema, Jacobpresented across both the Main Gallery and Fire Station. A guestprovocative portraits of time and place, which turn hisdocumentary projects. Her relationship with Pablo Picasso van Ruisdael and Willem van de Velde II. Explores talespanel comprising artists Rana Begum, Sonia Boyce and Benunflinching eye to urgent contemporary issues. had a profound effect on both their careers. of invention, ingenuity, fortune and loss, all against theRivers selected participants from over 1,500 applications to the backdrop of an ambitious, fast-moving city.annual open-submission exhibition. Dora MaurerTo 5 July 2020BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE TATE BRITAIN Maurer was at the centre of an independent community 52 UPPER STREET, ISLINGTON, N1 0QHMILLBANK, W1P 4RG of artists, poets and musicians that championed their ownStage II (2016) by Dora Maurer ,E DB T LUC SEculture outside of the official Hungarian system during the E TT I A ILONDON ART FAIR John Opie socialist period.H CW OSY S22 To 26 January To 23 FebruaryB AO GLondon Art Fair returns to the UK capital to open theAgainst the odds, working-class Cornish painter John OpieOlafur Eliasson: In Real LifeT O I N M O C E C N E D U R Pinternational art calendar. The Fair connects seasoned and(17611807) became one of the most celebrated artists in lateTo 5 January 2020 H Paspiring collectors with the best galleries from around theeighteenth-century London. Opie was born at St Agnes, nearIn Eliassons captivating installations you become aware world, providing an opportunity to discover exceptionalTruro in Cornwall, the son of a mine carpenter. Although he didof your senses, people around you and the world beyond. modern and contemporary art. In addition to over 100attend school, he was probably largely self-educated. A wealthySome artworks introduce natural phenomena such as exhibiting galleries, the Fair features acclaimed curatedlocal couple later reported that he visited the library in theirrainbows to the gallery space. Others use reflections and spaces too.Tickets 22, 17 in advance house and read every book in it. But Opies father opposed hisshadows to play with the way we perceive and interact with intellectual and artistic interests, and trained him as a carpenter. the world. 24THE RIVER MAGAZINE|Winter 2019 THE RIVER MAGAZINE|Winter 201925'