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Stop Look Listen: Three things to do this week

Here’s my pick of three things to do this week, from the Sensing Spaces exhibition at the Royal Academy to an international art fair in Olympia and Women’s History Month across east London. STOP What: Sensing Spaces Where: Royal Academy, London When: Until April 6 I went to see this exhibition yesterday and it is a welcome relief to the usual exhibitions held at the Royal Academy and the overwhelming clutter of the Summer Exhibition. Sensing Spaces showcases seven immersive installations from seven architectural practices from six countries across the world. Visitors are as much a part of the exhibition as the installations themselves– you are invited to touch, climb, walk, sit and contemplate. (images my own) LOOK What: Art14 Where: Olympia, London When: February 27- March 2 The second edition of London’s global art fair presents over 140 galleries from 42 countries, with prices starting from £500. An accompanying events programme includes a tour of Richard Rogers’ Maggie’s Centre in Fulham and a discussion with Heatherwick Studio about the Olympic Cauldron. There’s also Food 4 Art, where …


Natural Act collages by Merve Ozaslan

I went to see the Hannah Höch exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in London this weekend. It’s the gallery’s annual paid exhibition and is well worth a visit. Höch was a member of Berlin’s Dada movement in the 1920s along with George Grosz, Raoul Haussmann and Jean Arp, as well as a driving force in the development of 20th century collage. She spliced together images taken from fashion magazines and illustrated journals, creating a humorous and moving commentary on society during a time of tremendous social change. Later that day I discovered the work of Istanbul-based artist Merve Ozaslan via Pinterest and Behance. In a similar way to Höch, Ozaslan takes vintage black and white photographs, from people on the street to young ladies on the beach, and inserts pieces of natural scenery. The result is an ordinary urban scene juxtaposed tongue-in-cheek with green forests, a field of daisies or the swirling current of the sea. See more of Ozaslan’s work on Behance and follow her on Pinterest. Images: Merve Ozaslan on Behance

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Stop Look Listen: Three things to do this week

Here’s my pick of three things to do this week, including black and white photography from Andy Warhol, an art exhibition on German collage artist Hannah Höch and The Festival of Imagination at Selfridges. STOP What: Andy Warhol: Photographers 1976-1987 Where: The Photographers’ Gallery, London When: Until March 30 As part of an exhibition featuring the work of David Lynch and William S. Burroughs, The Photographers’ Gallery brings together over 50 black and white photographs taken by Warhol from the 1970s until his death in 1987. Using 35mm film, Warhol carried a camera with him most of the time – taking up to 36 frames a day. He captured everything from everyday details and people on the street to celebrity parties, interiors and cityscapes. LOOK What: Hannah Höch Where: Whitechapel Gallery, London When: Until March 23 The Whitechapel Gallery presents the first major UK exhibition of the German artist Hannah Höch, who was often overlooked by traditional art history in favour of contemporaries such as George Grosz, Theo van Doesburgf and Kurt Schitters. Höch was an important member …