TILL DEATH US DO PART
The Foam photography museum in Amsterdam presents a huge retrospective of late Japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase’s life’s works. One of Japan’s greatest post-war experimental photographers, Fukase began helping out in his family photography studio at the age of six; his very first exhibition, a photojournalist-style exhibit called Kill the Pigs, was highly acclaimed and brought him into the public eye. Fukase continued to produce thought-provoking and challenging works until 1992, when a fall put him in a coma for the next 20 years. Since his death in 2012, the Masahisa Fukase Archives have slowly released his vast back-catalogue, and now at Foam, visitors are able to view a wealth of work that’s never been shown before. Mashisa Fukase: Private Scenes is truly a one-of-a-kind exhibition that’s not to be missed.
- When: Until 12 December
- Where: Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Keizersgracht 609, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Portuguese artist Paula Rego has been working as a painter, print-maker and illustrator for over 50 years, and her latest exhibition in London focuses on her drawings. Paula Rego: Drawings presents 60 of Rego’s drawings from the last three decades, most of which depict her oft-visited themes of folklore, fairy tales, the female form and sexuality. As curator and artist Colin Wiggins describes it, Rego's work “is a combination of direct observation in the studio together with her imagination and those childhood memories that have stayed very much alive for her.” For fans of her work, the show demonstrates how Rego’s sketches form the foundation of all her works and are key to understanding the finished pieces.
- When: Until 20 October
- Where: Marlborough Fine Art, 6 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BY, United Kingdom
THE RIGHT PRICE
The Affordable Art Fair first launched in London in 1999 and has since grown into a travelling international show that visits New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and this month, Sweden. The fair is dedicated to showcasing the best in affordable contemporary art. In Sweden, being its seventh visit to Stockholm, it has already become a staple art show. Thousands of artworks from established artists and emerging talents are available at prices that suit every visitor’s budget. This year, the fair’s charity partner Non-Violence Art Project will be selling a reproduction of Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd’s iconic sculpture Knotted Gun, which the late Swedish artist created after the death of his friend John Lennon.
- When: 11-14 October
- Where: Nacka Strandsmässan, Augustendalstorget 6, 131 52 Nacka Strand, Sweden
LARGER THAN LIFE
Those visiting the Finnish capital Helsinki must check out the recently completed EUR50 million (USD57 million/RM234 million) project Amos Rex, a new private museum. Architects JKMM have spent the last five years refurbishing and rebuilding the Lasipalatsi building, a former 1930s landmark in central Helsinki. The building is a one-of-a-kind facility, with a 2,200-square-metre gallery space that will be used for housing large-scale works and performances. “The opening of Amos Rex is one of the biggest events to occur in the cultural life of Helsinki for a generation and will offer unrivalled facilities for the display of art, exhibitions, film and performance,” says Kai Kartio, Director of Amos Rex. “Art used to be something you hung on the wall and went respectfully to contemplate. Today, art is increasingly interactive and conversational. It is something people make and experience together.” Currently showing at the museum until January 2019 is Massless, a huge digital exhibition by Tokyo-based art collective teamLab.
- When: Until 6 January 2019
- Where: Amos Rex, Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100, Helsinki, Finland
TIME GOES BY
Visitors to the Tate Modern can see Christian Marclay’s internationally acclaimed 24-hour video installation, The Clock. The Clock is a video montage that combines 24 hours’ worth of film and TV clips that depict the clock or refer to time. Films and TV shows featured span the last 100 years and combine every genre, from tragedy to comedy, experimental to blockbuster. The installation is also set to local time where ever it is on display and acts as a functional timepiece as well as a cinematic journey. The Tate Modern will also host a 24-hour viewing on 6 October so that visitors can see the installation in its entirety.
- When: Until 20 January 2019
- Where: Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, United Kingdom