There’s a plethora of art-related events happening every day in London. Here at MouthLondon we’ve handpicked a few events which we think may be worth taking a look at in September.
The Halcyon Gallery with their ‘Warhol/Mauro’ exhibition showcases rare, original and unseen work by Andy Warhol alongside that of contemporary artist Mauro Perucchetti. His work infuses “beautiful and familiar imagery” and the placing of Warhol and Mauro’s work alongside each other hopes to “encourage a responsive dialogue between their work.”
As this exhibition draws to a close, it’s your last chance to see a collection of Damien Hirst’s work at the Tate Modern. The exhibition showcases a collection of Hirst’s most iconic works including the Spot Painting series, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living and Doorways to the Kingdom of Heaven. The exhibition charts his renowned career, with works on display ranging from that of his student years to recent works.
Rupert Everett makes a return to the Hampstead Theatre, alongside Freddie Fox, in David Hare’s The Judas Kiss. The play depicts Oscar Wilde’s path to destruction with the focus on two key moments in his life: his decision to face imprisonment, and his release when his lover betrays him. The Judas Kiss depicts “the consequences of taking an uncompromisingly moral position in a world defined by fear, expedience and conformity”.
It’s your last chance to see the National Theatre’s award-winning production London Road -– a verbatim musical portraying the effect on Ipswich’s community after the murder of five women in 2006. WhilE the subject matter could be considered controversial, the musical has been described as an “extraordinary work” and has received numerous 5 star reviews.
Kate Tempest, a poet and rapper, performs her epic poem Brand New Ancients at the Battersea Arts Centre. Brand New Ancients depicts “the lives of two families as they collide, connect and come apart”. Performed over an “exhilarating live score”, Brand New Ancients discovers “the myth of modern times.”
To mark the release of his memoir Joseph Anton Salman Rushdie, in conversation with David Aaronovitch, speaks of his time spent living in hiding after the publication of The Satanic Verses.