Culture Diary w/c 04-08-2014

Kubrick on set with Jack Nicholson, The Shining: Private View: Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives 6–8pm @ WORK Gallery, London

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK!

Monday — Exhibition Opening: Dazzle Ship Prints 10am-5pm @ Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool — FREE

Love Carlos Cruz Diez’s Dazzle Ship on the Liverpool Waterfront? See where the idea came from with this beautiful collection of four original woodcut prints by Edward Wadsworth: an Intelligence Officer for the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during World War I and supervising artist for over two thousand British ships  painted in ‘dazzle camouflage’ in Bristol and Liverpool. Read our Big Interview with Carlos Cruz-Diez and In Pictures: The Making Of The Dazzle Ship.

Tuesday — Exhibition Opening: The Small Infinite 11am-5pm @ John Hansard Gallery, Southampton — FREE

Celebrating ‘the strength and endurance of the minuscule’ through themes as diverse as particle physics, the economic crisis, utopianism, hacking, virtual worlds and the materiality of film, this new exhibition (in partnership with Winchester School of Art) showcases many works from respected international artists — including Mark Amerika, Elif Ayter, Bill Balaskas, Sophie Clements, Susan Collins, Tim Head, and John Latham, whose One Second Drawings act as the exhibition’s gravitational centre.

Wednesday-Sunday – Wikimania Conference @ Barbican, London — Three day ticket £50; five day (plus Hackathon) £60; day ticket £30

Into all things Wiki? Discover a huge variety of projects that people are making with wikis and open content — including Wikipedia — at this huge (2000 people plus) conference, festival, meetup, workshop, hackathon, and celebration. Open to all, experts to beginners.

Wednesday -- Exhibition Opening: Why War? 12-5pm @ Freud Museum, London -- £7/4

Exhibition Opening: Why War? 12-5pm @ Freud Museum, London — £7/4

Einstein once asked: ‘Is there any way of delivering mankind from the menace of war?’ As contemporary war coverage and debate screams on, and the 100-year anniversary of World War One is remembered, this timely exhibition reveals a little-known correspondence between Einstein and Freud on the subject of war, and the possibility of avoiding it. Through their letters, plus present-day responses from politicians, journalists, academics and artists (including by the East London Printmakers), expect to think hard about themes of propaganda, disillusionment and psychology.

Thursday-Sunday — Wilderness Festival @ Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire — £151.50

Described as ” a wonderland” by The Guardian, expect a laid-back, forest-set and family-friendly event this year as Wilderness celebrate their fourth birthday. The music bit comes from Burt Bacharach, Joan As Police Woman and Mount Kimbie amongst others; the rest of the substantial programme is provided by Banquests & Feats tents (including appearences from Angela Hartnett and Simon Rogan), Talks & Debates (Huff Post, Irvine Welsh, George Monbiot), Theatre (Shakespeare’s Globe, V&A), and an endless list of parties, wellbeing and outdoors activities (horse riding anyone?).

Thursday -- Wilderness Festival @ Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire -- £151.50
PICK OF THE WEEK: Private View: Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives 6–8pm @ WORK Gallery, London — FREE

Anyone who has ever seen a Kubrick film will know how fantastically disorientating and imaginative his fictional worlds are. Looking at three key film sets/ideas — the Discovery spaceship from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), The Overlook Hotel from The Shining (1980), and Huế City from Full Metal Jacket (1987) — this special exhibition features an extensive collection of original archival documents and photographs showing how Kubrick made these spaces come alive on screen. Showing alongside the publication launch of Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives, Black Dog Publishing, a collection of essays on Kubrick’s 50 years of filmmaking.

Friday — Private View: BAA Project Launch & Exhibition 6-9pm @ Bury Art Museum and Gallery –  FREE

Featuring performances and talks from new North-West-based arts collective BAA — Clara Walsh, Helmut Lemke, Iain North, Jane Lawson, Kate Lucy, Klaus-dieter Michel, Kerry Morrison, Laura Gower, Lucy Aaronson, Sharon Walsh and Teresa Wilson — the exhibition shows the collaboration possible between artists from all stages of the career ladder. Interested? The group aims to use the wonderful new Bury Sculpture Centre for groups crits, discussion and projects from this autumn.

Private View: An Eye For The Unloved 7pm til late @ Mary Mary, Liverpool — FREE

Have you visited Mary Mary yet? If you like good coffee, vintage bikes and friendly people then you probably should. This launch is the perfect chance to pop by; a mini-exhibition of illustration, photography and short film about the ‘unloved’ or forgotten parts of Liverpool, including Roy McCarthy’s drawings of the Churchill Flyover and Myrtle Parade, Zoë Byrne’s graffitit photography and Ab Badwi’s portraits of Toxteth residents from the ’80s. Complimentary drinks provided.

Saturday -- Futurecamp: A Post-Gender World 12-5pm @ Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge — FREE

Saturday – Futurecamp: A Post-Gender World 12-5pm @ Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge — FREE

What does the future hold? The last in this three-month long conference and artist residency aims to answer just that, closing an ambitious programme of fortnigtly talks, performances and workshops. Saturday’s event is dedicated to the complexities of social and philosophical interpretations of gender and identity; how and why are they formed and enacted? Talks and new performances come from d3signbur3au, Zackary Drucker,Berivan Erdogan, Rhys Ernst, Richard John Jones, Rachel Maclean, Anne McGuire,Tracey Rose, James Richards, Leslie Thornton and Jessica Wiesner.

Sunday — Sunday Roast With Live Jazz 12-7pm @ The Caledonia, Liverpool — £6

Like a good roast dinner? Like real ale? Like a friendly welcome and live music? Then get down to the Caledonia — a local pub loved by TripAdvisor, with a cosy vibe, great landlady and the occasional pub dog. Sax, trumpets and ‘mmmmm jazzzzz’ provided by Martin Smith and friends (taster here).

Posted on 04/08/2014 by thedoublenegative