Culture Diary 31-07-2017

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from around the UK – and most of it’s free!

Monday — Life Undiluted Tour: Dr Lisa Pine 4—5pm @ Tate Liverpool — £5 Plus Exhibition Ticket

What was it like for women in Germany, pre-Hitler and WWII? Don’t miss what’s bound to be a perceptive and detailed tour today around the Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933 exhibition, with London South Bank University historian Dr Lisa Pine. Expect real-life insight into the disturbing portraits of August Sander and Otto Dix.

Tuesday – Exhibition Opening: Matisse In The Studio 6.30pm @ Royal Academy, London — £15.50/14 (Price Includes Printed Gallery Guide)

Artists often hoard treasured objects in their studios, utilising their shapes, textures and associated memories as drawing tools and inspiration when making new work. Henri Matisse (pictured, below) was no exception. Expect to see the things he amassed — including African sculpture and masks, Thai Buddhist statuary, Bamana figures and Chinese calligraphy – alongside the works they appear in. Exhibition opens to the general public this Saturday, 5 August and continues until 12 November.

Henri Matisse, Still Life with Seashell on Black Marble, 1940

Frankie Cosmos 7.30pm @ The Magnet, Liverpool — £9.90

Enjoy shoegaze/indie-pop tonight from musician Greta Kline and band (aka Frankie Cosmos, above), as they continue their UK tour, before heading to Canada and the US later in the month. If you haven’t heard of the musician via her 40+ DIY albums and EPs as Ingrid Superstar, or from last album, 2016’s Next Thing, then expect songs of Saturday night dancing, heartbreak, and being young and foolish.

Wednesday – Bido Lito! Empty Spaces Cinema Night 7—10.30pm @ Handyman Brewery, Liverpool — £5.50/Members Go FREE

Is this the ultimate big screen tribute to sweding? Expect robot karate, homemade Ghostbusters costumes and other such nonsense from Jack Black, Mos Def and Danny Glover tonight in Michel Gondry’s 2008 sweet natured video store comedy, Be Kind Rewind, alongside a selection of locally made short films.

Thursday -- Exhibition Opening: This is Human 5—8.30pm @ HOME, Manchester – FREE. Photo courtesy David Fawcett

Thursday — Exhibition Opening: This Is Human 5—8.30pm @ HOME, Manchester – FREE

A takeover by 11 young artists of HOME’s galleries, cinemas and theatres throughout August, on the theme of the human brain, expect photographic portraits by David Fawcett (pictured, above), poet Isaiah Hull’s responses to each artist’s individual story, live Q&A, and DJ set from Falz (TPG Sound System). Exhibition continues until 31 August.

Friday – Talk: Katie Cuddon // Wal Pawb 6—8pm @ Undegun, Wrexham — FREE

Commissioned to make a huge public artwork on billboards for the Oriel Wrecsam People’s Market Development next year, entitled Wal Pawb (“everybody’s wall”), this is the first commission of its sort in the area and will feature a new artist every 12 months. Join inaugural artist Cuddon for an insight into her practice and how she envisions the new work.

Still, The Outrageous Baron Munchausen (1962)

The Outrageous Baron Munchausen (1962)/ Heart to Heart by Yu-Chen Wang (2016) 6.30pm @ Metal Liverpool — FREE

We love these free screenings at Metal. Showing tonight, influential Czech adventure animation The Outrageous Baron Munchausen (1962, above) by director Karel Zeman (fab trailer here); before that, a sci-fi short by Yu-Chen Wang – made after her experiences as artist-in-residence at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Saturday – Mark Leckey: Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999) 10am–4pm @ The Turnpike, Leigh — FREE

A film-collage referencing Wigan club culture and featuring a stomping soundtrack, Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999) is arguably Leckey’s defining work to date. It was even sampled on Jamie XX’s 2014 track All Under One Roof Raving. Showing as a companion piece to Dream English Kid, Leckey’s new exhibition at The Turnpike, see it at special daily screenings until 12 August; exhibition continues until 26 August. Read our review here. 

Detail, Alicja Kwade, Big Be-Hide (2017), kamel mennour, Frieze Sculpture 2017. Photograph: Stephen White

Sunday — Frieze Sculpture @ Regents Park, London — FREE

Your chance to experience Frieze’s free, outdoor exhibition of 25 new and “significant” sculptures — accessible for the first time throughout summer before their Fair hits London in October. Curated by Yorkshire Sculpture Park director Clare Lilley, expect some gigantic and surprising works from Magdalena Abakanowicz, Rasheed Araeen, KAWS, Alicja Kwade (above), Michael Craig-Martin, Ugo Rondinone and more. What better way to enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon?

Laura Robertson, Editor

Images, from top: Henri Matisse, Still Life with Seashell on Black Marble, 1940, as part of Matisse In The Studio, Royal Academy, London. This is Human, HOME, Manchester; photo courtesy David Fawcett. Still, The Outrageous Baron Munchausen (1962). Detail, Alicja Kwade, Big Be-Hide (2017), kamel mennour, Frieze Sculpture 2017; photo Stephen White

Posted on 31/07/2017 by thedoublenegative