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Somerset House, London
Jenny Jones: A Report on 1:54 The African Contemporary Art Fair at Somerset House 19-19/10/14

Now in its second year, 1:54 has doubled in size and this transnational art fair is already well on the road to success in the art fair frenzy that aims to attract international art collectors and curators. The 54 countries of Africa are represented by dealers and their artists who show some of the best contemporary art from Africa. It is well worth the visit as there are some truly outstanding works on display.

Nolias Gallery, London
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Mall galleries 27th June - 6th July, London
Of special merit this year are the singularly expressive sculptures of the Bronte sisters by Diane Lawrenson R.C.A. S.W.A. The three figures of Charlotte, Anne and Emily are utterly captivating and a joy to behold. Diane contends with man’s definition of women’s form and beauty in sculpture by portraying her own view of the character and individuality of the three famous authors. Living in Haworth, a remote Pennine village in Yorkshire, the sisters were isolated socially and educationally yet emerged as celebrated literary geniuses.
91 Dulwich Village, London until end December
Pop-up shops may suggest transient, cobbled-together incursions in down-at-heel, depressed high streets, but Londonart’s temporary residence is nothing of the sort. Not only is leafy Dulwich Village one of London’s most charismatic neighbourhoods, the only sign of impermanence at the online gallery’s pop-up shop is a table with laptop that serves as office space.

Its clean, white interior is reflected outside by a plain exterior and stark signage that hints at Londonart’s digital background without imposing a house style upon the art held within. Nor should it. For 15 years, the gallery has welcomed artists of differing generations, styles and interests, so its south London exhibition is necessarily going to be wide-ranging.

Royal Academy of arts, London
This exhibition presented by the Royal Academy of Arts, features major works from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. These works are a part of Clark’s collection of French 19th-century art. The majority of these pieces focus on the celebrated 19th century style of Impressionism. The 70 works in the exhibition are shown by genre from landscapes and cityscapes; marine views; genre paintings depicting scenes of everyday life; nudes; still lifes; portraits and paintings reflecting the contemporary interest in Orientalism. Clark really did have a varied and impressive collection.
National Gallery, London
This project at the National Gallery revolves around the powerful stories found in Titian’s masterpieces. These paintings depict stories from Ovid’s epic poem ‘Metamorphoses’ and the three that are on display at the heart of the exhibition, will be seen together for the first time since the 18th century. However, these pieces become minor characters within this show as they are only the basis to the project. The rest of the exhibition is built up on responses evolved from Titian’s paintings as each dark room shows a different art form and reaction towards the myth.
National Portrait Gallery, London
For thirty-three years, The BP Portrait Award has showcased the very best in contemporary portrait painting from around the world. The exhibition has presented outstanding and innovative new work in a variety of styles and approaches, and it continues to be a highlight of the annual art calendar. This year’s exhibition features fifty-five works, selected from 2,187 international entries as well as being complemented by the BP Portrait Award: Next Generation project.
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
Andy Warhol: The Portfolios.Andy Warhol, king of the reproduced image, has work on show in the Dulwich Picture Gallery until the 16th September. Dulwich Picture Gallery is England’s first public art gallery, founded in 1811 when Sir Francis Bourgeois donated his collection of old masters. This exhibition, The Portfolios, features some of Warhol’s most eminent silk-screen prints as well as lesser known sets.
Tate Modern, London
This Norwegian artist is well known for the hysterical intensity of his most famous piece The Scream, as well as its unfortunate tendency to be stolen. However, this exhibition has a surprising effect as Nicholas Cullinan, the curator of The Modern Eye, illustrates a new perspective on Edvard Munch that I personally have never come across. This show reveals how Munch was influenced by cultural and technological developments of his era and not just by social realism, and moves away from his well known work, made in the 1880s and 1890s.