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VIKTORIE LANGER 'HORMONES HARMONY' EXHIBITION

Young Czech artist Viktorie Langer, nominated for the 2017 Jindřich Chalupecký Award, is the first in a series of emerging artists and designers showcasing their work in the new Czech Centre Window Gallery, curated by Andrée Cooke.

Viktorie Langer is primarily a painter who also produces drawings, ceramics and collages. Well established in the Czech art scene her work lives on textiles, canvases but sometimes also dyed onto bed sheets and blankets, discarded mattresses and furniture.

Her often large-sized paintings are inspired by early 20th century art despite their contemporary formality. Sharing thematic similarities with great Czech painters such as Josef Sima, Langer's work takes inspiration from sensual experience, geometric abstraction, nature and a fascination with landscape. Formally her pieces may look like they are influenced by spray paint and graffiti text on walls, dripping paint from scaffolding or the rust on metal sheeting; however it is her fusion between old and new, like the seminal works of Albert Oehlen or Sigmar Polke’s 1980s paintings (where abstract works were produced by chance through chemical reactions between paint and other products) that provides the compelling tension in her pieces.

Viktorie Langer (née Valocká) (1988) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. She is represented by Zahorian & Van Espen Gallery, CZ.  

The exhibition runs until 15 January 2018 at Vitrínka / The Czech Centre Window Gallery, 30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY (Monday – Friday 10-6pm / Free Entry)

About the Czech Centre: The Czech Centre’s mission is to actively promote the Czech Republic by showcasing Czech culture in the UK. Its programme covers visual and performing arts, film, literature, music, architecture, design and fashion. As well as hosting its own events, the Czech Centre offers support for other groups organising Czech related initiatives in the UK.

 

 

THE '‘DANCE’  WALLPAPER SERIES BY MARCUS TOMLINSON

Andrée Cooke proudly presents her latest commission of wallpaper designs by photographer and filmmaker Marcus Tomlinson.

The Dance wallpaper series by Tomlinson comes in 6 patterns, Shake I and II, Tap Dance (small and large), Tonight and Ballet. It is a laminate-coated wallpaper. 

Dance, is Tomlinson’s first foray into wallpaper design. For over two decades, he has created visionary photographs and films that uniquely combine art and fashion sensibilities. His intensely crafted, highly stylized, studio-based imagery has won him international acclaim. Tomlinson has collaborated with leading fashion designers such as Philip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan and Issey Miyake and global brands including Mercedes, Porsche and Samsung. His work has been showcased in prestigious fashion and lifestyle magazines including, The Face, i-D, Blitz as well as in galleries and museums internationally.

Tomlinson’s imagery captures a tension around their subject deliberately using raw, stark backdrops with a single light source and a feeling of close up restriction with the placing of the model in the frame. His artworks experiment with still and moving imagery. Tomlinson asks his models to move, recording their gestures across a series of photographs. The effects of movement produced are as central to his images as the models and clothes pictured. In this way, his wallpapers create a series of photographic ‘stills’ sequences, producing a flipbook effect of gestures and articulated movements. 

Pricing: £49.50 per meter excl. VAT. Sold in 10 meter lengths (45cm wide) and in double rolls due to the way design has been created. Therefore, £990 excl. VAT for 20m at 90cm width.

To place an order contact Andrée Cooke at cookeandree@gmail.com or  + 44 (0) 7905 170 370

 

LIFE, BELIEF AND BEYOND AT MODERN ART OXFORD 15 JULY - 15 OCTOBER

The Estate of Rose Finn-Kelcey proudly announces the first posthumous exhibition of works by the highly acclaimed and influential artist Rose Finn-Kelcey (1945–2014). Life, Belief and Beyond at Modern Art Oxford.

Life, Belief and Beyond focuses on Finn-Kelcey’s explorations of power, performance, political commentary, and perceptions of the self, belief and spirituality.

The exhibition presents works from the early 1970s to 2014, including Divided Self (Speaker’s Corner), 1974; The Restless Image: a discrepancy between the seen position and the felt position, 1975; Glory, 1983; Bureau de Change, 1987; and It Pays to Pray, 1999. These examples of Finn-Kelcey’s diverse and exacting practice are presented alongside photographs, collage, performance documentation, preparatory material and sketches in progress – never before exhibited.

Finn-Kelcey’s work is conceptually powerful, profound and is characterised by a dry wit that belies the formidable intelligence and deep humanity that drove her practice. A central figure in the performance and feminist art scene in
Britain for over four decades, her work is intimately concerned with social dialogue, populism, activism, and how these tools of communication intersect with complex systems of power.

Finn-Kelcey’s far-reaching influence on conceptual art in the 1970s and 1980s extended locally to the generation of YBAs (Young British Artists) in the 1990s as she began to realise large-scale and technically complex installations. Avant-garde in her ideas both in art and politics, Finn-Kelcey’s endlessly inventive practice demonstrates the artist’s interest in creating socio-political statements with a visually arresting quality, often object-based, frequently combining her creative investigations with contemporary technologies.

Life, Belief and Beyond is a celebration of Finn-Kelcey’s work and pays tribute to her extraordinary practice and
influence.

Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP
 

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ORLEANS TABLE - STUDIO MAKKINK & BEY 

A new bespoke commission by Studio Makkink & Bey, the Orleans Table, for a private residence, through Andree Cooke. 

 

REVOLT OF THE SAGE CURATED BY SIMON MORETTI AND CRAIG BURNETT 24 NOVEMBER - 21 JANUARY 2017 AT BLAIN |SOUTHERN

Revolt of the Sage is an exhibition featuring sixteen artists that takes its title from a work by Giorgio de Chirico painted in 1916.

Selected curated pieces reflect a ‘metaphysical interior’, crowded pictorial spaces overflowing with ephemeral things. Picking up on de Chirico’s vision of a ‘metaphysical interior’, Revolt of the Sage gathers a range of artists who use collage, juxtaposition, fragments, framing devices and layered imagery to explore ruptures in time and the alluring mysteries of the everyday. 

Andree Cooke is proud to announce that a selection of works by Simon Moretti, developed with her, will be on show at this exhibition. For private studio visits or exhibition tours please contact cookeandree@gmail.com

Pictured: Paloma Varga Weisz, Woman, boarded, 2015, Courtesy of the artist and Sadie Coles HQ, London

 

BLUEPRINT AWARDS 2016
Andrée Cooke UK shortlisted in Best Non-Public Project Commercial for Spring Studios + Spring Place, New York, USA

Andrée Cooke's interior curation project, Spring Studios NY is a 150,000 sq ft events space and fashion photography facility opened in 2015. The Studios spread across three floors, where Cooke was hired to furnish 5 VIP suites, 7 high-end meeting rooms and lounge areas with 70 art works and 255 furniture pieces. The clients' brief focused on specific eras of furniture they personally liked; 1950s French, 1970s Brazilian and mid-century Scandinavian; combined with a ‘brutalist’ feeling as well as high-end luxury and comfort. Cooke worked closely with Mark Loy, Spring Studios CEO, to create the aesthetic for the studios, which combines bespoke contemporary design pieces with vintage furniture and newly commissioned art works.  

Housed in the same building as Spring Studios, Spring Place (its sister company),  is a new collaborative workspace and social membership club opened in June 2016. 
Cooke curated the interior furniture look for the company extending the previous brief to provide over 300 vintage and contemporary edition furniture pieces, rugs and lighting for the 130,000 sq ft interior. She curated 8 lounge areas, including a music room, and sunken living room, 2 large dining rooms, a communal workspace, which includes a unique commission by Martino Gamper, reception areas, 9 executive suites, conference rooms and boardrooms. Distinctive of her unique style Cooke combined stunning new commissions by Makina and Sam Orlando Miller with high-end vintage pieces.
 
Cooke worked on this project with a team of vintage specialists including Nicholas Chandor; on the conceptual design development with Paul Crofts and interior architect and designer Antonio Di Oronzo from Bluarch. 


 

 

DESIGNERS ALICE CICOLINI AND MELANIE GEORGACOPOULOS IN CONVERSATION AT MORTON'S ON 20 SEPTEMBER 2016

Andrée Cooke is joined by fine jewellery designers Alice Cicolini and Melanie Georgacopoulos to talk about their stunning new collaboration being debuted in London this Autumn at Morton's. 

Known for their unique iconic styles, Melanie Georgacopoulos and Alice Cicolini, leading designers in the UK jewellery scene, have produced a series of necklaces using the distinctive characteristics of 3D technology as a starting point for creativity.  
Alice Cicolini has created two necklace, one necklace in silver, maple and 3D printed porcelain, and the second in stratified ABS & SLA plastic. 
Melanie Georgacopoulos creates a limited edition necklace made completely in ABS plastic, which references classic pearl and diamond jewellery. The concept behind these necklaces is to create pieces that could not be made with traditional techniques, which bring together elements of fine jewellery and product design, questioning the relationship between the machine and the hand in relation to 3D technology.


 

 

NEW LINDER WORK AT  BRITISH ART SHOW 2015

Having introduced Linder to Dovecot Studios in 2013 the resulting collaboration  
 Diagrams of Love: Marriage of Eyes will feature in the British Art Show 2015, opening in Leeds City Arts Gallery from 9th October. 

Northern Ballet Performance, incorporating Diagrams of Love: Marriage of Eyes in Children of the Mantic Stain, Broderick Hall, Leeds City Museum, 20 November 2015

Image credit
Linder Sterling, Diagrams of Love: Marriage of Eyes (detail), 2015, rug created at Dovecot Tapestry Studio with Jonathan Cleaver, Vana Coleman and Dennis Reinmüller, image courtesy Dovecot Tapestry Studio, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, photo credit Michael Wolchover.

 

 

 

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SPRING STUDIOS NYC

Featured in Wallpaper Magazine September 2015

 

CHALAYAN FIRST EVER STORE OPENS       BOURDON STREET W1K 3PA

CHALAYAN are delighted to announce that the brand, under owner and Creative Director Hussein Chalayan MBE, will open their first ever London store in August 2015. The store will showcase CHALAYAN women’s and men’s ready-to-wear lines and be a cultural hub of events and happenings. 
The brand celebrates 21 years in business in 2015 and is to this day designed and creatively directed by Hussein Chalayan, who was named by the Wall street Journal as ‘an influencer who influences the influencers’ and by Time as one of the top 100 fashion icons of all time. His eponymous label is renowned globally for its innovative creations which bridge the gap between fashion, design and technology. 

          

          

 

HUSSEIN CHALAYAN
GRAVITY FATIGUE AT SADLER’S WELLS

Wednesday 28 – Saturday 31 October 2015

Directed and designed by Chalayan working with choreographer Damien Jalet. 
In his first theatrical work, Chalayan combines the visual creativity of his designs and concepts with contemporary dance to bring to life a transformational imaginary world. Working with award-winning choreographer Damien Jalet, the production takes its inspiration from themes of identity and displacement.