Mayfair Art Weekend is an annual celebration of London’s internationally acclaimed gallery district, bringing together Mayfair’s leading galleries for a weekend showcasing the best in contemporary art. Thirty of the UK’s leading galleries will showcase modern and contemporary painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, installations, performances, talks and events, all completely free, over one weekend in June.
From Friday 24and – Sunday 26and In June 2022, visitors can expect to see a wide range of artists and exhibitions curated by regular favorites including Hauser & Wirth, BASTIAN, Royal Academy of Arts and Richard Saltoun Gallery, with galleries taking part for the first time in 2022 to include Pace, No 9 Cork Street | Frieze, Carl Kostyal and Sapling.
The weekend will kick off with the popular Gallery HOP on Friday night! the 24thand June from 6 to 8 p.m., with a special evening tour of all participating galleries. After which Saturday and Sunday will be filled with free talks, tours, shows and family activities.
The extensive Mayfair Art Weekend program also includes the popular Mayfair Sculpture Trail, a collaboration of Mayfair Art Weekend with Art in Mayfair from June 20 to July 31. The free Mayfair Sculpture Trail features an interactive outdoor exhibition of temporary sculptures presented by galleries participating in Mayfair Art Weekend, as well as permanent sculptures and public art located in Mayfair’s iconic streets. Now in its third year, the Mayfair Sculpture Trail will include works by Kojo Marfo (presented by JD Malat Gallery), David Breuer Weil (presented by E&R Cyzer), Andy Denzler and Lee Gil Rae (presented by Opera Gallery), Alex Chinneck (presented by presented by Illuminate Productions), Michael Speller (presented by Clarendon Fine Art) and Maurice Blik (presented by Bowman Sculpture). Favorite permanent installations around Mayfair by Banksy, Henry Moore, Elisabeth Frink, Anthony Gormley and a new sculpture installation by Gill Berelowitz at 45 Park Lane are featured. The full list of participating artists and a trail map for the 2022 Mayfair Sculpture Trail will be unveiled in early June.
Ewan Venters, Managing Director of Hauser & Wirth, said: “Mayfair Art Weekend is a celebration of the diversity and resilience of the neighborhood’s exceptional galleries.
- Emile Nolde: Anatomy of light and water at Bastien, highlighting about fifteen seascapes on paper never exhibited in London.
- Wolf Vostell: destruction is life at the Cardi Gallery, which examines the many facets that underlie Vostell’s work with a selection of videos, paintings, sculptures and installations from 1967-1998.
- John Swannell: Forty years later at Clarendon Fine Art, presents a selection of photographs of notable figures previously published in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar by the photographer who has been at the forefront of British photography for four decades.
- Senator Marinella: Afterglow at Mazzoleni is a unique project, conceived on both a personal and social level with the installation of site-specific light sculptures scattered around the city.
- Billy Apple®: Rainbows 1965 at the Mayor Gallery, a new staging of Apple’s groundbreaking solo exhibition first shown at New York’s Bianchini Gallery in 1965, which has been recognized as one of the first to treat electric light as a new sculptural medium. Taking the rainbow as its central motif, the show demonstrated Apple’s attraction to new products and advanced technologies, as well as its fascination with the science of color and light.
- Browse & Darby celebrates with the exhibition 45 years on Cork Streetincluding many artists they have dealt with over the years, such as Elizabeth Blackadder, Edgar Degas, Lucian Freud, Harold Gilman, Gwen John, William Nicholson, Walter Richard Sickert, Matthew Smith and Euan Uglow, among others.
- Hauser & Wirth will host two exhibitions, one by Larry Bell, known above all for his refined surface treatment of glass and his explorations of light, reflection and shadow, which presents a selection of previously unseen sculptures; as well as previously unseen works by Luchita Hurtado centered on the Venezuelan painter‘s pursuit of the afterlife.
- Waddington Custot also presents two exhibitions, first Hans Hartung: Painter • Photographer, which highlights the importance of photography in the development of the work of the artist who is best known for his abstract paintings. About 30,000 photographic negatives are held by the Hartung-Bergman Foundation and yet his photographs have never been exhibited in London; it will also be the first time that some of them will be exhibited publicly.
Other participating galleries include David Zwirner, D Contemporary, E & R Cyzer, Grosvenor Chapel, Holtermann Fine Art, Illuminate Productions, JD Malat Gallery, John Martin Gallery, Opera Gallery, Richard Saltoun Gallery, Robilant+Voena and Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair.
Mayfair Art Weekend will coincide with the first week of the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2022 (June 21-August 21) and the RA Schools Summer Show (June 17-July 3).
The full schedule of live events, ranging from talks, tours, workshops and performances to family-friendly activities, will be announced on the Mayfair Art Weekend website in June, along with the full line-up of artwork for Mayfair Sculpture Trail.
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