The weekend could not come sooner and there's a lot going on in London Town between now and then, starting with tonight's Arts Licks Magazine launch at Sassoon Gallery. This is the first publication from the weekly art guide, with work and live performances from the issue's contributors including the infamous Ladies of the Press* with their Live Press station!
Tomorrow sees the much anticipated opening of RHIZOMATIC presented by Departure Gallery and curated by the venerable Louise Ashcroft. The launch will see the works of over 230 artists in the gargantuan space of 130,000 square feet that will also include the gallery's current exhibition, PROP, open to the public. With a series of 'four' generations of artists, RHIZOMATIC's concept revolves around the idea of rhizome (a sprawling and spontaneous system of connections in flux) as well as the theory of six degrees of separation. This will be the largest event to hit The International Trading Estate in Southall and will make Frieze look like it's not trying hard enough - this is not to missed!
Liangwest's latest offering, Boyfriend Material, also opens with their Private View in West London. Eight emerging artists explore the role of attraction in the art making experience, paired with it's Knightsbridge location, the exhibition guarantees to be visually appealing.
And last but not least, Young & Lost Club celebrate their Fifth Birthday and their success with their thrity-two singles compilation that was released over the summer, at XOYO in the East End. Live performances from Noah and the Whale, Othello Woolf, Exlovers and a medley of DJs including Young & Lost's very own Sara and Nadia will make the perfect finale to these back-to-back art events - that just leaves Sunday to recuperate for another week next week! 4, 3, 2, 1...