The pick of events happening this month or on the horizon
Words by Sophie Tolhurst
Enough: The Architecture of Degrowth (Oslo Architecture Triennale)
15 Sep – 24 Nov
This triennale proposes that growth is not a viable aim for Earth, coming hand-inhand with eco destruction and social inequality. The event uses the affective power of narrative, with sci-fi writers and live-action role-players alongside architects and economists.
Derek Jarman: Protest! Sculptor of Magnetism, Light and Sound
15 Nov 2019 – 23 Feb 2020
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Image credit: Derek Jarman, I.N.R.I., 1988 Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 33.5 x 27 x 8.5 cm, Courtesy Amanda Wilkinson gallery.
The last time the various elements of Jarman’s work were together was at the Barbican in 1996, so this retrospective is overdue. Protest! will consider his influence on 20th century Britain through his paintings, writing, set-design and activism.
Leonardo da Vinci
24 October 2019 – 24 February 2020
Musée du Louvre, Paris
Image credit: Leonard De Vinci / Saint Jean Baptiste / Rmn-Grand Palais Musee Du Louvre / Tony Querrec.
The museum whose most famous work is Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is holding an exhibition for the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death. You can also see a new virtual reality experience of the Mona Lisa, as well as 120 major works from collections across the world.
Nam June Paik
17 October 2019 – 9 February 2020
Tate Modern, London
Image credit: Self-Portrait, 2005 / Katherine Du Tiel.
The Korean artist’s work was inspired by Buddhist philosophy and made radical use of mass media, new technologies and the electronic image. On show here are collaborations with John Cage, Merce Cunningham and others, and a restaging of Paik’s first solo exhibition of 1963.
Dubai Design Week (DDW)
11 – 16 November
Being both global and local, the Middle East’s leading design fair sits alongside the Global Grad show while Abwab (‘doors’ in Arabic) showcases design from the region as well as North Africa and South Asia through curated pavilions and displays of graphic and industrial products and furniture design.