Skip Gallery at Selfridges London
SKIP GALLERY – LIKE IT OR LUMP IT
Gallery Series created by Baker & Borowski
When: 4–31 March, store hours
Where: Accessories Hall on G
In 2016, Baker & Borowski re-conceived the idea of the exhibition space, presenting the London public with an ongoing series of collaborative, site-specific artworks housed in skips in everyday locations. With their associations of mundanity, disposal and renovation, skips are a frequently overlooked reminder of the throw-away culture of the city, lending a playfully profound irony to the exhibition of artwork within them. Previous collaborators include David Shrigley, Gavin Turk and Ben Eine.
4–17 March: ‘Nothing To Wear Again !’ by Maja Djordjevic
Serbian artist Maja Djordjevic brings her signature ‘pixel’ nude girl to Selfridges – a playfully pink cartoonish sculpture with a computer-doodle aesthetic. Like many of Maja’s works, the sculpture presents a tragicomic scenario, exploring themes of feminine power and the female gaze. Djordjevic’s work has been shown at Belgrade’s 57th October Art Salon’s Be Yourselfie group exhibition, at LISTEArt Fair in Basel, and in solo shows at the Dio Horia gallery in Mykonos and the Hole Gallery in New York.
18–31 March: ‘Ship Of Fools’ by Paul Kindersley
Artist and self-described, stalker, make-up enthusiast and YouTuber, Paul Kindersley creates a stage for an ongoing performance incorporating a vivid, madcap and occasionally confounding universe around the skip, with live action, dance, drawings, sculpture and film. Graduate of Chelsea College of Art and winner of the Transition Gallery Prize, Kindersley uses drag to parody cultural, social and political systems.
March performance times for Paul Kindersley:
Tuesday 19 March: 6.30pm–7.30pm
Wednesday 20 March: 1.30–2.30pm
Thursday 21 March: 6.30–7.30pm
Tuesday 26 March: 6.30–7.30pm
Wednesday 27 March: 6.30–7.30pm
Thursday 28 March: 1.30–2.30pm
4–10 March: ‘Infernal Desires’ by Claire Pearce
Fitting rooms in the Designer Galleries on 2
Claire Pearce’s work is often rooted in the relationship between contemporary female identity, the internet and popular culture. This residency sees her transform the fitting room into an interactive installation that interrogates the role of the space as a threshold between public and personal, as complicated by the ‘fitting-room selfie.’ Pearce has exhibited widely across the UK and was awarded the Anthony Dawson Print Award in 2018, and the title of ‘Best Visual Artist’ at the Edinburgh Student Arts Festival 2016.