Enjoy an exclusive visit to the home of Italian art collector and patron Valeria Napoleone. Valeria has been a collector for 18 years, establishing a strong collection that focuses on female contemporary artists working internationally. Valeria has provided pivotal support to the careers of many of today’s most critically acclaimed artists. This evening will be an exciting opportunity to meet Valeria at her home, view her collection and hear about her journey in art and philanthropy.
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Please join us and discover the studio of the Moroccan-British artist Hassan Hajjaj. Born and raised in Larache, Hajjaj moved to the UK aged twelve, but has spent much of his life travelling between the two countries and cultures. In Shoreditch, Hassan Hajjaj is something of a local legend, taking fabrics, packaging and souvenirs from his native Morocco and transforming them into multi-coloured artworks. These pieces, and his eye-popping Marrakesh photographic portraits, have been shown in museums including the V&A and The British Museum.
Join us for a breakfast at the boardroom of the V&A Museum and hear an update from the V&A team on the progress of the programme for children with special needs and disabilities supported by ArtSocial Foundation. We will then view the most anticipated fashion exhibition of the year ‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams’ with an introduction by the V&A Senior Curator for contemporary fashion Oriole Cullen.orary Fashion Oriole Cullen.
Meeting with the artist Mari Katayama and viewing of her exhibition « Broken Heart » in the compagny of Simon Baker, Director of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris
Join us for a breakfast at Mortimer House Kitchen followed by a meeting with an extraordinary woman and artist Mari Katayama (b. 1987, Gunma, Japan). Katayama was born with various developmental challenges, had both legs amputated at age nine and has since lived with prosthetics. Using her body as a living sculpture, Katayama photographs herself among intricately embroidered objects, hand-sewn mannequins and her prosthetic legs. We will meet the artist and view her exhibition at White Rainbow Gallery in the company of Simon Baker, Director of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie and our Ambassador.
Join us in the newly re-opened Cartier flagship store for a breakfast in a private suit and learn about the House’s most famous creations and clients in its history. We will also have a chance to view Cartier London Collection Exhibition that features some of the magnificent pieces that were influenced by England and its people.
We will be delighted to host our members to a viewing of the most talked-about artwork of the autumn. The Clock by Christian Marclay has become the most popular video artwork ever, captivating audiences around the world. The installation is a 24-hours long montage of film clips featuring clock faces that tell the actual time. We will meet the curator Clara Kim who will introduce us to the work and then stay to watch the film at our own pace.
After a highly positive feedback about our last visit to OK Music Trust, we are pleased to invite you and your kids to visit the school again! On this afternoon the teachers of the music school will tell us about the therapeutic benefits of music for children with special needs. We will enjoy a practical workshop with a music therapist followed by a touching performance of some of the kids supported by ASF. This will be an afternoon to remember!
Get To Know Our Charity Partners – An Afternoon Visit To The OKMT Music School, Supported By The ArtSocial Foundation
See the wonderful work the Otakar Kraus Music Trust school does for children with special needs, one of the charities we support, and meet the founder, teachers and students. We will have tea with the founder, a tour of the music studio - where some of the students will perform a few pieces for us - and see the difference our contribution makes to the lives of those we help.
3 Twining Avenue, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 5LL
*Travel details will be announced in due course
Belka Productions and JW3 are kindly hosting ArtSocial members at an evening of theatre, live music and a panel discussion: 'Uncensored: A Celebration of Banned Writing Through the Ages'.
Evening Lecture - ‘Question of Truth: An Introduction to the Most Important British Figurative Painters of the Last Century’
After having a tour of the landmark exhibition at Tate Britain, we will be enjoying an evening lecture led by one of our favorite art specialists and educators: Lizzie Perrotte. Lizzie will introduce us to the practices of the most beloved British figurative painters, such as Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud.
Tate Modern opens its first ever solo exhibition dedicated to Picasso this year. “Picasso 1932 - Love, Fame, Tragedy” will display more than 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures, with a focus on one particularly tumultuous year in the artist’s life: 1932. We are delighted to host an exclusive tour of the exhibition, led by Dr Charlie F.B. Miller. Charlie is a Lecturer in Art History and Theory at the University of Manchester and is renowned Picasso specialist.
Following the success of autumn lecture on Italian opera, we will continue to explore the history of this art form with a lecture on French Opera - one of Europe’s most important operatic traditions. Our guest lecturer Patrick Bade will take us on a journey through the centuries of French opera traditions, voices, opera houses and stories.
Patrick Bade is an art & music historian and author. He has spoken at and written for the National Gallery, the British Museum, the V&A, the Royal Opera House, the Royal Academy of Art and the London Jewish Cultural Centre, Patrick has also contributed to programs on BBC Radio 3, Radio 4, and Classic FM.
Join us for a breakfast and a private tour, led by Lizzie Perrotte, of this fascinating show that celebrates the painters in Britain who strove to represent human figures, their relationships and surroundings in the most intimate of ways. The exhibition included works by Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon, alongside rarely seen works from their contemporaries Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego.
ArtSocial and 24 Sèvres have prepared a very special evening for you - an exclusive event at the National Portrait Gallery. You will have an opportunity to view Cézanne Portraits exhibition before it closes followed by a hands-on tailor-made painting workshop with a professional artist and expert. The evening will conclude with cocktails and a shopping experience at the top of the National Portrait Gallery.
Join us for an afternoon at Tate Modern where, together with curator Nancy Ireson, we will explore comprehensive retrospective of Modigliani’s work. During his brief and turbulent life Modigliani developed a unique and instantly recognisable pictorial style. Though meeting little success during their time, his emotionally intense portraits and seductive nudes are now among the best-loved paintings of the 20th century.
Join us for Christmas dinner and our annual charity auction to benefit the ArtSocial Foundation and its charitable projects in the next year.
*Please note: Tickets are not included in your membership package.
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One Hyde Park, 100 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LJ
Spend a morning discovering the creative force and influence of Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Barbican Centre's first ever large-scale exhibition of his work. Our guest specialist Lizzie Perrotte will guide us through the turbulent life of the artist and more than 100 artworks brought together from international museums and prestigious private collections. The exhibition is certain to be a London art world must-see and inspiring viewing for us.
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
Join us for an evening in celebration of the outstanding talent and explosive creativity of art world prodigy Jean-Michel Basquiat. Our guest lecturer Lizzie Perrotte will immerse us in the frenetic world of Basquiat and the vibe of the electric 80s New York art scene. Lizzie Perrotte is a specialist and one of the most engaging speakers on modern and contemporary art. She is currently programme director at Christie's Education and has held positions at the National Gallery, Tate, and the ICA.
Maison Assouline, 196A Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EY
Enjoy an exclusive visit to the beautiful home of art collectors Freda and Izak Uziyel, who have turned their stunning Edwardian house in Hampstead into an artwork in itself, complete with a sculpture garden and basement gallery. Their collection boasts works by world-renowned artists such as Gilbert & George and Sam Taylor-Wood. We'll get to meet the collectors and see one of the most talked about 'Arts and Crafts'-style houses in London.
Hampstead, London, NW3 *Full address provided on confirmation
Let's dig deeper into the history of Italian opera - it has dominated the art form for centuries and boasts its most famous composers and singers as well as its most beloved artists. Our guest lecturer Patrick Bade will provide a feast of gorgeous sounds, stories and images. Patrick Bade is one of London's most sought after lecturers on art and opera. He has worked for the National Gallery, British Museum, V&A, Royal Opera House and Royal Academy of Arts, contributed to BBC Radio 3, Radio 4 and Classic FM, and is an author of several books, including his latest Music Wars: 1937-1945.
Join the V&A museum patrons for breakfast and a private viewing of the autumn blockbuster Opera: Passion, Power and Politics. The exhibition will take us on a journey through 400 years of opera history via 300 objects and immersive audio experiences. A morning like this will make your day!
The V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL
Explore Frieze Masters, long London's favourite art fair, with Simon Baker, Senior Curator of International Art at Tate Modern. Simon will take us on a carefully selected guided tour through the rarest and most precious objects the fair has to offer, from illuminated manuscripts to vintage photographs and masterpieces of Modern painting.
Frieze Masters, Regent's Park, NWJ 4HA
A PASSION FOR COLLECTING: FROM COSTUME JEWELLERY TO CONTEMPORARY ART WITH PATRIZIA SANDRETTO RE REBAUDENGO
Join us for an eagerly anticipated audience with one of the most influential women of the art world Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, in conversation with Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, art critic and UK Editor of ArtNet. Patrizia, acclaimed collector, patron, and founder of the non-profit Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, will share with us her unique insights gained through extensive travels in the art world and her passion for collecting.
Institute of Italian Culture, 40 Belgrave Square, Belgravia, SW1X 8NX