Sarah Morris. Apple [Rio], 2012. Household gloss on canvas, 214 x 214 cm. © Sarah Morris. Photograph: Ben Westoby. Courtesy White Cube.
Bye Bye Brazil
White Cube, Bermondsey, London
until 29 September 2013
Morris, who originally studied philosophy and politics, has created films that explore the notion of power – as, for instance, in Beijing, in which she went behind the scenes of the 2008 Olympic Games, and her series about Washington DC that included access to Bill Clinton in his last days at the White House. This solo exhibition includes a set of new abstract paintings and a feature-length movie, Rio, which reflects Morris’s impressions of the city.
Robin Rhode. Who Saw Who and Through the Gate
Robin Rhode is charting new ground as a talented, mixed-race South African artist, who pushes the boundaries of drawing in spontaneous and interactive performances, which are recorded by photography and film.
Anselm Kiefer: Aperiatur Terra
Anselm Kiefer's London exhibition at White Cube, 'Aperiatur Terra', takes a quote from the Book of Isaiah as its title and, in doing so, conjures up images of destruction and re-creation, apocalyptic trauma and spiritual renewal with originality and drama. 'Aperiatur terra et germinet salvatorem, et institia oriatur simul' translates as, 'Let the earth be opened and bud forth a saviour, and let justice spring up at the same time'.
Darren Almond: The Principle of Moments
Darren Almond, in his exhibition at the White Cube Gallery, shares a fascination with the geography and ice formation of the Northern hemisphere and in particular the region surrounding the Siberian city of Norilsk.
Jake or Dinos Chapman
Although the works on display have all been produced within the past year, allegedly in secrecy from one another, really this show, which fills both White Cube galleries, might be read as something of a retrospective for Jake (born 1966) and Dinos (born 1962) Chapman, since it includes variations on many of their best known leitmotifs