Motel Studios x Exhibition Exploration

 

In London we have the privilege (and overwhelming responsibility) of being surrounded by amazing art and culture. No matter your taste in photography, from portraiture and documentary to conceptual and architectural, London can and will provide. At the moment we at Motel are swept up in the abstract and improvisational work shown in the Shape of Light at the Tate Modern

The artists displayed use manipulations of light, chemicals, or the world itself to challenge the representational nature of photography. Icons such as Man Ray and Lewis Baltz are presented in a fashion that allows you to appreciate their distinctive styles and the ways they challenged the use of their medium.

 Anatomies, 1930, by Man Ray. Photograph: © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016

Anatomies, 1930, by Man Ray. Photograph: © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016

 

But aside from all the artsy banter, you can drag along virtually any friend and there will be something they like, something they like to scrutinise, and something they like to moan about. Best of all, if you can hold out until the 31st August you will get to experience all the joy of the exhibition for only £10, as well as the free entertainment Uniqlo Late Tate provides. The evening of this event that includes an artist talk by Lotte Andersen discussing the relevance of club spaces in contemporary culture, as well as an installation of footage, photography and prints from her club night, Maxilla. 

Now you have every excuse to venture out of East London and experience some classics without having to shuffle around an empty white room. Toss in some DJs and pop-ups, and boy do you have yourself a Friday.