Saturday 16 March
Cartoons, technology and the Black American in consumerist US society influenced the work of painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose work is on show at the Serpentine Gallery, in this first solo show of his work since his death. Until 21 April.
Venue: Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2.
Details: 0171-402 6075.
Sunday 17 March
MetalanguageA is the first of three selling exhibitions at the Barbican which explore metalwork and silver. In this exhibition Claire Underwood’s collection of silver and enamel objects are on display. Until 8 April.
Venue: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2.
Details: 0171-638 8891.
Monday 18 March
Why not visit the Classic British Bikes exhibition to celebrate the forthcoming production of the first BSA bike in 25 years with a Seymour Powell prototype and memorabilia. Also on display will be the Vincent Black Shadow, the Matchless and the Bonneville. Until 28 March.
Venue: Concord Sylvania, 174 High Holborn, London WC1.
Details: 0171-497 1400.
Tuesday 19 March
Opening today is an exhibition of paintings by Paul Benjamins. His work is concerned with the conflict between man and nature. Until 19 April.
Venue: Jill George Gallery, 38 Lexington Street, London W1.
Details: 0171-439 7343.
Tuesday 19 March 6.30pm
South African architect Jo Noero will lecture on the challenge of constructing a new architectural culture for South Africa, using local materials. He will focus mainly on his firm’s recent work including community centres and office buildings.
Venue: RIBA Architecture Centre, 66, Portland Place, London W1.
Details: 0171-580 5533.
Wednesday 20 March
Interested in jewellery and textiles? Then this could be for you.
Neil Bottle and Mah Rana show a selection of their work at the Crafts Council Shop at the Victoria & Albert Museum. All works are for sale. Until 14 April.
Venue: Crafts Council Shop, V&A, London SW7.
Details: 0171-589 5070.
Thursday 21 March
To mark the publication of Phaidon’s book, Jeff Wall, art critics Thierry de Duve, Arielle Pelenc and Boris Groys analyse the Canadian artist’s photography. The book is priced 19.99 and its publication coincides with the exhibition of Wall’s work at the Tate Gallery.
Thursday 21 March
A one-day conference titled Green Buildings Pay will focus on the move away from the design philosophies of the Sixties towards more environmentally aware, energy efficient principles of the Nineties.
Venue: RIBA Architecture Centre, 66 Portland Place, London W1.
Details: 01420 587393.
Wednesday 27 March
Book now for Environmental issues in visual communications design – a series of
lectures and workshops presented by a variety of speakers.
Venue: The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Faculty of Design, Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DS.
Details: 01252 732229.