ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/show en-us 40 Nils Norman - South London Gallery - July 22nd 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Simon and Tom Bloor talk about ideas developed during their&nbsp;<a href="http://flattimeho.org.uk/exhibitions/simon-tom-bloor/" target="_blank">recent residency at Flat Time House</a>&nbsp;where they researched the intentional destruction of public art and the construction of degenerate street furniture. Investigating public space and the paradox of unintentional creation, the discussion considers how artists might appropriate acts of vandalism and how those acts might be seen as an extreme abstraction or performance. This event coincides with their current exhibition,<em>Residency Works</em>&nbsp;at FTHo, and also draws on ideas of urban play and utopian pursuit explored in their 2011 exhibition at SLG,&nbsp;<em>Happy Habitat Revisted</em>.<br /><br />Panel participants include art historian Richard Clay, curator Jes Fernie and artist Nils Norman. The discussion is chaired by Jo Melvin.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Simon and Tom Bloor's works and projects use a range of media including publications, drawing, sculpture and installations. Recent projects include work that has been for or about public space, focusing on the ambivalent relationship with post-war urban landscape. They are currently developing large scale public projects with Futurecity in Cambridge and London and have been commissioned by Bristol City Council and Arnolfini Gallery to produce new work as part of the Primary Capital Programme. Recent solo exhibitions include South London Gallery (2011) and Modern Art Oxford (2010). Simon &amp; Tom Bloor were born in Birmingham in 1973 and are amongst the founding directors of Eastside Projects, Birmingham.<br /><br /><em><strong><strong><em>Booking for the talk is essential.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/vandalism-and-art-panel-discussion-with-simon-tom-bloor" target="_blank">Book online&nbsp;</a>and call 020 7703 6120.</em></strong>&nbsp;</strong></em></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:09:32 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Kate Owens - Camden Arts Centre - July 23rd 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Originating at the sidelines of Kate Owens&rsquo; practice,&nbsp;<em>Hard, How Hard?, Harder Than That&nbsp;</em>is a radio play which charts the various exchanges between the artist and a fabricator as they set about creating a new series of work. In the absence of the sculptural objects, this account reveals the performative and participatory aspects of Owens' work. A recollection of a particular way of making, this dramatisation touches on metal-working techniques, car collisions, art history and Britain&rsquo;s deer population.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">#CACwednesdays</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:13:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Anna Barham, William Cobbing, Sharon Hayes, Joanna Piotrowska, Ilona Sagar - Hayward Gallery Project Space - July 23rd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>What's Love Got to Do with It</em> focuses on the complexity and intricacies surrounding the way we communicate &lsquo;love&rsquo;, and seeks to expose the ever-shifting mysteries of its nature and significance.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">It presents a selection of works that question the verbal and visual languages of love and the many ways that these languages are influenced by social and cultural codes.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The participating artists are Anna Barham, William Cobbing, Sharon Hayes, Joanna Piotrowska and Ilona Sagar.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">They look at the emotional and physical choreography of intimacy and the paradoxical power-shifts that inevitably accompany longing and desire.</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:16:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Calvert 22 - July 24th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Kate Bush</strong>&nbsp;gives a walking tour of&nbsp;<em>Close and Far</em>&nbsp;at Calvert 22 Gallery and discusses the research that has informed her selection of the historic work of Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky in relation to the five contemporary photographers and video artists also featured in the exhibition: Alexander Gronsky, Olya Ivanova, Taus Makhacheva, Max Sher and Dimitri Venkov.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://calvert22.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=97934e4c6a575656a65b5d1d4&amp;id=3fc7d9e878&amp;e=c578ff87bf" target="_blank">B</a><a href="http://calvert22.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=97934e4c6a575656a65b5d1d4&amp;id=7b520d8a25&amp;e=c578ff87bf" target="_blank">ook a place</a></p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:12:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Maria Papadomanolaki, Sarah Kelly, Kostis Kilymis, Marina Tsartsara, Kevin Logan, Iris Garrelfs, Yiorgis Sakellariou, Artur Vidal, Scanner - IMT Gallery - July 24th 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Performances from 6pm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>T</em><em>he whole process of writing is actually a form of ventriloquism, a sort of s&eacute;ance with the city whereby you walk through these threads that seem to trigger some sort of story because you&rsquo;ve recognised the characteristics of a place.</em></p> <p>Iain Sinclair in conversation with Maria Papadomanolaki for <em>Sensing Cities</em>, 2013</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For <em>Forms of Ventriloquism</em>, artist Maria Papadomanolaki will be installing a series of drawings, writings, audio and visual recordings created by herself and the participants of the exploratory workshops she ran in locations around east and central London in 2013. In addition to these creative responses on display at the gallery, a small group of artists is invited to respond, listen, create, perform, write or redraw these stories in search of the places behind them.</p> <p>For <em>Forms of Ventriloquism </em>artists Sarah Kelly, Kostis Kilymis, Marina Tsartsara and Kevin Logan will contribute newly commissioned works alongside performances by Iris Garrelfs, Yiorgis Sakellariou with Artur Vidal, Marina Tsartsara, Maria Papadomanolaki with Scanner.</p> <p>Maria Papadomanolaki is a Greek artist that works within the fields of sound design for dance and film, networked performances, exploratory workshops, installation and transmission art. She has presented her projects and research at galleries, conferences and festivals in Europe, UK and the US. She is the co-editor of the book <em>Transmission Arts: Artists&amp;Airwaves</em> (2011, PAJ Publications) and the producer of <em>Sensing Cities</em>, an ongoing series of interviews broadcast on Resonance FM.&nbsp;Papadomanolaki is currently pursuing PhD research on urban literature and listening at CRiSAP, UAL, London.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:32:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Group Show - Laura Bartlett Gallery - Project Space at Northington Street - July 24th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The exhibition will stay open until&nbsp;7pm, followed by a discussion between participating artists and curator Dan Coopey.&nbsp;Admission free. Booking is essential.&nbsp;Please "rsvp" by sending an email to:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:rsvp@laurabartlettgallery.com" target="_blank">rsvp@laurabartlettgallery.com</a></span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:38:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Mark Andrew Webber - Londonewcastle Project Space - July 24th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">An exciting new solo show by Mark Andrew Webber, curated and presented by The Future Tense.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Featuring</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Live printing events: 26th &ndash; 27th July and 2nd &ndash; 3rd August</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>About the Artist:</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Born and raised in Reading, UK, Mark Webber was diagnosed with Juvenile Chronic Arthritis at the age of 12, placing severe restrictions on his movement. Determined to not let his disability stand in the way of his passion for art and design, Mark endured several years of intensive medication and therapy, eventually leaving him well enough to study graphic design at Art College.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In 2007 Mark was awarded a prestigious Silver Cube award from the Art Directors Club of New York and has subsequently exhibited alongside graphic design luminaries such as Alan Fletcher, Margaret Calvert, Ken Garland, and Derek Birdsall, as well as being featured in leading design magazines including Creative Review and Blueprint Magazine.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:13:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Mark Andrew Webber - Londonewcastle Project Space - July 24th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>The Future Tense in association with Londonewcastle Arts Programme is pleased to present &lsquo;Wonderlust&rsquo;, the first major London solo show from award winning British artist Mark Andrew Webber.</p> <p>Best known for his highly influential and much aped typographic city maps, Wonderlust will also explore the artist's obsession with line and form, bringing together all 30 mini-studies from the FORM series for the first time. This installation will be complemented by several new large-format paintings on canvas, which bring the ideas behind FORM to a dizzying scale.</p> <p>Webber&rsquo;s iconic city maps will be on display in the second room, including for the first time some of the original linocut carvings, allowing people to see up-close the levels of detail and craftsmanship that have gone into their creation. Room 2 will also feature a number of hand-finished originals of the previously unreleased Paris map, as well as examples of London, New York and Amsterdam.</p> <p>The centerpiece of the show is the unveiling of the brand new map of Berlin, which will be featured as part of a working print studio in the third and final room. Carved on a single 3.4 x 1.7m sheet of linoleum, it took an extraordinary 16 months to research, design and carve, and was conceived and completed in the full knowledge that there was no printing press in the world large enough to accommodate it.</p> <p>Throughout the duration of Wonderlust, Webber will work experimentally &ndash; with and without assistance &ndash; in an attempt to print and hand-finish a series of the Berlin map.</p> <p>Over the course of the first and second weekends of the show, members of the public will also be invited to participate in collectively hand-burnishing an edition - a rare chance to not only see an artist at work but to actively get involved.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:27:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Samara Scott - Zabludowicz Collection - July 24th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Join us for the book launch of a new publication accompanying Samara Scott&rsquo;s exhibition, with an in-conversation between Samara Scott and curator Gavin Wade.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Drinks from 6.30pm.&nbsp; Event starts at 7pm.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">FREE</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Booking recommended.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Biography:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Gavin Wade is a curator and director of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eastsideprojects.org/" target="_blank">Eastside Projects</a>&nbsp;in Birmingham. He collaborates with Celine Condorelli to produce Support Structure. In 2010 he received the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Fund Award for exceptional cultural entrepreneurs.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Publication:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">With an introduction by Paul Luckraft, and an essay by writer Jonathan P. Watts, this fully illustrated publication documents key projects in Samara Scott&rsquo;s career. The book will be available at a reduced price on the launch night.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Zabludowicz Collection works with artists to produce limited edition publications that reflect and expand upon their practice on the occasion of their exhibition with the collection. &nbsp;Forthcoming solo artists&rsquo; publications:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Adriano Costa</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Sam Falls</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Michael E. Smith</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Ryan Trecartin</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Previous solo artists&rsquo; publications include:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Trisha Baga,&nbsp;<em>Trisha Baga</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Andy Holden,<em>&nbsp;M!MS: MAXIMUM IRONY! MAXIMUM SINCERITY, 1999-2003</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Laurel Nakadate,&nbsp;<em>365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Toby Ziegler,&nbsp;<em>The Alienation of Objects</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Matt Stokes,&nbsp;<em>The Gainsborough Packet</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Gerry Fox,&nbsp;<em>Living London</em></span></p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:13:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Beaconsfield - July 25th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <div><span style="font-size: medium;">John Timberlake&rsquo;s largest work to date throws up intriguing questions with its recall of the staged photograph and earlier traditions of apocalyptic landscape painting.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: medium;">The artist&rsquo;s talk with Martin Myrone, Lead Curator, pre 1800 British Art at Tate Britain and Joy Sleeman, lecturer in History and Theory of Art at UCL Slade School of Fine Art will focus on our contemporary relationship with the landscape genre through the shifting lens of visual art media.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: medium;">Free Event, Booking advised:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:info@beaconsfield.ltd.uk" rel="nofollow">info@beaconsfield.ltd.uk</a></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: medium;">This event forms part of the&nbsp;<strong>SLAM Fridays</strong>&nbsp;late openings. Find full listings and plan your itinerary at:&nbsp;<a href="http://mandrillapp.com/track/click.php?u=30157403&amp;id=93fd1219a2aa4ae788b8a336fd7b1400&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.southlondonartmap.com&amp;url_id=add0e5c93975920345a5831e3646ad3ef539e895" rel="nofollow">http://www.southlondonartmap.com</a>/</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></div> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:41:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list victoria Arney - Bearspace - July 25th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Victoria&rsquo;s practice is heavily invested within the craft of traditional drawing methods, ranging from drawings, stencils and etchings through to painting. She uses this rich history within print making to construct a conversation between the old and new, while using subject matter to describe this break in nature.&nbsp; The show is a result of three years of focus within this discipline of print and drawing.&nbsp; The work itself consists of landscapes drawn with Arney's distinct style and touch.&nbsp; The sources of these prints are images found on the Internet, of contemporary landscapes, vast seas, forests, ruin, decay and disasters. These landscapes hold the sublime nature of catastrophe, places fractured by physical shifts.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Discourse surrounding a break in nature and a sense of tragedy or scarring is explored through Arney&rsquo;s consistent use of motif throughout her work. Recurring elements such as dust, ash, vapour and smoke present themselves as <strong>a</strong> form of exposing and concealing nature in its transformative state. Showing nature as particles comminuted and broken down, fragments that connect with a sense of whole, while exposing its fragility. The visual motif of the circle or oval interrupts and introduces a rogue element into the landscape, raising questions surrounding reality, representation and space.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">These circles hover above the work, creating an indefinable space that interrupts the work and provides a viewing point outside of the landscape. These circles also present a paradox within the work. They illuminate while they obscure, while complete as full stops, they represent cyclical energy and time as a never ending or a complete whole. The shifting and ruined landscapes are a result of energy paused, and made visible by cycles of movement and subsequently destruction. Ultimately leaving us in a precarious state within this fragmented world of a digital nature, where we struggle to place ourselves within our natural landscape.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:23:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Victoria and Albert Museum - July 26th 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">From Suffragette teapots to protest robots, this exhibition will be the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. It will demonstrate how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design. Disobedient Objects will focus on the period from 1980 to the present, a time that has brought new technologies and political challenges. On display will be arts of rebellion from around the world that illuminate the role of making in grassroots movements for social change: finely woven banners; defaced currency; changing designs for barricades and blockades; political video games; an inflatable general assembly to facilitate consensus decision-making; experimental activist-bicycles; and textiles bearing witness to political murders.</span></p> Sat, 24 May 2014 06:20:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Warrington Museum and Art Gallery - July 26th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">What&rsquo;s the point of art? This exhibition aims to help you&nbsp;understand what art is, why it&rsquo;s important and how it works.&nbsp;Rather than focusing on the movements, history and terminology&nbsp;of art, the show explores subject matter and composition, as&nbsp;well as the artist&rsquo;s possible motives for creating the piece.</p> Sat, 24 May 2014 06:38:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Warrington Museum and Art Gallery - July 26th 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Drop in to find out more about Bronze Age food and handle some of our Bronze Age objects.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Bring in your own interesting finds and see if our collections officer can tell you more about them!</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Part of the <strong><a href="http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/" target="_blank">2014 Festival of Archaeology</a></strong>.</span></p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 07:31:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Zabludowicz Collection - July 27th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">To accompany Sam Falls&rsquo; solo exhibition the Zabludowicz Collection screens a selection of films by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Sun 27 July, 7pm</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">NOSTALGIA (1983)</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Running time: 120 mins. approx.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Classification: 15</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Tarkovsky's unforgettably haunting film, his first to be made outside Russia, explores the melancholy of the expatriate through the film's protagonist, Gorchakov (Oleg Yankovsky), a Russian poet researching in Italy. Arriving at a Tuscan village spa with his beautiful Italian interpreter, Gorchakov is visited by memories of Russia and of his wife and children, and encounters the local mystic, who sets him a challenging task. As in all of Tarkovsky's films, nature and the elements of fire and water, music, painting and poetry, and the contrast of black and white and colour photography, play a major role. (Taken from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artificial-eye.com/film.php?dvd=ART667DVD" target="_blank">Artificial Eye</a>&nbsp;website).</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Drinks from 6.30pm</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Screening starts at 7pm</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">FREE</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The screenings will take place in the Zabludowicz Collection library which seats 30 people. As capacity is limited advance booking is recommended.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:28:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Kazimir Malevich - Tate Modern - July 28th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.tate.org.uk/node/159399" target="_blank">Kazimir Malevich</a> (1878&ndash;1935) was a deeply radical and influential figure in modern art. His breaking away from century-old traditions of painting and representation coincided with one of the most turbulent moments in 20th century history, from the First World War through the October Revolution to the rise of&nbsp;Stalinism.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This groundbreaking exhibition, the first major Malevich retrospective for almost 25 years, will offer an expansive view of his career in its entirety. The exhibition is based on the historic collaboration of the Stedelijk Museum, the Khardzhiev Foundation and the Costakis Collection, with key loans from public and private collections around the world, including the State Russian Museum and State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, MoMA in New York and the Centre Pompidou in&nbsp;Paris.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Exhibition organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany,&nbsp;Bonn.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div class="result-title"> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Curator's tour and private view: Malevich</span></h3> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Monday 28 July 2014, 18.30 &ndash; 20.30<br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Achim Borchardt-Hume, Head of Exhibitions at Tate Modern and curator of <em>Malevich</em>, takes us through this first major retrospective of the artist for almost 25&nbsp;years.</span></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Following an hour-long tour the galleries remain open for you to explore this groundbreaking&nbsp;exhibition.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:13:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list