ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/show en-us 40 - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) - July 11th 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-body"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Transition is a two-fold event, a Workshop and Friday Salon discussion, helping to prepare graphic art and design students for graduate life.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Delivered by post-graduates and industry professionals, Transition offers an opportunity to meet and talk about the topics of work styles, learning and living, whilst picking up insider&rsquo;s tips on how to make it in a highly competitive field.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Workshop</strong>: 11am - 2pm<br /><strong>Friday Salon</strong>: 3pm</p> </div> Sat, 24 May 2014 08:06:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - National Maritime Museum - July 11th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">To mark the tercentenary of the Longitude Act of 1714, <em>S</em><em>hips, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude</em>, a major new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, tells the extraordinary story of the race to determine longitude at sea and how one of the greatest technical challenges of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was eventually solved.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The exhibition draws on the latest research to shed new light on the history of longitude &ndash; one of the great achievements of the Georgian age &ndash; and how it changed our understanding of the world.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In recent years, John Harrison has been cast as the hero of the story, not least in Dava Sobel&rsquo;s seminal work <em>Longitude:</em> <em><em>The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time. </em></em><em>Ships, Clocks and Stars </em>provides a new perspective on this famous tale.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">While John Harrison makes a good story and his marine sea-watch was vital to finally solving the problem of longitude, this was against a backdrop of almost unprecedented collaboration and investment. Famous names such as Galileo, Isaac Newton, James Cook and William Bligh all feature in this fascinating and complex history.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Crucially, it was Astronomer Royal Nevil Maskelyne&rsquo;s observations at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, his work on the <em>Nautical Almanac</em> and the Board of Longitude that demonstrated the complementary nature of astronomical and timekeeper methods, ultimately leading to the successful determination of longitude at sea.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Highlights from the exhibition include all five of John Harrison&rsquo;s famous timekeepers. H1, H2, H3 and H4 will move from the Royal Observatory Greenwich to be displayed in the National Maritime Museum for the first time in nearly 30 years. H5 is being loaned from the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. Also featured is the original Longitude Act of 1714, which has never been on public display before; an intricate 1747 model of the <em>Centurion</em>, the ship which carried out the first proper sea trial of Harrison&rsquo;s H1, and the elegant, padded silk &lsquo;observing suit&rsquo; worn by Nevil Maskelyne at the Royal Observatory during the 1760s.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Passed by the British government in July 1714, the Longitude Act aimed to solve the problem of determining a ship&rsquo;s longitude (east-west position) at sea. For a maritime nation such as Britain, investment in long distance trade, outposts and settlements overseas made the ability to determine a ship&rsquo;s longitude accurately increasingly important.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">As different nations, including Spain, the Netherlands and France, sought to dominate the world's oceans, each offered financial rewards for solving the longitude problem. But it was in Britain that the approach paid off. With life-changing sums of money on offer, the challenge became the talk of London&rsquo;s eighteenth-century coffee-houses and captured the imaginations and talents of astronomers, skilled artisans, politicians, seamen and satirists; many of whom came up with ingenious methods and instruments designed to scoop the Board of Longitude&rsquo;s tantalising rewards and transform seafaring navigation forever.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Royal Observatory in Greenwich was founded in 1675 specifically to carry out observations 'to find out the so much desired longitude of places for the perfecting of the art of navigation'. Under the 1714 Longitude Act, successive Astronomers Royal became leading voices on the Board of Longitude, judging proposals and encouraging promising developments.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">As solutions were developed, the Royal Observatory also became a testing site for marine timekeepers and the place at which the astronomical observations needed for navigational tables were made. The significance of this work eventually lead to Greenwich becoming the home of the world&rsquo;s Prime Meridian in 1884.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The official publication of the exhibition, <em>Finding Longitude</em>: <em>How Clocks and Stars Helped Solve the Longitude Problem</em>, written by exhibition curators Richard Dunn and Rebekah Higgitt is published by Collins on 19 June 2014. Richard Dunn is Senior Curator and Head of Science and Technology at Royal Museums Greenwich and Rebekah Higgitt is Lecturer in History of Science at the University of Kent.</span></p> Sat, 24 May 2014 08:31:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Tate Britain - July 11th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Join curator Martin Myrone for an insight into curating the <em>British Folk Art</em> exhibition, the first major survey of folk art in the UK.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A private view of the exhibition follows the talk and is included in the ticket&nbsp;price.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-exhibits field-type-node-reference field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even" style="text-align: justify;">This event is related to the exhibition <a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/339190-british-folk-art" target="_blank">British Folk Art</a></div> </div> </div> Sat, 24 May 2014 09:12:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Simon Roberts, Luke Stephenson, Nicholas Hughes, Mike Perry, John Hinde - The Photographers' Gallery - July 11th 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A group exhibition focusing on the British seaside as represented in the works of Simon Roberts, Luke Stephenson, Nicholas Hughes, Mike Perry and John Hinde.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Read More About the Photographers:&nbsp;<br /><br /><a href="http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/postcardcollection" target="_blank">John Hinde</a><br /><a href="http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/nicholashughes" target="_blank">Nicholas Hughes</a><br /><a href="http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/mikeperry" target="_blank">Mike Perry</a><br /><a href="http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/simonroberts" target="_blank">Simon Roberts</a><br /><a href="http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/lukestephenson" target="_blank">Luke Stephenson</a></span></p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 07:16:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Martha Rosler - Whitechapel Gallery - July 11th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The renowned American artist discusses her varied and highly influential practice, using pivotal conceptual text and image work from the mid-1970s as a starting point for the conversation. She is joined by art historian&nbsp;<strong>Steve Edwards</strong>. &nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This talk is held in connection with Afterall and the One Work publication&nbsp;<em>Martha Rosler: The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems&nbsp;</em>by Steve Edwards.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:18:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Wilson-Eflerová - APT Gallery - July 12th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Join Wilson-Eflerov&aacute;&nbsp;for the closing event of the Embodied Vistas exhibition. The evening will feature an eclectic mix of programming including an artist professional development talk, poetry reading and the opportunity to see the workshop participant&rsquo;s artworks as well as live performance in the Creek! The event will also include the premiere of the final version of the Embodied Vistas multi-screen video installation.</span></div> <div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The schedule for the event will be as follows:</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Professional development talk by Wilson-Eflerov&aacute; and guest speaker,&nbsp;accompanied by a live Twitter debate &nbsp;| &nbsp;5 &ndash; 6pm&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Poetry reading by Hugh Greasley &nbsp;| &nbsp;6 &ndash; 6.30pm</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Live performance in Deptford Creek by Helena Eflerov&aacute; &nbsp;| &nbsp;6.30 &ndash; 7pm</span></div> </div> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:40:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Shelagh Wakely - Camden Arts Centre - July 12th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Over the summer months the galleries and garden are dedicated to a major exhibition of work by the influential British artist Shelagh Wakely (1932-2011). Wakely was a pioneer of installation art, making work which celebrated her observations of nature and the emotional and sensual experiences it evokes. The exhibition will provide a rare opportunity to encounter the ephemeral magic of her work, in which seemingly simple images and forms blossom into myriad meanings and associations imbued with her receptivity to the material world. The exhibition has been developed with Wakely&rsquo;s friend and collaborator, the Brazilian artist, Tunga, along with fellow artists Tatiana Grindberg and Antoni Malinowski.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <em>A View from a Window </em>brings together works spanning the breadth of media Wakely worked with, including print, video, unfired ceramics and a series of experimental and exploratory drawings demonstrating her attention to the thresholds between things. A delicate stencilled floor installation created from the sweet-smelling golden spice, turmeric, will be shown in Gallery 2 while Gallery 3 houses Wakely's gold works, including a stencilled and cut-silk installation changing according to shifting light and atmospheric conditions throughout the day.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> The exhibition continues in the garden where Wakely&rsquo;s work will be brought into conversation with artists with whom she shared creative concerns during her lifetime, including Alison Wilding, Richard Deacon and Susan Hiller. One of Wakely&rsquo;s outdoor pieces, Rainsquares (1994), will be remade for this occasion. Inspired by Wakely&rsquo;s own garden in North London and a commission she undertook for St. George&rsquo;s Hospital in Tooting, an area will be devoted to plants with medicinal qualities, such as angelica, caraway, chervil, parsley and anise.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> The exhibition is supported by The Elephant Trust and The Shelagh Wakely Bequest</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> With additional thanks to Gustafson Porter LLP</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">#shelaghwakely</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:38:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Edward Thomasson - Chisenhale Gallery - July 12th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A discussion chaired by writer and academic Andrea Phillips; with Edward Thomasson; Hadrian Garrard, Director, Create London and Laura Wilson, Offsite and Education Organiser, Chisenhale Gallery; looking at the process of commissioning&nbsp;<em>The Present Tense</em>&nbsp;and Thomasson&rsquo;s 18 month residency.</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:37:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Freud Museum London - July 12th 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p>Slit-scan and pinhole photography creates abstracted &lsquo;false&rsquo; images based not on one moment in time, but many. Objects are distorted and sometimes appear several times in the same photograph, like elements in a confused recollection that are recreated and jumbled by the mind.</p> <p>Aside from these direct parallels with false memory, BBKP were inspired to use the slit-scan technique by A R Hopwood&rsquo;s interest in manipulated UFO photographs. Although they were rendered obsolete by computer generated special effects, slit-scan cameras were used to manipulate moving images in several sci-fi films including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek and Doctor Who. In 2001, slit-scan filming represents the extraterrestrial intelligence transferring information into Dave&rsquo;s memory.</p> <p><strong>BBKP</strong> invite workshop participants to generate their own abstracted images in the Freud Museum and Garden, and to build simple slit-scan mounts for their own cameras or use BBKP&rsquo;s own collection of equipment. If participants want to use their own cameras, they need to have manual exposure settings. BBKP will print selected images and display them around the museum during the day.</p> <p><a href="http://beebeekaypee.com/biography/" rel="nofollow"><strong>BBKP</strong></a> is an abbreviation of the surnames of four artists; Nathan Birchenough, Nicholas Brown, Craig Kao and Savvas Papasavva.</p> <p>The four artists, having met during their Fine Art BA in 2007, began sharing residency, educational, and self-led experiences. Our works consist of multiple solutions to problems we perceive or land in, a workaholic&rsquo;s eternal search. A biased re-telling of history emerges in our art writing; mixing an enthusiasm for political, social and historical concerns with performative interactions.</p> <p>These interactions often occur in happenings, transportation or participatory workshops in which new works develop through learning and disseminating practical knowledge, within a novel environment.</p> <p>&pound;10/&pound;7 concessions/<a href="http://www.freud.org.uk/support/members/" rel="nofollow">Members' of the Museum</a>, children under 12 free. Tickets include entry to the museum and the exhibition.</p> <p><strong>These two hour workshops will also take place on Saturday 12 July.</strong></p> <p><strong>Advance booking highly recommended</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bbkp-slit-scanpinhole-photography-workshop-false-memory-archive-event-tickets-11753391711" rel="nofollow">http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bbkp-slit-scanpinhole-photography-workshop-false-memory-archive-event-tickets-11753391711</a></p> <p>For further information please contact <a href="mailto:ivan@freud.org.uk" rel="nofollow">ivan@freud.org.uk</a> or call the Museum on +44 (0)20 7435 2002</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 11:58:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Freud Museum London - July 12th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM <h4 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">International Symposium at the Freud Museum</span></h4> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">"It is what is happening, right here, when a house, the Freuds' last house, becomes a museum: the passage from one institution to another." (Jacques Derrida, 'Archive Fever')</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Presented as a gift to the Freud Museum, Jacques Derrida's 1994 lecture 'Archive Fever' remains a compelling work for scholars and artists interested in the relationship between archives, memory, and technology.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Originally titled 'The Concept of the Archive: A Freudian Impression', Derrida's deconstruction of the act of archiving beautifully opens up the contradictory nature of archives: how they are simultaneously public and private spaces, institutive and conservative, traditional and revolutionary. To mark the 20th anniversary of the lecture, the 'archive' at the centre of Derrida's thinking - the Freud Museum - is inviting a number of academics who attended the lecture to recall their memories of it, offer their interpretations of the work, and explore its continued relevance today.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The panel will include Riccardo Steiner (Psychoanalyst and speaker at the original conference), Prof. Sarah Wilson(Courtauld Institute, where the conference was held), Prof. Dany Nobus (Brunel University), Dr. Forbes Morlock (Syracuse University), Julia Borossa (Middlesex University) and Michael Molnar (Former Director of the Freud Museum and principal conference organiser).</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">"Derrida sees in Freud's writing the very desire that is Archive Fever: the desire to recover moments of inception: to find and possess all sorts of beginnings." (Carolyn Steedman, 'Dust')</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In addition to the panel discussion, experts from different academic disciplines will explain the importance of 'Archive Fever' to their work.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Contributions will include talks by Prof. Carolyn Steedman (Emeritus Professor of History at Warwick University, and author of <em>Dust: The Archive and Cultural History</em>), Dr. Beverley Butler (Senior Lecturer at UCL's Institute of Archaeology), and (TBC) Professor Jerome Lebre (Paris)</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The event is curated by Guy Atkins (Doctoral Researcher at Goldsmiths and the Museum of London).</span></p> <p><strong>Advance booking essential</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/20-years-of-archive-fever-international-symposium-at-the-freud-museum-tickets-11958491169" target="_blank"><strong>Book online here &gt;</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 08:04:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Group Show - The Approach - July 12th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:06:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Chiara Fumai, Lou Hazelwood - Whitechapel Gallery - July 12th 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">An afternoon of performances, screenings and installations throughout the Gallery celebrates the art of the magic lantern and the&nbsp;transition&nbsp;from still to moving image. The event will feature performances by artists <strong>Mirror Mirror, Chiara Fumai, </strong><strong>Nicole Mollett </strong>and <strong>Frog Morris. </strong>There will also be works by&nbsp;Lou Hazelwood, Alexia Lazou and Office for a Human Theatre on view in the Creative and Study Studios.</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;">2.00pm Introduction and screening of a documentary about collector Bill Barnes followed by a conversation between <strong>Stephen Herbert</strong> and curatorial fellow <strong>Gaia Tedone</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">3.00pm <strong>Lou Hazelwood </strong>magic lantern screening</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">3.30pm BREAK. An opportunity to visit the site-specific installations by Office for a Human Theatre, in the Study Studio, and Lou Hazelwood and Alexia Lazou in the Creative Studio.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">4pm Magic lantern show by <strong>Nicole Mollett </strong>and <strong>Frog Morris&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">4.30pm Magic lantern show by <strong>Mirror Mirror<br /> </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">5pm Performance by <strong>Chiara Fumai</strong> <strong> &nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In association with the Contemporary Art Society<strong><br /> </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">William Friese-Green, <em>Self Portrait</em>, 1890<strong><br /> </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 07:48:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Chisenhale Gallery - July 13th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">A workshop led by The London Psychodrama Network exploring methods of self transformation in response to Edward Thomasson&rsquo;s exhibition.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:37:55 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Maria Falconer, Inès Lion, Mariah Skellorn, Wilf Speller, Katerina Athanasopoulou, Ben Rivers, Thierry De Mey - Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) - July 14th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">On Transience previews moving image work from University of Westminster's MA&nbsp;Photographic Studies final show opening September 2nd at Ambika P3. The work engages&nbsp;with transience as a photographic, cultural and philosophical idea and is created through&nbsp;an expanded response to image production from stills and video to CAD imaging and</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">desktop recording.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The screening will include work by students Maria Falconer, In&egrave;s Lion, Mariah Skellorn and Wilf Speller. &nbsp;Along with other works which have inspired the&nbsp;students including work by The Bureau of Inverse Technology, Katerina&nbsp;Athanasopoulou, Ben Rivers and Thierry De Mey.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The film screening is a fundraiser for the MA Photographic Studies exhibition and is being organised by students from the programme.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This event is hosted by Iniva through in-kind support to continue the professional development of students in higher education institutes.</span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:12:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - National Portrait Gallery - July 14th 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This display focuses on the eminent Victorian historian and literary figure, Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881). Carlyle established his reputation through the major works <em>Sartor Resartus</em> (1833-34), <em>The French Revolution</em> (1837) and <em>Frederick the Great</em> (1858-65), as well as shorter books and essays such as his collection <em>Latter-Day Pamphlets</em> (1850).&nbsp; His 1840 lecture series <em>On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History</em>(published 1841) and subsequent writings on the example set by inspirational portraiture of &lsquo;our Historic Heroes&rsquo; informed the founding of the National Portrait Gallery as well as G. F. Watts&rsquo; Hall of Fame project.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The display showcases a selection of the Gallery&rsquo;s varied iconography of &lsquo;the Sage of Chelsea&rsquo;, alongside portraits of his wife, Jane, contemporaries Edward Irving, Alfred Tennyson, Charles Dickens and John Stuart Mill, and his controversial biographer, James Anthony Froude.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">After the old royal palace of Westminster was almost all burned to the ground in 1834, an architectural competition was held for its redesign.&nbsp; Helped by the Gothic Revival architect Augustus Pugin, Charles Barry won the prize with his design, and the foundation stone of the new building was laid in 1840. At this point, attention was turned to the interior decoration of Barry&rsquo;s architectural shell and a committee was appointed in 1841 to oversee the major project. The committee were keen to foster a national school of history painting, and the project mobilised the artist community of Britain in a rare large-scale state-funded art project.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This display focuses on a selection of key Committee members, including the young Prince Albert (Chairman), Sir Charles Lock Eastlake (Secretary), Prime Minister 3<sup>rd</sup> Viscount Palmerston and the artist, Charles Maclise.</span></p> Sat, 24 May 2014 08:44:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Tove Jansson - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) - July 15th 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson (1914 &ndash; 2014), this display in the Fox Reading Room presents original unseen photographs and material relating to her life and work, illustrated books and early first editions. In addition, copies of her illustrations for the <em>London Evening News</em> will be displayed.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Tove Jansson, an accomplished Finnish author and artist, had a life every bit as fascinating as her famous creations, The Moomins. <em>Tove Jansson: Tales From the Archipelago </em>draws an intimate portrait of the artist&rsquo;s life on her private island in the archipelago of Finland, where she regularly spent the summer months with her female companion Tuulikki Pietil&auml; and at her artist studio in Helsinki. Shot over a period of 60 years by her dear friend, renowned Finnish photographer C-G Hagstr&ouml;m (b. 1940) and her brother, photographer, Per Olov Jansson (b. 1920), rare family photographs reveal a story of an extraordinary life.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The display is curated by Susanna Pettersson, Director, and Animaya Grant, Head of Events at the Finnish Institute in London, with the ICA.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>The Fox Reading Room was made possible by the generous support of the Edwin Fox Foundation.</em></span></p> <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-sponsors"> <div class="field-collection-container clearfix"> <div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Supported by</span></h3> <ul class="sponsors"> <li><a href="http://www.finnish-institute.org.uk/%20%20%20%20" target="_blank"> <img src="http://www.ica.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/sponsors/public/images/sponsors/Finnish%20institute%20logo_suurempi%20web.jpg?itok=5c2njVYT" alt="Finnish Institute" width="150" height="106" /> </a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 24 May 2014 08:07:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list