ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/show en-us 40 Bill Jacklin - Marlborough Fine Art - May 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <table width="650" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="429"> <p><strong>Marlborough Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by Bill Jacklin, an artist who has shown with the gallery for over 35 years. </strong></p> <p><strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></strong></p> <p class="BODY">The exhibition coincides with Jacklin&rsquo;s solo show of graphic works at the Royal Academy (3 June - 28 August 2016) and the publication of two new books: <em>Bill Jacklin: Graphics </em>(RA Publications, 2016) with writing by Jill Lloyd and Nancy Campbell and <em>Bill Jacklin&rsquo;s New York </em>(Scala, 2016) featuring an introduction by Sting and interview with Michael Peppiatt.</p> <p class="BODY">Jacklin came to prominence in the 1960s in London as an abstract artist producing works made of grids and dots.&nbsp; Despite his success, Jacklin felt impelled to return to figuration, finding himself ostracised as 'a traitor to the cause of abstraction.' In 1985, Jacklin moved to Manhattan and found his muse in the subject of the city. Ever since, he has painted numerous scenes of New York including the pulsating energy of crowds in Times Square and Grand Central Station and figures diving into the waves in Coney Island. The works in the exhibition demonstrate Jacklin's continued exploration into people and place; the artist explains:</p> <p class="BODY"><em>&lsquo;In New York I found a subject on every street corner. The city is a constant I am able to keep returning to as it&rsquo;s always re-inventing itself. I am fascinated by the movement of people in New York and it&rsquo;s that flux of energy that I paint about.&rsquo; </em></p> <p class="BODY">This energy can be seen in the atmospheric urban portrait <em>Sun, Rain and Snow over Fifth Avenue II</em> (2015). Bustling figures stride across the street with coloured umbrellas, and despite the rain and snow, the light of the sun is starting to break through.</p> <p class="BODY">Self-described as a 'closet abstractionist', the abstract tendencies of Jacklin are present in his figurative works, as his city landscapes often appear as patterns of light and dark, making them simultaneously remote and familiar. In an impressionistic oil painting, <em>Tempest in the Square NYC</em> (2015), two figures run through a square, bent against a disorientating field of white snow. In the evocative diptych <em>Sea and Stars at Night</em> (2015), Jacklin responds to the illumination of stars over the sea at night. A beach is perceivable at the bottom of the canvas, with waves gentling crashing into the shore, the majority of the scene depicts a dark blue night sky sparkling with stars.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="429"> <p class="BODY">&nbsp;</p> <p class="BODY">Jacklin was born inLondon in 1943 and studied graphics at Walthamstow School of Art, London (1960-61) before attending the Royal College of Art (1964-67). He was elected as a Royal Academician in 1991. His works are represented in collections worldwide including: British Museum (London); Tate (London); Victoria &amp; Albert Museum (London); MoMA (New York); The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York); and Brooklyn Museum (New York). Museum of Modern Art Oxford held a retrospective of Jacklin&rsquo;s work in 1992. He has participated in numerous exhibitions including at The Museum of Modern Art (New York, 1971), Musee d'Art Moderne (Paris, 1973) and Tate Gallery (London, 1981).</p> <p class="BODY">&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Feb 2016 11:59:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Royal Academy of Arts - May 5th 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM <p class="standfirst" style="text-align: justify;">Visit London&rsquo;s longest-running art fair to view and buy works from all periods and styles of printmaking.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The London Original Print Fair brings together 50 print specialists from across the globe in London&rsquo;s favourite boutique art fair. Works of art for sale span 500 years of printmaking: from old and modern master prints to the latest editions by today&rsquo;s leading artists.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The London Original Print Fair&rsquo;s dealers, galleries and studios offer a wealth of expertise and knowledge to engage with collectors both just starting out, and those building on established collections. This year is the Fair&rsquo;s most international yet: alongside the UK&rsquo;s very best dealers and print publishers are galleries and studios from three continents.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Artists represented at the Fair include Rembrandt, Goya, Whistler, Picasso and Warhol, alongside the latest work by&nbsp;<a href="https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/artist/michael-craig-martin-ra" target="_blank">Michael Craig-Martin RA</a>, Bridget Riley, Sir Peter Blake and more.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Find out more about exciting events and talks, and see the list of exhibitors, on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.londonprintfair.com/" target="_blank">the London Original Print Fair website</a>.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>For more information about London Original Print Fair, please call 020 7439 2000 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:info@londonprintfair.com" target="_blank">email the London Original Print Fair team</a>.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Thursday 5 May 10am &ndash; 9pm<br />Friday 6 May 10am &ndash; 10pm<br />Saturday 7 May 10am &ndash; 6pm<br />Sunday 8 May 10am &ndash; 6pm</p> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:31:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - StolenSpace Gallery - May 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The London Police started when two English geezers moved from London to Amsterdam in 1998 to rejuvenate the visually disappointing streets of the drug capital of the world. Famous for their lovable &amp; iconic &lsquo;Lads&rsquo; characters which have been seen on streets all over the world. The &lsquo;TLP&rsquo; members have come and gone, but now, after 10 years the two founding members have rejoined to bring together their unique styles in a strong collaboration.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">While one artist&rsquo;s skill at drawing a circle &lsquo;freehand&rsquo; is staggering, no compasses, guides or masks are used. While the other, since his departure in 2004, has developed his own imagery, an architectural style of line drawing. In these playful fantasy cityscapes &lsquo;the lads&rsquo; are constructed and move around freely, in turn helping to build further elements of the city. They wanted to create a place full of interaction between their circle drawing and line drawing.</p> Thu, 10 Mar 2016 09:01:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Oliver Osborne - Vilma Gold - May 6th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:21:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Luther Price - Vilma Gold - May 6th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:21:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Ori Gersht - Ben Brown Fine Arts Ltd - May 10th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div id="content" class="content_alt clearwithin"> <div class="subsection-overview"> <div id="content_module" class="full_width clearwithin"> <div class="description"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ben Brown Fine Arts is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>Floating World</em>, the first major gallery show in London devoted to international photographer and 2015 Prix Pictet nominee Ori Gersht. The exhibition will debut the artist's latest body of work, a series of photographs capturing the ancient gardens in Buddhist Zen temples in and around Kyoto.<br /><br />Working from his London studio, Gersht has gained international recognition over the past fifteen years for his eye-catching still-lifes and landscapes, in which he revisits history, journeys and places often defined by trauma. Tensions between past and present, beauty and violence, creation and destruction continue to inhabit Gersht's distinct visual language, expressed through a set of coded references and metaphors.<br /><br />In November 2015 Gersht began work on his&nbsp;<em>Floating World</em>&nbsp;series in Japan, visiting and photographing the ancient gardens in Buddhist Zen temples in and around Kyoto. Created to reflect the essence of nature and as aids to meditation, these gardens are places where time stands still and history is palpable. For Gersht they represent an alternative to our image saturated 'world in flux'. Gersht focused his lens on water reflections and during the post-production process seamlessly fused reflections with the reflected world to create illusions and a new reality, hovering between what he calls the virtual and material. In these works we are presented with the absence of the object of representation whereby the photograph becomes the thing that exists, an image of the folding of space and time. Much like in his earlier landscape series, Gersht intends to document something that is not physically present. </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 10:46:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Joakim Allgulander - Fiumano Projects - May 10th 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Orion Contemporary in collaboration with Fiumano Projects, is delighted to present Dra &Aring;t Skogen - The Rural Abstractions. An investigative project where Joakim Allgulander focuses on the potential for abstraction and colour fluidity within the genre of Landscape Painting;</p> <p>&ldquo;I admire works of historic Swedish landscape painters such as Helmer Osslund or Inge Schi&ouml;ler who have that natural abstraction but my practice is more about getting under the bark, more existential, more urban, more mundane.&rdquo;- J.A, March 2016</p> <p>Working from his studios in London, Allgulander has for the past year immersed himself in a deeply personal study of the landscapes that surrounded him as a child growing up in rural Sweden. This new body of work is composed of semi- abstract studies of snowy spruce trees extracted from photographs and memory. The paintings become fragments, a whole tree is not depicted, the detail being symbolic of the essence of childhood memories but also a natural recognizable abstraction in itself.</p> <p>The layering technique used by Allgulander refers directly to this notion of memory and its multitude of dimensions. The images, built up with oil paint and washes, could be seen as references to the manner in which our brains frequently overlay latter additions to existing recollections. The original memory becomes overshadowed yet it still permeates, much like the first layer of paint beneath the final surface of the work. At times one spruce tree has been painted across several canvases. Contrasting shading and colour palettes are used in order explore how differing methods of applying the paint or ambient conditions affect the final viewing experience.</p> <p>Much like Claude Monet&rsquo;s approach to his Rouen Cathedral series, Allgulander has no intention of creating a painting that mirrors reality in its entirety. He strives to create an object, a piece almost like a sculpture but with paint on a flat surface. The abstraction comes with the colour and the texture of the paint and it is only when the work begins to feel more like a sculpture or an object that Allgulander can feel truly fulfilled with what he has created.&nbsp;</p> <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>In essence Joakim Allgulander ́s work is far removed from our traditional notions of the picturesque. His experiences of living in the fast paced urban environment of London has, on a subtle psychological level, seeped into the mysterious deep depths of the Nordic forests.&nbsp;</p> <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <pre>Notes to Editors </pre> </div> </div> </div> <p>Joakim Allgulander&rsquo;s practice is broad, in both subject and media, however the existential lyricism and poetic content is a constant. Born in Stockholm in 1965 Joakim studied at Uppsala University and the National College of the Arts and Crafts in Stockholm. Regarded as one of Sweden&rsquo;s most successful multidisciplinary contemporary artists his work can be found in public collections including the Swedish Arts Council, the Municipality of Gotland and the Stockholm World Trade Centre.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:06:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list J.M.W. Turner, John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, JAM Whistler, John Singer Sargent, John William Waterhouse, Julia Margaret Cameron - Tate Britain - May 11th 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelites to the modern age</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tate Britain presents the first major exhibition to celebrate the spirited conversation between early photography and British art. It brings&nbsp;together photographs and paintings including&nbsp;<span class="auth-link">Pre-Raphaelite</span>,&nbsp;<span class="auth-link">Aesthetic</span>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<span class="auth-link">British impressionist</span>&nbsp;works.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Spanning 75 years across the Victorian and Edwardian ages, the exhibition opens with the experimental beginnings of photography in dialogue with painters such as&nbsp;<span class="auth-link">J.M.W.&nbsp;Turner</span>&nbsp;and concludes with its flowering as an independent international&nbsp;art&nbsp;form.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Stunning works by&nbsp;<span class="auth-link">John Everett Millais</span>,&nbsp;<span class="auth-link">Dante Gabriel Rossetti</span>,&nbsp;JAM&nbsp;Whistler, <span class="auth-link">John Singer Sargent</span>,&nbsp;<span class="auth-link">John William Waterhouse</span>&nbsp;and others will for the first time be shown alongside ravishing photographs by pivotal early photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron, which they inspired and which inspired&nbsp;them.</p> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:47:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Frank Gerritz - Bartha Contemporary - May 12th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Bartha Contemporary is delighted to announce two coinciding exhibitions of recent works by German artist Frank Gerritz (b. 1964) at Bartha Contemporary in London and the Sleeper Art-Space in Edinburgh. The London exhibition (May 13 &ndash; July 2) will include two new pencil drawings on MDF alongside recent drawings on paper, the Edinburgh exhibition (May 13 &ndash; June 10) will showcase a single installation of a four-panel oil paint-stick on anodised aluminium work.&nbsp;<br /><br />For the past two decades, Gerritz has applied layers upon layers of graphite using soft Faber Castell 9B pencil marks on walls, paper and, as is the case in this instance, industrially manufactured MDF panels. &ldquo;Definition of Space | Four Center Connection (spread my wings)&rdquo; the key work in this exhibition and probably Frank Gerritz&rsquo;s most ambitious work on MDF to date, evolves from a concentred composition. Two elemental forms of opposing forces, placed side by side are separated by a devising line, formulate this seminal work.<br /><br />Gerritz&rsquo;s MDF drawings render light and modulate it to such an extent that the experience is akin to moving into a sculptural space. Similarly, the artist&rsquo;s works on anodized aluminium encompass a genuinely physical experience. Here the metal support turned into a body of light, at the same time offset and articulated by dark black areas of oil paint-stick, drawn onto the cool anodised aluminium surface. In this instance composed over four panels, &ldquo;Temporary Ground I Territory I The Sleeper&rdquo; exhibited in Edinburgh is spaced precisely along its horizontal axis. The initially flat appearance of the works pulls the viewer to its sides, revealing its three-dimensional composition. The work appears to float at a carefully calibrated distance from the wall, the resulting shadow-gap further elevating the sculptural nature of the piece.&nbsp;<br /><br />Frank Gerritz has been exhibiting globally since the late 1980&rsquo;s, more recently a series of institutional exhibitions in Europe confirmed his invaluable contribution to contemporary art discourse. In 2007, the American art critic and poet Donald Kuspit called the artist &ldquo;The Last Abstract Hardliner&rdquo;, a title he doubtlessly retains to the present day.</p> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:06:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Frank Gerritz - Bartha Contemporary - May 12th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Bartha Contemporary is delighted to announce two coinciding exhibitions of recent works by German artist Frank Gerritz (b. 1964) at Bartha Contemporary in London and the Sleeper Art-Space in Edinburgh. The London exhibition (May 13 &ndash; July 2) will include two new pencil drawings on MDF alongside recent drawings on paper, the Edinburgh exhibition (May 13 &ndash; June 10) will showcase a single installation of a four-panel oil paint-stick on anodised aluminium work.&nbsp;<br /><br />For the past two decades, Gerritz has applied layers upon layers of graphite using soft Faber Castell 9B pencil marks on walls, paper and, as is the case in this instance, industrially manufactured MDF panels. &ldquo;Definition of Space | Four Center Connection (spread my wings)&rdquo; the key work in this exhibition and probably Frank Gerritz&rsquo;s most ambitious work on MDF to date, evolves from a concentred composition. Two elemental forms of opposing forces, placed side by side are separated by a devising line, formulate this seminal work.<br /><br />Gerritz&rsquo;s MDF drawings render light and modulate it to such an extent that the experience is akin to moving into a sculptural space. Similarly, the artist&rsquo;s works on anodized aluminium encompass a genuinely physical experience. Here the metal support turned into a body of light, at the same time offset and articulated by dark black areas of oil paint-stick, drawn onto the cool anodised aluminium surface. In this instance composed over four panels, &ldquo;Temporary Ground I Territory I The Sleeper&rdquo; exhibited in Edinburgh is spaced precisely along its horizontal axis. The initially flat appearance of the works pulls the viewer to its sides, revealing its three-dimensional composition. The work appears to float at a carefully calibrated distance from the wall, the resulting shadow-gap further elevating the sculptural nature of the piece.&nbsp;<br /><br />Frank Gerritz has been exhibiting globally since the late 1980&rsquo;s, more recently a series of institutional exhibitions in Europe confirmed his invaluable contribution to contemporary art discourse. In 2007, the American art critic and poet Donald Kuspit called the artist &ldquo;The Last Abstract Hardliner&rdquo;, a title he doubtlessly retains to the present day.</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:06:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Sarah Crowner - Simon Lee - May 12th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Simon Lee Gallery is proud to present a new series of stitched paintings alongside a ceramic tile mural and floor installation by New York based artist Sarah Crowner, in her first solo show in the UK.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Sarah Crowner draws on art, fashion, graphic design, theatre and performance to create dynamic works that recall 20th century geometric abstraction and modernism.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition title <em>Plastic Memory </em>references a term used in ceramics to describe the visual evidence of how wet clay has been kneaded, stretched and manipulated with these traces remaining apparent or &ldquo;remembered&rdquo; in the material, even once the object is fired. Whilst the title clearly relates to the ceramic medium of the new wall and floor works in the exhibition, it also neatly conjures Crowner&rsquo;s relationship to history, materials and the hand-made. She treats the past, the natural world and popular culture as a medium; zooming in, rotating, reversing, cropping, repeating, mirroring, shrinking and enlarging the familiar to engage the viewer, revealing connections between micro and macro, individual and context.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">On entering the gallery the viewer is greeted by a celadon green tile wall mural with a stitched painting hung on top. This vibrant, shimmering work sets the tone for the exhibition as Crowner questions the nature of painting, its materials and limits. A glazed-white terracotta tiled platform bisects the gallery floor, inviting viewers to walk over it to view the other paintings in the exhibition. Elevated as a false floor, the pentagon patterned tiles are at once a stage and a kind of purposeful geometric abstraction, encouraging the viewer to become part of the composition of the works. The formal echo between the tessellation of the tiles and the composition of the stitched paintings, between grout and seams, further establishes a relationship between the floor and wall, situating the viewer at the heart of the installation. The tile pattern is based on a pentagon with five different length sides, (recently discovered by mathematicians), which can only repeat when the tile is matched with its mirror. The two reflecting tiles suggest an open book, butterfly wings, or leaf-like panels and beautifully illustrate Crowner&rsquo;s interest in systems and patterns, production and reproduction, in culture and nature.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Crowner embraces the idea of painting as object; both the painting and the tile works in the exhibition embody the experience of architecture and space, at once within themselves as objects and through their display. Each individual stitched fragment of canvas and each hand-crafted tile is a unique element, a world within a world, yet reliant upon its neighbour in order to contribute to a greater whole. These animated abstract constructions speak simply and seductively of connection, opposition, separation, hierarchy, transition and assimilation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">To create her new stitched or &lsquo;sliced&rsquo; paintings, Crowner deconstructs and reconstructs her own existing paintings, reconfiguring shapes, colours and contrasting textures and allowing the sewing machine generated seams to remain visible, like plant veins or arteries. She uses a self-designed &lsquo;curve machine&rsquo; to create arc templates on pattern paper for canvas to be cut from, before painting and stitching them to other raw canvas or linen segments. She paints sections in saturated colour &ndash; from tomato red to Prussian blue - to imply a presence, a shape, a possibility. Made from soft canvas, the paintings have a velvety surface, whilst the contrasting tiles are glassy and crisp, creating clear clacks when walked upon. This deliberate relationship to the tactile, to craft and the artist&rsquo;s performative engagement with her medium suggests a three-dimensional, physical, relationship to the image and speaks to the viewer of action and the potentiality of painting.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Witty, playful and optimistic, Sarah Crowner&rsquo;s investment in materials and use of colour as form deliberately seduce the viewer, evoking desire and reflecting her interest in how painting can engage the body.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Sarah Crowner was born in Philadelphia in 1974 and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her MFA from Hunter College, New York. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Jewish Museum, New York (2015); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2014); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2013); WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium (2013); ICA, Philadelphia (2013); Zacheta National Museum of Art, Warsaw, Poland (2013); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); and the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include <em>Everywhere the Line is Looser</em>, Casey Kaplan, New York (2015); <em>Interiores</em>, Travesia Cuatro, Guadalajara, Mexico (2014); <em>Motifs</em>, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium (2014); <em>The Wave</em>, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York (2014); <em>Rehearsal</em>, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden (2012); <em>Acrobat</em>, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York (2011); <em>Ballet Plastique</em>, Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium (2011). Her work is held in the collections of Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Walker Art Canter, Minneapolis.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From 16 April 2016, her work will be the subject of a major solo exhibition, <em>Beetle in the Leaves</em>, at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA.</p> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:32:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Esther Shalev-Gerz - Sprovieri - May 12th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Sprovieri and Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts, jsvcPROJECTS/London are pleased to announce the first London solo gallery exhibition of international artist Esther Shalev-Gerz.<br /><br />Recognised for her seminal investigation into public space and participatory art, Shalev-Gerz's work presents an uncanny understanding of the invisible and the voids in between people, ideas, understanding and misunderstandings. Her photography and video installations explore the intertwinement of individual and collective memory and its construction in the present. She examines the notion and practice of portraiture and dialogue and the way their qualities can contribute to contemporary debates about the politics of representation and identity. There is hardly another artist to have developed such diverse strategies for making memory fragments and the traces of time visible and transforming them into histories than Shalev-Gerz. She was born in Vilnius, grew up in Israel and has been living and working in Paris since 1984. With the various elements of her artwork, THE LAST CLICK focuses on what has been a long serving agent in the construction of memory and the depiction of time &ndash; the camera at the end of its analogue era.<br /><br />The exhibition presents THE LAST CLICK (2010/11) a video installation including film, photography and sculpture first commissioned by the Museum of Photography in Brunswick, Germany &ndash; hometown of the famous Rollei Camera Company.&nbsp;<br />The closing of the Rollei factory in 2010 provided the raw material for this investigation, the end of their production signalling the end of the era of film as an artistic medium in favour of the digital revolution. As a marker for another dimension of this shift, the museum was approached by people who wanted to dispose of their analogue cameras. These two situations inspired Shalev-Gerz to develop a new artwork that captures and describes them. The artist asked the museum to place an ad in a photography journal inviting people to bring the old cameras they no longer used and share their stories and reflections on their last taken image.<br /><br />The second part of the project is staging a medium format Rollei camera as a wandering figure, looking at the viewer in a variety of guises, teetering on the long legs of a tripod through the labyrinth of the old deserted factory. THE LAST CLICK interrogates relations between the conditions of a changing industry and the lives its products have affected as a witness of how this informs the articulation of memory, uncovering notions of industrialisation and progress as well as human experience underscored by the photographic apparatus that has so defined representation in a moment of increased expectation for immediacy.<br /><br />The exhibition will also present photographic and sound works from DESCRIBING LABOR, a project presented at the Wolfsonian-FIU in Miami, 2012 in which Shalev-Gerz selected 42 historic artworks from the collection depicting working figures. Shalev-Gerz then invited people related to art and its language to describe the artwork of their choice before the camera and place it among other artefacts in the museum storage, where it was then photographed. The displacement of the objects is poignantly woven into a narrative structure that reveals as much about the individuals as it does about the works themselves. As philosopher Jacques Ranciere writes, &ldquo;Shalev-Gerz shows us that things never speak for themselves. They speak to us, that is to say, they tell us about the community that is formed between us through them [&hellip;] albeit at the risk of approximation, to listen to their speech, to confront it with what our eyes see and with what our own words can say.&rdquo;<br /><br />Also exhibited, POTENTIAL TRUST (2014) is an animated neon that talks about the complexity of duality. On either side of a wall two hammers perpetuate alternately the mechanical movement of nailing and un-nailing the same nail inviting to a meditation on the perpetual movement of constructing and deconstructing, doing and doing again, with a proposition to consider similarity rather than difference, understanding rather than misunderstanding.<br /><br />Shalev-Gerz&rsquo;s recent exhibitions and installations include a survey exhibition in Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2010, a retrospective in Mus&eacute;e des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, 2012, a video, photography, sound and sculpture installation DESCRIBING LABOUR in the Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami, 2012, a solo-exhibition in the Belkin Art Gallery, UBC, Vancouver, 2013, a solo-exhibition in La Galerie de l&rsquo;UQAM, Montreal, 2014. She participated in the Gothenburg International Biennale of Contemporary Art 2015 as well as in the 1st Asia Biennial/5th Guangzhou Triennial 2015-2016 in China. In January she presented a solo-exhibition in Gallerie Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen. She will open, onApril 29th 2016&nbsp;a major solo-exhibition in WASSERMAN PROJECTS, Detroit. In Geneva, on&nbsp;May 21st 2016, her permanent installation in public space Les Ins&eacute;parables will be inaugurated while accompanied by an exhibition of her installation Inseparable Angels &ndash; The Imaginary House for Walter Benjamin, 2010, in the MAMCO.</p> Sun, 10 Apr 2016 18:33:51 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Addictive TV - Royal College of Art - Battersea, Dyson Building - May 13th 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Five years in the making, the joint alias of pioneering audio/video remixers and electronic artists Graham Daniels and Mark Vidler, aka Addictive TV, have won huge international acclaim for their latest project 'Orchestra of Samples'. After filming over 200 musicians around the globe, then sampling and seamlessly splicing them together, the duo create a digital supergroup of international artists who never met but play together on screen. A stunning fusion of sound and vision, Addictive TV explore new forms of collaboration with musicians playing all manner of instruments from Brazil to Kazakhstan, Egypt to Senegal, across Europe and even Bhutan in the Himalayas. Join them on this incredible musical journey without borders!<br /><br /><em>&ldquo;Ingenious and compelling&rdquo;</em> - The Times<br /><br /><em>"A glimpse into the very essence of music&rdquo;</em> - Cultured Vultures<br /><br /><em>&ldquo;Addictive TV create the perfect integration of audio and visual technologies in their thrilling live show&rdquo;</em> - The Huffington Post<br /><br />At 8pm, prior to the performance, will be an 'in conversation' talk and Q&amp;A with Addictive TV about Orchestra of Samples. <br /><br />Short video about the project: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y0uA33DKU4" target="_blank">www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y0uA33DKU4</a><br />More info/blog here: <a href="http://www.addictive.tv/orchestra-of-samples" target="_blank">www.addictive.tv/orchestra-of-samples</a></p> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:20:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Tate Britain - May 13th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Andrew Wilson, curator of Conceptual Art in Britain:&nbsp;1964&ndash;1979, will give an exclusive insight into the creation of this&nbsp;exhibition followed by a&nbsp;private&nbsp;view.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-name-field-sponsor-info field-type-text-long field-label-hidden format-text-default" style="text-align: justify;"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p><em>Tate&rsquo;s paid for learning is provided by Tate on behalf of Tate Enterprises&nbsp;Limited</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-exhibits field-type-node-reference field-label-hidden format-tate-misc-reference-list"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even" style="text-align: justify;">This event is related to the exhibition <a class="csl-item" href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/415309-conceptual-art-in-britain-19641979" target="_blank">Conceptual Art in Britain 1964&ndash;1979</a></div> </div> </div> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:37:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Sarah Crowner - Simon Lee - May 14th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Two days after the official opening of&nbsp;<em>Plastic Memory</em>,&nbsp;Sarah Crowner will be in conversation with Amira Gad, Exhibitions Curator at the Serpentine Galleries in London. During her time at the Serpentine Galleries, Amira Gad has curated exhibitions by Simon Denny (2015), Jimmie Durham (2015), Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (2015), Julio Le Parc (2014) and Reiner Ruthenbeck (2014). Prior to this, Gad was Managing Curator &amp; Publications at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam where she worked from 2009 to 2014. Outside of the Serpentine Galleries, curated exhibitions include&nbsp;<em>Considering Dynamics &amp; the Forms of Chaos&nbsp;</em>with artists Angela Bulloch and Maria Zerres at the Sharjah Art Museum (2016);&nbsp;<em>Blue Times&nbsp;</em>at Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, Austria (2014-2015). She was also curator at Fogo Island Arts of the conference series that took place on Fogo and in Vienna at the MAK.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 14px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:34:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Modern Art - May 18th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sun, 10 Apr 2016 18:11:00 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list