ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - Gasworks - February 23rd 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Gasworks presents the first UK screening of&nbsp;The Kalampag Tracking Agency, a curatorial and organisational collaboration between Shireen Seno and Merv Espina that brings together film and video from the Philippines spanning the past 30 years.</p> <p>Overcoming institutional and personal lapses to give attention to little-seen works -&nbsp;some quite recent, some surviving loss and decomposition -&nbsp;this program collects loose parts in motion, a series of bangs, or&nbsp;kalampag&nbsp;in Tagalog, assembled by their individual strengths and how they might resonate off each other and a contemporary audience.</p> <p>Featuring some of the most striking films and videos from the Philippines and its diaspora, this initiative continues to navigate the uncharted topographies of Filipino alternative and experimental moving image practice from the past 30 years.</p> <p>All works in this program are screened with the kind permission of the individual artists, the Mowelfund Film Institute and the Ateneo Art Gallery.</p> <p>Shireen Seno&nbsp;is a lens-based artist whose work addresses memory, history, and image-making, often in relation to the idea of home. She has had two solo exhibitions in Manila and received international recognition for her feature Big Boy (2012), shot entirely on Super 8. Her photo zine Trunks has been exhibited at MoMA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Tokyo Art Book Fair.&nbsp;</p> <p>Merv Espina&nbsp;is an artist and organizer. He is co-founder of the institute of Lower Learning (iLL), an experimental art and education initiative based in Saigon and Manila; program director for Green Papaya Art Projects, the oldest artist-run creative interdisciplinary platform in the Philippines; and cook-janitor of WSK, a media art kitchen and festival for the recently possible.</p> <p>This event is part of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow">Martha Atienza&rsquo;s</a><a href="" rel="nofollow">&nbsp;current residency</a>&nbsp;at Gasworks (11 Jan &ndash; 28 March 2016).</p> <p>Register your interest in this event if you would like to attend but please note that seating is limited and is allocated on a first come, first served basis - arrive early to avoid disappointment.</p> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:12:19 +0000 Philip Munoz - Albemarle Gallery - February 18th - March 12th <p>Philip Munoz&nbsp;</p> <p>18 Feb - 12 Mar 2016&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Philip Munoz lives and works in Bristol. He graduated in Biochemistry from the University of Bristol in 2002, an unusual path for such a talented self-taught painter,</p> <p>The paintings by Philip Munoz are centered on the notion of glamour and its role in social identity. He is particularly concerned with the idea of beauty through transformation. This interest is channeled into his stylish portraits of attractive young women, adorned with tattoos and piercings.</p> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:16:20 +0000 Erik Neiminen - Albemarle Gallery - February 18th - March 12th <p>Erik Nieminen | The Unreal</p> <p>18 Feb - 12 Mar 2016</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Erik Nieminen was born in Ottawa, Canada 1985 and received a BFA form the University of Ottawa and a MFA from Concordia University in Montreal. He currently lives and works in Berlin and Montreal.</p> <p>The paintings in this exhibition present an independent reality, a world that is dependent on our real world yet is separate from it. It is a world that exists on its own terms. As an artist, I am interested in what one could call 'ordinary fare'. I do not look for the outlandish or the iconic. The scenes that I depict are usually closely familiar as social types and contemporary spaces.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:13:54 +0000 Benedetta Martini - Fiumano Projects - February 24th - February 27th <p><strong>Paul Spez</strong> in collaboration with<strong> Fiumano Projects</strong> is delighted to present&nbsp;<strong>'Recollection of a Dwelled Location (First Attempt)'</strong> by emerging talent, <strong>Benedetta Martini</strong></p> <p>Artist and photographer Benedetta Martini is currently studying Fine Art at <strong>Camberwell College of Arts</strong>. Specialising in photography, her work explores the meanings that we attribute to our sense of place. Through installations incorporating moving image as well as <strong>analogue photography</strong>, she investigates the qualities of objects and their component materials, highlighting the relationships they have with their environment - and subsequently with ourselves.</p> <p>Alongside her studio practice, Benedetta Martini curates <strong>(CON)TEMPORARY</strong>, a series of exhibitions that delve further into the meanings that we attribute to our environment, particularly regarding the role and significance of art in its relation to the surrounding space. Among her influences she cites the work of the artists Monika Sosnowska, William Leavitt and Thea Djordjaze, Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri and film director Michelangelo Antonioni, with whom she shares a profound interest concerning concepts relating to <strong>spatial awareness</strong>.</p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1454684796117_350">In this, her first solo exhibition, Benedetta Martini will be presenting a <strong>sculptural installation</strong> using the language and materials of modernism blended with architectural elements through which she portrays a stripped down and <strong>abstract urban utopia</strong>. Inspired by elements stemming from her own memories and recollections of specific places, through the reconstruction of particular geographical contexts, she engages us in a discourse on the poetics of our experience of &ndash; and our relationship to &ndash; a sense of place.</p> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:19:09 +0000 Gavin Tremlett - CHARLIE SMITH london - February 26th - April 2nd Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:46:01 +0000 - South London Gallery - February 10th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Conch</em>&nbsp;is an open forum for emerging artists and writers that invites critical feedback and discussion in a relaxed atmosphere, outside of an academic institution. Presentations by Anna Bunting-Branch, Emily Jones and Lawrence Leaman.&nbsp;<br /><br />The artist/writer&nbsp;pairings for the event will be:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Anna Bunting-Branch &amp; Holly Pester<br />Emily Jones &amp; Harry Sanderson<br />Lawrence Leaman &amp; Jonathan P. Watts<br /><br /><em>The Conch is programmed by Naomi Pearce.</em>&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong><em>The event is free but booking is required, book&nbsp;<a href=";id=1d8fbfe2db&amp;e=3e10da6494" target="_blank">online</a>&nbsp;or call 020 7703 6120.</em></strong></p> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:39:23 +0000 Imogen Stidworthy - Wellcome Collection - February 4th - March 24th <p style="text-align: justify;">Following on from '<a href="" target="_blank">States of Mind: Ann Veronica Janssens</a>', this changing exhibition will examine perspectives from artists, psychologists, philosophers and neuroscientists to interrogate our understanding of the conscious experience.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Exploring phenomena such as somnambulism, synaesthesia, and disorders of memory and consciousness, the exhibition will examine ideas around the nature of consciousness, and in particular what can happen when our typical conscious experience is interrupted, damaged or undermined.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">'States of Mind: Tracing the edges of consciousness'&nbsp;will feature a series of changing installations.&nbsp;The first one will be 'The&nbsp;Whisper Heard'<em>&nbsp;</em>by&nbsp;Imogen Stidworthy, from 4 February until&nbsp;24&nbsp;April. Find out more about&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">this and future installations</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition will also feature work by artists&nbsp;Carla MacKinnon, Louise K Wilson, A. R.&nbsp;Hopwood, Mary Kelly and Aya Ben Ron.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>'The Whisper Heard', Imogen Stidworthy, 4 February-24&nbsp;April</strong><br />Contrasting the language acquisition of a young child with that of a stroke patient with aphasia - a condition which affects the language centres in the brain -&nbsp;'The&nbsp;Whisper Heard'&nbsp;explores language, meaning and identity.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Contrasting the language acquisition of a young child with that of a stroke patient with aphasia - a condition which affects the language centres in the brain -&nbsp;'The&nbsp;Whisper Heard'&nbsp;explores language, meaning and identity.</p> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:32:26 +0000 - South London Gallery - February 27th 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">As part of his exhibition, Heman Chong invited writers Mira Mattar, and a collaboration between Natasha Soobramanien and Luke Williams,&nbsp;to be in residence in the SLG's first floor galleries for the duration of the show. To conclude their residency the writers will provide a summary of what they have written which will be distributed and discussed at this event.&nbsp;<br /><br /><a href=";id=392cae9708&amp;e=3e10da6494" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Book Tickets</span></a></p> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:26:43 +0000 Heman Chong - South London Gallery - February 18th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Words, They, Wrote</em>&nbsp;is a performance by Heman Chong which uses words written or spoken by artists, allowing a moment to reflect on what artists write about their own lives and work.&nbsp;The performance is accompanied by an in conversation between Chong and Brian Dillon, writer, critic and UK editor of Cabinet Magazine.<br /><br /><a href=";id=693d9bac32&amp;e=3e10da6494" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000; font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Book Tickets</span></a></p> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:25:05 +0000 Group Show - Calvert 22 - February 4th - April 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">The highlight of the&nbsp;<a href="">Red Africa</a>&nbsp;season,&nbsp;<em>Things Fall Apart&nbsp;</em>will feature artists, filmmakers and groups from across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Drawing on film, photography, propaganda, and public art, the exhibition presents interdisciplinary reflections on African connections to the Soviet Union and related countries.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Curated by Mark Nash, the show gathers the responses of contemporary artists to different aspects of Soviet and related nations&rsquo; interests in Africa, particularly focused on ambitions to influence the development of political structures through film and art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition reaches back to the beginning of the Soviet era through the work of Russian-American artist Yevgeniy Fiks. Fiks explores representations of black people in Soviet press and propaganda as early as 1920, which he presents through&nbsp;The Wayland Rudd Archive. The exhibition also re-examines relationships built during the height of the Cold War, including Tito&rsquo;s 1961 visit to Africa.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Contemporary traces of communist street art and propaganda are captured by Jo Ractliffe and Kiluanji Kia Henda, revealing the lasting legacy of liberation struggles on the continent. In addition, the work of Onejoon Che critically examines the legacy of North Korea&rsquo;s Mansudae Art Studio which produced socialist realist artworks such as&nbsp;The African Renaissance.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank"><em>Our Africa</em></a>&nbsp;by filmmaker Alexander Markov uses footage from the Russian State Film and Photo archive to expose the mechanisms behind the creation of of Soviet propaganda films that sought to record the expansion of 'glorious socialism' across the African continent.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Things Fall Apart</em>&nbsp;is a collaboration with Iwalewahaus, University of Bayreuth, where it will travel in May 2016. The exhibition takes its title from Chinua Achebe&rsquo;s 1958 classic of post-colonial fiction, seen by many as the archetypal modern African novel in English, which reflects on the devastating impact of colonialism in Africa. Our exhibition uses this association to focus on a similar loss of utopian perspective following the end of the cold war and collapse of the Soviet Union and eastern bloc.</p> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:22:55 +0000 Lea Collet & Marios Stamatis, Laura Yuile - Zabludowicz Collection - February 13th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us for the debut of two newly commissioned performances from London based emerging artists Lea Collet &amp; Marios Stamatis, and Laura Yuile. Part talent show, part weather report, the evening will parody the mass production of culture and off the shelf experiences generated by reality television and the production of a global uniform public space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lea Collet &amp; Marios Stamatis&nbsp;work with notions of performativity and power structures in correlation with contemporary rituals, props and bodies in action.&nbsp;<em>But I Have to Say, You Were in Your Element on the Stairs</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;uses the televised Game Show &nbsp;as a format for intertwining characters, roles and performers to push against hierarchies of individual and collective labour and its results. In collaboration with&nbsp;.2dot&nbsp;(Riccardo Tarocco &amp; Ant&oacute;nio Branco), the performance evolves in a combined front and back stage set at the same time. The juxtaposition of designated on air and off air spaces allows the blurring of real and simulated emotions that are transformed into pop songs, techno dancing and reality television dialogues.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In response to&nbsp;<em>Use/User/Used/</em>,&nbsp;Laura Yuile&nbsp;presents&nbsp;<em>Cloud, Seed, Silver,</em>&nbsp;a new performance in dialogue with current trends in public sculpture, exploring conflicting ideas of what we perceive as &lsquo;generic&rsquo; and what we acknowledge as &lsquo;meaningful&rsquo;. Largescale globally circulating sculptural forms will be explored through notions of timespace compression, fragmentation and complexityÍž tapping into the conversation around exhaustion that runs throughout the exhibition and asking questions of how today's networked society exhausts both forms and resources.</p> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:16:04 +0000 Linder - Zabludowicz Collection - February 7th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Testing Ground: Master Class invites leading international artists to share their expertise with a small group of emerging artists from around the country over a week long intensive, led by artist Doug Fishbone.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us each evening for a public lecture by the artists.<br />Tonight: Linder</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">FREE. Booking Recommended.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Linder (b. 1954, Liverpool, UK) is an internationally celebrated artist who brings together the languages of graphic design, popular culture, high fashion and fine art in the production of photomontages, performances and installation. She studied graphic design at Manchester Polytechnic and started making art around the same time as she became involved in the punk movement. In 1978 Linder published The Secret Public fanzine with Jon Savage, this title was used by the ICA in 2007 for The Secret Public: Last Days of the British Underground 1978 - 1988. In 1978, Linder founded the post-punk experimental group Ludus, which disbanded in 1983 after a provocative performance at the Ha&ccedil;ienda club during which Linder wore a dress made of meat. During the last song, Linder removed her skirt to reveal a dildo and screamed &ldquo;Woman, wake up!&rdquo; In the 1980s, inspired by the bodybuilder Lisa Lyons, Linder practised weightlifting for four years and staged her body as a found readymade. A large scale retrospective of Linder&rsquo;s work was held at the Mus&eacute;e d&rsquo;Art de la Ville de Paris in 2013, followed by solo shows at Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Tate St Ives, The Hepworth Wakefield and Blum&amp;Poe Los Angeles. Linder lives and works in the UK.</p> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:13:10 +0000 Andy Holden - Zabludowicz Collection - February 6th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Testing Ground: Master Class invites leading international artists to share their expertise with a small group of emerging artists from around the country over a week long intensive, led by artist Doug Fishbone.<br /><br />Join us each evening for a public lecture.<br />Tonight: Andy Holden</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">FREE. Booking Recommended.<br /><br />Andy Holden (b.1982, Bedford, UK) lives and works in Bedford, UK. Recent solo exhibitions include , Zabludowicz Collection, London (2013) Spike Island, Bristol, (2014), and Kunsthalle Winterthur, (2015), , SVA Gallery (2015),<em>&nbsp;Folly and Landscape</em>, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2013),&nbsp;<em>Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape</em>&nbsp;at Stanley Picker Gallery Kingston (2012), at Kettle&rsquo;s Yard, Cambridge, UK (2011), Cookham Erratics, Benaki Museum, Athens (2011), , Tate Britain, UK (2010). Group exhibitions include PERFORMA13, New York, 2013, Art Now Live, Tate Britain (2011), Remote Control, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2012 and (Curated by Mark Leckey), Hayward Touring, 2013. In 2010 he curated at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, and in 2012 he adapted David Foster Wallace&rsquo;s for the stage at the ICA in London, 2013. He runs the record label Lost Toys Records, as well as performing regularly with his band The Grubby Mitts, which culminated in the tour of artist run spaces around the UK in 2014.</p> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:12:08 +0000 Adam Chodzko - Zabludowicz Collection - February 4th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Testing Ground: Master Class invites leading international artists to share their expertise with a small group of emerging artists from around the country over a week long intensive, led by artist Doug Fishbone.<br /><br /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Adam Chodzko (b.1965, London) is an artist whose multidisciplinary practice explores the interactions and possibilities of human behaviour in the gap between how we are and how we could be. Exhibiting work nationally and internationally since 1991, working across media, from video installation to subtle interventions, and with a practice that is partly sited within the gallery space and partly within the wider public realm, Chodzko&rsquo;s work explores our collective imagination in order to speculate how, through the visual, we might best connect with others.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Since 1991, he has exhibited at numerous venues around the world including Tate Britain; Tate St Ives; Venice Biennale; Royal Academy, London; Deste Foundation, Athens; PS1, NY; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Kunstmuseum Luzern; Henry Moore Institute, Leeds; Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Athens Biennale; Istanbul Biennial; Benaki Museum, Athens; and Folkestone Triennial. Chodzko has previously received awards from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York and an AHRC Creative Research Fellowship and was shortlisted for the 2015 Jarman Award. He lives and works in Whitstable, Kent and is currently Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Kent.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:10:04 +0000 - Zabludowicz Collection - February 6th 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join members of our Testing Ground curatorial team&nbsp;Celine Roblin-Robson and Duarte Sequeira for an informal tour providing contextual insight and behind-the-scenes anecdotes around current exhibition&nbsp;<em>Use/User/Used.</em></p> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:06:41 +0000 Patrick O'Sullivan - APT Gallery - February 25th - March 13th Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:55:37 +0000