ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - Zabludowicz Collection - January 28th, 2015 - February 4th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Led by artist Doug Fishbone, Master Class is a free week-long intensive workshop for emerging artists, with leading contemporary artists as invited tutors. Participating artists are nominated by artist-run spaces from around the UK. Visiting tutors for 2015 include Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price and Turner Prize nominees Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Mark Titchner, who will each present a public artist talk.</p> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:18:27 +0000 - Zabludowicz Collection - March 1st, 2015 - April 5th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">For the first time, Testing Ground will include an exhibition produced in collaboration with an artist-run space. Founded in 2007 as an online platform by artists Isaac Brest and Alex Perweiler, The Still House Group is a multi-faceted collective for emerging artists and has established itself as an innovative and self-supporting artist-led organisation. Alongside a snap shot of the Group&rsquo;s recent work its key members will produce new commissions for the exhibition.</p> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:16:57 +0000 Athena Papadopoulos - Zabludowicz Collection - January 29th, 2015 - March 8th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Athena Papadopoulos&rsquo;s multidisciplinary practice encompasses a range of processes, including painting, collage, drawing and stitching, and unusual materials such as mustard, red wine, Pepto-Bismol and shoe polish. Combining family photographs with hand-drawn figures, magazine cuttings and found objects she creates perversely humorous 2D and 3D forms. Existing as layered wall-hung canvases, oversized propped cushions or delicately amended pieces of clothing, Papadopoulos&rsquo;s objects suggest riotous narratives where fact and fiction are uncertain, and where protagonists remain mysterious and motives unclear.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Papadopoulos (b.1988, Toronto, Canada) completed a MFA in Fine Art Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2013, and a BFA in Contemporary Art Theory and Visual Art at the University of British Columbia in 2011. Recent solo shows include,&nbsp;<em>Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise</em>, Room 322, The Landmark Hotel, London, curated by Emalin (Leopold Thun and Jasmine Picot-Chapman), 2014;&nbsp;<em>Out Cold</em>, OTHER Projects, Berlin, 2014. Group shows include&nbsp;<em>Bloomberg New Contemporaries</em>, World Museum, Liverpool and ICA, London, 2014/15;<em>AWAY</em>, Sunset Terrace, Vancouver, 2014;&nbsp;<em>Push and Paint, Touch and Display</em>, Vitrine Gallery, London 2013/14</p> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:15:47 +0000 - Zabludowicz Collection - January 28th, 2015 - April 5th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">*Continuing into its seventh year, the annual Testing Ground for art and education programme is centred on an exhibition curated by students of MFA Curating programmes from London Metropolitan University and Goldsmiths College.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Produced collaboratively over a period of three months, the exhibition is drawn from the Zabludowicz Collection, alongside existing work and new commissions from artists proposed by the emerging curators.<br />The concept and artists will be announced in January 2015.</p> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:14:14 +0000 Robert Motherwell - Bernard Jacobson Gallery - January 24th, 2015 - March 28th, 2015 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:07:44 +0000 - Royal College of Art - Battersea, Dyson Building - January 17th, 2015 - January 18th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">This year, in Fine Art, rather than transporting the work into the gallery spaces in Kensington for two weeks, students will show their work over a weekend, within their studios, workshops and seminar rooms &ndash; within the spaces in which their work has been made and debated.&nbsp;<br /><br />The shift in staging is proposed to help students better to understand and articulate the point at which artworks become public, encouraging the idea that the artwork is in some way public even before it is made and remains in production long after it is exhibited. The open house setting will challenges preconceptions about how an artwork might go out into and circulate in the outside world.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Visitors to the Work-in-progress Shows will have the opportunity to see the students&rsquo; work at a range of stages of development, and to gain a better understanding of the processes our students employ and the spaces in which they make.</p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:24:02 +0000 Juan Araujo - Stephen Friedman Gallery - February 6th, 2015 - March 7th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition of work by Venezuelan born artist Juan Araujo. Araujo creates work associated with the history of painting, photography, publications, catalogues, magazines, postcards and posters. Influenced by architecture and the domestic environment, Araujo investigates these modes of pictorial representation and how they relate to spaces and the surrounding environment which they emanate.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition runs from 6 February until 7 March 2015.</p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:15:08 +0000 Park Chan-Kyong, Lina Selander - Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) - January 14th, 2015 - March 21st, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Park Chan-kyong &amp; Lina Selander</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>14 January &ndash; 21 March 2015, Iniva</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>First UK solo presentations of their work, curated by Binna Choi and Lisa Rosendahl</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Preview:</strong> 13 January 2015, 6.30pm</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Panel discussion on Practice International</strong>: 13 January, 4pm</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Walking tour with the artists:</strong> 13 January, 6pm</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Iniva, Rivington Place. Free admission</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Iniva</strong> is delighted to present two solo exhibitions of selected work by <strong>Swedish artist Lina Selander </strong>and <strong>Korean artist and film-maker Park Chan-kyong</strong>, juxtaposed for the first time, from <strong>14 January to 21 March 2015</strong>, at <strong>Rivington Place.</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is curated by <strong>Binna Choi</strong> and <strong>Lisa Rosendahl</strong>, initiators along with <strong>Grant Watson</strong> of <strong>Practice International</strong>, an <strong>EU-Culture-funded</strong> research project exploring what internationalism might be, based on practices of trans-national ethics and politics and the legacy of various colonial periods in the context of contemporary art. The exhibition is the second public showing of work presented by Iniva as part of this project.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Park Chan-kyong</strong> and <strong>Lina</strong> <strong>Selander </strong>will show work through two solo presentations alongside each other, bringing together synergies within the artists&rsquo; practices. Both artists move between documentary forms and the structure of the visual essay as a way to investigate the construction of collective imaginations. In recent works they have explored different manifestations of the utopian aspirations of modernity, political trauma and the role that image-making and the media of film and photography have played in the development of modern society through presentation, depictions, visual control and surveillance.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Park Chan-kyong <em>Pa-Gyong</em> <em>- Last Sutra Recitation&nbsp;</em>curated by Binna Choi</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>This first solo presentation of works by South Korean artist Park Chan-kyong</strong> presents a series of his latest film and documentary works that offers a new perspective on folk religious practices such as shamanism and utopian religious communities, from the period of colonisation and the cold war to the present time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;<strong>Lina Selander </strong><em><strong>Open System &ndash;&nbsp; &lsquo;Silphium and Other Works&rsquo;&nbsp;</strong></em><strong>curated by Lisa Rosendahl</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&ldquo;I am never sure whether I invent or dream. Rebuilding, excavating the inaccessible chamber from which the desired images will appear, but different.&rdquo; </em>Extract from Silphium, Lina Selander, 2014.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition comprises <strong>three recent films by Selander</strong> together with a selection of materials from the artist&rsquo;s working archive. Characteristic of Selander&rsquo;s work is the use of film to build dense layers of images and meaning, through which contemporary society is connected with history and the pre-historic. At the core of her enquiry lies a continuous questioning of the concept and materiality of the image. Selander&rsquo;s work repeatedly asks us to reconsider the status of the image &ndash; as representation, memory, object, imprint or surface &ndash; and our relationship to it. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>Silphium</strong></em> (made with Oscar Mangione, 2014) begins by telling the story of the ancient plant Silphium and the connection between the fate of the now extinct plant and the Greek colony Cyrene. The story serves as an entry point into an open-ended visual journey. In the film, methods of power and their symbolic representation are put into question through moments of vulnerability and the loss of visual control.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>Model of Continuation</strong></em> (2013) is based on the invisible core of the visible inscription; the image as an interior object and its relationship to seeing and reproduction technologies. A camera is disassembled in a studio in front of another camera whose images are then projected in the same studio, and re-filmed. The film stages a circular encounter between experience and technology, which interferes with that which the camera does not contain: the images.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>Anteroom of the Real</strong></em> (2011) takes its starting point in the deserted town of Pripyat, located within the zone of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. A pair of hands flip slowly through a pile of photographs comprising: images of a model of reactor 4, buildings in Pripyat, books in deserted offices, trashed interiors, pictures of a TV monitor showing a documentary about Chernobyl. As the timelines of the still and moving images intersect, the film raises questions about what an editing room is and can be, and about narrativity, time and images.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For further information and images please contact:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">info<a href=""></a>&nbsp;+44 (0)207 749 1246</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">EVENTS BOOKING:&nbsp;;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:37:15 +0000 Serge Polikoff - Timothy Taylor Gallery - January 14th, 2015 - February 21st, 2015 <p>Timothy Taylor Gallery is proud to be introducing 2015 with a solo presentation of Serge Poliakoff&rsquo;s paintings &ndash; the first of it&rsquo;s kind in the UK since his 1963 retrospective at the Whitechapel Gallery.</p> <p>Important late works are juxtaposed with a small selection of works from 1950 and 1951, in order to illustrate the circular nature of Poliakoff&rsquo;s practice. By pairing certain works together what becomes apparent is a distinct return to form. Poliakoff made a decisive departure into pure abstraction following a period of study in London in the mid-1930s. From 1950, his paintings explored simple forms, floating in harmonious compositions and made from pure colour, which the artist returned to and explored further at the very end of his career. These latter paintings, often referred to as &lsquo;silent paintings&rsquo;, exemplify a language of abstraction in which colour is paramount. Speaking of these works, Poliakoff stated: &ldquo;It is not necessary to explain these paintings, nor to write about them &ndash; it is right to remain silent, your works should speak for themselves&rdquo;.</p> <p>Serge Poliakoff is considered one of the most important members of the School of Paris. Having fled the Russian Revolution in 1917, Poliakoff first travelled to Constantinople before arriving in Paris in 1923, where he spent most of his life. He began studying painting while earning a living as a musician, enrolling at the Acad&eacute;mie Forchot and Acad&eacute;mie de la Grande Chaumi&egrave;re in Paris 1929. Poliakoff studied at the Slade School of Art after relocating to London in 1935, and it was here that the artist discovered abstract painting, as well as the importance of layering colour.</p> <p>The exhibition is accompanied by a new fully illustrated catalogue, including a text by the artist&rsquo;s granddaughter, Marie Victoire Poliakoff.</p> <p>Poliakoff exhibited extensively throughout his life, and has continued to do so posthumously. His work is included in numerous important public collections internationally. In 2013 the Musee d&rsquo;art Moderne in Paris organised a large-scale survey of the artist&rsquo;s work, in recognition of the artist&rsquo;s importance within the school of Post-War European Abstraction, as well as to acknowledge his lasting influence.</p> <p>Serge Poliakoff was born in Moscow in 1903. He died in Paris in 1969.</p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:58:46 +0000 Bill Lynch - The Approach - January 15th, 2015 - February 14th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;" align="center"><em>&ldquo;Genius lands where genius will, and I&rsquo;m pretty sure some alighted on Bill Lynch&rdquo;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><sup>- Roberta Smith, The New York Times, 2014</sup></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Approach is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by the late American painter Bill Lynch organised in collaboration with Verne Dawson and White Columns, New York. Following on from a successful introduction to a wider audience in New York in 2014, this will be the first time these paintings are shown outside of America.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Painting primarily onto salvaged plywood sheets, leaving areas raw and exposed, Lynch depicted landscapes and wildlife, cultural artefacts and mythical symbols with instinctive and direct brushstrokes and a psychological connection to his subject matter. Lynch&rsquo;s vested interest in Chinese painting is apparent in his confident gestures, combining a dry lambent brush and thick pasty paint. Making use of irregularities such as the knots and grain in the wooden support, Lynch merged the material of the surfaces with images &nbsp;creating an ambiguity between the physicality of the ground and his luscious pictorial visions.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Bill Lynch, 1960-2013, was born in New Mexico and grew up in New Jersey. He studied art at Cooper Union together with his friend Verne Dawson, who also organized the posthumous exhibition of his work at White Columns, New York in the autumn of 2014. Lynch lived in New York, California and North Carolina. He suffered from schizophrenia for many years but died of cancer at the age of 53. Lynch made work over three decades, but was not presented in a formal solo exhibition during his lifetime. The exhibition at White Columns was reviewed in Artforum, The New Yorker and by Roberta Smith in The New York Times.</p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:20:41 +0000 David Raymond Conroy - Seventeen - January 14th, 2015 - February 14th, 2015 <p>*David Raymond Conroy will stage his third solo exhibition at the gallery in January 2015.</p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:18:23 +0000 Wilhelm Sasnal - Sadie Coles HQ - Kingly Street - January 15th, 2015 - February 21st, 2015 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:16:53 +0000