ArtSlant - Closing soon http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/show en-us 40 Louise Bourgeois - Freud Museum London - March 8th, 2012 - May 27th, 2012 <p>The Freud Museum London is delighted to announce an exhibition of works by Louise Bourgeois. <a href="http://www.freud.org.uk/exhibitions/74492/louise-bourgeois-the-return-of-the-repressed-/" rel="nofollow"><em>Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed </em></a>will show original documents from the artist’s recently discovered psychoanalytic writings, as well as drawings and sculptures, in the house of the founding father of psychoanalysis. Following its first showing in Latin America, the exhibition has been re-imagined for the unique setting of the Freud Museum London, which was discussed as a venue by Louise Bourgeois before her death. Appropriately, in the final home of Sigmund Freud and his daughter Anna Freud, this exhibition will explore the artist’s complex and ambivalent engagement with the theory and practice of psychoanalysis.</p> <p>Louise Bourgeois was born in Paris in 1911 and lived in the United States from 1938 until her death in 2010. She became one of the best known artists of the 20th century, whose work has inspired a rich commentary from academics and critics alike. What is not generally known is that she also undertook a psychoanalysis spanning three decades. The exhibition is based on the discovery of two boxes of writings by her longtime assistant Jerry Gorovoy at the beginning of 2004, and two more in early 2010. These constitute an archive of over one thousand loose sheets recording her reactions to her psychoanalytic treatment from 1951; several texts refer directly to Dr. Henry Lowenfeld, whom she saw from 1952 to 1982. In some cases these texts complement existing diaries that she kept throughout her life, while in others they serve to fill in the gaps for those years in which she did not keep a diary.</p> <p>The exhibition will raise fundamental questions about the relationship between art and life, and the therapeutic nature of art itself. To curator Larratt-Smith, who has served as the literary archivist of the Louise Bourgeois Archives since 2002: ‘The discovery of the psychoanalytic writings has enriched and augmented our understanding of Bourgeois’s work and life immeasurably. They represent a distinct contribution to art history as well as to the field of psychoanalysis.’ The exhibition foregrounds the importance of these writings, displaying nearly fifty original manuscripts for the first time and ranging from sketches, notes, dream recordings, lists and drawings.</p> <p>Sculptures and drawings on display will include pieces such as <em>The Dangerous Obsession </em>(2003), the woven fabric text<em> I Am Afraid </em>(2009), and drawings and four gouache on paper works from the 2007 series <em>The Feeding</em>. <em>Janus Fleuri </em>(1968), sometimes considered the most significant of all Bourgeois’s works, will also come into Freud’s home.</p> <p>The exhibition is accompanied by a major two-volume publication, to be published by <a href="http://www.violetteeditions.com/" rel="nofollow">Violette Editions </a>in March 2012, and edited by Philip Larratt-Smith. A selection of these private writings by Louise Bourgeois about her work, her family and her state of mind, appear here in print for the first time in English, complemented in the first volume with essays by Bourgeois scholars and prominent academics, including <strong>Philip Larratt-Smith, Donald Kuspit, Elisabeth Bronfen, Meg Harris Williams, Juliet Mitchell, Mignon Nixon and Paul Verhaeghe &amp; Julie De Ganck.</strong></p> <p><em>Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed</em> (£49.95 rrp) will be sold at a special price of £40 at the Freud Museum during the exhibition and is otherwise available at all art bookstores and online.</p> <p>The exhibition will be accompanied by a comprehensive <a href="http://www.freud.org.uk/events/" rel="nofollow">events programme</a>, to include a <a href="http://www.freud.org.uk/events/74534/through-the-writings-of-louise-bourgeois-new-perspectives-on-art-and-psychoanalysis-/" rel="nofollow">conference </a>featuring some of the academic contributors to the catalogue.</p> <p>The exhibition is made possible due to the generosity of the <strong>Louise Bourgeois Trust, The Easton Foundation, Hauser &amp; Wirth, Kukje Gallery, Cheim &amp; Read and the Henry Moore Foundation.</strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> Sun, 04 Mar 2012 15:17:32 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Marc Hundley, Matt Connors - Herald St - April 14th, 2012 - May 27th, 2012 Mon, 14 May 2012 17:18:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) - May 24th, 2012 - May 27th, 2012 <p>The inaugural <em>LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images</em> is a four-day celebration of contemporary artists’ moving image launched by LUX and the Institute of Contemporary Arts.</p> <p><strong>Ticket prices</strong></p> <p>Screenings, talks and launch event: £10 / £8 concessions / £5 ICA Members<br /> Performances: £5 / Free to ICA Members<br /> Student symposium: Free, booking required</p> <p><strong>Screenings</strong></p> <div class="breadcrumb breadcrumbs"> <div class="breadcrumb-trail"><a href="http://biennialofmovingimages.org.uk" title="LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images 2012" rel="home" class="trail-begin"></a></div> </div> <div id="post-246" class="hentry post publish post-1 odd author-biennial category-screenings"><img src="http://biennialofmovingimages.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/The-Machine-That-Kills-Bad-People-1-470x140.jpg" alt="Launch Event: Little Stabs at Happiness" class="archive-thumbnail featured" height="140" width="470" /> <div class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title">Launch Event: Little Stabs at Happiness</h2> <p>Little Stabs at Happiness A club night hosted by Mark Webber Thursday 24 May 2012, 8pm ICA Theatre A revival of Little Stabs at Happiness,…</p> </div> </div> <div id="post-244" class="hentry post publish post-2 even alt author-biennial category-screenings"><img src="http://biennialofmovingimages.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Ben-Russell_B_W-Trypps-2a-300-470x140.jpg" alt="Screening: Questions of Travel curated by Shanay Jhaveri" class="archive-thumbnail featured" height="140" width="470" /> <div class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title">Screening: Questions of Travel curated by Shanay Jhaveri</h2> <p>  Questions of Travel Curated by Shanay Jhaveri Friday 25 May, 2pm, ICA Cinema 1 Saturday 26 May, 6.30pm, ICA Cinema 2 Marcel Broodthaers, A…</p> </div> </div> <div id="post-241" class="hentry post publish post-3 odd author-biennial category-screenings"><img src="http://biennialofmovingimages.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/NinoPezzella-470x140.jpg" alt="Still from: Nino Pezzella, Zum Briefkasten (To the mailbox), 1989-92 (released 2002). Courtesy the artist." class="archive-thumbnail featured" height="140" width="470" /> <div class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title">Screening: A Blurred Boundary is still a Boundary curated by Shama Khanna</h2> <p>  A Blurred Boundary is still a Boundary Curated by Shama Khanna Selected from the LUX/ICA Curatorial Open Call Friday 25 May, 4pm, ICA Cinema…</p> </div> </div> <div id="post-237" class="hentry post publish post-4 even alt author-biennial category-screenings"><img src="http://biennialofmovingimages.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/price_lowres-470x140.jpg" alt="Luther Price, Meat, 1999. Handmade slide, 1 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (3.8 × 3.8 cm). Collection of the artist. © Luther Price; courtesy the artist" class="archive-thumbnail featured" height="140" width="470" /> <div class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title">Screening: Nine Films by Luther Price curated by Thomas Beard &amp; Ed Halter</h2> <p>  Nine Films by Luther Price Curated by Thomas Beard &amp; Ed Halter Friday 25 May, 6pm, ICA Cinema 1 Saturday 26 May, 8.30pm, ICA…</p> </div> </div> <div id="post-233" class="hentry post publish post-5 odd author-biennial category-screenings"><img src="http://biennialofmovingimages.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/BenRivers_origin-of-the-species-470x140.jpg" alt="Screening: Subconscious Society curated by Rosa Barba" class="archive-thumbnail featured" height="140" width="470" /> <div class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title">Screening: Subconscious Society curated by Rosa Barba</h2> <p>  Subconscious Society curated by Rosa Barba Friday 25 May, 8pm, ICA Cinema 1 Sunday 27 May, 2.30pm, ICA Cinema 2 Leslie Thornton, Peggy and…</p> </div> </div> <div id="post-229" class="hentry post publish post-6 even alt author-biennial category-screenings"><img src="http://biennialofmovingimages.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Ursula-Mayer_Dejeuner-470x140.jpg" alt="Still from: Ursula Mayer, The Lunch in Fur / Le Déjeuner en Fourrure, 2008. Courtesy LUX and the artist." class="archive-thumbnail featured" height="140" width="470" /> <div class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title">Screening: Fetish &amp; Figure curated by Martha Kirszenbaum</h2> <p>  Fetish &amp; Figure Curated by Martha Kirszenbaum Saturday 26 May, 2pm, ICA Cinema 1 Sunday 27 May, 4pm, ICA Cinema 1 Kenneth Anger, Puce…</p> </div> </div> <div id="post-226" class="hentry post publish post-7 odd author-biennial category-screenings"><img src="http://biennialofmovingimages.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Cyprien-Gaillard-470x140.jpg" alt="Screening: We only dream of places and resistance, for now curated by Carmen Billows" class="archive-thumbnail featured" height="140" width="470" /> <div class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title">Screening: We only dream of places and resistance, for now curated by Carmen Billows</h2> <p>  We only dream of places and resistance, for now Curated by Carmen Billows Selected from the LUX/ICA Curatorial Open Call Saturday 26 May, 4pm,…</p> </div> </div> <div id="post-218" class="hentry post publish post-8 even alt author-biennial category-screenings"><img src="http://biennialofmovingimages.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Jennifer-West-470x140.jpg" alt="Filmstrip from: Jennifer West, Naked Deep Creek Hot Springs Film (16mm film neg soaked in lithium hot springs water, Jack Daniels and pot - exposed with flashlights - skinnydipping by Karen Liebowitz, Benjamon Britton &amp; Jwest), 2007. Courtesy Vilma Gold, London and the artist." class="archive-thumbnail featured" height="140" width="470" /> <div class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title">Screening: On the Custom of Wearing Clothes curated by Michelle Cotton</h2> <p>  On the Custom of Wearing Clothes Curated by Michelle Cotton Saturday 26 May, 6pm, ICA Cinema 1 Sunday 27 May, 6.30pm, ICA Cinema 2…</p> </div> </div> <div id="post-380" class="hentry post publish post-9 odd author-biennial category-screenings"><img src="http://biennialofmovingimages.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/05.-Images-dun-monde-visionnaire-470x140.jpg" alt="Screening: Inner Cinema: Films by Eric Duvivier curated by Yann Chateigné Tytelman" class="archive-thumbnail featured" height="140" width="470" /> <div class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title">Screening: Inner Cinema: Films by Eric Duvivier curated by Yann Chateigné Tytelman</h2> <p>  Inner Cinema: Films by Eric Duvivier Curated by Yann Chateigné Tytelman Saturday 26 May, 8pm, ICA Cinema 1 Sunday 27 May, 8.30pm, ICA Cinema…</p> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://biennialofmovingimages.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/271-470x140.jpg" alt="Still from: Laida Lertxundi, 'Footnotes to a House of Love', 2007, 13 min. Courtesy the artist." class="archive-thumbnail featured" height="140" width="470" /></p> <div class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title">Screening: Friends with Benefits curated by Ben Rivers</h2> <p>  Friends with Benefits Curated by Ben Rivers Saturday 26 May, 2.30pm, ICA Cinema 2 Sunday 27 May, 6pm, ICA Cinema 1 Ron Rice, Senseless,…</p> </div> Tue, 15 May 2012 02:20:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) - May 24th, 2012 - May 27th, 2012 <p>The inaugural <em>LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images</em> is a four-day celebration of contemporary artists’ moving image launched by LUX and the Institute of Contemporary Arts.</p> <p><strong>Ticket prices</strong></p> <p>Screenings, talks and launch event: £10 / £8 concessions / £5 ICA Members<br /> Performances: £5 / Free to ICA Members<br /> Student symposium: Free, booking required</p> <p><strong>Performances</strong></p> <div class="breadcrumb breadcrumbs"> <div class="breadcrumb-trail"><a href="http://biennialofmovingimages.org.uk" title="LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images 2012" rel="home" class="trail-begin"></a></div> </div> <div id="post-294" class="hentry post publish post-1 odd author-biennial category-performances"><img src="http://biennialofmovingimages.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/PICKERING_SIXTY_SIX_STILL-1-470x140.jpg" alt="Still from: Gail Pickering, Sixty Six Signs of Neon (2010-ongoing), video." class="archive-thumbnail featured" height="140" width="470" /> <div class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title">Performance: Bridget Crone / Plenty Projects in association with Picture This</h2> <p>  The Sensible Stage: Performances Annabel Frearson, Gail Pickering, Jimmy Robert and Cara Tolmie Co-produced by Bridget Crone / Plenty Projects in association with Picture…</p> </div> </div> <div id="post-290" class="hentry post publish post-2 even alt author-biennial category-performances"><img src="http://biennialofmovingimages.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/eris-470x140.jpg" alt="Performance: Electra" class="archive-thumbnail featured" height="140" width="470" /> <div class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title">Performance: Electra</h2> <p>Performance co-produced by Electra Saturday 26 May, 9.30pm ICA Theatre Claire Hooper, Eris: The Path of ER, 2011/12 Eris: The Path of ER is a new performance commission by…</p> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://biennialofmovingimages.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/01-470x140.jpg" alt="Shelley Nadashi, performance from 'Text Me Faster Dance Company', Transmission Gallery, 2011. Courtesy the artist." class="archive-thumbnail featured" height="140" width="470" /></p> <div class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title">Performance: Tramway</h2> <p>  Performance co-produced by Tramway Sunday 27 May, 9.30pm ICA Theatre Featuring new live performance commissions by artists including Shelly Nadashi, Charlotte Prodger &amp; Corin…</p> </div> Tue, 15 May 2012 02:25:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) - May 26th, 2012 - May 27th, 2012 <p>The inaugural <em>LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images</em> is a four-day celebration of contemporary artists’ moving image launched by LUX and the Institute of Contemporary Arts.</p> <p><strong>Ticket prices</strong></p> <p>Screenings, talks and launch event: £10 / £8 concessions / £5 ICA Members<br /> Performances: £5 / Free to ICA Members<br /> Student symposium: Free, booking required</p> <p>The biennial hosts a high-profile series of chaired panel discussions and talks, in association with Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), exploring current issues in contemporary artists’ moving image practice, such as ‘Cinema as Art’ and ‘Artists’ Long-form Filmmaking’.</p> <p><strong>Theatricality and Staging</strong><br /> Saturday 26 May, 2.30pm, ICA Theatre<br /> Chaired by curator and writer Bridget Crone.</p> <p><strong>Cinema as Art</strong><br /> Saturday 26 May, 4.30pm, ICA Theatre<br /> Chaired by writer, researcher and lecturer Maeve Connolly.</p> <p><strong>Global Centres</strong><br /> Sunday 27 May, 2.30pm, ICA Theatre<br /> Chaired by May Adadol Ingawanij.</p> <p><strong>Artists’ Long-form Filmmaking</strong><br /> Sunday 27 May, 4.30pm, ICA Theatre<br /> Chaired by Stuart Comer, Curator of Film at Tate Modern.</p> <p>In addition to the talks programme, the students of the LUX/Central Saint-Martins MRes Art: Moving Image course will co-produce a two-day student symposium for UK-based MA and PhD students to present their research into artists’ moving image. The two days will explore ideas around ‘failure’ and ‘contemporary currents’.</p> <p><strong>LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images Student Symposium</strong><br /> <strong>On Failure<br /> </strong>Saturday 26 May, 10am-1pm, ICA Theatre <strong><br /> </strong>Keynote speaker: Jan Verwoert, <em>Why Rudie Can’t Fail</em></p> <p>With papers by :<br /> Anirban Gupta-Nigam, <em>Failure as Possibility: Reading Two Fragments of Moving-Image Work</em>, Jawaharlal Nehru University, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Delhi</p> <p>Emily Candela, <em>No signal: Failures of transmission in the moving image from analog ‘snow’ to the ‘blue screen of death’</em>, Royal College of Art and the Science Museum, London</p> <p>Robert Rapoport, <em>The End of Ethnographic Representation in Huyghe’s ‘The Host and the Cloud’,</em> Ruskin School, Oxford</p> <p>Rosa Menkman, Title TBC, Kunsthochschule für Medien, Cologne</p> <p><strong>Contemporary Currents</strong><br /> Sunday 27 May, 10am-1pm, ICA Theatre<strong><br /> </strong>Keynote speaker: Maeve Connolly, <em>Television, Cultural Legitimation and Contemporary Art</em></p> <p>With papers by:<br /> Andy Weir, <em>Deep Time Contagion: Nuclear Storage and the Nonhuman Temporality of Moving Image Artwork,</em> Goldsmiths College, London</p> <p>Christopher C de Selincourt, <em>Where is the Mind of the Media Editor?</em>, Cardiff School of Art and Design</p> <p>Katy Connor, <em>From Solid Light to Satellite: the materiality of the moving image as broadcast signal and data</em>, EMERGE, Bournemouth University Media School</p> <p>Marialaura Ghidini, <em>Working through and beyond web-based video platforms: towards a redefinition of moving image</em>, CRUMB, University of Sunderland</p> <p>Rebecca Birch, <em>Field Montage</em>, Loughborough University School of the Arts</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 02:29:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Willie Doherty - Matt's Gallery - April 18th, 2012 - May 27th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Matt’s Gallery (Gallery One)</strong> hosts an exhibition of <strong>Willie Doherty</strong>’s black and white photographs from 1985–1992, which have rarely been exhibited before. These early works developed conceptual and formal strategies that resided in Doherty’s practice over the next two decades to the present. In particular, they foreshadow his distinctive use of voiceover and disjointed narrative in the body of the video works he has subsequently produced.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Doherty’s ongoing concerns with the complexities and contradictions of contested terrain were firmly established early on. These works probed the tensions and anxieties of what was visible and invisible, of what could be said and what could not. The works in the exhibition reveal something of the social and political conditions of the period that saw the entrance of the Irish Republican movement into the political process and negotiations with the British government over the North of Ireland. They also bear traces of the artistic possibilities and debates at the time of production, which sought to politicise conceptual art practice.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The specific content of these works – of boundary building and the pervasive nature of surveillance, the apparent incommensurability of polarized political factions and the scars these divisions leave on the landscape – remain relevant today.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Willie Doherty</strong> was born 1959 in Derry and currently lives and works in Donegal. His work in both photography and video has been shown internationally in institutions since the 1980s. In 2011 his work was the subject of solo exhibitions at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville and Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane. The artist is currently completing a new video projection to be included in dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel in 2012. In 2013, his video work will be the subject of a survey exhibition at the Museo de Arte of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A publication accompanying the exhibition will be available free to all gallery visitors with text by Declan Long.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Generously supported by <a target="_blank" class="mattsgreen" href="http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/">Arts Council England</a>.</span><br /><img src="http://www.mattsgallery.org/artists/doherty/WD-exhib6-sponsors.gif" alt="Arts Council England" width="390" height="84" /></p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 09:07:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Nathaniel Mellors - Matt's Gallery - April 18th, 2012 - May 27th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><em>Ourhouse E3 feat. BAD COPY</em></strong> is <strong>Nathaniel Mellors</strong>’ third exhibition at <strong>Matt’s Gallery</strong>. It includes the latest episode of Mellors’ absurdist video series <em>Ourhouse Episode 3, The Cure of Folly</em> and a new animatronic installation, BAD COPY, developed from a double character played by Roger Sloman in<em>The Cure of Folly</em>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Gallery Two</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><em>Previously in Ourhouse</em></strong>...<a href="http://www.mattsgallery.org/artists/mellors/exhibition-3.php#note1" class="mattsgreen"><sup>1</sup></a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A mysterious male form has appeared in the front room of the bohemian Maddox-Wilson family home. The imposing figure is a looming, white-haired man wearing a white tracksuit and trainers. It barely moves. The family does not recognise it as a human being. They refer to it as ‘The Object’ and struggle for words in its presence. The Object’s inanimate appearance is superficial; it is able to control language inside the house. At night The Object appears in the library where it begins to eat and regurgitate the family’s books. The specific pages The Object consumes affect the story; the family is forced to play out different episodes under the influence of the books The Object has been eating.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><em>Ourhouse Episode 3, The Cure of Folly</em></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">At the beginning of <em>Ourhouse Episode 3, The Cure of Folly</em> we see The Object consuming books on Flemish painting, including images of Hieronymus Bosch’s masterworks <em>The Haywain</em> (1510) and <em>The Extraction of the Stone of Madness</em>(1494). The latter depicts a surgeon removing a stone from the forehead of his willing subjugate; the work presents the abstract ’madness’ as object (pebble) within a hermetic narrative of castration.<a href="http://www.mattsgallery.org/artists/mellors/exhibition-3.php#note2" class="mattsgreen"><sup>2</sup></a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Following The Object’s consumption of these pages the house (Ourhouse), its patriarchal 1970’s owner Charles ‘Daddy’ Maddox-Wilson (Richard Bremmer) and his glamorous younger wife ‘Babydoll’ (Gwendoline Christie) are threatened by a newly materialised group of ’medievalists’. A disconsolate cluster of men are rounded up and led, on a haywain, towards the house by the pregnant, feminist mystic ‘The Hek’ (Honeysuckle Weeks) and her hench-women Xantho and Sigourney. They "want the stone of madness"... <em>The Cure of Folly</em> also features Roger Sloman as ‘Doctor Tony’, a pre-reformation sexist who puppeteers his own alter-ego ‘Father Griffin’. They are the basis for the new animatronic installation<em>BAD COPY</em>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In this, Mellors’ fourth instalment of the <em>Ourhouse</em> series, the membranes between fantasy, reality and the production and consumption of narrative become even further conflated than before.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Cast</strong>:</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Charles ‘Daddy’ Maddox-Wilson: Richard Bremmer</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Annalise ‘Babydoll’ Wilson: Gwendoline Christie</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Robert ‘Bobby Jobby’ Jobson: Johnny Vivash</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Truson Maddox-Wilson: David Birkin</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Faxon Jackson Maddox-Wilson: Benedict Hopper</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The Object: Brian Catling</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Uncle Tommy: Patrick Kennedy</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Mrs Crust: Buffy Davis</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The Surgeon: Richard Bremmer</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Father Tony / Dr. Griffin: Roger Sloman</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Trevor the Cleric: Johnny Vivash</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Addison: Christos Lawton</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Fingers: Ryan Ellsworth</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Colin: Jamie Baughan</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The Hek: Honeysuckle Weeks</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Sigourney: Isamaya P. Ffrench Xantho: Christiane Stroubakis</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Uncle Tommy’s Druid: Zoe Lavelle</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Haywain Druid: Barry Coffen </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Haywain horses: Comet and Boy</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Produced by <a target="_blank" class="mattsgreen" href="http://www.nomad.org.uk/">NOMAD</a>, London.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Associate Producer Gwendoline Christie.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition is generously supported by <a target="_blank" class="mattsgreen" href="http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/">Arts Council England</a> and <a target="_blank" class="mattsgreen" href="http://www.mondriaanfonds.nl/">The Mondriaan Foundation</a>.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><img src="http://www.mattsgallery.org/artists/mellors/NM-exhib3-sponsors-3.gif" alt="Arts Council England and The Mondriaan Foundation" width="390" height="93" /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Ourhouse Episode 3, The Cure of Folly</em> was commissioned by<a target="_blank" class="mattsgreen" href="http://www.smartprojectspace.net/">SMART Project Space</a>, Amsterdam with the generous support of <a target="_blank" class="mattsgreen" href="http://www.mondriaanfonds.nl/">The Mondriaan Foundation</a>, <a target="_blank" class="mattsgreen" href="http://www.fondsbkvb.nl/english/index.php">Netherlands Fonds BKVB</a> and<a target="_blank" class="mattsgreen" href="http://www.filmfonds.nl/">Nederlands Filmfonds</a>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Additional support from <a target="_blank" class="mattsgreen" href="http://eastsideprojects.org/">Gavin Wade and Eastside Projects</a>, Birmingham, <a class="mattsgreen" href="http://www.mattsgallery.org/">Matt’s Gallery</a>, London, <a target="_blank" class="mattsgreen" href="http://www.dianastigter.nl/do.php">Galerie Diana Stigter</a>, Amsterdam and <a target="_blank" class="mattsgreen" href="http://www.monitoronline.org/">MONITOR</a>, Rome.</span><br /><img src="http://www.mattsgallery.org/artists/mellors/NM-exhib3-sponsors-2.gif" alt="Arts Council England" width="390" height="187" /></p> <p></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><small><a name="note1"></a><sup>1</sup> Nathaniel Mellors absurdist video series Ourhouse (2010 – ongoing) mixes formal aspects of TV drama and situation comedy with contemporary art concerns. Episodes 1, 2 &amp; 4 were first exhibited at De Hallen, Haarlem (2010) and British Art Show 7 –<em>In The Days of the Comet</em> (2010-11). There have been subsequent, alternative presentations of the series and / or works at<em>ILLUMInations</em>, 54th Venice Biennale (2011), I.C.A., London (2011), <em>:Hypercolon:</em>, SMART Project Space (2011) and <em>The Nest</em>, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen (2011-12).</small></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><small><a name="note2"></a><sup>2</sup> See gelded badgers; Fraingerishness.</small></p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 09:13:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Lucian Freud - National Portrait Gallery - February 9th, 2012 - May 27th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Lucian Freud is regarded by many as the world’s greatest living realist painter. Paintings of people are central to his work and this major exhibition will be the first to focus on his portraiture.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The exhibition will be divided into broad thematic groups which concentrate on particular periods, groups of sitters and formal considerations to demonstrate Freud’s stylistic development and technical virtuosity. Insightful paintings of the artist’s lovers, friends and family, referred to by the artist as ‘people in my life’, have been selected to demonstrate the psychological drama and unrelenting observational intensity of his work.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Wolfson and Ground Floor Lerner Galleries</span></p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 01:39:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Alighiero e Boetti - Tate Modern - February 28th, 2012 - May 27th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Alighiero E Boetti</strong> (1940–1994) was one of the most important and influential Italian artists of the twentieth century. He was a key member of the Arte Povera group of young Italian artists in the late 1960s which was working in radically new ways using simple materials. This will be the first solo show by an Arte Povera artist at Tate Modern. Boetti used industrial materials associated with Turin’s booming economy and later made works using postage stamps, biro pens, and magazine covers. His work engaged with the changing geopolitical situation of his time, much of it made on his travels to places such as Ethiopia and Guatemala and Afghanistan. Between 1971 and 1979 he set up a hotel in Kabul as an art project and created large colourful embroideries, the most famous of these were the Mappa, world maps in which each country features the design of its national flag. Highlights include works never seen in the UK such as the iconic Self-Portrait 1993, a life-size bronze cast of the artist hosing his head with a jet of water.</span></p> Sun, 05 Feb 2012 17:51:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Victoria and Albert Museum - January 7th, 2012 - May 27th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong></strong><span style="font-size: small;">The successful launch of the Eagle and its cover star, Frank Hampson’s Dan Dare, ushered in a boom period in British adventure comics. This display will showcase boys’ and girls’ titles from the 1950s and 60s, drawing predominantly on material from the Museum's collectio</span>ns.</p> Sun, 20 May 2012 16:27:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Masakatsu Kondo - All Visual Arts - May 4th, 2012 - May 31st, 2012 <p>All Visual Arts are proud to introduce an exhibition of paintings by acclaimed Japanese artist, Masakatsu Kondo. <i>Whenever I am Silent</i> is a meditation on the artifice of nature, exploring the space between the perceived and the real.  From still, unsettling landscapes inspired by traditional Japanese composition to the more lyrical new works being exhibited for the first time.</p> <p>Kondo’s paintings draw on the natural world and symbolic imagery of contemporary media; landscapes that adhere to the imagined, idealised notion of how they should appear. The artist opens up an inquisition of the world presented to us, particularly within an urban metropolis where ‘natural’ landscapes are architectures of the imagination. Kondo constructs subtly enhanced and engineered scenery suggestive of a peculiarly modern sense of isolation.</p> <p>Kondo’s landscapes draw their inspiration not from life but from reference books, taking their cue from geographically accurate and scientifically impartial material found in topography, geology and gardening manuals. As such, the natural world that he constructs is an abstraction of reality, a composition of impossible landscapes; the sky a brilliant blue, the mountains tall and lakes deep, yet lacerated from reality the images seem unsettling in their perfection.</p> <p>Drawing reference from such disparate sources as European Romanticism; the intricacy of traditional Japanese artists such as Hokusai, and contemporary film and advertising, Kondo’s work reminds us of the enduring struggle to establish an equilibrium between man and nature</p> <p> </p> <p>For more information please contact</p> <p>Camilla Cole <a href="mailto:cccole@allvisualarts.org" rel="nofollow">cccole@allvisualarts.org</a></p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:59:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Paulina Olowska - Simon Lee - April 13th, 2012 - May 31st, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">For her first solo exhibition at <strong>Simon Lee Gallery, Paulina Olowska</strong> will show a group of new paintings which continue her exploration of feminist and socially engaged themes, of shifts in cultural perspective between East and West and of the female figure as archetype.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Much of Olowska’s recent painting has paid homage to women artists, often overlooked, whose works have influenced or inspired her. Pauline Boty, the pioneering British pop artist, until recently more known as muse than painter, Zofia Styrenska, whose motifs were appropriated by the Polish state without acknowledgement or permission, and Alina Szapocznikow the avant-garde sculptor, who represented Poland in the Venice Biennale of 1962 have all appeared as subjects of Olowska’s recent exhibitions and return as echoes here. But their influence in this group of paintings softens into a reflection on the archetype of the female image, the idea of the muse in its most rudimentary form, and the portrait of a mother, remembered or imagined.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> In their photographic quality, as well as in their fashion-plate composition, these new works refer back to Olowska’s own paintings based on appropriated images of knitwear or dress models, to the work of American photographers of the 1960s and 1970s such as Helen Levitt, William Eggleston and Leo Rubinfien, or to photographs taken from the magazine Ameryka, published in the 1970s by the American Embassies in Poland and the USSR, which has also been a recurring source. But in stark contrast to the static commercial and propagandistic images which those works embody, this new series of paintings has a striking transience and fragility, a sense of an observed or remembered moment, captured in time. </span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong> Paulina Olowska</strong> was born in 1976 in Gdansk, Poland and studied at the School of the Art institute of Chicago and the Academy of fine Arts, Gdansk. She has undertaken scholarships and residencies in The Hague, Lisbon, Japan, the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and at CCA Wattis, San Francisco. Her work has been exhibited internationally and in biennials including Venice (2003), Moscow and Istanbul (both 2005) and Berlin (2008), for which she re-created a series of paintings by Zofia Styrenska. Other exhibitions include Accidental Collages at Tramway, Glasgow (2010), Shadow with a Sneak at Pinakotek der Moderne, Munich and metamorphosis at Museum Abteiberg-Manchengladbach, where she rebuilt the architecture of a mid-20th century New York hairdressing salon as a closed installation. She has undertaken frequent collaborations with artists including Bonnie Camplin: their two-part exhibition Salty Water/What of Salty Water was shown at Portikus, Frankfurt in 2007; Frances Stark and Lucy Mckenzie, with whom she created the now legendary bar, Novo Popularna, in Warsaw in 2003. Concurrently with the exhibition, from 3rd to 5th May, she will give a series of performances at MoMA, New York.</span></p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 18:32:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Victoria and Albert Museum - May 2nd, 2012 - May 31st, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In her recent work Claire Hynds explores the effect of modernist architecture and utopian town planning on the inhabitants of Britain’s postwar housing schemes. She exploits the wide range of tones and textures possible with photo-etching to express urban spaces as densely sculptural forms.</span></p> Sun, 20 May 2012 16:33:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Becky Beasley - Laura Bartlett Gallery - April 20th, 2012 - June 1st, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Laura Bartlett Gallery</strong> is delighted to announce <strong><i>Setting</i></strong>, an exhibition by British artist, <strong>Becky Beasley</strong>, her third solo exhibition at the gallery.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><i>Setting</i> is last in a series of four inter-related exhibitions, in which Beasley takes the trapezoid interior of Laura Bartlett Gallery as a model for the interior of an apartment in Turin which Italian architect and designer Carlo Mollino designed and decorated secretly towards the end of his life. Imagined as a fantasy after-life apartment, Casa Mollino trans-historically incorporated his lifelong meditations on interiors into a final mausoleum space. As a pretext for thinking more deeply about colour, decor and photography, Beasley developed a relationship with the three dimensional spaces of the apartment and also with the book, <i>Message from the Darkroom</i>, written by Mollino and published in 1949. This beautifully produced book is at once a history of photography- the first in Italy- and also a deeply personal mediation on the subject. These two works formed the axes through which Beasley has developed her own deeply personal body of work.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><i>Setting</i> is imagined as a meditation on the space of the still-life. Here, however, Beasley draws ones focus away from the figure to the margins: to the support in the form of a deadpan pair of shelves for her parents, based on their body dimensions; to the ground of the image through details of walls in Mollino’s apartment which were once mirrored but which have faded to leave only the gestures of hand-painted silver coating; to the possibilities of a slight movement of the lens or eye across the surface of a glass vitrine. The dimensions of the work, <i>Setting (C.M.)</i>- the first in a series of 1:1 scale gelatin silverprints of a piece of white Chantilly lace- are those of a pair of swing doors which Beasley discovered in Mollino’s blueprints for the apartment, but which he never produced.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><i>Mirrors</i> and <i>The Ovals</i> are Beasley’s first diasec mounted colour works - in which photographs are permanently encapsulated between highly reflective perspex and aluminium sheets. Beasley has developed the sculptural possibilities of this mounting system by cutting the object into an oval, the dimensions for which are based on a small, mirrored porthole door in the bathroom of the apartment. Beasley has explored the colours in the negatives, drawing on the chromatic complexities of surface, light and film stock in relation to the subjective difficulties encountered when dealing with remembered colour. The works become elaborations on the subject of colour and language, in particular the ‘ish’ used in the English language - silverish, goldish - to attempt to describe indefinite colours. The photographs become repositories for colour and surface.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Becky Beasley</strong> (b.1975, United Kingdom) lives and works in St. Leonards-on Sea. Selected solo exhibitions include <i>The Outside</i>, Francesca Minini, Milan, <i>8th May 1904</i>, Kingston, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, London, <i>13 Pieces, 17 Feet</i>, Serpentine Gallery Summer Pavilion Live Event, London,<i>P.A.N.O.R.A.M.A</i>, Office Baroque, Antwerp. Selected group exhibitions include<i>Je Suis Un Autre</i>, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, <i>Structure and Material</i>, Becky Beasley, Karla Black, Claire Barclay, Arts Council (tour), <i>British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet (tour)</i>, <i>La Carte d’Après Nature</i>, Curated by Thomas Demand, <i>NMNM Villa Paloma</i>, Monaco, touring to Matthew Marks Gallery, New York. Forthcoming solo exhibitions include Spike Island, Bristol and Leal Rios Foundation, Lisbon.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Becky Beasley’s exhibition <i>The Outside</i> is on view at Tate Britain until 2 September, 2012.</span></p> Thu, 24 May 2012 01:05:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Christopher Hanlon - DOMOBAAL - April 27th, 2012 - June 2nd, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Mushrooms are essential – without them ground is not fertile and plants don't grow. Mushrooms are ephemeral – some species even grow over night silently and unseen only to disappear the next day in the rain. The Fairy Inkcap Coprinus Disseminatus, sometimes called the Trouping Inkcap or Trooping Crumble Cap, is a species that forms dense masses on rotting tree stumps and roots. These gregarious little fungi occur from early spring until the onset of winter, and they are at their most spectacular when the caps are young and pale – sometimes nearly pure white. It takes just two or three days for young white caps to turn grey and then begin blackening. Dessiminati will then scatter and broadcast their spores as delicately, mysteriously and as widely as possible, spreading spores almost like a rumour which gets more and more distorted as it circulates until its origin becomes unknowable and untraceable. A spore is a reproductive structure produced by certain fungi, plants (moss, ferns), and some bacteria. Spores are specially adapted for dispersal and surviving for extended periods of time in unfavourable conditions. They are capable of developing into new life without fusion with another reproductive cell. The spore print is black. Their odour and taste is not distinctive and their preferred habitat is on and beside stumps and rotting wood.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Domo Baal is delighted to present Christopher Hanlon's second solo exhibition in the gallery, a body of new paintings made over the past two years. In common with the Fairy Inkap Coprinus Disseminatus (a subject to which Hanlon has returned at regular intervals in his paintings) the artist's preferred support is organic matter – most usually linen stretched over wooden board – which has served a previous function and is found in a state of disuse, now ready to provide the breeding ground for a new and unfamiliar life–form. Previous solo exhibitions include domobaal gallery (2009) and Timothy Taylor Gallery (2010), group shows include New Contemporaries (2007), Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris (2009) and The Renaissance Society, Chicago (2009).</span></p> <div id="pdf"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.domobaal.com/artists/christopher-hanlon-01.html" title="Christopher Hanlon artist pages">&gt;Christopher Hanlon: bio, text, images</a></span></p> </div> Sun, 29 Apr 2012 10:05:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Julia Pfeiffer, Yasmin Muller, Martin Gustavsson, Astrid Svangren, Michelle Deignan - Maria Stenfors - April 20th, 2012 - June 2nd, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A group show featuring new and recent work by Michelle Deignan, Martin Gustavsson, Yasmin Muller, Julia Pfeiffer and Astrid Svangren.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Celebrating the gallery’s two year anniversary, Maria Stenfors presents ‘Space Shift’, a group show where each of the gallery artists has been invited to exhibit new or recent works. The title of the show alludes to both the new gallery space within Wren street, as well as the development in each of the artists’ practice since the opening of Maria Stenfors.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The new gallery space is located on the same floor as the current one and proposes a more defined</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">exhibiting space, moving beyond the rough edges of the original space. Proposed for the new space is for the gallery room to stay as static as possible and for the art to change the space with it’s own character and difference. This challenge has been taken on by the gallery artists and we look forward to a dynamic year ahead.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">To inaugurate Unit 10, we are presenting two new or recent works by each gallery artist. Each has worked independently in their production with their practice alone in mind. The instruction from the gallery has been to focus with his or her own integrity and to not consider how the artists directly relate to one another. By this method, this exhibition acts as a test of the programme and its cohesiveness. The exhibition is also an opportunity to showcase each artist’s individual development since their last solo exhibition with Maria Stenfors and brings a welcome interim connection between the gallery and the artist. With a purposefully flexible concept on the selection, this exhibition then gives space for the rhetoric of each artist’s practice.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Michelle Deignan</strong> – The beginning of the year saw the opening of ‘Spectral Metropole’, an exhibition at V✏igalica Gallery, Ljublijana, curated by Ken Pratt and featuring work by Michelle Deignan. This May will bring the presentation of a video installation by Michelle Deignan commissioned for ‘Bus-Tops’, a public art installation spread across the bus stops of 20 Boroughs of London, as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. The installation will be on display on 10 screens across the city, for the month of May.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Please see bus-tops.com for more information. Having recently completed a major new video work that will be exhibited at Maria Stenfors in June, Deignan’s practice will be returning to the gallery for an exhibition in collaboration with Sierra Metro, Edinburgh.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Martin Gustavsson</strong> – Since curating ‘Chase of Grace’, Martin Gustavsson’s recent group show at Maria Stenfors in January 2012, the gallery is delighted to announce that ‘In No Particular Order’, a series which began in 2010, will be exhibiting at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, on 25th May 2012. The exhibition forms part of ‘It’s moving from I to It’, a 15 month programme by FormContent on visual language, abstraction, disappearance and the object.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Yasmin Müller</strong>- In October 2012, Yasmin Müller will present her second solo presentation at the gallery since the exhibition ‘Denim Cardin’, at Maria Stenfors in 2010.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Julia Pfeiffer</strong> –Earlier in the year, Julia Pfeiffer exhibited a selection of new ceramics at Galerie Desaga, Cologne. During ‘Space Shift’, Maria Stenfors will be presenting two fantastic new c-print editions by Pfeiffer. For more information, please contact the gallery.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Astrid Svangren</strong> -Soon after Astrid Svangren’s spectacular first solo exhibition at Maria Stenfors, she will be featured in a variety of installations. In May, the Wanas Foundation will be unveiling a new outdoor sculptural work by Svangren at the sculpture park in Knislinge, Sweden. Artipelag, Stockholm, will also be featuring the artist’s work, followed by a solo exhibition at Tracy Williams Ltd, New York, in September 2012.</span></p> Sat, 14 Apr 2012 12:57:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list