ArtSlant - Closing soon http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/show en-us 40 Minnie Weisz - Minnie Weisz Studio - June 1st, 2012 - June 29th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This is part of the <a href="http://www.lfph.org/" rel="nofollow"></a><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/venues/show/33806-london-festival-of-photography" rel="nofollow">London Festival of Photography</a>.</span></p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Camera Obscura’ is a show that brings together a body of works by artist and photographer Minnie Weisz.</span></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Spanning the last seven years, these photographs are born out of her interest in the identity of spaces, particularly buildings on the brink of change, such as the Great Northern Hotel, or the Fish &amp; Coal Offices in King's Cross. Weisz investigates the surroundings and social history of these sites, which worm their way into the photographic process.  Although persons are sometimes introduced into her pictures, she tends to leave them out, using installations of found objects – a suitcase, shoes, an old pair of roller skates – to author fictional memories of a building's past.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Alongside a more sober, documentary approach, highlighting the materiality of the architecture, Weisz fashions these deserted spaces as a camera obscura. Allowing light in through the pinhole of a darkened room, this technique inverts the outside view, projecting it back onto the walls inside. In this way, as the artist explains, the camera obscura becomes “the key which unlocks a dialogue between exterior and interior worlds.” In architecture and psychology, the term ‘liminal’ has often been used to describe places or moods that exist at the passage between alternate states. It is this kind of ‘between-ness’ or ‘third space’ that Weisz’ photography brings to the fore – both in terms of these buildings’ transitional nature and the creation of landscapes that lie at the threshold between dream and reality.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <a href="http://www.minnieweisz.co.uk" target="_blank">www.minnieweisz.co.uk</a></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <a href="http://www.minnieweiszstudio.co.uk" target="_blank">www.minnieweiszstudio.co.uk</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Minnie Weisz studied Communication Art and Design at the Royal College of Art and the London College of Printing. The artist has been turning buildings 'inside out' since her first camera obscura show at the 2006 London Architecture Festival. She has shown in London, Istanbul, and most recently at the 2012 Pinhole Photography Festival at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. She works from her studio in the heart of King’s Cross, collaborating and curating shows, as well as running photography workshops in her darkroom.</span></p> Thu, 24 May 2012 16:04:51 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Orange Dot Gallery - June 15th, 2012 - June 29th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This is part of the <a href="http://www.lfph.org/" rel="nofollow"></a><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/venues/show/33806-london-festival-of-photography" rel="nofollow">London Festival of Photography</a>. </span></p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The second London Street Photography Student Award took place in 2012 and was open to all students currently living and studying in the UK. </span></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Six finalists have been selected to take part in a series of career development sessions, including a one-day workshop with street photographer <strong>Peter Dench</strong>, in addition to working closely with the festival team to produce a group exhibition. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The exhibition on display will be the result of the finalists' own ongoing work in conjunction with the mentoring sessions offered by the festival. The six finalists have come from across the British Isles and we are delighted to host, for the second year, this gathering of six of the UK's emerging street photographers.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>The six finalists are:</strong></span></p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Felix Davey</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Giulia Mangione</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Heather Shuker</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Jake Burge</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Matthew Taylor</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Paul Walsh</span></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Student Award and exhibition have been produced in partnership with Blurb and Orange Dot Gallery.</span></p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 18:31:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - The Warburg Institute - June 21st, 2012 - June 29th, 2012 <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This is part of the <a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/venues/show/33806-london-festival-of-photography" rel="nofollow">London Festival of Photography</a>.</span></h3> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Arab Spring brought about tumultuous change in the region, much of which was broadcast around the world, despite attempts by various regimes to blackout media communications.</span></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">* PLEASE NOTE NEW EXHIBITION DATES: Thur 21 to Fri 29 June - 9 days only*</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Through carefully collated photographs, documents, artefacts and videos this exhibition will shed light on the recent history of Libya, starting with the reign of King Idris and spanning the regime of Colonel Gaddafi. The exhibition will highlight photography’s role in recording and documenting an important period in Libya’s history that we can only now begin to truly understand. Pictures and documents from state intelligence buildings and destroyed Gaddafi residences that were found by Human Rights Watch's emergencies director Peter Bouckaert, and recorded and photographed at the sites, will be presented. All original materials were left where they were found after being photographed or have been since been returned to the National Transition Council in Libya.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> This archive is unique and rare and contains over 1,000 images across a wide range of topics. King Idris is seen welcoming a young Queen Elizabeth II in 1954 on her second foreign trip as monarch, the early Gaddafi years vividly show a strong relationship between Colonel Gaddafi and his hero President Nasser of Egypt.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Rare images of the period when Libya was effectively closed to the West from the mid-70's until the revolution depict social chaos, the era of the <em>Green Book</em>, torture and military misadventure and Gadaffi's strategic foreign trips to eastern Europe and the Middle East. The exhibition looks behind the "grip and grin" smiles of the political photo-op propaganda to reveal what was really going on.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> The Gaddafi section of the exhibition will aim to re-create the feeling of an omnipresent dictator, giving festival visitors and the Libyan ex-pat community a sense of what the Libyan people have undergone over the last 41 years. Videos and essays by Human Rights Watch will contextualise the organisation's work in Libya and highlight some of the issues faced by the Libyan people today. </span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <em>This exhibition is one of only two exhibitions in the entire festival programme which has an entry fee. Tickets cost only £7.50 and can be bought online or at the door (cash only). Please support the festival by buying a ticket.</em></span></p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <em><img alt="" src="http://www.lfph.org/uploaded_images/_human%20rights%20watch%20logo.gif" style="width: 70px; height: 70px; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid;" />The Gaddafi Archives - Libya Before the Arab Spring is a<em> world-first exhibition produced by the <strong>London Festival of Photography</strong> in partnership with <strong>Human Rights Watch</strong>. </em></em><em>The exhibition is curated by <strong>Susan Glen</strong>.</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <em><img alt="" src="http://www.lfph.org/uploaded_images/OCDFest2.jpg" style="width: 50px; height: 70px; margin: 0px 4px; float: left; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid;" /></em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <em>The Gaddafi Archives - Libya Before the Arab Spring</em><em> exhibition is brought to you in association with </em><em><strong>Open City Docs Fest</strong>.</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">  </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Human Rights Watch</strong> is one of the world’s leading independent organisations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For more than 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <a href="http://www.hrw.org" target="_blank">www.hrw.org</a></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">RELATED EVENTS</span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>A comprehensive programme of related events, with internationally-renowned experts, will be organised to provide an opportunity to discuss and contextualise the exhibition and related issues it raises.<br /> <br /> Topics will include:</strong></span></p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Human rights in Libya</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Covering conflict journalism safely</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Freedom of speech</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Symbolism and iconography of dictatorships</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">The role of social media and new technologies in revolution and uprisings</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Hostile environment training for photojournalists</span></li> </ul> Thu, 24 May 2012 16:18:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Group Show - 3Space - June 1st, 2012 - June 30th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This is part of the <a href="http://www.lfph.org/" rel="nofollow"></a><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/venues/show/33806-london-festival-of-photography" rel="nofollow">London Festival of Photography</a>.</span></p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This unique exhibition brings together a range of exciting work from both well-established and emerging international street photographers.</span></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Now in its second year, the International Street Photography Award is back with another impressive selection of global talent. Receiving over 2,400 entries and an exceptionally high quality pool of submissions, the 2012 International Street Photography Award was open to photographers all over the world and judged by a team of industry experts. This exhibition reveals the first, second and third prize winners along with thirteen shortlisted finalists. It will take place in a pop-up gallery space on London's famous Oxford Street, the familiar setting of a number of famous street photographs. The winner will be announced at the launch of the exhibition.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Street photography is a tradition nearly as old as photography itself. As soon as cameras and processing techniques became portable and practical enough to leave the confines of the studio (around the 1870's) photographers began documenting the world around them. In particular, they photographed urban areas where life moved quickly and the urge to record and document change and progress was instinctive.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Street photography captures people and places within the public domain. More specifically street photography is defined by LFPH as <em>“un-posed, candid photography which captures, explores or questions contemporary society and the relationships between individuals and their surroundings.”</em></span></p> Thu, 24 May 2012 16:12:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Prunella Clough - Annely Juda Fine Art - May 3rd, 2012 - June 30th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Prunella Clough</strong> is widely appreciated as one of the most significant British artists of the post-war period. Clough’s work is distinctive and private and yet always responsive to what was going on around her - artistically and visually.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition is the seventh one-person exhibition of her work at Annely Juda Fine Art who have represented her and her estate since 1989. It spans her career from the 1940s until the late 1990s prior to her death in 1999. It includes many previously unseen works that she had kept in her studio for her personal reference and collection.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The exhibition consists of paintings, collages, drawings and reliefs and they demonstrate the characteristic development of her work through her various influences - notably cubism and European abstraction. Her abstract works often use bright, contrasting colours and sometimes found objects. They reveal her continual and personal preoccupation with formal qualities - composition, colour and texture - and her delight in the edginess and abstraction of everyday objects and experiences.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Prunella Clough was born in London in 1919 - she studied at Chelsea School of Art and during the war worked as a draughtsman of maps and charts. She was a highly influential artist and teacher to the post-war generation. In 1999, three months before her death, she won the prestigious Jerwood painting prize. In 2007 she had a major exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A 240-page hard back book “<a href="http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=643&amp;title_id=8487&amp;edition_id=11782&amp;promotion_id=da3fdb36-79a2-41bd-84b2-0faf6f4814b1&amp;calcTitle=1" target="Resource Window" class="text">Prunella Clough - regions unmapped</a>” written by Frances Spalding has recently been published by Lund Humphries.</span></p> Mon, 14 May 2012 17:54:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list FRAN COPEMAN, Joseph Falconer, SEDI GHADIRI, Andrew Hladky, SARAH LE ROY, HELEN SAUNDERS, Gary Winship, CHRISTOPHER CLACK - arebyte gallery - June 26th, 2012 - June 30th, 2012 <div class="text_exposed_root text_exposed" id="id_4fd1125c37ba96646100083" style="display: inline;"><b>Project 2012 is back with a third exhibition showcasing an eclectic selection of artworks!</b><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;">FEATURED ARTISTS:</div> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> <div style="text-align: center;">FRAN COPEMAN [<a href="http://francopeman.blogspot.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" style="color: #3b5998; cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none;">http://<wbr>francopeman.blogspot.co.uk/</wbr></a>]</div> <div style="text-align: center;">JOSEPH FALCONER [<a href="http://joefalconer.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" style="color: #3b5998; cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none;">http://joefalconer.com/</a>]</div> <div style="text-align: center;">SEDI GHADIRI [<a href="http://theyellownotes.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" style="color: #3b5998; cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none;">http://<wbr>theyellownotes.tumblr.com/</wbr></a>]</div> <div style="text-align: center;">ANDREW HLADKY [<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewhladky/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" style="color: #3b5998; cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none;">http://www.flickr.com/<wbr>photos/andrewhladky/</wbr></a>]</div> <div style="text-align: center;">SARAH LE ROY [<a href="http://www.saraleroy.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" style="color: #3b5998; cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none;">http://www.saraleroy.com/</a>]</div> <div style="text-align: center;">HELEN SAUNDERS [<a href="http://www.helensaunders.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" style="color: #3b5998; cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none;">http://<wbr>www.helensaunders.co.uk/</wbr></a>]</div> <div style="text-align: center;">GARY WINSHIP [<a href="http://www.reconstruct-art.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" style="color: #3b5998; cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none;">http://<wbr>www.reconstruct-art.com/</wbr></a>]</div> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> <div style="text-align: center;">...And a special intervention on the opening night by CHRISTOPHER CLACK<br /> [<a href="http://christopherclack.co.uk/" rel="nofollow">http://christopherclack.co.uk/</a>]</div> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><b>VENUE:</b> ARBEIT GALLERY, 4 Helmet Row EC1V 3QJ, London</div> <div style="color: #3b5998; cursor: pointer; text-align: center; text-decoration: none;"><a href="http://arbeit.org.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" style="color: #3b5998; cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none;">http://arbeit.org.uk/</a></div> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><b>HOW TO GET THERE:</b></div> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> <div style="text-align: center;">Tube: Old Street {Northern line}</div> <div style="text-align: center;">Train: Old Street</div> <div style="text-align: center;">Buses: 55/243/N35/N55</div> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><b>OPENING HOURS:</b></div> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><b>PRIVATE VIEW: </b>Tuesday: 6pm-9pm </div> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><b>REST OF THE DAYS:</b></div> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> <div style="text-align: center;">Wednesday:11am-6pm</div> <div style="text-align: center;">Thursday:11am-6pm</div> <div style="text-align: center;">Friday:11am-6pm</div> <div style="text-align: center;">Saturday:11am-6pm</div> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><b style="background-color: white;">See you there!!</b></div> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><b>Project 2012</b> aims to provide a platform to reflect on the path our society has taken in relation to other cultures throughout history as well as nature. The end of the world can be an inspiring source for creation and destruction, whether you believe it is coming or not.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/187294234730523/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/events/187294234730523/ </a></div> <div style="color: #3b5998; cursor: pointer; text-align: center; text-decoration: none;"></div> </div> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:29:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Julia Mangold - Bartha Contemporary - May 25th, 2012 - June 30th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Bartha Contemporary is delighted to announce Julia Mangold’s (GERMAN, B. 1966) forthcoming solo </span><span style="font-size: small;">exhibition, showcasing new sculptures and works on paper. Please join us for the private view </span><span style="font-size: small;">on Thursday May 24, 6.30 – 8.30 PM, Exhibition: May 25 – June 30. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The artist first London solo exhibition since her 2004 show will take on an all-encompassing </span><span style="font-size: small;">architectural character. Three spectacular tall sculptures, liberated from all allegorical </span><span style="font-size: small;">meaning, will occupy the front space of the gallery. </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">At first each sculpture appears monolithic, constructed from six rectangular elements these </span><span style="font-size: small;">works are arranged to form singular vertical columns. The three works interact with each </span><span style="font-size: small;">other through a carefully calibrated play of surfaces and volumes. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">Rather than relying on a representative depiction the sculptures evolve though the viewers </span><span style="font-size: small;">experience. Their highly pigmented and sensual dark surfaces stand in stark contrast to the </span><span style="font-size: small;">sculpture’s geometric structured composition. </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Striped to a bare minimum Mangold’s sculptures and works on paper reflect on a visual </span><span style="font-size: small;">language associated with early American Minimalism as well as European concrete art, </span><span style="font-size: small;">however rather than merely relying on a limited notion of romanticised modernism or an hard </span><span style="font-size: small;">edge aesthetic the artist’s works evolve through a refined play on human scale and the </span><span style="font-size: small;">deliberate confrontation of precise forms and sensual surfaces. It is the artist’s inherent ability </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">to unite these two seemingly opposing traits, which in turn lend the works an extraordinary </span><span style="font-size: small;">sense of presence.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">Julia Mangold lives and works in Portland Oregon and Munich, Germany. She is regarded as </span><span style="font-size: small;">one of the leading German sculptors of her generation. Her works have been exhibited </span><span style="font-size: small;">internationally for the past two decades and form part of numerous private and public </span><span style="font-size: small;">collections across Europe and the United States.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A comprehensive iPad catalogue documenting seminal works from the past twenty years will be </span><span style="font-size: small;">published by Bartha Contemporary to coincide with this exhibition. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">For further information or to receive reproduction quality images please visit the Press website </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">at http://www.barthacontemporary.com/downloads/downloads.html or contact Sara </span><span style="font-size: small;">Ludvigsson at sara@barthacontemporary.com</span></p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:44:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Shannon Finley - Bischoff/Weiss - May 23rd, 2012 - June 30th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>BISCHOFF/WEISS</strong> is pleased to present <strong><i>Century Entropy</i></strong>, an exhibition of new work by <strong>Shannon Finley</strong> on view from May 22 - June 30, 2012. The artist's first solo exhibition at the gallery features a series of acrylic on canvas paintings.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b><br /></b></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Through an intensive process, Finley applies numerous, translucent layers of acrylic paint and industrial polymers onto canvas with specially designed palette knives. The results offer prism-like surfaces whose subtle nuances chronicle the build up of the material itself. This process draws from the history of geometric abstraction in painting as much as the reductive language of early computer graphics. But Finely eschews any simple opposition between the hand and the pixel, exploring instead the optics of the picture plane while constantly emphasizing the limits of the edge, which provide an unexpected archive of his painterly layers. Ultimately, these compositions remain suspended between the immaterial and the concrete, and are best apprehended as passageways into indeterminate spaces. In this, Finley invokes traces of sacred geometries and religious architecture within a technocratic context, but only as an alternate mode for engaging the unseen.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Shannon Finley</strong> b. 1974, Ontario, Canada, lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He received his BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax in 1999. Current exhibitions; BISCHOFF/WEISS, London (Solo show), Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (Group show). Previous solo exhibitions include; Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin (2011), Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, California (2010). Previous group exhibitions include;  Kunst- und Kulturzentrum Montabaur / Kunstverein Ulm, Germany (2011), Nettie Horn, London (2011), Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen (2008).</span></p> Sun, 10 Jun 2012 11:27:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Michael Joo - Blain|Southern London Hill Street - April 25th, 2012 - June 30th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">For his inaugural exhibition with <strong>Blain|Southern</strong>, <strong><em>Exit From the House of Being</em></strong>, <strong>Michael Joo</strong> has created a series of new sculptural works which aim to challenge and reformulate our understanding of space. Bringing together three groups of works so that they exist in dialogue, each engages the viewer in an assessment of spatial territory, referring to social, natural and personal boundaries. The ways in which we might conventionally quantify, physically experience or theoretically categorise our surrounding environment are subverted, as the materiality of each object and the syntax of the gallery space itself become fluid and unfixed.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The artist’s practice endeavours to combine and foster links between seemingly contradictory states. Binary oppositions are dissolved as he brings them into balance; the physical and metaphysical, the organic and industrial, inclusion and exclusion, and movement and stasis are all explored as being intrinsically linked, one and part of the same thing.  With this exhibition, Joo encourages us to consider the inherently unstable nature of space and identity.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">His interest in the process of material metamorphosis informs his use of unorthodox materials and techniques. Constructed from mirrored borosilicate glass,the <em>Expanded Access</em> works are composed of groups of delicate rope and stanchion forms which seem to simultaneously emerge from and melt into the structure of the gallery. Joo plays with the idea of malleable architectural space; the stanchions, which would traditionally dictate the rules of  entry to a particular place, appear on the floor, walls and ceiling of the gallery. Thus, the artist suggests a new spatial arrangement, which does away with accepted social constructs. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>We and Us </em>connotes an apparatus of socio-political unrest. Constructed using technology which is utilised to create optical telescopes, the aluminised glass produces a form reminiscent of police riot shields; the brightly mirrored surfaces both absorb and reflect their own surroundings, creating an ‘aggressive camouflage’. As with the <em>Expanded Access</em> series, the work embraces points of opposition: behind the concave surface of the riot shields lies a sheltered and protective space, which exists in opposition to the impenetrable and offensive convex exterior. The physical presence of the viewer is crucial for both works, as we are drawn into their reflective surfaces and are at once implicated, distorted and hybridized with the work and our surroundings.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The final element of the exhibition, <em>Man-made Monstrous</em>, comprises intricately detailed polyurethane resin castings of moulds of actual antlers, extending Joo’s long-lasting engagement with this form. For him, the antlers signify both an indoor and outdoor space; both display device and organic weapon. Much like the fluidity of the glass in the<em>Expanded Access</em> works and <em>We and Us</em>, the antlers appear frozen yet visceral, as their molten forms threaten to slip down the gallery walls, while hanging motionless.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The artist ultimately offers a phenomenological reading of the world, as we are encouraged to consider the space of the object in relation to the space of the self.</span></p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 17:45:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Evgenia Arbugaeva - Calumet Photographic Gallery - June 1st, 2012 - June 30th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This is part of the <a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/venues/show/33806-london-festival-of-photography" rel="nofollow">London Festival of Photography</a>.</span></p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Featuring work never shown before in the UK, the festival presents a modern-day fairytale from the small Siberian town of Tiksi, told through the lens of the talented Evgenia Arbugaeva.</span></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Once upon a time in Siberia, on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, in a warm bed in a small town, a little girl woke up from a dream. It was morning, but it was still dark out, for the little town was so far North that the sun would not show itself for many months. They called this the Polar Night.<br /> <br /> The little girl rubbed the sleep from her eyes and dressed in the dark. She put on her pink jacket and red stocking cap and stepped outside. Her breath froze and she walked in the direction of school. All around her were endless fields of frozen tundra. But the fields were not white like you might think, for up above the Aurora Borealis lit up the sky. It looked like a big green breath frozen in the heavens and all around the little girl were beautiful colors. The snow was painted green.  And on some mornings—if she was lucky—she’d even see bits of blue, yellow and pink on her walk to school.<br /> <br /> She loved these colours very much. Walking through them made her imagination come alive. She liked to think of the fields as blank canvases for Mother Nature to paint upon. And what did that make her?  Was she part of the painting too, in her pink jacket and red hat?<br /> <br /> She smiled and her mind began dreaming of the days when the Polar Night would come to an end, when the first sun would light up the snowy mountains, making it look like blueberry ice cream.  And then the summer would come, the snow would melt and the tundra would transform into planet Mars with its golden colour seeming to stretch out forever in every direction.<br /> <br /> She thought to herself, “Every season has its own colours.”  She stored all these colours in her heart, and walked beneath the Aurora Borealis in this little town way up North.   <br /> <br /> The town was called Tiksi...</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Evgenia Arbugaeva was awarded the coveted Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund for this evocative part-factual, part-fictional work about her home town of Tiksi in Siberia. Having departed the freezing port town at the age of eight, she felt compelled to return as an adult to find out whether the place stood up to her fairy tale-like childhood memories of it. A chance encounter with a young girl called Tania provided the inspiration for the resulting work, and represents Arbugaeva's tender exploration of her own childhood.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Arbugaeva, recipient of Flash Forward - Emerging Photographers 2012 (Bright Spark Award), the Magnum Emergency Fund Grant 2012 and Winner of Magenta Foundation Flash Forward competition 2010, is a young Russian photographer making waves in the international photography scene. Her work was recently featured on the New York Times Lens Blog and CNN Photos and is beginning to see widespread international recognition. The festival is delighted to host the photographer's first UK exhibition.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Arbugaeva was born in the Siberian town of Tiksi in Russia, and received a BA degree in Art Management from the International University in Moscow. In 2009, she graduated from the International Center of Photography Photojournalism and Documentary Program. She now works as a freelance photographer in both Russia and the United States.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <a href="http://www.evgeniaarbugaeva.com" target="_blank">www.evgeniaarbugaeva.com</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>The gallery is closed every Sunday and on the 4th and 5th June for the bank holiday.</strong></span></p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Dates and times that the gallery is closed for seminars</span></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>June 6th</strong> 4.30-6pm</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>June 7th</strong> 1-7pm</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>June 8th </strong>2-7pm</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>June 9th </strong>2.30-6pm</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>June 11th</strong> 2-6pm</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>June 19th</strong> 9-11.30am</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>June 26th</strong> 2-6pm</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>June 28th</strong> 4.30-7pm</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>June 29th</strong> 11-7pm</span></p> Thu, 24 May 2012 16:11:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Group Show - Drawing Room - May 10th, 2012 - June 30th, 2012 <p class="style6" style="margin-top: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Gallery closed during Diamond Jubilee</strong><br /><br />Due to unforseen circumstances the gallery will not be open on Saturday 2nd June. As planned the gallery will also be closed on Monday 4 &amp; Tuesday 5 June, reopening on Wednesday 6 June. </span></p> <p class="style6" style="margin-top: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Graphology </em>considers the range of graphic devices, used by artists working across the disciplines of film, photography, painting and sculpture, to mediate direct experience.  The scope of the exhibition reaches back to the beginning of the 20th century and includes artists working today with techniques that translate direct experience into different forms of systematised representation, between the trace and the sign, between writing and drawing.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="style6"><span style="font-size: small;">The exhibition focuses on the human hand as a living seismograph of inner life, but with extra attention to the ‘mechanical unconscious of the machine’ which imposes itself on the human eye. It will consider how graphic techniques of reproduction start to live their own lives.</span></p> <p class="style6" style="margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Automatic writing spans a long tradition, with an obvious strong moment during the heyday of Surrealism, as illustrated by the image of the typewriter on the cover of the first issue of ‘La Révolution Surréaliste’ (1924). This is typical of the range of techniques that have been employed by artists and writers to visualise their ideas, allowing for a particular tension between the hand and the medium, between automatism and automation.  This exhibition investigates the ways in which drawing intersects with typography, photography, film and computer-graphics.</span></p> <p class="style6" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em> </em></span></p> <p class="style6" style="margin-top: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The exhibition explores the link between drawing and typography through works that use a diverse range of methodologies, from the type-written concrete poetry works produced by Carl Andre in the 1970s to work being produced today such as Fiona Banner’s ‘Mother’, an interactive work that includes a reconstructed typewriter and a ream of paper.  The work references both the roots of language and the frustrations associated with the short-comings of language. Dean Hughes’ plinth-based work consists of strewn staples that, variously distorted through use and in disarray, begin to resemble a cryptic language. Stefan Brüggemann’s ‘Make See’ (2009) is a work consisting of neon letters that are sprayed black each time they are exhibited, leading to the gradual obliteration of legibility. In works that range from hand-woven carpets to wall-drawings, Mekhitar Garabedian adopts his half-learned native Armenian language to collapse the distinction between legible words and image.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="style6"><span style="font-size: small;">The parallels between photography and drawing are examined through the work of Pierre Bismuth and William Anastasi.   Bismuth has made a series of ‘Left Hand Tracing’ works which fuse still or moving images of famous people with furiously scribbled lines.  <em>Graphology </em>will include the 16mm film, ‘Following the Right Hand of Sigmund Freud’ (2009) in which these scribbled lines, which follow the movements of Freud’s hand, are drawn with light, a reference to the origins of photography.   William Anastasis’s ‘Pocket Drawings’, which are a continuation of the ‘Subway Drawings’ he began in 1964, are presented as a series of modular, framed scribbles that are produced in the artists’ pocket (a makeshift darkroom) as he takes a walk of a pre-determined duration.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="style6"><span style="font-size: small;">The employment of electronic mediation and of generative procedures is explored through the contemporary work of Anna Barham and Wim Janssen, alongside work produced in the 60s by the Structuralist film-maker Paul Sharits and the artist and theorist Brian O’Doherty. O’Doherty’s ‘Boxed Duchamp’, (1967-8) is part of a suite of works derived from mechanically produced ‘cardiogram drawings’ of Duchamp’s heartbeat. </span></p> <p class="style6" style="margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The durational unfolding of drawing, its linearity and capacity for rhythm, tie it inextricably to film. Anthony McCall’s ‘Two Pencil Durations’ (1974) is generated through the setting of a simple task. The simplicity of means (household paint applied to cheap paper) used by Tony Conrad to produce ‘Yellow Movie, 1/12-13/73’ (1973) generates a movie that unfolds imperceptibly slowly and indefinitely.  The presentation of Man Ray’s ‘La retour à la raison’ (1923) as a strip of film that is displayed on a light box brings it back to its original drawn condition.</span></p> <p class="style6" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em> </em></span></p> <p class="style6" style="margin-top: 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Graphology is developed in collaboration with Edwin Carels (curator, M HKA, Antwerp and researcher in the arts KASK/Hogent) from a series of exhibitions that took place at M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium, during 2011.</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0pt;"><img src="http://www.drawingroom.org.uk/images/logos/Henry_Moore-logo-small.jpg" height="65" width="175" /></p> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 10:18:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - FOTO8 Gallery - June 25th, 2012 - June 30th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Fragments of a Captured Past showcases new work by emerging photographers from Southampton Solent University BA (Hons) Photography Course. </span></p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 16:06:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - London Festival of Photography - June 1st, 2012 - June 30th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In June 2012, London's most celebrated venues (Museum of London, British Library, British Museum, Tate Modern, the V&amp;A and more...) will play host to a world-class, city-wide celebration of photography as the <strong>London Festival of Photography</strong> returns for its second year.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Encompassing street, documentary and conceptual photography, the festival includes exhibitions and satellite events including workshops, talks and screenings.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Exhibitions will vary in style and format, presenting a comprehensive mixture of disciplines with work from both established and emerging photographers. Content will be curated around the theme,<strong> Inside Out: Reflections on the Public and the Private</strong>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Free Exhibitions</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> <a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/217739-let-this-be-a-sign" title="Let This Be a Sign
">Let This Be a Sign
</a> - Simon Roberts</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/217741-the-queen-the-chairman-i" title="The Queen, The Chairman &amp; I">The Queen, The Chairman &amp; I</a> - Kurt Tong </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/219333-single-saudi-women" title="Single Saudi Women">Single Saudi Women</a> - Wasma Mansour</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/216744-the-great-british-public"></span><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/216746-the-great-british-public">The Great British Public</a>  - Group Show (St Pancras International)</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> <a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/219337-inside-out-london-festival-of-photography-prize">Inside Out: London Festival of Photography Prize</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> <a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/219347-behind-closed-doors">Behind Closed Doors</a> - Raphael Dallaporta, Andre Penteado  </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> <a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/217736-beneath-the-surface" title="Beneath the Surface">Beneath the Surface</a> - Steve Bloom </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/219351-tiksi">Tiksi</a> - Evgenia Arbugaeva</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/219360-international-street-photography">International Street Photography</a>- Group Show</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> <a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/219362-hijacked-iii---australia">Hijacked III - Australia</a> - </span><span style="font-size: small;">Group Show</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> <a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/219365-money-in-bamako-and-london">Money in Bamako and London</a> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/219367-sleep-walk-sleep-talk" title="Sleep Walk, Sleep Talk">Sleep Walk, Sleep Talk</a> - Suki Chan </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/219369-london-photographs-1957-62">London Photographs 1957-62</a> - Frederick James Wilfred  <br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/219371-burn-my-eye-collective">Burn My Eye Collective</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/219374-camera-obscura" title="Camera Obscura">Camera Obscura</a> - Minnie Weisz </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/219376-firecracker-presents-lives-of-others" title="Firecracker presents: Lives of Others">Firecracker presents: Lives of Others</a> <br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/219380-student-street-photography-award-exhibition">Student Street Photography Award exhibition</a> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> <a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/219369-london-photographs-1957-62">London Photographs 1957-62</a>  - Frederick Wilfred </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>The two paid-for exhibitions are:</strong><a href="http://lfph.org/diary/the-great-british-public-various--2"><br /></a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/216744-the-great-british-public">The Great British Public</a>  - Group Show (Dog Eared Gallery)</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/217734-gaddafi-archives---libya-before-the-arab-spring">Gaddafi Archives - Libya Before the Arab Spring</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Events</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Talks</span><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/217747-an-evening-with-jodi-bieber">An Evening with Jodi Bieber</a> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> <a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/217738-talk-beneath-the-surface">Talk: Beneath the Surface</a> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/219620-inside-out-reflections-on-the-public-and-the-private---symposium">Inside Out: Reflections on the Public and the Private - Symposium</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/217750-island-stories-fifty-years-of-photography-in-britain---talk-by-martin-barnes">*Island Stories: Fifty Years of Photography in Britain  - Talk by Martin Barnes </a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> <a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/219621-henry-fox-talbot---intimate-talk-by-john-falconer">Henry Fox Talbot - intimate talk by John Falconer </a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/217751-the-photographic-studio-at-the-va---talk-by-james-stevenson">The Photographic Studio at the V&amp;A - Talk by James Stevenson </a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">Screening</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> <a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/217748-edward-burtynsky-manufactured-landscapes-by-jennifer-baichwal">Edward Burtynsky: Manufactured Landscapes by Jennifer Baichwal </a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">Workshops</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> <a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/219623-gallery-tour-and-workshop-with-simon-roberts">*Gallery Tour and Workshop with Simon Roberts  <br /></a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/217743-masterclass-with-chris-steele-perkins-magnum">Masterclass with Chris Steele-Perkins (Magnum)</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/217745-masterclass-with-jodi-bieber-2011-world-press-photo-winner">Masterclass with Jodi Bieber (2011 World Press Photo Winner)</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">Auction</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> <a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/219622-best-of-the-festival---fundraising-auction">Best of the Festival - Fundraising Auction </a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">*Free Event<br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/219620-inside-out-reflections-on-the-public-and-the-private---symposium"><br /></a></span></p> Thu, 24 May 2012 16:51:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Guy Allott - Madder139 - May 18th, 2012 - June 30th, 2012 <p>In Guy Allott’s landscape paintings, the very distant past and the far-flung future merge. His scenes are replete with improbabilities and anachronisms: fiery mackerel skies, jolly-but-sad spacecrafts (evocative of 1960s toys rather than actual rockets), and discontinuous natural panoramas that clash with one another. For all their otherworldliness, however, the places Allott paints are to some extent real. He manages to plumb the depths of the history of landscape painting, both real and surreal—from Watteau, Lorrain, and English Romanticism to Magritte, Nash and Sci-Fi—and emerge onto the other side. The resultant imagery transfixes in its discordance, somehow hauntingly relevant. Nature for Allott is an unruly and strange presence, always cultured but always beyond it, an enigmatic mix that draws us back insistently to the idea of landscape – this most fundamental of encounters.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:45:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Paula Rego - Marlborough Fine Art - May 29th, 2012 - June 30th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">The Directors of Marlborough Fine Art are delighted to announce their forthcoming exhibition of new paintings and graphics by Paula Rego.  This exhibition coincides with the publication of the revised and updated Catalogue Raisonné by Tom Rosenthal of Thames &amp; Hudson.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">One of Honoré de Balzac's most celebrated tales, The Unknown Masterpiece is the story of a painter who, depending on one's perspective, is either an abject failure or a transcendental genius - or both. The story has served as an inspiration to artists as various as Cézanne, Henry James, Picasso, and Paula Rego.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The sumptuously produced Catalogue Raisonné discusses and illustrates all Rego’s prints, including unpublished work. The second edition includes chapters on five new series produced since 2003 – Moon Eggs, Prince Pig, Wine, Curved Planks and Female Genital Mutilation; on the influence of Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s work on Rego; and an updated section of Works Out of Series.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Many of Rego’s prints are based on themes, as she says that one image triggers the idea for the next. Among these are Rego’s Nursery Rhymes, which reveal a darkly humorous take on the difficulties of childhood, and provide a rich seam for her precocious girls and individually characterized animals. Her work is known for revealing complex stories about the sinister side of sexuality and family relations, and Rego’s feminism underlies everything she does: the six works in the Female Genital Mutilation series are some of the most powerful images that she has ever produced.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A fully illustrated catalogue of the exhibition will be published with an introduction by Tom Rosenthal.    The revised edition of Paula Rego: The Complete Graphic Work will be available for purchase at the Gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For further information and photographs, please contact Frankie Rossi or John Erle-Drax: <a href="mailto:frossi@marlboroughfineart.com" target="_blank">frossi@marlboroughfineart.com</a>; <a href="mailto:jdrax@marlboroughfineart.com" target="_blank">jdrax@marlboroughfineart.com</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> Thu, 10 May 2012 12:30:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Bertille Bak - NETTIE HORN - May 11th, 2012 - June 30th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>NETTIE HORN </strong>is pleased to inaugurate our new space in Fitzrovia with Bertille Bak's first solo exhibition in the UK featuring a selection of projects realized since 2007.  Bak's multi-disciplinary practice revolves around the creation of films addressing the notion of community and identity and evoking a “tribal adventure” through which she tells stories about the communities she seeks out. Since her initial experience in 2007 within the mining community of Barlin in France, Bak has continued to immerse herself within micro-societies - sensitive to the situation of these communities, she appropriates with affection and humour these ethical systems and popular traditions. If the result of her “infiltrations” convey the aesthetic of an ethnographical documentary, some picturesque elements and other incongruities however lead these realistic stories towards semi-fictional portraits of united singularities. From the Polish community of New York to the Din Daeng neighbourhood in Bangkok or the French convent in Paris, Bak portrays with sensitivity and humour the broader life within these communities - mixing truths and falsehoods and playing with how the clichés and fantasies that we have of these populations resonate with us. <br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="style13" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;">Bertille Bak’s approach to community systems naturally took place within the mining town of Barlin in northern France, which is where her family originated. This town, doomed to destruction, is the theatre of two initial main projects <em>T’as de beaux vieux tu sais…</em>and <em>Faire le Mur </em>in which the artist opens a space for dialogue between generations and different environments.In<em> T’as de beaux vieux tu sais…</em> the residents of Barlin and the artist’s family playtheir own role in a film which brings the artistic act to another level of commitment. In <em>Faire le mur</em>, Bak returns the favour to the “Barlinois” by pointing out and denouncing the injustices suffered by the residents of mining towns in Northern France as they are threatened with having their homes destroyed. Far from adopting a miserabilist form, the stories and revolts orchestrated by Bak take on the greatness and poetry of the act of protesting, evoking the notion of end.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="style13" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;">The prestigious Edward Steichen award was presented to Bak in 2010 and led her to a six months residency in New York. There, she was faced with the massively cosmopolite composition of the city, and so she researched, located and copied out via GoogleMaps the areas with strong concentrations of satellite dishes giving her a picture of the locations of certain communities. She then went on to discover the Polish community whose immersion within the city gave birth to the project <em>Urban Chronicle</em>. The film, <em>Urban Chronicle 3</em>, is a fiction based on the stories recounted to her about the traditions and visions they have of the city as foreigners. Here, the frog competitions, national parades on Fifth Avenue and other folkloric elements compose a humorous contemporary tale raising the question of immigration and the repartition of these communities within large cities.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="style13" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Bertille Bak </strong>was born in 1983 in Arras, France. She lives and works between Paris and Arras and graduated from the Beaux-Arts of Paris in 2007. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="style13" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;">Current and upcoming exhibitions include: "<em>L'institut des archives sauvages</em>",Villa Arson, Nice, France (12 February - 28 May 2012); "Intense Proximity", La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo (19 April - 26 August 2012); Loop art fair, Barcelona (31 May-2 June 2012); Museum of modern art, Paris (14 September – 16 December 2012) (Solo Show)</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="style13" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;">Solo exhibitions include : <em>"Ô quatrième</em>" Les églises, Contemporary Art Center, Chelles, France (2011-2012) ; <em>Le Tour du Propriétaire</em>, “Carte Blanche” in the MacVal collection, Ivry-sur-Seine, France (2011); <em>Urban Chronicle, </em>Module 1, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2011)</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="style13" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;">Group exhibitions include :<em>  La Ronde, </em>La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France (2011) ; Communauté/Germeinschaft, Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire, France (2011) and Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany (2010); <em>A toutes les morts, égales et cachées dans la nuit</em>, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Grand’Hornu, Belgium (2010) ; <em>Imaginez maintenant</em>, Centre Pompidou, Metz (2010) ; <em>Reset</em>, Fondation d’Entreprise Paul Ricard, Paris (2010) ;<em> Insiders-pratiques, usages, savoir-faire</em>, CAPC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, France (2009).</span></p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 02:29:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list