ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Jess Flood-Paddock - Drawing Room - July 1st, 2012 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">During the summer months Drawing Room will host two weekend Drawing Workshops which have been conceived in collaboration with <a href=";id=dbf2f675ed&amp;e=5f5292ff73" target="_blank">Salon Particulier Projects</a>.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> </span><br /><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Jess Flood-Paddock ‘Still Live? Confronting Your Inner Lobster’</span></strong><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July, 10.30-4.30</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">For this weekend workshop artist Jess Flood-Paddock will guide us through a mental and physical voyage alongside her creative companion the humble lobster, a creature she introduces in works such as <em>Big Lobster Supper</em> (2010). In the workshop Flood-Paddock will elucidate her on-going questioning of the conflicting sentiments aroused by the cycle of consuming and being consumed.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Jess Flood-Paddock lives and works in London. Educated at the Slade School of Art, Royal College of Art and Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibitions include Art and Fashion Collusion, with Jonathan Saunders, V&amp;A Museum, London, (July 2012); Recent British Sculpture (2010); Grimm Gallery Amsterdam; Fantastic Voyage, Carl Freedman (2011) Gangsta’s Paradise at the Hayward GalleryProject Space, London (2010).</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Fee: </strong>£120 including materials, lunch and light refreshments. The workshop runs for 2 consecutive days.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Booking essential: <a href=";id=141f6bf890&amp;e=5f5292ff73" target="_blank">jessflood-paddock.eventbrite.<wbr>com</wbr></a></span></p> Wed, 16 May 2012 17:00:43 +0000 - The British Museum - July 2nd, 2012 1:15 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;" class="pullOut"><span style="font-size: small;">Elizabeth Cowling, University of Edinburgh and co-curator of the Matisse/Picasso exhibition at the Tate in 2002, discusses prints from the Sculptor’s Studio section of the <em>Vollard Suite</em> in relation both to Picasso’s own practice, and to significant trends in contemporary sculpture.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><img title="Sign language interpreted event" alt="British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted event" src="" height="28" width="23" />This event is sign language interpreted.</span></p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 18:34:12 +0000 - CHELSEA space - July 3rd, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p> </p> <p>CHELSEA space proudly presents Dear Lynda... celebrating the work of curator, art historian, writer, patron and muse Lynda Morris.</p> <p>The exhibition covers over 40 years through an impressive personal archive consisting of catalogues, articles, posters, artworks and ephemera that embody a life in art.</p> <p>Lynda Morris is known as a pioneering curator who gave many artists their first exhibitions and amongst these she is venerated for curating the first UK exhibitions of Gerhard Richter and Robert Mapplethorpe. Her politics and passion for surpassing the boundaries of a London-centred art scene lead her in 1991 to establish EAST International, an open submission exhibition at the Norwich School of Art. EAST quickly became a platform that launched the careers of many artists, including Jeremy Deller, Matthew Higgs, Hurvin Anderson, and Karla Black, and turned a regional English art school into a recognisable and esteemed international centre.</p> <p>Because of her enthusiasm and sensitivity in working directly with artists and their materials, Lynda Morris has described herself as a 'fan', for others she is the 'artists' curator'.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:27:35 +0000 - Dog Eared Gallery - July 3rd, 2012 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Please join us for the last official event of the <a href="" rel="nofollow">London Festival of Photography</a> 2012.<br /></span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The festival consists of eighteen high quality exhibitions, sixteen<strong> of which are FREE to attend</strong>. We are a <strong>not-for-profit organisation</strong>and operate independently of any corporate brand, ensuring a consistently high quality of artistic content. All exhibitions are curated or co-curated in-house by the festival team.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">We have accomplished all of this on the smallest of shoestring budgets. Arts funding has become increasingly difficult to obtain in recent times, and the festival does not benefit from grants funding or lucrative sponsorship deals.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Press coverage and public consensus indicates that we are doing something important and needed and <strong>we need your help to continue doing it</strong> - please support the festival by buying a <a href="">fundraising event ticket</a> and joining us for one of the most fun events of the festival.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Many of the festival's contributing photographers have donated prints so you will have the chance to own the best of the festival.  Lively entertainment, refreshments and opportunities for industry mingling and prize-winning will ensure the evening is a night to remember. We may get even luckier than last year and witness Peter Dench losing more than just his shirt!</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Everything sold at the 2011 auction, all proceeds will go towards ensuring the festival will be back in 2013.<strong> Food and drinks provided.</strong></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">LOTS AND PRIZES WILL INCLUDE</span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Prints from artists include:</span></p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Vic Odden Award winner and official Election Artist Simon Roberts</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Magnum photographer Chris Steele-Perkins</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Magnum photographer Martin Parr</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Multi award winning photographer Steve Bloom</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">World Press Photo winner Zed Nelson </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Jerwood Photography Award winner Kurt Tong</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Great British Public contributor John Angerson</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Great British Public contributor Ewen Spencer</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Single Saudi Women contributor Wasma Mansour</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Behind Closed Door's contributor Andre Penteado</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">International Street Photography Award finalist Alegandro Cartagena</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">God-father of modern street photography Nick Turpin</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Environmental Landscape meistro Toby Smith</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">One of London's most renowned street photographers David Gibson</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Great British Public contributor and International Street Photography Award Finalist Arnhel de Serra</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">One of Austria's top street photographers and International Street Photography Award  Finalist Kay von Aspern</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">One of Scotland's best known street photographers and International Street Photography Award finalist Dougie Wallace</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">International Street Photography Award finalist Jack Simon</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Museum of London solo show exhibitor Fred Wilfred</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Workshops with photographers and other photographic experiences will also be up for grabs</span></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The evening also includes a silent auction with an opportunity to bid on fun items like signed books and cameras.</span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">SCHEDULE</span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>6.30pm - 8pm</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Viewing and drinks</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> All the prints being auctioned will be displayed from 6.30pm so you can enjoy a drink and have a first hand look before you buy.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Silent Auction</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>8 - 9pm</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Auction</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> A chance to bid on prints that were exhibited at the festival with a few surprise lots thrown in.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong>9 - 10pm</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Drinks and social</span></p> Thu, 24 May 2012 15:32:43 +0000 Piotr Janas - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) - July 3rd, 2012 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In the Upper Galleries, we present the first London solo exhibition by Warsaw-based artist <strong>Piotr Janas</strong>. Janas presents amoebic forms recalling organs, bodily fluids and various body parts that contrast with hard edged machine-like mechanisms that seemingly puncture and wound. Fleshy pinks and reds associated with living organisms are juxtaposed with violent brushstrokes. Each painting evokes the actions of scratching, pulling and prodding, creating a sense of depth as one representational element penetrates another. Organic forms taper into talons as they scrape against the walls of their own interior. Mixing the imagery of Constructivism, Francis Bacon and Paul Thek, these dark invocations are ultimately indebted to the language of surrealism.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Piotr Janas</strong> was born in 1970. He has had solo gallery exhibitions at Foksal Gallery Foundation (2003 &amp; 2009), Bortolomi, New York (2007) and Jack Hanley Gallery (2005). In 2010, Janas was included in the project <em>Villa Reykjavik, Reykjavik</em> as part of Foksal Gallery Foundation’s exhibition. Previously in 2006, Janas participated in the group show <em>Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism</em>, curated by Francesco Bonami at the Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea as well as <em>Polish Painting of the 21st Century</em> at the National Gallery of Art in Warsaw and the 50th International Venice Biennale in 2003. Janas lives and works in Warsaw.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>With thanks to:<br />Polish Cultural Institute London<br />Foksal Gallery Foundation</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Please note:</strong> we will be temporarily closed for the Olympics Monday 23 July - Friday 17 August, reopening Saturday 18 August.</span></p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:05:34 +0000 Hughie O'Donoghue - Marlborough Fine Art - July 3rd, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Marlborough is delighted to be presenting their first exhibition of work by the artist Hughie O’Donoghue. Extended until August 24.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The show will comprise an entirely new series of paintings, made over the last two years, which revisit and extend earlier themes whilst revealing a newfound chromatic intensity and painterly freedom.  </span><i style="font-size: small;">A Moments Liberty</i><span style="font-size: small;"> references the act of painting itself and painting’s constant need to question and distance itself from the deadening hand of hide bound theory.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">Personal liberty and transformation emerge as themes alongside other subjects that have preoccupied the artist over the last three decades, Ideas of belonging, of memory and re-membering, the legacy of the past both immediate and ancient. The pasts of his family and the history of the places he paints are all embodied in the canvases, layers of history echo the layers of paint, which slowly reveal their recent pasts and ancient secrets.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">As Colin Wiggins writes in his introduction in the accompanying catalogue … `It is this layering of time and its cyclical nature that interest O’Donoghue.  Whether it is the peat bogs, the volcanic ash of Vesuvius or the more metaphorical layers of history he has found the medium of oil paint to be a perfect vehicle for this interest’. And in summary Colin Wiggin writes `O’Donoghue is an artist who chooses to engage with the past, whether remote and mythic and rooted in classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance, or a more recent past that saw the beautiful lands from which western civilization emerged being scarred and laid waste during a century of mechanized brutality’.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">Along with the new paintings the artist will be showing selected new monotype and carborundum prints made in Venice 2011 and London 2012. Carborundum as a medium is particularly suited to the realization of the painterly print and the artist’s engagement with the technique dating back twenty years continues to develop and compliment his work as a painter.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Hughie O’Donoghue was born in Manchester.  He lives and works in London and County Mayo, Ireland.  He has had numerous solo exhibitions at private and public Galleries, including:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Leeds Art Gallery, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, the Imperial War Museum, London,</span><span style="font-size: small;">Birmingham Art Gallery,  and the Haus der Kunst, Munich.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Forthcoming solo exhibitions include Abbot Hall, Kendal and Artists’ Laboratory 05 at the Royal Academy both in September 2012.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A fully illustrated catalogue will be available.</span></p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 13:55:35 +0000 Talia Chetrit, Sheree Hovsepian, Andrea Longacre-White, Lisa Oppenheim - Bischoff/Weiss - July 4th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><i>Photorealism</i> is a selection of recent art that remediates and reimagines the possibilities and definitions of abstraction and its intersection with photographic representation. The works assembled by the four artists included in <i>Photorealism</i> -- Talia Chetrit, Sheree Hovsepian, Lisa Oppenheim and Andrea Longacre-White -- all use photographic modes and dark room techniques to make photographs that are not just documentary but are representations of the mode of photography itself. Each of the works, and the artists' individual practices, result in photographs 'of' things --  representations of objects and events that do or did exist in real time and space. And yet they look, to varying degrees, abstract -- they seem 'unreal,' imagined, constructed. And thus, by their very nature, they perform an imperative task of calling into question the ontological categories that we use, but also, the very ways in which we see.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Talia Chetrit</strong>'s photographs blend views of the human form with found items that are imbued with an aura of modernist industrial production. Each work employs a perspective and framing that displaces the viewer's point of view, making one question the mode of the photograph's construction. Relying on neither digital or analog post-production tools, Chetrit makes 'straight' photography that is fundamentally queer. Straight in that she relies only on her studio, her camera, found objects, and bodies of her to make her work. But queer in that the work assaults our notions of body and evidence: the perverse perspectives and angles in the work makes one wonder if the work has been photoshopped or otherwise altered in the dark room. It has not. But this very question illustrates how Chetrit's practice both lies in and plays with the shadows of our current age of abstraction.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Lisa Oppenheim</strong>'s work is always a productive disturbance of cultural and technological frames of image construction and distribution. Working primarily in film and photography, Oppenheim often mines existing images, engaging in an elegantly destructive process of addition and subtraction. Included in <i>Photorealism</i> is her most recent body of work, collectively titled <i>Smoke</i>, comprised of cropped photographs of smoke rising from the fires of various sources - including the 2011 London riots.  In this series, those sourced images act as a filter through which photographic paper is exposed over several iterations by the flame of a torch; smoke and fire become both the image's subject and its mode of production. While seemingly abstract and lyrical, the final images are both 'of' and an 'instance of' destruction; as in the case of abstract painting, representation and creation become collapsed and confused.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Sheree Hovsepian</strong> creates work that blends studio photography and dark room techniques in a manner that confounds our usual expectations of image-making. Using a variety of everyday materials, Hovsepian pares back the strictures of photography to their barest components - the interaction of light on surface. The results are expressive geometric photograms imputed with a very human energy. Though working in a darkroom and using what is most commonly thought of as a mechanical process, Hovsepian allows her hands and the decision she makes with them in the moments of her image's creation to reign supreme.  It is difficult not to think of painting when we think of this work, of her manipulation of objects in the studio and darkroom in real-time as a form of painting with light.  Beyond this romantic connotation, there is a real affinity in the work for a format of material abstraction. Yet, these are truly photographs and truly representative in the purest form - they capture the deployment of real objects and light in an actual moment and place.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Andrea Longacre-White</strong> is the only digital artist included in <i>Photorealism</i> but like her three colleagues she too is interested in the documentation of real objects and occurrences no matter how abstract the outcomes seem. Her work marks the generations and the digital ephemera of our age. Her practice is one of encompassing a continual cannibalisation of itself.  Longacre-White takes digital photographs (and scans) of everyday objects, events, and even websites, and then prints them without any processing. These prints are then hung on her studio walls and placed on tables where they become marked, scuffed and torn throughout the course of everyday activities. These material objects are then re-photographed - and the process begins anew, over and over. Wherein a similar analog process would lead to a loss of resolution with each successive generation, this digital reimagining means that each generation actually gains information in the form of the physical degradations that occur for each printed edition. The abstraction we see in each generation is actually a highly realistic representation of the act of entropy as captured by loss-less digital means.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Despite the abstract results and often expressive modes of production, all the photographs included in <i>Photorealism</i> are the most documentary documents possible. Each accurately portrays events and phenomena as they happened. They are hyper-real. Beyond real -- representations of their own construction that can only fully tell their truth through their abstract and other-worldly appearance.</span><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Benjamin Godsill is a curator and a contemporary art specialist based in New York. From 2006-2011 he was a curatorial associate at The New Museum.</span></p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 09:55:56 +0000 Sara Barker - Modern Art - July 4th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Stuart Shave/Modern Art</strong> is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new sculptures by <strong>Sara Barker</strong>. This is the British artist's first solo show in London, and her first with Modern Art.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Sara Barker’s sculptures are formed from sparse linear structures, comprising and being comprised of varied, crooked rectilinear shapes. The narrow frames of her work are repeated, fragmented and fitted together to read as if drawings in three dimensions: outlining space and creating a sense of volume and solidity for each work with what seem to be frail and humble propositions. Whilst ostensibly formal and certainly reticent, Barker’s work takes influence too from notions of the sentimental and romantic. Barker often makes use of quiet literary references to allude to something otherwise unspoken in the work: this show, for example, takes its title from that of Caspar David Friedrich’s painting of a female figure standing before a window, gazing out of a room through its frame, looking upon an architectural scene-within-a-scene.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">In this exhibition at Modern Art, Barker presents a vocabulary of sculptures that restate positions of particular and specific relationships to the support of the wall and the floor. The flatter faces of her sculptures are often coloured with swirls of gouache, watercolour and oils applied to the surfaces - thin painterly moments within a continuous line variously formed with fragments of folded aluminium, steel, brass, wood, fragments of canvas and patches of filling compound. Here and there the narrow silhouettes of her bare materials and painted surfaces are mimicked in the play of light on the edges of glass panes and complicated by the dynamic character of thin and seemingly active lines overlapping in architectural space. Barker’s process is that of thinking through making, and leaving that process evident in a trail of ad-hoc engineering and delicate yet rudimentary construction that lends austerity an affectionate and romantic character.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Sara Barker</strong> was born in Manchester in 1980, and lives and works in Glasgow. Barker attended the British School at Rome 2008-2009, and completed BA (Hons) in painting at Glasgow School of Art 1999-2003, and studied history of art at the University of Glasgow 1998-1999. Barker’s work has been included in the recent exhibitions <i>Frauenzimmer</i>, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany (2011); <i>The morning after the big fire</i>, Ville du Parc Contemporary Art Centre, Annemasse, France (2009); <i>Open Eye Club</i>, Tramway, Glasgow (2008); and will be included later this year in <i>Drawing: Sculpture</i>, The Drawing Room, London &amp; Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds.</span></p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 18:42:36 +0000 Group Show - Whitechapel Gallery - July 4th, 2012 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition showcases the most dynamic work being made in London in 2012. Take a journey through a selection of the latest art trends and see potential stars of the future amongst 35 artists chosen by a panel of international artists, curators and collectors.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Political and social subject matter is a theme in many works. The show features artists using performance and DIY approaches to making work whilst others investigate kitsch, outsider art and countercultural groups. The exhibition includes <strong>Arnaud Desjardin</strong>’s live printing press, <strong>Leigh Clarke</strong>’s negative casts of masks of political figures often worn during demonstrations, <strong>Nicholas Cobb</strong>’s photographs showing fictitious model riot scenes at Bluewater shopping centre and <strong>Pio Abad</strong>’s work featuring Saddam Hussein’s gold taps printed on an imitation Versace silk scarf.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>The London Open </em>includes work in a diverse range of media from painting, sculpture, film, textile and photography to installation and performance. It includes <strong>Paul Westcombe</strong>’s intricate illustrations on takeaway coffee cups, <strong>Alice Channer</strong>’s body-based sculptures, <strong>Lucienne Cole</strong>’s pop culture-inspired performances and <strong>Martin John Callanan</strong>’s conceptual works, such as <em>International Directory of Fictitious</em> <em>Telephone Numbers </em>(2012).</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>The London Open </em>is a chance to see some of today’s most innovative artists. The Whitechapel Gallery’s open submission exhibitions have shown artists including Grayson Perry, Bob &amp; Roberta Smith and Rachel Whiteread early in their careers.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Artists: Pio Abad, Peter Abrahams, Caroline Achaintre, Greta Alfaro, Sol Archer, Thomas Ball, Martin John Callanan, Dale Carney, Paul Carter, Alice Channer, Leigh Clarke, Nicholas Cobb, Lucienne Cole, Beth Collar, Chris Coombes, Shona Davies, Jon Klein &amp; Dave Monaghan, Arnaud Desjardin, Sarah Dobai, Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson, Ana Genoves, Mark Harris, Emma Holmes, John Hughes, Nikolai Ishchuk, Robert Orchardson, Heather Phillipson, Ruth  Proctor, Amikam Toren, Charlie Tweed, Roy Voss, Paul Westcombe and Rehana Zaman.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Selectors: Patricia Bickers, editor of Art Monthly; artist Rodney Graham; collector Jack Kirkland; curator Marta Kuzma; and Whitechapel Gallery curator Kirsty Ogg.</span></p> <p></p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 19:17:16 +0000 Dan Finsel, Sriwhana Spong, Liu Chuang, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova - Whitechapel Gallery - July 4th, 2012 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This season of artists’ films looks at performance – from interventions in the city to early modernist dance and 1970s and 80s pop culture.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Liu Chuang</strong>’s two films bring choreographed poetic sequences into everyday places by using urban materials from roadside litter to cars driven in parallel along a city street. While <em>Manifesto of Futurist Woman (Let’s</em> <em>Conclude) </em>(2008) by <strong>Anetta Mona Chisa &amp; Lucia Tkácová</strong> sees a group of majorettes broadcasting in semaphore based on Valentine de Saint-Point’s 1912 manifesto of the same name, where she calls for the recognition of strong women in society.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Dan Finsel</strong>’s video<em>, I Would Love Farrah, Farrah, Farrah (1) (</em>2009) shows the artist inhabiting a frenetic character based on an amalgam of TV and film personalities, using performance to explore the construction of identity. Alongside this <strong>Sriwhana Spong</strong>’s film <em>Costume for a Mourner </em>(2010) is a reconstruction from archival photographs of the dancing and costumes from <em>Le Chant du</em> <em>Rossignol</em>, originally performed by the Ballets Russes in 1920.</span></p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 19:27:43 +0000 Ludovic des Cognets, Laszlo Forras, Nuno Santos, Christopher Matthews - arebyte gallery - July 5th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><br /> Spontaneous Combustion is a one week festival organised by ARTCH during Big Dance with dance performances, workshops and exhibition. The first Spontanous Combustion was organised in Tower Hamlets in 2011. The aim of the festival is to give opportunity to the public to watch dance performances and to participate at various dance workshops. Also, it gives the opportinity to dancers to show their work. For one week, we would like to focus on dance and would like to invite everybody, both professionals and nonprofessionals, to join us. <br /> <br /> We will show short performances (varies from 5 to 25 minutes) of professional and non-professional dancers. The style is not selective to one type, you can see modern, folklore, classical; and everything in-between. We hope that everybody finds something that he/she likes.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 19:00:38 +0000 Ludovic des Cognets, Laszlo Forras, Nuno Santos, Christopher Matthews - arebyte gallery - July 5th, 2012 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p>ARBEIT is delighted to host a 10 days dance photography exhibition taking part of “Spontaneous Combustion” festival held by ARtCH for the 2nd year in a row and part of the BIG DANCE 2012. The exhibition will showcase 4 international artists all focusing on dance and movement based art through their lens while exhibiting a different approach to capturing the human body and its movement in specific.</p> <p> </p> <p>Participating artists: Ludovic des Cognets, Laszlo Forras, Nuno Santos, Christopher Matthews</p> <p> </p> <p>Exhibition opening: 5 July 2012, from 6 till 10pm</p> <p> </p> <p>SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION 2012 is a 10 days festival from 5 July till 14 July 2012 with 4 different locations, over 40 dancers, free workshops and a dance related exhibition. The aim of the festival is to give opportunity to the public to watch dance performances and to participate at various dance workshops. For 10 days, we would like to focus on dance and would like to invite everybody, both professionals and nonprofessionals, to join us.</p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 16:20:06 +0000 Mike Meiré - Bartha Contemporary - July 5th, 2012 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">For his first solo-exhibition at <strong>Bartha Contemporary</strong>, German artist<strong> Mike Meiré</strong> (B. 1964) will present a series of new large-scale works on paper alongside recent ceramic sculptures. Entitled “<strong><em>Economy of Attention</em></strong>” the exhibition embraces the medium of newsprint and highlights its structural beauty.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Mike Meiré’s latest body of work follows on from a series of singular paintings on newsprint, which examine existing grids in newspapers and primarily reflect on the prioritization of information through graphic design.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The artist has been working as an art-director for many years and it is his intrinsic understanding of this medium, which allows him to strip the composition of his works to a bare minimum. By adding an element of repetition and juxtaposition to the compositions of his larger works, Meiré embraces a highly minimalist mantra, akin with Judd’s stacked sculptures or Walter de Marias installations. A coded language of design, inherent in any layout is reduced to bars of colour, composed to reveal a repetitive sequencing of information.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Mike Meiré describes his work as a continued investigation into life's evolutionary processes, which the artist interprets in three phases, birth, biography and death. Central to all of Meiré's work is a delicate interplay between the highly refined against mundane everyday materials. The intriguing juxtaposition of organic often sexually explicit or gender-orientated ceramic objects with anodyne geometric elements play an increasingly important role in Meiré's work. These somewhat evoke a sense of ambivalence towards modernity.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Within Meiré's continuing work as a creative director, he has for many years navigated and in some cases deliberately trespassed the boarders between Advertising, Design and Fine Art. As a designer Meiré has worked on several installation-based projects, which were commissioned by a variety of commercial companies as subversive means of product placement.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">More recently Meiré has clearly defined his practice as an independent artist. As one line of work continues to inform the other Meiré's paintings and ceramic sculptures reveal a profound understanding of popular culture. It is this knowledge, which allows the artist to explore the deep-rooted neurotics that inhibit today's societies and in turn challenges these through his work.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Mike Meiré</strong> lives and works in Cologne, he is the recipient of numerous awards and has exhibited internationally for several years. Concurrent with this exhibition works by Mike Meiré also form part of group exhibitions at the Kloster Wedinghausen in Arnsberg Germany (Sammlung Schroth : Information, until 19.8.) and at von Bartha Garage in Basel Switzerland, (Off the beaten track, curated by Lena Friedli, until 14.7.).</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A catalogue entitled “Day In / Day Out” was published by Meurer Verlag, Cologne in 2010, a catalogue documenting 25 years of editorial design is currently in production.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">For further information or to receive reproduction quality images please contact the gallery.</span></p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 07:31:49 +0000 Adam Roberts - IMT Gallery - July 5th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Filmarmalade Presents Lehrstücke, Objet petit a and The Great Game:</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Adam Roberts’ Remake, reshoots the 1960’s Italian grindhouse horror film <em>Seddok, l’erede di Satana</em> by Anton Giulio Majano scene for scene with the later dubbed soundtrack, but minus the presence of the film’s characters.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The story centers around a stripper who has been horribly disfigured in a car accident. Whilst contemplating suicide she meets professor Levin who offers to heal her with a secretly developed atomic wonder drug that is able to regenerate damaged skin, but which lead’s to a spine-chilling result. Levin’s growing love for her ultimately leads to a string of blood-curdling murders.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The evening will include a round table discussion with the artist, Steven Ball of the British Artists Film and Video Study Collection at Central St Martins, film critic and author of <em>A Natural History of Ghosts</em>, Roger Clarke and artist film maker, curator Luciano Zubillaga and Gordon Shrigley, founder of Filmarmalade.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Adam Roberts recently screened work at the Hayward Gallery, London; Performatica, Mexico; the Zodiak Festival, Helsinki and at the Filmhuis, Den Haag. He was born in the United Kingdom and lives and works in London.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Filmarmalade is a publisher and DVD label specialising in contemporary artists’ film and video works. Every year Filmarmalade publish a series of works, selected through both invited and open submission, with the aim of encouraging wider access to the moving image. Filmarmalade also specially commission interviews to accompany each publication to provide a greater understanding of how video and film artists situate their work in relation to the history of art and contemporary fine art practice. Filmarmalade is a project by the artist Gordon Shrigley. Filmarmalade is a project by the artist Gordon Shrigley. The entire Filmarmalade collection is now held at the British Artists’ Film &amp; Video Study Collection.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This Filmarmalade screening has been supported by Close–Up Film Centre, London.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="" target="_blank"></a></span></p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 09:44:22 +0000 - Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art - July 5th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;" class="bodytext"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Part of <em>First Thursdays</em> and East End Night, special event at 7pm<br /></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="bodytext"><span style="font-size: small;">Acclaimed violist Stephen Upshaw and violinist Jordan Hunt will perform a new composition, composed by Hunt, in response to Parasol unit’s current exhibition of work by David Claerbout. A recognised interpreter of contemporary music, Stephen Upshaw has worked with some of today's most important living composers (Julian Anderson, Christian Wolff, Helmut Lachenmann), performing in the Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Barbican Hall and Theatre and Vienna's Schönberg Centre, among others. Jordan Hunt is a composer, performer and musician whose work often crosses artistic horizons of music, dance and theatre. Recent collaborations include works with Nick Knight (Hermès campaign),  Fiona Shaw (Young Vic), Theo Adams (TATE Britain / Louis Vuitton / Frieze / ICA) and Matthew Stone (Royal Academy).</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="bodytext"><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Thanks to Jameson Irish Whiskey who are providing a pop-up bar for this event.</span><br /><strong></strong></p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 17:40:28 +0000 - The British Museum - July 5th, 2012 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;" class="pullOut"><span style="font-size: small;">A gallery talk by Frederick Mulder, independent speaker.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Gallery talks last 45 minutes.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">They are given by Museum staff or guest speakers and are suitable for all levels of knowledge.</span></p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 18:35:50 +0000