ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Nicole Vinokur - Tintype - June 27th - July 13th <p><span style="font-size: medium;">Nicole Vinokur is Tintype's project space artist for 2016. During her time at the gallery she will be cultivating a meadow within the space, accompanied by a series of walks through significant locations in north London.</span></p> <p><em>Paridayda</em>&nbsp;is an experiment in turning inside space into a faux outside.</p> <p>The project stems from a fable about an Indian ship which docked at an English port. The crew asked to be taken to walk on grass as they lived surrounded by metal. They were taken to walk barefoot in a nearby graveyard &ndash; then returned to their ship to live surrounded by metal once again.</p> <p>The meadow indoors is consciously located within a space and dislocated from its origin. Vinokur&rsquo;s intention is to cultivate a meadow and once it has become established to offer it as an immersive installation alongside a series of walks to some of north London&rsquo;s many churchyards and cemeteries; &ldquo;I am interested in creating a sensory space of encounter in which concentrated experience and closeness to our own materiality and mortality can come into focus.&rdquo;</p> <p>Paridayda,&nbsp;the Old Persian root for the word paradise&nbsp;translates&nbsp;as &ldquo;walled enclosure&rdquo; relating to oases. This later appeared in Greek as paradeisos to denote areas of cultivated walled gardens or parks. Vinokur&rsquo;s reframing of a meadow inside a gallery, offers an incongruous phenomenon &ndash; for the final week the public will be invited to walk barefoot, sit or rest within the space.</p> <p>Material, physicality, process and impermanence &ndash; the accretions of time through layering, are motifs of Nicole Vinokur&rsquo;s interdisciplinary practice. Her monumental piece&nbsp;Giotto&rsquo;s Cosmic Crush, constructed from chalk, marble dust plaster and a single bronze cast fly is suggestive of a sarcophagus or tomb and integrates notions of tromp l&rsquo;oeil; the &lsquo;lure of the gaze&rsquo; (Lacan), disrupting the relationship between image and reality.</p> <p><span style="font-size: x-small;">Nicole Vinokur is a South African artist living and working in London. She studied at Pretoria Technikon (2004) and the Royal College of Art (MA Sculpture, 2015). She is the recipient of the Red Mansion Prize (2015); Artist/Curator Fellowship with Grizedale Arts (2014); shortlisted for Cowley Manor Art Prize (2014); Young Vision Award (2005); and has been supported by National Arts Council South Africa. Her work has been shown internationally including Camden Arts Centre (UK); 50th Venice Biennale (IT); Modern Art Projects (ZA); Favela Pavilion (MX); Museum of Africa (ZA); London Print Studio (UK); Henry Moore Gallery (UK). Recent shows in 2016 include&nbsp;Gardeners and Astronomers, Caustic Coastal (Salford);&nbsp;Artificial Arcadia, Bosse and Baum (London); and&nbsp;Shucky, Hintut?,&nbsp;The Hostry (Norwich). Vinokur is currently working on a long term project with Grizedale Arts recreating Ruskin&rsquo;s Road in the village of Coniston, Cumbria.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: x-small;">Tintype Project Space is an annual event in which an artist is invited to use the gallery as a studio or working space followed by a show. Previous artists have been An Gee Chan, Tom Woolner, Florence Peake, Beth Collar, and Holly Slingsby.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">SUPPORTED BY ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:34:41 +0000 Raymond Pettibon - Sadie Coles HQ - Kingly Street - June 25th - August 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">In his sixth exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ, Raymond Pettibon presents a prolific body of new drawings that embrace many of his enduring themes &ndash; baseball players, surging trains, waves, film-noir encounters. Ranging in scale and subject, Pettibon&rsquo;s drawings home in on particular objects, incidents or vistas, while ambiguously severing these images from a narrative context. Fragments of handwritten text &ndash; placed alongside or threaded within the imagery &ndash; add multiple shades of meaning and irony.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Since he emerged in the 1980s in the punk scene of Southern California, Pettibon has depicted modern America from a myriad of angles (the title of the current show evokes the stop offs on a meandering trip through California). Images of sporting prowess or modern industry are offset by ambivalent or macabre scenes. The works retain the comic-book style of Pettibon&rsquo;s earliest drawings (rapidly hatched, sharply outlined), while alternating between melodramatic close-ups and far-off views. In their composition, they range from the stark monochrome of his 1980s output to painterly layering of gouache, acrylic and collage.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Several of the new works portray encounters &ndash; sexual liaisons, sports-field standoffs &ndash; in which the seemingly humdrum scene is underscored by an ambience of violence, angst or sexual dissatisfaction. Resisting the resolution of a story, Pettibon&rsquo;s works also blur the categories of art history &ndash; compressing elements of painting, cartoons, poetry, the novel, and polemics. He has commented: &ldquo;All these closed fields &hellip; hard-edged and soft-edged, and flat &hellip; What does it measure, what does it ultimately say? It cuts out from the world the complexity that exists, which I deal with in every fucking drawing I make.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pettibon&rsquo;s use of text &ndash; both quoted and created &ndash; deepens that complexity. Rather than explaining or contextualizing, his dense capitalized paragraphs and floating aphorisms tend to problematize or multiply the meaning of an image. This applies in particular to his long running series of self-portraits. He has explained that these works are &ldquo;about self-portraiture rather than being self-portraits.&rdquo; Often, it is the act of striking a pose and seeing oneself in a given light that his works address. <em>No Title (Self-portrait with smile)</em> shows him in sunglasses, tugging his own face into a grin, while in <em>No Title (Self-portrait with bust)</em> he squares up to a sculpted double. His self-portraits unfold a sequence of different guises or attitudes, which mirror the shifting voices or registers of the text running through his wider corpus.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Raymond Pettibon was born in 1957 in Tuscon, Arizona, and studied at UCLA in Los Angeles. As a young graduate he worked as a maths teacher before embarking on an artistic career, designing album covers for Black Flag and becoming associated with the Los Angeles punk scene. In recent years, Pettibon has had numerous major solo shows including <em>Home and Away. Raymond Pettibon: Living the American Dream. Marko M&auml;etamm: Feel at Home</em>, Kumu Kunstimuuseum, Tallinn, Estonia (2015); <em>Whuytuyp</em>, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland (2012); <em>Raymond Pettibon</em>, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany (2007); <em>Whatever It is You&rsquo;re Looking for You Won&rsquo;t Find It Here</em>, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2006); and <em>Raymond Pettibon</em>, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2005). The survey exhibition <em>Homo Americanus</em> is currently on view at Deichtorhallen Hamburg - Sammlung Falckenberg in Hamburg, Germany. Retrospectives of his work have been held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. In 2010 Pettibon received the prestigious Oskar Kokoschka prize. Raymond Pettibon lives and works in New York.</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:20:20 +0000 Barbara Hepworth - Phillips de Pury & Company - July 7th - August 27th <p style="text-align: justify;">In collaboration with The Hepworth Wakefield, Phillips proudly presents a specially curated, non-selling exhibition of works by famed British sculptor Barbara Hepworth. <em>Late Hepworth</em> explores the final and most prolific decade of the artist's career, showcasing her experimentation with new media and materials including bronze, marble, slate and printmaking.</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:16:30 +0000 Maria Nepomuceno - Barbican Art Gallery - May 24th - August 29th <p style="text-align: justify;">Opening a new series of commissions for the Barbican&rsquo;s public spaces, contemporary artist <strong>Maria Nepomuceno</strong> presents <em>Cosmic Teta</em>. Using materials and techniques developed by the artist and inspired by the indigenous craft traditions of Brazil, Nepomuceno&rsquo;s woven and beaded sculpture brings vibrant colour and a sense of growth to the Barbican&rsquo;s Brutalist surround.</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:10:11 +0000 - Barbican Art Gallery - March 19th - October 16th <p style="text-align: justify;">Explore the third Barbican Exhibition which traces the controversial design of the residential development, looking at the range of flat types and interiors which would accommodate some 6000 people within 35 acres. The display includes <strong>Chamberlin</strong>,<strong> Powell </strong>and <strong>Bon</strong>&rsquo;s original 1971 residential layout and landscape plan, as well as original fittings, archival illustrations, leaflets, brochures and films.<br /><br />If you're interested in finding out more about architecture, don't miss our <a href="" target="_blank">series of events</a> in association with The Architecture Foundation.</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:07:34 +0000 - Barbican Art Gallery - March 19th - October 16th <p style="text-align: justify;">Explore the third Barbican Exhibition which traces the controversial design of the residential development, looking at the range of flat types and interiors which would accommodate some 6000 people within 35 acres. The display includes <strong>Chamberlin</strong>,<strong> Powell </strong>and <strong>Bon</strong>&rsquo;s original 1971 residential layout and landscape plan, as well as original fittings, archival illustrations, leaflets, brochures and films.<br /><br />If you're interested in finding out more about architecture, don't miss our <a href="" target="_blank">series of events</a> in association with The Architecture Foundation.</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:07:13 +0000 Imran Qureshi - Barbican Art Gallery - February 18th - July 10th <p style="text-align: justify;">Barbican has commissioned the award-winning Pakistani artist <strong>Imran Qureshi</strong> to create a new body of work for The Curve. <br /><br />For his first major London commission, Qureshi presents <em>Where the Shadows are so Deep, </em>a series of exquisite miniature paintings, drawing upon The Curve as a motif in this tradition. Beginning with gentle scenes of nature, the sequence of works gradually introduces darker elements, subtly implying the uncertainty of what lies around the bend. Hung at varying heights along the dramatic 90-metre span of the space, these delicate, jewel-like paintings lure the visitor in, demanding an altogether different kind of looking.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The fully illustratedexhibition catalogue is available to <strong><a href="" target="_blank">buy now</a></strong>.</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:05:51 +0000 Ragnar Kjartansson - Barbican Art Gallery - July 20th 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join the artist for a unique and insightful introduction to his work, life experiences and inspiration. <br /> <br /> This event is part of:<br /><a href="" target="_blank">Ragnar Kjartansson</a><br /><br /> Barbican Art Gallery in London presents major exhibitions by leading international figures in the heart of the City of London </p> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:01:15 +0000 Ragnar Kjartansson - Barbican Art Gallery - July 14th - September 4th <p style="text-align: justify;">&lsquo;One of the most celebrated performance artists anywhere&rsquo; <em>New York Times</em><br /><br />Bringing together live performance, music, film, painting, sculpture and drawing, this long overdue solo exhibition is the first in the UK to survey the work of the internationally acclaimed Icelandic artist, <strong>Ragnar Kjartansson</strong>.<br /><br />Born into a family of acting professionals and having grown up backstage at the Reykjavik City Theatre, Kjartansson&rsquo;s work combines his experience of stage traditions with experiments in repetition and endurance. Clich&eacute;s and motifs of Western culture, romantic melancholy and even his own conception, provide the personal and often playful subject matter of the artist&rsquo;s emotionally charged work. Having successfully represented Iceland at the 2009 Venice Biennale and participated in 2013 with standout works, Kjartansson is now at the cutting edge of contemporary performance art. The exhibition centres around the immersive and moving multi-channel video installation <em>The Visitors</em> (2012) and <em>Take Me Here by the Dishwasher: Memorial for a Marriage</em> (2011) a live performance full of romance and humour featuring ten troubadours singing for up to eight hours a day, every day for the duration.<br /><br /><em>Ragnar Kjartansson</em> will present these spell-binding and multi-sensory experiences amongst a wide-ranging survey, perfectly-timed to shine a spotlight on one of the contemporary art world&rsquo;s most exciting and evolving artists.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Exhibition curated by the Barbican and organised in collaboration with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., where a version of the exhibition will be shown from 14 October 2016 to 8 January 2017.</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:59:04 +0000 Daniel Mullen - Anise Gallery - July 8th 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM <p>Join us before work for a special viewing of Daniel Mullen's solo exhibition 'Constructing the Future' at Anise Gallery, where you can enjoy new paintings along with coffee and croissants.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>07.30-09.00</p> <p>Friday 8 July</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:30:59 +0000 Wendy Mayer - CHARLIE SMITH london - July 1st - July 30th <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">CHARLIE SMITH LONDON is delighted to present Wendy Mayer&rsquo;s second solo exhibition at the gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">Mayer is known for her uncanny sculptures where she employs painted vinyl or painted cast wax to present figures with unparalleled veracity. In this exhibition Mayer uses Angela Carter&rsquo;s &lsquo;A Curious Room&rsquo; as her starting point. Carter described her Curious Room as a metaphorical space where all the secrets of a person&rsquo;s life are stored, and asserted that life is a process of trying to find it in order to rediscover or remember them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">Mayer&rsquo;s Curious Room is a collection of sculptures that reveal the subconscious impact of half-forgotten personal rites of passage. As the artist states:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">&lsquo;I am a deeply private person and am often surprised and horrified to discover that my work discloses aspects of my personality and past that I would probably prefer to stay hidden.&rsquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">This unconscious revelation of drives, feelings and memories is allied with conscious intent. Themes such as familial relationships, motherhood, rebirth and metamorphosis are recurrent in Mayer&rsquo;s work, from babies emerging from womb-like vases to autobiographical references to books read, feelings felt and places visited. The five-piece series &lsquo;Smotyn Du&rsquo; illustrates this coalescence of conscious and unconscious dynamics, where personal and universal vie and oscillate. Each piece consists of a fabric covered coat hanger formed from a child&rsquo;s head with hands protruding from either side, with black knots on the palms, and hung from a crucifix shaped hook. Mayer is at once referencing religious rites; guilt; domestic abuse; and the Smotyn Du (or Black Spot) region of her native Wales.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><em>Wendy Mayer was born in Wales in 1975. She graduated with a first class BA (Hons) in Fine Art Sculpture from Loughborough University School of Art and Design in 2008. Her work is placed in prominent private collections globally including the Saatchi Gallery, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Javier Baz and Kay Saatchi. She has exhibited in galleries and museums including the Saatchi Gallery, Royal British Society of Sculptors, Royal Cambrian Academy, Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, and will feature in Strange Worlds: the vision of Angela Carter at Royal West of England Academy, Bristol in 2016.</em></p> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:39:48 +0000 Brian Griffiths - Vilma Gold - June 30th - July 30th Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:25:30 +0000 Neïl Beloufa, Hannah Black, Eliza Douglas, Klara Liden, Colin Lowe, Roddy Thomson, Stuart Middleton, Avery Singer - Vilma Gold - June 30th - July 30th Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:25:12 +0000 Lewis Klahr - Tate Modern - June 24th 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM <div class="content__standfirst"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Master collagist Lewis Klahr presents&nbsp;<em>Sixty Six</em>, a cut-and-paste animation&nbsp;work&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="content__body-text"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Working from his personal archive of found print and sound materials, Lewis Klahr has developed a significant body of analogue and digital stop-motion collage films over the last forty years. Structured into twelve chapters,&nbsp;<em>Sixty Six</em>&nbsp;brings together a number of short works produced since 2002 into a filmic anthology that foregrounds the many visual and aural motifs, obsessions and thematic threads that run through&nbsp;his&nbsp;oeuvre.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The title itself refers to one such motif &ndash; the number sixty-six &ndash; which is always somehow present in the film, whether through imagery and dialogue drawn from the American energy company Phillips 66 and the television series&nbsp;<em>Route 66</em>, or through references to the year 1966. This provides a general temporal context for much of the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">pop art</a>, architecture and advertising material from which the film&nbsp;is&nbsp;composed.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ranging from three minutes to over twenty minutes in length, the film&rsquo;s twelve chapters comprise an elliptical narrative that takes on the melancholic, nostalgic and poetic characteristics of its composite short films. With titles such as&nbsp;<em>Erigone&rsquo;s Daughter</em>,&nbsp;<em>Lethe</em>,&nbsp;<em>Helen of T</em>,&nbsp;<em>Saturn&rsquo;s Diary</em>,&nbsp;<em>Mercury&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;<em>Ichor</em>, these works invite as well as complicate attempts to read the work through the lens of&nbsp;Greek&nbsp;mythology.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With central characters and backdrops culled from a wide array of genres including comic books, &lsquo;sunshine noir&rsquo; literature, Portuguese photo novels and architectural magazines,&nbsp;<em>Sixty Six</em>&nbsp;offers a highly textured, dream-like vision of the iconography of&nbsp;post-war&nbsp;America.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Sixty Six</em>,&nbsp;USA&nbsp;2002&ndash;15,&nbsp;DCP, colour, sound,&nbsp;90&nbsp;min</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">After the screening, Klahr will be in conversation with film scholar&nbsp;Tom&nbsp;Gunning.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Lewis Klahr</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lewis Klahr (born 1956, United States) is a Los Angeles-based experimental filmmaker. He is known for his uniquely idiosyncratic films, which use found images and sound to explore identity, sexuality, memory and history.&nbsp;Since creating his first film in 1977, his body of work has come to encompass a&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">number of short digital and analogue stop-motion collages, including two feature-length films. Creating a dialogue between cut-and-paste collage, underground and experimental film traditions and the art world, Klahr digs into the heart of American, presenting a counter-pop history of sorts. Klahr&rsquo;s work has won numerous film awards and was acquired for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art,&nbsp;New&nbsp;York.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tate Film is supported by&nbsp;<em>LUMA&nbsp;Foundation</em></p> </div> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:14:16 +0000 Ron Arad - Ben Brown Fine Arts Ltd - June 22nd - September 15th <p style="text-align: justify;">Ben Brown Fine Arts is pleased to announce their first solo exhibition in London of internationally acclaimed artist, designer and architect Ron Arad.&nbsp;<em>Summer Exhibition</em>&nbsp;is the culmination of Arad&rsquo;s most recent work, spanning sculpture, hand-crafted studio pieces and industrial design, and showcasing the artist&rsquo;s constant experimentation with the boundaries and possibilities of materials, from metals to wood and glass.&nbsp;<br /><br />An eye-catching installation of Arad&rsquo;s brand new&nbsp;<em>Puddles</em>&nbsp;(2016) &ndash; 32 unique mirror polished stainless steel tables created specifically for the exhibition &ndash; challenges the viewer&rsquo;s sense of reality versus illusion through a subtle game of reflections. Combining intelligent and beautiful design with the artist's pervasive sense of humour, the amorphous shapes of&nbsp;<em>Puddles</em>&nbsp;form a whirlpooled labyrinth as they curve around the gallery space, up the walls and around corners, reminiscent of&nbsp;<em>L&rsquo;Esprit du Nomade</em>(Cartier Foundation, 1994),&nbsp;<em>38 Tables</em>&nbsp;(Triennale Milan, 1995) and&nbsp;<em>Paved with Good Intentions</em>&nbsp;(Miami, 2005). Other new, unique pieces fuse metal sculptural elements and hand-blown glass;&nbsp;<em>Standard Stoppages</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Hedgehog</em>&nbsp;(both 2016) take their names and the shape of their metal frameworks from Marcel Duchamp&rsquo;s iconic works of the early 1900s.<br /><br />Movement is a central theme in Arad&rsquo;s oeuvre. His works often encourage interaction, expressed both in his functional designs and purely aesthetic pieces. Drawing inspiration from William Morris&rsquo;s infamous quote &lsquo;Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful&rsquo;,&nbsp;<em>Useful, Beautiful, Love.</em>&nbsp;(2016) reveals Arad&rsquo;s ingenuity with materials, transforming a 900 kg cedar log into a seemingly weightless glider. The movement of the glider itself is echoed in the organic forms and gestural lines of Arad&rsquo;s handwriting, carved into the curve of the cedar bench, combining cutting-edge techniques with expert craftsmanship.<br /><br />The poly-mirror stainless and COR-TEN steel&nbsp;<em>Free Standing China</em>&nbsp;(2009) appears to balance on one point, the island of Hainan, as Arad skilfully exploits the perfectly mirrored steel; this radical re-conception of the form and structure of objects and buildings has put Arad at the forefront of contemporary design and architecture. This sculptural bookshelf in the shape of the map of China and its provinces retains its essential function while questioning perceived limitations. Form and function are fused in the sculptural pair&nbsp;<em>Even the Oddballs</em>&nbsp;(2008), which recall the shape of Arad&rsquo;s iconic&nbsp;<em>Big Easy</em>&nbsp;chair from 1988. A further step in the artist's long exploration of what computers and machines are able to achieve, these chairs are precise positive and negative versions of the same reflective stainless steel silhouette &ndash; one chair features holes and the other is comprised of the gaps between the holes.&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>Summer Exhibition</em>&nbsp;at Ben Brown Fine Arts will coincide with the unveiling of three major public artworks in London by Ron Arad in the summer of 2016;&nbsp;<em>Spyre</em>, in the courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts (8 June),&nbsp;<em>Thought of Train of Thought</em>, winner of the Terrace Wires public sculpture series at St. Pancras International (7 July), and&nbsp;<em>Curtain Call</em>, a 360&deg; interactive installation at the Roundhouse (6-28 August).</p> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:04:21 +0000 Arseny Zhilyaev - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) - June 23rd 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Moscow-based Russian artist&nbsp;<strong>Arseny Zhilyaev</strong>&nbsp;is in conversation with&nbsp;<strong>Francesco Manacorda</strong>&nbsp;(Artistic Director, Tate Liverpool) ahead of his presentation of work at the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Liverpool Biennial 2016</a>. Using artistic, political, scientific, and museological histories to uncover and propose potential futures, Zhilyaev&rsquo;s work explores the space between fiction and non-fiction. Within his recent projects, the artist casts a revisionist lens on the heritage of soviet museology, examining the meaning of museums in the history of Russian Cosmism.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Arseny Zhilyaev</strong>&nbsp;(born 1984 in Voronezh, Russia) is an artist who lives in Moscow and Voronezh. Recent exhibitions include&nbsp;venues such as&nbsp;Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2016); de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2016), and 13th edition of the Biennale de Lyon, France (2015).&nbsp; Zhilyaev is the&nbsp;editor of&nbsp;<em>Avant-Garde Museology</em>&nbsp;(V-a-c Press with e-flux and Minnesota Press, 2015). He has been on the editorial board of Moscow Art Magazine since 2011, and is a contributor to&nbsp;<em>e-flux</em>journal.&nbsp;Recent accolades include Russian awards in the sphere of contemporary art, and a nomination for the Visible Award in 2013.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Francesco Manacorda</strong>&nbsp;has been Artistic Director, Tate Liverpool since April 2012. Prior to this he was Director of Artissima, Turn, Curator at Barbican Art Gallery, London and Visiting Lecturer in Exhibition History and Critical Theory at Royal College of Art, London. He has curated numerous group shows including&nbsp;<em>Subcontingent: The Indian Subcontinent in Contemporary Art</em>,&nbsp;<em>The Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art</em>,&nbsp;<em>Radical Nature</em>, solo exhibitions with artists such as Clemens Von Wedemeyer, Hans Schabus and Tobias Putrih as well as large scale events such as the Alighiero and Boetti Day and Simple Rational Approximations with Lara Favaretto. He has curated the Slovenian Pavillion at the Venice Biennial in 2007 and the New Zealand Pavilion in 2009. He has also contributed reviews and features extensively to many publications including&nbsp;<em>Domus</em>,&nbsp;<em>Flash Art International</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Art Review</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>With translation by Alexander Kan</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Supported by ICA Russian Talks Circle</em></p> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:56:55 +0000