ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/show en-us 40 Rey Akdogan, Julia Haller, John Henderson, Michael Part, Mandla Reuter, Jason Simon, Mark Dion - Ibid. - January 14th, 2015 - March 2nd, 2015 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:15:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Corinne Felgate - Camden Arts Centre - December 28th 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Families can take part in POUR &ndash; SLIP &ndash; DRIP &ndash; TIP &ndash; SQUASH &ndash; SQUISH with artist Corinne Felgate at the&nbsp;<em>Factory of Things</em>; a free, drop in ceramics workshop and participatory artwork.&nbsp;<br /><br />The&nbsp;<em>Factory of Things&nbsp;</em>temporarily takes over Camden Arts Centre's Ceramic Studio to create a place where accident and failure are highly prized through a process of experimentation, exploration and collective endeavour.&nbsp;Throughout the two days the factory will produce collaborative shonky, wonky vessels made through slip-casting, press moulding, hand building and clay-playing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Corinne Felgate</strong>&nbsp;makes works that attempt to rewrite the world in both modest and ambitious ways, often with dry humour. She is interested in peoples cultural and physiological relationship to making and industry in the digital age. Her work has been commissioned by organisations including Tate Modern, Arts Admin and The British Ceramics Biennial.<br /><br />No booking is required</p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:10:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Corinne Felgate - Camden Arts Centre - December 27th 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Families can take part in POUR &ndash; SLIP &ndash; DRIP &ndash; TIP &ndash; SQUASH &ndash; SQUISH with artist Corinne Felgate at the&nbsp;<em>Factory of Things</em>; a free, drop in ceramics workshop and participatory artwork.&nbsp;<br /><br />The&nbsp;<em>Factory of Things&nbsp;</em>temporarily takes over Camden Arts Centre's Ceramic Studio to create a place where accident and failure are highly prized through a process of experimentation, exploration and collective endeavour.&nbsp;Throughout the two days the factory will produce collaborative shonky, wonky vessels made through slip-casting, press moulding, hand building and clay-playing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Corinne Felgate</strong>&nbsp;makes works that attempt to rewrite the world in both modest and ambitious ways, often with dry humour. She is interested in peoples cultural and physiological relationship to making and industry in the digital age. Her work has been commissioned by organisations including Tate Modern, Arts Admin and The British Ceramics Biennial.<br /><br />No booking is required</p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:09:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Luke Rudolf - Kate MacGarry - January 16th, 2015 - February 21st, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">For his third solo exhibition at Kate MacGarry, Luke Rudolf presents a new series of paintings which juggle digital and traditional mark-making to create enigmatic figures entangled in a kinetic matrix of lines and planes.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The thick layers of paint, characteristic of his previous work, have lifted to reveal a background field of digital print on canvas. Rudolf uses textures created for use in computer games rendering, setting the stage for a joyous ensemble of lines, stencils, and splashes which extend his investigation into the limits of painting&rsquo;s legibility. These grounds are deliberately distorted, pixelated or blurred, throwing the intricate contortions of the hand drawn lines into sharp relief. By doing so Rudolf brings the digital depth of field into the open, conceding that the screen has become the primary context of contemporary painting.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Although there is a menu of recognisably modernist elements in these paintings, Rudolf&rsquo;s process is not reductive but additive. Each line, plane and segment is sequentially layered on the computer until the painting is poised between legibility and formlessness. The process is analogous to &lsquo;glitch&rsquo; music in which recognisable samples are layered one-by-one into a rich aural patchwork of ordered chaos. One of the most striking elements is the playful line, drawn in Photoshop before being painted onto the canvas. These digital objects in physical form work to slow the eye, accustomed to todays rapid consumption of images. The juxtaposition of crisp and indistinct elements casts the spectator as a broken viewfinder struggling to resolve the focus. From afar, we face a Rorschach test of figurative elements, some more recognisable than others: cartoonish expressions, undulating forms, tangled bodies and floating limbs. Moving closer, we notice that analogue paint marks are posing as pixels and in turn digital print is simulating paint.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Rudolf revels in the breadth of processes made available by print technologies as well as the freedom of traditional methods to test the limits and possibilities of contemporary painting in a digital age.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Exhibitions include&nbsp;<em>Screen Space</em>, Slate Projects, London in 2014,&nbsp;<em>Luke Rudolf</em>, Kate MacGarry, 2012,&nbsp;<em>Newspeak: British Art Now pt.2</em>, Saatchi Gallery, London,&nbsp;<em>TAPEWORM</em>, Neon Parc, Melbourne,<em>Luke Rudolf</em>, Kate MacGarry, London and&nbsp;<em>The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place</em>, 176/Zabludowicz Collection, London, all 2010.</p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:03:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Virginia Overton - White Cube, Mason's Yard - January 16th, 2015 - March 14th, 2015 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:13:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Royal College of Art - February 2nd, 2015 - February 6th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Students from Animation, Information Experience Design and Visual Communication present their work-in-progress.</p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:12:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Royal College of Art - January 26th, 2015 - January 30th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Students from the programmes of Design Interactions, Design Products, Global Innovation Design, Innovation Design Engineering, Service Design and Vehicle Design exhibit their work in progress.</p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:11:00 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Royal College of Art - January 20th, 2015 - January 23rd, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Students from the programmes of Ceramics &amp; Glass, Fashion Menswear, Fashion Womenswear, Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork &amp; Jewellery, and Textiles exhibit their work in progress. Some work will be for sale or commission.</p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:09:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Hayward Gallery - February 10th, 2015 - April 26th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Seven artists take on the cultural history of the United Kingdom.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the run-up to the 2015 General Election, <em>History Is Now</em> offers a radical new way of thinking about how we got to where we are today.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">John Akomfrah, Simon Fujiwara, Roger Hiorns, Hannah Starkey, Richard Wentworth and Jane and Louise Wilson have each been invited to curate sections of the exhibition, looking at particular periods of cultural history.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Their varied and highly original curatorial 'takes' on Britain provide fresh perspectives and illuminate key moments in the nation's journey from the post-war period to the present day.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The artists pursue inventive ways of exploring our recent history, spanning ideas and topics as varied as the Cold War, post-Thatcherite society, protest movements, feminism, BSE, and celebrity culture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">They present over 250 objects from both public and private art collections as well as everyday artefacts including maps, costumes, newspapers, films, and personal diaries, together with scientific and military displays.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">While each section of the exhibition is distinct in both focus and style, taken together, <em>History Is Now</em> provokes reflection and debate on the events, people, and objects that have shaped the nation in recent decades, so informing our future decisions and directions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>History Is Now</em> is co-curated by Dr Cliff Lauson, Hayward Gallery Curator.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A full-colour catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition, illustrating the artists' sections and including an essay by Cliff Lauson and newly commissioned texts by six diverse writers: Sheila Dillon, Adrian Forty, Daniel Fujiwara, Charlotte Higgins, Jackie Kay, and David Mellor.</p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:07:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Bruce Asbestos - Hayward Gallery - January 7th, 2015 - February 22nd, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Bruce Asbestos experiments with digital and social media, popular culture, marketing and small-scale production.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">An active internet presence is at the core of his practice. Asbestos&rsquo; YouTube channel is home to his online TV show, &lsquo;The Social Media Takeaway&rsquo;, which uses the quick-fix, low-brow, throw-away nature of YouTube as a platform to produce artworks and performances.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">To track the effectiveness of emails, web pages and social media, marketers often use a process known as A/B testing, whereby two versions of the same email or webpage are sent for use by a small section of a larger group or mailing list. The most effective design, based on clicks or interaction, is then used for a whole mailing list, or becomes the standard for a particular webpage.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Asbestos uses this method of selection and improvement as a starting point for the new series of open-ended video works, made especially for this exhibition. With YouTube's data and tracking tools, he monitors the behaviour of people watching the videos, using this as a basis for shaping and informing the work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Incorporating the method of A/B testing and lessons from YouTube's own 'Creator Academy', Asbestos improves the works before and during the exhibition, regularly updating the videos in the space to the latest selection that has been technically, conceptually or aesthetically refined.</p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:04:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Studio Voltaire - February 13th, 2015 - March 15th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Studio Voltaire OPEN: 2015</em>&nbsp;aims to showcase the strength and diversity in contemporary art practice and is accessible to all artists, of all ages, working in all mediums. <br /><br />Selected by: Cory Arcangel, artist &amp;&nbsp;Hanne Mugaas, Director of Kunsthall Stavanger</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Studio Voltaire&rsquo;s first open submission exhibition was held in 2004, since then we have hosted seven open exhibitions with a changing panel, made up of artists, writers and curators.<br /><br />Previous selectors have included Enrico David, Linder, Mike Nelson, Rebecca Warren, Stuart Comer (MoMA), Jenni Lomax (Camden Arts Centre) and Catherine Wood (Tate). Selected artists have included Pablo Bronstein, Laura Aldridge, Jimmy Merris and Anthea Hamilton.<br /><br />This year&rsquo;s selectors&nbsp;are:<br />Cory Arcangel, artist<br />Hanne Mugaas, Director of Kunsthall Stavanger <br /><br />Studio Voltaire OPEN: 2015&nbsp;will be a more focused group exhibition than in previous years, with a final presentation of works by 8 &ndash; 10 artists.</p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:57:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Mark Jenkins - Lazarides Rathbone Place - January 16th, 2015 - February 5th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">As the New Year commences, <a href="http://www.lazinc.com/artist/mark-jenkins" target="_blank">Mark Jenkins</a> returns to London with his debut solo exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone. <strong>Moment of Impact</strong> extends the American artist's multidisciplinary practice and thought-provoking interventions into the gallery space for the first time. Jenkins presents a new body of hyperrealist work, encompassing a compelling series of unseen three-dimensional canvases and life-sized figures created exclusively in the UK.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Moment of Impact</strong> follows the artist's popular appearance in Lazarides' group showcase <a href="http://www.lazinc.com/brutal" target="_blank">BRUTAL </a>last October, in addition to various international exhibitions throughout America and Europe over the past year. Recent highlights include 2014's Miami Art Basel, Nuit Blanche Paris and widely acclaimed shows in LA, New York and Cologne. As well as within formal gallery programmes, Jenkin's provocative interventions can be found in major cities globally, challenging the way in which the public engage and experience urban environments.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The upcoming solo exhibition will introduce a new collection of child-sized sculptures constructed in situ alongside mixed-media still life canvases, continuing themes from the artist's distinguished kicked paintings series. Jenkins attempts to remove himself from conceptual ideas associated with creating each artwork, instead focusing on the medium and production process, allowing the finished work to initiate its own relationship with each new space it inhabits.</p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:53:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Clive Phillpot - CHELSEA space - January 28th, 2015 - March 20th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>CHELSEA space</strong> is pleased to present the exhibition <em><strong>In Peril on the Sea: Sailing Ships, Stormy Seas</strong></em> curated by <strong>Clive Phillpot</strong>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Taking an excerpt from the text written for the booklet, <em>A Voyage on the North Sea </em>(1974) by the Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers, &ldquo;It is up to the attentive reader to find out what devilish motive inspired this book&rsquo;s publication&rdquo; as a provocation, the exhibition sets out to question and explore &lsquo;motive&rsquo; and &lsquo;decoy&rsquo; within artistic and curatorial practice.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Both a film and book, <em>A Voyage on the North Sea</em> were distributed together as part of the same package. Thematically connected, the works mutually consisted of 19th and 20th century nautical images including photographic reproductions of an amateur &lsquo;grand master&rsquo; painting along with a photograph of a contemporary sailboat. This work, along with many of Broodthaers&rsquo; written, object-based and site-specific environments were not widely known in his lifetime &ndash; but this work has latterly been canonised within the sphere of contemporary art, not least in part by attention of the renowned US critic Rosalind Krauss in such works as <em>A Voyage on the North Sea: Art in the Age of the Post-Medium Condition</em> (2000).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Looking at artists who, like Broodthaers, approach art production from a post-medium perspective, the exhibition will display works from Lawrence Weiner and Ed Ruscha that contemplate the mysterious and somewhat perilous nature of making and showing art &ndash; by being, manifestly, &lsquo;at sea&rsquo;. Reproductions of nautical works by Willem van de Velde the Younger, Peter Monamy and J.M.W. Turner, unobtainable in their original formats, will be presented via forms of secondary documentation, endlessly accessible and reproducible via printed or digital means.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Book works by Helen Douglas and Elisabeth Tonnard as well as other works from the Special Collections at Chelsea will be on display alongside ephemera and other items.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://www.chelseaspace.org/images/logos/chelsea/chelsea-logo2.gif" alt="Chelsea" width="150" height="57" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://www.chelseaspace.org/images/logos/bubbles/cact_logo.gif" alt="Chelsea Arts Club Trust logo" width="145" height="72" /></p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:49:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Zabludowicz Collection - January 28th, 2015 - February 4th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Led by artist Doug Fishbone, Master Class is a free week-long intensive workshop for emerging artists, with leading contemporary artists as invited tutors. Participating artists are nominated by artist-run spaces from around the UK. Visiting tutors for 2015 include Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price and Turner Prize nominees Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Mark Titchner, who will each present a public artist talk.</p> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:18:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Zabludowicz Collection - March 1st, 2015 - April 5th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">For the first time, Testing Ground will include an exhibition produced in collaboration with an artist-run space. Founded in 2007 as an online platform by artists Isaac Brest and Alex Perweiler, The Still House Group is a multi-faceted collective for emerging artists and has established itself as an innovative and self-supporting artist-led organisation. Alongside a snap shot of the Group&rsquo;s recent work its key members will produce new commissions for the exhibition.</p> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:16:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Athena Papadopoulos - Zabludowicz Collection - January 29th, 2015 - March 8th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Athena Papadopoulos&rsquo;s multidisciplinary practice encompasses a range of processes, including painting, collage, drawing and stitching, and unusual materials such as mustard, red wine, Pepto-Bismol and shoe polish. Combining family photographs with hand-drawn figures, magazine cuttings and found objects she creates perversely humorous 2D and 3D forms. Existing as layered wall-hung canvases, oversized propped cushions or delicately amended pieces of clothing, Papadopoulos&rsquo;s objects suggest riotous narratives where fact and fiction are uncertain, and where protagonists remain mysterious and motives unclear.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Papadopoulos (b.1988, Toronto, Canada) completed a MFA in Fine Art Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2013, and a BFA in Contemporary Art Theory and Visual Art at the University of British Columbia in 2011. Recent solo shows include,&nbsp;<em>Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise</em>, Room 322, The Landmark Hotel, London, curated by Emalin (Leopold Thun and Jasmine Picot-Chapman), 2014;&nbsp;<em>Out Cold</em>, OTHER Projects, Berlin, 2014. Group shows include&nbsp;<em>Bloomberg New Contemporaries</em>, World Museum, Liverpool and ICA, London, 2014/15;<em>AWAY</em>, Sunset Terrace, Vancouver, 2014;&nbsp;<em>Push and Paint, Touch and Display</em>, Vitrine Gallery, London 2013/14</p> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:15:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list