ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/show en-us 40 Daniela Gullotta - Marlborough Fine Art - February 4th - February 28th Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:48:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Simon Welsh - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) - January 26th - February 1st <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'times new roman', times, baskerville, georgia, serif;">fig-2 is hosting a week of encounters with poet, environmental activist and public speaker Simon Welsh, who will be delivering a series of forty&ndash;two minute lectures, starting on Monday at 7pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 5pm. Welsh&rsquo;s lectures incorporate his world view on the interconnecting forces that are at play in humanity today, embarking upon margins of new spirituality and cultural mythology. fig-2 will host a poetry cafe on Thursday evening between 6:30 &ndash; 8:30pm where Welsh delivers immediate poems for the individual members of the audience responding to their set of choices. Welsh&rsquo;s project will conclude with fifteen minute long poetic portrait</span><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'times new roman', times, baskerville, georgia, serif;">&nbsp;sessions held on Saturday and Sunday between 2 and 6pm. Please book your place for the poetic portrait sessions by emailing&nbsp;<a href="mailto:info@fig2.co.uk" target="_blank">info@fig2.co.uk</a>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'times new roman', times, baskerville, georgia, serif;">fig-2 opens each Monday 6 &ndash; 8 pm, and continues from Tue &ndash; Sun 11 am &ndash; 6 pm. fig-2 is open late on Thursdays until 9 pm to coincide with the ICA late openings. fig-2, ICA Studio, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH.&nbsp;As the ICA is closed on Mondays, to reach the Studio please use the ramp entrance to the Studio from Carlton House Terrace, at the top of the Duke of York Steps. For more information visit&nbsp;<a href="http://fig2.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dfce69bf07b544d85339211cf&amp;id=aafb33531e&amp;e=e75a9edd17" target="_blank">fig2.co.uk</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'times new roman', times, baskerville, georgia, serif;">fig-2 at the ICA in association with Outset</span></p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:44:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Zabludowicz Collection - February 12th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In conversation with the&nbsp;<em>Partial Presence</em>&nbsp;exhibition curators, Nayia Yiakoumaki, Curator: Archive Gallery at Whitechapel Gallery, explores how curatorial practices engage with archives and collections to reactivate stored and archived artworks. Taking themes in the show as a starting point, they will discuss the impact archival practices, preservation and documentation process have on shaping the legacy of an artwork.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nayia Yiakoumaki is an artist and the Curator: Archive Gallery at Whitechapel Gallery. She recently completed her PhD,&nbsp;<em>Curating Archives, Archiving Curating</em>, at Goldsmiths College.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:36:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Zabludowicz Collection - February 19th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">To accompany the&nbsp;<em>Partial Presence</em>&nbsp;exhibition Zabludowicz Collection screens&nbsp;<em>Solaris</em>&nbsp;(1972), a sci-fi film by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky, that explores the nature of memory and humanity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The film is set on a space station orbiting the ocean-covered planet Solaris, where cosmonaut Chris Kelvin arrives to investigate a series of mysterious and bizarre occurrences among the crew. What he discovers are supernatural phenomena that cause repressed and haunting memories to take physical form, including that of Kelvin's late wife. Through her, Kelvin attempts to communicate with the forces responsible, which appear to be emanating from the mysterious planet itself. &nbsp;(Taken from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artificial-eye.com/film.php?dvd=ART508-3DVD" target="_blank">Artificial Eye</a>website). &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">SOLARIS (1972)<br />Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky<br />Russian with English subtitles<br />Running time: 159 mins. approx.<br />Classification: U</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Drinks from 6pm<br />Screening starts at 6.30pm<br />FREE<br />&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The screenings will take place in the Zabludowicz Collection gallery which seats 50 people approx. As capacity is limited advance booking is recommended.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:34:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Athena Papadopoulos - Zabludowicz Collection - March 8th 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">To coincide with her Invites exhibition, artist Athena Papadopoulos talks about her practice with curators Leopold Thun and Jasmine Picot-Chapman.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:32:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Group Show - Zabludowicz Collection - January 29th - February 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;">Now in its 7th year, Testing Ground for Art and Education is an annual season focussed on opportunities for the creative and professional development of emerging artists and curators. A continuously evolving programme, Testing Ground collaborates with educational and artist-led organisations to develop experimental exhibitions and events that facilitate a consideration and testing out of new ideas and modes of practice. This exhibition is the culmination of a three month collaboration with students of the MFA Curating courses at Goldsmiths College and The Cass, London Metropolitan University.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Partial Presence</em>&nbsp;takes at its core the idea that artworks possess varying degrees of physical and conceptual presence during their lifespan. Journeying from the initial stages of creative conception and fabrication, an artwork enters maturity and self-awareness through exhibition in dialogue with other objects, then physically degrades over time and loses currency, before reconstituting through physical restoration, documentation and historicisation. Interpreting &lsquo;presence&rsquo; as the materiality, affect and meaning that constitutes a work of art, the exhibition considers how an artwork&rsquo;s presence is in a perpetual state of flux. Exhibiting artists include Francis Al&yuml;s, Ed Atkins, Miroslaw Balka, Matthew Barney, Laurel Nakadate, Wolfgang Tillmans and Gillian Wearing, alongside a selection of artists invited by the curators.<br /><br /><em>Partial Presence</em> is collectively curated by Tamar Clarke-Brown, W. Giovanni Gonzales, Jen MacLachlan, Thandi Mbire, Eilidh McCormick, Cecily Rainey, Mateusz Sapija, Anna Viani, Emma Rae Warburton and Bar Yerushalmi.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is accompanied by a public programme of weekly curator-led exhibition tours, family workshops, talks and film screenings.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:28:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Matthew Darbyshire - Zabludowicz Collection - February 2nd 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Testing Ground: Master Class invites leading international artists to share their expertise with a small group of emerging artists from around the country over a week long intensive, led by artist Doug Fishbone.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us each evening for a public lecture by the artists.<br />Tonight: Matthew Darbyshire<br /><br />Matthew Darbyshire (b. 1977) graduated from Slade School of Fine Art in 2000 and the RA Schools in 2005. His solo presentations in 2014 included<em>Renaissance City</em>, Stanny House, Suffolk;&nbsp;<em>Public Workshop</em>, Krolikarnia National Museum, Poland;&nbsp;<em>Bureau</em>, Herald St, London;&nbsp;<em>Oak Effect</em>, Shipley Gallery, Gateshead, and&nbsp;<em>Captcha</em>, Jousse Entreprise, Paris. In 2013 he exhibited with Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield; Bloomberg Space, London, and Frac Nord pas de Calais, France. In 2012 Darbyshire was awarded the Stanley Picker Fellowship in Fine Art by Kingston University, London, and presented solo-exhibitions&nbsp;<em>T Rooms</em>&nbsp;at Tramway, Glasgow, and&nbsp;<em>T Rooms Pt II&nbsp;</em>at Zabludowicz Collection, London. He has forthcoming solo shows at Manchester Art Gallery and Lisa Cooley, New York. He currently teaches at Slade School of Fine Art and is represented by Herald Street Gallery, London.<br />&nbsp;</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:23:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Marvin Gaye Chetwynd - Zabludowicz Collection - January 31st 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Testing Ground: Master Class invites leading international artists to share their expertise with a small group of emerging artists from around the country over a week long intensive, led by artist Doug Fishbone.<br /><br />Join us each evening for a public lecture by the artists.<br />Tonight: Marvin Gaye Chetwynd<br /><br />Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (b. 1973, London) is a British artist whose practice intertwines performance, sculpture, painting, installation and video. Her performances and videos harness elements of folk plays, street spectacles, literature and multiple other genres. They generally employ troupes of performers &ndash; friends and relatives of the artist &ndash; and feature handmade costumes and props. Through improvisatory, irreverent and carnivalesque dramas, Chetwynd has ranged across a panoramic range of subjects. For over a decade, she has also worked on an extensive series of paintings collectively titled&nbsp;<em>Bat Opera</em>. Throughout this series, the theatrical tropes of Chetwynd&rsquo;s performance work are closely echoed: the paintings reflect a concurrent affinity for Brechtian drama, street theatre, puppet shows and ceremonial pageantry.<br /><br />Marvin Gaye Chetwynd studied Social Anthropology at University College London before studying art at the Slade and the RCA. She has performed and exhibited internationally, and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2012 for<em>&nbsp;Odd Man Ou</em>t at Sadie Coles HQ (restaged at Tate Britain, London, from October 2012 to January 2013). In 2014 her film&nbsp;<em>Hermitos Children 2</em>was shown at Studio Voltaire, London, as part of a major solo exhibition. Major performances include<em>&nbsp;The King Must Die</em>, Studio Voltaire, London (2014);&nbsp;<em>The Green Room</em>, Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2014);&nbsp;<em>Home Made Tasers</em>, New Museum, New York (2011-12),&nbsp;<em>Free Energy Workshop</em>, Hayward Gallery, London (2011), part of&nbsp;<em>British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet</em>, and&nbsp;<em>A Tax Haven Run By Women</em>, Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London (2010), and&nbsp;<em>The Snail Race</em>, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan (2008). Solo exhibitions have taken place at Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2014); Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin (2012); Le Consortium, Dijon, France, (2008); and Migros Museum f&uuml;r Gegenwartskunst, Z&uuml;rich, Switzerland, (2007). Group exhibitions include the G&ouml;teborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Goteborg, Sweden (2013);&nbsp;<em>Performance Now: The First Decade of the New Century</em>, various venues, USA (2012-14); and&nbsp;<em>British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet</em>, various UK venues (2010). In 2007 a book was published on her performances by Migros Museum f&uuml;r Gegenwartskunst. Her solo exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ in spring 2014 coincided with the publication of two artist&rsquo;s books,&nbsp;<em>Some Canterbury Tales&nbsp;</em>(Four Corners Press), and&nbsp;<em>Bat Opera&nbsp;</em>(Koenig Books / Sadie Coles HQ). In 2015 Chetwynd will present a solo commission at Migros Museum f&uuml;r Gegenwartskunst, Z&uuml;rich, Switzerland, followed later in the year by an installation of her Canterbury Tales collages (2014) as part of the museum&rsquo;s exhibition&nbsp;<em>Toys Redux &ndash; on Play and Critique</em>.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:21:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Elizabeth Price - Zabludowicz Collection - January 30th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Testing Ground: Master Class invites leading international artists to share their expertise with a small group of emerging artists from around the country over a week long intensive, led by artist Doug Fishbone.<br /><br />Join us each evening for a public lecture by the artists.<br />Tonight: Elizabeth Price<br /><br /><br />Elizabeth Price (b.1966) predominantly works in moving image. She uses high-definition digital video, with live action, motion graphics, 3D computer animation and sound. Her work is informed by histories of narrative cinema and experimental film, but more precisely concerned with digital video, and in particular its contemporary heterogeneity as a medium used for navigation, advertising, knowledge organisation as well as cinematic special effects.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Price uses these attributes to explore and dramatically map the value and meaning of cultural artefacts, collections and archives. As such her work can be related to conceptual art and institutional critique. But, whilst she takes up certain formal attributes, and political concerns of those movements, she does not employ their documentary tendencies to narrate artefacts. Instead she uses modes of fiction and fantasy, drawing on artistic and literary surrealism, horror cinema and science fiction.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2012 Price was awarded the Turner Prize for her solo exhibition&nbsp;<em>HERE</em>&nbsp;at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. She was featured in the British Art Show 2011, with&nbsp;<em>USER GROUP DISCO&nbsp;</em>(2009, HD video 15 minutes), and has recently had solo presentations at Bloomberg International and Chisenhale Gallery London; The Stedelijk, Amsterdam, The New Museum, New York; Julia Stoschek Collection, D&uuml;sseldorf; The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm; Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland and the Mus&eacute;e d&rsquo;art Contemporain de Montr&eacute;al. Price lives and works in London.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:19:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Mark Titchner - Zabludowicz Collection - January 28th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Testing Ground: Master Class invites leading international artists to share their expertise with a small group of emerging artists from around the country over a week long intensive, led by artist Doug Fishbone.<br /><br />Join us each evening for a public lecture by the artists.<br />Tonight: Mark Titchner<br /><br /><br />Mark Titchner uses diverse medium such as digital print, drawing, film, sculpture and installation in his work. Born in Luton in 1973, he attended the Hertfordshire College of Art &amp; Design from 1991-1992 before graduating from Central St. Martins College of Art &amp; Design in 1995. He received a Turner Prize nomination for his 2006 show&nbsp;<em>IT IS YOU</em>&nbsp;at the Arnolfini, Bristol. Titchner&rsquo;s work incorporates multiple identities alongside past and present, secular and spiritual notions of faith. He often employs imagery and text taken from advertising, evangelical pamphlets, trade union banners, extreme music and political propaganda that give the viewer a call to respond. The common denominator among this material is a quest for idealism and enlightenment; a desire for some form of transcendence. Recent projects include the performance&nbsp;<em>Rose</em>&nbsp;with Grumbling Fur at the Roundhouse and solo exhibitions at Dilston Grove/CGP London, The Gallery at Foyles, London, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and The New Art Gallery, Walsall. Titchner currently lives and works in London.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:18:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Vilma Gold - February 14th - March 21st Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:14:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Marlie Mul - Vilma Gold - February 14th - March 21st Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:13:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Sadler's Wells Theatre & the Lilian Baylis Studio - February 23rd 7:45 PM - 9:15 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">We are pleased to present a one-off performance by American artist, writer and&nbsp;filmmaker&nbsp;Miranda July, as part of the development&nbsp;of a larger project with Artangel in 2016/17.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">July will invite the audience to spend the rest of their lives with her in the Lillian Baylis&nbsp;Studio at Sadler's Wells Theatre. This social experiment, the formation of a new society, will test the limits of what is possible given 90 minutes and a room full of strangers.&nbsp;</span><em>New Society</em><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;intertwines a spontaneous narrative with the real-life histories and dynamics of&nbsp;the group, resulting in a startling chronicle of time, love and faith.&nbsp;</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://artangel.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e6918d1aa62906e805c05125d&amp;id=142b73e4fe&amp;e=31e352ba3a" target="_blank">More information &gt;&gt;</a></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This performance is&nbsp;fully&nbsp;participatory for&nbsp;<strong>all</strong>&nbsp;audience members and is&nbsp;not suitable for under twelves. Tickets are extremely limited.</span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Presented by Artangel and Sadler's Wells Theatre, with special thanks to Mala Gaonker and Oliver Haarmann.</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em><em>This performance coincides with the publication in the UK of July's first novel&nbsp;</em><a href="http://artangel.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e6918d1aa62906e805c05125d&amp;id=365908a146&amp;e=31e352ba3a" target="_blank">The First Bad Man</a><em>&nbsp;by Canongate.</em></em></span></p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:11:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Fritz Duffy, Iain Herdman, Maya Ramsay - APT Gallery - February 22nd 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">A conversation between the artists and Colin Pink, followed by a musical interpretation of wall surfaces from Jimi Hendrix&rsquo;s London home by Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian (harp &amp; voice).</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:02:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Fritz Duffy, Iain Herdman, Maya Ramsay - APT Gallery - January 29th - February 22nd <div style="text-align: justify;">The artists in&nbsp;<em>Passage of Time</em>&nbsp;cross the boundaries between the found and the made, between the past and the present. In this exhibition at A.P.T Gallery they will present work that&nbsp;includes surfaces lifted from the derelict buildings of Bletchley Park and the walls of Jimi Hendrix&rsquo;s London home.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>&lsquo;Everywhere we go, all around us, are traces of the past ... old walls, crumbling plaster, stains, crusts of dirt, discarded packaging materials ... It is from these marginalised sources that Fritz Duffy, Iain Herdman and Maya Ramsay make their art.&nbsp;</em></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>Combined together, in this exhibition, they resonate with each other, creating a profound contemplative experience, a kind of visual music, a ghost trio, whose resonances haunt us long after we have left the gallery.&rsquo;</em>&nbsp;- Colin Pink</div> <div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Late Night Opening &nbsp;|</strong>&nbsp; Friday 30 January &nbsp;| &nbsp;12 to 9pm &nbsp;| &nbsp;with a musical interpretation of wall surfaces from Jimi Hendrix&rsquo;s London home at 7.30pm (electric guitar).</div> </div> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:01:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Hugh Scott-Douglas - Simon Lee - February 3rd - March 20th <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Simon Lee Gallery is proud to present Hugh Scott-Douglas' first exhibition at the gallery, the artist's first solo show in London.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Hugh Scott-Douglas' work situates itself at the confluence of a number of critical, socio-political, economic and aesthetic observations and investigations. Amongst them are the contested status of images and their vessels and supports at a historical moment which might be defined in terms of the gradual and indecisive transition from analogue to digital systems. One series of works in this exhibition, entitled 'Active Surplus', uses the plastic sleeves that were once ubiquitous as the envelopes used to hold and protect negative film after photographic processing. Now largely obsolete, the sleeves are bought up and sold on by online surplus dealers. The use-value of the original commodity is inefficiently translated into material value. Scott-Douglas' use of the sleeves parallels this transformation, calling attention to the material's physical and aesthetic properties, as well as the sleeves&rsquo; ability to contain and transfer meaning and resonance while themselves remaining empty.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">A second series of works develops the theme. 'Heavy Images' consist of expired billboard images, printed on vinyl, folded and rolled onto neatly bundled units. Repurposed as covers for farmers&rsquo; crops, pond liners, patches for damaged doors or sculptures, these once weightless .tiff files, their photographic images obscured, now demand significant infrastructure to facilitate their movement through the world. This infrastructure calls to mind the surrogate economy to which these exhausted images belong, and particularly the mechanics of transfer of value itself from image to object.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">While formally Scott-Douglas' work positions itself in relation to recent developments in painting and particularly the process-orientated vocabulary of conceptual abstraction, these concerns reveal the closer relationship the work has to contemporary photographic practice. The importance of time in the work underscores this affinity. While works in the &lsquo;Active Surplus&rsquo; and &lsquo;Heavy Images&rsquo; series draw on the tangible sense of expiration, depletion and nostalgia inherent in their materials, the third series shown here declares a much more direct reference to Time.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Pages appropriated from maintenance manuals for Patek Philippe watches are combined with 'Screentone' prints, a technique Scott-Douglas has used across a number of recent bodies of work. In referencing a brand whose byline proposes a fetishisation of the notion of value through longevity and inheritance, this series of works might be seen to represent a counterpoint to the notions of obsolescence or forced depreciation which recur elsewhere in Scott-Douglas&rsquo; work. The artist superimposes a sheet of 'Letratone' onto the pages, an adhesive graphic device developed by Letraset to import the affect of photomechanical reproduction into amateur or &lsquo;hobby&rsquo; drawings (Letratone was itself a commodity which enjoyed a relatively short use-value). Before use, the adhesive sheets are depleted by being applied to debris-covered surfaces in the artist's studio, sandwiching in between the image and the graphic element particles of dust and impurity which pollute the image.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The final series of work in the exhibition mines images from &ldquo;The Economist&rdquo; magazine. The photographs in the magazine&rsquo;s global reports have a unique status in their relationship to the text they accompany; with no bylines and few explicit credits, they stand ambiguously between stock photography and photojournalism. Scott-Douglas uses acrylic gel to lift the pigment of the images from the paper, and then transforms them into photographic positives, enlarging them and printing with UV curable ink directly onto their large format supports. Shown as diptychs, the same image repeated in monochrome alongside the polychrome version, and lifted from their context these images become floating signifiers, their references and associations multiplied.</p> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:48:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list