ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 - Chisenhale Gallery - August 4th, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p>Join <em>Propeller</em> and IYP to celebrate <em>Slow Boat’s</em> arrival at Chisenhale Gallery. </p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 07:34:26 +0000 - Tate Modern - August 4th, 2012 10:15 PM - 12:00 AM <p style="text-align: justify;">In a series of special late night events, Tate Modern will dim the lights to create an atmospheric event to experience the Surrealism galleries by the light of Little Sun, a solar-powered lamp by Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Otteson. </p> <p>This event is related to the exhibition <em></em><i> <a href="">Little Sun</a> </i></p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 09:50:27 +0000 Sam Belinfante, Propeller - Chisenhale Gallery - August 5th, 2012 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A free drop-in workshop led by artist Sam Belinfante with IYP and <em>Propeller </em>members, inspired by their journey on the Grand Union canal.</span></p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 07:45:48 +0000 Propeller, Benedict Drew - Chisenhale Gallery - August 7th, 2012 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">You are invited to a coffee morning aboard <em>Slow Boat</em> and a special viewing of the exhibition by Benedict Drew and <em>Propeller</em><em>.</em> Cakes are generously provided by the East End Women's Institute</span><strong><span style="font-size: small;">. </span><br />  </strong></p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 07:46:08 +0000 Dickie Beau, Mel Brimfield - Camden Arts Centre - August 8th, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In recognition of Bruce Lacey’s longstanding collaboration with The Alberts, VARIETY presents a celebration of the performed spoken word. This eclectic mix of the sublime and the raucous conjures the pioneering spirit of music hall and early broadcast entertainment.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Two performances featuring the artist's voice transposed from the confessional to the stage:</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Francis Bacon Opera </em>by Stephen Crowe</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">A two man opera taking as it's starting point the famous 1986 interview between Melvyn Bragg and Francis Bacon. Conducted over some hours, soaked with drink, their conversation became epic in it's scope and notoriety. Composer Stephen Crowe as set the discussion to music for the stage - a modern opera from which he presents an excerpt for the VARIETY programme.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Artist's Monologues </em>by Mel Brimfield and Dickie Beau</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Mel Brimfields's performances and installations address the history of popular culture and evolution of art history, interweaving art works, metafictions and archival materials to create an alternate cultural narrative. For VARIETY Brimfield has collaborated with virtuoso cabaret performer Dickie Beau to present a series of imagined monologues from some of the giants of modern art.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">All VARIETY events will be broadcast live at</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This event is part of Transmitter and supported by Bloomberg.</span></p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 16:22:48 +0000 - Chisenhale Gallery - August 8th, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A film programme selected by Benedict Drew, including <em>Memento Mori</em> (2009) by Emily Richardson, narrated by Iain Sinclair, and <em>Housing Problems</em> (1935) by Arthur Elton presented in the gallery.</span></p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 07:37:57 +0000 Lee Patterson - Chisenhale Gallery - August 9th, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>An evening of live music performances aboard the boat and in the gallery, by artist Lee Patterson and <em>Propeller</em> member Ruth Elliot.</p> Sun, 05 Aug 2012 06:08:13 +0000 Jim Channon - Raven Row - August 11th, 2012 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">As part of THE REAL TRUTH. <em>A WORLD'S FAIR</em> Raven Row presents the first UK public display of Jim Channon's extraordinary drawings, visions, plans and poster designs from the 1970s to the present. This exhibition accompanies Channon's lecture/performance (see below for further details) and will be open to the public for this weekend only. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>SATURDAY 11 AUGUST</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">3pm:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">EXHIBITION OPEN</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">4–5pm:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>RECITAL FROM MEMORY OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS</em> BY MONICA ROSS</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">5–7pm:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">JIM CHANNON</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>GO PLANET! A STRATEGIC VISIONARY STORY AND ART FOR THE NEXT MILITARY CENTURY!</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">7–9pm: EXHIBITION OPEN</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>SUNDAY 12 AUGUST </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">11–6pm:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">EXHIBITION OPEN</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Jim Channon, a former Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army, is a futurologist and military theorist. As a professional soldier, he commanded five combat units, with two years in Vietnam, and in 1978 created the <em>First Earth Battalion Field Manual </em>for non-lethal warfare. In his work as social architect, philosopher, and futurist he remains a key adviser to military think tanks and specialises in ‘Natural Security’ and ‘Global Reconstruction’. He has created designs for a global village, a district, several bioregions, and the planet connected with a webocracy, ‘imagining the Army's full potential as an instrument for the future.’</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Jim Channon’s history was explored in Jon Ronson’s book, <em>The Men Who Stare at Goats</em> (2004).</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>This event is free. No booking required.</strong></span></p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 14:39:10 +0000 - Studio Voltaire - August 11th, 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">To mark the final day of the Jo Spence exhibition, <em>X Marks the Spot</em> will present a 2 hour radio programme of live interviews and pre-recorded research situated within the exhibition and broadcast live via the internet.  The<em><a href="" target="_blank"> X Marks The Spot</a> </em>events are part of<a href="" target="_blank"> Not Our Class</a>, Studio Voltaire’s education and participation programme.  </span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">11 August 2012, 2 – 4pm.<b><br /></b></span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>X Marks The Spot</em> is a concerted period of research in conjunction with a forthcoming exhibition of Jo Spence at Studio Voltaire, London conducted by Mystique Holloway, Ego Ahaiwe, Louise Shelley, Gina Nembhard, Emma Hedditch, Lauren Craig and Zoe Holloway. Taking the focus of Spence's work, on body image, health, and the representation of a life lived, in the most social political form, possible, this research does not stay on the page, or screen but has populated our daily lives and heightened our experience of the present. Through Spence's approach to photography as a transformative process, documentation of her life with breast cancer, and education around alternative therapy and self education through radical sociology, Spence's work has pushed us to the limits of what we can involve ourselves in. We are taking on Spence's ideas, with our selves as subjects, and sharing with our present communities.<strong><br /></strong></span></div> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 08:47:30 +0000 Olafur Eliasson - Tate Modern - August 11th, 2012 10:15 PM - 12:00 AM <p style="text-align: justify;">In a series of special late night events, Tate Modern will dim the lights to create an atmospheric event to experience the Surrealism galleries by the light of Little Sun, a solar-powered lamp by Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Otteson. </p> <p>This event is related to the exhibition <em></em><i> <a href="">Little Sun</a> </i></p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 09:50:19 +0000 Arthur Bispo do Rosário - Victoria and Albert Museum - August 13th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The display brings together over 80 artworks ranging from sculptures, hand-embroidered banners and garments, showcasing the variety and creativity of Arthur Bispo do Rosario (1909-1989), one of Brazil’s most recognised artists.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Admitted to a psychiatric hospital at the age of 29, Bispo’s creations were made in complete isolation from the art establishment. However his ‘outsider’ art has long been celebrated for its skill and imaginative approach to working with everyday, found materials. The work on show demonstrates his fascination for the reappropriation of objects such as buttons, bottles, paper, card and cutlery, which he manipulated to create elaborate sculptural pieces.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Part of the London 2012 Festival</span></p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 19:06:17 +0000 Sir Lawrence Alma-Tameda - National Portrait Gallery - August 14th, 2012 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Commemorating the centenary of the deaths of the Victorian painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and The Salvation Army’s founder, William Booth.</span></p> <div style="text-align: justify;">A painter of classical subjects, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema was one of the most successful artists of the late Victorian period. Born in Friesland in the Netherlands, he moved to Antwerp, aged sixteen, to pursue a formal art education. After working in the studios of Louis Jan de Taeye and Baron Henry Leys, Alma-Tadema established himself independently and in 1864, gained a significant commission of twenty-four pictures from the influential art dealer Ernest Gambart. Gambart immediately began displaying Alma-Tadema’s work in London, so that when he moved to England in 1870, his work was already known. Although successful on the continent, Alma-Tadema remained in London for the rest of his life, where he further prospered financially and socially. An excellent businessman, Alma-Tadema also became known for his designs for furniture, interiors and the theatre. Although admired during his lifetime, his reputation waned after his death. His contribution to the history of British art has since been re-evaluated and his legacy revived.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">William Booth was born in Nottingham where he experienced directly the consequences of poverty. As an adolescent, Booth abandoned the Church of England and converted to Wesleyan Methodism, inspired by the American revivalist preachers. He began preaching in the streets, exhibiting the principle of active Christianity that defined his lifelong work. In 1849, Booth moved to London, working as an itinerant preacher and building a reputation with his powerful oratory. Here, he met the like-minded Catherine Mumford (1829–90) who strongly influenced the direction of his career, particularly in the Salvation Army’s progressive views towards female preachers. They married in 1855 and almost all of their eight children became involved in the Army’s work. From these beginnings, Booth grew to be one of the Victorian era’s greatest revivalist preachers and social reformers, emphasising physical regeneration through social welfare as essential to spiritual salvation. Although opposed by the conservatism of the age, his conviction and determination ensured that the Salvation Army grew and survived as an international organisation and one of the greatest providers of humanitarian aid.</div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 17:00:25 +0000 - FOTO8 Gallery - August 16th, 2012 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Please join us on 16 August in celebrating the spectacle that is the Foto8 Summershow as we host the closing ceremonies for the 2012 show. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">It's will be one of the last chances to see the exhibition prints as well as to purchase the remaining works from the stunning selection of 159 prints, with prices starting as low as £60. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The evening will also include the announcement of this year's People's Choice Award winner. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The proceedings will start from 6.30pm so please come down, have a drink and take in the show for one last time as we close of theis the fifth annual Summershow and look towards the sixth!</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Foto8 Summershow Closing Ceremony Party</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Thursday 16 August, 6.30-9.30pm</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Entrance is free but please RSVP required</span></p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 17:02:43 +0000 Rebecca Birch, Rob Smith, Arnaud Desjardin - Whitechapel Gallery - August 16th, 2012 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Artists are always inventing new ways to give their work presence and agency, whether online, via publishing or through inserting work into everyday situations. Artists <strong>Arnaud Desjardin</strong>, from <em>The London Open, </em><strong>Rebecca Birch</strong> and <strong>Rob Smith</strong> present ideas and strategies for utilising everything but the gallery wall. Chaired by <strong>Kirsty Ogg</strong>. <br /> <br /> In association with Artquest.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:30:08 +0000 Bruce Lacey - Camden Arts Centre - August 18th, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Bruce Lacey leads a personal tour of his exhibition, <em>The Bruce Lacey Experience</em>.</span></p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 01:36:33 +0000 Moyra Davey - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) - August 18th, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">New York based artist Moyra Davey’s long form film <em>Les Goddesses</em> (2011) parallels personal narratives with those of Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the founding figures of Feminism. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">At Artists’ Film Club, we screen and discuss new and rarely seen work by artists in the medium of film, in one of the ICA’s two cinemas.</span></p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:31:57 +0000