ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/show en-us 40 Reynir Hutber - arebyte gallery - July 28th - August 30th <p><strong>Live | Work</strong><br /><em>Reynir Hutber</em></p> <p>Opening 29 July 6 &ndash; 9pm<br />(Residency Part II 1st July -27 July)<br />28 July &ndash; 30 Aug Thurs &ndash; Sat 12 &ndash; 6pm<br /><br /><strong>Reynir Hutber</strong> creates performances and installations that are transformed and explored through the lens of emerging technologies. He works in a range of mediums and his projects are often concerned with themes of mediation, alienation and (dis)illusion. Live | Work is a three-part, multifaceted project which involves performance, sculpture and a series of spoken texts and audio works distributed through a one-off radio broadcast entitled Evil | Krow. <br /><br />For Part One, which took place in Jan -Feb 2016, Hutber was resident in the gallery for four weeks. During this time he assessed and redefined the physical and virtual boundaries of the gallery. This meticulous investigation led to a series of interventions which re-imagined the dimensions of the space using false walls, optical tricks and manipulated video relays. For Parts Two and Three, Hutber uses a series of linear sculptures to propose a notional stage. From within this array of angular wooden beams, stark structures form and drift apart as the viewer's perspective changes. This environment takes inspiration from the hallucinogenic architecture of author JG Ballard's The Enormous Space (1998) and Polanski's seminal film Repulsion (1965) as well as the weightless, geometric quality of computer-generated drawings.<br />&nbsp;<br />Like much of Hutber's work, the installation plays into contemporary and contradictory anxieties around surveillance and visibility: the dread of being watched and the desire to be seen. The gallery is under the constant gaze of a video camera that will stream periodically to the arebyte website. As with a live TV set, the elements have been arranged and installed to privilege the perspective of the camera and the mediated view of an online audience. Little attention has been paid to that which falls outside the frame. Using 'live' online devices, visitors will have the opportunity to observe themselves as protagonists in this disorientating scene, but will never know who else, if anyone, is watching. <br /><br /><em>Live | Work</em> also responds to the rapid redevelopment of the unique local area and may even foreshadow the impending destruction of the gallery to make way for living spaces. Continuing arebyte's exploration into the theme of Legal Aesthetics, Live | Work looks at the breaking of physical space, creating new sets of rules taken from architecture, surrealism and drawing. Hutber's proposition looks at the space as a dynamic entity, considering it as simultaneously existing with and without physical and spacial boundaries, creating new realms for performance and perception. <br /><br />This project is generously supported by Arts Council England.<br /><br /><strong>About Reynir Hutber</strong> <br /><br />Reynir Hutber is a London-based artist working across a range of mediums including live art, installation, sculpture and new media. A critical use of digital technology is often central to his practice, as is a desire to explore concerns around the authenticity and limitations of the document <br /><br /><em>&ndash; particularly in relation to performance.</em><br />Hutber has been engaged to develop and perform work across Europe, including events and exhibitions in Italy, Spain, Germany, Brussels and Sweden. In May 2010 he was awarded 'The Catlin Art Prize' in London, UK, and in March 2013 he was nominated for 'Le Prix Cube' In Paris. In 2014 he was awarded an artist's bursary by Artsadmin, for artists working in contemporary performance and, in 2015, he completed a residency at Chisenhale Art Place, London. In 2015 his first film And I (with Marcia Farquhar) was filmed at Matt's Gallery and began touring the UK later that year. <br /><br />Information on the previous exhibition at arebyte can be found here:<br />http://www.arebyte.com/reynir-hutber/4591487523<br />and more information about the artist can be found here: <br />http://reynirhutber.blogspot.co.uk <br /><br />http://www.arebyte.com/reynirhutber/4592583980<br /><br /><strong>RSVP</strong>: info@arebyte.com <br /><br />For further information please contact:<br />Rebecca Edwards <br />rebecca@arebyte.com / +44 7928 6495000</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 23:13:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Wendy Mayer - CHARLIE SMITH london - July 1st - July 30th <p>Welsh artist Wendy Mayer presents uncanny hyper-real sculpture in solo exhibition 'Curious Room' at Shoreditch art gallery CHARLIE SMITH LONDON.<br /><br />CHARLIE SMITH LONDON is delighted to present Wendy Mayer's second solo exhibition at the gallery.<br /><br />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's 'A Curious Room' as her starting point. Carter described her Curious Room as a metaphorical space where all the secrets of a person's life are stored, and asserted that life is a process of trying to find it in order to rediscover or remember them.<br /><br />Mayer's Curious Room is a collection of sculptures that reveal the subconscious impact of half-forgotten personal rites of passage. As the artist states:<br /><br />'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.'<br /><br />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's work, from babies emerging from womb-like vases to autobiographical references to books read, feelings felt and places visited. The five-piece series 'Smotyn Du' 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'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.<br /><br />The event will take place at CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, 336 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V 9DR. Open from 11am-6pm Wednesday to Saturday. Please contact the gallery for further information on 020 7739 4055. Follow the gallery on @CHARLIESMITHldn.</p> <p><strong>Category:</strong> Arts | Visual Arts | Galleries / Art.<br /><br /><strong>Artist / Speaker:</strong> Wendy Mayer.<br /><br /><strong>URLs:</strong><br />Website: <a href="https://go.evvnt.com/61309-0" rel="nofollow">https://go.evvnt.com/61309-0</a><br />Twitter: <a href="https://go.evvnt.com/61309-1" rel="nofollow">https://go.evvnt.com/61309-1</a><br /><br /></p> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:46:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Royal College of Art - Battersea, Dyson Building - June 26th - July 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">The annual graduate shows will take place simultaneously across the College&rsquo;s two campuses in Battersea and Kensington. ShowRCA offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice. Over 700 art and design postgraduate students will exhibit work of exceptional quality, imagination and technical skill. The exhibitions are free, with much of the work for sale or commission &ndash; ranging from paintings to prints, glassware to jewellery and furniture to textiles.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">ShowRCA 2016 is open to the public 26 June to 3 July, 12 midday to 8pm (closed Friday 1 July)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Royal College of Art Kensington: Animation, Architecture, Design Interactions, Design Products, Global Innovation Design,&nbsp;Information Experience Design,&nbsp;Innovation Design Engineering, Interior Design, Service Design, Vehicle Design, Visual Communication</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Royal College of Art Battersea: Ceramics &amp; Glass, Critical &amp; Historical Studies, Critical Writing in Art &amp; Design, Curating Contemporary Art, History of Design, Jewellery &amp; Metal, Moving Image, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles</p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:54:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Royal College of Art - June 26th - July 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">The annual graduate shows will take place simultaneously across the College&rsquo;s two campuses in Battersea and Kensington. ShowRCA offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice. Over 700 art and design postgraduate students will exhibit work of exceptional quality, imagination and technical skill. The exhibitions are free, with much of the work for sale or commission &ndash; ranging from paintings to prints, glassware to jewellery and furniture to textiles.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">ShowRCA 2016 is open to the public 26 June to 3 July, 12 midday to 8pm (closed Friday 1 July)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Royal College of Art Kensington: Animation, Architecture, Design Interactions, Design Products, Global Innovation Design,&nbsp;Information Experience Design,&nbsp;Innovation Design Engineering, Interior Design, Service Design, Vehicle Design, Visual Communication</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Royal College of Art Battersea: Ceramics &amp; Glass, Critical &amp; Historical Studies, Critical Writing in Art &amp; Design, Curating Contemporary Art, History of Design, Jewellery &amp; Metal, Moving Image, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles</p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:53:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Rana Begum - Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art - June 30th - September 18th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art</strong>&nbsp;is delighted to present an exhibition by&nbsp;<strong>Rana Begum</strong>, the Bangladeshi-British artist's first solo presentation in a public institution in the United Kingdom, bringing together a selection of past and recent works.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Drawing influences from constructivist and minimalist art, Begum's two- and three-dimensional works and installations clearly reveal the sophistication of her spatial and visual awareness. Her works are so irresistibly engaging that viewers find their response to them is both emotional and intellectual. In one work,<em><strong>No. 531</strong></em>, 2014, thirty parallel sections of industrially powder-coated aluminium bars hang vertically on the wall. Each front-facing surface is white, while the inner and outer sides are sprayed in bright hues of red and blue. Passing in front of the work, viewers discover dynamic shifts in its colour and form. Light is a vitally activating element in Begum's works, its shifts and changes producing an experience that is both temporal and sensorial.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Perhaps an 'urban Romantic',* Begum draws inspiration both from the city environment and her own childhood memories of the geometric patterns of traditional Islamic art and architecture. Thus, properties of light, colour, material, movement and form have become a hallmark of her abstract sculptures and reliefs. Often bringing a potentially infinite order to her works, Begum skilfully gives physical form to fleeting moments of aesthetic wonder.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Crucial to Begum's practice are the carefully selected colours and reflected light that accentuate the geometry within its forms. In her folded raw-metal wall pieces, such as&nbsp;<em><strong>No. 489, L Fold</strong></em>, 2014, and&nbsp;<em><strong>No. 394, L Fold</strong></em>, 2013, the vibrantly fluorescent colours of their painted undersides are reflected onto the supporting wall, thereby creating a new and subtle element that has a powerful effect. In other works, the play of light combined with Begum's articulation of colour and repetition steer the viewer's attention not only towards the object itself but also to the space between its parts. Her use of robust, industrial materials is often at odds with the ethereal lightness and fragility embodied in her works, a dichotomy that is ever present in her practice. Begum's works bring together moments of calm and exhilaration, their open-endedness allowing the viewer a sense of the infinite. In a new large-scale installation&nbsp;<em><strong>No. 670</strong></em>, 2016, created especially for this exhibition, sections of industrial steel-mesh fencing are arranged in a massive maze-like structure that invites visitors to walk through it and physically experience the sense of infinity bound within the geometric repetition of its architectural configurations.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This&nbsp;<strong>Rana Begum:&nbsp;<em>The Space Between</em></strong>&nbsp;exhibition is curated by Ziba Ardalan, Founder/Director of Parasol unit. It is accompanied by a limited edition of ten sculptural wall pieces and a comprehensive publication which includes an interview of the artist by Ziba Ardalan, and essays by Oliver Basciano and Murtaza Vali.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Parasol unit appreciates the generous support of the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, Sho Choudhury, Galerie Christian Lethert, Priya Hiranandani-Vandrevala, Amrita Jhaveri, Jhaveri Contemporary, Peter Louis and Chandru Ramchandani, Fayeeza Naqvi, Saffronart, Samdani Art Foundation, Shamina Talyarkhan, and The Third Line.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">* Nick Hackworth in Rana Begum, 'Overview', Bischoff/Weiss, 2009.</p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:53:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Hauser & Wirth Somerset - July 2nd - July 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">Hauser &amp; Wirth Somerset will host our Summer Party extravaganza, with this year's event celebrating the tree. Taking inspiration from<a href="http://hauserwirth.cmail20.com/t/r-l-sjulttd-ydurxutz-x/" target="_blank">Subodh Gupta's installed steel Banyan tree</a>, the party will focus on the local woodland and landscape surrounding Durslade Farm as well as the rich natural history and folklore of Somerset.<br /><br />The Summer weekend festivities will unite the gallery,&nbsp;<a href="http://hauserwirth.cmail20.com/t/r-l-sjulttd-ydurxutz-m/" target="_blank">Roth Bar &amp; Grill</a>&nbsp;and Durslade Farm in a host of family oriented activities, displays and competitions in true country fair tradition, from archery and falconry to helter skelters, face painting and rodeo bulls. In addition to our favourite classic fairground rides and country games, this year's unique programme of events will centralise around the tree and its many agricultural, artistic and ecological uses.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Saturday 2 July 2016, 6 pm &ndash; midnight<br />Sunday 3 July 2016, 11 am &ndash; 5 pm</strong></p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:49:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Martin Creed - Hauser & Wirth Somerset - July 8th 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us for a tour of Martin Creed's exhibition<a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/416666-what-you-find" target="_blank">'What You Find'</a>, led by Hauser &amp; Wirth Somerset Senior Director, Alice Workman. The walking tour will guide guests through the galleries whilst discussing significant works in the exhibition.<strong><br /></strong></p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:48:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Group Show - APT Gallery - July 21st - September 11th <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>'Ingredients, Method, Serving Suggestion'</em>&nbsp;is a two month exhibition curated by artist Alaena Turner. It explores the ways in which contemporary artists have engaged with the format of the recipe, questioning the relationship between process and product, and testing the potential of the recipe as a model for collaboration and sharing of knowledge. The exhibition features new work by 18 emerging and major UK visual artists, including contributions by Dan Howard-Birt, Katrina Blannin, Jane Bustin, Kieran Drury, Eddie Farrell, Ben Jenner, Sarah Kate-Wilson, Natasha Kidd, Jo McGonigal, Sarah Mcnulty, Sarah Pettit, Robert Rivers, Damian Taylor, Alaena Turner, Gary Woodley, Susannah Worth, Jack Vickridge and Jo Volley.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is kindly sponsored by A.P.T, CePRA and WRoCAH research networks.</div> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:35:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Geoff Rigden - APT Gallery - June 30th - July 10th <div style="text-align: center;">A memorial show of a range of works from various periods of his life, aged 17 to 72</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:33:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Lotje Sodderland, Sophie Robinson - APT Gallery - June 27th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <div style="text-align: center;">After suffering a stroke at age 34, a woman documents her struggles, setbacks and eventual breakthrough as she relearns to speak, read and write.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="text-align: center;">Programme&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;">6pm&nbsp; | Doors open</div> <div style="text-align: center;">6.30pm&nbsp;|&nbsp; Welcome</div> <div style="text-align: center;">6.45pm&nbsp;| Screening starts</div> <div style="text-align: center;">8.15pm&nbsp;| Q&amp;A with Lotje Sodderland and Sophie Robinson hosted by Lauren Marks</div> <div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;">This is a fundraising event for Connect, the communication disability network</div> <div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;">For tickets and more information please contact</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="mailto:precilialikolo@ukconnect.org" target="_blank">precilialikolo@ukconnect.org</a></div> <div style="text-align: center;">020 7367 0844</div> </div> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:32:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list