ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/show en-us 40 - CHELSEA space - September 10th - October 31st <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">*</span>This exhibition traces the development of the Experiment in Design Appreciation, a scheme jointly conceived and implemented by the Council of Industrial Design and London education authorities.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The project&rsquo;s central idea, born in the wake of the Festival of Britain, was to cultivate a preference for &lsquo;good design&rsquo; in the &lsquo;consumer of tomorrow&rsquo;. A series of exhibits, comprising of examples of &lsquo;good design&rsquo; were circulated in secondary London schools between 1951 and 1977. When the Inner London Education Authority (I.L.E.A.) was disbanded in 1990, the estimated 20,000 collected objects were donated to Camberwell College of Arts.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition locates &lsquo;good design&rsquo; as a mid-twentieth century concern and examines how the Experiment in Design Appreciation reflected ideological alignment to modernism in design. While teaching schoolchildren to follow aesthetic canons may no longer be an educational objective, the I.L.E.A./Camberwell Collection remains an extraordinary resource and its role is being re-appraised in 21st century contexts.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The display will include archival material and objects representing British and International industrial design, graphics, folk art and studio ceramics from the 1950s to the 1970s.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>(open Wed-Fri&nbsp;11am-5pm) As of September our opening hours are changing to Wed-Fri&nbsp;11am-5pm. &nbsp;We will also be open by appointment.&nbsp;</strong></span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:37:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Zabludowicz Collection - August 3rd 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">To accompany Sam Falls&rsquo; solo exhibition the Zabludowicz Collection screens a selection of films by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sun 3 Aug, 7pm<br />THE SACRIFICE (1986)<br />Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky<br />Running time: 142 mins. approx.<br />Classification: 12</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tarkovsky&rsquo;s final film, a visionary masterpiece, unfolds in the hours before a nuclear holocaust. Alexander (Erland Josephson) a retired actor, is celebrating his birthday with family and friends when a crackly TV announcement warns of an imminent nuclear catastrophe. Alexander makes a promise to God that he will sacrifice all he holds dear, if the disaster can be averted. The next day dawns and, as if in a dream, everything is restored to normality. But Alexander must keep his vow. (Taken from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artificial-eye.com/film.php?dvd=ART668DVD" target="_blank">Artificial Eye</a>&nbsp;website).</p> <p>Drinks from 6.30pm<br />Screening starts at 7pm<br />FREE</p> <p>The screenings will take place in the Zabludowicz Collection library which seats 30 people. As capacity is limited advance booking is recommended.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:32:51 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Zabludowicz Collection - July 31st 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Join us for the book launch of three new publications accompanying the solo exhibitions by Adriano Costa, Sam Falls and Michael E. Smith, with a talk by writer and curator Morgan Quaintance in response to Michael E. Smith&rsquo;s exhibition.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Drinks from 6.30pm. Event starts at 7pm.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Biography:</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://morganquaintance.com/" target="_blank">Morgan Quaintance</a>&nbsp;is a London-based writer, musician, broadcaster and curator. He is a regular contributor to&nbsp;<em>Art Agenda</em>,&nbsp;<em>Art Monthly</em>,&nbsp;<em>Art Review</em>,<em>Frieze</em>,&nbsp;<em>Rhizome.org</em>,&nbsp;<em>this is tomorrow</em>&nbsp;and a number of curatorial sites and music blogs. He currently works as a presenter on the BBC&rsquo;s flagship arts programme&nbsp;<em>The Culture Show</em>&nbsp;and produces&nbsp;<em>Studio Visit</em>, a weekly interview show broadcast on Resonance 104.4 FM, featuring international contemporary artists, musicians, writers and graphic novelists as guests.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Publications:</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Each book focuses on one artist and documents key projects in their career with installation shots from their Zabludowicz Collection show. The books will be available at a reduced price on the launch night.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Adriano Costa &ndash; essay by Kiki Mazzucchelli</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Sam Falls &ndash; essay by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Michael E. Smith &ndash; essay by Jonathan Griffin&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Another publication in the series, focusing on Samara Scott, will also be available on the night.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Zabludowicz Collection works with artists to produce limited edition publications that reflect and expand upon their practice on the occasion of their exhibition with the collection.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Forthcoming solo artists&rsquo; publications:</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Ryan Trecartin</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Previous solo artists&rsquo; publications include:</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Trisha Baga,&nbsp;<em>Trisha Baga</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Andy Holden,&nbsp;<em>M!MS: MAXIMUM IRONY! MAXIMUM SINCERITY, 1999-2003</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Laurel Nakadate,&nbsp;<em>365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Toby Ziegler,&nbsp;<em>The Alienation of Objects</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Matt Stokes,&nbsp;<em>The Gainsborough Packet</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Gerry Fox,&nbsp;<em>Living London</em></span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:30:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Zabludowicz Collection - July 27th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">To accompany Sam Falls&rsquo; solo exhibition the Zabludowicz Collection screens a selection of films by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Sun 27 July, 7pm</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">NOSTALGIA (1983)</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Running time: 120 mins. approx.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Classification: 15</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Tarkovsky's unforgettably haunting film, his first to be made outside Russia, explores the melancholy of the expatriate through the film's protagonist, Gorchakov (Oleg Yankovsky), a Russian poet researching in Italy. Arriving at a Tuscan village spa with his beautiful Italian interpreter, Gorchakov is visited by memories of Russia and of his wife and children, and encounters the local mystic, who sets him a challenging task. As in all of Tarkovsky's films, nature and the elements of fire and water, music, painting and poetry, and the contrast of black and white and colour photography, play a major role. (Taken from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artificial-eye.com/film.php?dvd=ART667DVD" target="_blank">Artificial Eye</a>&nbsp;website).</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Drinks from 6.30pm</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Screening starts at 7pm</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">FREE</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The screenings will take place in the Zabludowicz Collection library which seats 30 people. As capacity is limited advance booking is recommended.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:28:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Samara Scott - Zabludowicz Collection - July 24th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Join us for the book launch of a new publication accompanying Samara Scott&rsquo;s exhibition, with an in-conversation between Samara Scott and curator Gavin Wade.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Drinks from 6.30pm.&nbsp; Event starts at 7pm.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">FREE</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Booking recommended.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Biography:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Gavin Wade is a curator and director of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eastsideprojects.org/" target="_blank">Eastside Projects</a>&nbsp;in Birmingham. He collaborates with Celine Condorelli to produce Support Structure. In 2010 he received the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Fund Award for exceptional cultural entrepreneurs.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Publication:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">With an introduction by Paul Luckraft, and an essay by writer Jonathan P. Watts, this fully illustrated publication documents key projects in Samara Scott&rsquo;s career. The book will be available at a reduced price on the launch night.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Zabludowicz Collection works with artists to produce limited edition publications that reflect and expand upon their practice on the occasion of their exhibition with the collection. &nbsp;Forthcoming solo artists&rsquo; publications:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Adriano Costa</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Sam Falls</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Michael E. Smith</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Ryan Trecartin</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Previous solo artists&rsquo; publications include:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Trisha Baga,&nbsp;<em>Trisha Baga</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Andy Holden,<em>&nbsp;M!MS: MAXIMUM IRONY! MAXIMUM SINCERITY, 1999-2003</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Laurel Nakadate,&nbsp;<em>365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Toby Ziegler,&nbsp;<em>The Alienation of Objects</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Matt Stokes,&nbsp;<em>The Gainsborough Packet</em></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Gerry Fox,&nbsp;<em>Living London</em></span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:26:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Zabludowicz Collection - July 20th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">To accompany Sam Falls&rsquo; solo exhibition the Zabludowicz Collection screens a selection of films by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sun 20 July, 7pm<br />ANDREI RUBLEV (1966)<br />Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky<br />Running time: 174 mins. approx.<br />Classification: 15</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Andrei Rublev</em>&nbsp;is Tarkovsky's acclaimed epic about the life of the 15th century icon painter, charting his life through a turbulent period of Russian history. Rublev (Anatoli Solonitsyn) lives in a world consumed by feudal violence and human degradation, and the turmoil he sees all about him makes him lose the will to speak. After many years of silent travelling around medieval Russia, he meets a young boy who has taken charge of the construction of a large silver bell, and in him discovers the inspiration to speak again. (Taken from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artificial-eye.com/film.php?dvd=ART508-2DVD" target="_blank">Artificial Eye</a>&nbsp;website).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Drinks from 6.30pm<br />Screening starts at 7pm<br />FREE</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The screenings will take place in the Zabludowicz Collection library which seats 30 people. As capacity is limited advance booking is recommended.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:21:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Royal College of Art - Battersea, Dyson Building - September 15th - September 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition at the RCA's Battersea campus explores how current research by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the RCA is translating into new products, services and systems &ndash; and breaking through to achieve impact in the market, public discourse and policymaking.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Breaking Through demonstrates how emerging ideas can shape alternative futures in areas as diverse as energy use, office life and ageing populations when ethnographic research and people-centred design are considered in tandem. From designs for a new London taxi to innovations in healthcare and developments for digital communities, there is an emphasis on user push rather than technology pull as the driving force to improve people&rsquo;s lives through design.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:13:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Zabludowicz Collection - July 17th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Writer and curator, Chris Fite-Wassilak gives a talk in response to Sam Falls' exhibition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Drinks from 6.30pm. &nbsp;Event starts at 7pm</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Biography:&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.growgnome.com/" target="_blank">Chris Fite Wassilak&nbsp;</a>is a writer, curator and a regular contributor to&nbsp;<em>Frieze</em>,<em>Art Review</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Art Monthly</em>.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:59:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Group Show - Alan Cristea Gallery- 34 Cork St - July 24th - September 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Alan Cristea Gallery Summer Exhibition will showcase a diverse range of paintings, prints and sculpture, representing both classic works and new editions.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Artists include Josef Albers, Polly Apfelbaum, Mel Bochner, Patrick Caulfield, Jim Dine, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Allen Jones, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mir&oacute;, Mick Moon, Julian Opie, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley, Sean Scully, Joe Tilson and Tom Wesselmann.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Representing the breadth of artists that work with the Alan Cristea Gallery, the Summer Exhibition is on view through to 3 September 2014.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Gallery will be closed from 16 - 31 August 2014.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:54:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - The Agency gallery - July 16th 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Panel Discussion by Animate Projects about ' Sites of Collective Memory at CGP', Preview of Jack Duplock and Rob Smith and from 9pm Live band Lost Folk Collective until 10.30pm, supported by Hyde and Wills beer company and Miss Victoria's Flower Emporium.</span></p> <h3>Panel discussion with <a href="http://www.animateprojects.org/events"> Animate Projects</a> 6-8pm</h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:52:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Rob Smith - The Agency gallery - July 4th - July 27th Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:45:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Jack Duplock - The Agency gallery - July 4th - July 27th Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:44:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Kendell Geers - Stephen Friedman Gallery - September 6th - October 4th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">*Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce the forthcoming exhibition of new works by South African-born, Belgium-based artist, Kendell Geers. Featuring both sculpture and painting, this will be the artist's fifth solo exhibition at the gallery presented in all gallery spaces. The exhibition will follow on from his recent major retrospective 'Kendell Geers 1988-2012' at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany last year.</span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:18:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list David Panos - Kate MacGarry - September 19th - October 25th Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:15:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list David Panos - Hollybush Gardens - September 12th - October 11th Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:12:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Jim Dine - Alan Cristea Gallery- 34 Cork St - September 10th - October 7th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In a new exhibition of his prints, Jim Dine brings to light never-seen-before drawings by Eastern Bloc artists.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"><em>A History of Communism</em> is an extraordinary series of new prints by the seminal American artist Jim Dine made from lithographic stones found in what was previously a socialist art academy in the German Democratic Republic. Dine received the stones from his friends Sarah Dudley and Ulie Kuhle, lithographic printers based in Berlin. The recovered stones had been untouched for years and most intriguingly for the artist, still possessed 40 years' worth of preserved images drawn by students under the oppressive regime.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The anonymous drawings, remnants of a government and country that no longer formally exists, immediately appealed to the artist. The whole process of creating this exhibition took two and a half years, with Dine working on top of the original drawings, careful not to &lsquo;subvert' the images he had inherited.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Dine began his artistic life as a performance artist with his &lsquo;Happenings' in 1959-60, and was involved in the Pop Art movement in the 1960s before he left the &lsquo;isms' behind. He is perhaps best known for his images of bathrobes, tools, and hearts; subjects which he continues to revisit. An added intriguing element about the <em>History of Communism</em> series is the coincidental similarity between Dine's own visual language of appropriated objects, such as brushes, tools, scissors and the iconic symbols of communism. The national emblem of the GDR for example was composed of a hammer intertwined with a compass, surrounded by a ring of rye.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">By using his own motifs to frame, overlay or interfere with the original image, Dine doesn't just reinterpret, but also exerts control over the found lithographic images. <em>A History of Communism</em> ultimately echoes Dine's own personal history, (his family roots are in Eastern Europe: his Jewish grandparents were from Lithuania and Poland) and a review of his visual language and techniques to date.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Running at the gallery's second space is <em>Jim Dine: Printmaker</em>, a selection of recent editions and classic prints by the artist which tells the story of Dine's fifty years as a printmaker, featuring such works as <em>Orange Birthday Robe</em> (2010), <em>Remembering Wallace Ting</em> (2010), <em>Tools and Dreams</em> (1985) and <em>64 Blocks</em> (2009). He made his first print at the age of seventeen and has since gone on to make prints in every conceivable medium. The artist himself says:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>"The thrill for me is inventing, and adding or taking out, changing from one state to another. Handcolouring over a woodcut that's in black and white, then printing the block again over the colour that I painted on, then taking a rag soaked in turpentine and rubbing it over the print, then putting an etching over that. It's more than that though; it's the freedom to change when I want to and for the image to grow."</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>A History of Communism</em> will be accompanied by a catalogue published by Steidl with text by Professor Gwen Sasse, Professorial Fellow in Politics, Nuffield College, Oxford University.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Both exhibitions mark the imminent gift of a substantial group of prints by Jim Dine in Alan Cristea's name to the British Museum, London.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Jim Dine was born in 1935, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied at night at the Cincinnati Art Academy during his senior year of high school and then attended the University of Cincinnati, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Ohio University, Athens, from which he received his B.F.A. in 1957. Dine moved to New York in 1959 and soon became a pioneer creator of &lsquo;Happenings' together with Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Dine is one of the most significant artists of his generation and has had numerous solo exhibitions in museums in Europe and the United States. In 1970 the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, organised a major retrospective of his work, and in 1978 the Museum of Modern Art, New York, presented a retrospective of his etchings. He is also one of the most naturally gifted printmakers working today and more recently he has had print retrospectives at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Biblioth&egrave;que Nationale, Paris, and Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image Imprim&eacute;e, Belgium.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Alan Cristea Gallery is the exclusive worldwide representative of Jim Dine's editioned work. To view available works by Jim Dine&nbsp;<a href="http://www.alancristea.com/artist-Jim-Dine" target="_blank">click here</a>.</span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:08:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list