ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/show en-us 40 Clifford Owens - Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) - May 12th - May 12th <p><strong>On the occasion of&nbsp;Clifford Owens&rsquo;s debut European exhibition,&nbsp;Better the Rebel You Know, at&nbsp;Cornerhouse, Manchester (10&nbsp;May &ndash; 17&nbsp;August 2014),&nbsp;Iniva&nbsp;will&nbsp;host<a name="_GoBack" rel="nofollow"></a>&nbsp;the artist in conversation with curator, Daniella Rose King, and&nbsp;Cornerhouse&rsquo;s&nbsp;Artistic Director Sarah Perks, discussing Owens&rsquo; practice and the recently-opened exhibition.</strong></p> <p><strong>About the event</strong></p> <p>Owens' work explores the intersection of photography, video, text and performance. His practice seeks to challenge the boundaries of performative work and the possibilities of interaction between artist and audience.</p> <p><em>Better the Rebel You Know</em> features key existing works and two significant new commissions, including Photographs with an Audience: Manchester and Anthology, which debuted at MoMA PS1, New York in 2011. Anthology originated from a series of 28 performance 'scores': short, diverse sets of instructions (some specific, others open to interpretation) solicited by Owens from a selection of African American artists, from established to emerging figures. For the UK edition, Owens has gathered scores from 20 British artists. Photographs with an Audience: Manchester is part of an international project undertaken by Owens with audiences in various cities, as a way of exploring the underlying social tensions and relations within divergent communities.</p> <p><strong>Artist Biography</strong></p> <p>Clifford Owens&nbsp;was born in Baltimore in 1971, and lives and works in New York City. He studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Mason Gross School of Visual Arts Rutgers University and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. He was an artist in residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.</p> <p class="s15" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">His solo exhibitions include&nbsp;Anthology: Clifford Owens, Museum of Modern Art New York PS1 (2011-2012) and&nbsp;Perspectives 173: Clifford Owens, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2011). Group exhibitions include&nbsp;Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2012), and The Studio Museum in Harlem (2013) and&nbsp;Deliverance, Atlanta Contemporary Art&nbsp;Center&nbsp;(2012).</p> <p class="s15" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Speakers biographies</strong></p> <p class="s15" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><strong>Daniella Rose King</strong> is an independent curator and writer. In 2012 she was Program Curator at MASS Alexandria, an independent study and studio programme for artists in Egypt. She writes regularly for Art Monthly, Frieze, Art-Agenda, Ibraaz, Universes in Universe - Worlds of Art, Portal 9, Harper's Bazaar Art and Contemporary And, and has contributed essays to Hatje Cantz's On One Side of the Same Water: Artistic Practice between Tirana and Tangier (Germany, 2012) and an interview with John Akomfrah for The Right Dissonance (London, 2011) a collection of interviews between emerging curators and artists.</p> <p><strong>Sarah Perks</strong> is an international curator and producer of contemporary visual art and independent film. She is Artistsic Director of Cornerhosue in Manchester, and will be Artistic Director for Visual Arts and Film of HOME, which opens in 2015. Perks is a lecturer, presenter and published author in contemporary culture, lecturing in a range of subjects from creative industries to postcolonialism at institutions including Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Manchester and taught for several years at City College Manchester.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:49:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Philip Newcombe - Maria Stenfors - May 2nd - June 7th <p>Maria Stenfors is proud to present Philip Newcombe&rsquo;s first solo exhibition with the gallery. COMPANY is a selection of new works that both function within the gallery space and at times cross over into the public domain.</p> <p>Newcombe often uses familiar and democratic objects such as lollipops, darts, folded up paper, thread, perfume, other people&rsquo;s business cards and scent dispensers. By adding to or subtracting from these with subtle and well aimed interventions, the possible narratives seem ambiguous, contradictory, open ended and looped; revealing truths, half-truths, red herrings and trip-ups. Sometimes not all is what it seems to be. Although titles can describe an activity (&rsquo;20 pints of milk dispersed throughout a city&rsquo;, for example), there is rarely any photographic documentation of the event or a date or any other superfluous conceptual padding to justify the action. There seems no need. Instead they stubbornly hover in the territory between fact and fiction.</p> <p>As with previous works where Newcombe has filled a beach ball with the air from the lungs of a dying man, or carries around a folded A4 image of the most beautiful place in the world in his back pocket, COMPANY performs as an arena to suggest that the exhibited objects are activated through action and language, allowing them a subversive intimacy with the viewer. The exhibition forms a dialogue between the art objects and its potential as a trigger to exist beyond the gallery space and time frame of the exhibition, both temporarily and physically. They feed off against each other like protagonists in a play, a company, if you will.</p> <p>Philip Newcombe was born in 1970 in Germany and lives and works in London. Recent selected shows include: Quiz, Galerie Poirel, Nancy, France (forthcoming), D&eacute;mocratie, Galerie de L'Espace Diderot, Rez&eacute;, Nantes. France (forthcoming), Pollen, CAPC&nbsp; Mus&eacute;e d&rsquo;art Contemporain, Bordeaux (solo);&nbsp; El Hotel El&eacute;ctrico, M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium; Spilt Milk, FORT, London (solo); Truly Flabby Preludes (for a dog) 1/3 : Pink noise, La Maison Populaire centre d&rsquo;art contemporain, Montreuil, France; BigMinis: Fetishes of Crisis, CAPC Mus&eacute;e dart Contemporain, Bordeaux;&nbsp; Mostyn 18, Mostyn Gallery, North Wales; Legend, Domain de Chamarande, France; Sphinxx, Stuart Shave / Modern Art.</p> <p>For further information or images please contact Maria Stenfors&nbsp;<a href="mailto:maria@mariastenfors.com" rel="nofollow">maria@mariastenfors.com</a>&nbsp;or Nathan Jenkins&nbsp;<a href="mailto:nathan@mariastenfors.com" rel="nofollow">nathan@mariastenfors.co</a>m</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:58:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Maryam Jafri - Gasworks - May 13th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p><strong>Maryam Jafri</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong>presents a new lecture-performance stemming from her research on international forms of television advertising and&nbsp;<strong>Liz Moor</strong>&nbsp;discusses her research on the emergence of the branding industry.</p> <p>During her lecture-performance, Maryam Jafri will situate a selection of television commercials from the global south in specific social and historical contexts. These include: the 19th century rise of domestic science as scientific discipline made by and for women; the subsequent transmutation of this field during the early 20th century into the more circumscribed domain of home economics; the 21st century phenomenon of so called &ldquo;tropical tech&rdquo;, which refers to investments made by global IT companies into technology incubation laboratories in sub-Saharan Africa; and the surprising, sometimes counter-intuitive connections made between war and advertising in commercials from Vietnam and Iraq.</p> <p>Liz Moor is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research looks at communication and representation in economic life and she is the author of&nbsp;<em>The Rise of Brands</em>&nbsp;(Berg, 2007) and&nbsp;<em>Design and Creativity: Policy, Management and Practice</em>&nbsp;(Berg, 2009).<br /> <br /> This event is part of Maryam Jafri's exhibition&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gasworks.org.uk/exhibitions/detail.php?id=933" rel="nofollow"><em>Mouthfeel</em></a>, which continues until 18 May 2014.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:53:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Regina José Galindo - Gasworks - April 30th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Artist Regina Jos&eacute; Galindo discusses her practice with Emiliano Vald&eacute;s, associate curator of the 10th Gwangiu Bienniale, and Co-director of Proyectos Ultravioleta, a multifaceted space for experimentation in contemporary art based in Guatemala City&rsquo;s historical centre.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.reginajosegalindo.com/" rel="nofollow">Regina Jos&eacute; Galindo</a>&nbsp;is a visual artist specialising in performance art. Her work explores the universal ethical implications of social injustice, discrimination related to race, gender and other abuses involved in the unequal power relations that operate in our current society.&nbsp;<br /><br />This event coincides with the opening of&nbsp;<em>A Chronicle of Interventions</em>&nbsp;at Tate Modern, Project Space (2 May &ndash; 13 July 2014).&nbsp;<em>A Chronicle of Interventions</em>&nbsp;presents a response to the history of economic, political, military and foreign interventions in Central America. Beginning with an archival installation of Group Material&rsquo;s 1984 work&nbsp;<em>Timeline: A Chronicle of US Intervention</em>&nbsp;in Central and Latin America, the exhibition gathers work by seven contemporary artists who explore the ramifications of these historical interventions that have shaped the contemporary reality of this region.<br /><br />The event and exhibition is part of Gasworks' ongoing curatorial exchange programme with Tate Modern in partnership with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.teoretica.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">TEOR /&eacute;Tica</a>, San Jos&eacute;, Costa Rica.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:48:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Freud Museum London - May 12th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="rightTextColumn"> <p><strong>12 May 2014 - 23 June 2014</strong><br /><strong> Mondays 7-9pm - with a break on 26 May due to Spring Bank Holiday</strong></p> <p>How do you define yourself? Is it possible to accurately determine the parameters of your identity? How do you know that you are not someone else? These questions are as old as the discipline of philosophy and denote a fascination with perplexing, unanswerable riddles. Whilst it may never be possible to unequivocally resolve the mystery of identity, the fields of cinema and psychoanalysis engage with the notion of the 'divided self' in ways that are unorthodox, playful, instinctual and meaningful.</p> <p>PROJECTIONS Persona Obscura is a 6-week course looking at cinematic representations of the doppelg&auml;nger, imaginary personas and replicated selves, with reference to psychoanalytic concepts such as Sigmund Freud's 'Uncanny', Carl Jung's 'Shadow' and Otto Rank's 'Double'.</p> <p>The following topics and films will be explored in the course (only short clips from films will be screened, advance viewing would be advantageous):</p> <p>* Self voyeurism, identity confusion and the double (Persona, Vertigo, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Deconstructing Harry)<br /> * Parallel universes and doppelg&auml;ngers (Another Earth, Double Life of Veronique)<br /> * Clones, multiple selves (Moon, The Broken, Zelig, Being John Malkovich)<br /> * Twins (The Dark Mirror, Dead Ringers)<br /> * Reincarnation (Birth, Secret Ceremony)<br /> * Schizophrenia and psychogenic fugue (The Machinist, Spider, Mulholland Drive)<br /> * Extreme body modification and plastic surgery (American Mary, The Skin I Live In)<br /> * Transgender identity (Boys Don't Cry, Hedwig and the Angry Inch)<br /> * Method acting, performance arts (I'm Still Here, Opening Night, Inland Empire)<br /> * Rock and roll personas and celebrity impersonators (Velvet Goldmine, I'm Not There, Mister Lonely)<br /> * Capitalism, the mass produced self, reproduction ad infinitum (American Psycho, Stepford Wives)<br /> * Surveillance, spying, blurred identity lines (Conversation, Lives Of Others)<br /> * Technologically replicated self (Catfish, Antiviral)</p> <p><br /> PROJECTIONS is psychoanalysis for film interpretation. PROJECTIONS empowers film spectators to express subjective associations they consider to be meaningful. Expertise in psychoanalytic theory is not necessary - the only prerequisite is the desire to enter and inhabit the imaginary world of film, which is itself a psychoanalytic act. MARY WILD, a Freudian cinephile from Montreal, is the creator of PROJECTIONS.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.freud.org.uk/events/75454/projections-persona-obscura/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Further information &gt;</a></p> </div> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:49:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Volker M. Welter - Freud Museum London - May 15th 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Freud. The name is synonymous with psychoanalysis. Lesser known, however, is Ernst Freud, the architect son of Sigmund who designed modern homes for mainly bourgeois clients. Freud attended Adolf Loos&rsquo;s private Bauschule in Vienna, practiced in Berlin after the Great War, and, from 1933 onwards, in London. The talk will focus on Freud&rsquo;s modern architecture in London, which will be compared with examples from his time in Berlin. The talk will also present Ernst Freud&rsquo;s designs of psychoanalytic consulting rooms and couches; the son of the founder of psychoanalysis was one of the first architects to design this type of professional space.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:44:55 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Doris A. Day, Kati Heck, Kostas Tsolis - The Agency gallery - April 19th - May 16th <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;">The Agency presents the curated group exhibition &ldquo;A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead&rdquo;, featuring painters Doris A Day (GB), Kati Heck (DE) and Kostas Tsolis (GR).</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;">The exhibition looks at painting in the digital age by bringing together three artists who make use of narrative whilst also applying techniques of omission and obliteration. Through their conscious interventions (with very divergent approaches) they circumvent the discussion about the found image and the photographic quotation as well as the notion of genre altogether. The exhibition reflects on the fact that narrative, literary or visual, remains paramount in the post-digital age. The form has changed trough trans-medial dissemination into a more fragmentary presence with many tangents, which in turn influences the way painting reflects this.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;">The title reminds of the narrative thread of Graham Greene&rsquo;s &ldquo; the End of the Affair&rdquo;, in which the end of the affair is the beginning of the story. Seeking to unearth a woman&rsquo;s secret love life an ex-lover and her husband realise too late that she made a promise to a higher power. In this exhibition the artist assumes the role of that power, which changes the course of things or our perception respectively. In jest and (literally) through the blinds the ballad of human behaviour unfolds.&nbsp; The choice of the outcome seems arbitrary/ sur-real or un-real &ndash; the narrative however resonates much further.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;">Questions of authentication, games with authority and the manufacture of truth (and justice) are the currency all three artists are colliding with. Without proposing a theme or a coherence Heck&rsquo;s girl protagonists/ multiple herselfs are commenting on the abuse of the libertine by society/the art system, Day&rsquo;s works represent controversial personae in the moment of being laid bare in a psychological standoff - Kim Jon-un as a child learning from his mother, Pistorius during his trial, himself as Doris Day or as Bugs Bunny- and Tsolis reworks historical events as political thrillers observed from the off as he also demonstrates in the current group show&rdquo; No Country for Young Men&rdquo;&nbsp; at Bozar, Brussels , curated by&nbsp; Katarina Gregos.&nbsp; A kind of portraiture / story is a key to reading the works and yet the artists fragment the portraits and narratives by formal means. The depiction of a recognisable self, hero, prisoner of conscience or the infamous are coincidental. The partial dispensation with form can be understood as the gesture of the post-digital painter.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;">Kati Heck ( b. 1979), lives and works in Antwerp.&nbsp; Selected recent exhibitions include KOPF=Kopfnuss, CAC Malaga (2013), Tim van Laere Gallery (2011 and 2014)( both solo), Painters&rsquo; Painter, Saatchi Gallery ( 2012), CADAVRE EXQUIS. A FIGURE OF PAINTING, LLS 387, Antwerp ( 2013) and Gsuffa, der eiserne Pomoment, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC in 2008 ( solo). The Agency first showed her work in 2006.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;">Doris A. Day (b. 1982), lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include On/Off, Espace Commines Paris (2011), Same Heads Gallery Berlin (2012) The Toolshed, Froome (2013, solo), Duchamp Festival, HerneBay (2013). He was long-listed for the John Moores Prize 2014.</span></p> <h3>Galleries 1 and 2</h3> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;">Kostas Tsolis (b. 1964) lives and works in Athens, Recent exhibitions include, Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation (2011), The Jewish Museum, Thessaloniki (2011), <em>Newtopia </em>at City Museum of Mechelen, Belgium (2012), The National Theater, Athens (2013, solo), <em>Agora</em>: the 4th Athens Biennial (2013), and his work is currently included in "No Country for Young Men" curated by Katerina Gregos at BOZAR in Brussels, through August 3.</span></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:13:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Olek - StolenSpace Gallery - May 9th - June 1st <div class="gallery-description"> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">May at StolenSpace brings an exhibitions of works by revered female street artists, Miss Van and Olek.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">The exhibition's will divide the gallery into two spaces: In Gallery 1, Miss Van will exhibit a new body of work titled 'Glamorous Darkness'. In <strong>Gallery 2, Olek</strong> will exhibit a never-before-seen installation, '<em><strong>Let's not get caught, let's keep going</strong></em>'.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">Having previously collaborated on public artworks, and exhibited together in many group shows across the world, StolenSpace is proud to bring these artists together to produce their first two-person show. The concept behind these coinciding shows was born from the personal relationship between these two artists and their strong bond of friendship and mutual creative admiration. For these exhibitions, Miss Van and Olek have decided to share their bond with the rest of the world. Olek tells us:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">"Last summer in Barcelona, while having dinner with Vanessa and after a few glasses of tinto de verano, we decided to get matching tattoos. She painted the design on the napkin at the restaurant. We both use masks as an integral, reoccurring element in our work. The matching tattoos of a mask were made on our wrists."</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">Thus, the two stunning bodies of work being presented by these artists will be united by the masks which appear in both of their work, as well as their wrists. With a refreshing new take on this shared motif, the two artists will work in disparate media, with Miss Van's works on canvas and a spectacular three-dimensional construction by Olek. Mutually inspired by one another, these unique works will be shown in dialogue, playing upon and delving deeper into the creative realms of each others artwork.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">Miss Van's breathtaking 'Glamorous Darkness' works maintain the signature aesthetic of her 'poup&eacute;es' (dolls), suggesting provocative themes and narratives within each exquisite work. Informed by the 'joie de vivre' pleasure principle, the French philosophy of uninhibited self-expression, her work is frank and unabashed in its depiction of the female form. Voluptuous, erotic, playful and dark, her characters represent empowered woman as sincerely forthright and deeply mysterious. The element of mystery is enhanced by the presence of masks. Frequently otherwise nude, the characters are adorned with masquerade-style, animal-like masks. Blurring the boundaries between human and animal, the masks allude to themes such as identity, fetish, and the wild, instinctive aspects of sexuality.</span></p> </div> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:31:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Miss Van - StolenSpace Gallery - May 9th - June 1st <div class="gallery-description"> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">May at StolenSpace brings an exhibitions of works by revered female street artists, Miss Van and Olek.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">The exhibition's will divide the gallery into two spaces: In <strong>Gallery 1</strong>, <strong>Miss Van</strong> will exhibit a new body of work titled '<strong><em>Glamorous Darkness</em></strong>'. In Gallery 2, Olek will exhibit a never-before-seen installation, 'Let's not get caught, let's keep going'.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">Having previously collaborated on public artworks, and exhibited together in many group shows across the world, StolenSpace is proud to bring these artists together to produce their first two-person show. The concept behind these coinciding shows was born from the personal relationship between these two artists and their strong bond of friendship and mutual creative admiration. For these exhibitions, Miss Van and Olek have decided to share their bond with the rest of the world. Olek tells us:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">"Last summer in Barcelona, while having dinner with Vanessa and after a few glasses of tinto de verano, we decided to get matching tattoos. She painted the design on the napkin at the restaurant. We both use masks as an integral, reoccurring element in our work. The matching tattoos of a mask were made on our wrists."</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">Thus, the two stunning bodies of work being presented by these artists will be united by the masks which appear in both of their work, as well as their wrists. With a refreshing new take on this shared motif, the two artists will work in disparate media, with Miss Van's works on canvas and a spectacular three-dimensional construction by Olek. Mutually inspired by one another, these unique works will be shown in dialogue, playing upon and delving deeper into the creative realms of each others artwork.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #515151; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">Miss Van's breathtaking 'Glamorous Darkness' works maintain the signature aesthetic of her 'poup&eacute;es' (dolls), suggesting provocative themes and narratives within each exquisite work. Informed by the 'joie de vivre' pleasure principle, the French philosophy of uninhibited self-expression, her work is frank and unabashed in its depiction of the female form. Voluptuous, erotic, playful and dark, her characters represent empowered woman as sincerely forthright and deeply mysterious. The element of mystery is enhanced by the presence of masks. Frequently otherwise nude, the characters are adorned with masquerade-style, animal-like masks. Blurring the boundaries between human and animal, the masks allude to themes such as identity, fetish, and the wild, instinctive aspects of sexuality.</span></p> </div> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:03:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Charlie Anderson - StolenSpace Gallery - April 11th - May 4th <div style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-size: small;">StolenSpace is pleased to present in our front project space, brand new works&nbsp;on canvas by artist Charlie Anderson.</span><br style="font-size: x-small;" /> <br /> <div style="font-family: arial,verdana,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 11px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In this new body of paintings, Anderson questions the social role of art as&nbsp;entertainment, playing with the relationship between image and words and&nbsp;how their meaning changes when their context shifts. Playing with low brow&nbsp;melodramatic imagery and presenting it in a high brow context. Suggesting&nbsp;something the viewer might experience, the social role of art of physically&nbsp;bringing a group of people to a certain place in time.</span></div> </div> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:57:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Ed Atkins - Serpentine Sackler Gallery - June 11th - August 25th <p class="summary-text" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">One of the most prominent artists of his generation, Ed Atkins works primarily with High Definition video and text, exploiting and subverting the conventions of moving image and literature.</span></p> <div class="body-text"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Centred around an augmented and appended version of the new multi-screen video work <em>Ribbons</em>, Atkins&rsquo;s exhibition transforms the Serpentine Sackler Gallery into a submersive environment of syncopated sounds, bodies and spaces. This is his largest solo exhibition in a UK public institution to date.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Ribbons</em> (2014) will have its UK premiere at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in a site-specific adaptation. Presented alongside installations of text and images, accompanying videos and tourettic interjections, the exhibition will underscore the ambivalent relationship that exists between real and virtual objects; between real and virtual conditions.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&ldquo;The Sackler exhibition will re-possess some sort of sub-horror genre; the old powder rooms, haunted by the phantom smell of gunpowder, paranoia and anticipation of violence, will emphasise a particularly phantasmatic aspect of <em>Ribbons</em>; the protagonist&rsquo;s questionable corporeality, their presence, their performance of loss and monstrousness&rdquo; &ndash; Ed Atkins</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Sounds from a suite of synchronised projections positioned throughout the Gallery will lead the visitor through the space, with glimpses of song, swells of orchestra, murmuring voices and waves of sub-bass. <em>Ribbons</em> is part musical, part horror, and part melodrama; Bach&rsquo;s <em>Erbarme Dich </em>and Randy Newman&rsquo;s <em>I think it&rsquo;s going to rain today</em> are two of the songs featured. Naked, lonely and misanthropic, the palpable melancholy of Atkins&rsquo;s Computer Generated avatar hero is &lsquo;rendered&rsquo; as HD graphic, troll, voyeur and, perhaps, artist.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Atkins&rsquo;s work draws attention to the way in which we perceive, communicate and filter information. His videos combine layered images with incomplete or interrupted excerpts of singing, speech, subtitles and handwriting. Working with a specialist in computer generated animation, Atkins exploits the hyperreal surfaces produced by new software systems to create complex, nightmarish environments populated by virtual characters, avatars of ambiguous provenance and desires. Atkins has described the male figure that appears in these works as &lsquo;a character that is literally a model, is demonstrably empty &ndash; a surrogate and a vessel&rsquo;. Despite the emotive music and poetic syntax of the protagonists, their emptiness serves to remind the three-dimensional, warm-bodied viewer of their own physicality.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The experience of the physical body in Atkins&rsquo;s show will be contrasted with and complemented by the durational performance being undertaken by Marina Abramović, whose exhibition runs concurrently at the Serpentine Gallery.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Atkins (b. 1982) has exhibited internationally, including recent solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Zurich (2014); Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (2013); MoMA PS1, New York (2013); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2012); Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (2012); Tate Britain, London (2011); Transmission, Glasgow (2010); and Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2010). Atkins performed the critically acclaimed <a href="https://vimeo.com/61089836" target="_blank">DEPRESSION</a> at the<em> Serpentine Memory Marathon</em> in 2012, for which a digitally altered voice narrated a beautifully crafted story of the brain as it translated melancholy through electronic sounds, blue screen and microphone.</span></p> </div> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:53:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Phyllida Barlow - Hauser & Wirth (Savile Row) - May 23rd - July 26th Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:18:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Richard Jackson - Hauser & Wirth (Savile Row) - May 23rd - July 26th Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:17:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list IC-98 - Beaconsfield - April 25th 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Beaconsfield and Space Station Sixty Five co-organise a special event linking concurrent exhibitions by Finnish artists as part of SLAM Fridays late night openings.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>6pm</strong>: starting at Space Station Sixty-Five with <em>Northern Souls</em>, the curators of Beaconsfield will join the curators of Space Station Sixty-Five and guest curators of <em>Northern Souls</em> in an informal walkabout.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>7pm</strong>: the group will be led on a short walk by performance artist Heidi Kilpel&auml;inen to view <em>Arkhipelagos</em> at Beaconsfield and continue discussion about the Finnish art scene over a drink. <strong>Free</strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This event accompanies our current exhibition <strong>IC-98: <em>Arkhipelagos</em></strong> (4 April &ndash;7 June 2014). Following their debut UK show in 2012, Finnish-duo IC-98 return to Beaconsfield on a grand scale with a two-part work in their signature medium &ndash; pencil-drawn animation. http://beaconsfield.ltd.uk/projects/ic-98-arkhipelagos/</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Curated by Minna Haukka and Arto Korhonen for Space Station Sixty-Five the group exhibition <em>Northern Souls</em> (21 March - 10 May 2014) presents a wide array of Finnish contemporary artists focusing on minorities and the experience of the outsider.www.spacestationsixtyfive.com</p> <p>Space Station Sixty-Five, Building One, 373 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PS</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This event forms part of SLAM Fridays &ndash; the late night opening of galleries in South London. www.southlondonartmap.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:46:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Whitechapel Gallery - May 10th 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A series of presentations, screenings and discussions respond to the theme of memory, illustrating how the concept is interwoven throughout Marker&rsquo;s life and work. Providing new approaches to understanding Marker&rsquo;s practice, contributors to the first day include&nbsp;<strong>Raymond Bellour</strong><strong>, Chris Darke,&nbsp;</strong><strong>Richard Hollis&nbsp;</strong>and&nbsp;<a href="http://chrismarker.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Daniel Potter</strong></a>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Organised with and supported by the AHRC-funded Memory Network.</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:03:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Swoon, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Kai and Sunny, Nancy Fouts, The Connor Brothers, Keaton Henson, Paul Stephenson - Pertwee Anderson & Gold - May 16th, 2013 - June 14th, 2013 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:30:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list