ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - Royal Academy of Arts - March 8th 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p>Celebrate International Women&rsquo;s Day at the Royal Academy and join us for the inter-generational panel discussion, '<a href="" rel="nofollow">How It Looks From Here: Women in Today&rsquo;s Art World</a>', moderated by Kirsty Lang and featuring Royal Academicians Eileen Cooper, Tess Jaray and Cathie Pilkington,&nbsp;and RA Schools student Gergana Georgieva,&nbsp;where they explore what it is like to be a woman in today&rsquo;s art world.&nbsp;</p> <p>Panel Discussion | 3-4pm | Reynolds Room, Burlington House&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:05:27 +0000 - Royal College of Art - Battersea, Dyson Building - March 12th - March 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">Stewarts Law RCA Secret turns 21 this year and is celebrating coming of age with a bold new collaboration that sees us working with some of industry&rsquo;s top curators, bringing in a whole new breadth of talent to the exhibition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Twenty-three curators from around the world have been invited to commission three artists to make postcards for the sale. With contributors including industry leaders and the most exciting new names in contemporary curation, the programme mirrors the exhibition's ethos of placing established names next to the stars of the future.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Among the curators involved are&nbsp;Laurence Sillars, chief curator of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art; David Falkner, Gallery Director at Stanley Picker Gallery; Laura Sillars, Artistic Director at Site Gallery; Ingrid Swenson, Director of PEER; Alistair Hudson, Director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art; Rosie Cooper,&nbsp;Project Curator at Liverpool Biennial; and Chris Clark critic and Senior Curator at Lewis Glucksman Gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is the most ambitious yet with postcards already received from some of the world&rsquo;s most renowned contemporary artists and designers including: Bob &amp; Roberta Smith, Maggi Hambling, Zandra Rhodes, Richard Long, Susan Hiller, Christo, David Bailey, Yinka Shonibare, Ryan Gander, Paula Rego, Nick Park, Norman Ackroyd, Paul Smith and Joseph Kosuth.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Stewarts Law RCA Secret gives you the chance to purchase art works that would be the envy of any collector for only &pound;55.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">So what&rsquo;s the&nbsp;secret?&nbsp; All of the postcards are displayed anonymously so you have to guess which artist or designer has made the work before you hand over your cash.&nbsp;&nbsp;But don&rsquo;t worry if you&rsquo;re not an art expert; chances are you&rsquo;ll go home with something you&rsquo;ll love, whether it is by a famous name or a young art student (who could go on to be the next Tracey Emin!). All profits go towards helping emerging artists at a formative stage in their careers.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For further information on the event and how to register as a collector visit:&nbsp;www.rca.<a href="" target="_blank"></a>secret.</p> <p><strong>Exhibition open: 12 March &ndash; 20 March 2014,&nbsp;11am-6pm&nbsp;daily (late night opening on&nbsp;19 March&nbsp;until&nbsp;9pm)</strong></p> <p><strong>Sale day: Saturday 21 March 2014,&nbsp;8am-6pm</strong></p> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:58:22 +0000 Redmond Entwistle - South London Gallery - March 4th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div class="itemHeader"> <p class="leadQuote" style="text-align: justify;">(In collaboration with Andreas Reihse, sound)</p> </div> <div id="Overview" class="tab Overview"> <p style="text-align: justify;">A new performance by artist Redmond Entwistle inspired by the life of US soldier Edward Pimental, who was murdered by left-wing terrorists for his ID card in West Germany in 1985. The work comprises a sound composition by Andreas Reihse made from field recordings of locations from Pimental&rsquo;s life in the US and Germany, combined with a series of visual scores by Entwistle, elaborating on the multiple narratives that circulate around the murder.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Taking a cue from biographical details of Pimental's growing intellectual and artistic curiosity in the army, in the film he begins to experiment with sound recording around his base in the weeks leading up to his murder.&nbsp;<em>The General Line</em>&nbsp;allows for the realisation of the piece of music he is making, but draws on a wider set of recordings that extend to the places of his childhood and youth; a technical high school in Queens, a missile training site in Alabama, and the abandoned sites of old US army bases in the former West Germany.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The General Line</em>&nbsp;is a companion piece to Redmond Entwisle&rsquo;s artists feature film&nbsp;<em>Lockvogel (Decoys)</em>&nbsp;and serves as both an addendum to, and a complication of the film.<br /><br />Film Review, Carolin Weidner<br />Translations, Amy Patton and Christiana Haack<br />Poster design, Annette Grund<br />Printing, Max Color/Medialis/Pixelgrain<br />Recording Assistant, Laura Varela</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The performance is a co-production between the Centre Pompidou/Hors Pistes, the SLG and Centre D&rsquo;Art Centemporain La Synagogue De Delme.&nbsp;<br /><br />Made possible with additional support from The Elephant Trust and Arts Council England</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>Booking is essential.&nbsp;<a href="">Book online</a>&nbsp;or call 020 7703 6120.</strong></em>&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Biographies<br />Redmond Entwistle</strong>&nbsp;(1977, London) has made seven short and medium length artist films, as well as performances and installations that have shown at festivals and museums internationally, including the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Serpentine Gallery, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; PS1 MoMA, NY; and the ICA, London. His last film Walk-Through was the focus of solo exhibitions at Cubitt Gallery, Tramway Gallery and International Project Space in 2012. His previous film Monuments premiered in Rotterdam Film Festival's Tigers Shorts Competition in 2010, and his medium length film and sound work Paterson - Lodz won Best International Film at Images Festival in 2008. In 2013, short retrospectives of his work were presented at Hors Pistes (Centre Pompidou) and BAFICI (Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival), and included in the survey of UK artists film Assembly at Tate Britain. His work has been nominated for the Jarman Award 2014, and a solo exhibition of his films will be presented at MIT List Visual Arts Center in January 2015.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Andreas Reihse&nbsp;</strong>is a Berlin based musician and artist.&nbsp;Since 1994 he is best known in his role as (founding) member of the internationally&nbsp;acclaimed electronic band Kreidler.&nbsp;As a solo artist he releases mostly electronic, often club-music. As a composer and performer of music for artists -&nbsp;for films, for plays, for performances, and for installations he has worked with Rosemarie&nbsp;Trockel, Hamish Morrow, Maximilian Zentz Zlomowitz, Thea Djordjadze, Giles&nbsp;Round, Andreas Gursky, Awst &amp; Walther, Frances Scholz / Mark von Schlegell,&nbsp;Astrid Klein or Mike Franz / Nadim Vardag.&nbsp;Recent activities include the video/sound installation&nbsp;<em>Volkan&nbsp;</em>(House of&nbsp;Extravaganza, Stromboli, 2013),&nbsp;<em>Long Lines Andropov's Ears</em>&nbsp;- a contribution to a&nbsp;project about radical architecture (2014), the Entropie Soundtrack LP with Isaac B.Trogdon (2014/15), three ongoing projects with Dalia Neis, a cross-media&nbsp;collaboration with Annika Henderson, and the latest Kreidler album&nbsp;<em>ABC</em>&nbsp;(2014,&nbsp;Bureau-b) which incorporates a co-op with Lior Shamriz accompanying the record&nbsp;with a film in six chapters, and<em>2+2=22 [The Alphabet],</em>&nbsp;a full length film by Heinz Emigholz, the basis of which is the recording session for&nbsp;<em>ABC</em>&nbsp;in Tbilisi/Georgia.&nbsp;</p> </div> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:11:41 +0000 Ken Cox - CHELSEA space - April 29th - June 5th <p style="text-align: justify;">CHELSEA space is pleased to announce&nbsp;<strong>Ken Cox:&nbsp;<em>Poetry Machines&nbsp;</em></strong>as the second exhibition in our spring programme. A highly influential sculptor of the British concrete poetry movement, Kenelm (Ken) Cox (1927-1968) was a creator of kinetically powered poetry machines that made words move in space as material objects.&nbsp; Cox&rsquo;s career was cut tragically short in 1968, not long after the opening of his first solo exhibition at the Lisson Gallery, London. This is the first time his works have been shown in London since then, re-asserting Cox as a significant figure in the concrete poetry movement.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Ken Cox:&nbsp;<em>Poetry Machines</em></strong>&nbsp;has been curated by the concrete poetry specialist William Allen and CHELSEA space, with assistance from the Cox Estate.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:08:57 +0000 - Stephen Friedman Gallery - March 7th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Please join us for a special launch to celebrate the publication of 'Juan Araujo', the catalogue for the artist's current exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery. Oliver Basciano (Managing Editor at ArtReview) will be leading a walk-through of the exhibition.<br /><br /><strong>Saturday 7 March 2015&nbsp;</strong><br /><strong>Walk-through starts at&nbsp;12pm</strong><br /><br />The fully illustrated catalogue will be available for a launch price of &pound;20 (reduced from &pound;25).&nbsp;<br />Includes essays by writers and curators Luis P&eacute;rez-Oramas and In&ecirc;s Grosso.&nbsp;<br /><br />This exhibition is the first UK solo exhibition by Araujo (b. 1971, Caracas, Venezuela)&nbsp;and brings together a compelling body of new works inspired by the pioneering Brazilian architect Vilanova Artigas's iconic Baeta House in Sao Paulo. These paintings on canvas, wood, paper and glass emanate from Araujo&rsquo;s own photographs taken on site or images reproduced from books and illustrations. They invite the viewer to consider new representations of art and architecture and challenge our perception of the original.<br /><br />Juan Araujo has exhibited internationally and widely throughout Latin America including solo presentations at Inhotim Center for Contemporary Art, Belo Horizonte (2013) and Centro Gallego de Arte Contempor&aacute;nea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2008). His work has also featured in numerous group exhibitions and biennials including 'The insides are on the outside', curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Casa de Vidrio, Sao Paulo (2013); the Aichi Triennial, Nagoya (2010), Museu de Arte Moderna de S&atilde;o Paulo, S&atilde;o Paulo (2009); the Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates (2009); the Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre (2007); the S&atilde;o Paulo Biennial (2006); the San Diego Museum of Art (2005) and the American National Society, New York (2005).&nbsp;<br /><br />Oliver Basciano is a London-based writer and critic. Since 2012 he has been Managing Editor at ArtReview and was assistant editor from 2010. He edits the magazine's regular Brazil focus. He also contributes to various other media, including Spike Art Quarterly and Channel 4 News, and his essays have been included in numerous artist monographs and exhibition catalogues. He sits on the board of trustees for both the Elephant Trust and Woodmill Studios.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;<strong>SVP:</strong>&nbsp;Ellie Charman&nbsp;<a href="tel:%2B44%20%280%2920%207494%201434" target="_blank">+44 (0)20 7494 1434</a>&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:04:02 +0000 Group Show - Royal College of Art - March 6th - March 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;">Graduating students on the Curating Contemporary Art MA programme present their final exhibitions at the Royal College of Art Galleries. In contrast to previous years, the students have chosen to present four independent exhibitions. Collectively they involve artists, theatre designers, and writers from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australasia, and are engaged in themes of cybernetics, speculative fiction, language and globalisation.</p> <h5 style="text-align: justify;">Black Box Formula</h5> <p style="text-align: justify;">Black Box Formula is an exhibition of new work by contemporary artists reflecting on the nature of the Black Box, a concept used in technology and social sciences. Artists employ prosthetics, networks and post-human thinking in works displayed in an installation evocative of the Black Box process. Artists include:&nbsp;Zach Blas(US), Harry Sanderson (UK),&nbsp;Lawrence Lek&nbsp;(UK)&nbsp;Hyungkoo Lee&nbsp;(KR) and&nbsp;Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries&nbsp;(US/KR).&nbsp;</p> <h5 style="text-align: justify;">Echo Chamber</h5> <p style="text-align: justify;">Echo Chamber is a new commission by acclaimed theatre designer Chloe Lamford, currently Royal Court Theatre Associate Artist. The project is a unique collaboration with Lamford, reframing relationships between contemporary art and theatre. The audience is invited into a dystopic future world, a theatrical set where a programme of artists&rsquo; interventions, performances and screenings unfold over the course of the exhibition. Artists include: Chloe Lamford (UK), The ARKA Group (UK), Bedwyr Williams (UK), Graeme Thomson &amp; Silvia Maglioni (FR), Louise Herv&eacute; &amp; Chlo&eacute; Maillet (FR), Mark Aerial Waller (UK) and the editors of Living in the Future (UK).</p> <h5 style="text-align: justify;">statement house (temporary title)</h5> <p style="text-align: justify;">An ambitious commission, statement house (temporary title) by French artist Jean-Pascal Flavien continues his international series of houses for living, resting and working. Located outside the RCA&rsquo;s main entrance, the site-specific structure will host writers engaged in &lsquo;writing the house&rsquo;.&nbsp;<em>statement house (temporary title)</em>&nbsp;is the artist&rsquo;s first commission in the UK and will run until 3 May.</p> <h5 style="text-align: justify;">Whose Game is it?</h5> <p style="text-align: justify;">Whose Game is it? is an exhibition that considers contemporary socio-political questions in a globalised world of disparities and hegemonies. The exhibition asks audiences to reflect on these issues through playful and interactive works including a doughnut-shaped table-tennis table. Artists include:&nbsp;Dan Perjovschi&nbsp;(RO),&nbsp;Lia Perjovschi&nbsp;(RO),&nbsp;Tintin Wulia&nbsp;(ID/AU), Lee Wen (SG), Han Ishu (CN/JP) and&nbsp;Raqs Media Collective&nbsp;(IN).</p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;">Events Schedule</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;">Friday 6 March</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">All Day - Echo Chamber - Continuous screening of Bedwyr Williams&rsquo;s film&nbsp;<em>ECHT</em></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Saturday 7 March</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">11am&ndash;5pm: Echo Chamber &ndash; Each hour, on the hour, the curators will perform The&nbsp;Response by Louise Herv&eacute; and Chlo&eacute; Maillet&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">2pm: statement house (temporary title) &ndash; Artist talk by Jean-Pascal Flavien</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">3pm: Curators&rsquo; Tour &ndash; A guided tour around the exhibitions with introductions by&nbsp;curators from each project.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">3&ndash;5pm: Whose Game Is It? &ndash; Tea with the curators seated at Raqs Media&nbsp;Collective With&nbsp;<em>Respect to Residue</em></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Saturday 14 March</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">3pm: Curators&rsquo; Tour &ndash; A guided tour around the exhibitions with introductions by&nbsp;curators from each project.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">3&ndash;5pm: Whose Game Is It? &ndash; Tea with the curators seated at Raqs Media&nbsp;Collective With&nbsp;<em>Respect to Residue</em></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">11.45pm&ndash;4am: Echo Chamber &ndash; Graeme Thomson and Silvia Maglioni host the&nbsp;<em>Nocturnal Committee: Session 24, 14/3/2125. Ora Serrata: recovered fragments of an&nbsp;</em><em>unbearable body</em>&nbsp;(booking essential, more details soon)</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Tuesday 17 March</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">3&ndash;5pm: &nbsp;Black Box Formula &ndash; Zach Blas: Contra-internet Workshop</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Tuesday 17 &ndash; Thursday 19 March</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">All Day: Echo Chamber &ndash; The ARKA group create a new sculptural work&nbsp;<em>On Between&nbsp;Again</em></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Saturday 21 March</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">All Day: Echo Chamber &ndash; Premier of&nbsp;<em>Video Instruction for the Last Sculpture&nbsp;</em>by Mark&nbsp;Aerial Waller</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">3pm: Curators&rsquo; Tour &ndash; A guided tour around the exhibitions with introductions by&nbsp;curators from each project.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">3&ndash;5pm: Whose Game Is It? &ndash; Tea with the curators seated at Raqs Media&nbsp;Collective With&nbsp;<em>Respect to Residue</em>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">7pm: Echo Chamber &ndash; Screening event:&nbsp;<em>The Sons of Temperance</em>&nbsp;by Mark Aerial&nbsp;Waller</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Sunday 22 March</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">3&ndash;6pm: Whose Game Is It? &ndash;&nbsp;<em>Terra Incognita, et cetera</em>: a closing party with&nbsp;artist Hiroki Yamamoto</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Monday 4 May</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">statement house (temporary title) closes.&nbsp;statement house (temporary title) will host a series of writers throughout its two-month duration.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Open&nbsp;11AM-6PM&nbsp;DAILY</strong></div> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:52 +0000 Caroline Corbasson, Anthony Faroux, Kasper Pincis, Andy Wicks - APT Gallery - February 27th - March 15th <div style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition brings together four artists with diverse practices to explore one of the seemingly simplest of concepts, that of filling the void.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">It is a basic enough idea that it can be approached in a variety of ways. Seriously or playfully: from childishly colouring in letters; filling the void of the blank page or canvas, to filling an emotional void with some obsessive activity, or filling the space of the gallery itself.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The title and concept were partly inspired by the writer Georges Perec&rsquo;s playful inhabitation of the page, and his novel&nbsp;<em>A Void</em>&nbsp;written entirely without the letter &lsquo;e&rsquo;.</div> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:51:57 +0000 - Thomas Dane Gallery - March 3rd 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>A roundtable discussion convened by Urbanomic&nbsp;in the context of John Gerrard:&nbsp;<em>Farm</em>&nbsp;and setting out from Gilles Ch&acirc;telet's prescient dystopian tract&nbsp;<em>To Live And Think Like Pigs</em>.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Following his denial of access by Google Inc., artist John Gerrard hired a helicopter and produced a detailed photographic survey of one the key physical sites of the internet - a Google data farm in Oklahoma. This survey was the starting point of his new work entitled&nbsp;<em>Farm (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma), 2015</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">What dislocations of the subject, what disruptions of the process of individuation are administered by a global system of 'self-organization' piloted from blank, inaccessible facilities such as the one modelled in&nbsp;<em>Farm</em>? What new species of virtual subject is being reared in massive data centres whose processes operate well below the threshold of human perception?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Robin Mackay&nbsp;</strong>Director of Urbanomic, translator of&nbsp;<em>To Live and Think Like Pigs&nbsp;</em>by&nbsp;Gilles Ch&acirc;telet</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Jay Owens&nbsp;</strong>Researcher in social media at global strategic insight agency FACE</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Manabrata Guha&nbsp;</strong>Research fellow in Security Futures, Univeristy of Bath, author of&nbsp;<em>Reimagining War in the 21st Century</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Benedict Singleton&nbsp;</strong>Strategist with a background in design and philosophy</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Adam Kleinman&nbsp;</strong>Curator,&nbsp;Chief Editor of Witte de With's online magazine&nbsp;<em>WdW Review</em>&nbsp;and former dOCUMENTA (13) Agent for Public Programming</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Matthew Fuller&nbsp;</strong>Professor of Cultural Studies at the Digital Culture Unit, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London</p> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:47:18 +0000 Chris Millard - South London Gallery - March 6th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">THIS IS NOT A SYMPTOM is a three part seminar series reflecting on the biochemical production of subjectivity. The series seeks to build a critical framework that considers capitalism at a close range, with its integration into the body. As the title suggests, the project questions symptomology&nbsp;<br />and its assimilation with the pharmaceutical industry's interest, in what&nbsp;<br />the gender theorist and philosopher Paul B. Preciado calls the 'pharmacopornographic society'. He defines the pharmacopornographic era with the 1950&rsquo;s development of synthetic hormone and anti-psychotic medicines, that now increasingly regulate the body on a molecular level.<br /><br />Each week a different speaker contributes their research to the discussion: researcher Erika Biddle, theorist Robert McRuer and researcher Chris Millard. On the basis of the speakers&rsquo; research, the series seeks to explore the intersection between the body and capitalism through prosthetic technology and the connection between an immaterial exertion of power and the immaterialisation of disabled identity.&nbsp;<br /><br />The talk series was initiated by the artist&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Sidsel Meineche Hansen</a>&nbsp;in connection to her ongoing&nbsp;work on the micro-politics of nervousness.&nbsp;The presentations will be contextualised by reading material and&nbsp;film screenings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Download the programme notes for the talks&nbsp;<strong><a href="" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;</strong>(pdf)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Booking for the talks is essential.&nbsp;</em></strong><a href=""><strong><em>Book online</em></strong></a><strong><em>&nbsp;or call 020 7703 6120.&nbsp;<br /></em></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>The seminars contain content of an adult nature, and may be considered unsuitable for visitors under 18 years of age. Please contact the gallery if you require further information.</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Chris Millard&nbsp;is a Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Research Fellow at the Centre for the History of the Emotions, Queen Mary, University of London. His interests include the history of self-harm and attempted suicide, the history of Munchausen. His overarching interest in the idea of the &lsquo;social environment&rsquo; in psychiatry and psychology, and how psychological categories might naturalise political positions.</p> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:40:17 +0000 - The British Museum - February 5th - August 16th <p class="pullOut" style="text-align: justify;">Discover a selection of textiles from the Pacific made from barkcloth. Used to wrap, drape and adorn the body in a myriad of styles and designs, these garments demonstrate the long history of barkcloth, and its ongoing relevance today.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the islands of the Pacific, cloth made from the inner bark of trees is a distinctive art tradition. Probably brought to the region at least 5,000 years ago by some of the first human settlers, its designs reflect the histories of each island group and the creativity of the makers. Spanning the region from New Guinea in the west to Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in the east, the exhibition will show a selection of 77 garments, headdresses, masks and body adornments from the Museum&rsquo;s collection. Dating from the 1700s to 2014, the pieces on display include those worn as everyday items and ceremonial costumes linked to key life cycle events such as initiation and marriage.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Barkcloth is generally made and decorated by women, but garments intended for ritual purposes may be made by men. This is particularly true in the masking traditions of Papua New Guinea. The Baining people who live on the large island of New Britain continue to make masks for day and night dances. In the exhibition, an elaborately decorated Baining mask made in the 1970s demonstrates how barkcloth can be used in dramatic three-dimensional creations.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Imported cloth and the changes brought by colonial activities across the region have had different impacts on the art form. In some locations, such as Tonga, barkcloth making never completely stopped. In others, such as Hawaii, the practice has actively been revived and Hawaiian <em>kapa</em> is now worn for high profile hula performances. The exhibition considers these recent developments, and shows a barkcloth dance skirt made in 2014 by Hawaiian practitioner Dalani Tanahy alongside some fine examples of early Hawaiian cloth, including a cloth with striking red and black designs thought to have been made in the late 1700s.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">New arenas for cultural expression continue to emerge through barkcloth creations, as urban Pacific Island designers incorporate barkcloth elements and patterns into garments intended for the catwalk. A stunning wedding dress made by New Zealand-based Samoan designer, Paula Chan Cheuk illustrates this movement and reflects the continuing relevance of barkcloth as a flexible, resilient art tradition.</p> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:14:49 +0000 - The British Museum - February 5th - August 16th <p class="pullOut" style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition will focus on the printed propaganda that either reviled or glorified Napoleon Bonaparte, on both sides of the English Channel. It explores how his formidable career coincided with the peak of political satire as an art form.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo &ndash; the final undoing of brilliant French general and emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1769&ndash;1821). The exhibition will include works by British and French satirists who were inspired by political and military tensions to exploit a new visual language combining caricature and traditional satire with the vigorous narrative introduced by Hogarth earlier in the century.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The print trade had already made the work of contemporary British artists familiar across Europe. Continental collectors devoured the products of the London publishers, and artists across Europe were inspired by British satires.</p> <div class="grid_4 omega"> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition includes work by James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, Richard Newton and George Cruikshank, some of the most thoughtful and inventive artists of their day.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The range and depth of the British Museum&rsquo;s collection allows the satirical printmakers&rsquo; approach to be compared with that of portraitists and others who tended to represent a more sober view of Napoleon.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition begins with portraits of the handsome young general from the mid-1790s and ends with a cast of his death mask and other memorabilia acquired by British admirers. Along the way, the prints will examine key moments in the British response to Napoleon &ndash; exultation at Nelson&rsquo;s triumph in the Battle of the Nile in 1798, celebration of the Peace of Amiens in 1802, fear of invasion in 1803, the death of Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and Napoleon&rsquo;s triumph at Austerlitz, delight at his military defeats from 1812 onwards, culminating in his exile to Elba in 1814.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">1815 sees triumphalism after Waterloo and final exile to St Helena, but some prints reflect an ambiguous view of the fallen emperor and doubts about the restoration of the French king Louis XVIII.</p> </div> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:13:45 +0000 Agnes Martin - Tate Modern - March 3rd - October 11th <p style="text-align: justify;">This will be the first retrospective of the seminal American painter <a href="" target="_blank">Agnes Martin</a> since her death in&nbsp;2004.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Martin was renowned for her subtle, evocative canvases marked out in pencil grids and pale colour washes. Her apparently <a href="" target="_blank">minimal</a> approach belied a deep conviction in the emotive and expressive power of&nbsp;art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This major exhibition will cover the full breadth of Martin&rsquo;s practice, reasserting her position as a key figure in the traditionally male-dominated fields of 1950s and 1960s <a href="" target="_blank">abstraction</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The show will trace her career from early experiments to late work, as well as demonstrate her profound influence on subsequent generations of&nbsp;artists.</p> <div class="field field-name-field-sponsor-info field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Exhibition organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, D&uuml;sseldorf, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New&nbsp;York</em></p> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:09:27 +0000 John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West, Winifred Knights, Stanley Spencer, Richard Hamilton, Rita Donagh, Dexter Dalwood, Jeremy Deller - Tate Britain - June 9th - September 13th <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition focuses on the conflict, martyrdom and catastrophe found in history painting from the eighteenth century to the present day. In England, history painting first emerged in the eighteenth&nbsp;century.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Artists such as John Singleton Copley (1738&ndash;1815) and Benjamin West (1738&ndash;1820) presented recent British battles and deaths in the grandest possible manner and depicted scenes from ancient history to remind viewers of the timeless virtues to which they should aspire. This exhibition will show how these traditions of history painting have persisted in the work of British modernists such as Winifred Knights and Stanley Spencer, in Richard Hamilton and Rita Donagh&rsquo;s work of the 1980s, in the work of Dexter Dalwood and in recent installations such as Jeremy Deller&rsquo;s <em>Battle of Orgreave</em> 2001. It will celebrate the emotional power of history painting and show its persistent place in&nbsp;art.</p> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:59:48 +0000 - Freud Museum London - April 30th - June 7th <p style="text-align: justify;">Organised jointly by the Royal Society of Medicine and the Freud Museum London, this exhibition will explore and celebrate the pre-psychoanalytical career of Sigmund Freud. Long before Freud coined the term psychoanalysis in 1896 and developed a profound new body of psychological theory and technique, he had distinguished himself as a young scientific researcher and physician. Between 1876 and 1895, Freud made numerous contributions to various branches of medicine and biology, including, physiology, anatomy, histology, anaesthetics, paediatrics, and neurology.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition will include a display of rare books, unpublished letters, certificates, and journals from the collections of the RSM Library and the Freud Museum.</p> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:18:01 +0000 Ed Atkins - Contemporary Art Society - March 18th 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">A fantastic opportunity to hear about the work of&nbsp;<strong>Ed Atkins</strong>&nbsp;in the artist&rsquo;s own words. It&rsquo;s a particular privilege to have Atkins speak at the Contemporary Art Society at such a pivotal time in his artistic career and in the context of the recent acquisition of his 2013 film,&nbsp;<em>The Trick Brain</em>, purchased through the Contemporary Art Society Acquisition Scheme for<strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong><strong>The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh</strong><strong>.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Atkins works primarily with writing, sound and video. Rooted in literature, cinema and music, his work preys on these categories, their genres and their legibilities: his works are often abortive, interruptive and abject. Atkins&rsquo;s work seeks to explore the corporeal and material world through so-called immaterial, digital technologies.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Book online here</strong> or please contact&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><strong></strong></a>&nbsp;or call us on&nbsp;<strong>020 7017 8400</strong>.</p> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:13:55 +0000 Deborah Coughlin, Gaggle - fig-2 - March 2nd - March 8th <p>Deborah Coughlin with Gaggle bring music and speech performed by women. Claiming the fig-2 space to generate ideas and positions taken by women today, the week will cultivate performances and speeches delivered live. Coughlin has invited significant female figures for series of speeches, which are interspersed by live performances from Gaggle&rsquo;s new track, &lsquo;MAKE LOVE NOT WAR&rsquo;. In celebration of International Women&rsquo;s Day, the project reinforces the significance of women&rsquo;s speech today and through history and charges the space with sounds and voices. Speakers include presenter Ruth Barnes, feminist and sci-fi writer Ama Josephine, singer Charlotte Church, founder of Clit Rock Dana Jade, and performance and video artist Paula Varjack.</p> <div class="m_accordion-content"> <p>On Thursday a new group of women singers and sound artists are invited for a performance at 6.30 to create and record a series of sounds with artist Michael Shaw. The dichotomy of vocal expression will activate the soundscapes of fig-2 with a strong visual manifestation of female personas.</p> </div> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:03:37 +0000