ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Antony Micallef - Lazarides Rathbone Place - February 13th - March 19th <p style="text-align: justify;">Lazarides Rathbone is pleased to present a major new body of meditative self-portraits by <a href="" target="_blank">Antony Micallef</a> entitled <strong>Self</strong>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In an era when the selfie is ubiquitous, his long-awaited solo return unveils a series of energetic self-portraits on canvas and paper, presenting the ultimate commentary on this contemporary norm.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Self</strong> highlights a departure in style and language from the artist's earlier series Impure Idols (2007), <a href=",antony-micallef-becoming-animal" target="_blank">Becoming Animal</a> (2009) and <a href=",antony-micallef-happy-deep-inside-my-heart" target="_blank">Happy Deep Inside My Heart</a>(2011). Stripping away the excess prevalent in this earlier work, Micallef has parted ways with the colourful pop language that dominated these previous series in exchange for a set of self-scrutinizing works that turns the looking glass upon himself and his medium.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The paradoxical notion that the self can be uncovered through the most narcissistic of gestures is explored through his relationship with the paint. The self-analytical dialogue is enacted through mark-making, the artist's hands and brush carefully constructing layer by layer in a vicious attack of the canvas. Set against Rembrandt-like backdrops of pastel and colourfully marbled hues, thick brushstrokes overlap, bleed and fuse into one another constituting a unique and authentic persona.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Antony Micallef's ultimate self-portrait, <strong>Self</strong> subverts the selfie paradox and presents a wiser artist in deep reflection.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ruminating on the transformational trajectory that has coloured his career, Micallef explains: &ldquo;William Blake said that the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom &ndash; you never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough. I became the very thing I was painting about without me realizing. I morphed into this world of excess and it completely took over. This is my way of stripping it right back and getting back to the basics. In this age of self-glorification and self-promotion, we advertise ourselves like a shop window. Every shot on social media is carefully choreographed to send out a message of how we want to be perceived. I feel with this work I&rsquo;ve stripped away the veneer and showed what lies beneath.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp; <strong>About Antony Micallef</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Antony Micallef lives and works in London, exhibiting in solo and group showcases worldwide in locations including Los Angeles, London, New York and Tokyo. The British artist studied under John Virtue, who in turn was taught by the legendary Frank Auerbach, both of which have heavily influenced his passionate approach to painting. Micallef&rsquo;s contemporary art breakthrough came after being awarded second prize at the National Portrait Gallery&rsquo;s 2000 BP Portrait Prize, he later went on to make his solo debut It&rsquo;s A Wonderful World with Lazarides in 2006, quickly followed by his sold-out 2007 Hollywood showcase Impure Idols.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Micallef&rsquo;s works were later shown at Lazarides&rsquo; 2008 pop-up group spectacular The Outsiders, New York. The previous year the highly acclaimed artist was commissioned to create travelling exhibition, Journey, in association with the UN, the Mayor of New York&rsquo;s Office, Emma Thompson and the Roddick Foundation. From November 2008 to January 2009, Antony Micallef&rsquo;s outdoor sculptures and painting took prominent positions at the Royal Academy&rsquo;s Burlington Gardens as part of GSK Contemporary. Exhibitions that followed included group showcases at the Royal Academy, Tate Britain, Lazarides&rsquo; Eurotrash in June 2010 as well as Hells Half Acre in 2011. The following year saw Micallef contributing works to Lazarides Bedlam, held at The Old Vic Tunnels, as well as London&rsquo;s Institute of Contemporary Art&rsquo;s Peace One Day group exhibition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Previous sold-out solo exhibitions include 2009&rsquo;s Becoming Animal and most recently 2011&rsquo;s Happy Deep Inside My Heart at Lazarides&rsquo; flagship Fitzrovia space. Over the past year Micallef has exhibited in Lazarides&rsquo; off-site group showcase BRUTAL, contributed artwork to Art Below&rsquo;s public art initiative and Dallas Contemporary&rsquo;s MTV RE:DEFINE charity auction.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:29:10 +0000 Ali Banisadr - Blain|Southern - London Hanover Square - February 11th - March 21st <p style="text-align: justify;">&lsquo;<em>People are always afraid of what they don&rsquo;t understand, but&nbsp;</em><em>artists have to step into the void &ndash; the unknown. The unknown territory&nbsp;</em><em>is where it&rsquo;s worth exploring</em>.&rsquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ali Banisadr, 2014</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The directors of Blain|Southern are delighted to present <em>At Once</em>, an exhibition of oil paintings created over the last two years by the celebrated New York-based artist Ali Banisadr. This is his first-ever solo show in the UK and includes a 7-metre long triptych, his largest work to date.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Oscillating between the abstract and the figurative, Banisadr&rsquo;s paintings feature fantastical landscapes populated with grotesque hybrids in a perpetual state of frenzy. These characters &ndash; conflations of animal, god, machine and human &ndash; are deftly captured in whirling, exuberant brushstrokes. Frequently there is a sense of a heaven and earth: in the lower half, we witness temporal struggles, physical conflict and angst, while above the characters seem more at peace; as if they have surrendered themselves to the ether.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Take <em>The Lesser Lights</em>, 2014, in which Banisadr&rsquo;s hybrids are engaged in some chaotic communion. What is actually taking place is ambivalent &ndash; it could be a battle, or a place of pilgrimage or simply a bacchanal &ndash; its title, an allusion drawn from the Book of Genesis and other writings, suggests the setting is hell, which is reinforced by the dripping, lilac pink sky descending on the figures. Another work, <em>The Lower Depths</em>, 2014, features a lake of acidic yellows, greens and blues, from which a giant animal struggles to escape. In the foreground a gaited human leg is smothered by what appears to be a prehistoric bird, while a female figure, naked from the midriff, flies above a beast&rsquo;s head. As with much of Banisadr&rsquo;s work, the viewer is left feeling that the scene before them may dissolve at any point; the luscious brushstrokes and layered washes conveying a strong sense of movement and instability suggestive of a world in flux.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Banisadr&rsquo;s art-historical inspirations are extensive; Persian miniaturists, Kandinsky, Marinetti,Veronese, Richter, Abstract Expressionism and the nightmarish visions of Bosch and Brueghel. Alongside these are a range of literary influences, as well as contemporary motifs drawn from comic books, films and music. Sound is integral to Banisadr&rsquo;s practice; indeed, the power of his work is attributable to the synaesthesia he experiences while painting. This began when he was a child growing up in Tehran during the Iran-Iraq war, where he drew the sounds of bombing and air-raids to make sense of what was happening. He says: &lsquo;<em>When I begin a painting, it is always based on an internal sound. As soon as I apply the brush, the sound begins, and I am able to compose the work based on the sounds I hear as I&rsquo;m painting. It is the force that drives the whole painting and helps me compose the work and pull everything together</em>.&rsquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For Banisadr, painting is evidently not just painting, but a means to reflect visually on his thoughts, memories and imagination. While intensely personal, it is a line of enquiry that allows him to chip away at artistic, political, cultural and religious shibboleths. It is significant that he invariably eschews the Western tradition of including a central focal point or protagonist. In doing so he allows the beholder to commune with a bigger idea of humanity itself and imbues his work with a universal quality, offering an invitation to the viewer to renew not just their own visual and psychological references, but also to question larger conventional orthodoxies.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue, including colour plates of more than one hundred Banisadr paintings, along with an essay by art historian and curator Dr Robert Hobbs and an interview between the artist and philosopher, critic and media theorist, Dr Boris Groys.</p> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:23:40 +0000 Gregor Hildebrandt - Almine Rech Gallery - March 4th - April 11th <p>Almine Rech Gallery London is pleased to announce Gregor Hildebrandt&rsquo;s fifth solo exhibition with the gallery and the artist&rsquo;s first solo show in the UK. Comprised entirely of new works, the&nbsp;exhibition will run from March 4 to April 11, 2015.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Gregor Hildebrandt was born in 1974 in Bad Homburg, Germany.&nbsp;Recent solo museum exhibitions and biennales include&nbsp;<em>Interior and the collectors</em>, Biennale de Lyon, France (2013);&nbsp;<em>Ein Koffer aus Berlin</em>, Saarl&auml;ndisches K&uuml;nstlerhaus, Saarbr&uuml;cken (2012); and&nbsp;<em>N&auml;chtliches Konzert</em>&nbsp;(with Jorinde Voigt), Museum Van Bommel van Dam, Netherlands (2012).</p> <p>Recent institutional group exhibitions include&nbsp;<em>One way: Peter Marino</em>, Bass Museum, Miami (2014);&nbsp;<em>A history. Art, architecture, design from the 80s to now</em>, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2014);&nbsp;<em>Man in the Mirror,&nbsp;</em>Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels (2014);&nbsp;<em>Booster&nbsp;</em>&ndash;&nbsp;<em>Kunst Sound Maschine</em>, Marta Herford, Herford (2014);&nbsp;<em>Frank Badur. Die Sammlung im Dialog</em>, Saarlandmuseum, Saarbr&uuml;cken (2014);&nbsp;<em>Love Story &ndash; Anne and Wolfgang Titze Collection</em>, Vienna (2014);&nbsp;<em>Karl May: Schut und Feder, (&lsquo;Weltenschopfer&rsquo; Max Klinger, Richard Wagner),&nbsp;</em>Museum der bildenden Kunste Leipwig, Leipzig (2013);&nbsp;<em>Landeskunstausstellung SaarART 2013,&nbsp;</em>Saarland Museum, Saarland (2013); and&nbsp;<em>Decenter, An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show</em>,<em>&nbsp;</em>Arbrons Arts Center, New York (2013).</p> <p>Gregor Hildebrandt lives and works in Berlin.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:06:14 +0000 Daniela Gullotta - Marlborough Fine Art - February 4th - February 28th Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:48:30 +0000 Simon Welsh - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) - January 26th - February 1st <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'times new roman', times, baskerville, georgia, serif;">fig-2 is hosting a week of encounters with poet, environmental activist and public speaker Simon Welsh, who will be delivering a series of forty&ndash;two minute lectures, starting on Monday at 7pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 5pm. Welsh&rsquo;s lectures incorporate his world view on the interconnecting forces that are at play in humanity today, embarking upon margins of new spirituality and cultural mythology. fig-2 will host a poetry cafe on Thursday evening between 6:30 &ndash; 8:30pm where Welsh delivers immediate poems for the individual members of the audience responding to their set of choices. Welsh&rsquo;s project will conclude with fifteen minute long poetic portrait</span><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'times new roman', times, baskerville, georgia, serif;">&nbsp;sessions held on Saturday and Sunday between 2 and 6pm. Please book your place for the poetic portrait sessions by emailing&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'times new roman', times, baskerville, georgia, serif;">fig-2 opens each Monday 6 &ndash; 8 pm, and continues from Tue &ndash; Sun 11 am &ndash; 6 pm. fig-2 is open late on Thursdays until 9 pm to coincide with the ICA late openings. fig-2, ICA Studio, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH.&nbsp;As the ICA is closed on Mondays, to reach the Studio please use the ramp entrance to the Studio from Carlton House Terrace, at the top of the Duke of York Steps. For more information visit&nbsp;<a href=";id=aafb33531e&amp;e=e75a9edd17" target="_blank"></a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'times new roman', times, baskerville, georgia, serif;">fig-2 at the ICA in association with Outset</span></p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:44:05 +0000 - Zabludowicz Collection - February 12th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In conversation with the&nbsp;<em>Partial Presence</em>&nbsp;exhibition curators, Nayia Yiakoumaki, Curator: Archive Gallery at Whitechapel Gallery, explores how curatorial practices engage with archives and collections to reactivate stored and archived artworks. Taking themes in the show as a starting point, they will discuss the impact archival practices, preservation and documentation process have on shaping the legacy of an artwork.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nayia Yiakoumaki is an artist and the Curator: Archive Gallery at Whitechapel Gallery. She recently completed her PhD,&nbsp;<em>Curating Archives, Archiving Curating</em>, at Goldsmiths College.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:36:34 +0000 - Zabludowicz Collection - February 19th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">To accompany the&nbsp;<em>Partial Presence</em>&nbsp;exhibition Zabludowicz Collection screens&nbsp;<em>Solaris</em>&nbsp;(1972), a sci-fi film by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky, that explores the nature of memory and humanity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The film is set on a space station orbiting the ocean-covered planet Solaris, where cosmonaut Chris Kelvin arrives to investigate a series of mysterious and bizarre occurrences among the crew. What he discovers are supernatural phenomena that cause repressed and haunting memories to take physical form, including that of Kelvin's late wife. Through her, Kelvin attempts to communicate with the forces responsible, which appear to be emanating from the mysterious planet itself. &nbsp;(Taken from the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Artificial Eye</a>website). &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">SOLARIS (1972)<br />Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky<br />Russian with English subtitles<br />Running time: 159 mins. approx.<br />Classification: U</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Drinks from 6pm<br />Screening starts at 6.30pm<br />FREE<br />&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The screenings will take place in the Zabludowicz Collection gallery which seats 50 people approx. As capacity is limited advance booking is recommended.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:34:36 +0000 Athena Papadopoulos - Zabludowicz Collection - March 8th 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">To coincide with her Invites exhibition, artist Athena Papadopoulos talks about her practice with curators Leopold Thun and Jasmine Picot-Chapman.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:32:01 +0000 Group Show - Zabludowicz Collection - January 29th - February 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;">Now in its 7th year, Testing Ground for Art and Education is an annual season focussed on opportunities for the creative and professional development of emerging artists and curators. A continuously evolving programme, Testing Ground collaborates with educational and artist-led organisations to develop experimental exhibitions and events that facilitate a consideration and testing out of new ideas and modes of practice. This exhibition is the culmination of a three month collaboration with students of the MFA Curating courses at Goldsmiths College and The Cass, London Metropolitan University.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Partial Presence</em>&nbsp;takes at its core the idea that artworks possess varying degrees of physical and conceptual presence during their lifespan. Journeying from the initial stages of creative conception and fabrication, an artwork enters maturity and self-awareness through exhibition in dialogue with other objects, then physically degrades over time and loses currency, before reconstituting through physical restoration, documentation and historicisation. Interpreting &lsquo;presence&rsquo; as the materiality, affect and meaning that constitutes a work of art, the exhibition considers how an artwork&rsquo;s presence is in a perpetual state of flux. Exhibiting artists include Francis Al&yuml;s, Ed Atkins, Miroslaw Balka, Matthew Barney, Laurel Nakadate, Wolfgang Tillmans and Gillian Wearing, alongside a selection of artists invited by the curators.<br /><br /><em>Partial Presence</em> is collectively curated by Tamar Clarke-Brown, W. Giovanni Gonzales, Jen MacLachlan, Thandi Mbire, Eilidh McCormick, Cecily Rainey, Mateusz Sapija, Anna Viani, Emma Rae Warburton and Bar Yerushalmi.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is accompanied by a public programme of weekly curator-led exhibition tours, family workshops, talks and film screenings.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:28:57 +0000 Matthew Darbyshire - Zabludowicz Collection - February 2nd 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Testing Ground: Master Class invites leading international artists to share their expertise with a small group of emerging artists from around the country over a week long intensive, led by artist Doug Fishbone.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us each evening for a public lecture by the artists.<br />Tonight: Matthew Darbyshire<br /><br />Matthew Darbyshire (b. 1977) graduated from Slade School of Fine Art in 2000 and the RA Schools in 2005. His solo presentations in 2014 included<em>Renaissance City</em>, Stanny House, Suffolk;&nbsp;<em>Public Workshop</em>, Krolikarnia National Museum, Poland;&nbsp;<em>Bureau</em>, Herald St, London;&nbsp;<em>Oak Effect</em>, Shipley Gallery, Gateshead, and&nbsp;<em>Captcha</em>, Jousse Entreprise, Paris. In 2013 he exhibited with Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield; Bloomberg Space, London, and Frac Nord pas de Calais, France. In 2012 Darbyshire was awarded the Stanley Picker Fellowship in Fine Art by Kingston University, London, and presented solo-exhibitions&nbsp;<em>T Rooms</em>&nbsp;at Tramway, Glasgow, and&nbsp;<em>T Rooms Pt II&nbsp;</em>at Zabludowicz Collection, London. He has forthcoming solo shows at Manchester Art Gallery and Lisa Cooley, New York. He currently teaches at Slade School of Fine Art and is represented by Herald Street Gallery, London.<br />&nbsp;</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:23:08 +0000 Marvin Gaye Chetwynd - Zabludowicz Collection - January 31st 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Testing Ground: Master Class invites leading international artists to share their expertise with a small group of emerging artists from around the country over a week long intensive, led by artist Doug Fishbone.<br /><br />Join us each evening for a public lecture by the artists.<br />Tonight: Marvin Gaye Chetwynd<br /><br />Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (b. 1973, London) is a British artist whose practice intertwines performance, sculpture, painting, installation and video. Her performances and videos harness elements of folk plays, street spectacles, literature and multiple other genres. They generally employ troupes of performers &ndash; friends and relatives of the artist &ndash; and feature handmade costumes and props. Through improvisatory, irreverent and carnivalesque dramas, Chetwynd has ranged across a panoramic range of subjects. For over a decade, she has also worked on an extensive series of paintings collectively titled&nbsp;<em>Bat Opera</em>. Throughout this series, the theatrical tropes of Chetwynd&rsquo;s performance work are closely echoed: the paintings reflect a concurrent affinity for Brechtian drama, street theatre, puppet shows and ceremonial pageantry.<br /><br />Marvin Gaye Chetwynd studied Social Anthropology at University College London before studying art at the Slade and the RCA. She has performed and exhibited internationally, and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2012 for<em>&nbsp;Odd Man Ou</em>t at Sadie Coles HQ (restaged at Tate Britain, London, from October 2012 to January 2013). In 2014 her film&nbsp;<em>Hermitos Children 2</em>was shown at Studio Voltaire, London, as part of a major solo exhibition. Major performances include<em>&nbsp;The King Must Die</em>, Studio Voltaire, London (2014);&nbsp;<em>The Green Room</em>, Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2014);&nbsp;<em>Home Made Tasers</em>, New Museum, New York (2011-12),&nbsp;<em>Free Energy Workshop</em>, Hayward Gallery, London (2011), part of&nbsp;<em>British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet</em>, and&nbsp;<em>A Tax Haven Run By Women</em>, Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London (2010), and&nbsp;<em>The Snail Race</em>, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan (2008). Solo exhibitions have taken place at Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2014); Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin (2012); Le Consortium, Dijon, France, (2008); and Migros Museum f&uuml;r Gegenwartskunst, Z&uuml;rich, Switzerland, (2007). Group exhibitions include the G&ouml;teborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Goteborg, Sweden (2013);&nbsp;<em>Performance Now: The First Decade of the New Century</em>, various venues, USA (2012-14); and&nbsp;<em>British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet</em>, various UK venues (2010). In 2007 a book was published on her performances by Migros Museum f&uuml;r Gegenwartskunst. Her solo exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ in spring 2014 coincided with the publication of two artist&rsquo;s books,&nbsp;<em>Some Canterbury Tales&nbsp;</em>(Four Corners Press), and&nbsp;<em>Bat Opera&nbsp;</em>(Koenig Books / Sadie Coles HQ). In 2015 Chetwynd will present a solo commission at Migros Museum f&uuml;r Gegenwartskunst, Z&uuml;rich, Switzerland, followed later in the year by an installation of her Canterbury Tales collages (2014) as part of the museum&rsquo;s exhibition&nbsp;<em>Toys Redux &ndash; on Play and Critique</em>.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:21:57 +0000 Elizabeth Price - Zabludowicz Collection - January 30th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Testing Ground: Master Class invites leading international artists to share their expertise with a small group of emerging artists from around the country over a week long intensive, led by artist Doug Fishbone.<br /><br />Join us each evening for a public lecture by the artists.<br />Tonight: Elizabeth Price<br /><br /><br />Elizabeth Price (b.1966) predominantly works in moving image. She uses high-definition digital video, with live action, motion graphics, 3D computer animation and sound. Her work is informed by histories of narrative cinema and experimental film, but more precisely concerned with digital video, and in particular its contemporary heterogeneity as a medium used for navigation, advertising, knowledge organisation as well as cinematic special effects.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Price uses these attributes to explore and dramatically map the value and meaning of cultural artefacts, collections and archives. As such her work can be related to conceptual art and institutional critique. But, whilst she takes up certain formal attributes, and political concerns of those movements, she does not employ their documentary tendencies to narrate artefacts. Instead she uses modes of fiction and fantasy, drawing on artistic and literary surrealism, horror cinema and science fiction.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2012 Price was awarded the Turner Prize for her solo exhibition&nbsp;<em>HERE</em>&nbsp;at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. She was featured in the British Art Show 2011, with&nbsp;<em>USER GROUP DISCO&nbsp;</em>(2009, HD video 15 minutes), and has recently had solo presentations at Bloomberg International and Chisenhale Gallery London; The Stedelijk, Amsterdam, The New Museum, New York; Julia Stoschek Collection, D&uuml;sseldorf; The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm; Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland and the Mus&eacute;e d&rsquo;art Contemporain de Montr&eacute;al. Price lives and works in London.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:19:41 +0000 Mark Titchner - Zabludowicz Collection - January 28th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Testing Ground: Master Class invites leading international artists to share their expertise with a small group of emerging artists from around the country over a week long intensive, led by artist Doug Fishbone.<br /><br />Join us each evening for a public lecture by the artists.<br />Tonight: Mark Titchner<br /><br /><br />Mark Titchner uses diverse medium such as digital print, drawing, film, sculpture and installation in his work. Born in Luton in 1973, he attended the Hertfordshire College of Art &amp; Design from 1991-1992 before graduating from Central St. Martins College of Art &amp; Design in 1995. He received a Turner Prize nomination for his 2006 show&nbsp;<em>IT IS YOU</em>&nbsp;at the Arnolfini, Bristol. Titchner&rsquo;s work incorporates multiple identities alongside past and present, secular and spiritual notions of faith. He often employs imagery and text taken from advertising, evangelical pamphlets, trade union banners, extreme music and political propaganda that give the viewer a call to respond. The common denominator among this material is a quest for idealism and enlightenment; a desire for some form of transcendence. Recent projects include the performance&nbsp;<em>Rose</em>&nbsp;with Grumbling Fur at the Roundhouse and solo exhibitions at Dilston Grove/CGP London, The Gallery at Foyles, London, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and The New Art Gallery, Walsall. Titchner currently lives and works in London.</p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:18:11 +0000 - Vilma Gold - February 14th - March 21st Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:14:06 +0000 Marlie Mul - Vilma Gold - February 14th - March 21st Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:13:58 +0000 - Sadler's Wells Theatre & the Lilian Baylis Studio - February 23rd 7:45 PM - 9:15 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">We are pleased to present a one-off performance by American artist, writer and&nbsp;filmmaker&nbsp;Miranda July, as part of the development&nbsp;of a larger project with Artangel in 2016/17.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">July will invite the audience to spend the rest of their lives with her in the Lillian Baylis&nbsp;Studio at Sadler's Wells Theatre. This social experiment, the formation of a new society, will test the limits of what is possible given 90 minutes and a room full of strangers.&nbsp;</span><em>New Society</em><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;intertwines a spontaneous narrative with the real-life histories and dynamics of&nbsp;the group, resulting in a startling chronicle of time, love and faith.&nbsp;</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><a href=";id=142b73e4fe&amp;e=31e352ba3a" target="_blank">More information &gt;&gt;</a></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This performance is&nbsp;fully&nbsp;participatory for&nbsp;<strong>all</strong>&nbsp;audience members and is&nbsp;not suitable for under twelves. Tickets are extremely limited.</span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Presented by Artangel and Sadler's Wells Theatre, with special thanks to Mala Gaonker and Oliver Haarmann.</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em><em>This performance coincides with the publication in the UK of July's first novel&nbsp;</em><a href=";id=365908a146&amp;e=31e352ba3a" target="_blank">The First Bad Man</a><em>&nbsp;by Canongate.</em></em></span></p> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:11:27 +0000