Author Archives: Jennet Thomas

Arthur Jafa at Serpentine Sackler Gallery (+ Grayson Perry)

Recommended summer viewing:

Arthur Jafa: A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

8 Jun 2017 to 10 Sep 2017

Featuring Ming Smith, Frida Orupabo and Missylanyus. The Serpentine presents the work of the acclaimed US filmmaker, cinematographer and artist Arthur Jafa. Across three decades, Jafa has developed a dynamic, multidisciplinary practice ranging from films and installations to lecture-performances and happenings that tackle, challenge and question prevailing cultural assumptions about identity and race.

http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/arthur-jafa-series-utterly-improbable-yet-extraordinary-renditions

also – of course check out our own GRAYSON PERRY – just  up the road at the old Serpentine gallery:

Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/grayson-perry-most-popular-art-exhibition-ever

Mat Collishaw | THE CENTRIFUGAL SOUL

I recommend….Mat Collishaw at Blain/Southern Gallery

this show contains an extraordinary 3d zoetrope sculpture that is perfect preparation before Paul Tarrago’s screening seminar on ‘the single frame’

Mat collishaw, the centrifugal soul, 2016, courtest the artist and blainsouthern, photo rémi chauvin (5)7 April 2017 – 27 May 2017

4 Hanover Square
London W1S 1BP

http://www.blainsouthern.com/exhibitions/2017/the-centrifugal-soul

Wolfgang Tilmans at TAte Modern

I highly recommend this- its very relevant for our PTBM pathway…. a really interestingly hung show!

Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017at TAte Modern

Exhibition…runs until Until 11 June 2017

This is Wolfgang Tillmans’s first ever exhibition at Tate Modern and brings together works in an exciting variety of media – photographs, of course, but also video, digital slide projections, publications, curatorial projects and recorded music – all staged by the artist in characteristically innovative style.

Photograph showing a close-up view of an opened cooked crab with a fly on it

 

Sonia Boyce at the ICA

Sonia Boyce: We move in her way

Dont’ mis sthis from Sonia our own UAL Chair of Black art!

1 Feb 201716 Apr 2017

Sonia Boyce’s We move in her way. Photograph: George TorodeSonia Boyce presents a new body of work created especially for the ICA.  We move in her way involves the exploratory vocal and movement performances of  Elaine MitchenerBarbara Gamper and her dancers Eve StaintonRia Uttridge and Be van Vark, with an invited audience. A multi-media installation has been generated from the documentation of their open-ended live performance. The title of the work suggests two possible readings: that ‘she’ dictates our movements; or that we obstruct ‘hers’, with both interpretations suggesting power is at playNotions of difference and relatedness make reference to the enduring influence of Dada within We move in her. Processes of collaborative improvisation are exemplified in the piece, referencing the Brazilian artist Lygia Clark in the late 1960s and 70s. Some of the masks worn by the audience are a re-working of Sophie Tauber’s Dada Head (1920) – itself an appropriation of Oceanic sculpture. The final artwork takes another playful turn to create a multi-layered and multi-media installation..

https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/sonia-boyce-we-move-her-way

Joachim Koester at Camden Arts Centre

I recommend…

Joachim Koester
In the Face of Overwhelming Forces

28 January – 26 March 2017

Camden Arts Centre

Joachim Koester, Maybe this act, this work, this thing, 2016 (video still). Courtesy Greene Naftali Gallery and Jan Mot
Danish artist Joachim Koester transforms the galleries with an immersive installation comprising 16mm film projection, digital video, photography and audio works. Collectively, they span the last 12 years of his practice, revealing wide-ranging fascinations held together by a persistent enquiry into the boundaries of apparent reality and a quest to uncover hidden aspects of perception.

Siobhan Davies Dance material / rearranged / to / be

Siobhan Davies Dance

material / rearranged / to / be

At Barbican Curve gallery 20th – 28 th Jan

web page here http://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?ID=19954

just one week to see this show – of great interest to those curious about exploring the body in art- and the intersection between dance/film/installation

London-based investigative arts organisation Siobhan Davies Dance premiere an ambitious new installation comprised of multiple pieces by choreographers, visual artists, scientists and designers. Exploring how the body feels when in the act of doing, the installation includes live performance, film projection and objects that are presented as an ever-changing arrangement. Each of the works draws upon the library and practices of the art historian Aby Warburg, who collected diverse images of gestures from different times and places and positioned them side-by-side to reveal previously-hidden relationships

Amie Siegel at South London Gallery

I’ve heard very good things about this show. If you’ve never been to the South London Gallery it’s a must- just next door to Camberwell College of Arts

Amie Siegel at South London Gallery

Jan 20- March 26

Free   Link here

 

Amie Siegel

Amie Siegel
For New York-based artist Amie Siegel’s first solo show in London, the South London Gallery presents recent works which explore the mechanisms through which objects become imbued with meaning. Known for her layered, meticulously constructed works that consider the undercurrents of value systems, cultural ownership and image-making, Siegel works across film, video, photography, performance and installation.

The Infinite Mix

The Infinite Mix: Contemporary Sound and Image

A Hayward Gallery off-site exhibition presented
in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory at The Store, 180 The Strand.

I have heard this is excellent- a must see!

The Infinite Mix: Contemporary Sound and Image brings together audiovisual artworks that are soulful and audacious in their exploration of a wide range of subjects. In all of the works in this exhibition the interplay between moving image and sound is crucial. Most of the artists have composed, commissioned or remixed soundtracks that relate to the visual element of their work in unexpected ways, and ensure that what you hear is just as important as what you see.

http://www.theinfinitemix.com/

Friday September 9th – Sunday December 4th….Free entry

Have you seen this yet? If so.. why not comment?

Maia Conran; This island, and its buildings, is our private paradise

Check out this online show by our very own Maia Conran at:

SKELF SITE  

A fascinating online work… It’s best viewed on a computer with sound.  View the work in context here…THE MAN WHO BROUGHT ME HERE. HE SAID HE WOULD BRING WATER. MORE WATER. THE MAN WHO BROUGHT ME HERE. HE SAID HE LIKED MY FACE, ASKED ME WHAT MY NAME WAS. THE MAN WHO BROUGHT ME HERE.