Author Archives: Jennet Thomas

Joan Jonas at Tate Modern- unmissable!

we all recommend…

Joan Jonas at Tate Modern

this show is unmissable…Until 5 August 2018

Hero to a generation of younger artists, Joan Jonas is a pioneer of performance and video who has pushed the boundaries of art for the last five decades.

Experience the largest exhibition of Jonas’s work ever held in the UK. Early works from the late 1960s are shown alongside recent installations dealing with topical themes such as climate change and extinction. You can see her landmark installations including Lines in the Sand, The Juniper Tree and Reanimation.

Breadrock at Peer

This is highly recommended by Helena!

BREADROCK

Fourthland with Rosalind Fowler 23 February – 14 April  2018

at PEER gallery, East London

http://www.peeruk.org/fourthland-with-rosalind-fowler-2018/

Everything At Once- massive new show at 180 the Strand

This is a must see show for the Autumn!

Opens 5th October 2017 – a massive show of work in central London in a huge space that will include a lot of great moving image/installation stuff:

Everything At Once

The Vinyl Factory and Lisson Gallery present the ambitious group show featuring 45 multi-sensory works.

This October, Store Studios will host Everything At Once, an extensive off-site exhibition featuring 24 artists currently shown at Lisson Gallery in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

The stellar line-up will present work by a range of international artists like Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor, Marina Abramović, Cory Arcangel, Julian Opie, Richard Long, Lawrence Weiner and more, as well as featuring previous VF collaborators Haroon Mirza, Rodney Graham, Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg.

Everything At Once opens on 5th October and runs until 10th December at Store Studios, 180 The Strand, London WC2R 1EA.

Opening Times:

Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm – 7pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Free entry

Seth Price Circa 1981- show at ICA

Seth Price is a super smart artist- don’t miss this show !

Seth Price Circa 1981

A survey exhibition of film and video works by American artist Seth Price

at

ICA

4 Oct 20177 Jan 2018 Lower & Upper Galleries

Still from Seth Price, "Painting" Sites (2000), courtesy the artist

‘Where we have spoken openly we have actually said nothing. But where we have written something in code and in pictures, we have concealed the truth…’

– Seth Price, Dispersion (2002)

Christian Nyampeta at Camden Arts Centre

This show looks worth visiting:
29 September 2017 – 14 January 2018
Rwandan-born Dutch artist Christian Nyampeta works across art, design and theory in an ongoing enquiry into ways of living together.

Words after the World is an exhibition which builds on Nyampeta’s recent residency at Camden Arts Centre. During this time, Nyampeta hosted a scriptorium, in which he convened a working group to translate Francophone texts by philosophers such as Alexis Kagame and Maniragaba Balibutsa. This collective structure led to the production of the script for Nyampeta’s new film, which conveys a fictional writer attempting to complete a novella at a time when the use of existing words is restricted by copyright: as a result, the writer is compelled to craft new words in order to avoid both silence and persecution.

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