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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!


Fourthland with Rosalind Fowler 23 February – 14 April  2018

at PEER gallery, East London


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..


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

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.


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

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

William Kentridge – Thick Time plus Guerrilla Girls

Another recommendation – this show will blow you away..! but be prepared it costs £9.50

at Whitechapel Art Gallery

21 September 2016 – 15 January 2017

South African artist William Kentridge (b.1955, Johannesburg) is renowned for his animated expressionist drawings and films exploring time, the history of colonialism and the aspirations and failures of revolutionary politics.

William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time with collaboration of Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh and Peter Galison Film Still 2012 5-channel video projection, colour, sound, megaphones, breathing machine 30 minutes Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma GalleryIn this major exhibition of six large-scale installations by the artist, music and drama are ruptured by revolution, exile and scientific advancement.

This Also at Whitechapel- is very much worth a look.. and it’s free…

Guerrilla Girls  – is it even worse in Europe?

Whitechapel Gallery Guerrilla Girls Commission Is it even worse in Europe (2016) c

Characteristically deploying their strategic combination of humour, information, bold graphics and a subversive use of public space, their latest campaign includes a banner installed on the front of the Gallery and a display of posters and new research.

runs until 5 March

REACTOR at Zero Kline, Coma

Here’s something a bit more light- hearted at the cool little gallery run by that curious double act Pil and Galia Kolletciv  on

It’s a show by the  the rather extraordinary group called REACTOR – from Nottingham. Some of you may remember they visited us a couple of years ago?

They are bonkers- but in a good way. Especially if you are into Performance, Cults, Costumes, Sci- Fi

The Gold Ones

58 Hackney Road
London E2 7SJ

31.10.15 – 22.11.15TheGoldOnes

Welcome to the Cosmic Care Home
The Cosmic Care Home

We operate our Home in a transparent, open manner. We are just off the shelf, and we therefore welcome visitors and inspections from all relevant regulatory bodies, of the shelf, or otherwise. Our care, within the Cosmic Care Home, is a home for the Gold Ones.


Opening times: Sat., Sun. 12:00 – 18:00 or by appointment

Max Dovey- PTBM Alumni- great interview about his latest show

Max Dovey – PTBM Alumni

is interviewed here about the fascinating research behind his current show which opens in Rotterdam next week….link to the interview here


Recent issues where computer programs and algorithms have incorrectly identified people and objects have started to open a wider debate about the socio-political ramifications of such misrepresentation. Artist Max Dovey – whom we first profiled in Imperica back in 2011 – is addressing these issues head-on in his new work, How to be more or less human.

How To Be More Or Less Human Max Dovey: beyond the person, beyond the image



I just saw this show at PEER gallery, it’s rather brilliant, I recommend a visit especially if you are interested in performance/video/music. It’s quite funny too.

at PEER 97 & 99 Hoxton St N1

24 September to 6 December 

website here http://www.peeruk.org/current-project.html

William Hunt’s practice is primarily performance-based. In recent years he has presented a number of elaborate scenarios for galleries in which he performs music in physically restrictive conditions; often the residue of these actions might be left as a sculptural installation.  Hunt investigates the communication of human emotion and its relationship to the creative act.