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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

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

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

Chantal Akerman NOW at Ambika P3

Chantal Akerman  NOW
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30 October – 6 December

This  is a must- see show for anyone interested in Artists’ Film!

It’s a major exhibition of work by the internationally celebrated filmmaker and artist, Chantal Akerman. It’s the first large scale exhibition in the English-speaking world of Akerman’s installation work. There will be seven installation works at Ambika P3: the centrepiece will be NOW (2015), a powerful 8 channel video installation with surround sound originally commissioned for the Venice Biennale 2015. For this work, Akerman collected images from desert regions, specifically violently contested regions in the Middle East, her aim to present the current condition of violence and conflict as lived experience.
Ambika P3, University of Westminster,
35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS
Opening hours: Daily except Mondays
Tue–Fri, 11am–7pm, Sat–Sun, 12pm–6pm
Admission: Free
Nearest tube: Baker Street

http://www.p3exhibitions.com

 

 

Tank TV online video show- New Group Materialism

Some interesting video work here to view online, especially if you are interested in a

“kind of artistic practice that through video mimics the production processes of advertising, TV and fashion – a practice that instead of opposing the corporate/institutional spectacle, flirts with its idioms and subverts its (commercial) objectives.”

http://tank.tv/exhibitions/2015/new-group-materialism.aspx

 

William Kentridge show in London

I highly recommend this spectacular and moving

William Kentridge show in London at Marian Goodman gallery05ENDS OCTOBER 24TH!

He combines animation, dance, stencils, music, in an 8 screen video work that is quite something, both technically and for its moving human content. Don’t miss!

http://mariangoodman.com/exhibition/2252/installation-views

Jennet Recommends- Oreet Ashery show

Animal with a Language
21st Century Carpet Sale! A Legendary Collection

waterside contemporary
2 Clunbury Str
London N1 6TT

18 September – 22 November 2014

Animal with a Language engages with ‘rage against reason’, an attempt to foreground agency against a backdrop of prevailing flatline economies. In the exhibition, degraded actions and material forms, the political unconscious, body languages of exile and the salvage of utopian moments interact. Unorthodox, multi-layered and eclectic, Oreet Ashery’s expansive body of work confronts ideological, social and gender constructions within the fabric of personal and broader contemporary realities.

Within the troubling global condition of The Un/Clean, Ashery interrogates the paradoxical coexistence of revolt and desire towards the unclean and animalistic, the annihilation of the self and others.

Beware! The Unclean Are Rising Again! They Exist! They do Exist!

Jennet recommends- see before term starts!

DON’T MISS THIS! finishes Sun 29 September 2013
IWM Contemporary: Omer Fast

  • This 30-minute filmwork, based on interviews with a former drone operator in Las Vegas, details the operator’s experiences guiding the unmanned planes to fire at targets in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Image of an aerial photo from a drone strike
  • 5,000 Feet is the Best offers a subtle exploration of how the use of drones is rapidly changing the politics, ethics and personal experience of contemporary conflict.