new exhibitions
 
 
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019
 

London

MICHAEL BIRD: THE KITCHEN SINK TOO ARTIST'S VOICES, ARTIST'S LIVES
Click to enlarge Talk Apr 25, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
We often know past artists through the products of their creativity, but what did they sound like, what did they have to say and how does this relate to their artworks? Writer and broadcaster, Michael Bird, will delve into the Artists’ Lives sound archive to present a fascinating variety of voices and life stories from the modern
British art scene. As Goodison Fellow at the British Library, Michael has had unparalleled access to thousands of hours of interviews with artists recorded since 1990.
 
From the surrealist painter Eileen Agar, to Peter Blake, David Nash, & Phyllida Barlow, we hear from artists whose life stories together create an extraordinarily rich tapestry of 20th-century art in Britain. Copies of Michael Bird’s book Studio Voices: Art and Life in 20th-century Britain will be available to purchase on the night.
£10 (£7 with Friends membership)
book online at royalwatercoloursociety.co.uk/events
Bankside Gallery

 
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019
 

London

DEAN KENNING'S STUCK MACHINES
Apr 27, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dean Kenning in conversation with Emma Hart
BEACONSFIELD GALLERY VAUXHALL

ANNA-SOPHIE BERGER IN CONVERSATION WITH PHILIPP KLEINMICHEL
Apr 27, 2019 2:30pm
Philosopher and theorist Philipp Kleinmichel will join Anna-Sophie Berger in the gallery to discuss her new exhibition.
CELL PROJECT SPACE

THE TROJAN CUNT - MULTIVOCAL FLUX
Click to enlarge Apr 27, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Mimosa House presents "Multivocal Flux" with RERQ and Verity Spott - the second session of our Bilingual French-English Reading Salon organised by Theodora Domenech and Sabrina soyer.
 
RERQ is a Paris-based network of dyke and nonbinary authors whose texts are queer, raw, tender, and explicit. Drawing from an aesthetic of flux that samples pornographic codes, experimental literary protocols, and theatrical presentation, RERQ writes, reads, and performs what is too rarely represented. RERQ explodes sad genres and tired syntax, refuses the typography of recognizable bodies, and intervenes in official literatures. RERQ is a nonstop neon trip that blurs individual experience and invokes a collective voice from which to recount collisions within gender and sexuality.
 
Verity Spott is a Brighton-based poet whose texts are intensive immersions into characters and landscapes that refuse to conform identity binaries and its authoritarian discourses. Its poetry is prophetic, muscular and goes everywhere the body has been shut up. Among other books, Verity Spott is the author of Transmanifestos and Click Away Close Door Say, and is part of a free jazz music band called Threads.
 
Kindly supported by Arts Council England and Fluxus Art Projects
 
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Pour la deuxième session, nous invitons le collectif RERQ et Verity Spott à partager leur travail en cours.
 
RERQ est un réseau d’autriX lesbiennes et non binaires basé.e.s à Paris dont les textes sont queer, crus, tendres et explicites. Puisant dans une esthétique de flux qui combine codes pornographiques, protocols de littérature expérimentale et représentation théâtrale, RERQ écrit, lit et performe ce qui est trop peu représenté. RERQ explose les genres tristes et la syntaxe fatiguée, refuse la typographie des corps reconnaissables, et fait irruption dans la littérature officielle. RERQ est un “neon trip” sans fin qui brouille l’expérience individuelle et invoque une voix collective depuis laquelle redire les collisions internes au genre et à la sexualité.
 
Verity Spott est un.e poète basé.e à Brighton dont les textes sont des immersions intensives au sein de personnages et de paysages qui refusent de se conformer à des identités binaires et ses discours autoritaires. Sa poésie est prophétique, musculaire et verbeuse et se déplace en tout lieu où le corps est bâillonné. Ielle est l’auteur.e, entre autres, de Trans
manifesto et Click Away Close Door Say et fait partie d’un groupe de free jazz appelé Threads.
FREE EVENT but booking essential, RSVP at bit.ly/2CHzoxW
Mimosa House

CURATOR TOUR: MAITREYI MAHESHWARI
Click to enlarge Curators Talk Apr 27, 2019 4:00pm
Programme Director and curator of Rachel Rossin's Stalking the Trace introduces the immersive VR installation and discusses the complexities of the medium and the work.
Free, book via the website
ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

 
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019
 

London

INVITES ARTIST PRESENTATION : JAKE ELWES
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Apr 28, 2019 3:00pm
The artist expands on his current exhibition with a live
AV performance.
Free, book via the website
ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

 
 
MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019
 

London

RICHARD WHITBY IN CONVERSATION WITH NATASHA HOARE
Apr 29, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Richard Whitby in conversation with Natasha Hoare, Curator at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, discussing his latest moving image work The Lost Ones, commissioned for Jerwood/FVU Awards 2019: Going, Gone.
 
The Lost Ones follows a disparate group of individuals who are waiting to have their residency status assessed. They are people in limbo – whose personal circumstances or economic situations have been suddenly re-evaluated and whose future status now seems conditional on a test that they need to pass.
 
Richard Whitby is a video and performance artist, who lives and works in London. He often working with collaborators producing music, costumes and objects. Whitby studied at Wimbledon College of Art, Slade School of Art and took part in the LUX Associate Artists Programme 2012- 2013, completing a PhD in Humanities and Cultural Studies from the London Consortium in 2016. Recent presentations include GIVE GOOD, Twentyone, Southend (2018), The Jump Room, The Old Waterworks, Southend (2017), Jerwood Staging Series, Jerwood Arts, London (2017), Corrupt Blood Incident, South Kiosk, London. His book The Jump Room was published by The Old Waterworks in 2018. He is a member of the National Executive Committee for Artists’ Union England.
 
Natasha Hoare is Curator at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London. She was previously a Curator at Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2014-18) and Assistant Curator for the Marrakech Biennale (2012-14). Independent curatorial projects include An unpredictable expression of human potential, Sharjah Biennale 13 (2017) and Self-Reflection; Mark Wallinger at the Freud Museum, London (2017). As a writer she has contributed to Frieze, ArtReview, Ibraaz, amongst others, and is contributing editor of ExtraExtra. She is the author of The New Curator (2016) published by Laurence King.
 
This talk is programmed as part of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2019: Going, Gone exhibition, featuring two new moving-image commissions by Webb-Ellis and Richard Whitby. The galleries are open late before the event (5-7pm) giving you the chance to enjoy our exhibitions and refreshments.
 
This event is free to attend but capacity is limited. Book your place via Eventbrite.
jerwoodarts.org/exhibitionsandevents/events/richard-whitby-in-conversation-with-natasha-hoare
JERWOOD ARTS

 
 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019
 

London

READING/WRITING KLEPTOMANIA: IN ART AND FEMINISM
Click to enlarge Workshop May 8 - Jul 10, 2019 to 12:00am
Kleptomania is an impulse control disorder defined by compulsive bouts of stealing: either worthless items, or things that can be easily paid for.
Like hysteria, it was first medicalized as a condition in the nineteenth century, and like hysteria, it was seen as a ‘feminine’ disease. This ‘reading/writing’ group will meet for 5 sessions to read critical and fictional texts engaged with histories and practices of kleptomania, in art and everyday life. We will consider the feminist potential of the kleptomaniac. We will practice and share ‘kleptomaniac’ writing. We will steal.
 
The sessions take place on Wednesdays, 2-4.30pm on the following dates:
 
8 May
22 May
5 June
26 June
10 July
The ticket price is for the full course, not individual sessions.
 
Alice Butler is a writer and academic based in London. She is currently the Freud Museum Writer in Residence, where she is working on kleptomania and feminist art. Her art writing has been published in frieze, Cabinet and Art Monthly, amongst other publications.
£38/£48
Freud Museum London

 
 
THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019
 

London

ART ON THE COUCH
Artist Talk May 9, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
As part of London Craft Week 2019, the Freud Museum will be inviting artists Christie Brown and Barnaby Barford to explore the creative process in the production of their work, chaired by psychoanalyst Lesley Caldwell.
 
Both artists have formerly exhibited their work at the Freud Museum. Christie Brown’s solo exhibition in 2012-2013 entitled DreamWork was comprised of ceramic figures that responded to Sigmund Freud’s own collection of antiquities. Barnaby Barford contributed to a major in-house exhibition in 2018, Leaving Today: the Freuds in Exile 1938, where he produced a series of artworks with young survivors living in exile in London.
 
London Craft Week (8-12 May 2019) is an annual event that showcases exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme featuring hidden workshops and unknown makers alongside celebrated masters, famous studios, galleries, shops and luxury brands.
 
The Freud Museum’s participation aims to offer an interesting and unique contribution to the London Craft Week agenda, demonstrating the application of psychoanalysis to artistic creation. The Museum has an impressive repertoire of site-responsive exhibitions held in its unique space throughout its 33-year history.
£11 - £13
 
Tickets can be booked via the event website:
www.freud.org.uk/event/art-on-the-couch-the-creative-process-of-the-artist/
Freud Museum London

 
 
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019
 

London

DISCUSSING HERMAN LOHE WITH ROBERTO EKHOLM
Click to enlarge Talk May 16, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
This event is free but seats are very limited. RSVP to info(at)fiumanoclase.com is essential for admission.
Fiumano Clase

 
 
TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019
 

London

WEBB-ELLIS IN CONVERSATION WITH EMILY LABARGE
Artist Talk May 28, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Artist-duo Webb-Ellis discuss For The First Baby Born in Space, commissioned for Jerwood/FVU Awards 2019: Going, Gone, with writer, Emily LaBarge.
Filmed during the extraordinary long, hot summer of 2018, For The First Baby Born in Space features a number of teenagers from North Yorkshire and elsewhere. Talking to them about their hopes and aspirations and listening to them about their fears, it records how their coming of age coincides with a time when so much else is in flux.
 
Webb Ellis – Caitlin and Andrew Webb-Ellis live and work across Britain and Europe. Webb-Ellis have been working together since their time at Arts University in Bournemouth, both graduating with a BA in Photography in 2012. Recent presentations include Whitstable Biennale (2018); Inheritors, Siobhan Davies Dance, London (2018); Video Jam, Manchester (2017); Slant, For the Unsettling, Jerwood Space, London (2017); Aesthetica Art Prize 2017, York Art Gallery (2017); Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick (2017); Visions in the Nunnery, Bow Arts, London (2016); Estuary Festival, Tilbury Cruise Terminal (2016). Webb-Ellis are currently presenting We chose the earth project funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation at Whitstable Biennale until June (2020).
 
Emily LaBarge is a writer based in London, where she teaches at the Royal College of Art. Amongst other publications, she has written for Frieze, the LA Review of Books, Bookforum, the Guardian, Tate Etc., The White Review, Artforum and The Paris Review.
 
This talk is programmed as part of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2019: Going, Gone exhibition, featuring two new moving-image commissions by Webb-Ellis and Richard Whitby. The galleries are open late before the event (5-7pm) giving you the chance to enjoy our exhibitions and refreshments.
This event is free to attend but capacity is limited. Book your place via Eventbrite.
jerwoodarts.org/exhibitionsandevents/events/talk-webb-ellis-in-conversation-with-emily-labarge
JERWOOD ARTS

 
 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2019
 

London

MILITANT DESIRE: LIONEL SOUKAZ SEXUAL LIBERATION TODAY
Click to enlarge Screening May 29 - Jun 12, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Screenings on Wednesdays 29 May, 5 June, 12 June, 7pm
 
Militant Desire is a programme of film forums and consciousness-raising sessions around the experimental films of French gay liberation pioneer Lionel Soukaz. Rather than merely situating his early filmmaking in historical context, against the backdrop of sexual liberation movements in 1970s France, this programme aims to test their current relevance for intersectional and anti-capitalist queer debates in the present.
 
An early member of the Front for Homosexual Revolutionary Action (FHAR), filmmaker Lionel Soukaz worked together with writers, activists and public intellectuals including Guy Hocquenghem, Michel Foucault, Hervé Guibert and other pioneering figures in the early discourse of queer theory. His films from the 1970s and 1980s constitute a radical critique of assimilationist politics and anticipate contemporary concerns including the co-optation of queer culture; race and gay rights as a colonial project; the invisibility of working class people within the queer community; and the class and gender divide within revolutionary politics.
 
Militant Desire attempts to test if these films and activist strategies from our immediate past have undetonated potential in the present. To this end, the programme revives the 1970s activist model of the consciousness-raising session or film forum. Each screening will be followed by the group sharing and discussing their experience of the issues raised and how we might effect change in the present. Through these sessions, the institution learns from its audience and the form of the retrospective is rethought as future facing, dynamic and vital to grassroots politics.
 
This is the first retrospective of Soukaz’s work in the UK for two decades. Following three screenings at Gasworks, a programme at LUX will be the first to situate Soukaz’s output in the context of his British contemporaries. The printed guide to his work – with new and collected texts – will be the first published in the UK, and several of the films have never before been shown in this country.
 
Militant Desire is a programme curated by Paul Clinton. The programme is jointly presented by Gasworks and LUX thanks to the generous support of Fluxus Art Projects.
The screenings at Gasworks are free to attend with no booking required. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
GASWORKS

 
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019
 

London

SUMMER OPEN STUDIOS
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Jun 8, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Open studios 12-6pm / Artist talks 4pm
 
Get to know our international artists in residence at this free event offering visitors a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that the artists' have been developing over the past three months.
 
Artists: Lorena Ancona (Mexico), Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola (Nigeria), Lauren Gault (UK), José Rosales (Costa Rica) and Ariadna Guiteras (Spain).
Free
GASWORKS

 
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019
 

London

PERFORMANCE: FLUCT
Click to enlarge Performance Jun 19, 2019 7:00pm
FlucT bring their indomitable and unparalleled energy to the exhibition space, combining manipulated pop music psychosis with violently intimate dance.
Free, book via website
ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

 
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019
 

London

THE CONVERSATION
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Jun 26, 2019
Artist, Holly Davey and curator, Tessa Jackson discuss the themes and origins of Davey's most recent body of work.
By invitation only
DANIELLE ARNAUD

 
 
THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2019
 

London

PERFORMANCE: WORLD RECEIVERS
Click to enlarge Performance Jul 04, 2019 7:00pm
Featuring a new performance by artist Hayden Dunham, informed by research undertaken during her onsite residency at Eden Project in Cornwall.
ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

 
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