new exhibitions
 
 
 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019
 

London

CHRISTMAS ON CORK STREET WITH THE NEO NATURISTS
Click to enlarge Nov 20, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
At: House of Voltaire, 31 Cork Street, Mayfair W1.
Please join us for mulled wine and mince pies and a merry evening on Cork Street with the legendary performance collective, The Neo Naturists, to celebrate the unveiling of The Neo Naturists' Christmas Tree.
Special guests The Raincoats will spread some festive post–punk musical cheer.
Hosted by Louisa Buck, Julie Verhoven and Linsey Young.
We look forward to welcoming you on this festive occasion.
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RSVP to events@studiovoltaire.org
STUDIO VOLTAIRE

 
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2019
 

England

AFRICAN NEWTOPIAS
Talk Nov 21, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kehinde Andrews, Professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University, activist and author of Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century (2018), will explore radical visions of a new Africa in the context of Lady Skollie's exhibition.
Free.
EASTSIDE PROJECTS

 
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019
 

London

VOCALIS FRIDAY
Click to enlarge Performance Nov 22, 2019 7:00pm - 11:00pm
With Ain Bailey, Anna Dean, Kassia Flux, Eloise Fornieles, Nayoung Jeong, with resident Master of Ceremonies Michael Curran.
VOCALIS places emphasis on giving voice in many forms; sharing ideas, drawing on collective memory and Beaconsfield’s long engagement with text, time-based/live art, performance and sound. Informal and open, Vocalis happens in Beaconsfield’s intimate cafe space and cavernous arch space - where food and fluids mix with electrical impulses and vocalised concepts.
8 (4 concessions) advance tickets via eventbrite here: tinyurl.com/r4xxaev
10 on the door
Note - space is limited and tickets may sell out in advance
BEACONSFIELD GALLERY VAUXHALL

 
 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2019
 

London

HIROE SAEKI IN CONVERSATION WITH ITO OGAWA
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Nov 26, 2019 6:00pm
Hiroe Saeki’s work inhabits a liminal zone on the edges of the perceivable: monochromatic explorations of the subject of beauty in nature, delicate drawings with a weightless quality, sparse compositions evoking traditional aesthetics. As in a photograph, the totality of the artwork and the detail are valued equally. In this exhibition, she presents a new body of work with graphite and water. The powdered graphite travels through capillaries of water: settling where and when the water evaporates, to be absorbed by the land of paper. The resulting surfaces recall water-carved planetary landscapes. Together with Ito Ogawa, the artist will discuss her influences, her work and the exhibition Cosmogenesis.
Book your place here: tinyurl.com/y65j3y4f
THE DAIWA ANGLO-JAPANESE FOUNDATION

 
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019
 

London

EXHIBITION TOUR: DEBORAH JOYCE HOLM
Click to enlarge Tour Nov 28, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Artist, writer and curator Deborah Joyce Holman leads a tour of (15,952km) via Trans-Sahara Hwy N1 discussing online visual culture, the global circulation of identities and the digital layers behind Kudzanai-Violet Hwami’s paintings.
7pm, no booking required.
 
This event is free to attend, no booking required. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
GASWORKS

 
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2019
 

London

JERWOOD LATES: TOWARDS A BLACK TESTIMONY WITH LANGUID HANDS
Click to enlarge Screening & Talk Nov 29, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Jerwood Lates: Towards a Black Testimony with Languid Hands
 
Languid Hands present an intimate, drop-in programme of performance, discussion, listening and reading responding to their work Towards a Black Testimony: Prayer, Protest, Peace commissioned for Jerwood Collaborate!.
This event is free and drop in, register your interest in attending by visiting our website: jerwoodarts.org/exhibitionsandevents/events/jerwood-lates-towards-a-black-testimony-with-languid-hands/
JERWOOD ARTS

 
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019
 

London

WINTER OPEN STUDIOS
Artist Talk Dec 7, 2019 to 12:00am
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: Alana Iturralde (Puerto Rico), Deborah Joyce Holman (Switzerland), Christina Pataialii (New Zealand), and Haider Ali Naqvi (Pakistan).
Open studios 12-6pm / Artist talks 4pm.
GASWORKS

 
 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2019
 

London

SYMPOSIUM:IF YOU DON’T PLAY THE GAME, DON’T MAKE THE RULES
Click to enlarge Dec 9, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
This symposium expands on Array’s commission As Others See Us in Jerwood Collaborate! and their collective research into current activism in Northern Ireland around LGBTQ+ rights, feminism and anticolonialism.
 
They invite artists and activists from different generations to directly address current and future issues within Northern Ireland, platforming voices that fall outside current sectarian narratives.
 
This symposium will also be broadcast live and documented for posterity on thisistomorrow.info.
This symposium is free to attend but capacity is limited, book your tickets on our website:
jerwoodarts.org/exhibitionsandevents/events/symposium-array-presents-if-you-dont-play-the-game-dont-make-the-rules/
JERWOOD ARTS

 
 
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019
 

London

WHERE IS THE HISTORY OF LEBANON HIDING? WITH DR CLAIRE LAUNCHBURY
Click to enlarge Lecture Dec 10, 2019 7:00pm
Responding to Rayyane Tabet’s encounter with Gerard de Villiers pulp fiction novels and his installation A Short History of Lebanon (2018), this lecture addresses the alternative ways artists and activists have contested the ‘collective amnesia’ widely cited as a Lebanese condition.
5/4 (conc). Book here: tinyurl.com/y44xrzma
PARASOL UNIT FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

 
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2019
 

London

JERWOOD COLLABORATE! CLOSING EVENT: CURATOR TOUR
Click to enlarge Curators Talk Dec 15, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
For the final day of Jerwood Collaborate! join curator and Head of Visual Arts, Harriet Cooper for a curator tour and festive drink to gain insight into the works, processes and curatorial decisions behind the exhibition.
 
About Jerwood Collaborate!
 
A major group exhibition presenting four new commissions by early-career artists working in collaborative and collective practices across the UK; Array, Keiken + George Jasper Stone, Languid Hands and Shy Bairns. Using moving image, activism, installation and publishing, the exhibiting artists interrogate essential subjects that affect us as a society today and in the future. It includes considerations of the im/possibility of Black Testimony, socio-political issues in Northern Ireland, fictional futures in the context of inequality and climate change, and demystifying creativity and the role of the artist today.
This tour is free to attend but capacity is limited, book you tickets on our website:
jerwoodarts.org/exhibitionsandevents/events/jerwood-collaborate-closing-event-curator-tour/
JERWOOD ARTS

 
 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2019
 

London

ALAN SONDHEIM: SOMATIC GHOSTING
Click to enlarge Dec 16, 2019 7:00pm
Multidisciplinary pioneer Alan Sondheim presents a lecture exploring his evolving practice.
 
Interweaving Sondeim’s practice across platforms, the lecture will explore the influence of the digital on the body and social and political spheres.
 
A pioneer of the virtual, Sondheim has worked for decades across music, sound and the visual. Drawing on a range of sources from his lexicon of digital objects and artefacts, this presentation will tour the territories and interzones of his practice, staking out ideas and sharing his unique perspective on our twenty-first-century conditions.
Alan Sondheim is a city-based new media artist, musician, writer, and performer concerned with issues of virtuality, and the stake that the real world has in the virtual. He has worked with his partner Azure Carter among others. Sondheim is concerned with the examination the grounds of the virtual and how the body is inhabited. He performs in virtual, real, and cross-over worlds; his virtual work is known for its highly complex and mobile architectures. He has used altered motion-capture technology extensively for examining and creating new lexicons of behaviour. His writing stems out of codework, a problematic style in which code substrates and surface content interfere with each other – in which, in other words, the textual body and body of text are deeply entangled. His current music is based on the impossibility of time reversal, on fast improvisation, and anti-gestural approaches to playing.
7 Full price, 5 Concs/Green Members, 3 Blue Members. Free for Red members.
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS

 
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