new exhibitions
 
 
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018
 

London

CAOIMHÍN MAC GIOLLA LÉITH LEADS A GALLERY TOUR
Click to enlarge Feb 24, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith leads a gallery tour of Lydia Ourahmane’s new exhibition. Mac Giolla Léith is Associate Professor in the School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore at University College Dublin and writes extensively on contemporary art.
This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page.
CHISENHALE GALLERY

 
 
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2018
 

London

FLORA DUNSTER 'WE’RE RECLAIMING DYKE COMPLETELY'
Click to enlarge Talk Feb 26, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
What happens when images, ideas and aesthetics are recycled, without retaining the beliefs or highlighting the context that gave them their initial charge? What happens when communities simultaneously forget and rediscover a shared history? This talk by Flora Dunster, PhD candidate at the University of Sussex in Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies, considers the Sex Wars as a turning point for organised feminism, and situates them against a renewed interest in feminist politics and lesbian iconography.
 
From the late 1970s to the 1990s, the representation of women and the politics of pornography galvanized debate in feminist and lesbian circles. Sex radical dykes embraced what were seen as perverse desires, while radical and revolutionary feminists rallied against them. Known as the Sex Wars, these debates stretched to encompass other practices that could be understood as patriarchal, or mimicking masculine behaviour: S/M, butch/femme identification, and penetration were cast as liberatory and taboo in equal measure.
 
The art and imagery which emerged from the Sex Wars are linked to these politics. Increasingly, such images are being re-circulated through social media, or cannibalised for their slogans and iconography. Now shared through digital platforms and printed on t-shirts and badges, their histories are elided, while in the post-Trump and post-Weinstein resurgence of popular feminism, the debates they marked are reconstituted with new emphases.
 
To accompany the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards, a series of events have been programmed to further explore the themes and issues that are raised in the three artists’ body of works. Flora Dunster’s invitation to talk about the legacies of the lesbian ‘sex wars’ has been motivated by Alejandra Carles-Tolra’s engagement with the ‘Jane Austen Pineapple Appreciation Society’.
 
Flora Dunster is a PhD candidate at the University of Sussex in Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies. Her research considers ideas of fantasy in the art and imagery of the Sex Wars, with a focus on London in the late 1980s. A chapter on photographer Tessa Boffin and the development of British queer theory is forthcoming in the anthology Speak, Body: Art, the Reproduction of Capital and the Reproduction of Life.
This event is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/were-reclaiming-dyke-completely-legacies-of-the-lesbian-sex-wars-tickets-41751451716
JERWOOD SPACE

 
 
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2018
 

England

VOZ RARA: MIKHAIL KARIKIS PERFORMANCE AND FILM SCREENINGS
Click to enlarge Performance & Talk Feb 27, 2018 to 12:00am
For Voz Rara artist Karikis presents a performance and a selection of his recent films. The screening terminates with a performance lecture referring to Children of Unquiet and the history of Larderello Valley in Italy.
 
This event is part of VOZ RARA curated by Grand Union Curators-in-Residence Anna Santomauro and Valerio Del Baglivo.
6–9pm
Birmingham School of Art, Margaret Street
GRAND UNION

 
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018
 

London

CURATOR'S TALK AND LISTENING EVENT WITH HIBA ISMAIL
Click to enlarge Mar 1, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
In conjunction with late night gallery openings across East London, and programmed in association with First Thursdays, Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery, gives an introduction to Ourahmane’s new exhibition. The talk will be followed by a listening event with artist Hiba Ismail, who will translate the lyrics of songs from a selection of 7-inch vinyl by musician Mohamed Belkhayati.
This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page.
CHISENHALE GALLERY

 
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018
 

London

SOUND WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES LED BY THE SOUNDHOPPERS
Click to enlarge For Children Mar 3, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Soundhoppers lead a workshop for families exploring listening and the different properties of sound through play, using a range of soundboxes and games. This workshop is suitable for children aged 5 – 11 years.
This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page.
CHISENHALE GALLERY

JASON DILL: A PUBLIC READING
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Mar 3, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Rachal Bradley reads a new text directly influenced by photographer Mike Piscitelli’s image of American professional skateboarder Jason Dill, which captures an alternate version of the 9/11 event. The text uses a semi-fictionalised relationship between Bradley and Dill to explore the emotional landscape of 9/11, located in the recent past. It tells of near histories and almost relationships at this moment of irreversible mutations to human organisation and behavior, symbolically articulated by the collapse of the Twin Towers at the beginning of a new millennium.
 
This event is part of Rachal Bradley’s exhibition Interlocutor.
Free, no booking required. Seat allocated on a first come first served basis - please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
GASWORKS

 
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018
 

London

THAMES-SIDE STUDIOS TALKS : CAROLINE HANDS
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Mar 7, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday 7 March 2018, 6pm
Education Space (Unit 2)
 
Caroline Hands (7-101) shares something of her life-long journey in the arts from The Ark to Pagodas, to North America, Europe and Asia. She has exhibited widely, including intervals spent, over a seven-year period, living and working in China, and selling her scarves across the counter in Liberty and exhibiting in Harrods. Working with dancers has been a feature throughout, endlessly curious, mixing cultures and media, like photography, film, drawing and painting. And a deep-seated commitment to Community Arts since the 1960s has seen her running workshops, festivals, and residencies, with unabated passion, dedication, and hard-work.
The talk is free but seating is limited.
RSVP to info@thames-sidestudios.co.uk
Thames-Side Studios Gallery
press release

 
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018
 

London

INSIDE THE FREUD MUSEUMS: HISTORY, MEMORY & SITE-RESPONSIVE ART
Book launch Mar 8, 2018 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Author and Artists' Talk and Book Launch
 
Art historian and theorist Joanne Morra will give a reading from her book Inside the Freud Museums: History, Memory and Site-responsive Art (IB Tauris, 2018). She will be joined by cultural theorist and artist Mieke Bal, and artists Susan Hiller and Michelle Williams Gamaker who will speak about their respective exhibitions at the Freud Museum London.
 
The talks and discussion will be followed by a drinks reception marking the launch of the publication.
 
This event has been generously supported by Research at Central Saint Martins, Central Saint Martins' Art Programme (University of the Arts London), and IB Tauris.
 
About the book:
 
Sigmund Freud spent the final year of his life at 20 Maresfield Gardens, London, surrounded by all his possessions, in exile from the Nazis. The long-term home and workspace he left behind in Berggasse 19, Vienna is a seemingly empty space, devoid of the great psychoanalyst's objects and artefacts. Now museums, both of these spaces resonate powerfully.
 
Since 1989, the Freud Museum London has held over 90 exhibitions by a distinctive range of artists including Mieke Bal & Michelle Williams Gamaker, Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle, Susan Hiller, and Sarah Lucas. The Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna houses a small but impressive contemporary art collection, with work by John Baldessari, Joseph Kosuth, Jenny Holzer, Franz West and Ilya Kabakov. In this remarkable book, Joanne Morra offers a nuanced analysis of these historical museums and their unique relationships to contemporary art.
 
Taking us on a journey through the ‘site-responsive' artworks, exhibitions and curatorial practices that intervene in the objects, spaces and memories of these museums, Joanne Morra offers a fresh experience of the history and practice of psychoanalysis, of museums and contemporary art.
 
Inside the Freud Museums: History, Memory and Site-Responsive Art is available from the Freud Museum Shop >
Full Price: £10
Friends of the Museum: £8
Students/unwaged: £8
 
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inside-the-freud-museums-history-memory-and-site-responsive-art-tickets-42669669129
Freud Museum London

JERWOOD/PHOTOWORKS AWARDS ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION WITH KAREN MCQUAID
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Mar 8, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Sam Laughlin and Lua Ribeira discuss their Jerwood/Photoworks Awards commissions with Karen McQuaid.
 
Karen McQuaid is Senior Curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, London. She has curated exhibitions including Jim Goldberg, Open See (2009); Fiona Tan, Vox Populi, London (2012); Andy Warhol, Photographs: 1976 – 1987 (2014); Lorenzo Vitturi, Dalston Anatomy (2014) and Rosângela Rennó, Río-Montevideo (2016). She has co-curated Geraldo De Barros, What Remains (2013) with Isobel Whitelegg and Made You Look, Dandyism and Black Masculinity (2016) with Ekow Eshun. She has recently edited The New Colonists by Monica Alcazar-Duarte which is due for release in January 2018. Karen has curated external exhibitions at The Moscow House of Photography and The National Gallery of Kosovo. She regularly participates in international workshops, writes for photography publications and edits artists books. She also guest lectures across the UK.
This event is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jerwoodphotoworks-artists-in-conversation-with-karen-mcquaid-tickets-41752109684
JERWOOD SPACE

 
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018
 

London

LIVE SOUND PERFORMANCE HOSTED AT LYDIA OURAHMANE'S HOME
Click to enlarge Mar 16, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lydia Ourahmane hosts an evening of live sound performance at her home in Brixton. Doors at 7pm, performances begin at 8pm. Places are limited. Please visit our Eventbrite page to reserve a ticket and receive full details including event location.
This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page.
CHISENHALE GALLERY

 
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018
 

London

OPEN STUDIOS
Click to enlarge Mar 17, 2018 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Artist talks 4pm
 
Get to know the visiting artists at this free event offering London audiences 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: Patricia Perez Eustaquio (Philippines), Osías Yanov (Argentina), Pedro Neves Marques (Portugal) and Romy Rüegger (Switzerland).
Free, no b ooking required.
GASWORKS

England

ROOM TO BREATHE FOUR WALKS IN FOUR SEASONS
Click to enlarge Workshop 23 June, 22 September
Room to Breathe: Four Walks in Four Seasons
£38
17 Mar–22 Sep 2018 / Various times
 
Room to Breathe is an opportunity to spend a day at YSP walking, thinking, talking and gaining some insight into the things that are on your mind. There is time for informal talking as we walk as well as structured space for talking and thinking as a group. The day is structured to help you find areas you need to focus on, decisions you need to make, problems you need to resolve and then have the space to explore them. Walks are led by Group Analyst Chris Powell and GP Andrew Wilson.
 
We use the open air – to relax bodies, expand minds, remove everyday demands.
We use the group – to provide understanding support and challenge.
We use skilled facilitators – to ensure you focus on things that will make a difference.
 
You will need:
– Walking shoes or boots adequate for seven miles on hills and footpaths
– Adequate waterproof and warm clothing, including a hat. We will be spending periods of time sitting still; you may want to bring an extra layer
– Packed lunch, water and a hot drink
– A back pack
 
The day includes:
– Private access to James Turrell’s Deer Shelter Skyspace at the beginning of the day
– Tea, coffee, cake at the end of the day
 
Please note:
– This event runs from 9.30am–4pm
– Cancellations made within 60 days of the event are subject to fees – find out more
– Parking is not included
Book online at ysp.org.uk/events/room-to-breathe-four-walks-in-four-seasons
You can book all four walks for a discounted price of £114. To do so, please contact the learning team on +44 (0)1924 832 528
YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK

 
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018
 

England

ALFREDO JAAR – IT IS DIFFICULT
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Mar 22, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
A powerful and captivating speaker, Alfredo Jaar discusses the inspiration behind his most recent projects, including the creation of The Garden of Good and Evil and his YSP exhibition.
 
Jaar is known as of one of the most uncompromising, compelling, and innovative artists working today. Born in Chile and now living and working in New York, Jaar’s provocative projects have been shown all over the world. This event presents a rare opportunity to hear the artist talk about his experience and profound practice, which spans across film, photography and installation to cast light on aspects of current world affairs that are seldom explored in international news reporting.
 
Further details
– Please meet at YSP Centre 10 minutes before the start time
– Refreshments and light snacks are available to purchase from YSP
– Free parking is available
– Tickets for this event are non-refundable
Book online at ysp.org.uk/events/artist-talk-alfredo-jaar-it-is-difficult
Tickets are £10 for adults and children and £8 for YSP members.
YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK

 
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018
 

London

MONSTER LOVE: FACING FAUNA PHOBIA
Mar 24, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop-in workshop for families
This workshop invites participants to bring out and tackle irrational other-than-human animal fears through crafting. The aim is to reduce biophobia, and encourage in its place biophilia and nature connection (Kellert & Wilson, 1993). The process has its roots in exposure therapy with the core protocol that one should ‘go towards that which you are afraid of’ (Wilson, 2012).
 
In spending time reflecting on the features of one’s fear, and drawing, cutting and sewing a cuddly version of it, there is keen potential to shift from a negative to a positive belief system. The resultant artefact prolongs the exposure experience, serving in intention to reduce the twin phobia components – fear and disgust (Richard & Lauterbach, 2006), before becoming a memento, a souvenir that commemorates one’s taming of a personal monster.
 
Monster Love forms part of a practice-based research programme undertaken by Sarah Johnson, a Design PhD student at Kingston School of Art. Participants will be requested to undertake a brief ‘connection to nature’ task pre- and post-workshop, and complete a short debriefing questionnaire/interview.
 
Research design will be given full ethics clearance by Kingston University ahead of the workshop. Sarah’s research is funded by the London Doctoral Design Centre and can be found here.
Free with admission - it is necessary to reserve places on Eventbrite in advance freud.org.uk/events/77065/monster-love-facing-fauna-phobia/
 
Admission:
Adults: £8
Seniors: £6
Students: £4
Children under 12: Free
Freud Museum London

England

KAROLINA LEBEK & SUSANNAH STARK CLOSING PEFORMANCE
Performance Mar 24, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Free of charge no need to book
Departure Lounge at The Storefront

 
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018
 

England

MAKE, MOVE AND MEDITATE ON SLOW ART DAY
Tour Apr 14, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
To celebrate Slow Art Day, take time to look slowly at Chiharu Shiota’s installation Beyond Time in the Chapel.
 
On our way to the chapel we will take a mindful walk using all our senses. We will also enjoy some creative activities, try family yoga, and end with a meditation to calm and focus the mind.
 
A lovely way to participate in Slow Art Day for anyone aged 6 to 106!
 
– Please meet at YSP Centre for a prompt start
– Aimed at age 6+. Children must have a participating adult with them
– Tickets for this event are non-refundable
Book online at ysp.org.uk/events/move-make-and-meditate-on-slow-art-day
Tickets are £3.
YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK

 
 
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018
 

England

STILL LOOKING: MINDFULNESS AND ART
Click to enlarge Jun 10, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
A new way to take a bit of time out for yourself and enjoy experiencing art mindfully. Learn how to use mindfulness practices to move from being a passive observer to more active engagement with artworks in the galleries and the open air – and if that’s not enough of a treat it’s all rounded off with tasty refreshments and time to share your experiences (or keep them to yourself if you prefer!). Still Looking is developed and delivered in partnership with Sally Edwards, Kindmind.
 
Quotes from participants:
‘An extraordinary experience that should be offered to all!’
‘Such a positive experience, becoming calmer and more mindful I was ready to look and see sculpture in a more meaningful way.’
 
– Suitable for 18+
– No previous experience necessary
– Free parking and refreshments included
– Weather permitting, we will spend time being still outdoors so please dress appropriately
– Most sessions are fully accessible, but please contact is to discuss your mobility needs
– Cancellations are subject to fees – see here for more details
– Meet at the YSP Café which is a 10-minute walk from the YSP Centre – nearest car park is off Park Lane in West Bretton
Please book online at ysp.org.uk/events/still-looking-mindfulness-and-art
Tickets cost £20.
YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK

 
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