new exhibitions
 
 
 
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2020
 

London

IN CONVERSATION : SILVIA ROSI AND ZAK OVÉ
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Feb 17, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join artist Silvia Rosi as she discusses her commission for Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2020 with artist Zak Ové.
 
This In Conversation event series has been developed in collaboration with the artists featured in the exhibition. This intimate series of conversations gives you a chance to meet the artists and guest speakers, providing an insight into the ideas and processes behind the works in the exhibition.
 
The conversation will last for approximately 45 minutes, followed by an opportunity to ask questions. The exhibition will be open before the event for an opportunity to view the works.
This event is free to attend.
Please book a space at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/in-conversation-silvia-rosi-and-zak-ove-tickets-89267669001
JERWOOD ARTS

 
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020
 

London

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE
Workshop Feb 22, 2020 10:30am - 3:00pm
Photoworks present a day workshop for early-career artists offering guidance and practical tips, the event will be led by curator and researcher Rose Lejeune alongside communications specialist and writer Nicola Jeffs who will start the day off with a workshop on writing about and for and about your practice.
 
This will be followed by Amanda Gray, (partner) and Ana Yiannikas (legal assistant) from Art Law, Mishcon de Reya LLP, who will be discussing how to navigate the art market, setting up best business practices from the outset and protecting the artist’s ongoing legacy. As specialists in the field of art law, they will provide you with an overview of areas ranging from contract law, reputation to royalties.
 
The workshop will finish off with a talk from artist Lorenzo Vitturi on ways to sustain your artistic practice drawing on his own professional experience.
 
Format
 
10.30-12pm: Writing about your practice with Rose Lejeune, materials included.
 
12-1.15pm: Navigating the Art market and protecting the Artist’s legacy with Mishcon de Reya LLP, talk and Q&A.
 
1:15-2pm: Break with free teas and coffees. Further refreshments also available from on-site café The School House.
 
2-3pm: Lorenzo Vitturi, ways to sustain your artistic practice, talk and Q&A.
 
Lorenzo Vitturi is a photographer and sculptor based in London. Formerly a cinema set painter, Vitturi has brought this experience into his photographic practice, which revolves around site-specific interventions at the intersection of photography, sculpture and performance. In Vitturi’s process, photography in conceived as a space of transformation, where different disciplines merge together to represent the complexities of changing urban environments. lorenzovitturi.com
 
Mischon de Reya LLP is an international law firm which founded its on specialist art law group in 1995. Today, as a leader in this field they work with and advise international collectors, artists, dealers, art institutions, art foundations, museums, galleries, governments and auction houses. mishcon.com
 
Nicola Jeffs is a communications specialist and writer, she has worked in commercial art galleries, museums, festivals, biennials, in agencies and in-house, developing global publicity and communications campaigns for over 12 years. She has worked in-house, including leading the Communications teams at White Cube, Hayward Gallery, Towner Eastbourne and Brighton Festival and now Photoworks. She has also worked as a publicist for the National Gallery, London 2012, Arts Council England and in an agency in Berlin looking after Gallery Weekend, art Berlin contemporary and other visual culture projects. She also writes for this is tomorrow, Culture 24 and other arts titles.
 
Rose Lejeune is a curator and researcher working with public institutions, galleries and private individuals to explore collecting contemporary art with a specific interest in context-based, social and performative practices. In addition to regular writing and public speaking on these topics. roselejeune.com
This event is free to attend, but capacity is limited, register here to book your place:
 
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/professional-development-in-practice-tickets-89552484893?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
JERWOOD ARTS

 
 
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2020
 

London

IN CONVERSATION : THEO SIMPSON AND DOMINIC BELL
Click to enlarge Feb 24, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join artist Theo Simpson as he discusses his commission for Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2020 with gallerist Dominic Bell.
 
This In Conversation event series has been developed in collaboration with the artists featured in the exhibition Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2020 and gives you a chance to meet the artists and guest speakers; providing an insight into the ideas and processes behind the works in the exhibition.
 
The conversation will last for approximately 45 minutes, followed by an opportunity to ask questions. The exhibition will be open before the event for an opportunity to view the works.
This event is free to attend.
Please book a space at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/in-conversation-theo-simpson-and-dominic-bell-tickets-89270206591
JERWOOD ARTS

 
 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2020
 

London

IN FLUX : CAROLINE MAY, MALE IMPERATIVES
Click to enlarge Panel Discussion Feb 26, 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm
In Flux: Masculinity, Queer Identity and the Performance of Self
 
Camberwell Space invites you to a Panel Discussion, in conjunction with the exhibition Caroline May, Male Imperatives
 
Panel
Vassilios Doupas (Curator), Prem Sahib (Artist), E-J Scott (Museum of Transology)
 
Vassilios Doupas is Curator of Programmes at the Contemporary Arts Society in London, a charitable organization that acquires contemporary art for 70 museums around the UK, including Tate, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Scottish National Galleries. Previously, Vassilios was the Head of Fundraising for the Athens Biennial. He has worked closely with both emerging and established artists and has organised and advised on a number of exhibitions at galleries and public institutions including the Whitechapel. He has contributed to Art Monthly and The Art Newspaper (Greek edition). Vassilios holds an MA in Curatorial Practice from Goldsmiths, University of London.
 
Prem Sahib (b.1982 London,England) previously studied at The Slade School of Fine Art 2002-06 and has an MA in Material & Visual Culture from University College London (2006-08). Sahib’s practice incorporates both sculpture and painting that appears abstract
and minimal, formally clean and precise. However each is work arises from convictions regarding sexuality, intimacy, desire, and community. The work deals with notions of encounter and presence, codifying minimalist forms with anecdote. Most recently his practice has expanded to include installation and event-based work.
 
E-J Scott is a curator, fashion historian, academic and cultural producer. His work currently focusses on using historic collections to tackle societal misconceptions of misrepresented communities, harnessing the social agency of museums to create broader positive social change through museology and exhibition making. This includes curating the Queer Walk Through British Art and Queer & Now at Tate Britain, the Museum of Transology at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, his previous work at the National Trust (Assistant Costume Curator) writing and co-presenting the Prejudice and Pride podcast series with Clare Balding, and his role on Grayson Perry’s series Born Risky.
 
About the exhibition
Caroline May, Male Imperatives
 
Caroline May’s work explores the performance of masculinity, the social and cultural construction of gender and the divergence of desire through a series of portraits, landscapes and collages.
In her ongoing series, The Hustler, the artist reverses the power dynamic between photographer and subject by directing her female gaze towards the male subject. The exhibition will also include a series of collages, which feature imagery appropriated from fashion editorials in which the artist intervenes by ‘erasing’ the features of the model, therefore stripping them of a fixed gender.
May’s work is a reflection on the duplicitous nature of photography, and how the medium is being used to impose and institutionalise definitions of gender, identity and social behaviour.
Curated by Vassilios Doupas.
 
Free. Please reserve a place.
Camberwell Space
press release

 
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020
 

London

JERWOOD LATES : SPEED DATE COLLABORATE!
Click to enlarge Feb 28, 2020 6:30pm - 8:00pm
For Jerwood Lates we open our doors for an evening viewing of the current exhibition Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2020.
 
Speed Date Collaborate!: 6:30-8pm
 
Powerhouse producer? Energetic environmental artist? Slick set designer? Formidable at writing fiction? A budding book binder? Accomplished at animation? Savvy sculptor? Impressive improviser? Convincing critic? Swift with a sewing machine? Fabulous at fabricating? Perfectionist photographer?
 
Would you like to trade skills and meet artistic collaborators? Back by popular demand, we are hosting a professional speed dating session for artists across art forms to build new connections, initiate multi-disciplinary collaborations and share ideas.
 
Each collaborate date will last around 3-4 minutes and we will provide you with a free drink, name tags, note cards and pens.
 
About Jerwood Lates
 
Jerwood Lates is a series of free evening viewings of the exhibitions at Jerwood Arts, taking place on the last Friday of every month. It coincides with Uniqlo Tate Lates, Tate Modern’s late opening, a short walk away from Jerwood Arts, which runs from 6-10pm.
Jerwood Lates is free to attend and drop-in but we ask that you register to attend Speed Date Collaborate!:
 
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/speed-date-collaborate-tickets-86221604139?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
JERWOOD ARTS

 
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2020
 

London

RON PECK : NIGHTHAWKS SCREENING AND TALK
Click to enlarge Screening & Talk Mar 01, 2020 2:00pm
A rare screening of 'Nighthawks' followed by Q&A with Ron Peck and Ian Giles. Nighthawks was Britain’s first explicitly gay film made within the gay community. This quietly revolutionary film gives us one of cinema’s first complex, fully realised gay protagonists.
 
The screening of this rare film will be followed by a conversation between Director Ron Peck and artist Ian Giles.
 
Nighthawks is set in a post-Stonewall and pre-AIDS London. In the evenings Jim, an out geography teacher hits the bars, where the dance floor becomes a space of lusty liberation, dispiriting ritual and social connections. Peck made Nighthawks with a cast of mostly non-professional actors, advertising for roles in newspaper classifieds. Jim’s worlds collide when he’s confronted by his students. When asked if he is “bent” Jim gives the schoolboys a resounding lesson in tolerance that still reverberates today.
LUX, Waterlow Park Centre, Waterlow Park, Dartmouth Park Hill, London N19
 
Tickets £3, Booking via Eventbrite
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nighthawks-ron-peck-tickets-92042462483
LUX

 
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2020
 

London

SCREENING AND TALK WITH AILBHE NÍ BHRIAIN
Artist Talk Mar 5, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Whitechapel Gallery, London
Screening of 'Inscriptions of an Immense Theatre' at the Whitechapel Gallery, curated by Gareth Evans with Sarah Hayden in conversation with Ailbhe Ní Bhriain on Thursday 5 March 7–9pm.
DOMOBAAL

 
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020
 

London

TRULEE HALL, TONGUES DUEL THE CORN WHORES, AN OPERA
Click to enlarge Performance Mar 12, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Part of Hot with Excess: A Season of Contemporary Artists’ Opera, a special season of live events exploring the collision of contemporary art and opera, featuring Sam Belinfante, Beatrice Gibson, Trulee Hall, Richard Kennedy, Benjamin Orlow, Marijke de Roover and Alexandre Singh.
 
Featuring beatboxers, opera singers, live music, strong men and numerous dancers, Trulee Hall creates an exuberant new production, true to her gorgeous, playful, feminist style.
 
Doors will open at 18:00. Bar provided by Mezcal Union, serving drinks until 23:00.
£12/£10 conc. seated and £10/£8 conc. standing tickets
ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION
press release

 
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020
 

London

BENJAMIN ORLOW, HORSES AND ANTS: AN OPERA IN EIGHT ACTS
Click to enlarge Screening Mar 13 - 14, 2020 7:00pm - 7:00pm
Part of Hot with Excess: A Season of Contemporary Artists’ Opera, a special season of live events exploring the collision of contemporary art and opera, featuring Sam Belinfante, Beatrice Gibson, Trulee Hall, Richard Kennedy, Benjamin Orlow, Marijke de Roover and Alexandre Singh.
 
Benjamin Orlow’s 24 hour film Horses and Ants: An Opera in Eight Acts was filmed during his time in the Finnish army and comprises the experience into a single day. With each hour tethered to his real-time experience, the durational film gives us an insight into a mandatory, hierarchical, disciplined institution that is physically and mentally exhausting. While being know as a very progressive nation, Finland is one of the few European nations that still has mandatory military conscription for all men from the age of 18. This work aims to show a very realistic and human perspective, little known to outsiders, of an institution that likes to present itself as an ambitious fast-paced and action-packed place for adventure and personal growth.
 
At certain moments, the screening will be augmented by live performances by All Choreographers Are Bastards and singer Frida Österberg, expanding on the movement and soundtrack of the work. Further details will be released shortly.
 
Please note that a ticket for this screening will allow unlimited entries over the course of 24-hours. We encourage visitors to bring sleeping bags if they wish, or to leave and return.
 
Doors will open at 18:00. Bar provided by Mezcal Union, serving drinks until 23:00.
£8/£6 conc.
ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

 
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020
 

London

ALEXANDRE SINGH, THE HUMANS
Mar 15, 2020 3:00pm - 3:00pm
Part of Hot with Excess: A Season of Contemporary Artists’ Opera, a special season of live events exploring the collision of contemporary art and opera, featuring Sam Belinfante, Beatrice Gibson, Trulee Hall, Richard Kennedy, Benjamin Orlow, Marijke de Roover and Alexandre Singh.
 
Modelled on the comic writings of Aristophanes and set at the dawn of time and space, The Humans tells the tale of two spirits named Tophole and Pantalingua, who would rather the Earth not be created at all. In a battle against the egomaniacal Creator, they conspire their way to an accidental Paradise Lost, ultimately corrupting the eponymous humans—portrayed as a songful and statuesque Greek chorus—into the flawed mortals we are today.
 
The Humans was originally developed and premiered at Witte de With, Rotterdam, over 2012 and 2013. It was later presented at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, as part of Performa 13 in 2013.
 
Doors will open at 14:00. Bar provided by Mezcal Union, serving drinks until 18:00.
£5/£3 conc.
ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

 
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020
 

London

SAM BELINFANTE: A CONVENIENT PLACE FOR OUR REHEARSAL
Click to enlarge Performance Mar 19, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Part of Hot with Excess: A Season of Contemporary Artists’ Opera, a special season of live events exploring the collision of contemporary art and opera, featuring Sam Belinfante, Beatrice Gibson, Trulee Hall, Richard Kennedy, Benjamin Orlow, Marijke de Roover and Alexandre Singh.
 
Sam Belinfante's practice is deeply rooted in sound and performance. Drawing on this and the architecture of the Zabludowicz Collection, he will create a new, site-specific staging; A convenient place for our rehearsal. Mining the history and traditions of classical opera, this immersive experience will reveal the mechanics of the theatrical.
 
Doors will open at 18:00. Bar provided by Mezcal Union, serving drinks until 22:00.
£8/£6 conc.
ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

 
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020
 

London

MARIJKE DE ROOVER LIVE, LAUGH, LIMERENCE
Click to enlarge Performance Mar 21, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Part of Hot with Excess: A Season of Contemporary Artists’ Opera, a special season of live events exploring the collision of contemporary art and opera, featuring Sam Belinfante, Beatrice Gibson, Trulee Hall, Richard Kennedy, Benjamin Orlow, Marijke de Roover and Alexandre Singh.
 
In Marijke De Roover’s new operatic performance Live, Laugh, Limerence, the artist questions the impact of how we culturally choreograph and organise the performance of love through heteronormative structures, through the clichés of rom-coms, musical theatre, opera, karaoke and Disney.
 
Songs often attempt to describe how we feel when we’re in love. And as they’re describing, they are also telling us how we should feel, creating norms we can compare to our own experiences. Opera specifically is filled with tales of violence; great passions tragically predetermined by social inequalities. These are usually crueller and more exclusionary towards women and other minorities occupying symbolically weaker positions of power.
 
The 'Tragic Heroine' was one of the key figures of the invention of an erotics of heterosexual desire, which emerged alongside the invention of homosexuality as identity. Her fatal flaw was her attraction to catastrophe; her other fatal flaw was her fidelity in love. As a result of the suppression of real women, culture invented its own representation of the gender, and it was this fictional "woman" who appeared on stage, representing the patriarchal values attached to the gender while suppressing the experiences, stories, feelings and fantasies of actual women. De Roover is interested in subverting this, and presenting a new kind of love that doesn’t have a precedent in contemporary media representation.
 
Doors will open at 18:00. Bar provided by Mezcal Union, serving drinks until 22:00.
£12/£10 conc.
ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

 
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020
 

London

BEATRICE GIBSON ’IF THE ROUTE’: THE GREAT LEARNING OF LONDON
Click to enlarge Screening & Talk Mar 22, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Part of Hot with Excess: A Season of Contemporary Artists’ Opera, a special season of live events exploring the collision of contemporary art and opera, featuring Sam Belinfante, Beatrice Gibson, Trulee Hall, Richard Kennedy, Benjamin Orlow, Marijke de Roover and Alexandre Singh.
 
A collaboration between artist Beatrice Gibson and composer/musician Jamie McCarthy, ‘if the route’: the great learning of london [a taxi opera] was a live performance piece and radio work in seven parts based on the tradition of ‘calling over’ in The Knowledge (the infamous London black cab navigation system and mnemonic device).
 
This screening will show a document of the live performance held at Studio Voltaire on the 9 March 2007, and will be introduced by Beatrice Gibson.
 
A complex and fascinating mathematics of the everyday, The Knowledge involves learning 320 routes or runs mapped within a six-mile radius of Charing Cross. ‘Calling over’ asked students to recite out loud the days runs. Partners form to call over runs to one another, using recital and repetition in preparation for ‘appearances’ [tests] at the Public Carriage Office. Knowledge Point on Caledonian road, one of several taxi universities students may attend whose curriculum includes a series of mnemonic devices to aid learning, is filled with pairs of men and increasingly the odd woman aurally reciting sets of directions to one another. Entering it is to be surrounded by the city fragmented into sets of sentences and street names; a veritable symphony, performing the city as text. Using calling over as the principle sound source for the piece and working collaboratively with taxi drivers, the performance of The Great Learning celebrated and elaborated this formidable everyday system, poetically re-contextualises it within in the space of the gallery.
 
The Great Learning plays on the title of the influential score of the same name by the radical 1960’s composer and musician Cornelius Cardew. Cardew’s work was rooted in a belief in the democratic potential of music as a social platform. His version of The Great Learning was a score in seven paragraphs, rooted in, and acoustically generated by, the Confucian text of the same name. In keeping with and paying homage to the spirit of Cardew’s original score and the political gesture of experimental composition, Gibson and McCarthy have used both aural and non-aural elements of research into The Knowledge in their composition. The score for the piece has been developed for musicians and non-musicians alike, and provided a basis for the realisation of both a live performance and a radio work.
 
Doors will open at 14:00. Bar provided by Mezcal Union, serving drinks until 18:00.
£5/£3 conc.
ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

 
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020
 

London

PANEL DISCUSSION WITH CAVE
Click to enlarge Mar 26, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Part of Hot with Excess: A Season of Contemporary Artists’ Opera, a special season of live events exploring the collision of contemporary art and opera, featuring Sam Belinfante, Beatrice Gibson, Trulee Hall, Richard Kennedy, Benjamin Orlow, Marijke de Roover and Alexandre Singh.
 
Organised in partnership with Centre for Audio Visual Experimentation (CAVE) at Leeds University, this panel discussion offers a space to reflect and consider the contemporary context for this programme, exploring the numerous ways in which artists working today are engaging with the notion of opera.
 
Doors will open at 18:00. Bar provided by Mezcal Union, serving drinks until 22:00.
Free
ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

 
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020
 

London

RICHARD KENNEDY BLACK RAGE
Click to enlarge Performance Mar 27, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Part of Hot with Excess: A Season of Contemporary Artists’ Opera, a special season of live events exploring the collision of contemporary art and opera, featuring Sam Belinfante, Beatrice Gibson, Trulee Hall, Richard Kennedy, Benjamin Orlow, Marijke de Roover and Alexandre Singh.
 
Black Rage: Negro Songs From a New Age Depression is an opera written by Richard Kennedy, with additional music by RaShonda Reeves. Written over the course of 6 years, Black Rage explores the pain, frustration, and tribulations of being African American in the 21st century. Diving head-first into social problems that have plagued the USA since its inception, Black Rage is a peek into some of the most intimate and heartbreaking moments endured in the quest for true liberation. Inspired by chain gang songs, slave hymns, and a collection of field interviews with former slaves, Black Rage uses the power of song to communicate a message of hope and peace, to inspire a new generation, and to honour those who survived the Middle Passage and the harsh conditions of early American Life. Black Rage is an opportunity to better understand the black experience, all the while accepting that unless you live it you can never understand it, only be compassionate of it.
 
Richard Kennedy restages Black Rage with New York based collaborators, Alissa Brianna, RaShonda Reeves, Kyle Kidd, Isaiah Cook, Olin Caprison and Xander Gaines; to help him envisage his opera in a new context.
 
Doors will open at 18:00. Bar provided by Mezcal Union, serving drinks until 23:00.

£12/£10 conc.
ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

 
© New Exhibitions of Contemporary Art Ltd