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WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
 

London

JERWOOD STAGING SERIES : THE HARRY MEADLEY SHOW
Click to enlarge Performance May 31, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Harry Meadley performs and films a new work in the form of a late-night talk show, inviting attendees to become part of his ‘live studio-audience’. The presentation investigates the artist’s financial situation, marital status, and general mental state. The Harry Meadley Show continues to further delve into what it means to be an artist. The traditional over-confident and satirical nature of the host is replaced with one of uncertainty and vulnerability – exploring, through humorous delivery, the myriad of obstacles facing artists today.
This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jerwood-staging-series-the-harry-meadley-show-tickets-34272795855
JERWOOD SPACE
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FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017
 

London

JERWOOD STAGING SERIES : SLANT - FOR THE UNSETTLING
Click to enlarge Screening Jun 2, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
An evening of films and words in action in the age of American Author Thomas Pynchon come to fruit curated by Gareth Evans.
 
As the image of the world we expected/hoped to find ourselves/continue living in – liberal, sensitive, just, internationalist – dissolves before our own and other’s eyes, and the image of the world we have long denied – globally unequal, nationalistic, prejudiced, climate-appalled – rises undeniably into view, we are understandably unsettled on a number of levels, from the personal to the universal. This evening looks ‘slant’ at these significant concerns – through film, readings, performance and 16mm installation – but refuses to look away. It is presided over by the 80th birthday spirit of Thomas Pynchon, one of the great understanders and unsettlers of our time.
 
Presenting works by Laura Alhach, Louis Benassi, Katya Chitova, Rob Crosse, Webb Ellis, Samuel Fouracre, Keira Greene, Stanley Schtinter, Jessica Sarah Rinland, Irene Solà, Anita Wolska-Kaslow and Andrea Luka Zimmerman.
This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jerwood-staging-series-slant-for-the-unsettling-tickets-34272963356
JERWOOD SPACE
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SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017
 

London

RESEARCH SEMINAR: REFRACTED SPACES
Click to enlarge Seminar/Symposium Jun 3, 2017 10:00am - 7:00pm
Gasworks presents Refracted Spaces, a research seminar convened by Filipa César and Louis Henderson. Developed as a way to expand on their research for Op Film: An Archaeology of Optics, the event situates the work presented in the exhibition in a wider context, incorporating the critical perspectives and practices of various other thinkers, researchers and artists.
 
Together with Zach Blas, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Ana Naomi de Sousa, Olivier Marboeuf, Margarida Mendes, Rachel O'Reilly, Roque Pina and Lorenzo Pezzani, the artists will discuss the themes of their exhibition in relation to topics ranging from indigenous sea-navigation methods and cartographic law to forensic research of the Mediterranean refugee crisis; from aesthetic strategies of nonlocality, opacity and obscurity that interrupt optical surveillance to systemic racism embedded within technological developments; and from the materiality and ontology of blackness and black light to afrofuturist narratives of submarine resistance.
 
The seminar includes a conversation between Filipa César, Louis Henderson and Roque Pina, the protagonist of their film Sunstone and the keeper of the lighthouse at Cabo da Roca, Portugal – the westernmost point of continental Europe.
Free, book using the buttons provided on our website. Please arrive promptly.
www.gasworks.org.uk/events/research-seminar-refracted-spaces-2017-06-02/#menu
GASWORKS

 
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017
 

London

THE LIMITS OF EDUCATION? PERFORMANCE BY GERALD DAVIDSON
Click to enlarge Performance Jun 7, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- All education is conservative?
- Relative to the society that delivers the education.
- But what of psychoanalytically based education?
 
Vienna 1924. Marxist psychoanalyst and Jewish youth worker Siegfried Bernfeld and Anna Freud reflect on their hopes and fears for postwar education. They discuss the failure of the Baumgarten Centre for Jewish refugee children and the development of child facilities in Social Democratic ('Red') Vienna - and what the future may hold for both of them.
 
- My views make both the Marxists and the Freudians very angry- well I say both Marx and Freud are right- but not the Marxists nor the Freudians. What is in children forced exploitation is made to appear to them as sacrificial love.
 
Gerald Davidson is joined by Helen Clapp who will read the part of Anna Freud.
 
Gerald Davidson continues his series of dramatic presentations on second generation psychoanalytic pioneers, which include Mad about Otto, What Little Hans Knew and Being Good.
 
This event coincides with the exhibition 'The Best Possible School: Anna Freud, Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham and the Hietzing School in 1920s Vienna', on display at the Museum from 10 May - 16 July 2017.
£10/£7 concessions
freud.org.uk/events/76789/the-limits-of-education/
Freud Museum London

JERWOOD STAGING SERIES : SIREN
Click to enlarge Performance Jun 7, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Siren is the first public iteration of a new series of performance works from Louisa Martin, building upon previous work involving live improvised sound performances and working directly with performers. The event will take place across Jerwood Space’s three galleries and comprise sculpture, light interventions, orchestrated sound works and samples and a choreographed movement piece.
 
Louisa Martin is exhibiting related work in a solo exhibition at Bluecoat, Liverpool, 6 May- 24 June 2017.
This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jerwood-staging-series-siren-tickets-34273119824
JERWOOD SPACE
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FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017
 

London

JERWOOD STAGING SERIES, THE FIN COM COMES A LITTLE EARLY THIS SIÈCLE
Click to enlarge Performance & Talk Jun 9, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
An evening of performances and screenings curated by Lauren Houlton that bring together four artists – Alex Culshaw, Faye Green, Guy Oliver and Richard Whitby – whose works encompass various approaches to re-enactment.
 
As opposed to re-stagings that attempt to accurately replicate an event, these works view the past as hosting a multiplicity of simultaneous facts; that depending on our position, history becomes readable in a different way. Through considering the historical trace as an ‘encounter’- an understanding of material under a process of continuous transformation by the systems of relations that it enters into – the works open the potential for alternative narratives and transformations through each act of return. Exploring storytelling methodologies that employ non-linear understandings of time, influence and affinity are seen as dynamic entities, moving across time and space.
This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jerwood-staging-series-the-fin-comes-a-little-early-this-siecle-tickets-34273277295
JERWOOD SPACE
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SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017
 

London

JERWOOD STAGING SERIES : RUSHES, SKETCHES AND SCHEMES
Click to enlarge Performance Jun 10, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
As an episode of a larger, ongoing project, Our Common Ghosts. Christian Nyampeta presents a live audio-visual session of the rushes and glimpses of the previous stagings of this project. The idea of Our Common Ghosts was developed at the inaugural meeting of The Another Roadmap School Africa Cluster at Nagenda International School of Art and Design, Uganda, in July 2015. Since then, Our Common Ghosts has been revisited, staged and presented in different contexts, including exhibitions, colloquia and workshops.
This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jerwood-staging-series-rushes-sketches-and-schemes-tickets-34273543090
JERWOOD SPACE
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THE FICTION OF THE FIX
Performance 10 June 2017, 3 until 7pm
A one-day event with installation, film, and performance by Lynne Kouassi, Shana Moulton, Diana Policarpo, Theo Turpin, Holly White. Curated by Brenda Guesnet
Free
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017
 

London

MOURNING AND MELANCHOLIA : DEATH DRAWING WITH ART MACABRE
Click to enlarge Workshop Jun 14, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Art Macabre, purveyors of life drawing with a deathly twist, present a special event in collaboration with the Freud Museum. Explore and draw the complex web of emotions associated with these two states of loss, and their links to depression. Nude and veiled models will pose throughout the museum, presenting poetic tableaux and symbols portraying absence and loss. Draw their presence and explore ideas of negative space and absence through your sketches too. With poetry readings by William Blake and quotes from Freud's essay "Mourning and Melancholia" published 100 years ago.
£20/£15
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mourning-and-melancholia-death-drawing-with-art-macabre-tickets-32616722495
Freud Museum London

 
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017
 

London

MISMEMOIRES AND UNTRANSLATIONS : A CONVERSATION WITH SALLY O'REILLY
Click to enlarge Talk Jun 15, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
‘My fake-cake of roller-coasted, illuminated sites and sights of wonder-wandered-off into realms of cardboard, slag and other cheap tricks is nearly set….’
(excerpt from essay by Sally O’ Reilly’s written for Only The World Remains exhibition publication)
 
Only The World Remains is a new exhibition by Bridgette Ashton and Nicole Mollett. which centres upon notions of Artificial Landscape. The outcome of an ongoing conversation between the artists, this exhibition is their first major presentation in London and features sculpture, performance, installation and print.
 
This conversation between Sally O'Reilly and the artists will take place wandering around the show. Refreshments will be served.
To book a FREE ticket;
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mismemoires-and-untranslations-a-conversation-with-sally-oreilly-bridgette-ashton-nicole-mollett-tickets-34474754920
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THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
 

London

FOUND IN AMERICA : CHAMBERLAIN, FLAVIN, INDIANA
Click to enlarge Curators Talk Jun 22, 2017 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Gallery Director, Jacob Twyford, will lead an informal tour of Waddington Custot’s current exhibition ‘Found in America: Chamberlain, Flavin, Indiana’
Admission: Free
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SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2017
 

London

THE DAVID ROBERTS COLLECTION UNCRATED. A TALK BY VINCENT HONORÉ
Click to enlarge Talk Jul 15, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Chief Curator Vincent Honoré reveals the stories behind the David Roberts Collection, a constantly evolving body of over 2,000 works by 700 iconic and emerging artists. He discusses the material and intellectual challenges of looking after a vast number of diverse artworks – some extremely fragile, some mammoth in scale – as they circulate to exhibitions at museums around the world.
 
Over the last 10 years, Honoré has engaged critically with the collection as an “archive of forms and concepts”. Works from the Collection have been activated in different exhibitions at DRAF and internationally: performing in a cabaret, haunting a ghost story, or as characters in a novel.
 
He has commissioned writers to study individual works, from the artist Hannah Black to design critic Emily King to curator Tom Morton, through DRAF’s unique ‘Study’ series. In contrast to the spectacle and acceleration of the art world, the series invites the viewer to focus and “ to enter into a dialogue with the work, to take up multiple viewpoints and to engage with the artwork by, at least, spending some time with it.”
 
Browse ‘Study’ leaflets online here to learn more about works by Victor Man, Carole Bove, Bruce McLean, Martin Boyce, Boyle Family, Michael Simpson, Yto Barrada, Sterling Ruby, Ida Applebroog, Andreas Slominski, Etel Adnan, Phillip Guston, Fiona Banner, Rosemarie Trockel, Charles Avery and Huma Bhabha.
Free, book tickets here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-david-roberts-collection-uncrated-an-inside-view-by-vincent-honore-tickets-34880426294
DRAF (DAVID ROBERTS ART FOUNDATION)

 
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