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SOMERSET HOUSE

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JENNA SUTELA : NIMIIA CÉTIÏ
Sep 5 - 15, 2018
Video installation in collaboration with Somerset House Studios resident Memo Akten and Damien Henry (Google Arts & Culture Lab).
A new video installation by artist Jenna Sutela, in collaboration with Somerset House Studios resident Memo Akten, and Damien Henry, Head of Innovation at the Google Arts & Culture Lab, as part of Google Arts & Culture’s artist-in-residence program n-Dimensions.
Jenna Sutela’s new audio-visual work nimiia cétiï is inspired by experiments in interspecies communication and aspires to connect with a world beyond our consciousness.
Documenting the interactions between a neural network, audio recordings of early Martian language, and footage of the movements of space bacteria, the work uses machine learning to generate a new form of communication.

HANNAH PERRY : GUSH
Oct 3 - Nov 4, 2018
A new body of work from Somerset House Studios resident Hannah Perry, in her first major UK solo exhibition since 2015.
Drawing upon her diverse range of disciplines, GUSH presents a captivating and poignant exhibition featuring large-scale dynamic sculpture, sound and film, in a candid and personal exploration of mental and emotional health in our contemporary, hyper-networked society.
Showcasing a new body of work created this year, Perry brings the latest advancements in technology into a gallery setting to present an immersive 360° film, narrated with fragmented spoken word that explores the highs and lows of both the everyday and life changing events. Elsewhere in the exhibition, an audio sculpture incorporating car body wraps and subwoofer speakers creates pulsating distorted patterns upon its mirrored surface, altering the viewer’s reflected self and surroundings.

ATHI-PATRA RUGA : OF GODS, RAINBOWS AND OMISSIONS
Oct 4, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019
New and rarely seen works from internationally renowned South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga.
In his first major solo UK exhibition, Ruga brings three recent series of work together for the first time to unveil a surreal, mythical utopia, filled with a collection of extraordinary characters. Showcasing his diverse practice, from drawings and sculpture to film and photography, plus beautiful hand-crafted petit point tapestry, the exhibition immerses visitors in Ruga’s vibrant world – an allegory of post-apartheid political, cultural and social systems, and a shimmering vision of a more humanist future.

GOOD GRIEF, CHARLIE BROWN!
Oct 25, 2018 - Mar 3, 2019
Bringing together Charles M. Schulz original Peanuts cartoons with work from a wide range of acclaimed contemporary artists and designers.
GOOD GRIEF, CHARLIE BROWN! brings together Charles M. Schulz original Peanuts cartoons with work from a wide range of acclaimed contemporary artists and designers who have been inspired by this highly influential and much-loved cartoon. Unique in its enduring appeal, this exhibition will explore Peanuts’ renewed agency in contemporary culture and society.
Alongside this examination of Schulz’s life and work, the exhibition will feature a thrilling range of contemporary pieces, including new works, by artists and designers who have been inspired by Peanuts. Contributors will cross creative disciplines, including sculpture, music, film, design and fashion, and will feature artists including Andy Holden, David Musgrave, Fiona Banner, François Curlet, Ken Kagami, Lucas Price, Mark Drew, Mark Mulroney, Mel Brimfield, Mira Calix, Ryan Gander, KAWS and Steven Claydon.

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