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HOW CHICAGO! IMAGISTS 1960S & 70S
Mar 15 - May 26, 2019 FINAL WEEK
Roger Brown, Sarah Canright, Jim Falconer, Ed Flood, Art Green, Phil Hanson, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Christina Ramberg, Suellen Rocca, Barbara Rossi, Karl Wirsum, Ray Yoshida.
Goldsmiths CCA presents the first significant exhibition in the UK in almost 40 years of work by the Chicago Imagists. How Chicago! focuses on fourteen artists associated with Imagism, and features painting, objects, drawings, prints and ephemera. Igniting the Chicago art scene in the 1960s, the artists associated with ‘Chicago Imagism’ worked across painting, sculpture, drawing, and printmaking, creating distinctive works that were irreverent and often visceral. The exhibition is organised by Hayward Gallery Touring in collaboration with Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art and De La Warr Pavilion, and supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art as part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy.
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SCREENING: HAIRY WHO & THE CHICAGO IMAGISTS DOCUMENTARY
Apr 04, 2019 7:00pm talk/event
Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists is the first film to tell the wild, woolly, utterly irreverent story of the Chicago Imagists. Over forty interviews with the artists and a prominent group of critics, curators, collectors, and contemporary artists are featured, intertwined with a wealth of re-discovered archival footage and photographs. It brings to life the milieu of Chicago in the 1960s, and also showcases the legacy of the Imagists’ work in contemporary art production today. Themes in the narrative include the Imagists’ emergence within the national context of Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, the rise and fall of taste within art history, and the uncharacteristic equality afforded to women artists among this Chicago group.

ADAM CHRISTENSEN
Apr 27 - May 27, 2019 FINAL WEEK
Artist Adam Christensen will create a new work shaped in response to the architecture of CCA’s distinctive exhibition spaces. Combining performance and fabric pieces, his installation is rooted in a practice that stages a ‘blurring of reality and fiction through moments of extreme performativity’. Through intimate lyrical performances of songs, and spoken recitations of anecdotes, he transports audiences into a private world of heartbreak and loss, at once tragi-comic, moving and elevating.
 
Adam Christensen is presented as part of Episodes, an ongoing series of solo presentations that cuts through the main programming at Goldsmiths CCA and provides a counterpoint to the larger-scale exhibitions. Spanning installations, screenings, discursive events and new commissions, the focus of this programme is to provide an experimental platform for emergent practices. The series commenced with Oisín Byrne’s GLUE, and continues in 2019 with presentations by Corey Hayman (20 July – 1 September 2019)and Roland Carline (16 Nov 2019 – 12 Jan 2020).

ISSY WOOD ALL THE RAGE
Jun 29 - Aug 11, 2019
All The Rage is the largest solo exhibition to date by artist Issy Wood (b.1993, USA). Occupying four of Goldsmiths CCA’s gallery spaces allows Wood to present a broad selection of paintings grouped to articulate the interconnections and preoccupations of her practice.

JEF CORNELIS TV WORKS 1960S-80S
Jun 29 - Aug 11, 2019
Over the course of a decade-long career, Belgian Director Jef Cornelis (1941-2018) has built a unique archive of exhibition histories through the format of the television documentary. Now-celebrated figures, such as Harald Szeemann, Daniel Buren, Sol Le Witt, James Lee Byars and Marcel Broodthaers feature in programmes that experimentally probe at the structural conditions of making art public.

Click to enlargeCOREY HAYMAN
Jul 17 - Aug 11, 2019
Corey Hayman’s practice formulates connections between multifarious material to explore the matrix of afro-pessimism, the ‘hauntology of blackness’, progress and capitalism; culminating in an examination of the problematics which arise at the cross between representation and commodity structures. For Goldsmiths CCA she is developing an installation that deals with the aesthetisation of politics and resistance, exploiting moments of tension between race and capital to develop material responses. A text will be generated through the figure of Rastamouse, or rather a haunting of the Rastamouse character; a commodity who speaks, and a black body caught in a matrix of cultural representation, consumption and entertainment.

TONY COKES
Sep 28, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020
The exhibition provides an opportunity to see a broad range of powerful artworks made by Cokes since the 1980s, alongside two newly commissioned films. Cokes’ video works are eviscerating critiques and affective art works, bringing together colour theory, sound, music, and texts quoting a polyphony of voices such as Louis Althusser, Malcolm X, David Bowie, Public Enemy and Donald Trump. Meeting political and social commentary with cultural theory and a critique of capitalism, Cokes’ films viscerally confront the social condition, as well as the specific prejudices and threats suffered by black subjects. Recent works range across minimal techno, the Bush administration’s use of colour to engender a perpetual culture of fear, and music used to torture detainees during the so-called ‘war on terror’.

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