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GOLDSMITHS CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

St James’, New Cross, SE14 6AD
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TONY COKES : IF UR READING THIS IT’S 2 LATE: VOL I
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’.

EXPOSURE: OLIVIA SUDJIC
Oct 8, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm talk/event
With its first year of exhibition-making drawing to a close, Goldsmiths CCA pauses to reflect on a number of women artists’ practices it has hosted and the contemporary feminist discourse it has engaged in. Within this context we invite writer Olivia Sudjic to read from her book Exposure (2018), in which she explores the trope of anxiety within female creativity. The essay positions anxiety – a state of thin-skinnedness and hypervigilance – as holding the potential for an imaginary, or point from which to create. Moving through and alongside her ‘talisman’ authors; Rachel Cusk, Clarice Lispector, Maggie Nelson, Chris Kraus and Elena Ferrante, she documents her own struggles with anxiety, and frames them within a feminist critique of the reception of female authors. Particularly resonant are her illuminating discussions of the ways in which narratives concerning the internal life of women (a politicised position given the lack of public space afforded to women) are often assumed to be autobiographical and negatively positioned as ‘diaristic’, a dismissive charge rarely levelled at male authors. The event will also explore the impact of technology on subjectivity, drawing on her first novel Sympathy (2017).
Free
Register for tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exposure-olivia-sudjic-tickets-65034066644

Click to enlargeROLAND CARLINE WITH COLLABORATORS : 4 LIVE WORKS
Nov 16, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020
Roland Carline has been working in social work and applied arts in community settings since 1998. His commission with Goldsmiths CCA is the result of a long-term engagement, and sees Carline present four live works that manifest across the span of the exhibition, and feature his signature props, costumes and ‘loose parts’. The work moves through the register of humour and absurdity, celebrates collusion, and forges an embodied mode of spectatorship that sits with ambiguity and discomfort. For Carline the performers are at the heart of the process, so that the work itself can fall apart and reconstitute in new and unforeseen ways. Carline’s approach is to retreat into the work, allowing collaborators to take the lead – disrupting prevailing ideas of hierarchy within the artists’ practice.
 
Collaborators include Francis Majekodunmi, Ambient Jam Collective, Meet Me at the Albany, The Rachel Macmillan Nursery, and Deptford Freestylers.
 
This project is in partnership with Entelechy Arts and Deptford X.

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