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GASWORKS

155 Vauxhall St, SE11 5RH
020 7582 5202

www.gasworks.org.uk
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OPEN STUDIOS-
Sep 1, 2018 to 12:00am talk/event
Get to know our international artists in residence at this free event offering visitors a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that the artists' have been developing over the past three months.
 
Artists: Rafael RG (Brazil), Lungiswa Gqunta (South Africa), Sylbee Kim (South Korea) and Libita Clayton (UK).
Open studios 12-6pm
Artist talks 4pm
Free admission

LIBITA CLAYTON : QUANTUM GHOST
Jan 24 - Mar 24, 2019
Comprising a multi-channel sound work, large-scale sculpture and series of prints, Quantum Ghost maps Clayton’s journey through archives and territories related to her family history. Clayton describes the work as, ‘a montage of intimate moments and correspondence, set against a rhythm of social uprisings, political turmoil, and natural disaster'.
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HOLY FIRE: THERE ARE NO STORIES ONLY THE GHOSTS OF OTHER STORIES
Feb 20, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
Libita Clayton will discuss her work in the context of sound and archive practices with filmmaker and musician Perivi Katjavivi. The lecture stresses the importance of being lost in order for a new logic to emerge, while expanding and meditating on ideas around black noise, sacred space, and second sight.
 
This event accompanies Libita Clayton's first UK solo exhibition Quantum Ghost at
Gasworks which continues until 24 March.
Free to attend, no booking required. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Click to enlargePEDRO NEVES MARQUES
Apr 11 - Jul 23, 2019
Private view Wed Apr 10 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Gasworks presents the first UK solo exhibition by New York-based artist Pedro Neves Marques.
 
For his first UK solo exhibition, Neves Marques presents a body of works based on his research in a laboratory in São Paulo that breeds genetically-engineered mosquitoes. Ranging from analogue film and digital animation to poetry, the exhibition features new and existing works that interrogate the laboratory as a place that defines the biopolitics of the 21st Century.
 
The exhibition examines the trauma of biological warfare against the backdrop of the Zika virus epidemic. Blood and sex hormones are revealed as agents of power that operate with extraordinary force in our daily lives at the molecular level. Drawing on the literary traditions of horror and feminist science fiction, Neves Marques invites the viewer to speculate on the future of love, sex, care and intimacy in the midst of the current rise of authoritarian politics.

PATRICIA DOMÍNGUEZ
Jul 4 - Sep 8, 2019
Private view Sun Jul 7 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Gasworks presents the first UK solo exhibition and a major new commission by Chilean artist Patricia Domínguez, who will transform the gallery into a ritual space bringing together her ongoing research on ethnobotany, shamanistic practices and the corporatisation of wellbeing.
 
Her most recent installations take the form of cybernetic fetishes, totems, masks and magical objects designed to exorcise the effects of late capitalism in the physical and social body, while playfully exploring the emancipatory potential of artistic imagination as a form of psychic guerrilla warfare. Built around a pyramid-shaped altar, the exhibition will comprise sculptures, video and a publication tracing the colonial circulations of seeds and data in a hyperconnected society.

KUDZANAI-VIOLET HWAMI
Sep 19 - Dec 15, 2019
Private view Wed Sep 18 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Gasworks presents the first institutional solo exhibition by London-based artist Kudzanai-Violet Hwami. Her paintings are both a celebration of the black body and a critical examination of its conditions of representation, raising questions about gender, sexuality, ancestry and spirituality. Departing from her own experiences of geographical dislocation and displacement, Hwami’s intensely pigmented paintings recombine visual fragments from a myriad of sources, including images found online and haunting family photographs, so that past and present collapse into afro-futuristic visions.

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