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GOLDSMITHS CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

St James’, New Cross, SE14 6AD
020 8228 5969

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TONY COKES : IF UR READING THIS IT’S 2 LATE: VOL I
Sep 28, 2019 - Jan 19, 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’.

TRANSPARENT THINGS
Feb 21 - May 3, 2020
Private view Fri Feb 21 6pm - 9pm
Group show including works by Nairy Baghramian, Carlotta Bailly-Borg, Becky Beasley, Gareth Cadwallader, Nina Canell, Michael Dean, Theaster Gates, David Hammons, Marie Lund, Vladimir Nabokov, Virginia Overton, Lucy Skaer, Renee So, Kerry Tribe.

Click to enlargeSOPHIE BARBER : THE GREATEST SONG A SONGBIRD EVER SUNG
Mar 27 - May 3, 2020
Private view Thu Mar 26 6pm - 9pm
Sophie Barber will produce a new series of large-scale paintings for her first exhibition in London, as part of Goldsmiths CCA’s Episodes series. Barber’s painterly practice revolves around her interest in the natural world, and life on the Sussex coast. Often humorous and tender these heavily impastoed canvases of significant scale, simultaneously dictate an intimacy and architectural presence. Towering heavily above the viewer, the weight and scale of these works are a testament to the artists’ body and the action of painting, labouring to manipulate her materials and repetitively rework the surface.

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