3 March 2014

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Art-Information: Editorial Strategies, Text-based Formats, Publishing Contexts

This one-day event looks at acts of publishing within contemporary art and curatorial practice. Guest contributors will draw on a rich variety of engagements, setting current practices against the alternative lineages of Pop and Conceptual Art. Presentations range from considerations of the various format and distribution strategies used by magazine editors and curators, to discussions […]

3 March 2014

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Sonic cueB

cueB Gallery is proud to present the second edition of Sonic cueB – three days of experimental and electronic music featuring emerging and established, national and international artists presenting solo works in the heart of south east London. Performances are on the Monday 24th – Wednesday 26th March 7pm -11.30pm Sonic cueB is a festival […]

28 February 2014

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One for the Road!

Take a trip through the heart of London to explore the Capital’s drinking culture and the long and complex relationship between healing and imbibing, excess and distress. For almost 10,000 years people around the world have been charging their glasses with the demon drink and toasting ‘To Your Good Health’! More recently doctors, once hooked on […]

27 February 2014

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Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Art Schools So Different, So Appealing?

Situating current art schools within the context of an historical legacy of self-organised, experimental and alternative education models, this symposium aims to interrogate the content of art and design education. In May 1968 students and a few staff occupied Hornsey College of Art in a protest derived from frustration and discontent of teaching methods, curricular […]

27 February 2014

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Hamilton: A film by Liam Gillick

Artist Liam Gillick presents Hamilton: A Film by Liam Gillick, 2014, to coincide with Richard Hamilton at the ICA. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the artist. Using various forms and technologies, this film is a personal examination of the work of Richard Hamilton. Particular focus is placed upon an Exhibit,  a […]

27 February 2014

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Graham Harman: Objects and the Arts

Contemporary American philosopher Graham Harman, the leading figure associated with the metaphysical movement object-oriented ontology, delivers his lecture Objects and the Arts. Graham Harman is Distinguished University Professor at the American University in Cairo. He is the author of eleven books, most recently Bells and Whistles: More Speculative Realism (2013). This event is being run […]

26 February 2014

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The Latymer Mapping Project Evening

The Latymer Mapping Project was a local community project run by Latymer Projects and artist Constantine Gras in collaboration with local residents of North Kensington between March 2012 and July 2013. An initial 6 week workshop programme, comprising of group discussions, presentations and walks culminated in an alternative map for the area, exploring a range […]

26 February 2014

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Invitation | Fundraising Concert for Project POD

Please join us for a fundraising event in support of ASHFORD PLACE – a community advice and support service based in North London, facilitating positive change for individuals, amongst them Romanians, through the provision of a range of programmes including; housing, health, training and employment.  Join us THURSDAY 6 MARCH 2014 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm for a fundraising […]

26 February 2014

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Artists’ Film Club: VALIE EXPORT: Invisible Adversaries + Intro

VALIE EXPORT introduces her feature length 16mm film Invisible Adversaries (1977). Anna, an artist, is obsessed with the invasion of alien doubles bent on total destruction. Her schizophrenia is reflected in the juxtapositions of long movie camera takes with violently edited montages: private with public spaces; black & white with colour, still photographs with video, […]

26 February 2014

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Artists’ Film Club: VALIE EXPORT: Short Film Programme + Q&A

Artist and Filmmaker VALIE EXPORT’s career spans five decades, and comprises numerous ground-breaking works of a provocational and often controversial nature. This programme of short films draws together a significant cross section of her moving image works produced between 1966 and the present. The screening is followed by a Q&A led by ICA Associate Curator […]

26 February 2014

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Artists’ Film Club: 21st Century Pop

How has 21st century popular culture influenced art? This screening draws together a cross-section of artists who investigate the everyday from a contemporary perspective referencing everything from music videos to consumer culture, often via the internet.

26 February 2014

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WICKER MAGIC – THE LIFE & TIMES OF MONTAGE an illustrated talk by Professor David Ferry

As part of Glue, an exhibition of Photomontage and Collage running until March 9th, Professor David Ferry will be presenting a lecture on all things montage with connections to his own work concerning the film ‘The Wickerman’

26 February 2014

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Radical Thinkers: Kate Hardy Presents Women, Resistance, Revolution by Sheila Rowbotham

Kate Hardy is lecturer in the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change at the University of Leeds. She previously held research positions in the School of Sociology and Social Policy and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies. Her PhD thesis examined sex work and sex workers’ labour organisation in Argentina, and as a researcher […]

26 February 2014

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Radical Thinkers: Steffen Böhm Presents Hegemony and Socialist Strategy by Ernesto Laclau and Chanta

Steffen Böhm is Director of the Essex Sustainability Institute and Professor in Management and Sustainability at the University of Essex. His research focuses on political economies and ecologies of organization, management and the environment. He was a co-founder of the open-access journal ephemera: theory & politics in organization, and is co-founder and co-editor of the new open-access […]

26 February 2014

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Culture Now: Abraham Cruzvillegas

Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas talks about his sculptural propositions of ‘autoconstrucción’ and ‘autodestrucción’, ahead of a new body of work opening at Thomas Dane Gallery. Cruzvillegas has garnered much attention for his dynamic assemblage sculptures made of found objects. ‘Autoconstrucción’ (auto-construction) is the term Cruzvillegas uses to describe his art, the roots of which lie […]

26 February 2014

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Culture Now: Simon Denny & Aleksandra Domanović

Simon Denny and Aleksandra Domanović discuss their forthcoming exhibitions at firstsite, Colchester, with Senior Curator Michelle Cotton. Denny’s first UK solo exhibition, The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom, is inspired by the recent rise and fall of New Zealand entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, whose file sharing platform Megaupload was the subject of FBI investigation on charges […]

26 February 2014

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Culture Now: Thomas Bayrle

Recognised as a pioneer of European pop art and media art, German artist Thomas Bayrle discusses his varied practice. Bayrle has been working since the mid-1960s, developing works based on serial repetition and producing collages, paintings, sculptures, films and books that exhibit a deep-rooted interest in mass culture and consumerism. Born in Berlin (1937), Thomas […]

25 February 2014

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AMPP – Domino Nights @ Banner Repeater Wednesday 12th March 7-9pm.

The Peer Programme is a forum for opening up conversation and debate between members: artists, writers, readers, thinkers… and will have a strong focus on members presenting recent works that might benefit from this process.  A programme of visits to artists’ studios will run throughout the year, and, as many members will have a non […]

25 February 2014

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Launch of new science fiction journal: Living in the Future.

Issue 1 – NEW YEAR, NEW YOU: The Next Phase in Human Evolution. Published in February 2014, Issue 1 takes the form of an A5 journal in black & white, with contributions from: Ben Osborn, Viniita Neet Moran, Pete Inkpen, Marta Poznanski, Ed Fornieles, Paul Kindersley, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Ad Minoliti, Llew Watkins, Joey Holder, and […]

24 February 2014

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Invitation | Fundraising for Project POD

Please join us for a fundraising event in support of ASHFORD PLACE – a community advice and support service based in North London, facilitating positive change for individuals, amongst them Romanians, through the provision of a range of programmes including; housing, health, training and employment.  Join us THURSDAY 6 MARCH 2014 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm for a fundraising […]

24 February 2014

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United We

The visual languages of popular web platforms, tools and technologies are having a profound effect on new generations of contemporary artists and audiences. To coincide with United We/I Stand Etc., IMT Gallery are hosting a discussion on the influence and use of image-based web technologies on creative practice. The panel will include Steven Ball and […]

24 February 2014

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Androgynous Mind – International Women’s Day 2014

Androgynous Mind will celebrate International Women’s Day in style at the newly opened, Ace Hotel London Shoreditch, a haunt for London’s top DJs. This international collective will take over the Ace’s lobby with a range of durational performances, sound collage and a righteous blend of girl music that isn’t girly. International Women’s Day, originally called […]

21 February 2014

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SARA LEE COURSE Japanese Woodcut

Course Outline: Sara Lee will introduce the history and technique of the Japanese method of woodcut printmaking. The course will explore the unique and subtle qualities of the ukiyo-e tradition of preparing and printing blocks, and work towards multi-block and colour prints using water based materials. Sara also covers the registration and the basic principles […]

20 February 2014

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Door Between Either And Or

Speakers: Irit Rogoff, Gerry Bibby, David Dibosa, Wendelien van Oldenborgh and Bart van der HeideFree admission, no booking required The London iteration of Door Between Either and Or will look at the legacy of institutional critique in relation to contemporary artistic and organisational practices. Initiated by Kunstverein Munich, Door Between Either and Or takes its name from a door built […]

20 February 2014

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FITZROVIA GALLERY NIGHT

FITZROVIA GALLERY NIGHT IN SUPPORT OF ART14 LONDON Please join us for a special gallery evening in Fitzrovia on Wednesday evening to celebrate Art 14 London. Participating galleries in Fitzrovia will be presenting a series of private previews & have special extended opening hours.


  Art First, Bartha Contemporary, Berloni Gallery, England & Co, Gallery Different, […]

19 February 2014

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Kelly Nipper: Tessa Pattern Takes a Picture

For this performance, Kelly Nipper uses movement exercises to explore the formal and social relationships between analogue photography’s alchemic processes, landscape, the mechanics of the human body and still camera and the spatial and expressive qualities time takes when rendered in a photograph or through film. Nipper explores thematics such as focus, contrast, exposure, gradient, […]

18 February 2014

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The Thinking Eye Screening & Presentation

A rare screening of videos from Late Barbarians artist Juan Downey’s The Thinking Eye series, including: Information Withheld (1983, 34 min, colour, sound) and Shifters (1984, 28:10 min, colour, sound). Originally made for public television, these remarkably ambitious and tacitly autobiographical videos show Downey drawing on linguistic, psychoanalytic, art historical, semiotic theory to unravel some […]

18 February 2014

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Lunchtime Lecture: How should I approach modern art?

Iwona Cislo, a sculptor and visitor’s guide at the Tate Modern will provide her observations into approaching modern art. She will consider the ways that contemporary art is being misunderstood, its current relationship with the everyday public and provide a guide on understanding contemporary art today. Please RSVP at info@griffingallery.co.uk

18 February 2014

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Creative Collaborations: ALF LÖHR AND BARBARA NICHOLLS

‘Water + Colour’ artists, Alf Loehr and Barbara Nicholls discuss their work in the context of the current exhibition, in conversation with the Curator and Gallery Director, Becca Pelly-Fry. Since the early 1990s, Alf Löhr has focussed on producing watercolours, beginning small, his work gained scope and developed into the large-scale works on canvas we […]

18 February 2014

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Open Studio with Resident Artist Johnathan Kelly

Jonathan, a graduate of Wimbledon College of Art in London, is the winner of the  West London Art Prize 2013, an opportunity organized by FACK!(Forum for Artists in Chelsea and Kensington) and supported by Griffin Gallery, Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris. The prize awarded Jonathan a six week residency in a purpose built artist’s […]

18 February 2014

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PaintUnion

Following on from the successful launch in December 2013, PaintUnion are back with another fantastic installment of their bi-monthly contemporary painting discussions. See below for more information for the event on 18th February: The Griffin Gallery will be showing ‘Water + Colour’, curated by Rebecca Pelly-Fry, in the gallery during this PaintUnion discussion night, so […]

14 February 2014

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The Intoxicating Walk Down Gin Lane

A half day study tour piecing together the place of alcohol in the sickness and health care of the capital through history. Part of a season of events accompanying the exhibition “This Bewitching Poison”: The Royal College of Physicians and Alcohol, this study tour invites you to take a literal and metaphorical stroll down ‘Gin Lane’ […]