12 February 2014

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‘This bewitching poison’: from gin palace to temperance hall

Lectures: ‘This bewitching poison’: from gin palace to temperance hall An evening of alcohol and history at the Royal College of Physicians Tuesday 18 March 2014, 6pm Join acclaimed history of medicine experts Dr Richard Barnett and Dr James Nicholls for a fascinating evening exploring London’s turbulent drinking past. Tickets: £10 (includes a glass of wine/soft drink) 6pm: registration, exhibition […]

11 February 2014

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Maria Teresa Gavazzi: Artist Films

Herrick Gallery is very proud to present a collection of short films by the artist Maria Teresa Gavazzi… Imene, 2013 https://vimeo.com/78211597   Swallow, 2012 https://vimeo.com/51594695   Smile (A Collage), 2011 https://vimeo.com/40643292   The Intruder, 2010 https://vimeo.com/19431098  

11 February 2014

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Maria Teresa Gavazzi: ABBRACCIAMOCI

ABBRACCIAMOCI!

 Sometimes we feel blue, sometimes we feel happy, sometimes we feel lost… sometime we need a hug! 

 Herrick Gallery is happy to present a new interactive installation by Maria Teresa Gavazzi with sound designed by Riccardo Spina. A huggable experience especially for you on Valentine’s Day. Blow into it your deepest desires and get […]

8 February 2014

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THE ART INSIDER SEMINARS

THE ART INSIDER SEMINARS THE ART INSIDER offer a bespoke seminar programme for artists, tailored to the specific needs of practicing visual artists or those wishing to become practising visual artists. Hosted at VITRINE Bermondsey Street. THE ART INSIDER SEMINARS: SETTING UP AND LAUNCHING AN EXHIBITIONTuesday 11th February 2014, 6:30pm – 8:30pm  Understanding the role […]

8 February 2014

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Panel Discussion on the Cross-Disciplinary Movement in Art

Inspired by the diverse disciplines of Aziz+Cucher applied to their work through their collaborative years, we critically explore and question the necessity of the current approach to the strict separation of mediums. With Special Guest Speakers: Caroline Till – Director of FranklinTill and Course Director of MA Textile Futures at Central St. MartinsAlex Newson – […]

3 February 2014

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I’ve said yes now, that’s it.

Theobald’s live performances and videos explore authenticity and spectacle, borrowing and conflating theatrical techniques such as method acting and role-play. The performances reference the hybrid nature of their construction, often including musical scores composed by the artist, which borrow from the genres of pop music and film scores. Theobald frequently works in collaboration with a […]

3 February 2014

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Visual Cultures as…

The Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London will launch its new book series ‘Visual Cultures as…’.

 The series of short, co-authored paperbacks is just one dimension of the work academics in the Department have been carrying out. Each title interrogates a single, pertinent topic from divergent perspectives using the simple, and accessible, […]

30 January 2014

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Symposium #desiredfutures 8: Working with People

Arts professionals and practitioners discuss socially engaged practice and how to convey the value of art.  Artist Neil Bromwich will be talking about Art Lending Library, and Alistair Hudson from Grizedale Arts will be speaking about The Office of Useful Art. FREE,booking required at http://desiredfutures8.eventbrite.co.uk mima works with arts organisations and artists’ networks across the Tees Valley to expand […]

30 January 2014

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Symposium #desiredfutures 7: Working with the Space

Arts professionals and practitioners explore the role of space and how it is used through the curation of exhibitions. FREE,booking required at http://desiredfutures7.eventbrite.co.uk mima works with arts organisations and artists’ networks across the Tees Valley to expand opportunities available within the creative sector. To find out more contact: kerrie_page@middlesbrough.gov.uk or info@teesvalleyarts.org.uk for visual arts updates.

30 January 2014

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Visual Art and Business: Work Together

Join other artists for a day of professional development and presentations exploring how visual arts and business collaborate to mutual benefit. Free, booking required at http://mimaworktogether.eventbrite.co.uk   mima works with arts organisations and artists’ networks across the Tees Valley to expand opportunities available within the creative sector. To find out more contact: kerrie_page@middlesbrough.gov.uk or info@teesvalleyarts.org.uk […]

30 January 2014

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Exhibiton Launch Event

Join us to celebrate our new exhibitions – Art and Optimism in 1950s Britain, Metal: AV Festival Exhibition, and Markus Karsteiß: Hello Darkness. No RSVP needed. Pay Bar.   For bookings or to find out more, call mima reception on 01642 726 720 during gallery opening times or email mimabookings@middlesbrough.gov.uk. For all events go to […]

30 January 2014

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HIS HEAD symposium

Convened by ‘Late Barbarians’ artist Sidsel Meineche Hansen with contributions from Niels Henriksen, a PhD candidate at Princeton University, and Thomas Boutoux, a founding member of castillo/corrales in Paris, this symposium will address the divergent connotations of the male human head.  Currently developing his thesis on the radical archaeology of Danish artist Asger Jorn (1914-1973), […]

30 January 2014

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Dissolved

Experiencing Station House Opera¹s new production is to be taken into an uncanny world where new and impossible spaces are created. Dissolved uses live video streaming to merge venues in London and Berlin, bringing people from both cities into dynamic connection ­ and giving you the chance to be in two places at once. For […]

29 January 2014

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Paper Sculpture Workshop: Cut, Fold & Construct

Explore the potential of paper cutting, folding and construction techniques to create your own unique sculptural forms with paper artists Richard Sweeney and Andy Singleton. With demonstrations and one-to-one help from the artists, learn the basic techniques of paper manipulation, including pattern cutting, pleating and modular form-making. An experimental approach to the material is encouraged, […]

28 January 2014

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TRANSFORMER EVENTS PROGRAMME

For info and RSVP e-mail giulia@richardsaltoun.com   Richard Saltoun Gallery presents a series of events as part of the current exhibition Transformer: Aspects of Travesty.   The programme reflects around the politics of drag and feminine aesthetics, from the ’70s to the present time. The current proliferation of curated events and shows that reference these […]

27 January 2014

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Discussion Event

DIG present a talk by the architecture group Assemble, the creative minds behind acclaimed projects Folly For a Flyover and The Cineroleum. Assemble are a design & architecture collective based in London. At the heart of Assemble’s working practice is a belief in the importance of addressing the typical disconnection between the public and the […]

27 January 2014

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Squaring the Circle

Sampling traces its roots back to the technical experiments and manipulations of musicians and artists in the 1940s, finding its popular realisations in hip hop, electronic dance and industrial music of the 70s and 80s. Squaring the Circle will tap into the continuing relevance of sampling and appropriation as generative and explorative tools for artistic and […]

22 January 2014

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Edward W. Said London Lecture 2014: Is There a Language of Peace?

This year’s lecture will be delivered by Raja Shehadeh, award winning author and human rights lawyer. He will reflect on the categories and modes of representation, both legal and cultural, that confine today’s Palestinians and the steps that need to be taken to move from the language of suffering and oppression to a new one of […]

22 January 2014

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The Idea of Israel

To celebrate the launch of his latest book Ilan Pappé will discuss the continued role of Zionist ideology in Israel, and the way it operates, as examined in this groundbreaking and powerful new work. More information

22 January 2014

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A World Not Ours

An intimate, humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh, in southern Lebanon. Followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Mahdi Fleife. More information Buy Tickets

22 January 2014

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Poetry from Iraq

A panel discussion looking at contemporary poetry and writing from Iraq, with reflections on the current challenges and opportunities for Iraqi poets and writers. More information  

22 January 2014

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Iraqi Supper Club

This special Valentines Day Supper Club by Lamees Ibrahim will feature discussions and demonstrations. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about and sample the authentic taste of Iraq. It will be hosted at The Mosaic Rooms, in the Threads of Light exhibition. This unique event is a wonderful way to celebrate the day with loved ones, […]

22 January 2014

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Jamal Penjweny & Jonathan Watkins

A conversation between Jonathan Watkins, Ikon Director, and Iraqi artist Jamal Penjweny. This discussion is in advance of the opening of the first solo exhibition by Jamal Penjweny at Ikon, which will include photography and video works reflecting on life in Iraq today. More information

22 January 2014

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New Baghdad Library

AMBS architects will be joined by cultural figures to discuss the new designs for the planned library, as well as the implications of the building in establishing a new platform for Iraq’s cultural future. More information

22 January 2014

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FILM: Dirty Wars

In this Oscar nominated documentary, reporter Jeremy Scahill is drawn into a dark and disquieting world of covert operations underpinning the ‘War on Terror’ unknown to the public, and carried out across the globe by men who do not exist on paper and may never be held to account. More information

22 January 2014

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The Storyteller from Jerusalm

The UK launch of the memoirs of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, a remarkable treasure trove of writings on the life, culture, music, and history of Jerusalem. The event will include talks, readings and a special concert. More information.

22 January 2014

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Fashion Films

Acclaimed fashion filmmakers Adia Trischler and Andreas Waldschuetz present some of their most recent works in an evening which will explore the medium of film in fashion. Vienna-born Andreas Waldschuetz is a photographer and video artist. Adia Trischler, originally from New York, is currently based in Austria and works as a creative director, stylist, and […]

22 January 2014

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Careers in the Visual Arts: Film and Events Programming

Would you love to work in the visual arts? From curating film programmes to organising festivals, producing films and developing residences, this course explores the varied role of the institutional and freelance programmer, specialising in artist film and new media. Led by curators Gareth Evans and Omar Kholeif. 

22 January 2014

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The View From Our House

The UK premiere of Anthea Kennedy and Ian Wiblin‘s haunting essay. The film investigates the memories of a photographer during the first years of Nazi Germany, juxtaposing contemporary images of her neighbourhood with 8mm films. Plus artists’ Q&A. 

22 January 2014

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From Dada to Data

From Hannah Höch to High Definition – this event gathers writers, artists, musicians and critics to trace how the spirit of Dada influences the practice of contemporary digital collage. Curated in partnership with Film and Video Umbrella. Supported by the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.

22 January 2014

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Acme Artists Films

Marking 40 years since the opening of the first Acme studios, a retrospective programme of screenings by Acme artists showing important work made in the first 10 years of the studio’s existence. Plus artists’ Q&A. 

22 January 2014

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Autobiography and the Archive

Launching the latest Journal of Visual Culture, featuring works by Uriel Orlow, Miranda Pennell and Sarah Pucill, exploring the archive, collective memory and personal history. Plus artists’ Q&A.