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To coincide with the current exhibition at the gallery, artist, educator, punk and curator, Andy Griffiths will give an informal talk relating to ‘10 years of Iron at Carmarthen School of Art’. The talk will start at 2pm and cover the history and context of Iron Casting, its introduction to the curriculum of the Sculpture […]
Open Studios 12-6pmArtist Talks 4.30pm Drop by and get to know the visiting artists at this free event offering London audiences a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that they have been developing over the past three months. Artists: Karolina Brzuzan (Poland), Jamie Crewe (UK), Jackie Karuti (Kenya) and Priyesh Trivedi (India).
Join Katia Kameli in discussion with independent lecturer, curator, and art critic Simon Njami about the work in her first London solo show at The Mosaic Rooms and her wider practise. Drawing together both new and recent work, Katia Kameli’s exhibition takes the audience on a journey exploring the power of storytelling, historical authenticity and national identity. The […]
Join distinguished French-Moroccan novelist Tahar Ben Jelloun in conversation with Lulu Norman and Rosie Goldsmith for what promises to be a fascinating evening of discussion. The event will mark the publication of About My Mother, an evocative portrait of a mother and her son, exploring themes of love, loss, illness and memory. This poignant and compelling novel is also a powerful account […]
Alongside his new solo exhibition at Sophia Contemporary the artist Robert Kelly hosts a talk entitled ‘Bridging a century: a dialogue with Malevich, far afield‘. Kazimir Malevich’s ‘Black square and circle (1920/21)’ will be on display especially for the event. Robert Kelly’s exhibition ‘Black on Bone – Selected works‘ featuring 15 of his large scale paintings […]
Join the Soft Engineering textile artists for an in depth symposium in the Roof Gallery. The session features a discussion about their collaborative approach and a demonstration of how a bracelet can shape itself during the wet finishing process and is followed by a Q&A. Advanced booking required.
Join us on the opening day of Here & Now for an informal talk with our Head of Exhibitions in conversation with guest curator Lesley Millar, featured artist Caron Penney and other selected artists Free, everyone welcome
Want to find out more about our summer exhibition, Marcus Harvey: Inselaffe? As part of the Root 1066 events programme, join us for An Evening with Marcus Harvey to hear more about his largest UK solo public gallery exhibition to date and for an insight into his artistic practice.
Bow Arts is honored to have the 2016 Bow Open curator, Anj Smith in the Nunnery Gallery for the evening. She will discuss her paintings and practice, also opening up to the audience for questions. Inviting a guest curator to make the exhibition selection for the Open Show builds a unique and different view each […]
Full: screening and discussion Synopisis: Ivo prefers not to talk. Ivo prefers not to eat. After the birth of a new baby brother, ten-year-old Ivo, on the edge of impending adolescence, does not want to grow. Carol Mavor and Megan Powell’s black-and-white film is a cine-poem, chock-full of still photography and cinematic scenes: cocoons, sprouting […]
This July, a series of tours by the National Trust will delve into the contemporary heritage of Croydon and shine a spotlight on the Borough as one of the most important examples of the post-war ambition to build a new society. Following on from the success of previous projects by the Trust to change the […]
Brendan Cormier, Christina Riggs and Alexy Karenowska discuss the role of digital fabrication technologies and archeological practice in global heritage preservation. They discuss the future of museums in our transnational and postcolonial world. Brendan Cormier is a design curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He recently curated A World of Fragile Partsfor the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, which explores the […]
Dr Shadia Touqan speaks about the difficulties and politics of cultural heritage presentation. She will examine the revitalisation of heritage in the Old City of Jerusalem. The event will be chaired by Robert Bevan and will be followed by a question session with the audience. Shadia Touqan is an architect and urban planner with extensive experience of working in the UK […]
Join Alister Miskimmon and Dina Matar as they discuss the use and meanings of narrative employed in national, state and cultural identity formation with special reference to the Middle East. They will address the strategic use of narrative and myth making in contemporary conflict and politics, in particular reference to Israel and Palestine but also discuss wider current regional conflicts. The […]
Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind will discuss the works featured in the exhibition In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain with academic, editor and writer Anthony Downey. In this ambitious show, Sansour and Lind create a vision of a futuristic world where the excavation of the past is a battleground. They offer a poetic and charged reflection on the […]
WF Workshop was founded by the late Bob Cobbing, poet, painter, musician as Writers Forum. It has been meeting every few weeks since 1963, and before that in different form. WFW is now administered by Lawrence Upton and Tina Bass. WF Workshop is open to any and all who support its rather broad aims which […]
The Hyperstore workshop scheduled for the 9th July has been postponed until the 23rd July. During Facebook’s current promotion of its live streaming feature, Hyperstore will hold two workshops, considering the ways in which social media metrics drive the optimisation of online content. Through critical discussion and a series of live experiments we will explore the complex behaviours of Facebook users, the […]
An all day event launching paM – a map of associate contemporary art galleries, project and exhibition spaces in the Bermondsey area of Southwark, South London. Join our relay of free events at one venue and we will pass you on to the next paM includes ASC Gallery, Arthouse 1, Cecilia Brunson Projects, Coleman Project […]
To celebrate the launch of The Fashion of Film: How Cinema has Inspired Fashion, join fashion historian Amber Butchart on a journey through the last 100 years of cinema style and its influence on the catwalks. Citing beautiful imagery from designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Moschino Amber looks at how our most iconic […]
A special screening of the documentary ‘The Black and White of Colour’ (2009), which explores the Missoni heritage and creative process, followed by a Q&A with journalist & producer Maggie Norden. Narrated by Joanna Lumley, the film features important interviews with all the family, including Ottavio Missoni (1921–2013) and Vittorio Missoni (1954–2013) , as well […]
Please join us for an in-conversation with renowned art historian, critic and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and the artists Nairy Baghramian and Joseph Grigely on the occasion of their first exhibitions with Marian Goodman Gallery. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTIST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP with Jessica CarliseThursday 7 July 1pm – 2.30pm, £5Rye Creative Centre Jessica Carlisle is a gallerist, curator, artist representative and art consultant. Her eponymous gallery, in the heart of London’s West End, works with an extended network of UK and international artists and artists’ estates.A qualified solicitor, Jessica practiced art law […]
STUDY EVENTTowards Visibility Wed 22 June 2016 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm A special event celebrating the launch of Towards Visibility – Exhibiting Contemporary Drawing 1964-1980 This book is a vital piece of research that surveys key exhibitions that contributed to the integration of, and changing status of, drawing within exhibitions in the UK and Europe from […]
Join experts Benjamin Isakhan, Neil Brodie and Toby Dodge as they discuss the destruction of cultural heritage and the looting and illicit trade of objects from Iraq and Syria. The talk will reflect on the use of both to further political aims and ideologies, in particular reference to ISIS and other groups involved, as well as give context to the […]
How Global? is an international conference exploring new directions in public art collecting. What does ‘elsewhere’ mean to both artists and museums? Who gets to decide what a public art collection is, or should be, and how do artists antagonise and shape institutional collecting? How do we use museums and other public art spaces? Who collects […]
Reading group: Wednesday 8th June 7-9pm. What Moves Us: Immersive Economies and Composite Bodies Texts selected by Emily Rosamond We will have read and be discussing: “A Precarious Dance, a Derivative Sociality” by Randy Martin and “Ana-Materialism & the Pineal Eye: Becoming Mouth-Breast – Visual Arts in the Age of Algorithmic Reproduction” by Johnny Golding […]
Freud’s turn to Greek myth is very well known. His Oedipus emerges out of a long history of nineteenth-century obsessions with ancient Greece. But Freud’s psychoanalysis of Greek myth was also a response to the nineteenth-century sexological fascination with the sexual decadence of ancient Rome. This talk explores the intriguing story of how the obscene […]
Join artist Corinne Silva in conversation with Middle Eastern plant expert Sabina Knees for the launch of Silva’s new book Garden State. Silva’s exhibition of the same title showed at The Mosaic Rooms last year, in Garden Stateshe considers how gardening, like mapping, is a way of allocating territory. Garden State presents 53 colour plates which trace suburban settlements in Israeli occupied territories. Between 2010 and […]
Open Studios: 12-6pm Artists’ Talks: 4 – 5.30pm Drop by and get to know the visiting artists at this free event offering London audiences a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that they have been developing over the past three months. Artists: Hyunjoo Heaven Baek (Korea), Barbora Kleinhamplová (Czech Republic), Engel Leonardo (Dominican Republic) and David Mutiloa (Spain)
Archie Franks in conversation with Sacha Craddockfollowed by Francesca Blomfield in conversation withJennifer Boyd. Sacha Craddock works at the forefront of contemporary art in this country and internationally. Her commitment to contemporary art encompasses curating, organising, promotion, setting up structures, education and creating new networks designed to bring artists and audiences together. She frequently talks on current issues in contemporary […]