3 March 2015

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Fashion in Film: Clothes on the Move: Whats Behind the Production of Fashion Films? (Strangelove)

Strangelove: moving image festival and Fashion in Film festival presents  Clothes on the Move: Whats Behind the Production of Fashion Films? panel discussion.  What are the production and commercial realities of creating fashion films? Who commissions and finances them? Who are the image-makers and where do they come from? This panel will take you behind the […]

3 March 2015

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Mackintosh: The Making of a Modern Man

What lay behind the making of this modern man? Discussion on the making of celebrated Scottish architect, artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and his legacy today. Chaired by broadcaster Kevin McCloud with Pamela Robertson (Curator and Professor of Mackintosh Studies The Hunterian University of Glasgow), Dan Cruickshank (Historian and TV presenter), Clare Devine (Director […]

2 March 2015

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Literature Event: Renaissance Emir

Join us for the UK launch of Ted Gorton’s Renaissance Emir: A Druze Warlord at the Court of the Medici. This special literature event will include a book reading by the author and music performances curated by Rachel Beckles Willson, Professor of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London. This groundbreaking biography tells the story of the […]

2 March 2015

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Literature Event: My House in Damascus

Join us for a special event to celebrate the launch of My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution (new edition). Author and Guardian contributor, Diana Darke will be in conversation with Zahed Taj-Eddin, as they will discuss this timely publication as well as the war’s threat to and destruction of Syria’s historic monuments and sites. My House in Damascus […]

2 March 2015

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Panel Discussion: Frozen Conflict

Join us for a timely panel discussion reflecting on the current situation in the independent Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh and the challenges that lay ahead for this war-torn territory. The self-proclaimed independent Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh is today a war-torn enclave between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Throughout the centuries the claims over this area have shifted, the borders been mapped and […]

2 March 2015

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Artist Talk: Hrair Sarkissian

Hrair Sarkissian will discuss the works featured in his first solo UK exhibition, Imagined Futures, with Tate Modern’s curator, Shoair Mavlian. The exhibition, currently on show at The Mosaic Rooms, brings together previously unseen photographs and new video work. Sarkissian’s practice typically explores one theme or place through an extended body of work. The subjects of his photographs are often […]

2 March 2015

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Nick Waplington – Artist´s Talk

Nick Waplington discusses his 1993 photographs of the cells in Barry Island Prison on display in the Conflict, Time, Photography exhibition and his recent photobook Settlement which documents the physical and political geography of Jewish Settlements in the West Bank.

2 March 2015

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Anthony Downey – Art and Politics Now

Why are contemporary artists increasingly engaging with some of the most pressing issues facing our world today, from globalisation, migration and citizenship to conflict, terrorism and social activism? Join Anthony Downey, author of Art and Politics Now, and artist Renzo Martens for a conversation addressing the implications and significance of these developments, inviting us to rethink what we […]

25 February 2015

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GALLERY TALK: CRAIGIE AITCHISON – ‘A LIFE IN COLOUR’ By Cate Haste

Award winning, biographer, historian and film-maker, Cate Haste will talk about her new, fully illustrated study of the life and work of Scottish artist, Craigie Aitchison (1926-2009) entitled ‘Craigie Aitchison: A Life in Colour ‘. This is the first book to cover the entire oeuvre of a painter whose distinctive and powerfully evocative style has […]

24 February 2015

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Life after Fukushima – north-east Japan

Screening followed by discussion between Stephane Thibierge, Lucia Corti and Dany Nobus Join us for a screening of ‘Life after Fukushima – north-east Japan’ (French with English subtitles and voiceover, colour, 16/9, 54’, 2013) followed by a discussion between the filmmaker, Stéphane Thibierge, Lucia Corti and Dany Nobus Synopsis – a French psychoanalyst and photographer, familiar […]

24 February 2015

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Analysis: The Conservation of Freud’s Couch

Screening and discussion between artist Jeremy Millar and conservator Poppy Singer In September 2013, much needed conservation work began upon Sigmund Freud’s famous psychoanalytic couch. The process was carefully documented by artist, Jeremy Millar and resulted in his work ‘Analysis’. The evening begins with the opportunity to see the couch laid bare, followed by a […]

19 February 2015

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The Metamorphosis of Japan After the War – Postwar Japanese Photography – Talk by Marc Feustel

In conjunction with the current Japan Foundation exhibition Metamorphosis of Japan After the War at Open Eye Gallery, Marc Feustel the co-curator, will provide an overview of the dramatic evolution in Japanese documentary photography produced during the incredibly significant and turbulent 20 year period between the end of World War II and the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964. Capturing […]

18 February 2015

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Artist’s Talk: Viviane Sassen

Photographer Viviane Sassen is in conversation with ICA Curator Matt Williams, discussing her work and new ICA exhibition Viviane Sassen: Pikin Slee

10 February 2015

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Portrait Painters in the Studio

Illustrated talk by Sarah-Jane Moon Bulldog Bursary winner, Sarah-Jane Moon used her access to the studios of members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters to study the artists in their work spaces. Hear from Sarah-Jane herself what she learned from her mentoring by RP members. With photography by Christa Holka. Tickets £7  Free to […]

29 January 2015

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Culture Now: Franco Bifo Beradi

Theorist and media activist Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi discusses his new work Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide (Verso, 2015) with Professor Benjamin Noys. Examining the relationship between capitalism and mental health, this book journeys through philosophy, psychoanalysis and current events, searching for the social roots of the mental malaise of our age.

29 January 2015

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Culture Now: Marjetica Potrc

Ljubljana and Berlin-based artist and architect Marjetica Potrč discusses her practice ahead of the opening of a new public artwork made in collaboration with Ooze Architects. A natural swimming pond on the Kings Cross site, its central pool is surrounded by both hard and soft landscaping, including pioneer plants, wild flowers grasses, and bushes so that the […]

28 January 2015

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Art for Lunch: Henry Moore’s Shelter drawings

Join one of our superb guides for an informative talk on an artist, object or aspect of the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection.

28 January 2015

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Study afternoon: Bringing Modernism in sculpture to England

A look at early twentieth century sculptors, Jacob Epstein, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Henry Moore: what influenced them and how they influenced each other.Suitable for over 16s.

19 January 2015

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#DESIREDFUTURES 10: Making It Internationally

A panel led discussion exploring how we change paradigm from ‘local’, to internationally focussed artists and organisations. Organised in partnership with Platform A Gallery.

19 January 2015

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Conversations

A day of discussions and screenings exploring Lynch’s influence as a practitioner operating across the perceived boundaries of film and art, and how contemporary artists and filmmakers traverse this divide. Speakers include Brett Littman, Curator of Naming; award winning artist and director Shezad Dawood; artist Georgina Starr; and the author of The Film Paintings of David Lynch, Allister Mactaggart. The day […]

2 January 2015

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In Conversation: Mary Barnes

Nunnery Gallery welcomes acclaimed playwright David Edgar and Dr. Joseph Berke to discuss the life and works of Mary Barnes. Born in 1923, Mary Barnes was a painter who produced work prolifically, bequeathing much of her collection to her friend and psychiatrist Joseph Berke (“Boo Bah”). The Nunnery Gallery is showing this unique collection for the […]

24 November 2014

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The Real Jouissance of Uncountable Numbers

24 March 2015 7pm – doors open at 6.30pm The Real Jouissance of Uncountable Numbers: The Philosophy of Science within Lacanian Psychoanalysis Raul Moncayo and Magdalena Romanowicz We are joined this evening by Raul Moncayo and Magdalena Romanowicz, who will discuss their forthcoming publication, ‘The Real Jouissance of Uncountable Numbers: The Philosophy of Science within Lacanian Psychoanalysis’ […]