9 April 2015

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Inge Panneels: Magic Ring: Presentation

Presentation of research project and digital map of the Magic Earth event

9 April 2015

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Inge Panneels: The Magic Earth – Artist Participatory Events

As part of the exhibition, visitors will be invited to change to world. Whomever wears The Magic Ring bestows power with which to change the world; what would you do with your thirty seconds of world power?

9 April 2015

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Christopher Williams: Walls Words Pictures Lessons

Artist Christopher Williams and guests explore the themes of architecture, printed matter, photography and pedagogy. Led by Curator Mark Godfrey with guest speakers.  

9 April 2015

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Inge Paneels: The Map-I Blue Marble Project Artist Talk

Inge discusses the work featured in her exhibition and the processes involved in creating it.

8 April 2015

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Oliver Laric + Q&A

Oliver Laric, who will feature in an upcoming exhibition at the ACF London will present his work at the ICA in a special screening and Q&A. Oliver Laric attempts to overhaul the preconceived formulas of video and sculpture, blurring the space between the original art forms and his reimaginings. Laric’s work contains a multiplicity of […]

30 March 2015

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For love or money?

For love or money? Discussion Panellists include: Tim Marlow, Director of Artistic Programmes at the Royal Academy of Arts; Hannah Barry, Director of the Hannah Barry Gallery and Robert Upstone, Director of the Fine Art Society. Paul Durand-Ruel played a crucial role in the rise of Impressionism. He discovered and guided the careers of many […]

30 March 2015

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Introduction to ‘Inventing Impressionism’

Introduction to ‘Inventing Impressionism’ Sainsbury Wing “Without him,” said Monet “we wouldn’t have survived.” So universally popular are the Impressionists today, it’s hard to imagine a time when they weren’t. But in the early 1870s they struggled to be accepted. Shunned by the art establishment, they were even lambasted as ‘lunatics’ by one critic. One […]

24 March 2015

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Jack Strange: The Value of Looking Back

Coinciding with The First Humans exhibition, this talk invites two speakers of differing occupations to discuss The Value of Looking Back. Continuing from a conversation that took place on the opening night of the exhibition the two guest speakers will pose questions to each other around the subject. The event will conclude with the opportunity […]

23 March 2015

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Top Picks Tour by Adam Thirlwell and Mark Wallinger

A unique opportunity to join writer Adam Thirlwell and artist Mark Wallingeras they select and discuss their favourite works from Drawing Biennial 2015. Adam Thirlwell, born in 1978, grew up in north London and read English at Oxford. His first novel, Politics (2003), was followed by The Escape (2009) and an avant-garde novella, Kapow! (2012), […]

22 March 2015

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In Conversation: Sikander Pervez

In Conversation: Sikander Pervez Saturday 28 March 2015, 3pm – 4pm, The New Art Gallery Walsall. Floor 4. FREE. Join the artist and Deborah Robinson, Head of Exhibitions, for an informal tour of the exhibition. Book your free place in advance by calling 01922 654400 or by email: info@thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk.  Exhibition: Sikander Pervez 30 January – […]

18 March 2015

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Culture Now: Adrian Clark discusses Peter Watson

Biographer Adrian Clark and writer Charlie Porter discuss the life and work of philanthropist, collector and ICA founder Peter Watson (1908-1956). This marks both the publication of Queer Saint: The Cultured Life of Peter Watson (John Blake, 2015), co-authored by Adrian Clark and Jeremy Dronfield, and ICA Fox Reading Room exhibition FB55, an archival display […]

18 March 2015

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Jean-Michel Basquiat: A Matter of Life and of Death

Thirty years after the ICA’s 1984/85 Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition, the artist’s only UK solo presentation, art historian and senior Jungian analyst Irene Cioffi Whitfield presents a lecture on the psychological life and work of this artist. This is given in partnership with the Guild of Analytical Psychologists.

18 March 2015

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Fear of Missing Out

Chaired by Berlin artist and theorist Hito Steyerl, this three-day event brings together leading international theorists, academics, social thinkers and artists to discuss postdigital anxieties and the social condition.

17 March 2015

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Ed Atkins – Artist Talk

A fantastic opportunity to hear about the work of Ed Atkins in the artist’s own words.It’s a particular privilege to have Atkins speak at the Contemporary Art Society at such a pivotal time in his artistic career with his solo exhibition Recent Ouija currently on show at The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

17 March 2015

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Artist talk: Marlene Dumas

In this evening lecture, artist Marlene Dumas talks about her current retrospective exhibition at Tate Modern, The Image as Burden. The title of the exhibition is taken from her a small 1993 painting depicting one figure carrying another. As with many of Dumas’s works, her choice of title deeply affects our interpretation of the work.

17 March 2015

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A to X of being an artist: AKADEMIE X: Artist talk

In the fast changing and increasingly interdisciplinary environment of the contemporary art world, what does it mean to be an artist today?To accompany the recently published AKADEMIE X: Lessons in Art and Life (Phaidon Press), this one-day public programme explores and reveals some of the mysteries behind the life and creative processes of being and becoming a professional artist. […]

17 March 2015

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Michael Eavis: Glastonbury

EVENING TALK: Join Michael Eavis, pacifist, farmer and founder of the legendary Glastonbury Festival as he talks about music, politics and the history of the festival.

17 March 2015

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Erin O’Connor: Modelling McQueen

EVENING TALK: Super-model Erin O’Connor, who has worked with all the major fashion houses and many household names, as well as appearing on a 1st class stamp, talks to the fashion historian about modelling for Alexander McQueen.

17 March 2015

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Guy Olivier: Inside Claridge’s

EVENING TALK: British designer Guy Oliver discusses his recent work forClaridge’s with Thomas Kochs, the Hotel’s General Manager.

16 March 2015

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Polly Gould: Penguin Pool

Performative lecture by Polly Gould followed by discussion with Steven Crossan, Founder of Google Cultural Institute, Dr. Peg Rawes, Senior Lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture, and Dr. Rebecca Kilner, Professor of Evolutionary Biology at Cambridge University.

13 March 2015

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Directors Tour

Artists in Drawing Biennial 2015 have been selected by Drawing Room directors Mary Doyle, Kate Macfarlane and Katharine Stout. Join them on our late night last Friday of the month for an informal tour of the exhibition as they discuss key trends and ideas within the selection.

13 March 2015

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Curatorial Lecture

In this lecture, Drawing Room co-director Katharine Stout will explore current trends in drawing, expanding upon her Drawing Biennial 2015 essay, Drawing as a flexible tool in a post-digital age.

13 March 2015

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Artist’s View

Join select artists from Tannery Art studios on an informal tour of their workDrawing Biennial 2015 exhibition. Join our mailing list for further information. (Image used: Benjamin Deakin, Defenseless Position, 2015Conte’ on paper, 30 x 20.8 cm)

12 March 2015

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Artist Talk with Oscar Eaton

Next up in our Artist Talk Series 2015 we’ll be welcoming Oscar Eaton back to the studio. Oscar completed a residency at East London Printmakers at the end of last year. During his residency at ELP, Oscar Eaton produced a series of zinc plate etchings focusing on the heroic age of exploration at the turn […]

12 March 2015

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Gallery Tour led by Alice Butler

Alice Butler, Jerwood Visual Arts’ Writer in Residence, will lead a Gallery Tour of the ‘What Will They See of Me?’ exhibition. Alice Butler is a writer and editor based in London. Her writing has been published in a wide range of publications including frieze, Cabinet and E.R.O.S Journal, and she contributed the catalogue essay to the first phase of the What […]

10 March 2015

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E. Keats Webb on 3D scanning the Freud Museum Collection

E. Keats Webb has been imaging objects from the Freud Museum collection in February and March 2015 as a case study to provide insight into the condition, materials, and manufacture of the collection as well as gaining an understanding of infrared and 3D imaging of three-dimensional objects.   Carol Seigel, Director of the Freud Museum, remarks, “Many […]

9 March 2015

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PROJECTIONS

Cinematic representations of the unconscious Six-week evening course At one time, conscious will alone was accepted as the mind’s primary motivating agency, but Sigmund Freud was a game changer: he developed and popularized the mysterious concept of the unconscious (a repository of repressed memories, obscure fears and forbidden desires) as the source of human behaviour, […]

9 March 2015

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John Walton and Chris Moock – An Historical Celebration of Heatherleys

In this short illustrated talk Chris Moock will discuss some of the “famous artists” whose names are linked to Heatherley’s and consider their relationship to the school. Visual evidence presented here will include some of the newly digitalised archival photographs, currently on show in the Archive Display.

9 March 2015

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The Dialectic of Sex

‘The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution’ Shulamith Firestone Susie Orbach in conversation with Rachel Holmes Join us for an evening marking the publication of a new edition of Shulamith Firestone’s groundbreaking  work ‘The Dialectic of Sex’, (Verso, April 2015). This work by a then unknown 25 year old had an extraordinary impact […]

6 March 2015

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Yinka Shonibare Mbe

Yinka Shonibare MBE reflects on his work and talks about his studio project space, Guest Projects in an artist talk at Victoria and Albert Museum, London. In this talk, the artist will discuss the different ways in which he works, from his early paintings in the 1990s to his use of costume, photography and performance […]

5 March 2015

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Mindfulness Through Animation Symposium (Strangelove)

Strangelove: moving image festival presents Mindfulness Through Animation Symposium.  Can drawn animation be combined with mindful meditation to help develop focus and concentration skills in arts and design students? Is repetitive mark-making a mindful activity? This seminar combines presentations reporting on the use of mindfulness in Higher Education with an experiential workshop on the mindfulness of drawing by artist, […]

3 March 2015

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Strangelove presents Mark Lewis

Strangelove: moving image festival presents an evening with Mark Lewis.  Mark Lewis will present and discuss his recent film projects made in São Paulo and Paris respectively and exhibited at the 31st São Paulo Biennial 2014, and currently in solo exhibitions at the Musee du Louvre and the Contemporary Art Centre Le Bal, Paris.  Lewis’ recent work combines […]