new exhibitions
 
 
 
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019
 

London

TREVOR PAGLEN AND ANTHONY DOWNEY
Artist Talk Sep 26, 2019 7:00pm
To coincide with the new Curve commission From 'Apple' to 'Anomaly', artist Trevor Paglen will be in conversation with writer and academic Anthony Downey.
Touching on themes of secrecy, surveillance and state, Paglen’s new installation of some 30,000 photographs invites a critical consideration of how we teach artificial intelligence to 'see' and perceive the world, revealing the powerful, and often hidden, forces at play.
Book your tickets online here: tinyurl.com/yx9sjvnn
Barbican Art Gallery and The Curve

 
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019
 

London

DUBMORPHOLOGY AND GUESTS
Click to enlarge Performance Sep 28, 2019 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Dubmorphology and Denise Western with Danielle Allen, Weyland McKenzie, Atomic Groove.
In a powerfully calibrated sound and light environment of post-soul noise and reconfigured history, meet emerging and established artists performing together with all the magical tools of dance spaces and club culture. Let the walls fall away and your mind take over...
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Vegetarian Soul food provided by the Ragged Canteen at Beaconsfield.
See website for details.
BEACONSFIELD GALLERY VAUXHALL

England

MEET THE ARTIST : BHARTI KHER
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Sep 28, 2019 4:00pm
On the first public open day of the exhibition, ‘Bharti Kher. A Wonderful Anarchy’, join the artist Bharti Kher for a unique tour and introduction to the exhibition, where she will share key themes and ideas. The tour will be followed by a Q&A session.
HAUSER & WIRTH SOMERSET

 
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2019
 

London

MATHIEU COPELAND & STEWART HOME IN CONVERSATION
Click to enlarge Curators Talk Sep 29, 2019 4:00pm
Join us for a discussion with Mathieu Copeland and Stewart Home for the exhibition 'Shit and Doom-NO!art' at Cell Project Space. The event will take place in the gallery's new ground floor event space.
Admission is free although booking is recommended. To reserve a place follow the link to our Eventbrite page: tinyurl.com/y6ourv87
Stewart Home is an artist, filmmaker, writer and cultural activist living in London. His anti-art practices have given rise to seven published books of solo cultural commentary and four edited anthologies, alongside fifteen novels, poetry and short story collections. Since 1980 Home has developed a body of on going performance, prank and film works, exhibiting at City Racing and workfortheeyetodo, alongside collaborating on projects with Imprint 93. His cultural output forms a significant archive of counter-cultural activities, unearthing and collecting unknown radical histories such as 'Black Mask – Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers', the reworking of Lettrist Cinema and developing writing projects such as Book Works' 'Semina' series.
Curator and publisher, Mathieu Copeland lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include 'A Retrospective of Closed Exhibitions' at the Kunsthalle Fribourg (2016) and 'The Exhibition of a Dream' at the Gulbenkian Foundation (2017). In 2014 he realised 'The exhibition of a film' – an exhibition as a feature film for cinemas and edited the critically acclaimed anthology and manifest publication 'Choreographing Exhibitions'. In 2017, he co-edited the radical anthology 'The Anti-Museum' and his forthcoming publications include 'Gustav Metzger – Writings 1953 – 2016'. Copeland has contributed the text in the accompanying publication for ’Shit and Doom - NO!art’ exhibition.
Developed with the generous support of Arts Council England, Cockayne, the London Community Foundation and the Boris Lurie Art Foundation.
CELL PROJECT SPACE

SONIC TRANSMISSIONS: HOUSE OF ABSOLUTE
Performance & Talk Sep 29, 2019 7:30pm
Skin Deep presents a sonic evening of conversation, live performance and collective listening in collaboration with dance collective House of Absolute (HOA).
 
This debut collaboration weaves together conversations with House of Absolute curator/creator Julia Cheng, along with live dance, music and spoken word performances. We’ll be exploring identity, politics, music and style to offer an alternative to the way we usually experience dance, movement and sound.
 
This event is part of the Sonic Transmissions series curated and hosted by Skin Deep, taking place across three different venues in London over three weeks in September.
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS

MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (DZIGA VERTOV, 1929)
Screening Sep 29, 2019 2:00pm
Selected by Dóra Maurer.
Duration: approx. 68 min.
Films are screened in the White Cube Bermondsey Auditorium.
Admission free, booking not required.
WHITE CUBE Bermondsey

 
 
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
 

London

PROFESSOR HOMI K. BHABHA : THE LANGUAGE OF DEGRADATION
Lecture Sep 30, 2019
A keynote lecture by Professor Homi K. Bhabha.
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS

 
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2019
 

London

BREAKFAST VIEW AND ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Oct 3, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley with Catherine Wood.
For this special event Catherine Wood, Senior Curator of International Art (Performance) at Tate Modern, joins Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley in conversation.
The discussion will cover the artists' current exhibition at Studio Voltaire, Rand/Goop, as well as their wider practice.
Breakfast will be provided. This event is FREE to attend, but booking is essential due to capacity. BOOK NOW: tinyurl.com/y6e26k9c
STUDIO VOLTAIRE

 
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019
 

London

FRIEZE BRUNCH & TALK BY PABLO LEON DE LA BARRA
Click to enlarge Curators Talk Oct 4, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
RSVP essential: carla@albanyartscommunications.com.
Cecilia Brunson Projects

NIGHTMARE HIEROGLYPHS
Click to enlarge Talk Oct 4, 2019 to 12:00am
An afternoon talk by Dr. Eleanor Dobson
Freud famously related the interpretation of dreams to the translation of hieroglyphs.
He provided an account of one of his own ‘hieroglyphic’ dreams in which nightmarish bird-headed figures are sexually-threatening hieroglyphic characters come to life. Freud’s willingness to address the sexual nature of Egyptian iconography was notably at odds with most contemporary Egyptologists.
 
While scrutiny of their private papers and photographs reveals that they were actually far more willing to grapple with images of ancient Egyptian sexuality than they implied, in their publications Egyptologists skirted around sexual imagery and spoke in euphemisms. This culture of outward coyness did, however, change as a result of Freud’s influence.
 
Several authors who had read Freud’s work wrote tales of nightmarish, monstrous bodies connected to zoomorphic hieroglyphs. From Algernon Blackwood and H. P. Lovecraft to H.D., writers responded to Freud’s interpretation of animal-headed gods and their written counterparts as entities that posed not only a psychological but a sexual threat: in their works, an interest in hieroglyphic characters or the animal-headed gods they represented – as this talk shows – can be seen to stand for dangerous and unnatural sexual impulses latent as part of a universal stratum deep within the psyche, inherited from antiquity.
 
Dr Eleanor Dobson is Lecturer in Nineteenth Century Literature at the University of Birmingham. Her doctoral thesis investigated the cultural exchanges between literature and Egyptology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including an analysis of the significance of the works of Sigmund Freud in these contexts. More broadly she is interested in the supernatural and the occult in literature and history across the past two hundred years.
Standard
£10.00
Student/concession
£8.00
Friend of the Museum
£6.00
Patron of the Museum
£6.00
Freud Museum London

 
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019
 

London

MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON (MAYA DEREN, 1943)
Screening Oct 06, 2019 12:00pm
Selected by Mona Hatoum
Duration: approx. 15 min
Films are screened in the White Cube Bermondsey Auditorium.
Admission free, booking not required.
WHITE CUBE Bermondsey

 
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2019
 

London

EXPOSURE: OLIVIA SUDJIC
Click to enlarge Talk Oct 8, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
With its first year of exhibition-making drawing to a close, Goldsmiths CCA pauses to reflect on a number of women artists’ practices it has hosted and the contemporary feminist discourse it has engaged in. Within this context we invite writer Olivia Sudjic to read from her book Exposure (2018), in which she explores the trope of anxiety within female creativity. The essay positions anxiety – a state of thin-skinnedness and hypervigilance – as holding the potential for an imaginary, or point from which to create. Moving through and alongside her ‘talisman’ authors; Rachel Cusk, Clarice Lispector, Maggie Nelson, Chris Kraus and Elena Ferrante, she documents her own struggles with anxiety, and frames them within a feminist critique of the reception of female authors. Particularly resonant are her illuminating discussions of the ways in which narratives concerning the internal life of women (a politicised position given the lack of public space afforded to women) are often assumed to be autobiographical and negatively positioned as ‘diaristic’, a dismissive charge rarely levelled at male authors. The event will also explore the impact of technology on subjectivity, drawing on her first novel Sympathy (2017).
Free
Register for tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exposure-olivia-sudjic-tickets-65034066644
Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art

 
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2019
 

London

WITH IT WHICH IT AS IT IF IT IS TO BE, PART II (EVE FOWLER, 2019)
Screening Oct 13, 2019 12:00pm
Selected by Harmony Hammond
Duration: approx. 30 min
Films are screened in the White Cube Bermondsey Auditorium.
Admission free, booking not required.
WHITE CUBE Bermondsey

 
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2019
 

London

JULIANKNXX AND FRIENDS PRESENTS CALEB FEMI + SHINGAI
Click to enlarge Performance & Talk Oct 25, 2019 7:30pm
A night of conversation and performance with poet and former Young People’s Laureate for London Caleb Femi and singer and Noisettes vocalist and bassist Shingai, curated by julianknxx.
 
In conversation with julianknxx, the artists explore questions of self-making – from the challenges of communicating one’s narrative as an artist to navigating African pasts and British futures. These conversations are interspersed with poetry readings and musical performances.
 
The evening draws from poet and creative director julianknxx’s buzzing network of musicians, fashion designers and other creatives to place Black British artists in conversation with each other. Against a looming post-Brexit Britain, these conversations centre the contributions of African immigrants to London life. The event’s intimate atmosphere, framed by the lived experience of the artists, stimulates aesthetic but also personal and even spiritual conversations. Creating a moment for reflection on significant creative practices, julianknxx and friends is a live archiving of Black British history.
£7 Full, £5 Green Members/Concessions, £3 Blue Members
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS

 
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019
 

London

BIRTH : CURATED BY CHARLOTTE JANSEN PLUS ARTISTS
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Oct 30, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Artist and Curator talk.
FREE, no booking required.
TJ Boulting

 
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