new exhibitions
 
 
 
TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019
 

London

WEBB-ELLIS IN CONVERSATION WITH EMILY LABARGE
Artist Talk May 28, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Artist-duo Webb-Ellis discuss For The First Baby Born in Space, commissioned for Jerwood/FVU Awards 2019: Going, Gone, with writer, Emily LaBarge.
Filmed during the extraordinary long, hot summer of 2018, For The First Baby Born in Space features a number of teenagers from North Yorkshire and elsewhere. Talking to them about their hopes and aspirations and listening to them about their fears, it records how their coming of age coincides with a time when so much else is in flux.
 
Webb Ellis – Caitlin and Andrew Webb-Ellis live and work across Britain and Europe. Webb-Ellis have been working together since their time at Arts University in Bournemouth, both graduating with a BA in Photography in 2012. Recent presentations include Whitstable Biennale (2018); Inheritors, Siobhan Davies Dance, London (2018); Video Jam, Manchester (2017); Slant, For the Unsettling, Jerwood Space, London (2017); Aesthetica Art Prize 2017, York Art Gallery (2017); Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick (2017); Visions in the Nunnery, Bow Arts, London (2016); Estuary Festival, Tilbury Cruise Terminal (2016). Webb-Ellis are currently presenting We chose the earth project funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation at Whitstable Biennale until June (2020).
 
Emily LaBarge is a writer based in London, where she teaches at the Royal College of Art. Amongst other publications, she has written for Frieze, the LA Review of Books, Bookforum, the Guardian, Tate Etc., The White Review, Artforum and The Paris Review.
 
This talk is programmed as part of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2019: Going, Gone exhibition, featuring two new moving-image commissions by Webb-Ellis and Richard Whitby. The galleries are open late before the event (5-7pm) giving you the chance to enjoy our exhibitions and refreshments.
This event is free to attend but capacity is limited. Book your place via Eventbrite.
jerwoodarts.org/exhibitionsandevents/events/talk-webb-ellis-in-conversation-with-emily-labarge
JERWOOD ARTS

 
 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2019
 

London

MILITANT DESIRE: LIONEL SOUKAZ SEXUAL LIBERATION TODAY
Screening May 29 - Jun 12, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Screenings on Wednesdays 29 May, 5 June, 12 June, 7pm
 
Militant Desire is a programme of film forums and consciousness-raising sessions around the experimental films of French gay liberation pioneer Lionel Soukaz. Rather than merely situating his early filmmaking in historical context, against the backdrop of sexual liberation movements in 1970s France, this programme aims to test their current relevance for intersectional and anti-capitalist queer debates in the present.
 
An early member of the Front for Homosexual Revolutionary Action (FHAR), filmmaker Lionel Soukaz worked together with writers, activists and public intellectuals including Guy Hocquenghem, Michel Foucault, Hervé Guibert and other pioneering figures in the early discourse of queer theory. His films from the 1970s and 1980s constitute a radical critique of assimilationist politics and anticipate contemporary concerns including the co-optation of queer culture; race and gay rights as a colonial project; the invisibility of working class people within the queer community; and the class and gender divide within revolutionary politics.
 
Militant Desire attempts to test if these films and activist strategies from our immediate past have undetonated potential in the present. To this end, the programme revives the 1970s activist model of the consciousness-raising session or film forum. Each screening will be followed by the group sharing and discussing their experience of the issues raised and how we might effect change in the present. Through these sessions, the institution learns from its audience and the form of the retrospective is rethought as future facing, dynamic and vital to grassroots politics.
 
This is the first retrospective of Soukaz’s work in the UK for two decades. Following three screenings at Gasworks, a programme at LUX will be the first to situate Soukaz’s output in the context of his British contemporaries. The printed guide to his work – with new and collected texts – will be the first published in the UK, and several of the films have never before been shown in this country.
 
Militant Desire is a programme curated by Paul Clinton. The programme is jointly presented by Gasworks and LUX thanks to the generous support of Fluxus Art Projects.
The screenings at Gasworks are free to attend with no booking required. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
GASWORKS

 
 
THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019
 

London

ON NATURE : LEE KRASNER: LIVING COLOUR
Curators Talk May 30, 2019 7:00pm
Explore Lee Krasner’s fascination with nature and the impact this had on her work.
'I cannot conceive anything outside nature' – Lee Krasner
Join Katy Siegel, Senior Curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and Edith Devaney, Contemporary Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts in conversation.
Discover Krasner’s close connection with nature and how this compared with her artist peers working in post-war New York. This talk will trace Krasner’s relationship with nature from one of observation to one that became intrinsic to her practice.
www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/on-nature
£5-7 (excluding 60p booking fee)
Barbican Art Gallery and The Curve

England

CONVERSATIONS ON COLLECTING
Talk May 30, 2019 6:30pm
Part of a series of events on the topic of collecting.
30 May: Professor Deborah Swallow, Märit Rausing Director of The Courtauld Institute of Art, talks about influential female collectors in the Courtauld family.
These are FREE events, but booking is necessary. See website for details.
Roth Bar & Grill is open for dinner following these events. Booking advised.
HAUSER & WIRTH SOMERSET

 
 
FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019
 

London

DEBRA WELCH AND JO MELVIN IN CONVERSATION
Talk May 31, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Debra Welch and Jo Melvin in Conversation + Finissage of ‘All Things Are Yours’
We would like to invite you to join us for a conversation between artist Debra Welch with curator and writer Dr. Jo Melvin on the final day of the artist’s solo exhibition ‘All Things Are Yours’ at Chelsea Space.
‘All Things Are Yours’ brings together new video, sculptural and photographic works made by Welch over the duration of a project for which she documented her old school in Portsmouth, King Richard School (previously Pauslgrove Secondary Modern Boys & Girls School), before it was demolished in 2018.
Curator Gaia Giacomelli will welcome guests from 5:30pm. The talk will begin at 6pm.
Due to limited capacity for the talk, please ensure to book your place through this booking link - www.eventbrite.com/e/debra-welch-and-jo-melvin-in-conversation-tickets-61873461188
The finissage drinks reception will follow the talk from 7-8pm, no booking required.
The exhibition continues Tuesday - Friday 11am-5pm until 31 May.
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Debra Welch (b. Portsmouth, lives and works in London) works within video, printmaking and sculpture. Video works often materialise from a long period of collecting footage and whilst the subject matter itself presents the initial grounding for the work, the filming starts from an observational perspective with no pre-conceived ideas of its capture, script or outcome. This freedom within the capturing of footage allows for accidental elements to present themselves, offering new perspectives within the editing for both visual and audio. Recent residencies, solo and group exhibitions: residency at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (2019); Second Edition Averard Hotel, London (2016); ‘Workshop Projects’ Sugarhouse Studios, London (2016); Skirting Corners 100plus, Zurich (2014); ‘The Archive of The New’ film work in collaboration with Donald Smith and Bruce McLean, shown at White Cube, London (2013). Debra completed her MA in 2011 at Royal College of Art, London, and her BA Fine Art (Printmaking) in 2008 from Winchester School of Art.
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Jo Melvin is a curator and writer, Reader in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, London and director of the Barry Flanagan Estate. She is based in London, UK. Current projects include: Language Games, Franca with Fabio Georgi Alberti and Adelaide Cioni, Cannara, PG, Italy; and Machismo, Villa Lontana, Roma with Vittoria Bonifati; forthcoming Publication Scaffold, in Dublin, Ireland with Sean Lynch and Michele Horrigan; and, Barry Flanagan retrospective at IKON Gallery Birmingham, UK. Publications in 2019 are: Gene Beery, FriArts, Switzerland; David Nash, National Gallery of Wales. In production are ones with Andrew Bick, David Tremlett and Noel Forster. Recent exhibitions include: The Hare as Metaphor: Barry Flanagan, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York 2018; Sculptureless Sculpture and Archaeology of the mind; the metadata of Villa Lontana Rome, 2018 with Vittoria Bonifati; and Christine Kozlov: Information No Theory, at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK. Guest critic with The Booklyn Rail, New York, Fifteen people present their favourite book and Forgotten Moments; Future Exhibitions. In 2018 she was guest curator with the Mahler & LeWitt Studios, Spoleto, Italy, where she devised a residency, symposium and publication-as-exhibition project in collaboration with Viaindustriae, Foligno, Radio Arte Mobile, Rome.
CHELSEA SPACE

 
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019
 

London

LR VANDY: HIDDEN
Artist Talk Jun 1, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
On Saturday 1st June at 3pm, LR Vandy will be in conversation at the Gallery, discussing her works and artistic journey.
Free - lrvandygallerytalk.eventbrite.co.uk
October Gallery

England

HEW LOCKE IN CONVERSATION
Artist Talk Jun 1, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Artist Hew Locke discusses his Ikon exhibition with Hammad Nasar, Executive Director of the Stuart Hall Foundation.
£3 - Booking essential. Please book online at ikon-gallery.org or call Ikon Shop on 0121 248 0711. Online booking closes at 5pm on Saturday 1 June.
Ikon Gallery

 
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019
 

London

SUMMER OPEN STUDIOS
Artist Talk Jun 8, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Open studios 12-6pm / Artist talks 4pm
 
Get to know our international artists in residence at this free event offering visitors a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that the artists' have been developing over the past three months.
 
Artists: Lorena Ancona (Mexico), Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola (Nigeria), Lauren Gault (UK), José Rosales (Costa Rica) and Ariadna Guiteras (Spain).
Free
GASWORKS

 
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019
 

London

PERFORMANCE: FLUCT
Performance Jun 19, 2019 7:00pm
FlucT bring their indomitable and unparalleled energy to the exhibition space, combining manipulated pop music psychosis with violently intimate dance.
Free, book via website
ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

 
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019
 

London

LEE KRASNER: A BIOGRAPHY
Talk Jun 20, 2019 8:00pm
Krasner’s biographer Gail Levin delves into the artist’s remarkable life.
’I think all painting is biographical… I think you can read any artist if you take the trouble to’ – Lee Krasner
Discover how Krasner’s life intersected with and informed her art in this special evening with Gail Levin, influential art historian.
Levin developed a lasting relationship with the artist, before writing Krasner’s biography in 2011. Levin’s biography is being published by Thames and Hudson this summer to coincide with the show.
Gail Levin is Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies and Women’s Studies at the City University of New York.
www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/lee-krasner-a-biography
£5-7 (excludes 60p booking fee)
Barbican Art Gallery and The Curve

CHANGING TASTE : MELANIE GERLIS IN CONVERSATION WITH DIRK BOLL
Talk Jun 20, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join esteemed journalist and writer Melanie Gerlis, from The Art Newspaper and The Financial Times, in conversation with Christie’s President, Dirk Boll for an evening exploring taste. This exclusive event will see two leading experts discuss the influence of social platforms, fashion, and trends within today’s art world. The discussion will explore the power of taste, how it can affect the industry and the impact it has on the art market. With topics ranging from fair fatigue, through to object ownership, the conversation being led by these two industry experts will scrutinize the intricate relationship of these elements and explain how it affects market sentiment. The evening will end with a Q&A session where participants will be provided an opportunity to ask questions directly to the experts. Whether you are a collector, art enthusiast or professional, this event will enlighten and inspire.
Tickets £25.
Book online here: tinyurl.com/yydbgzc2
Christie's Education London

 
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019
 

London

THE CONVERSATION
Artist Talk Jun 26, 2019
Artist, Holly Davey and curator, Tessa Jackson discuss the themes and origins of Davey's most recent body of work.
By invitation only
DANIELLE ARNAUD

 
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019
 

England

CONVERSATIONS ON COLLECTING
Talk Jun 27, 2019 6:30pm
Sarah Philp, Director of Programmes for the Art Fund discusses the organisation's important work.
These are free events, but booking is necessary.
See website for details.
Roth Bar & Grill is open for dinner following these events. Booking advised.
HAUSER & WIRTH SOMERSET

 
 
THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2019
 

London

NINTH STREET WOMEN : LEE KRASNER: LIVING COLOUR
Talk Jul 04, 2019 7:00pm
Mary Gabriel celebrates Lee Krasner and her fellow Abstract Expressionist pioneers: Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler.
Mary Gabriel is the author of Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement that Changed Modern Art.
Join Gabriel as she explores the rich story of these five women whose lives and art work drove a revolution in modern art.
The book is currently being developed into a new show for Amazon Prime.
Mary Gabriel’s previous biography, Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Earlier books include, Notorious Victoria: The Life of Victoria Woodhull, Uncensored, and The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone. Mary worked in Washington and London as a Reuters editor for nearly two decades. Her current project is titled Madonna Risen: A Feminist Tale.
www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/ninth-street-women
£5-7 (excludes 60p booking fee)
Barbican Art Gallery and The Curve

KENTARO YAMADA IN CONVERSATION WITH MARK RAPPOLT
Artist Talk Jul 4, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The artist Kentaro Yamada will be discussing his work and exhibition Everything Comes in Waves with Mark Rappolt, the Editor-in-Chief of ArtReview and ArtReview Asia. Yamada creates poetic installations and structures that allow viewers to experience encounters of human life and material history. In this exhibition, Yamada presents a combination of new and old works, which will include light installations, dyeline prints and a series of sculptural objects as a poetic installation, creating a space to experience encounters of human creativity and materials, and the two coming together as one, as part of a larger Life in cosmic space and time.
Followed by a drinks reception.
FREE, but booking required: tinyurl.com/y5g8ja87
THE DAIWA ANGLO-JAPANESE FOUNDATION

PERFORMANCE: WORLD RECEIVERS
Performance Jul 04, 2019 7:00pm
Featuring a new performance by artist Hayden Dunham, informed by research undertaken during her onsite residency at Eden Project in Cornwall.
ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

 
 
THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2019
 

England

CONVERSATIONS ON COLLECTING
Talk Jul 11, 2019 6:30pm
Independent art dealer, Freya Mitton shares tips on starting your own art collection.
These are free events, but booking is necessary.
See website for details.
Roth Bar & Grill is open for dinner following these events. Booking advised.
HAUSER & WIRTH SOMERSET

 
 
THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2019
 

London

BRILLIANT CORNERS : LEE KRASNER: LIVING COLOUR
Jul 25, 2019 7:00pm
Join Mark Kavuma as he leads a musical response to one of Lee Krasner’s favourite jazz records – Thelonius Monk’s 1957 album Brilliant Corners.
Mark Kavuma is a prominent young trumpet player on the British jazz scene who leads his own quartet, the 'Floor Rippers' house band and 'The Banger Factory’. Kavuma also plays with Jean Toussaint's Young Lions, Jazz Jamaica and is one of the brass leaders at London based carnival band Kinetika Bloco.
www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/brilliant-corners
£5-7 (excludes 60p booking fee)
Barbican Art Gallery and The Curve

 
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019
 

London

ARTISTS' TALKS
Artist Talk Aug 24, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Louise Whitham and Laura Harris will be talking about their art practice. Please join us for this special afternoon.
Free.
Niches and Nuances, Gallery 54

 
 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2019
 

London

PAINTING NOW : LEE KRASNER: LIVING COLOUR
Talk Aug 29, 2019 7:00pm
Discover the powerful legacy of Lee Krasner and her fellow abstract expressionists.
Explore the impact of Krasner and Abstract Expressionism on painting with Suzanne Hudson, celebrated art historian and critic. Hudson’s scholarship has focused on abstraction, painting and American philosophy.
Suzanne Hudson is Associate Professor of Art History and Fine Arts at the University of Southern California. Her writing has appeared in Parkett, Flash Art, Art Journal and October, and she is a regular contributor to Artforum. She is the author of Robert Ryman: Used Paint (2009), Painting Now (2015) and Agnes Martin: Night Sea (2017).
www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/painting-now
£5-7 (excludes 60p booking fee)
Barbican Art Gallery and The Curve

 
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