Fine Art

Visiting Artist Talks - 2017/18

 

The School of Music and Fine Art is very proud to announce a program of visiting artists, writers, filmmakers, curators and performers who will talk about their work.

 

The program shows the astonishing breadth and scale of contemporary artists’ practice. Each speaker is renowned in their own field and uses imagery, materials and processes differently to pose distinct and searching questions to address the urgent concerns of our age. Our guests will provide a detailed presentation of their work, share their experiences of making work and also their involvement in navigating the complex multifaceted artworld.

Our Visiting Artists have national and international profiles, many are multi-award winners and their practices include multimedia installation, moving image, sound, photography, performance, socially engaged practice, painting, sculpture, publishing and curating.

 

Up Coming - Visiting Artist Talks

Cathy Rogers - 6th February, 2018 - Film

  • Tuesday 6th February, 2018
  • Galvanising Shop Performance Space, The Historic Dockyard Chatham
  • 17.15 - 18:45
  • Free. Everyone Welcome
  • Book via link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

For the first Visiting Artist Talk of 2018, The School of Music and Fine Art is delighted to welcome Cathy Rogers - artist and co-programmer of Analogue Ensemble, a bi-monthly film night in Ramsgate. 

She will talk about her film practice and the contexts in which the work is made and shown; how Analogue Ensemble came about and her plans for 2018.  She will show examples of contemporary expanded film and those which could be considered paracinematic.

Cathy works with Super 8 and 16mm film within expanded cinema contexts and has recently completed a practice based MPhil at the Royal College of Art with Film Outside Cinema looking at Expanded Cinema and Paracinema. Her work has appeared in Sequence 2, published by No.w.here, London, written about by Nicky Hamlyn in Medium Practices,  Public Journal, Issue 44, York University, 2010, Toronto and cited in A.L Rees essay Physical Optics: a return to the repressed, Millennium Film Journal, Fall 2013, New York. Recent installations and screenings include: Fieldwork II, Disruption RCA Kensington, Here and Now Horse Hospital London, Nightworks Testbed Battersea, Living Film No.w.here Bethnal Green, Film|Performance|Space, Edinburgh, Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 2008-2013, Tate London, Dyad, Roomartspace London, Contact: A Festival of New Film and Video at Apiary Studios, Hackney and Black & Light, Supernormal Festival, 2017. Cathy has presented papers at Beside the Screen (Goldsmiths University), White Cube Dark Cube (Canterbury Christ Church University) and Screen Time/Screen Space (Annual Art Historian’s Conference, 2014).


Further links:Cathyrogers.co.uk

Analogue Ensemble

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Past - Visiting Artist Talks

Samson Kambalu - 28th November, 2017 - Video, Performance and Writing

  • Tuesday 28th November, 2017
  • Galvanising Shop Performance Space, The Historic Dockyard Chatham
  • 17.15 - 18:45
  • Free. Everyone Welcome
  • Book via link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

London based artist and author Samson Kambalu, born in 1975 in Malawi, studied at the University of Malawi (BA Fine Art and Ethnomusicology, 1995-99); Nottingham Trent University (MA Fine Art, 2002-03) and Chelsea College of Art and Design (PhD, 2011 – 15). Working in a variety of media, including site-specific installation, video, performance and literature, he has shown his work around the world, including Dakar Biennale (2014, 2016), Tokyo International Art Festival (2009) and the Liverpool Biennial (2004, 2016). He has won research fellowships with Yale University and Smithsonian Institution, was included in All the World’s Futures, Venice Biennale 2015, curated by Okwui Enwezor, and is Associate Professor of Fine Art at Ruskin College and fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford University.

The talk will focus on Cinema and Praxis – the artist’s occupation with the problematic of the gift (non linear time) and how it animates various aspects of his art practice/praxis around film, with regard to his background growing up in Africa and current forays around the world from Europe.

 

More info: ttps://samsonkambalu.com/

 

 

 

Bonnie Camplin (Turner Prize nominee 2015) - 17th October - Film, Performance, Music and Writing

  • Tuesday 17th October, 2017
  • Galvanising Shop Performance Space, The Historic Dockyard Chatham
  • 17.15 - 18:45
  • Free. Everyone Welcome
  • Book via link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Born in London in 1970, Bonnie Camplin’s work includes drawing, film, performance, music and writing. The Military Industrial Complex took the form of a study room exploring what ‘consensus reality’ is and how it is formed, drawing from physics to philosophy, psychology, witchcraft, quantum theory and warfare. She studied at St. Martins School of Art, London, and holds a BA (Hons) Fine Art:Film and Video and a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Photography. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Cabinet London (2013), Michael Benevento in Los Angeles (2012), and Galerie Cinzia Friedlaender, Berlin (2011). She was included in Assembly, A survey of Recent Artists Film and Video in Britain 2008–2013, Tate Britain, London (2013); Sound works, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2012); Madame Realism, Marres Centre for Contemporary Art, Maastricht (2011); and When the Wind Blows Up You, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2009). She is currently a lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College.

 

More info: http://www.gold.ac.uk/art/staff/camplin-bonnie/

 

 

 

Heather Phillipson - 28th February - Poetry, Multimedia, Video

  • Tuesday 28th February, 2017
  • Royal Dockyard Church, The Historic Dockyard Chatham
  • 18.15-20.00
  • Free. Everyone Welcome
  • Book via link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Heather Phillipson’s videos and sculptural installations collide images, noises, objects, language and bodies – attending to how physical and affective ‘selves’ are constructed, manipulated and, above all, escape. Often rendered as walk-in conglomerations of readily accessible materials (digital images, paint, cardboard, words, audio loops and reproducible consumer detritus), her works stake out an ambiguous territory in which cultural references and emotional responses are mutually contingent and reactive. Phillipson's solo projects in 2016 include Whitechapel Gallery London, Frieze Projects New York, the 32nd Sao Paulo Bienal, Images Festival Toronto, and a major new commission for the Arts Council Collection. Recent solo exhibitions include: Schirn Frankfurt; the 14th Istanbul Biennial; Performa New York; Sheffield Doc/Fest (with Serpentine Galleries); Opening Times (otdac.org); Dundee Contemporary Arts; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Serpentine Park Nights and a video commission for Random Acts, Channel 4 television.

Also an award-winning poet, she has published three volumes of poetry and was named a Next Generation Poet in 2014. Writer in Residence at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2015, Phillipson was awarded the Friends of Literature Prize from Poetry journal in 2016, and writes a regular column for Art Review. She has been shortlisted for the Film London Jarman Award 2016.

Further links:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/jun/27/heather-phillipson-baltic-adrian-searle

 

 

Heather Phillipson, EAT HERE, installation view at Schirn Frankfurt, 2016.
Image courtesy the artist and Norbert Miguletz.

Maria Fusco - 28th March - Writing

  • Tuesday 28th March, 2017
  • Royal Dockyard Church, The Historic Dockyard Chatham
  • 18.15-20.00
  • Free. Everyone Welcome
  • Book via link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Maria Fusco is a Belfast-born writer based in Glasgow, working across fiction, criticism and theory, and has been translated into ten languages. Her latest work, Master Rock, is a repertoire for a mountain commissioned by Artangel and BBC Radio 4. Her solo-authored books are With A Bao A Qu Reading When Attitudes Become Form, 2013 (Los Angeles/Vancouver: New Documents, 2013), Gonda, 2012 and The Mechanical Copula, 2011 (both published Berlin/New York: Sternberg Press) and she is founder of The Happy Hypocrite, a journal for and about experimental writing. She is currently a Reader at the University of Edinburgh and was Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. New books in 2017 are Legend of the Necessary Dreamer (London: Vanguard Editions) and Give Up Art: Collected Writings (Los Angeles/Vancouver: NewDocuments).

Further links:

http://mariafusco.net

https://soundcloud.com/artangel-2/master-rock

 

 

Publicity still from Master Rock, experimental radio play, written and
directed by Maria Fusco, 42 mins 17 secs, broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey - 6th December - The Ash Project

  • Tuesday 6h December, 2016
  • Royal Dockyard Church, The Historic Dockyard Chatham
  • 18.15-20.00
  • Free. Everyone Welcome
  • Book via link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

For 25 years, Ackroyd & Harvey’s work has been exhibited in contemporary art galleries, museums and public spaces worldwide; sculpture, photography, architecture, ecology and biology are disciplines that intersect in their work, revealing an intrinsic bias towards process and event. Often reflecting environmental and scientific concerns, they are acclaimed for large-scale interventions in sites of architectural interest.

The Ash Project is an urgent cultural response to the devastating effects of Ash dieback, and combines a major new commission by Ackroyd and Harvey which will continue their environmental investigations and will result in a large scale public artwork supported by cultural institutions in Kent and in landscape partnerships across the country.

 

 

Ackroyd and Harveys History Trees at
Olympic Park, which features an Ash.

Erica Scourti - 15th November - Performance

  • 15th November, 2016
  • Royal Dockyard Church, The Historic Dockyard Chatham
  • 18.15-20.00
  • Free. Everyone Welcome
  • Book via link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Born in Athens in 1980, and now based in both London and Athens, Erica Scourti's work across different media draws on personal experience to explore life, labour, gender and love in a fully mediated world.

She has exhibited at Microscope Gallery, New York, Somerset House, HeK Basel, FACT, The Photographers' Gallery, Hayward Gallery, Munich Kunstverein, Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Banner Repeater, and The Royal Standard.

Scourti has presented performances and talks at the Whitechapel Gallery, South London Gallery, the Royal College of Art, Chelsea College of Art, Goethe Institut, London, the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, Goldsmiths College, London, the Dutch Art Institute, Aarhus Decennial Conference 2015, Transmediale, ICA, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, David Roberts Art Foundation and Southbank Centre, London.

Recent shows include Big Bang Data at Somerset House, Trace Programme at Flo Skatepark, Nottingham, and Dark Archives, a solo commission at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam.

In 2015, Scourti was in residence at Wysing Arts Centre and the White Building, London, and in 2016 she attended the Saari Residence in Finland, with Autoitalia. She is a Near Now Fellow 2015/6. She presented a performance at Somerset House as part of Block Universe 2016 and has created a new commission for the Wellcome Collection's exhibition, Bedlam: the Asylum and Beyond.

 

 

Erica Scourti, Think You Know Me - Live Performance, 2015.

Martin Clark - 8th November - Curator

Martin Clark is a curator, and Director at Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, one of Scandinavia’s most important institutions for contemporary art.

  • Tuesday 8th November, 2016
  • Royal Dockyard Church, The Historic Dockyard Chatham
  • 18.15-20.00
  • Free. Everyone Welcome
  • Book via link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Previously Artistic Director for Art Sheffield 2016, Artistic Director of Tate St Ives, Curator of Exhibitions, Arnolfini, Bristol, and Curator at Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury UCA, over the past 16 years Martin Clark has curated and organised more than 50 exhibitions and projects. These include solo shows by Simon Starling, Robert Overby, Alex Katz, Lily van der Stokker, Albert Oehlen, Carol Bove, Dexter Dalwood, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Adam Chodzko, Deimantas Narkevicius and Eileen Quinlan, as well as group exhibitions including Pale Carnage (Arnolfini, 2007), The Dark Monarch, Magic and Modernity in British Art (Tate St Ives, 2009) and The Noing Uv It (Bergen Kunsthall, 2015).

In his previous role as Artistic Director at Tate St Ives he championed an ambitious and internationally recognised contemporary programme, as well as organising a number of exhibitions by important British and international modernists including Peter Lanyon, Ben Nicholson, Lucio Fontana, Barbara Hepworth, Marlow Moss and William Scott.

Clark will talk about curating as a practice, a responsibility and a process, with a particular emphasis on 'the group exhibition'. Focussing on a recent show The Noing Uv It, which he co-curated with artist Steven Claydon, at Bergen Kunsthall, and which featured work by over 30 international artists, he will examine how works of art both inhabit and create a curatorial space, and how exhibitions should work to open up objects and images, encouraging complexity and resisting resolution.

 

 

The Noing Uv It’, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, 2015.
Curated by Martin Clark, in collaboration with artist, Steve Claydon.  

Simon Ling - 11th October - Painting

  • Tuesday 11th October, 2016
  • Royal Dockyard Church, The Historic Dockyard Chatham
  • 18.15-20.00
  • Free. Everyone Welcome
  • Book via link: http://bit.ly/2dbMHd4

 

Born in 1968, British artist Simon Ling studied at Chelsea College of Art & Design and then at the Slade School of Art in LondonHis practice is involved in a deep engagement with painting and his subjects can often appear banal – street scenes, still lifes, rocks, stones or patches of scrubland - but through a process of sustained and rigorous looking, his works transcend the ordinariness of their initial appearance, taking on a strange and at times unsettling quality.

Looking and seeing are of profound importance in Ling’s work. This might seem an obvious statement with regard to an artist, particularly a painter, but for Ling the operations and effects of perception are of particular centrality. Looking is always an extraordinary act rather than simply a process of passive observation - an active and deliberate thing that not only produces the world, but alters and disrupts it.

Many of Ling’s works are made ‘en-plein air’: painted in the streets around his London studio, in more rural locations in the British countryside, as well as in parks and wasteland. However, he also works in the studio, sometimes from models (which he constructs himself); sometimes from sketches or memory. In this way, his paintings take on a composite quality, accumulating and collapsing together different kinds of experience, perception and time.

Across all of Ling’s paintings we see an intense engagement with objects (in their broadest sense) - their relations, realities, and our mutable experience of them. Each canvas might be read as a kind of ‘event’: between the artist and the world, as it appears in that moment, as well as through the vagueries and distortion of recollection and reverie. Ling’s paintings might be seen to exemplify this unstable, contingent quality of the visible, the withdrawn and flickering thingly-ness of things, the way objects seep and pulse with the mute but exuberant fact of their own materiality.

In 2015, Ling had a solo exhibition at Kunsthalle, Bergen, and London art gallery, greengrassi, as well as taking part in numerous group exhibitions including Tate Britain, Camden Art Centre, and CAPC Bordeaux, France.

Further links:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/nov/08/why-painting-still-matters-tate-britain

 

 

Simon Ling, Untitled, 2012, oil on canvas.
Photo: Marcus Leith. Courtesy of greengrassi, London.

Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt - 17th May - Curator

Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt is an acclaimed curator and writer.

  • 17th May, 2016
  • Smithery Seminar Room
  • 18.15-20.00
  • Free. Everyone Welcome

 

Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, before working as a curator and writer on contemporary art. With Maria Lind and Hans Ulrich Obrist she established salon3, a space for international exchange in London in 1998 and, two years later, was appointed as a curator at the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art in Helsinki. Since the early 2000s her investigative work across cultural and academic fields has led her to take on research positions with institutions including the University of Edinburgh, and CCA Derry. She was editor of Make: the magazine of women’s art, and her texts have appeared in a range of publications from Critique Journal of Socialist Theory and the International Journal of Cultural Policy to Mute and Variant.

Having worked for a decade as a curator of contemporary art in the UK, Ireland and the Nordic countries, Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt organized her last exhibition at apexart in New York City on the eve of the Iraq war. Since then, she has focused her work on research exploring the impact of cultural policy upon creative practice. This has led her to chart the various waves of privatization that have beset the cultural field in the UK, and to go in search of alternatives in the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution.

She will be speaking about her recent book To Defend the Revolution Is to Defend Culture, which is based on a four-year research project, which included five months in Havana, to document the approaches to culture that evolved out of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. 

Further links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWOAHGhaTgE

http://www.amazon.co.uk/To-Defend-Revolution-Is-Culture/dp/1629631043

 

Oreet Ashery - 15th March - Artist

Oreet Ashery is a London-based artist, she mines counter-cultures and trash aesthetics in performances, photographs, videos, text and music that evolve around minority discourse and gender relationships.

 

Her work explores personal politics and identity in relation to wider social and cultural contexts.  Ashery's earlier work was often performed as a male character of her own creation (particularly an orthodox Jewish man). Her more recent work has been based on Mayakovsky's 1921 play Mystery-Bouffe confronting social and class biases alongside issues of political power and agency. Ashery has exhibited and performed extensively at international contexts such as ZKM Karlsruhe, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Brooklyn Museum, Overgaden Copenhagen, DEPO Istanbul, Whitstable Biennale, Tate Modern and Centre Pompidou. She is currently a visiting Professor at the Royal College of Art.

 

'Party for Freedom', 2013. Oreet Ashery.

Tony Hill - 24th February - Filmmaker

Tony Hill is an artist and filmmaker.

  • 24th February, 2016
  • Royal Dockyard Church, The Historic Dockyard Chatham
  • 18.00-21.00
  • Free. Everyone Welcome
  • The event is free but RSVP is required. To book go to: http://www.51zero.org/voyager/

 

Born in London in 1946, Tony Hill studied Architecture and Sculpture and makes experimental short films that are somewhere between sculpture and cinema. He has been working as an independent film-maker since 1973, usually taking on all aspects of production and often developing and building his own equipment. He also works with installations, photography and sound. 

He has presented his work at many galleries and in film festivals worldwide. His award winning films have been broadcast on network television in many countries and published in the UK and Japan. His commercial work includes directing music videos and TV commercials. 

He taught film and video from 1982 until 2002 at the University of Derby becoming Professor of Film and at Plymouth College of Art from 2004 until 2011.

Further links:

http://www.tonyhillfilms.com/

 

'Holding The Viewer', Tony Hill.

John Russell - 23rd February - Artist

John Russell is an editor and artist.

 

He is a founder of the artists’ group BANK, of which he was a member for 10 years participating in over 50 exhibitions and events and a range of publications. Since leaving BANK John Russell has worked both independently and collaboratively to produce exhibitions, publications, including the Frozen Tears anthologies - ‘demonically social…prophecy or curse of infinite connectivity’ - and curatorial projects. Russell is currently Professor in the Fine Art department at University of Reading. His work is concerned with affect, affirmation, figurality, event, art/politics, art/philosophy, art/language, class, performativity, fiction/fictioning, visualization, digital media, philosophy, bad philosophy, printed matter, and staging. 

Further links:

http://www.john-russell.org/

 

Untitled (Abstraction of Labour Time/ External
Recurrence/Monad)
, 2010. John Russell.

Martin Clark - 2nd February - Curator

Martin Clark is a curator, and Director at Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, one of Scandinavia’s most important institutions for contemporary art, founded in 1838.

 

He is Artistic Director for Art Sheffield 2016, an ambitious international festival that brings together new commissions, exhibitions, performances and events by artists in venues and off-site locations across Sheffield between 19 March and 30 April 2016.  Previously Director of Tate St Ives, Arnolfini, Bristol, and Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury UCA, over the past 16 years Martin Clark has curated and organised over 50 exhibitions and projects. These include solo shows by Simon Starling, Robert Overby, Alex Katz, Lily van der Stokker, Albert Oehlen, Carol Bove, Dexter Dalwood, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Adam Chodzko, Deimantas Narkevicius and Eileen Quinlan, as well as group exhibitions including Pale Carnage (Arnolfini, 2007), The Dark Monarch, Magic and Modernity in British Art (Tate St Ives, 2009) and The Noing Uv It (Bergen Kunsthall, 2015).

In his previous role as Artistic Director at Tate St Ives he championed an ambitious and internationally recognised contemporary programme, as well as organising a number of exhibitions by important British and international modernists including Peter Lanyon, Ben Nicholson, Lucio Fontana, Barbara Hepworth, Marlow Moss and William Scott.

 

The Noing Uv It’, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, 2015. Curated by Martin
Clark, in collaboration with artist, Steve Claydon.  

Jaki Irvine - 26th January - Artist

Jaki Irvine is an artist working in mixed media, but mainly film, video and writing. She is represented by Frith Street Gallery, London.

 

Originally Dublin based but now living in Mexico City, she represented Ireland at the 1997 Venice Biennale. Overheard conversations and human incidents, casually observed, often form the starting point for Jaki Irvine’s work. She weaves these real events with fictitious narratives to produce haunting films and videos. Her work makes use of the potential discontinuity between moving image, musical score and narrator to undermine any sense of linear narrative. Irvine’s work suggests the fragmented mysterious and often absurd nature of the human condition.

 

Se Compra: Sin é.,  2014. Jaki Irvine.

Benedict Drew - 10th November - Multimedia, Sculpture

Benedict Drew is a Kent-based artist whose practice is concerned with the relationships between the body, language, rhetoric and systems of power.

  • 10th November, 2015
  • Royal Dockyard Church, The Historic Dockyard Chatham
  • 18.15-20.00
  • Free. Everyone Welcome

Drew's often chaotic environments and installations feature screens, cables and small-scale anthropomorphised sculptures made from lo-fi materials such as tin foil and, occasionally, mud. Intended as a response to our 'over-saturated digital realm', Drew's installations are attempts to 'articulate the horror of the modern world.'

Represented by Matts Gallery, London, Drew’s recent solo exhibitions include: Heads May Roll, Matt's Gallery, London; The Persuaders, Adelaide Festival, SASA Gallery Adelaide, Australia; Zero Hour Petrified, Ilam Campus Gallery, School of Fine Arts University of Canterbury, New Zealand (all 2014); The Onesie Cycle, Rhubarba, Edinburgh; Now Thing, Whitstable Biennale; This Is Feedback, Outpost, Norwich; Gliss, Cell Project Space; and The Persuaders, Circa Site / AV Festival, Newcastle (2013).

Further links:

http://www.benedictdrew.com/

http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2014/12/18/Benedict-Drew-Dyslexic-Shanty/)

http://afternoondust.co.uk/blog/british-art-show-8#.VilIkxCrRR0

 

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Sonia Boyce - 21st May - Multimedia

Sonia Boyce, MBE, is a British Afro-Caribbean artist, living and working in London. She is Professor at Middlesex University and Professor of Black Art and Design at University of the Arts London.

  • 21st May, 2015
  • The Clocktower Building (Lecture Theatre, CT102)
  • 16.30-17.30
  • Free. Everyone Welcome

Working across a range of media including photography, installation, text and improvised collaborations. Boyce came to prominence as part of the Black British cultural renaissance of the 1980’s. Her work explores the experiences of being a black woman living in a white society, and how religion, politics and sexual politics form that experience.

In the broadest sense, my research interests lie in art as a social practice and the critical and contextual debates that arise from this burgeoning field. Since the 1990s my own art practice has relied on working with other people in collaborative and participatory situations, often demanding of those collaborators spontaneity and unrehearsed performative actions. Working across media, mainly drawing, print, photography, video and sound, I recoup the remains of these performative gestures – the leftovers, the documentation – to make the art works, which are often concerned with the relationship between sound and memory, the dynamics of space, and incorporating the spectator.

Boyce has exhibited her work internationally in museums and galleries recently staging a video and performance work Exquisite Cacophony at the 56th Venice Biennale. Other recent exhibitions include: The Impossible Community, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2011), Play! Recapturing the Radical Imagination, Göteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art (2013) and Speaking in Tongues, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow (2014).

She has taught widely and uses workshops as part of her creative process, and her works can be seen in many national collections including Tate Modern.

Sonia Boyce was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2007, for services to art.

 

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Jeremy Miller - 14th May - Writer, Photography

Jeremy Millar is an artist and tutor in Critical Writing at the Royal College of Art, London. His work is often marked by an historic trace, whether a person or an event or the works of others, yet his interest is focused on 'what might have been' rather than 'what has been.'

  • 14th May, 2015
  • The Clocktower Building (Lecture Theatre, CT102)
  • 16.30-17.30
  • Free. Everyone Welcome

His work often attempts to activate the possibilities of the past in order to make them available to us in the present. His recent solo exhibitions include Muzeum Stzuki, Lodz, Whitstable Biennale; Southampton City Art Gallery; Project Arts Centre, Dublin, (with Geoffrey Farmer); and CCA, Glasgow.

His work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions including 'Self', Turner Contemporary; ‘Curiosity: Art and the Pleasure of Knowing’, Turner Contemporary, curated by Brian Dillon; and ‘The World is Almost Six Thousand Years Old’, The Collection, Lincoln, curated by Tom Morton.

He has curated numerous exhibitions in Britain and abroad, and has contributed to numerous international publications. He is currently developing new films on the Elizabethan polymath John Dee, and the French poet Arthur Rimbaud.

 

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David Burrows - 26th March - Multimedia

David Burrows is an artist and writer. His multi media work addresses the production of fiction as a transformative process as well as notions of impermanence and immanence.

  • 26th March, 2015
  • The Galvanising Shop
  • 17.30-18.30
  • Free. Everyone Welcome

He explores themes of violence, destruction, crisis and disorientation as structural elements in sacred, mass media and avant-garde cultures.
Burrows has exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions. He writes articles on art and aesthetics and is the editor of Article Press at Birmingham City University.

He is a lecturer in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, where his research interests include the depictions of events and aftermaths, utopian narratives and indexical art practices. Between 1993 and 1995 he was a member of the art collective BANK .

Burrows will talk about the performances of Plastique Fantastique, a collaboration with Simon O'Sullivan and others.
“We think of Plastique Fantastique as a performance fiction and as avatars from the past and future”.

As background reading for David Burrows talk please look at Ray Brassier's text Genre is Obsolete concerning noise and the idea of nemocentric subject.

 

Further links:

http://www.toliveandshaveinla.com/genre_is_obsolete_brassier.pdf

 

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Sally Tallant - 19th March - Curator

Sally Tallant is one of the UK's leading curators. She is currently the Director of Liverpool Biennial – The UK Biennial of International Contemporary Art.

  • 19th March, 2015
  • The Galvanising Shop
  • 17.30-18.30
  • Free. Everyone Welcome

From 2001 – 11 she was Head of Programmes at the Serpentine Gallery, London where she was responsible for the development and delivery of an integrated programme of Exhibitions, Architecture, Education and Public Programmes.

She has curated exhibitions in a wide range of contexts including the Hayward Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Hospitals, Schools as well as public commissions.

She has developed commissioning programmes for artists in a range of contexts and developed long-term projects including The Edgware Road Project, Skills Exchange and Disassembly.

She has also curated performances, sound events, film programmes and conferences.

She is a regular contributor to conferences nationally and internationally.

She is a Trustee of Metal, and Advisory Board Member of Open Arts Archive (Open University), a Board Member of the International Biennial Association and a member of the London Regional Council for the Arts Council of England.

 

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Anne Tallentire - 12th March - Multimedia

Anne Tallentire is an artist based in London. Her practice involves dismantling and re-assembling materials and systems in order to investigate conditions relating to place and daily life in urban situations. Through a range of media including film, video, performance, photography, drawing, assemblage and text her work questions the significance of the mundane and overlooked, in relation to specific cultural, social, and architectural contexts.

  • 12th March, 2015
  • The Galvanising Shop
  • 17.30-18.30
  • Free. Everyone Welcome

Originally from Ireland Tallentire’s work was seen in a major retrospective ‘This and other Things’ at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin in 2010. Other key exhibitions include her 22 part video work ‘Drift’ at Hollybush Gardens, London, (2012) and Void, Derry (2007) and group shows such as ‘Key words’, Tate Liverpool; ‘At-your-service’, Technicki Muzej, Zagreb, Croatia (2014),‘Le Monde Physique’, La Galerie, Contemporary Art Centre, Noisy-Le-Sec, Paris (2011), ‘To Here’, Bloomberg Space, London (2006), ‘Arbeit’, Galerie im Taxipalais, Innsbruck and Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork (2005), Neue Welt, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (2001) and Instances, representing Ireland, Irish Pavilion, Venice Biennale (1999).

As part of work-seth/tallentire, with John Seth, shows include ‘Densité ± 0’, Fri-Art, Fribourg, Switzerland; ‘oo44’ PSI, New York and ‘Sum of the Parts’, South London Gallery. Her book 'Object of a life' was published by Copy Press in 2013. She is, with Chris Fite-Wassilak, co – organiser of ‘Hmn’, a new quarterly sound based test event based project. Her most recent work ‘Through air’ is currently in Winter Garden at Flat Time House, London. She is a Professor in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, UAL, London.

 

Further links:

http://www.annetallentire.info/
http://www.luxonline.org.uk/artists/anne_tallentire

 

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Matthew Darbyshire - 5th March - Sculpture

Matthew Darbyshire is an artist, exhibiting internationally but based in Rochester, Kent. Working across media, his architectural interventions, installations and displays of consumer objects hone in on the gap between what is promised by those who shape our world and what is actually on offer.

  • 05th March, 2015
  • The Galvanising Shop
  • 17.30-18.30
  • Free. Everyone Welcome

He has had solo public exhibitions at Gasworks, London; The Hayward, London; The Zabludowicz Collection, London; Kettles Yard, Cambridge; Tramway, Glasgow; GAM, Turin; The FRAC, Dunkirk and The Hepworth, Wakefield. Darbyshire has exhibited in various major UK survey shows including Tate Britain’s Triennial Altermodern, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud in 2009, and the British Art Show 7 Days of the Comet, curated by Tom Morton and Lisa Le Feuvre 2010. His work has been exhibited worldwide at institutions including Bangkok Cultural Centre, Thailand; Fundacion Miro, Spain, Marco Museum, Spain and The FRAC pas de Calais, France.

He currently has a solo exhibition at Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York and is preparing a survey exhibition for Manchester Art Gallery. He is also in the process of realizing two large-scale public commissions – one for the Dutch government in Amsterdam and the other for Cambridge University here in the UK. Matthew is represented by Herald St Gallery in London and Jousse Enterprise in Paris.

 

Further links:

www.frieze.com/issue/article/signs-of-the-times/

 

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Jeremy Deller - 26th February - Multimedia

JEREMY DELLER is an artist working across media with a multi-faceted practice that uniquely engages with our popular and traditional culture.

  • 26th Februaury, 2015
  • The Galvanising Shop
  • 17.30-18.30
  • Free. Everyone Welcome

Jeremy Deller is one of the UK’s most celebrated contemporary artists and winner of the Turner Prize (2004). He represented Britain at the Venice Biennale (2013).

 

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Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - 19th February - Photography

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin are artists based in London. Their work, explores how truth is presented through our media, particularly via the photographic image.

  • 19th Februaury, 2015
  • The Galvanising Shop
  • 17.30-18.30
  • Free. Everyone Welcome

Working with photographic archives, often adopting and questioning techniques of photo-journalism, their practice incorporates text, montage, found-footage, photography and performance in order to reveal the hidden power relations that are used to manipulate apparently ‘reliable’ imagery.Together they have had numerous international exhibitions including The Museum of Modern Art, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, The Gwangju Biennale, the Stedelijk Museum, the International Center of Photography, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, The Photographers Gallery, Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art and Museo Jumex. Broomberg & Chanarin are Visiting Fellows at the University of the Arts London.

Their work is represented in major public and private collections including Tate Modern, The Museum of Modern Art, the Stedelijk Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Musee de l’Elysee, The International Center of Photography, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. In 2013 they were awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for War Primer 2, and most recently they were awarded the ICP Infinity Award 2014 for their publication, Holy Bible. Current and upcoming exhibitions include Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern, the Shanghai Biennale 2014, and Cross Section of a Revolution at Lisson Gallery, London.

 

Further links:

www.broombergchanarin.com
www.choppedliverpress.com

 

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Sally O'Reilly - 12th February - Writer, Performance

Sally O'Reilly is a writer. Her divergent subject matter contributes to an on-going investigation into how knowledge is generated, obtained and expressed.

  • 12th Februaury, 2015
  • The Galvanising Shop
  • 17.30-18.30
  • Free. Everyone Welcome

Contributing regularly to many art and culture publications, including Art Monthly, Art Review, Cabinet, Frieze and Time Out, O’Reilly has written many essays and short fiction for international museums and galleries. Her book The Body in Contemporary Art was published by Thames & Hudson in 2009 and she was co-editor of the thematic, interdisciplinary broadsheet Implicasphere (2003-8). She also makes video documentaries, has curated and produced numerous performative events and was co-curator of the Hayward Touring Exhibition ‘Magic Show’ (2009–10).

She was writer in residence at the Whitechapel Art Gallery (2010–11), and producer and co-writer of The Last of the Red Wine (2011), a radio sitcom based in the artworld. She is currently writing a novel, Crude, about academia and the oil industry, as well as an opera libretto, The Virtues of Things, exploring essentialism, which will premiere at the Royal Opera House in May 2015.

Further links:

www.sallyoreilly.org.uk
www.implicasphere.org.uk
www.brownmountain.org.uk
www.whitechapelgallery.org/projects/writer-in-residence/sally-oreilly

The Last of the Red Wine at the ICA:
https://www.a-n.co.uk/reviews/live-weekends-last-of-the-red-wine

And the upcoming opera at the Royal Opera House:
http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/the-virtues-of-things-by-bijan-sheibani
http://vimeo.com/27085972
http://vimeo.com/22430151

Some texts and fictions:
http://www.sallyoreilly.org.uk/texts.html
http://www.greylit.org/about

 

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Carey Young - 5th February - Curator

Carey Young is a London-based artist whose practice is concerned with the relationships between the body, language, rhetoric and systems of power.

  • 5th Februaury, 2015
  • Clock Tower Building Lecture Theatre (CT102)
  • 17.30-18.30
  • Free. Everyone Welcome

Her work often focuses on the growing influence of corporations and the legal sphere on to individual and collective subjectivity, which she explores using a variety of media including video, photography, installation and performance.

Solo exhibitions include Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2013), Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (2010, 2007), Eastside Projects, Birmingham and tour, (2010 - 2011), Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and The Power Plant, Toronto (both 2009), John Hansard Gallery and tour (2001 – 2002); she participated in the Taipei Biennial (2010), Moscow Biennial (2007 and 2013), Sharjah Biennial (2005), Performa 05 Biennial of Visual Art Performance, and the Venice Biennale (2003).

A monograph on her work, Subject to Contract, was published by JRP|Ringier in 2013. She is represented by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

Further links:

http://www.careyyoung.com

 

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