2nd || WednesdayDAS INSTITUT, Serpentine Sackler Gallery , PV 6:30-10:30pm
The Serpentine presents the first major exhibition of work by Kerstin Brätsch and Adele Röder in a UK public institution. Brätsch and Röder are based in New York and London. While each has her own practice, the artists have worked collaboratively as DAS INSTITUT since 2007. The collective focuses on the kinds of communication that occur between individuals, and this has led them to collaborate with other artists. The exhibition DAS INSTITUT will focus on the transformative properties and effects of light on bodies and spaces.
Based in Portobello Road, ART-CP Galleria presents ‘Unscripted part 1’, ongoing artists and art in residence. Featuring I Wanna Be Like You by Joanna Waller and Michelle Molyneux.
3rd || Thursday
The fourth chapter of IT IS PROBABLY BETTER TO START FROM ZERO is a long term curatorial and artistic project taking place in the Window Space, at the Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University from December 2015 to July 2016.
The project aims to stress the growth, complexity and diversification of collaborative practices. Each month, IT IS PROBABLY BETTER TO START FROM ZERO presents an artist using the Window Space as a catalyst to the production and continuity of their own work. The fourth manifestation of the project happens through the practice of Lauren Goldie, interested in the recording of the ritualistic and evolutionary nature of an artistic practice and in exploring methods of archiving and documenting the effect of light in space. She often deconstructs and works upon older pieces in order to create new ones. At the Window Space, Lauren will revisit her work Time3 and the photography she has archived during her active installations. She will be attempting to interpret a 3-D map detailing the circulation of light and its transformation within an environment.
‘Wandering’ is a site-specific sculptural installation project that takes its inspiration from plankton. The species of this organism differ significantly; they are divided into prey and predators, parasites and guests, couples that live in harmony and form a true community. The tiny creatures of the sea are more numerous than the stars in the universe and are the foundation of the earth’s food chains. These incredible features make plankton a strong inspiration for Gloria Sulli’s spiritual quest. In studying it, she discovered brilliant metaphors on how humans live and reference points that allow us to evolve spiritually.
The first year students of the MA Curating the Contemporary from The Cass, London Metropolitan University, and Whitechapel Gallery joint programme hold their first exhibition, Concrete Matters, at the Bank Space Gallery. Employing the concept of ‘psychogeography,’ Concrete Matters delves into the bond existing between the human mind and its surrounding environment. The exhibition explores the mutually shaping processes of urban space and human identity through photography, mixed media, sculpture, performance, and site-specific works. Connected by a shared interest in the reflexivity of society and urban structures, the group exhibition consists of ten national and international artists: Victoria Adam, Jessie Brennan, Anna Fafaliou, Şakir Gökçebağ, Lucy Joyce, Georgia Metaxas, Nina Pappa, Emma Papworth, Nikolas Ventourakis, and Ben Woodeson.
5th || Saturday
Join artist Emma Talbot for a tour of her current exhibition ‘Unravel These Knots’, on display at the Museum until 10 April 2016.
Emma Talbot’s work recounts her own real life experiences, revealing the workings of her mind in a non-linear format. Through the immediate, inventive qualities of the drawn and handmade, Talbot finds a means of registering those things that remain intangible – thoughts, memories, emotions, and psychological associations.
The basis of her practice is ongoing drawing, giving a constantly developing account of her life that focuses on the thought processes that lend and narrate meaning to experience. Free admission.
8th || Tuesday
As part of her current residency at Gasworks, Ramaya Tegegne presents a screening of Shiva Dances with the Art Institute of Chicago (2004) by American conceptual artist and philosopher Adrian Piper.
Documenting a 2003 lecture by Piper, which transforms into a spontaneous group performance, the film situates her seminal 1983 work Funk Lessons in the tradition of mainstream films that represent the teaching of popular dance as a means of self-transcendence and cross-cultural contact, and within the broader philosophical context of Piper’s The Color Wheel Series, which this video completes. Free admission, booking required.
Join curator Marina Noronha in experiencing a one-night-only exhibition without artworks in appreciation of pieces that, for different reasons, have been reported no longer suitable for display. Guests can enhance their visual experience through a hallucination exercise and ingest the exhibition in its cocktail form. Booking essential.
9th || Wednesday
Channa Horwitz (1932 – 2013) was amongst the pioneers in the late 1960s and 70s of a distinctly Californian minimalism. Horwitz claimed artistic freedom through confinement to a few simple rules: she came to base all her work on the numbers one to eight – often deploying a colour code for each number – and used this system to depict time and movement. Her outstanding series titled Sonakinatography can be understood in terms of notation, for instance for music or choreography.
12th || Saturday
Heather Phillipson’s new commission transposes her time as Whitechapel Gallery’s Writer in Residence into physical space with a freely distributed, multi-part poem. Filling the gallery with her mass-produced text, accompanied by video, audio and objects, Phillipson allows poetry’s compressed intensity to inform the display. Piled high on the floor and on a rotating platform for free circulation, the poem is in perpetual motion. By crowding the room with words, then emptying them out, she renders the space as a living body in the process of depletion.
17th || Thursday
‘Into the Fold’ is an ongoing project that questions the ideology of the studio and gallery space, materialising in the form of an exhibition and publication through a temporary and spontaneous community of practice.
During the first half of the project’s duration, a series of events including panel talks, performances and workshops will take place with invited practitioners including artists and designers who have been involved with Camberwell Press in its recent history, followed by the opening of an exhibition.
Participants include: Oli Boulton, Edgar–Walker, Europa, Mattia Giussani, Sam Jones, Christopher Lacy, Vanessa Periam, Laure Prouvost, Flaminia Rossi, Eilis Searson, Caz Slattery, Harry Stayt and Konstantinos Trichas.
23rd || Wednesday
The Zabludowicz Collection presents a new exhibition addressing the construction of identity in the digital age. Featuring 17 leading international artists and including four new commissions, all works are drawn from the Collection and produced since the year 2000. The exhibition explores how a fluid sense of self is fabricated in our digitally infused present via a supply chain of objects, ideas and experiences. The exhibiting artists reflect the tensions of confinement and escape, happiness and anxiety, and presence and absence through a space dubbed ‘virtual’ but bound to tangible locations and circumstances. The show is structured into three parts, each exploring aspects of contemporary identity: the dualities of self, the performed and networked self, and origins and renewal. Including: Korakrit Arunanondchai, Neïl Beloufa, David Blandy, David Raymond Conroy, Andrea Crespo, Simon Denny, Aleksandra Domanović, Ed Fornieles, Michael Fullerton, Guan Xiao, Eloise Hawser, Ann Hirsch, Pierre Huyghe, Daniel Keller, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Seth Price, Frances Stark.