1st || Thursday
The mother artist is a significant artistic position that remains an area within the visual arts, which is often undervalued and under explored. MOTHERSHIP is a group exhibition that presents works by artists at varying stages of their careers, celebrating their shared connection as mothers alongside their individual artistic practices in drawing, film, installation, painting, photography, print, sculpture, sound and textiles.
Exhibiting Artists: Elizabeth Byrne, Hester Finch, Helen Knowles, Laura McCafferty, Julia Warr, Suki Chan, Janet Currier, Caro Halford, Annamaria Kardos, Nadine Mahoney, Susan Martin, Karen Mc Lean, Julia Miranda, Sarah Longworth-West.
2nd || Friday
A multimedia group exhibition in a multi-story underground car park situated in the heart of Soho over the period of 10 days, an amalgamation of imaginary ideas and processes related and created as a response to the genre of Science Fiction. The exhibition will feature works in the media of sculpture, photography, painting, film, video and audio installations by some 100 international artists and guest students from RCA.
4th || Saturday
Artist Sława Harasymowicz will present an audio recording of specially commissioned performance as part of her year-long project – a wide-ranging research into the complex relationships between post-memory, political representation and autobiography. The event will revolve around personal and collective consequences of what remains of one of the biggest yet obscured WWII maritime disasters, during which the British RAF torpedoed three German ships, anchored in Lübeck Bay. Presenting the radio broadcast for the first time publicly in the Freud Museum, and using visual materials, the artist will give a performative talk followed by an in conversation with Dr Caterina Albano which fill focus on Harasymowicz’s art practice and methodology.
7th || Wednesday
The post-digital as an idea and a term has become a way to critically take account of, contextualise, and shift the coordinates of the debate concerning life after and in the digital, working across old and new, digital and analogue. However, the post-digital condition is not merely a theoretical issue but also a situation that affects conceptual and practice-based work. A discussion between Jussi Parikka (Professor in Technological Culture & Aesthetics, Winchester School of Art), Kristoffer Gansing (Artistic Director of Transmediale), Ryan Bishop (Professor of Global Arts and Politics, WSA), Olga Goriunova (Senior Lecturer in Digital Culture, Royal Holloway), artist Geraldine Juarez and Alessandro Ludovico (Associate Professor in Art, Design and Media, WSA).
8th || Thursday
An exhibition of paintings and the rarely seen drawings of the pioneering and visionary architect Zaha Hadid – who passed away last March – in one of Zaha Hadid Architects’ first permanent buildings in central London. It will include the architect’s calligraphic drawings and rarely seen private notebooks with sketches that reveal her complex thoughts about architectural forms and their relationships, influenced by Malevich, Tatlin and Rodchenko.
10th || Saturday
An opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress the artists in residence have been developing over the past three months. With Lina Hermsdorf (Germany), Ammara Jabbar (Pakistan), Sriwhana Spong (New Zealand), Tamara Van San (Belgium). Artists talks will take place from 4.30.
13th || Tuesday
The first screening of a new project by Jasmijn Visser, and PWR Studio, which will evolve through a series of viewings and exhibitions. Serf Club is an infinite film constructed from global live streams. A drama playing out in real life and in real time. The algorithmic director, influenced by intuitive, geographical, relational factors, modulates an audio-visual signal to make meaning appear and disappear. The event is free and no booking is required.
16th || Friday
Christina Evans is a South London based photographer and founder of Pample-mousse. She studied Photography at the Arts University Bournemouth, graduating with a First Class Honours. Seduced by the banality of the everyday, her photographs endeavour to capture the subtle coincidences of the world around us.
17th || Saturday
The closing weekend of “Visions in the Nunnery” with live performances from Gur Arie Piepskovitz, Irina Danilova & Hiram Levy and Tritotetartes and special screenings from Gabriel Andreu, Cristine Brache, Cinzia Cremona, Karoline Jeuffroy, Jamila Johnson-Small, Heidi Kilpeläinen, Ann-Marie Le Quesne and Mētra Saberova. The works will present a provocative look at exhibitionism, shame, sex, feminism, frustration and emotions. Curated by Cinzia Cremona and Tessa Garland, Visions 2016 showcases over 100 international artists’ work through an innovative six-part programme.
Three Colours: Blue was an immediate success, winning the top prizes at the 1993 Venice Film Festival and unanimous praise from critics and audiences the world over. Julie (Juliette Binoche) loses her composer husband and their child in a car crash and, though devastated, she tries to make a new start, away from her country house and a would-be lover. But music still surrounds her and she uncovers some unpleasant facts about her husband’s life. Slowly Julie learns to live again, as music and the gift of creativity prove to be a healing force (7£/11£). Followed by Krzysztof Kieślowski Focus: Three Colours: White (18/12) and Krzysztof Kieślowski Focus: Three Colours: Red (20/12).