Emma Hart, work in progress at Matt’s Gallery 2011. Her first solo exhibition at the gallery opens in September 2011.
Imogen Stidworthy (.) 2011. Installation view at Matt’s Gallery. The exhibition runs until 17 July 2011.
Richard Grayson, The Golden Space City of God, 2009. Installation view at Matt’s Gallery. On exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery until 25 September 2011.
Matt’s Gallery Current Exhibition – last chance to see
For her second exhibition at Matt’s Gallery, Imogen Stidworthy has developed a new work which focuses on the act of listening to reflect on how we locate ourselves and are positioned within social space. In the work listening moves fluidly between a state of being and an act, between immersion in and scrutiny of people through their voices.
The next exhibition at Matt’s Gallery will be a new installation by Emma Hart and her first solo exhibition at the gallery. Hart promotes the idea that the camera is not an invisible passive witness, but a live presence in the world that has agency, a catalyst that causes things to happen. The new work will explore these ideas through sculpture and video.
Artists’ exhibitions, projects, awards and events
Mike Nelson: British Pavilion, 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, until 27 November 2011
Mike Nelson, I, IMPOSTOR, 2011. Installation view at the British Pavilion, Venice. Photograph by Cristiano Corte.
Mike Nelson is the first installation artist to be invited to conceive and create a new work for the British Pavilion in Venice, commissioned by the British Council. For this major new work, Nelson has elected to take as his starting point another of his own key works from the past decade, Magazin: Büyük Valide Han, originally built for the 8th International Istanbul Biennial in 2003. By relocating and re-working this earlier installation for Venice, Nelson has both created a link between the two former great mercantile centres of the east-west/west-east axes, and drawn upon his own histories with the cities and their respective biennials.
Mike Nelson, AMNESIAC SHRINE or Monumental Skulpture to publyck mourning, 2006. Installation view at the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle.
EROI (Heroes) is a group exhibition curated by Danilo Eccher and with contributions from Alessandro Rabottini. The exhibition explores the work of artists who carry out daring choices to the point of becoming the carriers of new social values through their own art. Mike Nelson is showing AMNESIAC SHRINE or Monumental Skulpture to publyck mourning.
Graham Fagen, Susan Hiller, Mike Nelson, Lindsay Seers, Suzanne Treister, and Rachel Withers: Outrageous Fortune, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, until 27 August
Graham Fagan, The Three of Wands, Indian ink, gouache and paint marker, 420mm x 285mm, 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Slimvolume.
Outrageous Fortune is a new Hayward Touring exhibition, curated by Andrew Hunt, director of Focal Point Gallery, showcasing contemporary artists’ interpretations of the classic Tarot de Marseille deck of cards. The exhibition will tour to Hexham, St Helier and Birmingham later this year.
Susan Hiller, Homage to Marcel Duchamp (study for), Digital photograph, 420mm x 285mm, 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Slimvolume.
Mike Nelson, Between conspiratorial and comic, the cliched actuality of the paranoid apparition of the Black dog, Mixed media and collage on paper, 420mm x 285mm, 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Slimvolume.
Lindsay Seers, Three of Swords (Jealousy), Archival inkjet print, 420mm x 285mm, 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Slimvolume.
Suzanne Treister, The Hermit: Theodore Kaczynski/Unabomber, Inkjet print and watercolour on paper, 420mm x 285mm, 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Slimvolume.
Rachel Withers, Seven of Cups (Hufeisen Seidlung), Ink and watercolor on paper, 420mm x 285mm, 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Slimvolume.
Nathaniel Mellors, ILLUMInations, 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, until 27 November 2011
Nathaniel Mellors, Venus of Truson (prehistoric, photogrammic originals), 2011. Unique photogram.
Curated by Bice Curiger, this exhibition in the Central Pavilion features 83 artists from around the world. Nathaniel Mellors is presenting an installation of video, animatronics and photogrammic prints across three rooms in the Central Pavilion in the Giardini. The installation features Ourhouse Episodes 1 and 2 (including a new 10 minute dream sequence, filmed at Villa Pisani in Veneto), the animatronic sculpture Hippy Dialectics, 2010 and a new series of photograms – Venus Of Truson (Preshistoric, Photogrammic Originals), 2011.
Nathaniel Mellors: Un’Expressione Geografica, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, until 27 November 2011
Nathaniel Mellors, Ourhouse – The Nest, 2011. HD video still.
Curated by Francesco Bonami, this group exhibition of twenty international artists marks the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy. Nathaniel Mellors is showing a new video work, Ourhouse – The Nest, filmed at Villa Pisani in the Veneto.
Nathaniel Mellors: British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, until 21 August 2011
Nathaniel Mellors, The Object (Ourhouse), 2010, and Ourhouse Episode 2, 2010-11. Installation view at Hayward Gallery, photograph by Alexander Newton.
This touring exhibition, curated by Lisa Le Feuvre and Tom Morton, features Ourhouse Episode 4 and The Object (Ourhouse). There will be a special screening of Ourhouse episodes 1, 2 and 4 on 28 July 2011.
Willie Doherty, At the Border V (Isolated Incident), 1995. Cibachrome print mounted on aluminium.
This group exhibition includes three of Willie Doherty’s early photographic works: Disclosure 1 (Restricted Access), 1996; At the Border V (Isolated Incident), 1995; and Closed circuit, Belfast, 1989.
Lindsay Seers, The Trilogy (Extramission 2), 2005/2010. Installation view.
The Trilogy (Extramission 2), 2005/2010, is on display at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum as part of the annual collections exhibition. The Trilogy is a major new acquisition, which was acquired for the collection by the Contemporary Art Society with additional financial support from the V&A Purchase Grant Fund.
Lucy Gunning, Climbing Around My Room, 1993. Video still.
This group exhibition, organised by Martha Friedman, includes Lucy Gunning’s critically acclaimed video work, Climbing Around My Room.
Richard Grayson: The Golden Space City of God, Southampton City Art Gallery, until 25 September 2011
Richard Grayson, The Golden Space City of God, 2009. Video still.
A large-scale video installation featuring a choral work performed by a 26-piece choir, The Golden Space City of God was commissioned by Matt’s Gallery and Artpace, San Antonio, in 2009, and purchased by Arts Council Collection in 2010.
Alison Turnbull: If only you could see us now: the Robert Chipperfield Bequest, Southampton City Art Gallery, until 25 September 2011
Alison Turnbull, Moon-viewing platform, 2010. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 180 x 230 cm.
Alison Turnbull’s Moon-viewing Platform will be shown as part of this group exhibition, which celebrates Robert Chipperfield’s Bequest and the works acquired for Southampton over the last 100 years.
Fiona Crisp and Carl von Weiler: Unfinished Business, Wallington Hall, Northumbria, until 30th October 2011
Fiona Crisp, Aide Mémoire, 2011.
This year Wallington Hall celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of William Bell Scott, the 19th century poet, writer, artist and teacher, with an exciting new contemporary art exhibition entitled Unfinished Business. Fiona Crisp is showing a new work, Aide Mémoire, a double-sided postcard featuring images from parts of the hall which are unseen by the public. Carl von Weiler is showing Decoy 1, 2011, a bed floating in the lake in the hall’s grounds.
Melanie Jackson, International Fauna, 2010. Video still.
This group exhibition of film animations by six leading artists, curated by Jenni Walwin, includes Melanie Jackson’s A Global Positioning System and International Fauna.
Jo Bruton, Spotlight series, 2011. 19 paintings, 10 x 12cm each. Acrylic on canvas.
Jo Bruton is showing new work in this touring exhibition which draws together eight artists using and abusing recognised practices in painting.
Graham Fagen, West Coast Looking West (Atlantic), 2006. Giclee print. 98.5 x 144 cm
For this exhibition, Graham Fagen will be showing a series of screenprints and photographs which take as their starting point Robert Burns’ failed attempts to emigrate to Jamaica.
Roy Voss, Wanted, 2011.
This group exhibition unites 40 artists through a structured framework. 20 artists were invited to participate in the show and to invite 20 more artists. All of this group were then asked to make works in the format of A1 posters.
Susan Hiller: The Provisional Texture of Reality, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy. Lecture on 14 July and exhibition 15 July – 8 September 2011
Susan Hiller, Psi Girls, 1999. 5 screen video installation. Dimensions variable.
This solo exhibition is centred on Susan Hiller’s 5-channel installation Psi Girls, 1999, showed in Italy for the first time and installed specifically for the space of the Church of San Francesco.
This new 16mm film by Baloise Art Prize 2011 winner Ben Rivers takes as it’s subject a small, family-run factory on the outskirts of London. Established in 1931 to provide employment for limbless and disabled ex-servicemen, the factory went into liquidation last year. In June 2010, Rivers filmed the factory’s last working month, later returning to film its empty spaces following closure.
Conceived by the French philosopher and essayist Gilles A. Tiberghien, this group exhibition gathers more than fifty pieces of art. The works exhibited, historical or recent, maps, photographs, videos, sculptures, installations, have for a common theme travels, exploration of spaces either remote or very close, displacement, walks, and discovery of the landscape.
Photograph by Hugo Glendinning.
Six artists are working in Dilston Grove in a sequence of week-long mini-residencies. Each artist chose the artist to succeed him or her and each will respond to what has been left behind. Anne Bean started the process in June, followed by William Cobbing, David Cotterrell, Carl Von Weiler, Rachel Lowe and Bronwen Buckeridge until 17th July.