Matt’s Gallery Current Exhibitions
Revolver, a curatorial collaboration by Richard Grayson and Robin Klassnik in three parts, 5 September-18 November 2012
Part 2: until 21 October 2012. Anna Barham, Graham Gussin, Tai Shani
Part 3: 31 October-18 November 2012. William Cobbing, Benedict Drew, Tina Keane, Rachel Lowe
This three-part exhibition is the first in a series of new curatorial initiatives at Matt’s Gallery. The participating artists are Layla Curtis, Juneau Projects, Andrew Kötting, Anna Barham, Graham Gussin, Tai Shani, William Cobbing, Benedict Drew, Tina Keane, and Rachel Lowe.
Taking its name from the imaginary African forest in ‘Impressions of Africa’, The Vorrh is a magnificent, vibrant backdrop on which to stage a high octane narrative led by hunter, Tsungali and the Cyclops, Ishmael. In contrast with the tired clichés of the traditional fantasy tale, The Vorrh is invigorating, epic fantasy at its most original, groundbreaking and visionary. To pre-order the book please click here.
Lindsay Seers, Nowhere Less Now, Artangel, The Tin Tabernacle, Kilburn London NW6, until 21 October 2012
Conceived specially for an arresting 19th century corrugated iron chapel in Kilburn, known locally as The Tin Tabernacle, Nowhere Less Now is an ambitious new installation by British artist Lindsay Seers commissioned by Artangel. Combining photography, performance, video and animation, Nowhere Less Now is symptomatic of Seers’ relentless search for truths that remain elusive as they slip through the lens. For bookings please click here.
This group exhibition investigates the nature of documentarism in different media – from object works to cinematic narrative. The works exhibited reuse and reinterpret documents, pushing the envelope of the concept of documentarism. The show includes Lindsay Seers’ Extramission 6 (Black Maria), 2009.
In this new work for Malmö Konsthall, Mike Nelson uses the institutional architecture as a backdrop for a massive concrete workshop. The exhibition space is divided into two spaces by a glass wall; a smaller production workshop and an exhibition space. The production workshop will be used to cast several thousand concrete blocks, which are to be laid out across the floor, a lattice work cast like a net across the remaining area of the exhibition space.
Mike Nelson, space that saw (platform for a performance in two parts), Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, until 13 October 2012
For his first project with neugerriemschneider, Mike Nelson has made an off-site intervention in the locale of the gallery with a presentation in an abandoned building on Gartenstraße in Berlin-Mitte.
For this international group exhibition Mike Nelson has made a new drawing and photographs on site in Mardin, building on research around the city. Other contributing artists include Anri Sala, Mona Hatoum and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster.
Willie Doherty’s Secretion, originally commissioned for and exhibited at dOCUMENTA (13) will be on show at Statens Museum for Kunst. Alongside the exhibition a selection of Doherty’s other video works will be shown as part of the documentary film festival CPH:DOX that runs from 1 November to 11 November 2012.
Imogen Stidworthy has been commissioned to make new work for this international group exhibition. For this project she has been researching and filming on location in Korea, working with two shamans. The work will be presented as a three screen video installation with found objects.
This group exhibition on the politics and poetics of the voice will include Imogen Stidworthy’s installation work (.) which was commissioned by Matt’s Gallery in 2011.
The inaugural exhibition at Casa del Lector, Madrid will include Imogen Stidworthy’s The work v03, 2011.
Imogen Stidworthy, Paraphrasing Babel, Maastricht, 20 October – 20 November 2012
This group exhibition explores the voice and language, with a selection of works shown in temporary outdoor and indoor venues.
Established and emerging artist film-makers are brought together with leading vocal performers to wrestle over the relationship between the voice and the camera. This exhibition features new work by Imogen Stidworthy. Other participating artists include Sam Belinfante, Bruce Mclean and Jayne Parker.
This group exhibition includes Fiona Crisp’s Norwegian Series #3. A smaller print of this work appears in the Matt’s Gallery print portfolio, E3 4RR.
As part of the 7th Seoul Media Art Biennale, Nathaniel Mellors will be showing his video The Seven Ages of Britain Teaser, originally commissioned by the BBC, accompanied by the animatronic sculpture The Seven Ages of Britain Teaser Face which is made from a cast of TV presenter David Dimbleby’s face.
This solo exhibition will include selected works from Nathaniel Mellors recent exhibition at Matt’s Gallery, Ourhouse E3 feat. BAD COPY .
For the third consecutive year, FIAC and the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard present Cinéphémère in the Tuileries garden, Paris. Cinéphémère is a 14-seat cinema installed in a transformed shipping container, especially redesigned and equipped for this purpose. Nathaniel Mellors’ Ourhouse episodes 1-4 will be screened alongside other artists’ films. In addition, all four episodes will be screened together at David Lynch’s Club Silencio at 8.30pm on 19 October.
Nathaniel Mellors is one of ten artists shortlisted for the prestigious Jarman Award 2012. Other nominated artists include Ben Rivers, who exhibited his film Slow Action at Matt’s Gallery in 2011, and Benedict Drew, who will be part of Revolver at Matt’s Gallery later this year. The full list of nominees can be seen here. The award winner will be announced in November 2012 in a special event at the Whitechapel Gallery.
This solo exhibition is a tour of Emma Hart’s exhibition which was commissioned by Matt’s Gallery in 2011. For CIRCA, Hart’s absurd camera bird sculptures gather in a new formation, which requests the audience to step up, instead of hanging back in contemplation.
Jordan Baseman, Nathaniel Mellors, 971 horses and 4 zebras, Wimbledon Space, London, 2 November – 9 December 2012
This group exhibition, curated by Jordan Baseman and Gary Thomas, an exhibition of artists’ films that employ animation techniques as part of contemporary practice. The exhibition includes Baseman’s Nasty Piece of Stuff, and Nathaniel Mellors’ Jailbreak, from his first exhibition at Matt’s Gallery. There will be a screening event and discussion at Tate Modern on 29 November 2012 to accompany the exhibition. The show will tour to Tasmania and Melbourne in 2013.
Oaxaca FilmFest 2012 includes Jordan Baseman’s Green Lady, which was shown by Matt’s Gallery at Genesis Cinema in 2011.
Beacon presents an exhibition of four new commissions at three heritage sites in rural Lincolnshire: Woolsthorpe Manor; Grimsthorpe Castle and Ayscoughfee Hall. International artists Jordan Baseman, Amanda Coogan, Jem Finer and Bethan Huws have drawn on the particularities of Lincolnshire to create new artworks.
In this group exhibition curated by Teresa Grimes and Oona Grimes, artists have been asked to respond to the faux world of Crazy Golf. Participating artists include Jordan Baseman, William Cobbing (who will be exhibiting at Matt’s Gallery in Revolver Part 3 later this year), Richard Wentworth, and Tom Woolner.
Building on her recent exhibition at Matt’s Gallery, artist Jennet Thomas and composer /performer Simon Bookish present a live show exploring a hybrid, cross-over space between art, film, music, speculative fiction and performance, with film, songs, and lessons.
This exhibition brings together work by twelve artists who have traveled to and spent time in the Galápagos archipelago through a residency programme initiated in 2007. Each artist was invited on the basis of their profound engagement with the opportunity, and each found the experience transformative for their artistic practice and their life.
Remembering both paradise and the inferno and remembering that Cezanne once vowed to astonish Paris with an apple, Large Glass has asked artists and thinkers to consider the apple, its narratives, meanings and beauties. The resulting group show includes works by Alison Turnbull, Christian Marclay and Michael Craig-Martin, amongst others.
Alison Turnbull, Intersections: Science in Contemporary Art, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, until 7 December 2012
This group exhibition curated by Cathy Wills includes three paintings by Alison Turnbull, alongside works by a selection of other international artists.
This project brings together 100 of the world’s best artists, architects and designers in the most famous city in the world, London. Each participant is allocated a location to respond to, with the resulting drawings being exhibited at Somerset House and then selected works auctioned in support of the charity Article 25. Participants include Alison Turnbull, Jake and Dinos Chapman, David Adjaye and Alison Wilding.
Alison Turnbull and Susan Hiller are among the artists contributing to this online project showcasing Herman Melville’s great novel Moby Dick. Other contributors include Tilda Swinton, Stephen Fry and Fiona Banner.
Graham Fagen, Inspired Editions: Prints and Multiples, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Ayr, Scotland, until 24 December 2012
Inspired by the life and work of Robert Burns, more than a dozen contemporary artists have created limited editions in both 2D and 3D, with their work imaginatively reflecting the diverse range of Burns’s poetry. Graham Fagen is exhibiting print works and a new edition of rose stems made in bronze.
The Tales of the City exhibitions highlight new international purchases alongside works from GoMA’s existing holdings.This particular display looks at portraiture from the collection.
This group show examines the influence of the musical video genre and its relationship to contemporary art. It includes a new work by Roy Voss as well as works by artists including Mark Dean, David Blandy and Pil and Galia Kollectiv.
Robin Klassnik, Beyond the Corrupted Eye, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, until 18 November 2012
Robin Klassnik’s work Yellow Postal Sculpture will be shown in Poland as part of an exhibition curated by Boena Czubak and Jaroslaw Kozowski. This work was originally shown at Kozowski’s Galeria Akumulatory 2, Pozna in 1975.
M HKA presents a major retrospective of the work of Jimmie Durham. Durham raises incisive questions about our existence and has had a substantial influence on several generations of artists, curators, theorists and art lovers all over the world. This exhibition will be the most comprehensive to date on his work and includes The Two Johns, shown at Matt’s Gallery in 1988 as part of the exhibition Pocahontas and the Little Carpenter in London.
Paul Rooney, Here comes Franz, Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool Biennial, until 22 December 2012
A solo exhibition of recent works by Paul Rooney as part of Liverpool Biennial. The works in the exhibition often focus on the absurd, imagined nature of social and individual remembrance. The exhibition will be accompanied by an offsite work, a publication and a series of events.