REVOLVER II, a curatorial collaboration by Michael Newman and Robin Klassnik, 10 September–14 December 2014
REVOLVER II comprises a fast-paced three-part series of group exhibitions to investigate the manifestation of knowledge in relation to artists who work with or reference text and publishing. All selected works over the series of the three parts combine to create a dialogue exploring the conditions in which a concept or object can manifest as knowledge within the human mind and what constitutes as uncertainty or ‘unknowing’.
Artists participating in REVOLVER II are Jaki Irvine, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Danh Vo, Deirdre O’Dwyer, Bronwen Buckeridge, Patrick Goddard, and Lizzie Hughes. The three sections will be tied together with four site-specific interventions running from September–December from Peter Liversidge, Craig Barnes, James Coleman and Lucia Nogueira.
The inaugural exhibition, Top of the World, curated by Jan-Erik Lundstrom, at the Sami Artist Centre’s new premises includes work by Monica L. Edmondson, Roger Mullin, Joar Nango, Linda Persson, Outi Pieski and Lindsay Seers. Lindsay Seers presents a version of Monocular, first shown at the Lofoten International Art Festival, Norway in 2011 and exhibited at Quad, Derby last year.
For the Toulouse International Art Festival 2014 Susan Hiller presents Channels, a vast audio-sculptural installation in which disembodied voices report on ‘near-death’ experiences, first commissioned by Matt’s Gallery in 2013.
UNSEEN at the De Pont Museum, Tillburg will provide a critical overview of Willie Doherty’s photographs and videos made on the streets of his native city of Derry in Northern Ireland and its surrounding hinterland. The title of the exhibition refers to Doherty’s self-conscious method of using the camera in a context where it was imperative for him to avoid undue attention and to minimize the risk of being mistaken for a photojournalist or a tourist.
Benedict Drew, Public Address, Big Screen Commission, Focal Point Gallery, Southend, until 20 September, 2014
For the fifth Focal Point Gallery commission for the Big Screen in Elmer Square, Benedict Drew has made a new video work specifically for the screen. Public Address investigates the role of the screen in the dissemination of instructional public messages. Based on the north Kent coast, Drew is interested in the relationship between the two counties and the role the Estuary has played in shaping the Ecology of the area.
Escape Routes opens at LIMBO in Margate on 1 August and will remain open until 24 August 2014. The exhibition features artists selected by Benedict Drew including: Angus Braithwaite, Nicholas Brooks, David Burrows, Ami Clarke, Catriona Clayson, Matt Copson, Vera Karlsson, Rebecca Lennon, Terence McCormack, Heather Phillipson, Laura Smith and Milo Waterfield.
Graham Fagen, Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland continues throughout August, 2014
As part of Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art from Scotland, Graham Fagen is exhibiting Peek-A-Jobby, first commissioned by Matt’s Gallery in 1998, at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The exhibition runs until January 2015.
Fagen also has a solo exhibition Cabbages in an Orchard at the Macintosh Museum at Glasgow School of Art until 29 August, 2014. An alumnus of GSA, Fagen was invited to research Charles Rennie Mackintosh through the GSA Archives & Collections Centre to create a solo exhibition of new work. Through the research project Fagen has examined the work of Mackintosh and his peer group, focusing particularly on concepts of form and place.
Fagen’s presentation at The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock also continues until 16 August.
For this group exhibition at the Latvian National Arts Museum, Hayley Newman presents a selection of rubbings from her work Histoire Economique (2013/14) and a chapter from her book Common. FIELDS features more than 40 artists to investigate patterns of social, scientific, and technological transformations.
Benedict Drew is one of the artists included in Remote Performances, a collaboration between artists London Fieldworks, Resonance104.4fm, and the Live Art Development Agency. From the 4 to 9 August 2014, 20 specially commissioned artist performances and programmes created with local residents will be broadcast live from Outlandia, a unique artists’ field-station in Glen Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland.
Hayley Newman and The Gluts: Supernormal Festival, 9 August, 2014 and Space-Time: The Future annual music festival at Wysing Arts Centre, 30 August, 2014
The documentary will also be screened at Wysing Art Centre’s annual festival of art and music on 30 August at Space Time: The Future is Wysing Arts Centre’s fifth annual festival of art and music. For the first time the festival will focus primarily on women in experimental and electronic music and art, or bands fronted by women and will include twelve hours of live music, performance and screenings.
Jordan Baseman, Between Subject and Object, Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town, South Africa, 7 – 29 August, 2014
Jordan Baseman presents a new commission Little Boy in this group exhibition at CGP London, Sites of Collective Memory. Offering intimate portraits of witnesses to historic events that resonate with individual and shared remembrance, the exhibition comprises four new animated works alongside Jordan Baseman’s by Shona Illingworth, Roz Mortimer & Delaine Le Bas and Damian James Le Bas.
Alison Turnbull, Like a Secret Spring in a Well-ordered Machine, Shandy Hall, Yorkshire 16 August – 26 September, 2014
For Shandy Hall, Alison Turnbull will be showing new paintings that reconfigure in various ways a composite image of distant galaxies, assembled over a ten-year period from photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. In addition, Turnbull has collaborated with designer Simon Elvins to make Marbled Page, a print that gathers and disperses the English and Latin names of all the macro-moths that have been lured by light, trapped, identified and released at Shandy Hall.
Alison Turnbull, Colour on Paper curated by David Batchelor, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, until 16 August, 2014
Alison Turnbull presents six drawings in this group exhibition curated by artist David Batchelor at Galeria Leme in Brazil, alongside works by Bridget Riley, Martin Boyce, Eva Rothschild and Wolfgang Tillmans.
Alison Turnbull presents a new Drawing Table – Drawing Table VII – as part of a black and white display curated by Cornelia Parker for the RA Summer Exhibition. Drawing Table VII (2014) holds exclusively black and white drawings.
Nathaniel Mellors, Alter-Heroes, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sao Paulo, 23 August – 14 September, 2014
Nathaniel Mellors will be showing The Sophisticated Neanderthal at the MAC (Museum of Contemporary Art, Sao Paulo).
Graham Fagen and Graham Eatough, In Camera, at Le Cartel, Marseille, France, 30 August – 21 December, 2014
As part of the 2014 Cartel line-up, Sextant et plus welcomes Graham Fagen and theatre director Graham Eatough (Suspect Culture) who will take over the Panorama exhibition space to present their new installation work, In Camera, as part of a hybrid exhibition concept, confusing live and deferred action. For In Camera, the two artists draw their inspiration from theatre and literature classics, such as Anouilh’s La Belle Vie and Sartre’s Huis Clos. Props, symbols, and performative objects become the epicenter of a crisis and bring existing tensions between the characters to the surface.
Hayley Newman, The Book Lovers project: The Preparation of the Novel, at Fabra i Coats, Barcelona, until 31 August, 2014
Hayley Newman’s novella Common is included in The Book Lovers project. The latest instalment of the project at Fabra i Coats in Barcelona is titled The Preparation of the Novel and makes direct reference to the transcription of the series of lectures that Roland Barthes carried out at the Collège de France between 1978 and 1980.
Nathaniel Mellors will present new work for the Taipei Biennial 2014, curated by Nicholas Bourriaud and held at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
Jennet Thomas, THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE, The Grundy Gallery, Blackpool, opens 20 September, 2014
For her solo show at The Grundy Gallery, Blackpool, Jennet Thomas presents a new film and multi-media installation The Unspeakable Freedom Device. In a warped Folk-tale, the film follows two women on a pilgrimage through a bizarre, broken landscape of collapsing signs and imploding meanings; a fantastic, primitive-future world, where the difference between technology and magic is now incomprehensible and characters become entangled in a cargo-cult of Margaret Thatcher.
Jennet is also working on a commission by BOOKWORKS of the same name.
For the 31st Sao Paulo Biennial a number of projects will look through the history of experimental education to see how we might re-evaluate its potential today. Within this framework, Imogen Stidworthy is working with the legacy of Fernand Deligny in Monoblet, France and will present a new video installation with ambisonic sound Balayer – A Map of Sweeping / Varrendo – A Map of Sweeping.
Imogen Stidworthy is presenting a reconfiguration of her installation Speaking in the Voices of Different Gods (2012) for this four-person show at AKINCI, Amsterdam.
Imogen Stidworthy, Listening, Hayward Touring, opens at Baltic 39, Newcastle, opens 26 September, 2014
Imogen Stidworthy will be included in the next Hayward Touring Curatorial Open exhibition curated by artist Sam Belinfante. Listening, an international group exhibition, will interrogate the act of listening in contemporary art. After Baltic 39, the exhibition will tour to The Bluecoat, Liverpool, Site and Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, Sheffield, and Norwich University of the Arts Gallery.