May 2007


Mike Nelson AMNESIAC SHRINE or Double coop displacement, 2006 (installation view at Matt’s Gallery)

Willie Doherty Ghost Story, 2007 (detail)

Mike Nelson Mirror Infill, 2006 (commissioned and produced by Frieze Projects)

Matt’s Gallery Update 2007

2007 has, so far been an exciting year for Matt’s Gallery and it’s artists, with news of awards, nominations, commissions and the eagerly awaited Matt’s Gallery Print Portfolio-to be launched in November 2007.

Artists

Here are just a few of the highlights of the year so far:

We are delighted to announce the nomination of Mike Nelson for this year’s Turner Prize to be held at Tate Liverpool in October 2007. He has been nominated for his exhibition AMNESIAC SHRINE or Double coop displacement commissioned by Matt’s Gallery 2006, and for Mirror Infill, an installation commissioned by Frieze Projects Frieze Art Fair, 2006.


Willie Doherty Ghost Story, 2007 (d)

Willie Doherty has been selected to represent Northern Ireland at the 52nd Venice Biennale, by this year’s curator Hugh Mulholland. The artist and curator have worked closely together to present a new work Ghost Story 2007, along with Passage 2006 and Closure 2005.

Imogen Stidworthy has been commissioned to produce a new video work for Documenta 12 at Kassell entitled, I Hate, which runs from 8th June – 23rd September 2007. The Documenta press office will release further information on this new work later this month. Please contact us for their details.

Matt’s Gallery will be open 23 January-16 March 2007, Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6pm for our next exhibition Willie Doherty’s Replays: Selected video work 1994-2007.

E3 4RR Print Portfolio

We continue to forge our way forward in representing artists both in their professional development and in placing their work in important collections. As part of this process the eagerly awaited Matt’s Gallery Print Portfolio is due to be launched November 2007. The portfolio brings together thirteen internationally acclaimed contemporary artists each producing a unique etching, screen print or photograph exclusively for Matt’s Gallery. Information about the prints and the artists involved can be found on our print portfolio pages. For further information about the edition or any other works available by Matt’s Gallery artists please contact representation@mattsgallery.org.

Matt’s Gallery is pleased to announce it is part of the Arts Council’s Own Art programme, designed to make it easy and affordable for everyone to buy contemporary works of art. To find out more about Own Art, see www.artscouncil.org.uk/ownart
To contact Matt’s Gallery about buying works email info@mattsgallery.org.

Publications

Lucy Gunning’s first ever-comprehensive monograph of her work from 1993 to 2006 published by Matt’s Gallery is now available. The book is illustrated in full colour, with essays by Michael Archer, Penelope Curtis and Rachel Withers and focuses on the artist’s themes and concerns, which include behaviour and psychological space, performativity, the voice, and relationships between the mediums of film and video, architecture, performance and sculpture. The retail price is £17.50.


Lucy Gunning Lucy Gunning, 2007 (book cover)

Matt’s Gallery is pleased to announce it is part of Time Out London’s programme of late night gallery openings in East London on the first Thursday of each month. Matt’s Gallery is also included in the programme’s guided bus tours. The next First Thursday at Matt’s Gallery will be on 7 February for Willie Doherty’s exhibition Replays: Selected video work 1994-2007. For further information and tour booking visit: www.firstthursdays.co.uk

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