Willie Doherty‘s new video installation SEGURA at Manifesta 8 in Murcia, Spain until 9 January 2011.
Richard Grayson solo show The Golden Space City of God at Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, Switzerland until 30 April 2011.
Nathaniel Mellors‘ first museum solo show, Ourhouse, at De Hallen, Haarlem until 5 December 2010.
Nathaniel Mellors’ Ourhouse at the British Art Show-7 In the Days of the Comet at Nottingham Contemporary until 9 January 2011.
Lindsay Seers It has to be this way1.5 at aspex, Portsmouth from 23 October 2010-2 January 2011 and It has to be this way² at the Mead Gallery, University of Warwick from 9 October-11 December 2010.
Mike Nelson Never The Same River (Possible Futures, Probably Pasts) at Camden Arts Centre, 16 December-20 February 2011
Lindsay Seers It has to be this way² 2010 (video still) at the Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre until 11 Dec 2010
Mike Nelson Studio Apparatus… Mysterious Island 1998/2010 (installation view at Camden Arts Centre, London)
Nathaniel Mellors Ourhouse 2010 (installation view) at De Hallen, Haarlem and the British Art Show-7
Next Exhibition at Matt’s Gallery
The next exhibition at Matt’s Gallery will be Slow Action by Ben Rivers. The exhibition will run from 26 January-20 March 2011. Slow Action is a post-apocalyptic science fiction film that brings together a series of four 16mm works existing somewhere between documentary, ethnographic study and fiction.
Ben Rivers Slow Action, 2010 (film still)
Artists’ exhibitions, projects, awards and events
Here are some highlights for November and December 2010:
Lindsay Seers and Ben Rivers are recipients of 2010 Paul Hamlyn Awards for Artists. Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards are made at a critical point in an artist’s career and recognise talent, promise, need and achievement.
Mike Nelson returns to Camden Arts Centre to recreate his seminal work Studio Apparatus for Camden Arts Centre – An Introduction; a lexicon of phenomena and information association; futurobjectics (in three sections); mysterious island*, or Temporary Monument, (1998/2010) originally created during his residency there in 1998. The completed work can be seen in Never The Same River (Possible Futures, Probable Pasts), curated by Simon Starling.
Jordan Baseman Super-Whip 2010 (video still)
Baseman’s work Nasty Piece of Stuff will be screened at Los Angeles Animation Festival International, which runs from 3-7 December 2010.
Jordan Baseman Nasty Piece of Stuff, 2009 (video still)
Richard Grayson The Golden Space City of God, 2009 (video still), solo show at the Kunstmusem des Kantons Thurgau, Switzerland until April 30 2011
Richard Grayson launch event for Banki Torunia/The Banks of Torun, works made during a residency at the Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Torun, Poland, takes place on 6 November 2010.
Richard Grayson The Banks of Torun 2010 (detail) (watercolour)
Graham Fagen‘s For St Agnes is a public artwork installed at the 4 entrances to St Agnes Park, St Pauls, Bristol. It can be seen from 13 November 2010. A free artist talk and book launch will be held at, 5pm, 13 November, at The Unitarian Chapel, Brunswick Square, Bristol.
Alison Turnbull will be showing Botanic Garden in Seeing in Colour, a British Council Collection exhibition of prints on tour through Armenia, the Ukraine, Georgia and Azerbaijan throughout September – December 2010.
Alison Turnbull, Botanic Garden, 2005 (Archival pigment print)
Alison Turnbull is taking part in Parallel Remix curated by Yuko Shiraishi at the Leonard Hutton Galleries in New York from 15 October – 20 November 2010. A fully illustrated publication is available to accompany the exhibition.
Turnbull will also be Artist in Residence at the Entomology Department of the Natural History Museum London during October and November 2010.
Butterflies from the Galápagos Islands in the Natural History Museum’s collection
Lindsay Seers is showing It has to be this way² at the Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre. Co-commissioned by the National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, It has to be this way² marks the continuation of Seers’ filmic, photographic, and psycho-geographic search for her missing stepsister and will run from 9 October to 11 December 2010.
Seers is showing It has to be that way 1.5 at aspex, Portsmouth from 23 October 2010 to 2 January 2011.
Lindsay Seers It has to be that way 1.5 (installation view)
It has to be this way¹ by Lindsay Seers is travelling to the Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center as part of the exhibition EFTERBILLEDER [Persistence of Vision], in association with FACT, Liverpool, where it was first shown in June 2010 under the title Persistence of Vision. The exhibition will continue until 30 January 2011.
Seers will be undertaking a residency in Tasmania in December as part of an annually commissioned visual art exhibition for 2011. The exhibition, entitled Dis-covery, will feature artwork exploring issues associated with three themes: island life, artistic romanticism and romantic ideas of islands and island culture. Eleven artist have been invited to participate.
Imogen Stidworthy The Work exhibition at Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck from 26 November 2010 to 10 January 2011.
Imogen Stidworthy’s new installation The Work v.02, and By Ours. 53° 27′ 46.67″ N, 2° 59′ 10.35″ W will be shown at Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck in the exhibition The Work from 26 November 2010 to 10 January 2011.
From 5-10 December By Ours. 53° 27′ 46.67″ N, 2° 59′ 10.35″ W will also be shown at Wadi Hilweh Information Centre, Silwan, East Jerusalem.
Stidworthy’s film Barrabackslarrabang (2009-10) has been selected for this year’s Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid which commences at Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo and the Châtelet Theatre, Paris from 26 November to 4 December 2010.
Imogen Stidworthy Barrabackslarrabang 2009 (video still) showing as part of Recontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid 2010-2011.
Jennet Thomas‘ project SCHOOL OF CHANGE a sci-fi musical dystopian experimental film of feature length proportions, has been selected for a FLAMIN Productions development award.
Jennet Thomas SCHOOL OF CHANGE 2010 – in progress (video still)
Continuing Exhibitions & Last Chance to See
The following exhibitions and events were featured in the September & October News page but will continue into November and December 2010:
Imogen Stidworthy is showing a new work Latitude: 53¾ 27′ 46.67″ N, Longitude: 2¾ 59′ 10.35″ W, 23rd August 2010 at the Liverpool Biennial, SQUAT, Phase 5 Building, 39 Seel Street, Liverpool 17 September – 27 November 2010.
Imogen Stidworthy Latitude: 53° 27′ 46.67″ N, Longitude: 2° 59′ 10.35″ W (digital print showing 3D laser scan of demolition site, Bootle, Liverpool, August 23rd 2010)
Willie Doherty is showing a new video installation titled SEGURA at Manifesta 8 which is taking place in Murcia, Spain from 9 October 2010-9 Jan 2011. Manifesta 8 is curated by an artistic team made up of three groups of curators, composed of Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (Egypt), Chamber of Public Secrets (Scandinavian countries, Italy, The U.K and Lebanon) and tranzit.org (Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia).
Willie Doherty SEGURA 2010 (video stills)
Lindsay Seers The Truth Was Always There 2006/10 (video installation view)
Nathaniel Mellors is showing Ourhouse at the British Art Show 7 – In The Days of the Comet at Nottingham Contemporary from 23 October 2010 – 9 January 2011. The exhibition will then tour to London, Glasgow and Plymouth throughout 2011.
Mellors is also showing The Seven Ages of Britain Teaser in the group show More Pricks Than Kicks at David Roberts Art Foundation, London from 13 October – 18 December 2010
Nathaniel Mellors Seven Ages of Britain Teaser, 2010 (video still)
Roy Voss Hollow Couple (working drawing) 2010
The British Council have announced that Mike Nelson has been selected to represent Britain at the 54th Venice Biennale. He will present a solo exhibition in the British Pavilion, which will run from June–November 2011.
Please send all press queries to communications[at]matts gallery.org
Matt’s Gallery have now welcomed our second Stanley Picker Intern of 2010. Sophie Cundale will be working at the gallery for six months. Sophie is an artist who rides a bike and likes boxing. She previously worked at Artangel and is a recent graduate from Central Saint Martins.