Mike Nelson, I, Imposter, 2011. Installation view at the British Pavilion, Venice. Photograph by Cristiano Corte. On show at la Biennale di Venezia until 27 November 2011.
Imogen Stidworthy, (.) Installation view at Matt’s Gallery, 2011. Exhibition runs until 17 July 2011.
Current Exhibition at Matt’s Gallery
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.
Artists’ exhibitions, projects, awards and events
Mike Nelson: British Pavilion, 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, until 27 November 2011
The British Pavilion, Venice. Photograph by John Riddy.
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. This significant new work launches alongside the rest of the Biennale, and is accompanied by a major new publication.
Nathaniel Mellors, ILLUMInations, 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, until November 2011
Nathaniel Mellors, Venus of Truson (prehistoric, photogrammic originals), 2011. Unique photogram.
Curated by Bice Curiger, this exhibition 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 & 2 (including a new 10 minute dream sequence, filmed at Villa Pisani in Veneto), the animatronic sculpture Hippy Dialectics(Ourhouse), 2010 and a new series of photograms – Venus Of Truson (Preshistoric, Photogrammic Originals), 2011.
Nathaniel Mellors, Giantbum , 2008. Video still.
Intersection: Intimacy and Spectacle, part of the Prague Quadrennial, will transform Prague, introducing to the city centre an ephemeral artistic dwelling composed of thirty boxes. These boxes will be inhabited for the duration of the Quadrennial by performative projects realized by artists and designers from around the world. Nathaniel Mellors will show his video and sculptural installation, Giantbum, 2008.
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.
Nathaniel Mellors, Ourhouse episode 1, ‘Games’, 2010-11. HD video still.
This group exhibition explores the processes of bringing an exhibition into being, making art-production practices visible over an extended period. Mellors will be developing, writing, and rehearsing material towards a new episode of his Ourhouse series.
Lindsay Seers, Royal Orb, 2011. Installation view.
Lindsay Seers’ new work, Royal Orb, is part of this touring group exhibition, curated by Dr Colin Langridge.
Lindsay Seers, model of installation, 2011.
Lindsay Seers is being commissioned to make new work for LIAF, Norway’s only international art festival. This year the festival is being produced by curator Ida Lykken Ghosh.
Lindsay Seers, It has to be this way2, 2010. Installation view.
It has to be this way2 explores the complexities and uncertainties of history and memory. It was originally commissioned by Mead Gallery, University of Warwick and National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst).
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.
A Midsummer Night’s Dram, a launch event for the double DVD set, TAPS and PAST: Improvisations with Paul Burwell , Cafe Oto, 21 June 2011, 7.30pm
A launch event for the double DVD TAPS and PAST: Improvisations with Paul Burwell, realised by Anne Bean, Robin Klassnik and Richard Wilson, and published by Matt’s Gallery. The event will feature live performances and film screenings. Tickets for the event are £6 or £5 for concessions (click the link above for booking). The DVD launch price is £7.50.
Alison Turnbull, Observatory, 2010.
Alison Turnbull is currently undertaking a residency at Cove Park, Scotland. During this time she will develop new drawings working towards two major exhibitions in Scotland in 2012 (a group exhibition at the Fruitmarket Gallery and a solo exhibition at the Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh).
Melanie Jackson: Giving Soul, Contemporary Art at WOMAD, 29 July – 31st August
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.
David Osbaldeston, installation view of works at Bury Art Gallery.
Part of the Text Festival, this exhibition sets out to examine what artists working in different artforms bring to the sentence as the unit of composition and what poetry and visual art offer each other in the development of language in art.
Jo Bruton, Cosmic Candy, 2010.
Jo Bruton is showing new work in this touring exhibition which draws together eight artists using and abusing recognised practices in painting.
Graham Fagen: Scottish Summer Exhibition, The Flemming Collection, London, 10 June – 3 September 2011
Graham Fagen, West Coast Looking West (Atlantic), 2006. Giclee print.
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.
Jordan Baseman, 1973, production still.
Jordan Baseman is currently artist in residence at St John’s College, Oxford, for ten weeks. During this time he will be developing new 16mm film work and texts for a new book to be published by Matt’s Gallery later this year.
Ben Rivers, Slow Action, 2010. 16mm film still.
This screening is part of London Literature Festival and will be followed by a discussion with the film’s narrator, Mark von Schlegell, chaired by curator Gareth Evans. Slow Action was commissioned by Picture This and Animate Projects in association with Matt’s Gallery, and was exhibited at Matt’s Gallery earlier this year.
Poshya Kakal, Knitting iron. Video still.
Part of the Birmingham European Festival, this event will feature a performance by Anne Bean and Poshya Kakal, who have been working together for several years. This event will feature a screening of Knitting iron, a film made by Kakal at an Iraqi women’s prison, which Anne Bean will interact with.
Photograph by Hugo Glendinning.
Six artists will work 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 will start the process on 11th/12th June, followed by William Cobbing, David Cotterrell, Carl Von Weiler, Rachel Lowe and Bronwen Buckeridge until 17th July.
This solo exhibition features a sound work centring on Liverpudlian folklore and the legend of a man named William McKenzie.
Jennet Thomas, Echo vs. Gown, 2011.
Jennet Thomas presents a new Live work Echo vs. Gown for Radar’s two days of discussion and new commissions that begin a dialogue about the intersection between performance and visual practice.
Matt’s Gallery news
Matt’s Gallery are pleased and delighted to welcome Judith Carlton as General Manager, a new full time position at the gallery. Prior to joining the gallery Judith managed Cubitt Gallery, and has held roles at The Serpentine Gallery and the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Gallery Manager, Exhibitions, Hannah Liley, who has now left Matt’s Gallery.