Emma Hart, TO DO (detail), 2011. Emma’s first Matt’s Gallery exhibition runs from 28 September–20 November 2011.
Brian Catling: QUILL TWO, Matt’s Gallery at Dilston Grove, 30 September–2 October 2011, 3–8pm.
Jordan Baseman, The Dandy Doctrine (A delightful Illusion), 2009. Video still. Screening at Edinburgh Documentary Film Festival on 17 September 2011.
Matt’s Gallery Forthcoming Exhibition
Emma Hart, TO DO (detail), 2011
The next exhibition at Matt’s Gallery will be a new performance based installation by Emma Hart and her first solo exhibition at the gallery. Generously supported by FUJIFILM, Arts Council England, Outset Contemporary Art Fund, The Centre for Useless Splendour at the Kingston University London and The Shandy Collection.
Brian Catling: QUILL TWO, Matt’s Gallery at Dilston Grove, Southwark Park, London SE16 2DD, 30 September, 1 October and 2 October 2011, 3-8pm
A three-day manifestation. The original QUILL was made for an exhibition in the Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford. It was mounted above a long slender case containing instruments and paraphernalia for the act of writing, including a silver sheathed pen that closely resembles the metal scabbard that covers the bayonet at the end of QUILL. The main body of QUILL consists of a Lee Enfield 303 rifle. It has been modified into a tapering three-metre object that is impossible to use as a gun. QUILL TWO is different in almost every way, except two.
Emma Hart, Dice, 2009. Video still
Emma Hart’s video Dice will feature in this years Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival as part of the LUX/festival curated screening programme, in the Mobile Vintage Cinema. The exhibition is curated by Carol Maund.
Nathaniel Mellors, Ourhouse, 2010 – . Installation view at ICA, London. Photograph by Alexander Newton
Matt’s Gallery congratulates Nathaniel Mellors on winning the Cobra Art Prize. The judges commended Mellors for his, “completely idiosyncratic imagery and the powerful impact of his work on the audience. His inventive crossovers between visual art, music, theater and text fit perfectly in the spirit of multidisciplinary engagement of the Cobra artists.” An exhibition of Mellors’ work will open at the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen on 10 December.
Nathaniel Mellors, Ourhouse, episode 2, 2010-11. Video still
For this exhibition Nathaniel Mellors will be showing the latest episode of his Ourhouse series, ‘The Cure of Folly’. Alongside this he will be curating a group show with Chris Bloor which will include works by Brian Catling, Tala Madani, Mick Peters and Vito Acconci, amongst others.
Nathaniel Mellors, ILLUMInations, 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, until 27 November 2011
Nathaniel Mellors, Venus of Truson (prehistoric, photogrammic originals), 2011. Unique photogram
Curated by Bice Curiger, this exhibition in the Central Pavilion features 83 artists from around the world. Nathaniel Mellors is presenting Ourhouse Episodes 1 and 2, the animatronic sculpture Hippy Dialectics, 2010 and a new series of photograms – Venus Of Truson (Preshistoric, Photogrammic Originals), 2011.
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.
Imogen Stidworthy, (.) 2011. Still from 3D laser scan navigation
Matt’s Gallery is delighted to announce Imogen Stidworthy has been shortlisted for the Jarman Award, 2011. There will be a touring programme of screenings around the UK followed by the announcement of the winner on 4 October at the Whitechapel Art Gallery.
Imogen Stidworthy: I will talk with anyone who will talk with me, a City Gallery project at LCB Depot, Leicester, until 7 September 2011
Imogen Stidworthy, Barrabackslarrabang, 2009-10. Video still
This group exhibition includes Imogen Stidworthy’s Barrabackslarrabang.
This online exhibition includes Barrabackslarrabang, 7AM, I Hate, and Alex by Imogen Stidworthy and is curated by Jennifer Higgie.
Lindsay Seers, Monocular, 2011. Installation view
Lindsay Seers has been commissioned to make new work for LIAF, Norway’s only international art festival. This year the festival is produced by curator Ida Lykken Ghosh.
Last chance to see Lindsay Seers: The Trilogy (Extramission 2), Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, until 28 August 2011
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.
Mike Nelson and Hayley Newman: Government Art Collection: Selected by Cornelia Parker: Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain, Whitechapel Gallery, 16 September – 4 December 2011
This display of over 70 works offers an original and personal selection by artist Cornelia Parker on the Government Art Collection’s breadth and function. The exhibition will include works by Mike Nelson and Hayley Newman from the Matt’s Gallery Print Portfolio, E3 4RR and will later tour to Birmingham Museum and Ulster Museum. For more information on the print portfolio, click here.
Mike Nelson, Untitled (Shrine), 2009. Installation view
This major exhibition reflects upon the attacks of September 11, 2001, and the ways that they have altered how we see and experience the world in their wake. MoMA PS1 curator Peter Eleey brings together more than 70 works by 41 artists – many made prior to 9/11 – to explore the attacks’ enduring and far-reaching resonance. Mike Nelson is showing Untitled (Shrine), 2009 and Susan Hiller is showing a version of Monument, 1980-81.
Mike Nelson: British Pavilion, 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, until 27 November 2011
Mike Nelson, I, IMPOSTOR, 2011. Installation view at the British Pavilion, Venice. Photograph by Cristiano Corte
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. For this major new work, Nelson has elected to take as his starting point another of his own key works from the past decade, Magazin: Büyük Valide Han, originally built for the 8th International Istanbul Biennial in 2003. By relocating and re-working this earlier installation for Venice, Nelson has both created a link between the two former great mercantile centres of the east-west/west-east axes, and drawn upon his own histories with the cities and their respective biennials.
Mike Nelson, AMNESIAC SHRINE or Monumental Skulpture to publyck mourning, 2006. Installation view at the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle
Eroi (Heroes) is a group exhibition curated by Danilo Eccher and with contributions from Alessandro Rabottini. The exhibition explores the work of artists who carry out daring choices to the point of becoming the carriers of new social values through their own art. Mike Nelson is showing AMNESIAC SHRINE or Monumental Skulpture to publyck mourning.
Mike Nelson, Lemistry: A Celebration of the Work of Stanislaw Lem, (front cover detail) courtesy Comma Press, 2011.
Mike Nelson has contributed a text to Lemistry: A Celebration of the Work of Stanislaw Lem (Comma Press, 2011), an anthology of short stories and essays that celebrate and explore the legacy of Polish writer Stanislaw Lem. The book was edited by Ra Page and Magda Raczynska, and co-commissioned by the Polish Cultural Institute in London. Contributors include Stanislaw Lem, Brian Aldiss, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Professor Stephen Furber, and Ian Watson, amongst others. ISBN 978-1905583324. The book was launched in London at the British Library and will be launched in Manchester at MADLAB on 2 December 2011. Available to order online via this link.
Willie Doherty, Disturbance, 2011. Cibachrome print mounted on aluminium. 122 x 152 cm
Part of Dublin Contemporary, this major solo exhibition presents new video and photographic works by Willie Doherty alongside a selection of his earlier work.
Willie Doherty, At the Border V (Isolated Incident), 1995. Cibachrome print mounted on aluminium. 122 x 183 cm
This group exhibition includes three of Willie Doherty’s early photographic works: Disclosure 1 (Restricted Access), 1996; At the Border V (Isolated Incident), 1995; and Closed circuit, Belfast, 1989.
Graham Fagen, Susan Hiller, Mike Nelson, Lindsay Seers, Suzanne Treister, and Rachel Withers: Outrageous Fortune, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, until 27 August
Graham Fagan, The Three of Wands, Indian ink, gouache and paint marker, 420mm x 285mm, 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Slimvolume
Susan Hiller, Homage to Marcel Duchamp (study for), Digital photograph, 420mm x 285mm, 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Slimvolume
Mike Nelson, Between conspiratorial and comic, the cliched actuality of the paranoid apparition of the Black dog, Mixed media and collage on paper, 420mm x 285mm, 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Slimvolume
Lindsay Seers, Three of Swords (Jealousy), Archival inkjet print, 420mm x 285mm, 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Slimvolume
Suzanne Treister, The Hermit: Theodore Kaczynski/Unabomber, Inkjet print and watercolour on paper, 420mm x 285mm, 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Slimvolume
Rachel Withers, Seven of Cups (Hufeisen Seidlung), Ink and watercolor on paper, 420mm x 285mm, 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Slimvolume
Outrageous Fortune is a new Hayward Touring exhibition, curated by Andrew Hunt, director of Focal Point Gallery, showcasing contemporary artists’ interpretations of the classic Tarot de Marseille deck of cards. The exhibition will tour to Hexham, St Helier and Birmingham later this year.
Lucy Gunning, Climbing Around My Room, 1993. Video still
Lucy Gunning will be the next fellow at the Kenneth Armitage Foundation, London. The Foundation awards a two-year residency to a selected sculptor, during which the sculptor is able to live, work and exhibit at Armitage’s former West London studio residence.
Richard Grayson, exhibition mock-up, 2011
This solo exhibition uses texts from the writings of Ayn Rand (1905-1982) as its starting point. Rand was the author of the novels ‘Atlas Shrugged’ and ‘The Fountainhead’ and the founder of ‘Objectivism’ – a philosophy that holds that, “the purpose of one’s life is the pursuit of one’s own happiness or rational self-interest that the only social system consistent with this morality is full respect for individual rights, embodied in laissez faire capitalism, and that the role of art in human life is to transform man’s widest metaphysical ideas, by selective reproduction of reality, into a physical form – a work of art – that one can comprehend and to which he can respond emotionally.”
Richard Grayson, A History Of Reading, 1999. Single channel video projection
This is what I do, curated by Wes Hill, is an exhibition of contemporary video art demonstrating how the genre traverses the tropes of community television and video sharing websites such as YouTube. Richard Grayson is showing his 2009 video A History of Reading.
Richard Grayson: The Golden Space City of God, Southampton City Art Gallery, until 25 September 2011
Richard Grayson, The Golden Space City of God, 2009. Installation view at Matt’s Gallery
A large-scale video installation featuring a choral work performed by a 26-piece choir, The Golden Space City of God was commissioned by Matt’s Gallery and Artpace, San Antonio, in 2009, and purchased by Arts Council Collection in 2010.
Jordan Baseman: Dark Matters, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, 24 September 2011 – 15 January 2012
Jordan Baseman, Galaxy, 2010. 16mm film still
This exhibition will feature Jordan Baseman’s Galaxy, 2010, commissioned by Animate Projects.
Jordan Baseman, The Dandy Doctrine (A delightful Illusion), 2009. Video still
Jordan Baseman’s The Dandy Doctrine (A delightful Illusion) will be screened at the Edinburgh Documentary Film Festival.
Jordan Baseman, 1973, 2011. Production still
Jordan Baseman has been awarded a residency in at TokyoWonderSite from October- November 2011.
Alison Turnbull: If only you could see us now: the Robert Chipperfield Bequest, Southampton City Art Gallery, until 25 September 2011
Alison Turnbull, Moon-viewing platform, 2010. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 180 x 230 cm.
Alison Turnbull’s Moon-viewing Platform will be shown as part of this group exhibition, which celebrates Robert Chipperfield’s Bequest and the works acquired for Southampton over the last 100 years.
Fiona Crisp and Carl von Weiler: Unfinished Business, Wallington Hall, Northumbria, until 30th October 2011
Fiona Crisp, Aide Mémoire, 2011.
This year Wallington Hall celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of William Bell Scott, the 19th century poet, writer, artist and teacher, with an exciting new contemporary art exhibition entitled Unfinished Business. Fiona Crisp is showing a new work, Aide Mémoire, a double-sided postcard featuring images from parts of the hall which are unseen by the public. Carl von Weiler is showing Decoy 1, 2011, a bed floating in the lake in the hall’s grounds.
Graham Fagen, Baile An Or, 2011. HD video still
This exhibition is the result of a three-month residency undertaken by Fagen at Timespan. He will be showing a new HD video work, Balie An Or, alongside videos by community members he has been working with.
Graham Fagen, Clean Hands Pure Heart, 2006. Giclee print. 58.5 x 58.5 cm
Each year ArtPace invites nine international artists to conceive and create pivotal art projects. Graham Fagen will begin his residency there this autumn.
Graham Fagen, West Coast Looking West (Atlantic), 2006. Giclee print. 98.5 x 144 cm
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.
A solo presentation of Ben Rivers’ critically acclaimed Slow Action, a post-apocalyptic science fiction film that brings together four 16mm works which exist somewhere between documentary, ethnographic study and fiction. It was commissioned by Picture This and Animate Projects in association with Matt’s Gallery, London.
Paul Rooney, In the Distance the Dawn is Breaking 2004. Video still.
This group exhibition explores the theme ‘Song as a Force of Social Transformation’. Rooney is showing In the Distance the Dawn is Breaking, 2004, Light Go On and Around Between, both 2001.
Susan Hiller, Homage to Yves Klein: Levitation (Woman), 2011. C-type print 233.8 x 169.1 cm
This exhibition fro the 2011 Edinburgh Art Festival presents the work of nine artists whose work invites the viewer to make the leap between idea and object.
Susan Hiller: The Provisional Texture of Reality, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, until 8 September 2011
Susan Hiller Psi Girls, 1999. 5 screen video installation. Dimensions variable.
This solo exhibition is centred on Susan Hiller’s 5-channel installation Psi Girls, 1999, showed in Italy for the first time and installed specifically for the space of the Church of San Francesco.
Conceived by the French philosopher and essayist Gilles A. Tiberghien, this group exhibition gathers more than fifty pieces of art. The works exhibited, historical or recent, maps, photographs, videos, sculptures, installations, have for a common theme travels, exploration of spaces either remote or very close, displacement, walks, and discovery of the landscape.
Matt’s Gallery news
Zoë and Joseph’s Wedding
Zoë and her dad Robin with Best Man Ben Kidger (in background). Photograph by Kathryn Klassnik.
Huge congratulations to Zoë Klassnik and Joseph Gummett on their wedding at Rydal Mount, Cumbria on Saturday 20 August.
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