Matt’s Gallery Current Exhibitions
A cycle of eight large-scale photographic works shown for the first time continuing Crisp’s exploration of what, in phenomenological terms, a photograph is – What is it capable of? The historic house at Stourhead is employed by Crisp as a formal device to reflect upon the colliding imperatives of heritage, leisure and history at a site of national cultural significance.
Thomas’ second exhibition at Matt’s Gallery is a performative installation incorporating a new experimental, musical science fiction film made with composer Leo Chadburn (aka Simon Bookish). SCHOOL OF CHANGE is based in a distorted reality that satirically reflects our own; where changes, social, technological – even mutations in the workings of reason itself – are threatening the viability of humanity.
Willie Doherty, Susan Hiller, Jimmie Durham, dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany until 16 September 2012
Willie Doherty, Susan Hiller and Jimmie Durham are all participating in the major international survey exhibition dOCUMENTA (13). The exhibition is curated by Carolyn Cristov-Bakargiev.
Disturbance surveys Willie Doherty’s works from the mid 1980s to today. The exhibition includes the recent video, Ancient Ground, shot earlier in 2011 on the peat bogs of County Donegal. The exhibition is presented in association with Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.
This new film installation captures a pair of actresses dressed as men on the stages of Margate’s two great entertainment venues, the Theatre Royal and the Winter Gardens. The actresses’ doubled identities connect to Seers’ fascination with her great-great uncle’s condition Heterochomia, where different coloured eyes result from one twin subsuming the other in the womb. Entangled² sweeps visitors into a saucy seaside past where the boundaries between people blur. Commissioned and curated by Jacqui Davies, University for the Creative Arts (School of Fine Arts) and Turner Contemporary.
This group exhibition, curated by Tor Inge Kveum, is about the opportunity for action and insight which occurs when a group of artists meet together in a specific context. Lindsay Seers is showing her major video installation Monocular³, 2012.
Nathaniel Mellors recent exhibition, made for Matt’s Gallery, tours to Lyon. It includes the latest episode of Mellors’ absurdist video series Ourhouse Episode 3, The Cure of Folly and a new animatronic work, BAD COPY, developed from a double character played by Roger Sloman in The Cure of Folly .
Nathaniel Mellors will talk about comedy and its existing and possible intersections with art. This is the second of the two ‘Frieze Magazine at Wide Open School’ events. Tickets are available through the Hayward Gallery website, using the link above.
This group exhibition is curated by Yann Chateigné and includes work by Nathaniel Mellors alongside artists including Mike Kelley, Edward Keinholz, Raymond Pettibon and Tony Oursler. Mellors is showing a new work, In advance of the breakfast of mankind, inside a serial box, 2012, a sculpture with a series of photograms.
Tales of the City is an exhibition of artworks from the contemporary art collection of GoMA brought together under the broad theme of art and the urban environment. Artists include Joseph Beuys, Barbara Kruger, Corin Sworn, Thomas Demand and Graham Fagen.
Graham Fagen, THIS THIS MONSTER THIS THINGS, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, until 30 June 2012
Since 2010, Giorgio Sadotti has been assembling THIS THIS MONSTER THIS THINGS, an exquisite corpse made from objects produced by fifty-one artist friends and acquaintances, most of whom have had an impact on Sadotti’s identity as an artist. Graham Fagen has contributed in the form of providing the monster’s eyes.
A rebuild commissioned by the Samstag Museum of the 1996 collaboration by Richard Grayson and Steve Wigg. A paper weight souvenir of the Arc De Triumph is modelled at a hundred times the size out of wet clay and plywood. The clay cracks and reveals the structure below.
Richard Grayson, First International Kiev Biennale: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art. Arsenale 2012 Ukraine, until 31 July 2012
Curated by David Elliot. Includes Richard Grasyon’s work The Golden Space City of God, 2009. This was first shown at Matt’s Gallery in 2009 and was commissioned and produced by Art Pace, San Antonio and Matt’s Gallery.
Selected by Phyllida Barlow, SWITCH is the inaugural exhibition at BALTIC 39, a new hub for contemporary art. The exhibition features 13 UK artists and includes Roy Voss’ work Love in Another Country, 2012, a two-part sculpture.
Roy Voss, Paul Carter, Amikam Toren, The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 4 July – 14 September 2012
This exhibition showcases the most dynamic work being made in London in 2012. Thirty-five artists working in a variety of media have been chosen by a panel of international artists, curators and collectors. Roy Voss will be showing a new site-specific work, Whitechapel Fell .
Alison Turnbull, Susan Hiller and Richard Wilson, A drawing while waiting for an idea, Large Glass, London, until 31 August 2012
Alison Turnbull, Susan Hiller and Richard Wilson are all contributing to this group exhibition of drawings, prototypes and artists’ proofs. Other participating artists include Cornelia Parker, Richard Wentworth and Mat Collishaw.
M HKA will be presenting a major retrospective of the work of Jimmie Durham. Durham raises incisive questions about our existence and has had a substantial influence on several generations of artists, curators, theorists and art lovers all over the world. This exhibition will be the most comprehensive to date on his work and includes The Two Johns, shown at Matt’s Gallery in 1988 as part of the exhibition Pocahontas and the Little Carpenter in London.