Matt’s Gallery Offsite Exhibition
UNSEEN is a major exhibition of photographic and video works by Willie Doherty, curated by Matt’s Gallery, London and Nerve Centre, Derry. The exhibition will be a core part of Derry’s City of Culture celebrations and is accompanied by a significant publication with essays by Jean Fisher, Colm Tóibín and Susan McKay.
Nathaniel Mellors, The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview, Hammer Museum, LA, opens to the public 18 January 2014
As part of his year-long residency at the Hammer Museum, LA (beginning in July 2013), Nathaniel Mellors will be presenting a new film called The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview. The exhibition opens to the public in January 2014, with an official opening taking place on February 8th 2014.
Nathaniel Mellors will also be presenting work as a solo presentation with MONITOR at Art Los Angeles Contemporary, from 30th January to 2nd February, 2014.
The Power Plant will present the first solo exhibition in Toronto by Mike Nelson. Comprised of the large-scale installation Quiver of Arrows (2010) and new significant commissions; including the sculptural work Gang of Seven, produced in partnership with The Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, and a new photographic work Eighty Circles through Canada (The Last Possessions of an Orcadian Mountain Man), produced by the Contemporary Art Gallery in association with the Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff.
Jennet Thomas is showing work All Suffering SOON TO END as part of Assembly – a major survey of internationally acclaimed single-screen artists’ film and video. Including more than eighty artists, the list is drawn from thirty-six leading international film specialists who were invited to nominate outstanding recent works.
In 2011 and 2012, Scottish artists Graham Fagen, Corin Sworn and Dalziel + Scullion were each invited to spend time working at Timespan, creating new work in response to the unique environment and landscape of Helmsdale and Sutherland. Out of Place recontextualises three pieces of film and video work that were made by these artists, and asks how an artist makes work in a new environment, how that work is a response to the area it was made in, and how that work can then be shown elsewhere and after. The tour began in Skriduklaustur, East Iceland in November 2013, and finishes in Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist in January 2014.
Lindsay Seers’ ciritically acclaimed work Nowhere Less Now is restaged at Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, as part of the exhibition The Red Queen.
The first major exhibition of Imperial War Museum’s outstanding national contemporary art collection features work by some of the most significant artists exploring war and conflict today.
Willie Doherty, 1813. Siege, fire and reconstruction of San Sebastian, San Telmo Museum, Spain, until 6 January 2014
This group exhibition is the first in a series of shows entitled Peace Treaty. The exhibition comprises historical and contemporary works by artists including Goya, Hogarth, Dalí, and Duchamp, and includes a series of Willie Doherty’s early black and white photographs with text.
Anne Bean, GLAM! The Performance of Style, Music ¦Fashion ¦Art, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, until 2 February 2014
Anne Bean is showing a film about Moody and the Menstruators, as part of a group show about the phenomenon of Glam. The exhibition also includes work by Gilbert & George, Nan Goldin, Cindy Sheman and Richard Hamilton amongst others.
Hayley Newman, The World Turned Upside Down, Buster Keaton, Sculpture and the Absurd, Mead Gallery, Warwick, until 14 December 2013
Curated by Simon Faithfull and Ben Roberts, The World Turned Upside Down places the work of over twenty international artists working in film, sculpture, installation art and performance in direct relation to Buster Keaton’s films to track a lineage from the melancholic and at times anarchic comedy of Keaton to the dry wit of conceptual practice. Hayley Newman will be showing a selection of dishcloths from her work Domestique, 2013.
This solo exhibition presents a body of new and recent work, in which the possibilities of painting and the act of observation are as central as what is represented. A publication Alison Turnbull: Exercise Book with an essay by Briony Fer will accompany the exhibition.
Alison Turnbull, Universal Fragments: Conversations with Trevor Shearer, Large Glass, London, until 17 January 2014
Alison Turnbull will be showing new work as part of a group exhibition commemorating artist Trevor Shearer who died at the beginning of 2013.
Imogen Stidworthy, Tip of the Iceberg: Art from Up North, Contemporary Art Society, London, until 3 January 2014
This exhibition brings together a selection of artists from the Contemporary Art Society’s pioneering membership programme CAS North.
This group exhibition, curated by Ricarda Denzer, is sited in the former home of the poet W H Auden. The exhibition includes Imogen Stidworthy’s print work Topography of a Voice, 2008-9.
Video Room: Erkka Nissinen and Nathaniel Mellors, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, until 12 January 2014
This exhibition curated by Saskia van Kampen-Prein will feature Mellor’s Ourhouse Episode 3 alongside photographic works.
This major international group exhibition curated by Noam Segal will feature Nathaniel Mellors’ The Nest, 2011 from the Ourhouse series.
Graham Fagen, re:new Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, The McManus, Dundee, until Spring 2014
Graham Fagen’s hybrid tea rose sculpture Where the Heart Is, 2002 will be shown as part of an exhibition of recent acquisitions to the Dundee Art Galleries and Museums Collection.
Graham Fagen, LIVING WITH WAR: Artists on War and Conflict, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, until 9 March 2014
LIVING WITH WAR is an exhibition of work from Glasgow Museums’ art collections which illustrates how artists from places as far ranging as Berlin, Brazil, Glasgow, London, Los Angeles, the Middle East and South Korea respond to the effects and prevalence of war and conflict around the world. Graham Fagen will be showing two works, Shamrock and Lily.
You will also be able to find Hayley Newman’s novella Common in a pop up book store at De Appel Arts Centre from 28 January – 2 February 2014, as part of ongoing project Book Lovers, exploring artists novels.