It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rose Finn-Kelcey and Alexis Hunter. Both artists will be sorely missed, but not forgotten. RK.
Rose Finn-Kelcey: 4 March 1945 – 13 February 2014
Rose Finn-Kelcey sadly passed away on 13 February 2014. She had two seminal shows at Matt’s Gallery, while the gallery was at Martello Street: Black and Blue, 1984, and Bureau de Change, 1988.
Rose Finn-Kelcey’s obituary written by Guy Brett can be read here.
Alexis Hunter passed away on 24 February 2014. In 1975 with Robin Klassnik, they co-ordinated Space Open Studios with the participation of two hundred artists who opened their Studios in London’s East End to the public for the first time. The experience of co-ordinating and working for nine months on the project was one of the reasons Robin opened up his own gallery, Matt’s Gallery, in 1979.
Alexis Hunter’s obituary written by Lynda Morris can be read here.
For his first solo commission at Matt’s Gallery, Benedict Drew presents a large-scale installation. The work scrutinises the effect and intent of mediated images, synthesised voice and the fractured narrative of instructional speech.
Benedict Drew and Susan Hiller, Worlds in Collision curated by Richard Grayson, Adelaide Festival, 28 February – 16 March, 2014
Benedict Drew and Susan Hiller are included in the 2014 Adelaide International Festival as part of the exhibition Worlds in Collision, curated by Richard Grayson. The exhibition looks at technological, political, psychological and psychedelic exploration, and the ways artists imagine alternatives to arrive at new understandings of potential and transformation. Benedict presents his installation The Persuaders (2012) and Susan presents Channels (2013).
During Adelaide Festival 2014, Benedict Drew, Susan Hiller and Suzanne Treister all take part in Artists’ Week, a three-day forum of lectures and presentations co-convened by Richard Grayson and Lars Bang Larson. Artists’ Week will bring together speakers from across the world to converse on visions of enlightenment, ways of imagining alternatives, art politics and subcultures, and considerations of technological and psychedelic thinking.
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 accompanies the exhibition and can be purchased here.
Alison Turnbull will be discussing her work with author Philip Hoare at De La Warr Pavilion on Saturday 15 February 2014. For more information on this event please visit here.
The Power Plant presents 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.
As part of his year-long residency at the Hammer Museum, LA (beginning in July 2013), Nathaniel Mellors is exhibiting a new film called The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview. The exhibition opened 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.
Art Concept presents Nathaniel Mellors’ first solo show in Paris. Articulated around the film The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview, the exhibition includes sculptures and photographic additions. The project is a collaboration with Gallery MONITOR (Rome), and is the first in a series of exchange projects between the two galleries.
Originally commissioned for Channel 4’s 3 Minute Wonders, Lindsay Seers is showing two works, Serios / Seers (pt. 1) and The Projectionist (pt. 4), 2010, on the Canary Wharf Screen as Part One of three programmes for Urban Visionaries.
Presented by Art on the Underground and Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), Urban Visionaries includes three programmes celebrating the films FLAMIN have commissioned from London-based artists over the past 13 years.
Lindsay is taking part in a symposium called Intimacy Unguarded: Autobiography, Biography and Memoir on 13 February 2014 (10:30-4:30pm) at Central Saint Martins, London. She is also giving a talk on 1 February 2014 (7-9pm) at Zabludowicz Collection as part of Master Class. For more information on both of these events please visit Lindsay’s website.
Jordan Baseman’s film Tokyo = Fukushima has been selected for the Oxford Film Festival, taking place in Mississippi, USA.
Jordan Baseman is also currently artist in residence at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska.
Great Loves and other works is the first London solo exhibition by Carolyn Thompson at Eagle Gallery, Farringdon. Thompson uses Penguin’s ‘Great Loves’ series and other novels as inspiration and material for the collection of new works.
David Osbaldeston, Annals of the Twenty-Ninth Century, Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge, 16 February – 30 March 2014
David Osbaldeston is showing new work in group show Annals of the Twenty-Ninth Century. The exhibition presents newly commissioned work by artists who worked at Wysing during 2013 as part of the artists’ residency programme including Anna Barham, James Beckett, Michael Dean, Gustav Metzger, and Charlotte Prodger amongst others.
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 Gluts – Gig and Premier of The Gluts go to Copenhagen, The Horse Hospital, London, 14 February 2014
Hayley Newman, Kaffe Matthews and Gina Birch will be performing as The Gluts on Friday 14 February, doors 7pm. More info on The Gluts can be found here.
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 is showing video work Remains, at Kerlin Gallery in Dublin, following his highly acclaimed exhibition UNSEEN in Derry, Northern Ireland.
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.
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.