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.
Graham Fagen selected to represent Scotland at 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2015
We are delighted that Graham Fagen will represent Scotland at the Venice Biennale next year. He will present a solo presentation curated by Lucy Byatt, Director of Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath, and Trustee of Matt’s Gallery. The Biennale runs 9 May – 22 November 2015. Read the full press release here.
Graham Fagen will be participating in a number of exhibitions in Scotland this spring including the 188th RSA Annual Exhibition at The Royal Scottish Academy, which this year, titled ‘Focus on Film’, is a survey of Scottish art involving the moving image. Fagen will also be exhibiting at The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries and Maclaurin Gallery, Ayr during May as part of Generation: 25 years of contemporary art from Scotland‘s South By South West (SXSW) partnership.
Fagen will be exhibiting Peek-A-Jobby, first commissioned by Matt’s Gallery in 1998, at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, which opens on 28 June 2013 and is also part of Generation: 25 years of contemporary art from Scotland.
Nobody Likes Us But We Don’t Care is a solo exhibition by Jordan Baseman, which includes the installation Deadness originally commissioned by Matt’s Gallery in 2013. Kunstverein are also exhibiting a selection of video works including Nobody Likes Us But We Don’t Care (2014), The Last Walk (2011) and Perfume Disco Coma (2008/14), along side a new series of photographic works.
David Osbaldeston has produced a new installation for Collective, including sculpture, animation and 3D prints. The installation presents an insight into the divide between language and its visual representation, offering a dryly-humorous take on the ultimately immeasurable status of the art-work and how it might be read or understood.
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.
Mike Nelson has been invited by Mathieu Briand to participate in ET IN LIBERTALIA EGO, a residency project initiated by Briand in 2008 on a tiny island in Madagascar, located in the Mozambique Channel. The project is based on the idea of the pirate’s utopia, Libertalia, described by Captain Charles Johnson in his book A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pyrates (1724). Its origins are an ambiguous mix of fiction and reality and some people suggested that “Charles Johnson” was actually Daniel Defoe. Since 2008, Mathieu Briand has invited artists including Thomas Hirschhorn, Pierre Huyghe, Gabriel Kuri, and The Chapusiat Brothers, to make this ambiguity a “reality”.
The project is supported by La Maison Rouge, where a version of the project will be presented in February 2015.
Stigter Van Doesburg presents New_Cave_Art_Now, the first solo exhibition of Nathaniel Mellors at the gallery. Included in the exhibition is his latest film The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview and related resin sculptures and photograms.
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.
From 13 April to 12 June 12, 2014 The View will show the video works Ourhouse Episodes 1 & 2 by Nathaniel Mellors. Discourses on truth, art and language are guided in this absurd TV Show video narrative about an exceptional family in an English country house.
A two-person exhibition at PKM Gallery, Temporary Exhibition Space by Nathaniel Mellors and Tala Madani. For both of them their first time exhibiting in Korea, this exhibition displays recent video and sculptural works by Mellors and painting by Madani.
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.
Featuring the work of 23 artists who have worked at Wysing in different ways over the last 25 years, Hey, I’m Mr Poetic is a playful take on what artists do and make and what histories and stories can be told institutionally and artistically. Jordan Baseman will be showing Skin Colored Chairs (2013) alongside others works by Jesse Wine, Ed Atkins, Michael Dean, Emma Hart and Juneau Projects, amongst others.
Imogen Stidworthy, The Vigilant Eye, The Bluecoat, Liverpool until 15 June, 2014 – Artist talk 27 April, 2014 at 7.30pm
Imogen Stidworthy, TORQUE, Foundation for Arts and Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool. 30 April, 2014
This group exhibition, curated by Ricards Denzer, is sited in the former home of the poet W H Auden. The exhibition includes Imogen Stidworthy’s print Topography of a Voice, 2008-09.
Avis Newman presents the installation of a new 3-part canvas work at Mummery + Schnelle, Iniquitous Symmetries, alongside a sole exhibition by Louise Hopkins. Newman’s new installation relates to a number of the her longstanding preoccupations with boundary, edge and framing the limits of the unframed.
A Jerwood Encounters exhibition curated by Sarah Williams, which aims to respond to recent developments and concerns amongst artists who are exploring sculpture and screen-based practices in new forms and materialities, in relation to language, technology, image dissemination, sentimentality and anxiety. A series of reconfigured works by artists including Cecile B. Evans, Nicholas Brooks and Nicole Morris will be shown alongside new works by Oliver Laric and Benedict Drew.
Showcasing modern and contemporary art by a selection of female artists, For the Record explores notions based around tradition, documentation and recording across a wide range of media. Two works by Lindsay Seers are being shown as part of group exhibition.
You can also currently watch Lindsay Seers’ Film London Jarman Award winning works from 2010 here on BFI Player, including works Serios/Seers, The Necromancers, The Paramnesiac and The Projectionist.
Imogen Stidworthy, An Introduction to BLISS for Two Voices with Chorus, Tate Liverpool, Friday 2 May, 2014
A new live performance commissioned for the Liverpool Biennial 2014‘s programme Thinking City.
Anne Bean, Sculpture-Performance: Acme Artists Now, High House Production Park, Purfleet, one-night event 17 May, 2014
Sculpture-Performance: Acme Artists Now is a series of events exploring the interface between performance and sculpture, presenting new work from 10 artists who were active at the Acme Gallery in the 70’s and have been influenced and inspired by the pyrotechnic sculptor Stephen Cripps.
Anne Bean will be presenting A-artist: 15 kilometers of musings on Saturday 17 May, along with work from Brian Catling, Steve Beresford and Chana Dubinski.
Jennet Thomas, Reactor Halls E11: The Dark Horse Moving Picture Show, Nottingham, one-night event 24 May, 2014
Intending to explore the ‘live’ situation, Reactor Halls is an experimental programme of events that invite guest curators to take over the Halls in Nottingham.
The Dark Horse Moving Picture Show is a film, live performance and music event by artists Jennet Thomas, Paul Tarragó and Leo Chadburn (aka Simon Bookish). A kind of experimental variety show, the event will be a rich and strange cocktail of aesthetic pleasures and unusual ideas, including a Mystery Event.
Richard Grayson, Nothing Can Stop Us Now, Dilston Grove, London, 23 May – 15 June, 2014. Private view: 24 May, 2014
For the first in a new series of partnerships between Matt’s Gallery and Dilston Grove, Richard Grayson presents a multi-screen sound and video installation.
The exhibition starts with the song ‘Stalin wasn’t Stallin’ covered by Robert Wyatt on his album Nothing Can Stop Us Now, a record that became an exemplar of politically engaged independent music, and seeks to explore ways that opposition to dominant beliefs have and continue to be expressed, through gatherings and group action but are now mediated and expressed through electronic and digital media.
Hayley Newman, screening of The Gluts Go To Copenhagen and live set at Modern Art Oxford, 25 May, 2014
Hayley Newman’s girl band The Gluts (with Gina Birch and Kaffe Matthews) scren their latest film The Gluts Go To Copenhagen and play a special live set at Modern Art Oxford on 25 May. Formed in 2009, The Gluts are an environmentally crusading girl band. They took their DIY eco-electro/absurdo- feminist musical ‘Café Carbon’ to Copenhagen for the COP 15 Climate Summit in 2009, where they joined other concerned citizens urging governments around the world to act on climate change.
For this group exhibition at the Latvian National Arts Museum, Hayley Newman will present a selection of rubbings from her work Histoire Economique (2013/14) and a chapter from her book Common in this group show, featuring more than 40 artists, which will investigate patterns of social, scientific, and technological transformations.
Alison Turnbull is included in All the Libraries in London, a project curated by Ruth Beale and Simon Elvins. Intended to create a survey of all the publicly-accessible libraries in London, individual libraries are illustrated by original responses and mementoes submitted to the website.
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.