Offsite exhibition: Richard Grayson Nothing Can Stop Us Now at Dilston Grove, Southwark Park, London until 15 June, 2014
For the first in a new series of co-productions between Matt’s Gallery and Dilston Grove, Richard Grayson presents a multiscreen sound and video installation Nothing Can Stop Us Now. Featuring the song ‘Stalin wasn’t Stallin’’ covered by Robert Wyatt on his 1982 album Nothing Can Stop Us Now, a record that has become an exemplar of a strand of politically engaged independent music, in Grayson’s new installation the song has been arranged by composer Leo Chadburn and is performed by Chadburn, Bishi, Laura Moody, Tom Herbert and Sophie Ramsay. Read the full press here.
For the 31st Sao Paolo Biennial a number of projects will look through the history of experimental education to see how we might reevaluate its potential today. Within this framework, Imogen Stidworthy is working with the legacy of Fernand Deligny in Monoblet, France and alongside proposals from other participating artists will pose questions and models that will inform activities throughout the exhibition.
For the Toulouse International Art Festival 2014 Susan Hiller presents Channels, a vast audio-sculptural installation in which disembodied voices report on ‘near-death’ experiences, first commissioned by Matt’s Gallery in 2013.
Graham Fagen will be exhibiting Peek-A-Jobby, first commissioned by Matt’s Gallery in 1998, at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, opening on 28 June 2013. The exhibition is part of Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art from Scotland.
Fagen will present a solo exhibition Cabbages in an Orchard at the Macintosh Museum at Glasgow School of Art opening on 28 June, 2014. An alumnus of GSA alumnus, Fagen has been invited to research Charles Rennie Mackintosh through the GSA Archives & Collections Centre to create a solo exhibition of new work. Through the research project Fagen will examine the work of Mackintosh and his peer group, focusing particularly on concepts of form and place.
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 are shown alongside new works by Oliver Laric and Benedict Drew.
Obliteration Device, curated by David Burrows, is an exhibition of collaborations and solo works of art by Jakup Auce, Aline Bouvy, David Burrows, John Cussans, Benedict Drew, Ryan Jordan, Roberto N. Peyre, Simon O’Sullivan, Hannah Sawtell, and Tai Shani.
The inaugural exhibition, Top of the World, curated by Jan-Erik Lundstrom, at the Sami Artist Centre’s new premises includes work by Monica L. Edmondson, Roger Mullin, Joar Nango, Linda Persson, Outi Pieski and Lindsay Seers. Lindsay Seers presents a version of Monocular, first shown at the Lofoten International Art Festival, Norway in 2011 and exhibited at Quad, Derby last year.
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.
Melanie Jackson has worked with Mark Nesbitt, curator of the economic botany collection at Kew, on an illustrated essay exploring the botany, history and significance of the sea coconut seed in the present moment. Produced for Botanical Drift in the form of a zine with a pilgrim
badge of the ʻfesseʼ, Melanie Jackson will read from the publication and examine at the seed in the economic botany collection on Thursday 5 June.
Roy Voss, MISS, South Square Gallery, Bradford and Bronte Parsonage Museum, West Yorkshire, 7 June – 20 July, 2014. PV Friday 6 June
Anne Bean, Fem Fresh – Feminism, Age and Live Art, Queen Mary, University of London, Sunday 8 June, 2014 2-7pm
Queen Mary, University of London and the Live Art Development Agency present a day of intergenerational performance and dialogue featuring Fresh, an emerging artist performance platform and Art Tips For Girls, invited presentations on, about, and around feminism and age in Live Art. With performances by Liz Aggiss, Chloe Alfred, Feminist Women’s Institute, New Noveta, Hannah Stephens, Priya Saujani & Kate Spence, Emily Underwood-Lee, and Jess Williams, and presentations by Oreet Ashery, Anne Bean, Bobby Baker, Tania El Khoury, and Marcia Farquhar.
Alison Turnbull presents a new Drawing Table – Drawing Table VII – as part of a black and white display curated by Cornelia Parker for the RA Summer Exhibition. Drawing Table VII (2014) holds exclusively black and white drawings.
Maggs Counterculture presents Post-Surveillance Art, a series of new works by Suzanne Treister navigating the post-Snowden age which simultaneously critique and celebrate a new paradigm whilst anticipating future modalities.
Nathaniel Mellors, INTRUSION #1 NATHANIEL MELLORS: Ourhouse Episodes 1&2, The View, Switzerland, until 12 June, 2014
The View is showing 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.
Anne Bean, Sculpture-Performance: Acme Artists Now, High House Production Park, Purfleet, Saturday 14 June, 2014 2-6pm
Sculpture-Performance: Acme Artists Now is a series of events exploring the interface between Performance and Sculpture, drawing on the milieu around the Acme Gallery from 1976-1982. Anne Bean presents a performance Fleeting Remnants on 14 June, alongside performances from Julian Maynard- Smith, Bobby Baker, Geraldine Pilgrim and Aaron Williamson.
As part of FOAM, a peripatetic project by Mat Jenner, Benedict Drew is one of 100 artists to be commissioned to produce a one-off 12” record. The archive is currently presented at Project Number, where visitors can listen through the collection of records. The archive will be presented at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire on 30 August 2014.
The Voice and the Lens is a festival exploring the treasures of the human voice, conjured up for the eyes through film and performance. Over three days, the programme features works by 55 artists, musicians and film-makers, ranging from classics to recent and brand new works. For the festival finale, the Whitechapel Gallery hosts an afternoon of films and performances by 20 artists, including Imogen Stidworthy, Bruce McLean and Laure Prouvost.
Imogen Stidworthy, Viewing Voices: A symposium discussing the use of ‘the voice’ in Cinema, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Thursday 19 June, 2014
Viewing Voices will explore methods of address and their contribution to both positioning voice and ‘giving voice’ in relation to subject, maker and audience. The day begins at the Filmhouse cinema, Edinburgh with a screening programmed by curator Ruth Noack. Presentations continue at the Traverse Theatre with an artist’s talk from Imogen Stidworthy, a talk by art historian, writer and critic Dr. Susannah Thompson, and a live-research project by visual anthropologist Andrew Irving. The afternoon concludes with an open discussion.
Imogen’s installation Sacha (2011-12) is included in this group exhibition The Negligent Eye, curated by Jo Stockham. The work reflects on the politics of listening, combining different components that form an audio and visual environment. Sacha portrays the Belgian wiretap analyst Sacha van Loo, blind since birth and works for the police analysing voice recordings made during the surveillance of suspects.
Alison Turnbull, Colour on Paper curated by David Batchelor, Galeria Leme, São Paolo, opens 26 June, 2014
Alison Turnbull presents six drawings in this group exhibition curated by artist David Batchelor at Galeria Leme in Brazil, alongside works by Bridget Riley, Martin Boyce, Eva Rothschild and Wolfgang Tillmans.
Jordan Baseman will be showing two existing films Sunday Morning and Ask for It Ask for It at Quad in Derby, in June.
Jordan Baseman presents a new commission Little Boy in this group exhibition at CGP London, Sites of Collective Memory. Offering intimate portraits of witnesses to historic events that resonate with individual and shared remembrance, the exhibition comprises four new animated works alongside Jordan Baseman’s by Shona Illingworth, Roz Mortimer & Delaine Le Bas and Damian James Le Bas.
For this group exhibition at the Latvian National Arts Museum, Hayley Newman presents a selection of rubbings from her work Histoire Economique (2013/14) and a chapter from her book Common. FIELDS features more than 40 artists to investigate patterns of social, scientific, and technological transformations.