REVOLVER II Part 1, a curatorial collaboration by Michael Newman and Robin Klassnik featuring Deirdre O’Dwyer, Lizzie Hughes, Danh Võ, Lucia Nogueira, 10 September–14 December 2014
REVOLVER II comprises a fast-paced three-part series of group exhibitions to investigate the manifestation of knowledge in relation to artists who work with or reference text and publishing. All selected works over the series of the three parts combine to create a dialogue exploring the conditions in which a concept or object can manifest as knowledge within the human mind and what constitutes as uncertainty or ‘unknowing’.
Artists participating in REVOLVER II are Jaki Irvine, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Danh Vo, Deirdre O’Dwyer, Bronwen Buckeridge, Patrick Goddard, and Lizzie Hughes. The three sections will be tied together with four site-specific interventions running from September–December from Peter Liversidge, Craig Barnes, James Coleman and Lucia Nogueira.
REVOLVER II Part 2, a curatorial collaboration by Michael Newman and Robin Klassnik featuring Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Bronwen Buckeridge, Lucia Nogueira, 15 October – 9 November 2014
X Marks the Bökship has partnered with Matt’s Gallery specially for REVOLVER II to open a small bookshop and project space in the gallery foyer. This live space will host a series of performances, reading groups and discussions on the themes of the exhibition, all free to attend.
UNSEEN at the De Pont Museum, Tilburg provides a critical overview of Willie Doherty’s photographs and videos made on the streets of his native city of Derry in Northern Ireland and its surrounding hinterland. The title of the exhibition refers to Doherty’s self-conscious method of using the camera in a context where it was imperative for him to avoid undue attention and to minimize the risk of being mistaken for a photojournalist or a tourist.
UNSEEN was first exhibited at City Factory Gallery in Derry from September 2013 – January 2014, curated by Matt’s Gallery, London and The Nerve Centre, Derry.
MIRRORCITY is a group exhibition featuring Lindsay Seers, Tai Shani, Tim Etchells, Susan Hiller, Hannah Sawtell, Aura Satz and John Stezaker amongst others. The show includes recent work and new commissions that explore the challenges, conditions and consequences of living in a digital age. Lindsay Seers will present large scale installation Nowhere Less Now4, a reworking of of the original work commissioned and produced by Artangel with the Sharjah Art Foundation and MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), Hobart, Australia.
Graham Fagen and Graham Eatough, In Camera, at Le Cartel, Marseille, France, 30 August – 21 December, 2014
As part of the 2014 Cartel line-up, Sextant et plus welcomes Graham Fagen and theatre director Graham Eatough (Suspect Culture) who have taken over the Panorama exhibition space to present their new installation work, In Camera, as part of a hybrid exhibition concept, confusing live and deferred action. For In Camera, the two artists draw their inspiration from theatre and literature classics, such as Anouilh’s La Belle Vie and Sartre’s Huis Clos. Props, symbols, and performative objects become the epicenter of a crisis and bring existing tensions between the characters to the surface.
Graham Fagen, Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, until 25 January 2014
As part of Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art from Scotland, Graham Fagen is exhibiting Peek-A-Jobby, first commissioned by Matt’s Gallery in 1998, at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The exhibition runs until January 2015. Fagen is also showing work Nothank as part of group exhibition Urban/Suburban which explores architecture and the built environment in recent Scottish art, at the City Art Centre, Edinburgh.
Curated by Nicholas Bourriaud and held at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, The Great Acceleration includes new work by Nathaniel Mellors. Features a character Mellors first created for his film The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview (2012-13), video work Neanderthal Container is accompanied by a set of large-scale photographic prints and Neanderthal Container (Animatronic Prelapse) – a two-headed animatronic sculpture which moves and talks.
The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview (2012-13) is currently being shown at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios in Dublin until 1 November 2014.
INSIDE is a group exhibition that will explore a passage to the interior of the self though immersive installation by a range of artists including Mike Nelson, Ryan Gander, Bruce Nauman and Christian Boltanski amongst others.
Mike Nelson has been invited to exhibit new work at Kunsthalle Münster, in what will be his first institutional solo exhibition in Germany. Nelson is planning a site-specific installation influenced by the history of Münster and it’s former industrial inner harbour, along with the architecture and collection of the Kunsthalle. As part of his research and the project realisation Mike Nelson will live and work in Münster for a month.
A micro survey of contemporary sculpture that takes inspiration from the collection of the 19th century anthropological archaeologist Lieutenant General Augustus Henry Pitt-Rivers (1827 – 1900). Refuting Pitt-Rivers belief in social Darwinism, the exhibition celebrates something of the reverse.
Mike Nelson selects from the V-A-C collection: again, more things (a table ruin), Whitechapel Gallery, until 30 November 2014
First in the series of four displays, Mike Nelson has been invited to select works from the V-A-C collection to be exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery.
Reflecting elements of Mike Nelson‘s practice, the exhibition is suggestive of an artist’s studio with a rough wooden floor and mass of modelled figures, including works by Constantin Brancusi, Pawel Althamer and Anatoly Osmolovsky amongst others.
The display highlights the V-A-C collection, Moscow, as part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s programme of opening up rarely seen collections from around the world.
For the 31st Sao Paulo Biennial a number of projects look through the history of experimental education to see how we might re-evaluate its potential today. Within this framework, Imogen Stidworthy worked with the legacy of Fernand Deligny in Monoblet, France to create a new video installation with ambisonic sound Balayer – A Map of Sweeping / Varrendo – A Map of Sweeping.
Imogen Stidworthy is presenting a reconfiguration of her installation Speaking in the Voices of Different Gods (2012) for this four-person show at AKINCI, Amsterdam.
Imogen Stidworthy is part of Hayward Touring Curatorial Open exhibition curated by artist Sam Belinfante. Listening, an international group exhibition, will interrogate the act of listening in contemporary art. After Baltic 39, the exhibition will tour to The Bluecoat, Liverpool, Site and Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, Sheffield, and Norwich University of the Arts Gallery.
Paul Rooney and Emma Florence Bausor, The Seven Heads of Gog Magog, University of Cambridge Musuems, presented online from 20th October to 21st December 2014
Paul Rooney, Shed at TOAST, Manchester, opening 16 October 2014
Jordan Baseman has been shortlisted for the MAC International prize 2014, for video work July the Twelfth 1984 2003/2014. July the Twelfth formed part of Baseman’s first show don’t stop ’til you get enough at Matt’s Gallery in 2005, and has since been entirely re-made for solo show Nobody Likes Us But We Don’t Care at Kunstverein Freiburg, 2014. MAC International is the largest art prize in Ireland and one of the few major prizes in the UK. The winner of the £20k prize will be announced on 30 October at the MAC.
Jordan Baseman, awarded residency at The City of Lincoln and University of Lincoln, beginning April 2015
The City of Lincoln and University of Lincoln have selected Jordan Baseman to be the first of the City’s Artist in Residence, made possible through seed funding from the Magna Carta 800 Trust. Jordan will subsequently undertake a residency at Lincoln Law School within the College of Social Science, to explore how individual liberty and human rights infuse belief systems.
Anne Bean and Richard Wilson, special event as part of The Mechanical Garden and Other Long Encores, Dilston Grove, 18 October 2014
Anne Bean and Richard Wilson will be presenting a performance that ignites their work using touch-paper originally owned by Stephen Cripps, as part of a special event on Saturday 18 October, 4-8pm.
The Mechanical Garden and Other Long Encores is a Woodmill production, conceived by Naomi Pearce and takes a speculative diagram drawn by the late artist Stephen Cripps as its starting point.
The exhibition remains open until 26 October 2014, Friday – Sunday from 11am – 5pm and by appointment.
Anne Bean and Richard Wilson, performance as part of ALAG: A Live Art Gala to celebrate Live Art Development Agency’s 15th Anniversary, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London, 2 October 2014
Anne Bean and Richard Wilson present a performance The place where the skin meets the air as part of a fundraiser to celebrate the Live Art Development Agency’s 15th Anniversary and support its artistic programmes. Other artists taking part include Ansuman Biswas, George Chakravarthi, Marcia Farquhar, French & Mottershead, Susannah Hewlett, Stacy Makishi, Ursula Martinez, Lucy McCormick, Harold Offeh, Joshua Sofaer, The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein & Martin O’Brien and more.
On 27 October Decāde will take place at Scout Hut, Jamaica Road in London. Organised by Anne Bean, Decāde will be an experiment to extract the trace of a long-time held memory shared by the only witnesses of an undocumented event. Exactly ten years ago, Oct 27th 2004, in the same location, at the same time, a solo work of Anne Bean Yearnings was witnessed only by the artists Lucy Cash, Holly Darton, Meg Mosely, Miyako Narita and Lucille Power. These same six artists now re-gather to dig out and glue together some fragments. For further info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org