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    • 21.04.21 - Hurvin Anderson in conversation with Michael Prokopow

      21.04.21 - Hurvin Anderson in conversation with Michael Prokopow

      Hurvin Anderson will be joined in converation with Michael Prokopow on Thursday 22 April at 6pm GMT (12pm CST)

       

      Cultural historian Michael Prokopow, who is preparing a monograph about Hurvin Anderson, joins the painter in a conversation that places Anderson’s current exhibition at The Arts Club in the context of his career. Along with recent landscapes, Anderson includes in this exhibition Flat Top, 2008, a classic painting from the barbershop series that brought him international attention. By bringing together these two series, Anderson contrasts interior and exterior Jamaican spaces, while defining a throughline across his oeuvre in terms of structure, abstraction, and perception. Prokopow will draw on his deep knowledge of the artist to bring forth these and other threads in Anderson’s thinking and making.

       

      To register, please click here

    • 09.04.21 - Hurvin Anderson: Anywhere but Nowhere

      09.04.21 - Hurvin Anderson: Anywhere but Nowhere

      The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago IL

      9 April - 7 August 2021

      ‘I have entered a new place, slightly unsure. Actually, through making paintings you engage with questions you are unsure about. My struggle with Jamaica: I don’t know it and I know it. I have this romantic vision of it and a lot of the painting is fighting that romance’
      — Hurvin Anderson

      The Arts Club of Chicago opens today with Anywhere but Nowhere, Hurvin Anderson’s first solo exhibition in Chicago. For more information please click here. 

      On 22 April at 7 PM (CEST) Hurvin Anderson will be joined in conversation with Michael Prokopow, the writer of his upcoming monograph, to discuss the relation and contrasts between his newest works and the Barbershop series – examining interior and exterior Jamaican spaces, Anderson will talk about defining a through line across his oeuvre in terms of structure, abstraction, and perception. To register please click here. 

    • 06.04.21 - Amy Sillman: After Metamorphoses - Video Screening and Live Q&A

      06.04.21 - Amy Sillman: After Metamorphoses - Video Screening and Live Q&A

      Amy Sillman, Rebecca Sears, lecturer in the Department of Classics in Arts & Sciences; and curator Meredith Malone will discuss Sillman’s animated video After Metamorphoses (2015–16), the artist’s response to the Roman poet Ovid’s mythic tale of transformation, desire, and power. Sillman’s five-minute video will be screened in advance of the Q&A and is available for viewing now.

       

      To join the ZOOM conversation and live Q&A on 10 April at 11 am (CDT) register here


    • 01.04.21 - John Gerrard at 13th Gwangju Biennale

      01.04.21 - John Gerrard at 13th Gwangju Biennale

      John Gerrard: Minds Rising Spirits Tuning
      13th Gwangju Biennale

       

      Gerrard’s latest piece, Corn Work (Corrib) (2020) is a simulation projected on a cube cast in polished mirror aluminum that features four Straw Boys, figures drawn from Celtic paganism. Still present in rural areas, these young men wear costumes made of straw and are said to visit brides in advance of weddings, recalling rituals in which anonymized human figures unleash celebratory and often ecstatic behaviors. Gerrard collaborated with contemporary dancers, aged sixteen to seventy, who “performed” and animated these figures in suits made from heirloom Irish grain types that correspond to the annual cycle: barley (spring), oat (summer), rye (autumn), and wheat (winter). Each dancer arrives and leaves in a formal exchange on seasonal solstices and equinoxes, echoing the production of flour through the circular motion of the mills as well as an early sun symbol, the solar cross. Through novel forms of technology like motion matching and neural networks, both time and space are captured as data, and a perpetual choreography is produced. In the backdrop, the landscape follows the temporal cycles of Galway, Ireland—where the work was initially presented as a site-specific commission—and the flow of the river Corrib against the rise and fall of daily and annual temperatures.

       

      For Gerrard, these figures originate from a time when a more equitable relationship between humans and the landscape was still intact. Their movements carry the melancholic legacy of exhausted ecologies across the globe and follow a choreographic logic with a keen capacity to “learn,” respond to, and transform a landscape. The artist has described their movements as “a lament, a slow circular solar performance informed by motions of denial, pain and suffering. This is a grieving work for a nonhuman world that perishes as human populations thrive and expand.”

    • 25.03.2021 - BBC2: Black Power. A History of Black British Resistance - 9 pm GMT

      25.03.2021 - BBC2: Black Power. A History of Black British Resistance - 9 pm GMT

      BLACK POWER: A BRITISH STORY OF RESISTANCE is a feature documentary packed with rare archive and first time interviews with the British activists of the 60's & 70's who paved the way for anti-racism movements today will air on BBC2, 25.03.2021 at 9 PM (GMT).  
       
      With powerful testimony from activists such as Zainab Abbas, Leila Hassan Howe, poet Linton Kwesi Johnson as well as archive clips of Darcus Howe, Altheia Jones-LeCointe and Frank Crichlow of the Mangrove restaurant. 
       
      ★★★★★ - Financial Times 
      Vivid and righteous, this is a worthy chronicle - Sunday Times
      Excellent - The Telegraph
      Powerful - Radio Times
      Striking - The Observer
       
      Directed by George Amponsah 
      Narrated by Daniel Kaluuya 
      Executive Producer: Steve McQueen
       
    • 25.03.2021 - Steve McQueen in Conversation with Clara Kim, Rizvana Bradley, and Shannon Jackson

      25.03.2021 - Steve McQueen in Conversation with Clara Kim, Rizvana Bradley, and Shannon Jackson

      Renowned filmmaker and video artist, Steve McQueen will speak about his interdisciplinary practice across the art world and in mainstream cinema, focusing on the social, psychological, and political traumas thematized in his work. 

       

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      Register here to join. 

       

      A+D Thursdays is a public lecture series embedded inside our Creative Gateway undergraduate course. The series exposes students and the public to a range of creative forms across the visual arts, performance, literature, film, and design. It introduces students and the community to our campus’s major museums, presenters, and academic departments, as well as to select Bay Area arts organizations and regional partners.

       

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    • 16.03.2021 - Michael Landy: 'Michael Landy's Welcome to Essex', Firstsite, Essex

      16.03.2021 - Michael Landy: 'Michael Landy's Welcome to Essex', Firstsite, Essex

      Michael Landy: Michael Landy's Welcome to Essex, Firstsite, Essex

       

      Firstsite will present a new body of work by Michael Landy that explores the recent history of his home county, Essex, and its contemporary portrayal in popular culture. The exhibition will unpack stereotypes of the county and question the influence of the media in conjunction with political agendas, in forming regional and national identities and often harmful stereotypes that deviate from on-the-ground reality.

       

      For Welcome to Essex Landy has created an archive entitled Essexism which will occupy several of Firstsite’s gallery spaces. The archive highlights the stereotyping of the county’s population, into figures such as ‘Essex Man’ and ‘Essex Girl’ and comprises of clips from TV shows and films, plus books, magazine articles, music and newspaper articles from the last 30 years. Landy will also look to the history of Essex, such as the Plotlanders, who in the early 20th-century went from London’s East End to self-build small houses on unwanted farm land in places such as Dunton, near Basildon. 

       

      Connecting this history to experienced reality, Landy has been exploring Essex on foot, taking a series of walks around the county with notable cultural figures from Essex. Conversations undertaken and locations visited will be represented in the show in a new commission on Firstsite’s 140-metre curved internal wall.

       

      Exhibition dates: 25 June - 5 September 2021

       

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    • 08.03.2021 - Hurvin Anderson: Monograph, Lund Humphries

      08.03.2021 - Hurvin Anderson: Monograph, Lund Humphries

      Hurvin Anderson: Monograph, Lund Humphries

       

      As part of the Contemporary Painters Series, Lund Humphries publish the first comprehensive overview of Hurvin Anderson, now available to pre-order. Drawing on interviews with the artist, Michael J. Prokopow offers a critical assessment of Hurvin Anderson’s painting practice to date alongside 100 colour illustrations. 

       

      The Lund Humphries Contemporary Painters Series offers comprehensive, accessible, authoritative and highly illustrated monographs on the world’s leading living painters. Its aim – to ‘take the pulse’ of contemporary painting.

       

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    • 05.03.2021 - Hurvin Anderson: School Prints 2021, The Hepworth Wakefield

      05.03.2021 - Hurvin Anderson: School Prints 2021, The Hepworth Wakefield

      Hurvin Anderson: School Prints 2021, The Hepworth Wakefield

       

      Hurvin Anderson is one of six artists to create a limited edition print for The Hepworth Wakefield's School Prints 2021

       

      Launched in 2018 by The Hepworth Wakefield, School Prints is an ambitious five-year project to engage every primary school child in Wakefield District with contemporary art. Each year, the participating schools are gifted a set of limited-edition prints by leading contemporary artists for display in school and are supported with an in-depth engagement programme led by local artists to encourage creativity across the curriculum.

       

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    • 26.02.2021 - Amy Sillman: Live Online Conversation, Printed Matter Virtual Art Book Fair

      26.02.2021 - Amy Sillman: Live Online Conversation, Printed Matter Virtual Art Book Fair

      Amy Sillman: Live Online Conversation, Printed Matter Virtual Art Book Fair

       

      As part of Printed Matter Virtual Art Book Fair's (PMVABF) 'The Classroom' series, Amy Sillman will be joined in live conversation with Rindon Johnson. Taking Faux Pas: Selected Writings and Drawings of Amy Sillman (After 8 Books, 2020) and Rindon Johnson’s The Law of Large Numbers: Black Sonic Abyss, or I do not walk a line that is thin, straight, or secure (Inpatient Press, 2021) as its starting points, this conversation between Amy Sillman and Rindon Johnson will deal with both artists' writing practices and the central question of form in rethinking art history and aesthetic categories. Presented by After 8 Books.

       

      Saturday, 27 February, 2pm (EST, 7pm GMT)

       

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