Look at me
Çiğdem Mentesoglu curates this exhibition of video works by six artists living and working in Turkey that explore the role and experiences of women within the country’s social and political climate. ‘Manly jobs’ versus ‘womanly jobs’, the depiction of women within painting, the inner-self as expressed through dreams and ironic takes on the artworld all form part of this series of ‘self-critiques’ of the modern woman.
17 March – 21 April 2017, Abject Gallery, 8th Floor, Bamburgh House, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BH.
On Becoming Fluid
If you can make the launch night (17 March, 6-8pm) of this exhibition, the immersive experience of Merike Estna‘s large-scale canvasses and Keef Winter‘s noise-making sculptures will be heightened with a taste of Estna’s ‘cocktails as paintings’, which can be drunk while listening to improvised music responses from Winter and musicians Chris Cundy, Bobby Barry and Ian Mikyska.
17 March – 6 April 2016, Hardwick Gallery, Hardwick Campus, St Paul’s Road, Cheltenham GL50 4BS.
Hannah Luxton’s curatorial pop-up window project, Footfall Art, takes up residence in the windows of Walthamstow Village Window Gallery during the month of March, displaying works for sale by 12 contemporary painters including Neill Clements, Charley Peters, Marion Piper and Lucy Smallbone.
Until 28 March 2017, Walthamstow Village Window Gallery, 47 Orford Road, London E17 9NJ.
The Transformed Land
Thirteen artists share their thoughts about the landscapes they depict within their work and why they continue to return to these locations, in texts that will contextualise each of their works in the exhibition. David Smith’s latest series, for example, continues his interest in the processes of nature and landscape, considering how nothing is ever completely eradicated, with often minute traces providing clues that can be isolated by technology.
Until 29 April 2017, The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, Coal Orchard, Taunton TA1 1JL.
Berlin 1936 Olympic Village Project
Margaret Cahill, Wolf Bertram Becker, David Gledhill and Peter Lewis have spent the past year making work in response to the athletes’ village of the 1936 Berlin Olymics and its history as a military base. The artists were invited to spend three days exploring this now largely abandoned architectural remnant of both Nazism and the communist phases of German history.
18 March – 30 April 2017, neo:gallery23, The Market Place, Bolton BL1 2AN.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Özlem Şimşek, Letter (After Nuri İyem). Courtesy: Breeze Creatives
2. Estna & Winter, On Becoming Fluid. Courtesy: Hardwick Gallery
3. Lucy Smallbone, Cactus. Courtesy: WVWG
4. David Smith, Tideline 1. Courtesy: David Smith
5. Berlin 1936 Olympic Village Project, exhibition flyer