An exhibition organised by Space36, with nine artists working around concepts of beauty ‘appropriate to our times’, carving out approaches that are performative, democratic, subversive, and ‘not limited to the visual’. Opening up the idea of what beauty is by going beyond traditional notions of the ideal form, the exhibition presents work by Christina Lovey, Lisa Kreuziger, Marta Pieregonczuk, La Liana, Tom Hackett, Liz Brown, Ahmed Farooqui, Louise Scillitoe-Brown and Jeannette Abi Khalil.
8-9 & 15-16 June 2019 (weekends only), Space36, 36 Ashley Road, London, N19 3AF. www.a-n.co.uk/events/reinventing-beauty
Public – You & Me
A series of inclusive free activities by artists Rebecca Davies and Selina Oakes. Over four weeks AirSpace Gallery will be ‘activated’ as a place to mobilise, make visible and extend its artist-led remit, in order to establish a new public programme. Situating their work as a ‘test-bed project’, over three strands, Davies and Oakes invite artists and designers to share modes of cultural production, and the public to take part through discussion, workshops and events.
Until 28 June 2019, AirSpace Gallery, 4 Broad Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 4HL. www.a-n.co.uk/events/public-you-me
Perfume as Practice
An event by Michael Borkowsky blending ‘perfume, portraiture and painting’, which sees the opening of the artist-perfumer’s solo exhibition at Asylum Gallery. Borkowsky has developed his craft in perfumery as portraiture, creating bespoke scents unique to other artists. The aim of his exhibition is to ‘reveal the capacity perfumery has for contemporary art’, by looking at scent as a viable mode of communication.
Saturday 15 June, 6-9pm (exhibition runs until 29 June), The Asylum Art Gallery, 21 Chapel Ash, Clifton Street, Wolverhampton, WV3 0TZ. www.a-n.co.uk/events/perfume-as-practice
Experiments in black & white
An illustrated talk by Neville Gabie referencing his familiar public projects on the Olympic Park London and elsewhere. The artist will also focus his talk around an ‘ongoing body of drawings and film-based performance’, initiated during four months working with the British Antarctic Survey 2008/09.
Saturday 15 June, 2.30pm, Centre For Science And Art, 13 Lansdown, Stroud, GL5 1BB. www.a-n.co.uk/events/experiments-in-black-white-%e2%80%a2-illustrated-talk-by-neville-gabie
An exhibition and series of conversations presenting CRATE studio and project Space in Margate, with a focus on the collaborative outlook of its expanded programming team. Positioned around what it means to be an artist-curator, the show will ‘open up some of the questions’ to be explored in their upcoming programme running into 2020. ‘House Meetings’ will take place at set times, providing space for the team and members of the public to gather, chat and discuss issues facing artists today. The exhibition is also a chance to see each of the team members’ diverse artistic practices.
Until 16 June 2019, CRATE studio and project space, Bilton Square, Margate, CT9 1EE. www.a-n.co.uk/events/house-meeting
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Ahmed Farooqui, Through other eyes
2. ‘Public – You & Me’, exhibition poster image, 2019
3. Michael Borkowsky, ‘Perfume as Practice’, 2019, exhibition poster image
4. Neville Gabie, Collective Breath, 2014, commissioned for WOMAD Festival 2014
5. ‘House Meeting’, 2019, exhibition poster image
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