A Template For Application
Interested in the jobs and activities that people do on a daily basis as a form of art in its own right, Lydia Meehan combines archive material with observations from everyday life to question value systems around art, work, leisure and labour. In Meehan’s world, the activities of painting and decorating and town planning are presented as both artistic and civic acts of engagement.
17 January – 3 February 2018, G39, Oxford Street, Cardiff CF24 3DT.
The Performativity of Painting
Curated by Alex Roberts, this exhibition brings together the work of eight artists whose paintings employ spatial qualities, theatrical tropes or a site-specifity that are infused with a sense of performativity. Includes work by Tobia Buckel, Selma Parlour and Rebecca Molloy.
16 January – 16 February 2018, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, London SE10.
You Move Me
Video artist Gemma Riggs, choreographer Laura Murphy and theatre maker and sound artist Melanie Wilson present a new audio-visual installation that has been made in collaboration with inhabitants of Žagarė in Lithuania and Northampton in the UK. Exploring ideas around social synchrony, this choreographed piece was performed in each participant’s own home, connecting disparate geographic sites through collective movement.
Until 6 February 2018, Herbert Read Gallery, UCA Canterbury, New Dover Road, Canterbury CT1 1UH.
Site-specific light-based works by 13 artists/artist-collaborations from the Nordic region light up six Soho spaces centred on Dean Street, where Blacks Club, Garage Gallery and St Anne’s Church each play host to a range of works, from video and performance pieces to light architecture and design. Taking place over a two-week period, this intimate (and mostly indoor) festival overlaps with Lumiere London, which takes place from 18-21 January in central London. Curated by Vassiliki Tzanakou for A:CODE.
13-28 January 2018, various venues, Soho, London W1.
Visually Literate 2
59 artworks by artists based in Kingston, Kew and Merton form the inspiration for 59 stories, written by creative writers from Kingston Adult Education, Surbiton. This exhibition presents the resulting stories, poems and flash fiction alongside 2D and 3D works by artists and makers from KAOS Artists, ASC Studios Kingston, Kew Studio and Merton Arts Festival.
16-20 January 2018, Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Lydia Meehan, ‘A Template for Application’. Courtesy: the artist.
2. ‘The Performativity of Painting’, flyer. Artwork (2017): any day now, J.A. Nicholls (left). Postcard, Selma Parlour (right).
3. ‘You Move Me’, flyer
4. Hans Erik Madsen, Lights on a Space Trip, 2018. Courtesy: A:CODE
5. Sarah E Choi, Post Brexit London Skyline