MOCA London ‘Focus Zoom’ Online Event
In response to the Corona pandemic MOCA London has invited groups of artists to present their works once a month to an online, international audience. This event features a-n member Quilla Constance’s video work Pukijam, which requires the viewer to read and re-read in an act reminiscent of the ‘ambivalence that was felt by cultural theorist Kobena Mercer in his seminal text ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ and his re-reading of the work of Robert Mapplethorpe’. Also on show is work by artists Anne-Marie Creamer, Fernando Illezca, John-Michael Parry and Sheldon Scott. To attend this event and participate in discussions sign up to ‘Focus Zoom’ here: www.moca.london/focusjuly.html
11 July 2020, MOCA London www.a-n.co.uk/events/moca-london-focus-zoom-online-event-saturday-11th-july-1700/
a-n member Sally Cole’s exhibition of paintings and prints became a digital show following lockdown, but will finally be on display at Rye Gallery, Sussex, from 18 July. Last year Cole undertook a residency close to a remote beach on the west coast of New Zealand, with ‘Embodied Land’ a direct response to the ‘sounds of the sea pounding the beach and the resulting vibrations of the land’. She then spent this January as Artist in residence at Oriel y Parc, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, resulting in the paintings and prints on display here.
18 July – 30 August, Rye Gallery, Rye, East Sussex www.a-n.co.uk/events/embodied-land-2/
Adam Zoltowski: Islands
Another exhibition highlighted on our Events section is ‘Adam Zoltowski: Islands’, which is on display at the newly reopened The Muse Gallery, London. The artist describes his sculpture as a “self-portrait as a work in progress, a snapshot of my existence as a castaway in the studio, a place where the world must be painstakingly remade by the available means of representation, reproduction and replication.” Please note: visitors can enter the gallery in couples, up to three people at a time, unless within a family group or support bubble.
10 July – 25 July 2020, The Muse Gallery, London www.a-n.co.uk/events/adam-zoltowski-islands/
Dwell Time Issue 2 Online Launch
Dwell Time launch the second edition of its award winning art publication reflecting on mental wellbeing. Originally due to be released in March with a live events programme, it was delayed as the UK went into lockdown. The online launch programme will feature selected films by Lucy Barker and Ben NCM, Louis Benoit, Community Rail Cumbria, Robert C Clarke, Ralph Dartford, Leo Fernandez-Arias, Katie Gornall, Finn Harvor, Sophie Hoyle, Janet Lees, Maciej Piątek, Carolyn Richardson, and Libby Scarlett. Dwell Time’s YouTube Channel will feature the film programme from 12 noon on 15 July 2020.
15 – 16 July 2020, Dwell Time, Yorkshire www.a-n.co.uk/events/dwell-time-issue-2-online-launch/
More Than Ponies are currently sharing a broadcast of daily views consisting of videos, live streams and webcam footage of picturesque landscapes from across the New Forest. ‘Tele Vistas’ features a series of artist commissions, events and community broadcasts of New Forest landscapes that explore the lure of the landscape during these unprecedented times. Commissioned artists include: Adam Chodzko, Chris Welsby, Jennet Thomas, Jordan Baseman, Marcela Sinclair, Mick Peter and Rebecca Birch.
Until 30 September, across the UK www.a-n.co.uk/events/tele-vistas/
1. Quilla Constance, PUKIJAM, HD Video Still, 2015
2. Sally Cole, Piha Sound
3. Adam Zoltowski: Islands
4. Dwell Time Issue 2 cover artwork: Henry by Lizzie Thurman
5. Tele Vistas poster