Now Live: We See You Now
a-n Artist Bursaries 2019 recipient Alinah Azadeh’s new work We See You Now has gone live as part of a five week programme for Birkbeck ArtsWeeks 2020. Originally planned to be the opener for a live, interactive work in the open landscape, due to the current crisis it has found new form as an audio piece online. Viewers are invited to the edge of a cliff in 2053 to listen to a future myth rooted in migrant heritage and our shifting relationship to sea, land, borders and time.
Until 19 June Listen to the track on Soundcloud via Azadeh’s project page
She Was a Full Body Speaker
This online film by artist Evan Ifekoya draws on deeply personal archives, spliced with footage of Sandi Hughes, a feminist filmmaker, DJ and poet whose videos from the 1970–90s recorded Liverpool’s nightclub scenes, community events and national political protests. Marginalised narratives of blackness, queerness and their darker counterparts, racism, homophobia and sexism are unapologetically placed next to one another, exposed, bar by bar, beat by beat.
Until 15 June, Copperfield London www.copperfieldlondon.com
North Yorkshire Open Studios Online
Highlighted by a-n member Mark Butler in our Events section, over the first two weekends of June, North Yorkshire Open Studios will be launching more than 60 films made by its artists, featuring its studios and work. Artists have filmed their studios, artwork and techniques for a kaleidoscopic insight into their creative practices, which was then edited by independent filmmaker Josh Hallett, from Inside Story Video.
6 – 7 & 13 – 14 June, North Yorkshire Open Studios www.a-n.co.uk/events/north-yorkshire-open-studios-online/
I See You
This extended reality (XR) exhibition of paintings brings together historical and contemporary works by female artists with a focus on depictions of male subjects. Available on Victoria Miro’s new virtual gallery on Vortic, work ranges from portraits of family members and paintings of invented characters to those that challenge a traditional understanding of the ‘male gaze’. Artists include: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Sarah Ball, María Berrío, Celia Hempton, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Chantal Joffe, Maria Lassnig, Jessie Makinson, Alice Neel, Celia Paul and Lisa Yuskavage.
Until 4 July, Victoria Miro on Vortic www.victoria-miro.com/exhibitions/563
Curated by artist-researcher and a-n member Sara Choudhrey, this online, 3D virtual exhibition features 14 international artists from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Artworks include oil paintings on paper, dye on fabric, gold leaf, collage, natural pigments, digital prints and plotter drawings. The results provide an exploration of the theme of ‘elements’ as perceived through various contexts and lenses, whether cultural, spiritual, metaphysical or rooted in science.
Until 10 June www.elements-exhibition.com
1. Alinah Azadeh, Now Live: We See You Now
2. Evan Ifekoya, She Was A Full Body Speaker, 2016, 16mm film digital transfer and video, 17’33” (stills)
3. Anna Whitehouse, Bottle Group
4. Chantal Joffe, Herb on the Red Stool, 2019. Oil on board. 201 x 90 cm, 79 1/8 x 35 3/8 in © Chantal Joffe. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro
5. ELEMENTS Exhibition