Alvaro Barrington: Digital drawing
Alvaro Barrington has created a series of downloadable drawings that are available to access freely via the Sadie Coles website. In an intriguing twist, only part of the drawing has been coloured in, with the rest left clear as an ‘open invitation to the community’. Children, adults and artists alike are invited to build on the work as a shared collaborative project, extending Barrington’s all-embracing approach to community and shared culture.
Until June 2020, Sadie Coles www.sadiecoles.com
Up The Wall
Norwich photographers and a-n members Julia Cameron and Simon Marshall are going up the wall – quite literally – in lockdown. They have created a public gallery and hung large pictures on canvas on the outside wall of their city house. The plan is to present a rolling programme of work, changing as the opportunity, and perhaps the health situation, alters. The duo comment: “All our exhibitions are in doubt for the foreseeable future and we wanted a way to take our work out in public. We have long considered the side of our house as a potential gallery space and now is the obvious time to use it. We create work that we want to be seen, to be physically out in the world, this is a way of making it happen in these strange times.”
Until 30 June 2020 www.a-n.co.uk/events/up-the-wall
The first of Airspace’s new projects programme sees artist Danny Treacy working on Collective Territories – a residency and exhibition exploring memory of space and the significance of space. He has launched an open call for collaboration with current and ex-residents of Stoke-on-Trent, asking them to share their memories of a special place. Participants don’t have to live in Stoke now, but might have grown up there, have family there, or lived there for a period of time. To register your interest, email Danny at [email protected] or AirSpace Gallery at [email protected].
Until 30 June 2020 www.a-n.co.uk/events/collective-territories
The Botanical Mind Online
The Botanical Mind: Art, Mysticism and The Cosmic Tree was originally conceived as a trans-generational group exhibition investigating the significance of the plant kingdom to human life, consciousness and spirituality across cultures and through time. Now moved online the project features new digital commissions and online works by Adam Chodzko, Tamara Henderson, Ghislaine Leung, James Richards and Steve Reinke, Joachim Koester, Gemma Anderson and Kerstin Brätsc, alongside podcasts, films, texts, images and audio, which explore ideas including plant sentience, indigenous cosmologies and radical botany.
Camden Art Centre www.botanicalmind.online
I See You
Victoria Miro presents ‘I See You’, an online exhibition of historical and contemporary paintings by female artists, which focus on depictions of male subjects. The works range from portraits of family members to invented characters, challenging traditional notions of the ‘male gaze’ and what it means to be seen. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of Instagram Live talks in collaboration with The Great Women Artists Podcast. The first talk takes place on Tuesday 9 June at 6pm, featuring ‘I See You’ artist Kudzanai-Violet Hwami in conversation with Katy Hessel. Follow @thegreatwomenartists and @victoriamirogallery on Instagram to join the event.
Until 4 July. Victoria Miro www.iseeyou.victoria-miro.com/
1. Alvaro Barrington, Digital drawing.
2. Simon Marshall, The Second Event.
3. Collective Territories.
4. Adam Chodzko, O, you happy roots, branch and mediatrix, still, screen 1, 2020. Two screen video, Hildegard von Bingen’s lingua ignotae and image recognition algorithm. Image courtesy the artist
5. Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, A theory on Adam, 2020. Oil on canvas, silk screen, 200x200cm © Kudzania-Violet Hwami. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro