Elizabeth Price: SLOW DANS
The most ambitious installation to date by Elizabeth Price, which is being presented by Artangel in a 19th century assembly room on Borough Road, is also the first major presentation of Price’s work in London since she was awarded the Turner Prize in 2012. Fusing the ‘crispness of pop with the complexity of weaving’, Price has created a trilogy of new multi-screen works that delve deep into social and cultural histories, from the decline of the coal industry to the sexual politics of the office. The installation is accompanied by a new series of short video works, created by Price while self-isolating during lockdown, which will premiere exclusively on Artangel’s website. This brand new body of work, entitled FOOT NOTES, draws on Price’s cache of research for SLOW DANS, and explores a range of objects and subjects from the stiletto heal to the cosmetic kohl.
Until 25 October 2020, Artangel at The Assembly Room, London www.artangel.org.uk//project/slow-dans/
Kathy MacCarthy: Bellowed Call
Kathy MacCarthy grew up in post-industrial Liverpool in the 1960s and 70s, with her work influenced by memories of the landscape of abandoned domestic and manufacturing buildings throughout the city. This, coupled with the development of her interest in the body as form and mass, has continued to provide the foundation for a wide ranging practice that includes wood, aluminium, plaster and latex. This exhibition features work created over the last five years that reference vessel shapes – a vase, jug or amphora perhaps – which MacCarthy distorts, mutates and renders useless.
11 September – 24 October 2020, PEER, London www.peeruk.org/kathy-maccarthy
Stills: Centre for Photography reopens this week with a presentation of ‘Elementary Blueprint’ – its nationwide experiment that ran during lockdown and used cyanotypes to produce a ‘collaborative artwork created by the elements’. The show features 60 cyanotypes sent in by individuals and groups from across Scotland, the UK and abroad, including work by a-n member Marianne Hazlewood, a recent graduate from the Diploma in Botanical Illustration at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. Also on display is the ‘Elementary Blueprint’ film, which captures more than 200 of the online submissions that were sent during the run of the project.
8 September 2020 — 24 October 2020, Stills: Centre for Photography, Edinburgh www.a-n.co.uk/events/elementary-blueprint-a-lock-down-project-from-stills-in-edinburgh/
A Visual Arts Alliance: what can, and should it achieve for the sector?
National sector support organisations a-n The Artists Information Company, Artquest, AxisWeb, Creative Workspace Network, Curator Space, DACS, Guild, and International Curators Forum have joined forces to support the development of the sector in these times. Join a panel featuring Julie Lomax, CEO of a-n The Artists Information Company, Harold Offeh, Artist and Sarah Munro, Chair of CVAN and Director of the Baltic, as they discuss the opportunity and thinking behind the Alliance and why it is needed now more than ever. This webinar will take place on Zoom and is free to attend.
3 September 2020, 2pm, Visual Arts Alliance, Zoom www.eventbrite.com/e/a-visual-arts-alliance-what-can-and-should-it-achieve-for-the-sector-registration-116885470589
50 / 50
In response to the pandemic and in recognition of the knock on effect that it has had on educational institutions over the last six months, FOLD has organised an exhibition for the graduates from the Masters Painting course at the Royal College of Art. The expression 50 / 50 (or fifty-fifty) means the same in share or proportion: to be equal. In this sense the gallery is giving an equal opportunity to every student, who was unable to physically present a degree show, to show something of their practice to the public. The gallery will present fifty works by fifty graduates, one work by each artist, with no selection process or preferential treatment, in a ‘salon-style egalitarian exhibition’ that celebrates their achievements equally.
3-13 September 2020, FOLD, London, www.foldgallery.com
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Speaking to Trees
As part of London Design Festival, ‘Speaking To Trees’ is an exploration of wood by emerging contemporary artists and designers. The exhibition delves into the diverse interactions the makers have with this material, and the organic exchange of ideas it has with the maker. Curated and presented by Ruup & Form, highlights include woodturning artist and sculptor Ralph Shuttleworth, who works with native timber to create sculptural pieces with intriguing textures and form. This collaboration between natural processes and human involvement creates sculptures with a clean yet organic feel.
Other makers exhibiting include: Hannah Lobley, Jayne Armstrong, Darren Appiagyei, and Robert George.
3 – 27 September 2020, Ruup & Form, London www.ruupandform.com
1. Elizabeth Price: SLOW DANS
2. Kathy MacCarthy, Soundscape, 2019, glazed stoneware, 40 x 32 x 70 cm
3. Elementary blueprint – Arisaema griffithii
4. Visual Arts Alliance
5. 50 / 50
6. Ralph Shuttleworth, The Warped Collection.