Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Joshua Treenial Inaugural Programs

22-25 May 2015
Site-Responsive Art, Installations and Performances in the High Desert
Founders and Curators: Dr. KJ Baysa and Bernard Leibov
Website: www.joshuatreenial.com
Contact: info@joshuatreenial.com
A map of Joshua Treenial sites, concurrent event sites, area attractions, and schedule of events will be available shortly.
List of recommended area accommodations available upon request.
May 22 - 25, 2015
The Joshua Treenial Headquarters
62732 Sullivan Road
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
@BoxoHOUSE I @The Integratron I @Joshua Tree Astronomy Arts Theater I @The Palms Restaurant & Bar
Sponsors: BoxoHOUSE, The Honolulu Biennial Foundation
More than 40 artists from nearly 10 different countries in various venues in and around Joshua Tree, California
Elena Bajo • Ali Beletic • Janet Bellatto
Jon Bernad • Diane Best, Maryrose Crook • Andrew Binkley
Naomi Campbell • Gina Czarnecki • David Eddington
Megan Evans • Fred Fleisher • Paula Flores, Elsoldelrac,
Mariel Abarca, T.P. Gilbert, Nestor “SPEL”, L. Fructuo
Shingo Francis • David Goodman • Kio Griffith, Mitchell Brown, Joseph Hammer, Scott Cazan • Moses Hacmon • Daniel Horowitz
Yi-Ping Hou • Ichiro Irie, Lucas Kazansky • Dominik Lejman
Bennett Lieberman • Kevin Lin • Marcos Lutyens • Seth Olinsky
Rachelle Rojany • Anne Katrine Senstad • Aaron Sheppard •
Kim Stringfellow • Anna Stump, Daphne Hill • Philip K Smith
Steed Taylor • Dineke van Huizen • Gosia Wlodarczak
Tuguldur Yondonjamts • Jiayi Young, Shih-Wen Young


22-23 May 2015

TOKYO International Art Fair is the first commercial fair of Japan to establish an international network for Collectors to connect and engage with the Artists directly - commission free. With talented exhibitors coming from all over Europe, also UK, US, Australia, and local Asian artists. 
You can look forward to a varied and colourful art fair. The selection is based on photographs, illustrations, paintings, bespoke crafts and also sculptures. Offering high-quality artworks, unique and fascinating style concepts that are implemented with different media and techniques. All artworks are available for purchase at an affordable price.

Friday 22nd May 2015 : 18.00pm - 21.00pm
VIP Tickets ¥ 1500 JPY (£ 8 GBP / € 10 EUR) - Book This Ticket to attend online www.tokyoartfair.com. Including Champagne Reception, Private View and first opportunity to buy art.

Saturday 23rd May 2015 : 11.00am - 17.00pm
FREE entry - Prebook online www.tokyoartfair.com Live painting, Buy Art Show, Global Art Awards Ceremony (16.00pm)

Quest Hall - Harajuku
Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 1-13-14

金曜日の2015年5月22日: 18.00pm - 21.00pm
ブックこのチケットが出席する - VIPチケットは1500円( GBPは/€ 10ユーロポンド8 )¥ 。シャンパンレセプション、プライベートビューとアートを購入する最初の機会を含む。

土曜日の2015年5月23日:午前11時 - 17.00pm
FREEエントリ - ここにPrebook 。ライブペインティング、購入するアートショー、グローバルアート授賞式( 16.00pm )

クエストホール - 原宿
TEL : 03-3470-6331


Organised by the Global Art Agency Ltd.

SAND Issue 11 Launch Party co-hosted by the Reader Berlin

Saturday 25 April

Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 41
10178 Berlin

The humanoids behind Berlin’s English literary journal SAND, along with fabulous author and publishing services co-host, The Reader Berlin, invite you to join us as we present SAND Issue 11. Our newest issue, featuring the winning story from The Reader's short story competition, questions identity. How much are we defined by the city we live in?

We’ll kick off the night with readings from four of our Issue 11 contributors, and The Reader's Victoria Gosling will present the prizes for the competition winner and shortlisted writers. And then, what else would we do with all you smashing people together in one place? 

We dance. 

If you have yet to attend a SAND Launch Party, or you have yet to familiarize yourself with our Partying Protocol, here's your chance. Come dressed as your favorite Berlin cliché (an Ampelmann seems pretty easy to pull off, oder?). Bring your favorite book of poetry, and we'll scream the lines into the electric noise of Lana Del Rey remixes, our faces slathered in glitter.

Or just come as you are – unprepared, unoutfitted, unglittered. We don't care what you do. This is your party too. We just want to celebrate words and Berlin with you.

And, hey, you get in free if you purchase a copy of this issue! Otherwise, entry is 3 Euro. See below for our reader and DJ line-up, and we’ll see you on the dance floor.

The Reader Berlin short story competition winner:
- Will Studdert recently completed a history PhD at the University of Kent, exploring the ways in which Britain, Germany, and the US used jazz music in propaganda broadcasts during World War II. Based in Berlin for many years, he has written on the city’s football culture for No Dice Magazine and has been the singer of the punk band Zatopeks since 2001.

- Kasia Juno van Schaik was born in South Africa and grew up on the edge of a small desert. After immigrating to Canada, she studied literature and creative writing at the University of Toronto and at Concordia University in Montreal. Kasia’s work can be found in The Rumpus, Maisonneuve Magazine, and The Puritan. In 2009, she received the Quebec Writers’ Federation short story prize. She is currently at work on a book of short stories. She lives in Berlin. kasiajuno.weebly.com.

- a d r i a n n i c h o l s studied dance at the School of American Ballet, the classics at Swarthmore, and law at the University of Virginia. For five years, he practiced corporate law in New York and Frankfurt. He has contributed essays and reviews to Ballet Review since 1993. In 2001, he moved to Berlin to write fiction and poetry. In his readings, he remains a dancer. He and his wife, whom he met reading Baudelaire and Rimbaud at Swarthmore, now have three young children.
- Utz Rachowski was born in 1954 in Plauen/Vogtland, East Germany. He was arrested in 1979 for “subversive agitation,” then expatriated and released to West Germany through Amnesty International in 1980. From 1993 to 1999, he co-edited the literary journal Ostragehege, and since 2003, he has worked as a rehabilitation adviser to victims of GDR dictatorship under the auspices of the Saxony State Commission for the Stasi Files. He received the 2014 Nikolaus Lenau Prize for the poetry collection Miss Suki oder Amerika ist nicht weit.

- DJ James Falco
- Wlfgng
- Tero


6-8 May 2015

Breakfast events at CZ95

Giudecca 95
30133 Venezia

Vaporetto stop Zitelle on lines 2, 4.1 and 4.2
6 – 8 May 2015 10.00h – 12.00h
Refreshments from 09.30h (Coffee and croissants)


Performances at Imagina Café
Rio Terà Canal, 3126 Dorsoduro, Venezia
Near Campo Santa Margherita
6 - 8 May 2015 at 18.00h


Venice Agendas: a series of breakfast events and performances, curated by workinprogress, during the vernissage of the 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia followed by a series of outcome events that take place internationally throughout 2015. The theme for this edition is Crossing Boundaries; an open brief, which considers the many ways art not only trespasses geographical territories but how it crosses cultural, political and artistic boundaries. Since 2011 Venice Agendas has also included live art presentations.

VENICE AGENDAS at CZ95 curated by Terry Smith

OPEN BORDERS: Where are you from?
Wednesday 6 May 2015 10 .00 – 11.00h
Moderators: JW Stella and Mark Waugh
Participants include: Maria Isobel Solberg, Richard Demarco, Kristin Tårnesvik, Tony Heaton, Angela Vettese and Ala Younis.
Considers identity - do artists belong to one culture through their Nationality, or are they citizens of the world? This debate asks questions about statehood, effects of global migration on cultural boundaries, and if it matters where you are from.

CLOSED BORDERS: Whose boycott is it anyway?
Thursday 7 May 2015 10 .00 – 11.00h
Moderator: Gilane Tawadros
Participants include: Anna Bitkina, Maria Veits, Sacha Craddock, Vassiliki Tzanakou, David A Bailey, Emeka Okereke and Sue Williamson.
The recent questioning of geographical boundaries, both democratically and by force, and the withdrawal of support by some European countries for various International artists and institutions act effectively as a boycott with cultural events being altered by political agendas. Is this a genuine support for civil rights or a convenient way for governments to play politics with culture?

Friday 8 May 2015 10 .00 – 11.00h
Connect in Venice. 60 questions. One hour of speed dating. 100 possible partners. An opportunity to meet one to one with some of the worlds leading artists, curators, writers and museum directors.

BORDER LINE: Rights of Passage Curated by: Jean Wainwright
Wednesday 6 May - Friday 8 May 2015 11.00 – 12.00h
A unique performative publication event. 100 individual art books assembled from 24 signed prints by 24 international artists; each book is made to order and available to purchase. The artists include: Martina Bacigalupo, Roger Ballan, Behrnd Behr, Valerie Belin, Adam Chodzko, Shez Dawood, Ori Gersht, Shaun Gladwell, Glenna Gordon, Mishka Henner, Nina Katchadourian, Steffi Klenz, Martin Kollar, Karen Knorr, Sohei Nishino, Max Pinckers, Charlie Shoemaker, Heidi Specker, Laurie Simmons, Terry Smith, Julian Stallabrass, Daniel Traub, Sue Williamson and Catherine Yass. Rights of Passage


Wednesday 6 May 2015 at 18.00h - Jon Adams
Thursday 7 May 2015 at 18.00h - Katrina Palmer *
Friday 8 May 2015 at 18.00h Marita Isobel Solberg
Three artists have been selected to realise or represent the theme of Crossing Boundaries for Venice Agendas 2015. Each addresses, considers, celebrates and/or challenges single or multiple boundaries, be they neurological, physical, sculptural, geographic, fictional or actual.
*Katrina Palmer’s one-to-one readings requires bookingwww.eventbrite.co.uk/e/katrina-palmer-venice-agendas-at-imagina-cafe-tickets-6204306247

Venice Agendas 2015 presented in partnership with Turner Contemporary, SHAPE London, and University for the Creative Arts with additional support from Sámi Dáiddačehpiid Searvi, Arts University Bournemouth, Nuova Icona, Clocktower Productions, Audio Arts, CZ95 and Municipalità di Venezia, DACS and the International Curators Forum Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Workinprogress is Terry Smith, Clare Fitzpatrick and Helen Rawlins. Venice logistics: Jennifer Macmillan Johnson.

Events are free but availability is limited: see www.veniceagendas.eu
Tickets: eventbriteVA15
For further information contact: press@veniceagendas.eu
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Song-Ming Ang: Do-It-Yourself

22 26 April 2015
Camden Arts Centre
Arkwright Road,
London NW3 6DG
A series of events which continue to unpick residency artist Song-Ming Ang’s interests in music and its relationship to the amateur. Alongside screenings, workshops, performances and talks, Ang will present Music Manuscript, an ongoing series of works using music manuscript paper as a basis for creating visual compositions, and a selection of his films.

Music: Unsung Heroes, Wednesday 22 April, 7.00-9.00pm
A listening party featuring record store owners and employees playing and talking about their favourite music. Book a free place:www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/eve-sma-01

Workshop: What We Write About When We Write About Music 1, Saturday 25 April, 10.00-3.00pm
Aimed at aspiring music writers, Laura Snapes, Features Editor at NME magazine, leads a music-writing workshop.
Book a place: www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/eve-sma-02

Performance: Can’t Help Falling in Love, Saturday 25 April, 4.00-5.00pm
A performance lecture by Song-Ming Ang about the seductive qualities of art and music.
Book a free place: www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/eve-sma-04

Workshop: What We Write About When We Write About Music 2, Sunday 26 April, 10.00-3.00pm
Jennifer Lucy Allan, Online Editor of The Wire Magazine, leads a music-writing workshop, offering an introduction to music journalism.
Book a place: www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/eve-sma-03

Film Screening: No Idea But in Things, Sunday 26 April, 4.00-5.45pm
A screening of No Idea But in Things (Hauke Harder and Viola Rusche, 2012), a documentary on the life and work of American composer Alvin Lucier.
Book a free place: www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/eve-sma-06


A Lab
Overhoeksplein 2
Amsterdam noord

Opening Friday 24th April17:00 - 23:00

On 24th April, a new fresh exhibition opens in the A Lab Playground, well actually two: a Physical exhibition and a Virtual exhibition.
The opening starts at 17:00 with a preview of the works for sale [o.a. first show in The Netherlands for Jan Klein from Copenhagen and Sandra Issa from Beirut, big format relics from the recently evicted Peter Klashorst gallery, new series and premieres by Ottograph, Bianca Runge, Pablo Ponce, Vicente Fita Botet, Anja Hertenberger and Michiel van der Zanden] and a guided tour to the virtual exhibition with Oculus glasses by A Lab VR/Heroes / Adriaan Rijkens.
At 19:00 welcoming words by Kulter & SchoneKleren, start performance by the Street Walkers from Liege.
At 20:00, the 8th edition of the Time is Love international video program curated by Kisito Assangni will be launched in the Blue Room, at 21:00 songs by 32+1$ & Tunes by o.a. CaptainSpank and then for the rest of the evening we need your help:
24th April is the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza accident. To support the CleanClothes campaign and the Eu Ropa project bij Insomnia, we invite you all to bring your old dirty clothes and build together a big installation in the corridor to the basement. We are at A Lab all day on the 24th April you can come from 10:00 and we will build the installation through the day and night. Coen van Haaften vertelt over zijn Fashion Paradox work in progress.

The Coffee Virus provides for food all evening [4/7 euro].

Jan Klein [DK, Icons New-York Brains]
Sandra Issa [LIB, drawings]
Bianca Runge [NL, Drifted Miniatures]
Ottograph [NL, 500 guns]
Peter Klashorst [NL, painting]
Vicente Fita Botet [Sculpuresques]
Michiel van der Zanden [NL, Fluxus Color Erupt]
Pablo Ponce [NL, « Colosseum, un mondo anestetizzato »]
Anja Hertenberger [D/NL, Augmented Clothes]
Insomnia [IT, Clothes Investigation Eu Ropa by Gisela Fantacuzzi & Franco Sacchetti]
Time is Love.08 [International video art program curated by Kisito Assangni]

VIRTUAL SPRING EXPO by VR/Heroes [Adriaan Rijkens]
Jan Klein Immo Jalass ZT Tosha Julisso Mariah Blue Dimitry de Graaf Vicente Fita Botet Anja Hertenberger Ottograph Michiel van der Zanden Space in Motion Patrick Hughes Cathalijn Wouters


Addis Video Art Festival intends to provide a platform for innovative video art in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The festival will screen throughout the city in a variety of locations including street corners, rooftops, public centers and art centers. By sharing video art in both conventional and non-conventional settings, the festival will reach both the artist community and the everyday passerby. The festival aims to create a dialogue between local, and international artists by encouraging digital media culture.

Addis Ababa is currently in the midst of massive transformation. It is expanding drastically, over a quarter of its current residents will be relocating to new neighborhoods. Old communities are disappearing and new ones are forming. Paralleling the current state of the city, Addis Video Art Festival seeks works that explore and interpret the complex and layered meaning of the theme "new home" whether it be an external literal physical home, an internal psychological home or a cyber-home.
For more information please visitwww.addisvideoartfestival.net

Regulation and Guidelines
- Open to national and international artists
- Submission deadline August, 01 2015
- Free submission
- Theme: "New home"
- Single channel videos only
- Works must be made within the past 3 years
- If the work uses a language other than English, it must be subtitled in English
- Maximum duration 15 minutes
- Two works may be submitted per artist/ requiring a separate entry form per submission /Download entry herehttp://addisvideoartfestival.net/AVAF15-entry_form.doc
- Preview links (to Vimeo, YouTube or a personal website) should be sent to contact@addisvideoartfestival.net with password if required
- Selected artist will be notified by Nov 1st at which point a screening copy will be requested

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

TIME is Love.8 [Show 2] at Zeta Art Center, Albania

Zeta Art Center & Gallery presents

TIME is Love.8 [Show 2]
International video art program
Curated by Kisito Assangni

20-21 March 2015

Zeta Art Center & Gallery
Rr.Abdyl Frashëri n.31, Hekla Center
Tirana, Albania

Within the framework of Printemps de la Francophonie
In collaboration with the Embassy of France in Albania

Friday 20th March
5pm : Screening
6pm : Introduction by Valentina Koca (Director of Zeta Art Center) & Cocktail
7pm : Piano Jazz by Pierre-Yves Plat at University of the Arts

Saturday 21st March
11am : Screening
4pm : Curator talk with Kisito Assangni followed by a Q&A session

Free Admission

Abdelaziz Taleb (Morocco), Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani (Togo), Alexandre Braga (Brazil), Anna Sileks (Poland), Anthony Rousseau (France), Carlos Aires (Spain), Cesar Schofield Cardoso (Cape Verde), Cristina Pavesi (Italy), David Blandy (UK), Dorthe Slej Pedersen (Denmark), Ella Manor (Israel), Flavio Sciole (Italy), Francesca Lolli (Italy), Irina Gabiani (Luxembourg), Isabelle Lutz (Switzerland), Isidora Ficovic (Serbia), Joas Nebe (Germany), Kai Welf Hoyme (Germany), Laura Celada (Spain), Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy), Marc Neys (Belgium), Margarita Novikova (Russia), Michael Meldru & Marina Moreno (UK), Monika K. Adler (Poland), Mouna Jemal Siala (Tunisia), Nao Sakamoto (Japan), Niclas Hallberg (Sweden), Paako Sallah (Ghana), Ramia Beladel (Morocco), Rhasaan Oyasaba Manning (USA), Sandrine Deumier (France), Sarawut Chutiwongpeti (Thailand), Sinasi Gunes (Turkey), S/N Coalition (USA), Sydelle Willow Smith (South Africa), Toby Kaufmann-Buhler (USA), Tommy Becker (USA), Triny Prada (Colombia), Tyrone Brown-Osborne (USA), Yuri Pirondi & Ines Von Bonhorst (Portugal), Zierle & Carter (UK).

TIME is Love is an international video art project gathering several artists. Established in 2008, the program has traveled to major cities in the world attracting a vibrant mix of media professionals, researchers, young people and families. The screening is accompanied by exciting events, including talks and live performances.

Preoccupied with love, the project represents love stripped from its traditional clichés and timeless idealism. Each of the artists leads an interdisciplinary practice bringing a questioning and a criticism on a system of relation to others which appears to us as being dying.

Taking these ambivalent feelings as a starting point, the artists develop their own language according to their sensibility and history. The selected videos deal with prevented communications, disturbed feelings, globalisation, memory and spirituality. As a result, each video inspires the viewer to question the normative understandings of relationships in the occidental world.

About the curator
Kisito Assangni is a Togolese-French curator, consultant and producer who studied museology at Ecole du Louvre in Paris. Currently living between London and Paris, his practice primarily focuses on psycho-geography and post-globalisation impact on contemporary cultures. Kisito investigates the modes of cultural production that combine theory and practice.
He’s heavily involved in video and performance art. His projects have been shown internationally including the Whitechapel Gallery, Ben Uri Museum, London; Arnot Art Museum, New York; Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; Pori Art Museum, Finland; Foundation 3.14, Bergen, Norway; Motorenhalle Centre for Contemporary Art, Dresden, Germany among others.
He has participated in symposia, talks and events at numerous international venues.
Assangni is the founder/curator of TIME is Love Screening and Project [SFIP] - Platform for critical thinking, researching and presenting video art from Africa.
Special Thanks to Valentina Koça.
The event is kindly supported by the Embassy of France in Albania.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Sarah Derat @ Super Dakota

26 February - 11 April 2015
Super Dakota
45 rue Washington
1050 Brussels
www. superdakota.com

Sarah Derat - "See Something, Say Something"

Super Dakota is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of Sarah Derat in Brussels. See Something, Say Something, the evocative title acts as a provocation and manages to summarize the complexity of the work of the artist. Derat’s work is deeply social and centres on topics such as justice, the prison system, and a general sense of troubled human nature. The artist’s sculptures and installations oscillate continuously between the desire for the sublimation of the harsh realties of institutionalized retribution, and factual representation through the history and narrative of the work. The skilfulness of the artist resides in that sensitive balance.

Sarah Derat is a French artist born in 1984 and graduated from the Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris.

OPENING 26.02.15
from 18:00 to 21:00

EXHIBITION from 27.02.15 until 11.04.15

Misogyny: Witches and Wicked Bodies

Wed 18th March 2015

Misogyny: Witches and Wicked Bodies

ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall
London SW1Y 5AH

Keynote Speaker: Deanna Petherbridge, artist and curator of Witches and Wicked Bodies
Respondents: Lynne Segal, Alexandra Kokoli and Katy Deepwell.

Deanna Petherbridge’s exhibition, Witches and Wicked Bodies (British Museum, 5 Sept 2014-11 Jan 2015 and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 27th July - 3rd Nov 2013), provided an intriguing and original historical overview of representations of witches from classical representations on Graeco/Roman pottery through to Symbolist works at the turn of the twentieth century.

This ICA/Middlesex University mini-conference aims to discuss this exhibition’s presentation of misogyny through the persistence of extremely potent and disturbing images of hideous old hags and desirable young sirens, as it has been revisited, restructured and represented throughout different periods of Western art history. The respondents will then introduce questions about the representation of older women in art, culture and society in the past and present and look at how different approaches within feminism have taken the figure of the witch and attempted to transform it.

Lynne Segal is Professor in Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London. Her recent books include:  Out of Time: The Pleasures and Perils Ageing (Verso, 2013);Making Trouble: Life and Politics (Serpents Tail, 2007); Straight Sex: The Politics of Pleasure (Virago, 1994; Verso, 2014). She will address the exhibition and its topic from the perspective of her extensive research into gender, sexualities and shifts and continuities in portrayals of ageing.

Alexandra Kokoli, Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture (Fine Art), Middlesex University, is completing a monograph on the feminist uncanny, (Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming). Her talk will examine the figure of the witch in 1970s French feminisms informed by psychoanalysis, including Catherine Clément's contribution to The Newly Born Woman (co-authored with Hélène Cixous) and the bimonthly journal Sorcières (1976-1981). In psychoanalytic second-wave feminist discourse, the witch emerges as victim and heroine in one, bearing the marks of the most extreme misogynistic violence yet also embodying the potential for a feminist revolution.

Katy Deepwell is Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism, Middlesex University, and editor of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal and Feminist Art Manifestos: An Anthology (KT press, 2014). In her talk, she will address how feminist thought and research, notably Mathilda Joselyn Gage, Mary Daly and Silvia Federici, has analysed the witchcraze and how this emerges as a means to reconceptualise the question of heresies, cosmology, and relations of church and state for feminism, while at the same time providing potent imagery for feminist art works.

The event will be chaired by Professor Hilary Robinson, Dean of the School of Art and Design, editor of the anthology Feminism-Art-Theory 1968-2014 (Wiley-Blackwell, second edition, forthcoming 2015).

This talk is organized by Create/Feminisms, a research cluster in the School of Art and Design, Middlesex University and is a collaboration between the School of Art and Design and the ICA.

Free to all Middlesex Students on presentation of their ICA membership or student card.
Tickets available to the public: £8 full price/£5 concessions/£3 ICA members.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s

16 February – 24 May 2015

Victoria and Albert Museum

Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s is a project to increase the number of black British photographers and images of black Britain in the V&A collection. It aims to raise awareness of the contribution of black Britons to British culture and society, as well as to the art of photography.

This display showcases a variety of photographic responses to black British experience from the 1950s to the 1990s. All of the photographs are from the V&A Collection and were acquired as part of the project Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s, a collaboration with Black Cultural Archives funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Black Cultural Archives promotes education about the cultural identity and history of people of African and African-Caribbean descent in Britain. A concurrent exhibition, also drawn from the V&A’s Staying Power collection, will be on view at the organisation’s heritage centre from 15 January 2015.

About the Project
Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s is a project to increase the number of black British photographers and images of black Britain in the V&A collection. It aims to raise awareness of the contribution of black Britons to British culture and society, as well as to the art of photography.
Photographs collected by the Museum will be used to generate oral histories. There are plans for the photographs and oral history testimonies, from photographers and community members, to be jointly exhibited at the V&A and Black Cultural Archives (BCA) in its new building in Brixton. The five-year project is a partnership between the V&A and the BCA. It is funded largely by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
Black Cultural Archives
Black Cultural Archives (BCA) was founded in 1981 as a grassroots community and voluntary organisation. BCA promotes education about the cultural identity and history of people of African and African-Caribbean descent in Britain. It aims to become the leading national institution dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of black people in the UK.
BCA’s archive collection includes rare historic documents, oral histories, photographs, and as well as a unique collection of periodicals and independently published material. BCA operated from a shop front location in the centre of Brixton, South London for its first 20 years. It is currently working to open the UK’s first Black heritage centre, which will house its archive, library, learning and exhibition spaces.

Galerie Alain Coulange, Paris

3 March – 4 April 2015

Galerie Alain Coulange
44 rue de Montmorency
75003 Paris

As a continuation of the project AnyWhere, the gallery Alain Coulange is relocating to a new street front space in March 2015, located at 44 rue de Montmorency in the Marais. During March, May, September and November 2015, the gallery will show a rotation of exhibitions lasting for one month.

The first exhibition will be dedicated to the works of Bernard Joubert, dating from 1980 through 1982.

Beginning in 1970 with a series of paintings on which he traced lines onto the canvas straight from the tube of paint, Bernard Joubert subsequently, from 1977 through 1981, began to use painted canvas ribbons, hanging them directly on the wall, creating open geometric formations.

His work has been shown in numerous institutions, private homes, and in the streets of Venice, New York, Brussels, and Paris. The gallery Yvon Lambert presented four exhibitions of his work between 1974 and 1981, as well as the galleries Françoise Lambert in Milan (1974, 1975, 1979), Albert Baronian in Brussels (1975, 1977), Rolf Ricke in Cologne (1977), Ugo Ferranti in Rome (1977) and Hal Bromm in New York (1978). 

In 1980, the alignment and intersection of the ribbons on which he added touches of color began to accentuate the pictorial aspect of his work.

In 1982, he began to use wider strips of canvas. This expansion of color, an important element in subsequent years, continued his investigation into the idea of support as place, an idea that Bernard Joubert continues to explore up to his most recent work. 

His work from the year 1982, so important in the evolution of his oeuvre, have never been shown. These works, along with others from the 1980’s, will make up the inaugural exhibit of the gallery Alain Coulange in March 2015.

Exhibition from Tuesday March 3 through Saturday April 4
Opening : Tuesday March 3, 6pm
The gallery will be open starting at 11am
Regular hours from Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-7pm

Traduction : Allison Blumenthal

06 30 46 48 95

Lightbox 001: Ben Jackel

4 – 18 February 2015

ROPPONGI 605 Gallery
7-5-11Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 106-0032
[Casa Grande Miwa 6F]
Wed-Sat noon to 7pm
and by appointment

video series

Ben Jackel

Fire Hydrants (2014)
Creation of a Drone (2012)
In the Studio (2011)
+ + +

2.4 - 2.18.2015

curated by Kio Griffith

106-0032東京都港区六本木 7-5-11
カサグランデ・ミワ6階 605

Ben Jackel /// courtesy of L.A. Louver 
協力:L.A. Louver

TYPE [Tokyo + Yokohama Project Exchange]

Sculptor Ben Jackel is primarily interested in creating handmade objects that deal with the subject and history of war. Working with clay, wood, and stoneware, Jackel creates monochromatic statues of warriors, Humvees, ships, cannons, and fighter jets that have a smooth, hand-rubbed finish of beeswax and graphite. He has also made a series of everyday objects like a fire extinguisher, a fire hose, and a box of sprinkler heads—objects often required by law in case an emergency arises, but rarely used or considered.


Who makes Europe

-------  > 1st March 2015

„Who makes Europe”

Exhibition: 17.01 - 01.03.2015
Curator: Susanne Hinrichs
Project in cooperation with City of Bremen and Goethe Institut in Warsaw.

Gdańska Galeria Güntera Grassa, ul. Szeroka 34/35, 36, 37, Grobla I 1/2
Gdańska Galeria Miejska, ul. Piwna 27/29
Gdańska Galeria Miejska 2 (GGM2), ul. Powroźnicza 13/15

Opening hours: Tue-Wed 11-17, Thur-Sun 11-19
Filippo Berta (I), Florenty/Türkowsky (F/G), Marco Godoy (E), Klara Hobza (CZ), Lukas Hofer (G), Fancis Hunger (G), Cecile Ibarra (F), Karska/Went (PL), Adi Matei (RO), Eleonore de Montesquion (F/EST), Antonio R. Montesinos (E), Ciprian Muresan (RO), Dorota Nieznalska (PL), Virgile Novarina (F), Öffler/Larsen/Cerclin (G/N), Fabian Reimann (G), Patricia Reis (PT), Max Schaffer (G), Pablo Serret de Ena (E), Andrzej Wasilewski (PL), Krzysztof Wroblewski (PL)
*Curator: Susanne Hinrichs (G)

“Europe is not a place, but rather an idea” (Bernard-Henri Lévy)

Identity is a quality that refers to a singular individual or a group of individuals with similar characteristics. Whereas the individual subject is isolated from other subjects by the means of their specific singularity, group cohesion creates loyalty and solidarity between its members, although one of the possible outcomes of this may be their differentiation from other communities.

If Europe doesn’t exist as a place, as put forward by Bernard-Henri Lévy, then what is that makes European identity so precious? Can Europe be based solely upon its political, socio-economic, and cultural similarities? Is it enough to have an agreed corporate blue print held as a flag and anthem, the free movement of goods, a common E.U. citizenship, a common currency and a shared space of freedom, security and justice to create a European identity? Indeed, due to the last few years of economic difficulties, it seems essential to strengthen this internal bond in order to construct an entity with which European citizens can identify themselves with despite any differences they may have.

Despite their closeness in proximity and comparable characteristics, the integral elements of Europe differ in language, tradition, history and culture. How much individuality, and alongside it, identity remains in a country and its inhabitants when being part of a greater whole? Can Europe only be created out of a renunciation of one’s self, or perhaps the consciousness of European member states will be able to retain its personal character in spite of it all.

The project WHO MAKES EUROPE specifically raises this question. In this exhibition German curator Susanne Hinrichs and 25 international working and living artists reflecting on Europe and its identity through contemporary art.