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Free screenings of Damien Hirst's 'Thoughts, Work, Life'

June 29, 2012 by Kay

Come visit us at Hinde Street store and watch free screenings of Damien Hirst documentary ‘Thoughts, Work, Life’ in our Photography Room. Edited and directed by the BAFTA award winning Chris King (Senna), the film includes exclusive interviews and rare archive footage charting Hirst's extraordinary career.

The film will be shown throughout the day from 10am - 6pm Monday - Saturday at:

Other Criteria, 14 Hinde Street, London W1U 3BG Tel: +442079355550 / Email:

Watch Fiona Banner's Heart of Darkness online until 30th June - the first ever performance of Orson Welles' screenplay

June 28, 2012 by Kay

Fiona Banner directs Orson Welles' screenplay Heart of Darkness, 'the greatest film never made'.

Orson Welles wrote a screenplay based on Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness in the late 1930s. It would have been his first film but it was rejected by the studio RKO, and he went on to make Citizen Kane instead. At the time the script was considered too political, too expensive, and too uncompromising artistically, not to mention its narrative parallels with the rise of fascism in Europe. Today other parallels could be drawn.

Brian Cox in Fiona Banner's Heart of Darkness, 2012. An Artangel production. Copyright © 2012 The Estate of Orson Welles

Watch Heart of Darkness online only on A Room For London website until 30th June 2012.

Sculptural show in Peckham multi-storey car park

June 27, 2012 by Kay

Bold Tendencies

30th June – 30th September 2012 Open Thursday – Sunday, 11am - 10pm

Level 7-10, Peckham Multistory Car Park, 95A Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4ST

Bold Tendencies, the celebrated sculpture show dedicated to showcasing new work by international artists, held on the top floor of a disused multi-storey car park in Peckham, opens on 30 June and runs until 30 September 2012. Bold Tendencies has commissioned six major large-scale new works for 2012 by: Laura Buckley, Sarah Cain, Carter Mull, Peles Empire (a collaborative work by Katharina Stoever and Barbara Wolff), Mary Redmond & Martin Westwood. The accompanying Architecture Programme commissioned by Bold Tendencies, designed by Practice Architecture and built by Practice Construction consists of the Auditorium, built of straw and sited between the concrete slabs of level 7 & 8, a timber Foyer at the entrance to the project on Level 7 and Frank's Cafe and Campari Bar on Level 10.

Top: David Brooks / Adaptable Boardwalk (With three genetic drifts) / 2011 / Wooden boardwalk, forklift trucks, cherry treesBottom: Lilah Fowler / Tube : Fencing / 2011 / Tube: 4mm painted sheet steel fencing: 6mm mild steel round bar

The 2012 Live Programme of music, dance, theatre, film and literary events is entirely free. We are collaborating with local organisations Southwark TV, The Elephant & Nun Festival, PAMI (Peckham Artist Moving Image Festival) and Copeland Book Market; curators Paul Purgas, Lucy Reynolds, Nina Cristante and Elise Lammer have been invited to devise projects specifically with the site in mind and new partnerships have been developed in dance with Sadler's Wells, film with Skawinski & Marshall, with Musarc - part of the Faculty of Architecture and spatial design at London Metropolitan University - and in classical music with a specially commissioned new performance by the Bold Tendencies Orchestra.

Bettina Pousttchi / Ahead Only / 2011 / 8 polished street bollards

Founded in 2007 and now in its 6th year, Bold Tendencies welcomed over 60,000 visitors in 2011. Committed to supporting the vision of artists and actively engaging audiences, admission is free with audiences ranging widely from local residents to international tourists. Bold Tendencies is situated in the heart of Peckham on Rye Lane, amongst galleries and arts organizations Son Gallery, The Sunday Painter, Arcadia Missa, PAMI, Auto Italia South East, Peckham Space, The Last Refuge, South London Gallery, Peckhamplex Cinema, Royal Court Theatre Local, Peckham, Space Studios and Camberwell College of Arts. The South London Art Map brings everything together on one useful map.

Franks Cafe Thursday-Sunday, 12-2.30pm 6-10pm 10TH FLOOR, PECKHAM MULTI-STORY CARPARK

EXTENDED: Programming Myth - Adam Dix and Tim Phillips

June 21, 2012 by Kay

Programming Myth at Sumarria Lunn Gallery has been extended until 5th July 2012. This exhibition brings together the work of Adam Dix and Tim Phillips as they explore the relationship between communication, reverence and power.

For more information on the exhibition, view our previous blog post.

The Yellow Wallpaper

June 20, 2012 by Georgia

The Cob Gallery 205 Royal College Street London NW1 0SG

22nd June – 21st July 2012
Opening 21st of June from 6.30pm
Opening Hours Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 6pm

The Yellow Wallpaper features new works by six female artists made in response to ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’, a Gothic short story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Artists Eve Ackroyd, Becky Allen, Gabriella Boyd, Adeline de Monseignat, Suzannah Pettigrew and Flora Robertson will present works in a variety of media at The Cob Gallery, London from 22nd June – 21st July.

Written in 1892 for The New England Magazine, the text was hailed as a polemic feminist work that vividly explored female tropes of domestic space, motherhood, hysteria and the ‘strangeness’ of the female body. The work in this exhibition celebrates this beautifully wrought and terrifying story, reflecting on interior spaces, the power of imagination, and the role of medicine in pathologizing femininity.

The narrative describes a young female writer’s descent into madness at the hands of her physician husband whose misguided treatment for her ‘mild hysteria’ is to keep her secluded in a country house. Forbidden to work, write or socialise she is wracked with increasing bouts of paranoia as the yellow wallpaper of her room becomes a source of hallucinatory horror. Finally she rips the paper down to release a phantom woman trapped behinds its pattern.

Perkins Gilman wrote the story to challenge the medical discourse of the time after experiencing a near brush with insanity. Suffering from mental health issues she was prescribed the ‘rest cure’ by her doctor only for her condition to rapidly deteriorate. Eventually she abandoned the treatment and was restored to a sound mind. New interpretations of the story by contemporary artists tap into female imaginative and creative power – something explicitly suppressed by the ‘rest cure’ prescribed in female hysteria cases in the nineteenth century.

The exhibition is curated by Natasha Hoare and Roxie Warder.

Flora Robertson, A Constant Irritant to a Normal Mind, 2012,
Digital prints on card, Dimensions variable

Eve Ackroyd Better, In Body, 2012, Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 60.9 cm

Gabriella Boyd, Budding, 2012, Oil on canvas, 50.5 x 40 cm

Adeline de Monseignat, Mother In Child, 2012, Vintage fur, pillow filler, glass, transit blanket, steel, wood, mirror Sculpture: 50 x 19 x 18 cm Cell:83 x 130 x 160 cm

Mat Collishaw - The Crystal Gaze

June 18, 2012 by Kay

Galleria Raucci/Santamaria 11 May - 20 July 2012

Mat Collishaw drives the spectator towards an unconventional perception of the suggestions pertaining to the themes of myth, history of art and Eros. The artist calls into question the icons of every age, inviting us to a new vision - at times introspective, at times provocative – keeping us from passive acceptance of his works.

Through the use of photography, sculpture and installations, often combined with technology – digital or otherwise – the artist distorts and modifies reality, introducing a disturbing element and consequently making it less familiar and reassuring. A motion of attraction/repulsion is thus created, which poses the problem of the relativity of meaning and of the significance of an image. Collishaw’s works are never univocal, always balancing between life and death, crepuscular and overwhelming, revealing the ambiguity of the relationship between reality, representation and perception.

Since 1993 Collishaw, then an up-and-coming representative of Young British Artists, established a long-lasting relationship with the Raucci-Santamaria gallery, and today presents “The Crystal Gaze”. The gallery has been transformed into a Victorian Age mirror hall,  by furnishing it with a set of mirrors mounted on luminous resin frames. Slowly lighting up, the frames make the reflecting surfaces disappear, revealing crystallised images. These are three-dimensional pictures of tropical birds and flowers photographed while immobilised in ice: still lives that slowly fade away as the light of the frames wanes, until they return to the initial state. In that respect, the works are like windows through which one can look at a tropical paradise perturbed by merciless and unusual weather conditions. The fading of the illumination makes these representations, enclosed in their glacial prison, even more fleeting and elusive. A perpetual cycle culminating in darkness, revealing the image of the spectator facing their own reflection.

The interpretative keys offered by Collishaw are diverse: on the one hand we have a study on the function of photography, capable of freezing an image in space and time, just like ice. On the other hand the artist, ever sensitive to the theme of the transience of beauty, erases the wilting of life and preserves the ephemeral in an enchanted image without age.

WORKSHOP: Make and take home your own neon artwork

June 15, 2012 by Kay

Participants will be taught by neon maker Julia Bickerstaff, and artist Richard William Wheater, learning everything from transcribing ideas into neon drawings to filling their glass forms with gas. At the end of the day everyone takes home a piece of neon they have designed and helped make or directed in making.

Experience is not necessary. One Day Intensive Course costs £175. Upcoming dates in 2012 are 20th July, 19th October, 16th November,  7th December.

For more information please visit Neon Workshops website.

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