july2016 still showing open calls
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FRI01JUL – SUN03JUL
TANIA BRUGUERA’S TATLINS WHISPER #5
@ TATE MODERN TURBINE HALL
In Tania Bruguera’s Tatlins Whisper #5 two police officers use crowd control
techniques that are familiar to anyone who has attended a pop concert, football
match or political demonstration. The performance might include: closing off the
gallery entrance or entrances; manipulating the audience into a single group and
encircling it to tighten the group; frontal confrontation with the horse;
and breaking up the audience into two distinct groups.
FRI01JUL – SUN03JUL
AMALIA PICA’S STRANGERS @ TATE MODERN
Amalia Pica’s Strangers 2008 is performed by two people who have never
met before. They stand ten metres apart, connected by a single string of
brightly coloured paper bunting. The work dramatises the effort inherent
in communication between two strangers. At once linked together yet also
detached, they are positioned at a distance that allows for conversation whilst
also establishing separation. Strangers dramatises the simple interaction in
any communication between sender and receiver. A visual exploration of
language and communication, the work simultaneously underscores
our dependency on the material object. FRI01JUL
40 YEARS OF PUNK AT EEFF: LOST GRRRLS: RIOT GRRRL IN
LOS ANGELES @ GENISIS CINEMA
#genesisters is pleased to play host to the World Premiere of ‘Riot Grrrl In Los
Angeles (2016)’ on Friday 1st at 8.45pm, featuring an introduction and post-film
Q&A with the film’s director Vega Darling via Skype. This brief but beautiful delve
into the LA Riot Grrrl scene is packed with insight, interviews and raw, powerful
This screening will be followed by a series of live performances from female-led
rock/punk bands and DJs in Bar Paragon including appearances from
YASSASSIN and COLOUR ME WEDNESDAY.
SUBVERT @ THE GALLERY ON THE CORNER
An attempt to subvert the viewer’s perception. Nariscia Henriques’ work reflects her Afro-Caribbean culture through decorative
patterns; it’s bold with colour and heavily nature-influenced to draw you in.
She keeps hidden figures embedded within her paintings, with fragments of
hair as clues. Her bright and colourful approach brings light to a
positive & powerful presence of people of colour.
Hamed Maiye’s work focuses on creating a connection with the viewer.The
expressive nature of his pieces emulate his past influences of artists.The heavy
presence of the female figure challenges the viewers’ perception of beauty;
what is the ideal body type? A journey of self-acceptance and breaking
conventions expressed through different mediums.
BHUPEN KHAKHAR: TRUTH IS BEAUTY @ TATE MODERN
F rom the beginning of his artistic career, Bhupen Khakhar expressed a
commitment to presenting the world as he saw it and experienced it. Often
celebrated for his bold and honest approach to his life as a gay man in India
during the late twentieth century, he stated in the catalogue to his 1972
exhibition at Gallery Chemould, Bombay that he wanted to reach beauty
by truth alone. This event takes its name after the same exhibition
and self-written catalogue, Truth Is Beauty and Beauty Is God.
Bringing together three speakers who offer a unique insight into a specific period
of the artist’s career, this panel discussion aims to introduce and situate the
artist’s practice and life within his particular contexts. Themes explored include
Khakhar’s use of the biography, iconography, the visual language of the street, and
more broadly his personal experiences in and of modern India. Speakers include
Geeta Kapur, Sonal Khullar and Karin Zitzewitz, and is chaired by Chris Dercon.
FEMINIST LIBRARY SUMMER BENEFIT WITH ALI SMITH
@ THE FEMINIST LIBRARY
14:00 – 22:00 (£20/£5)
The Feminist Library is fighting back against its recent eviction threat by
organising a Summer Benefit to fundraise for new premises. Experience the
Library anew as artists, writers and musicians perform new and old works in
spaces, nooks and crannies. Events will include a choral installation, one-to-one
performances in a lift, and the spectacular launch of the Feminist Library Survival
Song. Award winning novelist Ali Smith will headline the event, appearing
to talk about her new book ‘Public Library and Other Stories’.
ART NIGHT: TWO TEMPLE PLACE: ALEXANDRA BACHZETSIS:
PRIVATE: WEAR A MASK WHEN YOU TALK TO ME @ ICA
Performances are at 7pm and 10pm, with a running time of 60 minutes.
Alexandra Bachzetsis will present a new performance PRIVATE:Wear a mask when
you talk to me (2016) and Gold (2004) in the rooms of Two Temple Place, a highly
ornate building designed by one of the foremost neo-Gothic architects
of the late nineteenth-century, John Loughborough Pearson.
Bachzetsis’s solo work PRIVATE:Wear a mask when you talk to me, combines
everyday gendered behaviours—including postures, bodily gestures, rituals and
fashion—with languages of movement and music, such as Oriental drag queen
dances, gym, yoga exercises, iconic Michael Jackson moves and choreography by
Trisha Brown, a pioneer of contemporary dance. Bachzetsis morphs fluidly from
one character into another, inhabiting their movement, posture and gesture,
to playfully deconstruct how sexual identity and gender manifests in
every day human behaviors and visual culture.
MISS REVOLUTIONARY IDOL BERSERKER @ THE BARBICAN
18:30, 21:30 (£18)
Part pop concert, part controlled chaos, orchestrated by a rigorous director –
this is Japanese subculture conveyed in all its multi-coloured,
cacophonous, frenetic glory.
You’ll be equipped with rain poncho and ear guards but you’ll still be surprised
by what is thrown at you, as twenty-five actors storm the stage. Confronting you
at breakneck speed, they bombard the senses with a precisely choreographed
medley of dance, music, bellowed slogans and video clips. Founded by Tokyobased artist Toco Nikaido, Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker pays homage to
otagei – geeky dance routines performed by superfans to their Japanese pop
idols. Kitted out in rainbow-hued costumes and armed with an abundance of
disposable props, her riotous company breaks down the barriers between
cast and audience as it hurtles towards a festival-like finale that
invites everyone to take part.
SUN03 & FRI08JUL
I AM NOT TINO SEHGAL - I AM A CAT @ NAHMAD PROJECTS
Enough of human life, it’s time for a break. Welcome to a cat gallery take-over.
A durational choreography and improvisation for three bodies asks: What is
the potential of inhabiting non-human movement vocabulary? Welcome to join cats
throughout history of art.
We are cats. I will be joined by:
3 July 11:00-17:00
Natalie Wong, Maya Goldstein, Paul Hughes
8 July 12:00-18:00
Lauri Jäntti, Marcel Proske, Tereza Silonova
SUN03JUL – TUE30AUG
IN THE FUTURE, THEY ATE FROM THE FINEST PORCELAIN
@ THE MOSAIC ROOMS
The exhibition will include the new video piece In the Future,They Ate From the
Finest Porcelain, 20-minute science fiction video essay, and series of photographs,
depicting subtly manipulated scenes from Palestinian history which are then
intermingled with newly shot footage of post-apocalyptic landscapes and sci-fi
characters. A futuristic female protagonist narrates her journey into the past
where she plants evidence that will launch a myth to support any future claims to the vanishing lands of her people.
DISSECTING MASCULINITY @ SOAS
13:00 – 16:00
consented.co.uk brings you Dissecting Masculinity, our first ever event, where we
will work with you all (everyone and anyone is welcome) to discuss and analyse
the state of men in a rapidly changing world.
Through workshops with the likes of two-time World Muay Thai Campion
Greg Wootton, we will be talking about everything from male body image and
the pressure to have a “Men’s Health body” at all times to the fact that the
most common cause of death amongst men aged 21-45 is suicide.
We will also delve into complex world of male sexuality as well breaking down
patrairchy from a female perspective and talking about what it’s like to live in
what is still a “man’s world”.
FEMINIST DURATION READING GROUP @ SPACE
19:00 – 21:00
The Italian philosopher Adriana Cavarero, and her theories of the voice and
relationality, singularity and uniqueness, will be the focus of the next Feminist
Duration Reading Group. The session will led by Sara Paiola and Lucia Farinati.
Together we will read Elisabetta Bertolino, ‘Beyond Ontology and Sexual Difference:
An Interview with the Italian Feminist Philosopher Adriana Cavarero’ Volume 19,
Number 1 by Brown University and d i f f e r e n c e s : A Journal of Feminist
Cultural Studies, 2008, 128-167. For background reading please check out their
facebook event page:
ABSOLUTE DEMOLITION: GENDER & ANARCHY @ ICA
“Cease to place your confidence in economic legislation, vice-crusades & uniform
education - you are glossing over Reality.” Mina Loy, Feminist Manifesto, 1914
On the anniversaries of Dada and Punk London, this event seeks to address
current research areas of gender, politics and disruption. A series of speakers
present their own research and practices through
the themesof Gender and Anarchy.
Mary Wild, a Freudian cinephile from Montreal, whose lecture series
PROJECTIONS merges psychoanalytical theory with politics
through her dissection of film
LANA LOCKE @ DOLFH
PV 18:00 – 21:00
Talk/Performance: Wednesday 13 July, 7pm. Lana Locke works with found objects, cast metal, wax and clay, expanding
towards installation- based work that carries the visual language of her sculpture
into internal and external environments, involving and temporarily altering the
space through their entanglement with it. Objects are abstracted and made
strange through visibly fragile compositions, referencing the body, waste and
decay. For her DOLPH exhibition, Locke plans to explore how two competing
influences have crossed over in her recent work: firstly her formal practice-based
PhD research into The Feral, the Art Object and Agonistic Struggle; and secondly
the personal research, material and matter generated and received in relation to
her recent pregnancy, childbirth and first months of motherhood,
as navigated in and out of the studio.
WED06JUL – MON29AUG
UTOPIAN VOICES HERE AND NOW @ SOMERSET HOUSE
A series of displays, installations and performances which showcase the utopian
visions of young UK-based artists and give voice to the issues most affecting
them today, including the body, gender, sexuality and race. Part of UTOPIA 2016,
Somerset House’s year-long programme celebrating 500 years
of Thomas More’s Utopia.
THE WALKING READING GROUP: ON COMMONS @ [SPACE]
Also on 13, 20 July
18:00 – 21:00
The Walking Reading Group (TWRG) on Commons offers a chance to discuss
the many perspectives related to this complex theory while walking a contextual
and predetermined route starting in Hackney. The selected texts for each walk
provide shared references to delve into separate areas of discourse on the
commons: resource, governing process and community. For this edition, an
invited guest will activate the strand of focus for each walk: Rosanna Thompson
and Tatiana Baskakova, New Cross Commoners; Michael Smythe, Phytology; Alex
Colas and Russell Miller, Tree Musketeers. Texts are provided in advance and
walks begin at SPACE Mare Street where participants can also pick up a copy of
the specially commissioned publication.
The resulting experience of walking for up to two hours, swapping conversation
partners and perspectives several times, is one of intimacy created through
sharing and listening, the respect for ideas and difference. Thoughts are processed
quickly, the surrounding landscape becomes a blur, time is suspended and
within this moment bonds between strangers are formed. WED06JUL
STEAKHOUSE LIVE: TENDER LOIN #6
@ TOYNBEE STUDIOS (ARTSADMIN)
19:30 (£8/ £6)
Steakhouse Live return with a midsummer soiree of provocative live art and
With their signature mix of genres and forms, Steakhouse Live invite five artists
to join the Arts Bar & Café, testing new material and remounting old favourites.
Steakhouse Live are a community of artists and producers creating new spaces
and contexts to show exciting and challenging live work across the UK.
Featuring performances by: Alicia Radage, Johanne Hauge, Oozing Gloop,
Samuel Kennedy, Tara Fatehi Irani, Tom Cassani.
WED06JUL – SUN30OCT
GEORGIA O’ KEEFFEE @ TATE MODERN
(£19 - £15.40)
Georgia O’Keeffe is best known for her paintings of magnified flowers, animal
skulls, and New Mexico desert landscapes. This exhibition brings together some
of her most important works, including Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 1932,
the most expensive painting by a female artist ever sold at auction.
“Men put me down as the best woman painter…
…I think I’m one of the best painters.”
- Georgia O’Keeffe
AIDA SILVESTRI: UNSTERILE CLINIC @ RIVINGTON PLACE
Inspired by personal experience, Silvestri started an in-depth investigation into
the wide-spread practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in 2015, and began
interviewing women of East African background living in London. In order to
‘reduce the intensity of the subject matter and make it more accessible’, Silvestri
has chosen an aesthetic approach that involves the creation of sculptural
photo-works that feature beads stitched onto layers of vintage leather
to resemble her subjects’ skin colours
REVISITING GENESIS @ DEPTFORD CINEMA
19:00 (£3.50 - £5.00)
Written and Directed by Oreet Ashery, 2016. Q&A with Martin O’Brien, Oreet
Ashery and Vanda Playford.Curated by Samantha Lippett as part of a wider
research project and events programme, ‘Living In Chronic Times’ supported
by Chisenhale Studios and Goldsmiths University, London.
Revisiting Genesis takes the form of a web-series in twelve episodes. Written and
directed by Oreet Ashery. this series explores the philosophical, socio-political,
practical and emotional implications of the processes surrounding withdrawal,
digital afterlives and legacy, dying, social networks and reincarnations of women
artists. With a new episode released weekly, the online narrative unfolds.
THE PASSION OF LADY VENDREDI @ RICH MIX
Lady Vendredi is on an Inter-dimensional mission. In our world, she finds injustice,
pain and a world of dogma, self-righteousness, factions and nations of True
Believers dead set on destroying each other. To remedy this she forms a secular
scientific non-religion called ‘The Daughters of Manifestation’. Finding so much
beauty in the music of our world she sleeps and dreams and in the mornings,
the sounds of the rhythms of Haiti and West Africa, the Baroque melodies of
Pergolesi, the bass thumpings of old analogue synths and the experimental
cries of Jazz trombones emerge.
FRI08JUL – WED31AUG
THE NEO NATURISTS’ RETROSPECTIVE @ STUDIO VOLITARE
The Neo Naturists collaborated with a subversive cultural network that included
significant figures such as Grayson Perry, BodyMap (Stevie Stewart & David
Holah), Leigh Bowery, Michael Clark, Cerith Wyn Evans, Boy George, Derek
Jarman, Andrew Logan, John Maybury & Peter Robinson (Marilyn). Combining
ideas of ancient rituals with contemporary life, The Neo Naturists performed
wearing little more than body paint in nightclubs, galleries, festivals and
unannounced site-specific public performances.
Their celebration of a particular kind of anarchic innocence and deliberate
primitivism provided a unique artistic voice within a cultural landscape that was
otherwise dominated by a male perspective. Accordingly their work engages with
a range of complex issues surrounding gender, representation and performance.
The retrospective at Studio Voltaire will focus on elements taken from their
archive from 1980 –1992 and will include video footage of original performances,
photographic documentation, costumes, paintings and ephemera from their
performances. An integral aspect of the retrospective will
be the re-staging of key performances.
JERWOOD STAGING SERIES, SHADES OF OPACITY
@ JERWOOD SPACE
14:00 – 17:00
An afternoon of screenings and discussions curated by writer and curator Shama
Khanna exploring the use and misuse of theorist Edouard Glissant’s notion of
opacity. The event takes its starting point from Glissant’s quote from Poetics of
Relation: “It is not necessary to try to become the other (to become other)
nor to ‘make’ him in my image.” Confirmed participants include: Lucy Clout,
Evan Ifekoya, James N. Kienitz Wilkins, and Rehana Zaman. Shama Khanna was a
Writer in Residence at Jerwood Visual Arts in 2014.
THE PROSTITUTES OF LYON SPEAK OUT @ RIO CINEMA
The English Collective of Prostitutes and the Sex Worker Open University in association
with Club des Femmes present: British Premiere + Q&A of THE PROSTITUTES OF
LYON SPEAK OUT. France 1975. 45 mins. Subtitled.
On 2nd June 1975, 100-150 prostitute women occupied the church of St. Nizier,
in the centre of Lyon, France. The occupation was sparked by the brutal torture
and murder of sex workers, and a police crackdown against the women. In this
ground-breaking documentary, the sex workers broadcast directly to the crowds
outside their demands. + Rare footage and interviews from the 1982 occupation of the Holy Cross
Church in the red light area of King’s Cross, London.
Followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with representatives of the English
Collective of Prostitutes and the Sex Worker Open University.
WAKING BEAUTY @ OVALHOUSE
The Minerva Collective present a coming of age fairytale for the twenty-first
century in a fresh look from an LGBTQ perspective at some traditional stories.
DAVID BOWIE IS @ HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE
Described by The Times as “stylish & outrageous” and The Guardian as “a triumph”,
the David Bowie is exhibition was the fastest selling in the Victoria & Albert
Museum’s history, featuring a remarkable collection of handwritten lyrics, original
costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own
instruments and album artwork from the David Bowie Archive.
First released in 2013, this film takes the audience on a fascinating journey
through the exhibition with special guests including legendary Japanese fashion
designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker, and other collaborators,
to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie’s
artistic career. The exhibition curators,Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh,
provide expert insight into the most memorable music videos and original
costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten
lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs and diary entries, which
reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie’s ideas.
WHEN WE WERE THINGS @ REGENT STREET CINEMA
On October 30, 1974, perhaps the most famous heavyweight championship
boxing match of all time took place in Kinshasa, Zaire: the “Rumble in the Jungle”
between champion George Foreman and challenger Muhammad Ali. In historical
footage and new interviews, this documentary explores the relationship between
African-Americans and the African continent during the Black Power era in
terms of both popular culture and international politics, including
the brutality of then-dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.
VIV GROSKOP: BE MORE MARGO @ THE FRUED MUSEUM
Following her sold-out 5* Edinburgh debut ‘Say Sorry to the Lady’, we are
delighted to welcome Viv Groskop to the Museum with her new work in
progress about snobbery, class, Britishness and The Good Life, fuelled entirely by
gin - with an added psychoanalytical twist just for the Freud Museum. Should we
be classless now that we’re “all in it together”? Or is it time to reassert our
inner reactionary and Be More Margo.
FRI15JUL – SUN17JUL
TANNER STREET TAKEOVER @ UGLY DUCK
This summer Ugly Duck is hosting a theatre festival weekend with four
companies taking over different spaces in our unique and edgy Warehouse at
47/49 Tanner Street. A great occasion to [re]discorver the building with emerging
artists full of talent. Expect immersive theatre, promenade, sound and
visual installation, intimate storytelling and site specific work.
Hamletmachine by Collide Theatre (1h)
Hamletmachine is a collage of fragments, an orgy of deconstruction.Walk through the
pieces of this broken civilisation and experience a grotesque wasteland full of beauty
and cruelty.The human body stands at its centre – fragile and yet capable
of extreme destruction and pain. Saturday - Sunday 3pm, 5pm, 7pm
Arrival by Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe (1h)
Arrival is a journey story that defies convention. If Michael Palin and Sarah Kane were
to write a play, this might be it.Writer and performer Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe went
travelling when she was 20 years old, before she left home someone told
her something she never forgot. Friday - Saturday - Sunday - 8pm Echo Narcissus by Emma Stirling & Nick Finegan (1h)
A live & video performance retelling the myth of Echo and Narcissus
through internet obsessions, online personas, and late night longing.
Friday - Saturday - Sunday 9pm
NAANU AVANALLA... AVALU + Q&A WITH DIRECTOR BS
LINGADEVARU, I AM NOT HE... SHE @ BFI SOUTHBANK
Madesha is a fearless young boy from rural Karnataka who cherishes his female
persona and gorgeous saris. After his father throws him out, Madesha sets out
on a journey that will change his life forever as he decides to become a woman.
In big-city Bangalore he seeks the support of the Hijra community (eunuchs and
transgender people) and begins his transformation into a new life.
Lingadevaru’s drama is based on an empowering true story.
Followed by an afterparty for LGBTQ+ people and friends in the Benugo bar
with DJ Ritu, supported by Club Kali, Urban Desi and Urban World. B
est outfit wins a prize!
I HEART CATHERINE PISTACHIO @ THE YARD
Catherine Pistachio has spent twenty-six years dancing at a nineties-themed
nightmare disco, where dogs run away with the circus, ponies become party
piñatas and acid-attacks are as throwaway as prawn cocktail crisp packets. But
despite the isolation inflicted by her swinging parents and a Jesus-themed assault
to episode ten of Thundercats, she is determined to find the strength to swim
out of her suburban sinkhole of abuse.
Following last year’s sold-out run at the Soho Theatre, Encounter’s “Cult Show”
(Lyn Gardner, The Guardian) I Heart Catherine Pistachio returns to
dance-kick the shit out of dark comedy.
WOMAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA AND LIFF PRESENT: A LIFE
LESS ORDINARY: INDIAN INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS’ DEBATE
@ BFI SOUTHBANK
15:15 (£8.35 /£10.65)
This year’s Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival has aggregated some of
the best Indian independent films, many of which have been directed by women.
This special female-focused event is a rare opportunity to hear from leading
filmmakers such as Aparna Sen, Pakistan’s double Oscar-winner Sharmeen
Obaid-Chinoy and multi-award winning Leena Yadav. These inspiring women will
discuss their careers and experiences and explore common ground with female
filmmakers around the world.
+ A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness. Pakistan, 2015, 39min
Punjabi with English subtitles.
The Debate is preceded by a screening of Obaid-Chinoy’s Oscar-winning short.
LADA SCREENS: ADRIAN HOWELLS
@ LIVE ART DEVELOPMENT AGENCY – LADA
19:00 (FREE TO BOOK)
Selected works of Adrian Howells: Online 18 July - 1 August 2016
Adrian Howells (1962–2014) was one of the world’s leading figures in the
field of one-to-one performance practice - the act of staging an event for one
audience participant at a time. Developed over more than a decade, Howells’
award-winning work initiated new challenges and innovations in performance art,
“intimate theatre,” and socially engaged art.
The evening will consist of screenings of ‘Adrienne At Home’, ‘Accidental Tourist’, and
‘Adrienne’s Room Service’, and presentations by his collaborators and colleagues
Deirdre Heddon, Dominic Johnson, Nic Green, Katy Baird and Ella Finer. This
event will mark the publication of ‘It’s All Allowed:The Performances of Adrian
Howells’ edited by Deirdre Heddon and Dominic Johnson.
TECHNOLOGY NOW: EVA AND FRANCO MATTES @ ICA
Pioneering net artists Eva and Franco Mattes present on their recent work and
practice. An artist duo originally from Italy, working in New York, their medium
is a combination of Internet, video and performance. Their work explores the
ethical and moral issues arising when people interact remotely, especially through
social media, creating situations where it is difficult to distinguish reality from
a simulation. Of their work, writer Randall Packer has written: “Eva and Franco
Mattes, enfant terribles of Net Art and now godparents of the digital natives (they set
the stage for the erosion of privacy long before the emergence of social media), have
been exposing all aspects of the digital life – the embarrassing, the narcissistic, the
fearless, the gross, the voyeuristic, the insipid, the heartless, and the just plain stupid –
revealing the underbelly of our hyper-connected lives.”
SEASONS OF LOVE @ HACKNEY ATTIC
In the first discover something amazing with a talk from someone with a
fascinating perspective on love, relationships, sexuality, kink or intimacy.
In the second meet and team up with other guests on
a practical exercise / mini workshop / quiz. THU21-FRI29JUL
TEMPTING FAILURE FESTIVAL 2016
Festival of transgressive International Performance Art & Noise Art.
9 days – 85 artists.
TRANS PRIDE FILM NIGHT (OPENING EVENT) @ DUKE OF
YORK’S PICTURE HOUSE, BRIGHTON
18:30 (£5 /£6)
Join us for inspiring, funny and engaging gender variant short films (fiction
and non-fiction) from all around the Earth, co-curated by Fox Fisher (My
Genderation) and Eyes Wide Open Cinema (Jacob Engelberg).
This event always sells out, so please book in advance.
Trans Pride merchandise will be available at the event.
YOUNG FEMINISTS LONDON PRESENTS @ THE GEORGE TAVERN
13:00 – 20:00
We are delighted to announce the next installment of YFL Presents... This time
bringing you another completely free afternoon of positive feminist discussion
and performance for summer 2016. Come and join us for a
chilled out Sunday afternoon!
The event is open to anyone of any self-identifying gender who would like to
explore feminism further in a safe & inclusive space.
Our fabulous lineup includes;
Martin Okoli is a London-based artist. He has authored two books:The Brave Voice of
Ronnie the Rabbit, a children’s book about domestic abuse and To Have No Technique:
Thoughts, Poetry and Art about Manhood, a collection of poems exploring masculinity. As
well as writing, he is also a visual artist and is studying to be a Play Therapist.
When not making art, Martin works for The Domestic Violence Intervention Project
(DVIP) and volunteers for the GREAT Men Project.
Chima is a writer/filmmaker and co-runner of born::free, a bimonthly spoken word night.
Currently working on a project titled, A~Safe~Space, that deals with the personal issues
of race, gender and mental health of a creative.The project is an episodic and combines
poetry with comedy satire. Chima will be reading some work that centres around
masculinity, and the pressures of conforming socially.
Filmmaker, campaigner and founder of Media Diversified and the Media Diversified
Experts Directory. She is also co-founder of the Bare Lit Festival and was chosen to be
one of the Libertine 100 in 2015, ‘A maverick community of thinkers, makers and doers
with ideas that will change the world.’
Tania Nwachukwu Tania is a British born Nigerian writer, poet and performer. She is a member of both
the Barbican Young Poets and Octavia poetry collectives, and has performed in venues
all over the UK and West Africa. She is also trained in numerous traditional West African
dance styles and is the assistant creative director for the African dance company Adanta. MON25JUL
SOPHIE MAYER AND THE NEW FEMINIST CINEMA
@ BFI RUEBEN LIBRARY
In this library event we welcome Sophie Mayer, ‘the leading voice of a new wave
of feminist film’ according to influential film critic B Ruby Rich, to talk about
her new book Political Animals (IB Tauris 2016), the research she undertook, the
reaction to it, and what’s next. She will also highlight other books in the BFI
Reuben Library that were important to its formation. Sophie Mayer will be in
conversation with Library Manager and FLARE co-programmer Emma Smart.
TUE26JUL – SAT30JUL
CIVILIZED? @ HOXTON ARCHES
Civilized? takes it title from the essay Infinitely Detained by Judith Butler, who
explored the decisions made by governments in a bid to legitimise violence.
The notion of what constitutes an action civilized will be unpacked through film,
sculpture and painting in the exhibition. Each artist endeavours to propose their
own responses, not solely looking at war and violence, but looking further into
our society and what touches us to make art. THU28JUL
FACTORY DE JOIE @ GENISIS CINEMA
The cool types that brought us our Nick Cave themed burlesque night ‘Do You
Love Me?’ bring us a taste of New York’s golden age with a night influenced by
the hedonistic Warhol era. Hélène de Joie brings you an immersive night
of performance art, screenings of Warhol shorts and music.
Performances by Helene de Joie, The Pacers, Marnie Scarlet,
Constance Peach, Alfie Ordinary, and more....
FRI29JUL – SUN31JUL
WHY NOT US? @ UGLY DUCK (PERFORM GENDER FESTIVAL)
Why Not Us? is a multidisciplinary piece of the theatre that examines gender
inequality from the perspective of both men and women. Set in London, the play
examines relationships, work politics, the film industry, the media and the music
industry. It is visually dynamic, clever, comic, and thought provoking.
TWISTER AND TONGUE TIED BY TWO TONGUE THEATRE
@ UGLY DUCK (PERFORM GENDER FESTIVAL)
Nothing like a wild comedy blending cabaret, drag and street protest to kick
off your weekend. Two French idiots cross-dress and undress their way through
perilous dance routines, in a bid to redress gender inequality in just 40 minutes.
Join them as they hit the glass ceiling. With your help they might just break
through! Unless they come crashing down and get their knickers in a twist.
Whatever the odds, their mission will be to amuse, provoke and arouse you.
The Two Tongue girls will do whatever it takes!
SAT30JUL – SUN31JUL
SHE @ UGLY DUCK (PERFORM GENDER FESTIVAL)
SHE will be a large multi media art event taking place at the stunning 47-49
Tanner Street, a Victorian warehouse just a stone’s throw from the South Bank.
On the 30 and 31 July 2016, SHE will showcase the work of over 60 visual and
performance artists as part of the Perform Gender Festival hosted by Ugly Duck.
SHE will showcase the work of local and international artists exploring the
theme of femininity, feminine identity and issues faced by women worldwide.
SHE will also be exhibiting the outcomes of an ambitious artistic international
exchange, where replications of the same curated artworks will simultaneously
be exhibited in SHE exhibitions in our partnering galleries, the LPM Gallery in
Texas, USA and the Soa La Gallery in Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam. As part of the
international collaboration 5 artists from the UK will also exhibit works that
have been created across continents with artists from both Vietnam and the US,
in a celebration of international solidarity, connectedness and difference.
Along with exhibiting a selection of artworks, from the beautiful to the
provocative, SHE will also be an inclusive and fun art experience for visitors
attending the show and our opening reception, that is set to be another
awesome arty party following Sweet ‘Art tradition, including interactive artworks
and fun and exciting freebies and surprises. Sponsored by Cinesync, guests will
also have the opportunity to artistically connect with guests
in Vietnam and the US in real time.
With help from our sponsors and collaborators we plan for SHE to be our most
ambitious event to date, continuing our ethos of making art accessible to all.
So do join us for a vagina cupcake, Sweet ‘Art punch and beers courtesy of
Five Points Brewery on the 30th of July in celebration and solidarity!
ONLINE EXHIBITION: MOVEMENT/ HISTORY @ WWW.EX-NUNC.ORG
Following the research initiated with Issue N°0, EX NUNC keeps exploring the concept of movement as agent of history.The purpose is to trade militarised
borders for thresholds, transnational migrations for change, to go back to an understanding of movement as first creative force, from which all stories
originate. MOVEMENT/HISTORY is an online exhibition in three chapters, each one investigating a particular aspect of the broader research-topic, through
the work of two artists.
LIFT FESTIVAL: MISS REVOLUTIONARY IDOL BERSERKER @ THE PIT
18:30 & 21:30 (£18)
Part pop concert, part controlled chaos, orchestrated by a rigorous director – this is Japanese subculture conveyed in all its multi-coloured, cacophonous,
Founded by Tokyo-based artist Toco Nikaido, Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker pays homage to otagei – geeky dance routines performed by superfans to
their Japanese pop idols. Kitted out in rainbow-hued costumes and armed with an abundance of disposable props, her riotous company breaks down the
barriers between cast and audience as it hurtles towards a festival-like finale that invites everyone to take part.
NOW YOU SEE ME: THE BODY IN PHOTOGRAPHY @ TJ BOULTING
A group photography exhibition exploring the diverse use of the body. The exhibition presents both established and emerging artists and includes various
techniques within the photographic medium, from the historic to the contemporary. 'Now You See Me' shows the body as the ultimate versatile subject on
which to project ideas of aesthetics, society, identity and politics.
BOTTICELLI REIMAGINED @ V&A MUSEUM
Telling a story 500 years in the making, Botticelli Reimagined will be the largest Botticelli exhibition in Britain since 1930. Including painting, fashion, film,
drawing, photography, tapestry, sculpture and print, the exhibition will explore the ways that artists and designers have reinterpreted Botticelli. It will include
over 50 original works by Botticelli, alongside works by artists such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, René Magritte, Elsa
Schiaparelli, Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman.
THE CYNTHIA CORBETT GALLERY SUMMER EXHIBITION @ ROYAL OPERA ARCADE
World renowned for the distinctive and playful pop art images she has been creating for over 30 years, Deborah Azzopardi will launch a series of new largescale paintings at the exhibition, each one celebrating the drama and joy of the everyday. Inviting, colourful and honest, these paintings hark back to the spirit
and style of her early works.
THE INHALATION SHOW @ ANDOR
Felix Melia's film Shoulder Blades (2016) addresses the conditions of desire and autonomy, cohesion and coherence inside of contemporary relationships. By
examining the dominant narratives surrounding romance the film negotiates the process of developing intimacy whilst maintaining agency and explores the
pliable significances of the body within a prescriptive and aggressively binary cultural milieu. Melia has extracted some of the themes, structural elements and the spatial and physical dynamics from the film to create a contingent space within the gallery.
In constructing an environment that is framed both architecturally and aromatically Melia explores the impact of corporatised, hegemonic spatial narratives
on the agency of individuals, on their ability to move, occupy and interrelate.The atmosphere created by eucalyptus vapour - through an up scaled translation
of the practices of inhalation and aromatherapy, which benefit the respiratory system, as well as soothing aches and pains - is both therapeutic and aggressive.
It conditions the space and the bodies of those who occupy it. TILL SUN10JUL
O JUN CHIKANOBU ISHIDA 14 YEARS 119 YEARS LATER @ DANELLE ARNAUD
Curated by Tamiko O'Brien. For his first UK exhibition Tokyo based artist O JUN has produced new works on paper 14 days 119 years later, in response to
a series of woodblock prints from 1897, that are also on show in the gallery. The thirty Ukiyo-e prints from Jidai Kagami (Mirror of the Ages), by Toyohara
Chikanobu, each portrays an imagined female ‘Beauty’. Through elaborate hairstyles, costumes and posture each Beauty is tasked with representing an era of
Japanese history, while background pictorial insets show scenes from her daily life.
ES-SEX-HIBITION @ TURNER BARNES GALLERY, BRENTWOOD, ESSEX
An Urban Art exhibition with a hint of sexiness. A collection of urban artworks by guest and resident artists, showing a glimpse of sassy sexiness within the
subject matter.Artists exhibiting range from well known on the street art scene, the likes of Russell Marshall and Rich Simmons, emerging artists Steve Smythe,
Craig Everett and Alexandra Gallagher and resident artists, Rosie Emerson and Simon Kirk.
BETTINA VON ZWEHL 'INVITATION TO FREQUENT THE SHADOWS' @ FREUD MUSEUM
A new exhibition by Bettina von Zwehl responding to the archive of Anna Freud. The work quietly infiltrates the stairwell, study and upstairs rooms of the
Museum with the delicate small silhouettes of a young girl, shadowy portraits of women and an immersive light installation.
EMOTIONAL SUPPLY CHAINS @ ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION
Emotional Supply Chains explores how a fluid sense of self is fabricated in our digital present via a supply chain of objects, ideas and experiences. Although
we increasingly interact within 'virtual' space, this remains bound to tangible locations and circumstances. The exhibiting artists reflect on the tensions
between confinement and escape, happiness and anxiety, and presence and absence. The exhibition is structured into three parts, each exploring aspects of
contemporary identity: the dualities of self, the performed and networked self, and origins and renewal.
Exhibiting artists: Korakrit Arunanondchai (TH), Neïl Beloufa (FR), David Blandy (UK), David Raymond Conroy (UK),Andrea Crespo (US), Simon Denny (NZ),
Aleksandra Domanović (YU), Ed Fornieles (UK), Michael Fullerton (UK), Guan Xiao (CN), Eloise Hawser (UK), Ann Hirsch (US), Pierre Huyghe (FR), Daniel
Keller (US), Christopher Kulendran Thomas (UK), Seth Price (US), Frances Stark (US)
SOME DIMENSIONS OF MY LUNCH: CONCEPTUAL ART IN BRITAIN: PART 2: MARIE YATES @ RICHARD SALTOUN
An exhibition by the conceptual and feminist artist, Marie YATES (b. 1940, Manchester, UK). Marie Yates is a woman working with landscape. Radical ideas
do not fit easily into this framework, because we are deeply riddled with prejudices about both women and landscape, and as a result she has been widely
KERRY JAMESON: ALCHEMY @ MARSDEN WOO GALLERY
Acts of transformation and transmutation are key driving forces behind Kerry Jameson's upcoming exhibition. Taking inspiration from shamanic aspects of
alchemy, and early culture such as the Lascaux cave paintings of the Paleolithic era (described by Georges Bataille as 'bearing witness to what art was and when
art began') this new series of work evokes the movement of a primal state of consciousness into a place of realization, and her strange, dream-like creatures
form a powerful link between the mythological and the everyday.
CLAUDE LALANNE: BUTTERFLIES ET BIJOUX @ LOUISA GUINNESS GALLERY
The exhibition brings together over 50 years of work from the 1970s to the present, including previously unseen pieces from the artist’s personal collection,
as well as two works from the iconic 1967 “Empreinte Series” created with Yves Saint Laurent.
YAYOI KUSAMA @ VICTORIA MIRO
Spanning the gallery’s three locations and waterside garden, the exhibition features new paintings, pumpkin sculptures, and mirror rooms, all made especially
for this presentation. This is the artist’s most extensive exhibition at the gallery to date, and it is the first time mirror rooms have gone on view in London
since Kusama’s major retrospective at Tate Modern in 2012.
LYGIA CLARK: WORK FROM THE 1950’S @ ALISON JACQUES GALLERY
Alison Jacques Gallery is pleased to announce a historical survey exhibition of works from the 1950s by Lygia Clark. This will be the artist’s first solo
presentation since the critically acclaimed retrospective Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art 1948-1988 curated by Connie Butler and Luis Pérez-Oramas,
at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014). It also follows the installation of Fantastic Architecture, at The Henry Moore Foundation (2014) and Lygia
Clark: Organic Planes curated by Lisa Le Feuvre, at The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2014-2015).
MARGO WOLOWIEC @ LAURA BARTLETT GALLERY
San Francisco-based Margo Wolowiec draws her imagery from social media channels -- Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr -- and her inspiration from Navajo rugs
and Bauhaus weavers.
BLOOD FOR LIGHT @ WATERSIDE CONTEMPORARY
Blood For Light brings together a cycle of video installations in which fast-paced visuals and music are narrated in lucid and precise language by a voice that is
at points poet, seducer, prophet, and agitator.With experience in the broadcast industry, pop music and performance, Nastivicious (who describe themselves
as a “productive unit committed to creating good work”) are proficient in manipulating and distributing ‘content’. An on-the-fly quality, broad references and
stroboscopic attention spans are at once tools and subjects of interrogation.
LARISSA SANSOUR IN THE FUTURE, THEY ATE FROM THE FINEST PORCELAIN @ THE MOSAIC ROOMS
Larissa Sansour’s work explores the crossover between the fictional and the factual, interrogating personal and political issues. In this ambitious show,
Jerusalem-born Sansour creates a vision of a futuristic world where the excavation of the past is a battleground. The artist offers a poetic and charged
reflection on the politicisation of archaeology where the material past is used as a tool to justify territorial claims and assert historic entitlement. This is in
particular reference to Israel/Palestine but is also reflective of other contested spaces and histories.
MARY HEILMANN: LOOKING AT PICTURES @ WHITECHAPEL GALLERY
The Whitechapel Gallery exhibition Looking at Pictures begins with paintings based on the square, the grid and architectural details, such as The First Vent
(1972). They are juxtaposed with glazed ceramics, hovering between painting and sculpture. A slide show, Her Life (2006), features Heilmann’s paintings and
personal photographs set to an eclectic mix of music.
CONCEPTUAL ART IN BRITAIN @ TATE BRITAIN
The exhibition will examine how artists questioned the nature of art and addressed issues of society, politics and identity, including Victor Burgin’s critique
of modern consumerism, Possession 1976, Mary Kelly’s examination of the mother-child relationship in her Post-Partum Document 1974-8, and Conrad
Atkinson’s Northern Ireland 1968 - May Day 19751975-6, which uses photography and text to represent different points of view in the Troubles in Northern
JUDY BLAME: NEVER AGAIN @ ICA
In the early 1980s Blame’s non-conformist attitude and a desire to distinguish himself within the London club scene motivated him to produce jewellery. His
modest resources shaped his DIY approach and led him to incorporate found objects as a foundation for making his adornments; early creations questioned
established material hierarchies and were testimony to the harsh realities of industrial and economic decline. It was during this period that he encountered
a range of creative individuals including Derek Jarman, Anthony Price, John Maybury and Leigh Bowery who championed his inventive approach to making
ARTISTIC DIFFERENCES @ ICA
Artistic Differences brings together artists and designers that have been directly linked to Judy Blame throughout his career, and those who have been
influenced by his work and share his distinct artistic approach and style. Participants include Charles Atlas, Dave Baby, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Malcolm Garrett,
Derek Jarman, Jim Lambie, Mark Lebon, Linder, John Maybury, Peter Saville, Juergen Teller,Trojan, Nicola Tyson,Tim Noble & Sue Webster and others.
GUERRILLA GIRLS @ WHITECHAPEL GALLERY
Feminist activist group Guerrilla Girls mine the Whitechapel Gallery archives to explore our history of presenting women artists such as Sophie Calle, Nan
Goldin, Eva Hesse, Sarah Lucas and Bridget Riley.
LUKAS DUWENHÖGGER. YOU MIGHT BECOME A PARK @ RAVEN ROW
As much as a painter, Duwenhögger is a designer and a fabulist. Most of his subjects are treated with love; when depicted in imaginary portraits they are poised
and self-sufficient, while together, often homosocially, they seem engaged in private conversation and shared understandings…
RANA BEGUM: THE SPACE BETWEEN @ PAROSOL UNIT
Perhaps an 'urban Romantic', Begum draws inspiration both from the city environment and her own childhood memories of the geometric patterns of
traditional Islamic art and architecture. Thus, properties of light, colour, material, movement and form have become a hallmark of her abstract sculptures and
reliefs. Often bringing a potentially infinite order to her works, Begum skilfully gives physical form to fleeting moments of aesthetic wonder.
MONA HATOUM @ TATE MODERN
This is the first major survey of Hatoum’s work in the UK, covering 35 years from her early radical performances and video pieces, to sculptures and largescale installations. Born in Beirut to a Palestinian family, she settled in England in 1975. Through the juxtaposition of opposites such as beauty and horror,
Hatoum engages us in conflicting emotions of desire and revulsion, fear and fascination.
EVA AND FRANCO MATTES: ABUSE STANDARDS VIOLATIONS @ CARROLL FLETCHER
Eva and Franco Mattes’ exhibition Abuse Standards Violations investigates the dark side of the Internet. In a new series of video installations, the New Yorkbased duo exposes the vast amount of unpalatable material kept away from our screens by an army of underpaid workers, while offering a bizarre but telling
glimpse into the lives of an ever-growing, dispersed global workforce.
UNDER THE SAME SUN: ART FROM LATIN AMERICA TODAY @ SOUTH LONDON GALLERY
With a focus on work made by artists born after 1968, in addition to several early pioneers who were active internationally in the 1960s and ’70s, Under
the Same Sun at the South London Gallery examines a diversity of creative responses by artists to complex, shared realities that have been influenced by
colonial and modern histories, repressive governments, economic crises, and social inequality, as well as by concurrent periods of regional economic wealth,
development, and progress.
DURO OLOWU: MAKING AND UNMAKING @ CAMDEN ARTS CENTRE
Making & Unmaking, curated by celebrated fashion designer and curator Duro Olowu, is the latest in our series of artist-selected shows. Bringing together
over sixty international artists working in diverse media, this exhibition places antique West African textiles and Bauhaus tapestries amongst contemporary
works and new commissions. Individually, the works address themes that include portraiture as well as representations of beauty, gender, sexuality, innocence
and the body. Collectively, their coming together reveals a common thread that Olowu describes as a ‘process of personal ritual experienced by artists in
creating their work’.
PUNK 1976-78 @ THE BRITISH LIBRARY
Starting with the impact of the Sex Pistols in 1976, this exhibition will explore punk’s early days in the capital and reveal how its remarkable influence spread
across music, fashion, print and graphic styles nationwide. Showcasing a range of fanzines, flyers, recordings and record sleeves from the British Library’s
collections alongside rare material from the Jon Savage Archive at Liverpool John Moores University, the exhibition will celebrate the enduring influence of
punk as a radical musical, artistic and political movement.
YINKA SHONIBARE: END OF EMPIRE @ TURNER CONTEMPORARY
Coinciding with the gallery’s fifth anniversary, Shonibare’s powerful work explores themes of conflict, empire and migration in the centenary year of The Battle
of the Somme, poignantly shown at Turner Contemporary against the dramatic backdrop of the North Sea.
BHUPEN KHAKHAR @ TATE MODERN
After early experiments with Pop art, Khakhar developed a style of painting that combined both high and low, popular and painterly aesthetics, cleverly
subverting popular iconography. He confronted complex and provocative themes with candour: class difference; desire and homosexuality; and his personal
battle with cancer. Also a writer, his critical observations and literary sensibility were evident in his sharp, often ironic depictions of difficult subjects.
TILL AUTUMN 2016
BP SPOTLIGHT: JO SPENCE @ TATE BRITAIN
Jo Spence (1934–92) was a pioneer of British photographic discourse and the critique of representation. Her work waived between the personal, the political
and the autobiographical.
TILL SUN12MAR 2017
UNDRESSED: A BRIEF HISTORY OF UNDERWEAR @ V&A MUSEUM
One of underwear’s primary roles is to support, firm and shape the body to create the ideal body shape and substructure for the latest fashions.The exhibition
will explore dress reformers and designers such as Paul Poiret, who argued for the beauty of the natural body, as well as entrepreneurs, inventors and
innovators who have played a critical role in the development of increasingly more effective and comfortable underwear. On display will be over 200 objects
for men and women together with fashion plates, photographs and film, advertisements and packaging to introduce changing concepts of the ideal body.
OPEN CALL: SHE: AN INTERNATIONAL ARTS COLLABORATION EXPLORING THE CONSTRUCT OF FEMININITY @ 19 GREEK STREET GALLERY
SHE will be a large multimedia art event to take place in August 2016, as part of 19 Greek Street’s Space for Progress initiative, which aims through art to
"support the work of ethical pioneers and help drive awareness to the important issues they raise". SHE will showcase the work of local and international
artists exploring the theme of femininity, feminine identity and issues faced by women locally and internationally, as a marginalized group.
We are seeking works that will celebrate, critique and reflect notions of femininity in our society and internationally, created by artists identifying as any gender.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: FEMINIST READINGS OF FIL AND TELEVISION, OUTSKIRTS JOURNAL
Outskirts journal invites submissions of paper for peer review for its Nov 2016 issue:
Feminist Readings of Film & Television. Edited by Kyra Clarke and Alison Bartlet.
Feminists have been reading film/television and developing theories of the visual for decades. This issue of Outskirts invites articles from 5000-7000 words
that develop feminist readings of film or television or film theory and contemporary televisual media.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: MIDDAY 5 AUGUST 2016
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ADRIAN HOWELLS AWARD FOR INTIMATE PERFORMANCE
We are delighted to invite artists to submit proposals for three opportunities:
Adrian Howells Award for Intimate Performance, Restock, Rethink, Reflect 4: Privilege and the Displaced,
Restock, Rethink, Reflect 4: Privilege and Class, Adrian Howells Award for Intimate Performance
An award celebrating the one to one and intimate work that Adrian Howells pioneered and excelled at.
Adrian Howells (1962 – 2014) was one of the world’s leading figures in the field of one-to-one and intimate performance.
The Adrian Howells Award for Intimate Performance is an opportunity for an artist based in Scotland to develop and present a new performance project in
Glasgow and London. The Award aims to celebrate the intimate work that Adrian pioneered and excelled at, as well as providing an opportunity to explore
new territories in this field of practice.The chosen artist will receive £4,000 as well as travel and accommodation, producing support, and mentorship.