Tina Keane wins a Paul Hamlyn Award
11 November 2015
Tina Keane is one of the recipients of this year’s prestigious Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists. Launched in 1994, they are the largest individual awards made to visual artists and composers in the UK. There are no strings attached – the intention of the Foundation is to give exceptional artists the time and space to create the best possible work.
Jane England: ‘Jack Bilbo and the artists of the Modern Art Gallery’
5 November 2015
Gallerist Jane England will be talking about about the legendary German émigré, bohemian artist, author and art dealer, Jack Bilbo, and the gallery that he opened in London during the Blitz. The Modern Art Gallery (1941-48) became a cultural hub in war-time London for British and émigré artists.
This talk will take place in Room 5 of the exhibition Out of Chaos: Ben Uri, 100 Years in London, in the Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing, London WC2, at 1pm.
Cecilia Vicuña: No Quipu, No Book
31 October–31 January 2015
In No Quipu, No Book, Cecilia Vicuña expands on the concept of the quipu – the Andean writing system with knots – and the book. The exhibition at the Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee, USA, will consist of works created since 2001, along with archival documentation of book works dating from the 1970s.
England & Co at the Outsider Art Fair, Paris
22–25 October 2015
England & Co is taking part in the Outsider Art Fair, Paris, to be held in the elegant setting of the Hôtel du Duc, once owned by the Duc de Morny, half-brother of Napoleon III. Location: 22 Rue de la Michodière, 75002 Paris.
Cecilia Vicuña: Ausencia Encarnada | Embodied Absence
6 September 2015–24 January 2016
Cecilia Vicuña is one of the artists featured in Ausencia Encarnada: Efimeralidad y colectividad en el arte chileno de los años setenta (Embodied Absence: Ephemerality and collectivity in Chilean art from the Seventies). The exhibition focuses on works made by Chilean artists at home and abroad in response to the political upheaval of the 1970s. It will run until 24 January 2016 at the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (MSSA), Santiago Centro, Chile, where it is presented in collaboration with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University.
Cecilia Vicuña: weaving with fabric and language in Chicago
4 September–27 November 2015
Cecilia Vicuña has installed a new iteration of The Origin of Weaving – a poem in space that traces the symbolic invention of the first cross thread from which all weaving is derived – at the Poetry Foundation, Chicago. It is part of the exhibition Dianna Frid and Cecilia Vicuña: A Textile Exhibition that investigates the intersection of weaving, textiles and language.
On 17 September, Vicuña will present a site-specific performance as part of the exhibition.
Jane England’s photographs in Düsseldorf
4 September 2015
Photographs by gallery director Jane England feature in the exhibition curated by Bruce Haines and artist Jan Pleitner that opens tonight at Adler, Adlerstrasse 6 (Hinterhof), Düsseldorf. Other artists include Alan Kane, Ali Altin, Katharina Busch, Magdalena Kita and Alex Wissel.
Jane England, panellist on Provocations in Art at the RA
24 July 2015
Gallery director Jane England will be a panellist tonight at the Royal Academy’s Provocations in Art discussion about Outsider Art in today’s art world. Other panellists are Thomas Roeske, director of the Prinzhorn Collection, John Maizels, editor of Raw Vision, Marc Steene, director of Pallant House, and artist Ian Sherman. Referring in particular to Joseph Cornell, they will be considering the journey of Outsider Art into new spaces such as the commercial art market and the impact this has on artists, collectors and collections. Royal Academy of the Arts, London: 24 July, 6.30pm
Cecilia Vicuña’s seeds of the future in Denmark
27 June–20 September 2015
Cecilia Vicuña has made a new installation of her work Semiya for the exhibition DUMP! Multispecies making and unmaking at the Kunsthal Aarhus in Denmark. The exhibition “gathers together artists, scientists and organisms to explore multispecies collaboration that reshapes the ruins of modernity and resists industrialized progress.”
The artist also took part in the workshop (5-6 Sept) hosted by Aahus University Research on the Anthropocene (AURA).
Eduardo Kac at the 12th Havana Biennial
22 May–22 June 2015
Eduardo Kac will represent the country of his birth, Brazil, at the 12th Havana Biennial which will explore the theme Between the Idea and Experience. Kac’s work Lagoglyph Animation will be projected onto the outside of the Cine Fausto nightly from 8pm to midnight.
“Since 2007, I have been developing a personal visual language that I call Lagoglyph,” says Kac. “Every sign … is originally hand-painted (ink on paper) … The signs don’t produce meaning through conventional verbal logic; they produce emotional meaning through purely visual means, in other words, through their articulation in organised patterns, through variation in size, through rhythm and motion.”