Brian Griffin: Exhibitions in Birmingham and Paris
Birmingham, 30 September–21 November 2010; Paris, 18 November 2010–23 January 2011
Birmingham-born photographer Brian Griffin is celebrated by three complementary exhibitions in his home city, including Face to Face, a major retrospective exhibition of his portraits. Griffin’s exhibition The Black Country – based on his childhood memories – is currently at the College des Bernardins in Paris.
Stuart Brisley: Tate acquisitions from England & Co
Tate have acquired three works by Stuart Brisley this year. Two works – an early, untitled painting from 1960, and a copy of the film Arbeit Macht Frei (1972-73) – were purchased from England & Co, with a third film, Sweating the Hole (2006), given by the artist.
Sara Bevan’s Soul House at the the Petrie Museum
21 September – 2 October 2010
Following a year-long project funded by the Arts Council of England and UCL Museum and Collections, Sara Bevan exhibits a series of digital collages inspired by the space and atmosphere of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and its collection of Egyptian artefacts. With an additional display of these images outside 1–10 Torrington Place, London WC1, the exhibitions mark the official re-opening of the museum.
John Dugger returns to Ikon
20 July – 5 September 2010
John Dugger traveled from California to Birmingham to install works – including Star Weaver – in This Could Happen to You: Ikon in the 1970s. This is the second exhibition tracing the history of the Ikon gallery’s artistic programme. Other artists include David Medalla, Stuart Brisley, David Hepher and Jeremy Moon.
Harald Smykla in Profusion at Calke Abbey
19 June–11 July 2010
Harald Smykla will be taking part in Profusion, an exhibition of works by international artists inspired by Calke Abbey, Derbyshire, a National Trust property whose interiors and outbuildings are filled with the accumulation of years of collecting and hoarding by its previous eccentric and reclusive owners. Curated by Sotiris Kyriacou and John Plowman, the artists exhibiting are Anna Barham, Karla Black, Marcel Broodthaers, Lucy Clout, Clem Crosby, Jimmie Durham, Mark Fairnington, Doug Fishbone, Martino Gamper, Roger Hiorns, John Plowman, Daniel Silver, Harald Smykla, and Jack Strange.
The Art of Hip-ok-risy in the City
12–14 March 2010
Chris Kenny’s text construction Embrace Blasphemy is featured in The Art of Hip-ok-risy, an exhibition held within The Mayor’s & City of London Court in the Guildhall Buildings of The City – a project realized by Maria Nicolacopoulou. Within the judicial context of this historic civil courtroom, seven artists (Chris Kenny, Oliver Clegg, Maria Marshall, Gideon Rubin, Mandy Lee Jandrell, Richard Dyer and Doug Fishbone) examine the phenomenon of hypocrisy on a personal, social, cultural and political level.
Slash: Paper under the Knife in New York
Until 4 April 2010
This month is the last chance to see works by two England & Co artists, Georgia Russell and Chris Kenny, at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Slash: Paper under the Knife is the museum’s third exhibition in its international survey series Process and Materials. Curated by David Revere McFadden with Laura Stern, it explores unusual paper treatments, book works, cut paper and includes works by Kara Walker, Olafur Eliasson, Thomas Demand, Tom Friedman.
St Ives and Beyond at Pallant House
Three works by Morag Ballard accompanied the exhibitions St Ives and Beyond (6 – 31 March) and John Tunnard: Inner to Outer Space (13 March – 6 June) at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.
Cabinet of Curiosities at Kensington Palace
26 March–October 2010
Works by Georgia Russell and Jason Wallis-Johnson are displayed in the Cabinet of Curiosities curated by Echo Morgan as part of her room in the exhibition The Enchanted Palace at Kensington Palace, London. The exhibition combines fashion, performance, and dreamlike installations in the magnificent State Apartments.
Stuart Brisley at Kettle’s Yard
16 January–14 March 2010
The drawing Pig Wars (2008) by Stuart Brisley can be be seen in Modern Times: responding to chaos, an exhibition at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, of drawing and film selected by the painter, film-maker and curator Lutz Becker. The exhibition will later travel to the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, East Sussex (1 April–13 June 2010).