Clive James: browsing at England & Co
What started as a personal archive has expanded into cyberspace as author, critic and collector Clive James shares his enthusiasms with a worldwide readership at clivejames.com. The site has sections entitled Text, Video, Audio – and Gallery, which features England & Co artists Albert Herbert, Georgia Russell and Geneviève Seillé.
Abbassy’s Persian Perspective in New York
24 February–16 March 2008
Samira Abbassy is one of the artists currently featured in the Persian Arts Festival in New York. Four of her new works can be seen in Weaving the Common Thread at the Queens Museum of Art. Subtitled Perspectives from Iranian Artists, the exhibition explores the influence of the post-revolutionary Iranian diaspora on contemporary Persian art.
Stuart Brisley’s Crossings
12 February–5 April 2008
Stuart Brisley‘s new exhibition Crossings at the John Hansard Gallery in Southampton offers a compelling account of two tragedies: the sinking of two famous 20th-century ships, the RMS Titanic and the MV Estonia. In the sound installation Touching Black Ice, Brisley explores the legacy of the Titanic which sank on its maiden voyage after leaving Southampton in 1912. His new film Estonia retraces the story of the sinking of the ferry in the Baltic in 1994 and “combines the dread of the event with the strangeness of revisiting a site of disaster”.
November 2007–13 January 2008
… in Cardiff where Stuart Brisley, Ian Hinchliffe, Alastair MacLennan and Tatsumi Orimoto are featured in Flashes from the Archives of Oblivion at the Chapter gallery. The exhibition brings together photographs, videos, drawings and ephemera documenting seminal performances of the 1970s, along with recent works.
Liliane Lijn’s collage at the British Museum
November 2007–9 March 2008
Hanging/Floating Gardens of Rock City i, the collage acquired by the British Museum from Liliane Lijn’s 2006 exhibition at England & Co, is now on public display. It is included in Recent Acquisitions Part ii, devoted to 20th and 21st-century works on paper, in the Prints and Drawings Gallery, Room 90, the British Museum, London WC2, until 9 March 2008.
Four Map the Imagination at the V&A
October 2007–27 April 2008
Works by four artists acquired through England & Co are currently on view at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, as part of the display Mapping the Imagination. Druksland—Physical and Social 15 January 1974, 11.30am by Michael Druks, Britain: March 2003 (Britain on Iraq) by Georgia Russell, and Which Direction (You Are Here ii) by Vito Drago are in the Julie and Robert Breckman Prints Gallery; London Lightbox by Jason Wallis-Johnson can be seen in the Prints, Drawings and Architecture Education Room.
Maliheh Afnan in St Petersburg
Works by Maliheh Afnan are featured in the exhibition The Dance of Pen and Ink – Contemporary Art of the Middle East at the State Museum of Oriental Art at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.
On the map in Ireland
Works by several England & Co artists – including Chris Kenny and Satomi Matoba – are included in (C)artography: Map-making as Artform at the Crawford Gallery, Cork. The exhibition takes the the work of early map-makers as its starting point for a survey of contemporary artists who use mapping methodologies, often for very different reasons. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue featuring Map Circle (16 Typhoons) by Chris Kenny on the cover. Until 10 Nov 2007.
Modern British at the RCA
11–16 September 2007
England & Co will be represented at the 20|21 British Art Fair again this year. Featured artists will include John Armstrong, Morag Ballard, Martin Bradley, Rolf Brandt, Benjamin Creme, Arthur Giardelli, William Green, Heinz Henghes, Ivon Hitchens, Peter Kinley, Liliane Lijn, Anne Rothenstein and Paule Vézelay. The fair takes place at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7.
England & Co at the Fair
During this time the Gallery will be open as usual with the current exhibition, Klaus Friedeberger: Works 1940-1970.
Morag Ballard’s painting Noon has been chosen as the cover image for Peter Davies’ new book, St Ives 1975–2005: Art Colony in Transition, published by the St Ives Printing & Publishing Company.