‘Anne Bean: Self Etc’ – book launch
15 November 2018
England & Co hosted a celebration and book launch (in liaison with Live Art Development Agency) at the Swedenbourg Hall in Bloomsbury to mark the publication of Anne Bean: Self Etc.
This publication is a substantial survey bringing together documentation of Anne Bean’s performances, drawings, videos, installations, and sculptures, together with her writings, interviews and visual essays. The book, designed by David Caines, includes extensive visual documentation of Bean’s performances; essays by and interviews with Anne Bean, Guy Brett, Dominic Johnson, Poshya Kakl, Rob La Frenais, Lynn MacRitchie, Ezra Rubenstein, and Richard Wilson; and a series of new visual essays by the artist. The book explores and expands the nature, form and contexts that artistic collaboration can take, and is the sixth in the Intellect Live book series, which is is a collaboration between Intellect Books and the Live Art Development Agency. Another launch event and film screening was held the following week at LADA’s headquarters in Bethnal Green.
Paule Vézelay, Tina Keane – and Virginia Woolf
2 October – 9 December 2018
Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings / Fitzwilliam Museum
Two works acquired by Tate from England & Co – Five Forms (1935-36) by Paule Vézelay and Faded Wallpaper (1988) by Tina Keane – are among the works by eighty female artists from 1854 to the present day included in this touring exhibition inspired by the work of celebrated author and pioneering feminist, Virginia Woolf (1882-1941).
“Using Woolf’s writing as a lens through which to explore feminist perspectives on landscape, domesticity and identity, the exhibition follows Woolf’s notion that creative women ‘think back through our mothers’. It draws attention to the many connections between Woolf, her contemporaries and those who share an affinity with her work – whether such connections are tangible, anecdotal, geographic or imagined.”
The Fitzwilliam Museum is the final venue for the exhibition (following Tate, St Ives, 10 February – 29 April; and Pallant House, Chichester, 26 May – 16 September).
Anne Bean and the Bow Gamelan Ensemble
27 October – 15 December 2018
Great Noises that Fill the Air at the Cooper Gallery, Dundee is the first retrospective of the influential artist collective Bow Gamelan Ensemble (Anne Bean, Paul Burwell, Richard Wilson). “Utilising found objects, invented instruments and everyday sound, Bow Gamelan Ensemble have, since 1983, inspired generations of artists with their radical collaborative and cross-disciplinary practice. Charged with their individual virtuosity in performance art, avant-garde music and kinetic sculpture, Bow Gamelan Ensemble’s sound installations and performances are immersed in an orchestra of instruments made from scrap metal, electric motors, river barges and domestic objects including glass sheets, light bulbs and fireworks.”
Tina Keane and England & Co at Frieze London
Regent’s Park, 4–7 October 2018 (Stand S 6)
England & Co are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting the work of Tina Keane in the Social Work section of Frieze London.
For Social Work, Frieze asked a panel of eminent female art historians and critics based in the UK to put together an international group of women artists whose work responded to the extraordinary political and social schisms of the 1980s.
Tina Keane (b.1940, London) is a forerunner of multimedia art in the UK, who has worked with film, video, digital media, neon sculpture, installation and performance. A founding figure in the women’s art movement, her work is primarily about ‘identity and play’, and reflects her feminist perspective and explorations of political concerns, social issues, gender roles and sexuality.
Tina Keane at the Herbert Read Gallery
6 October – 9 November 2018
Tina Keane is one of more than 20 artists represented in From the Kitchen Table: Drew Gallery Projects 1984-90. The exhibition at the Herbert Read Gallery, UCA Canterbury, brings together original and related works to celebrate the legacy of 1980s curator Sandra Drew. Other artists include Phyllida Barlow, Catherine Elwes, Hamish Fulton, David Mach and Yoko Terauchi.
Michael Druks in the Scottish National Museum of Art
A conceptual work from c1970 by Michael Druks – Medium, Medium, a foldout photography book from an edition of two – has been acquired from England & Co by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The title of the work relates the concepts of size using the labels in clothing, and the hand-made book contains seven original photographs mounted on card pages.
TINA KEANE: Visions in the Nunnery
28 September – 28 October 2018
Tina Keane is the lead figure in Programme 1 of Visions in the Nunnery, Bow Arts’ series of exhibitions presenting an international overview of contemporary moving image, performance and digital art. Works by Keane are presented in partnership with England & Co, and include Couch (2003, neon and film) and Deviant Beauty (1996). On 5 October, Keane’s film Faded Wallpaper (1988) will be screened as a VIP event for Frieze East End Night.
Clay Perry and Signals: two exhibitions
Photographer Clay Perry is a contributor to two current London exhibitions devoted to Signals gallery: one at Sotheby’s S/2 Gallery (Signals, 27 April – 13 July 2018) and the other, a presentation by kurimanzutto at the Thomas Dane Gallery (Signals: If You Like I Shall Grow, 8 June – 21 July 2018).
In the summer of 1964, Clay Perry became the house photographer for Signals London, producing iconic images for the Signals Newsbulletin, the publication that provided a forum for artists, writers and poets involved in experimental art and was ‘dedicated to the adventures of the modern spirit’.
Perry’s archive from the 1960s is represented by England & Co, and director Jane England wrote an essay about him for the book Signals published by S/2 Gallery and also by Sotheby’s online.
Cecilia Vicuña’s Disappeared Quipu at Brooklyn Museum
18 May 18 – 25 November 2018
Cecilia Vicuna’s installation in the Great Hall of Brooklyn Museum, her Disappeared Quipu, re-imagines the Andean tradition of the quipu, the complex record-keeping system made of knotted cords.
Disappeared Quipu pairs ancient quipus from the Museum’s collection with a newly commissioned installation by Vicuña in the Great Hall that combines monumental strands of knotted wool with a four-channel video projection. On view in the adjacent gallery are thirteen ancient Andean textiles selected by Vicuña from the collection and featured in her video projection. These quipus of the past and present “explore the nature of language and memory, the resilience of native people in the face of colonial repression, and Vicuña’s own experiences living in exile from her native Chile.”
Heinz Henghes and Surrealism
Until 7 October 2018
A long-unseen sculpture by Heinz Henghes from 1939 is included in the exhibition Lee Miller and Surrealism at The Hepworth Wakefield. The exhibition focuses on Surrealism in Britain through the photographs of Lee Miller and works by her Surrealist friends and associates.
This stone sculpture, Bride (Guda), by Henghes was reproduced in the Surrealist’s London Bulletin, but has rarely been seen since it was acquired by Wakefield. It was first exhibited at Peggy Guggenheim’s London Gallery, Guggenheim Jeune, in 1939.
England & Co held a major retrospective Heinz Henghes (1905–1975) in 2006 and continue to work with his Estate.