THE OPINION MAKERS
16 Dec 2014 to 11 Jan 2015, Tues to Sat, 12-6pm
Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch St, London E2 7DP
'The Opinion Makers series of exhibitions is conceived as paired juxtapositions; each pair comprising one work by an artist who curates or writes, together with one work by an artist of their choice. It is a pragmatic attempt to use artists as curators as an explicit tool for understanding curation. It is also a statement about the significantly expanded presence of the artist-led approach in the contemporary art landscape.'
Katrina Blannin with Kate Terry | Maurice Carlin with Jade Montserrat | Sue Cohen with Shona Davies and David Monaghan | Stephen Chambers RA with Simon Burton | Richard Ducker with Hannah Patching | Bella Easton with Juliette Losq | Zavier Ellis with Florian Heinke | Karl England with Daniel Devlin | Rebecca Fortnum with Beth Harland | Marcus Harvey with Edmundo Arigita | Keran James with John Summers | Reece Jones with Alex Gene Morrison | Stephen Lee with Christopher Barrett | Iavor Lubomirov with Daryl Brown | Janette Parris with Neal Tait | Artemis Potamianou with Wolfgang Berkowski | Julie Renet de Cotret with Robert Hengeveld | Carl Slater with Tom Lovelace | Benet Spencer with Tim Ellis | Peter Suchin with Julian Wakelin | Mark Titchner with Alexander Tucker and Daniel O’Sullivan.
The Opinion Makers is organised by Iavor Lubomirov and Bella Easton – artists, curators and directors of the ALISN network and the LUBOMIROV-EASTON Project Space.
THE OPINION MAKERS
The Moving Image Project
7th Dec 2014 - 30 Jan 2015
The Hospital Club, Covent Garden
Short silent films to be shown via monitor in the window of the Hospital Club, London. The Moving Image Project is about encounter, transience, travel and catching a glimpse. It encourages conversation, interaction and mimics Duchamp’s Museum in Suitcase, the idea that you can travel the world with an exhibition, in this case, in the palm of your hand. Curated by Charlie Levine.
THE MOVING IMAGE PROJECT
ARE YOU HAVING FUN?
23rd – 26th Oct 2014
The Vazquez Building, NYC, USA
Pitt Projects, Metamatrix ArtLab and Sluice__ projects have teamed up to present the collaborative Are You Having Fun? An exhibition consisting of artists, curators, writers and art historians, whose practices span media and disciplines but whose work in each case - through conceptual, historical and organisational contexts - conceptually and materially explores the 'idea' and its mediation.
Ben Street, Nathaniel Pitt, Karl England and Jean-Michel Crapanzano
ARE YOU HAVING FUN?
2015 Dolph Projects, London
2015 The Opinion Makers, Alisn, London
2014 Are You Having Fun? The Vazquez Building, NYC, USA
2014 Missing Narrative, Brixton East, London
2014 The Moving Image Project, Japan, India, NZ, USA, UK
2013 The Tale Tellers, Online
2012 studio1.1, Shoreditch
2011 The Marmite Prize, Touring
2011 Prism 9, Prism projects, Sheffield
2010 England + Gardiner, 26 Sth Molton Lane, Mayfair
2010 Rhizomatic, Departure Gallery, Southall
2010 FTTBS, Intervention Gallery, Kensal Green
2009 Tales that Witness Madness, Elevator Gallery. Hackney
2009 Travelling Light, WW Gallery. London/Venice (Biennale)
2009 Drawing with Dolphins, Crimestown Gallery, Hackney
2008 Chiaroscuro, Pharos Gallery, Ada St, Hackney
2007 At Home with Mother, Mother Studios, Hackney Wick
2006 The Triumph of Panting, The Music Room, Mayfair
2006 Painting to Music, The Music Room, Mayfair
2005 Small is Beautiful, Flowers Central, Mayfair
2005 Wimbledon School of Art, MFA, London
1999 Leeds University (Barnsley) BFA (Hons), First, Sth. Yorks
1994 Chelsea School of Art & Design, Diploma in Foundation
2012 What is an art book vol 2, TMLE
1999 Artist in Res. One academic year,
2011 Artist in Res. Six months, Reside Residency
Work is held in public and private
collections in NZ, the UK, the US and Europe
Along with Ben
Street I founded and developed the Sluice art fair. The fair
runs biennially during Frieze week
- in London - and was created to showcase small artist/curator run
gallery/project spaces. Sluice art fair was formed as a provocation - art and artists don't necessarily benefit from being cast and valued from a financial risk and reward perspective. But instead of denying the reality of the marketplace, we thought it would be interesting to engage with it on our own terms. To occupy the art fair model in order to benefit from the positives, but minimise the negatives.
Since then Sluice has broadened out and now in addition to the fair we stage exhibitions, have a strong talks programme and generally try to advance discourses pertinent to self organising artists and curators.
Sluice foregrounds criticality as a central concern - and strategically adopts structures in order to showcase artist and curator-run projects and galleries.
In Oct 2014 Sluice__ (in collaboration with Theodore:Art and Centotto) staged Exchange Rates: The Bushwick International Expo, in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC.
In Dec - Jan 2014-15 Sluice__ will be staging it's biennial fundraiser at the Hospital Club, in Covent Garden, London.
In Dec 2014 Sluice__ projects will be staging an exhibition in the Hospital Club Gallery.
More details concerning all Sluice activities are available on the website:
The Reside Residency is inspired in
equal parts by the notions contained within Xavier de Maistre's
'Voyage around my Room' and my inability to find a suitable residency
for an individual with familial and professional responsibilities.
What makes it fundmentally different from other residences is that
it's undertaken wherever you are.
Morph Plinth is a fourteen centimeter
tall plinth which functions as a micro exhibition platform. It exists
as an examination of the decentering of artworld networks facilitated
by social media.
It's run by Ted Haddon, Mark Jackson and myself. More details
(including how to apply) are available on the website: