18/4/2017

Maeve Brennan, The Drift (2017). Installation view, Chisenhale Gallery, 2017. Produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London and Spike Island, Bristol. Commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery; Spike Island; The Whitworth, The University of Manchester; and Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Andy Keate.
Thank you to everyone who has joined us so far for Maeve Brennan’s new commission, The Drift, at Chisenhale Gallery. The exhibition continues until 4 June. Recent media coverage includes Frieze Magazine, Artforum and Studio International

Join us this evening, Tuesday 18 April, 7pm for a talk by Amara Thornton, Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Archaeology, University College London (UCL). Thornton will discuss Maeve Brennan’s new commission, The Drift, at Chisenhale Gallery in relation to the preservation and circulation of archaeological artefacts, knowledge and narratives. A screening of the film will take place prior to the event, at 6pm. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.  

Forthcoming exhibition events include a screening of previous moving image works by Maeve Brennan, on Saturday 22 April, 2pm, and a conversation between Maeve Brennan and Dr Paul Newson, Department of History and Archaeology, American University of Beirut, and Laura Jones, Culture in Crisis programme, V&A on Friday 5 May, 7pm. For more information on all of the events, please click here.   

Modern Piano Music, a solo exhibition of recent work by Chisenhale programme alumnus and current trustee Ed Atkins opens at the Foundation for Contemporary Art Quebec this week. Alex Baczynski-Jenkins’ The tremble, the first Episode of his Chisenhale Gallery commission The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together, will be presented in its Fugue state at Do-Disturb, an annual performance festival at Palais de Tokyo taking place this weekend. Listen to Alex Baczynski-Jenkins discuss his recent commission at Chisenhale Gallery with Polly Staple on our website here.

10/4/2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Maeve Brennan’s conversation with Erika Balsom, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and Liberal Arts at King’s College London. Upcoming exhibition events include a talk by Amara Thornton, Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Archaeology, University College London (UCL), on Tuesday 18 April, 7pm, and a screening of previous moving image works by Maeve Brennan on Saturday 22 April, 2pm. These events are free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place, please visit our Eventbrite page here. For more information on all of the events, please click hereImages by Manuela Barczewski.   

Maeve Brennan’s exhibition, The Driftcontinues until 4 June, Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6pm. The film is 50 minutes, and screenings begin on the hour from 12pm, with the last screening at 5pm. On the first Thursday of each month we also have extended opening hours until 9pm, with the last screening at 8pm. Please note that over the Easter weekend (14-17 April) the gallery and office will be closed on Friday 14 April and Monday 17 April. The exhibition will be open with regular opening hours, 12 - 6pm, on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 April.  

This is the last week to apply for the 2017-18 Stop Play Record programme. Selected from an annual open call, Chisenhale Gallery will work with two young filmmakers to conceive and produce two new short films between 90 seconds and 3 minutes long. To find out more about Stop Play Record and the application process, please click here.  

A solo show of new works by Chisenhale programme alumna Christina Mackie opens at Herald St, London this week. We would also like to congratulate Chisenhale programme alumni Alexandra Bachzetsis and Maria Eichhorn for their participation in Documenta 14, which opened in Athens last week, and Alex Baczynski-Jenkins for his inclusion in Do-Disturb, an annual performance festival at Palais de Tokyo. Listen to Alex Baczynski-Jenkins discuss his recent commission at Chisenhale Gallery with Polly Staple on our website here.

3/4/2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the opening of Maeve Brennan’s exhibition, The Drift, which is now open until 4 June, Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6pm. The film is 50 minutes, and screenings begin on the hour from 12pm, with the last screening at 5pm. On the first Thursday of each month we also have extended opening hours until 9pm, with the last screening at 8pm. Please note that over the Easter weekend (14-17 April) the gallery and office will be closed on Friday 14 April and Monday 17 April. The exhibition will be open with regular opening hours on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 April. Photos are by Mark Blower.   

In association with Maeve Brennan’s exhibition, we have a programme of related events including a conversation between the artist and Erika Balsom, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and Liberal Arts at King’s College London, on Tuesday 4 April, 7pm. A screening of Maeve Brennan’s new film The Drift will take place at 6pm, ahead of the event. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place, please visit our Eventbrite page here. For more information on all of the events, please click here.     

To accompany her exhibition, Maeve Brennan has produced a new limited edition artwork. Untitled (Scrap Yard Zaytoun, Britel) is a film-still taken from Brennan’s new film, The Drift. Depicting a bird’s eye view of a scrap yard floor in the Beqaa Valley, Lebanon, the film-still reveals a layering of used car parts trodden into the red earth. For more information about the edition, please visit our online shop.

Ayo Akingbade’s film, Tower XYZ (2016)which was produced as part of our Stop Play Record programme last year, has been shortlisted for the International Competition and the Children’s and Youth Film Competition at International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Applications for the 2017-18 Stop Play Record programme continue until 17 April. Selected from an annual open call, Chisenhale Gallery will work with two young filmmakers to conceive and produce two new short films between 90 seconds and 3 minutes long. To find out more about Stop Play Record and the application process, please click here.