Please join us this Thursday 21 September, 6.30-8.30pm for the opening of Hannah Black’s exhibition, Some Context, a new commission and the artist’s first solo exhibition in a UK institution. Some Context is structured around 20,000 copies of The Situation, a book made up of transcribed, edited and censored conversations between the artist and friends about ‘the situation’. This theme is interpreted differently in each conversation. The books provide the stuffing – in shredded form – for the ‘transitional objects’ also displayed in the space, and will be shredded at the end of the exhibition. Some Context gestures towards the various potential uses of art’s uselessness – as comfort, as worship, as text and as archive. To find out more about the exhibition, please click here.
As part of the commissioning process, a programme of events has been devised in collaboration with Hannah Black. This includes a series of conversations in which participants have been invited to discuss a situation of their choice. For more information on all of the events, please click here.
A reading list of texts, books and articles has been compiled in collaboration with Hannah Black to accompany her exhibition, Some Context, at Chisenhale Gallery. This resource expands on ideas raised through Black’s new commission. Included is previous writing by Black, such as her publications Dark Pool Party (DOMINICA/Arcadia Missa, 2016) and Life, with Juliana Huxtable, (mumok, 2017); essays and books that provide reference and further context to the work; and a selection of writings by contributors to The Situation (2017). To download this resource, please click here.
We are pleased to announce that this autumn Chisenhale Gallery will be launching new editions by Hannah Black, Eddie Peake and Rosalind Nashashibi at Frieze London (5-8 October 2017). Wolfgang Tillmans’ Anniversary Edition and Maeve Brennan, Peter Wächtler, Jumana Manna and Camille Henrot’s Chisenhale Editions will also be available at the fair. A selected display of Chisenhale Editions is currently on view in the gallery’s foyer. For more information on all of our editions, please click here.
A new Chisenhale Gallery booklet is now available to pick up at the gallery or to download here. The cover features an image from Alex Baczysnki-Jenkins’ commission The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together (2017) at Chisenhale Gallery.
Chisenhale programme alumni with shows recently opened, or opening this week, include Wolfgang Tillmans at Kunstverein in Hamburg; Ed Fornieles at Carlos/Ishikawa, London; Pablo Bronstein at RIBA, London; Hilary Lloyd at Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea; Mark Leckey, who is included in Again and Again. Sammlung Goetz in Haus der Kunst, Haus der Kunst, Munich; and Mona Hatoum, Lubaina Himid, Wolfgang Tillmans and Gillian Wearing, all included in The Art of Dissonance at SeMA, Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea. Forthcoming Chisenhale programme participants with shows recently opened include Lydia Ourahmane at 15th Istanbul Biennial and Paul Maheke who is part of Habits of Care at Blackwood Gallery, Toronto.