22/5/2017

Yuri Pattison, user, space (2016). Installation view, Chisenhale Gallery, 2016. Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London. Courtesy of the artist; mother's tankstation limited, Dublin; Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Berlin; and Labor, Mexico. Photo: Andy Keate. 
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Friday 19 May for the early morning viewing of Maeve Brennan’s exhibition, with an introduction to the work by Rachael Baskeyfield, Offsite and Education Assistant at Chisenhale Gallery. Coffee and cakes were generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute. The group held their first meeting at Chisenhale Gallery in 2007 and celebrated their 10-year anniversary last week.  

Please join us on Saturday 27 May, 2pm for a discussion on commissioning and producing artists' moving image with Maeve Brennan; Ali Roche, Producer, Spike Island Film and Video at Spike Island; and Ellen Greig, Exhibitions and Events Curator at Chisenhale Gallery. This event is part of our Stop Play Record programme, a three year initiative for young people aged 16 - 24 years interested in experimental film. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.  

We are recruiting for an energetic, proactive and highly motivated Development and Operations Assistant to join our team. The Development and Operations Assistant supports all areas of gallery operations and administration, with a particular focus on fundraising. For a full Job Description and further information on how to apply, please click here.

Chisenhale programme alumni with shows opening this week include Florian Hecker at Tramway, Glasgow and Hillary Lloyd at Greene Naftali, New York. This is also the first week of Yuri Pattison’s solo exhibition, Trusted Traveller, at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen. To read about the artists’ Chisenhale Gallery commissions and to find out more about our historic programme, please visit our Archive.

15/5/2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Sharna Pax screening of Blackboards (Samira Makhmalbaf, 2000, 85’) last Thursday, in association with MUBI. Images are from the event, by Manuela Barczewski. 

Please join us on Friday 19 May, 9am for an early morning viewing of Maeve Brennan’s new film, The Drift, with an introduction to the work by Rachael Baskeyfield, Offsite and Education Assistant at Chisenhale Gallery. Coffee and cakes are generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute. This event is free to attend and no booking is required. 

The Drift continues at Chisenhale Gallery until the 4 June. Media coverage of the exhibition to date includes Frieze Magazine, ArtforumStudio International, Apollo and Aesthetica. Visit the Audio/Video section of our website to watch Maeve Brennan in conversation with Erika Balsom, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and Liberal Arts at King’s College London. 

On Thursday 18 May, 6pm Chisenhale Gallery alumni Alex Baczynski-Jenkins will be presenting Us Swerve as part of a performance evening at Cell Project Space, London. 

We are delighted to announce that Ellen Greig has been appointed Exhibitions and Events Curator at Chisenhale Gallery. Greig previously held the position during a maternity cover period, and is now taking up the role on a permanent basis. We would like to congratulate Katie Guggenheim, former Exhibitions and Events Curator at Chisenhale Gallery, for being appointed the position of Assistant Curator at Hayward Gallery, London.

8/5/2017

Jumana Manna, Installation view, Chisenhale Gallery (2015). Co-commissioned by the Sharjah Art Foundation and Chisenhale Gallery with Malmö Konsthall and the Biennale of Sydney. Courtesy of the artist and CRG Gallery (New York). Photo: Andy Keate.
Thank you to everyone who joined us last Friday at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) for Maeve Brennan’s conversation with Dr Paul Newson, Department of History and Archaeology, American University of Beirut, and Laura Jones, Culture in Crisis programme, V&A, moderated by Salma Tuqan, Contemporary Middle East Curator, V&A.  

Please join us on Thursday 11 May, 7pm for a screening of Blackboards (Samira Makhmalbaf, 2000, 85’) selected and introduced by Sharna Pax. There will be a screening of Maeve Brennan’s The Drift at 6pm prior to this event. Shot near the Iran-Iraq border, Blackboards centres on a group of displaced teachers, who wander the mountains of Kurdish Iran, and the itinerant communities they encounter. Sharna Pax is a film collective that works between the fields of visual art, anthropology and documentary, and comprises Maeve Brennan, Therese Henningsen and Tinne Zenner. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here. This event is programmed in conjunction with MUBI, an online, curated cinema. In association with Brennan’s exhibition, MUBI are offering Chisenhale audiences a month free. For more information please click here.  

Listen to Maeve Brennan discuss her new film, The Drift, with Erika Balsom, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and Liberal Arts at King’s College London, on our website here.     

We would like to congratulate Chisenhale Gallery alumnae Lubaina Himid and Rosalind Nashashibi for their Turner Prize 2017 nomination. We would also like to congratulate and wish good luck to James Richards, Jumana Manna and Ahmet Öğüt for their participation in the 57th Venice Biennale 2017. Richards will be representing Wales; Manna is one of six artists representing the Nordic Pavilion; and Öğüt is participating in the NSK State Pavilion. LESBIAN GULLS, DEAD ZONES, SWEAT AND T., an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based Candice Lin and Chisenhale Gallery alumni Patrick Staff, opened at Human Resources in Los Angeles last week. To read about the artists’ Chisenhale Gallery commissions and to find out more about our historic programme, please visit our Archive.
James Richards, Not Blacking Out, Just Turning The Lights Off, 2011. Commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery. Photo: Andy Keate
Lubaina Himid, The Ballad of The Wing (1989), installation view, Chisenhale Gallery.
Rosalind Nashashibi, Bachelor Machines Part 1, 2007, Production still