20/3/2017

The gallery is currently closed as we prepare for our forthcoming commission by London and Beirut-based artist Maeve Brennan, which opens on Thursday 30 March, 6.30-8.30pm. This will be Brennan’s first institutional solo exhibition and the premiere of a major new film commission produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London and Spike Island, Bristol and commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery, London; Spike Island, Bristol; The Whitworth, The University of Manchester; and Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore. To find out more, please click here. Chisenhale Gallery’s office is open during our usual hours this week, Monday to Friday, 10am - 6pm.   

If Wishes Were Horses, a solo show of new work by Chisenhale programme alumna Camille Henrot, opens at Kunsthalle Wien Karlspatz, Vienna, this week. We would also like to congratulate Chisenhale programme alumnus Josh Bitelli on receiving a Jerwood Charitable Foundation Artist Bursary.

13/3/2017

Thank you to everyone who visited Alex Baczynski-Jenkins’ exhibition, The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together, which came to an end on Sunday. The gallery is currently closed as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition of new work by London and Beirut-based artist Maeve Brennan, which opens on Thursday 30 March, 6.30-8.30pm. To find out more, please click here

Thank you also to everyone who joined us last Thursday for João Florêncio’s talk, which drew from Alex Baczynski-Jenkins’ new work to explore the political and aesthetic value of refusing a "poetics of spectacularity" when engaging with illness. Images by Manuela Barczewski. 

Chisenhale programme alumna Leah Clements visited Raines Foundation Secondary School last week as part of our Chisenhale Gallery Presents programme- a series of artist presentations at local secondary schools. Clements gave a presentation on her practice, including Beside, a work commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery and presented as part of our 21st Century programme in December 2015. The presentation was followed by a workshop with the students. To listen to Clements’ Online Commission for Chisenhale Gallery’s website please click here.
                                                                                                                      Applications for the 2017-18 Stop Play Record programme are now open. Running over a three-year period (2015-18), Stop Play Record is for creative young people aged between 16-24 years who are interested in making experimental short films. 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 work by forthcoming programme participant Hannah Black opens at MUMOK, Vienna, this coming Thursday. We would like to congratulate Chisenhale programme alumni Jumana Manna who has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Preis der Nationalgalerie 2017; Mariana Castillo Deball for her inclusion in Sharjah Biennial 13, Tamawujand Park McArthur, James Richards and Jordan Wolfson for their inclusion in the 2017 Whitney Biennial. 

6/3/2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us for The hole together, the fourth and final Episode of Alex Baczynski-Jenkins’ exhibition, The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together. The exhibition is now in its final week, open this Friday-Sunday, 11-12 March, 2-6pm. Please click here to read more about the commission. Images are by Mark Blower.

Thank you also to everyone who participated in the half-day workshop in music video production led by video production company Chocolate Films on Saturday, organised as part of our Stop Play Record programme. Please join us on Thursday 9 March, 7pm, when João Florêncio, Lecturer in History of Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture at University of Exeter, will give a talk drawing on Alex Baczynski-Jenkins’ new work at Chisenhale Gallery. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To find out more and reserve a place, please click here.

Applications for the 2017-18 Stop Play Record programme are now open. Running over a three-year period (2015-18), Stop Play Record is for creative young people aged between 16-24 years who are interested in making experimental short films. Selected from an annual open call, filmmakers will work with a range of professionals working with moving image to conceive and produce short films. To find out more about Stop Play Record and the application process, please click here.

See short films from the first year of the Stop Play Record programme at the Playback Festival, running 9-12 March at the ICA in London. The Playback Festival brings together 145 short films by young artist filmmakers, including films by Ayo Akingbade and William Glass who participated in the first year of our Stop Play Record programme, in one interactive exhibition. For more information on the festival including a free programme of filmmaking workshops and guest talks, please click here.

Chisenhale Gallery programme alumni with exhibitions opening shortly include Hillary Lloyd whose commission at Dorich House Museum, Kingston, is launched this Wednesday, Gillian Wearing whose exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London, opens this week, and Patrick Staff whose solo show, Weed Killer, opens at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, this weekend. Later this year, Chisenhale Gallery programme alumni Lubaina Himid, Ann Veronica Janssens, Amalia Pica, Bob and Roberta Smith and Bill Woodrow will be included in the Folkestone Triennial 2017. We would also like to congratulate Shen Xin, a 2016 participant in our 21st Century programme, on being awarded the BALTIC Artists’ Award 2017. To find our more about Chisenhale Gallery’s historic programme, please visit our archive here.