17/7/2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday for a talk by Orit Gat, who is a writer on contemporary art and digital culture and contributing editor of The White Review. Images are from the event, by Sam Nightingale. 

Please join us on Thursday 27 July, 7pm for a screening of Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke, 1967) presented in association with MUBI. Jason Holliday was a brilliant figure from the New York underground, rumoured to have sat for a Warhol screen test, which has since been lost. Clarke’s film, shot on 16mm black and white film, is composed of non-linear takes, in which Holliday, prompted by the director, recounts and performs episodes of his life for the camera. In conjunction with Thompson’s exhibition, autoportrait, MUBI are offering Chisenhale Gallery audiences a free month subscription to their online cinema. To find out more, please click here. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place, please click here 

A video recording of Luke Willis Thompson discussing his new commission, autoportrait, with Polly Staple, Director of Chisenhale Gallery is now available to watch online. Please visit the Audio/Video section of our website here. For more information on all our forthcoming events in August please click here. 

We are currently developing our forthcoming exhibition with artist Hannah Black, opening on 15 September 2017. For more information on her commission, please click here. 

Chisenhale Gallery programme alumni, Rose Finn-Kelcey’s (1945–2014) first posthumous exhibition, Life, Belief and Beyond opened at Modern Art Oxford on Friday 15 and continues until 15 October 2017. Forthcoming Chisenhale programme artist, Lydia Ourahmane is included in A Strange Encounter / Hey you, at Kevin Space, Vienna, curated by Chisenhale programme alumnus, Alex Baczynski-Jenkins. The exhibition runs from the 10 – 22 July 2017.

10/7/2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Thursday for a talk by Peter Shand, Head of School, Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland, and for an evening viewing of Luke Willis Thompson’s autoportrait as part of First Thursdays, when the gallery remains open until 9pm on the first Thursday of each month. Images are from the event, by Manuela Barczewski. 

Please join us on Saturday 15 July, 2pm for a talk by Orit Gat, a London and New York-based writer on contemporary art and digital culture and contributing editor of The White Review. Gat will respond to Luke Willis Thompson’s new commission, autoportrait, discussing the difference between photo, image and event, and reflecting on the anxiety of sharing online. The event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place, please visit our Eventbrite page here. Forthcoming events programmed in association with Thompson’s exhibition include a screening of Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke, 1967) presented in association with MUBI, on Thursday 27 July, 7pm, and an introduction to the exhibition by Emma Moore, Offsite and Education Curator at Chisenhale Gallery, on Thursday 3 August, 7pm. Please click here for more information on all of the events.   

Congratulations to Maeve Brennan for the opening of her exhibition, The Driftat Spike Island, Bristol, last Friday. The Drift (2017) was produced by Chisenhale Gallery and Spike Island, and commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery; Spike Island; The Whitworth, The University of Manchester; and Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore. The film premiered at Chisenhale Gallery in March this year. To watch a trailer for The Drift on our website, please click here. 

Chisenhale Gallery trustee Mark Godfrey has curated Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, alongside fellow Curator Zoe Whitley and the Tate Modern team. The exhibition features works by over 60 artists spanning the period 1963 to 1983. The exhibition opens to the public on Wednesday, and continues until 22 October. Chisenhale programme alumni, former Chisenhale Gallery Trustee and 2017 Turner Prize nominee Rosalind Nashashibi’s film, Jack Straw’s Castle, will be showing at LUX, London as a solo exhibition opening on Sunday 16 July and continuing until 2 September. Chisenhale programme alumnus Eddie Peake is leading A Constellation of Performative Acts, curated by Chisenhale Gallery Development Committee member Milovan Farronato, at Volcano Extravaganza 2017 – I Polpi, in Naples and Stromboli, Italy.

3/7/2017

Luke Willis Thompson, eventually they introduced me to people I immediately recognized would take me out anyway, 2015. Commissioned by the New Museum, New York. Courtesy the artist, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland and Nagel Draxler, Berlin.
Thank you to everyone who joined us last Friday for an early morning viewing of Luke Willis Thompson’s exhibition, autoportrait, with an introduction by Ellen Greig, Exhibitions and Events Curator at Chisenhale Gallery.  

Please join us on Thursday 6 July, 7pm for a talk by Peter Shand, Head of School, Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland. Shand will discuss Luke Willis Thompson’s new commission in relation to his wider practice. The event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place, please visit our Eventbrite page here. Forthcoming events programmed in association with Thompson’s exhibition include a talk by Orit Gat on Saturday 15 July, 2pm, and a screening of Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke, 1967) presented in association with MUBI, on Thursday 27 July, 7pm. Please click here for more information on all of the events.    

Media coverage of Thompson’s exhibition to date includes The Guardian, Evening Standard, Dazed and Noted NZ. To read an interview between Thompson and Emma Moore, Offsite and Education Curator at Chisenhale Gallery, please click here.   

Chisenhale programme alumni with shows recently opened include Ed Atkins, who is participating as part of the Berliner Festspiele, and Shen Xin at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, as part of the BALTIC Artists’ Award 2017.