Please join us on Thursday 30 March, 6.00-8.30pm for the opening of Maeve Brennan’s exhibition The Drift, the first institutional solo exhibition by the London and Beirut-based artist and the premiere of a major new film commission. In The Drift, Brennan traces the shifting economies of objects in contemporary Lebanon. The film moves between three main characters: the gatekeeper of the Roman temples of Niha in the Beqaa Valley; a young mechanic from Britel, a village known for trading automobile parts; and an archaeological conservator working at the American University of Beirut. To find out more about the exhibition, please click here. To watch a trailer for The Drift, please click here.
The film is 51 minutes. At the opening, doors and bar will open at 6.00pm and screenings will take place at 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Admission is free and no booking is required. During regular opening hours, Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 6pm, screenings begin on the hour from 12pm, with the last screening at 5pm.
The film is produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London and Spike Island, Bristol and commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery; Spike Island; The Whitworth, The University of Manchester; and Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore.
In association with Maeve Brennans’ 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. 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.
Chisenhale programme alumni with exhibitions opening shortly include Ed Atkins and Hito Steyerl, who are included in ARS17: Hello World! at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki; and Park McArthur, who opens her solo show, New Work, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this coming Friday. On Saturday 25 March, Rachel Whiteread’s work Place (Village) (2006-2008) went on permanent display at the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. To read about the artists’ early exhibitions at Chisenhale Gallery and to find out more about our rich history, please visit our archive.
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