Paul Maheke
Wednesday 16 May, 7pm

Nkisi presents a sonic lecture in response to Paul Maheke’s new commission at Chisenhale Gallery. Nkisi is the alias of Melika Ngombe Kolongo. She is a producer, DJ and co-founder of NON Records, a collective of African artists and artists of the diaspora, using sound as their primary media, to articulate the visible and invisible structures that create binaries in society.

Saturday 14 April, 2pm
Paul Maheke is joined in conversation by Paul Goodwin to discuss his new commission at Chisenhale Gallery in relation to his wider practice.

Introduction to Paul Maheke’s exhibition by Layla Gatens

Thursday 7 June, 7pm

Layla Gatens, Curatorial Assistant: Engagement at Chisenhale Gallery gives an introduction to Paul Maheke’s exhibition.This event is programmed in association with First Thursdays, where galleries across East London stay open until 9pm on the first Thursday of each month.

Movement Workshop for Young People led by Paul Maheke

Saturday 2 June, 2pm

Paul Maheke leads a workshop for young people. Working in small groups and using movement-based exercises, Maheke and participants explore collaboration and collective practice. This workshop is suitable for young people aged 15 – 25 years and there are no skills required to participate. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Early Morning Viewing of Paul Maheke’s Exhibition

Thursday 31 May, 9 – 10.30am

An early morning viewing of Paul Maheke’s exhibition, with an introduction to the work by Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery. Coffee and cakes are generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Sonic Lecture presented by Nkisi

Wednesday 16 May, 7pm

Nkisi presents a sonic lecture in response to Paul Maheke’s new commission at Chisenhale Gallery. Nkisi is the alias of Melika Ngombe Kolongo. She is a producer, DJ and co-founder of NON Records, a collective of African artists and artists of the diaspora, using sound as their primary media, to articulate the visible and invisible structures that create binaries in society. Please note that this event is ticketed (£5 / £3 Concessions) and places are limited. Please visit chisenhale.eventbrite.co.uk or ask at the front desk to book.

Interactive Workshop lead by Creative Space

Saturday 5 May, 2pm

Creative Space presents an interactive workshop for children exploring astronomy and space in the context of Paul Maheke’s exhibition. The content of this workshop will be most suitable for children aged between 5–11 years old, however all are welcome. Children under 13 years must be accompanied by an adult. Creative Space is a Community Interest Company offering astronomy outreach and public engagement for audiences of all ages. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here. 

Introduction to Paul Maheke’s exhibition by Emma Moore

Thursday 3 May, 7pm

Emma Moore, Curator: Engagement at Chisenhale Gallery gives an introduction to Paul Maheke’s exhibition. This event is programmed in association with First Thursdays, where galleries across East London stay open until 9pm on the first Thursday of each month.

Gallery Tour with The White Pube

Saturday 28 April, 2pm

The White Pube lead a gallery tour of Paul Maheke’s new exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery. Taking the format of a ‘live review’, the White Pube invite the audience to experience and respond to the exhibition collectively. The White Pube is a collaboration between Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente under which they write art criticism. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Paul Maheke in conversation with Paul Goodwin

Saturday 14 April, 2pm

Paul Maheke is joined in conversation by Paul Goodwin to discuss his new commission at Chisenhale Gallery in relation to his wider practice. Paul Goodwin is a curator and urban theorist whose research focuses on black and diaspora artists and visual cultures. He is a professor in contemporary art and urbanism and Director of TrAIN (Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation) at University of the Arts London. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here. 

11/06/2018

Thank you to everyone who visited Paul Maheke’s exhibition, A fire circle for a public hearing, which came to an end on Sunday. Maheke's exhibition was commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery and Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art, Middelburg, where it will be presented in January 2019.

The gallery is currently closed as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition by artist Banu Cennetoğlu, which opens on Thursday 28 June, 6.30-8.30pm. To find out more, please click here. Chisenhale Gallery’s office is open during usual hours, Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm.

To explore the audio and video documentation of the exhibition’s Engagement Programme, please click here. Recordings include Paul Maheke in conversation with Paul Goodwin, professor in contemporary art and urbanism and Director of TrAIN (Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation) at University of the Arts London and a sonic lecture presented by Nkisi, producer, DJ and co-founder of NON Records.

To read an interview between Paul Maheke and Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery, please click here. Media coverage of Maheke’s exhibition includes Artforum, i-D , Kaleidoscope, Mousse Magazine and AQNB.

Chisenhale Gallery programme participants and alumni with exhibition events this week, include Paul Maheke, who will be performing The Distance is Nowhere, in collaboration with Sophie Mallett at Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Palermo, Palermo on Saturday 16 Juneand Jumana Manna, who will be showing her Chisenhale Gallery commission, A Magical Substance Flows Into Me (2015) at LIMA, Amsterdam on Tuesday 12 June.

Congratulations to Céline Condorelli for receiving The Australian Institute of Architects Art and Architecture Prize for Corps à Corps at the IMA Courtyard.