ChisenhaleHz roundtable discussion

Saturday 13 July, 2 – 4pm

ChisenhaleHz presents a round table discussion considering what, or who, defines the ‘centre’. Devised in response to themes in Ima-Abasi Okon’s exhibition, the discussion explores ideas of value and taste as articulations of the ‘centre’, locating these ideas within wider social and historic contexts. Speakers include artist and writer Morgan Quaintance and free.yard.

ChisenhaleHz is a collective of young people who meet regularly at Chisenhale Gallery. Using ideas and themes raised through the gallery’s Commissions Programme, the group presents a series of public events throughout the year. Following the first meeting, the group collectively decided on the name ChisenhaleHz, which reflects the multiple frequencies and voices brought together in the group.

This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

 

Image: Ima-Abasi Okon, ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^, 2018. Commissioned by The Showroom, London. Photo: Daniel Brooke. © Ima-Abasi Okon. Courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition Event: ‘fixing-to-use’ by Taylor Le Melle

Saturday 17 August, 2 – 5pm

Curator and writer Taylor Le Melle leads fixing-to-use, a seminar in response to Ima-Abasi Okon’s exhibition. Le Melle will review concepts that have been put forward by one particular system of english grammar, 'fixing-to-use' elements that can structure an english sentence or phrase. Elements discussed include: Fragments, Modifiers, Agreement, Parallelism, Reference.

This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Image: Ima-Abasi Okon, Parables for the BLAZER: Mahalia's EXISTENCEandEXISTENTS-HyPE fragrant stacking balm (306.HAL) Or Radical Hospitality in the a-n-t-i-c-i-p-a-t-o-r-y, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition Event: Comprendre et s’exprimer by Christian Nyampeta

Thursday 25 July, 7pm

Devised by artist Christian Nyampeta, Comprendre et s’exprimer, is an evening of thoughts, poems, songs, dances and videos in response to Ima-Abasi Okon’s exhibition.

This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Exhibition Event: Ima-Abasi Okon in conversation with Marina Vishmidt

Tuesday 20 August, 7pm

Ima-Abasi Okon is joined in conversation with Marina Vishmidt to discuss her new commission at Chisenhale Gallery. Marina Vishmidt is a  writer, editor and Lecturer in Culture Industry at Goldsmiths, University of London.

This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

 

Exhibition Event: Early Morning Viewing of Ima-Abasi Okon’s exhibition

Friday 12 July, 9 – 10.30am

An early morning viewing of Ima-Abasi Okon’s exhibition with an introduction to the work by Emma Moore, Curator Engagement 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.

 

 

Exhibition Event: Sound workshop for children led by the Soundhoppers

Saturday 6 July, 2pm

The Soundhoppers, a sound exploration playgroup run by Wajid Yaseen and Mara Bueno, lead a workshop for children (5 – 11 years) and their parents or carers in response to Ima-Abasi Okon’s exhibition. The workshop explores the wider creative possibilities of sound, beyond musical ability or skill, to develop careful listening and sonic curiosity.

This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here

 

Chisenhale Research: Mandy El-Sayegh in conversation with Amrita Dhallu

Thursday 30 May, 7 – 9pm

Mandy El-Sayegh is joined in conversation with Amrita Dhallu to launch a new e-publication, devised as part of Dhallu’s role as the 2018-19 Curatorial Assistant: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery.

This publication focuses on the practice of three artists who have contributed to the gallery’s exhibition programme, exploring an intergenerational discourse around creativity, wellbeing and labour of women artists of colour. The document comprises a series of transcribed conversations between Amrita Dhallu and Lubaina Himid, Lydia Ourahmane and Mandy El-Sayegh.

This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Exhibition Event: ChisenhaleHz present ‘Merging the Layers’

Thursday 6 June, 7 – 9pm

Merging the Layers is an evening of audio and moving image works which explore the perceived hierarchies of art forms, devised by ChisenhaleHz in response to Mandy El-Sayegh’s new commission. Programmed in association with First Thursdays, when galleries across east London stay open until 9pm on the first Thursday of each month.

Films include:  Hito Steyerl Lovely Andrea (2007); Soda Jerk The Was (2016) and Mahdi Fleifel 20 Handshakes for freedom (2014).  The programme also includes a performative reading by Polina Paniak, member of ChisenhaleHz. To see the full programme, click here

ChisenhaleHz is a collective of young people who meet regularly at Chisenhale Gallery. Using ideas and themes raised through the gallery’s 2019 Commissions Programme, the group will present a series of public events throughout the year. Following the first meeting, the group collectively decided on the name ChisenhaleHz, which reflects the multiple frequencies and voices brought together in the group.

ChisenhaleHz are: Francis Carmody, Dita Hashi, Lena Lewis King, Jude O’Shaughnessy, Polina Paniak, Bianca Rawlinson, Leda Sadotti and Ramune Valanciute.

This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Exhibition Event: Zine workshop for children led by Grrrl Zine Fair

Saturday 18 May, 2 – 4pm

Grrrl Zine Fair lead a workshop in zine-making and drawing for children aged 5 – 11 years, and their parents or carers, in response to Mandy El-Sayegh’s new commission. Grrrl Zine Fair is a collaborative project, which platforms women and non-binary artists, and comprises a self-publishing fair, talks, performances, live music, exhibitions and workshops. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

This workshop is programmed in association with Chisenhale Art Place Open Weekend, when Chisenhale Gallery, Chisenhale Dance Space and Chisenhale Studios open the doors of their shared building for a weekend of open studios, exhibitions, performance and events. For the full programme, please visit the Chisenhale Art Place website: www.chisenhale.co.uk.

Exhibition Event: Mandy El-Sayegh in conversation with Gareth Longstaff

Thursday 23 May, 7 – 9pm

Mandy El-Sayegh is joined in conversation with Gareth Longstaff to discuss El-Sayegh’s new commission at Chisenhale Gallery and their shared lines of enquiry. The conversation draws on El-Sayegh's new work and Longstaff's research into psychoanalysis and self-representation, celebrity and image production. Gareth Longstaff is a Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Newcastle University. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.