17/09/2018

Please join us this Thursday 20 September, 6.30-8.30pm, for the opening of Earwitness Theatre, a new exhibition by Beirut-based artist and 'private ear' Lawrence Abu Hamdan. Earwitness Theatre develops Abu Hamdan’s enquiry into the political effects of listening, presenting a new commission that explores the hallucinatory world of the earwitness. Earwitness Theatre is commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery in partnership with: Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; and Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane and it will be presented at the partner venues throughout 2019. To find out more about the exhibition, please click here.

As part of the commissioning process a programme of events has been devised in collaboration with Lawrence Abu Hamdan, including a talk exploring the mechanisms of auditory perception by Joe Banks, author of 'Rorschach Audio – Art & Illusion for Sound' (2012) on Tuesday 23 October; and a talk on the political economy of knowledge production in response to Abu Hamdan's new commission by writer and researcher Reema Salha Fadda on Thursday 1 November. For more details, including how to reserve a free place, please visit the Exhibition Events page of our website here.

Two new short films by filmmakers Wajahat Hussain and Anita Safowaa, produced by Chisenhale Gallery in 2018 as part of the final year of the Stop Play Record programme, are now available to watch online via Chisenhale's website here. Stop Play Record was a three-year programme for young people, aged 16 - 24 years interested in experimental film. This was a joint initiative between Arts Council England and Channel 4, which saw the ICA lead a London Network in partnership with Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Chisenhale Gallery, DAZED, Kingston University and SPACE. Please join us on Thursday 15 November, 6.20pm, for a screening of the films produced by Chisenhale Gallery as part of the programme featuring works by Ayo Akingbade, William Glass, Raheela Suleman, Korallia Stergides, Anita Safowaa and Wajahat Hussain. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. To find out more and for bookings please click here.

Chisenhale alumni with recent and forthcoming exhibitions include: Ulla von Brandenburg Sweet Feast at Whitechapel Gallery which continues until 31 March 2019; Ed Atkins is featured in The Humans at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland, until 17 March 2019; Anthea Hamilton and James Richards are presenting work at Secession, Vienna, until 4 November 2018; and Hito Steyerl will present work in the screening programme The Art of Not Being Governed (Quite So Much) this Saturday 22 September at ASAKUSA, Tokyo.

10/09/2018

The gallery is currently closed as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, which opens Thursday 20 September, 6.30-8.30 p.m. To find out more, please click here.

Over the next two weeks, we will be revisiting previous works by Abu Hamdan on social media ahead of his exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery. Follow us on Instagram to find out more.

As part of the commissioning process, a programme of events has been devised in collaboration with Lawrence Abu Hamdan and runs throughout the duration of his exhibition. Events include a conversation between Abu Hamdan and Stuart Comer, Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York on Friday 5 October, 12pm; a sound workshop for children led by The Soundhoppers on Saturday 13 October, 2pm; a talk by writer and researcher Reema Salha Fadda in response to Abu Hamdan's new commission on Thursday 1 November, 7pm; an early morning viewing of the exhibition with an introduction to Abu Hamdan's new work by Amrita Dhallu, Curatorial Assistant: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery, on Friday 30 November, 9am; and an introduction to Abu Hamdan's exhibition by Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery on Thursday 6 December, 7pm. For details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Events page.

Chisenhale alumni with recent and forthcoming openings include: Rosalind Nashashibi and Quinn Latimer who are presenting work at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, The Netherlands until 6 January 2019; Rosalind Nashashibi is also presenting work in Relating Women - A Common World at The Horse Hospital, London until 30 September; Helen Marten and Alex Baczynski-Jenkins will be featured in the group show, The Marvellous Cacophony, opening this Thursday 15 September at Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Serbia; and Paul Maheke opens a new solo show Letter to a Barn Owl, this Tuesday 11 September at Kevin Space, Vienna.

03/09/2018

The gallery is currently closed while we install our forthcoming exhibition by Lawrence Abu Hamdan. Abu Hamdan's new commission, Earwitness Theatre opens on Thursday 20 September, 6.30 - 8.30pm. To find out more, please click here. Chisenhale Gallery’s office is open as usual, Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm.

Chisenhale alumni with recent and forthcoming openings include: Park McArthur who is featured in the group show, Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection, Brooklyn Museum, New York, which is open until 31 March 2019; Mariana Castillo Deball who opened In Tlilli in Tlapalli, at Museo Amparo, Mexico; Florian Hecker opens Synopis/Seriation, on Thursday 6 September at University of Colorado Art Museum; Alexandra Bachzetsis opens An Ideal for Living, on Friday 7 September at Centre culturel suisse, Paris; Wolfgang Tillmans will be in conversation with Paul Holdengräber, this Wednesday 5 September, at The New York Public Library; and Alex Baczynski-Jenkins will perform Us Swerve, on Saturday 8 September, as part of The Museum as Performance 2018, Serralves, Porto, Portugal.

 

28/08/2018

Banu Cennetoğlu’s exhibition has now closed. Thank you to everyone who visited the exhibition and to everyone who participated in our talks and events programme.

The gallery is currently closed as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition by artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan. Abu Hamdan’s new commission, Earwitness Theatre opens Thursday 20 September, 6.30-8.30pm. To find out more, please click here. Chisenhale Gallery’s office is open as usual, Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm.

To explore the audio and video documentation of talks relating to Cennetoğlu’s exhibition please click here. Recordings include: Cennetoğlu in conversation with writer and Senior Editor of Bidoun magazine, Negar Azimi; a talk led by writer, Isobel Harbison; and a discussion between Liz Fekete, Director of the Institute of Race Relations, and Mark Rice-Oxley, Head of The Guardian's Special Projects, around The List.

To read an interview between Cennetoğlu and Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions discussing Cennetoğlu’s exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, please click here. To explore the reading list devised in collaboration with Cennetoğlu to accompany her exhibition, please click here. 

Chisenhale alumni with forthcoming openings include Pratchaya Phinthong, who will be included in the group show, Absurdity in ParadiseKasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, on Thursday 30 August; Leah Clements is participating in On Cripping, an event as part of the Institute of Contemporary Art’s In Formation III series, on Saturday 1 September.

20/08/2018

Thank you to everyone who has visited Banu Cennetoğlu’s exhibition so far. This is the final week to see the exhibition and the gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 12 - 6pm.

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday for a reading and discussion group around The List, led by writers and editors Lizzie Homersham and Ed Luker. This edition of The List has been copyedited by Homersham and Luker. For more information on The List, click here.

To explore the audio and video documentation of talks relating to Cennetoğlu’s exhibition please click here. Recordings include: Cennetoğlu in conversation with writer and Senior Editor of Bidoun magazine, Negar Azimi; a talk led by writer, Isobel Harbison; and a discussion between Liz Fekete, Director of the Institute of Race Relations, and Mark Rice-Oxley, Head of The Guardian's Special Projects, around The List. To read an interview between Cennetoğlu and Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions discussing Cennetoğlu’s exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, please click here. To explore the reading list devised in collaboration with Cennetoğlu to accompany her exhibition, please click here. 

Banu Cennetoğlu has generously donated a five editions of CATALOG 2009 to Chisenhale Gallery, which are on sale at the gallery and online. All funds raised through their sale will directly support our artistic programme. CATALOG 2009 is a limited edition artist’s book, produced by Cennetoğlu in 2009 as part of her contribution to the Pavilion of Turkey at the Venice Biennale in 2009. Originally produced to function as a mail-order catalogue presented at the pavilion, the book comprises 450 photographs from the artist’s personal archive. To find out more information please visit our online shop.

In conjunction with her installation at the gallery Cennetoğlu facilitated the distribution of The List in The Guardian newspaper, in print and online on 20 June 2018, World Refugee Day. This edition of The List is produced by Chisenhale Gallery and Liverpool Biennial.

As part of Liverpool Biennial 2018, The List was installed on a 280-metre hoarding on Great George Street on 12 July, 2018.The document has been repeatedly damaged, removed and targeted since it was installed. Since the most recent vandalism, Liverpool Biennial and Cennetoğlu have “decided to leave it in this current state as a manifestation and reminder of this systematic violence exercised against people”. To read the full statement issued on behalf of Cennetoğlu, UNITED for Intercultural Action and Liverpool Biennial, please click here.

13/08/2018

Thank you to everyone who visited Banu Cennetoğlu’s exhibition, 1 January 1970 – 21 March 2018  · HOWBEIT · Guilty feet have got no rhythm ·  Keçiboynuzu · AS IS · MurMur · I measure every grief I meet · Taq u Raq · A piercing Comfort it affords · Stitch · Made in Fall · Yes. But. We had a golden heart. · One day soon I’m gonna tell the moon about the crying game, this weekend. The exhibition is open until 26 August, Wednesday-Sunday. Daily screenings run from 12pm to 6pm and visitors can enter at anytime. 

Please join us on Saturday 18 August, 12 - 6 pm for  a reading and discussion group around The List, led by writers and editors Lizzie Homersham and Ed Luker. This edition of The List has been copyedited by Homersham and Luker. The afternoon is structured in two sessions, 12 - 2pm and 3 - 6pm. Please arrive at the beginning of Session 1 or Session 2, and feel free to leave at any point or stay throughout.This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

In conjunction with her installation at the gallery Banu Cennetoğlu facilitated the distribution of The List in The Guardian newspaper, in print and online on 20 June 2018, World Refugee Day. This edition of The List is production by Chisenhale Gallery and Liverpool Biennial. To read The List, click here. In association with Liverpool Biennale 2018, The List is also presented at a public site on Great George Street, Liverpool and will remain until 28 October. 

For recordings of previous events programmed in association with Banu Cennetoğlu's exhibition, including a conversation between Banu Cennetoğlu and Negar Azimi, and a talk by writer Isobel Harbison in response to Cennetoğlu's new commission, please visit the Audio/Video section of our website here.

There is still time to apply for the position of Operations Manager at Chisenhale Gallery. This new role is central to all of the gallery’s activities and works across departments to ensure the smooth running of the organisation. Working closely with the Director and Deputy Director, the Operations Manager will be a key member of the senior team. To find out more and to download an Application Pack, please click here.

Congratulations to Chisenhale alumna Jumana Manna for winning the Green Dox award at DokuFest 2018, for her film, Wild Relatives (2018).

Chisenhale alumni with forthcoming events include Stop Play Record programme participant William Glass, whose work will be included at REcreative short film screening at South London Gallery, Wednesday 15 August, 7 pm.

 

06/08/2018

We are now recruiting for a full time Operations Manager at Chisenhale Gallery. This new role is central to all of the gallery’s activities and works across departments to ensure the smooth running of the organisation. Working closely with the Director and Deputy Director, the Operations Manager will be a key member of the senior team. To find out more and to download an Application Pack, please click here.

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Thursday 2 August for Isobel Harbison’s talk in response to Banu Cennetoğlu’s new moving image work exploring digital image production and Cennetoğlu's act of indexing.Thank you also to those who joined us for a late night viewing of Cennetoğlu's exhibition with an introduction by Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions, programmed in association with First Thursdays. Photographs are from the event, by Sam Nightingale.

Banu Cennetoğlu’s exhibition, 1 January 1970 – 21 March 2018  · HOWBEIT · Guilty feet have got no rhythm ·  Keçiboynuzu · AS IS · MurMur · I measure every grief I meet · Taq u Raq · A piercing Comfort it affords · Stitch · Made in Fall · Yes. But. We had a golden heart. · One day soon I’m gonna tell the moon about the crying game, continues until 26 August. The gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday. Daily screenings run from 12pm to 6pm and visitors can enter at anytime.

Forthcoming exhibition events include a reading and discussion group around The List, led by writers and editors Lizzie Homersham and Ed Luker, on Saturday 18 August, 12 - 6pm. For details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Exhibition Events page.

Congratulations to Chisenhale alumna Hito Steyerl for her inclusion in this year’s Busan Biennale, Divided We Stand, which will open on 8 September 2018. Forthcoming Chisenhale programme participant, Ima-Abasi Okon, features in group show Concrete Poetries, which opened 4 August at LOWER.GREEN, Norwich.

30/07/2018

Thank you to everyone who visited Banu Cennetoğlu’s exhibition this weekend. The exhibition is open until 26 August, Wednesday-Sunday. Daily screenings run from 12pm to 6pm and visitors can enter at anytime.

Thank you also to everyone who joined us on Monday 23 July the discussion led by Liz Fekete, Director of the Institute of Race Relations, and Mark Rice-Oxley, Head of The Guardian’s special projects, who discussed the European migration crisis using The List as a source document. To watch a recording of the event, please click here. Photographs are from the event, by Sam Nightingale.

Please join us this Thursday, 2 August at 7pm for a talk with writer Isobel Harbison, who will be exploring digital image production and Cennetoğlu’s act of indexing in response to her new Chisenhale commission. Harbison is a writer and regular contributor to Art Monthly, frieze and Art-Agenda.

Forthcoming exhibition events include a reading and discussion group around The List, led by writers and editors Lizzie Homersham and Ed Luker, on Saturday 18 August, 12 - 6pm. For details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Exhibition Events page.

Chisenhale alumni Rasheed Araeen, Sonia Boyce, Lubaina Himid and Keith Piper will feature in the BBC documentary, Whoever Heard of a Black Artist?: Britain’s Hidden Art History, which airs tonight on BBC Four, 9pm. The documentary also includes works by Essential Black Art participants, Sutapa Biswas and Eddie Chambers, and 1989 Chisenhale Gallery programme participant, Donald Rodney.

23/07/2018

Thank you to everyone who visited Banu Cennetoğlu’s exhibition, 1 January 1970 – 21 March 2018  · HOWBEIT · Guilty feet have got no rhythm ·  Keçiboynuzu · AS IS · MurMur · I measure every grief I meet · Taq u Raq · A piercing Comfort it affords · Stitch · Made in Fall · Yes. But. We had a golden heart. · One day soon I’m gonna tell the moon about the crying game, this weekend. The exhibition is open until 26 August, Wednesday-Sunday. Daily screenings run from 12pm to 6pm and visitors can enter at anytime.

Thank you also to everyone who joined us on Thursday 19 July for the early morning introduction to Banu Cennetoğlu’s commission by Amrita Dhallu, Curatorial Assistant: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery. Photographs are from the event, by Layla Gatens. 

Please join us this evening at 7pm for a discussion led by Liz Fekete, Director of the Institute of Race Relations, and Mark Rice-Oxley, Head of The Guardian’s special projects, using The List as a source document.

Compiled and updated each year by UNITED for Intercultural Action, an anti-discrimination network of 550 organisations in 48 countries, The List traces information relating to the deaths of 34, 361 refugees and migrants who have lost their lives within, or on the borders of Europe since 1993 (document as of 5 May 2018). Since 2007, in collaboration with art workers and institutions, Banu Cennetoğlu has facilitated updated versions of The List using public spaces such as billboards, transport networks and newspapers. In conjunction with her installation at the gallery Banu Cennetoğlu facilitated the distribution of The List in The Guardian newspaper, in print and online on 20 June 2018, World Refugee Day. This edition of The List is production by Chisenhale Gallery and Liverpool Biennial. To read The List, click here.

Forthcoming exhibition events include, a gallery talk with writer Isobel Harbison, responding to Banu Cennetoğlu’s moving image work, on Thursday 2 August, 7 - 9pm, and a reading and discussion group around The List, led by writers and editors Lizzie Homersham and Ed Luker, on Saturday 18 August, 12 - 6pm. For details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Exhibition Events page.

Chisenhale alumni with recently opened exhibitions and forthcoming events, include: Alex Baczynski-Jenkins's performance Us Serve, tonight at 7pm, ImPulsTanz Festival, Vienna, Austria; Rachel Whiteread participates in Democracy Anew?, on Monday 23 July at PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine; Lucy Skaer opens The Green Man, on Thursday 26 July at Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; and Lydia Ourahmane presents a new work in Volcano Extravaganza, throughout 27 - 29 July at Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli, Italy.

 

16/07/2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Tuesday 10 July for the conversation between Banu Cennetoğlu and Negar Azimi, Senior Editor of Bidoun, a magazine and curatorial platform. Photos are from the event, by Sam Nightingale. To listen to a recording of this event, and other recent events including, Lydia Ourahmane's live sound performance, please visit the Audio/Visual section of our website here.

Thank you also to all Chisenhale Friends and Patrons who joined us on Friday for a special guided tour of Liverpool Biennial led by Director Polly Staple and Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions. The Chisenhale Gallery Friends and Patrons Programme directly enables the production of new and ambitious artistic projects. To find out more about joining our vibrant community of advocates for the gallery, please visit our Support page. ⠀

Thank you to everyone who visited Banu Cennetoğlu’s exhibition, 1 January 1970 – 21 March 2018  · HOWBEIT · Guilty feet have got no rhythm ·  Keçiboynuzu · AS IS · MurMur · I measure every grief I meet · Taq u Raq · A piercing Comfort it affords · Stitch · Made in Fall · Yes. But. We had a golden heart. · One day soon I’m gonna tell the moon about the crying game, this weekend. The exhibition is open until 26 August, Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6pm. Daily screenings run from 12pm to 6pm and visitors can enter at anytime.

Please join us on Thursday 19 July, 9 - 10.30 am for an early morning viewing and introduction to Cennetoğlu’s exhibition by Amrita Dhallu, Curatorial Assistant: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery. Coffee and cakes are generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute.

Forthcoming exhibition events include a discussion led by Liz Fekete, Director of the Institute of Race Relations, and Mark Rice-Oxley, Head of The Guardian’s special projects, on Monday 23 July, 7pm, who discuss the European Migration Crisis, using the List as a source document. To book a place, visit our Eventbrite booking page here.

Congratulations to Stop Play Record Alumni Ayo Akingbade and William Glass for their inclusion in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, which featured Chisenhale alumnus Keith Piper on the selection panel.

Chisenhale alumni with recently opened exhibitions and forthcoming events include: Mariana Castillo Deball, who opened das Haut-ich at Barbara Wein, Berlin and Patrick Staff, who presents CLEAN NEEDLES NOW & NOW, a performance evening at Navel, Los Angeles on Wednesday 18 July.

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