10/06/2019

Thank you to everyone who visited Mandy El-Sayegh's exhibition, Cite Your Sources, which ended on Sunday. The gallery is currently closed as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition by Ima-Abasi Okon, which opens on Thursday 27 June, 6.30-8.30pm. Chisenhale Gallery’s office is open Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Merging the Layers last Thursday, an event organised by ChisenhaleHz, a collective of young people who meet regularly at Chisenhale Gallery. ChisenhaleHz use ideas and themes raised through the gallery’s Commissions Programme to devise a series of public events. Last week's event included a performative reading and screenings of works by Hito Steyerl, Soda_Jerk and Mahdi Fleifel. Images are from the event by Sam Nightingale.

 

Chisenhale alumni with recently opened and forthcoming exhibitions include: Patrick Staff's Chisenhale commission The Foundation (2015)is currently on view at Luma Westbau, until 18 August; Sonia Boyce, Anthea Hamilton, Lubaina Himid, Paul Maheke and Keith Piper are all included in Get Up, Stand Up Now, opening at Somerset House on 11 June; Leah Clements presents work by Donald Rodney as part of her event On Allyship at ICA London, on 11 June; Banu Cennetoğlu and Mai-Thu Perret are participating in Stars Are Closer and Clouds Are Nutritious Under Golden Trees at MMAG Foundation from 13 June; Alexandra Bachzetsis’ Instruction Pieces opens at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein on 18 June.

Last Friday, 7 June, the Norwegian daily newspaper Bergensavisen disseminated The List. Facilitated by Bergen Assembly 2019 core group member Banu Cennetoğlu, The List traces information relating to the deaths of 36,570 people who have lost their lives within or on the borders of Europe since 1993 due to state policies (documented as of 1 April 2019). Since 2007, in collaboration with art workers and institutions, Cennetoğlu has facilitated updated versions of The List using public spaces such as billboards, transport networks, and newspapers. To read more about Cennetoğlu's 2018 Chisenhale Gallery commission, for which an updated version of The List was produced by Chisenhale Gallery and Liverpool Biennial and distributed in The Guardian, click here.

 

03/06/2019

Thank you to everyone who has visited Mandy El-Sayegh’s new commission, Cite Your Sources so far. This is the final week to see the exhibition, which continues until Sunday 9 June. To find out more please visit our exhibition page here.

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Thursday for the launch of the new Chisenhale Research e-publication Now Let Us Shift, where Amrita Dhallu was in conversation with Mandy. Together they discussed this new body of research, looking at how curators and other art workers can better support the artistic output of women artists of colour. To learn more about this project, click here. Photos are from the event, by Sam Nightingale.

Forthcoming exhibition events include Merging the Layersan evening of audio and video works devised by ChisenhaleHz, Chisenhale Gallery’s collective for young people, on Thursday 6 June 7-9pm. Films include Hito Steyerl's Lovely Andrea (2007), Soda Jerk's The Was (2016) and Mahdi Fleifel's 20 Handshakes for freedom (2014). The programme also includes a performative reading by Polina Paniak, member of ChisenhaleHz. This event is programmed in association with First Thursdays, when galleries across east London stay open late on the first Thursday of each month. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Chisenhale alumni with recently opened and forthcoming exhibitions include: Luke Willis Thompson’s solo exhibition, Hysterical Strength is now open at GAMeC, Bergamo until 1 September; Donald Rodney is included in Civic Dutyopening at Cell Project Space on 6 June until 21 July; and Jumana Manna's solo exhibition at Tabakalera, San Sebastian, opens on 7 June until 6 October.

28/05/2019

Thank you to everyone who visited Mandy El-Sayegh’s new commission, Cite Your Sources last week. The exhibition is on show for another two weeks, until 9 June, Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm. To find out more information please visit our exhibition page here.

We would like to thank everyone who joined us on Thursday for Mandy El-Sayegh’s talk with Gareth Longstaff, Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Newcastle University, drawing on research exploring psychoanalysis and self-representation in relation to the exhibition.

Please join us this Thursday at Mandy El-Sayegh's in conversation with Amrita Dhallu, as part of the Chisenhale Research e-publication Now Let Us Shift. 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. To book please visit our Eventbrite page here. On Thursday 6 June ChisenhaleHz present Merging the layers, an evening of audio and moving image works which explore the perceived hierarchies of art forms, in response to Mandy El-Sayegh’s new commission. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended, please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Chisenhale Alumni openings and events this week include: Paul Maheke performing Sènsa during Block Universe festival, this Thursday 30 and Friday 31 at Hoxton Hall; Hannah Black’s screening of My Bodies at Modern Art Oxford closes this week; Edward Thomasson’s screening at Studio Voltaire on Sun 2 June of I Woke Up This Morning; Celine Condorelli’s installation Host at Kunsthal Aarhus is on show until Spring 2020; Mariana Castillo Deball’s solo show opened yesterday at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art; and Yuri Pattison is included in Non-Aligned Networks at Valletta Contemporary, which opened this week.
20/05/2019

Thank you to everyone who visited Mandy El-Sayegh’s new commission, Cite Your Sources, during Chisenhale Art Place’s Open Weekend. The exhibition continues until 9 June, Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm. To find out more information please click here.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the early morning viewing of Cite Your Sources with an introduction by Layla Gatens, Curatorial Assistant: Engagement. Thank you also to everyone who joined us on Saturday for the zine-making and drawing workshop led by Grrrl Zine.

Forthcoming exhibition events include a talk on Thursday 23 May by Gareth Longstaff, Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Newcastle University, who will draw on his research exploring psychoanalysis and self-representation in relation to El-Sayegh’s exhibition. On Thursday 30 May, Mandy will be joined in conversation by Amrita Dhallu to launch a new e-publication devised as part of Dhallu’s role as Curatorial Assistant: Commissions 2018-19. The publication focuses on the practices of three artists who have contributed to the gallery’s exhibition programme, exploring an intergenerational discourse on the creativity, wellbeing and labour of women artists of colour. For more information on Dhallu’s e-publication, Now Let Us Shift, and Chisenhale Research, please click here.

Chisenhale Alumni and forthcoming programme artists with presentations and openings include: Maeve Brennan’s Chisenhale Gallery commission The Drift (2017) is being screened at CAST Film Club on 24 May with an introduction and in conversation between Maeve and Polly Staple, Director Chisenhale Gallery; earlier that day, Polly will also give a talk at Porthmeor Studios about Chisenhale Gallery's programme; Jumana Manna’s film Wild Relatives (2018) is being screened at Cample Line on 23 May; and Alex Baczysnki-Jenkins' Chisenhale Gallery commission, The Tremble, as part of his exhibition The Tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together, will be presented at CONVERSO, Milan, on 24 May, and at Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, on 25 May.

13/05/2019

Thank you to everyone who has visited Mandy El-Sayegh’s exhibition, Cite Your Sources so far. The exhibition continues until 9 June, Wednesday - Sunday, 12-6pm. To find out more information please click here.⠀

Thank you to everyone who visited an exhibition of new artworks by Mitful Islam, Jilad Miah and Zakir Khan, exploring ideas of identity and shared experience, presented in our studio space last week. The works were produced as part of a series of workshops lead by forthcoming programme participant Imran Perretta, and delivered in collaboration with the Mile End Community Project, an organisation specialising in youth engagement via film and media, and Jawaab, a grassroots organisation working with young Muslims in the UK. ⠀

Please join us this Thursday 16 May, 9-10.30am for an early morning viewing of Cite Your Sources with an introduction by Layla Gatens, Curatorial Assistant: Engagement. Other exhibition events this week include a zine-making and drawing workshop in response to Mandy El Sayegh’s new commission lead by Grrrl Zine Fair for children aged 8-11 on Saturday 18 May 2pm. For more information on our forthcoming events click here.⠀

This weekend Chisenhale Gallery, Chisenhale Dance Space and Chisenhale Studios open the doors of our shared building for a weekend of open studios, exhibitions, performance and events. For the full programme, please click here. We will be open late on Friday 17 May, 6-9pm.⠀

Chisenhale Alumni and forthcoming programme artists with presentations and openings include: Patrick Staff’s film Weed Killer is included in Trojan Horse/Rainbow Flag showing at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club on 14 May 7.30 - 9.00pm and at Tribeca, Manchester on 15 May 6.30 - 9.30pm; and Mark Leckey’s film Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore is being shown at Showroom Workstation, Sheffield 17 May 8pm. Jia-Yu Corti, who performed in Alex Baczynski-Jenkins’ 2017 Chisenhale Gallery commission, The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together, presents SNAKES at Chisenhale Dance Space on Friday 17th May at 7.30pm in collaboration with Owen Ridley-DeMonick.

07/05/2019

Thank you to everyone who has visited Mandy El-Sayegh’s exhibition, Cite Your Sources this week. The exhibition continues until 9 June, Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6pm. To find out more information please click here.

Thank you also to everyone who joined us for an introduction to Mandy’s exhibition by Emma Moore, Curator: Engagement at Chisenhale Gallery last Thursday. Forthcoming exhibition events include an early morning viewing of Cite Your Sources with an introduction by Layla Gatens, Curatorial Assistant: Engagement on Thursday 16 May from 9-10.30am.

We are thrilled to announce that Chisenhale alumni, Lawrence Abu Hamdan has been nominated for this year’s Turner Prize for his Chisenhale Gallery exhibition Earwitness Theatre, and associated performance After Sfx and video installation Walled Unwalled at Tate Modern. Congratulations to his fellow nominees Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo, and Tai Shani. This year the exhibition will take place at Turner Contemporary in Margate from 28 September 2019 until 12 January 2020.

Chisenhale Alumni participating in the 58th Venice Biennale, May You Live in Interesting Times, opening this week include Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Ed Atkins, Neïl Beloufa, Anthea Hamilton, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Hito Steyerl, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and Paul Maheke. 

29/04/2019

Thank you to everyone who has visited Mandy El-Sayegh’s exhibition, Cite Your Sources, so far. The exhibition continues until 9 June, Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6pm. To find out more information, please click here.

Thank you to everyone who also joined us for a conversation between Mandy El-Sayegh and Jennifer Higgie on Thursday 25 April. Photos are from the event, by Sam Nightingale.

Please join us this Thursday, 7pm for an introduction to Mandy’s exhibition by Emma Moore, Curator: Engagement at Chisenhale Gallery. This event is programmed in association with First Thursdays, when galleries across east London stay open until 9pm on the First Thursday of the month.

Forthcoming exhibition events include a talk by Gareth Longstaff, Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Newcastle University on Thursday 23 May, 7pm and a zine-making workshop for children led by Grrl Zine Fair on Saturday 18 May, 2pm. For details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Events page.

Chisenhale alumni and forthcoming programme participants with openings and events include: Sidsel Meineche Hansen and Ghislaine Leung are included in I, I, I, I, I, I, I, Kathy Acker at the ICA, London; and Gillian Wearing and Mark Leckey are included in Hyperlinked, a programme of short films at Centrala, Birmingham.

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23/04/2019

Thank you to everyone who has visited Mandy El-Sayegh’s exhibition,  Cite Your Sources, so far. The exhibition continues until 9 June, Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6pm. To find out more information, please click here.

Please join us this Thursday 25 April, 7pm, when Mandy will be joined in conversation by Jennifer Higgie, to discuss her new commission at Chisenhale Gallery. Jennifer Higgie is Editorial Director at frieze. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Forthcoming exhibition events include an introduction to Mandy’s exhibition by Emma Moore, Curator: Engagement on Thursday 2 May, 7pm; a talk by Gareth Longstaff, Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Newcastle University on Thursday 23 May, 7pm and a zine-making workshop for children led by Grrl Zine Fair on Saturday 18 May, 2pm. For details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Events page.

We are excited to announce that we are now recruiting for two new curatorial roles: Assistant Curator: Commissions and Assistant Curator: Engagement. The deadline to apply is Monday 29 April. For full details on the new roles, please click here.

 

 

 

15/04/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the opening of Mandy El-Sayegh’s exhibition, Cite Your Sources, last Thursday. The exhibition is now open until 9 June, Wednesday - Sunday, 12-6pm. To find out more information, please click here. Photos are of the opening, by Mark Blower.

Chisenhale Gallery will be open as usual on Easter Weekend (Friday 19 April - Sunday 21 April), 12-6pm.

Please join us next Thursday 25 April, 7pm, when Mandy will be joined in conversation with Jennifer Higgie, Editorial Director of frieze, to discuss her new commission. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Chisenhale Research launches Now let us shift, a new e-publication exploring an intergenerational discourse around the creativity, wellbeing and labour of women of colour. Devised as part of Amrita Dhallu’s role as the 2018-2019 Curatorial Assistant: Commissions, the publication comprises a series of transcribed conversations between Dhallu and artists Lubaina Himid, Mandy El-Sayegh and Lydia Ourahmane. For more information, please click here.

We are excited to announce that we are now recruiting for two new curatorial roles: Assistant Curator: Commissions and Assistant Curator: Engagement. The deadline to apply is Monday 29 April. For full details on the new roles, please click here.

Chisenhale alumni with recent openings include: Mona Hatoum is included in group show, Touché! (Gesture, Movement, Action), which opens at Beirut Art Center, Beirut on Wednesday 17 April.

Congratulations to Chisenhale alumnus and Trustee Paul Maheke for being shortlisted for the 21st Fondation Ricard Prize and congratulations also to Lawrence Abu Hamdan who is included in the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, NIRIN.
08/04/2019

Please join us this Thursday 11 April, 6.30-8.30pm, for the opening of Cite Your Sources, a new commission by Mandy El-Sayegh. El-Sayegh’s Chisenhale Gallery exhibition brings together principle elements from an ongoing series of works to explore themes relating to representation, abstraction and subjectivity. Comprising painting, drawing, print and sculpture, Cite Your Sources addresses the process of constructing meaning through the production and circulation of images and materials. To find out more, please click here.

As part of the commissioning process, a programme of discursive events has been devised in collaboration with Mandy. Events include a conversation between Mandy and Jennifer Higgie, Editorial Director of frieze on Thursday 25 April, 7pm; an introduction to Mandy’s exhibition by Emma Moore, Curator: Engagement on Thursday 2 May, 7pm; a talk by Gareth Longstaff, Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Newcastle University on Thursday 23 May, 7pm and a zine-making workshop for children led by Grrrl Zine Fair on Saturday 18 May, 2pm. For details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Events page.

We have also produced a reading list devised in collaboration with Mandy to accompany her exhibition. This resource expands on ideas raised through Mandy’s exhibition and wider practice. Included texts explore themes relating to self-representation and identity in the context of feminist theory and literary criticism. To read the list, please click here.

Congratulations to Alex Baczynski-Jenkins and Paul Maheke who are included in the 2019 Venice Biennale’s first performance programme, which is co-produced by Delfina Foundation, London. This programme will be presented alongside the main exhibition, which is titled May You Live in Interesting Times.

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