21/01/2019

Please join us this Thursday 24 January, 6.30-8.30pm, for the opening of CONSTITUTION, a new commission by Ghislaine Leung. Working with sound, scale and temperature CONSTITUTION builds on Leung’s ongoing inquiry into cancellation and withdrawal. Taking active cancellation in sound as an initial structure, Leung’s new body of work considers moves from closed systems to complex commons. 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 Ghislaine, including an architectural workshop for children led by Our Hut on Saturday 9 February, 2pm; an introduction to Leung’s exhibition by Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions on Thursday 7 February, 7pm; a talk by writer and researcher Ming Lin in response to Ghislaine’s new commission on Tuesday 19 February, 7pm; and a screening of Jeff Preiss’ STOP at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London on Wednesday 6 March, 7pm. For details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Events page.

We have also produced a reading list devised in collaboration with Ghislaine to accompany her exhibition. This resource expands on ideas raised through Leung’s exhibition and wider practice. Included are texts that explore themes relating to institutional critique, distribution and circulation in the context of art history, philosophy and politics. To read the list, please click here.

Chisenhale alumni with forthcoming exhibitions include: Mariana Castillo Deball, who is opening Finding Oneself Outside at the New Museum, New York, on Tuesday 22 January; and Peter Wächtler presents Franky’s Theme, at Bergen Kunsthalle, Bergen on Friday 25 January. Lawrence Abu Hamdan opens his 2018 Chisenhale commission Earwitness Theatre at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam on Sunday 27 January.