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.

09/07/2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Thursday 5 July for besides, in tangentthe first public event as part of Chisenhale Research, a new strand of programming and archival researchThe evening included screenings of moving image works commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery between 2009 – 2017 and reflected on a decade since the financial crash of 2008. Films included: Hito Steyerl, In Free Fall (2010), Duncan Campbell, Make It New John (2009), and Peter Wächtler’s Far Out (2017). The event also featured newly commissioned contributions and readings by artist and writer Daisy Lafarge, writer Kylie Gilchrist and artist Peter Wächtler. Besides, in tangent, was devised by curator and writer Eliel Jones, as part of his role as the 2016 – 2018 Curatorial Assistant: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery. Photos are from the event, by Sam Nightingale.

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 continues until 26 August, and the gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6pm. Daily screenings run from 12pm to 6pm and visitors can enter at anytime.

Please join us tomorrow, Tuesday 10 July, at 7pm for a conversation between Banu Cennetoğlu and Negar Azimi, Senior Editor at Bidoun, a magazine and curatorial platform, who discuss Cennetoğlu’s new exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery. Forthcoming events include an early morning viewing of Cennetoğlu’s exhibition with an introduction to the work by Amrita Dhallu, Curatorial Assistant: Commissions on Thursday 19 July, 9 am - 10.30 am. For details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Exhibition Events page.

Banu Cennetoğlu will be presenting The List as part of this year’s Liverpool Biennial, which opens on Friday 13 July. This edition of The List, produced by Chisenhale Gallery and Liverpool Biennial, will be presented at a public site on Great George Street, Liverpool until 28 October. The List was printed and distributed by The Guardian on 20 June, World Refugee Day, and can be accessed digitally. Chisenhale alumna Janice Kerbel will also be presenting work at the 2018 Liverpool Biennial.

Chisenhale alumni and forthcoming programme participants with recently opened exhibitions include: Sidsel Meineche Hansen, who opened End-User at Kunsthal Aarhus; Patrick Staff, who opened hatefull to the stomach, harmefull to the braine at Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles and Wolfgang Tillmans, who opened Fragile at Johannesburg Art Gallery.

02/07/2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the opening of 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 gamewhich is now open until 26 August, Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 6pm. Daily screenings run from 12pm to 6pm and visitors can enter at anytime. Photos are from the opening, by Mark Blower.

Forthcoming exhibition events include a conversation between Banu Cennetoğlu and Negar Azimi, Senior Editor at Bidoun, a magazine and curatorial platform, on Tuesday 10 July, 7pm to discuss Cennetoğlu’s new exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery. For details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Exhibition Events page.

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.

Please join us at Genesis Cinema on Thursday 5 July, for besides, in tangent, an evening of film screenings and readings, which reflects on a decade since the financial crash of 2008 and includes moving image works commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery between 2009 - 2017. Films include: Hito Steyerl, In Free Fall (2010); Duncan Campbell, Make It New John (2009); and Peter Wächtler’s, Far Out (2017). Artist Peter Wächtler also performs a new, live reading, alongside readings by artist and writer Daisy Lafarge and writer Kylie Gilchrist. This event has been devised by curator and writer Eliel Jones, as part of his role as the 2016 – 2018 Curatorial Assistant: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery. Besides, in tangent forms part of Chisenhale Research, a new strand of programming and archival research, which reflects on Chisenhale Gallery’s rich history of artists' commissions and ground-breaking exhibitions since the gallery was founded in 1983. Please note that this event takes place offsite at Genesis Cinema. To book tickets, please click here

Congratulations to Chisenhale alumnus Alex Baczynski-Jenkins on winning the 2018 Frieze Artist Award. Chisenhale programme alumni with exhibitions openings, or recently opened, include: Hannah Black and Paul Maheke in Chapter 2 of the Baltic Triennial, Tallinn and a solo presentation by Lydia Ourahmane at Kevin Space, Vienna.

25/06/2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in our creative mapping workshop at the annual Chisenhale Street Party on Sunday 24 June. Thank you to all the residents and organisers for a great day.

Please join us this Thursday 28 June, 6.30-8.30pm for the opening of 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, a new commission and the artist’s first major solo exhibition in a UK institution. Comprising a new moving image installation presented in the gallery’s exhibition hall, the commission incorporates Cennetoğlu’s methods of mapping, collecting and archiving in order to question and challenge the politics of memory, as well as distribution and consumption of information. To find out more about the exhibition, please click here.   

Please also join us on Tuesday 10 July, when Banu Cennetoğlu will be joined by Negar Azimi, writer and Senior Editor at Bidoun, a magazine and curatorial platform, to discuss Cennetoğlu’s new exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery. For details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Exhibition Events page.

In conjunction with her installation at the gallery Cennetoğlu also facilitated the distribution of The List in The Guardian newspaper, in print and online on 20 June 2018, World Refugee Day. 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 (documented as of 5 May 2018). To read The Guardian’s contextualisation of The List, please click here.

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. This edition of The List is produced by Chisenhale Gallery and Liverpool Biennial. Copies of The Guardian newspaper and The List supplement will be available at the gallery from 28 June to 26 August. To read The List online, please click here.

A reading list of text, books and articles has been compiled in collaboration with Banu Cennetoğlu to accompany her exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery. This resource expands on ideas raised through Cennetoğlu’s new commission. Included are books exploring ideas of visibility, perception, and the politics of memory in the context of sociology, art history, political and cultural theory and literature. Some of the books highlighted here reflect on the nature of collecting and cataloguing. Also included are a selection of novels and essays; articles contextualizing distribution of The List in The Guardian; and artist and documentary film. To download this resource, please click here.

Chisenhale Gallery programme alumni and forthcoming programme participants with exhibitions opening, or recently opened, include: Lydia Ourahmane at Jaou Tunis 2018, Wednesday 27 June and James Richards who opens SPEED at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Sunday July 1 2018.

18/06/2018

 

The gallery is currently closed as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition by Banu Cennetoğlu, which opens Thursday 28 June, 6.30-8.30 p.m. To find out more, click here.

Over the next few weeks we will be revisiting previous works by Cennetoğlu ahead of her 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 Banu Cennetoğlu and runs throughout the duration of her exhibition. Events include a conversation between Cennetoğlu and Negar Azimi, writer and Senior Editor at Bidoun magazine, on Tuesday 10 July, 7pm; an early morning viewing of the exhibition with an introduction to the work by Amrita Dhallu, Curatorial Assistant: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery, on Thursday 19 July, 9 – 10.30am; a discussion with 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, on Monday 23 July, 7pm; a reading group on The List with Lizzie Homersham and Ed Luker, on Saturday 18 August, 12 – 6pm; and a gallery talk with writer Isobel Harbison, on Thursday 2nd August, 7pm.  For details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Events page.

Congratulations to Alex Baczysnki-Jenkins for his selection to present at the 2018 ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival, which opens Thursday 12 July. 

Chisenhale Gallery programme alumni and forthcoming programme participants with exhibitions opening, or recently opened, include: Paul Maheke, Jumana Manna and Yuri Pattison at Le Centre Ne Peut Tenir, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris, which opens on Tuesday 19 June. 

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.

04/06/2018

Thank you to everyone who attended Paul Maheke’s movement workshop for young people on Saturday. Image by Samuel Nightingale. Thank you also to everyone who joined us last Thursday for an early morning viewing of Maheke’s exhibition, A fire circle for a public hearing, with an introduction to the work by Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions. Thank you to the East End Womens Institute for the delicious cakes.

This is the last week to see Maheke’s exhibition, and the last week to see Part 3 of Maheke’s series of three performances. Part 3, Entanglements (the assembly), features a performance by Titilayo Adebayo and Heather Agyepong and ends on Sunday 10 June. Maheke’s exhibition is open Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm. Performance take place daily at 3pm and last for 45 minutes.

Please join us on Thursday 7 June for an introduction to Maheke's exhibition by Layla Gatens, Curatorial Assistant: Engagement at 7pm. 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.

Chisenhale Gallery programme participants and alumni with exhibition openings and events this week, include Luke Willis Thompson, whose new exhibition _Human opens Kunsthalle Basel, Basel on Thursday 7 June and Ed Atkins, who will be giving a lecture on Saturday 9 June Haus der Kunst, as part of the symposium Blind Faith: Dis/Embodied Realities. Luke Willis Thompson will also be showing his 2017 Chisenhale Gallery commission autoportrait (2017) at the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. The biennale opens on 9 June and includes work by Chisenhale alumnae Lubaina Himid and Lynette Yiadom Boakye. Paul Maheke and Hannah Black present performances at Move 2018 at Centre Pompidou on Sunday 10 June.

 

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29/05/2018

Thank you to everyone who visited Paul Maheke’s exhibition, A fire circle for a public hearing, this weekend. This is the second week to see Part 3 of Maheke’s series of three performances which take place daily throughout the exhibition. Part 3, Entanglements (the assembly), features a performance by Titilayo Adebayo and Heather Agyepong and ends on Sunday 10 June.  Performances take place daily at 3pm and last for 45 minutes. Maheke’s exhibition is open Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm.

Please join us on Thursday 31 May, 9 - 10.30 am for an early morning viewing of Maheke’s exhibition, with an introduction to the work by Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions. Coffee and cakes are generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute.

Forthcoming exhibition events include a workshop for young people led by Paul Maheke on Saturday 2 June, 2pm. Working in small groups and using movement-based exercises, Maheke and participants will explore collaboration and collective practice. There will also be an introduction to Maheke's exhibition by Layla Gatens, Curatorial Assistant: Engagement at Chisenhale Gallery on Thursday 7 June, 7pm. This is programmed in association with First Thursdays, where galleries across East London stay open until 9pm on the first Thursday of each month. For further details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Exhibitions Events page.

Congratulations to Chisenhale alumna Céline Condorelli for the unveiling of her commission, Zanzibar, at King’s Cross Art Project, one of a series of ambitious international commissions created for  the public spaces around King’s Cross Estate.

Chisenhale Gallery alumni and future programme participants with exhibition openings, or recently opened, include: Ima-Abasi Okon, who opened Parables for the Blazer at PLAZAPLAZA, London on Friday 26 May and which continues until 10 June,  Alex Baczysnki-Jenkins, who is performing at Foksal Gallery, Warsaw from Friday 1 June and Patrick Staff who is participating in group show Made in L.A. 2018, at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles which opens on Saturday 2 June and continues until 2 September. See short films by Stop Play Record programme participants Ayo Akingbade and Raheela Suleman this week as part of the Outdoor Cinema Programme at All Points East Festival. Screenings take place Tuesday 29 - Thursday 31 May, for full programme please click here.

21/05/2018

Thank you to everyone who visited Paul Maheke’s exhibition, A fire circle for a public hearing, this weekend. This is the first week to see Part 3 of Maheke’s series of three performances which take place daily throughout the exhibition. Part 3, Entanglements (the assembly), features a performance by Titilayo Adebayo and Heather Agyepong and ends on Sunday 10 June.  Performances take place daily at 3pm and last for 45 minutes. Maheke’s exhibition is open Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm.

Thank you also to everyone who joined us on Wednesday 16 May for a sonic lecture by Nkisi, producer, DJ and co-founder of NON Records. Photos are from the event, by Sam Nightingale. To watch recordings of recent exhibition events, including this lecture, please visit the Audio/Video section of our website here.

Forthcoming exhibition events include an early morning viewing of Maheke’s exhibition with an introduction to the work by Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery, on Thursday 31 May, 9 - 10.30 am. Coffee and cakes are generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute. For further details on all events and for bookings, please visit our Exhibitions Events page.

Congratulations to Chisenhale Alumnus Luke Willis Thompson who was awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 win for his 2017 Chisenhale commission, autoportrait. For his first solo exhibition in the UK, Thompson presented a filmed portrait of Diamond Reynolds. autoportrait is currently on view at The Photographer’s Gallery until 3 June, 2018.



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