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Shipment Panel Discussion
…chaired by Art Quest the "Adaptation Strategies of Artist-Led Spaces''
11/4/19 @ 6.30pm
Shipment our current gallery-in-residence has invited Art Quest-Nick Kaplony, Roland Fischer- SET, Jennifer Lewandowski - French Riviera to talk about Artist-led spaces.
Artist-led spaces provide vital access to London’s art world, both for the artists who run them and those they exhibit, who go on to acclaim in larger institutions. Regular funding is scarce, however, with many more spaces set up than traditional arts funding could possibly support, the competition is great: stability for artist-led spaces today demands inventive approaches to bringing in money from new sources.
This panel discussion, chaired by Artquest, brings together new and established artist-led spaces to consider the financial pressures of this precarious way of working, asking whether the changing economic context of London brings new ethical opportunities to sustainability. How can money be brought in from outside of the usual arts funding streams, and what strings are attached? The panel will consist of Daniel Kelley of DKUK, Jennifer Lewandowski of French Riviera, Roland Fischer of SET
This talk is open and free to all residents. Please come to the large exhibition space for a free ticket at 6 pm if you would like to attend.
This event is part of Shipment our current Gallery-in-Residence programme, they have been with us for the last 6 weeks and will be with us until the end of May. Shipment is open Friday's and Saturday's from 12-5 pm in the large exhibition space on the 2nd floor and is currently showing Karolina Magnusson-Murray's film "Mum, I Don't Want to Be An Artist Anymore". If you would like to see it please come along on those times and they will screen it for you. The film is not on a loop so is being screened as and when visitors come.
We also put together Shipment and our Studio Award winner Diane Edwards so as to facilitate her solo show opening on the 26th April from 6 - 9 pm the back of the large exhibition space. Please see the Shipment facebook page and Instagram for more information on the upcoming Shipment events and Diane's Solo Show.
Opens 9th April 6.30-8.30pm with live performances from 7pm
Continues until 14thApril
Open daily 11-5pm
Solidity is neither in the heaven of ideas or in the ground (fond) of meaning, it is neither above or below the appearances but at their joints…
Merleau-Ponty “The visible and the invisible’
New Orderis the inaugural plunge by our yr1 fine art students to bring their art into the real world.
From painting, print, installation, film, performance and sculpture, New order, is both immersion and Collison with a world of increasing fragility, division and chaos.
Toward a new configuration of thinking and ideas, the outcome is neither inside or outside that arena, but perhaps the situation we experience being between it.
Latin American Female Art Exhibition
Wednesday 15 – Sunday 19 May 2019
Preview: Tuesday 14 May 2019
Art Number 23, The Old Biscuit Factory SE16 4DG
Part of FLAWA (Festival of Latin American Women in Arts)
“If in 100 years, art history students will use these ground-breaking artists as reference for their work, we will have succeeded.” - Daniela Galan, curator of AMALGAMA. This May, Amalgama will launch a cultural programme dedicated exclusively to exhibiting and publishing the work of Latin American female artists in London.
This programme will work alongside FLAWA (Festival of Latin American Women in Arts), the first of its kind to champion women in film, literature, music and visual arts in the United Kingdom. Amalgama will include an annual exhibition, a publication and a public programme created with the purpose of bringing the female Latin American visual art scene closer to the British public as well as the international community living in the UK.
According to the Freelands Foundation’s Report on the representation of female artists in Britain, women have less gallery representation, a lower value in the market and a minuscule presence in most academic art history books. In 2018, for example, women accounted for only 22% of solo shows. Amalgama proposes to help reduce this gender gap from seed level, by helping Latin American female artists pass the test of time and become an integral part of the stories that shape Latin American art history.
The inaugural exhibition will be held at Art Number 23 between Wednesday 15 and Sunday 19 May 2019. It will bring together Vanessa Enriquez (Mexico), Sylvia Lockhart (Uruguay), Viviana Troya (Colombia), Susana Saravia (Argentina), Cruz Maria Vallespir (Chile), Renata Fernandez (Venezuela), Sabrina Collares and Juliana
Pazutti (Brazil), to explore the tensions of developing a cultural identity for themselves in their diaspora. The exhibition will continue a debate that occurred in Latin America in the '60s when different intellectuals questioned the role of contemporary Latin American artists and wondered whether they should continue to address international concerns or focus solely on problems intrinsic to the Latin American community. Rather than solving these tensions, it intends to create a dialogue between both sides of the argument by displaying artists who examine these issues, allowing the viewer to reach their own conclusions and challenge the notion of a Latin American identity.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Amalgama will bring together a group of curators, art historians and journalists to produce a book that will cover the exhibition and include an analysis of the Latin American art scene from the female perspective. On Saturday 18 May, there will be a panel discussion with established curators Sandra Higgins, Cecilia Santamarina and Irene Due to delve further into this timely topic, discussing opportunities for the Latin American art market in the UK as well as the challenges of developing a unified cultural identity.
Both AMALGAMA and FLAWA will become an annual event, focused on increasing the visibility of Latin American female artists in the UK. Their programmes will continue building the road that brings the British public closer to discovering the vast diversity of the Latin American art scene both at home and abroad; a step towards greater inclusion and an increase in their value within the European market.