Mad for Real
Sep
20
to Dec 31

Mad for Real

Born in China in 1956 and 1962 respectively, Cai Yuan and Jian Jun Xi have been living and working in the United Kingdom since the 1980s. Cai Yuan trained in oil painting at Nanjing College of Art, Chelsea College of Art and the Royal College of Art. Jianjun Xi trained at the Central Academy of Applied Arts in Beijing and later at Goldsmiths College. They started working as a performance duo in the late nineties with their action Two Artists Jump on Tracey Emin’s Bed (1999) at Tate Britain’s Turner Prize Exhibition. 

Mad For Real (Cai Yuan and Jian Jun Xi)’s oeuvre has continually questioned the relationship of power to the individual. Using a position of resistance Cai and Xi have consistently produced work which is necessarily oppositional yet the warmth and humour of their work also acts to draw viewers in. their performance have taken place as radical gesture calling to mind notorious artists of earlier radical art movements but the historical, linguistic and political context of their practice is often related specifically to their origins: China

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Invigilators Research Network
Oct
16
to Dec 23

Invigilators Research Network

  • Vauxhall Bridge Road London, England United Kingdom (map)
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During the lifespan of a commercially viable artwork it will have contact with numerous anonymous (value-adding) workers. It is a journey that most art-viewers will overlook, meaning these worker’s contributions remain invisible. Invigilator Research Network proposes a walking tour of London, charting the journey an artwork takes, mapping an object’s transformative passage into and through the commercial art world. While the specific artwork will be an imagined one, the sites we visit, and workers we observe, will be real.

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Islington Mill Arts Academy
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

Islington Mill Arts Academy

Islington Mill Art Academy (IMAA) is our free peer-led art school. It is open to anyone who wants to be an artist. Learning activity (workshops, crits, coaching, group residencies and projects) is shared and led by the energy and ideas of current student-members. The Academy is not formally accredited; students choose to graduate when they feel ready to work more independently as artists.

IMAA positions itself within the wider ethos of trust and an openness to try new things embedded at the Mill. It is a place to experiment and enquire; to translate arts education into something viable and meaningful in the real world. The Academy gives artists an opportunity to take control of their own learning through facilitation, practice and experimentation.

Islington Mill Arts Academy will be running a series of workshops at the Manchester City Art Gallery

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LUVA
Nov
2
1:00 PM13:00

LUVA

LUVA is an artist run gallery, experiment, and social hub. Open for just one day a month and situated in a lock up garage on the Approach council estate in East London, LUVA is dedicated to exhibiting diverse contemporary UK artists.

Founded and co-run by Jordan McKenzie and students from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art, LUVA asks critical questions about the contexts contemporary art sits within, its relationship to the geographical/ economic/social and cultural space (the estate) that it occupies and how cultural institutions can have meaningful dialogues with both local and non-local audiences.

LUVA is committed to providing material support to the community it is based within. We’re teaming up with the First Love Foundation who give food, support and advice to local people in crisis.

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Venice Vending Machine
Nov
22
to Nov 24

Venice Vending Machine

ARTEMOTION, a Tate Exchange Associate, as an organisation promotes Contemporary Art Practice through International exchange among professional artists, associations, galleries and educational programs.

We strive to provide international opportunities, promote new and emerging artists and present high quality art work. We believe that art in all its forms can improve understanding and dialogue among people and better our local and global society.

The Venice Vending Machine project is a conceptual live-art installation that seeks to present and promote emerging and already established artists during prestigious art events.

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HOP PROJECTS
Dec
17
to Dec 21

HOP PROJECTS

HOP Projects CT20 (C.I.C) is an independent, cross-disciplinary and experimental platform for the production, exchange and distribution of the visual arts, installation art, architecture, design and performance.

Established in September 2017, it is a non-profit organisation based in the heart of the Creative Quarter in Folkestone, UK.

It is committed to a unified vision of bringing together the visual arts with theatre, performance, spatial installations, sound and technology that prioritises the development of ideas above pre-defined genres or disciplines. It believes in the urgency in new modes of expressions and pioneering practices that can tear down the barriers between the audience and the ‘white walls’, making contemporary art relevant and far-reaching to a wider audience.

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