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Magna Carta (An Embroidery)
15 May – 24 July 2015
British Library, London
Fabricated by many hands, from prisoners and lawyers to artists and barons, Magna Carta (An Embroidery) replicates in stitch the entire Wikipedia article on the Great Charter as it appeared on the document’s 799th anniversary in 2014.
See how Cornelia Parker created the 13-metre-long embroidery, helped by over 200 individuals including Jarvis Cocker, Edward Snowden and Baroness Doreen Lawrence:
Screenings of Event for a Stage
Venue: Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Side Stage
Thursday 7 May 2015, 16:30 – 17:20
Wednesday 13 May 2015, 22:30 – 23:20
Thursday 14 May 2015, 16:30 – 17:20
In 2014 Tacita Dean was invited to make a project in a theatre. What resulted was a fierce interplay with the actor Stephen Dillane, culminating in four consecutive performances at Carriageworks in Sydney, Australia, on 1-4 May 2014. It was Dean’s first foray into theatre and her first experience of working with an actor. Likewise it was Dillane’s first encounter with an artist. “Event for a Stage” is a meeting of suspicious strangers trying to grapple with each other’s disciplines while making a work of theatre, or art. The Film based on this performance will have his world premiere at Theatertreffen 2015. The text will be published in Berliner Festspiele Edition No. 16.
If You Want To Talk About Light You Have To Talk About Waves
25 April – 4 July 2015
Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
Bridget Smith has exhibited her work internationally and is known for a style that is both documentary and reliant upon the imagination. This ambitious new body of work takes the artist’s interest in the transformative properties of light, colour and pattern further, into a series of installations throughout the gallery that draw on her experiences growing up near Southend’s pleasure resort – a space where the ‘unreal’ emerges as an intense aesthetic experience.
Thursday, 16 April, 6:30pm
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
In this evening lecture, artist Marlene Dumas talks about her current retrospective exhibition at Tate Modern, The Image as Burden. The title of the exhibition is taken from her a small 1993 painting depicting one figure carrying another. As with many of Dumas’s works, her choice of title deeply affects our interpretation of the work.
21 March – 2 May 2015
West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, County Cork
Daphne Wright uses a wide range of materials – plaster, tinfoil, video, printmaking, found objects and performance – she creates worlds that are beautiful and rather eerie and which feel like the threshold to somewhere new. For her solo exhibition Antrum in the James O’Driscoll Gallery, she has created four new unfired clay still lifes to be displayed along side Sons, 2011, a pair of jesmonite casts of the artist’s sons from the chest up. The resulting figures are lifelike but not alive, they seem present but indifferent, already long gone. The new still life pieces have moved away from the uncanny precision of work like Sons. The instability of unfired clay adds to this feeling of flux, but their pallid wornness ages them like archaeological finds.
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