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  • Daphne Wright: Emotional Archaeology

    Daphne Wright: Emotional Archaeology

    Emotional Archaeology
    Arnolfini, Bristol
    30 September – 31 December 2016

    National Trust, Tyntesfield
    Until 20 November 2016

    In Conversation with Phyllida Barlow:
    Saturday 3 December, 11am

    Emotional Archaeology presents a number of key works spanning Daphne Wright’s career, and is the most comprehensive presentation of the artist’s work in the UK to date. Wright has been based in Bristol for nearly two decades, dividing her time between the city and Ireland. Often working from her studio at home, her practice draws on the suburban and the domestic realm to explore complex social issues and our understanding of society. The exhibition includes major sculptural works alongside films, prints, drawings and newly produced works, all of which invite the viewer to consider them on an emotional level.

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  • Fiona Banner: Buoys Boys

    Fiona Banner: Buoys Boys

    Buoys Boys
    24 September 2016 – 8 January 2017
    De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill on Sea

    Fiona Banner presents an immersive installation exploring her ongoing interest in language and its limitations. The exhibition, which takes place both inside and outside of the gallery, is a play on digital vs. material experiences.

    Banner continues her Full Stop sculptures – a sequence of full stops from typefaces blown up to human scale, previously produced in polystyrene and bronze – reformed here as large inflatables. They will be presented as a series of happenings around the Pavilion. Full stops also feature in a vast window installation spanning the full length of the gallery, making illusory sculptural interventions, or Buoys, on the seascape beyond.

  • Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes

    Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes

    Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes
    24 September — 4 December 2016
    Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

    For Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes, Apfelbaum has worked with weavers in Oaxaca, Mexico to design and produce four large, 13 × 25 foot, area rugs inspired by a Tree of Life mosaic she encountered in Otranto, Italy, as well as LA’s rich history in New Age spirituality, Czech Fluxus artist Sonia Svecova’s eye collages of the 1960s, and Chilean film director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s mystical and religious film Holy Mountain (1973). For Apfelbaum, the use of eye imagery serves as a connecting icon, bridging belief systems, new-age and cult symbolism, and the idea of looking and seeking out spirituality.

    In addition to the new site-specific floor pieces, Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes will also include over 100 ceramic and wooden sculptures produced between 1988-2016 – many of which have never been exhibited before – as well as handmade ceramic beads suspended on thread. Ceramics and weaving are ancient crafts that take us to many of these mystical and philosophical histories. Visitors will be invited to take their shoes off and spend time in the installation.

  • Jaki Irvine: If the Ground Should Open…

    Jaki Irvine: If the Ground Should Open…

    If the Ground Should Open…
    23 September 2016 — 15 January 2017
    IMMA: Irish Museum of Modern Art
    Artist Talk: Thurs 22 September, 6pm / Lecture Room

    Jaki Irvine’s new commission for IMMA ‘If the Ground Should Open…’ is presented for the first time on the occasion of the centenary of the historic Easter uprisings of 1916. This new work takes as a point of departure Irvine’s 2013 novel ‘Days of Surrender’, which focuses on Elizabeth O’Farrell and Julia Grenan. These were two of more than a hundred women who were ready to die or kill for the possibility of a different Ireland but whose stories were all but written out of official Irish history, consigned to the margins as the narrative was masculinised. This new video and sound installation uses their names as the ground of a score for 9 musicians. In this way they are performed and remembered, becoming part of the ground we walk on in 2016.

    LIVE EVENT: Tues 13 Dec 2016, Great Hall, €8 Online (booking opens 23 September 2016)

  • Fiona Tan: Geography of Time at MMK Frankfurt

    Fiona Tan: Geography of Time at MMK Frankfurt

    Georgraphy of Time
    16 September 2016 — 15 January 2017
    Opening: Friday, 16 September 2016, 8 pm at the MMK 1
    MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main

    Fiona Tan’s travelling solo exhibition Geography of Time will soon open at the MMK 1, and will focus on major works from her film œuvre – such as the double projection “Rise and Fall” produced by the artist in 2009 for the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Biennale – as well as on the latest developments in her work, which increasingly takes the form of installation environments.

    Special event: Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 8 pm, Fiona Tan’s first feature film “History’s Future” (2016), followed by a conversation with the artist at the Deutsches Filmmuseum

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