South London Gallery: Exhibitions and Events in July 2016

South London Gallery, London.

UNDER THE SAME SUN: ART FROM LATIN AMERICA TODAY
Until 4 September 2016, SLG Galleries & Former Peckham Road Fire Station, Free

“Latin American artists triumph at South London Gallery”
– The Art Newspaper 

Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today brings together highlights from the Guggenheim’s collection of recently acquired Latin American works, spanning installation, painting, performance, photography, sculpture, and video. It is the second exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative.
Thanks to the support of UBS, Under the Same Sun is the first exhibition to be shown across both the SLG’s main site and the ground floor of the former Peckham Road Fire Station.

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Amalia Pica, A ∩ B ∩ C, 2013. Photo: Andy Stagg
Amalia Pica, A ∩ B ∩ C, 2013. Photo: Andy Stagg

AMALIA PICA: A ∩B ∩C
Every Sat, 11 June – 3 September 2016, 1pm, Main Gallery, Free

In the lead up to the Under the Same Sun opening, artist Federico Herrero has been working with residents on the Pelican housing estate in Peckham to create a site-specific artwork for the children’s playground, which can be viewed for the duration of the exhibition. Herrero’s residency includes a series of informal social events for Pelican residents, involving painting, music and food.

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Installation view. Photo courtesy Rosie Reed Gold.
Installation view. Photo courtesy Rosie Reed Gold.

UNDER THE SAME SUN: FILM PROGRAMME
Every Sat, 11 June – 3 September 2016, 11am-6pm, Clore Studio, Free 

An extended programme of video works from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative collection of Latin American Art screened in the Clore Studio every Saturday. Including works by: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Alexander Apóstol, Raimond Chaves and Gilda Mantilla, Tamar Guimarães, Regina José Galindo, Claudia Joskowicz, and Beatriz Santiago Muñoz.
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Alfredo Jaar, A Logo for America, 1987. © Alfredo Jaar
Alfredo Jaar, A Logo for America, 1987. © Alfredo Jaar

ALFREDO JAAR: A LOGO FOR AMERICA
Thu 28 July 2016, 7pm, £7/£5, The Royal Institution, W1S 4BS

Artist Alfredo Jaar presents a keynote talk to accompany the inaugural presentation of his iconic work A Logo for America, in London’s Piccadilly Circus. Originally presented on an electronic billboard in New York City’s Times Square in 1987, the work challenges the ethnocentrism of the United States, which habitually claims the identity of the entire American continent as its own.

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THE CONCH: A FORUM FOR CRITICAL DISCUSSION
Wed 6 July 2016, 7pm, Free, Clore Studio, Booking Essential

To celebrate this year’s Southwark poetry festival, WordPlay are bringing their pop up radio station to the Clore Studio. Drop by to experiment with sounds and record your own poetic reading, phrase or piece.
The Sunday Spot is an ongoing series of free, drop-in family activities which takes place every Sunday from 2-4pm, suitable for children aged 3-12 years. All sessions are inclusive.

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SCHOOLS’ EXHIBITION: JACK PETCHEY START PROGRAMME
Wed 13 – Fri 15 July 2016, 11am-3pm, Clore Studio, Free

Join us for an exhibition of work by pupils from ARK All Saints Academy, Evelyn Grace Academy, Harris Academy at Peckham, Harris Girls Academy East Dulwich and Tuke School. Pupils worked with artists Rosemary Cronin, Marysa Dowling, Holly Graham, Lucy Joyce and Helen Rousseau, to question the boundaries of art: what is it, where is it and what can it mean?
This exhibition concludes the year-long Jack Petchey START programme which saw five secondary schools in Southwark work in partnership with the SLG.

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THE SUNDAY SPOT: JOSE CAMPOS
Every Sunday, 2-4pm, Clore Studio, Free

In July, join artist Jose Campos to explore what drawing can be through a series of experimental drawing sessions using bodies to make large-scale works, exploring movement and choreography.
The Sunday Spot is an ongoing series of free, drop-in family activities which takes place every Sunday, suitable for children aged 3-12 years. All sessions are inclusive.

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