South London Gallery, London.
ERIK VAN LIESHOUT: THREE SOCIAL WORKS
7 Apr – 11 Jun, Main Gallery, Free
“prods, with uncommon wit and soul, at the tender spot where art meets daily life.”
Don’t miss your last chance to see Erik van Lieshout’s solo exhibition at the South London Gallery this June. Three Social Works features Van Lieshout’s films The Basement (2014), a study of cats living in the tunnels underneath St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, Ego (2013) which focuses on the artist’s family members, and Janus (2012), an investigation into the life of a deceased man and his collection of art and bric-a-brac. Read more
ALICIA REYES MCNAMARA:
7 Apr – 11 Jun, First Floor Galleries, Free
Preview: 6 Apr, 6.30-8.30pm, all welcome
Following six months as the South London Gallery’s Graduate-in-Residence in the Outset Artists’ Flat, Alicia Reyes McNamara presents her first solo show in a public institution. Combining sculpture, painting and video work in the exhibition, Reyes McNamara investigates key texts by Mexican American theorist Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Dominican American writer Junot Díaz, and Cuban American poet Gustavo Pérez Firmat. Read more.
ALICIA REYES MCNAMARA
Wed 7 Jun, 7pm, Clore Studio, £5/£3
Alicia Reyes McNamara discusses her exhibition with Dr. Zoe Whitley, Curator of International Art at Tate Modern.
Sun 4 & 11 Jun, 2-4pm,
Clore Studio, Free, Drop-in
Musician and artist Aldean Blair invites you to come and transform the Clore Studio into a Xenoverse full of your imagination. You will have a chance to visit the ‘music temple’ where you can make jumping music with magical sound-making machines and see performances from Aldean Blair on the piano. Read more.
Sat 10 Jun, 12-4pm, Clore Studio, Free
Can you escape from the Madhouse? Join Access All Areas’ learning-disabled artist Dayo Koleosho in his ‘escape room’ installation. Co-created with young people, this interactive performance invites you to question confinement as you complete tasks to escape. This event is part of Making Routes, a residency for disabled and non-disabled artists in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre and Oasis Play.
ART ASSASSINS: DOT DOT DOT
Thu 15 Jun, 7-9pm, Market Peckham, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST, Free
Art Assassins in collaboration with Alicia Reyes McNamara present a night of gifs, sound and sculpture with live music from the 22art Ensemble. The Art Assassins have been working with artist Alicia Reyes McNamara since January 2017. Together they have been exploring ideas around protest, resistance and immigration working with repetition and play in drawing, printmaking, performance and object making. Read more.
AKI ONDA – SPACE STUDIES
Sat 24 Jun, 4-9pm, Clore Studio & Orozco Garden, Free
New York based composer and artist Aki Onda presents a durational performance with analogue equipment such as radios, tape recorders and slide projectors, alongside found objects. Onda arranges and rearranges the tools and objects, composing the aural and visual as a total environment.
Presented in partnership with Thirty Three Thirty Three. Supported by The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. In association with The Wire 400.
THE PLACE IS HERE
22 Jun – 10 Sep 2017, Main and First Floor Galleries, Free
The Place is Here presents work by over twenty black artists and collectives working in 1980s Britain. Shown across the South London Gallery and Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, the exhibition spans painting, film, photography and archival material from this pivotal decade in British culture and politics. Read more.
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Black Sound tells the story of 100 years of musical creativity and DIY ingenuity. Overcoming the majority status quo of the music industry, Black British music has migrated from the margins to re-master the mainstream. This exhibition celebrates the pioneers that made it happen – the players, the promoters, the producers and the punters that changed Britain’s cultural history. Black Sound combines sound, moving image, and archive material, to dynamically tell the story of Black British music.
AFRICA WRITES 2017
30 Jun – 2 Jul, British Library
Join us for an exciting summer weekend at the British Library celebrating the best of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora. Last year we were joined by 67 guests contributors and writers from 18 different countries, and a London audience of nearly 2000 – African literature fans and newcomers alike. This year we have much more in store! Stay tuned for more announcements coming soon.