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Rafal Zajko’s MONO7 features moving image by 14 artists, Mar 1

1 March 2017

MONO7 is on at London’s Courtyard Theatre on March 1.

The moving image initiative, now in its seventh year, features videos by 14 artists, each five-minutes long. This year’s line-up includes contributions by Eva Papamargariti, Gery Georgieva, Nils Amadeus Lange, Natalie Price Hafslund, Jennet Thomas and Puck Verkade, among others.

A project run by Rafal Zajko, MONO aims to “show the breadth of contemporary video practices” and each edition is meant to grow organically out of the next, as artists from the previous show choose the next ones.

See the FB event page for details.**

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Sham Romance @ Chalton Gallery, Oct 25 – 29

24 October 2016

The Sham Romance group exhibition is on at London’s Chalton Gallery, opening October 25 and running to October 29.

Picking apart the multiplicity of romance, the show features work and performances by  Mariana Echeverri, Pennie Koliopoulou, Ulijona Odišarija, Hannah Regel, Joe Ridgeon, Victoria Sin, Madeleine Stack, Puck Verkade and Ruth Waters.

“What do we allow to penetrate us when dealing with love, loss and attraction? How do we play along with social norms and dynamics and do we still fetishise them once they’ve been brought to light?”

The opening night will also host performances by Harry Bix, Sarah Boulton and Soohyun Choi. There will be an evening of screenings on October 29, featuring ‘Pennie’ by Lola Clavo, ‘Pix’ by Antonio da Silva, ‘If You Did Not Exist’ by Theo Turpin, ‘Prosopagnosia’ by Katie Hare.

See the Chalton Gallery website for details.**



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Polluted&rearranged&garage… @ Hartslane, Jun 7 – 8

6 June 2016

The Polluted&rearranged&garage&virtualized&LOVE&Fighting&repeat&usb& group show is on at London’s Hartslane Studios, opening June 7 and running to June 8.

The artists involved are all in their first year of the MFA programme at Goldsmiths, like Anne de Boer, Natasha Bird, Tom Varley and Laura Yuile, and the show is prefaced with a text that seems to run through the thought process behind creating an exhibition that has at its core several loose but related threads and feelings.

The text, which is riddled with ampersands (‘&s’), goes through phrases, words and references like ‘garage’, ‘rearranged’, ‘Robbie Williams’, ‘TK Max’, ‘Marcel Duchamp’ and recounts someone addressing a robot about these thoughts.

Other artists in the show are Tom Kobialka, Marcel Darienzo, Theo Turpin, Puck Verkade and Robbie Howells.

See the Hartslane website for details.**

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