Jennifer Tee presents Structures of recollection and perseverance at London’s Kunstraum opening July 1 to August 26.
The exhibition runs in tandem with her show Let It Come Down at London’s Camden Arts Centre, running July 2 to September 17. In these projects, the artist explores two concepts: “‘Let it come down’ (alluding to events outside of control) and ‘Resist’ (which responds to this provocation, both physically and spiritually).”
The installation at Kunstraum will bring together her own works as well as ethnographic objects and artefacts, a reading room with books selected by poet Jane Lewty, plants, as well as works by other artists and a booklet including texts by Claire Louise Staunton, Thomas Cuckle and Jane Lewty.**
Art Theory: Speculative Materialism course will be running at London’s Camden Arts Centre, January 6 – 20.
Curator and lecturerNina Trivediwill look to the concurrent exhibitions in the space by Florian Roithmayr andRose English as starting points to examine the recent writing and thinking around objects and matter in art now.
The two-week course will investigate more specifically the wider social and political implications of theories such as ‘object orientated ontology’ and New Materialism, as well as the evolving relationship between artists and designers.
During the days of unrest and anarchic outbursts of rioting, looting and arson across London, thoughts of safety took precedence over musings on art. I am not one of these people who will try to convince you that the harder life is on a day-to-day basis, the more art is what you need. I do believe that the best to appreciate art is with a well rested brain and a full stomach. But just as the shock of the violence wore off, people started putting the pieces of their lives back together and I started to wonder if the galleries had reopened and if the resonance of the art that was available before the riots would have been changed by the marks of the regrettable and undeniable bit of history that was written this past week.
Not wandering too far from home, which coincidentally was not too far from the North London point of origin of the riots, I opted for a visit to the Camden Arts Centre. Off the beaten path and, in spite of what the name might suggest, more in Hampstead than in Camden, this little gallery is a personal favorite for its ambitious contemporary art exhibitions and regular artist residences. At any given time, you can see the work of two or three different artists so if one leaves you cold, you still have a chance of discovering something that will catch your eye. If not, there is a little cafe where you can drown your sorrow in good coffee and get a sugar fix. Continue reading Peace and Quiet: The Return