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Kembra Pfahler @ Emalin, Nov 15 – Dec 21
Kembra Pfahler is presenting solo exhibition Capital Improvements at London’s Emalin, opening November 15 and running to December 21.
The New York-based performance artist and musician will show new works, as well as perform with her glam-punk band The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black on the opening night. There will also be an evening of screenings on November 17, curated by the artist.
Pfahler works within a variety of media to explore anti-naturalism, sexuality and feminism. Often working in lofi, or whatever is most readily available, she coined the philosophy of availabism. Recent solo exhibitions include Fuck Island (2012) at New York’s Participant Inc and File Under V (2005) at London’s Rove Gallery.
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Sunday Art Fair 2016, Oct 6 – 9
Sunday Art Fair is running alongside Frieze 2016, on at London’s Ambika P3 and opening October 6 and running to October 9.
Showcasing work by new and emerging artists and 25 galleries, the contemporary art fair also includes editions by the Baltic Centre For Contemporary Art, Glasgow International and Liverpool Biennial, as well as the second Sunday Art Fair Print Portfolio, this year featuring new editions by Olivia Erlanger, Ian Law and Oliver Osborne.
Here are some recommended booths to check out:
Femke Herregraven and Jenna Sutela at Future Gallery
Elliot Dodd at Evelyn Yard
Stefania Batoeva at Emalin
Noémie Bablet, Maria Farrar, Sarah Forrest at Supplement
Neill Raitt at Anat EbgiJosh Reames at Brand New Gallery
Daiga Gantina, James Lewis, Alexander Lieck at Galerie Joseph Tang
BFGF, Debora Delmar Corp, Timo Fahler, Michael Pybus, Anja Salonen at ltd los angeles
Gina Beavers, Michael E. Smith, David Snyder at Michael Benevento
Strauss Bourque-La France at Rachel Uffner Gallery
Ivars Gravlejs, David Krňanský, Jimena Mendoza at Svit, Prague
See the Sunday Art Fair website for full programme.**
Header Image: Neil Raitt ‘Windy Waves’ (Bodhi), (2015). Oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist + Anat Ebgi.share news item
Augustas Serapinas @ Emalin, Sep 27 – Oct 29
Augustas Serapinas is presenting solo exhibition Housewarming at London’s Emalin, opening September 27 and running to October 29.
Run by Leopold Thun and Angelina Volk, the show will open the doors to their new and first permanent space after two years of nomadic projects that moved around the world. To coincide with the exhibition, the Vilnius-based artist will also perform ‘Jõusaal (Gym)’ as part of London’s Frieze Art Fair live programme everyday from October 5 to 9 at the Live Platform.
Serapinas’ practice is concerned with the phenomenon of objects and spatiality and is “invested in recomposing socially engaged spaces in order to foreground and problematize the assumptions that shape them.” He recently exhibited Dusting the Grounds (2016) as part of at London’s David Roberts Art Foundation residency program and Double Bind (2015) at Vilnius’s Rupert.
See the Emalin website for details.**
If in One’s Own Time @ Emalin, Jul 10 – 17
Nomadic curatorial project, Emalin is presenting the If in Ones Own Time group exhibition in Naples, opening July 10 and running to July 17.
Taking the form of an show that incorporates an event programme based around San Giuseppe delle Scalze, a church in the centre of Naples, some of the invited artists will give talks, tours, guides, and screen videos that relate to the overarching notion outlined in the press release that “the new begins in observations of the old”.
Included are works: ‘A walk with Antirrhinum majus’, a performance by Augustas Serapinas on the discovery of the wildflowers of San Giuseppe delle Scalze; a tour through the architecture of the Sanità district guided by Fabrizio Ballabio of artist collective, åyr; a library by BeckBooks and other contributions from several more artists including Rob Chavasse, Isabel Lewis, Hannah Weinberger and Maria Loboda.
Emalin have previously curated large group show Folly, that occupied an old stone building in Scotland known as the Dunmore Pineapple after the fruit it mimics, and the intimate installation, Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise in 2014 in a London hotel by London-based artist Athena Papadopoulos.
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FOLLY @ Emalin, Mar 26 – 28
Itinerant exhibition series, Emalin, is presenting the FOLLY group show at an as yet undisclosed location in Stirling, opening March 26 and running to March 28.
Organised by Leopold Thun and Jasmine Picot-Chapman, the Emalin project most recently presented work by Stefania Batoeva and Adriano Costa, titled Tia Deth, where the two artists transferred collaborative work developed at Swiss artist Fabian Marti’s TwoHotel artist guesthouse in Piracanga ecovillage to a garage in London’s Camden.
Meanwhile, there’s little information given on the FOLLY show itself, aside from an email and phone number to contact for details on the exact location (firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0) 77 9464 5380) and a list of artists, including Batoeva, with Gabriele Beveridge, Charlie Billingham, Than Hussein-Clark, Jonas Lipps, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Cary Kwok and many more.
An essay by writer and critic James Cahill with illustrations by Issy Wood will also be published to accompany the exhibition.
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Stefania Batoeva + Adriano Costa @ Emalin, Dec 3 – 17
A joint exhibition between Stefania Batoeva and Adriano Costa, titled Tia Deth, is on at 50 Rochester Place in London’s Camden area, opening December 3 and running to 17.
As part of the itinerant series of shows organised by Leopold Thun and Jasmine Picot-Chapman called Emalin, the exhibition follows the aforementioned artists’ collaborative work produced during a stay in “wooden shack” TwoHotel in Brazil.
The “artists’ guesthouse” was constructed by Swiss artist Fabian Marti and is located in Piracanga ecovillage on the Bahia state coast. The work of the Bulgarian Batoeva and Brazilian Costa will be transferred to a 20th century garage in Camden.
See the FB event page for details.**