George Vasey

Jennet Thomas in Conversation @ Block 336, Oct 12

11 October 2016

Jennet Thomas will be in conversation with Simon O’Sullivan and George Vasey at London’s Block 336 on October 12.

Thomas, who is currently exhibiting new film The Unspeakable Freedom Device, will be discussing the work with Vasey, a writer and curator at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art and O’Sullivan, a theorist and artist who is part of collaborative group Plastique Fantastique and also a Professor of Art Theory and Practice in the Visual Cultures Department at Goldsmiths College.

Thomas’ new film creates a narrative that follows two women who “wrestle with the fascination and threat of techno-totalitarian supremacy personified by the all-powerful Blue Lady” and interconnects sculptural and painterly elements through a multi-media picture of an “absurd primitive-future world populated by a cast of uncannily familiar characters.”

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‘Blend the Acclaim of your Chant with the Timbrels’ @ Jerwood Space, Jul 12

11 July 2016

The ‘Blend the Acclaim of your Chant with the Timbrels’ group event, curated by George Vasey, is on at London’s Jerwood Space on July 12.

Featuring performances, screenings and stories told by Abri de Swardt, Anneke Kampman, Quentin Lannes, Beth Kettel, Shona Macnaughton and Josh Wilson. ‘Blend the Acclaim of your Chant’ is a part of Jerwood Staging Series, a wider effort to contextualise and present several event-based exhibitions by emerging artists.

Ranging from a video piece that explores the disembodied characters in the world of virtual boxing by Lannes, (‘The Next Round’ (2016)), to a cumulative performance of “the perfect school girl” by Macnaughton and De Swardt’s new film, ‘Ridder Thirst’ —incorporating a dense narrative lapsing between English and Afrikaans— the event seems to present itself things that layer.

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Abri de Swardt, SPF Matthew Barney (2015) @ White Cubicle Toilet Gallery.
Abri de Swardt, SPF Matthew Barney (2015). Courtesy the artist and White Cubicle Toilet Gallery.
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Crab Walk @ NGCA, Oct 29 – Feb 20

29 October 2015

The Crab Walk group exhibition is on at Sunderland’s Northern Gallery for Contemporary (NGCA), opening October 29 and running to February 20, 2016.

The show is curated by Ned McConnell and George Vasey and aims to present a variety of curatorial methods and historiographical approaches to space and place. Plymouth’s KARST hosted the original incarnation of the show, but in line with a polyphonic approach to history, this iteration contains new artists and commissions, alongside  a brand new title.

New work as part of Crab Walk will draw on a range of media, including sculpture, audio, film and painting in conversation with Kazimir Malevich’s ‘Black Square‘ (1915). The tension between object and image, place and history will inform the works on show.

The list of featured artists includes Nicolas Deshayes, Alex Dordoy, Jennifer Douglas, Patrick Hough, Philomene Pirecki, Marie Toseland, Sally Troughton, Rosalind McLachlan and design work by Tom Merrell.

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Philomene Pirecki works @ In the Wake (2015. Installation view. Courtesy Truth and Consequences.
Philomene Pirecki works @ In the Wake (2014). Installation view. Courtesy Truth and Consequences.
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