Italian Cultural Institute

Events + exhibitions, Jan 19 – 25

21 January 2015

Following a big first wave of events and exhibitions last week, there are still more to come, alongside London Art Fair this week. Those include Amitai Romm at V4ULT in Berlin, as well as a music event, hosted by producer Jacques Gaspard Biberkopf and featuring live and streamed DJ sets at Panke.

Exhibitions opening in the German city include one by Jaakko Pallasvuo at Future Gallery and Nicolas Ceccaldi at Mathew Gallery, while in London Monira Al Qadiri curates Jaykar: The Cheeky Video Scene of the Gulf to close the Never Never Land exhibition at EOA.Projects. Kim Asendorf and Ole Fach are showing at Carroll/Fletcher, with an opening performance by Helen Benigson, and Phoebe Collings-James has a solo exhibition at Italian Institute of Culture.

Elsewhere, Harm van den Dorpel, Keith J. Varadi and Cally Spooner have exhibitions across LA, New York and Milan, respectively, and Queer Thoughts has organised a group exhibition across three different locations in Nicaragua.

There’s more so see below:


London Art Fair, Jan 21 – 25

Rotherhithe Free Shop, Jan 21

Rainbow by Queer Thoughts, Jan 22

Amitai Romm @ V4ULT, Jan 22

Dance Café January Sail, Jan 23

Till the Stars Turn Cold @ GSS Glasgow, Jan 23

Unthinkable @ Panke Berlin, Jan 23

Jaykar: The Cheeky Video Scene of the Gulf @ EOA.Projects, Jan 23

BIRTHDA5E @ China Chalet, Jan 24

Running up that Building and Diving into the Pool @ Scena Productions, Jan 24


Phoebe Collings-James @ Italian Cultural Institute, Jan 19 – Feb 1

Cally Spooner @ ZERO, Jan 20 – Feb 31

Kim Asendorf + Ole Fach @ Carroll/Fletcher, Jan 22- Feb 21

M/Other Tongue @ Tenderpixel, Jan 22 – Feb 28

New Drawings @ Lely Delval, Jan 22 – Mar 7

Nicolas Ceccaldi @ Mathew Gallery, Jan 22 – Feb 28

Caroline Mesquita @ Union Pacific, Jan 22 – Feb 20

Harm van den Dorpel @ Young Projects, Jan 23 – TBA

Hybrid Poplar Trees @ Fat Relic, Jan 23 – Feb 1

I Am What You Call The Perfect Couple @ Belle Air, Jan 24 – Feb 11

MY INTERNET WAS DOWN FOR 5 MINUTES… @ Galerie Jean Rochdard, Jan 24 – Feb 21

Jaakko Pallasvuo @ Future Gallery, Jan 24 – Feb 21

Jamie Zigelbaum @ Transfer Gallery, Jan 24

Keith J. Varadi @ Retrospective, Jan 24 – Mar 1


See here  for exhibitions opening last week.

Header image: Jaykar: The Cheeky Video Scene of the Gulf @ EOA.Projects.

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Phoebe Collings-James @ Italian Cultural Institute, Jan 19 – Feb 1

19 January 2015

Artist Phoebe Collings-James will be showing her latest ceramics show, Choke on Your Tongue, at London’s Italian Cultural Institute from January 19 to February 1.

The solo show comes as part of a series of conversations at ICI, including Gabriele de Santis’s On the Run, also presented by ARTUNER. And like the shows before it, Choke on Your Tongue will be preceded by a discussion with famed curator Sir Norman Rosenthal, about the cultural resurgence of ceramics in modern and contemporary art as an antidote to the increasingly digital age.

Collings-James’s show, which follows some of her more interdisciplinary work, comes after her residency program in Nove, Italy, supported by the ICI. As an artist who previously worked in sculpture, painting and video, Choke on Your Tongue “exists as a proclamation, a suffocated desire of a kept expression”, expressing her frustration with herself at the time, as a woman and as an artist. “Through the presented painting and sculpture,” the press release reads, “the artist seeks to develop this feeling centred on her continued investigation into language, communication and sexuality.”

See the ICI London event page for details. **


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Gabriele de Santis @ Italian Cultural Institute, Oct 13 – 24

10 October 2014

London’s Italian Cultural Institute is bringing in artist Gabriele De Santis for a solo show, titled On the Run and running at the art space from October 13 to 24.

The exhibition, put on by the online art platform, Artuner, explores the seeping effects of social media and its relation to motion and movement echoed in the title of the show (and nodding gently both in the direction of Beyonce and Jay Z’s recent tour and to Cali-style skate culture).

De Santis does this through painted marble panels, double-metamorphosized, first geologically when created out of liquid magma, and then semiotically when transposed into the language of social media. He also does it through skateboard rails covered in t-shirts, backpacks ‘high-fiving’ each other, and canvases equipped with skate wheels.

See the Artuner exhibition page for details. **


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