Lewisham Art House

Zayn Malik Zindabad @ Lewisham Arthouse, Aug 26

25 August 2016

The Zayn Malik Zindabad group screening is on at the Education Space at Lewisham Arthouse on August 26.

Organised  by Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente of The White Pube, and co-hosted with Sophie Chapman and Kerri Jefferis, the evening will show moving image art by artists that “happen 2 b young and in the South Asian Diaspora” featuring works by Somnath BhattHimali Singh SoinAnisa JacksonSabella D’SouzaSeema MattuIlavenil JayapalanRathai ManivannanKaty JaliliHassan E Vawda and Zarina Muhammed.

The press release frames the evening within a humorous yet succinct message that declares: “The White Pube is tired of white ppl, white walls, and white wine. So for one night only, we are hosting brown ppl, white walls and chai. Come and view work by brown artists in a real vacuum, where brown-ness is banal, where you can O.O the art without the white-iarchy lookin over ur shoulder, askin if they can eat ur Other.”

Visit the FB event page for more details.**

Zarina Muhammed, ‘The English Beat’ (2015). HD Video. Courtesy of the artist.

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End of Year @ Lewisham Art House, Mar 4 – 13

3 March 2016

Free postgraduate art course School of the Damned is presenting its final show, End of Year, at London’s Lewisham Art House, opening March 4 and running to March 13.

The exhibition opens with a performance by Rainham Sheds and will feature the work of its 17 artists working with the programme over the last four years as an alternative higher education programme run “by, and for its students”.

Mimicking the format of an institutional “degree show”, this event is made possible by Lewisham Art House members who collectively rent space and contribute five hours of their time a week to provide an “outward-looking and inclusive programme” on a non-profit basis.

For End of Year, they also share their resources with the School of the Damned which runs “without money, without a bank account, without financial obligation”, instead employing a “labour exchange” for education, in opposition to the trend towards an increasingly privatised and corporatised education system in the UK and other parts of the world.

Artists involved in the School of the Damned programme –which has included a group show called SCHOOL in Leicester last year –are Matt WelchJack Fisher, Victoria Fornieles, Anastasia Shin, Jake Kent and Robert Fung among others.

See the Lewisham Art House website for details.**

Matt Welch, ‘don’t we We run run things things?! (2014) @ Vitrine, London. Courtesy the gallery.
Matt Welch, ‘don’t we We run run things things?! (2014) @ Vitrine, London. Courtesy the gallery.

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Happy Hypocrite – ‘Fresh Hell’ book launch, Jan 27

25 January 2016

‘Fresh Hell’, the eighth issue of publication series Happy Hypocrite is launching at Lewisham Art House on January 27.

To launch ‘Fresh Hell’, Book Works, who are hosting the event and who publish the series, have organised a schedule for the evening including a live film screening, and a reading by ‘Fresh Hell’ contributor and writer Alex Borkowski.

Maria Fusco, who coordinates the series and Sophia Al-Maria who was invited to edit and curate the publication will introduce the work, which aqnb recently reviewed.

See the Eventbrite event page for more details and to register.**

Happy Hypocrite 'Fresh Hell' Issue 8 (2015), ed. Sophia Al-Maria. Courtesy Book Works, London.
Happy Hypocrite ‘Fresh Hell’ Issue 8 (2015), ed. Sophia Al-Maria. Courtesy Book Works, London.

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