Serpentine Gallery

Park Nights presents Shen Xin’s explorations of emotion + criticism in ‘half-sung, half-spoken’ at Serpentine Galleries, Aug 25

23 August 2017

Shen Xin is presenting half-sung, half-spoken at London’s Serpentine Pavilion on August 25. 

Part of the Park Nights 2017 programme, Shen will unveil a “live interpretation of her films, exploring criticism as an embodied emotional state.” The screening and performance touches on her recent major four-channel video installation ‘Provocation of the Nightingale’ (2017) currently on show in Gateshead as part of the 2017 BALTIC Artists’ Award exhibition, running June 30 to October 1. 

In a recent interview with the artist, Shen spoke about her interest in emotional states and how they are informed by socio-political structures, as well as the shift in her practice towards a more sensory way of making and viewing art.

Park Nights is an “experimental, interdisciplinary live platform” that runs over the summer, with other artists including Arthur Jafa, Bouchra Ouizguen, Tamara Henderson, Black Quantum Futurism and others.

Visit the Serpentine website for details.**

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Simon Denny – Culture Hacking talk @ RCA, Jan 28

26 January 2016

Artist Simon Denny will discuss hacking, surveillance and power in a panel discussion, Culture Hacking at the RCA in London on January 28.

The panel discussion, organised by the Serpentine Gallery, also includes artist and researcher, Heba Y.Amin, whose practice examines contested territory through ideas of series, movement, frames, glitches and flawed memory. Joining Denny and Amin will be investigative journalists, Ryan Gallagher and Brett Scott.

Culture Hacking coincides with Denny’s large solo show, Products for Organising currently installed at the Serpentine’s Sackler Gallery, until February 14.

See the FB event for further details**

Heba Y Amin, As Birds Flying, video still, (2016). Courtesy the artist.
Heba Y Amin, ‘As Birds Flying’ (2016). Video still. Courtesy the artist.

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