Long-term

04Sep

MUSIC HACKSPACE 2018 Programmes

September 4, 2017-  December 31, 2018 |  Free
Music Hackspace continue their unique programme of workshops, free artist talks, software sessions and one-off events to Somerest House Studios as part of a two year residency. Music Hackspace is a platform for experimenting and interacting with sound and technology. Incorporating diverse methodologies and aiming to create an open playground and exchange of ideas and sounds that embraces new and old technologies. Newly available open source platforms, both hardware and software, are granting far wider accessibility to new interactions with music and audio that has not been possible before. It’s with these technologies that Music Hackspace base their programme of...
16Oct

Chloe Lamford: Show Room

October 16, 2017-  May 6, 2018 |  Free
Stage designer and Somerset House Studios artist Chloe Lamford spectacularly transforms the Great Arch Hall in the first of a new series of artist commissions for this main entrance just off the Victoria Embankment. Lamford’s installation summons a theatrical back-stage to Somerset House itself, with abandoned architectural features, imagined vistas, theatrical props, shimmering curtains and transformative stages that provides visitors the opportunity to be a player in an as-yet-unscripted play.   Chloe Lamford’s work spans theatre, installation, music and opera nationally and internationally. She is associate designer at the Royal Court Theatre, and also regularly designs for the National Theatre...
12Jan

Alfie Strong ‘Beyond the Pylon of the Pit’

January 12, 2018-  April 2, 2018 |  Free
Alfie Strong’s first solo exhibition in London explores melancholic humour within the everyday and the mundane. Presenting a new series of works within a site-responsive installation, the exhibition employs mythology in search of transcendental and emotional meaning within basic elements of our day-to-day lives. The title ‘Beyond the Pylon of the Pit’ is taken from the fifth chapter of the abstract work ‘Nightside of Eden’. One of nine books making up three trilogies called the ‘Typhonian Trilogies; by the widely maligned occultist writer Kenneth Grant. The book talks about the ‘reverse’ and the effects of its evil (qlipothic) energies on...
18Jan

Merrie Albion – Landscape Studies of a Small Island

January 18, 2018-  March 10, 2018 |  Free
For over a decade, Simon Roberts has photographed events and places across Britain that have drawn people together in public, reflecting on the nature of our shared histories and communal experiences. Merrie Albion – Landscape Studies of a Small Island brings together iconic images and many previously unpublished photographs, recording social practices and customs linked to the British landscape, as well as some of the economic and political theatre that has helped define recent history.   The work in the exhibition ranges across various projects, both commissioned and independently produced over the last ten years, from single photographs made around...
30Jan

Artists’ Film International

January 30, 2018-  April 1, 2018 |  Free
The 2018 edition of AFI focuses on the theme of truth. Each of the selected artists explore the relationship between fact and fiction. Artists’ Film International is a collaborative project featuring film, video and animation from around the world. Established by the Whitechapel Gallery in 2008, Artists’ Film International includes 16 global partner organisations. The programme brings together recent moving image works which are presented over the course of a year in each venue.   The discovery of Cecile B. de Mille’s Ten Commandments film set, buried in the sands of California for nearly 90 years, is the point of...
07Feb

Yto Barrada: Agadir

February 7, 2018-  May 20, 2018 |  Free
For her first major London commission, artist Yto Barrada weaves together personal narratives and political ideals to create a complex portrait of a city and its people in a state of transition. The sweeping form of the Curve is transformed with a dramatic installation – encompassing a mural, film commission, sculptures, and a series of live and recorded performances – to consider how a city and its people might address the process of reinvention following disaster. Barrada takes as her starting point a surreal text by Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine – Agadir (1967) – reflecting on the devastating earthquake of 1960 that...
07Feb

Eddie Peake: Concrete Pitch

February 7, 2018-  April 8, 2018 |  Free
White Cube Bermondsey is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Eddie Peake, featuring new paintings, sculpture, installation and sound. Peake will be working and performing in the gallery throughout the show. The exhibition takes its title, ‘Concrete Pitch’, from the bare, concrete recreation ground in Finsbury Park in North London, where Peake grew up. The pitch served as a playground, a sports field, a stage for encounters and dramas, and a meeting place for people of every age, class and ethnicity from the surrounding area.   For the duration of the exhibition, the concrete expanse of White Cube’s South...
07Feb

Girls by Martina Paukova

February 7, 2018-  April 8, 2018 |  Free
After studying illustration at Camberwell Collage of art, Paukova recently moved to Berlin where she is a celebrated illustrator for clients such as Pull&Bear, Converse, Google, Guardian or New York Times. In a world that encourages girls to be glamorous, to pose and perform at all times, in her first major London show Paukova presents a collection of images celebrating the beauty in the relaxed, domestic, and off-duty female form where women are truly themselves. Her illustrated girls feel familiar. We find them lying, sitting, standing or kneeling, with an occasional laptop, phone or a man thrown in. Plants and...