Venue detail


Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art

14 Wharf Road
London N1 7RW United Kingdom
www.parasol-unit.org
T. 020 7490 7373


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Current and forthcoming events

8 Events listed


Shezad Dawood: Towards the Possible Film (production still), 2014. Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, Delfina Foundation and in association with Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
04.04.14 - 25.05.14Exhibition ends in 39 days

Shezad Dawood: Towards the Possible Film

 

Image credit: Shezad Dawood
24.04.14 - 24.04.14Event begins in 8 days

Artist Talk & Screening: Shezad Dawood

 

Shezad Dawood, ‘New Dream Machine Project II’ (film still), 2013. 16 mm transferred to HD (15 mins). Commissioned by Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, February 2013, with support from Arts Council England and a Small Arts Award from the Wellcome Trust. Courtesy of LUX, London
25.04.14 - 26.04.14Event begins in 9 days

London Gallery Day: Film Screening

 

Image credit: Nicola Pomery
27.04.14 - 27.04.14Event begins in 11 days

Sunday Family Workshop: A Textile Allegory

 

Image credit: JLA Industries
29.04.14 - 29.04.14Event begins in 13 days

Poetry Workshop: Poems & Possibilities

 

Image credit: Shezad Dawood, ‘Towards the Possible Film’ (production still), 2014. Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, Delfina Foundation and in association with Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
08.05.14 - 08.05.14Talk begins in 22 days

Lecture: Alien Culture, and Others

 

Image credit: Emma McGarry
11.05.14 - 11.05.14Event begins in 25 days

Storytelling Family Workshop: My Brother the Alien

 

Image credit: Serena Korda, ‘Transmitters’ (film still), 2013
13.05.14 - 13.05.14Event begins in 27 days

Super 8 Film Workshop: Pierce, Puncture, Splice

 

Past events

99 Events listed


Parasol unit
13.04.14 - 13.04.14Workshop ended on April 13, 2014

Sunday Family Workshop: Family Fictions - Clan Camera

 

Image credit: Shezad Dawood, ‘Mên-an-Tol’, 2013. Acrylic on vintage textile, 200 x 274 cm. Courtesy Paradise Row, London
10.04.14 - 10.04.14Event ended on April 10, 2014

Intercapillary Places: Mystery & Medicine

 

Canan Tolon, Untitled, 1999. Black oil paint on Mylar, Sheet size 36 x 28 cm (14 x 11 in). Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Benjamin Blackwell
15.01.14 - 16.03.14Exhibition ended on March 16, 2014

Canan Tolon: Sidesteps

 

Image: Courtesy of Parasol unit
16.03.14 - 16.03.14Workshop ended on March 16, 2014

Sunday Family Workshop: Drawing, Repetition and Gesture

 

Image: Courtesy Vici MacDonald
14.03.14 - 14.03.14Conference ended on March 14, 2014

Panel Discussion: Personal Archaeology

 

Photo: Courtesy Fernande Jourdain.
11.03.14 - 11.03.14Performance ended on March 11, 2014

Canan Tolon | Listen

 

Image: Courtesy Lawrence Lek
07.03.14 - 07.03.14Performance ended on March 7, 2014

Bodyscape: Screenings and Performance

 

Image: Courtesy Laura Kloss
02.03.14 - 02.03.14Workshop ended on March 2, 2014

Storytelling Family Workshop: Silhouette Animation

 

Canan Tolon, Futur imparfait, 1986 - 1999. Ink on Mylar, 27.9 x 35.6 cm (11 x 14 in). The British Museum 2013, 6039.1.1-33. Funded by the Contemporary and Modern Middle East Art Acquisitions group (CaMMEA) and SAHA - Supporting Contemporary Art from Turkey.
27.02.14 - 27.02.14Talk ended on February 27, 2014

Futur Imparfait: with Sean Bonney and Owen Hatherley

 

Canan Tolon, ‘Untitled (polyptych)’, 2001. Rust and pigment on canvas, 267 x 274 cm (105 x 108 in). Collection Pınar and Hakan Ertaç. Photo: Hakan Aydoğan
13.02.14 - 13.02.14Workshop ended on February 13, 2014

Creative Writing Workshop: Material Matters

 

Image: Courtesy Parasol unit
09.02.14 - 09.02.14Workshop ended on February 9, 2014

Sunday Family Workshops: Photographic Transformations

 

Canan Tolon: Sidesteps. Courtesy of Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. Photo: Nick Baines.
03.02.14 - 03.02.14Talk ended on February 3, 2014

Lecture: Collections In Context

 

Image: Courtesy Judith Brocklehurst
26.01.14 - 26.01.14Workshop ended on January 26, 2014

Storytelling Family Workshop: What Shape Is Your Story?

 

Canan Tolon: Sidesteps. Courtesy of Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. Photo: Nick Baines.
23.01.14 - 23.01.14Talk ended on January 23, 2014

Lecture: Trauma, Humour and Repetition

 

04.12.13 - 13.01.14Event ended on January 13, 2014

Parasol unit Winter Book Sale

 

04.12.13 - 13.01.14Art Fair ended on January 13, 2014

Winter Book Sale 2013

 

Siah Armajani: Alfred Whitehead Reading Room, 2013. Wood, plexiglass, brass, glass, 244 x 366 x 488 cm. Commissioned by Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art on the occasion of the exhibition Siah Armajani.
18.09.13 - 15.12.13Exhibition ended on December 15, 2013

Siah Armajani: An Ingenious World

 

09.12.13 - 09.12.13Conference ended on December 9, 2013

Symposium: Affective Experiences in Art, Design & Research

 

, Image: Courtesy of Nicola Pomery
01.12.13 - 01.12.13Workshop ended on December 1, 2013

Sunday Family Workshop: Intuitive Constructions

 

Image: Courtesy of Nina Pope
28.11.13 - 28.11.13Conference ended on November 28, 2013

The ‘Ladies Art Group’: with Rona Lee and Nina Pope

 

22.11.13 - 24.11.13Exhibition ended on November 24, 2013

The Third Annual Moorfields Patient and Staff Art and Photography Exhibition

 

Image credit: Luana Duvoisin Zanchi, \'Untitled\', 2013. Blue concrete. Photo: Ugo Petronin
14.10.13 - 15.11.13Exhibition ended on November 15, 2013

EXPOSURE13 Award

 

Image: Luana Duvoisin Zanchi: ‘Untitled’, 2013. Blue concrete. Photo: Ugo Petronin
07.11.13 - 07.11.13Talk ended on November 7, 2013

EXPOSURE 13 Award Panel Discussion

 

Image: Courtesy of Parasol unit
19.10.13 - 19.10.13Event ended on October 19, 2013

EXPOSURE 13 Award: Launch night in conjunction with Frieze East End Night

 

Image: Siah Armajani, City Center #9 Poetry Garden, Los Angeles,1997
08.10.13 - 08.10.13Talk ended on October 8, 2013

‘World Sympathy’: Discussion with Tom Morton and Artist Alexander Tovborg

 

Image: Courtesy of Sonny Sanjay Vadgama
07.10.13 - 07.10.13Workshop ended on October 7, 2013

Big Draw Schools Workshop: ‘The Bridges Between Us’ with Sonny Sanjay Vadgama

 

Image: Courtesy of Nicola Pomery & Sandra Keating
06.10.13 - 06.10.13Workshop ended on October 6, 2013

Big Draw Workshop for the blind and visually impaired: ‘Building Descriptions’

 

Image: ‘There Are There Things You Don’t Know’, Dir. Fardin Saheb-Zamani, 2010 (92 mins)
29.09.13 - 29.09.13Screening ended on September 29, 2013

My Persian Nights @ Parasol unit: collaboration with UKIFF

 

Image: Courtesy of Michael Halewood
26.09.13 - 26.09.13Talk ended on September 26, 2013

The Emotive Philosophies of Alfred N. Whitehead: Lecture by Dr Michael Halewood

 

Image: Courtesy of Parasol unit
25.09.13 - 25.09.13Workshop ended on September 25, 2013

Sounds Like Art: An audio and journalism schools workshop with Fari Bradley

 

Image: Courtesy of Parasol unit
22.09.13 - 22.09.13Workshop ended on September 22, 2013

Family workshop: Building Idea Spaces

 

Image: Courtesy of Amit Lennon
20.09.13 - 20.09.13Workshop ended on September 20, 2013

Pop-up poet in Residence: Francesca Beard

 

Siah Armajani, NOAA Bridge National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Seattle, 1982
19.09.13 - 19.09.13Event ended on September 19, 2013

Artist Talk by Siah Armajani: Public Art in Democratic America

 

Merlin James  Twelve, 2012 Acrylic on canvas 59 x 63 cm (23¼ x 24¾ in) Courtesy of the artist and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin  © Merlin James
06.06.13 - 10.08.13Exhibition ended on August 10, 2013

Merlin James

 

Image: Courtesy of Anna Ilsley
28.07.13 - 28.07.13Workshop ended on July 28, 2013

Adult workshop: Acrylic painting with artist Anna Ilsley

 

Image: Courtesy of Nicola Pomery
21.07.13 - 21.07.13Workshop ended on July 21, 2013

Sunday Family Workshop: Compositions of an Excursion

 

Image: Courtesy of Lisa Skuret
11.07.13 - 11.07.13Performance ended on July 11, 2013

Configuring the Potential: A Response to MERLIN JAMES

 

Image: Portrait courtesy of Merlin James
25.06.13 - 25.06.13Talk ended on June 25, 2013

Artist talk: MERLIN JAMES

 

Image: Courtesy of Parasol unit
23.06.13 - 23.06.13Workshop ended on June 23, 2013

Sunday Family Workshop: Textures of Paint

 

Image: Courtesy of Edmund Hardy
20.06.13 - 20.06.13Talk ended on June 20, 2013

Intercapillary Places: Common Presence with Peter Larkin and John Milbank

 

Image: Courtesy of Nick Lu
10.06.13 - 10.06.13Talk ended on June 10, 2013

The Psychoanalysis of Making: lecture by Prof. Margaret Iversen.

 

13.03.13 - 19.05.13Exhibition ended on May 19, 2013

NAVID NUUR: PHANTOM FUEL

 

Image: Courtesy Nicola Pomery
19.05.13 - 19.05.13Workshop ended on May 19, 2013

Sunday Family Workshop: 'Testing Ground'

 

Image: Courtesy Matthew Plummer-Fernandez
16.05.13 - 16.05.13Art Fair ended on May 16, 2013

Object as Process #3: 'Conversation with artist Matthew Plummer-Fernandez + trend'

 

Image: Courtesy Lucy Bannister
02.05.13 - 02.05.13Event ended on May 2, 2013

Traces of Action | Creation of Acts

 

Image: Courtesy Parasol unit
28.04.13 - 28.04.13Workshop ended on April 28, 2013

Sunday Family Workshop: ‘(T)HERE’

 

Image: Courtesy Marc Ngui
17.04.13 - 17.04.13Talk ended on April 17, 2013

Object as Process #2: 'Lecture by Professor James Williams'

 

Image: Courtesy Parasol unit
06.04.13 - 06.04.13Workshop ended on April 6, 2013

Launch of Storytelling Project for Families: 'The Experience of Things'

 

Image: Courtesy Nora Belal
26.03.13 - 26.03.13Event ended on March 26, 2013

Spring Song Cycle

 

Image: Sunday Family Workshop at Parasol unit
24.03.13 - 24.03.13Workshop ended on March 24, 2013

Sunday Family Workshop: I am just an idea between the tape and the wall

 

Image: Courtesy Edmund Hardy
21.03.13 - 21.03.13Event ended on March 21, 2013

'Intercapillary Places: Forest Realms' - Jeff Hilson and Jack Langton

 

01.01.13 - 23.02.13Exhibition ended on February 23, 2013

Parasol Unit: Jannis Kounellis

 

01.01.13 - 23.02.13Exhibition ended on February 23, 2013

Shezad Dawood: New Dream Machine Project Parasolstice Winter Light 2012

 

12.02.13 - 14.02.13Screening ended on February 14, 2013

Parasol unit Film + Video | Dis-location series

 

02.02.13 - 02.02.13Performance ended on February 2, 2013

Shezad Dawood: PRAED with New Dream Machine Project

 

27.01.13 - 27.01.13Workshop ended on January 27, 2013

Sunday Family Workshop: Transforming the Everyday

 

26.01.13 - 26.01.13Event ended on January 26, 2013

Family Storytelling: with Judith Brockhurst

 

24.01.13 - 24.01.13Workshop ended on January 24, 2013

Adult workshop: Cut up writing

 

15.01.13 - 15.01.13Talk ended on January 15, 2013

Talks + performance: On beat

 

13.12.12 - 13.12.12Talk ended on December 13, 2012

Intercapillary places: The space of the republic

 

09.12.12 - 09.12.12Workshop ended on December 9, 2012

Sunday Family Workshop: Investigating light & reflection

 

04.12.12 - 04.12.12Exhibition ended on December 4, 2012

Parasolstice: Launch of ‘New Dream Machine Project’ with introduction by Shezad Dawood

 

28.11.12 - 28.11.12Talk ended on November 28, 2012

Jannis Kounellis: in conversation with Ziba Ardalan

 

The skin speaks a language not its own, 2006 Bindis on fibreglass 142 x 456.2 x 195cm ©Bharti Kher
14.09.12 - 11.11.12Exhibition ended on November 11, 2012

Bharti Kher at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art

 

Clay modelling. Photography by Alexandra Hughes.
11.11.12 - 11.11.12Workshop ended on November 11, 2012

Sunday Family Workshop: Magical Mythologies

 

Claire Hooper, 'NYX', 2010 © the artist. Courtesy Lux, London and Hollybush Gardens
06.11.12 - 08.11.12Screening ended on November 8, 2012

Parasol unit Film + Video | Screenings

 

Adult workshop at Parasol unit by RART. Photography by Raf West.
30.10.12 - 30.10.12Workshop ended on October 30, 2012

The Big Draw 2012: Significant Circles Adult Workshop

 

Sunday Family Workshop.
28.10.12 - 28.10.12Workshop ended on October 28, 2012

The Big Draw 2012: Along the lines of sound Family Workshop (suitable for all ages)

 

Bruno wheel
25.10.12 - 25.10.12Talk ended on October 25, 2012

Intercapillary Places: Politics & the Found

 

Parasol unit. Photography Stephen White.
13.10.12 - 13.10.12Event ended on October 13, 2012

East End Night, in association with Frieze Art Fair

 

Bharti Kher 'Sing to them that will listen', 2008 © Bharti Kher. Stefan Altenburger Photography Zurich.
09.10.12 - 09.10.12Event ended on October 9, 2012

Book Signing Event with Bharti Kher

 

Sean Steadman, 'The Kiss', 2012 (detail). Courtesy of the artist and Parasol unit.
03.10.12 - 03.10.12Event ended on October 3, 2012

EXPOSURE 12 Award: Panel discussion with the winners from Slade School of Fine Art

 

Bharti Kher
18.09.12 - 18.09.12Talk ended on September 18, 2012

Bharti Kher in conversation with Shaheen Merali

 

David Claerbout: The Quiet Shore, 2011. Single channel video projection, black & white, silent, 36 min 32 sec loop. Courtesy Lilian and Billy Mauer. Copyright David Claerbout
31.05.12 - 10.08.12Exhibition ended on August 10, 2012

David Claerbout. the time that remains

 

09.07.12 - 15.07.12Performance ended on July 15, 2012

Parasol Public: A place to live when we are old by Ana Gallardo

 

24.06.12 - 24.06.12Workshop ended on June 24, 2012

Investigating Time through Video

 

21.06.12 - 21.06.12Talk ended on June 21, 2012

Beholding Video: Motion in the Picture Gallery

 

HEMALI BHUTA Stepping Down, 2010 Wax, cotton thread, metal grid Dimensions variable Copyright the artist and Project 88
29.02.12 - 13.05.12Exhibition ended on May 13, 2012

Lines of Thought

 

13.05.12 - 13.05.12Event ended on May 13, 2012

Sunday Family Workshop : Lines of Thought – Block Printing and Wall Drawing

 

02.05.12 - 02.05.12Screening ended on May 2, 2012

Animated Drawings: screening of works by emerging artists.

 

01.05.12 - 01.05.12Screening ended on May 1, 2012

Parasol unit | FILM + VIDEO - Out of line : Artist’s film and video

 

19.04.12 - 19.04.12Talk ended on April 19, 2012

Drawing Degree Zero: Thinking the Line from the Sixties to the Present

 

Conrad Shawcross, Harmonic Drawing 1, 2004, Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery, London, Copyright (c) Conrad Shawcross.
28.03.12 - 28.03.12Talk ended on March 28, 2012

Artist talk: Conrad Shawcross in conversation with Ziba Ardalan

 

22.03.12 - 22.03.12Event ended on March 22, 2012

Intercapillary Places: Poetry at Parasol unit

 

07.03.12 - 07.03.12Talk ended on March 7, 2012

Drawing on medicine : A talk by Dr. Ken Arnold of the Wellcome Collection

 

Helene Appel, Line Fishing, 2011, Courtesy the artist and The Approach
02.03.12 - 02.03.12Talk ended on March 2, 2012

Artist talk: Helene Appel in conversation with Oliver Basciano

 

Gunnel Wåhlstrand: By the Window, 2003–2004  ink-wash on paper  151 x 198 cm  The Michael Storåkers Collection Photograph Björn Larsson
23.11.11 - 12.02.12Exhibition ended on February 12, 2012

Time and Memory: Cecilia Edefalk & Gunnel Wåhlstrand

 

09.12.11 - 09.12.11Screening ended on December 9, 2011

Parasol Cinema: Future Shorts Festival

 

08.12.11 - 08.12.11Screening ended on December 8, 2011

Parasol Cinema: Future Shorts Festival

 

02.12.11 - 02.12.11Talk ended on December 2, 2011

D R A F T: A platform for explorative research and performance

 

02.12.11 - 02.12.11Performance ended on December 2, 2011

D R A F T

 

23.11.11 - 23.11.11Talk ended on November 23, 2011

In-conversation with James Yamada and Director/Curator Ziba Ardalan

 

Yang Fudong: Fifth Night, 2010, HD video Installation, 7 screens, Black and White, sound, 10’ 37”, Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris / New York and Shanghart Gallery, Shanghai; All images ©Yang Fudong.
13.09.11 - 06.11.11Exhibition ended on November 6, 2011

Yang Fudong

 

04.11.11 - 04.11.11Conference ended on November 4, 2011

The Politics of Visibility: Mediating the Global, Local and the In-between

 

27.10.11 - 27.10.11Workshop ended on October 27, 2011

The Big Draw 2011: Drawing Age / Adult Event