Exhibition

Art of Improvisers

15 Jun 2017 – 22 Jun 2017

Event times

Exhibition 1 to 7 ( 15th to 22nd June, closed Monday)
Performances 15th & 16th June a Cafe Oto, 8 to 11pm
Workshops on the weekend in the mornings

Cost of entry

Various cost depending on the activities. Find out more here: https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/art-of-improvisers/

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Buses: 30, 38, N38, 67, 76, 149, N149, 56, 277 & 242
  • London Overground: Dalston Kingsland

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Art of Improvisers Extended (15th to 22nd June 2017) is a festival - an exhibition and series of events - focussing on the importance of women in free improvisation and the visual arts. The venues are Café Oto and the nearby Oto Projects Space, in Dalston, East London.

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The private view of Art of Improvisers is this Thursday 15th of June, 6 to 8pm at OTO Project Space  (next to CAFE OTO), 1-7 Ashwin Street, E83DL, Dalston, London.  

There’ll also be evening performances in Café Oto on June 15 and 16. Performers include the exhibiting artists plus Terry Day, Mandhira de Saram, Julie Kjaer, Maggie Nicols, David Toop and Steve Beresford.

THURSDAY 15 JUNE 2017, 7.30PM
MANDHIRA DE SARAM & STEVE BERESFORD + HELEN FROSI & BLANCA REGINA + JULIE KJAER & POULOMI DESAI + TANIA CHEN + SHARON GAL & ANDIE BROWN

FRIDAY 16 JUNE 2017, 7.30PM
GINA SOUTHGATE & JULIE PICKARD + STEVE BERESFORD + DAVID TOOP & BLANCA REGINA + TERRY DAY & RIE NAKAJIMA + MAGGIE NICOLS

We present an exhibition and series of events focussing on the importance of women in free improvisation and the visual arts. This show draws on a number of female artists who are part of the newer generation of free improvisers and are also artists in other media.  Drawing on an extensive body of previously unseen artwork, Art of Improvisers in London from June 15 to 22, 2017 will look at the history and the current state of women in free improvisation and also free improvisation’s strong, but rarely noted, connections to the visual arts.

Visual work in Oto Projects, round the corner from in Café Oto, will be exhibited by Andie Brown, Tania Chen, Poulomi Desai, Helen Frosi, Sharon Gal, Rie Nakajima, Julie Pickard, Gina Southgate, Helen Petts, Maggie Nicols and Blanca Regina. The festival includes an Art+Feminism event and a talk with participant artists. Also workshops at Oto Project Space with Maggie Nicols, Sharon Gal, Helen Frosi.

FRIDAY 16 JUNE 2017, 2–4PM
FROM EAR TO EYE, A SONIC MAPPING / SCORING WORKSHOP WITH HELEN FROSI 

SATURDAY 17 JUNE 2017, 2–4PM
THE ART OF IMPROVISATION, A WORKSHOP WITH MAGGIE NICOLS
OTO PROJECT SPACE

SUNDAY 18 JUNE 2017, 2–4PM
VOCALISE, A VOCAL WORKSHOP WITH SHARON GAL
OTO PROJECT SPACE

An Art of Improvisers compilation CD of these artists and a limited edition catalogue and booklets from the festival is now available online and will be available at the Festival. Check our shop 

Curated by Blanca Regina and Steve Beresford of Unpredictable Series, which engages artists and audiences in new ways of making and understanding music and art.  Art of Improvisers is supported by Arts Council England, Cafe Oto, The British Music Collection, Sound and Music, Art+Feminism and is in association with the Wire 400.  

This event is supported by

                
                                                 

Curators

Blanca Regina

Blanca Regina

Steve Beresford

Exhibiting artists

Gina Southgate

Sharon Gal

Andie Brown

Maggie Nicols

Helen Frosi

Julie Pickard

Rie Nakajima

Poulomi Desai

Blanca Regina

Tania Chen

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