After a period of archival research at Flat Time House, Chelsea’s MA Curating and Collections students will present an exhibition at Chelsea Space that explores the complexity and importance of John Latham’s ideas and work, under the guidance of, and in collaboration with, Gareth Bell-Jones, Curator and Director of Flat Time House.
John Latham (1921–2006) was a Chelsea graduate and a pioneer of British conceptual art. He viewed artworks as events and used painting, sculpture, performance, assemblage, film and installation to explore his ideas.
From 1983 he lived and worked in Flat Time House in Peckham, and maintained an open door policy for anyone interested in art. In 2008, two years after his death, the house was opened as a gallery and centre for alternative learning, which includes the John Latham archive and an artist’s residency space. His work is held in collections around the world including Tate and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Wednesday 3 July - Friday 26 July
Private View | Friday 5 July | 6pm - 9pm
Wednesday 3 July - Thursday 11 July
Opening hours | Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4.30pm | Monday - Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 12 July - Friday 26 July
Opening hours | Tuesday - Friday 11am - 5pm
Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street
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Please be aware that guests are not permitted to bring alcohol into events, in line with University policy. In the interest of security, bag searches will be in operation.
Image: Documentary photo of Flat Time House, taken shortly after John Latham’s death in 2006. Photo: Athanasios Velios, courtesy of Flat Time House.