For its tenth anniversary summer season, Jerwood Visual Arts present four one off events in early July supporting the work of over 18 early career artists. Jerwood Staging Series has been commissioned by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and specifically designed to provide a platform for event-based presentations of work, opening up a new London platform for film screenings, performances, readings and discussions.
The four events have been curated by alumni of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme: artists Emma Charles and curator David Charlesworth; curator and writer Shama Khanna; writer and curator George Vasey; and artist Keira Greene who is currently showing a related commission in the Jerwood Visual Arts Project Space.
No Maps for These Territories
Curated by Emma Charles & Dave Charlesworth
7 July 2016, 6.30 - 8.30pm
An evening of film screenings featuring work by Emma Charles, Melanie Gilligan, Myles Painter, Matt Parker, and Lance Wakeling. London-based artist Emma Charles has worked in collaboration with curator Dave Charlesworth to produce a touring screening programme as part of her ACE/ZKM funded film project White Mountain. The films offer a series of different encounters with data space. Some of the works focus on huge data centre infrastructures at the point at which ‘security’ and freedom butt against one another – whereas others explore the omnipresent, occasionally malevolent, structures of social ordering. Other works consider the scattered chaos of an artist’s desktop, where the frustrations of creativity play back and forth, between the physical and the virtual. Emma Charles was commissioned to exhibit in the Jerwood Visual Arts Project Space in 2014.
Shades of Opacity
Curated by Shama Khanna
9 July 2016, 2 - 5pm
An afternoon of screenings and discussions curated by writer and curator Shama Khanna exploring the use and misuse of theorist Edouard Glissant’s notion of opacity. The event takes its starting point from Glissant’s quote in Poetics of Relation: ‘It is not necessary to try to become the other (to become other) nor to 'make' him in my image.’ Confirmed participants include: Lucy Clout, Evan Ifekoya, James N. Kienitz Wilkins, and Rehana Zaman. Shama Khanna was a Writer in Residence at Jerwood Visual Arts in 2014.
Blend the Acclaim of your Chant with the Timbrels
Curated by George Vasey
12 July 2016, 6.30 - 8.30pm
An evening of new works by an international group of artists curated by curator and writer George Vasey. The event will stage screenings, performances and readings including new work by Beth Kettel, Anneke Kampman, Josh Wilson, Abri de Swardt, Quentin Lannes and Shona Macnaughton.
Figuration of place: many full less still
Curated by Keira Greene
14 July 2016, 6.30-8.30pm
An evening event bringing together two films by Keira Greene: a new work produced by the artist after her recent visit to the studio of Anna Halprin in California and Totally on Fire. These will be presented in dialogue with Manual, a performance choreographed by Siobhan Davies in conjunction with Helka Kaski and re-enacted by Andrea Buckley.
In a break with tradition there will be no exhibition in the galleries throughout Jerwood Staging Series, during which time it will be dedicated solely to event based work. Jerwood Staging Series is one of two new curatorial projects taking place at Jerwood Space across July and August in celebration of the tenth anniversary year and will be followed by Jerwood Solo Presentations, an exhibition of work by three artists at a pivotal juncture in their careers – Lucy Parker, Rachel Pimm and Katie Schwab (27 July- 28 August 2016).
In 2016 Jerwood Charitable Foundation marks ten years of Jerwood Visual Arts, its national programme supporting visual arts practice. Since the inception of the programme in 2006, Jerwood Charitable Foundation has channeled a total of £4m through it, working with more than 1200 visual artists, writers and curators from across the UK and supporting a wealth of research and new commissions for audiences now reaching 60,000 a year.