France-Lise McGurn: Archaos
Alison Jacques Gallery
5 May – 25 June 2017
As the inaugural show for their upstairs gallery space, Alison Jacques Gallery presents a new series of works by France-Lise McGurn. The exhibition comprises paintings on canvas and site-specific wall paintings. McGurn draws from her archive of collected imagery found in film, art, advertising and television as well as her interest in mural painting to work directly onto the gallery walls. The show takes its title from a 90s era club in central Glasgow. Through her loose associations to time and place, McGurn fractures and displaces her subject matter.
Read more: alisonjacquesgallery.com
Even Dust Can Burst Into Flame
10 May – 3 June 2017
By presenting works as ‘events’, the exhibition addresses how and why we might consider non-time-based artworks as temporal. Works by Anna Barham, Kit Craig, Jeremiah Day and John Latham investigate the existence of artworks in between the events they materialise and the interpretations they point toward - between past and future.
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Am Nuden Da: Retrospective
26 April – 26 May 2017
Bringing their sprawling practice to CHELSEA Space, artist collective Am Nuden Da present RETROSPECTIVE by invitation of Hana Noorali and Lynton Talbot. Their work incorporates writing, curating and publishing, often created in collaboration with other artists, which begs the question: what would a retrospective of theirs look like?
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Houses are really bodies: escape, defiance and friendship in the writing of Leonora Carrington
28 April – 4 June 2017
Leonora Carrington is the subject of the first exhibition of Helen Nisbet’s Cubitt Curatorial Fellowship. Born in England, the artist spent most of her life in Mexico and was widely recognised as one of the last remaining participants of the Surrealist movement until her death in 2011. She was also a writer and founding member of the Mexican Women’s Liberation Movement. The exhibition explores the Carrington's writing and the ideas and matters that emerge from this work. The exhibition is designed with vPPR Architects and visitors are brought together in a collective moment, to hear excerpts from her most famous stories with readings by Maggi Adams; Chloe Aridjis; Simeon Barclay; Kristian Cooper; Laure Garrard; Maike Hale-Jones; Jasleen Kaur; Lorraine O’Grady; Heather Phillipson and Angharad Williams.
Read more: cubittartists.org.uk
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
28 April – 28 May 2017
Lawrence Abu Hamdan has produced an exhibition based on a continued research into sound as a political entity, the voice, sound architecture and the impact they have within conflict zones in the Middle East. These disturbing works reveal some of the inner workings and horrors being exacted on people in the region. Gathering data and testimonies, he displays digital models of inaccessible prisons in Syria, where an estimated 13,000 people have been executed since 2011, alongside a new work of mobile phone footage and audio recordings of Palestinian protestors from Syria breaking into Israeli territory.
Read more: maureenpaley.com