26 November 2015 - 28 November 2015
The private view will be on the evening of the 26th from 6.00-8.30. Opening times of the show are 12.30-6.00pm
The work is a response to notions of memory and place shaped by her understanding of the domestic: the niches and corners of the drawer; the space between stacked plates and chipped mugs that trigger that’s that lodge in the crevices of familiar places; a recognition of the spectacular and sensual that is found in the everyday.
16 November 2015 - 9 April 2016
Tues-Sat, 10am – 6pm
Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, Brixton, London SW2 1EF Imagining the Georgian period awakens images from Jane Austen’s parlour to Hogarth’s Gin Lane. Black Cultural Archives’ new exhibition Black Georgians: The Shock of the Familiar takes you on a journey a long way from these quintessential English images. This new exhibition interrogates the seams between the all-too-often prettified costume period dramas and the very different existance of hardship, grime, disease, and violence that was the reality for many. This exhibition will reveal the everyday lives of Black people during the Georgian period (1714-1830). It will offer a rich array of historical evidence and archival materials that present a surprising, sometimes shocking, and inspiring picture of Georgian Britain. http://bcaheritage.org.uk/programme/exhibitions/black-georgians-the-shock-of-the-familiar/ My portrait sculpture of 'Olaudah Equiano - African, slave, author, abolitionist' joined the exhibition. http://www.christysymington.com
13 November 2015 - 26 March 2016
Opening Event Friday 13th 6-9pm Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1
Opening Event 6-9pm, November 13th. All welcome. Drinks Served. An artistic and curatorial collaboration between Deborah Gardner and Jane Millar will be the first visual art project in Conway Hall’s history to directly respond to its spaces, ethos, activities and archive. For example, photographic collaboration revealing the more hidden spaces of Conway Hall or scenes of the library at dusk will hang both inside and on the outside the building, facing out onto Red Lion Square. Hexagonal structures suspended from ceiling windows will link the bee hives on the roof with the collective interior space, mixed media paintings will explore spaces, mixed media paintings will explore spaces and structures propagated by human and non-human agency and a series of assemblage works will respond to archive portraits of key figures in the history of Conway Hall. Composers Cynthia Millar and Roly Porter will also collaborate on a sound work in a response to the piano auctions at Conway Hall and the itinerant nature of the objects and music. Conway Actants is a project that aims to make Conway Hall accessible for artistic intervention and therefore ultimately aims to increase awareness of an organisation with an extraordinary history of ethics and free thinking in Britain.
22 October 2015 - 29 November 2015
Wednesday11am-6pm Thursday11am-6pm Friday 11am-6pm Saturday11am-5pm Or by appointment
Solo show at William Bennington Gallery. Can Pink ever be a neutral colour? 20 Arlington Way, Islington, London EC1R 1UY T: (0)20 3659 5818
7 October 2015 - 24 October 2016
On this fourteenth anniversary of the official US-lead War on Terror, artists@WAR is a visual discussion of war posited as a new antiwar movement. Exhibition Curated by Jon Ross at present online, then London,New York. I have a number of sculptures in this mixed exhibition
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1 September 2015 - 23 March 2016
HAUS WITTGENSTEIN, Kulturabteilung der Bulgarischen Botschaft A-1030 Wien, Parkgasse 18: 10-16.30h
The Creation of the Glagolitic Alphabet The Byzantine emperor Michael III gave Cyril the Philosopher the hard task to create an alphabet and translate liturgic books for his mission in Moravia in 863 that included also religios and enlightening activities. In Cyril the Philosopher's biography, chapter XIV it is written, "The king convened a council, called Cyril the Philosopher,... told him, I know that you are tired, but I need you to go there because noone else can do it it but you" The same is repeated in Methodius' Biography which shows that Cyril the Philosopher has done such kind of work earlier and is known and trusted. "The Philosopher went and according to his custom took to prayers together with his collaborators. And God who listens to the prayers of his children, soon told him this and he created the alphabet immediatly and started writing the evangelical words, "In the beginning was the word..." (John 1:1) We are going to emphasize the fact that he created the alphabet immediately. Letter A................................................
23 August 2015 - 27 November 2015
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street London W1G 7LP Monday 24 August – Friday 27 November 2015 Monday to Friday 10.00 – 18.00 Lower Ground Floor (outside the Asia House Gallery) Free Admission The Taiwanese artist Ting-Tong Chang investigates intercultural conventions of science, nature and society that continue to trouble the world to this day. Presented at Asia House as a preview for his upcoming 2016 solo exhibition are two works: Future Free and Just Society and Chinese Tree. Future Free and Just Society consists of two bird automatons perching on top of a tree, re-enacting the famous televised 1971 debate ‘On Human Nature’ between Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault. The automatons, meaning “acting of one’s own will” in Greek, are created to simulate real birds: their mouths move, heads shake and wings flap. Is there such a thing as “innate” human nature? They discuss. The philosophical argument rooted in linguistics (Chomsky) and the theory of knowledge (Foucault), soon evolves into a broader discussion encompassing a wide range of topics, from science, history, and behaviourism to creativity, freedom and the struggle for justice in the realm of politics. Chinese Tree comically enquires into the cultural politics of London, through the eyes of the artist Ting-Tong Chang who migrated in 2008. The exhibited drawing is part of the series of ‘imaginary voyages’ entitled The Discovery of a New World or a Description of the North Indies where the so-called global village is presented as Vilcabamba, the lost city of Inca. Here, the branches of 19th Century German biologist Ernst Haeckel’s tree of life is filled with Chinese nationals, opening the storyline with an anticipated end of the profane and triumph of the sacred. The exhibition has been organised in collaboration with independent Japanese curator Eiko Honda. For more information on Ting-Tong Chang: http://www.tingtongchang.co.uk
14 August 2015 - 28 August 2016
10 am - 6 pm daily
Two pieces of my sculpture have been selected to be shown on the Saatchi Screen at the Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London, SW3 4RY
14 July 2015 - 1 January 2020
"Flight of the Langoustine" Bronze & Steel / Public Realm. Pierre Diamantopoulo MRBS. One of three winning sculptures awarded a place on the forthcoming Hove Plinth. Each sculpture will be taking its turn on the Plinth on the Hove Seafront Promenade for a period of 12 - 18 months, then will be allocated a permanent site in Hove and Brighton. This will be an ongoing programme of sculptures, on a similar basis to The Forth Plinth at Trafalgar Square. Maquettes have already been commissioned and fund-raising has started with a view to installing sculptures from Spring 2017. “Flight of the Langoustine” was inspired after a bit of beach-combing. A storm had deposited a mangled lobster pot yards from my (first) studio under the arches in Brighton. This washed-up object had been a means of escape for the lobsters and this translated itself into a human story of exodus and release – a dash for freedom."
26 September 2013 - 31 December 2015
Open 24 hours a day
A new sculpture park, Ekebergparken, on the outskirts of Oslo, hosts 64 sculptures by international artists, including British artists and RBS members Sean Henry FRBS, Diane Maclean FRBS, George Cutts FRBS and Richard Hudson MRBS. Created by art collector and philanthropist Christian Ringnes, the park, sited on wooded slopes over looking the sea was opened on 27 September 2013 to a crowd of hundreds.
26 April 2013 - 31 December 2016
This large scale mirrored glass installation has just been given by Donna MacMillan to the Palm Springs Art Museum for their permanent collection. It consists of 100 large sealed bottles suspended down 3 floors in their main entrance to the collection. Each bottle contain a work/message by another artist who I invited to participate in the original project commissioned by Ha gamle prestegard for Stavanger 2008 - when it was European City of Culture. The work was originally installed in a 6 story lighthouse and recalls the classical story of Zeus and Danae, where in order to have her he turns himself into a shower of gold.
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