2 October 2015 - 30 October 2015
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. School groups welcome, please call before.
This solo exhibition roused from Christy’s portrait sculpture of ‘Olaudah Equiano – African, slave, author, abolitionist’ that she made in 2007 at the time of the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act with the intent to further share his story. Selected by Janette Parris for Deptford X Arts Festival ‘Deptford Conversations’ Fringe, it will be shown with additional exciting new works in various materials for black history month. A private viewing open to the public will be on Friday 2 October 7.30-9.30pm followed by an exhibition til 30 October 2015. Joined by Pastor Sasha of Temple International Ministeries at about 8.15pm. The life-size portrait sculpture provokes enquiry into who Equiano was and what he did. His social standing, reflected through his clothing and hairstyle, was unusual for a black man in that period. The shape of Africa forms the back of his shoulders and broken shackles and chains are sculpted on the stem of the sculpture, prompting his opposition to slavery. Olaudah Equiano [1745-1797] was instrumental in bringing about the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act in Britain of 1807. Attention has been under awarded to him in Western historical representation of the slave trade though he was an outspoken opponent, first through many letters to newspapers and later in his 'best-seller' book of the time, The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African. Equiano was enslaved at the age of 11 and eventually bought his freedom 20 years later in 1776. Through his book published in 1789, he brought to light the horrendous conditions on slave ships and appalling injustices of the slave trade. It is said to be the best known written account of the life of a slave. Christy hopes to encourage empowerment through learning of ancestral achievements and social improvement by bringing to the fore Equiano’s life story. Stephen Lawrence Centre – Open to General Public: 2 October 2015 – 30 October 2015 Times: 9:00am – 5:00pm Mon-Fri 39 Brookmill Road, Deptford, London, SE8 4HU http://www.stephenlawrence.org.uk Deptford X 2015 http://www.deptfordx.org/programmes/12/events/321
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
15 August 2015 - 15 October 2015
Throughout the day and evening
"The Silk Road" is a new 420cm tall stainless steel sculpture I have made for the City of Fuzhou as part of an international sculpture symposium which received over 1500 applicants from 30 countries worldwide. The sculpture will be exhibited in October 2015 as part of an International Sculpture exhibition to coincide with the opening of the 1st China Youth Games to be hosted by Fuzhou. Thereafter it will be permanently exhibited within one of the newly reclaimed green spaces of the City as part of the Councils ongoing Housing and Regeneration projects.
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."
29 May 2015 - 30 October 2015
14:00 - 18:00 except Mondays
Alaleh Alamir is exhibiting "Offerings" six selected installations from "Ark of Hesperides" her long-term project.. in a group exhibition at : Espace Muséal, Chateau de Tourettes-sur-Loup, France
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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