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Art as Problematic Waste

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

(Finland/UK, Aimo Hyvärinen and David Chapman)

This 3-screen video triptych (24’.50”) with 4-channel surround sound visits the underexamined question of the material and cultural management of art in an era of overproduction and ecological crisis. Through interviews with artists, curators and critics in Finland and UK, a variety of issues such as curatorial selection, art storage, legacy management and potential disposal, are dealt with in relation to a variety of fine art practices. The Museums are filling-up and the curatorial question of what to keep and what to throw away is underpinned by the unknown differential, the inevitable and fluctuating discrepancy between an artwork’s cultural and market values.

The subject dealt with by the work, is one that largely goes without consideration. In many ways, the destruction and disposal of art is a taboo subject. Cultural understandings clash with a harder economic reality of arts potential asset value and management of its material presence. Revisiting the friction between the use value and exchange value of art, Art as Problematic Waste asks: how may the art world recalibrate as it moves further into the era of overproduction?

About the filmmakers

David Chapman is a documentary filmmaker, media artist and researcher with a particular interest in sound and image interaction based in London. He creates video and multichannel sound pieces for both gallery and site-specific exhibitions.

Aimo Hyvärinen is a Tampere-based media artist, photographer and documentary filmmaker working on art concerning culture-oriented issues. Hyvärinen has been making exhibitions, films and installations since 1979 in Finland and abroad.

The Project is dedicated to the memory of Otso KantokorpiLeena Luostarinen and ErkkiPapu Pirtola.

Opening Event

Friday 6th March, 6 – 8 pm.

The installation will be on in the Project Space until 29th March.

Screenings start on the hour. Durartion: 25min

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Art as Problematic Waste website

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Inspirational Muslim Women

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

For International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020 the History Research Group, supported by the School of Humanities & Social Sciences, will be holding an exhibition promoting the visibility of Muslim women working and studying at the University of Greenwich.

The theme of this year’s IWD 2020 is #EachforEqual with the tagline ‘challenge stereotypes, broaden perceptions, change situations’. Inspirational Muslim Women honours this theme by focusing on enlivening women, from both within the University and the wider public, nominated by students and staff of the university from both within the University and the wider public. Those nominated are showcased in the exhibition, which seeks to make the contributions of Muslim women to the University of Greenwich and wider society more visible.

The women featured in the exhibition are: Sharifa Yukubu; Rania Hafez, Poppy Jaman; Nudzejma Softic; Momina Ullah; Fatima al-Fihri; Gülden Sönmez; Khadlijah bint Khuwaylid; Tasnim Ali; Suhaiyma Manzoor-Khan; Halima Aden

Organising committee: Nazmin Akhtar, Parbina Begum, Claire Eustance, Vanessa Taylor, Charlotte Sowerby, Sara Pennell, Michael Talbot. With thanks to Gavin Rand and Zoe Pettit for funding the exhibition, and to David Waterworth for his support

New Perceptions

Friday, January 31st, 2020

Eye4Change - Image of a person's eye by Joshua (aged 12), detail.
New Perceptions — Image by Joshua (aged 12)

New Perceptions is an exhibition of photographs by a group of 20 young people in South East London, aged 11 -18. The work on display is the outcome of workshops facilitated by eye4change, a charitable social enterprise based in Greenwich that uses photography to engage, educate, and empower disadvantaged and marginalised people of all ages and abilities. Each exhibition participant explores themes of representation, identity and belonging.

Launch event

Saturday 8th February, 3 – 5pm* — Free, All welcome

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Phase IV: Intersections – Art / Architecture

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Elements du Dessin Marie-Joseph-Bernard Gaillard, 1844. Image courtesy of L’institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse, Archive

Phase IV: Intersections – Art / Architecture is an exhibition and symposium bringing together projects, stemming from higher education institutions in England and France, that explore interfaces between art and architecture. 

Phase IV is the fourth and last of a series of exhibitions led by Benet Spencer and Dr David Ryan from Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University. The earlier phases saw collaborations, in February 2018, with Institut Supérieur des Arts Toulouse for Phase II – Imagining Architecture; and, in November 2019, with École Supérieure d’Art et de Design Marseille-Méditerranée for Phase III – le Modulor.

The first exhibition, Phase I held in February 2016 at the Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, was developed in conjunction with Réseau Peinture, a project that fosters collaboration between European schools of art and design, initiated by artist Olivier Gourviln from École Supérieure d’Art et Design Grenoble, Valence​.​ 

In the spirit of Réseau Peinture, the project has grown to include parallel areas of research activity. Part of the development of the Phase III exhibition included ARC Modulor, a research project between staff and students which ran at the École Supérieure d’Art in Marseille from November 2018. 

The Phase IV exhibition combines a wide range of artists who have been involved at different steps of the project, including architects and artists from the Stephen Lawrence Gallery series of Art/Architecture exhibitions (held at University of Greenwich’ School of Design between 2014-19). Also featured will be members of Outside Architecture, an artist-led collaborative group founded in 2009 by Tim Renshaw, Bernice Donszelmann and Mary Maclean. Phase IV: Intersections – Art / Architecture marks an opportunity to gather these strands of activity, to take stock and evaluate what has become a growing discourse.


Emmanuelle Castellan; George Charman; Valérie du Chéné; David Coste; Bernice Donszelmann; Jaime Gili; Olivier Gourvil; Andrew Grassie; Steve Johnson; Chloe Leaper; Mary Maclean; Didier Mencoboni; Suzanne Mooney; Laurent Proux; Tim Renshaw; Felix Robbins; David Ryan; Anna Salamon; Benet Spencer; Aleana Turner; April Virgoe; Daniela Yaneva

Exhibition opens

15 Jan – 21 Feb 2020

15 January, 6pm: Opening night

Related events

Friday 14th February, 5 – 8 pm: Jaime Gili public lecture, Catalogue launch & exhibition Private View

Saturday 15th February, 11 am – 4 pm: Symposium (talks and panel discussion)

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Phase 1 (2016) — Anglia Ruskin University, Ruskin Gallery

Phase II – Imagining Architecture — Institut Supérieur
des Arts de Toulouse

Phase III – le Modulor — Galerie HLM, Les Beaux-arts de Marseilles

Réseau Peinture