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Phase IV: Intersections – Art / Architecture — SYMPOSIUM

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

The Phase IV symposium brings together creatives, academics and researchers to discuss the relationship between arts and architecture, as well as the process of co-curating the Phase IV exhibition—on display at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery and Project Space between 15 January and 21 February 2020.

The exhibition, symposium, and related events are jointly led by Benet Spencer and Dr David Ryan (Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University), in collaboration with David Waterworth (University of Greenwich).

Speakers will include

  • Benet Spencer (Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University)
  • David Waterworth (University of Greenwich)
  • Felix Robbins (a-projects London)
  • Fran Cottell (artist)
  • Outside Architecture (artist-led collaborative group)

Keynote by Olivier Gourvil (artist, founder of Réseau Peinture, and former professor at École Supérieure d’Art et Design Grenoble, Valence)


Extract from Olivier Gourvil talk

Thinking in Painting
This quote from the question “What is thinking in painting?” by Hubert Damish is from his brilliant 1984 essay Fenêtre jaune cadmium*. In 2010, this question was the starting point for the enquiry that was addressed by 
Réseau Peinture**, which covered the relationship between painting and language. It also lead to critical research around communication in painting in relation to drawing and architecture, which was explored in the collaborative project Paper-Architecture. Gourvil developed this project with the New York-based painter Marjorie Welish between 2000-2013.

Olivier Gourvil, 2020

* Hubert Damish, Fenêtre jaune cadmium, published: Seuil, Paris 1984. 
**Réseau Peinture is painting network that fosters collaboration between European schools of art and design, initiated by artist Olivier Gourviln from École Supérieure d’Art et Design Grenoble, Valence​.​ 


Click on Book Now below or follow this link to Eventbrite to RSVP to this event.

If you like this event, you might be interested in attending the Public Lecture by exhibitor  Jaime Gili, Private View and Exhibition Catalogue launch on Saturday 14 February. Visit this link for more information about the programme

Phase IV: Intersections – Art / Architecture — CATALOGUE LAUNCH & JAIME GILI PUBLIC LECTURE

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

On Friday 14 February we are hosting a public lecture by exhibitor  Jaime Gili, followed by a private view and launch of the Phase IV Exhibition Catalogue.

The exhibition, talks, and symposium are jointly led by Benet Spencer and Dr David Ryan (Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University), in collaboration with David Waterworth (University of Greenwich).


Jaime Gili

Jaime Gili was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1972 and now lives in London. His work has been contextualised as a critical development of Latin American abstraction—especially Venezuelan visual art from the 20th Century—or, as an art critic once put it, as “a mix of Pop, Minimalism, Vorticism, Futurism and Street art”. 

Gili received his MA in painting from the Royal College of Art (London) in 1998, after studying in Caracas (IDD and Prodiseño) and Barcelona (Universitat de Barcelona). He has exhibited widely in the US, Europe and many Latin American countries, especially his native Venezuela.

His recent exhibitions in London and New York, have enquired into the (im)possibility of painting and abstraction, tackling current affairs in the context of his native Venezuela and the UK. 

For two decades he has embraced an expanded understanding of painting, not only on canvas but in the form of small scale murals and large site-specific installations on and about architecture designed directly with architects. These can be found in private and public buildings, like the ones produced in London, Miami, and Portland Maine.  


Click on Book Now below or follow this link to Eventbrite to RSVP to this event.

If you like this event, you might be interested in attending the Phase IV symposium on Saturday 14 February. Expect a day of public talks and panel discussions bringing together creatives, academics and researchers to discuss the relationship between arts and architecture, as well as the process of co-curating the Phase IV exhibition.

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 contributors to 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.

Exhibitors

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)

Follow this link to RSVP to the above events on Eventbrite.


Read more

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 Marseille

Outside Architecture

Réseau Peinture

Solstice Shorts Festival: Time and Tide

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Time and Tide Poster

Solstice Shorts 2019 is a festival of live stories, poems and songs about living on & beside the water, and making new lives over the water. How do tides affect our lives? How has that changed throughout history?

Hosted at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery from Nautical Twilight (16.33) until High Tide (21:18), Time and Tide is the Greenwich segment of a larger set of events. The Solstice Shorts Festival is bringing performances in seven port towns on coasts and tidal rivers in four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Portugal.

Programme

16:30 – 18:00 Part 1 — Nautical Twilight

Poems: Emma Lee, JN Nucifera, John Richardson, Laura Potts, Lizzie Parker, Mandy Macdonald, Melissa Davies, Michelle Penn, Nick Westerman, Sarah Tait, Savanna Evans

Stories: Cindy George, Diana Powell, Kilmeny MacMichael, Linda McMullen, Sheila Lockhart,

Readings: Carrie Cohen, Chukwudi Onwere and Saul Reichlin

Music: Kevan Taplin

Poem-film: Philp Hewitson and Susan Cartwright-Smith

18:00 – 18:30 Poetry and Flash Fiction Open Mic

Contact us in advance if you’d like to take part at cherry@arachnepress.com. (Max 100 words of poetry or flash fiction inspired by the sea)

18:30 – 19:00 Interval

19:00 – 21:30 Part 2 — High Tide

Poems: Claire Booker, Emma Lee, Holly Blades, Jenny Mitchell, Melissa Davies, Olivia Dawson, Reshma Ruia, Thomas Tyrrell, Valerie Bence, Vanessa Owen, Vivien Jones

Stories: Diana Powell, Elizabeth Hopkinson, Juliet Humphreys, Maria Kyle, Neil Lawrence, Pauline Walker, Roppotucha Greenberg

Music: London Sea Shanty Collective

Poem-film: Julie Laing


Pay-as-you-feel — there is a suggested donation of £3, but you can support someone needing a free ticket by offering more!

We realise you might not be able to stay for the entire event, so you can book for just the afternoon, the evening, or the whole thing following the Eventbrite links below:

Full Event
Afternoon: Nautical Twilight (including Open Mic) 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Evening: High Tide (including Sea Shanties) 7pm – 9:30pm

BSL Interpreted. This event is supported with public funds by Arts Council England. Organised and backed by private funding from 50 crowdfunders, and Arachne Press.

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