a good day working with Book Art students from Camberwell – out and about using London as a resource. First stop the Treasures of the British Library in the Sir John Ritblat Gallery. After setting a research task we moved around the gallery listening to each person’s new found relationship to specific individual pieces. They were asked to construct connections between the work on display and their interests, starting to form the beginning of their research practice. The books and manuscripts on display are truly magnificent each time I go I find something else that informs me of my own work, often with the support of the student’s insights.
Then onto the Photographers Gallery to see Dalston Anatomy by Lorenzo Vitturi- the work is totally of place - the market on Ridley Road and was a great example of how to use London as a resource as well as bringing up conversations around display, referencing work within work and reading images – all in all a great day. As ever a pity about the train service – again....
There are clutch of great shows coming up which I intend to visit – here’s a list - check them out.
Matthew Barney – Sadie Coles HQ 10 oct – 13 dec http://www.sadiecoles.com/ecards/press/119.html
Lawrence Weiner – south london gallery 26 oct – 23 nov http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/all-in-due-course
What Marcel Duchamp taught me – the fine art society contemporary 10 oct – 5 nov http://www.fadwebsite.com/2014/09/25/preview-what-marcel-duchamp-taught-me-faslondon/
Lizze fitch / ryan trecartin – zabludowcz collection 2 oct – 21 dec http://www.zabludowiczcollection.com/london/events/exhibition-preview-lizzie-fitch-ryan-trecartin
Plot – Jose Damasceno an Artangel project at Holborn library 3 oct – 23 nov http://www.artangel.org.uk//projects/2014/plot/about_the_project/plot