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  • 19-01-2018
  • Lydia Ourahmane at Chisenhale Gallery

  • ‘The you in us’
    26 January – 25 March 2018
    Opening: Thursday 25 January 2018, 6.30 – 8.30pm

    Chisenhale Gallery presents The you in us, a major new commission and the first solo exhibition in an institution by artist Lydia Ourahmane. Comprising installation, sculpture and sound, Ourahmane’s exhibition continues her ongoing engagement with the emotional, psychological and political charge of material and place.

    For her exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, Ourahmane explores immigration and displacement in relation to her personal history. Influenced by time spent living and working from her family home in Oran, Algeria, Ourahmane’s new body of work investigates transformation through sonic and sculptural registers.

    Informed by personal encounters, Ourahmane’s work raises questions surrounding systems of exchange and dissemination. Recurring throughout Ourahmane’s work is the impulse to address acts of displacement, in which allegories of absence and removal evoke wider issues of place and migration. In The Third Choir (2014-15) the blunt physical presence of twenty used and empty oil barrels is of equal importance as the recorded process of their transport across international borders. Ourahmane’s installation All the way up to the Heavens and down to the depths of Hell (2017), exhibited as part of the 15th Istanbul Biennial presents a provisional concrete and steel structure, referencing the precarious nature of land and property rights. Visited intermittently by a solitary trumpet player’s eerie melody, the work reflects on environmental degradation and loss of public space.

    For more information visit http://chisenhale.org.uk/exhibitions/forthcoming.php?id=187

  • 17-01-2018
  • Phoebe Cummings at The Victoria Gallery & Museum

  • New Perspectives
    20 January 2018- 27 October 2018
    Location: The Victoria Gallery & Museum , Liverpool.

    New Perspectives is the highlight of the VG&M’s 10 year anniversary, and forms part of the VGM@10 programme of events taking place throughout 2018.
    The exhibition will showcase new work by contemporary artists who have drawn inspiration from the unseen collections that VG&M holds, giving these works a ‘new perspective’.
    The first commission of the series, Model for a Common Room, launches 20 January 2018, from award winning ceramicist Phoebe Cummings. Her installation is a temporary re-imagining of what was formerly a women’s common room. Cummings was recently named the winner of the inaugural £10,000 Woman’s Hour Craft Prize.
    For more info visit http://vgm.liverpool.ac.uk/exhibitions-and-events/special/newperspectives/

  • 15-01-2018
  • Patrick Davison at 'Collect': The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects

  • Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, presented by  the Crafts Council returns to the Saatchi Gallery for its 14th edition from 22-25 February 2018.

    Collect brings together 39 galleries from four continents for a celebration of making, extraordinary in both scale and scope. Alongside the hundreds of exquisite objects on display, Collect offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy an exciting and dynamic supporting programme of events and exhibitions.

    Presenting craft in a fine art context, Collect profiles the exceptional skill and intellectual rigour behind contemporary craft. Works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood, textiles and jewellery will be shown alongside makers working in non-traditional materials and using experimental techniques. At a time of unprecedented interest in craft, Collect sees the increasing passion for collecting, design and interiors come together with the energy of making.
    For more information visit http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/listings/Collect-2018

  • 11-01-2018
  • Benjamin Tassie Guest Editor for Sound and Music

  • This month Sound and Music asked the exceptionally talented composer Benjamin Tassie to be their Guest Editor and to share his top 4 event picks from the Sampler.

    12th January, 2018
    Aurora Orchestra & Poet in the City: Memento
    The coming together of two innovative programmers, the Aurora Orchestra and Poet in the City, this interdisciplinary event promises to explore new technology through poetry and music. Composer Martin Suckling’s delicate, thoughtful music is paired with Francis Leviston’s award winning poetry, drawing inspiration from both Franz Schubert and Emily Dickinson.

    12th January, 2018
    The Riot Ensemble: Carter Double Concerto
    Elliot Carter’s Double Concerto is undoubtedly a raucous, complex and demanding masterwork. Performed in this concert by Adam Swayne and Goska Isphoring, Carter’s concerto will be presented alongside new music by American composers, Molly Joyce and Pierce Gradone.

    16th January, 2018
    Borough New Music Series 4: Islands
    Flautist Carla Rees (potentially the hardest working and most wonderful woman in music) is joined by clarinetist Ian Mitchell for this lunch-time concert. Champions of new music, Carla and Ian will present no fewer than three world-premieres including Tom Ingoldsby’s ‘The Cathedral’ (with pianist, Clare Simmonds).

    26th – 28th January, 2018
    The IKLECTIK Horse Festival
    IKLECTIK is a gem of a venue with consistently innovative programming and its own resident cat. This three-day festival of improvised music will doubtless have something for all new-music lovers with performances from multi-media ensemble, Paradise Yard, Chris Cutler, and students from Goldsmiths College.

    For more info please visit https://thesampler.org/category/guest-editor/