• 05-03-2014
  • A major new exhibition for Permindar Kaur at Lakeside Art Gallery, Nottingham

  • Permindar Kaur's new exhibition 'Hiding Out', will be at the Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Art Centre, Nottingham University from the 2nd May - 16th June.

    Since the 1990s Permindar has created sculptural objects and installations that explore the territory of cultural identity, home and belonging. She does this by apparently innocent means, invoking childhood and domestic spaces. Little figures and animals fashioned in soft fleece resembling half-stuffed toys are the players in her game. However, these are far from sentimental trophies; the comfort of fabric is checked by the cold contours of copper and steel. Her toys are armed with claws, horns and beaks, belying their apparent vulnerability and giving them an air of comic menace. Others disappear against identically coloured or patterned backgrounds, an elaborate game of hide-and-seek perhaps, or a strategy of camouflage or self-negation? Adaption, mimicry and mirroring: strategies of integration and assimilation. In another group of works, doorways deliberately screened or blocked negate the idea of welcome or the homely.

    This is the first major exhibition of new work produced over the last ten years by an artist whose concerns with cultural exclusivity remain as pertinent as ever. See http://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/Exhibitions/ViewEvent.html?e=2570&c=5&d=2916 for times and more info.

  • 28-02-2014
  • Shortlister Phoebe Boswell at Caroll/Fletcher Gallery, London

  • Phoebe Boswell, shortlisted for the Animation fellowship in 2011, is exhibiting a new project alongside John Akomfrah and Rashaad Newsome at the Caroll/Fletcher Gallery, London from 7th March to the 10th April. This group exhibition brings together the distinct but interconnected practices of John Akomfrah, Phoebe Boswell and Rashaad Newsome through media ranging from film, animation, performance, collage and sculpture. The three artists seek to explore the cultural frameworks and politics associated with identity and considers the effects that our historical and cultural origins have both on a personal level and on the fabric of contemporary society.For more information go to http://www.carrollfletcher.com/exhibitions/24/overview/

  • 26-02-2014
  • Hear Rie Nakajima on BBC Radio 3 this Saturday

  • The first of four recordings made at The New Experimentalists concert at the QEH will be broadcast this Saturday on BBC Radio 3, Hear and Now from about 11.10pm. For those of you not at the gig itself, Rie placed her 'sound machines' around the auditorium creating a unique soundscape - will be interesting to hear how that translates to radio - Can't wait! For full review of concert go to http://www.attnmagazine.co.uk/performance/7177