Category: International

Contemplating OTHER: I know you are, You know I am | Group Exhibition at Gallery Route One, California   Recently updated !

21 December to 28 January

Group Exhibition, curated by Patricia Watts, founder of ecoartspace. Invited artists: Alice Escott, Linda Guenste, Brigitta Varadi.

Through paintings, sculpture and installation the human/animal relationship is examined while addressing such issues as confinement, wildness, and husbandry.

Gallery Route One,
11101 Highway One,
Ste. 1101,
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
T: +1-415-663-1347
E:, curator Patricia Lee watts

They’re Fired | Group Exhibition at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, U.S.A.

17 December to 12 March

‘They’re Fired’, participating artists: Gretchen Ewert, Arthur Gonzalez, Bethany Krull, Nuala O’Donovan, Peter Olsen, Zemer Peled, Bonnie Seeman, Patti Warashina, Wanxin Zhang. Exhibition Registrar: Nicole Doran. Curator: Yuneikys Villalonga. ‘They’re Fired’, Group exhibition of nine artists pushing the boundaries of ceramic practice through experimentation and scientific research.

Bernice Steinbaum Gallery
2101 Tigertail Avenue,
Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133.

Small is Beautiful | Group Exhibition at Flowers Gallery, London

9 December to 9 January

Flowers Gallery is delighted to announce that the 33rd edition of the annual Small is Beautiful exhibition will this year for the first time, take place simultaneously in London and New York. Small is Beautiful, which was first established in 1974, invites selected contemporary artists working in any media to present works with a fixed economy of scale, each piece measuring a maximum of 7 x 9 inches.

The exhibition features both gallery and invited artists, including Irish artist Sinead Rice.

21 Cork Street
London W1S 3LZ
T: +44 (0)20 7439 7766

Unseen by my Open Eyes | Kevin Gaffney at Block 336, London

24 November to 22 December

Block 336 will present Unseen By My Open Eyes, the first solo exhibition of Irish artist Kevin Gaffney’s work in the UK, curated by Kathleen Soriano. A natural storyteller with a surrealistic bent, Gaffney considers issues of sexual and national identities through 4 seductive films that explore the construction, projection and manipulation of subjectivity. There will be an in-conversation between the artist and curator on 1st December at 8pm.

Kathleen Soriano is an independent curator and Chair of the Liverpool Biennial, formerly Director of Exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, and Director of Compton Verney Art Gallery. In addition to Arts Council England support, this exhibition is also supported by The Elephant Trust, The Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland, Guinness and Sky Arts.

ENTROPIES | Group Exhibition at Ottovolarte, Florence, Italy

18 November to 2 December 2017

Participating artists: Christine Lance (France), Karen T. Colbert (Ireland), Jaap Berghoef (Netherlands), Kiril Katsarov (Bulgaria). Art Saugey Dyai & Francine (Switzerland).

This exhibition is the second part of the exhibition Entropie which opened the 21st of October 2017.

The exhibition continues with further insights and reflections on the progress of contemporary art in the world, but also of its extreme fragmentation of contact points. Curator: Marcello Cazzaniga, Camaver Kunsthaus International.

A, Via Santa Reparata, 8, 50129 Firenze FI
T: +39 328 5930092

FIFTEEN | Group Exhibition at Kate MacGarry, London

10 November to 16 December

Participating artists:
Rana Begum, Josh Blackwell, Matt Bryans, Marcus Coates, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Martino Gamper, Laura Gannon, Luke Gottelier, Des Hughes, Samson Kambalu, Jeff Keen, Jon Kipps, Dr Lakra, Peter Liversidge, Goshka Macuga, Peter McDonald, Florian Meisenberg, Ben Rivers, Luke Rudolf, John Smith, Renee So, Patricia Treib, Francis Upritchard and B. Wurtz.

FIFTEEN is an exhibition marking the fifteenth anniversary of Kate MacGarry, London. Featuring gallery artists and special guests.

Kate MacGarry
27 Old Nichol Street
London, E2 7HR
T: +44 (0)20 7613 0515

No Walls, Act 1 | KRM, John Costi and Paul Doran at Northumberland Street, Belfast

7 to 11 November 2017

KRM Cherif et Geza, International artists (French and German) are exhibiting from May to October 2017 alongside original works by JM Basquait, Kieth Haring and Andy Warhol in the Museum de Montelimar, France.

John Costi (London) has exhibited internationally, Tate Modern/ London Art Fair.

Paul Doran (Belfast) has also exhibited International in Ivory Coast/ Liverpool Art Fair/ Titanic Belfast.

The NO WALLS project is an international contemporary visual arts exhibition and live performances in interaction with the Belfast public. The artists chose Belfast to launch its first exhibition for symbolic reasons and to recognise the progress made for peace in Northern Ireland. At the launch and Public event old French posters placed on the floor become a communicative vehicle as visitors are invited to write messages and expressions on them. These will be placarded by the artists at Northumberland St Belfast interface gates where Paul Doran and Mark Ervine have collaborated with a mural as part of No Walls project, where the public can add comments and art.

Belfast was chosen by the artists for symbolic reasons and to recognise the progress made for peace in Northern Ireland. The objectives are to promote peace, human rights, personal introspection and communication through art. NO WALLS empowers ordinary people to express their views. NO WALLS does not advocate the premature ‘bringing down of walls’ where people’s safety could be compromised. It is aspirational and an expression of hope.

Andrews Gallery Titanic Museum
Northumberland St Interface Gates

Speculative Optimism | Deirdre O’Mahony at Digging Deeper Gallery, Reading

28 October to 21 December

Deirdre O’Mahony’s research at the Wellcome Trust Livestock residency at the University of Reading’s Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) began with the proposition, is ‘carbon-neutral’ beef possible? Research in the university is currently testing the effect of different kinds of forage such as Sainfoin, on animal and soil health and on levels of methane produced by livestock. Deirdre spent the residency investigating historical references to forages like Sainfoin in the archives and reviewed some of the museum’s extensive collection of historical documentary films.

Speculative Optimism is the title given to the poetic essayistic film produced from this research. Shot in the archives, at the University of Reading’s Hall Farm and at Cotswold Seed’s Honeydale Farm and factory, the film makes use of the museum’s audio-visual archive and illustrations from the Ladybird book collection. It points to the history of changing agricultural policies that now require both efficient production methods and environmentally sustainability while maintaining the visual premium and heritage value of landscapes. Some might argue this is an impossible task. Refusing a singular position or narrative, the film relies on unconscious visual associations inspired by the imagery to provide unexpected insights into the complexities of global food production today.

The work will be installed in the Digging Deeper: open store.

The Museum of English Rural Life
6 Redlands Rd, Reading

An Beal Bocht: A Reflection | Deirdre McKenna at Liverpool Irish Festival

19 October to 17 November 2017

An Béal Bocht/The Poor Mouth was released as a short book in 1941, by Irish writer Flann O’Brien, also known as Miles Na gCopaleen. This is Deirdre’s reflection of that book.

Set in the fictitious Corca Dorcha, it is suspected this name is a play on the words Corca Dhuibhne meaning ‘Dingle Peninsula’, thus our bringing it to the Florrie, in the Dingle. Its strapline – “a bad story about the hard life” – is reflected on in both text and printed image, re-imagined by Irish artist Deirdre McKenna (Dingle, Co.Kerry). Highlighting some of the more farcical scenes from book – such as fishermen catching pigs in their nets; the man who went off to live with the seals and the shock a ray of sunshine brings in the midst of all the rain, this exhibit is an exercise in both printmaking and Irish language.

This event allows audiences to meet with and speak to Deirdre directly in the presence of her work. There will also be a small arts brochure to take away and festival faces to speak with and meet. Families are welcome and we encourage you to bring friends. Watch our for other possilbe readings and events, which will be added as and when they are confirmed.

The Florrie
377 Mill Street
L8 4RF

The Last Gift | Maureen Jordan at Space Gallery Folkestone, UK

17 October to 21 October

Emerging Sculptor Maureen Jordan is embarking on her first solo show – ‘The Last Gift’ –exhibiting some of her newest work and exploring ideas of the savagery of (our) nature, femaleness, and how enduring cultural narratives have shaped our perceptions through Myth and Fairy tale. The exhibition will be held in Folkestone during the Folkestone Triennial.

The installation is assembled from reclaimed materials and found objects and references the stories of Eve and Pandora. The primacy of both these ‘first women’ changed to subjection as a result of their transgression of divine law. The narratives of these women are strong and enduring signifiers of women’s identities and bodies as ‘contested territory’ even now – used as symbols of liberty, purity, unity or nationhood or as symbols of sin and degradation.

Pandora is seen as responsible for releasing many evils into the world, yet retaining Hope, locked securely inside her jar. Does this mean human existence is without hope or that the hope that we’ll master these evils remains ever present if just out of reach. Perhaps the answer is that “life is not hopeless, but each of us is hopelessly human?”

Space Gallery Folkestone
7 the old high street

MART at Budapest Art Market

12 to 15 October 2017

MART Gallery are delighted to announce our participation in Art Market Budapest from 10th – 15th October 2017, where we will be presenting the work of three of our represented artists James L Hayes, Jane Fogarty and David Lunney.

Art Market Budapest is Eastern Europe’s leading international art fair – it thought-provokingly combines inspiring artistic content originating from the now emerging regions in and beyond Europe. The fair presents 40 galleries among which MART are the only Irish representation. Art Market Budapest extends into Art Week Budapest which includes a series of related events, programs, discussions and workshops with the participation of many cultural communities.

Thurs 12th October 2017, 11am – 8pm
Friday 13th October 2017, 11am – 10pm
Saturday 14th October 2017, 11am – 8pm
Sunday 15th October 2017, 7pm- 11am

Millenaris Cultural and Convention Centre, Building B,
Budapest, Kis Rókus u., 1024 Hungary

Fazer Sentido | Group Exhibition with David Bickley at Fábrica das Ideias Gafanha da Nazaré, Portugal

7 October to 30 December 2017

Group exhibition – includes David Bickley’s immersive film artwork World Riddle

“Victorian biology becomes transcendental immersion”

World Riddle takes as its inspiration and source the work of Victorian biologist Ernst Haeckel. Besides being a early pioneering scientist Haeckel represented a powerful voice in the dissemination of Darwin’s work and also coined the terms “ecology” and “stem cell”. He is best known however for producing countless and unbelievably detailed drawings of never before seen microscopic life and consequently, he literally “blew the minds” of the Victorian world.

Drawing together, elements of Victorian science, etching, digital video, underwater recordings and ambient music the artist’s intention was to create an immersive installation that impacts on a modern audience at the same level as Haeckel’s original work in the 1800’s.

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Fábrica das Ideias Gafanha da Nazaré
R. Prior Guerra, 3830-554 Gafanha da Nazaré

Left Overs Exhibition at FiLiA, London

14 to 15 October 2017

Procreate Project has invited UK & European-based visual artists and live art performers to respond to the theme of ´Left Overs’ – What is left of our sanity, bodies, sexuality, time and identities when mothering? What remains unused or unconsumed? How do left overs feed creativity?

As part of this event, Procreate Project announces the first Procreate Project ‘Mother Art’ Prize 2017 (Visual Art). This prize is available to artists who mother-artists.



Coppermill Lane
E17 7HA

context, collapse | Yuri Pattison at mother’s tank station project, London

5 October to 2 December

Yuri Pattison’s installation context, collapse, inaugurating the new London exhibition space, mother’s tankstation project, builds upon themes established in recent major works including, user, space, Chisenhale Gallery and trusted traveller, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, examining the complex relationships and contradictions between the aspirational design priniciples and technology of co-working spaces; and idealised, role-play driven recreational experiences, such as the annual Burning Man gathering.

Pattison’s carefully neutral re-presentation of a new, post-digital normal, unsettlingly reveals a societal shift towards ‘reality’ (what-so-ever that is) filmically morphing into a self-perpetuating end of the world vision of science-fiction dystopia, drawn from pop cultural imaginings of post-apocalyptic civilization. Pattison’s nuanced approach to viewing the world suggests an alternative to a culture commonality of hard-polarised attitudes. Screened on stripped-down monitors constructed into upholstered open-plan meeting pods, streamed, panning footage from Burning Man is adapted and extended by interpolating algorithms and overlaid with live news streams, imparting a spectrum of organically fluctuating data, refracting the distorted and rigidly oppositional communications methodologies encountered daily in our over-mediated society.

mother’s tankstation project:
Morley House,
26 Holborn Viaduct,
4th floor,

Eloquent Proof | Roseanne Lynch at Whitney Modern, Los Gatos, California

5 to 11 October

Eloquent proof is a play on the term ‘ elegant proof ’ used in a 2015 dialogue between Roseanne Lynch and a research mathematician.

Roseanne’s photographical architectural studies made in early 20th century French modernist houses, including Eileen Gray’s E 1027, are an exploration of her experience of designed space, rather than an account of the various sites.

Eloquent Proof consists of work made at Maison de Verre while on residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, The Camargo Foundation, Cassis where she was a Fellow and visited E.1027, Roquebrune Cap Martin, Villa Noailles, Hyères, and Carrière Sarragan, Baux de Provence.

Whitney Modern
24 N Santa Cruz Ave.
2nd Floor,
Los Gatos,
CA 95030, United States

THE MARKET | Mark Curran at Le Bleu du Ciel, Lyon, France

28 September to 25 November

In the evolutionary aftermath of the global economic collapse and absence of sustained audio-visual engagement with the central locus of this catastrophic event, the ongoing multi-media transnational project, THE MARKET (2010-), critically addresses the functioning and condition of the global markets and the role of financial capital. It is the continuation of a cycle of long-term projects, beginning in the late 1990s, focused on the predatory context resulting from migrations of global capital. Having undertaken an extensive process of negotiation, averaging 1.5-2 years, to access strategic sites/individuals, the ethnographically-informed project incorporates photographs, film, soundscape, artifactual material, 3D data visualisation & transcripts of verbal testimony.

Taking the sphere out of abstraction and positioning it as a pervasive force central to our lives, themes include algorithmic machinery of financial markets, central innovator of this technology, absorption of crises as normalisation of deviance and long range mapping and consequences of financial activity distanced from citizens & everyday life. Profiles include traders, bankers and financial analysts and documentation from London, Dublin, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Addis Abeba.

Curated by Helen Carey.

Le Bleu du Ciel
12, rue des fantasques, 69001 Lyon

Sounds Like Her | Group Exhibition at New Art Exchange, Nottingham

14 October to 3 January

Curated with Christine Eyene, known for her enquiry into contemporary African art, gendered perspectives and nonobject based art practices – Sounds Like Her is a groundbreaking exhibition, set to broaden existing approaches to sound art, and to contest Eurocentric and patriarchal frameworks that have informed sound art practice and, arguably continue to dominate the scene today.

The project brings together seven women artists from diverse cultures, each exploring sound as a medium or subject matter: Ain Bailey, Sonia Boyce MBE RA, Linda O’Keeffe, Elsa M’bala, Madeleine Mbida, Magda Stawarska-Beavan and Christine Sun Kim.

Collectively the selected works represent sound in the broadest sense, exploring voice, noise, organic and synthetic sounds, rhythmic patterns, sonic structures and non-sonic materialisations of sound. The result is a varied exhibition of mixed media bringing together audio, immersive installation, painting, print, drawing, video, as well as interactive practice.

New Art Exchange
39 – 41 Gregory Boulevard
Nottingham NG7 6BE