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Jerwood Visual Arts is a national programme supporting visual arts practice, through which Jerwood Charitable Foundation works with early career artists to commission and present new work. Artist opportunities run throughout the year alongside a programme of related exhibitions, events and commissioned writing taking place online, in London and across the UK.

www.jerwoodvisualarts.org

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 3pm

Closed Bank Holidays

The Gallery is open until 8pm on the last Friday of every month during exhibitions. Visit the South London Art Map website for further information

Admission charges

Admission free

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Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018: Unintended Consequences Maeve Brennan and Imran Perretta

  • 6 April — 3 June 2018 *on now

The Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018: Unintended Consequences premieres two newly commissioned moving-image installations by Maeve Brennan and Imran Perretta, the recipients of this fifth edition of the Awards.

At a moment when world events are so volatile and turbulent that it’s hard to predict what might happen next, the two artists’ works reflect the complex, entangled nature of contemporary experience.

Maeve Brennan’s Listening in the Dark gathers a series of subtle but penetrating soundings of human beings’ impact on the natural environment. While there is a growing sensitivity to the ecological damage we are causing, we can also be strangely blind to things that happen outside of our consciousness. A creature that has often fallen beneath our radar is the bat. Undisturbed, and largely unchanged, for millions of years, its nocturnal rhythms are being increasingly interrupted by the presence of wind turbines. While noting how these new (and well-intentioned) technological developments are affecting the atmosphere in ways we do not always appreciate, Brennan also illuminates how scientific research has revealed a whole sensory dimension that we were previously oblivious to.

At a time when social and geopolitical upheaval has prompted the mass displacement and migration of people across the globe, Imran Perretta’s film 15 days examines how the face of the refugee has been dehumanised, often anonymised, and frequently demonised.

The work is inspired by the time that Imran spent in Calais and Dunkirk with former inhabitants of the refugee camp that became known as the Jungle, and are now living rough in the surrounding woodland. The title of the piece is not a measure of the length of his stay there but rather the alias of one of the people who he became friends with (no one goes by their real names), and a comment on how time slips by when waiting in limbo, in the hope of a new and better life.

The artists were selected from over 170 applications by Noor Afshan Mirza, artist and co-founder of no.w.here; George Vasey, co-curator, Turner Prize 2017 and curatorial fellow at Newcastle University; Steven Bode, Director, FVU; and Sarah Williams, Head of Programme, Jerwood Visual Arts.

Website

http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/

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Dr Leonie Ansems de Vries: ‘We are in between’, Narrating Migrant Struggles in Calais and Dunkirk

  • 1 May 2018 6-7:30pm

A talk by Dr Leonie Ansems de Vries exploring stories as told by migrants during a visit to their make-shift settlements in Calais and Dunkirk in September 2017. These accounts detail the aftermath of police raids in which migrants’ shelters and belongings were destroyed whilst enduring the continued violences of daily life and anticipating the next police intervention – recovering from the last attempt to cross the border and waiting for their next opportunity. In asking the question ‘what happens “in between?”, Ansems de Vries refers to the moments of waiting; the experience, aftermath, anticipation and the in-between of violence. What is left behind after the police have intervened, or, more accurately, what happens in the moments in between – of waiting; of anticipating violence; of preparing to cross the border? What happens when hiding becomes a mode of being? What happens in a zone of irregularity, in which your legal status is unclear, as is the (il)legality of the practices of surveillance and violence you experience?

Leonie Ansems de Vries is a Lecturer in International Relations at King’s College London and Coordinator of the Migration Research Group. She is the author of Re-Imagining a Politics of Life: From Governance of Order to Politics of Movement (Rowman and Littlefield International, 2014). From 2015-2017, Ansems de Vries led the collaborative research project Documenting the Humanitarian Migration Crisis in the Mediterranean, which examined the effects of migration management practices on people seeking protection. The project’s key findings were published as a series of openDemocracy articles. Ansems de Vries is currently working on an academic/policy research project on legal pathways to protection in Europe and the academic/artistic project Migrant Agency and the Moving Image.

This talk is programmed as part of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018: Unintended Consequences exhibition, featuring new moving-image commissions by Maeve Brennan and Imran Perretta, 6 April – 3 June.

Admission

This event is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.

Website

http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/events/dr-leonie-ansems-de-vries-we-are-in-between-narrating-migrant-struggles-in-calais-and-dunkirk/

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Maeve Brennan in conversation with Peter Taylor

  • 2 May 2018 7-8:30pm

Maeve Brennan discusses Listening in the Dark, commissioned as part of Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018: Unintended Consequences, with Peter Taylor.

The School House, Jerwood Space’s onsite café and restaurant, and the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018: Unintended Consequences exhibition, will both be open before the event (5-7pm). This is an opportunity to see Maeve Brennan and Imran Perretta’s new moving-image works and to use the café facilities before the event starts at 7pm.

Peter Taylor is the Director of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival. Previously based in Rotterdam, he was a programmer at International Film Festival Rotterdam between 2006-2016, and curated over 300 film programmes and performances at WORM, the city’s self-styled Institute for Avant Garde-istic Recreation. Additional recent activities include: a research-based residency at AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz, a guest programme for the inaugural PLASTIK, Ireland’s festival of artists’ moving image (2015); and Opacities, a series of screenings and discursive workshops curated with Kathryn Elkin for Collective, Edinburgh (2016). In October 2017 he presented The Elastic Now a film programme curated with Philip Widmann and Ulrich Ziemons at Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst, Berlin.

Admission

This event is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.

Website

http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/events/maeve-brennan-in-conversation-with-peter-taylor/

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Erika Balsom: Truth or Consequences: Documentary and Doubt in Contemporary Art

  • 9 May 2018 7-8:30pm

At least since Okwui Enwezor’s Documenta 11 in 2002, documentary practices have been a prominent feature of contemporary art. But what idea of documentary has emerged from this context? This talk will propose that the denigration of surface appearances—a phobia of the descriptive capacities of “mere” recording—is a key characteristic of the documentary turn in contemporary art. This line of argumentation proposes that the best access to reality occurs through artifice and casts observational documentary as a bad object that naively indulges in illusory transparency and uncreative copying. It will situate these arguments within a longer history of attacks on the mechanical reproduction of phenomenal reality in the intersecting histories of art and film, and, through a discussion of recent artists’ practices that assert the primacy of lens-based capture, will question the continuing viability of these arguments today, in our era of “alternative facts.”

Erika Balsom is a senior lecturer in Film Studies at King’s College London, focusing on the history of the moving image in art and experimental documentary practices. Her most recent book, After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation, was published by Columbia University Press in 2017. She is author of Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art (2013), the co-editor of Documentary Across Disciplines (2016), and a frequent contributor to Artforum and Sight and Sound. Her work has appeared in publications such as Grey Room, e-flux, Cinema Journal, and numerous exhibition catalogues. In summer 2017, she was international film curator in residence at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre in New Zealand, and in 2018 her essay ‘Instant Failure: Polaroid’s Polavision, 1977–80’ was the winner of the Katherine Singer Kovacs Essay Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

This talk is programmed as part of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018: Unintended Consequences exhibition, featuring new moving-image commissions by Maeve Brennan and Imran Perretta, 6 April – 3 June.

Admission

This event is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.

Website

http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/events/erika-balsom-truth-or-consequences-documentary-and-doubt-in-contemporary-art/

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Imran Perretta in conversation with Ayesha Hameed

  • 10 May 2018 7-8:30pm

Imran Perretta discusses 15 days, commissioned as part of Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018: Unintended Consequences, with Ayesha Hameed.

The School House, Jerwood Space’s onsite café and restaurant, and the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018: Unintended Consequences exhibition, will both be open before the event (5-7pm). This is an opportunity to see Maeve Brennan and Imran Perretta’s new moving-image works and to use the café facilities before the event starts at 7pm.

Ayesha Hameed’s moving-image, performance and written work explore contemporary borders and migration, and visual cultures of the Black Atlantic. Her projects Black Atlantis and A Rough History (of the destruction of fingerprints) have been performed and exhibited internationally. She is the co-editor of Futures and Fictions (Repeater 2017), which was nominated for a 2018 International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award in the Critical Writing and Research category. She is currently the Programme Leader for the MA in Contemporary Art Theory in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths University of London.

Admission

This event is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.

Website

http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/events/imran-perretta-in-conversation-with-ayesha-hameed/

Jerwood Visual Arts
Jerwood Space
171 Union Street
London
Greater London
SE1 0LN
England

Website

www.jerwoodvisualarts.org

E-mail

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Telephone

020 7654 0171

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