Chelsea College of Art and Design, 16 John Islip Street
020 7514 6983
CHELSEA space is a public exhibiting space where invited art and design professionals are encouraged to work on experimental curatorial projects that may not otherwise be realised.
The emphasis is on curatorial experimentation, the exposure of process and ideas, and re-readings of artworks and archives and their re-presentation for contemporary audiences. CHELSEA space is a platform for discussion and questions rather than definitive answers.
CHELSEA space is sited on the Millbank campus of Chelsea College of Art and Design, next to Tate Britain, and provides extra-curricular interest for the school and open access to the widest possible audiences.
Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Almost Bliss: Notes on Derek Jarman’s Blue
- 29 January — 15 March 2014 *on now
Almost Bliss commemorates the 20th anniversary of the death of artist, filmmaker, writer, and activist Derek Jarman. This blue-lit installation centres on a group of Jarman’s hand painted and carefully written notebooks, giving a visual insight into the artist’s creative thinking towards what was to become his seminal late film work, Blue.
The exhibition makes reference to two earlier installations inspired by Jarman: one by Mark Wallinger in 1994 and another by Peter Fillingham with Keith Collins in 1999. The show will also include prints, books, a canister of cinefilm and other ephemera relating to Derek Jarman’s Yves Klein-inspired monochrome movie.
- Any age
Grenville Davey: Interalia 2014
- 23 April — 31 May 2014
This work, inspired by notions in T-duality and mirror symmetry in string theory where there are surprising pairings of objects, is borne out of collaboration and exchanges of ideas with Dr David Berman from Queen Mary University of London. The viewer is challenged to see beyond difference and explore the relationships between pairs. Davey is a visiting professor at University of the Arts London.