Gasworks is a contemporary arts organisation in South London housing 12 artists' studios and presenting a programme of exhibitions, residencies, international fellowships and educational projects. Gasworks focuses on visual arts practice, working discursively with emerging UK-based and international artists towards the development of their work. Through its programme, Gasworks aims to contribute to the dissemination of contemporary arts practice to a wider audience. Gasworks is part of the Triangle Arts Trust's international network of artists and organisations.
Artist studio or collective, Gallery
Wed-Sun 12-6pm or by appointment
Research Seminar: Refracted Spaces
- 3 June 2017 10am-7pm
Gasworks presents Refracted Spaces, a research seminar convened by Filipa César and Louis Henderson. Developed as a way to expand on their research for Op Film: An Archaeology of Optics, the event situates the work presented in the exhibition in a wider context, incorporating the critical perspectives and practices of various other thinkers, researchers and artists.
Together with Zach Blas, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Ana Naomi de Sousa, Olivier Marboeuf, Margarida Mendes, Rachel O'Reilly, Roque Pina and Lorenzo Pezzani, the artists will discuss the themes of their exhibition in relation to topics ranging from indigenous sea-navigation methods and cartographic law to forensic research of the Mediterranean refugee crisis; from aesthetic strategies of nonlocality, opacity and obscurity that interrupt optical surveillance to systemic racism embedded within technological developments; and from the materiality and ontology of blackness and black light to afrofuturist narratives of submarine resistance.
The seminar includes a conversation between Filipa César, Louis Henderson and Roque Pina, the protagonist of their film Sunstone and the keeper of the lighthouse at Cabo da Roca, Portugal – the westernmost point of continental Europe.
10.30am: Rachel O'Reilly
11.30am Roque Pina in conversation with Filipa César and Louis Henderson
12.30pm Lorenzo Pezzani
2.30pm: Ana Naomi de Sousa
3.30pm: Zach Blas
4.30pm: Olivier Marboeuf
5.30pm: Tea break
6pm: Denise Ferreira da Silva (via Skype)
Saturday 3 June 10am-7pm at Gasworks. Free, book using the buttons provided on our website. Please arrive promptly.
Summer Open Studios
- 24 June 2017 12-6pm
Drop by and get to know the visiting artists at this free event offering London audiences a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that the artists' have been developing over the past three months.
Claudia Pagès (Spain), Aleš Čermák (Czech Republic), Ieva Kraule (Latvia), Minja Gu (South Korea).
Open Studios 12-6pm
Artist Talks 4pm
- Family friendly
155 Vauxhall Street
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020 7582 0159