Camden Arts Centre

Camden Arts Centre
Arkwright Road
London
Greater London
NW3 6DG
England

Website

www.camdenartscentre.org

E-mail

info@camdenartscentre.org

Telephone

020 7472 5500

Fax

020 7472 5501

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
venue representative image
baby changing facilities icon Food icon Guided tours icon Shop icon Visual disability facilities icon Wheelchair access icon

Camden Arts Centre is a stimulating and welcoming place where you can actively engage with contemporary art, artists and ideas, through a dynamic and challenging programme of exhibitions, talks and events and education.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Tue-Sun 1000-1800
Wed 1000-2100

Closed on Mondays and Bank Holidays

Admission charges

Admission Free

Showing in 2008:

22 February - 20 April 2008
Thomas Scheibitz

02 May - 29 June 2008
Tal R
Claire Barclay

11 July - 14 September 2008
Chantal Akerman
Anya Gallacio

26 September - 23 November 2008
Wallace Berman
Allen Ruppersberg

Collection details

Film and Media, Fine Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Installation view of Glenn Ligon: Call and Response at Camden Arts Centre, 2014-15. Photo: Valerie Bennett

Glenn Ligon: Call and Response

  • 10 October 2014 — 11 January 2015 *on now

For his exhibition at Camden Arts Centre, Ligon presents a new series of large paintings based on the 1966 seminal taped-speech work, Come Out, by Minimalist composer Steve Reich. Come Out is drawn from the testimony of six black youths arrested for committing a murder during the Harlem Race Riot of 1964. Known as the ‘Harlem Six’, the case galvanised civil rights activists for a generation, bringing to attention police brutality against black citizens. Echoing Reich’s overlapping repetition of words and phrases, Ligon’s silkscreen paintings overlay the words to create slowly shifting and rhythmic effects.

Ligon is creating a new neon work, which draws on the words of Daniel Hamm, one of the ‘Harlem Six’, describing the police beatings. Neon letters, suspended for visitors to walk amongst, blink on and off in a cycle reflecting Reich’s work. Ligon’s neon works continue his interest in pushing text and speech to the point of abstraction. As with his paintings, they encourage the viewer to oscillate between reading and looking.

A new multi-screen video work uses footage of comedian Richard Pryor's 1982 stand-up performance, Live on Sunset Strip. Ligon has reorganised and refilmed the recorded material to emphasise Pryor’s emphatic body language, movement and expressions, removing articulated words to focus on body language and the performative delivery of speech.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/ligon

advertisement