Camden Arts Centre
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.
Closed on Mondays and Bank Holidays
Showing in 2008:
22 February - 20 April 2008
02 May - 29 June 2008
11 July - 14 September 2008
26 September - 23 November 2008
Film and Media, Fine Art
- 25 September — 29 November 2015 *on now
A major solo show by Ben Rivers, will bring together many of his works including previous seminal works and a series of new films. Alongside his solo show, Rivers will curate a group show based on the concept of ‘edgelands’. The exhibition will draw together a selection works that have inspired his interest in the borders of society, both physical spaces – often on the deserted peripheries of cities – and conceptually, where individuals are outside the mainstream culture.
- 26 September — 29 November 2015 *on now
Curated by Ben Rivers, this group show examines the overlooked fringes of the urban landscape. Based on the concept of ‘edgelands’, the exhibition draws together a selection of works that have inspired Rivers’ interest in these borders of society, both physical spaces – the neglected peripheries of the city – and abstractly, where individuals have withdrawn from mainstream culture.
Self-taught Ralph Eugene Meatyard’s photographs of the American mid-west outback sit alongside La Ville Petrifée by Max Ernst (1933), Catherine Opie’s photographic Freeway series (1994), Robert Smithson’s Tour of Monuments of the Passaic (1967), J G Ballard’s Concrete Island (1974), and others. Together they consider how social distance surfaces in architecture and landscape, the creative potential of overlooked spaces and beauty in the deserted or disregarded.
- Any age
- 11 December 2015 — 21 February 2016
An exhibition of work by Rose English, who emerged out of the UK’s vibrant and pioneering feminist, conceptual art and dance scenes of the 1970s. She has worked across numerous disciplines, contexts and under many different guises exploring performance, installation, theatre, dance and film. This exhibition will include new work produced for the exhibition within the vocabulary of her practice of the last 40 years.
Florian Roithmayr: with, and, or, without
- 12 December 2015 — 21 February 2016
Florian Roithmayr (b. 1977) works with moulding and casting processes in their everyday and specialist applications, imagining and presenting the non-linear imprint, traces and transformations as unforeseeable gestures occurring in the interstice between mould and cast
the consequence of one surface, material or body yielding another.
Interested in the intuitive and speculative consequences that develop, which are sometimes impossible to observe and difficult to articulate, his practice is often based on heuristic discovery where the unforeseeable - withdrawn to the point of invisibility - has its own kind of public. Roithmayr's concern for everyday environments is supported by his research of history, design and archaeology and their dissemination and understanding in popular culture.
- Any age
Camden Arts Centre
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