Camden Arts Centre

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Camden Arts Centre is a place for world-class contemporary art exhibitions and education. With artists at the core of the programme, Camden Arts Centre strives to involve members of the public in the ideas and processes of today's artists, and the artists who inspire them.

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 by Athanasios Argianas

Athanasios Argianas: Hollowed Water

  • 17 January — 5 April 2020 *on now

Athanasios Argianas’ (b. 1976, Athens) exhibition will present new film, sculpture and musical works that emerge from his interest in redundant technologies and the traces of modernism found in unthought of places.

Drawing on the social and historical specificity of acoustic forms and visual aesthetics, Argianas developed several new works during his residency at Camden Arts Centre in 2018-19.

These include modular ceramic sculptures that trace the nuanced shifts from the curves of art nouveau to 1930s modernism, as well as casts and replicas of acoustic technologies, including the Ondes Martenot Resonator – a prototypical instrument that tilts and bends sound, treating it as a tactile material.

Website

https://www.camdenartscentre.org/athanasios-argianas/

An artwork by Vivian Suter outside her studio

Vivian Suter: Tin Tin’s Sofa

  • 17 January — 5 April 2020 *on now

Vivian Suter’s (b. 1949, Buenos Aires) paintings are born from the terrain and habitat that surrounds their making. Working amid the wilderness of her lakeside studio in Guatemala, her large, unstretched canvases are hung outdoors to absorb the traces of falling leaves, rain, passing animals and mud.

Presenting the finished works as an immersive cacophony—suspended, overlapping and environmental—Suter’s streaked and soaked canvases, swathed in colour, form a permeable membrane between nature and civilization.

Website

https://www.camdenartscentre.org/vivian-suter/

artwork by Eileen Agar

The Botanical Mind: Art, Mysticism and the Cosmic Tree

  • 17 April — 21 June 2020

This group exhibition investigates the subjectivity and being of plants: their significance to wisdom-traditions, and how we engage with and activate them in culture, counter-culture, art and music. It situates the plant as an axis mundi – the Cosmic Tree – and seeks to reveal through the symbolism of diverse cultural artefacts and in the works of visionary, surrealist, modernist and outsider artists, how the vegetal kingdom has been esteemed with metaphysical importance to the development of consciousness and spirituality.

The exhibition brings together an extraordinary presentation of trans-cultural art that reveals an encoded intelligence inherent in plant forms – patterns that can be thought of as blueprints for the natural world. These same patterns relate to ancient metaphysical beliefs shared by diverse cultures globally, manifest in the connected principles of micro- and macro-cosmos, sacred and fractal geometries, and the psychoactive visions induced by mind-manifesting plant medicines.

A major new commission by the Yawanawa people from Acre, Brazil, will celebrate their kene (sacred designs) and music. Passed through ancestral lines, these traditions connect them to the rainforest in which they live and this deeply entwined relationship with plants highlights the way in which music and visual abstraction are active technologies for communicating with a more-than-human world. The exhibition draws a connecting arc to the heritage of a contemporary European worldview, exploring the beliefs that existed before our culture was shaped by the scientific revolution; reappraising the ancestral wisdom traditions that were driven underground by the same colonial values that destroyed indigenous cultures abroad. The modern and contemporary works in the exhibition explore relationships between music and geometric abstraction, mysticism and modernism, psycho-active plant medicines, art and literature of 1960s cultural revolution, and an expanded philosophical and ethical engagement with non-human entities.

Website

https://www.camdenartscentre.org/the-botanical-mind-art-mysticism-and-the-cosmic-tree/

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

Website

http://www.camdenartscentre.org

E-mail

info@camdenartscentre.org

Telephone

020 7472 5500

Fax

020 7472 5501

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