Louise Fishman Artist Talks Thursday 19th Oct 1pm. The MAC. All Welcome!

Louise Fishman
Artist Talks
Thursday 19th Oct 1pm.
The MAC, Downstairs Theatre.
All Welcome!

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In Partnership with the MAC’s Public Programmes.

http://www.cheimread.com/artists/louise-fishman

Location: The MAC, Downstairs Theatre

Louise Fishman’s work celebrates process. In monumental, energetic surfaces of densely layered colour and texture, her abstract paintings exemplify a driven exploration of materials and mark-making. Using scrapers and trowels, along with traditional paintbrushes, Fishman constructs loosely-gridded compositions by adding, scraping away and re-applying paint. While Fishman’s paintings do not openly narrate the events of her life, they are rooted in her cultural, political and emotional experiences.

Fishman lives and works in New York City. She is represented in many collections, including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; and the Jewish Museum, New York, among others.

Louise Fishman is featured in the MAC’s exhibition, Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness, curated by John Walter for the Hayward Touring Curatorial Open. The exhibition runs from 20 October 2017 – 14 January 2018. More

information:https://themaclive.com/exhibition/shonky-the-aesthetics-of-awkwardness/

 

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Justin Favela Artist Talks Thursday 12th Oct 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

Justin Favela
Artist Talks
Thursday 12th Oct 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

 

Nacho Model by Justin Favela

Justin Favela is a Las Vegas based artist working in the mediums of painting, sculpture and performance. His works play on the mythology surrounding Mexican-American culture. Favela uses cheap and easily available materials in his work – cardboard, tape, paper and glue – using the transparency of his production process to lure audiences into thinking about the racial, social and economic issues addressed through his work.

Recent exhibitions include ‘Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada’ at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, and ‘Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders’, at the New Mexico Museum of Art.

Justin Favela is featured in the MAC’s exhibition, Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness, curated by John Walter for the Hayward Touring Curatorial Open. The exhibition runs from 20 October 2017 – 14 January 2018. More information: https://themaclive.com/exhibition/shonky-the-aesthetics-of-awkwardness/

 

Justin Favela http://www.justinfavela.net/

In Partnership with the MAC’s Public Programmes.

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Alistair Wilson (a previous MFA Course Director): Signs and Ciphers. MCAC Portadown Opens 6th Oct 2017.

Alistair Wilson (a previous MFA Course Director): Signs and Ciphers. MCAC Portadown Opens 6th Oct 2017.

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Alistair Wilson: Signs and Ciphers

Opening 6th October
Continues to the 22nd November.

A Free Bus will run between Belfast and Portadown on the evening of the opening. Leaves Belfast from Golden Thread Gallery at 6.45pm. Returns from Portadown at 9pm

ARTIST TALK – ALISTAIR WILSON Saturday 7 October, 12-1pm, FREE

Book your place: johnny@millenniumcourt.org

Revealing links across various periods of production, Signs and Ciphers, an exhibition of works by Belfast-based artist Alistair Wilson, is broken into four parts and realised across two galleries. Encompassing selected works spanning forty years of production, the exhibition does not set out to provide a definitive survey of Wilson’s work to date, rather this extended exhibition draws together key works in an attempt to bring to the fore the prevailing themes and common characteristics present in Wilson’s practice. This rare opportunity to experience such a substantial body of Wilson’s work creates an opportunity to delve into the formal and conceptual concerns and the tension for his work to conform to having a fixed state.

The first instalment launched at the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast on the 3rd August 2017 and focused on Wilson’s more recent practice.

This second instalment, at the Millennium Court Art Centre, Portadown, 6th October – 22nd November 2017, features examples of work dating back to the early 1970s.

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MFA 2nd Year Students Pt2: Artist Talks Thursday 5th Oct 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

MFA 2nd Year Students Pt2
Artist Talks
Thursday 5th Oct 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

Joey O'Gorman Platform MFA 2017

“History, Experience and Delusion”, Joey O’Gorman Platform MFA 2017

Dan Ferguson, Aaron Yendall, Joey O’Gorman and Rachel Alexander will present.

Part 2 of the MFA Fine Art second year student series of introductory presentations.

Part 1 was on the 28th Sept when Naomi Litvack, Mary Gilfillan, Gearoid McGinely, Amy Higgins, and Cathy Cannon presented in Week 1.

The MFA Fine Art Course was founded in 1979. Over the last 38 years, over 375 emerging artists, 23 staff and over 245 visiting artists have exerted their individual and collective influence on the shape and direction of this program of study. It’s current final year students will introduce us to their practice as they take the MFA into the next stage of it’s history.

https://mfabelfast.wordpress.com

 

This Lecture Programme is supported by the Development & Alumni Relations Office (Arts & Culture) Ulster University

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AMINI 17 Festival of Moving Image, Belfast. The MAC 29th / 30th Sep.

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MFA 2nd Year Students Pt1: Artist Talks Thursday 28th Sept 1pm. Conor Lecture Theatre. Belfast School of Art. All Welcome!

MFA 2nd Year Students Pt1
Artist Talks
Thursday 28th Sept 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
All Welcome!

MFA 1st Year Platform Image 2017

Studio Image. Cathy Cannon. 2017

Naomi Litvack, Mary Gilfillan, Gearoid McGinely, Amy Higgins, and Cathy Cannon will present.

Part One of the MFA Fine Art second year student series of introductory presentations.

Part Two will be the 5th Oct when Dan Ferguson, Aaron Yendall, Joey O’Gorman and Rachel Alexander will present.

The MFA Fine Art Course was founded in 1979. Over the last 38 years, over 375 emerging artists, 23 staff and over 245 visiting artists have exerted their individual and collective influence on the shape and direction of this program of study. It’s current final year students will introduce us to their practice as they take the MFA into the next stage of it’s history.

https://mfabelfast.wordpress.com

 

This Lecture Programme is supported by the Development & Alumni Relations Office (Arts & Culture) Ulster University

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WE SPEAK SILENT. PS2. Belfast. Nicoline van Harskamp, Justine McDonnell (MFA alumni), Tom Varley, Hannah Weiner With a performance by HIVE Choir. Opens 21st Sep 2017 6-8pm

WE SPEAK SILENT.

PS² , Belfast.

21741085_2060302174201302_2797250081422675546_oNicoline van Harskamp | Justine McDonnell | Tom Varley | Hannah Weiner With a performance by HIVE Choir

Curated by Clare Gormley

Opening Preview: Thursday 21 September, 6-8pm
Exhibition runs: 22 September – 14 October 2017
HIVE choir performance: Thursday 5 October, 8pm (Late Night Art)

PS² is pleased to present We Speak Silent, an exhibition exploring the performative and political dimensions of speech and language. The works in the exhibition offer up what might be considered a ‘radical linguistics’; pushing and playing with language in experimental and unexpected ways in order to both reveal and rupture its conditions. Privileging non-standard, vernacular, poly-vocal, fluid, deconstructed and wholly abstracted linguistic forms, We Speak Silent asks at what point the speech act becomes a political act and imagines what a revision of language—our primary means of sense-making and world-making—might mean for our future.

Taking its title from a work by the avant-garde American poet, Hannah Weiner (1928-1997)—whose experimental ‘clairvoyant’ writings and visual ‘code poems’ form the jumping off point for this exhibition—We Speak Silent features a range of performed, spoken, video and textual works. Drawing on the associative, symbolic, highly malleable nature of speech and words, these works posit language as a medium whose precondition is both to convey and disrupt meaning. In some, the failings of language are made explicit as it comes to obfuscate meaning or render unintelligible intended sentiment or cause: speech becomes broken, words malfunction, meaning is lost or hidden. In others, our primary means of communication is exposed as a medium for the privileged or an instrument for domination, and is subverted, remodelled or replaced altogether by new symbols, movements or other forms of orality.

Commonly, the works in this exhibition seek new ways for meaning to be coded and signified, opening out to feminist, futurist and post-colonial understandings of language and offering up new potential means for communication.

More info:
http://www.pssquared.org

Contact

Address:
PS²
18 Donegall Street
Belfast
BT1 2GP
UK
Phone Number:
PS² : +44 (0)28 90235912
Mobile : +44 (0)7733457772
Email:
pssquared[at]btconnect.com
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