Shows & Exhibitions

Rampa opens on May 11 with a one-person exhibition by artist Cengiz Çekil. This, the first comprehensive presentation of Çekil's practice, brings together a selection of his works that span three decades. In the main gallery space key pieces such as "Manifestos I-IV", "Iron Earth, Copper Sky" and "Smashed into Pieces" will be presented alongside recent reconstructions of earlier productions in an effort to restore their historical pertinence. Exhibited across the street in the Rampa project space is the new iteration of the work, "Reverse Image" that has been reconfigured by Çekil with this interior and the context of the exhibition in mind.

The solo exhibition SVEN JOHNE: REPORTS FROM THE CRACK OF DAWN brings together several of the artist's most important series of works from the past seven years and offers an opportunity to comprehensively explore the conceptual exactitude of his artistic methodology. Sven Johne (born 1976 on Rügen) pursues a conceptual approach to documentary photography. Like an investigative reporter he explores various social phenomena, researches background information, visits the places relevant to his story, and embarks on a documentation of these sites.

This summer, five internationally renowned artists of African descent will show their art on the grounds of the Nationalgalerie Berlin. El Anatsui, Zarina Bhimji, António Ole, Yinka Shonibare, and Pascale Marthine Tayou have been invited to present themselves in the various, architecturally significant buildings in which the Nationalgalerie accommodates its large collections of art from the 19th to 21st century. Their artistic treatment of the different stylistic, political, and social references will conspicuously mark the buildings and their collections during the course of the project

Painting, drawing, sculpture, video, installation and performance are all media used by the artist Jim Shaw since the late 1970s, helping to put across an encyclopedic and hectic vision. Jim Shaw is an atypical figure in the Californian art world, sharing with Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley a similar desire to produce an immersive visual oeuvre aimed at exploring the dark side of the American psyche.

Following on from Paris in November and preceding Berlin in July, the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, will take place in Madrid to create a space for discovery and thought between new cinema and contemporary art at several locations: the Reina Sofia National Museum, the Spanish Cinematheque, the Tabacalera - future National Centre for Visual Arts, and the Sala Alcalá 31 of the Comunidad de Madrid.

The images in “SEEN” reflect the beauty and mystery of the natural world: moiré sand stretching to an invisible horizon, the movement of a wave breaking on the beach, a dandelion shimmering in the light, a flamingo trailing patterns in the silt. The photographs span three continents but are unified by Tina Stallard’s sensitivity to colour, light and form. Tina began her photographic career using black and white, and many of the images use a restricted range of colours, creating a profound sense of space and serenity.

On Tuesday 5th January 2010, The London Film Museum opened its latest exhibition, Charlie Chaplin – The Great Londoner. Visitors can discover exciting new insights into the life and career ofCharles Chaplin, the boy from the London slums who won universal fame with his screen character of the Tramp, and went on to become a Knight of the British Empire.

For one exciting night only Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre welcomes Rafael Bonachela with The Land of Yes and the Land of No on Tuesday 26 January. In a new collaboration with composer Ezio Bosso, and since being appointed Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company in November 2008, Rafael Bonachela is presenting the first new work for his UK based company.

This stunning trilogy by award-winning playwright, screenwriter and film director Neil LaBute combines the British premiere of his latest piece The Furies, with Dialogue Productions’ critically acclaimed sell-out hit at The Bush Theatre – Helter Skelter and Land of the Dead, at the Mercury Theatre Colchester on 22 and 23 January before touring to 12 venues across the UK.

Random Accomplice, in association with Tron Theatre, will present the Word Premiere of 'Promises Promises', the tense new thriller written by award-winning Scottish playwright Douglas Maxwell this February. Inspired by true events, 'Promises Promises' is a gripping one-woman show revolving around the cynical character of Maggie Brodie.


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