Future Feminisms and Rituals: A discussion exploring intersecting themes within the current exhibitions, Andromedan Sad Girl at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, and Lotus, at Bosse and Baum, London.
Tuesday 21st November, 7-8:30pm at Bosse & Baum
Drawing on parallel investigations of feminism, ritual, collaborative practice and imagined post-patriarchal futures, the artists Florence Peake, Tai Shani, Miriam Austin & Anna Hughes will be present for a discussion set in the context of the current exhibition, Lotus, at Bosse & Baum.
Lotus, featuring the work of seven female artists, draws on traditions of myth making, magic, ritual, and performance, to create a dialogue with the rich feminist artistic and literary history that explores the presentation of the self and offers occult ways to re-imagine history’s flow. Engaging with ideas of tradition, myth, mysticism and the occult, seven artists work towards alternative visions of the past and future, offering strategies for making, practicing and performing that re-conceive notions of tradition, deep time and prophecy. Poised precariously between a futuristic utopianism and nostalgic dreams of re-enchantment, these artists establish esoteric solidarities in working and making that serve to ground new, feminist histories of the self.
The current exhibition, Andromedan Sad Girl, at Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge, by Florence Peake and Tai Shani, taps into these ideas. Drawing on their research into structures of feminism, their immersive installation is an imagining of what a pre or post patriarchal site could be. Peake and Shani are interested in exploring the fluid mythologies and imagined futures of lost civilizations. The artists take an archaeological excavation as a point of departure to imagine and represent non-hierarchal, pre-historical or futuristic civilizations, imagined through ambitious new sculptural works and wall paintings.
HER STORIES: AN ART APPEAL FOR WOMEN
Founded by Hannah Philp in 2017, Her Stories is an art auction of works by contemporary female
artists to raise money for three UK-registered charities that provide services for some of the most vulnerable women in the UK; Beyond the Streets, Solace Women’s Aid and Young Women’s Trust.
Nominated by curator Juliette Desorgues, artists that have generously donated works to the appeal:
Alicia Reyes McNamara
Private view – Wednesday 22nd November – 6:30pm until 10:30pm
Protein Studios, Shoreditch
Private Dinner & Live Auction – Thursday 23rd November – 7pm until 11pm
Exhibition open to the public – Friday 24th November 12:30pm until Sunday 26th November 4:30pm
All at Protein Studios, 31 New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EY.
Bosse & Baum is pleased to present a solo presentation by Candida Powell-Williams for the Live section at Frieze London 2017.
The artist has devised a new performance titled Boredom and its Acid Touch, using characters who vomit frogs, snails who joust, and hybrid animals who stare blankly at the audience.
As the performers, like living statues, pause for extended periods of time in yoga-like contortions they beg to be photographed in their colourful acid tone costumes. Playing with synchronicity and fragmentation, each day costumes and characters will change and bring with them their own idiosyncrasies. Building on her established language of cyclical, repetitive, mesmerising gestures she choreographs a performance that mixes historical references with virtual posing.
Powell-Williams pulls imagery from illuminated medieval manuscripts, folding it together with contemporary doodles. She reflects our changing relationship to boredom and idleness, as we now live through our phones, and on social media, where this project will eventually be resolved as a series of GIFs, exploring what contemporary marginalia might be. Situated in the “margins” of Frieze the work also deals with the marginalisation of performance within the context of the art market.
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Saturday 30th September – Sunday 8th October , 2017
A selection of Hollander’s movement scores and notations will be on display at the gallery.
Conversation between Florence Peake & Matthew McLean on occasion of her solo exhibition WE perform: I am in love with my body at Bosse & Baum, June – September 2017
MM: Looking at these drawings at Bosse & Baum, I found myself trying to mirror the bodies with my own body. I’m really intrigued by how you formed those positions. But you didn’t document that?
FP: No, the making of this body of work was totally private; a private performance. I wasn’t interested in it being a live thing, that people can watch; it wasn’t about the gesture of performance, or the art object as a remnant of an action. There’s a kind of romanticisation in that notion of the ephemeral act. I’m not interested in the artworks as traces, as things that are left over. In my practice the artworks have their own autonomy.
MM: So do you want viewers like me to think about the process when looking at these drawings?
FP: Yes and no. There is a live, performative moment, I’m not denying it. But there is also a privacy to that moment. I want to keep the mystery of that experience. All painting, all making, has a theatre, has an element of performance to it. It’s a question of what relationship the object has to that gesture that has happened. What I’m trying to engage is the somatic, the soma. I have to get into the internal landscape of the body. I am thinking about it being quite engaged with presence. That’s where I want the viewer to be too.
Improvisation: Touch Horizontal Pleasure
Florence Peake will be in discussion with Matthew McLean, speaking in relation to the current exhibition on at Bosse & Baum.
Bosse & Baum is pleased to present Florence Peake’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, consisting of a series of drawings made by the artist in her studio, and which were commissioned by Wysing Arts Centre during her residency in 2016, with funding from Arts Council England. Performed on a horizontal surface, through live action, Peake uses the floor as a medium of support and resistance for her body to act out an expression of falling into an immersive sensorial experience, backwards into the horizontal. The floor and the body become a site for falling in love with the sensation of movement through sensing skin, flesh, bone. Simultaneously drawing an outline of her body/movement, Peake contemplates ones own body as a complete territory of pleasure to sink into. Through these movement drawings an ensemble of characters/bodies are collected and come to re-perform once hung on the wall, the vertical; falling backwards becomes falling into rising up the wall.
Florence Peake’s practice encompasses visual art, dance and performance. As a trained dancer her background in choreography and painting stimulates a studio practice that is both diverse and immersive; she is often working performatively to incorporate drawing, painting and sculptural materials. Through public performances and carefully choreographed works Florence Peake challenges notions of physicality, loss and political concerns such as the commodification of art. By encouraging chaotic relationships between the body and material, Peake creates radical and outlandish performances, which create temporary alliances and micro-communities within the audience. In believing that objects and materials have their own autonomy and subjectivity, the artist draws on the expansive vocabulary of materials to enhance and contextualise her work. The sculptural works operate as documentation of the performance, but never in a reductive way, as Peake attempts to incorporate the effect of site, audience and much more than the pure physicality of the performance. Her current painting work, with mixed media, attempts to capture the live experience of performing, performers inner states and memory of a given performance as she re-performs live works through large scale canvas and fresco works. These investigations have also been applied to her exploration of ceramics, taking performance as her subject, and making clay forms through live performances to extract new and autonomous sculptural works. Recent performance work has taken themes from popular spiritual practices and appropriated them to interact intimately with audiences, exploring a range of states of being to test what people assume as their own reality.
Florence Peake’s work has been shown nationally and internationally; she is a recipient of the Jerwood Choreographic Research project, 2016. Currently, she is working on an ongoing project with the Cass Sculpture Foundation, UK. Her solo performance piece, Voicings, has toured to Sara Zanin Gallery, Rome, 2017; the Serpentine Gallery, Mysterical day, 2016; Somerset House for Block Universe performance festival, 2016. Solo exhibitions include: The Keeners Solo show at SPACE 2015; Hall of the swell, Gallery Lejeune, 2015; The BALTIC, Newcastle ensemble piece MAKE. Group exhibitions include: Hayward Gallery, a 3 month performance installation as part of Mirrorcity, 2015; National Portrait Gallery, performing group work Paper Portraits, 2015. She has done commissions from: Whitechapel Art Gallery; Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Modern Art, Oxford; Chapter Arts, Cardiff; Harris Museum, Preston; David Roberts Art Foundation, London. Peake teaches extensively nationally and abroad recently in Athens as part of a 3 week intensive. She works as a performer for a range of choreographers, directors and film makers, including : Gaby Agis, Jonathan Baldock, Gary Stevens and Station house Opera.
Florence Peake will be doing a live performance at the gallery on 8th September. For more details please check our website bosseandbaum.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
4-8 July 2017
project by Caterina Silva
What happens to the thing when someone says it?
How to create an open form able to go beyond the limits of language in describing reality?
Is silence a better option?
SSOL/AP is an independent choreographic project started in London on September 2016 and later re-staged in Gwangju in November and in Rome in February 2017. We are happy to announce four new studios of the performance SSOL/AP in various locations of the city of Amsterdam between the 4th and the 8th of July 2017.
SSOL/AP is an attempt at expanding Caterina Silva’s research on the limits of language shifting the focus from the production of objects-painting to the creation of a living rhythm.
It takes shape as choreography responsive to both the place in which it is staged and to the participants’ attitudes and capabilities.
The performance’s score is constructed through the juxtaposition of actions belonging to Caterina’s painting process with elements coming from an on going research into Korean cosmetic routine, Zen Buddhism, glossolalia and multilingual writings by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Korean American seminal artist (1951-Busan, 1982-New York).
SSOL/AP is developed in collaboration with and performed by Giovanni Impellizzieri, Johan Kistemann, Andrea Koch, Marta Montevecchi, Caterina Silva, Seung Hee Yeom (Skype).
SSOL/AP has been supported by Girlpower Collection, London (UK), Asia Culture Center, Gwangju (SK), Rijksakademie, Amsterdam (NL), Galleria Valentina Bonomo, Rome (IT), Bosse&Baum, London (UK).
Caterina Silva explores the links between power and language from often silent or pre-linguistic places in order to elude canonical structures of production of meaning.
Recent shows and projects took place in Rome, Galleria Valentina Bonomo, London, Bosse&Baum Gallery, Gwangju, Asia Culture Center, Milan, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Palermo, Oratorio di San Mercurio, Amsterdam, Jollyjoker, Rijksakademie, Sic Intertrashional. Residency: ACC-R, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju (2016) Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam (2014-15), Cité des Arts, Paris (2012-13).
4 July, h. 17.30 The Family Gym
Tweede Kostverlorenkade 132 /135, 1053 SE Amsterdam
6 July, h. 20.00 ROZENSTRAAT- a rose is a rose is a rose
Rozenstraat 59, 1016 NN Amsterdam
7 July, h. 20.00, Project Space South, Rijksakademie
Sarphatistraat 470, 1018 GW Amsterdam
8 July, h. 19.00 VijzelVintage
Vijzelstraat 83, 1017 HG Amsterdam
Art Night Associate Programme 2017: Cache by Candida Powell-Williams at London’s iconic Devonshire Square
Presented by Bosse & Baum
Art Night 2017, East London, July 1
Central Courtyard, Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YE
(entrance via New Street or Harrow Place)
18:00- 00:00, Free entry
Cache at Devonshire Square_Press Release
Bosse & Baum is pleased to present Candida Powell-Williams’s interactive site-specific installation inside Devonshire Square’s outdoorat Devonshire Square’s historic Central Courtyard courtyard, as part of Art Night’s 2017 Associate Programme.
Taking place for the first time alongside the second edition of Art Night, the Associate Programme features a roster of nocturnal events by 31 local organisations and site-specific projects by 29 independent artists and curators in locations across the East End, as far spread as the Docklands and London Fields, opening up the city in unique and creative ways for the night of Saturday 1 July 2017. The participants were invited via an Open Call to reflect on the history and future of the area, emphasising the urban environment and contributing to the late-night celebratory spirit of Art Night.
The origins of Devonshire Square form the starting point of Candida Powell-William’s sculptural and performative intervention. The complex of warehouses, built by the East India Company in the late 1700s, stored luxury goods mostly from Bengal. Powell-Williams’ work for this project draws imagery from the textiles housed there and mixes them with cultural references as well as the site’s contemporary uses, folding into and combing the past with the present. The work, a series of sculptural jigsaw-like rug pieces, explores the disintegration and fragmentation of patterns as a means to reflect on our present day relationship to the site’s history. Powell-Williams’s installation will be animated by an interactive performance taking places throughout the evening.
Candida Powell-Williams, said:
“This year’s Art Night theme has a particular resonance with my own research. I am always interested in engaging my audience in the history of their surroundings as a way of considering identity and informing our future. I am delighted to have developed a new work specifically responding to the interesting and at times difficult history of East London. “
Patrizia Sechi, Customer Experience & Events Manager, said:
“Devonshire Square is the perfect place to host the striking art work from Candida Powell-Williams. The courtyard, which is steeped in London’s history and surrounded by the estates historic buildings will provide a strong backdrop as well as being the inspiration for Candida’s engaging art. Art Night is a unique opportunity for Londoner’s and tourists alike to experience bodies of work in situ, which have been influenced by their surroundings. Devonshire Square’s central location at the heart of the City makes it a fantastic destination for art lovers on the Art Night.”
Art Night 2017 is held in a collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery and curated by independent curator and writer Fatoş Üstek. The festival is generously supported by international auction house Phillips.
Candida Powell-Williams’ project for the Art Night 2017 Associate Programme is kindly supported by Devonshire Square.
Friday 19 May – open until 9pm
Saturday 20 May – 12 – 6pmGuru Den | Motoko Ishibashi
Screening of performance by Yuki Kobayashi@motokoooooo @yukikobayashi0226 #GuruDen
Opening: Saturday 27 May 2017 @ Palazzo Chigi, Ariccia, Rome.
Opening: Friday 17 March, 6-9pm
Visual book club: Saturday 25 March, 1pm
@ Bosse & Baum, temporary project space
Vanessa da Silva
Bosse & Baum have invited the artists Guendalina Cerutti, Vanessa da Silva, Lindsey Mendick, Paloma Proudfoot, Rosie Reed and Rosie Vohra to use an unoccupied part of the gallery to show a body of work titled Herland.
Drawing on the feminist sci-fi classic, Herland, the artists involved wish to disprove stereotypical expectations of what an all-female environment fosters, just as the women of Herland surprise the expectations of the trio of male intruders in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s novella. What the explorers find is neither a warring nation of cat-fighting women nor a subservient acquiescing nun-like society but a utopia of fiercely independent and physically empowered yet respectful women, living together in peace and without hunger.
Bosse & Baum have invited these 6 artists on a residency, with 1 week to work with 1 another and respond to the space. The artists will organise a private view for the evening of 17th March that will include performances and readings from the novella. Then on Saturday 25th Bosse & Baum and Herland will be hosting their first visual book club. We will be inviting the public to come to the gallery and discuss the novels important themes of feminism, sisterhood and utopias in relation to the artworks on display.
Whilst Herland is not strictly a part of the gallery programme, we believe in making use of opportunities to share our space when able to. With an open vision and sensibility, this makes sense to us, even though a commercial gallery. We are working together to provide opportunities for artists to exhibit their work, and for new audiences to learn about both their work and the gallery. As we develop, we are always trying out new ways of working, and this is one example.
The Temporary Research Centre for Stories, Myths, Tales and Fables @ Bosse & Baum | Sat 11 March, 1-5pm
The Temporary Research Centre for Stories, Myths, Tales and Fables is an informal investigatory project hosted by Nicky Deeley and Mark Scott-Wood. The intent is to create an informal hub for the exploration and study of anecdotes, such as local legends, but also to examine the ways in which stories can best be told and documented.
Visitors to the research centre are invited to regale their tales and fables inspired by the work of Candida Powell-Williams and her exhibition The Vernacular History of the Golden Rhubarb using the objects on show as stimulus. Stories maybe told by word-of-mouth, singing, drawing, dancing, in fact by any method the storyteller deems appropriate.
If you would to participate please email email@example.com; if you would maybe like to participate, or definitely observe the workshop, please also email firstname.lastname@example.org
[Nicky Deeley studied at Royal College of Art and Mark Scott-Wood studied at Byam Shaw School of Art. They met at OUTPOST Studios in Norwich where they now both live and work.]
Create a multicoloured print with just one pull of the squeegee
Bosse & Baum, in collaboration with Portable Print Studio, is hosting a print workshop as part of The Vernacular History of the Golden Rhubarb, which will enable each participant to screen print their very own poster. Using the mono-screen print technique participants can choose a preferred design* from our selection of pre-exposed screens and create a unique one-off print by painting various colours directly onto the screen.
*Artwork provided by the artist Candida Powell-Williams
BOSSE & BAUM
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8 – 12 FEBRUARY 2017
Wednesday February 8, 2017
Opening by invitation:
18.00 – 22.00 hrs
Thursday February 9, 2017
11.00 – 19.00 hrs
Friday February 10, 2017
11.00 – 21.00 hrs
Saturday February 11, 2017
11.00 – 19.00 hrs
Sunday February 12, 2017
11.00 – 19.00 hrs
Contact us for invitations:
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You are invited to join Candida Powell-Williams for a performance workshop during the creation of her new immersive installation
The Vernacular History of the Golden Rhubarb
at: Bosse and Baum, 133 Copeland Road, Peckham, SE15 3SN
on: Saturday 21st January, 2017, 12noon – 1:30pm; 3pm- 4:30pm; 5:30pm- 7:00pm
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10 guests in 3 sessions will act as participants in part obstacle course, part pantomime. Participants will be guided through the work in progress by CPW and choreographer, Joel O’Donoghue. At various times they will invite you to interact through gesture and pose, rearrange, even lick and tickle the sculptural works.
All footage will be used to generate the moving image works, integrated into the finished installation, opening to the public on Friday 27th January, 6-9pm
Costumes will be provided; refreshments provided; duration 1.5hr
Supported by the Arts Council England.
You are invited to join the artist collective UA in an afternoon workshop of collaborative practice, hosted at Chisenhale Studios by UA in collaboration with Please Stand By. The workshop will be loosely structured around group writing, making, vocalising, movement, and meditation, culminating in a collectively improvised ritual. Both artists and non-artists are welcome.
Over the past three years UA has developed a working process for participatory ritual-performances. But the nature of our practice has largely been hermetic, most of it taking place on retreats, in remote locations, with only members of the group there to witness it.
You can book tickets here:
// Group leaders will be:
// About UA
UA formed in 2013 in order to investigate the aesthetic possibilities of religious practice, mythology and ritual. Each member of the project began with some variant of a basic problem: how to fit our artwork into new structures of meaning that would feed back into the work, that would be valid in their own right? i.e. outside of the gallery system, the poetry reading, the google group, the seminar, the spectacle. UA develops and maintains a fragile structure of participatory ritual-performances, involving sculpture, text, sound and movement.
Opening Party: Saturday, 14th May
6.30pm to late | RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participating “Double Act” Artists:
Rebecca Ackroyd — Alex Clarke
Cornelia Baltes — Will Sheridan Jr
Bea Bonifini — Lindsay Lawson
Emma Hart — France-Lise McGurn
Gabriel Hartley — Ann Hirsch
Sarah Maple — Zadie Xa
Andrew Mealor — Alex Rathbone
Performance by | Bea Bonifini
Music by @Gaybar and Hannah Quinlan Anderson and Rosie Hastings
Food by Taco Truck
Coffee Morning: Friday, 20th May, 9am-12 noon
Open House: Saturday, 11th June, 11am–6pm
Closing Party: Saturday, 9th July, 6.30-8.30pm
and by appointment until 9th July 2016
Marcelle Joseph Projects is delighted to present At Home Salon: Double Acts, an exhibition in the private residence of the curator in Ascot and showcasing artworks by 14 artists. For the third biennial edition of this exhibition – subtitled Double Acts – Marcelle Joseph has collaborated with a different London-based curator, gallerist, journalist or artist in each of seven different rooms of her home. Each “double act” curating team has in turn chosen two artists to show in their designated area. The collaborating curators include (in alphabetical order): artist Rebecca Ackroyd, Bosse & Baum gallerist Lana Bountakidou, Arcadia_Missa gallerist Rozsa Farkas, independent curator Valentina Fois, The Sunday Painter gallerist Will Jarvis, freelance arts writer Anna McNay and Emalin curator Leopold Thun. Expect the unexpected – artistic combinations in the domestic context away from the white cube that jolt, inspire, provoke and invite conversations of all sorts.
Special midnight artist-led walks around selected Art Night projects on 2 July (10pm to midnight). Bosse & Baum has selected five artists, including Miriam Austin, Nicole Vinokur and May Hands, to design the artist-led walks.
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Art Night is a new annual contemporary arts festival that will transform London for one night on 2 July 2016. From Admiralty Arch to a disused Jubilee Line platform in Charing Cross Underground station, a range of building and public spaces across Westminster will form the stage for a series of art installations and performances, for one night only.
Art Night is free and open to all. Advanced booking for selected projects will be announced on 9th May 2016.
Candida Powell-Williams will be showing a new performance work ‘Lampy, the Barefooted Father’ this Friday 18th March as part of Lupercalia Live at Bosse & Baum Peckham from 7-9pm.
There will also be other events alongside Miriam Austin’s exhibition Lupercalia, please check here.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a text written by LOUISA ELDERTON.
A series of events and performances will take place in the duration of the exhibition. Please check here for updates or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday 18th March, 7-9pm
Poetry reading with Sam Riviere
Reading by Louisa Elderton
Performance by Candida Powell-Williams
Reading by Holly Slingsby
Wednesday 23rd March, 7-9pm
Closing ceremony with Miriam Austin and Universal A
Supported by the Arts Council England.
Material Art Fair is Mexico City’s only contemporary art fair dedicated to emerging practices.
Its third edition will take place from February 4th – 7th, 2016 at EXPO REFORMA, a convention center in the Juarez neighborhood of Mexico City, centrally located near the city’s financial district as well as the Centro Historico, San Rafael, and Roma-Condesa neighborhoods.
ITALY @ Watch It Gallery, South Woodford, E18
More info here.
Reading text : The Parasite by Michel Serres.
YGRG is visiting London as part of AIROOM residency programme:
Airoom is a project by Juste Kostikovaite inspired by ‘Tinder Swinton’, a character tired of Tindering, but is also in reference to artist’s temporary living places being made visible during residencies. Airoom accommodates artists and curators in empty rooms belonging to curators sacrificing their AIRBNB income. In 2015 Vilnius Airoom hosted Chosil Kill (NO/UK) (via Istambul and Kiev). In 2015 London Airoom is hosting curator Zane Onckule (LV) and artist&curator duo Dorota Gaweda & Egle Kulbokaite (LT/PL/SE/DE/CH). Airoom is supported by KKNORD and Arts Council England.