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Newsletter: March 2018

  Lubaina Himid: Hard Times Turner Prize winner and Preston-based artist Lubaina Himid chose the title Hard Times in reference to Charles Dickens’ novel, inspired by his visit to Preston during the workers’ Lock-out of 1853. At the heart of the display is A Fashionable Marriage (1987), Himid’s reworking of Hogarth’s painting. Harris Museum, Preston, 2 March to 3 June 2018. Ryuichi Ishikawa in conversation with Christine Eyene An event organised as part of Ryuichi Ishikakwa’s first ever exhibition in the UK. Ishikawa and Eyene discuss the photographer’s inspiration from diverse art forms, including music and dance, his early practice and more recent work, and multifaceted portraiture of his hometown of Okinawa. Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix, London, Thur 8 March, 6.30-8.30pm. From Country to Continent: Collecting and Supporting Contemporary Art in Morocco and Beyond, a conversation looking at current projects based in Morocco that support and develop multiple and diverse forms of artistic production both in that country and from the broader African continent. With Touria El Glaoui, Christine Eyene and other speakers tbc. Delfina Foundation, London, Thur 15 March 6.30-8.00pm. Sonia Boyce: Retrospective Focusing …

Newsletter: February 2018

Creative Conversation: ‘She Who Writes Herstory Rewrites History’ Part 3 This event hosted by Modern Art Oxford will address the future of art education in secondary schools. Artist and educator Lubaina Himid and collaborators will explore how learning to think like artists can open up fresh ways for young people to perceive the world and their place in it. Collaborators include Helen Cammock, Christine Eyene, Evan Ifekoya, Dr Ingrid Pollard, Marlene Smith and Dr Zoe Whitley. Saturday 10 February, 1.00pm – 4.00pm Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Read more here. Lubaina Himid will also present new work in her next solo exhibition The Tenderness only we can See, at Hollybush Gardens from 17 February to 24 March 2018. For more information contact Hollybush Gardens. 4th International Biennial of Casablanca In Morocco, Villa des Arts, Casablanca is hosting an encounter with Christine Eyene who will introduce the theme of the 4th International Biennial of Casablanca and engage with local artists and cultural organisations. The biennial’s call for artists is still open until 31 March 2018. The biennial will take …

Newsletter: January 2017

Welcome to eye.on.art first newsletter of the year! We begin 2017 with a new website and a very British artistic diary starting with Dzhangal at Autograph ABP, an exhibition by London-based South African photographer Gideon Mendel who created an installation using objects he gathered during visits to the ‘Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais. Displayed at Rivington Place, toothbrushes, playing cards, worn-out trainers, teargas canisters, and children’s dolls conjure alternative portraits of the ‘Jungle’ residents that also stand in for the plight of displaced people everywhere. Date: 6 January – 11 February 2017, opening Thur 5 Jan 6:30 – 8:30pm. At Tiwani Contemporary, Field Work gathers works by Rita Alaoui, Theo Eshetu, Katia Kameli, Kitso Lynn Lelliott, Youssef Limoud, Abraham Oghobase, Thierry Oussou and Robel Temesgen who have anchored their practice in a deep examination of the mechanics of history. The works selected for this exhibition rely on retrospective, historiographical strategies, acts of excavation, collection or preservation, and an interest in archaeological methodologies. Date: 13 January – 25 February 2017. Private View: Thursday 12 January, 6:30 …

Newsletter: October 2016

October opened in London with the art fairs as main highlights. An addition to Frieze, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair (6-9 Oct) continues to grow from strength to strength, taking up more of Somerset House and broadening the scope of its projects. These ranged from the impressive installation of by Zak Ové, Black and Blue: The Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness – forty two-metre-high black graphite sculptures investing the whole fountain space, until 15 October); the holistic and sustainable approach of artist Barthélémy Toguo turned coffee barista for the occasion who presented a Mobile Cafeteria, giving the visitors an opportunity to taste the coffee produced as part of his art centre activities, Bandjoun Station (in Bandjoun, Western Cameroon) along with limited edition cups and packs of coffee illustrated with the artist’s work;  through to the historical retrospective of one of Malian photography father figures Malick Sidibé. Additionally, the Black Artists and Modernism research group led by Professor Sonia Boyce, Dr. David Dibosa and Professor Paul Goodwin held a major conference (6-8 Oct) at Tate Britain and …