The end of our blue period, a wedding in Zagreb, and a private view for Grenville Davey
Tags: 3 Things, Aftermath: Objects from Projects, Almost Bliss: Notes on Derek Jarman's Blue, Cally Spooner, Centre for Research in String Theory, Chris Dercon, December 1952, Dr David Berman, Elena Crippa, Florian Roithmayr, Grenville Davey, Hana Noorali, Ice Trade, Interalia 2014, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Laibach, Laure Genillard, Lynton Talbot, Neue Slowenische Kunst 1984-1992, Red White and Blue: Pop Punk Politics Place, RUN Gallery
Our show Almost Bliss: Notes on Derek Jarman’s Blue finally came to an end, the blue vinyl was removed from the windows and the strange effects of the blue gels vanished in the daylight. The commemorations of the life and work of the late Derek Jarman continue throughout the year with international film screenings and exhibitions but the finale of the London season of events marking the 20th anniversary of Jarman’s death was a unique screening of Blue at the IMAX cinema on London’s Southbank.
Whilst it is sometimes hard to see a show go, it is always reinvigorating to clear the space and start to install the next one. Brilliant new works by Grenville Davey were delivered and the installation of Interalia 2014 transformed CHELSEA space once more.
In between the installing of the show and the private view, CHELSEA space Director, Donald Smith, travelled to Croatia for the wedding of our good friends Hana Noorali and Lynton Talbot in Zagreb. Hana and Lynton, along with Elena Crippa, curated our brilliant 5th year anniversary exhibitions and events Should I Stay Or Should I Go in 2010 as the curatorial collective RUN. The two have been integral to CHELSEA space since our first shows in 2005 and also invited Donald Smith to curate a show at RUN Gallery entitled 3 Things in 2007, information on which can be found in our Old News Archive. We wish Hana and Lynton every success and happiness in the future.
Donald caught up with several wedding guests who have shown or curated shows at CHELSEA space including artist Cally Spooner who conceived and directed the 3 day event December 1952 for us in 2009, gallerist Laure Genillard who curated Aftermath: Objects From Projects for us in 2011, and artist Florian Roithmayr who featured in our 2007 exhibition Ice Trade. On a walk around Zagreb Donald was also pleased to come across a gig poster for Laibach who featured in our exhibitions Neue Slowenische Kunst 1984-1992 and Red White and Blue: Pop | Punk | Politics | Place.
The Private view for Grenville Davey Interalia 2014 on Tuesday 22nd April was a great event and a coming together of the art and science communities. Grenville has recently undertaken residences at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge and the Centre for Research in String Theory, Queen Mary University of London where he has been exchanging ideas with Dr David Berman. We are very lucky that the two have agreed to take part in an In Conversation event for us in the Lecture Theatre of Chelsea College of Arts on Thursday 22nd May. The event runs from 6-7.30pm and is free and open to all but RSVP is essential. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
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