Posts Tagged ‘Bruce McLean’

A Busy, Happy Ending to 2015: recent news and a round up of the year

Christmas Tree at CHELSEA space - stacked benches designed by Gary Woodley for CHELSEA space in 2010 and a mirrorball from the exhibition Neal White: Fieldworks in the Museum of the Void

Christmas Tree at CHELSEA space – stacked benches designed by Gary Woodley for CHELSEA space in 2010 and a mirrorball from the exhibition Neal White: Fieldworks in the Museum of the Void (2009)

It has been another great year for CHELSEA space, thank you to everyone  who has exhibited, visited, participated or contributed, we are grateful for your … More To Follow: Read The Full Text Here

Ten and a half and still going strong

CHELSEA space #61 -  Leslie Foxcroft: 'Corners'

CHELSEA space #61 – Leslie Foxcroft: ‘Corners’

Our 61st exhibition, Leslie Foxcroft: Corners, is now in its final week. This elegantly poised minimal installation helps us reflect not only on the excellent work of this highly respected artist but also on the architecture that it inhabits.

Leslie Foxcroft

Leslie Foxcroft ‘Defining’ 2015

The material language of MDF, screws and washers is unembellished and clear and Foxcroft’s title – Corners – is equally … More To Follow: Read The Full Text Here

Blue View

Almost Bliss private view

CHELSEA space’s tinted windows succinctly announced the launch of our new show  Almost Bliss: Notes on Derek Jarman’s Blue 

private view crowd

The show revolves around Derek Jarman’s notes for his seminal late work Blue and is part of Jarman2014 a year long cycle of events, exhibitions, and screenings to celebrate the life and work of Derek Jarman and to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his premature death from AIDS … More To Follow: Read The Full Text Here

Sounds and Smells, Naff Graphics, A Bus on a Roof, and A Former London Cab Driver in Texas

Oswaldo Maciá's Library of Cynicism at CHELSEA space

An assault on the senses this week as Oswaldo Maciá opened his new audio-olfactory work  The Library of Cynicism at CHELSEA space.

Stop Making Sense: A visitor examines one of Oswaldo Maciá's smell tanks

This spatial installation made especially for CHELSEA space incorporates sound and smell and encourages a heightened sensory perception in encounters with art and ideas. Oswaldo has also been showing this week in the Modern … More To Follow: Read The Full Text Here

All This Stuff: Archiving The Artist

artists Bruce and Debra Welch with the Director of Tate Britain, Penelope Curtis

A crowd gathered at White Cube Bermondsey on 23rd May for the launch of the book All This Stuff: Archiving The Artist  published by LIBRI.

front cover of All This Stuff: Archiving The Artist illustrated with an image of Bruce McLean's King For A Day, A One Day Retrospective 1972

The book is edited by Victoria Lane, Karyn Stuckey, and Judy Vaknin … More To Follow: Read The Full Text Here

Willats in Oxford, Brown in Nashville, Blake in London, and a Jazz Record bag sent from Berlin

section of Stephen Willats' Oxford Community Data Stream

Stephen Willats, who showed his West London Social Resource Project with us in 2011, has an excellent new show Conscious-Unconscious: in and out the reality check at Modern Art Oxford. The show represents the next stage in a relationship with the gallery that goes back to 1968.

perspex visor and rubber beret by Flora McLean as part of the installation by Archigram at Modern Art Oxford

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A Private View, A Talk, World Record Store Day, Sir Peter Blake and more

Private view for Dobells Jazz Folk Blues

Another lively season for CHELSEA space starting with the private view for Dobells Jazz Folk Blues. There was a fantastic crowd out to celebrate this iconic record shop and its founder, Doug Dobell, including CHELSEA space regulars and Dobell’s staff and customers going back to the 1940s.

Dobell's staff member Brian Harvey with music photographer Val Wilmer

Brian Harvey, who was one of Doug Dobell’s earliest … More To Follow: Read The Full Text Here

From Leckey to Lynda

Mark Leckey gets 'Touchy Feely' at Chelsea

A week is a long time at CHELSEA space and once again we have been packing in some great events. We broke off from installing our new show to host an excellent lecture by Mark Leckey entitled ‘Touchy Feely’. Mark is currently busy working in the studio and was very generous in coming to talk with us and candid in sharing his ideas, even showing us his work in progress – a film portrait of an immaculate chrome … More To Follow: Read The Full Text Here

NSK State’s Peter Blase plus Henry Moore Indoors

Peter Blase at CHELSEA space

The NSK State artist Peter Blase came to visit Neue Slowenische Kunst 1984-1992 at CHELSEA space this week. Peter is currently showing some excellent work in the exhibition NSK Folk Art at Calvert 22 gallery as part of the London-wide co-operation on Neue Slowenische Kunst between CHELSEA space, Calvert 22 and Tate Modern.

Peter Blase's NSK State passport

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Private View Launches Neue Slowenische Kunst 1984-1992

Neue Slowenische Kunst private view

Over two hundred people turned out for the private view of Neue Slowenische Kunst 1984 -1992 at CHELSEA space on Tuesday 20th March.

curator Michele Drascek with Director of Tate Modern Chris Dercon and CHELSEA space Director Donald Smith

One of the first to arrive was Chris Dercon, Director of Tate Modern where there will be a symposium and a Laibach  concert in the Turbine Hall … More To Follow: Read The Full Text Here