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Launch of The Foreigners Stand Still / Friday 21 February 2014, 6.30 – 8.30pm

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Friday 21 February 2014, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Launch of The Foreigners Stand Still
By Seb Patane
Published by NERO

The catalogue has been published in conjunction with Patane’s exhibition The Foreigners Stand Still, in 2013 at Fondazione Giuliani in Rome and curated by the Foundation’s Director Adrienne Drake. This book could be contemplated as a kind of narrative in which each chapter corresponds to a specific artwork. Through a collage of images and texts, the artist creates a constellation of personal, historical and actual events, sometimes invented, which inspired every work.

Texts: Niccolò Ammaniti, W. Holt-White, Seb Patane, Susan Janet and Steven Bailey, Paul Giovanni, Patrick Leagas, CCCP Fedeli alla linea

Editor: Lorenzo Micheli Gigotti
Design: Francesco de Figueiredo
Published by NERO
ISBN: 978-88-97503-29-3
Format: 14,5 x 22 cm
Pages: 132
Language: Eng / Ita
Edition of
1000 copies
Year: 2013
Published in conjunction with the Seb Patane’s exhibition The Foreigners Stand Still, Fondazione Giuliani per l’arte contemporanea of Rome, 20 April – 19 July 2013, curated by Adrienne Drake

Special Launch Price £10


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February 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Clever Men’s Art

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Clever Mens Art

Saturday 15 February 2014, 3 – 5pm * afternoon launch

a publication edited by Rosalie Schweiker and Maria Guggenbichler 
with: Pawel Althammer, Francis Alys, Stuart Bailey, Urs Bechdel, Jerome Bel, Christoph Büchel, Maurizio Cattelan, Martin Creed, Jeremy Deller, Chris Evans, Harrell Fletcher, Peter Fischli, David Weiss, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Kenneth Goldsmith, Tue Greenfort Jens Haaning, David Hammons, Will Holder, Rafael Horzon, Pierre Huyghe, Christian Jankowski, San Keller, Martin Kippenberger, Ragnar Kjartansson, Peter Liversidge, Renzo Martens, Roman Ondak, Rene Pollesch, Joe Scanlan, Gregor Schneider, Tino Sehgal, Jamie Shovlin, David Shrigley, Florian Slotawa, Elaine Sturtevant, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Franz West

Rosalie & Maria will also show holiday snapshots of

a public holiday for female artists, funded the city of Munich
with: Kathrin Böhm, Anna McCarthy, Manuela Gernedel, Florence Jung, Simone Koller, Laure Prouvost, Romy Rüegger, Margit Säde Lehni, Rebecca Stephany, Pilvi Takala, Triin Tamm, Deniz Unal, Eva Weinmayr, Felica van Zweigbergk

Clever Men’s Art is a googled collection of artist statements, reviews and portraits.
Clever Men’s Art is a response to the fact that the art world gladly incorporates feminism, immaterial labour, care work, unprofessionalism, anti-hierarchical structures, institutional critique and everyday aesthetics as long as they are authored by men.

Clever Men’s Art Clever Men’s Art exposes the art world’s mechanism of endorsement as empty, ridiculous, repetitive, megalomaniac and boring phrases: A system of mutual self-validation in which a harmless and anticipated criticality is the token exchanged.

Clever Men’s Art is a joke about Clever Men’s Art.

Clever Men’s Art is edited by Rosalie Schweiker and Maria Guggenbichler.

Rosalie Schweiker is one of the most productive exhibition makers in the world. He has been co-director of London’s Serpentine Gallery since 2006.

Maria Guggenbichler founded Kunst-Werke (KW) Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin in 1991 at the young age of 24. Since January 2010 he has been director at P.S.1, MoMA’s center for contemporary art.


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February 17, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Optics of Writing: doing [the thing] not describing [it] / Friday 7 February 2014, 3 – 5pm and 6.30 – 8.30pm

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7th February | 13th March | 20th March

Goldsmiths’ Art Writing has organised a series of three events with the general theme ‘Optics of Writing’. Each event will be comprised of workshops in the afternoon (3 to 5pm) and live events in the evening (6.30 to 8.30 pm).

To participate in the afternoon workshops please RSVP Francisco Sousa Lobo. Participants are welcomed, and invited to an open discussion and engagement with workshops and reading. Materials will be distributed in advance.

Evening live events are open to all, and will have the presence of various invited guests, such as: Patrick Coyle, Stewart Home, Sam Keogh, Sally O’Reilly, Eleanor Vonne Brown, Paul O’Kane, Sophie Jung. |


Optics of writing: doing [the thing] not describing [it]

Friday 7th February, 3 -5pm, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Optics refers to the way in which an image/object/experience is perceived. The writing method links the interpretation of sensory information to its mode of representation;writing performing the image/object/experience.

Workshop / discussion 3 – 5pm

Live event 6.30 – 8.30pm


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February 2, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Talk: Métier, Small Businesses in London / Thursday 30 January 2014, 7 – 8.30pm

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Thursday 30 January 2014, 7 – 8.30pm
Talk: Métier, Small Businesses in London

In conversation with Laura Braun, Dawn Lyon and Karen McQuaid

Métier, small businesses in London, is a book by photographer Laura Braun about small-scale independent and specialist businesses in London and the people who run them. In a time when the high-streets of London are taking on a more and more corporate character, this book about independent traders offers an unusual and interesting perspective on this city and an insight into the working lives of people who strongly identify with their occupation. Over 6 years Laura Braun slowly added to this collection of portraits and interior photographs of very individual London businesses. Her subjects are people with fascinating lives shaped by their longterm involvement with their line of work and business. The spaces they work in reveal interesting details about the persons inhabiting them and the work they do.

Laura will be talking to sociologist Dawn Lyon and photography curator Karen McQuaid about the project and the making of the book.

Read more:

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January 27, 2014 at 10:21 am

Launch of To Have and To Hold Issue 4 / Wednesday 29 January 2014, 7 – 9pm

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Wednesday 29 January 2014, 7 – 9pm
Launch of To Have and To Hold Issue 4 Expanded 

Issue 4 of To Have and To Hold took over 15 years to make, please join us in this joyous occasion to mark its debut to the reading masses. This issue was made by nuns living in the remote reaches of the steppe of Russia, using handmade inks from the local landscape, giving its special colourful glean. To celebrate its publication, the nuns handpicked the best artists from around the world to expand on their contributions from this issue. Expect an evening of art and stuff.


Adrien Aldihni
Kirsty Buchanan
Diana Duta,
Ian Giles,
Anouchka Oler,
Grace Morgan Pardo,
AnnaMaria Pinaka
Deniz Unal

Issue 4 features work from Adrien Aldihni, Kirsty Buchanan, Olivia Dunbar, Diana Duta, Ian Giles, Anna Karolina Hagnefur, Inge Hoonte, Anouchka Oler, Grace Morgan Pardo, AnnaMaria Pinaka, Miho Shimizu, Irina Silviu Szekely and Deniz Unal. Edited by Deniz Unal, guest edited by AnnaMaria Pinaka


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January 27, 2014 at 10:12 am

London Launch of L.I.E LISTS OF TEN BOOKS / Saturday 11th January 2014, 6 – 9pm

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London Launch of L.I.E LISTS OF TEN BOOKS
Saturday 11th January 2014, 6 – 9pm

Since 2011, Library of Independent Exchange (L.I.E) have been inviting key proponents of ‘the book’ to submit a list of ten important titles that form part of their personal book collections.

The book includes 20 contributions from Ed Ruscha, Katrina Brown, New Jerseyy, Olivia Plender, Charlotte Cheetham, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jem Southam, Jeff Eaton, Benjamin Sommerhalder, Lionel Bovier, James Jenkin, OMMU, Marco Kane Braunschweiler, Layla Tweedie-Cullen, Jeremy Millar, Alec Finlay, Fraser Muggeridge, Torpedo Press, An Endless Supply, Axel Wieder.

First edition of 100 copies. Printed in London by Hato Press.

Price: £7 (including a copy of L.I.E Notes Introduction)

100% of all profit goes back into the project. L.I.E is a non-for-profit project.


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January 3, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Launches, Readings & Performances at Wysing, Saturday 14 December 2013, 3 – 5pm

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Reading & Writing
Saturday 14 December 2013, 3 – 5pm
Launches, Readings & Performances

3pm – ‘The Wanderer by Franz Kafka’ by Rory Macbeth (audio extract)

Macbeth’s novel has been written by translating Kafka’s classic tale without knowledge of the German language or use of a dictionary. Rather than relying on computer-aided translations, Macbeth uses belief as a method for writing, forcing himself into a place where he simply believes the translation to be correct.

3.10pm – Launch of The Fox with introduction by Mathew Whittington

Although technically a first issue, The Fox ‘issue 4’ is loosely a continuation of the seventies journal of the same name produced by the artists’ collective Art & Language. This regenerated version, edited by Mathew Whittington, deviates from the concerns of the past publication, being more closely aligned with the ‘natural world’ and using the urban fox as a medium with which to explore attitudes towards the city, culture, nature, labour, architecture and design.

3.30pm – Launch of PERSONA including performance of East Coast/West Coast Re-presented, directed by Jessica Wiesner and performed by Paul Becker and Nadia Hebson, and introduction by Melissa Gordon

PERSONA is an artist-led magazine co-edited by Melissa Gordon and Marina Vishmidt and looks at the condition of self-presentation for the contemporary artist. In encompasses discussions on refusal, interiority, friendship, candour, and embarrassment. The launch will be marked by a performance of East Coast/West Coast Re-presented directed by Jessica Wiesner which reconstructs the original East Coast/West Coast – a videotaped argument between Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson conducted with Joan Jonas in 1969.

4.05 Short Break

4.15pm – Rebecca Jagoe, No Strange Men Shall Remove the Stone

Writer in residence for the duration of X-Operative, Rebecca Jagoe will bring together her collected writing and present a selection of new work created during her time at Wysing. She has been using the residency to explore an ongoing interest in the archaeological interpretation of megalithic structures, the devolution of technology, time capsules and nuclear waste.

4.30pm – Chris Evans and Will Holder, Errors hit Orient

Chris Evans went to British Library Newspapers, Colindale, to read B.S. Johnson’s football reports (published in The Observer in 1964 & 65) then suggested to Will Holder that they be set to music. Eight reports are scored for speech and eight improvised themes, played ‘bottleneck’ on bass guitar. Four modular, percussive and affective pieces accompany this, composing a commentary in the indeterminate manner of some of the author’s novels.

Wysing Arts Centre
Fox Road, Bourn, CB23 2TX Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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December 11, 2013 at 3:26 pm