Spring / Summer 2012
Amalia Pica, Eddie Peake, Slow Boat
64 Chisenhale Road
London E3 5QZ
Exhibition: Amalia Pica
25 May–15 July
Chisenhale Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Amalia Pica, featuring newly commissioned works across sculpture, photography, installation, and performance. The exhibition elaborates upon Pica’s ongoing interest in the social act of listening, sites of celebration, and technologies of mass communication. This exhibition also marks the culmination of Pica’s year-long, off-site project, I am Tower of Hamlets, as I am in Tower of Hamlets, just like a lot of other people are (2011/12).
Amalia Pica’s exhibition is her first solo exhibition in the UK and is co-produced in partnership with Modern Art Oxford where a second chapter will be developed for exhibition in December 2012.
Amalia Pica (born 1978, Argentina) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Chronic Listeners, Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen (2012); Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles (2011); C-sale, Malmo Konsthall, Sweden (2010); and Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam (2010). Pica was one of the participating artists in ILLUMInations, 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale (2011), and The Ungovernables, New Museum Triennial, New York (2012). In 2013, Pica will have solo exhibitions at MIT List Visual Arts Centre, Massachusetts, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Pica was awarded The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists 2011.
Amalia Pica’s exhibition is supported by The Henry Moore Foundation, Catherine Petitgas, and Erica Roberts. Chisenhale Gallery Exhibitions Partner 2012: Outset Contemporary Art Fund.
Talks and Events
Thursday 28 June, 7pm
Case Study: What Makes A Sense of Place
A panel discussion to launch a case study on A Sense of Place (2008–2011), Chisenhale Gallery’s artist-led exchange programme for local secondary schools. This event will address current debates in art practice and education and analyse how such projects sit within a wider gallery programme.
Panelists include Anna Minton, author of Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the Twenty First Century, and A Sense of Place lead artists Ruth Ewan and Amalia Pica. The event will be chaired by curator, writer, and editor of the A Sense of Place case study, Cathy Haynes.
Saturday 7 July, 3pm
Curator and writer Isobel Harbison in conversation with Amalia Pica. This event will be followed by a drinks reception to celebrate I am Tower of Hamlets….
Interim: Eddie Peake
Thursday 26 July, 7pm
Tickets from www.wegottickets.com
Interim is a series of event-based commissions that take place in the gallery between the exhibitions programme at Chisenhale Gallery.
Chisenhale Gallery presents a one-night event devised by Eddie Peake. Working in sculpture, painting, photography, and performance, Peake’s work often exaggerates the latent erotics and playfulness at stake in the process of art making and its public dissemination.
Eddie Peake (born 1981, London) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include DEM, Cell Project Space, London (2012); The Loving Clutches of My Hands, Southard Reid, London (2011); Double Negative, Christopher Crescent, London (2011); History, Lorcan O’Neill Streetview Project, Rome (2010); and Ladies, Parade, London (2008).
Eddie Peake’s performance is presented in cooperation with Tate Modern: The Tanks.
Offsite / Onsite: Slow Boat
21 July–25 August
Chisenhale Gallery is collaborating with Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, on the second year of Ikon’s Slow Boat project, bringing together the Ikon Youth Programme and Chisenhale Gallery’s Young People’s group, Propeller, as they share a canal boat journey from Birmingham to London and back again during Summer 2012.
Traveling at an average speed of four miles an hour, the journey from Birmingham to London takes two weeks. Slow Boat will arrive in London during the second week of the Olympic Games when it will be moored on the canal behind Chisenhale Gallery. The young people are working with artist Benedict Drew to produce a programme of activities and artworks taking place on the boat and at the gallery. A launch event will take place at the gallery on Saturday 4 August.
Slow Boat is supported by the Canal & River Trust (British Waterways).
For further information, event ticketing and reservations please visit: www.chisenhale.org.uk.