February 7, 2009 - ArtSway - Simon Faithfull
February 7, 2009

Simon Faithfull

Simon Faithfull, 0°00 Navigation, 2008, Super 8/Video, 55 minutes.

ArtSway Associates Update:
Simon Faithfull


ArtSway Associates Update:

Simon Faithfull

Simon Faithfull has been invited by international curators to exhibit in a range of high quality exhibitions in both public and private situations throughout 2009, from Spain to Brazil and Bangkok. In addition, this winter Simon’s first major public commission for Liverpool’s Lime Street station will be unveiled. For information about each of the exhibitions please contact the appropriate individual/institution as listed.

7 February – 10 March 2009
Contemporary Interdisciplinary British Art
Art Centre The Art Centre, Chulalongkorn University, 254 Phyathai Road, Patumwan, Bangkok, Thailand

Desaturated is a group show of seven contemporary British artists focused around ideas of subtraction, vacancy and false referents in society. Artists: Allsopp and Weir, Simon Faithfull, Seamus Harahan, Moira Lovell, Elizabeth McAlpine, Ginny Reed.

Curated by Laura Cooper and Connelly La Ma in partnership with the British Council Thailand and Chulalongkorn University Bangkok.

Press Contact: Laura Cooper, 9 Helmeth Road, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 7AS, UK. T: +66852114171 (TH) or (UK) 07971170608 E: ljtrooper@yahoo.co.uk W: www.lauracooper.org W: www.chula.ac.th

Schwerlos, Simon Faithfull & Carla Guagliardi
until 22 February 2009
Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany

In this two person exhibition Faithfull presents a survey of his practice from the last 10 years – including videos of a chair traveling in to space beneath a weather balloon, seals in an abandoned whaling station in Antarctica, and a journey made exactly along the Greenwich Meridian – climbing over fences, through living room windows, wading through canals or whatever obstacles are encountered.

Haus am Waldsee, Argentinische Allee 30, 14163 Berlin, Germany
T:+49.30.8018935 F: +49.30.8022028 E: info@hausamwaldsee.de

until 1 March 2009
Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A major group exhibition creatively exploring the relationship between climate and Antarctica including work by Simon Faithfull (UK), Guido Van Der Werve (Holland), Marcio Botner (Brazil), Phil Dadson (New Zealand) and Andrea Juan (Argentina).

Oi Futuro, Rua Dois De Dzembro, 63 Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
W: www.oifuturo.org.br

Curator Contact: Alfons Hug, Director, Goethe-Institut, Rua do Passeio 62, 20021-290 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. T:+55 21 38048200 F: +55 21 38048226 E: Alfons.Hug@rio.goethe.org

April and May 2009
Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia, Argentina

Intémperie continues throughout April and May.
W: www.bienalfindelmundo.org

There is No Road
until 16 March 2009
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijon [Asturias], Spain

There is No Road is a contemporary arts exhibition featuring moving-image and other works by fourteen international artists, approximately half of which will be new commissions that will be shown for the first time at LABoral. Curated by Steven Bode, Director of Film & Video Umbrella

Press Contact: Pepa Telenti Alvargonzález, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Los Prados, 121 – 33394, Gijon [Asturias], Spain T: + 34 985 185 577
E: comunicacion@laboralcentrodearte.org W: www.laboralcentrodearte.org

Liverpool to Liverpool
Liverpool Lime Street Station, Liverpool Public Art Commission

Simon’s first major public art commission will be unveiled later this year outside Liverpool Lime Street Station. Travelling by container ship, Faithfull made 175 drawings that record a journey from Liverpool (UK) to Liverpool (Nova Scotia, Canada). Later this year the drawings will be sandblasted into the York paving stone and plate-glass of a major new civic space in Liverpool, UK.

For further information please contact:

Curator Contact: Laurie Peake, Programme Director (Public Art), Liverpool Biennial, PO Box 1200, 55 Jordan Street, Liverpool L69 1XB, UK. T: +44 (0)151 709 7444 F: +44 (0)151 709 7377

Press & Media Contact: Kathryn Hayden, Homes and Communication Agency, Arpley House, 110 Birchwood Boulevard, Birchwood, Warrington, WA3 7QH. T: 01925 644605 E: communicationsmanager@hca.gsx.gov

ArtSway Associates is a Leverhulme Trust funded project offering continuing professional support to selected artists who have been commissioned by ArtSway over the last eight years.

For addition information please visit Simon Faithfull’s website: www.simonfaithfull.org or contact the ArtSway Associates Co-ordinator Jo Sanna: jo.sanna@artsway.org.uk


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