Issue 23 Articles
Magazine: Issue 23
Spotlight: Peckham Space
SLAM Spotlight: Peckham Space relaunch as Peckham Platform 89 Peckham High Street, London, SE15 5RS http://www.peckhamspace.com
Preview: London Art Fair
SLAM Preview the London Art Fair Preview by Lucy Bernadette Cox The 26th London Art Fair takes place at the Business Design Centre, Islington from 15 – 19 January 2014. The fair will host a wide variety of art from over one hundred and twenty galleries including a number from the South London Art Map. Arts Projects The exciting Arts Projects section is in its ninth year and continues to be a growing platform for international contemporary art. Over thirty galleries are taking part featuring installations, solo shows, group displays and experimental film and video work. A number of SLAM galleries are exhibiting in the Arts Project section; Bearspace, Ceri Hand Gallery, C&C Gallery and The Sunday Painter. Bearspace has a reputation for spotting talent early in artists' careers and promoting them through gallery exhibitions, art fairs, curated exhibitions and collaborations. The focus is on artists who "push the boundaries of contemporary art practice". Bearspace is no stranger to art fairs, having shown at Trajector, Brussels in 2011 and London Art Fair 2013. For 2014 the gallery presents "This Science Life" featuring artists who are meticulous with process, underpinning it with a scientific approach to their method. They are inspired by physics, mathematics, architecture and theory. Each of the artists has an obsession with lines and geometry; the latter is a starting point to artwork. New artists exhibiting in "This Science Life" are: Jennifer Niderhauser Schlup, Lucinda Metcalfe, Ian Chaimberlain, Geoff Diego Litherland and Vicoria Arney. Other artists represented are Anastasia Shin, Cheryl Field, Jane Ward, Jess Littlewood, Reginald S Aloysius, Suzanne Moxhay, David Teather, Ekkehard Altemburger and Maria Mckinney.
Antiknow at Flat Time House 210 Bellenden Rd, London SE15 4BW 29th November 2013 —12th January 2014 (Closed 23 Dec - 1 Jan) Review by Simina Neagu All photographs courtesy of James Price At Flat Time House, the former home and studio of John Latham (1921-2006), one of the most important figures of British conceptualism, Jakob Jakobsen stages a learning-play around the limitations of knowledge production and the knowledge economy. The Danish artist, educator and activist began his project by borrowing John Latham’s ambiguous concept of ‘antiknow’. In 1968, John Latham introduced the term as the title of his course for the Antiuniversity in London, a radical experiment in education. Although Latham only alluded to the idea of ‘antiknow’ as the course most likely never actually took place, Jakobsen set off to expand this vague concept into ideas of counter-discourse, rejection of identification and formlessness. Described as “a pedagogical theatre of unlearning and the limits of knowledge”, the exhibition was developed by the Antiknow Research Group, within the frame of Jakob Jakobsen’s six-month residency at Flat Time House.