• Losing the Village

    with Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings

    03.06.2017
    To accompany the exhibition, Perverts, Cell Project Space has invited artists, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings to work with Step Foward, an LGBTQ youth group based in Tower Hamlets. 
     
    Losing the Village draws on Quinlan & Hastings’ practice as a vehicle to explore the multi-disciplinary acts of work and a relation to common themes, which surround the exhibition. Working inside the exhibition’s new reading room, the workshop will respond to issues affecting LGBTQ youth in London today and the disappearance of the queer space through gentrification. Taking David Wojnarowicz’s graphic novel ‘7 Miles a Second’ and a brief history of queer counter culture as a starting point, the artists will introduce the format of graphic novels and comic strips to combine personal/ embodied experience and fictional narrative with a critical perspective.
     
    Framed by Quinlan and Hastings own project, the ‘UK Gay Bar Directory’, and the artworks exhibited in Perverts, the workshop will incorporate creative drawing and collage to create personal comic strip narratives to reflect upon the groups’ relationship with public space. 
     
    Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings live and work in London. They are currently exhibiting their solo show ‘Fuck Me On The Middle Walk’ at Truth and Consequences, Geneva. Other recent projects include the ‘UK Gay Bar Directory’, a moving image archive of gay bars in the UK, was commissioned and shown at Somerset House, London as part of the group exhibition ‘Utopian voices Here & Now’, the work will be shown at the Walker Gallery, Liverpool and Birmingham Museum of Art later this year. The duo's ongoing live event series @Gaybar has been recently shown at Arcadia Missa, New York and at the David Roberts Art Foundation, London. 
     
    Co-ordinated by Rachael Davies.
    For further details contact: rachael@cellprojects.org
     
    Image credits: 'Born this way' by Rosie Hastings & Hannah Quinlan, courtesy of Truth and Consequences. 
     
    Developed with the generous support of The Arts Council England. 
     
     
     
  • Reading Pleasure

    Alex Baczynski-JenkinsZuzanna BartoszekJuliana Huxtable

    Performance & Readings

    18.05.2017
    6pm-9pm
     
    In conjunction with the current show Perverts, Cell Project Space will host an evening of performances and readings by Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Zuzanna Bartoszek and Juliana Huxtable on May 18th. 
     
    At various times over the duration of the evening, Baczynski-Jenkins’ choreography Federico (2015) will be performed throughout the gallery. The piece choreographs touching hands between two performers (Nick Finegan and Owen Ridley-DeMonick). 
     
    Zuzanna Bartoszek and Juliana Huxtable will separately present a performative reading addressing the show's content from their most recent work.
     
     
    Alex Baczynski-Jenkins works with choreography and performance. His practice is concerned with the mediation and politics of affect and embodiment. Recent presentations include: Swiss Institute, Palais de Tokyo, The Chisenhale, David Roberts Art Foundation, Delfina Foundation, Basel Liste, Block Universe, Home Works; Beirut, Whitechapel Gallery and the Sophiensaele Theatre. He is also co-founder of the artist-run project space Kem in Warsaw.
     
    Zuzanna Bartoszek is a poet and artist who lives and works in Warsaw. Recent projects include: 'Ministry of Internal Affairs' at Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw and 'Moloch' at Galeria ON. In 2016 Diastra published Bartoszek's poetry collection 'Niebieski Dwor/Blue Court'.
     
    Juliana Huxtable, based in New York City, works as artist, DJ and model. Huxtable's work was featured in the 2015 Triennial, 'Surround Audience' at the New Museum, New York, 2015, and 'Performa 15' commissioned by MoMA, PS1. Recent exhibitions include 'A Split During Laughter at the Rally', Reena Spaulings; 'Visible Architectures: Three Evenings of Performative Poetry Readings', Artists Space, NYC and 'The Berlin Biennial', KW Institute, Berlin.
     
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    Developed with the generous support of The Arts Council England. 
     
  • Step Into Spring

    Jenna Bliss & Gili Tal

    22.06.201706.08.2017
    Private View Wednesday 21st June 2017, 6-9pm
     
    Cell Project Space is pleased to announce a two person show by Jenna Bliss (New York) and Gili Tal (London). 
     
    Step into Spring commissions a new series of videos and site specific sculptures. Taking the idea of common rooms as their point of departure, (or, as a point just prior to entering the world of production) Bliss and Tal will work both collaboratively and individually to think through the relationship between the commodification of the commons and of social groups, their exhaustion and the pervasive fantasy of exit.
     
     
    Gili Tal (b.1983) is an artist based in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Jenny’s, LA; Goton, Paris; Vilma Gold, London; Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn; Sandy Brown, Berlin; and Life Gallery, London. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including Glasgow International, Glasgow; Kunstverein München, Munich; and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City.
     
    Jenna Bliss (b. 1984, Yonkers, New York) is a filmmaker and artist based in New York. Her videos and performances have been shown at Raven Row, London; The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; CAGE, New York; Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh; W139, Amsterdam; South London Gallery, London; and Midway Contemporary Art Center, Minneapolis. She is currently at Whitney Independent Study Program in New York.
     
     
    Developed with the generous support of The Arts Council England, Cockayne and the London Community Foundation.