Join us to witness a site specific show from one of the World’s foremost performance artists!
The event will be part of the launch evening of visual art festival Deptford X.
“one of the UK’s most captivating performers”
Manick Govinda, artsadmin London
“an amazing performance artist …”
Lois Keidan, Director of the Live Art Development Agency London.
“an iconic performer” Aaron Wright, Director Fierce Festival.
Shaun Caton is one of the UK’s leading, performance artists. In a career spanning 35 years he has performed at many galleries and museums worldwide. In May 2019 he will perform, il giardino grottesco at the Venice Biennale.
At 139artspace Greenwich, he will use the former shop window to create a mysterious performance that unfolds over time, presenting miniature wunderkammers (cabinets of curiosity) and their metamorphic contents to the scrutiny of passersby. He will make tiny drawings of objects inside the cabinets, on found paper and display them within the cabinets and on his person. Using wire and painted, cardboard cut-out totems, people will be encouraged to project light from torches onto him to create amazing shadows. He will use battery powered magnetic tapes played on analogue cassette players fixed to his body to add atmosphere and ambiance to his performance. The concept of a makeshift, mini-museum within the shop window makes for an unusual and developmental performance project by one of the UK’s leading performers.
Continue reading Shaun Caton // NOWHERE/NOW HERE
Barbora’s current body of work ‘At Arm’s Length’ is a personal visual story where she explores themes of intimacy and connection, through collaboration and confrontation in front of and behind the camera.
By taking pictures of both strangers and friends Barbora depicts different forms of intimacy built upon different levels of intensity shared with her subjects. Still-life and portraiture are combined to question the authenticity of intimacy.
‘I have worked to explore the relationship between the subject and the photographer while questioning the authenticity of intimacy that occurs within such an encounter. My artistic intention to portray different levels of intimacy within photography: I.e. intimacy shared with close (familiar) and distant (unfamiliar) subjects. My aim is to show that intimacy as a concept can occur in front of the camera instantly, regardless of what the relationship between the photographer and their subject is. The work At Arm’s Length, is thus my interpretation of intimacy based on my mutual experience with friends and acquaintances.’
Continue reading Barbora Mrazkova // At Arm’s Length
18:30 PM SNARES, Maria Claudia Farina
19:00 PM WALKING THE DAY, Sara Ciuffetta
EXHIBITION DOCUMENTATION Chiara Aronne // ASSISTANT Marlene Müller // TRANSLATOR Valeria Ferrari
Time//process ; giving birth to a project becomes a meeting that wants to create another one.
139 Artspace offers to artists a window-space where to show art to the street 24/7.
4 different poetics, stories and processes which met during the time trying to offer reflections about the courses, about growth, changes, the vital process of connecting in different ways.
The story written by obstacles and walks told from different points of view, by artists which had chosen to work together for that occasion using different mediums, foto,sculpture,performance.
Showing in the window:
Under glass / for two months till to the 27th of july artworks by Maria Claudia Farina, Marco Ciuffetta, Franko B and Sara Ciuffetta.
Continue reading Marco Ciuffetta, Maria Claudia Farina, Franco B, Sara Ciuffetta // TIME / PROCESS
is a documentary based photographer from South-East London.
He makes work about living in London with a particular emphasis on issues concerned with change and belonging.
He has also spent time around the world exploring these ideas in locations such as Nepal and Japan.
Continue reading Tom Delion // A view from Umeda
Holder of a degree in architecture, with a passion for models and utopic cities, through her work Juliette Rault puts on a miniature stage made-up stories about our relationship with religion, popular icons, death, sex and injustices of the world.
Very dramatic, these dioramas deal with serious topics with poetry, humor and false naivety – to better sugar the pill.
For her 139 art space exhibit, she decided to ”get out of her little boxes” to occupy the big case. A transition. Her last stay in London inspired the creation of ”White Riot”, in reference to a Clash song. This immaculate white installation seems very peaceful and discreet at first, but explodes at night.
In London, the artist was seduced by the gap, the crack between the official British society and the profuse alternative culture, which seems to approach some freedom. Freedom of expression, at least.
This counterculture is bubbling under the eye of the Queen, world icon, mother figure, both omnipresent and ghost-like, stuck in her official (ceremonial) role. To a little French girl, this role looks both obsolete and very mysterious.
Continue reading Juliette Rault / White riot (art installation inspired by The Clash)
Piotr Hanzelewicz (Poland, 1978) living in Italy He made several studies and many jobs. Hanzelewicz works on the border that separates transparency from opacity aesthetically as semantically. The raw materials used are idiomatic expressions, habits, conventions. The artistic investigation therefore focused on levels of ambiguity, a hidden meaning, a “double bottom”, a secret passage or a vox media, is a fertile ground to bring ambiguity to its extreme consequences or pointing to a climax or rather a redefinition aware of the significance of the ambiguous object.
If the word is central, it is always a real word, as an agent in shaping the vision of reality or of his perceping.
If reality is “called”, it is formed in a concrete form. Between transparency and opacity moves a disambiguation process that aims to clarify what is complicated, leaving the charm of complexity. While the raw materials lie in the language and its cultural sedimentation, the materials are most often ephemeral and delicate. Tracing papers, transparencies and chalcographic paper to translate opacity, transparency and seriality (where mass production is always strictly made of a recurrence of unique manual). Hanzelewicz works on concepts, relating them to spaces and their history, comparing them to their own experience. As a direct result often produces site-specific works and contest specifc. Continue reading Piotr Hanzelewicz – Meanwhile-regardless ( Tautology and a Tale )
About the artist:
Daniela Zuniga Arancibia was born in Valparaiso in Chile. After finishing her studies in Science, she moved to France and enrolled at ESACM Art School in Clermont-Ferrand. A year of international exchange in Italy and other travels have been a real influence in her work. Since 2015 she has lived in Marseille working in an art collective with 8 other artists. DZA’s work is usually concerned in the making of installations and sculptures but encompasses other media such as video, sound and performance. Working on the perpetuation of gestures as a binding process to the finitude of life, she approaches concepts such as incertitude and the multiplicity of reality, transforming them into a substrate to create aesthetic answers to questions from science and philosophy which stimulate her art practice. These unsettling questions haunt the artist, who tries to recreate new esoteric codes. Through totemic forces and forms, she attempts to exorcize these uncanny metaphysical queries. Baroque formal concepts are influences in the same way as classical concepts, and crisscross her work. The unity formed between perfection and imperfection, the sacred and the pagan guide her path.
Continue reading Daniela Zuniga Arancibia / Falseness as a path to the truth: “It’s all in the eyes”.