STRANGE LOOP Curated by Ben Crothers and Phillip McCrilly
02 - 25 May 2013 Project Space
Strange Loop explores the complex relationship between past, present and future, examining how the context in which we live determines our interpretation of history and our perception of the future. The works in the exhibition challenge and explore the ways in which we remember, re-imagine, reinterpret, re-enact, revisit and repress past events, demonstrating that history can be approached just as fluidly as our imagined futures. We are urged to question how human memory affects our perception of personal and global histories and the impact that this has on future events.
Within this, Strange Loop also considers artists, works and subject matter which are somehow out of place within their own contexts. Whether expatriates, beings from another planet or concepts within alternate realities, the lines between fact and fiction, past, present and future all become distorted, blurred or challenged. Anachronisms, inaccuracies and disproved theories abound in the coming together of multiple temporalities which create uncertainty as to where beginning, middle and end exist, if at all.
The exhibition features works by: Amanda Beech; Cliff Chiang; EASTERJESUS PRODUCTIONS (Stine Omar and Max Boss); Simon Fujiwara; Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff; Pil and Galia Kollectiv; Beth Lau; and Ryan Moffett.
2 May – 8 June 2013 The Forum for Alternative Belfast Gallery 1 & 2
The Golden Thread Gallery invites you to get a bird’s eye view of your city. Belfast/ a method is an exhibition by The Forum for Alternative Belfast, a community interest company that campaigns for a more connected built environment for the city of Belfast, and its people.
This is the first 3 dimensional model to be built of the city. A team of five “mini builders” are working at accurately depicting the city's buildings at a scale of 1.500, making Belfast City Hall become the same height as cup of tea.
The team have surveyed each and every building and created a large scale wooden model with the help of the FabLab, Queens University Belfast and the University of Ulster.
As the model grows people will be able to see their neighbourhood in relation to the city centre where vacant sites are highlighted in bright red. For the first time the challenges and opportunities in repairing our city can be clearly seen.
The model becomes a vital resource, setting a long term vision for the city.
Belfast / a method, exhibition has a full programme of events that will inform and inspire, government decision makers, planners and the people who use the city every day. Join in!
Talks Programme Every Thursday 1pm – 2pm in the gallery. 9th May : Mapping the City – forum illustrate maps and analysis 16th May : The inner city as a place to live, commentators debate the issues 23rd May : City Neighbourhoods the current condition, invited community leaders discuss 30th May : IBBelfast The International dimension 6th June : Summerschool 2013 ‘Why are there no trees?‘ Introduction to the August Summerschool June : ‘How do we restitich the city?’ Belfast City Councillors invited to give their visions. date to be agreed
All talks are free and tea and coffee will be provided, places are limited so please RSVP to book your place to email@example.com. All Welcome.
For further Information about the Forum for Alternative Belfast got to – w: www.forumbelfast.org or fb: facebook.com/pages/forum-for-alternative-belfast
Icelandic nature is prominent in Eliasson's work, and his artistic relationship with it often involves collection or documentation that is scientific in tone. The country becomes a sensory laboratory where ideas can be developed and evolved into art, as evidenced in the multiple photographic series that would seem to witness a near compulsive need for collecting.
TAKA ISHII GALLERY, Tokyo presents NOBUYOSHI ARAKI - EroReal
7 June - 27 July 2013
Magazine pin-ups aren't interesting, are they? Especially now that they're shot digitally, they lack eroticism. They're doing it wrong. That's why I had to come in. It's not about an ambiance or concept; it's about being real. Not realism, but real?ero-real. I have to say it straight. It's not about nudity; clothed subjects can be erotic.
The approach, London presents JACK LAVENDER - Dreams Chunky
6 June - 28 July 2013
Jack Lavender draws from a world of mass-produced objects, transforming their singular banality through their composition within such structures as grids and metal armatures. Sitting between the disciplines of painting, sculpture and collage, Lavender brings different elements together to create a new entity.