Located in a converted 1930s veneer factory near Victoria Park this not-for-profit space has an established reputation for recognising new talent and for hosting ambitious new works and installations. Chisenhale Gallery commissions up to five shows a year by emerging and under-represented artists, alongside interim events, offisite public projects and programmes for young people. Artists who have worked with the gallery include Rachel Whiteread, Cornelia Parker, Paul Noble and Pablo Bronstein.
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Paul Maheke’s first major UK exhibition will look at these themes through the lens of power structures, magic and the cosmos. Maheke, whose work addresses western representations of black queerness, will pull these themes together using performance, video...Contemporary art Until Sunday June 10 2018
The exhibition hall of Chisenhale Gallery gets converted into a moving image exhibition by Banu Cennetoğlu, an Istanbul-based artist interested in memory, archive and the sharing of information. Fiercely political and contemporary,Cennetoğlu's ongoing...Contemporary art Friday June 29 2018 - Sunday August 26 2018
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s conceptual, politically focused work has been gaining momentum for some time. Hamdan, who makes his work between Beirut and Berlin tackles a range of issues, usually through installation. This show is attempting to break down how...Contemporary art Friday September 14 2018 - Sunday December 9 2018
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Thanks for the review. This would have passed me by otherwise. I love the idea.
To be a Grumpy Old Man for a moment and risk sounding ungrateful, I was overwhelmed by the generosity but underwhelmed by the lack of imagination of the presents for my 50th birthday (Chris not included - thanks for the Chateau Musar) so at 51 I bought myself Tate, RA and British Museum memberships. For the last three years I've been late in, had long lunchtimes and left early to get to galleries during the week, occasionally taken my boss to members' previews and had a standing date with an old colleague to the RA Summer Ex opening. Of course I go back at weekends to enjoy as much as I can at that time. Chatting to one of the guards at Tate Britain last Bank Holiday at the Conceptual Art show, he recommended that I take two oranges rather than one as they were particularly juicy and well worth having. He wasn't wrong.
Out of necessity, I squeeze a lot of my art-going into snatched minutes or hours during the week. I applaud Maria Eichhorn for her statement.