Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Mika Rottenberg, Nottingham Contemporary.

05 May 2012 - 01 Jul 2012

The first major UK exhibition of Mika Rottenberg’s arresting and comically disturbing video works will be shown in three of our four galleries. Visitors will view them in specially created installations which create conditions as claustrophobic and absurd as those endured by the women workers she portrays.
Her videos explore labour – particularly repetitive women’s work. Her glamorous and oddly erotic workers are squeezed into sweatshops – often literally. Bodily fluids are sometimes part of the production process, where lo-fi machinery and Heath Robinson-like contraptions produce uncertain goods.
Rottenberg’s work plays with the manufactured aesthetic of the beauty salon – hair, nails, bellies, bums and breasts become autonomous objects. Her models are often out of the ordinary, such as the formidable Queen Raqui and the statuesque erotic model Bunny Glamazon. Rottenberg is interested in the dynamic between the exhibitionist and the voyeur. Her art works hint at power relations and reversals. A self-avowed feminist, she has said her work started with Marx.

Mika Rottenberg was born in 1976 in Buenos Aires and now lives in New York.

Crocodiles With a Second Skin Thrash at Over+Out, Lincoln, May 2012

Crocodiles With a Second Skin Thrash

  • Over+Out, Lincoln, Unit 1, Old Bargate Works, Milton Street, LN5 8PU
  • Hosted in the artist run space at Over+Out, Lincoln, Crocodiles with a Second Skin Thrash, is an exhibition that explores the re-use of existing material within an artist’s practice. This material is specific and highly loaded, being either that of existing artworks by the artist or incorporating the work of other artists into new artwork.
    Private View 10th May 6-8pm
    Show continues 11 – 25th May 2012
    Open Fri + Sat, 10am – 4pm (by appointment at other times
    Curated by Andrew Bracey and Kate Buckley.

    Chris Bagnall
    Nathan Baxter
    Andrew Bracey
    Kate Buckley
    Joana Cifre Cerda
    Fiona Curran
    Thomas Cuthbertson
    Laura Dodgson
    Cinema Elective- Rebecca Steward and Thomas Went
    Dave Griffiths
    Toby Huddlestone
    Peter Lamb
    Ross Oliver
    David Osbaldeston
    Aislinn Ritchie
    Alec Shepley
    Emily Speed

Alec Shepley

Joana Cifre Cerda/ Laura Dodgson

Toby Huddlestone

 Fiona Curran

Aislinn Ritchie

Peter Lamb

Emily Speed

Chris Bagnall

Cinema Elective- Rebecca Steward and Thomas Went

Kate Buckley/ Ross Oliver

Thursday, 3 May 2012

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Fiona Curran
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James Hopkins
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Amelia Beavis-Harris
Emma Stark

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Pilgrimage of the fool
Agnes Nedregard

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Monday, 30 April 2012

Marcia Farquhar- Mind Your Heads at Mistaken Presence, Greyfriars

Exhibition runs until June. Is open 

Thursday-Saturday 11-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm

Three conjoined wheelie bins will occupy the Greyfriars friary throughout Marcia Farquhar’s exhibition Mind your Heads. Nomadically manoeuvring throughout the friary these ominous yet familiar structures will, on designated occasions, be activated by the artist as she conducts a three-way dispute between herselves. As well as hosting the divided self these makeshift pulpits will provide spaces from which three ideologically opposed speakers will move further and closer to each other in space, time and paradoxical speech.

Previous work has seen orator and artist Marcia Farquhar turn skips into lecture theatres, perform one-woman Punch and Judy shows, and in her work 'the omnibus' has spoken for thirty hours continuously. The Horse is a Noble Animal at Tatton Park Biennial 2010 saw Farquhar comment on class, sex and equine history from atop a high (rocking) horse, whilst other works have involved misled tours of stately homes and tenements, fighting with her own shadow and berating an egg.