Kira Simon-Kennedy will be joining curator Rachel Marsden, exhibiting artist Sam Curtis, and Eisler Curator & Head of Curatorial Studies, Daniel F Herrmann in a discussion on the pros and cons of residencies.
A dynamic evening of performance by London Open 2015 artists follows, including choreographic work by Alex Baczynski-Jenkins; a restaging of Corpus Sonus (2012) by Sam Belinfante, with Musarc Choir; a hypnotic event conceived especially by Salvatore Arancio; and works activated throughout the exhibition spaces.
"The London Open 2015 is the Whitechapel Gallery triennial exhibition. Sculpture, painting, performance, moving image, photography, printmaking and many other media and practices showcase some of the most dynamic work being made across the capital in 2015.
Manual labour and the ways we work is a theme investigated throughout the exhibition. A number of artists use more traditional techniques such as painting and photography whilst others use more unconventional methods from bricklaying to using panes of glass in their practice to explore the world today. The exhibition includes a fully functioning fishmonger’s counter in the galleries by multi-media Sam Curtis, a brick sculpture built on site by artist Demelza Watt’s father and a tense video work by Nelmarie du Preez of a robotic arm programmed by the artist to stab a knife between her fingers."
Tickets available here.