Over the past 20 years, Artangel has commissioned and produced projects by around a hundred outstanding contemporary artists, each given the opportunity to imagine and realise something extraordinary. The projects often take the visitor to unfamiliar locations, from underground hangars to abandoned villages, or offer unusual experiences in familiar environments – a terraced house, a busker’s song, or daytime television.
Everything Artangel does is underpinned by the belief that artists can make us see and think about the world in which we live in new and enduring ways.
Interview with Saskia Olde Wolbers at 87 Hackford Road
Artist Saskia Olde Wolbers explored the intertwining stories of the house in London where Vincent van Gogh once lived in a project produced by Artangel -- 'Yes, these Eyes are the Windows' -- open to the public from 3 May to 22 June 2014.
In this video she is interviewed about how the house intrigued her, the stories inherent in a home, and how the installation transformed this terraced property in South London.
Director: Matan Rochlitz
More information: www.artangel.org.uk/projects/2014/yes_these_eyes
Trailer: Saskia Olde Wolbers, Yes, these Eyes are the Windows
Saskia Olde Wolbers: Yes, these Eyes are the Windows (2014)
87 Hackford Road, London SW9 0RE
3 May -- 22 June 2014
Tickets: £9 / 7, booking essential
Why does this house have a blue plaque? One narrative emerges from oral histories and press archives. Another, woven in, exposes the drama inherent in a place rendered extraordinary by its past occupants.
For more information see: http://www.artangel.org.uk/projects/2014/yes_these_eyes
Longplayer conversation 2013: Richard Holloway and Richard Mabey
The 2013 Artangel Longplayer Conversation took place at RIBA, 7pm, 31 October between Richard Mabey and Richard Holloway.
This was filmed by Tim Bedingfield.
Longplayer is a thousand-year long musical composition conceived and composed by Jem Finer. The Longlayer Conversations began with a meeting in 2005 between New York artist and musician Laurie Anderson and Nobel prize-winning author Doris Lessing; they continue to take place in the context of this project.
Watch, listen to or read about previous Artangel Longplayer Conversations here: http://www.artangel.org.uk//projects/2000/longplayer/longplayer_conversations1/longplayer_conversations
Find out more about Longplayer here: http://www.artangel.org.uk//projects/2000/longplayer/about_the_project/about_the_project
Mike Kelley: Going West on Michigan Avenue from Downtown Detroit to Westland (excerpt)
Excerpt from Mike Kelley's 'Going West on Michigan Avenue from Downtown Detroit to Westland' (2010--2011).
Duration of full video: 76:15 min
In 2011, artist Mike Kelley created his public art project. A full-scale replica of the 1950s suburban home in which he grew up was relocated to Detroit city centre in a reversal of the 'white flight' which followed the uprisings known as the '12th Street riot' in 1967.
Three videos chart this voyage. This, the first, follows the replica homestead as it heads west along Michigan Avenue from downtown Detroit towards Westland, the location of the original homestead. Through interviews we meet residents from the wealthy area of Dearborn, the impoverished black neighbourhoods of Inkster and the white working-class outskirts of Wayne and Westland.
Find out more about the work here: http://www.artangel.org.uk/projects/2013/mobile_homestead
The videos here: http://www.artangel.org.uk/projects/2013/mobile_homestead/videos
(c) Estate of Mike Kelley. All rights reserved. Courtesy of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.
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In January 2010, Roger Hiorns' Seizure, an abandoned council flat with an interior entirely coated in blue crystals, closed its doors to the public. The building, near Elephant and Castle in South London, was scheduled for demolition.
In January 2011, weeks before the demolition began, a decision was made to preserve Seizure -- by somehow pushing it out of the flat in which it was created.
From 15 June 2013, the piece is at a new and very different location in Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Info at the Artangel website: artangel.org.uk//projects/2008/seizure/about_the_project/seizure
Party for Freedom: Party for Hire trailer (contains nudity)
PARTY FOR FREEDOM
1 MAY — 22 JUNE 2013
Part travelling troupe, part takeaway delivery service, part bizarre dream, this is a party like no other: a party for hire that costs nothing but demands your full investment.
A project by London-based artist Oreet Ashery, Party for Freedom is a performance and moving-image work for anyone to host and experience. It can take place in any private or public space from a sitting room to an office, a university or nightclub, for a minimum of 10 people. These people could be friends, colleagues or strangers if your party is somewhere public (don't worry, there is help at hand to make sure your event is full and fun).
Exploring trash aesthetics, performances of liberation and the exposure of political ideas around nakedness, Party for Freedom interrogates the visual, cultural and political values of perceived threats to Western freedom.
REMEMBER: FREEDOM IS NOT FREE. BUT IT DOESN'T COST ANYTHING TO HIRE PARTY FOR FREEDOM.
SEND US AN INVITE NOW!
To invite the Party to your venue, visit the Artangel website for instructions and available dates.
Heiner Goebbels: Stifter's Dinge
LONDON: Heiner Goebbels' astonishing Artangel project - a composition for five pianos with no pianists; a performance without performers - is now open at concrete-testing facility Ambika P3. A free-of-charge installation version (until this Sunday 11 November) precedes eight nights of the original performance. www.artangel.org.uk
Ryan Gander: Locked Room Scenario
Ryan Gander: Locked Room Scenario
30 August - 23 October 2011
1 - 3 Wenlock Rd
London N1 7SL
Film by Federico Urdaneta.
At the printers
Artangel's programme for autumn has been printed. Copies are being distributed across London.
Video kindly created by This is Studio.
Music: Tchaikovsky's 6th symphony as performed for 1395 Days Without Red by Šejla Kamerić & Anri Sala in collaboration with Ari Benjamin Myers. www.artangel.org.uk/1395days
Audio Obscura - trailer
by Lavinia Greenlaw
Saturday 2 - Sunday 17 July 2011
Manchester Piccadilly Station
Near Platform 3 (free admission)
Commissioned and produced by Artangel and Manchester International Festival.
Located in Manchester's Piccadilly Station, a place where everyday dramas are constantly acted out, Audio Obscura is an aural version of the camera obscura: a framed and heightened reflection of the passing world, an exploration of the overheard.
For more information, opening times etc:
Conformist: story of a definition
The Concise Dictionary of Dress by Judith Clark and Adam Phillips was at Blythe House, London W14, from 28 April - 27 June 2010. See artangel.org.uk for more.
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