18 June–2 July 2020 OPENS ONLINE 18 June 5–7pm
Over the past term students on the BA (Hons) Design for Art Direction course at London College of Communication have been engaged in research about work in relation to the legacies of Flat Time House, John Latham and the Artist Placement Group (APG). Works included in this online exhibition consider various questions surrounding labour conditions such as feminised labour, disembodied communication, social exclusion and the overproduction of content.
OPEN CALL: DELTA (Δ) RESEARCH PLACEMENT
Deadline 20 July 2020
The Delta (Δ) Research Placement is open to artists to undertake a period of remote research with the John Latham Archive and to develop a digital project for a new experimental online platform for FTHo.
Two selected artists will each be offered a fee of £1000. Artists should be able to undertake research in August and September with the aim of a digital outcome able to launch online in October or November.
We accept applications from artists based in the UK and internationally. We are keen to receive applications from artists who live outside of Greater London, or can otherwise outline why they may find it difficult to access the physical archive at FTHo either due to access needs, caring responsibilities or other reasons that can be expressed in the application.
July 2020 – February 2021
Flat Time House in partnership with Up Projects is pleased to announce the 2020–21 cohort who will be participating in Constellations, a development programme that supports UK-based artists to explore socio-political issues, community-oriented practice, and public contexts.
Following an overwhelming number of applicants to the open call, all of an incredibly high standard, the nine artists who have been selected to participate in the programme are Adam Moore, Hussina Raja, Lady Kitt, Niki Colclough, Mark Bleakley, Sophie Seita, Tom Pope, Winnie Herbstein and Youngsook Choi.
FTHo Currently Closed to Public Until Further Notice
Flat Time House is currently closed in response to the current public health situation. FTHo staff are working remotely so please continue to direct any enquiries to us over email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Flat Time House (FTHo) was the studio home of John Latham (1921-2006), recognised as one of the most significant and influential British post-war artists. In 2003, Latham declared the house a living sculpture, naming it FTHo after his theory of time, ‘Flat Time’. Until his death, Latham opened his door to anyone interested in thinking about art. It is in this spirit that Flat Time House opened in 2008 as a gallery with a programme of exhibitions and events exploring the artist's practice, his theoretical ideas and their continued relevance. It also provides a centre for alternative learning, which includes the John Latham archive, and an artist's residency space.
Thursday – Sunday 12–6pm for temporary exhibitions
Open by appointment at all other times – call 0207 207 4845
BARBARA STEVENI NEW WEBSITE
14 May 2020
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Barbara Steveni Website. Barbara Steveni (1928–2020) conceived of the conceptually and politically driven art organisation Artist Placement Group (APG) in 1965, and established it a year later with John Latham, Barry Flanagan, David Hall, Anna Ridley, Jeffrey Shaw and others.
The website brings together for the first time resources around Barbara’s life and work, including information about her home and her archive, and her activity with Artist Placement Group (APG) and its later iterations Organisation + Imagination (O+I) and the Incidental Unit (IU).
Time and Eternal Life Organised by Sir Denis Mahon Foundation at Cromwell Place
28 September–15 November 2020
Flat Time House is pleased to support their partner The Sir Denis Mahon Foundation for the exhibition Time and Eternal Life at Cromwell Place, London, which includes a display of works by John Latham and Alberto Burri as part of the wider exhibition.
The exhibition, produced in collaboration with Bowman Sculpture, Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Lisson Gallery, Robilant + Voena and Royal Museums Turin, spans over five millennia, exploring the concept of Time and of Eternal life from Antiquity to the Modern Era. This immense period is divided into three chapters, each a chronological step forward.
SIR DENIS MAHON ESSAY PRIZE 2020
Deadline 4 September 2020
The Sir Denis Mahon Foundation awards The Sir Denis Mahon Essay Prize of £2,000 for an essay of distinction which reflects Sir Denis Mahon’s studies, research and interests.
Whilst Sir Denis Mahon focused on the 17th century period and especially on the work of Guercino, Carracci, Caravaggio and Nicolas Poussin, his much wider range of art historical interests included the 15th and 16th centuries, and also certain key modern and contemporary artists. Sir Denis was a contemporary and a friend of Graham Sutherland, Stanley Spencer, Henry Moore, Eduardo Paolozzi, Giorgio Morandi and he much admired their work. Of the contemporary artists, he particularly liked the post-war avant-garde conceptual British artists, as well as David Hockney, Grayson Perry and others. Essays are welcomed on any of these aspects and artists including the contemporary ones.
The prize is open to undergraduates or post graduate students aged 30 years or below
Conservation work to FTHo’s Face sculpture
Seventeen years to the day since the Flat Time House’s famous Face sculpture was completed, the work has been de-installed for extensive conservation work.
FTHo RENOVATION by EBBA ARCHITECTS
We are excited to announce the commencement of an ambitious new development of the Flat Time House site including new studios and an education space. We are working with EBBA Architects to renovate the outbuildings of Flat Time House, which comprise a former Victorian stable and a garage space attached to the building and leading to FTHo’s garden.
The Impossible University
Meetings Postponed Until Further Notice
After some years of nomadic existence, The Impossible University are taking up residence at Flat Time House from the autumn of 2019. We will continue to gather in the insistent and determined spirit of an anti-institution as a place of exchange and camaraderie that might lead to new ways of working or producing.
NOIT — 5 Bodies as in Buildings
NOIT — 5: bodies as in buildings is a collection of essays, short stories, and images exploring what happens when the domestic, the home, and the body are alienated from their most basic associations and given new ones. In these works, the threshold between house and street, the distinction between the public and private, becomes porous and inexhaustibly complex. NOIT — 5 features works by students from the MA Writing Programme at the Royal College of Art and an afterword by Brian Dillon.