Red, Green and Yellow Tim Head, Julius Heinemann, John Latham, Bob Law, Liliane Lijn and Wolfgang Tillmans
28 April–29 May 2022 Preview: Thursday 28 April 6–8pm
Red, Green and Yellow is the second in an ambitious trilogy of exhibitions produced in a collaboration between Flat Time House (FTHo) and the Roberts Institute of Art (RIA). Each exhibition explores a different facet of the complex network of ideas and relationships surrounding John Latham’s work in dialogue with important works from the David and Indrė Roberts Collection. Part II of the trilogy builds from Latham’s vivid spray-painted work Red, Green and Yellow (1967) which is presented alongside minimal and conceptual works by Liliane Lijn, Tim Head, Bob Law and Wolfgang Tillmans. These works all experiment with light, space and duration and resonate with Latham’s belief in reflective and intuitive modes of working. A new work has been commissioned in response to the exhibition by Berlin-based artist Julius Heinemann whohas devised a new installation specially conceived for the space.
Gone Fishing Boyle Family, John Latham, Marlie Mul and Damien Roach
16 June–17 July 2022 Opening Thursday 16 June 6–8pm
Gone Fishing is the third in an ambitious trilogy of exhibitions produced in collaboration between Flat Time House (FTHo) and the Roberts Institute of Art (RIA). Each exhibition explores a different facet of the complex network of ideas surrounding John Latham’s work in dialogue with important works from the David and Indrė Roberts Collection. The final part of the trilogy expands from the relationship between Latham and Boyle Family, drawing on both artists’ pioneering work in understanding sculpture as conceptual art and central participation in the cross-pollination of popular culture and the avant-garde. Significant works from both artists are presented alongside sculptures by contemporary artist Marlie Mul and a newly commissioned audio installation by Damien Roach.
Constellations ° Assemblies Online Event Programme
Taking place between March and November 2022, Constellations ° Assemblies are series of free online events curated and delivered by UP Projects in partnership with Flat Time House and Liverpool Biennial. The events are open to all artists, curators and practitioners active and/or interested in the expanded field of public art.
Constellations ° Cohort Announcement
The Constellations ° Cohort is a group of artists, curators, producers, and practitioners active and/or interested in the expanded field of public art. The cohort will take part in Constellations, a free, nine month learning and development programme, curated and delivered by UP Projects, working in partnership with Flat Time House and Liverpool Biennial. By ‘the expanded field of public art’, we mean the work that happens at the intersection of contemporary art and culture, social practice, and the public realm.
We are pleased to announce this years cohort are Amina Lawal Agoro, Benedict Rutherford, Jordan Rowe, Kate Mahony, Laura Eldret, Manon Awst, Monica Tolia, Nisha Duggal, Rebecca Moss and Taey Iohe.
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 – Saturday 12–6pm for temporary exhibitions
Open by appointment at all other times – call 0207 207 4845
WATCH NOW: THE JOHN LATHAM ARCHIVE AT FLAT TIME HOUSE
6 January 2022
Art360 have made a short film introducing the John Latham Archive. This film marks the completion of an ambitious five year project making photographic material from the archive fully accessible for the first time.
These materials were digitised, catalogued and re-housed by Flat Time House archives assistant Sarah Millet, with funding by Art360 and additional support from the John Latham Foundation.
/origin\forward/slash\ is the infrathin banner under which, behind which and through which a band of artists and philosophers are exploring their mutual fascinations and antagonisms with Martin Heidegger’s essay The Origin of the Work of Art (1950).
Currently on a remote placement due to Covid 19, the group have extended John Latham’s body-based floor plan of Flat Time House with an additional virtual room, ‘the other hand.’ Here they co-habit from time to time, using the web interface as a way of experimenting with formats for visual and verbal thinking together and adding victuals to their archive cabinet.
The /origin\forward/slash\ group are Steven Claydon (Independent), Marie Hay (De Montfort University), Sacha Golob (Kings College, London), Jo Malt (Kings College, London), Hester Reeve (Sheffield Hallam University), Mark Titmarsh (University of Technology, Sydney), Georgios Tsagdis (Leiden University | Erasmus University Rotterdam). This project is lead by Hester Reeve (Reader in Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University) in association with The Centre for Philosophy and Visual Arts (Kings College London).
The /origin\forward/slash\ group will host a live online event in June 2021 and launch an exhibition at Flat Time House in 2022.