AND WHAT CAN WE SAY TO BE GOING ON NOW…? Open by appointment
1 October–20 November 2020
Flat Time House re-opens with a selection of works by John Latham that reflect on a period of action, political critique and protest untaken by the artist in the mid to late 1980s. Using archival material and artworks from the John Latham Archive and the John Latham Foundation collection we can consider his sometimes audacious intent, with the knowledge of outcomes, at times ineffectual or unnoticed.
John Latham: Now Forget Everything You Ever Knew ONLINE EXHIBITION
Preview on Zoom: Thursday 1 October 2020, 4pm BST
Now Forget Everything You Ever Knew is an online exhibition that starts from an untitled, undated poem written by John Latham. Latham’s elusive text speaks to a process of unlearning, through an exploration of language that attempts to interrogate received knowledge. In correspondence with such ideas, Ifeanyi Awachie, Anna Barham and Noa Latham have been invited to respond to John Latham’s writing through the lens of poetics, time and politics. The exhibition, John Latham: Now Forget Everything You Ever Knew presents the poem’s archival document in an interactive pdf format. Through distinct hyperlinked words and punctuation (‘became’, ‘–’, ‘different’) across the text, viewers will be directed to contributions by the invited participants.
DELTA (Δ) RESEARCH PLACEMENT ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT
Following an open call, Flat Time House is delighted to announce that the recipients of The Delta (Δ) Research Placement will be Madyha J. Leghari, Padraig Robinson and Diagram Research Group (DRG). The artists are currently undertaking remote research with the John Latham Archive to develop digital projects which will launch this autumn on a new experimental online platform for FTHo. The season will begin with a series of online events hosted by Diagram Research Group (DRG).
Diagram Research Group
Fridays from 16th October to 6th November
The first outcome from the Delta Research Placement, is a series of events organised by the Diagram Research Group (DRG) after extensive remote research of the John Latham Archive.
The DRG will conduct four illustrated discussions that explore their interests in diagrams in relation to FTHo and the archive and practice of John Latham. DRG will research Flat Time and Latham’s ideas concerning the unification of scientific and artistic bodies of knowledge and the primacy of time and event (rather than space and matter).
Each session will be led by one member of the group who will initiate conversations engendering dialogical association and abductive reasoning, whereby images will be discussed and hypothesis presented. Each session will be accompanied by a picture wall of images and diagrams referenced in the discussions and a portfolio of diagrams generated by DRG in response to them.
Outcomes will be available to view via the new FTHo digital platform, to be announced soon.
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
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Independent curator and writer Jes Fernie is developing an archive of public art works that have been destroyed over the last century through fear, boredom, rage, greed, decay and love. She is looking for examples to document in the archive, which will launch online early next year.
Time and Eternal Life Organised by Sir Denis Mahon Foundation at Cromwell Place
5 October–22 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.
Memory Game at Villa Lontana, Rome
25 September–21 November 2020
Private View: Thursday 24 September 2020, 12–7pm
We are delighted that John Latham is included in the exhibition Memory Game at Villa Lontana, Rome.
Tauba Auerbach, Cyprien Gaillard, Susan Hiller, Thomas Hutton, John Latham, Charlotte Moth, Rosalind Nashashibi + Lucy Skaer, Olu Ogunnaike, Giorgio Orbi, Andrés Saenz De Sicilia + Emiddio Vasquez, Edoardo Servadio, Joëlle Tuerlinckx.
Opening hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11am—6pm or by appointment.
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.
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.