OBSERVER: JOHN LATHAM AND THE DISTANT PERSPECTIVE AT CHELSEA SPACE
6 July–26 July 2019
Private view: Tuesday 9 July 6–8.30pm
16 John Islip St, London SW1P 4JU
Exhibition open Monday – Friday 11am–5pm
For the first time, John Latham is the focus of an exhibition at Chelsea Space. This exhibition presents work by Latham that employs an aerial viewpoint and investigates how the use of this perspective is positioned in his wider thinking
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.
Flat Time House
210 Bellenden Rd
London SE15 4BW
Thursday – Sunday 12–6pm for temporary exhibitions
Open by appointment at all other times – call 0207 207 4845
OFFSITE — FTHO AT LÍTOST, FOAF, PRAGUE
30 August–1 September 2019
Preview: Friday 30 August 4pm
lítost gallery is hosting Flat Time House as part of Friend of a Friend, a collaborative series of exhibitions and public programmes by 21 galleries across 9 Prague spaces.
Flat Time House will be presenting documentation of John Latham's rarely acknowledged 1983 happening Distress Over Parliament alongside work by contemporary artists.
More information to come
VISIONARIES AND THE ART OF PERFORMANCE 62nd Festival of Two Worlds, Spoleto, Italy
28 June–14 July 2019
For the first time Flat Time House is contributing to a display of works by John Latham at the 62nd Festival of Two Worlds, Spoleto, Italy.
The Sir Denis Mahon Charitable Trust, in collaboration with Flat Time House, Richard Saltoun, Ulay Foundation and Age of Future, present 'Visionaries and the Art of Performance', previously on display at Guildhall Art Gallery in London (11 December 2018 – 30 April 2019). Through the work of several artists, the exhibition suggests that visionary qualities are not exclusive to one period or personality, but they are enduring characteristics of artistic creativity.
The exhibition includes work by John Latham, Edward Coley Burne-Jones, William Blake and ULAY amongst others.
The Impossible University
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 — 4 Reflections
by Noa Latham
NOIT is a creative journal published by Flat Time House. Comprising new writing and visual contributions, NOIT explores the theoretical concerns and artwork of John Latham (1921–2006), and their continued relevance.
The fourth edition, NOIT — 4 Reflections, is dedicated to writing by Noa Latham on his father’s art and ideas. It provides one of the most comprehensive overviews of John Latham’s cosmology printed to date and combines a decades long critical investigation into his fathers work with intimate account of their time together.
NOIT — 4 Reflections is in a new larger format and full colour. It is available for £15
AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE NOW from the FTHo website
MACHISMO AT VILLA LONTANA, ROME
25 May – 20 July 2019
FTHo's friends at Villa Lontana present, MACHISMO, the third in a series of contemporary art exhibitions in collaboration with Fondazione Dino ed Ernesta Santarelli’s Collection. The series aims to create fluid platforms of encounter between the sculptures and works from the collection with contemporary art practices.
Curated by Jo Melvin and Vittoria Bonifati.