OFFER FOR SALE
14 September–20 October 2019 Preview: Friday 13 September 6.30–8.30pm
Offer for Sale is an exhibition that looks at John Latham’s conceptual understanding of art and economics shaped by his involvement in the Artist Placement Group. Central to the exhibition is a reconstruction of the previously lost seminal work Offer for Sale (1974).
Offer for Sale is a radical proposal, a financial report detailing the activities of the Artist Placement Group and presented to the Arts Council on the occasion of the 1971–72 Hayward Gallery exhibition inn7o – Art & Economics. It was then represented for exhibition as a display structure at The Gallery, London in 1974 with the support of the then artist-directors, Nicholas Wegner and Vaughan Grylls.
Using original archival documents and artworks, this exhibition contextualises this artwork within Latham’s understanding of economics including exposition on the alternative to pound sterling ‘unit of attention’ Latham designated as ‘delta’ (Δ).
Environment and Industry: A Conversation Between Curator Esther Moerdler and Artists Katy Connor and Andrea Khôra
Thursday 19 September 7–9pm
How do we start to rethink how we approach discussing climate change, and consider issues of timeliness, urgency, and ethics? This conversation will explore how artists and curators are reflecting on and reacting to the climate crisis.
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
Saturday 19 October 12–4pm
A one day event focusing on contemporary artists’ engagement with the Five Sisters’ Bings and specifically Latham's approach to site from above as manifested in his 1975–76 APG placement with the Scottish Development Office. With contributions from Joy Sleeman, Katherine Jackson, Nicky Bird and Onya McCausland.
OFFSITE — Distress Over Parliament FTHO AT LÍTOST, FOAF, PRAGUE
30 August–15 October 2019
Athanasios Argianas, John Baldessari, Julius Heinemann, John Latham & Rachel Reupke
Preview: Friday 30 August 4pm
Exhibtion open: Tuesday – Saturday 1–7pm
Vlkova 23, Žižkov, Prague, Czech Republic
distress over parliament
to mark the occasion of its assent to acts of official censorship, conversion and contempt of truth, the bearing of false witness and assassination by stealth under cover of Royal Charter…
will take place during Sunday, 1st May, 1983
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 four other contemporary artists.
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