Sung Tieu | Formative Years On Dearth
Organised with Parrhesiades
Join us for the launch event: Saturday 20 April 2019 6-9pm
Continues to: 11 May
Sung Tieu has collated, staged and reinterpreted a selection of material from extensive research of the John Latham archive. Selected documents mesh and interweave Tieu’s personal histories with those of John Latham creating a visual essay throughout Flat Time House. This intuitive personal account uses Latham’s voice to entangle the private and the personal with global social and financial narratives.
Formative Years On Dearth acts as the inauguration of our partner Parrhesiades, a multi-platform project for artists working with language, either written, spoken or otherwise performed.
The project takes place over three physical venues in Camberwell and Peckham. These are identified as The Yard, The Room and The Institution. The work also appears online.
The Yard and The Room are walking distance from FTHo and open from 12-6pm.
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, UK
Thurs - Sun 12-6pm for temporary exhibitions
Open by appointment at all other times - call 0207 207 4845
Annika Kahrs | Limited edition artwork | Introductory Offer
Annika Kahrs one point eight billion years (score), 2019
Special Introductory Price - £200
On the occasion of the billion year spree, Annika Kahrs has created a hand painted edition for Flat Time House which you can buy now. The work recreates in spray paint the waveform of the moment of detection of gravitational waves at the LIGO laboritory in 2015. Painted on raincoat faric, the work is intended to be used as a table cloth or wall hung. Edition of 20.
CONSTELLATIONS 2019-20 - ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT
We are thrilled to announce our Constellations 2019/20 artists! The selected group of 8 artists from across the UK will come together, collaborate and experiment with models of co-creation and social practice. The artists joining Constellations for the period April 2019 - January 2020 are: Angharad Davies, Katie Fiore, Miki Holloway, Dunya Kalantery, Hannah Kemp-Welch, Edwin Mingard, Mai Omer and Amanda Ramasawmy.
Constellations is a research and development programme for artists who are working with socio-political issues, community-oriented practice and/or public contexts. The programme supports artists who are interested in further developing their practice, collaborating with others, and accessing new networks, with the opportunity to study and research at Flat Time House between monthly workshop sessions.
INCIDENTAL FUTURES at Eastside Projects, Birmingham
Thursday 18 April 6.30–8.30pm
This incidental meeting at Eastside Projects, Birmingham is part of a seven-city UK tour in association with Flat Time House to explore the long term impact of the radical work of Artist Placement Group (1960-70s). In this context, the term ‘incidental’ refers to activities without a predetermined intention. The only item on the agenda of incidental meetings is the unfinished business of Artist Placement Group and its commitment to placing artists beyond the worlds of art, thereby interrupting norms in law, health, industry, education, administration and more.
February - September 2019
The Incidental Unit touring programme: Incidental Futures is the first public programme organised by Incidental Unit and will explore the ongoing relevance of the Artist Placement Group’s ways of working by hosting six public meetings led by artists at public institutions in Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle.
Through ‘incidental meetings’ IU will invite participants to join these public events, hosted by a commissioned artist local to the venue. Calling upon anyone to share thoughts and practice to continue researching the impact of APG and O+I today, in both the programme and online in the IU Directory. This programme aims to collect material, facilitate conversation and inspire action.
These events will be followed by a large-scale public gathering of 100+ artistic practitioners in London at South London Gallery with special contributions from The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) of the University of Westminster. An online resource will disseminate collected outcomes from the programme.
2.00pm Saturday 18th May - Spike Island, Bristol
2.00pm Saturday 1st June - Baltic39, Newcastle
6.30pm Thursday 20th June - Manchester Art Gallery
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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.
Visions and Visionaries Guildhall Art Gallery, London
11 December 2018–30 April 2019
Visions and Visionaries opening on the 11th December at Guildhall Art Gallery presents John Latham alongside a host of other visionary artists. included are Sir John Gilbert’s depiction of two knights ambushed by fairies in a moon-lit forest, Marcello Pecchioli’s ‘Alien Priest’, and John Latham’s experimental screen print, NO IT, 1967. These works are presented together alongside work by Edward Burne-Jones, currently, the subject of a major exhibition at Tate Britain; Dante Gabriel Rossetti; John Everett Millais; and Turner Prize-winning ceramicist, Grayson Perry.
Free entry. Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard, London, EC2V 5AE
ON AIR tours Flat Time House with Gareth Bell-Jones
ON AIR is a series of podcasts presented by Hana Noorali for Lisson Gallery to engage and disseminate the music, poetry, creative writing, radio plays and composition of their gallery artists.
The fifth episode of the podcast 'ON AIR' joins curator Gareth Bell Jones on an audio tour of Flat Time house, the former studio and home of John Latham (1921-2006) located at 210 Bellenden Road, Peckham, London.
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