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
Launch Party for Legsicon By Laure Prouvost
Friday 21 June 6.30–9pm
Flat Time House is excited to host the summer solstice launch party for Laure Prouvost’s new book Legsicon, published by Book Works and M HKA. Legsicon delves into the philosophical depths of the artist’s practice, through the familiar, if transformed, format of a lexicon, to portray the work of an artist developing complex thought through artistic languages. Deviating from a typical monograph, Legsicon functions as a sort of dictionary, exploring and expanding on thirty-six notions in Prouvost’s work, with each incorporating a commissioned text, new drawings created by the artist and selected documentation of her related works.
Before his death, Laure worked for several years in the house as John Latham’s assistant here at Flat Time House.
There will be readings from the book starting at 7.30pm, by Laure Prouvost, and Paul Buck, Melissa Gronlund, Nav Haq, Elisa Kay, Barbara Stevini, Maija Timonen, and Mark Webber.
Drinks will be served
Please RSVP through eventbrite here
CONSTELLATIONS AT ART NIGHT 2019
Saturday 22 June 5–11pm at Gasholder Park Kings Cross, London N1C 4AB
Amanda Ramasawmy, Angharad Davies, Dunya Kalantery, Edwin Mingard, Hannah Kemp-Welch, Katie Fiore, Mai Omer and Miki Holloway
Drawing on the history of gasholders in King’s Cross, Constellations will present a series of participatory activities that explore ideas related to public space as part of Art Night 2019.
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
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.
VISIONARIES AND THE ART OF PERFORMANCE 62nd Festival of Two Worlds, Spoleto, Italy
28 June–14 July 2019
The Sir Denis Mahon Charitable Trust, in collaboration with Flat Time House, Richard Saltoun and Age of Future, present ‘Visionaries and the Art of Performance’, previously on display at Guildhall Art Gallery in London.
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