5 April–21 May 2017
Exhibition introducing Flat Time House and John Latham with Giles Bailey, Anna Barham, Laure Prouvost and David Toop.
6 April - 21 May 2017
Open: Thursday - Sunday 12-6pm
Opening Event: 5 April, 6-8pm
Exhibition Tours: Saturdays at 2pm
To celebrate the newly secure future of FTHo and in collaboration with the Serpentine Galleries, the space will open from the 6th of April with a new exhibition. Living Sculpture acts as an introduction to FTHo and John Latham’s conception of Flat Time. A highlight of the exhibition is Latham’s large text and spray paint work ‘Twentieth Century Trajectory’. This work, which demonstrates the convergence of art and science, is on public view for the first time. Throughout the exhibition will be newly commissioned work by artists with a relationship to Latham and FTHo including Laure Prouvost, Giles Bailey with David Toop and Anna Barham.
FTHO TALKS #2 | THE BODY EVENT
Sunday April 23rd - 4pm
John-Paul latham in conversation with Harriet Latham
One of John Latham’s three children, John-Paul Latham will be in discussion with granddaughter Harriet Latham to recall FTHo as a domestic environment and home. In a convivial atmosphere they will talk on how John Latham lived and worked in the space from the early 1980s up to its transformation to a living sculpture in 2003 and how that led to the founding of the art space it is today.
FTHO TALKS #3 | THE BRAIN
Sunday April 30th - 4pm
Athanasios Velios in conversation with Katherine Jackson
Athanasios Velios, Reader in Documentation at the Ligatus Research Centre, UAL, was principle investigator of “Archive as Event”, the project for which the online John Latham Archive was created. Art historian and FTHo archivist Katherine Jackson will join Velios to discuss the creation and use of the John Latham Archive and the application of the artist’s Event structure theory as a basis for the archive’s organisation.
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
DAVID TOOP, RIE NAKAJIMA AND LUCIE STEPANKOVA
Sat 29th April - 4pm
Live Sound Performance
David Toop is a composer/musician, author and curator who has worked in many fields of sound art and music, including improvisation, sound installations, field recordings, pop music production, music for television, theatre and dance. He was also a long-time collaborator with John Latham. For this live sound performance event Toop will collaborate with Rie Nakajima and Lucie Stepankova to respond to the space and history of Flat Time House.
FLAT TIME HOUSE SAVED BY LAST MINUTE INTERVENTION OF ITALIAN FOUNDATION
The future of Flat Time House, Peckham, the studio home of the late British artist John Latham, has been secured. The Estate of John Latham and Flat Time House Institute are delighted to announce that a purchaser for 210 Bellenden Road has come forward, generously allowing Flat Time House Institute to continue operating in its current premises. The Santarelli Family and Dino and Ernesta Santarelli Foundation will take ownership of the property that accommodates Flat Time House and the institute will continue to operate independently in the original studio and home of John Latham.
A SEASON OF LATHAM AT THE SERPENTINE
2 March - 21 May 2017
A WORLD VIEW: JOHN LATHAM
Flat Time House is delighted to be working with the Serpentine Galleries as they host a new exhibition that encompasses all strands of Latham’s extraordinary practice, including sculpture, installation, painting, film, land art, engineering, found-object assemblage, performance and the artist’s theoretical writings.
SPEAK: TANIA BRUGUERA, DOUGLAS GORDON, LAURE PROUVOST AND CALLY SPOONER Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Speak, at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, brings together four artists – Tania Bruguera, Douglas Gordon, Laure Prouvost, Cally Spooner – and coincides with the Serpentine Gallery’s survey of the late British conceptual artist John Latham.