Flat Time House Institute – Living Sculpture, Gallery, Archive and Centre for Alternative Learning
APG PHD OPPORTUNITY The Incidental Artist approach: contemporary reworkings of the methods and legacies of the Artist Placement Group 1966-1989
Deadline: 10 January 2024
In partnership with Flat Time House and Eastside Projects, Birmingham City University are looking for a candidate to undertake an AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Award on the subject of The Incidental Artist approach: contemporary reworkings of the methods and legacies of the Artist Placement Group 1966-1989 as part of the Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnerships.
Inside Out Archive Julie Morrissy, Gareth Bell-Jones and Adrian Duncan in conversation at the Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin
2 March 2023 4pm
Join Julie Morrissy, Gareth Bell-Jones and Adrian Duncan in conversation at the Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin, reflecting on the role of artistic practice in archives, especially those that challenge and overturn conventional understandings of history, place and culture.
Inside Out Archive explores the journeys and working methods developed by each speaker, while also celebrating the culmination of Duncan’s yearlong artist-in-residence scheme between the IAA and Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Limerick. Beginning at the IAA’s extensive reading room, the event will subsequently tour Duncan’s exhibition Little Republics – Preparations and Elements seen throughout the archive’s ground floor and courtyard, exploring the cultural impact of the housing phenomenon Bungalow Bliss.
Archive of Destruction at Arcade, Brussels
Saturday 17 December 2022 6–9pm
Arcade, Brussels is hosting Archive of Destruction their project space, Pete & Repeat. Archive of Destruction was conceived by independent curator and writer Jes Fernie in partnership with Flat Time House. Launched in 2021, it is an ongoing research project about public art that has been destroyed by rage, fear, greed and love. The selection is the result of conversations, journeys, and research carried out by Jes over a ten year period. Like most archives it is subjective, flawed, and a reflection of a particular time and place.
Join Flat Time House and Arcade in Brussels to celebrate the publication of the first Archive of Destruction reader. Curator and writer Jes Fernie will introduce the archive and will be joined by Gareth Bell-Jones (Director, Flat Time House) who will briefly respond to the provocations embedded within the archive.
For further information please contact Christian Mooney, [email protected]
FTHO collaborating with Wayi Wayi Art Studio & Gallery (Livingstone, Zambia) on cultural exchange research project
Flat Time House (FTHo) is working with Wayi Wayi Art Studio and Gallery, founded by artist couple Agness Buya and Lawrence Yombwe, in Livingstone, Zambia, as part of a British Council funded research project to support direct exchange between artists in the UK and Zambia. FTHo and Wayi Wayi support artists with socially engaged practices, and have a focus on engendering inter-generational exchange. Both organisations are currently building residency programmes with the aim of fostering international dialogue. Over the next six months, Wayi Wayi and FTHo will be learning more about each other’s unique context: looking at how artists in both countries work with sustainable materials; and also how artists in both countries work with non-art organisations to effect social change.
This Thing We Call Art KELLY LLOYD
This Thing We Call Art is a project by trans-disciplinary artist Kelly Lloyd. Lloyd has been interviewing people in the arts about their livelihoods since 2017 – interviewing 85 people thus far. This archive is now available online at thisthingwecallart.com, and, in addition, Lloyd is sharing excerpts from a series of interviews via a new podcast with contributors including Gregory Bae, Gordon Hall, Nicole Morris, Leah Capaldi, Hilary Powell and Bella Milroy.
WATCH NOW: THE JOHN LATHAM ARCHIVE AT FLAT TIME HOUSE
6 January 2022
Art360 have made a short film introducing the John Latham Archive. This film marks the completion of an ambitious five year project making photographic material from the archive fully accessible for the first time.
These materials were digitised, catalogued and re-housed by Flat Time House archives assistant Sarah Millet, with funding by Art360 and additional support from the John Latham Foundation.
JOHN LATHAM COLLECTION CATALOGUING
In addition to the John Latham archive, Flat Time House is home to a collection of John Latham artwork which until now has never been the subject of sustained investigation. A new research space for these items is currently being developed by AHRC funded researcher Sean Ketteringham to allow greater access to the materials by both education groups and artists. The cataloguing of the collection will build upon the experimental structure of the John Latham Archive. The creative archival methodologies we employ explore how cataloguing and storage processes relate to Latham’s ideas of knowledge and confusion, destruction, authority, community, and landscape.
Wayi Wayi Creatives Village Fundraiser
7 May 2021
This year Agness and Lawrence Yombwe of Wayi Wayi Art Studios & Gallery, Livingstone, Zambia, hosted an event 'African Incidentalism: The Context is Half the Work’, that marked the birth of John Latham 100 years ago on 23 February 1921 in Livingstone and related it to contemporary creatives in Zambia. Flat Time House was delighted to join artists in Livingstone and the UK, and members of John Latham’s family to mark this centenary.
Wayi Wayi Creatives Village project was initiated in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, threatening the livelihoods of families in Livingstone. The project will integrate artist initiatives with the planting of crops and trees, offer training opportunities and employment to local artists and communities, and help rebuild the economy.
Flat Time House would like to share Wayi Wayi Creatives Village’s crowdfunding page for those interested in supporting the project.
“ ” #3 Becky Beasley in conversation with Claire Scanlon
Flat Time House is pleased to host “ ” for the launch of their new publication featuring Becky Beasley in conversation with Claire Scanlon. “ ” #3: Becky Beasley / Claire Scanlon is available as a free download via the Flat Time House website throughout the winter months of 2020/21 and will be accompanied by responses from writers including Sharon Kivland, Susan Morris, Joseph Noonan-Ganley, and Jessica Potter over the course of several weeks, constituting a cumulative slow launch as a deliberate tactic of decompression.
“ ” (quotation mark quotation mark) is a series of books, which, via dialogues with artists, looks at the forms and roles of publishing, dissemination, and feedback in the context of artistic practices and the formation of communities.
Issue #3 of the series, Becky Beasley / Claire Scanlon (2019) follows on from Beasley’s one-way correspondence with her former tutor Scanlon. Meeting, now as friends, they talk about mental health, gendered labour, the domestic, the time and space of work, and how these factors converge on creative practices in both positive and less-positive ways. The artists discuss strategies for maintaining presence through periods of happiness or adversity, and make note of methods and ‘superpowers’ that have allowed them to pursue their practices in the face of familial needs, material limitations, or personal struggles (Beasley describes her battle with depression). Brief lessons of survival, clarity, ambiguity, care, and resistance, recorded with the intention of providing a useful resource to readers.
A TRIBUTE TO BARBARA STEVENI BY LAURE PROUVOST
10 December 2020
Newly available from Art360 Foundation, a tribute to Barbara Steveni by close collaborator and friend, Laure Prouvost. Barbara Steveni conceived and co-founded the Artist Placement Group (APG) in London in 1966. APG actively sought to reposition the role of the artist within a wider social context, including government and commerce, while at the same time playing an important part in the history of conceptual art during the 1960s and 1970s.
Steveni's most recent work before sadly passing away in February 2020, I AM AN ARCHIVE, gathered artists and professionals across three generations in a series of participatory and documentary walks, taking place on the site of original APG placements, exploring the potential to reactivate and re-contextualise APG methodologies today.
Art360 worked with Barbara Steveni through the archiving and legacy programme from 2016 to February 2020. Laure Prouvost’s tribute is a testimony to the extraordinary life and legacy of an artist whose archive, work and ideas continue to inspire creators and thinkers across generations.
Time and Eternal Life Organised by Sir Denis Mahon Foundation at Cromwell Place
10 October–22 November 2020
Flat Time House is pleased to support their partner The Sir Denis Mahon Foundation for the exhibition Time and Eternal Life at Cromwell Place, London, which includes a display of works by John Latham and Alberto Burri as part of the wider exhibition.
The exhibition, produced in collaboration with Bowman Sculpture, Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Lisson Gallery, Robilant + Voena and Royal Museums Turin, spans over five millennia, exploring the concept of Time and of Eternal life from Antiquity to the Modern Era. This immense period is divided into three chapters, each a chronological step forward.
EXTROSPECTION curated by David Thorp at Pi ARTWORKS
1 October–14 November 2020
Works by John Latham are included in EXTROSPECTION, curated by David Thorp at Pi Artworks, London. Also included are works from Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press, Barry Flanagan, Toby Tobias Kidd, Cally Spooner and Anne Tallentire.
Memory Game at Villa Lontana, Rome
25 September–21 November 2020
Private View: Thursday 24 September 2020, 12–7pm
We are delighted that John Latham is included in the exhibition Memory Game at Villa Lontana, Rome.
Tauba Auerbach, Cyprien Gaillard, Susan Hiller, Thomas Hutton, John Latham, Charlotte Moth, Rosalind Nashashibi + Lucy Skaer, Olu Ogunnaike, Giorgio Orbi, Andrés Saenz De Sicilia + Emiddio Vasquez, Edoardo Servadio, Joëlle Tuerlinckx.
Opening hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11am—6pm or by appointment.
DELTA (Δ) RESEARCH PLACEMENT ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT
Following an open call, Flat Time House is delighted to announce that the recipients of The Delta (Δ) Research Placement will be Madyha J. Leghari, Padraig Robinson and Diagram Research Group (DRG). The artists are currently undertaking remote research with the John Latham Archive to develop digital projects which will launch this autumn on a new experimental online platform for FTHo. The season will begin with a series of online events hosted by Diagram Research Group (DRG).
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Independent curator and writer Jes Fernie is developing an archive of public art works that have been destroyed over the last century through fear, boredom, rage, greed, decay and love. She is looking for examples to document in the archive, which will launch online early next year.
SIR DENIS MAHON ESSAY PRIZE 2020
Deadline 4 September 2020
The Sir Denis Mahon Foundation awards The Sir Denis Mahon Essay Prize of £2,000 for an essay of distinction which reflects Sir Denis Mahon’s studies, research and interests.
Whilst Sir Denis Mahon focused on the 17th century period and especially on the work of Guercino, Carracci, Caravaggio and Nicolas Poussin, his much wider range of art historical interests included the 15th and 16th centuries, and also certain key modern and contemporary artists. Sir Denis was a contemporary and a friend of Graham Sutherland, Stanley Spencer, Henry Moore, Eduardo Paolozzi, Giorgio Morandi and he much admired their work. Of the contemporary artists, he particularly liked the post-war avant-garde conceptual British artists, as well as David Hockney, Grayson Perry and others. Essays are welcomed on any of these aspects and artists including the contemporary ones.
The prize is open to undergraduates or post graduate students aged 30 years or below