Bulletin 2011

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    David Elliot Lecture at Chelsea, 17th October | TrAIN in collaboration with The Japan Foundation

    This event is free and open to all but places are limited – RSVP by sending your name and title of the event to event@jpf.org.uk

    17 Oct – 6.20pm (for 6.30pm start), The Banqueting Hall, Chelsea College of Art & Design

    David Elliot – Bye Bye Kitty!!! Beyond kitsch, kawaii and otaku in Japanese Contemporary Art

    David Elliott is the founding director of the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and Curator of the successful exhibition Bye, Bye Kitty!!! – Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art held at the Japan Society in New York earlier this year.

    Further information here.

    Monday 26 September, 2011

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    EXTENDED DEADLINE OF 7TH OCTOBER | Open call for submissions from Research Students | TrAIN/CCW Graduate School Student Conference | Contested Sites/Sights |

    TrAIN is pleased to announce a Multidisciplinary Research Conference at Chelsea College of Art & Design; TrAIN’s first student-led research conference.

    Conference Date: March 1st 2012, 10:00am-5:30pm

    Responses to the open call (Open to Research Students ONLY)
    Please send an abstract of maximum 200 words and include details about your affiliation and research topic.

    Send to: o.lori2@chelsea.arts.ac.uk or ope.lori@hotmail.com

    Deadline: Friday 7th October 2011
    You will be notified by Tuesday 18th October 2011

    For further details on the open call and conference, click

    Contested Sites/Sights Committee
    Head Organiser: Ope Lori
    Group: Pamela Kember, Idit Nathan, Sara Angel Guerrero-Rippberger, Corinne Silva, Caroline Rabourdin, Kimathi Donkor

    Friday 19 August, 2011

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    TrAIN Conference | Travelling Lines: Drawing as an Itinerant Practice | 22 & 23 September 2011 |

    Tickets on sale now!

    Buy your tickets online here.

    Travelling Lines brings together scholars, artists, curators and collectors to create an international forum to consider three key themes: itinerant modes of drawing by Latin America based artists that prioritise investigation and exploration; how the nomadic practices of artists necessitate conceptual and low-key strategies associated with drawing, an especially portable medium; and how itinerant and other modes of drawing circulate within the transnational circuits of the globalised art world. Focusing on one medium, speakers address how visual languages participate in, depend on, and travel across local as well as global territories.

    The conference is organised by TrAIN in collaboration with the Drawing Room. It coincides with the exhibition at the Drawing Room entitled The Peripatetic School: Itinerant drawing from Latin America, curated by Tanya Barson, international curator, Tate Modern. Artists whose work is in the exhibition are among the speakers. The exhibition includes art by Brigida Baltar, Jose Tony Cruz, Andre Komatsu, Mateo López, Jorge Macchi, Gilda Mantilla and Raimond Chaves, Nicolas Paris, and Ishmael Randall Weeks.

    22 September, 5 – 8pm, Drawing Room, 12 Rich Estate, Crimscott Street, London SE1 5TE
    - Tanya Barson: a curator’s tour of the exhibition
    – Christian Rattemeyer: curating, collecting and displaying drawing
    – Debate: Christian Rattemeyer, Kate Brindley, Candida Gertler and Catherine Petitgas discuss the curating and collecting of drawing, examining the contexts of the museum, the independent gallery, university collections, the international biennale, and the private collection.

    23 September, 9am – 5.45pm, Lecture Theatre, Chelsea College of Art and Design, John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4JU
    – Key-note lecture by Moacir dos Anjos
    – Ellen Gallagher in conversation with Tanya Barson
    – Artists’ conversations with Brigida Baltar, Tony Cruz, Andre Komatsu, Mateo Lopez, Gilda Mantilla & Raimond Chaves, Nicolas Paris and Ishmael Randall Weeks
    – Debates with Tanya Barson, Pablo León de la Barra, Catherine Lampert, Katharine Stout, Grant Watson and Isobel Whitelegg

    Buy your tickets online here.

    Send any queries to TrAIN’s Administrator, Ellie (e.pitkin@arts.ac.uk).

    Day 1 Concession (Student/UAL or Drawing Room Staff): £5
    Day 1 Full Price: £7
    Day 2 Concession: £8
    Day 2 Full Price: £10
    Day 1 and 2 Concession: £11
    Day 1 and 2 Full Price: £15

    The Exhibition
    For the exhibition, visit The Drawing Room website.

    Drawing Room, London: 22 September – 13 November 2011
    Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), Middlesbrough: 24 November – 4 March 2012.

    Wednesday 17 August, 2011

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    TrAIN Artist Exhibition | Anywhere is somewhere else | Stefanie Kettel | 16th/17-23rd August

    Last chance to see!
    Free and open to all

    On 16th August Wimbledon College of Art played host to the private view of work by the German painter, Stefanie Kettel. Kettel is the 2011 Artist in Residence with TrAIN (Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation) and the Kunstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral exchange programme.

    The exhibition closes next week – some images are now available here.

    In Kettel’s paintings and collages, the genre of landscape painting is employed. She plays with the memory of stories without representing reality… The works question our interaction with the environment, the mutual relations of our internal and external feelings; that influences us on both sides.

    Opening Hours:
    Wednesday 17th – Wednesday 24th August 2011, 10am – 5pm
    (closed Saturday and Sunday)

    Old Reception Foyer Space, Wimbledon College of Art
    Merton Hall Road, London SW19 3QA

    Tuesday 02 August, 2011

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    TAP Awardee | Exhibition opening: June 16 at 8 pm Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia, June 16 – July 30

    2011 TAP Awardee Chrystel Lebas is opening her exhibition.

    CHRYSTEL LEBAS & SOFIJASILVIA – Conversations on Nature

    Exhibition opening: June 16 at 8 pm Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia, June 16 – July 30 Curator: Liz Wells

    Through photographic investigation of two Croatian national parks Chrystel Lebas and SofijaSilvia invite us to reflect on the interaction of humans, animals and the botanical. What do we learn about the histories of these specific places, about human ideals, and about forestry and horticultural vision from examining the shaping of these landscapes and the remains of buildings from former eras?

    Investigation of complex environments such as managed parks, wherein tensions in the integration and interaction of natural and cultural phenomena are variously manifest, takes time. Both artists return frequently to specific sites, at different times of year, waiting, observing, listening and documenting that which occurs. In their ‘Conversations on Nature’ SofijaSilvia and Chrystel Lebas reference traditional painting styles, constructing poetic tableaux. As a contemporary register of natural phenomena the exhibition invite us to reflect on attitudes to nature and on approaches to the conservation and management of rural areas often paradoxically represented as pastoral preserves for walking and climbing whilst simultaneously organised as spaces for hunting and fishing, killing pursuits that seemingly contradict the idealisation of animals and of traditional agricultural scenarios such as vineyards and olive groves that motivates the protection of wilderness areas as national parks.

    Spending time in remoter areas of the Brijuni islands, SofijaSilvia observed the animals roaming freely around the park. This led her to reflect on the idea of the island as a landscaped garden and on our position as observer of an idealised ‘nature’ re-organised in response to human interests and desires. Focusing on the animals and the woodland habitat her photography and moving imagery testify to the complex story of the islands, offering insights into a history that still is not common knowledge and glimpses of scenes not normally experienced on a day visit.

    PHOTO FORUM, June 17, The City Hall, City of Rijeka
    Forum Speakers: Liz Wells (Writer, Curator and Convenor, Land/Water and the Visual Arts at Plymouth University); Alexandra Lazar (Freelance Writer and Curator, Researcher at Courtauld Institute of Art, London); Chrystel Lebas & SofijaSilvia; Djuro Huber (Professor Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb); Sandro Dujmović (Expert-protection activities of Brijuni National Park).

    Thursday 16 June, 2011

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    TrAIN collaboration with Fundacion Magnolia | Fri 10th June 5-8pm | The influence of Arte Povera on Contemporary Latin American Art

    Fundacion Magnolia, in collaboration with TrAIN is delighted to invite you to a round table discussion
    The influence of Arte Povera on Contemporary Latin American Art
    Explored through discussion between Chilean artist Catarina Bauer, Mexican Artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda, and CCW/TrAIN Reader in the Theory and History of Art, Dr Michael Asbury

    Introduced by Sara Angel Guerrero-Rippberger
    Moderated by Caroline Menezes & Marina Kurikhina

    Friday 10th June 5-8pm
    Card Room (A115), Atterbury Street Entrance Chelsea College of Art & Design
    16 John Islip Street
    SW1P 4JU

    This event is free and open to all but has limited availability
    RSVP to info@fundacionmagnolia.org


    Thursday 09 June, 2011

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    Tracey Emin Study Day | Southbank Collaboration with TrAIN | Monday 13th June |

    Tracey Emin is one of Britain’s most celebrated contemporary artists. This study day at Southbank, organised in collaboration with TrAIN Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity, and Nation, explores various aspects of Tracey Emin’s work. Speakers include Dr Alev Adil (Head of Department of Communications & Creative Arts at University of Greenwich), Professor Mark Durden (University of Wales, Newport), Dr Camilla Jalving (curator at Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark), Dr Alexandra Kokoli (Gray’s School of Art) and Professor Gill Perry (The Open University) among others.

    Tickets are £5, click here for more details.

    Thursday 02 June, 2011

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    Visiting Fellow: Professor Toru Kamiya

    We’re pleased to announce that Professor Toru Kamiya will visit TrAIN during September through to December 2011. Prof.Kamiya was born and educated in Japan. After completing an MA in oil painting, he studied in Dublin, Ireland, as an Irish government scholarship student. Toru Kamiya’s paintings are applied textiles or ornamental patterns. Whilst visiting TrAIN, he will focus research on William Morris’ ornamental design, and produce some drawings and paintings inspired by them.

    For more information on Prof.Kamiya visit his profile page.

    Thursday 19 May, 2011

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    TAP Awards 2011

    We’re pleased to announce that 3 TrAIN Associate Project awards have been made this year.

    Congratulations to:

    Ana Araujo
    Alison Green
    Chrystel Lebas

    More information about their work will soon be available on the TAP page

    Tuesday 19 April, 2011

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    Carey Young - previously awarded TAP funding - New Touring Exhibition

    Carey Young was previously awarded TrAIN Associate Project (TAP) seed funding for the production of a new video work, Memento Park, shot on location in Hungary.

    Memento Park, is touring the UK, 31st March-20th July 2011. Click here for more details.

    Tuesday 22 March, 2011

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