Bulletin 2012

  • Announcement

    TrAIN/Gasworks Artist 2012

    TrAIN is pleased to announce Sean Lynch as the TrAIN/Gasworks Artist in Residence for 2012.

    More information coming soon!

    Friday 24 February, 2012

  • News

    TrAIN on Twitter

    If you want up to the mintue news about TrAIN Events, News and Recommendations then follow us on Twitter! @TrAINCentre

    If you want to know more about TrAIN’s Social Media then contact me on n.tatchell@arts.ac.uk.


    Friday 17 February, 2012

  • News

    Carol Tulloch at International Fashion Showcase | British Council |

    As part of the International Fashion Showcase the British Council is delighted to host the work of emerging designers from Botswana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

    This exhibition has been curated by Carol Tulloch in collaboration with the fashion industry representatives from these countries and the Botswana, Nigerian and Sierra Leone High Commissions.

    Access to view the exhibition is by appointment only from 15.00—16.00 on the following dates:
    15, 17 to 22, 24, 27, 29 February and 2 March 2012

    Please register a place by sending an email to rsvp.showcase@britishcouncil.org British Council 10 Spring Gardens London SW1A 2BN

    The inaugural International Fashion Showcase takes place during London Fashion Week in February 2012, with 19 embassies and cultural institutes across London opening their doors to display the work of over 80 international emerging designers. The collections of some of the most innovative, emerging fashion designers from around the world will be open to the public as well as international press and buyers to explore fashion week.
    The first project the British Council and the British Fashion Council have collaborated on, this new showcase is part of the Fashion 2012 Cultural Programme and has been developed to celebrate the year of the Olympics and Paralympics and honour its values of international respect, excellence, equality and friendship. Countries participating in this showcase include Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Caribbean, China, Croatia, Estonia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Sierra Leone, United States and Uzbekistan.
    Each country has been asked to present a selection of emerging designers whom they feel most represents the future of fashion in their region. Sarah Mower MBE, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent and Contributing Editor to US Vogue, will chair an advisory panel that will judge each piece of work, with an award given to the country that presents the best emerging fashion talent showcase. This will be announced on Sunday 19th February, during London Fashion Week.

    Monday 13 February, 2012

  • Update


    Tuesday 31 January, 2012

  • News

    Neoconcrete Experience

    Neoconcrete Experience | 11 Dec 2009 – 30 Jan 2010

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Neoconcrete art movement, this exhibition focused on the principle platform for the dissemination of Neoconcrete concepts and critique between the late 1950s and the early 1960s: the Sunday supplement of the Jornal do Brasil newspaper. The exhibition highlighted how not only the content put also the layout of the supplement were radically changed by the contributions from avant-garde artists, poets, designers and art critics.

    Although increasingly referred to at an international level, particularly through the recognition of artists such as Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Clark and Lygia Pape, the Neoconcrete movement itself still remains relatively unknown and often misunderstood. This exhibition was therefore timely as it unveiled a central driving force in the contemporaneous local dissemination and the depth and breadth of the discourse generated by the Neoconcrete group.

    In addition to the renowned ‘Manifesto Neoconcreto’ (March 1959) and the ‘Theory of the Non-Object’ (December 1959), research undertaken in the archives of the Jornal do Brasil has uncovered other, lesser-known articles and reviews, reproductions of which were on display for the first time in Britain. While the exhibition focused on the graphic re-structuring of the newspaper following the Neoconcrete intervention, a facsimile has been produced offering English translations of a selection of pages containing reviews and critical comments on the activities of the movement, such as the I Exposição de Arte Neoconcreta (1st Neoconcrete Art Exhibition) which included artists Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, Amilcar de Castro, Franz Weissmann, Reynaldo Jardim, Theon Spanudis and Ferreira Gullar, all signatories of the Manifesto.

    The exhibition also included a documentary by Katia Maciel in which artists recalled the ‘Neoconcrete Experience’ and further contextualise the significance and the controversial nature of the movement.

    Visit the Gallery 32 website for more details.

    Download Neoconcrete Experience

    Monday 30 January, 2012

  • Update

    TrAIN Open Lecture


    TrAIN Open Lecture | Guy Brett and Chris Dercon (Director of Tate Modern)
    with Michael Asbury |

    Remembering Hélio Oiticica’s 1992 Retrospective

    Weds 8th February, 17:15 – 19:00
    Lecture Theatre – Chelsea College of Art & Design
    16 John Islip Street
    SW1P 4JU
    (Atterbury Street entrance)

    In 1992 a major retrospective exhibition of the work of Hélio Oiticica was organised collaboratively by a team of scholars, curators and artists in partnership with Projeto Hélio Oiticica, the Witte de With, centre for contemporary art in Rotterdam and Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris. The exhibition would travel for the following two years around major institutions in Europe and the United States and can be said to have significantly contributed towards the posthumous international recognition that the artist now holds.

    Chris Dercon, director of Witte de With at the time and current Director of Tate Modern together with Guy Brett, independent scholar, curator and organiser of Oiticica’s Whitechapel ‘Experience’ in 1969, will discuss their personal involvement in the curation of Oiticica’s 1992 retrospective and reflect how, over the last 20 years, international perceptions on the artist have developed.

    The event will be chaired by Michael Asbury who has written extensively on Oiticica and Brazilian modern and contemporary art and whose PhD (UAL 2003) is entitled Hélio Oiticica: politics and ambivalence in Brazilian modern art.

    This event is free and open to all but places are limited so please RSVP to the TrAIN Administrator,
    Nick Tatchell: (n.tatchell@arts.ac.uk).

    Monday 30 January, 2012

  • News

    TrAIN Announcement- Helena Capkova Appointed Assistant Professor (Jokyo) at Waseda University, Tokyo.

    Helena Capkova, who has submitted her thesis in October 2011, has been appointed Assistant Professor of Art History at the School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo. Waseda is regarded by many as one of the two top private universities in Japan.

    TrAIN Members would like to offer their congratulations and best wishes to Helena as she starts work in her new position.

    Wednesday 18 January, 2012

  • News

    Jose Roca at the TATE

    Some of you may remember that Jose Roca was our first speaker of 2010.

    Follow the link to find out what he is doing now…


    Tuesday 17 January, 2012

  • News

    Michael Asbury Seminar: Lygia Pape at The Serpentine Gallery

    28th January, The Serpentine Gallery, 15:00.

    Every Saturday the Serpentine Gallery hosts talks and seminars for the public. This winter prominent artists, poets, curators and academics discuss themes connected to the Lygia Pape exhibition and the Neo-Concrete movement.

    For more information please see the website:


    Monday 16 January, 2012

  • News

    Student Conference Update

    Conference Programme Now Available.

    Check out the Student Conference Programme in the TrAIN Dirary 1st March!

    Monday 16 January, 2012

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