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Caroline Bergvall in conversation with John Hansard Gallery director, Stephen Foster, 13 October 2010. Middling English explores some of the pleasures and complexities of language use, in and through writing. The exhibition brings together multi-sensory elements -- spoken pieces, audiophonic compositions, printed broadsides and the strange memory world of pop lyrics -- all presented through a stunning architectural installation. An animated webpiece accompanies the installation into the ether
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Twenty of Southampton’s residents agreed to be photographed for a series of full-length, life-sized portraits, which are installed on banners around the newly refurbished Guildhall Square. These minimal images portray each participant suspended within the ceaseless activity of the busy street, secluded within their own space. For more information go to: http://www.hansardgallery.org.uk/exhibition/offsite.htm.
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City Portraits, launched on the 16th July 2010, is a major new public artwork organised in association with John Hansard Gallery, artist Laura Hensser and Paul Sweetman, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Southampton. Twenty of Southampton’s residents agreed to be photographed for a series of full-length, life-sized portraits, which will be installed on banners around the newly refurbished Guildhall Square. These minimal images will portray each participant suspended within the ceaseless activity of the busy street, secluded within their own space. For more information go to: http://www.hansardgallery.org.uk/exhibition/offsite.htm
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Stephen Foster in conversation with artist Zineb Sedira at the John Hansard Gallery, 17th September 2009. London-based artist Zineb Sedira has risen to international prominence through her evocative film and photographic works, often featuring the stunning land and seascapes of North Africa and the Mediterranean. Born in 1963, Zineb Sedira has exhibited across Europe, the Middle East and the US, including the 49th Annual Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, 2001, The British Art Show 6, 2005, and the New Art Exchange, Nottingham, Iniva, London, and the Istanbul Biennial in 2009. She works between Paris, London and Algiers.
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Tim Brennan: English Anxieties explores the archive of Mass Observation (MO). Brennan’s encounter with the MO archive combines an artist’s book, vinyl drawings, original archival material and the re-working of a fascinating account by British explorer and archaeologist T.C. Lethbridge of a concealed enemy presence in Cambridgeshire. Taking descriptions and drawings made by Lethbridge as a starting point, Brennan represents this data in the form of large, colourful maps inspired by the Isotype graphical system developed in the 1930s.
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Curator Ilaria Gianni in conversation with gakllery director Stephen Foster. The exhibition presents twelve emerging international artists who explore past iconic moments in culture. The revolutionary spirit often attributed to historic events in art, film and music can attain near-heroic status, yet only exists through second-hand experience. The artists within Desiring Necessities test the strength and relevance of this desire to ‘live the original’, exploring re-enactment, appropriation and irony, and blurring fact with fiction.
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Slow Time presents a selection of over 100 works by British artist David Ward (b. 1951), made over the last forty years. Ward is most widely known for his photographic and light works of the 1980s, performances later in that decade and architecturally-related works using light, glass and sound from the 1990s to the present. David Ward in conversation with JHG Director Stephen Foster.
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The Jackleg Testament Part I: Jack & Eve is a one-of-a-kind motion picture derived from the crisply styled woodcuts of Kentucky-born Jay Bolotin. Bolotin’s world is meticulously and vividly realised, an evocative hybrid of German expressionism, Brueghel and medieval religious imagery. Jay Bolotin in conversation with JHG Director Stephen Foster.
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Geometry Wars presents a new body of work, comprising twenty one paintings and two sculptures. Painted mostly in 'greyscale' and muted tones, Bolivar's palette presents a flipside to the witticism often associated with his paintings, reminding us, in the words of Peter Ustinov, that comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. Juan Bolivar in conversation with JHG Director Stephen Foster.