Half Term in Turner House

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Forthcoming Events
Artes Mundi 6

Tea & Cake Tuesday
Tuesday 28 October / 11 – 4

The Big Draw
Wednesday 29 October / 11 – 5

Family Fright Day
Friday 31 October / 11 – 5

All these events are FREE, open to all the family on a drop in basis. No booking necessary.

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Artes Mundi 6

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Current Exhibition
Artes Mundi 6

24 October 2014 – 21 February 2015

Working with Ffotogallery for the first time, Artes Mundi is delighted to present work by Ragnar Kjartansson from Iceland and Sanja Iveković from Croatia, at Turner House. Work by the other shortlisted artists will be shown at the National Museum Cardiff and Chapter.

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Tea and Cake Tuesdays

Tuesdays: 9 September, 28 October 2014 & 3 February 2015
11 – 4 / Free / drop-in

At Turner House

On the first Tuesday of each exhibition gallery staff and volunteers will be on hand throughout the day to guide you through the artists’ work alongside additional audio and printed material at your own pace. No booking required. Tea and cake provided.

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Sanja Iveković , Women’s House (Sunglasses), 1998

Sanja Iveković

24 October – 21 February 2015

In Gen XX (1997 – 2001) Iveković appropriates magazine advertisements that feature professional models and introduces the names, formal charges and execution dates of young female anti-fascist militants who fought against the Nazi regime in World War II. By imposing their stories onto glossy advertisements, Iveković creates a powerful juxtaposition. Her form of political critique not only highlights the largely forgotten stories of these socialist heroines but also confronts media representations of women and femininity.

An image of a Nazi officer and a donkey surrounded by a barbed wired fence was the starting point for The Disobedient (The Revolutionaries) 2012. The photograph stands as a simple metaphor for the way that concentration camps were used to punish stubborn citizens (stubborn as donkeys). Next to the image is a museum display case full of toy donkeys, labelled with names of historical figures who resisted injustices all around the world. Iveković’s art practice focuses on the individual through the media and the continued invisibility and erasure of women from the public sphere and from dominant historical narratives. Monument to Revolution (after Mies) by Sanja Iveković will be on display at National Museum Cardiff.

Screenings at Penarth Pier Pavilion
In addition to the exhibition at Ffotogallery, Sanja Iveković will be screening
the film Lighthouse in Penarth Pier Pavilion cinema. The film runs on a loop for one hour after the start time.
Free Admission
Fridays –  2:30pm
Saturdays –  1pm

Related Events
Exhibition Opening / Thurs 23 October / 4.30 – 6.30pm / Free
Tea & Cake Tuesday / Tues 28 October 2014 & 3 February 2015 / Free – drop in

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Ragnar Kjartansson, The Visitors, 2012, still, Nine channel HD video projection, 64 min. Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik

Ragnar Kjartansson

24 October – 21 February 2015

Ragnar Kjartansson is essentially a performance artist who draws on a wide range of disciplines in his practice. The histories of film, music, theatre, visual culture and literature find their way into his video installations, durational performances, drawings and paintings. Stagings become key tools in the artist’s attempt to convey sincere emotions and offer a genuine experience to the audience.

Past works have included Folksong in 2007. For six hours a day, Kjartansson performed over and over again a short verse from an unknown but strangely familar song. The work lasted ten days. In 2011 he created a twelve hour operatic performance titled Bliss, ten Icelandic opera singers and Kjartansson took to the stage in eighteenth century folk costume, singing the ravishing, almost ecclesiastical five-minute finale of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.

In another recent work The Visitors (2012) a nine screen video installation, depicts an intimate performance by Kjartansson and eight close musician friends at Rokeby farm, a bohemian mansion in the Hudson Valley. Each musician plays the same song, repeating lyrics such as ‘once again I fall into my feminine ways’ from a poem by artist Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Kjartansson’s ex-wife.

Related Events
Exhibition Opening / Thurs 23 October / 4.30 – 6.30pm / Free
Tea & Cake Tuesday / Tues 28 October 2014 & 3 February 2015 / Free – drop in

Artes Mundi 6

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24 October 2014 – 21 February 2015

Working with Ffotogallery for the first time, Artes Mundi is delighted to present work by Ragnar Kjartansson from Iceland and Sanja Ivekovic from Croatia, at Turner House. Work by the other shortlisted artists will be shown at the National Museum Cardiff and Chapter.

Artes Mundi is an internationally focussed arts charity based in Wales; a landmark programme of international contemporary visual art that enriches the cultural and educational life of Wales and its people, develops and inspires new audiences and builds cultural bridges between Wales adn the wider world.

Artes Mundi is known as a biennial exhibition showing some of the world’s finest and most stimulating contemporary art and is the UK’s largest art prize. It also operates learning and interpretation programmes that engage a wide range of communities and introduce thousands of children to the world of art.

The Artes Mundi 6 shortlist was chosen, from over 800 nominations, by Adam Budak, independent curator and Sabine Schaschl, Director and Curator of Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich. It includes Carlos Bunga, Omer Fast, Theaster Gates, Sanja Ivekovic, Ragnar Kjartansson, Sharon Lockhart, Renata Lucas, Renzo Martens and the Institute of Human Activity – Karen Mirza and Brad Butler.

The Artes Mundi 6 exhibition is supported by a team of Live Guides who will lead free weekly tours, workshops and family drop-in activities, exploring themes highlighted by the artists’ work.

For more information visit artesmundi.org

Turner House Exhibitions

Ground Floor Galleries: Sanja Ivekovic
First Floor Gallery: Ragnar Kjartansson

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Bedazzled – A Welshman in New York

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Bedazzled – A Welshman in New York

Ffotogallery presents a series of live events in New Quay and Cardiff as part of Dylan Thomas 100 Festival. You are invited to an evening at the famous White Horse Tavern. Pull up a bar stool and let Dylan Thomas and his American buddies transport you back to his New York in the 1950’s. Our accompanying web project reimagines Dylan’s favourite drinking den and provides a glimpse into the poet’s life in New York. To book your ticket or to explore the world of Dylan Thomas visit www.bedazzledinnewyork.org

Seventeen Seconds – MA Documentary Photography 2014

© Marita van Rooyen

from A Play of Light © Marita van Rooyen 2014

© Svetlana Ilic 2014

The Welsh Runs © Svetlana Ilic 2014

Elizabeth Atwell, Viola Arduini, Chris Davies, Marta Giaccone,
Annie Grove-White, Richard Holman, Svetlana Ilic, Billy Macrae,
Christine Novelli, Jennifer Olsen, Kirsty Pye, Marita van Rooyen, Clémentine Schneidermann, Michael Vaughan Owen

Thursday 9 – Sunday 12 October
Exhibition Preview: Wednesday 8 October / 6.30 – 8.30pm

 

‘Seventeen Seconds’ presents the work of new graduates from the MA and MFA Documentary Photography programmes at the University of South Wales.

This exhibition, which features 14 emerging photographers working across Europe, Africa and America, will showcase a variety of contemporary documentary techniques, from framed photographic prints to photobooks, immersive video and installation.

 

Related Events:

Walk & Talks
Join exhibiting photographers on an informal tour of the exhibition, sharing some of the processes and ideas behind the works on show.

Friday 10 /  Saturday 11 October
Tours repeated at 11am & 2pm

Forthcoming Exhibition

© Clémentine Schneidermann, 2014

Current Exhibition
Seventeen Seconds

9 – 12 October 2014

‘Seventeen Seconds’ presents the work of new graduates from the MA and MFA Documentary Photography programmes at the University of South Wales.

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The Family Archive

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The Family Archive

Saturday 6/13/20 September 2014

11am/12pm/2pm/3pm

Turner House Gallery, Penarth

£4 per 1 hour session, booking essential

Bring your family photographs to the gallery where they will be digitized, and you will be lead through process of the design, layout and upload for an online photobook.

For more information or to book a place please contact:

02920 708870

turnerhouse@ffotogallery.org