Frith Street Gallery

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17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ
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  • Cornelia Parker: Sitting Thinking About Explosions in a Small Quiet Room

    Cornelia Parker: Sitting Thinking About Explosions in a Small Quiet Room

    Frith Street Gallery are pleased to present a new edition by Cornelia Parker. Cornelia Parker’s, ‘Sitting Thinking About Explosions in a Small Quiet Room’ 2012, was originally commissioned for the exhibition ‘Silences’ (2012) at Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia. It is a recording of a performance in which the artist, as the title says, sits and thinks about explosions: extreme, noisy and alarming thoughts in a serene setting. The resulting track is a combination of Parker’s breathing and the sound of the stylus cutting through vinyl.

    Cornelia Parker
    ‘Sitting Thinking About Explosions in a Small Quiet Room’, 2012
    7” white vinyl record, signed on label, in printed record sleeve and box
    Duration: each side 5 minutes 11 seconds

    Edition of 50 + 5 APs

    Produced by Frith Street Gallery

    £250.00 + VAT & shipping

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  • Daphne Wright at the Luan Gallery

    Daphne Wright at the Luan Gallery

    Borrowed Memories
    29 November 2012 – March 2013
    Luan Gallery, Athlone, Ireland

    Luan Gallery, Athlone’s new contemporary art gallery will be officially opened by Jimmy Deenihan T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht on Thursday 29th November 2012. The new gallery will open to the public the following day, Friday 30th November with a prestigious exhibition from the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) featuring the work of accomplished national and international artists including Daphne Wright and Shane Cullen.

    Daphne Wright will be exhibiting ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go?’

  • Fiona Tan : Cloud Island screening at the Barbican

    Fiona Tan : Cloud Island screening at the Barbican

    Le Centre Georges Pompidou + Cloud Island
    Barbican, Cinema 1
    11 December 2012

    A pair of elegiac documents of two very different world-leading museums, from two of cinema and art’s greatest filmmakers, offers a cinematic counterpoint to The Architecture Foundation’s ongoing If You Build It, Will They Come? talks programme.

    Le Centre Georges Pompidou
    Rossellini’s beautiful and languid final film documents the opening of the Pompidou Centre, candidly presenting the public’s response to this major cultural phenomenon.
    France 1977 Dir Roberto Rossellini 57 min


    Cloud Island
    Artist Fiona Tan’s intimate portrait of Japan’s Inujima Island captures the site’s aged residents and industrial past, at the moment of its reincarnation (via the work of Kazuyo Sejima) into an outpost of the Naoshima Fukutake Art Museum.
    Japan 2010 Dir Fiona Tan 45 min

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  • Massimo Bartolini : Parco della Musica Roma & KW Institute

    Massimo Bartolini : Parco della Musica Roma & KW Institute

    Auditorium Arte at Auduitorium
    Parco della Musica Roma
    23 November – 9 December 2012

    Curated by Anna Cestelli Guidi

    This exhibition by Massimo Bartolini inaugurates Fondazione Musica per Roma’s new exhibition project dedicated to the art of sound: One Space/One Sound is a periodic project with three exhibitions a year in the AuditoriumArte exhibition space.
    Sound has always been an important element in the work of Massimo Bartolini (born in Cecina, 1962) and he is now presenting the exhibition “HUM”, dedicated to one of the most brilliant and enigmatic figures of the last century, Glenn Gould, on the occasion of the Homage to Glenn Gould presented by the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in celebration of the artist.
    Through two new sound works based on the idea of recording and created specifically for the Auditorium context, Bartolini transforms the exhibition spaces in a surprising and unexpected way, creating an atmosphere of intimate beauty, animated only by the incorporeal presence of the voice, a bodiless voice which, stripped of the ego of the artist’s presence, now finds its ultimate meaning in the presence and interpretation of the audience.

    With the collaboration of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the American Academy in Rome.
    Thanks to Magazzino d’Arte Moderna Rome.

    One on One
    KW Institute, Berlin
    18 November 2012 – 20 January 2013

    Massimo Bartolini, Nina Beier, Joe Coleman, Trisha Donnelly, Geoffrey Farmer, Hans-Peter Feldmann, FORT, Günter K., Annika Kahrs, Robert Kusmirowski, Alicja Kwade, Renata Lucas, Yoko Ono, Blinky Palermo, Anri Sala, Jeremy Shaw, Tobias Zielony

    The group exhibition ONE ON ONE enables the artists to directly address the singular viewer. Individual, self-contained spaces that are specially conceived for the new works and only accessible for one visitor at a time occupy the whole exhibition space of KW. Be it a space for action or contemplation, a cabinet or a non-space, be it performative, installation-based or conceptual, material or immaterial—other than the spatial restrictions, no limitations have been placed on the artistic creation of individual microcosms.



    Marlene Dumas has been awarded the Dutch state prize for the arts, the Johannes Vermeer Award 2012. The State Secretary for Culture, Halbe Zijlstra, will present the prize on 29 October in Delft.
    The jury of the Johannes Vermeer Prize 2012 commended Marlene Dumas for her impressive oeuvre. For over 30 years, her exhibitions have reached the highest form of poetic imagination. The jury also admired the way in which Dumas pursues her profession. She never fails to provide a context for her work for exhibitions. Dumas reflects constantly on the art of painting and on being an artist in general. She does so through literary texts and commentaries, and through the lectures that universities and museums frequently ask her to give. Her endless energy is admirable, as is her ability to address a wide variety of subjects. From year to year, she knows how to surprise her audience with new work, impressing again and again through her unique ability.

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