Image: Cornelia Parker 'Untitled'
Extinction Marathon: Visions of the Future
Sat 18 Oct 2014 to Sun 19 Oct 2014 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Serpentine Sackler Gallery / Live and Online
Tickets £20/£15 conc. (two day) or £15/£10 conc. (one day), available on Ticketweb here and from the Serpentine Galleries, +44(0)207 402 6075.
'3rd Mardin Biennial, Mythologies',
Please note the biennial has been postponed because of the social and political situation in the region.
Mardin is centrally located within a geography of antique civilizations, stretching from Egypt to India. Despite the cultural destruction it has undergone due to the political and economical violence of recent years, it still retains noteworthy traces of the symbolic world, the universe of icons and myths, the art and literature it has created, amassed and, in turn, benefitted for centuries. These traces still survive in the daily lives of Mardin’s inhabitants, in their living environment as much as in the ethnographical and architectural heritage of the city.
The Nuisance of Landscape: Grizedale - The Sequel
10 October - 20 December 2014
Venue: Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Cumbria
This lively and stimulating show looks back at the recent history of Grizedale Arts and tells the story – sometimes serious, sometimes irreverent – of how an arts agency in a rural corner of England has expanded its reach from working with local Cumbrian communities to a global model for contemporary art practice. Central to its philosophy is an emphasis on the use value of art – from their HQ at Lawson Park, above Coniston Water, Grizedale Arts runs a programme of residencies and events that promote the creation of art as an instrument for social change and improvement both locally and within the wider community.
FOAM IS A PERIPATETIC PROJECT BY ARTIST MAT JENNER. CONCEIVED AS BOTH AN EXPERIMENTAL PLATFORM FOR COMMISSIONING AND AN EXPANDED ART WORK, FOAM PRESENTS SELECTED ARTISTS THROUGH A SERIES OF COMMISSIONS, EVENTS AND PUBLISHED MATERIALS.
3 October 2014
5pm – late, Free
Festival Hub @ The Edge, 79–81 Cheapside, Digbeth, Birmingham B12 0QH
Join us for the opening of the Fierce Festival hub. Eastside will be buzzing this evening for ‘Digbeth First Fridays’, where project spaces across the area having extended opening hours and special performances. Fierce’s opening includes a live rap set with visuals from David Blandy and Larry Achiampong.
David Blandy Wed 1st Oct, 6pm, Porters Hall Cinema, Cardiff