UPCOMING & NOW SHOWING
NATURAL SELECTION @ BRISTOL MUSUEM
1st JUNE - 14th Sept 2019
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Father and son Andy Holden and Peter Holden take us on an ornithological journey: from the building of nests to the collecting of eggs. Natural Selection showcases several multi-screen films, a selection of archival material, and Andy Holden’s own collection of found nests.
This exhibition brings together Andy and Peter’s personal collections of found objects with sculpted birdsong, a human-scale bower bird nest, exquisite replica eggs crafted from porcelain and two new video works.
In one film, A Natural History of Nest Building, father and son explore the intertwined themes of nesting and creativity in birds: practical or aesthetic?
In the second, A Social History of Egg Collecting the artist examines the history of egg-collecting, from wholesome pursuit to destructive obsession.
Through these questions the films invite us to reflect on nature, nurture, the urban and the rural, humanity’s relation to the environment but also parent and child relations and the nature of art itself.
Natural Selection was co-commissioned with Artangel, Towner Art Gallery and Leeds Art Gallery with the support of the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Spike Island and Bristol Green Capital 2015, the Henry Moore Foundation and Artangel’s Guardian Angels.
Fully wheelchair accessible.
LAWS OF MOTION IN A CARTOON LANDSCAPE AND NEW FILM ‘EVEN DARKER MATTER’
AT SCIENCE GALLERY LONDON
AS PART OF
Science Gallery London, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9GU
6 June - 26 August 2019
One of the biggest mysteries in physics today is what exactly makes up our Universe, and why – according to the world’s leading scientists – 95 per cent of it cannot be observed. Imagining the unseen and questioning the invisible, DARK MATTER explores matter and materiality, the concept of invisibility and infinite divisibility, and the human quest for absolute truth and knowledge.
Through a free exhibition and events programme, DARK MATTER combines art, physics and philosophy and draws on the latest research from the Department of Physics at King’s College London. The season highlights the critical role of artists, philosophers and storytellers in our understanding of the world around us and invites audiences to question their understanding of physics and even reality itself.
Showing Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape in full and a new commissioned film - Even Darker Matter. With works by Steve Claydon, Aura Satz, and lots more.
MIDDLESBOROUGH INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART
29 June to 26 September 2019
WITH PERFORMANCE 19TH SEPTEMBER MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW