Cornelia Baltes : Eleana Louka : Jason Shelley :
Nikolaos Varitimiadis : Sascha Mikloweit : Vishal Shah : Woland Riordan: Clare Stanhope
OPENING NIGHT PROGRAMME:
Jason Shelly reads The Romance
Sonja van Linden Tol reads her Ode to Tim Burton ‘
Amy Loughton & Carolyn read poems by Amy Neilson Smith
'The Spectacular Mr.CatHat' performs 'OH THE THINKS YOU CAN THINK' by Dr.Suess.
Artist & curator Moondog DJ's & VJ set from 9pm onwards.
“Everyone is an artist.” What Joseph Beuys was attempting to communicate with this, rather controversial, statement was not a postmodern dismissal of the possibility of meaningful art. For the postmodernist there are no grand narratives and, in more crude terms, ‘everything has already been done’ – we either accept this or descend into pastiche. For Beuys, art can be found in everyday life; there is no strict dividing (and defining) lines between this art and that art.
In the same vein, TANK is proud to present another unique exhibition: a group show dedicated to art inspired by other forms of art. Such practice has been around as long as the human desire to create itself. Drawing inspiration from everything from Biblical illustrations to modern-day, mundane e-romance, a selection pieces have been chosen for their originality and commitment to challenging the viewer’s understanding of the traditional, single-medium artwork. Highlights include:
Jason Shelley & Vishal Shah - The Romance: An Episode In The Life of A Young Writer. Shah explores through drawing the written text of Jason Shelley in a way which visually transcends the meaning of the text alone and transforms it. In doing so, Shah captures another essence of Shelleys’ writing whilst at the same time testing our visual reading capabilities.
Moving from the written word to the spoken, we introduce the work of Woland Riordan, a London-based contemporary graphic designer and musician, who has turned his hand to portraiture as his speciality. He absorbs close-ups from memory and meticulously paints them in a Realist style – we are confronted with real people, disposable cogs in a dystopian music machine. Riordan explores how the industry characterizes their era and their struggles.
The exploration of the theme continues with events throughout the duration of the exhibition.
EVENTS @ TANK TO COINSIDE WITH THE THREADS EXHIBITION
AMBIT AND TLöN BOOKS PUBLISHING - 3 POETS READ
TUESDAY 13TH APRIL 7:00PM
A special event with three poets to celebrate the exhibited work The Romance; an episode in the life of a young writer, and the near 200 issue of Ambit.
Jason Shelley will give the first ever public reading of The Romance; an episode in the life of a young writer. He will also read other works
Richard Dyer and Judy Brown will read from their latest works
Signed work will be available from all 3 poets at the reading. This includes signed copies of The Romance the hardback RRP £8.99 and the latest issue of Ambit
For biogs and more details: www.tlon.co.uk
Sat – Sun 1-6pm
Train: Ladywell station from Charing Cross, Waterloo East & London Bridge
Buses: 122, 284, 484, P4, 75, 185, 208, 136, 47, 199