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    GUEST PROJECTS: Susan Conte / Kristin Luke, Autumn Collapse

    Preview June 27th 2014 6-9pm + afterparty

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    Autumn Collapse

    A project by Kristin Luke and Susan Conte
    Preview Jun 27th 6pm til late
    Installation continues Jun 28th – Jul 26th
    Open Wed-Sat 12-6pm

     

     

    A four week collaborative installation which evolves alongside a collection of semi-autobiographical virtual texts. Fantasies of divisions between the artist and author, the work, and the spectator, blur and collapse. Objects, language, and personal expression become increasingly fragmented and dispersed whilst elements of a synechdotal subjectivity fall in and out of props, backdrops, and performances.

    To follow their process visit: http://autumncollapse.tumblr.com/

    ENCLAVE GALLERY: Roderich Maclachlan, Disappearance

    Preview June 27th 2014 6-9pm + afterparty

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    Roderick Maclachlan
    Disappearance
    Preview Jun 27th 6pm til late
    Installation continues Jun 28th – Jul 26th
    Open Wed-Sat 12-6pm

    Roderick Maclachlan’s new work, Disappearance, extends his established analogue media practice to work with the physics of light in order to explore the mutability of the archive and the image as object.

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    • Victory Press

      Victory press is a small publisher & printer. We print using a Risograph RZ570 digital duplicator with 10 colours. We publish limited edition artist books and print editions using various print methods.

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      Victory press is a small publisher & printer. We print using a Risograph RZ570 digital duplicator with ten colours. We publish limited edition artist books and print editions using various print methods.

      Victory Press Elliott Denny Enclave DeptfordRisograph printing is a vibrant and economical method of producing anything from books to artist prints. It sits in the realm somewhere between screen print and offset lithography but with a unique aesthetic.

      We can print on most uncoated papers. We only have a limited range of stock and order in for most big jobs. We would prefer to test the stock you have in mind first. As soy ink can struggle to dry on certain stocks. We can also print on envelopes

      As the complexity of all print jobs vary we have no rigid price list, we quote based on each job individually. We are happy to provide you with quote, Please email with the following specified: Description, number of colours, quantity, intended paper weight, paper size.

      hello@victorypress.co.uk
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      Background image: Tom Edwards, Nine Tales, 4 & 5 colour Riso, 285 X 390mm. Edition of 100

    • Tom Edwards Nine Tales 4 & 5 colour Riso 285 X 390mm Victory Press
    • Enclave 9 new tenant: Call & Response

      Call & Response Call & Response is an independent sonic arts collective, serving as a focus for sound arts practice in London. Our aim is to provide an artist run space for the exhibition and performance of sonic artworks, reflecting [...]

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      Call and response enclave deptfordCall & Response

      Call & Response is an independent sonic arts collective, serving as a focus for sound arts practice in London. Our aim is to provide an artist run space for the exhibition and performance of sonic artworks, reflecting the emerging interest in the use of the auditory in contemporary art.

      C&R will help artists develop their practice, providing high quality technical resources as well as education and training opportunities. We aim to critically engage with audiences by exploring different modes of participation through workshops, lectures, symposia and publications.

      Through building and supporting a community of practitioners both within the UK and internationally, we aim to host the creation of new work and the exchange of ideas, and create alliances with similar project spaces, institutions and artists.

      Curators: Jeremy Keenan / Matt Lewis / Nabil Ahmed / Tom Slater

      www.callandresponse.org.uk
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    • Howard Dyke and Clare Price, Summer Artists in Residence 2014

      Howard Dyke and Clare Price are both painters working in London. They will complete a collaborative residency in response to the space, culminating in a final outcome in September 2014.

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      Private View: Friday, 26 September, 6-9.30pm
      Residency: Friday 25 July to Wednesday 3 September
      Exhibition: 4 September to 4 October, Thursday to Saturday, 12.30-5.30pm

      Howard Dyke and Clare Price are both painters working in London. They will complete a collaborative residency in response to the space, culminating in a final outcome in September 2014. For their press release they have written a short poem as they felt this to be a more natural way to talk about their work than writing text describing exactly what they are about and what they want to achieve during the residency. They also didn’t wish to talk about themselves and their work, Howard’s being more figurative, Clare’s head in abstraction. The residency is an experiment for them – they are going to accumulate their crossovers and differences, materiality versus imagery, with strong leanings towards intuition, formalism, hopefully some humor, probably some dissatisfaction, but plenty of affection.

      We love feelings.

      Our painting comes from the body

      When people say painting is like baking we say no! It’s not the same thing.

      Not cooking, not even about looking,
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      Colour field not colour filled,

      Atrocious not process,

      Minimalism not Liminalism,

      We grind our bones into hope.

      Sinews, cartilage ripped and woven into substrate

      Spit and gash on this wreckage – That’s the message.

      Drain the lakes – A painting’s been murdered.

      Clare Price and Howard Dyke won’t bake cakes

      We’re no makeweights,

      Where the ghost of Frankenthaler waits

      to judge us.

      Oh dear God please help us!

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    • ]performance s p a c e[ Performance Art Faction

      Please note: Curatorial Timeshare have now left Enclave. ]performance s p a c e[ Performance Art Faction (PAF) is a 9 month long, holistic project consisting of research labs, performances, talks, residencies & exhibitions. PAF explores the intersections of contemporary [...]

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      Please note: Curatorial Timeshare have now left Enclave.

      ]performance s p a c e[

      Performance Art Faction (PAF) is a 9 month long, holistic project consisting of research labs, performances, talks, residencies & exhibitions. PAF explores the intersections of contemporary performance art, politics & society with the aim of reawakening the innate political potential of our bodies.

      The project consists of:

      Self Organising Space (SOS)

      Soap Box Sessions (SBS)

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      ]ps[ Occupations

    • Third Text

      Ongoing

      Third Text is a highly-regarded bi-monthly journal offering critical perspectives on art and culture.

      www.thirdtext.org

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      Third Text has established its key position at the critical interface of contemporary art practice and theory with specific focus on the impact of ‘globalization’. In its twenty-six year history the journal has created an archive of knowledge production to benefit artists, researchers and art historians worldwide.

      Third Text took a pioneering interest in the exclusionary zones of ‘centre’ and ‘periphery’ and challenged Eurocentric and ethnocentric notions inherent to aesthetic criteria that marginalized or neglected the work of culturally diverse contemporary artists. The journal moved on to develop its postcolonial discourse in the direction of institutional critique, and it now seeks to address the complex cultural realities that are emerging and competing for recognition in the globalized artworld.

      The crucial issue today is the critical appraisal of contemporary art in the context of this globalized artworld, without a centre, and yet one where the spectre of neocolonialism is ever present. What are the commercial and institutional forces that are shaping art history today? Who is deciding on the present ‘value’ of art and for which audience?

      Third Text has adapted its goals to the changing conditions of the global artworld but its fundamental aim remains the advancement of contemporary art practice in the context of of the art market and institutional forces that obstruct a truly critical perspective on the reception and evaluation of art.

      Third Text has been instrumental in launching a series of independent art journals: Third Text Asia in Pakistan; Third Text Africa in South Africa, Tercer Texto in Peru, and the forthcoming Terceiro Texto in Brazil. Third Text has also published numerous books on art, under its former Kala Press and current Third Text Publications imprints, and is planning further publications.

      Six issues are published annually, online and in print by Routledge, Taylor & Francis, UK. The journal invites contributions to its special and general issues.

       

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    • DIVUS London: The Ten Commandments and Seven Deadly Sins

      Preview April 25th, 7-9pm

      Preview April 25th, 7-9pm
      Exhibition continues April 26th – June 28th
      Open Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pm

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      Preview April 25th, 7-9pm
      Exhibition continues April 26th – June 28th
      Open Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pm

      An exhibition of enlarged prints from Moses Reisenauer’s pocket Ten Commandments with occasional commentary, plus a promise of The Seven Deadly Sins.

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      Böhmen und Mähren Kunst – Stories from the sewer of Europe

      The Czech Republic is the polar opposite of all real or imagined inhospitable lands. There is nothing here that might inspire respect for nature or fear of its elements. It is simply an adorable country, an enlarged village rock garden – if you have those things in Germany and know what they are. The Czech Republic is a former part of a now-defunct, repeatedly failed state that eagerly anticipated its demise. Its next-to-last resurrection, which was in exchange for the life of just one Jew, Hilsner, led to the Second World War. If there had been no Czecho-Slovakia (and later the Czech Republic), it would have been possible to build a motorway from Berlin straight to Munich, the world would have never heard the term “humanitarian bombing”, and robots would still be called automatons. The most important figures in modern Czech history are tatíček (“little father”), a third-rate philosopher in riding boots surrounded by naked children, Hitler, Mr. Werich, the two-headed monster Klavel, and agent 009 Schwartsumberg.

      So let’s only talk about this accursed region without using its name, about this crater that looks as if it had been carved by a meteorite, whose margins provide natural defense but also isolation. Rivers flow from it as from a cracked jar, dirty, acidic and steaming because the Czechs produce electricity by burning old rags from the mounds of garbage cheaply acquired from the rich Germans. The Czechs are known as the only Slavs to hide their crimes against humanity. They have stuck their own foot in extreme unction, and yet they hand out advice until the hyenas start to choke with laughter. They hate all the surrounding tribes, except for the Roma, whom they consider to be descendents of the Romanians – who refused to occupy the crater in 1968. The Roma don’t have to work; they can drink, dance, and swear in their own language. Czechs don’t dance. And foreigners in general are not popular – except for Americans, whom they have never seen but they like the flag.

      Although in such an environment art flourishes about as much as in the Gaza Strip, every now and then an artist appears who is willing to work in public despite the unctuous admiration of the uneducated and vulgar populace. One such public-yet-invisible artist is Pavel Reisenauer.

      A grumpy loner, a skeptical mystic and a Christian in a tight spot

      “Pavel Reisenauer was born on 7 October 1961 in Prague, where he lives to this day. After graduating from secondary school, he held various jobs (including work as a furnaceman and security guard) that allowed him to work on his paintings. He has three daughters. He has been employed by the weekly Respekt magazine since 1991, and has published a book, 209 Drawings and 33 Paintings. He has held numerous exhibitions, and in order to avoid succumbing to this temptation in the future, he recently set up a website gallery of his work” – which is also where this short bio comes from: www.pavelreisenauer.cz.

      Like his web gallery, Reisenauer’s work can be divided into two areas. The first includes journalistic illustrations for Respekt, the Saturday insert “Orientation” for the Lidové noviny newspaper, and book illustrations for various publishers. Thanks to his illustrations – with their characteristic style and unrelenting humor – he is known to the Czech public if not by name then definitely from his drawings on the cover of these publications. The second area of his work are his non-commissioned drawings and paintings, through which we can get to know him in his own world: “Where solitude beginneth there endeth the market-place; and where the market-place endeth, there endeth also the noise of the great actors, and the buzzing of the poison-flies.” Aliens, the underworld, suburban landscapes, daughters, out-of-place animals, sex, alcohol, and above all loneliness. Also, the streets of Reisenauer’s favorite neighborhood, Prague’s Nusle district, where tourists and developers are still rare, and so it remains a haven for outsiders and crumbling tenements in a sold-out city. In recent years, he has preferred to work in series that give him greater freedom. The pictures in each series share a common motif, technique, use of color and style. These include the computer drawings from The Ten Commandments and The Seven Deadly Sins, as well as the temperas from Streets and the recently completed Nusle.

      A visitation every day

      This artist – who has successfully avoided public recognition and exhibits only rarely – has decided to bring to Berlin his highly personal interpretation of the Ten Commandments. Reisenauer has taken these basic rules for Jews and Christians (as contained in the Catholic catechism) and transformed them in his image, knocked them from the diction of church language and down to the ground of his reality: God appears as Superman, divine punishment falls upon a desolate suburban street, graffiti artists spray-paint a Jesus fish on the hood of a car, a legless mother has been taken on an outing in her wheelchair; we see evidence of suicide (far more common than murder), a slightly vulgar drawing of a penis attacking Venus, a black hand painted on the wall of a ransacked house, a skull that looks as if it has been pulled from a mass grave, its mouth grown shut, a woman depicted as a childishly gussied up and romantically enamored monkey, and superhumanly oversized mafiosi who remain unseen by passers-by. When asked where why he felt the need to confront these two traditional Christian subjects, Pavel Reisenauer says: “Because in the end I am a Christian, primarily one in a tight spot.”

      To be continued…
      And this is just the beginning. Another series is in the works – The Seven Deadly Sins. It will be exhibited in London too.

      At this exhibition, Reisenauer will present his latest as-yet-unexhibited series, The Seven Deadly Sins. Here, Reisenauer focuses his critical and ironical gaze on himself. The theme required a more simplified approach as compared to the previous series: the square-format paintings are made in black on a white background, emphasised at most with foreboding details in a devilish red that is the only similarity with the previous series. With just one exception, the digital images’ main subject is the artist himself. His figure, accompanied by just its shadow, moves through a space without background, accompanied only by symbols or attributes of the relevant sin: a proud magician (more like a con-artist juggler of nothingness in a raggedy bathrobe and worn t-shirt); a harried money-chaser; a dreamer drooling for things he doesn’t have; an unhappy and not too attractive lecher with a strangely non-prurient expression; a drunkard who has been transformed into his bottle; a raffish loner and implacable ironist within whom pride struggles with insecurity and mystical faith with disillusionment, skepticism and resignation: the final image shows him in the position that he himself would probably like to adopt forever.

    • THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AND SEVEN DEADLY SINS, Enclave
    • GUEST PROJECTS: Arcade X, South London Gallery Art Assassins

      The Art Assassins, the SLG’s young people’s forum, have developed their own video game set in south London that will be exhibited at Enclave as part of Deptford X. Earlier this year 15 young people aged 14-20 years old worked [...]

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      The Art Assassins, the SLG’s young people’s forum, have developed their own video game set in south London that will be exhibited at Enclave as part of Deptford X.

      Earlier this year 15 young people aged 14-20 years old worked with artist Ben Washington to develop a new video game. The collaborative design process challenged the young people to re-imagine their local environment as a digital space within which players can interact with skewed narratives and explore notions of winning and losing.

      Arcade X project blog….

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    • news of the world: Equal Goes it Loose

      Preview June 27th 7pm

      Preview June 27th 7pm

      At news of the world space, 19 artists from Hamburg (Hfbk-Hamburg, Werner Büttner/Markus Vater Klasse) create, in a poetic and concrete way, a space that is not there: the garage.

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      Preview June 27th 7pm

      At news of the world space, 19 artists from Hamburg (Hfbk-Hamburg, Werner Büttner/Markus Vater Klasse) create, in a poetic and concrete way, a space that is not there: the garage.

      Paintings that grow out of the darkness of an abandoned space, oil smell, collages of pinup photography associated with mechanics, fast cars, broken toys, expensive bike, dirt and sawdust, the roaming barn of free-range masculinity;

      Music sessions, amateur rehearsals, homemade inventions and pioneering experiments, the high tech start-up lab, the first step to going global perhaps;

      I like it that my garage doesn’t have a window. It is well insulated and well secured. What I keep here is nobody’s business. In my garage it is September all year. Of the eight garages mine is the fourth one. I wouldn’t like to swap it. Basically they are all the same, but I like mine best.

      What meaning can the garage have in one’s life? A nostalgic place, a place of memories, strange findings, sinister secrets. Domestic storage and post-surrealist assemblage of stuff for which there’s no room elsewhere. A house for a car; the architectural space of the modern age which architecture forgot. Suburban life, boredom, passion, playground and carbon monoxide suicides.

      Equal goes it loose, the title given by the artists to the exhibition, is the example often used of a typical ‘Lübke English’ phrase. ‘Lübke English’ refers to nonsensical English sentences created through a word-by-word translation of German expressions, without mediation and with no regard for syntax, cultural or linguistic context.

      Equal goes it loose is the mistranslation of the German expression which means…’Soon it will start’… a possible reference to the function of the garage and at the same time the situation of the artists involved.

      Other literal translations are also at play:
      -the amalgamation of autonomous artworks under the ‘garage’ theme and their decoding provided by this text;
      -the equivalence of the exhibition space –or for that matter, the artist studio- as the ‘garage’ of the creative urban class;
      -the resort to art production as a universal pidgin language.

      But the title issues a warning against any automatic interpretations and suggests other keys to the viewer: try poetry, nonsense, naivety, intuition!

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      • NOW... Enclave Gallery closed for summer break. NEXT.. Tomb, Shrine, Survey-Marker, Spare Part.. Sam Austen / Ben Cove / Karen David / Cathy Haynes / Lawrence Lek / Superlative TV..Considering sculptural objects as futuristic standing stones for communicating with real/imagined extraterrestrial lifeforms. Preview September 26th, Enclave Gallery. Supported by The Arts Council England. Shortlisted for the ArtQuest Workweek Prize. Part of Art Licks Weekend and Deptford X.  More info...   COMING SOON.... LUX13 How does the Group Function? Katriona Beales / Giles Bunch / Jackie Castellano / Sarah Filmer / Katherine Fishman / Patrick Goddard / Christopher Matthews / Katharine Meynell / Kim L Pace / Samuel Playford / collectif_fact (Annelore Schneider & Claude Piguet) / Vanessa Scully / Nicola Stephanie / Neasa Terry / More info... COMING SOON.. Yearbook Rhona Byrne / Rachael Champion / Joey Holder / Toby Huddlestone / Kristin Luke / Luke McCreadie / Rachel Pimm / Barry Sykes / Francis Thorburn / Martin Westwood edition launch and exhibition. November 28th, Enclave Gallery, More info coming soon.

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        Project space available at Enclave 

        From June 1st 2015 a project space will be available for rent within the Enclave infrastructure. This is an opportunity for ambitious individuals/groups of artists/curators running public contemporary art programmes to have a long term project space in the supportive environment of Enclave alongside a group of exciting peers.
        groundnut, enclaveEnclave is made up of the Enclave Gallery, the Machine Party club room, Enclave Guest Projects and seven independent project spaces currently including – news of the world (The Centre of Attention), Divus London, Third Text, ]performance s p a c e[, Lubomirov-Easton and Victory Press. Past project spaces have included Curatorial Timeshare, Anarch and ATOI&CULL.
        For more information on how to apply, for rates and general enquiries, email info@enclaveprojects.com with “Enclave Project Space” as the subject header. There is no specific deadline, however, interested parties are advised to apply as soon as possible (NB applications for artist studios will not be accepted).
        Download - Project Space Application pack.

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        Enclave OPEN SUBMISSION
        Deadline: ongoing – apply now!

        Resolution Way gate sign (image Lawrence Lek)We are pleased to announce an opportunity for young or established curators, artists and collectives to submit exhibition proposals or longer term projects/programmes for the Enclave Open Submission Space. We are looking to select a small number of high quality proposals to be programmed over the next ten months and into the future.
        Proposals will be reviewed and selected by the Director Anthony Gross and the Curator Lucy A Sames and will be chosen on artistic merit and critical engagement. There is no fee to apply.
        All enquiries to info@EnclaveProjects.com.
        Download - Enclave Open Submission Application Pack

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        Enclave MACHINE PARTY

        Enclave Machine Party Deptford Lucy A Sames Anthony GrossMACHINE PARTY will be open every week Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm during exhibitions (call 0208 694 1644 to check) for coffee, wifi, hanging out and free work space.

        MACHINE PARTY is the clubroom and command-centre for Enclave operations, it is a flexible infrastructure/hangout with exhibition and performance space, Enclave’s curatorial office, communal working/meeting space, future artist residency module, pop-up charity fundraising speakeasy bar… plus free wifi and cheap coffee.

        Machine Party Enclave Deptford

        MACHINE PARTY is available for hire for parties and one off events. Contact us for info and rates.

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    • Tomb, Shrine, Survey-Marker, Spare-Part

      Sam Austen, Ben Cove, Cathy Haynes, Lawrence Lek, Superlative TV.
      Preview September 26th 2014 6-9pm
      Art Licks Weekend preview and Sci-Fi Paganism zine launch Oct 2nd 6pm til late
      Curated by Lucy A. Sames

      Supported by The Arts Council England

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      Sam Austen, Ben Cove, Karen David, Cathy Haynes, Lawrence Lek, Superlative TV.
      Preview September 26th 2014 6-9pm
      Art Licks Weekend preview and Sci-Fi Paganism zine launch Oct 2nd 6pm til late
      Curated by Lucy A. Sames
      Supported by The Arts Council England

      Sculptural objects as standing stones.

      Referencing John McCracken’s minimalist “planks” and their apocryphal appearance in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Tomb, Shrine, Survey-Marker, Spare-Part considers sculptural objects as technical, futuristic monoliths for communicating across space, time and lifeforms.

      Included in Tomb, Shrine, Survey Marker, Spare Part will be new sculptural works by Ben Cove and Cathy Haynes; a new video simulation by Lawrence Lek; new multi-channel video work and broadcast on Resonance FM by Superlative TV; an existing 16mm film work by Sam Austen (transferred to Blu-ray) and existing paintings by Karen David.

      The “Sci-Fi Paganism” programme takes as its starting point the mythological communications of artists and thinkers with real/imagined extraterrestrials through artistic practices of the 1960s/’70s counterculture. Part 1 of “Sci-Fi Paganism,” The Starseed Transmission took place at Enclave in September 2013 and featured Sovay Berriman, Rowena Harris, Dean Kenning, Inês Rebelo and Plastique Fantastique.

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      Tomb, Shrine, Survey-Marker, Spare Part and Sci-Fi Paganism are supported by the Arts Council England.

      Part of The Art Licks Weekend and Deptford X. Shortlisted for ArtQuest Workweek prize 2014.

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      With support from Stone Interiors, Greenwich.

       

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