Theaster Gates - Sanctum - Bristol

This is well worth a look:
Until 6pm on Saturday 21st November, Sanctum hosts a continuous programme of sound over 552 hours, sustained by performers, musicians and bands in a temporary structure within the shell of Temple Church, Bristol. Sanctum is Theaster Gates' first public project in the UK, produced by Situations, as part of Bristol 2015 European Green Capital.

Back to the future - artists moving image - Tonight at the Cube

From a repatriation ceremony at Wootton Bassett, to a migratory border crossing between Bulgaria and Turkey, from Berlin’s Reichstag building and the reconstructed ‘memorial wall’, to a journey down the Danube past Belgrade - we present five contemporary artists films by Breda Boban, Rose Butler, Ergin Cavusoglu, Katie Davies and Monika Oechsler . 

The programme will be followed by a Q+A with the artists led by film curator Al Cameron.

Willem de Rooij - Arnolfini

A new exhibition, by Dutch artist Willem de Rooij, featuring a politically-charged photographic work in an installation that explores themes of individuality, protest and representation.

Index: Riots, Protest, Mourning and Commemoration (as represented in newspapers, January 2000–July 2002), 2003, consists of 18 large panels each featuring a selection of photographs cut from newspapers. De Rooij is interested in how these images are selected for global distribution in the news media, the ways in which people are presented in protest, and how they stage themselves in front of a camera. The installation presents a large selection of global political struggles, but despite being taken in different geographical and political situations and contexts, there are similarities between the different images presented. Without the newspaper headlines and captions, the formal qualities of the photographs become apparent, inviting a closer look at representation and drawing together the subjects that the title of the work indicates: riots, protests, mourning and commemoration.

Free. Friday 21 November 2014 to Sunday 08 February 2015, 11:00 to 18:00.

Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay. Bristol BS1 4QA

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