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Katie Paterson sends art work to the International Space Station

On 30th July, with the help of the European Space Agency, Katie Paterson sent a meteorite back into space.

Six Campo del Cielo meteorites of different weights are currently on display at Ingleby Gallery as part of Katie Paterson’s solo exhibition Ideas. Each meteorite was formed in space over four and a half billion years ago but Paterson has made the meteorites new, transforming every atom by melting and recasting each one into an altered version of itself. Everything is different, and yet apparently nothing is changed.

At the end of July, the seventh meteorite from this series was sent back into space onboard the Georges Lemaître ATV spacecraft on a course for the International Space Station. The launch took place in French Guiana on 30th July at 12.40 am British Summer Time and on 12th August the spacecraft docked with the International Space Station.

Astronaut Stanley Love recently commented about the project:
‘Your project to send a meteorite to the ISS sounds interesting. I think the value is much more symbolic than scientific, especially if the sample you’re sending has been melted and re-cast. That process resets the “clock” for geological age-dating techniques and erases the very interesting crystal patterns seen in ancient iron meteorites. We have taken an object that came to Earth from space, put a uniquely human signature on it, and returned it to space. On the most fundamental level, it’s a way of communicating with the universe’.

Watch a short film of the launch at blogs.esa.int/atv

 

 

David Austen – The Drawing Room

The Nakeds
The Drawing Room, London
25 September – 29 November 2014

The Nakeds is a group exhibition looking at drawings of the body exposed. The naked body is frequently the physical terrain artists traverse in search of the inner self. Drawing from the self or life model, from reproduction or the imagination, has provided artists with the freedom to explore desires, fears and fantasies.

David Austen will present two watercolour works on paper including the eponymous The nakeds 13.6.14, 2014 and Figure with red hair 19.04.2011, 2011. The exhibition has also been curated in collaboration with Austen and art historian Gemma Blackshaw.

For more information visit The Drawing Room website: drawingroom.org.uk

Peter Liversidge – The Mac

doppelgänger
The MAC, Tall Gallery, Belfast
8 Aug – 19 October

The MAC, Belfast presents Peter Liversidge’s acclaimed solo exhibition doppelgänger, first exhibited at Ingleby Gallery in 2013.

Proposals, typed on an old manual typewriter at the artist’s kitchen table, form the back-beat to all of Liversidge’s practice. For his exhibition, Liversidge has typed a pair of proposals: an entire exhibition stemming (unusually for Liversidge) from a single thought – his fascination with a sequence of etchings by German Symbolist Max Klinger.

The series in question, known as Ein Handschuh, The Glove, was first published as a set of 10 etchings in 1881 and recounts the bizarre psycho-sexual adventures of a lady’s elbow length glove, dropped on a Berlin roller skating rink and picked up by the bearded figure of Klinger himself. The action that follows, in a series of dreams and nightmares, anticipates both the theories of Sigmund Freud and the hallucinatory style of the Surrealists.

For more information visit The Mac website here

Katie Paterson – Kunstverein & Stiftung Springhornhof

Katie Paterson
Eveningness
Kunstverein & Stiftung Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany
9 August – 5 October 2014

The second stage of Katie Paterson’s solo touring exhibition opens at Kunstverein & Stiftung Springhornhof.

Eveningness focuses on works that deal with the Moon and outer space. The records from the here and now awaken the imagination from distant times and unfathomable places. Curated by Portuguese curator Filipa Oliveira and Bettina von Dziembowski, this exhibition is a co-production of the Kunstverein Springhornhof with the Mead Gallery, Warwick and La Casa Encendida, Madrid.

For more information visit www.springhornhof.de

David Austen- Timothy Taylor Gallery

Slow Learner
Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
1 – 23 August

Slow Learner, a group exhibition curated by Andreas Leventis, brings together a selection of artists who variously employ text, signs, symbols, and photographic images across a range of media to examine the gap between reading and comprehension.

This presentation features Black Stars (2007) by David Austen as one such artist whose work utilises visual language to playfully subvert, withhold, or disavow meaning altogether.

For more information visit www.timothytaylorgallery.com

Little Sparta Bus Trips Booking Now

Little Sparta – the celebrated garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay -  is located 25 miles from the centre of Edinburgh in a rural setting in the Pentland Hills.

There will be a minibus service running from Ingleby Gallery to Little Sparta every Friday at 1.30 pm in the month of August, during the period of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2014.

Dates:
Friday 1 August
Friday 8 August
Friday 15 August
Friday 22 August
Friday 29 August

Tickets are priced £30 per person and the charge includes return transport from central Edinburgh and admission to the garden.

To book tickets or for more details, please click here

Ben Harman on Alison Watt

Illustrated Talk by Ben Harman
Alison Watt: Paintings 1986 – 2014
Wednesday 16 July 2014, 12.30 – 13.30 pm
Perth Museum & Art Gallery, George Street, Perth, PH1 5LB

Ben Harman will discuss the various influences on Watt’s work such as the sensuous nudes of the French 19th century painter Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres to the slashed canvases of 20th century artist Lucio Fontana and the photographer Francesca Woodman. Admission free. Please click here to book your place.

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