56 Artillery Lane

21 April to 11 June 2017

For this exhibition ‘home’ is imagined as a space for social, sexual and political agency, and the 'domestic’ as a stage on which kinship and self are formed and transformed through acts of love, cruelty and indifference.

 

A group of works from the recent past and present has been gathered for 56 Artillery Lane alongside a weekly live programme. Visual vocabularies range from bodily waste and bacterial growth to intimate self-imaging. Sculptural forms make reference to temporary shelter and collective occupation, while films are diaristic, improvised and quasi-fictional. The archive is invoked as a ‘homemaking’ space. For instance, photographic ‘genomegrams’ by Fiona Clark describe a personal response to trauma, Ingrid Pollard’s film reflects on her parents' correspondence and Barbara T. Smith’s books comprise Xerox impressions of the artist’s body and images of her children. Installations by Martine Syms and Ben Burgis & Ksenia Pedan work directly with the buildings’ fabric, while a film by Jenna Bliss – commissioned for the exhibition – explores the class, race and gender dynamics of drug use within domestic contexts in Puerto Rico and New York. Colonial legacies and indigenous activism are explored as well as gentrification and familial histories. The exhibition provides a partial map of the domestic as an unstable zone.


A publication has been made for the exhibition in which Amy Tobin builds a picture of a little-documented exhibition titled A Woman’s Place, made in 1974 by a group of artists in a squatted house and women’s centre in South London.

 

The live programme of performances, screenings, workshops and an off-site project extends the exhibition to include, amongst other concerns, co-housing, modular architecture, non-monogamy, the domestic in narrative film and fiction, living with illness and health activism.

 

Participants in 56 Artillery Lane include Chantal Akerman, Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski, Soofiya Andry, Dr Meg-John Barker, Khairani Barokka, Pandora Blake, Phoebe Blatton, Jenna Bliss, Rizvana Bradley, Daniel Brathwaite-Shirley, Ben Burgis & Ksenia Pedan, Autumn Chacon, Channels, Adam Christensen, Fiona Clark, Lucy Clout, Fran Cottell, Phoebe Davies & Nandi Bhebhe, Jemma Desai, Fenixº, Alex Fleming, Keira Fox, Richard Fung, Harry Giles, Carry Gorney, Alice Hattrick, Candice Hopkins, Juliet Jacques, Nazmia Jamal (Sisters Uncut), Alice Jones, Jacob V Joyce, Bhanu Kapil, Morag Keil & Georgie Nettell, Sarah Kent, Las Nietas de Nonó, Gail Lewis, Rudy Loewe, Suzy Mackie (See Red Women's Workshop), Hamish MacPherson, Mira Mattar, Zinzi Minott, Merata Mita, Irenosen Okojie, Lucy Orta, Meera Osborne, Maria Pinińska-Bereś, Ingrid Pollard, Steve Reinke, Su Richardson, Christine Roche, RUSS, Stanley Spencer, Barbara T. Smith, Martine Syms, Anna Szaflarski, Nina Wakeford, Kate Walker, Darcy Wallace, Ed Webb-Ingall, Ria Wilson, Anicka Yi and Rehana Zaman.


The exhibition is curated by Amy Budd and Naomi Pearce, with input from Amy Ball, Gail Chester, Althea Greenan, Lucie Kinchin, Alexandra Kokoli, Imogen and Catriona Laing, Robert Leckie, Suzy Mackie, Sue Madden, Bernard G Mills, Ciara Moloney, Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Su Richardson, Alex Sainsbury, Amy Tobin, Mercedes Vicente and Ed Webb-Ingall.

 

 

Exhibition supporters

 

Arts Council England   Creative New Zealand

 

Events

Project in Greenwich | Fran Cottell 'Forced Entry', 2017
Sunday 11 June, with drinks from 2-5pm

Ingrid Pollard

DENY: IMAGINE: ATTACK, 1991

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Barbara T. Smith

Coffin series, 1965-66

Courtesy of University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

 

Foreground:

Barbara T. Smith

Coffin series, 1965-66

Courtesy of University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

 

Background:

Lucy Orta,

Refuge Wear, 1992-98

Courtesy of Lucy and Jorge Orta

 

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Lucy Orta,

Refuge Wear, 1992-98

Courtesy of Lucy and Jorge Orta

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Lucy Orta,

Refuge Wear, 1992-98

Courtesy of Lucy and Jorge Orta

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

A durational performance with Lucy Orta's Modular Architecture (1996)

Devised by Phoebe Davies & Nandi Bhebhe

Raven Row, 4 June 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Still from video by Amy Gwatkin

 

A durational performance with Lucy Orta's Modular Architecture (1996)

Devised by Phoebe Davies & Nandi Bhebhe

Raven Row, 4 June 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Still from video by Amy Gwatkin

 

A durational performance with Lucy Orta's Modular Architecture (1996)

Devised by Phoebe Davies & Nandi Bhebhe

Raven Row, 4 June 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Still from video by Amy Gwatkin

 

A durational performance with Lucy Orta's Modular Architecture (1996)

Devised by Phoebe Davies & Nandi Bhebhe

Raven Row, 4 June 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Still from video by Amy Gwatkin

 

A durational performance with Lucy Orta's Modular Architecture (1996)

Devised by Phoebe Davies & Nandi Bhebhe

Raven Row, 4 June 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Still from video by Amy Gwatkin

 

A durational performance with Lucy Orta's Modular Architecture (1996)

Devised by Phoebe Davies & Nandi Bhebhe

Raven Row, 4 June 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Still from video by Amy Gwatkin

 

A durational performance with Lucy Orta's Modular Architecture (1996)

Devised by Phoebe Davies & Nandi Bhebhe

Raven Row, 4 June 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Still from video by Amy Gwatkin

 

A durational performance with Lucy Orta's Modular Architecture (1996)

Devised by Phoebe Davies & Nandi Bhebhe

Raven Row, 4 June 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Still from video by Amy Gwatkin

 

Anicka Yi

Deep State, 2017

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

Anicka Yi

Deep State, 2017

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Maria Pinińska-Bereś

Krag/Circle, 1976

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Fiona Clark

The Other Half, 1997-99

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

Fiona Clark

The Other Half, 1997-99

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Fiona Clark

The Other Half, 1997-99

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Fiona Clark

The Other Half, 1997-99

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Ingrid Pollard

Untitled photographs, 1991-2017

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Candice Hopkins

Sounding the Margins: A Choir of Minor Voices

Raven Row, 29 April 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Mark Blower

Autumn Chacon

Noise Cooking

Raven Row, 29 April 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Mark Blower

 

Autumn Chacon

Noise Cooking

Raven Row, 29 April 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Mark Blower

 

Autumn Chacon

Noise Cooking

Raven Row, 29 April 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Mark Blower

 

Autumn Chacon

Noise Cooking

Raven Row, 29 April 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Mark Blower

 

Raisa Kabir

'You and I are more alike....'

Sick Time is Resist Time, Raven Row 26 May 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Eva Herzog

 

Raisa Kabir

'You and I are more alike....'

Sick Time is Resist Time, Raven Row 26 May 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Eva Herzog

 

Raisa Kabir

'You and I are more alike....'

Sick Time is Resist Time, Raven Row 26 May 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Eva Herzog

 

Reading by Alice Hattrick

Sick Time is Resist Time, Raven Row 26 May 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Eva Herzog

Nina Wakeford

an apprenticeship in queer I believe it was

A Piece of Land: Alternative communities and living, Raven Row 27 May 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Eva Herzog

 

Sisters of Jam

It Takes a Million Years to be a Woman, 2010-14

A Piece of Land: Alternative communities and living, Raven Row 27 May 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Eva Herzog

 

Ben Burgis & Ksenia Pedan

Cloist Gulch, 2017

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Ben Burgis & Ksenia Pedan

Cloist Gulch, 2017

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Ben Burgis & Ksenia Pedan

Cloist Gulch (detail), 2017

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Ben Burgis & Ksenia Pedan

Cloist Gulch (detail), 2017

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Performance by Keira Fox & Adam Christensen responding to Cloist Gulch by Ben Burgis & Ksenia Pedan, 2017

Raven Row, 21 April 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Performance by Keira Fox & Adam Christensen responding to Cloist Gulch by Ben Burgis & Ksenia Pedan, 2017

Raven Row, 21 April 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Performance by Keira Fox & Adam Christensen responding to Cloist Gulch by Ben Burgis & Ksenia Pedan, 2017

Raven Row, 21 April 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Performance by Keira Fox & Adam Christensen responding to Cloist Gulch by Ben Burgis & Ksenia Pedan, 2017

Raven Row, 21 April 2017

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Su Richardson for Fenixº (Su Richardson, Monica Ross and Kate Walker), 1977/2017

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Su Richardson for Fenixº (Su Richardson, Monica Ross and Kate Walker), 1977/2017

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Su Richardson for Fenixº (Su Richardson, Monica Ross and Kate Walker), 1977/2017

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Stanley Spencer

Choosing a Petticoat, 1936

Private Collection

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Stanley Spencer

Choosing a Petticoat, 1936

Private Collection

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Steve Reinke

22 Films

Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Steve Reinke

22 Films

Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Morag Keil & Georgie Nettell

Punks Not Dead It's Different, 2015

Courtesy of the artists and Project Native Informant, London

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Morag Keil & Georgie Nettell

Punks Not Dead It's Different, 2015

Courtesy of the artists and Project Native Informant, London

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Morag Keil & Georgie Nettell

Punks Not Dead It's Different, 2015

Courtesy of the artists and Project Native Informant, London

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Kate Walker; left to right:

Mother's Day, 1985

The New Realism, 1987

She Gets Her Cards, 1986

Courtesy of the Estate of Kate Walker

 

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Jenna Bliss

Poison the Cure, 2017

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Jenna Bliss

Poison the Cure, 2017

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Martine Syms

An Evening with Queen White, 2017

Three-channel installation

Brains, Beauty, Breeding, 2017

Custom-made curtains

 

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Martine Syms

An Evening with Queen White, 2017

Three-channel installation

Brains, Beauty, Breeding, 2017

Custom-made curtains

 

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Martine Syms

An Evening with Queen White, 2017

Three-channel installation

Brains, Beauty, Breeding, 2017

Custom-made curtains

 

Exhibition view

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Marcus J. Leith

 

Fran Cottell

Forced Entry, 2017

Project in Greenwich

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Terry Watts 

Fran Cottell

Forced Entry, 2017

Project in Greenwich

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Terry Watts 

 

Fran Cottell

Forced Entry, 2017

Project in Greenwich

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Terry Watts

 

Fran Cottell

Forced Entry, 2017

Project in Greenwich

56 Artillery Lane

Photo by Terry Watts