FRIDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 6-9pm & SATURDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 12-6pm
Karlos Gil (Spain), Isaac Olvera (Mexico) and Fazal Rizvi (Pakistan).
Join us for a weekend of tours, talks and other events with Gasworks’ current artists-in-residence. Residencies Open Studio Weekends at Gasworks present visitors with a unique opportunity to meet our visiting artists and find out more about their creative processes.
Our current exhibition Some Are Smarter Than Others by Pio Abad is also on show throughout the weekend, and events on the Friday coincide with SLAM Last Fridays, a late night opening of over 90 galleries in South London.
OPEN STUDIO TOUR
FRIDAY 26 SEPTEMBER, 6.30pm
Gasworks’ Residencies Programmer leads an informal tour of the residency artists’ studios.
OPEN TALKS: ISAAC OLVERA
FRIDAY 26 SEPTEMBER, 7.30pm & SATURDAY 27 SEPTEMBER, 1pm & 3.30pm
Mexican artist-in-residence Isaac Olvera tests the presentation of two essays written during his residency, with the aim of studying the author's body as a material to deliver content. One of his writings has developed out of attempts to observe and draw construction workers during their lunch time in Polanco, Mexico city, whilst the other looks at the editorial design from free magazines collected in Soho, London. Both are going to be open to discussion, and accompanied by visual elements.
TALK: RESIDENCY ARTISTS
SATURDAY 27 SEPTEMBER, 2pm
Gasworks’ visiting artists introduce their practice and discuss the projects they have pursued whilst in London.
RESIDENCY ARTIST READINGS & OPEN TALKS
SATURDAY 27 SEPTEMBER, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Taking place in each of their studios, all three residency artists present new works produced during their residencies in the form of readings and open talks.
Fazal Rizvi & Aamer Hussein
Linking with Fazal Rizvi's letter series of works, Pakistani short story writer and critic Aamer Hussain reads an excerpt from Miyaan tum urdu may kyun nahi likhtay? (Young man, why don’t you write in Urdu?) This is followed by a reading by Rizvi of some of the letters he has produced during his residency addressed to his mother entitled These are not love letters.
Karlos Gil reads from his publication as part of a new body of work he has created specifically for his Gasworks residency. Like Potted Plants in an Office Lobby explores the biography of objects, the non–historical dimensions of the art reference and the processes by which matter is transformed through linguistic operations, reflecting upon the agency of artefacts and their shifting status across time and memory.
Isaac Olvera tests the presentation of two essays written during his residency alongside associated visual material, with the aim of studying the author's body as a material to deliver content.
All events are free.