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Earth-Moon-Earth exhibition showcases UCL Slade School staff and student work

29 June 2009


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  • Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham
  • Camden Arts Centre
  • BFI Giant Leap Season
  • Tate Britain
  • The work of UCL Slade School graduate, Katie Paterson (MFA) features as part of the Earth-Moon-Earth exhibition from 20 June to 9 August.

    Timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing,  the exhibition is showing at Djanogly Gallery, University of Nottingham, with several satellite events taking place in London.

    Current Slade School MA student, Jayne Wilton, is also collaborating in the making and documenting of work for one of the satellite events.

    Co-curated by Dr Alison Joy Sleeman, Senior Lecturer, UCL Slade School of Fine Art and Nicholas Alfrey, Department of Art History, University of Nottingham, the exhibition includes events hosted in the following London venues throughout June and July.

    Camden Arts Centre 27-28 June

    Camden Arts Centre will be revisiting works by artists David Lamelas and Ivor Abrahams in collaboration with Slade MA student, Jayne Wilton. The 'Environments Reversal Revisted' weekend will also include a screening of David Lamelas' film 'A Study of the Relationships Between Inner and Outer Space' (1969). This is showing for one day only in its original location.

    Tate Britain 17 July

    As part of the current Richard Long exhibition at Tate Britain, Dr Alison Joy Sleeman, UCL Slade School, will be exploring Long's work in the context of a time of epic space explorations. Her lecture will also look at Long's work in connection with the emergence of new forms of landscape art, as well as tracing some journeys closer to home.

    British Film Institute 19 July

    Co-organised by Dr Alison Joy Sleeman as part of the British Film Institute's 'One Giant Leap' season, and in collaboration with Elisa Kay of Flat Time House, there will be a screening of 'Time and Space'. This includes David Lamelas's film 'A Study of the Relationships Between Inner and Outer Space' (1969), together with Ian Breakwell and Mike Leggett's 'One' (1971) and John Latham's 'Erth', (1971). Made by pioneers of conceptual art, these films reflect on, and are inspired by, contemporaneous pioneering journeys in space.

    All are welcome to attend.

    For further information about the exhibition in Nottingham, contact Neil Walker at the Djanogly Gallery.

    For further information about the satellite events in London, contact Joy Sleeman.

    Image: Katie Paterson, Earth-Moon-Earth (Moonlight Sonata Reflected from the Surface of the Moon), 2007, copyright the artist and Albion London [as seen at the Slade in Katie's MFA exhibition in 2007]


    UCL Context

    Earth-Moon-Earth brings together the work of two artists who have addressed the idea of the connection between earth and space. It sets up a dialogue between a key work made in 1969 by David Lamelas, a pioneering figure in conceptual art, and a piece by Katie Paterson, a UCL Slade School graduate whose work has been featured in a solo exhibition at Modern Art Oxford (2008) and in Altermodern at Tate Britain (2009). For more information on her work see katiepaterson.org

    The exhibition is linked to the activities of an AHRC-funded Research Network on Land Art and the Culture of Landscape, 1967-77, based at the University of Nottingham, with the Slade and Tate as partners and the Slade Research Centre as a venue for network meetings.

    The Slade School of Fine Art is concerned with contemporary art and the practice, history and theories that inform it. It approaches the study and practice of art in an enquiring, investigative, experimental and research-minded way. Slade facilities and infrastructure for research support the discourse around painting, sculpture and fine art media.

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