Visions in the Nunnery 2016
Exhibition: 5 October – 18 December 2016

Press Private view: Tuesday 4 October, 6-9pm

First Thursday Public PV: Thurs 6 Oct, 6-9pm

Frieze East End Night, with performance: Sat 8 October, 6-10pm

Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

Ground-breaking international moving image and performance exhibition Visions in the Nunnery’s programme is announced, opening with Dryden Goodwin and including artists Marina Abramović’, Ori Gersht, Mikhail Karikis, Richard Layzell and Uriel Orlow.

Visions in the Nunnery – a renowned showcase of contemporary moving image and performance work – is returning to Bow Arts’ Nunnery Gallery, London for a special celebratory tenth edition. Selected from over 1500 world-wide submissions, combined with a star-studded list of invited artists and previous exhibitors, the show will present a unique and exciting platform for cutting edge digital and performance art.
Established in 1999, Visions offers an informed overview of the provocative and quick-changing mediums of moving image and performance. The 2016 exhibition will showcase over 100 artists’ work through an innovative six-part programme, punctuated by 12 events featuring live performances in the gallery and its unique Victorian enclosed courtyard. Exhibition partners include Artsadmin, who are lending Steve Lambert’s iconic and interactive installation Capitalism Works For Me! True/False, LIMA, an international platform for media art, who will lend a variety of work including Marina Abramović’s The Scream and the Rotterdam-based Unnoticed Art Festival.
The first London showing of Dryden Goodwin’s work Poised, originally commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, will open the exhibition during Frieze week – Visions is one of Frieze’s recommended not-for-profit shows – with works alongside focusing on the body and close observation, including work from Federica Marangoni (5-20 Oct). A special event for Frieze’s East End Night will close the first week, featuring Patrick Simkins’ live and interactive performance Dance and Draw.
Following the Nunnery Gallery’s winning of the Connect Competition to work with Susan Hiller, Visions will take part in the Museums at Night festival at the end of October, premiering a new installation from film duo Webb-Ellis, whose work follows a community pilgrimage inspired by Hiller’s Homage to Joseph Beuys series (25-30 Oct). Three of Ori Gersht’s works will follow in November, with accompanying screenings exploring setting in motion processes that disrupt in unexpected ways (1-16 Nov).
Three mixed programmes will follow: Programme 1 will launch with live performances including Jacek Ludwig Scarso’s Stabat Rivisited, created for Visions with soprano Maya Sapone, including works from Ruth Novaczek and Tanya Syed, who are just about to show at Tate Modern in From Reel to Real, Mikhail Karikis, who has been shortlisted for the Jarman Award, and Uriel Orlow (17-23 Nov). Programme 2 includes a set of networked performances, including Natalia Skobeeva who just won the Red Mansion prize, and an event from BEEF (Bristol Experimental and Expanded Film) presenting immersive photochemical and sonic experimental performances, including a live performance from Louisa Fairclough (24-30 Nov). The final Programme 3 will open with a new and live performance from Richard Layzell, feature Nina Danino who is shortlisted for the Jury Award at this year’s Venice Film Festival, and close with a re-enactment of the emblematic video work Döppelganger from Prof Elaine Shemilt, part of a series started in 1974, three of which were exhibited at the Video Show at the Serpentine Gallery in May 1975 (1-18 Dec).
The show is selected and curated by Visions curators Cinzia Cremona and Tessa Garland.
For press information and further images please contact:
Melody Patman, Press and Communications Assistant 020 8980 7774 |
Sophie Hill, Gallery Manager
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Notes to editors
Exhibition: Visions in the Nunnery
Dates: 5 October – 18 December 2016
Address: Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8980 7774
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun, 10am – 5pm
Admission: Free
Travel: Bow Road Tube Station, Bow Church DLR

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