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Inverleith House presents public engagement events for each of it's exhibitions. these are designed to encourage access to our exhibitions programme and can take the form of a talk, music event or film programme. We are also very happy to provide informal tours for visiting groups, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and booking.
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Inverleith House Open Weekend
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 May, 10-5pm
The Open Weekend is free to attend however booking is required for evening events. To book a place contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: Florian Hecker. Courtesy of the artist, Sadie Coles HQ, London and Galerie Neu, Berlin.
Inverleith House is celebrating the official arrival of Springtime with our May Open Weekend.
During the day there will be events and activities in the gallery,
coinciding with our current exhibition of new work by Corin Sworn.
There will be curatorial and botanical tours throughout the day and the opportunity to purchase limited edition publications and posters from our extensive back catalogue, only available from the gallery.
Over the course of both evenings, Inverleith House will present two special one-off events. Including -
Kirsty Bell: The Artist's House Discussion & Slide Lecture
Saturday 10 May, 7.30pm
Kirsty Bell's most recent book, The Artist's House: From Workplace to Artwork, examines the role of artists' domestic spaces in relation to their work. Taking the house as a receptacle, vehicle, model, theatre, or dream space, the artist's home becomes a prism through which to view not only the artistic practice of its inhabitant, but also to apprehend broader developments in sculpture and contemporary art in relation to domestic architecture and interior space.
Bell will deliver a multimedia presentation informed by her extensive research on the subject.
The Artist's House: From Workplace to Artwork is published by Sternberg Press. The publication will be available to purchase at the event.
Edward Krasinski’s apartment, Warsaw, 2003. Photo: Aneta Grzeszykowska and Jan Smaga. Courtesy of Foksal Gallery Foundation.
Florian Hecker: Articulação
Sunday 11 May, Dusk (8-9pm)
Performance and album launch by the internationally renowned artist. Articulação deepens Hecker’s collaboration with Reza Negarestani, author of the libretto created for Hinge (2012). In two distinct renderings this piece articulates a complex scene in which the two obelisks of the script - one from the perspective of nature and one from the perspective of culture - are recited simultaneously in an informational yet dramatic style. More information on the performance can be found here.
Image courtesy of the artist.
Florian Hecker (1975) lives and works in Kissing (Germany) and Vienna. Notable among his numerous solo and collective exhibitions and performances are: dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany; Nouveau Festival, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (all, 2012); Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (Sweden, 2011, 2003); Push and Pull, A two-day performance event, Tate Modern, London (2011); MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (Germany, 2010) and No night No day, in collaboration with Cerith Wyn Evans, 53 Venice Biennale (Italy, 2009); In addition Hecker has an extensive discography with works released on labels such as Editions Mego, Pan, Presto?!, Rephlex, Warner Classics and Warp.
The album will be available for purchase throughout the weekend.