Archives for the month of: April, 2011

Nancy Spero: A Conference
15 April

Hochhauser Auditorium
Victoria & Albert Museum

Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

11am – 5pm

The Serpentine Gallery presents this conference on the occasion of their current exhibition of the celebrated American artist Nancy Spero, the first major presentation following her death in autumn 2009.

Artists, academics and curators, including Jon Bird, Clayton Eshleman, Margaret Harrison, Hans Ulrich-Obrist, Gill Perry, Olivia Plender, Lisa Tickner and Monica Ross, gather to discuss and celebrate the work of Nancy Spero and its relationship to feminism, literature, philosophy and theatre, specifically focusing on the distinctive understanding of the relationship between Nancy Spero’s work and that of Artaud. Documentary films of the artist made by Irene Sosa over the past 15 years will be screened throughout the conference.

Artist and activist Nancy Spero (1926–2009) was a leading pioneer of feminist art. During her 50-year career, she created a vibrant visual language constructed from the histories and mythologies of past and present cultures.

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Still from Shawky's Cabaret crusades: The Horror Show File (2010)

Free Cinema School Salon, Wednesday 6th April, 7-9pm

64 Seymour Street, London W1H 5BW


April’s Free Cinema School Salon will be hosted by resident artist, Wael Shawky.  Wael will be presenting a selection of films from Egypt,  a discussion will follow.

We are really excited to have Wael  in residence this month and hope that you can join us for this evening event.

Associated Event:

Artist Talk: Wael Shawky

Friday 8 April 2011, 6.30pm
Delfina Foundation

29 Catherine Place, SW1E 6DY

Free event. To book, please email

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Wael Shawky lives and works in Alexandria, Egypt.  Last year he launched MASS Alexandria, the first Independent Studio Program for young artists in Alexandria, Egypt, Shawky has received international acclaim for his work as an artist and filmmaker.  Shawky has held solo shows internationally, including the Citta Dell’Arte, Italy (2010), Gentili Apri, Berlin (2009), the Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland (2007), and Ludwigsburg Kunstverein in Germany (2005) as well as presenting work at the Venice Biennale (2003, 2005).  In February 2011, he was awarded the Ernst Schering Foundation Art Award .  From 15th April 2011, you can see Wael Shawky’s work at Nottingham Contemporary (

His residency with the Edgware Road Project will be undertaken in two parts, April 2011 and then in Summer 2011.  His residency is in collaboration with the Townhouse Gallery, Cairo and the Delfina Foundation, London.