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EXHIBITION & EVENTS ARCHIVE
To accompany their two person show, David Gledhill and Corin Sworn will discuss the use of found images in their work and their potential in opening out debates concerning social, political and historical issues of contemporary relevance.
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Castlefield Gallery will be occupying a stand at this year’s The Manchester Contemporary showing the work of Nicola Dale and Jason Thompson.
The second edition of The Manchester Contemporary will open on 29-31 October 2010 at Spinningfields, Manchester. This year’s event has been curated by The International 3 and brings together 13 galleries from around the UK and Europe to show high calibre contemporary art by internationally exhibiting artists and those that are new and emerging. We are delighted as a partner of the event to offer you the chance to get free tickets to the event. Click here – www.themanchestercontemporary.co.uk – to visit the website for all the artist information, timetable for the talks and to register for your ticket.
Opening hours: Fri 29 Oct, 11am-7pm / Sat 30 Oct, 11am-6pm / Sun 31 Oct, 11am-5pm
Location: Spinningfields www.themanchestercontemporary.co.uk
Castlefield Gallery is pleased to present a two-person show with David Gledhill and Corin Sworn that consists of new and existing work. Through painting and old media the artists extrapolate and represent personal artefacts such as photo albums, slides and diaries found at flea markets and skips. The discarded vernacular imagery – divorced from author, epoch and context – challenges our understanding of the spatial and the temporal, re-imagining and re-categorising them to enact as new instances in time and association.
Sworn’s Endless Renovation consists of a series of projected, discarded slides salvaged from a skip accompanied by a narrative spoken by the artist. The piece suggests that the images have been taken by a clock maker whose products represent an unusual relationship to time; one that loops and folds, rather than through a specific progression. Respectively, the audio text moves between theoretical discussion of the images and a collection of meandering thoughts, quoted essays and poems. A relationship gradually develops between the artist and clock maker, constructed through a meta-narrative that is at times self reflexive, seemingly probable but the degree to which it may move beyond supposition is never clear.
Gledhill’s Doctor Munscheid series of paintings are transcriptions of photographs from a family photo album discovered in Frankfurt at a flea market. The photographs, that span a nine year period in 1950s East Germany, feature scenes from the Munscheid family home and social gatherings with family and friends. The images, some of which are un-composed and include optical aberrations, add a degree of intimacy and mawkish sentimentality presenting a complex relationship between the personal and the political backdrop of the Cold War.
Artist and trader Kate Rich will discuss the Feral Trade project, a business experiment founded in 2003 to navigate the dark waters of international commerce.
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Join artist and trader Kate Rich for a trade-enabled dinner, where ingredients shipped in from Morocco, Vancouver, Mosel, Beirut, Gujarat, Tehran and Manchester will collide on a plate. Vegetarians welcome.
£10 (includes food and wine). All proceeds will go to the artist and Feral Trade. PLACES LIMITED/BOOKING AND PRE-PAYMENT ESSENTIAL
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Responding to a perceived lack of ʻfreeʼ available meeting space in city centre locations, Zero Point investigates the ʻart of the meetingʼ, exploring how a collaboration can be negotiated when both the group and the project start at ‘zero’. This year the AGM will take place at Castlefield Gallery in full view of the observing public, minuted by invited volunteers, posted to Skype and webcast live. Previous meetings have taken place in cafes, bars and parks.
On Friday 1 October, Zero Point Collaboration invite artists to book the meeting facility. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. The public can come and go as they wish during normal gallery opening hours.
Zero Point Collaboration members are Ana Benlloch, Ellie Harrison, Matt Lewis, Niki Russell, Stuart Tait and Dan Williamson.
The artists who have come together for this project will link Castlefield Gallery with an artist led space in Monterrey, Mexico, transforming both spaces into franchises of the commercial art gallery Malgras|Naudet. The artists will begin by using shamanic Mexican ceremonies to bring Malgras and Naudet to life from the pages of Zola’s novel The Masterpiece before turning the galleries in to temporary homes for their dealerships. The project will culminate in the presentation of the works made in an exhibition entitled The American Trick in which one work will hang illuminated, elevating its status above that of the others in the space.
Malgras|Naudet Launch Event: Thursday 7 October, 6-8pm – ALL WELCOME
To see more images of the exhibition and launch event please visit our Flickr Site
Throughout the summer Association will send out a series of invitations to artists in Manchester. Each invite will be a carefully considered gesture and the responses may take the form of a piece of work, conversation, further questions, or in some instances, nothing at all. The artists will arrive at Castlefield Gallery armed with the responses they receive and embark on a week of activity; digesting, collating and responding to their replies. Association is Nina Chua, Ying Kwok and Jessica Longmore. mutuallyadvantageousassociation.blogspot.com
Call Out to Collaborators Launch Event: Wednesday 22 September, 6-8pm – ALL WELCOME
2-8pm + 6pm Discussion
TETHER / MAX WARBURG /CHARLENE LINDBERG / CALVIN SANGSTER / GRIN & SLUTSKY
TANGENTIAL TALKS BY JOANNE MASDING / TOM IRELAND / ANTHONY
Tether have invited artists and collectives from around the UK for an all day event at Max Warburg Manchester (formerly Castlefield Gallery). The
inhibition. Subjects covered will be: bugs (true bugs, dead bugs and moths); the Apollo Space Program; Frankenstein; Poodles (drawing on ideas from domestic breeding of pets and our relationship to the natural world, to Eastern European literature and the Devil and the caves at Lascaux); and advertising.
Max Warburg is a curator based in Zurich and London. More at
Come and go as you wish between 2-6pm and/or join the discussion at 6pm.
Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 September, 11am prompt + 6pm Discussion
Inspired by the dérives of the Lettrist and Situationist Internationals, a.a.s. invite you to help them search for the city beneath the city using a combination of I Ching readings and the Paranoid-Critical Method. During The Nomads, a.a.s. intend to change perceptions and lend new significance to two randomly selected sites during each outing and will occupy those parts of the city for several hours.
Join the artists to explore selected parts of central Manchester, leaving Castlefield Gallery at 11am or call 07806 50 27 26 for live updates. aasgroup.net