Friday, November 11, 2022

Hackney nongkrong

Alice Yard at Ruby Cruel / documenta fifteen 

Tuesday 15 November, 2022 / 6 to 9 pm


 
The 100 days of documenta fifteen are over, but Alice Yard and its collaborators are still thinking and talking about what we did and saw and learned, the friends and the art we made.

On Tuesday 15 November, from 6 to 9 pm, we’ll be at Ruby Cruel at 250 Morning Lane, Hackney, London, for a post-documenta nongkrong — that’s the Indonesian word for hanging out — conversing, sharing some fragments and traces of our documenta fifteen activations, maybe some new activations from old friends, and hoping to make some new friends too.

All are invited.
 

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Belmont nongkrong

Alice Yard / documenta fifteen
Wednesday 12 October, 2022 / from 7 pm at Granderson Lab, Belmont


We learned a new word in the documenta lumbung. Nongkrong, Indonesian for “hanging out”, means more or less the same as liming.

documenta fifteen is over. What did we see and hear, what did we learn, who did we meet? Did we “make friends, not art”? Or did we make friends and art?

On Wednesday 12 October, from 7 pm, we’ll be at Granderson Lab for a post-documenta nongkrong — conversing, reflecting, spending time together, and sharing some fragments and traces of the various activations Alice Yard and our visiting artists made in Kassel during the 100 days of documenta fifteen. This is also a moment to belatedly commemorate our sixteenth anniversary in September, and continue imagining the way ahead with friends old and new.

All are invited.


Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Proximities 3: The sky has no limit / El cielo no tiene límite

Alice Yard / documenta fifteen
Presented in collaboration with the Third Horizon Film Festival

Still from Celaje (Cloudscape), by Sofía Gallisá Muriente

 

From 12 to 21 September, Alice Yard and the Third Horizon Film Festival will present an installation of three short films/videos at the documenta fifteen venue WH22, screening in a continuous loop from 10 am to 8 pm daily. These works, by filmmakers with roots in the Caribbean region (Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, French Guiana), investigate ideas about territory and belonging, family and self-definition, and the ongoing legacies of colonialism — all making use of found or repurposed footage.

Featuring:

Islands, Richard Fung (9 mins)
Cloudscape, Sofía Gallisá Muriente (41 mins)
Listen to the Beat of Our Images, Audrey and Maxime Jean-Baptiste (15 mins)

This is the third in the Proximities series of video works presented by Alice Yard, exploring relationships within the Caribbean region, following previous editions in 2010 and 2015.

Update: Proximities 3 will be reinstalled at WH22 for the final weekend of documenta fifteen, 24 and 25 September

 

Monday, September 12, 2022

Ada M. Patterson, artist in residence

Alice Yard / documenta fifteen


Ada M. Patterson is Alice Yard’s ninth artist in residence at documenta fifteen. From 11 to 25 September, 2022, she is based at WH22 Kassel. During her residency, she will draft compositions for an upcoming music video installation, using steel pan. As she rehearses in her room in the private living quarters, visitors may be able to hear fragments of pan music trickling into the exhibition space.

Within the exhibition space, there will be a different textile shared daily from her series Kanga for the Present, gifting each day with a new message.

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Ada M. Patterson (b. 1994, Bridgetown) is an artist and writer based between Barbados, London, and Rotterdam. She works with masquerade, performance, poetry, textiles, and video, looking at the ways storytelling can limit, enable, and complicate identity formation. Her recent work considers grief, elegy writing, and archiving as tools for disrupting the disappearance of communities queered by different experiences of crisis. Patterson was the 2020 NLS Kingston Curatorial and Art Writing Fellow. 

Photo: Alessandro Sala, courtesy Centrale Fies

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Bruce Cayonne, artist in residence

Alice Yard / documenta fifteen


Bruce Cayonne is Alice Yard’s eighth artist in residence at documenta fifteen. From 29 August to 10 September, 2022, he is based between WH22 and Trafo Haus in Kassel, collaborating with other artists and collectives to make hand-painted signs for various activations of the documenta fifteen lumbung.

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Bruce Cayonne is an artist and sign painter based in Arima, Trinidad. He has been painting fete signs for the past thirty years. His iconic work has come to define the visual landscape and history of Trinidad and Tobago with his signature fete style — bold, precise lettering against colourful and vibrant gradient backgrounds, each sign hand-painted on hardboard and hammered onto lightposts.

Over the past three decades, Cayonne has produced thousands of signs and has collaborated with numerous artists and musicians, such as DJs like Kabuki, Dr Hyde, Howie T, Foreigner, and Nyahbinghi, and visual artists like Christopher Cozier (T&T), Blue Curry (UK/Bahamas) and ds4si/Intelligent Mischief (USA).

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Michelle Eistrup, artist in residence

Alice Yard / documenta fifteen


 

Michelle Eistrup is Alice Yard’s seventh artist in residence at documenta fifteen. From 14 to 28 August, 2022, she is based at WH22 in Kassel. While in Kassel, she is organising a programme of discussions and meetings around her ongoing Bridging Art + Text Incubator (BAT INK) project. She has invited a small group of artists, researchers, community representatives, and curators to exchange deep knowledge, collaboration, and scientific and artistic approaches. “On the brink of disaster, future scenarios must envision rediscovered life-giving and sustainable cultural and spiritual practices concerning nature.”

Find more information on BAT INK here.

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Michelle Eistrup is a visual artist, and initiator of artistic collaborations who lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. Eistrup’s art incorporates themes of identity, corporeality, faith, memory, and post-colonialism, where her transnational background (Danish, Jamaican, American) is sometimes a point of departure. Rooted in a vibrant global arts community, she has exhibited internationally and organised events that facilitate in-depth dialogue and research between artists, writers, and curators, for the overall purpose of encouraging a more integrated, sensitive, and equitable creative exchange.

She curated BAT, Bridging Art and Text Workshop and Seminar, together with coordinator Annemari B. Clausen, and BAT (3-volume publication, 800 pp) (2012-2018).

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Monday, August 1, 2022

Versia Harris, artist in residence

Alice Yard / documenta fifteen


Versia Harris is Alice Yard’s sixth artist in residence at documenta fifteen. From 31 July to 13 August, 2022, she is based at WH22 in Kassel. Her video works They Say You Can Dream a Thing More Than Once (2013) and A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes When You’re Awake (2012) are installed at the Grimmwelt venue for the duration of documenta fifteen. During her time in Kassel, she will produce a series of small drawings and sculptures that intervene and intersect with the Grimmwelt museum space, “drawing attention to secret, discreet, or hidden worlds that may exist parallel to our current reality.” She will also be joined by artists Tessa Mars and Razia Barsatie for a series of informal conversations and collaborations around parallel themes and concerns in their respective bodies of work.

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Versia Harris (b. 1990, Bridgetown) is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and work in Barbados. Harris has done a number of residences in the Caribbean and North and South America, including Vermont Studio Center and Alice Yard, Trinidad, and has shown in multiple countries including the UK, China, Nigeria, Russia, Germany, Aruba, and the US. Her first solo show in 2015 in Barbados was titled This Quagmire. She was awarded a Fulbright Laspau Scholarship in 2017 and received her MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan USA in May, 2019, where she also earned a Mercedes-Benz Financial Services New Beginnings Award.

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

Shannon Alonzo, artist in residence

Alice Yard / documenta fifteen


 

Shannon Alonzo is Alice Yard’s fifth artist in residence at documenta fifteen. From 18 to 30 July, 2022, she is based at WH22 in Kassel. During this time she will engage in a series of projects which are an extension of work created during her residency at Granderson Lab in 2020, investigating space and collective action in Trinidad Carnival. This will include the video installation Subterranean Sentiments of Belonging, which documents the erasure of three charcoal and graphite murals created over a period of one year on a single wall at Granderson Lab in Belmont, Trinidad.

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Shannon Alonzo (b. 1988, St. Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago) is an interdisciplinary artist focusing primarily on drawing, soft sculpture, and performance. Her practice explores themes of collective belonging, place attachment, and the significance of Carnival ritual to the Caribbean consciousness. She holds a BA from London College of Fashion and a MRes Creative Practice from the University of Westminster. She has exhibited work at Alice Yard, Loftt Gallery, and Black Box in Trinidad and Tobago, Ambika P3 and London Gallery West in the UK, and the Atlantic World Art Fair on Artsy.

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