Art-Exit: 1939 A very different Europe Invitation to upcoming talk Collar the Lot @ 12 Star Gallery, London
The Lecture Series ART-EXIT: 1939 A VERY DIFFERENT EUROPE
Ben Uri Gallery and Museum is delighted to present a special series of free evening talks at Europe House, 32 Smith Square, SW1P 3EU. These flow from the recent exhibition by the Ben Uri Research Unit, marking the contribution to art in Britain by the so-called ‘Hitler emigres’ on the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Spread over consecutive Thursdays in October, a range of distinguished experts engage with topics that continue to resonate deeply within our globalised society: identity, migration, displacement and internment - and the power of art to reflect and respond to these issues. Each talk will be preceded by refreshments and followed by an audience Q&A.
17 October 2019, 6.30 p.m. "Collar the lot!" Artists, Aliens and Aspects of Internment in Britain c. 1940 Prof Charmian Brinson, Prof Fran Lloyd, Dr Rachel Pistol and Dr Julia Winckler Chaired by Monica Bohm-Duchen, Director: Insiders/Outsiders Festival
These four linked short talks present different aspects of the often-overlooked British internment crisis of 1940. Charmian Brinson discusses how cultural activities managed to flourish behind barbed wire, particularly in two very different Isle of Man camps: Rushen women’s camp and Hutchinson men’s camp (the latter often known as the ‘Artists’ Camp, its internees including renowned German artists Kurt Schwitters and Ludwig Meidner). Julia Winckler focusses on the creative output of another Hutchinson internee, the German painter/writer Fred Uhlman; Fran Lloyd, on young Austrian refugee, Ernst Eisenmayer, while Rachel Pistol provides a fascinating account of the reactions of the British press and other contemporary views on this extraordinary moment in Britain's wartime history.
Terry Dennett, who passed away recently, would have turned 80 on 4 February. There will be a service at the Islington Crematorium, 278 High Road, East Finchley, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday 7 February.
We first met at TPW - Toronto Photographer's Workshop, at a comprehensive Jo Spence retrospective in 1997, where Terry was speaking about the legacy of her work and their collaborations. Over the next 20 years, Terry became a mentor and dear friend, always sharing his wide ranging photographic knowledge generously.
Terry Dennett in 2012 at Jo Spence (Part 1) in London, Space Studios
Training originally as a painter, for decades Terry worked as staff photographer at the London Zoo, where he had a colour and black & white darkroom and a 9 to 5 job. He also had, what he referred to as his second 5 to 9 job, and would regularly collaborate on projects with researchers, including Shaheed Macgregor, on Eating Rough, Sleeping Rough, a pop-up exhibitionmade in support of a campaign to addre…
Paintings, installation work, music by Grand Kalle and many more, videos, photographs by Kiripi Katembo (who sadly died this August aged only 36) - exhibition a MUST see
90 years of Congolese Art from artists in Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and other towns and cities:
including Cheri Cherin, Pierre Bodo, Ilunga and interviews with artists:
Marilyn Stafford Alliance Francaise Exhibition March 8th
– April 3 2017 Toronto Mémoires
photographiques des coins perdus: Les Enfants de la Cité Lesage-Bullourde et
Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris 1949-54 Much travelled and internationally published
photographer Marilyn Stafford grew up during the 1930s in Cleveland, Ohio USA.
In December 1948, Marilyn moved to Paris via New York, and in 1951 briefly sang
with a small music ensemble at Chez Carrère near the Champs Elysées. At the
club she met Edith Piaf and also became friends with Robert Capa and Henri
Cartier-Bresson, who both encouraged her work as a photographer. Between 1949 and the mid 1950s, Marilyn
made photographs in several different Parisian neighbourhoods. Her compelling images
of children from Cité Lesage-Bullourde near the Place de la Bastille, provide
rare insights into the daily lives of children in one of Paris’ poorest districts.
Marilyn’s photographs of the children who
made these streets their playground, document a com…