LOA: Art Space as Safe Space
On the 20th March, LOA offered up the unoccupied gallery space for medical workers to avoid tube commute and self-isolate. An NHS nurse newly reallocated to the Homerton hospital moved in on the 2 April. In her words:
'Thank you so very much again, honestly I can’t tell you what a relief it has been coming back to rest after shift without having to worry about my beautiful housemates getting poorly. I am very comfortable here! '
The help a small independent gallery could offer is space, as little as it may seem, it provided us a slight moral comfort in an urgent situation like now. However, the past three weeks we have been thinking a lot about the art students, the young graduates and many artists who may be working in hospitality to support their practice. Please tell us how you could be supported to power through the uncertainty in the coming months.
LOA OPEN CAll finalist Maria Mahfooz
Private view 26 March 6-9 pm.
Exhibition 27 March - 2 April 24/7, live stream 5-6 pm daily.
In her first solo exhibition, Maria Mahfooz takes the imagination of a third culture kid and projects it onto a post-net green screen, interrogating ideas of representation and constructions of the self, as well as exploring how she navigates herself both digitally and in real life as a contemporary Muslim woman.
Deepfake video workshop lead by Anna Engelhardt .
Part 1 (Sat) 21 March, 4:30 - 6pm. An online workshop.
Part 2 (July, Date tbc) An one day group exhibition of the work produced at LOA Gallery.
LOA OPEN CALL 2020 Finalists: Pietro Bardini, Maria Mahfooz, Bianca Hlywa.
Departed ( from a plave we've never been )
- In response to the summer 2019, departing from an imagined community on an island we could never visit.
14-20 December 2019
Syan MC Yan
Text. Press release. Exhibition view
: Migration as an act of art, ritual as a method.
LOA nomination #3
Exhibition 18 - 23 October 2019
When the Russian-born British artist Vlada Predelina relocated to the Netherlands in 2019, she felt the strangeness of dislocation resurface as something weirdly familiar.
From One Point Out
LOA nomination #2
Alasdair Asmussen Doyle
Exhibition 31 May - 6 June 2019
In May 2018, Australian Alasdair Asmussen Doyle set out for the point furthest away from his birth place, the antipode (35° 4’ 51.3” N, 41° 8’ 11.5” W).
One year on, From One Point Out is a collection of leavings from the failed expedition.
For Our Present Story To Go On, We Must Now Go Back In Time
LOA nomination #1
Ting Ting Cheng
8 - 17 March 2019, by appointment.
A 30 minutes audio journey in the site-specific installation, a result of the artist in residency at LOA.
Text. Excerpt of the documentation. Full documentation available upon request.
Rory Beard / Yu’an Huang / Shona Jones / Kengwu Lin / James Tabbush /
11 October 2018
A group exhibition of the founding members which we nominate three artists each in starting this gallery space.
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