ECVAN Spring 2016 Highlights

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 Andy Holden,  The Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time , 2011, installation view at Wysing Arts Centre. Photo: Mark Searle

Andy Holden, The Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time, 2011, installation view at Wysing Arts Centre. Photo: Mark Searle


ECVAN Working Together
2 April, Focal Point Gallery, Southend

Keynote address by Beatrix Ruf, Director of Stedelijk Museum, and artist Ed Atkins. For booking and more information, see our Eventbrite page.



Open Call for Syllabus II
Wysing Arts Centre
Deadline 10 April 2016

 Wysing is pleased to announce their open call for artists to participate in Syllabus II. Delivered in partnership with Eastside Projects, New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Spike Island and Studio Voltaire, Syllabus II is an alternative peer-led learning programme in its second year that will support ten artists across ten months.  For more information, please click


Outpost Member’s show 2016
Selected by Lynda Morris & Chris Rawcliffe
Deadline 1 May 2016

Submission information available here.


Course: Egg Tempera and India Ink practical course led by Soheila Sokhanvari
Wysing Arts Centre
8-9 April, 10.30am-5.30pm

For the first in a series of practical courses as part of our 2016 programme, Wysing Poly, Wysing studio artist Soheila Sokhanvari will teach a two-day course on egg tempera and ink painting; both integral elements of her practice. As part of the course, Sokhanvari will be joined by Dr Spike Bucklow, Senior Research Scientist at Cambridge University’s Hamilton Kerr Institute, for an introductory talk into the history and associated symbolism of these ancient techniques.

Full details here.



Last chance to see Duh? Art & Stupidity
Focal Point Gallery
Until 2 April 2016

Curated by Paul Clinton and Anna Gritz, Duh?' looks at stupidity as a subject and a tactic of art making, with a particular focus on its relationship to the politics and performance of identity. Features work by Tariq Alvi, BANK, Michael Bracewell, Archie & Edith Bunker, Werner Büttner & Albert Oehlen, Bonnie Camplin, Cecelia Condit, The Cockettes, Claude Faraldo, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Ryan Gander, Mario Garcia Torres, Isa Genzken, Gaylen Gerber, Judith Hopf, Larry Johnson, Erik van Lieshout, Kalup linzy, Clunie Reid, Kim Schoen, Lily van der Stokker, Annika Ström, Sturtevant, Rosemarie Trockel, Tomi Ungerer and Andy Warhol. Full information available here.


Last chance to see The Practice of Theories
Wysing Arts Centre
Until 10 April 2016

Don’t miss the chance to see Wysing’s latest group exhibition which launched the 2016 programme ‘Wysing Poly’. The exhibition brings together artists who seek to make visible the intangible and who share knowledge or complex theories through their work and working methods. With Andrea Büttner, Ami Clarke, Andy Holden, David Osbaldeston, Yuri Pattison, Heather Phillipson, Takeshi Shiomitsu, Erica Scourti, Cally Spooner and David Toop.  More information available here.


Permindar Kaur -Interlopers
UH Galleries, University of Hertfordshire
Opening 18 March until 7 May

UH Galleries is delighted to present a site-specific installation spanning the vast glazed front wall of the Art & Design Gallery launching a new body of work by highly regarded British artist Permindar Kaur.  Spanning three decades, Permindar’s artistic practice has consistently explored the human condition, who we are and where we belong. Her signature polar-fleece protagonists combine the innocence of cuddly toys with an underlying threat or vulnerability. More information here.


Puppies Puppies – Still Alice
Outpost, Norwich
Opening 25 March until 17 April

More information on the Outpost website.


Open Film 2016
Selected by Ed Atkins
Launches 23 April, 3pm at Cinema City

Including films by Mark Aerial Waller | Alison Ballance & Abigail Smith | Hedvig Berglind | Cristine Brache | Robert Cervera | Siobhan Coen | Winnie Herbstein | Miles Joseph | Alyona Larionova | Gabrielle Le Bayon | Steffen Levring |Yuri Pattison | Eoghan Ryan | Ben Skea | Christopher Smith | Dylan Spencer-Davidson | Richard Whitby