Past Projects

Beaconsfield commissions: Below Zero

Open call 1 June 2017

Finnish Art Prize

Beaconsfield is honoured to launch Below Zero – a brand new
contemporary art prize for emergent Finnish artists.

In association with the Finnish Institute in London the prize has been made possible by a generous benefactor wishing to remain anonymous.

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Beaconsfield commissions: Mic Drop

20 September – 29 October 2017

as part of Jet Black Futures 1

Keith Piper is a Black British artist of international significance and Beaconsfield is proud to have commissioned the latest digital work in the artist’s oeuvre, Mic Drop. The new work is contextualised by the first London screening of Unearthing The Banker’s Bones (2016), an Arts Council Collection 70th Anniversary commission.

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Seb Patane RE–MASTER

Opening 30 June 2017

6.30-8.30pm

A body of new, related works by London based artist Seb Patane, that lie between the fields of art and music. All four works are in some way re-mixed, addressing notions of authorship through drawing other artists– Gustav Metzger, Pablo Bronstein and Black to Comm – into the creative process.

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Meditations on the Anthropocene: Landscapes of the Future

4 June 2017

at 3.30pm

Curator Taru Elfving and artist-researcher Edwina Fitzpatrick are joined by IC-98 artists Patrik Söderlund and Visa Suonpää on Skype from Finland in a public discussion chaired by Beaconsfield’s Naomi Siderfin that focuses on art projects that combine the visionary with a practical approach to the omnipresent spectre of environmental change.

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Foam Talent | London: 24 young artists shaping the future of photography

18 May – 18 June 2017

Preview: Wednesday 17 May 6.30-9pm

Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam returns to Beaconsfield Gallery London to present its views on the current state of photography.

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IC-98: Meditations on the Anthropocene

28 January – 23 April 2017 show extended until 7 May

Preview: Friday 27 January 7-9pm

IC-98 return to Beaconsfield to show a series of new large-scale animations – including Finland’s presentation at Venice Bienniale 2015 – that explore the interlaced forces of nature and technology, navigation and exploitation, climate and migration.

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Royal College of Art Curating Contemporary Art: #DoingItInPublic

3 May – 6 May 2017

Preview: Wednesday 3 May 6-8pm

#DoingItInPublic aims to prompt a discussion about the post-industrial society. The focus is a specific socio-economic context around Vauxhall and Nine Elms, the biggest development site in Europe

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Beaconsfield offsite: Tipping Point

23 March – 15 May 2017

Preview: Wednesday 23 March 6-8pm

What defines the post-truth, present moment?
Uncertainty, global awareness, fear of the future, distrust and retreat…

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Collective Matter: in residence at Beaconsfield

11 – 22 January 2017

collaborative workshop events on Friday 13 January, Saturday 15 January, and public discussion on Saturday 21 January.

Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall hosts Colllective Matter in residence from 11-22 January with 4 tonnes of British brick clay to play with – inviting local young people to collaborate with them and capture their impressions of how Vauxhall is changing through a large-scale clay installation.

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