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World Event Young Artists 2012: 1000 artists, 100 Nations, 10 Days

This week World Event for Young Artists [WEYA] will bring a staggering 1,000 young artists (18 ? 30 years) from 120 nations to Nottingham. Over a period of 10 days, these artists will bring the city to life with creative activity across all art forms including visual arts, music and gastronomy. We zoom in on four of them here.

Millie Ross
03.09.2012
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Jenny Saville in conversation with Nicholas Cullinan

Brit artist Jenny Saville’s show at Modern Art Oxford, the first solo show of the artist’s work in a UK public gallery, traces her practice from the early nineties to the present. Here Jenny Saville discusses her highly gestural new paintings of children, inspired by Renaissance Virgin and Child.

16.08.2012
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When Shall We Set Sail for Happiness?

A year ago, Jotta member Craig Barnes and Dmitri Galitzine were each looking for a way out of London and dreaming of a perfect place to be. Invited to run a contemporary art gallery in rural Herefordshire, they decamped. This exhibition is the artists? response to the reality of life in a remote village. Utopia is rarely what it seems.

Millie Ross
23.07.2012
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Jotta Award Winner: Jack Harris | Chelsea Student Awards 2012

The early summer degree show period is a breeding ground for high anxiety, increased adrenalin, excitement, awkward conversation, regrets and second guessing ? all mixed in with a huge amount of relief and happiness.

Ellie Greig
10.07.2012
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Wimbledon BA Fine Art Degree Show Review

Wimbledon College of Art is always a highlight of the London Fine Art degree show circuit, and this year Theresa Bruno found that painting was particularly strong, amongst other stand-out print and time-based media and sculpture. Read about her highlights here.

Theresa Bruno
09.07.2012
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Degree Shows 2012: Head to Head

We’re at the midway point of the degree show season, the undergraduate show period is now a near memory and all eyes are turning to the fast approaching MA shows. Now is the ideal time to draw to parallels between works across the London art schools. By head to head, we don’t mean versus, instead we draw out shared concerns and approaches among this years graduates.

Dave Charlesworth
03.07.2012
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Degree Show 2012: The Art Hit List

Jotta curators Ellie Grieg and Dave Charlesworth tell us the London degree shows they will bit hitting over the next two weeks. Which will you be seeing? Let us know in the comment box below which ones we’re missing.

Ellie Grieg
12.06.2012
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Summer Shows 2012 Preview: Wimbledon College of Art Install

It?s almost that time, students will be in the final throws of degree show prep, poised to break out from the art & design institution and unleash their untainted enthusiasm on the world. Jotta gained a peek inside the install as Wimbledon College of Art students prepared for their degree show.

23.05.2012
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Artists Working With Cine Film: Chris Clarke
We are enamoured by Chris Clarke's work with 16mm film, Rose and Cyan. Inspiration for our forthcoming Cine Workshop at no.w.here lab, see how Clarke utilises the format to create beautiful and unusual installations with analogue film.
Millie Ross
22.02.2012
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So Far So Good So What: Wimbledon MA Fine Art Interim Show

Two weeks, two exhibitions, two chances to explore the work of some of London’s brightest up and coming artists.

Millie Ross
20.02.2012
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ACOUSTIC MIRRORS- Opening tonight at the Zabludowicz Collection//Friday 3rd Feb 2012 6-10

ACOUSTIC MIRRORS is a dynamic weekend of events and live radio broadcast organised by students from the curatorial post-graduate programmes at Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths, University of London at the Zabludowicz Collection. Tonight is the opening event, featuring Christopher Thomas along with guests Gil Leung from LUX, performances from Patrick Coyle, and a surprise DJ! The event will continue on Saturday 4-Sunday the 5th 12-6pm, or you can listen live online.

Ellie Greig
03.02.2012
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PRIMO ANNIVERSARIO: Bubblebyte 1st Birthday with Lucky PDF

On the 27th of January 2012 online exhibition space bubblebyte.org will celebrate its first birthday. They join forces with South London Stalwarts Lucky PDF and Sunday Painter for the launch party and exhibition. Watch the party promo by jotta collaborator Daniel Swan.

25.01.2012
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2011 and into the Future: jotta Curators in Conversation

jotta curators Ellie Greig and new addition Dave Charlesworth ruminate over jotta’s past exhibition programme and curating strategy. And then peer into 2012, which for a host of reasons, is going to be a significant year for cultural events. There are likely to be bounces in national pride, political debate around the use of public funds, art education and increased political activism in the backdrop of government austerity measures. Which begs the question, How can we as curators react to such an environment?!

Dave Charlesworth & Ellie Greig
05.01.2012
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Samsung Art+ Prize For Digital Art

You wouldn’t say the UK is really crying out for yet another art prize to add to the long list already in existence, but this new arrival, being tailor made for artists working with digital, caught our attention.

Millie Ross
19.12.2011
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Jane & Louise Wilson Reenact Battleship Potemkin With a Flashmob at the ICA

The famous Odessa steps sequence of Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin was reenacted by a flash mob and directed by twin sisters Jane & Louise Wilson.

Millie Ross
05.12.2011
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Bianca Brunner Sunday Art Fair 2011
Bianca Brunner- Spill 1-15 (2010)

An oil spill that clings to the surface of water, caught in rays of sunlight, or a computer screen saver inspired by the early 1990?s revival of a New Age aesthetic? Bianca Brunner?s series of fifteen images that make up Spill 1-15 (2010) where exhibited at BolteLang?s space at Sunday art fair last month. The series is luminous in colour, abstract in design and ambiguous in creation and has risen some interesting questions regarding how digital media is influencing artistic practice.

Ellen Greig
01.11.2011
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Pipilotti Rist: A Wanderer's Lament

I know we are supposed to get lost in Pipilotti Rist?s playful, provocative and totally immersive exhibition, but the truth is, I spent a lot of the time staring at the projectors rather than what they were projecting. This wasn?t totally unexpected, my interest in the role of gallery tech and production has grown since working on four exhibitions with jotta?s curator Ellen Greig this year.

Ben James
31.10.2011
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HashtagFAF11: the best and worst of Frieze Week

Ten private views, four art fairs, thirty exhibitions, two performances, one talk, a screening and two holes in the bottom of my shoes. The last week has felt more like a test of physical endurance as I attempted to see as much art as was humanly possible.

George Vasey
17.10.2011
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Frieze Week: LuckyPDF TV at Frieze Art Fair

At 4pm this Thursday LuckyPDF TV will be broadcast live from Frieze projects. The collective have an impressive roster of artists, presenters and live acts lined up for the week, including jotta artist Daniel Swan, Cory Arcangel, Tai Shani, Bo Ningen and Paul Pieroni. Beaming live from the fair straight to your iPad.

11.10.2011
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CASS Prize 2011: Cuts and prisons inspire this year?s winners

A cross-section of a two tonne bronze bell and a sculpture inspired by the dark history of Chelsea College of Art and Design are the joint winners of this year?s CASS PRIZE for emerging artists.

05.10.2011
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PAMI: Art Licks Tour of the Peckham Artist Moving Image festival

The Peckham Artists Moving Image Festival saw an exciting and wide-ranging programme of events held at galleries and venues across Peckham. The video-centric art festival was programmed with the intention of showcasing local and international artists working in moving image. Though thoroughly ‘local’, occupying public spaces such as Khan’s Bargains, PAMI proved to be expansive in the diverse medley of its concerns.

Francis Patrick Brady
29.09.2011
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810 Senses: the artists

This Friday September 9th jotta unveil 810 Senses: We always make love with worlds, a group exhibition of six emerging artists; three graduates from Royal College of Art, one from Slade School of Fine Art, and two from University of the Arts London. Find out more about their work and its relevance to the conceptual framework found within Charles Fourier’s utopian ideals.

Ellen Greig
05.09.2011
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We have our own concept of Time and Motion

The South London-based artist collective, Autio Italia, today launch a four day event devoted to the idea and practice of self-organisation, both from within an artistic framework as well as within a wider social-political context. Autio Italia collaborate with Federico Campagna, Huw Lemmey, Michael Oswell and Charlie Woolley, to bring us a curated a series of discussions and events. Tonight from 7pm Mark Fisher will be in conversation with Marina Vishmidt.

Ellie Greig
25.08.2011
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bubblebyte.org presents Il Labirinto di Cristallo

bubblebyte.org is a web-specific platform that explores a synergy between imagination and reality, virtual and factual, abstract and actual, leading visitors throughout a multilayered and unexpected wandering.

Ellie Greig
25.07.2011
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Andy Harper at Latitude Festival 2011
Andy Harper has been named the winner of the Latitude Contemporary Art Award (LCA) for his spherical orb titled  'An Orrery for Other Worlds'.
Chloe Spiby Loh
19.07.2011
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Wimbledon College of Art: 4 works

While the champagne fizz of final shows dies down, our degree show coverage continues. Here Theresa Bruno selects four outstanding works from the Wimbledon College of Art 2011 graduation show, working across time based media, print, painting and sculpture.

Theresa Bruno
14.07.2011
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Ones To Watch: Fine Art Degree Shows

We have been trawling the degree show circuit for the finest emerging talent in both art and design. Here jotta curator Ellen Greig gives us her top ten shining stars from the current crop of graduating students of London’s art colleges.

Ellen Greig
04.07.2011
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From Work To Text: Criticism, Communication and Curation at Central Saint Martins
Defining what to expect from Central Saint Martins’s BA Criticism, Communication and Curation degree show was not easy at all: Fine Arts, or any other visual arts branch, are all about creating and exhibiting, but From Work To Text’s subject matter is rather different. It’s what stands behind the exhibition; not what happens in it, but what makes it happen.
Federica Silvi
24.06.2011
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Chelsea Student Awards: jotta Award winner announced- Sophie Percival

jotta are pleased to announce the winner of the Chelsea Student Award 2011, jotta Award. This years prize goes to Chelsea School of Art and Design (BA Hons) graduate, Sophie Percival.

20.06.2011
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How many exhibition private views can one fit into a 4 hour time frame? Thursday 9th June 2011 6-10pm

Hop on your bikes! Here is a break-down of four exhibitions jotta curators are planning to visit this evening. Bischoff/Weiss//Limoncello Gallery//ACME Project Space//New Gallery

09.06.2011
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Guest curator Mathieu Copeland | David Roberts Art Foundation

Studies for an Exhibition is the fourth show in the Curators’ Series at the David Roberts Art Foundation, London.

Francis Patrick Brady
10.05.2011
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Remastered: Stuart Bailes

For photographer Stuart Bailes, the encounter lies at the starting point of everything and “how we choose to make sense of the world around us is dependent largely on how we negotiate those encounters.” Bailes, one of thirteen artists to exhibit with the Remastered project by jotta and Intel, chose to respond to Johannes Vermeer’s ‘The Astronomer’, with striking results.

Heather Blair
03.05.2011
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May God bless her an all who sailed in her: S*A*G*S at The Woodmill

Last Saturday night saw the opening of the Studio Artists Group Show, S.A.G.S. at The Woodmill, a vibrant gallery, project space and artist studio?s active since February 2010. S.A.G.S. marks the final chapter of the Woodmill at its Neckinger Deport location, 09.04.2011 ? 01.05.2011.

Ellie Greig
14.04.2011
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The Shape We're In- The Zabludowicz Collection

The Zabludowicz Collection is currently running their The Shape We’re In series showcasing 22 established and emerging artists. The exhibition began on March 10th and features a series of three sculptural exhibitions running through June 12th.

Ferren Gipson Lloyd
01.04.2011
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Editions: Arran Gregory Original Prints for sale

After Arran Gregory?s sell out success at jotta curated exhibition, DEVOUR we are pleased to offer the jotta community a new work by the artist.

31.03.2011
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Remastered: Robert Corish

One of thirteen artists and designers selected to create new work for jotta and Intel Remastered project, Robert Corish’s creative process begins with recording his constant flow of ideas. His approach to this project, for which he has chosen to reinterpret Kandinsky’s On White II, is no exception.

23.03.2011
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DEVOUR: Looking Back

With a frenzy of sales and gobs of interest in its artists, jotta’s recent DEVOUR exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair opened the floodgates for its exhibitors to become coveted names in the art world.

Jessica Owen
22.03.2011
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Remastered Gallery Tour with Cinthia Wilaman and jotta Curator: Tonight 6.30pm

Concentrating on selected works exhibited in this ambitious curatorial project, jotta invite you on a tour of Remastered.

Ellie Greig
11.03.2011
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DEVOUR: Katherine Melancon

Embracing both traditional mediums and emerging digital technology, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design graduate Katherine Melancon exhibits her performative photography at the forthcoming jotta exhibition DEVOUR. Melancon tells jotta that she welcomes technology’s ability to transcend the limits of human perception.

Clementine Widdowson De Pressigny
04.03.2011
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Louise Weiss, The Fox is Concentrating, Trying to Make the Exhibition Disappear, 2010
Testing Ground | Time Scale: Curatorial collaboration at Zabludowicz Collection

Testing Ground | Time Scale, a seamlessly regenerative process of exhibition-making, which prompted response from writers, artists and the visiting public, continues to engage with notions of duration and space through its online read-to-print publication.

Ann Harezlak
01.02.2011
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Aphasic Disturbance, Chelsea Space, Yoko Terauchi Ebb & Flow 1988
Aphasic Disturbance: Chelsea Space, curated by Stephen Bury
The former librarian of Chelsea College, Stephen Bury explores the vast Special Collections at Chelsea College of Art & Design Library, which he built up in 1978-2000, through Roman Jakobson’s essay: ‘Two types of language and two types of aphasic disturbance’.
Ann Harezlak
27.01.2011
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Arran Gregory
Forest: Arran Gregory's solo show at Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes
Arran Gregory’s mixed media installation at Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes in Shoreditch London features the artist’s latest sculptures and illustrations alongside the Blackstag, which was originally commissioned for Into the Wilde.
Ann Harezlak
24.01.2011
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DEVOUR: jottaContemporary curates the 2011 Affordable Art Fair Recent Graduates
After the success of last year’s Land With Out A Map, JottaContemporary is delighted to be curating the Recent Grads exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair this coming March.
Ann Harezlak
20.12.2010
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WHAT IT IS NOT: A New Work UK LUX Touring Programme at The Whitechapel Gallery

LUX hosts What it is Not: New Work UK Touring Programme this Thursday the 9th of December at The Whitechapel Gallery, London. Featuring time based works by Ed Atkins, jotta previous exhibitor, David Raymond Conroy, Mark Leckey, Laure Prouvost, James Richards and Mark Aerial Waller.

Ellie Greig
07.12.2010
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Sam Austen's Angry Film at The Sunday Painter

Last Saturday’s jotta and Q-Art gallery tour, Explore and Function, lead us to The Sunday Painter where previous jotta contributor, Sam Austen, showcases his delicately handcrafted new work, Angry Film.

Ellie Greig
02.12.2010
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Phase two: Hal Silver and The Morouge Room

The last stage is a collaborative installation between two Hal Silver artist’s. Joshua Bilton?s and Darren Harvey-Regan singular practices are hung in duality in the public widow area of the clubs entrance, suggesting a metamorphosis and merging to transpire, promoting a discourse between the artist?s practices.�

Ellie Greig
30.11.2010
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This Saturday: Explore and Function | jotta South London Gallery Tour with Q-Arts

jotta and Q-Arts finalise our Gallery tour programme. We invite you to join us as we explore artists studio’s and consider the function of an artist run space, whilst also hearing from gallerists about their current exhibitions, all within the parameters of of Deptford and Peckham

Ellie Greig
24.11.2010
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Q-Art London Presents II (work in progress): Opening Tonight!

Tonight jotta heads down to APT Gallery, Deptford, to celebrate the exhibition, Q-Art’s second birthday, and their award for Most Enterprising Project at ECCA last night! Showcasing works in progress by 37 artists, jotta are looking forward to seeing new work from past jotta exhibitor, Abigail Box and Saatchi New Sensation Matthew Welch. All in the lead up to our gallery tour with Q-Arts; Explore and Function, next Saturday the 27th of Nov, 1-5pm.

Ellie Greig
18.11.2010
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MO�VE�MENT** What is the affect of a monument in the place of a monument? Is it just a remainder?

Last month at James Taylor Gallery, as part of JTProject10, previous jotta contributors, Five Storey Projects, curated Mo.ve.ment**, an exhibition that featured a different artist each week who investigated the collapse of a conclusive event within a challenging site of historic inquiry: Featuring artist’s Joshua Bilton, Richard Hards and Josh Whitaker.

Ellie Greig
16.11.2010
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Painting Show at The Royal College Of Art, Battersea

Today jottaContemporary visited the Royal College of Art, Battersea, to talk to artist Gavin Toye about his practice, whilst also bumping into previous jottaContemporary exhibitor, Matthew La Croix.

Ellie Greig
05.11.2010
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Q-Art Convenor at Central Saint Martins, Wednesday 3rd November

Q-Art continues their programme of convenors, taking the institutionalised art educational crit format to the next stage, where artists can present work for critical discussion and peer-review. This Wednesday the 3rd of November Q-Art Convenor holds a three hour event at the Viewing Theatre at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design on Charing Cross Road.

Ellie Greig
01.11.2010
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jotta Party // The Morouge Room PV Tonight

Tonight jotta presents a night of art, music and performance, hosted by our collaborators at The Hospital Club.

Ellie Greig
22.10.2010
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Lasting impressions: Frieze 2010

The mammoth Frieze hangover has fallen upon the art world this week; we’re feeling weary and a little dreary after the sensory over load of Frieze. So jottaContemporary have decided to focus on what artworks stayed with us amongst the sensationalist and the hype, and what galleries from around the world occupied some really interesting corners within the mass fair.

Ellie Greig
19.10.2010
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Frieze Art Fair 2010: crowd pleasing

It’s always hard to avoid craning your neck and squeezing in where you know you shouldn’t to get a peek at the work which has attracted the swarm. Yet these are the works which manage to succeed in engaging amidst the overwhelming cacophony of visual stimuli. We went weaving through the maze of galleries late Sunday afternoon for a final round up, spotting the artworks and galleries which had the audience vote.

Millie Ross
18.10.2010
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Emily Wardill Wins The 2010 Jarman Award

Last night jottaContemporary attended the Jarman Award’s at Whitechapel Gallery, where we viewed films by four shortlisted artists, Spartacus Chetwynd, Emily Wardill, Ben Rivers and Zineb Sedira, and witnessed the announcement of the winner of the 2010 Jarman Award, Emily Wardill.

Ellie Greig
06.10.2010
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jottaContemporary presents: Hal Silver

jottaContemporary’s current curatorial project, The Morouge Room, brings together seven talented young artists. Here we explore each of their singular practices, while acknowledging their exploratory collaborative process within Hal Silver.

Ellie Greig
01.10.2010
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Studio Visit: Blue Firth Investigates Haunted Space, Psychometry and Spectatorship

jottaContemporary went to visit Blue Firth, artist, writer and attractor of the strange Mark Pilkington, at Firth’s studio at The Royal Academy Schools. We discussed their latest project Vigil, an experiment that explores the a paradox between participatory performance art and parapsychology. Their investigation will take place on the 1st and 2nd of October 2010.

Ellie Greig
29.09.2010
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Francis Patrick Brady and the religiosity of the internet age

Francis Patrick Brady won the jottaContemporary Award as part of the Chelsea Student Awards, announced earlier this year. Brady is currently working on an exclusive new moving image piece for jotta.com, inspired by his ongoing inquiry into the vast realm of internet culture.

Ellie Greig
23.09.2010
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Hal Silver And The Morouge Room

jottaContemporary’s most recent curatorial project with Hal Silver, ‘The Morouge Room’ is currently on at The Hospital Club. Singular and plural, Hal Silver is an exploratory collaborative process between artists who have recently graduated from the Royal College Of Art’s Photography MA.�

Ellie Greig
22.09.2010
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NEU! Charlie Woolley ? Mysterious Cults//Radio Show

As part of Charlie Woolley?s solo exhibition ‘Mysterious Cults’ and his ongoing digital Radio Show project at SPACE, Woolley has put together a programme of events, inviting various organisations, curators, artists, researchers and friends to contribute to the Radio Show project.

Ellie Greig
20.09.2010
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Save The Arts: Of the top ten tourist attractions in the UK, eight are museums

On the 19th of May, 2010, The Guardian outlined a promise from the new culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, not to ?hurt? the arts in Britain. Four months later art organisations across Britain, all of which celebrate multiple artistic disciplines, are confronted with a proposed 25 percent cut to arts funding. If these cuts go ahead, many organisations that we as art lovers and enthusiasts take for granted, will be forced to close.

Ellie Greig
14.09.2010
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Mysterious Cults to Thesaurus a Treasure House of Miscellany

Last night, the fourth NEU! exhibition at SPACE launched an autumn programme, featuring Charlie Woolley’s solo exhibition ‘Mysterious Cults’. While across the field in Dalston, The Haggerston’s new basement gallery space, Drawers Gallery, opened their first solo exhibition, featuring works by Rob Flowers.

Ellie Greig
03.09.2010
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Central Saint Martins MA Fine Art 2010: Our Top Three

This week jottaContemporary took a break from exploring Central Saint Martins MA Fine Art online store, and decided to head down to the Private View at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design at Charing Cross Road.

Ellie Greig
02.09.2010
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The Morouge Room: Curatorial suggestions with Hal Silver and The Hospital Club

This autumn, jotta?s platform for contemporary art practice, jottaContemporary in collaboration withThe Hospital Club, London present Hal Silver and The Morouge Room.
13.09.10-27.11.10

Ellie Greig
31.08.2010
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jottaContemporary: A platform for contemporary art

jottaContemporary is a platform for contemporary art practice, instigating a critical dialogue around our curated events, group exhibitions and online projects.

05.08.2010
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