Join us at Sluice Art Fair

19 - 20 October 12-9pm
Preview 18 October 3-6pm
47-59 Tanner Street

Pitch no:4

We are very pleased to be launching What is an Art Book? Volume 2 & What is an Art Book? Volume 3 at Sluice art fair, featuring the following artists:

Volume 2
Alex Lawler / Beth Fox / Bruno Borges / Bureau / Carlos Correia Carmen Billows / Catt Bagg / Cedar Lewisohn / Charlotte Norwood / Chooc Ly Tan / Christina Mitrentse / Copy / David Rickard / Erica Scourti / Francisca Ferreria Larsson Frenchmottershead / Giorgia Sardotti / Gordon Shrigley / Grayson Perry Studio / Jesse Darling / Joey Holder / Karl England / Leslie Deere / Linda Stupart / Maite Zabala / Marita Fraser / Mike Miles Paul Knight / Richard Ducker / Rebecca Meanley / Rosalind Davis Rui Gonçalves Cepeda / Ruth Proctor / Simona Brinkmann Steven Morgana / Welmoet Wartena

Volume 3
Adam Payne / Aaron Miller / Alexis de Chaunac / Amy Fung Anthony Miler / Ben Stubbington / Bobby Stackleather / Bruce High Quality Foundation / Catherine Taylor / Charlie Nesi / Colin Kilian / Cynthia Lin / Diana Schmertz /  Eli Rosenbloom / Emily Knecht / Emma Wasielke / David Pappeceno / Gwen Hardie Jacquelyn Ross / Jason Alexander Byers / Jomar Statkun / Michael Gittes / Julien Levy / Kirsten McCrea / Kristina Lee /  Kumasi Barnett / Kyle Kouri / Lindsay Keys / Martyn Gallina-Jones Matthew Stock / Russell Perky / Sarah Faux / Samuel Stabler Sam Fryer / Serena Qiu / Sharon Butler / Simon Burstall / Tina Hage & Keh Ng / Tiziana La Melia / Tyler Healy / William Buchina / Zefrey Throwell / Omar Zeinc / Zeph Colombatto

Urban Encounters Radio show at Sluice Art Fair

Broadcast on 8-10 October 2013 The Modern Language Experiment had been invited to be a part of Urban Encounters, a photography and Urban Culture's symposium initiated by Goldsmiths, University of London and Tate Britain.

We collaborated with artist Leslie Deere where we focused on the presence and absence of materiality in relation to image, cities, architecture and aesthesis. This took the form of three radio broadcasts hosted on Resonance 104.4FM where we debated further our curatorial concepts as well as developing a new mode for artistic exhibition. The episodes featured discussions with Ami Clarke, Carmen Billows, Celine Lunsford, John Driver, Mark Jackson, Paul Halliday, Paul O'Kane, and Steven Ball.

We will be re-broadcasting this radio show at Sluice.

Imagining a re-synchronizing (The Phantom Twin).

The talk will uncover deeper understandings regarding ideas of creation through new forms of collaboration. The (not so) science fiction ideas of artificial intelligence as an increasingly active agent within modes of making. How alternative modes of artistic production and collaboration can be imagined through new forms of social and political change by focusing on radical autonomous networks vs accepted nodes of production.
Keh Ng and Matthew Stock // Sun 2-3pm

Urban Encounters Playlist at Sluice Art Fair
We are very pleased to be broadcasting the Urban Encounters commissioned artists playlist at Sluice Art Fair, featuring.
Craig Cooper
Dorine Van Meel
Gordon Shrigley
Maya Inbar 
Mitra Saboury
Patrick Goddard 
Robert Crosse
Sam Basu


We are very pleased to have been invited to chair the Cuth critical discussion evening curated by Gaykle Meikle at the Gueens Park Railway Club, Glasgow.

Queens Park Railway Club and Gayle Meikle are pleased to announce The Modern Language Experiment (TMLE) will be chairing our critical discussion Exhibition - making expanded over time.
The critical discussion will be held within the gallery on the 16th of February from 2pm until 6pm with refreshments provided.
This discussion will unpick themes connected to durational exhibition-making within the context of Cuth
Themes that will be discussed but not exclusively are;
• The traditional model of exhibition - making of preserving the art object to current trends of event based and episodic curation.
• The consideration of proxemics in the creation and display of visual art.
• The role and/or relationship of the viewer to the artwork/artist.
The format
Gayle will introduce the theme of exhibition - making over time in the context of Cuth 
TMLE will present examples from their own practice alongside historical references to durational exhibition-making
After these short presentations the discussion will be open to the rest of the participates chaired by TMLE.
An exhibition curated in three stages : Virginia Hutchison, Ylva Trapp, Muslces of Joy
Cuth began with Virginia Hutchison's artwork entitled Walking woman sending a kiss a text on wall piece inspired by Gilles de le Tourette's description of walking. Virginia's text evolved as the exhibition unfolded with the artist adding and removing sections of the text throughout.  From the 23rd of January Swedish artist Ylva Trapp' s audio work I am not blind  was installed in the space.  This work centred the audience(viewer) within the room enveloping them in the spatial naunces of qprc.  The last installment is MOJ  this artist group and band Muscles of Joy will present specific works alongside performing live on the 9th of February.
All three works will be on display during the critical discussion.
The theme that underpins the exhibition is intimacy and familarity and the consideration of the social study of proxemics in the presentation of the work. The idea of the exhibition expanding over time rather than space is integral to Cuth.  This state of flux and the unknown with artistic and curatorial decisions happening spontaneously live within the public domain of exhibition making activates the exhibition space and removes it from its usual purpose of preservation.

The Modern Language Experiment is taking part in Studio 1.1 Cultrual OlympiAIN'T Art Marathon
It will take the form of 30 shows in 30 days.

Our show is 23rd July 2012 6-9pm
Studio 1.1
57a Redchurch St
E2 7DJ

One day only.
Click here for more info and images.
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what is an artbook

What is an Artbook is now available to buy at Tate Modern bookshop, just navigate to the Art Theory section.

We are very pleased to invite you to the Launch of the publication What is an Artbook?

SATURDAY 14th JULY 2012 4pm - 7pm
The Mews Project Space
15c Osborne Street (alley behind the Whitechapel Gallery)
London, E1

An Art Book today can be seen to occupy various different positions including that of a piece of theory, a catalogue, a printed exhibition, a piece of art in itself, a supplement to a pre-existing piece. It can be a proposal for the future or an examination of the present or what has passed. “What is an Art Book?” will be an investigation of what an Art Book is in terms of material and conceptual concerns. This is an on going collaborative project that will be produced during the Artist Books Weekend held every year at The Mews Project Space. Artists, writers, curators, designers and other practitioners are invited to respond to the title of the project by contributing their interpretation of what an Art book means to them and their practice. Each contributor can propose text, drawings, photographs, sculpture, performance, audio recordings, video or any other concept/theory as long as it can ultimately be realised in A4 paper format and in black and white.

Adrianna Palazzolo / Alan Magee / Alice Bain / Aukje Dekker / Begona Morea Roy / Briony Anderson / Carlos Noronha Feio / Craig Cooper / D J Roberts / Dominic Paterson & Neil Celements / Gary Colclough / Gayle Meike / Hanane Ech-Charif / Imogen O'Rorke / James Brooks / Jeremy Akerman / Jo Ying Ping / Joanna Greenhill / kate Janes / Kate Terry / Keh Ng / Kirsty Buchanan / Kristian De La Riva / Lecasdarte / Lewis Biggs / Lee Maelzer / Liane Lang / Lizzy Whirrity / Maria Fusco / Mark Jackson / Martha Sophie / Mary Yacoob / Mashu Ru / Matthew Stock / Mikael Larsson / Neil Coombs / Nicole Wassall / Olga Raciborska / Paul O'Kane / Pure Evil / Sarah Ludemann / Satu Jokinen / Shane T Hall / Thibaut DeWolf / Tina Hage / Vera Tollmann / Waldemer Pranckiwicz / Warren Garland / Wassink Lundgren

EXCHANGE at La Scatola Gallery
26.03.12 to 30.03.12

We are very pleased to announce that we will be taking part in EXCHANGE curated by Valentina Fois at La Scatola Gallery. Our talk will take place;

Tuesday 27.03.12
7 - 8.30pm
La Scatola Gallery, 1 Snowden Street, London, EC2A 2DQ

Curators, artists, and writers are invited to explore developments and trends in contemporary art. In this week long series speakers will share insights on their artistic and intellectual practices and dis-cuss their propositions that propel them forward in unique ways. Join us as we explore the future within the context of today. The talks are complimentary.

Matthew Stock and Keh Ng along with Liane Lang will be discussing their artists practice in relation to ideas of narrative production.

Other contributers: Giorgio Sadotti | Goldsmiths University of London | Gasworks | Triange | FIVE YEARS | Sarah Maple | Beverley Knowles

download our programme
view complete programme on La Scartola Gallery website

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EAO Conference on Resonance FM

We are very pleased to announce that we have been invited to be a part of panel discussion with representatives from diverse art organisations, discussing topics from the forthcoming Conference for Emerging Art Organisers, which is organised by ALISN

Tuesday 8 November
104.4 FM

Nathalie Bikoro, Art Evict
Iavor Lubomirov and Jordan Dalladay-Simpson, ALISN
Ben Street, Director, Sluice Art Fair
Matthew Stock and Keh Ng, The Modern Language Experiment
Benjamin Sebastian and Bean, ]performance s p a c e [
Debra Wilson and Chiara Williams, Directors, WW Gallery

ALISN is a non-profit collaborative arts organisation. ALISN was founded in 2007 by Jordan Dalladay-Simpson and Iavor Lubomirov as AF2012. Our vision is driven by our philosophy of human and artistic interest and not specific ambition.

ALISN is a volunteer-run support network for emerging artists, working to find and provide exhibition spaces, strategic support exchange, networking opportunities and national and international artists' exchange opportunities. The emphasis is not simply on art, but on the artist as an individual. We are not so much curators as interested parties. We are interested in the artist's vision more than our own. Sometimes the artist is a curator. Sometimes the artist is plural or ephemeral. Often their vision encompasses only themselves. Every point of view is valid. Potentially every point of view is interesting. Our mission is finding paths to understanding. This involves a journey and requires building relationships with the artist as well as spending time with the art.

A Special Invite to Project Context
Event #01 The Modern Language Experiment
The Mill on Copper Lane
7-11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, London E17 7HA
26th September 7pm till 9pm

Practitioners presenting: Max+Chee-kit from Mobile Studio, and Esme Fieldhouse [of Blueprint & Studio Weave fame]. The Modern Language Experiment, will provide the platform for Project Context to engage in critical debate through discussions by leading people in the fields of curating, art theory and critical writing, [+architecture +education +peripheral subjects] of the works of two artists. The works are expected to be new, previously un-shown and perhaps even works in progress. These events are more then just the creation of a critical environment, but a site to develop an audience that can engage and develop lines of thinking that would otherwise not exist.

Who Are We Writing For?

We are very pleased to say that we have been invited to take part in A symposium exploring the strategies for communicating contemporary art in the public realm, which is co-produced by Amy Fung and Deveron Arts

To celebrate and complicate world-renowned Swiss artist Roman Signer’s premiere of his new work, Transmissions from the River (Übertragungen aus dem Fluss), along the River Bogie in Huntly, Scotland, Deveron Arts is pleased to present Who Are We Writing For?, an intensive peer-led symposium addressing the state of critical art discourse and its role in the public realm. Sparked by Signer’s seemingly simple, yet highly theorized oeuvre that defies any specific genre and discourse, Deveron Arts is inviting a select number of participants from across the UK, Europe, and abroad to join in asking ourselves: Can we be both critical AND publicly accessible when it comes to discussing contemporary art?

From acute curatorial statements, strategic public outreach programmes, to mass marketing materials, how are we interpreting, translating, advertising, and elucidating contemporary art today? And who are we really writing for?

Who Are We Writing For?
15 – 16 September 2011
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Briony Anderson
Alice Bain
Claire Barliant
Lewis Biggs
Amy Fung
David Gordon
Moira Jeffrey
Michelle Kasprzak
Susan Mansfield
Jennifer Melville
The Modern Language Experiment
Neil Mulholland
Dr Dominic Paterson
Ine Poppe
Pat Scott
Vera Tollmann
Frances Williams
Sarah Yearsley
Charlotte Young
Claudia Zeiske

Please see for more information


19 - 20 October 2013
12 - 9pm
Pitch No.4

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