'A Travers un Cercle de Regards', Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
9 June - 25 July, 2010
18, rue de l'Hôtel de Ville 75004 Paris
(+33) 01 42 78 71 72
open every day (except 14 July) 14:00 - 19:00
Documentary Film Festival, FIDMarseille, Marseille
7 July - 12 July, 2010
'Elegy to Mamilla' will be shown in the section 'Anthropofolies'.
Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool, UK
18 September - 28 November, 2010
'Urban Interventions' section
November 2009 moved from New York to Paris to begin a year-long residency with the Cité Internationale des Arts.
March to August 2009 - residency with ArtSchool Palestine in Jerusalem and Ramallah. Currently working on a feature length documentary on the region and completed a short film in HD, ‘Elegy to Mamilla’.
‘The Other Shadow of the City’, al Hoash Gallery, Jerusalem
7 October – 7 November 2009
curated by Samar Martha
The Other Shadow of the City takes the viewer to places outside the spiritual and holy Old City to urban locations that, despite their importance in shaping the contemporary urban city, have been rarely referenced or addressed in literature and art. The exhibition unravels Jerusalem as an urban structure with all its physical, social, economic and political complexities, demonstrating how urban space is divided, conquered, abandoned and occupied again.
The exhibition is also a culmination of ArtSchool Palestine's 08/09 residency programme organised in cooperation with al Hoash Gallery where 15 artists from the UK, Germany, Denmark, France, Morocco, Algeria and Jordan were invited to pursue new projects or research in locations throughout Palestine. For The Other Shadow of the City nine artists were invited, these are: Anna Boggon, Michael Baers, Sarah Beddington, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Maj Hasager, Samah Hijawi, Bouchra Khalili, Jakob Jakobsen and Oraib Toukan.
‘Les Rencontres Internationales’, Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid
opening 6 April 2009
'Eastern Standards: Western Artists in China' - Mass MoCA, USA,
2 Feb 2008 – 30 March 2009
Curator Susan Cross. The exhibition will feature a range of works by artists addressing the complex issues facing China in the wake of industrialisation and globalisation - as well as their reverberations in the West.
SOLO EXHIBITION: ‘CROSSING’
13 September - 16 November 2008
DAC New York
Curated by Tania Duvergne
The Dumbo Arts Center (DAC) is pleased to present the first major New York solo exhibition by British artist Sarah Beddington. Crossing is a mixed media installation responding to DAC’s ship-like interior and past maritime activity of the waterfront neighbourhood of Dumbo, Brooklyn. The exhibition’s premise draws on the story of ‘The Experiment’, the second ship to make a direct crossing to China from the newly independent United States in 1785. Over two hundred years later, Beddington weaves an array of fragments backwards and forwards through time and space, interposing details of the historic voyage with current global realities including trade, transportation, cultural exchange and migration.
The core of the exhibition is a three-channel video projection characteristic of Beddington's cinematographic style. Meticulous framing, sensuous imagery and suspense reminiscent of film noir are partly informed by her practice as a painter. Mixing color and black-and-white footage, digital video, still images and Super 8mm film, she creates a sense of parallel realities that undermines any clear distinction between then and now. A feeling of the continuous motion of a ship is juxtaposed with an evocation of the lonely, inner world of those on board, giving the work a haunting, surreal quality. Beddington invites the viewer to construct their own narrative using a variety of other elements, including glass panels sandblasted with text and an intricate twenty foot drawing in silverpoint depicting a contemporary aerial view of the Hudson River leading from Albany – where ‘The Experiment’ was built – to New York and the open sea.
SOLO EXHIBITION: 'SARAH BEDDINGTON: PLACES OF LAUGHTER AND OF CRYING'
12 January - 23 February 2008
Bloomberg SPACE, 50 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1HD
Sarah Beddington's solo exhibition at Bloomberg SPACE presents a selection of her new film and video works. From 16mm film to multi-channel projection, Beddington demonstrates her ability to move between different types of film and video installation as fluently as she does between other media.
In Places of Laughter and of Crying, an ambitious large-scale commission created especially for Bloomberg SPACE, Beddington will hang 30 industrial unit LCD screens of differing sizes around the balcony area in a salon style installation. In contrast, the main gallery at Bloomberg SPACE will be transformed into a dark environment to screen Shanghai Moon, a half-hour long portrait of contemporary China recorded in the most densely populated city in the world. This kaleidoscopic cross-section of detail and overview weaves an especially composed sound design around the imagery to emphasise the psychological aspects of time and place. . In her new 16mm film, Close to You, she creates evocative connections between nature, decay and the human presence.
None of Beddington's films are staged. She records unique social and aesthetic circumstances which can manifest themselves in unanticipated waysTypically, Beddington's work investigates the intersection between the social, the personal and the political in everyday occurrences. Under her detached gaze, cultural and visual fragments coalesce into poetic tableaux in which the glimpsed moment becomes abstracted and surreal. As a result the works often have a dream-like quality, existing within a non-linear, non-narrative time.
‘RECONSTRUCTION’: Bucharest Biennale 2008
curated by Ami Barak
Experimental documentary film programme, Mexico City and touring from April 2008
New Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing and touring from April 2008
An international touring show starting at the New Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in April/May 2008.