Exhibitions, conferences and events

Between the Visible and Invisible

Maraya Art Centreis pleased to announce its exhibition, ‘Between the Visible and Invisible' curated by Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad, featuring the works of a group of seven international artists that include Pia Sandstrom (Stockholm), Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin (London), Chooc Ly Tan (Paris), Nikolaus Gansterer (Vienna), Leah Fusco (London), Vladimir Nikolic (Belgrade) and Oliver Ressler (Vienna). The exhibition's opening will be held on Saturday 15 September, 2018, at 7.00pm and will host a live performance by Chooc Ly Tan at 8.00pm. The show will run until Saturday 24 November 2018.

Date: 15 September - 24 November 2018
Location: Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE

Between the Visible and Invisible

The Echo of Your Departures

The Echo of Your Departures is a multimedia installation comprising a five-channel sound and two-channel video piece reflecting on Azadeh Fatehrad's current research project Double Agency: The Formation of Diasporas.

The installation has been inspired by a series of in-depth anthropological interviews in the context of women in diasporas, and covers questions regarding gender, identity, femininity, emotion, desire, fantasy, body language, clothing norms and moral values, among other things. Fatehrad has taken fragments of the interview transcriptions and combined them with imaginary elements of self-reflection to create an ephemeral constellation (of sound and video) through which she seeks to represent the notions of uncertainty and in-betweeness in the diasporic experience.

‘The Echo of Your Departures' is the result of a three-month residency at St John's College, University of Oxford in collaboration with students and staff.

Date: 1420 June 2018
: the Barn Gallery, St John's College, University of Oxford


The Echo of Your Departures
Azadeh Fatehrad, 'Falling series'., photography, C-type print, London, in collaboration with Stella Drim and Heather McCalden
 Artistic Research Will Eat Itself

Artistic Research Will Eat Itself

The ninth edition of the SAR International Conference on Artistic Research is organised by Geoff Cox, Azadeh Fatehrad, Allister Gall, Laura Hopes, Anya Lewin and Andrew Prior in partnership with Society for Artistic Research represented by Johan Haarberg, Gabriele Schmid and Geir Strøm. The conference is hosted by the Arts Institute at the University of Plymouth with additional support from Visual and Material Culture Research Centre, Kingston University and the Contemporary Aesthetics and Technology research programme, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Conference: April 11 13 2018
Workshops: April 8 11 2018
Location: University of Plymouth, UK


This live event will comprise readings of new translations of Artaud, as well as talks addressing specific aspects of his work.

With contributions from:

  • Stephen Barber
  • Ros Murray
  • Samantha Marenzi
  • Paul Buck
  • Ed Atkins
  • Richard Hawkins

Spaces limited. RSVP essential to art@cabinetltd.demon.co.uk

Date: Saturday 24 March 2018, 2.30pm
Location: CABINET, 132 Tyers Street, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, London, SE11 5HS


Berlin Bodies – Anatomising the Streets of the City

Professor Stephen Barber's new book Berlin Bodies presents an original conception of the corporeality of urban cultures, focusing on Berlin's scarred strata, manifested in film. The public event included screenings of rarely-seen Berlin films from the 1890s onwards and a Q&A.

The Whitechapel Gallery, 20 April 2017

 Berlin Bodies – Anatomising the Streets of the City
Eadweard Muybridge in Kingston, 1894-1904

Eadweard Muybridge in Kingston, 1894-1904

New research from experts in the field drawing upon Eadweard Muybridge's personal archive of documents, projection devices and slides, bequeathed to Kingston Museum.

Speakers: Stephen Barber; Becky Beasley; Andrew Carnie; Barnaby Dicker; Patrick French; Stephen Herbert; Seoyoung Kim; Robert Knifton; Esther Leslie; Fran Lloyd; Joana Neves and Charlotte Samuels. Supported by The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Down Centre, Hampton Wick, 4 November 2016

Thinking through Making: 140 Years of Kingston School of Art

A Heritage Lottery-funded documentary film, directed by David Kew, focusing on the history of Kingston School of Art. Panel discussion led by project leaders, Professor Fran Lloyd and Dr. Robert Knifton, focused on the art school experience. Speakers: John Carter RA (Fine Art alumnus), Mike Nelson (Professor of Fine Art) and Elinor Renfrew (Head of Fashion).

London Film Premiere at the ICA, Friday 6 November 2015

Thinking through Making: 140 Years of Kingston School of Art