Thursday, 19 November 2009

Jamie's Video Nasties / Video Club # 2 at [space]



On the evening of November 18th, Jamie Shovlin presented two further screenings of banned ‘video nasty’ films (on VHS of course) at [space]

Dir. Lucio Fulci, 87 mins.

Dir. William Asher, 96 mins.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Sixpenny Book Group at [space]

As part of her NEU! exhibition, Ruth Beale will be hosting a series of intimate book groups. These groups will occur on successive Tuesdays during the run of the exhibition and will respectively concern five pamphlets published by The Hogarth Press in 1939. These pamphlets gave voice to well-known authors and journalists of the time and aimed to ‘provide thinking people with the means to consider fundamental problems in art, literature, taste and morals’.

Schedule:

Tuesday 10 November, 7pm
WHAT I BELIEVE
By E.M. Forste
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An outline of Forster’s humanist attitude: a pertinent reminder of humane and individualistic values in the face of totalitarian onslaught.

Tuesday 17 November, 7pm
THE NEW REALISM: A DISCUSSION
By Stephen Spender

Spender’s essay expresses a disgust with radical politics – following time in Spain reporting and observing for the Communist Party of Great Britain – and calls for the artist’s ‘duty’ to be re-defined.

Tuesday 24 November, 7pm
ANTIQUARIAN PREJUDICE
By John Betjeman

A revolt against the purely antiquarian approach to buildings and the selective preservation of buildings we might now associate with the heritage industry.

Tuesday 1 December, 7pm
REVIEWING
By Virginia Woolf, with a note by Leonard Woolf

A satirical essay that labels the reviewer as ‘a louse... a distracted tag on the tail of the political kite’ and offers a new model where published reviews would be abolished.

Tuesday 8 December, 7pm
THE ARTIST AND HIS PUBLIC
By Graham Bell

Bell attributes a loss of artistic craft to the decadence of capitalist society, and appeals for a revival of technical skill in which the ‘honest craftsman’ is contrasted with the ‘deliberate fraudulence’ and ‘self-deception’ of the modernists.


To join the book group please email: news@spacestudios.org.ukThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with BOOK GROUP as the subject line. To simply read each pamphlet, click on the titles above.