78 Paintings: Tarot Workshop with Adam Benmakhlouf - 02/11/18-04/11/18
In 1909, two years before her conversion to Catholicism, artist Pamela Coleman Smith painted each of the evocative images that now make up the entire renowned Rider-Waite tarot deck. Through a process of collectively looking at, and discussing some of Coleman Smith’s 78 paintings, we will draw out the collective intuitions and understandings of the symbolism, scenes and figures they contain. Books, leaflets and other sources of definitions will be present but only in order to support the intuitive readings generated by the group. Throughout our conversation, we’ll create sculptural, drawn, painted and/or collaged reproductions (faithful or not) of the cards, or elements therein. We’ll thus develop a methodology of tarot interpretation that displaces memorisation of individual card meanings in favour of experimental and changing interpretations through non-hierarchical knowledge-making and collective analysis.
I Want It That Way - 01/12/2017
‘I Want It That Way’
A one-night-only event in two acts where Karaoke is used as a curatorial tool to invites a singing squad to crossover their practice with this weekly ritual and all the spectacle illusion that goes with it. From the pub to the gallery space, a crowd to another. The relationship of ordinary people to stardom, make believe and embellishment.
Five artists are invited to give their all to strangers at a point where facts and fiction collide. Join us for a night of festivities, hate/love declaration and high notes.
Free entry; bring cash for drinks to support 16NS and our performers with your ‘bravo’ (roses are very welcome too)