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Arada Arts Festival, Istanbul.
10th to 16th February, Arada Festival launches its concept with the slogan BALD BUT HAIRY. We organize interdisciplinary meetings with this slogan. Activists, academics and artists will meet in a chain of activities through Hair, Body and Gender Studies”. will take place in Istanbul during February in 2020.
I am exhibiting the time-based digital work Totem.
First meetings will take a place in Istanbul during February in 2020. Second meeting will be organized in Vienna in 2020. Then during all year, meetings will continue with different activities in different cities . (Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Sofia, Budapest, Brussels, Tehran, Beirut and etc.)
In the Dark 2020: Even Darker.
8-11th January at the Cello Factory, organised by The London Group with Flux Events and Computer Arts Soicety, curated by Genetic Moos.
I will be exhibiting two time based digital works, Specimen 06/RBRBDS and Totem.
PV with performances Wednesday 8th January 6-8.30pm.
Artists Talks and performances Saturday 11th January 6-8.00pm.
The Cello Factory is at 34 Cromwell Road, Waterloo, SE1 8TJ.
Civil Disobedience: residente o visitante
9-12th January at Romantso in Athens, curated by Menelas.
On the themes of borders, nations, tourism, immigration and refugees, I submitted three images from the “We claim this territory…” series which confront the subject of colonialism.
In addition 3 images from “Martin Curiosity Rover” which reflect on cerebral palsy, devout religious beliefs, sexuality and total body ink.
9-21st January at MK Gallery, Portland USA, curated by Gabrijel Hammong Savic Ra.
Advances in biotechnology, computation, and optical technologies have repurposed techniques and extended the possibilities for art. This gives rise to questions of interpretation and significance, calling for multidisciplinary efforts to explore their ontological, societal, ethical and environmental dimensions.
Made in collaboration with Prof. Richard Sawdon Smith, Infinite Surface challenges the stigma of living with HIV. Richard and I are exhibiting alongside artists from France, Norway, Serbia, Bangladesh and the USA.
21st June to 3rd October 2018, Exceptional, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London. The partners of Collyer Bristow LLP and curator Rosalind Davis are delighted to announce the selected artists for the Collyer Bristow Graduate Art Award: Exceptional.
Jonathan Armour, Sophie Cero, Julia Court, Corinne Charton, Oli Epp, Lorraine Fossi, Gwyneth Fugard, Nicky Hodge, Katie Lennard, Karen Loader, Robyn Litchfield, Lucy McGeown, Abigail Phanggungfook, Tom Platt and Amelia Kate Sampson
26th June to 1st July 2018, That shadow of a shadow, Old Brompton Gallery, London.
All our tomorrows…
A performance project from The Fence network of international playwrights and theatre makers in partnership with King’s College. The event will stage and audio record performance and discussion for a live audience on an imagined future scenario, mapping a moment of crisis in Europe from creative, journalistic and academic perspectives.
Hosted by Dubliner, Emma Dabiri, the audience will explore the urgent questions thrown up by Ireland’s post-Brexit reversal of fortunes. What to do with Ireland’s new oil-rich future, particularly in relation to its Celtic Tiger past and the fall-out from the Credit Crunch, but also in relation to big brother – the British state and its expertise in matters of oil… Where and what are the borders between Irish and British interests? What new identity does Ireland imagine for itself? What can be learnt from experience in Nigeria and in Norway with the challenges of oil?
As the first of the planned All Our Tomorrows series of live performance and audio recordings, this event is developed by Irish-Nigerian playwright Gabriel Gbadamosi as creative editor with visual and performance artists Jonathan Armour and Tara Flynn, radio producer Colin Grant and with King’s academics and oil journalists as pundits. It is produced on behalf of The Fence network by Jonathan Meth.
Live music from the THE QUIERY BROTHERS – and a pop-up Guinness Bar!
At The Anatomy Theatre, 6th Floor, King’s College, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
Thursday 19th October 2017, 20.00 – 22.00
Part of the King’s College Arts and Humanities Festival 2017
Exhibition Dartington Outing, Dartington Hall, 21.09.17 to 29.09.17.
Collective AndroTechne present a selection of work by Jonathan Armour, Richard Dickson, Brian Dennis, Santiago Echeverry, Francisco Gomez de Villaboa, Richard Sawdon Smith, Milan Svanderlik and Brad Kenny, based on their recent show Now, where are we? Using the male body to explore themes around sexuality, belonging, criminality and the law, the exhibition will include a spectacular journey inside the body of a HIV+ man using the latest virtual reality technology.
Works being displayed include:
Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EN.
Exhibition Summer Salon, Lubomirov Angus Hughes, 18.08.17 to 02.09.17.
Private view Friday 18th August from 6.00 to 9.00pm. Exhibition open until Saturday 2nd September 2017.
Lubomirov Angus Hughes, 26 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0PD.
Exhibition GPN17 at Hackney Wick, 29.07.17 to 08.08.17.
Private View Friday 28th July from 6.00 to 9.00pm. Part of the Hackney Wicked arts festival weekend.
117 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5LN.
Exhibition Now, where are we? 1967-2017 at Strand Gallery, 27.06.17 to 09.07.17.
In the UK, 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of sex between men. Whilst Tate Britain is acknowledging this with Queer British Art 1861-1967, we are taking a more critical view of the current situation. Organised by artist’s collective AndroTechne and curated by Michael Petry, 10 artists from the UK and abroad will give their personal reflections, in the context of the rise of intolerance in the world today. The artist’s exhibiting:
Jonathan Armour, Guy Burch, Brian Dennis, Richard Dickson, Santiago Echeverry, Francisco Gomez de Villaboa, Sunil Gupta with Charan Singh, Angel Ito, Brad Kenny, Richard Sawdon Smith and Milan Svanderlik.
Strand Gallery, 32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP.
The Talks Event on Friday 30th June will feature presentations and discussions with Jonathan Cooper OBE, Professor Richard Sawdon Smith, Sunil Gupta with Charan Singh, and Santiago Echeverry.
The Armour Studio moves into new studio premises:
Exhibition Exceptional at the Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, 21.02.17 to 14.06.17.
Mappa Mundi Inscribed on view at Exceptional.
Driven by his desire for aestheticisation, the Il Sarto Immortale project sought to create a new skin for Martin.
In the tracks of the monks that inscribed man’s relationship with God onto the single sheet of vellum that became the Hereford Mappa Mundi, now 21st century technology is used to “tattoo” the people, towns, rivers, paths, animals, and events of the medieval world onto his skin. This connects him to a pre-reformation Christianity, which provides the foundation for his life today.
During the process of tailoring the new skin for Martin, the tattoo of the Mappa Mundi became a fascinating cloth in its own right. Embodied onto acrylic, allows the penetrating light to reveal the people, animals, towns, rivers of the medieval world still veneered with traces of the body.
Collyer Bristow Gallery, 4 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4TF.