Olga Jevrić – Sculpture at PEER, Installation View. Photo: Stephen White
Don’t miss our stunning summer exhibition of works by acclaimed Serbian artist Olga Jevrić (1922–14). This is the first solo presentation of this extraordinary artist’s work in London, and continues to receive an outstanding reception.
Accompanying the exhibition is a 1982 film made for Belgrade TV of Jevrić’s exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade. Watch the film here.
Concurrent with PEER’s presentation is an exhibition of work including some rare early sculptures by the artist at Handel Street Projects – 14 Florence Street, N1. This exhibition has been extended until the autumn and can be viewed by appointment.
Adopt a Tub
Community bath trail launch
15 August 15:00
Final bath installed at Hundred Years Gallery with volunteers Graham, Peter, Devinya and chief PEER gardener, Jane.
Join us for the summer launch of the community bath trail to celebrate the final leg of the Adopt a Tub project, which, through the recycling and reinvention of the humble bath tub has sparked a great deal of community spirit and solidarity locally.
Starting at PEER, there will be a bath tub procession along Hoxton Street and beyond to all 12 adopted baths in order to explore their planting individually designed by Jane Heather and artworks created by Olivia Mathurin.
A limited number of printed bath trails which will include a map of the baths will be available in Adopt a Tub partner venues and available on our website to download so that people can follow the Adopt a Tub trail over the summer.
"Adopt a Tub has shown me that ordinary people have more power than they think they do to make change." – Adopt a Tub volunteer
21 September 12:00 – 18:00
Image created during PEER Notices ‘Disguise and Disturb’ workshop. Image credit: Ellise Johnson and Devinya Thomas
This year PEER has been invited to take part in Open House London, the world’s largest architecture festival that gives free public access to 800+ buildings.
The theme this year celebrates all things, ‘Social’, a perfect fit for Rebecca Moss and the Ambassadors who have been embracing a zero budget approach to explore and create works from their local environment that interact with people on Hoxton Street.
For Open House weekend they will take over PEER’s gallery space using its doorway as a starting point to think about welcomes and crossing frontiers.
Phyllida Barlow & Richard Deacon discuss the work of Olga Jevrić
9 September 18:30 – 20:00
Regan Way Community Hall, N1 6PH
Olga Jevrić in the garden of her studio Staro Sajmi te, Belgrade, Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia, 1957. Digital Archive of the Heritage House, Belgrade
In conjunction with PEER's acclaimed exhibition of Olga Jevrić’s work, Phyllida Barlow and Richard Deacon have generously agreed to take part in an in-conversation about the artist’s work.
Deacon knew Jevrić and visited her studio on a number of occasions so will share his personal and intimate knowledge of the artist’s work, while Barlow will offer her insights into Jevrić’s sculpture through the lens of her engagement with form and material, and situating it within the wider context of Post War European art.
Monuments for Everyday
Workshop led by Dr. Nela Milic
5 September 17:00 – 20:00
Taking inspiration from Olga Jevrić’s exhibition, fellow Serbian artist Nela Milic has devised a workshop that invites the local community to collect and bring hard materials gathered locally – aggregate, terracotta, concrete, cement and others – to be reconsidered and transformed into sculptural objects through wrapping, filing and reshaping.
These hand held ‘monuments’ will then be carried to John Frankland’s Boulder
in Shoreditch Park as an appreciation of its long-standing monumental presence in the neighbourhood.
FREE but places are limited.
OUT OF SHAPE
Greta Davies, Kate Howard and
28 September – 12 October 2019
Opening: 27 September 18:00 – 20:00
Marylyn Molisso – Snap, Crackle, Pop, 2019, Tension Fine Art Gallery; Greta Davies – unlike the space it was before, 2018, Slade Graduate Degree Show; Kate Howard – Apparatus, 2018, Photo: Dani Harvey.
OUT OF SHAPE presents the work of three artists who graduated from MA courses at London-based art colleges in 2018 and who have just completed a yearlong studio residency at Acme’s Warton House studios in Stratford.
site-specific installations and works are graphic explorations of space examining the architectural volumes and voids in our everyday lives that are often overlooked or unnoticed.
investigates notions of gender and sexuality, fed by their own non-conformity to gender binaries and stereotypes, through work that playfully challenges and undermines prevailing sculptural traditions.
creates installations that explore the artist’s anxious relationship with her own practice, her apprehensions around temporality and the future and her sense of ‘guilt that comes with being a creator of meaningless objects’.
This exhibition marks PEER’s fourth year of partnership with Acme
, to offer emerging artists the chance to exhibit at an acclaimed gallery and benefit from mentoring and guidance provided by PEER’s team. This year each of the graduate’s practices centre on large-scale installation and sculpture.
AUTUMN PROGRAMME ANNOUNCEMENT
We are thrilled to announce that this autumn we will launch PEER in the Library. This is a new and ambitious yearlong strand to our programming that will take place in a dedicated project space in Shoreditch Library, across the street from PEER.
This programme will focus on visual art practices that intersect with ideas around the spoken, written, and printed word in a variety of expanded forms, alongside which we will host a series of workshops, talks and public events.
Sara MacKillop – Returns and Renewals
Opening: 24 October
To kick off the PEER in the Library programme, we have invited Sara Mackillop to make new work for a solo exhibition across both organisations.
Full programme details for PEER in the Library will be announced in the autumn. Supported by London Community Foundation and Cockayne - Grants for the Arts.