Category: 2010
Eun Hyung Kim, Emilija Skarnulyte, Kota Takeuchi

// Opening 6pm, Wed. 1/12

// Thurs. 2/12 – Sat. 18/12 2010

Three artists looking at social issues embedded within three very different locations.

Eun Hyung Kim’s videos involve interviews with North Korean refugees living in the Netherlands, as well a border crossing from China into North Korea; Kota Takeuchi takes to the Japanese hometown ‘tradition’ with a baseball bat; and Emilija Skarnulyte’s drawings reflect on the lives of migrant workers in so-called ‘3D’ jobs (dangerous, difficult, demanding work.)

Daniel Webby

Blind Pig

// Thurs. 21/10 – Sat. 6/11 2010
// Opening night performance from 6.30pm

  • All welcome. Refreshments provided.
  • Adam Smith reckons “The real price of every thing, what every thing really costs to those who want to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it”.
  • Karl Marx would add (indirectly quoted) “relations between people take form as the properties of things”.
  • Of properties ascribed to things, value, as determination of utility or worth, is an attribute expressed in multiple forms.
  • Diamonds and water etc.
  • Within a specific historical context value can be mapped on a scale of ascendancy. This map, in turn, can be seen as an objectified schema for social relations.
  • Capitalism and alienation etc.
  • If a thing’s value is uncertain, social signification in relation to the thing is likewise.
  • Within this uncertainty an opportunity exists to re-map both the value of things and their prefiguration.
  • It is necessary to inhabit a thing in order for its potential as alternative prefiguration to be explored.
  • The gallery provides a context within which, through the presentation of an action and things, I seek to explore an alternative prefiguration of value.

Daniel Webby, Blind Pi

Kirsten Dryburgh

A Garden for Norman

// Thurs. 11/11 – Sat. 27/11 2010

Did you know that RM’s current space used to be a restaurant, and that its walls still have the telltale veneer of fat on them? Or that it was built for a man named Norman?

Inspired by past inhabitants of Tuatara house, Kirsten Dryburgh will draw the building’s history out over a two-week laboratory, in which experiments and gestures are performed/created to summon the ghosts of Tuatara past. Such processes will involve materials like concrete, rocks and plants – in reference to the Chelsea physics garden where apothecaries honed and preserved their knowledge of plant science. These materials will be used to animate the space and create a lab of living history and things.

Dryburgh is an artist who lets materials, living or inanimate, tell their own stories. She has a specific interest in natural phenomena and environmental science. As a result, she is also keen on the relationships between the natural world, society, technology and science. She often employs a research-based, investigative approach in her art practice, which then enables her to intuit new relationships and narratives.

Clara Chon and Yi-Zhen Lai-Tremewan

Lethargy Lost

 
// Thurs. 29/9 – Sat. 16/10 2010

In languages that derive from Latin, ‘compassion’ means we cannot look on coolly as others suffer; or, we sympathise with those who suffer. Another word with approximately the same meaning, ‘pity’ , connotes a certain condescension towards the sufferer. ‘to take pity on a woman’ means that we are better off than she, that we stoop to her level, lower ourselves.

– from The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

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Sam Rountree-Williams

// Thurs. 29/9 – Sat. 16/10 2010

Sam will exhibit a number of new works completed while studying as a guest at the Dusseldorf Art Academy between 2009 and 2010.

 

Lance Pearce

I know very well…
but all the same

// Thurs. 19/08 – Sat. 04/09 2010

‘It was a tiny cupboard of a room about six paces in length. It had a poverty-stricken appearance with its dusty yellow paper peeling off the walls, and it was so low-pitched that a man of more than average height was ill at ease in it and felt every moment that he would knock his head against the ceiling.’

– from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Drawer in a Chronological Manor

Akiko Diegel

Gabrielle Amodeo

Jill Sorensen

Nell Nutsford

Ryuzo Nishida

Matt Molloy

Rabdeep Singh

Part One:
Thursday 29 July to Saturday 31 July
Normal gallery hours

Part Two:
Thursday 5 August to Saturday 7 August
Normal gallery hours, including public artists discussion Saturday 7 August, 1.00pm.

Part Three:
Thursday 12 August to Saturday 14 August
Normal gallery hours, including closing event Wednesday 11 August 6.00pm.

Reasonable force

g. bridle, Fitts & Holderness, Marnie Slater, Société Réaliste and Sian Torrington

Curated by Melanie Oliver

// Opens 6pm, Wednesday 26 May
// Show runs from Thursday 27 May until Saturday 12 June 2010

RM Gallery and Project Space
Hours
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Saturday 12pm - 4pm

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We are  2 minutes walk from Artspace, Ivan Anthony, Michael Lett and Bowerbank-Ninnow.

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