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RA Schools Public Programme: ‘Screen Memory’

Jim Shaw, Jamian Juliano-Villani and Stephen Sutcliffe in conversation, chaired by Eoin Donnelly


Friday 24 February 2017
6.30 — 8pm

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Stephen Sutcliffe, Untitled, 2012.

Screenprint on paper. Courtesy of Rob Tufnell gallery.

The artists will be discussing their works displayed within the exhibition ‘Screen Memory’ at Simon Lee Gallery, curated by Eoin Donnelly.

Taking its title from the Freudian concept of ‘screen memory’, in which subjective reconstruction conceals a memorial event, the exhibition explores the way in which collective and personal memories are confronted within art. The three artists will present works that touch upon the humorous, traumatic and melancholic aspects of recollection, particularly in an age where memory is defined through our relationship to mass media.

Eoin Donnelly, Jamian Juliano-Villani and Stephen Sutcliffe will converse in person, with Jim Shaw live via video link.

Stephen Sutcliffe

Stephen Sutcliffe (Harrogate, 1968) studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee and Glasgow School of Art. Previous exhibitions include Calder Space, Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield (2016); Rob Tufnell, London (2015); Tramway (2013); Stills, Edinburgh (2011); Whitechapel Gallery (art in the Auditorium), London (2010); Cubitt, London (2009) and Nought to Sixty, ICA, London (2008). In 2012 he was awarded the Margaret Tait Prize and he was shortlisted for the Jarman Award in 2009 and 2014. In 2016 he won the Contemporary Art Society Award with Graham Eatough. He is currently showing in Screen Memory at Simon Lee gallery in London.

Jamian Juliano-Villani

Jamian Juliano-Villani (New Jersey, 1987) lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include The World’s Greatest Planet on Earth, Studio Voltaire, London (2016); Nudge the Judge, Tanya Leighton, Berlin (2015); Crypod, JTT, New York (2015); Detroit Affinities, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2015). Selected group exhibitions include ANIMALITY-A Fairy Story by Jens Hoffmann, Marian Goodman Gallery, London (2016); FADE IN: INT.ART GALLERY – DAY, Swiss Institute, New York (2016); A Shape That Stands Up, Hammer Museum (Off-Site), LA (2016); Flatlands, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2016); Unorthodox, Jewish Museum, New York (2015 and Greater New York, MoMA PS1 (2015).

Jim Shaw

Jim Shaw (Midland, MI, 1952) lives and works in Los Angeles. He studied at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and California Institute of the Arts. His work has been shown extensively internationally and has been the subject of numerous solo institutional exhibitions, including The End is Here, The New Museum, New York (2016); Entertaining Doubts, MASS MoCA, West Adams, MA (2015); Jim Shaw: The Hidden World, Centre Dürrenmatt, Neuchâtel, CH (2014) and Chalet Society, Paris (2013); Jim Shaw’s Dream Drawings, LACMA, Los Angeles (2012); The Rinse Cycle, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2012) and Left Behind, CAPC, Musee de’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux (2010). In 2013 his work was included in The Encyclopedic Palace at The 55th Venice Biennale. His work is also featured in prominent public and private collections, such as Centre Georges Pompidou; Musée d‘Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva; Whitney Museum of American Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. In April 2017 he will have a solo display of new works at The Marciano Foundation, Los Angeles.

In association with the Screen Memory exhibition at Simon Lee Gallery.

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Friday 24 February 2017

6.30 — 8pm

Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1

£5. Free to RA Schools students and graduates.