April 2013 Newsletter

Invitation to our next exhibition

Andrea Büttner

12 April - 16 June

Preview: Thursday 11 April / 6pm - 10pm / All Welcome


MK Gallery is pleased to present a major survey of recent and new work by German artist Andrea Büttner, including video, sculpture, reverse glass painting and woodcuts.


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Andrea Büttner, Woodcut on paper (detail) from Kabul Portfolio, 2012 © Andrea Büttner, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012. Courtesy Hollybush Gardens, London.

Andrea Büttner catalogue cover

Andrea B├╝ttner catalogue

The publication is the artist's first comprehensive monograph and features over 200 images of her work from the last ten years as well as views from many exhibitions around the world including at dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany.


Contributions from leading art writers including Lars Bang Larsen, Richard Birkett and Chus Martinez, alongside an interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Nikolaus Hirsch.


320pp. Published by Koenig Books, London. Price £25.


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A photo by one of the Developing Room project participants

Project Space Exhibition

Talkback: Developing Room – What it’s like being me
5 – 28 April 2013
Preview: 11 April 6 – 7.30pm / All welcome 


This exhibition features a selection of digital images made by people who have a learning disability. The show is presented by Talkback, an organisation dedicated to improving the life chances of people with a learning disability.


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A session at a previous Improv Night

Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 6.30pm unless otherwise stated / Free   


11 Apr / Andrea Buttner Preview / 6 - 10pm / All Welcome


18 Apr / Arte Povera: A Film by Sergio Ariotti and Beatrice Merz

A documentary that offers an overview of the radical Italian "poor art" movement that arose in the late 1960s to contest the separation of art and everyday life.


25 Apr / Improv Night / 6- 8.30pm

An open session for musicians, sound artists and non musicians interested in exploring collaborative improvisation and developing new musical relationships.


Full Scratch Night Listings


King Kong! 1933 Film Poster (detail)

Friday Night Films

All films begin at 7pm / £5 (£3 Concessions) unless otherwise stated

Free drink for advance bookers / Pre-book on 01908 676 900


 5 Apr  / The Red Balloon (1956) Family Film Screening £1 / 4.20pm

12 Apr / Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)

19 Apr / BAFTA Shorts

26 Apr / FLUX Event: King Kong! (1933) with new live score from composer/musician Ian Allen


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A previous Mini Makers session

Children and Families

This month's Mini Makers take their themes from our current exhibition by Andrea Büttner. Activities include glass painting with Clare Ridgeway and printmaking with Thom Rees. Free, every Saturday from 1 - 3pm, ages 4+.


Throughout April our Start the Art sessions for parents and toddlers focus on the different materials and techniques used in Andrea Büttner's exhibition. Activities include word and letter exploration and using paint. Free, every Tuesday from 11am - 12noon.


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Pushwagner exhibition catalogue cover

Pushwagner showing in Rotterdam

Pushwagner: Soft City

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

until 26 May 2013


Norwegian artist Pushwagner is currently exhibiting at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. The exhibition has previously been shown at MK Gallery and Haugar Vestfold Art Museum in Oslo.


Find out more / Soft City / Exhibition Catalogue


James Welling, B33 / The Wild Hunt of the Summer Wind, January 30, 1981 (detail)

James Welling exhibition in Spain

James Welling: The Mind on Fire

Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

until 16 June 2013


The show, which was first exhibited at MK Gallery in Autumn 2012 is now open in Spain until mid June. A video walkthrough of the current show at CGAC is available on James Welling's Vimeo site.


Find out moreCGAC walkthrough / The Mind on FireLimited Edition



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