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International Womens Day

6.3.2014
Daria Martin, Sensorium Tests, 2012. Production Still.  Photo: Thierry Bal.

Daria Martin, Sensorium Tests, 2012. Production Still.  Photo: Thierry Bal.

Daria Martin, Soft Materials. 16mm film, 2004. 

Daria Martin, Soft Materials. 16mm film, 2004. 

A view of the Andrea Büttner exhibition from the Long Gallery. MK Gallery, 2013. 

A view of the Andrea Büttner exhibition from the Long Gallery. MK Gallery, 2013. 

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

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

Olivia Plender, Words and Laws (Whose Shoulder to Which Wheel?), installation view. Photograph: Andy Keate. © MK Gallery

Olivia Plender, Words and Laws (Whose Shoulder to Which Wheel?), installation view. Photograph: Andy Keate. © MK Gallery

Installation view of Anna Barriball exhibition at MK Gallery, 2011. 

Installation view of Anna Barriball exhibition at MK Gallery, 2011. 

Installation view of Anna Barriball exhibition at MK Gallery, 2011. 

Installation view of Anna Barriball exhibition at MK Gallery, 2011. 

Melanie Smith, film stills from Fordlandia, 2014. 

Melanie Smith, film stills from Fordlandia, 2014. 

Daria Martin, Sensorium Tests, 2012. Production Still.  Photo: Thierry Bal.
Daria Martin, Soft Materials. 16mm film, 2004. 
A view of the Andrea Büttner exhibition from the Long Gallery. MK Gallery, 2013. 
Woodcut on paper from Kabul Portfolio (detail), 2012 © Andrea Büttner, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012. Courtesy Hollybush Gardens, London.
Olivia Plender, Words and Laws (Whose Shoulder to Which Wheel?), installation view. Photograph: Andy Keate. © MK Gallery
Installation view of Anna Barriball exhibition at MK Gallery, 2011. 
Installation view of Anna Barriball exhibition at MK Gallery, 2011. 
Melanie Smith, film stills from Fordlandia, 2014. 

Daria Martin, Sensorium Tests, 2012. Production Still.  Photo: Thierry Bal.

 

International Women's Day

 

We’re marking International Women’s Day 2014 (Saturday 8 March) by reminding ourselves of some of the fascinating solo shows we’ve presented at MK Gallery by women artists in the past couple of years, as well as looking ahead to our next exhibition by Melanie Smith. 

 

 

Andrea Büttner

12 April - 16 June 2013

This major survey of recent and new work by German artist Andrea Büttner, included video, sculpture and woodcuts, some of which were exhibited in the UK for the first time. Born in Stuttgart in 1972, Büttner was winner of the third Max Mara Art Prize for Women, following the completion of a doctorate on the subject of shame and art at the Royal College of Art in 2010. The artist’s first comprehensive monograph produced to coincide with the exhibition can still be purchased from our shop

 

Olivia Plender

20 April – 17 June 2012

British artist Olivia Plender presented a 'museum of communication' with Rise Early, Be Industrious. The exhibition, which was Plender's first survey, explored how education has changed over time via four interactive installations, including a 1970s TV studio and Google Office. With a strong architectural dimension, visitors were encouraged to participate and ‘perform’ whilst considering how social roles and models of society have been constructed over the last few hundred years. See Olivia Plender talking about the exhibition in this video here on our Media Channel. 


Daria Martin

20 January – 8 April 2012

For San Francisco-born artist Daria Martin’s first survey exhibition in a UK public gallery, MK Gallery was transformed into an immersive, dynamic environment to house four 16mm films. The exhibition included the premiere of the film Sensorium Tests, focusing on the neurological condition 'mirror-touch synaesthesia', and questioned how sensations might be shared between objects and people. A related publication which was published to accompany the exhibition can be purchased here

Anna Barriball

30 September – 27 November 2011
British artist Anna Barriball's first major survey exhibition in 2011, brought together drawing, video, photography and sculpture made over the preceding decade. Barriball’s work combines intense, concentrated moments with slight, playful gestures, highlighting the fleeting moments and discreet surroundings that witness our passage through time and space. The limited edition print by Barriball that accompanied the exhibition can be purchased here.

 

Melanie Smith

11 April – 15 June 2014

Although born in the UK, Melanie Smith has become one of Mexico's most celebrated contemporary artists. Her first UK survey exhibition, which opens at MK Gallery next month, will include a major new film, Fordlandia (2014), produced in an abandoned city and rubber plantation built in the Amazon in the 1920s by Henry Ford; Spiral City (2003), and Xilitla (2010), which features Surrealist collector Edward James’ architectural follies in the Mexican jungle. Join us for the preview on 10 April from 7-10pm.