Exhibition Events

Paul Maheke

A fire circle for a public hearing
13 April – 10 June 2018

Opening: Thursday 12 April 2018, 6.30–8.30pm


As part of the commissioning process, a programme of discursive events has been devised in collaboration with Paul Maheke, including talks at the gallery and offsite events at local schools.

Saturday 14 April, 2pm
Paul Maheke is joined in conversation by Paul Goodwin to discuss his new commission at Chisenhale Gallery in relation to his wider practice. Paul Goodwin is a curator and urban theorist whose research focuses on black and diaspora artists and visual cultures. He is a professor in contemporary art and urbanism and Director of TrAIN (Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation) at University of the Arts London. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here. 

Saturday 28 April, 2pm
The White Pube lead a gallery tour of Paul Maheke’s new exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery. Taking the format of a ‘live review’, the White Pube invite the audience to experience and respond to the exhibition collectively. The White Pube is a collaboration between Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente under which they write art criticism. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Thursday 3 May, 7pm
Emma Moore, Curator: Engagement at Chisenhale Gallery gives an introduction to Paul Maheke’s exhibition. This event is programmed in association with First Thursdays, where galleries across East London stay open until 9pm on the first Thursday of each month. 

Saturday 5 May, 2pm
Creative Space presents an interactive workshop for children exploring astronomy and space in the context of Paul Maheke’s exhibition. The content of this workshop will be most suitable for children aged between 5–11 years old, however all are welcome. Children under 13 years must be accompanied by an adult. Creative Space is a Community Interest Company offering astronomy outreach and public engagement for audiences of all ages. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here. 

Wednesday 16 May, 7pm

Tickets £5 / Concessions £3
Nkisi presents a sonic lecture in response to Paul Maheke’s new commission at Chisenhale Gallery. Nkisi is the alias of Melika Ngombe Kolongo. She is a producer, DJ and co-founder of NON Records, a collective of African artists and artists of the diaspora, using sound as their primary media, to articulate the visible and invisible structures that create binaries in society. Please note that this event is ticketed (£5 / £3 Concessions) and places are limited. Please visit chisenhale.eventbrite.co.uk or ask at the front desk to book.

Thursday 31 May, 9 – 10.30am
An early morning viewing of Paul Maheke’s exhibition, with an introduction to the work by Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery. Coffee and cakes are generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.
 
Saturday 2 June, 2pm
Paul Maheke leads a workshop for young people. Working in small groups and using movement-based exercises, Maheke and participants explore collaboration and collective practice. This workshop is suitable for young people aged 15 – 25 years and there are no skills required to participate. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.    

Thursday 7 June, 7pm
Layla Gatens, Curatorial Assistant: Engagement at Chisenhale Gallery gives an introduction to Paul Maheke’s exhibition.This event is programmed in association with First Thursdays, where galleries across East London stay open until 9pm on the first Thursday of each month. 

All events are free to attend, unless otherwise stated, but booking is strongly advised. Please visit chisenhale.eventbrite.co.uk or ask at the front desk to make a reservation.    

BSL interpretation for events at Chisenhale Gallery is available on request. Please contact layla.gatens@chisenhale.org.uk for further information. Please be advised that two weeks’ notice is required in order to confirm an interpreter.