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Nov
11
Thu
Highgate Watercolour Group’s Exhibition @ Lauderdale House
Nov 11 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Highgate Watercolour Group’s exhibition – October 20th  – November 15th. There is no Private View this year. Please call Lauderdale House to confirm before your visit as they may close at short notice.   020 8348 8716

Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Ellie Kyungran Heo, featuring her latest moving image project Plantarians (2017-2020), in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. 

Ellie Kyungran Heo’s work considers the ethics of coexistence, attending to the underlying environmental conflicts in everyday lives. Her reframing of encounters between humans and nature reveals an intricate web of interdependence and questions anthropocentric perspectives. Punctuated by humour and irony, Heo’s works are filled with social and ecological entanglements, in which the multiplicity of discourse is celebrated.

Heo’s observational approach to documentary is often interposed with staged gestures which hint at the artist’s uncertainty and open-ended curiosity, offering a self-reflexive mode of filmmaking as a way of coexisting. With its distinctive sensitivity and rigour, Heo’s film, as Gareth Evans writes, “resists easy co-option. It resists for a little while the ongoing erasures. It says like all works of worth, ‘this was’, ‘this is’, ‘remember’”.

Plantarians (2017-2020) is a rumination on entangled relationships between humans and plants in urban spaces. Divided into episodes, each follows individuals who cultivate, eat and accompany plants in celebration and grief. These everyday activities become strangely unfamiliar through unhurried attention to the moments of survival and resilience of plants between the cracks, on the peripheries of gardens and within human-made surroundings. The subtle shift in perspective elicits a sense of ambivalence, imagining how plants might endure, interact with and be vulnerable to the interruptions inflicted upon them. Plantarians poses a fundamental question around interdependent relations, both conflicting and intimate, and how we co-inhabit this planet with all living beings.

The exhibition at LUX features a collection of short films, photography and video installation that form the latest iteration of the Plantarians episodes, accompanied by a commissioned essay and related programmes.

The first iteration of Plantarians was screened at LUX in 2017. This time, the project returns to the site as an expansive body of work, marking the occasion of welcoming Heo’s films to the LUX Collection. Plantarians has been developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017; Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University 2018; Jan van Eyck Academie Residency 2019-2020 and supported by The Elephant Trust and Arts Council Korea. 

The exhibition is supported by the London Korean Film Festival and presented in the context of the Artist Video Strand for the 16th edition of the festival. 


Related Events: 

  • A Plant/Human Encounter | Sat 20 November / 3pm at LUX
    • A botanical lecture and artistic exploration event hosted by Dawn Sanders (Botanical educator and researcher, University of Gothenburg), Atzi Muramatsu (Multi-disciplinary composer) and exhibiting artist Ellie Kyungran Heo. More information will be released on the LKFF and LUX websites.
  • Online Screening | 27 – 28 November on the LUX Website

    • Ellie Kyungran Heo’s earlier work Island (2015) will be available on the LUX website. 

Nov
12
Fri
Highgate Watercolour Group’s Exhibition @ Lauderdale House
Nov 12 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Highgate Watercolour Group’s exhibition – October 20th  – November 15th. There is no Private View this year. Please call Lauderdale House to confirm before your visit as they may close at short notice.   020 8348 8716

Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Ellie Kyungran Heo, featuring her latest moving image project Plantarians (2017-2020), in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. 

Ellie Kyungran Heo’s work considers the ethics of coexistence, attending to the underlying environmental conflicts in everyday lives. Her reframing of encounters between humans and nature reveals an intricate web of interdependence and questions anthropocentric perspectives. Punctuated by humour and irony, Heo’s works are filled with social and ecological entanglements, in which the multiplicity of discourse is celebrated.

Heo’s observational approach to documentary is often interposed with staged gestures which hint at the artist’s uncertainty and open-ended curiosity, offering a self-reflexive mode of filmmaking as a way of coexisting. With its distinctive sensitivity and rigour, Heo’s film, as Gareth Evans writes, “resists easy co-option. It resists for a little while the ongoing erasures. It says like all works of worth, ‘this was’, ‘this is’, ‘remember’”.

Plantarians (2017-2020) is a rumination on entangled relationships between humans and plants in urban spaces. Divided into episodes, each follows individuals who cultivate, eat and accompany plants in celebration and grief. These everyday activities become strangely unfamiliar through unhurried attention to the moments of survival and resilience of plants between the cracks, on the peripheries of gardens and within human-made surroundings. The subtle shift in perspective elicits a sense of ambivalence, imagining how plants might endure, interact with and be vulnerable to the interruptions inflicted upon them. Plantarians poses a fundamental question around interdependent relations, both conflicting and intimate, and how we co-inhabit this planet with all living beings.

The exhibition at LUX features a collection of short films, photography and video installation that form the latest iteration of the Plantarians episodes, accompanied by a commissioned essay and related programmes.

The first iteration of Plantarians was screened at LUX in 2017. This time, the project returns to the site as an expansive body of work, marking the occasion of welcoming Heo’s films to the LUX Collection. Plantarians has been developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017; Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University 2018; Jan van Eyck Academie Residency 2019-2020 and supported by The Elephant Trust and Arts Council Korea. 

The exhibition is supported by the London Korean Film Festival and presented in the context of the Artist Video Strand for the 16th edition of the festival. 


Related Events: 

  • A Plant/Human Encounter | Sat 20 November / 3pm at LUX
    • A botanical lecture and artistic exploration event hosted by Dawn Sanders (Botanical educator and researcher, University of Gothenburg), Atzi Muramatsu (Multi-disciplinary composer) and exhibiting artist Ellie Kyungran Heo. More information will be released on the LKFF and LUX websites.
  • Online Screening | 27 – 28 November on the LUX Website

    • Ellie Kyungran Heo’s earlier work Island (2015) will be available on the LUX website. 

East Finchley Open Artists: The Northern Line. @ Highgate Gallery
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  Image:  Archer:  felt collage 35x35cms. C. Sue Pearl 2020. All rights reserved.

For their next exhibition at Highgate Gallery, ‘The Northern Line’, East Finchley Open Artists are creating images that relate to a Northern Line station of their choice.  Each work will respond to the chosen station’s name, and artists have already selected a wide range of stations for inspiration including Colliers Wood, Oval, Angel and High Barnet.

Expect some interesting interpretations and commentary.  The exhibition will comprise an exciting variety of wall-hung work including paintings, pastels, prints ceramics, glass, textiles and automata.

All artists have prepared new works especially for the exhibition.  Among them Pat Marvell has created an exciting glass piece titled ‘White Hot Embers in Colliers Wood’ which was originally the site of charcoal-making kilns.  Laura Fishman has made an abstract acrylic painting, ‘Golders Green, Green to Gold’, exploring the richness of greens and yellows mingling with swirls of red which hint at the richness of the foliage of the nearby Golders Green Park.  Meanwhile Cathy Burkinshaw has chosen Woodside Park as one of her inspirations.  She has many fond memories of the station: “It was so pretty when we first moved to Woodside Park, surrounded by trees with a really large tree in the forecourt.”  How times have changed.

Founded in 2004, East Finchley Open Artists is a group of artists and craftspeople – including painters, printers, photographers, ceramicists, glass makers, jewellers, sculptors, textile artists and basket makers – ranging from those who are starting out in their creative careers to well-established professional artists and lecturers.

Every summer the EFOA hosts Open House weekends, as well as other public events throughout the year.

For information about upcoming events and activities, membership, and to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter, see: www.eastfinchleyopen.org.uk

Exhibition continues until 25 November.  Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

 

Nov
13
Sat
Highgate Watercolour Group’s Exhibition @ Lauderdale House
Nov 13 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Highgate Watercolour Group’s exhibition – October 20th  – November 15th. There is no Private View this year. Please call Lauderdale House to confirm before your visit as they may close at short notice.   020 8348 8716

East Finchley Open Artists: The Northern Line. @ Highgate Gallery
Nov 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

  Image:  Archer:  felt collage 35x35cms. C. Sue Pearl 2020. All rights reserved.

For their next exhibition at Highgate Gallery, ‘The Northern Line’, East Finchley Open Artists are creating images that relate to a Northern Line station of their choice.  Each work will respond to the chosen station’s name, and artists have already selected a wide range of stations for inspiration including Colliers Wood, Oval, Angel and High Barnet.

Expect some interesting interpretations and commentary.  The exhibition will comprise an exciting variety of wall-hung work including paintings, pastels, prints ceramics, glass, textiles and automata.

All artists have prepared new works especially for the exhibition.  Among them Pat Marvell has created an exciting glass piece titled ‘White Hot Embers in Colliers Wood’ which was originally the site of charcoal-making kilns.  Laura Fishman has made an abstract acrylic painting, ‘Golders Green, Green to Gold’, exploring the richness of greens and yellows mingling with swirls of red which hint at the richness of the foliage of the nearby Golders Green Park.  Meanwhile Cathy Burkinshaw has chosen Woodside Park as one of her inspirations.  She has many fond memories of the station: “It was so pretty when we first moved to Woodside Park, surrounded by trees with a really large tree in the forecourt.”  How times have changed.

Founded in 2004, East Finchley Open Artists is a group of artists and craftspeople – including painters, printers, photographers, ceramicists, glass makers, jewellers, sculptors, textile artists and basket makers – ranging from those who are starting out in their creative careers to well-established professional artists and lecturers.

Every summer the EFOA hosts Open House weekends, as well as other public events throughout the year.

For information about upcoming events and activities, membership, and to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter, see: www.eastfinchleyopen.org.uk

Exhibition continues until 25 November.  Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 18 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Ellie Kyungran Heo, featuring her latest moving image project Plantarians (2017-2020), in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. 

Ellie Kyungran Heo’s work considers the ethics of coexistence, attending to the underlying environmental conflicts in everyday lives. Her reframing of encounters between humans and nature reveals an intricate web of interdependence and questions anthropocentric perspectives. Punctuated by humour and irony, Heo’s works are filled with social and ecological entanglements, in which the multiplicity of discourse is celebrated.

Heo’s observational approach to documentary is often interposed with staged gestures which hint at the artist’s uncertainty and open-ended curiosity, offering a self-reflexive mode of filmmaking as a way of coexisting. With its distinctive sensitivity and rigour, Heo’s film, as Gareth Evans writes, “resists easy co-option. It resists for a little while the ongoing erasures. It says like all works of worth, ‘this was’, ‘this is’, ‘remember’”.

Plantarians (2017-2020) is a rumination on entangled relationships between humans and plants in urban spaces. Divided into episodes, each follows individuals who cultivate, eat and accompany plants in celebration and grief. These everyday activities become strangely unfamiliar through unhurried attention to the moments of survival and resilience of plants between the cracks, on the peripheries of gardens and within human-made surroundings. The subtle shift in perspective elicits a sense of ambivalence, imagining how plants might endure, interact with and be vulnerable to the interruptions inflicted upon them. Plantarians poses a fundamental question around interdependent relations, both conflicting and intimate, and how we co-inhabit this planet with all living beings.

The exhibition at LUX features a collection of short films, photography and video installation that form the latest iteration of the Plantarians episodes, accompanied by a commissioned essay and related programmes.

The first iteration of Plantarians was screened at LUX in 2017. This time, the project returns to the site as an expansive body of work, marking the occasion of welcoming Heo’s films to the LUX Collection. Plantarians has been developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017; Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University 2018; Jan van Eyck Academie Residency 2019-2020 and supported by The Elephant Trust and Arts Council Korea. 

The exhibition is supported by the London Korean Film Festival and presented in the context of the Artist Video Strand for the 16th edition of the festival. 


Related Events: 

  • A Plant/Human Encounter | Sat 20 November / 3pm at LUX
    • A botanical lecture and artistic exploration event hosted by Dawn Sanders (Botanical educator and researcher, University of Gothenburg), Atzi Muramatsu (Multi-disciplinary composer) and exhibiting artist Ellie Kyungran Heo. More information will be released on the LKFF and LUX websites.
  • Online Screening | 27 – 28 November on the LUX Website

    • Ellie Kyungran Heo’s earlier work Island (2015) will be available on the LUX website. 

Saturdays at Six – Ilaria Centorrino (organ) @ St Michael's Church, Highgate
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Highgate Choral Society Verdi Requiem @ All Hallows' Church
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
14
Sun
Highgate Watercolour Group’s Exhibition @ Lauderdale House
Nov 14 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Highgate Watercolour Group’s exhibition – October 20th  – November 15th. There is no Private View this year. Please call Lauderdale House to confirm before your visit as they may close at short notice.   020 8348 8716

East Finchley Open Artists: The Northern Line. @ Highgate Gallery
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

  Image:  Archer:  felt collage 35x35cms. ©Sue Pearl 2020. All rights reserved.

 For their next exhibition at Highgate Gallery, ‘The Northern Line’, East Finchley Open Artists are creating images that relate to a Northern Line station of their choice.  Each work will respond to the chosen station’s name, and artists have already selected a wide range of stations for inspiration including Colliers Wood, Oval, Angel and High Barnet.

Expect some interesting interpretations and commentary.  The exhibition will comprise an exciting variety of wall-hung work including paintings, pastels, prints ceramics, glass, textiles and automata.

All artists have prepared new works especially for the exhibition.  Among them Pat Marvell has created an exciting glass piece titled ‘White Hot Embers in Colliers Wood’ which was originally the site of charcoal-making kilns.  Laura Fishman has made an abstract acrylic painting, ‘Golders Green, Green to Gold’, exploring the richness of greens and yellows mingling with swirls of red which hint at the richness of the foliage of the nearby Golders Green Park.  Meanwhile Cathy Burkinshaw has chosen Woodside Park as one of her inspirations.  She has many fond memories of the station: “It was so pretty when we first moved to Woodside Park, surrounded by trees with a really large tree in the forecourt.”  How times have changed.

Founded in 2004, East Finchley Open Artists is a group of artists and craftspeople – including painters, printers, photographers, ceramicists, glass makers, jewellers, sculptors, textile artists and basket makers – ranging from those who are starting out in their creative careers to well-established professional artists and lecturers.

Every summer the EFOA hosts Open House weekends, as well as other public events throughout the year.

For information about upcoming events and activities, membership, and to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter, see: www.eastfinchleyopen.org.uk

Exhibition continues until 25 November.  Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

 

 

Nov
15
Mon
Highgate Watercolour Group’s Exhibition @ Lauderdale House
Nov 15 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Highgate Watercolour Group’s exhibition – October 20th  – November 15th. There is no Private View this year. Please call Lauderdale House to confirm before your visit as they may close at short notice.   020 8348 8716

Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Ellie Kyungran Heo, featuring her latest moving image project Plantarians (2017-2020), in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. 

Ellie Kyungran Heo’s work considers the ethics of coexistence, attending to the underlying environmental conflicts in everyday lives. Her reframing of encounters between humans and nature reveals an intricate web of interdependence and questions anthropocentric perspectives. Punctuated by humour and irony, Heo’s works are filled with social and ecological entanglements, in which the multiplicity of discourse is celebrated.

Heo’s observational approach to documentary is often interposed with staged gestures which hint at the artist’s uncertainty and open-ended curiosity, offering a self-reflexive mode of filmmaking as a way of coexisting. With its distinctive sensitivity and rigour, Heo’s film, as Gareth Evans writes, “resists easy co-option. It resists for a little while the ongoing erasures. It says like all works of worth, ‘this was’, ‘this is’, ‘remember’”.

Plantarians (2017-2020) is a rumination on entangled relationships between humans and plants in urban spaces. Divided into episodes, each follows individuals who cultivate, eat and accompany plants in celebration and grief. These everyday activities become strangely unfamiliar through unhurried attention to the moments of survival and resilience of plants between the cracks, on the peripheries of gardens and within human-made surroundings. The subtle shift in perspective elicits a sense of ambivalence, imagining how plants might endure, interact with and be vulnerable to the interruptions inflicted upon them. Plantarians poses a fundamental question around interdependent relations, both conflicting and intimate, and how we co-inhabit this planet with all living beings.

The exhibition at LUX features a collection of short films, photography and video installation that form the latest iteration of the Plantarians episodes, accompanied by a commissioned essay and related programmes.

The first iteration of Plantarians was screened at LUX in 2017. This time, the project returns to the site as an expansive body of work, marking the occasion of welcoming Heo’s films to the LUX Collection. Plantarians has been developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017; Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University 2018; Jan van Eyck Academie Residency 2019-2020 and supported by The Elephant Trust and Arts Council Korea. 

The exhibition is supported by the London Korean Film Festival and presented in the context of the Artist Video Strand for the 16th edition of the festival. 


Related Events: 

  • A Plant/Human Encounter | Sat 20 November / 3pm at LUX
    • A botanical lecture and artistic exploration event hosted by Dawn Sanders (Botanical educator and researcher, University of Gothenburg), Atzi Muramatsu (Multi-disciplinary composer) and exhibiting artist Ellie Kyungran Heo. More information will be released on the LKFF and LUX websites.
  • Online Screening | 27 – 28 November on the LUX Website

    • Ellie Kyungran Heo’s earlier work Island (2015) will be available on the LUX website. 

Night at the Highgate School Museum: ‘Winchcombe – The Lockdown Meteorite’ with Áine O’Brien @ Virtual Zoom Event
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

On the evening of Sunday the 28th of February, 2021, a massive fireball was seen streaking across the sky from the UK and in North-West Europe.

This bright shooting star was captured by thousands of cameras, from telescopes to doorbells, and reported far and wide. As the SARS-CoV-2 Alpha variant surged, planetary scientists’ emotions surged too, realising the meteor was likely to have dropped the UK’s first space rock in 30 years. What became known as the ‘Winchcombe meteorite’ broke into pieces as it fell to Earth and dispersed across a 4 km2 area of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds and one lucky family (with a very lucky guinea pig who narrowly missed a fateful end) woke the next morning to find the biggest piece shattered on their driveway.

Join Áine to hear what it was like to be part of the small team sent to scour the Gloucestershire countryside for small dark objects (that weren’t poo!) during the second national lockdown, before the news could be announced to the public, and what this rock, which is older than the Earth, has already told us about the formation of the solar system.

Áine O’Brien is an Astrobiology and Planetary Science PhD student at the University of Glasgow. That’s a fancy way of saying she zaps rocks from space with lasers and X-rays. She holds a BSc in Physics with Astrophysics from the University of Leicester and a PGCE from the University of Buckingham. She also works part time for the Royal Astronomical Society as their Diversity Officer, advocating inclusive practices to make the space sector a more accessible field and welcome to all. Alongside her work she is a big fan of penguins, the Scottish hills, and inviting herself to look after her friends’ pets.

https://www.highgateschool.org.uk/book-hire/events/  to book your free place online.

 

 

Nov
16
Tue
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Ellie Kyungran Heo, featuring her latest moving image project Plantarians (2017-2020), in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. 

Ellie Kyungran Heo’s work considers the ethics of coexistence, attending to the underlying environmental conflicts in everyday lives. Her reframing of encounters between humans and nature reveals an intricate web of interdependence and questions anthropocentric perspectives. Punctuated by humour and irony, Heo’s works are filled with social and ecological entanglements, in which the multiplicity of discourse is celebrated.

Heo’s observational approach to documentary is often interposed with staged gestures which hint at the artist’s uncertainty and open-ended curiosity, offering a self-reflexive mode of filmmaking as a way of coexisting. With its distinctive sensitivity and rigour, Heo’s film, as Gareth Evans writes, “resists easy co-option. It resists for a little while the ongoing erasures. It says like all works of worth, ‘this was’, ‘this is’, ‘remember’”.

Plantarians (2017-2020) is a rumination on entangled relationships between humans and plants in urban spaces. Divided into episodes, each follows individuals who cultivate, eat and accompany plants in celebration and grief. These everyday activities become strangely unfamiliar through unhurried attention to the moments of survival and resilience of plants between the cracks, on the peripheries of gardens and within human-made surroundings. The subtle shift in perspective elicits a sense of ambivalence, imagining how plants might endure, interact with and be vulnerable to the interruptions inflicted upon them. Plantarians poses a fundamental question around interdependent relations, both conflicting and intimate, and how we co-inhabit this planet with all living beings.

The exhibition at LUX features a collection of short films, photography and video installation that form the latest iteration of the Plantarians episodes, accompanied by a commissioned essay and related programmes.

The first iteration of Plantarians was screened at LUX in 2017. This time, the project returns to the site as an expansive body of work, marking the occasion of welcoming Heo’s films to the LUX Collection. Plantarians has been developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017; Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University 2018; Jan van Eyck Academie Residency 2019-2020 and supported by The Elephant Trust and Arts Council Korea. 

The exhibition is supported by the London Korean Film Festival and presented in the context of the Artist Video Strand for the 16th edition of the festival. 


Related Events: 

  • A Plant/Human Encounter | Sat 20 November / 3pm at LUX
    • A botanical lecture and artistic exploration event hosted by Dawn Sanders (Botanical educator and researcher, University of Gothenburg), Atzi Muramatsu (Multi-disciplinary composer) and exhibiting artist Ellie Kyungran Heo. More information will be released on the LKFF and LUX websites.
  • Online Screening | 27 – 28 November on the LUX Website

    • Ellie Kyungran Heo’s earlier work Island (2015) will be available on the LUX website. 

East Finchley Open Artists: The Northern Line. @ Highgate Gallery
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  Image:  Archer:  felt collage 35x35cms. C. Sue Pearl 2020. All rights reserved.

For their next exhibition at Highgate Gallery, ‘The Northern Line’, East Finchley Open Artists are creating images that relate to a Northern Line station of their choice.  Each work will respond to the chosen station’s name, and artists have already selected a wide range of stations for inspiration including Colliers Wood, Oval, Angel and High Barnet.

Expect some interesting interpretations and commentary.  The exhibition will comprise an exciting variety of wall-hung work including paintings, pastels, prints ceramics, glass, textiles and automata.

All artists have prepared new works especially for the exhibition.  Among them Pat Marvell has created an exciting glass piece titled ‘White Hot Embers in Colliers Wood’ which was originally the site of charcoal-making kilns.  Laura Fishman has made an abstract acrylic painting, ‘Golders Green, Green to Gold’, exploring the richness of greens and yellows mingling with swirls of red which hint at the richness of the foliage of the nearby Golders Green Park.  Meanwhile Cathy Burkinshaw has chosen Woodside Park as one of her inspirations.  She has many fond memories of the station: “It was so pretty when we first moved to Woodside Park, surrounded by trees with a really large tree in the forecourt.”  How times have changed.

Founded in 2004, East Finchley Open Artists is a group of artists and craftspeople – including painters, printers, photographers, ceramicists, glass makers, jewellers, sculptors, textile artists and basket makers – ranging from those who are starting out in their creative careers to well-established professional artists and lecturers.

Every summer the EFOA hosts Open House weekends, as well as other public events throughout the year.

For information about upcoming events and activities, membership, and to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter, see: www.eastfinchleyopen.org.uk

Exhibition continues until 25 November.  Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

 

Nov
17
Wed
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Ellie Kyungran Heo, featuring her latest moving image project Plantarians (2017-2020), in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. 

Ellie Kyungran Heo’s work considers the ethics of coexistence, attending to the underlying environmental conflicts in everyday lives. Her reframing of encounters between humans and nature reveals an intricate web of interdependence and questions anthropocentric perspectives. Punctuated by humour and irony, Heo’s works are filled with social and ecological entanglements, in which the multiplicity of discourse is celebrated.

Heo’s observational approach to documentary is often interposed with staged gestures which hint at the artist’s uncertainty and open-ended curiosity, offering a self-reflexive mode of filmmaking as a way of coexisting. With its distinctive sensitivity and rigour, Heo’s film, as Gareth Evans writes, “resists easy co-option. It resists for a little while the ongoing erasures. It says like all works of worth, ‘this was’, ‘this is’, ‘remember’”.

Plantarians (2017-2020) is a rumination on entangled relationships between humans and plants in urban spaces. Divided into episodes, each follows individuals who cultivate, eat and accompany plants in celebration and grief. These everyday activities become strangely unfamiliar through unhurried attention to the moments of survival and resilience of plants between the cracks, on the peripheries of gardens and within human-made surroundings. The subtle shift in perspective elicits a sense of ambivalence, imagining how plants might endure, interact with and be vulnerable to the interruptions inflicted upon them. Plantarians poses a fundamental question around interdependent relations, both conflicting and intimate, and how we co-inhabit this planet with all living beings.

The exhibition at LUX features a collection of short films, photography and video installation that form the latest iteration of the Plantarians episodes, accompanied by a commissioned essay and related programmes.

The first iteration of Plantarians was screened at LUX in 2017. This time, the project returns to the site as an expansive body of work, marking the occasion of welcoming Heo’s films to the LUX Collection. Plantarians has been developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017; Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University 2018; Jan van Eyck Academie Residency 2019-2020 and supported by The Elephant Trust and Arts Council Korea. 

The exhibition is supported by the London Korean Film Festival and presented in the context of the Artist Video Strand for the 16th edition of the festival. 


Related Events: 

  • A Plant/Human Encounter | Sat 20 November / 3pm at LUX
    • A botanical lecture and artistic exploration event hosted by Dawn Sanders (Botanical educator and researcher, University of Gothenburg), Atzi Muramatsu (Multi-disciplinary composer) and exhibiting artist Ellie Kyungran Heo. More information will be released on the LKFF and LUX websites.
  • Online Screening | 27 – 28 November on the LUX Website

    • Ellie Kyungran Heo’s earlier work Island (2015) will be available on the LUX website. 

East Finchley Open Artists: The Northern Line. @ Highgate Gallery
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  Image:  Archer:  felt collage 35x35cms. C. Sue Pearl 2020. All rights reserved.

For their next exhibition at Highgate Gallery, ‘The Northern Line’, East Finchley Open Artists are creating images that relate to a Northern Line station of their choice.  Each work will respond to the chosen station’s name, and artists have already selected a wide range of stations for inspiration including Colliers Wood, Oval, Angel and High Barnet.

Expect some interesting interpretations and commentary.  The exhibition will comprise an exciting variety of wall-hung work including paintings, pastels, prints ceramics, glass, textiles and automata.

All artists have prepared new works especially for the exhibition.  Among them Pat Marvell has created an exciting glass piece titled ‘White Hot Embers in Colliers Wood’ which was originally the site of charcoal-making kilns.  Laura Fishman has made an abstract acrylic painting, ‘Golders Green, Green to Gold’, exploring the richness of greens and yellows mingling with swirls of red which hint at the richness of the foliage of the nearby Golders Green Park.  Meanwhile Cathy Burkinshaw has chosen Woodside Park as one of her inspirations.  She has many fond memories of the station: “It was so pretty when we first moved to Woodside Park, surrounded by trees with a really large tree in the forecourt.”  How times have changed.

Founded in 2004, East Finchley Open Artists is a group of artists and craftspeople – including painters, printers, photographers, ceramicists, glass makers, jewellers, sculptors, textile artists and basket makers – ranging from those who are starting out in their creative careers to well-established professional artists and lecturers.

Every summer the EFOA hosts Open House weekends, as well as other public events throughout the year.

For information about upcoming events and activities, membership, and to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter, see: www.eastfinchleyopen.org.uk

Exhibition continues until 25 November.  Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

 

Nov
18
Thu
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Ellie Kyungran Heo, featuring her latest moving image project Plantarians (2017-2020), in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. 

Ellie Kyungran Heo’s work considers the ethics of coexistence, attending to the underlying environmental conflicts in everyday lives. Her reframing of encounters between humans and nature reveals an intricate web of interdependence and questions anthropocentric perspectives. Punctuated by humour and irony, Heo’s works are filled with social and ecological entanglements, in which the multiplicity of discourse is celebrated.

Heo’s observational approach to documentary is often interposed with staged gestures which hint at the artist’s uncertainty and open-ended curiosity, offering a self-reflexive mode of filmmaking as a way of coexisting. With its distinctive sensitivity and rigour, Heo’s film, as Gareth Evans writes, “resists easy co-option. It resists for a little while the ongoing erasures. It says like all works of worth, ‘this was’, ‘this is’, ‘remember’”.

Plantarians (2017-2020) is a rumination on entangled relationships between humans and plants in urban spaces. Divided into episodes, each follows individuals who cultivate, eat and accompany plants in celebration and grief. These everyday activities become strangely unfamiliar through unhurried attention to the moments of survival and resilience of plants between the cracks, on the peripheries of gardens and within human-made surroundings. The subtle shift in perspective elicits a sense of ambivalence, imagining how plants might endure, interact with and be vulnerable to the interruptions inflicted upon them. Plantarians poses a fundamental question around interdependent relations, both conflicting and intimate, and how we co-inhabit this planet with all living beings.

The exhibition at LUX features a collection of short films, photography and video installation that form the latest iteration of the Plantarians episodes, accompanied by a commissioned essay and related programmes.

The first iteration of Plantarians was screened at LUX in 2017. This time, the project returns to the site as an expansive body of work, marking the occasion of welcoming Heo’s films to the LUX Collection. Plantarians has been developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017; Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University 2018; Jan van Eyck Academie Residency 2019-2020 and supported by The Elephant Trust and Arts Council Korea. 

The exhibition is supported by the London Korean Film Festival and presented in the context of the Artist Video Strand for the 16th edition of the festival. 


Related Events: 

  • A Plant/Human Encounter | Sat 20 November / 3pm at LUX
    • A botanical lecture and artistic exploration event hosted by Dawn Sanders (Botanical educator and researcher, University of Gothenburg), Atzi Muramatsu (Multi-disciplinary composer) and exhibiting artist Ellie Kyungran Heo. More information will be released on the LKFF and LUX websites.
  • Online Screening | 27 – 28 November on the LUX Website

    • Ellie Kyungran Heo’s earlier work Island (2015) will be available on the LUX website. 

East Finchley Open Artists: The Northern Line. @ Highgate Gallery
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  Image:  Archer:  felt collage 35x35cms. C. Sue Pearl 2020. All rights reserved.

For their next exhibition at Highgate Gallery, ‘The Northern Line’, East Finchley Open Artists are creating images that relate to a Northern Line station of their choice.  Each work will respond to the chosen station’s name, and artists have already selected a wide range of stations for inspiration including Colliers Wood, Oval, Angel and High Barnet.

Expect some interesting interpretations and commentary.  The exhibition will comprise an exciting variety of wall-hung work including paintings, pastels, prints ceramics, glass, textiles and automata.

All artists have prepared new works especially for the exhibition.  Among them Pat Marvell has created an exciting glass piece titled ‘White Hot Embers in Colliers Wood’ which was originally the site of charcoal-making kilns.  Laura Fishman has made an abstract acrylic painting, ‘Golders Green, Green to Gold’, exploring the richness of greens and yellows mingling with swirls of red which hint at the richness of the foliage of the nearby Golders Green Park.  Meanwhile Cathy Burkinshaw has chosen Woodside Park as one of her inspirations.  She has many fond memories of the station: “It was so pretty when we first moved to Woodside Park, surrounded by trees with a really large tree in the forecourt.”  How times have changed.

Founded in 2004, East Finchley Open Artists is a group of artists and craftspeople – including painters, printers, photographers, ceramicists, glass makers, jewellers, sculptors, textile artists and basket makers – ranging from those who are starting out in their creative careers to well-established professional artists and lecturers.

Every summer the EFOA hosts Open House weekends, as well as other public events throughout the year.

For information about upcoming events and activities, membership, and to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter, see: www.eastfinchleyopen.org.uk

Exhibition continues until 25 November.  Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

 

Nov
19
Fri
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Ellie Kyungran Heo, featuring her latest moving image project Plantarians (2017-2020), in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. 

Ellie Kyungran Heo’s work considers the ethics of coexistence, attending to the underlying environmental conflicts in everyday lives. Her reframing of encounters between humans and nature reveals an intricate web of interdependence and questions anthropocentric perspectives. Punctuated by humour and irony, Heo’s works are filled with social and ecological entanglements, in which the multiplicity of discourse is celebrated.

Heo’s observational approach to documentary is often interposed with staged gestures which hint at the artist’s uncertainty and open-ended curiosity, offering a self-reflexive mode of filmmaking as a way of coexisting. With its distinctive sensitivity and rigour, Heo’s film, as Gareth Evans writes, “resists easy co-option. It resists for a little while the ongoing erasures. It says like all works of worth, ‘this was’, ‘this is’, ‘remember’”.

Plantarians (2017-2020) is a rumination on entangled relationships between humans and plants in urban spaces. Divided into episodes, each follows individuals who cultivate, eat and accompany plants in celebration and grief. These everyday activities become strangely unfamiliar through unhurried attention to the moments of survival and resilience of plants between the cracks, on the peripheries of gardens and within human-made surroundings. The subtle shift in perspective elicits a sense of ambivalence, imagining how plants might endure, interact with and be vulnerable to the interruptions inflicted upon them. Plantarians poses a fundamental question around interdependent relations, both conflicting and intimate, and how we co-inhabit this planet with all living beings.

The exhibition at LUX features a collection of short films, photography and video installation that form the latest iteration of the Plantarians episodes, accompanied by a commissioned essay and related programmes.

The first iteration of Plantarians was screened at LUX in 2017. This time, the project returns to the site as an expansive body of work, marking the occasion of welcoming Heo’s films to the LUX Collection. Plantarians has been developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017; Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University 2018; Jan van Eyck Academie Residency 2019-2020 and supported by The Elephant Trust and Arts Council Korea. 

The exhibition is supported by the London Korean Film Festival and presented in the context of the Artist Video Strand for the 16th edition of the festival. 


Related Events: 

  • A Plant/Human Encounter | Sat 20 November / 3pm at LUX
    • A botanical lecture and artistic exploration event hosted by Dawn Sanders (Botanical educator and researcher, University of Gothenburg), Atzi Muramatsu (Multi-disciplinary composer) and exhibiting artist Ellie Kyungran Heo. More information will be released on the LKFF and LUX websites.
  • Online Screening | 27 – 28 November on the LUX Website

    • Ellie Kyungran Heo’s earlier work Island (2015) will be available on the LUX website. 

East Finchley Open Artists: The Northern Line. @ Highgate Gallery
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  Image:  Archer:  felt collage 35x35cms. C. Sue Pearl 2020. All rights reserved.

For their next exhibition at Highgate Gallery, ‘The Northern Line’, East Finchley Open Artists are creating images that relate to a Northern Line station of their choice.  Each work will respond to the chosen station’s name, and artists have already selected a wide range of stations for inspiration including Colliers Wood, Oval, Angel and High Barnet.

Expect some interesting interpretations and commentary.  The exhibition will comprise an exciting variety of wall-hung work including paintings, pastels, prints ceramics, glass, textiles and automata.

All artists have prepared new works especially for the exhibition.  Among them Pat Marvell has created an exciting glass piece titled ‘White Hot Embers in Colliers Wood’ which was originally the site of charcoal-making kilns.  Laura Fishman has made an abstract acrylic painting, ‘Golders Green, Green to Gold’, exploring the richness of greens and yellows mingling with swirls of red which hint at the richness of the foliage of the nearby Golders Green Park.  Meanwhile Cathy Burkinshaw has chosen Woodside Park as one of her inspirations.  She has many fond memories of the station: “It was so pretty when we first moved to Woodside Park, surrounded by trees with a really large tree in the forecourt.”  How times have changed.

Founded in 2004, East Finchley Open Artists is a group of artists and craftspeople – including painters, printers, photographers, ceramicists, glass makers, jewellers, sculptors, textile artists and basket makers – ranging from those who are starting out in their creative careers to well-established professional artists and lecturers.

Every summer the EFOA hosts Open House weekends, as well as other public events throughout the year.

For information about upcoming events and activities, membership, and to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter, see: www.eastfinchleyopen.org.uk

Exhibition continues until 25 November.  Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

 

Nov
20
Sat
East Finchley Open Artists: The Northern Line. @ Highgate Gallery
Nov 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

  Image:  Archer:  felt collage 35x35cms. C. Sue Pearl 2020. All rights reserved.

For their next exhibition at Highgate Gallery, ‘The Northern Line’, East Finchley Open Artists are creating images that relate to a Northern Line station of their choice.  Each work will respond to the chosen station’s name, and artists have already selected a wide range of stations for inspiration including Colliers Wood, Oval, Angel and High Barnet.

Expect some interesting interpretations and commentary.  The exhibition will comprise an exciting variety of wall-hung work including paintings, pastels, prints ceramics, glass, textiles and automata.

All artists have prepared new works especially for the exhibition.  Among them Pat Marvell has created an exciting glass piece titled ‘White Hot Embers in Colliers Wood’ which was originally the site of charcoal-making kilns.  Laura Fishman has made an abstract acrylic painting, ‘Golders Green, Green to Gold’, exploring the richness of greens and yellows mingling with swirls of red which hint at the richness of the foliage of the nearby Golders Green Park.  Meanwhile Cathy Burkinshaw has chosen Woodside Park as one of her inspirations.  She has many fond memories of the station: “It was so pretty when we first moved to Woodside Park, surrounded by trees with a really large tree in the forecourt.”  How times have changed.

Founded in 2004, East Finchley Open Artists is a group of artists and craftspeople – including painters, printers, photographers, ceramicists, glass makers, jewellers, sculptors, textile artists and basket makers – ranging from those who are starting out in their creative careers to well-established professional artists and lecturers.

Every summer the EFOA hosts Open House weekends, as well as other public events throughout the year.

For information about upcoming events and activities, membership, and to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter, see: www.eastfinchleyopen.org.uk

Exhibition continues until 25 November.  Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Ellie Kyungran Heo, featuring her latest moving image project Plantarians (2017-2020), in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. 

Ellie Kyungran Heo’s work considers the ethics of coexistence, attending to the underlying environmental conflicts in everyday lives. Her reframing of encounters between humans and nature reveals an intricate web of interdependence and questions anthropocentric perspectives. Punctuated by humour and irony, Heo’s works are filled with social and ecological entanglements, in which the multiplicity of discourse is celebrated.

Heo’s observational approach to documentary is often interposed with staged gestures which hint at the artist’s uncertainty and open-ended curiosity, offering a self-reflexive mode of filmmaking as a way of coexisting. With its distinctive sensitivity and rigour, Heo’s film, as Gareth Evans writes, “resists easy co-option. It resists for a little while the ongoing erasures. It says like all works of worth, ‘this was’, ‘this is’, ‘remember’”.

Plantarians (2017-2020) is a rumination on entangled relationships between humans and plants in urban spaces. Divided into episodes, each follows individuals who cultivate, eat and accompany plants in celebration and grief. These everyday activities become strangely unfamiliar through unhurried attention to the moments of survival and resilience of plants between the cracks, on the peripheries of gardens and within human-made surroundings. The subtle shift in perspective elicits a sense of ambivalence, imagining how plants might endure, interact with and be vulnerable to the interruptions inflicted upon them. Plantarians poses a fundamental question around interdependent relations, both conflicting and intimate, and how we co-inhabit this planet with all living beings.

The exhibition at LUX features a collection of short films, photography and video installation that form the latest iteration of the Plantarians episodes, accompanied by a commissioned essay and related programmes.

The first iteration of Plantarians was screened at LUX in 2017. This time, the project returns to the site as an expansive body of work, marking the occasion of welcoming Heo’s films to the LUX Collection. Plantarians has been developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017; Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University 2018; Jan van Eyck Academie Residency 2019-2020 and supported by The Elephant Trust and Arts Council Korea. 

The exhibition is supported by the London Korean Film Festival and presented in the context of the Artist Video Strand for the 16th edition of the festival. 


Related Events: 

  • A Plant/Human Encounter | Sat 20 November / 3pm at LUX
    • A botanical lecture and artistic exploration event hosted by Dawn Sanders (Botanical educator and researcher, University of Gothenburg), Atzi Muramatsu (Multi-disciplinary composer) and exhibiting artist Ellie Kyungran Heo. More information will be released on the LKFF and LUX websites.
  • Online Screening | 27 – 28 November on the LUX Website

    • Ellie Kyungran Heo’s earlier work Island (2015) will be available on the LUX website. 

A Plant/Human Encounter @ LUX
Nov 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
A Plant/Human Encounter @ LUX

On the occasion of Ellie Kyungran Heo’s solo exhibition Plantarians (2017-2020), LUX and the London Korean Film Festival present a botanical lecture and artistic exploration reflecting on encounters between scientists, artists and nature through text, moving image and sound.

Free, Book here

The first part of the event will be a lecture by biology educator Dawn Sanders, discussing human encounters with plants. In this lecture, Sanders will take three perspectives: a scientific encounter between Charles Darwin and carnivorous plants; meetings between vegetal and human mortality; and openings between artists and plants.

Following the lecture, artist Ellie Kyungran Heo will present her engagement with ‘Oxford Ragwort’ in collaboration with composer Atzi Muramatsu who will perform a new composition live in response to Heo’s field research. The performance draws on Heo’s ongoing project The Ragwort that traces the historical journey of ‘Oxford Ragwort’ from its native homeland and explores compatibility and co-prosperity between the migrant plants and people. In this performance, attendees are invited to partake in an encounter with plants through texts.


Dawn Sanders is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She led the interdisciplinary (art, science, education) research team in the Swedish Research Council funded project: Beyond Plant Blindness: Seeing the importance of plants for a sustainable world.

Atzi Muramatsu is an award winning multi-disciplinary composer living in Edinburgh. His works encompass music for concerts, dance, poetry, exhibited arts and films. His music features in three BAFTA winning films. www.atzi.co.uk

Ellie Kyungran Heo is an artist who explores social/ecological solidarity, conflict and coexistence through time-based media, installation and interdisciplinary research. www.elliekyungran.com


Supported by the London Korean Film Festival and presented in the context of the Artist Video Strand for the 16th edition of the festival.

Ellie Kyungran Heo’s solo exhibition Plantarians (2017-2020) continues until 11 December.

Evacuation! @ Highgate United Reformed Church
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Evacuation! @ Highgate United Reformed Church

Evacuation: A Child’s Experience of War. A semi-staged performance of the wartime poems by the N2 Poet, Dennis Evans, with music composed and played by Caroline Soresby.                                                                                                                                                                                                      On Wenlock Edge: the song cycle by Vaughan Williams and readings from A.E Housman’s Shropshire Lad (as remembered and written while living in North Road, Highgate).                                                                                                                                                                                                                  With Nicholas Bowater (tenor) and Carole Hancock (reader) directed by Tim Brierley.

                                 Admission by programme on the door: £10 (to include a glass of wine) with proceeds to Highgate United Reformed Church Funds. 

 

 

Nov
21
Sun
East Finchley Open Artists: The Northern Line. @ Highgate Gallery
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

  Image:  Archer:  felt collage 35x35cms. ©Sue Pearl 2020. All rights reserved.

 For their next exhibition at Highgate Gallery, ‘The Northern Line’, East Finchley Open Artists are creating images that relate to a Northern Line station of their choice.  Each work will respond to the chosen station’s name, and artists have already selected a wide range of stations for inspiration including Colliers Wood, Oval, Angel and High Barnet.

Expect some interesting interpretations and commentary.  The exhibition will comprise an exciting variety of wall-hung work including paintings, pastels, prints ceramics, glass, textiles and automata.

All artists have prepared new works especially for the exhibition.  Among them Pat Marvell has created an exciting glass piece titled ‘White Hot Embers in Colliers Wood’ which was originally the site of charcoal-making kilns.  Laura Fishman has made an abstract acrylic painting, ‘Golders Green, Green to Gold’, exploring the richness of greens and yellows mingling with swirls of red which hint at the richness of the foliage of the nearby Golders Green Park.  Meanwhile Cathy Burkinshaw has chosen Woodside Park as one of her inspirations.  She has many fond memories of the station: “It was so pretty when we first moved to Woodside Park, surrounded by trees with a really large tree in the forecourt.”  How times have changed.

Founded in 2004, East Finchley Open Artists is a group of artists and craftspeople – including painters, printers, photographers, ceramicists, glass makers, jewellers, sculptors, textile artists and basket makers – ranging from those who are starting out in their creative careers to well-established professional artists and lecturers.

Every summer the EFOA hosts Open House weekends, as well as other public events throughout the year.

For information about upcoming events and activities, membership, and to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter, see: www.eastfinchleyopen.org.uk

Exhibition continues until 25 November.  Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

 

 

Nov
22
Mon
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX
Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 27 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Ellie Kyungran Heo, featuring her latest moving image project Plantarians (2017-2020), in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. 

Ellie Kyungran Heo’s work considers the ethics of coexistence, attending to the underlying environmental conflicts in everyday lives. Her reframing of encounters between humans and nature reveals an intricate web of interdependence and questions anthropocentric perspectives. Punctuated by humour and irony, Heo’s works are filled with social and ecological entanglements, in which the multiplicity of discourse is celebrated.

Heo’s observational approach to documentary is often interposed with staged gestures which hint at the artist’s uncertainty and open-ended curiosity, offering a self-reflexive mode of filmmaking as a way of coexisting. With its distinctive sensitivity and rigour, Heo’s film, as Gareth Evans writes, “resists easy co-option. It resists for a little while the ongoing erasures. It says like all works of worth, ‘this was’, ‘this is’, ‘remember’”.

Plantarians (2017-2020) is a rumination on entangled relationships between humans and plants in urban spaces. Divided into episodes, each follows individuals who cultivate, eat and accompany plants in celebration and grief. These everyday activities become strangely unfamiliar through unhurried attention to the moments of survival and resilience of plants between the cracks, on the peripheries of gardens and within human-made surroundings. The subtle shift in perspective elicits a sense of ambivalence, imagining how plants might endure, interact with and be vulnerable to the interruptions inflicted upon them. Plantarians poses a fundamental question around interdependent relations, both conflicting and intimate, and how we co-inhabit this planet with all living beings.

The exhibition at LUX features a collection of short films, photography and video installation that form the latest iteration of the Plantarians episodes, accompanied by a commissioned essay and related programmes.

The first iteration of Plantarians was screened at LUX in 2017. This time, the project returns to the site as an expansive body of work, marking the occasion of welcoming Heo’s films to the LUX Collection. Plantarians has been developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017; Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University 2018; Jan van Eyck Academie Residency 2019-2020 and supported by The Elephant Trust and Arts Council Korea. 

The exhibition is supported by the London Korean Film Festival and presented in the context of the Artist Video Strand for the 16th edition of the festival. 


Related Events: 

  • A Plant/Human Encounter | Sat 20 November / 3pm at LUX
    • A botanical lecture and artistic exploration event hosted by Dawn Sanders (Botanical educator and researcher, University of Gothenburg), Atzi Muramatsu (Multi-disciplinary composer) and exhibiting artist Ellie Kyungran Heo. More information will be released on the LKFF and LUX websites.
  • Online Screening | 27 – 28 November on the LUX Website

    • Ellie Kyungran Heo’s earlier work Island (2015) will be available on the LUX website. 

Nov
23
Tue
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 28 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Ellie Kyungran Heo, featuring her latest moving image project Plantarians (2017-2020), in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. 

Ellie Kyungran Heo’s work considers the ethics of coexistence, attending to the underlying environmental conflicts in everyday lives. Her reframing of encounters between humans and nature reveals an intricate web of interdependence and questions anthropocentric perspectives. Punctuated by humour and irony, Heo’s works are filled with social and ecological entanglements, in which the multiplicity of discourse is celebrated.

Heo’s observational approach to documentary is often interposed with staged gestures which hint at the artist’s uncertainty and open-ended curiosity, offering a self-reflexive mode of filmmaking as a way of coexisting. With its distinctive sensitivity and rigour, Heo’s film, as Gareth Evans writes, “resists easy co-option. It resists for a little while the ongoing erasures. It says like all works of worth, ‘this was’, ‘this is’, ‘remember’”.

Plantarians (2017-2020) is a rumination on entangled relationships between humans and plants in urban spaces. Divided into episodes, each follows individuals who cultivate, eat and accompany plants in celebration and grief. These everyday activities become strangely unfamiliar through unhurried attention to the moments of survival and resilience of plants between the cracks, on the peripheries of gardens and within human-made surroundings. The subtle shift in perspective elicits a sense of ambivalence, imagining how plants might endure, interact with and be vulnerable to the interruptions inflicted upon them. Plantarians poses a fundamental question around interdependent relations, both conflicting and intimate, and how we co-inhabit this planet with all living beings.

The exhibition at LUX features a collection of short films, photography and video installation that form the latest iteration of the Plantarians episodes, accompanied by a commissioned essay and related programmes.

The first iteration of Plantarians was screened at LUX in 2017. This time, the project returns to the site as an expansive body of work, marking the occasion of welcoming Heo’s films to the LUX Collection. Plantarians has been developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017; Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University 2018; Jan van Eyck Academie Residency 2019-2020 and supported by The Elephant Trust and Arts Council Korea. 

The exhibition is supported by the London Korean Film Festival and presented in the context of the Artist Video Strand for the 16th edition of the festival. 


Related Events: 

  • A Plant/Human Encounter | Sat 20 November / 3pm at LUX
    • A botanical lecture and artistic exploration event hosted by Dawn Sanders (Botanical educator and researcher, University of Gothenburg), Atzi Muramatsu (Multi-disciplinary composer) and exhibiting artist Ellie Kyungran Heo. More information will be released on the LKFF and LUX websites.
  • Online Screening | 27 – 28 November on the LUX Website

    • Ellie Kyungran Heo’s earlier work Island (2015) will be available on the LUX website. 

East Finchley Open Artists: The Northern Line. @ Highgate Gallery
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  Image:  Archer:  felt collage 35x35cms. C. Sue Pearl 2020. All rights reserved.

For their next exhibition at Highgate Gallery, ‘The Northern Line’, East Finchley Open Artists are creating images that relate to a Northern Line station of their choice.  Each work will respond to the chosen station’s name, and artists have already selected a wide range of stations for inspiration including Colliers Wood, Oval, Angel and High Barnet.

Expect some interesting interpretations and commentary.  The exhibition will comprise an exciting variety of wall-hung work including paintings, pastels, prints ceramics, glass, textiles and automata.

All artists have prepared new works especially for the exhibition.  Among them Pat Marvell has created an exciting glass piece titled ‘White Hot Embers in Colliers Wood’ which was originally the site of charcoal-making kilns.  Laura Fishman has made an abstract acrylic painting, ‘Golders Green, Green to Gold’, exploring the richness of greens and yellows mingling with swirls of red which hint at the richness of the foliage of the nearby Golders Green Park.  Meanwhile Cathy Burkinshaw has chosen Woodside Park as one of her inspirations.  She has many fond memories of the station: “It was so pretty when we first moved to Woodside Park, surrounded by trees with a really large tree in the forecourt.”  How times have changed.

Founded in 2004, East Finchley Open Artists is a group of artists and craftspeople – including painters, printers, photographers, ceramicists, glass makers, jewellers, sculptors, textile artists and basket makers – ranging from those who are starting out in their creative careers to well-established professional artists and lecturers.

Every summer the EFOA hosts Open House weekends, as well as other public events throughout the year.

For information about upcoming events and activities, membership, and to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter, see: www.eastfinchleyopen.org.uk

Exhibition continues until 25 November.  Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

 

Nov
24
Wed
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX
Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 29 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Ellie Kyungran Heo, featuring her latest moving image project Plantarians (2017-2020), in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. 

Ellie Kyungran Heo’s work considers the ethics of coexistence, attending to the underlying environmental conflicts in everyday lives. Her reframing of encounters between humans and nature reveals an intricate web of interdependence and questions anthropocentric perspectives. Punctuated by humour and irony, Heo’s works are filled with social and ecological entanglements, in which the multiplicity of discourse is celebrated.

Heo’s observational approach to documentary is often interposed with staged gestures which hint at the artist’s uncertainty and open-ended curiosity, offering a self-reflexive mode of filmmaking as a way of coexisting. With its distinctive sensitivity and rigour, Heo’s film, as Gareth Evans writes, “resists easy co-option. It resists for a little while the ongoing erasures. It says like all works of worth, ‘this was’, ‘this is’, ‘remember’”.

Plantarians (2017-2020) is a rumination on entangled relationships between humans and plants in urban spaces. Divided into episodes, each follows individuals who cultivate, eat and accompany plants in celebration and grief. These everyday activities become strangely unfamiliar through unhurried attention to the moments of survival and resilience of plants between the cracks, on the peripheries of gardens and within human-made surroundings. The subtle shift in perspective elicits a sense of ambivalence, imagining how plants might endure, interact with and be vulnerable to the interruptions inflicted upon them. Plantarians poses a fundamental question around interdependent relations, both conflicting and intimate, and how we co-inhabit this planet with all living beings.

The exhibition at LUX features a collection of short films, photography and video installation that form the latest iteration of the Plantarians episodes, accompanied by a commissioned essay and related programmes.

The first iteration of Plantarians was screened at LUX in 2017. This time, the project returns to the site as an expansive body of work, marking the occasion of welcoming Heo’s films to the LUX Collection. Plantarians has been developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017; Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University 2018; Jan van Eyck Academie Residency 2019-2020 and supported by The Elephant Trust and Arts Council Korea. 

The exhibition is supported by the London Korean Film Festival and presented in the context of the Artist Video Strand for the 16th edition of the festival. 


Related Events: 

  • A Plant/Human Encounter | Sat 20 November / 3pm at LUX
    • A botanical lecture and artistic exploration event hosted by Dawn Sanders (Botanical educator and researcher, University of Gothenburg), Atzi Muramatsu (Multi-disciplinary composer) and exhibiting artist Ellie Kyungran Heo. More information will be released on the LKFF and LUX websites.
  • Online Screening | 27 – 28 November on the LUX Website

    • Ellie Kyungran Heo’s earlier work Island (2015) will be available on the LUX website. 

East Finchley Open Artists: The Northern Line. @ Highgate Gallery
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  Image:  Archer:  felt collage 35x35cms. C. Sue Pearl 2020. All rights reserved.

For their next exhibition at Highgate Gallery, ‘The Northern Line’, East Finchley Open Artists are creating images that relate to a Northern Line station of their choice.  Each work will respond to the chosen station’s name, and artists have already selected a wide range of stations for inspiration including Colliers Wood, Oval, Angel and High Barnet.

Expect some interesting interpretations and commentary.  The exhibition will comprise an exciting variety of wall-hung work including paintings, pastels, prints ceramics, glass, textiles and automata.

All artists have prepared new works especially for the exhibition.  Among them Pat Marvell has created an exciting glass piece titled ‘White Hot Embers in Colliers Wood’ which was originally the site of charcoal-making kilns.  Laura Fishman has made an abstract acrylic painting, ‘Golders Green, Green to Gold’, exploring the richness of greens and yellows mingling with swirls of red which hint at the richness of the foliage of the nearby Golders Green Park.  Meanwhile Cathy Burkinshaw has chosen Woodside Park as one of her inspirations.  She has many fond memories of the station: “It was so pretty when we first moved to Woodside Park, surrounded by trees with a really large tree in the forecourt.”  How times have changed.

Founded in 2004, East Finchley Open Artists is a group of artists and craftspeople – including painters, printers, photographers, ceramicists, glass makers, jewellers, sculptors, textile artists and basket makers – ranging from those who are starting out in their creative careers to well-established professional artists and lecturers.

Every summer the EFOA hosts Open House weekends, as well as other public events throughout the year.

For information about upcoming events and activities, membership, and to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter, see: www.eastfinchleyopen.org.uk

Exhibition continues until 25 November.  Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

 

Nov
25
Thu
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Ellie Kyungran Heo, featuring her latest moving image project Plantarians (2017-2020), in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. 

Ellie Kyungran Heo’s work considers the ethics of coexistence, attending to the underlying environmental conflicts in everyday lives. Her reframing of encounters between humans and nature reveals an intricate web of interdependence and questions anthropocentric perspectives. Punctuated by humour and irony, Heo’s works are filled with social and ecological entanglements, in which the multiplicity of discourse is celebrated.

Heo’s observational approach to documentary is often interposed with staged gestures which hint at the artist’s uncertainty and open-ended curiosity, offering a self-reflexive mode of filmmaking as a way of coexisting. With its distinctive sensitivity and rigour, Heo’s film, as Gareth Evans writes, “resists easy co-option. It resists for a little while the ongoing erasures. It says like all works of worth, ‘this was’, ‘this is’, ‘remember’”.

Plantarians (2017-2020) is a rumination on entangled relationships between humans and plants in urban spaces. Divided into episodes, each follows individuals who cultivate, eat and accompany plants in celebration and grief. These everyday activities become strangely unfamiliar through unhurried attention to the moments of survival and resilience of plants between the cracks, on the peripheries of gardens and within human-made surroundings. The subtle shift in perspective elicits a sense of ambivalence, imagining how plants might endure, interact with and be vulnerable to the interruptions inflicted upon them. Plantarians poses a fundamental question around interdependent relations, both conflicting and intimate, and how we co-inhabit this planet with all living beings.

The exhibition at LUX features a collection of short films, photography and video installation that form the latest iteration of the Plantarians episodes, accompanied by a commissioned essay and related programmes.

The first iteration of Plantarians was screened at LUX in 2017. This time, the project returns to the site as an expansive body of work, marking the occasion of welcoming Heo’s films to the LUX Collection. Plantarians has been developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017; Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University 2018; Jan van Eyck Academie Residency 2019-2020 and supported by The Elephant Trust and Arts Council Korea. 

The exhibition is supported by the London Korean Film Festival and presented in the context of the Artist Video Strand for the 16th edition of the festival. 


Related Events: 

  • A Plant/Human Encounter | Sat 20 November / 3pm at LUX
    • A botanical lecture and artistic exploration event hosted by Dawn Sanders (Botanical educator and researcher, University of Gothenburg), Atzi Muramatsu (Multi-disciplinary composer) and exhibiting artist Ellie Kyungran Heo. More information will be released on the LKFF and LUX websites.
  • Online Screening | 27 – 28 November on the LUX Website

    • Ellie Kyungran Heo’s earlier work Island (2015) will be available on the LUX website. 

East Finchley Open Artists: The Northern Line. @ Highgate Gallery
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  Image:  Archer:  felt collage 35x35cms. C. Sue Pearl 2020. All rights reserved.

For their next exhibition at Highgate Gallery, ‘The Northern Line’, East Finchley Open Artists are creating images that relate to a Northern Line station of their choice.  Each work will respond to the chosen station’s name, and artists have already selected a wide range of stations for inspiration including Colliers Wood, Oval, Angel and High Barnet.

Expect some interesting interpretations and commentary.  The exhibition will comprise an exciting variety of wall-hung work including paintings, pastels, prints ceramics, glass, textiles and automata.

All artists have prepared new works especially for the exhibition.  Among them Pat Marvell has created an exciting glass piece titled ‘White Hot Embers in Colliers Wood’ which was originally the site of charcoal-making kilns.  Laura Fishman has made an abstract acrylic painting, ‘Golders Green, Green to Gold’, exploring the richness of greens and yellows mingling with swirls of red which hint at the richness of the foliage of the nearby Golders Green Park.  Meanwhile Cathy Burkinshaw has chosen Woodside Park as one of her inspirations.  She has many fond memories of the station: “It was so pretty when we first moved to Woodside Park, surrounded by trees with a really large tree in the forecourt.”  How times have changed.

Founded in 2004, East Finchley Open Artists is a group of artists and craftspeople – including painters, printers, photographers, ceramicists, glass makers, jewellers, sculptors, textile artists and basket makers – ranging from those who are starting out in their creative careers to well-established professional artists and lecturers.

Every summer the EFOA hosts Open House weekends, as well as other public events throughout the year.

For information about upcoming events and activities, membership, and to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter, see: www.eastfinchleyopen.org.uk

Exhibition continues until 25 November.  Highgate Gallery open Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.

 

Nov
26
Fri
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Ellie Kyungran Heo, featuring her latest moving image project Plantarians (2017-2020), in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. 

Ellie Kyungran Heo’s work considers the ethics of coexistence, attending to the underlying environmental conflicts in everyday lives. Her reframing of encounters between humans and nature reveals an intricate web of interdependence and questions anthropocentric perspectives. Punctuated by humour and irony, Heo’s works are filled with social and ecological entanglements, in which the multiplicity of discourse is celebrated.

Heo’s observational approach to documentary is often interposed with staged gestures which hint at the artist’s uncertainty and open-ended curiosity, offering a self-reflexive mode of filmmaking as a way of coexisting. With its distinctive sensitivity and rigour, Heo’s film, as Gareth Evans writes, “resists easy co-option. It resists for a little while the ongoing erasures. It says like all works of worth, ‘this was’, ‘this is’, ‘remember’”.

Plantarians (2017-2020) is a rumination on entangled relationships between humans and plants in urban spaces. Divided into episodes, each follows individuals who cultivate, eat and accompany plants in celebration and grief. These everyday activities become strangely unfamiliar through unhurried attention to the moments of survival and resilience of plants between the cracks, on the peripheries of gardens and within human-made surroundings. The subtle shift in perspective elicits a sense of ambivalence, imagining how plants might endure, interact with and be vulnerable to the interruptions inflicted upon them. Plantarians poses a fundamental question around interdependent relations, both conflicting and intimate, and how we co-inhabit this planet with all living beings.

The exhibition at LUX features a collection of short films, photography and video installation that form the latest iteration of the Plantarians episodes, accompanied by a commissioned essay and related programmes.

The first iteration of Plantarians was screened at LUX in 2017. This time, the project returns to the site as an expansive body of work, marking the occasion of welcoming Heo’s films to the LUX Collection. Plantarians has been developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017; Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University 2018; Jan van Eyck Academie Residency 2019-2020 and supported by The Elephant Trust and Arts Council Korea. 

The exhibition is supported by the London Korean Film Festival and presented in the context of the Artist Video Strand for the 16th edition of the festival. 


Related Events: 

  • A Plant/Human Encounter | Sat 20 November / 3pm at LUX
    • A botanical lecture and artistic exploration event hosted by Dawn Sanders (Botanical educator and researcher, University of Gothenburg), Atzi Muramatsu (Multi-disciplinary composer) and exhibiting artist Ellie Kyungran Heo. More information will be released on the LKFF and LUX websites.
  • Online Screening | 27 – 28 November on the LUX Website

    • Ellie Kyungran Heo’s earlier work Island (2015) will be available on the LUX website. 

Nov
27
Sat
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX
Nov 27 2021 @ 12:00 pm – Jan 1 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Ellie Kyungran Heo, featuring her latest moving image project Plantarians (2017-2020), in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. 

Ellie Kyungran Heo’s work considers the ethics of coexistence, attending to the underlying environmental conflicts in everyday lives. Her reframing of encounters between humans and nature reveals an intricate web of interdependence and questions anthropocentric perspectives. Punctuated by humour and irony, Heo’s works are filled with social and ecological entanglements, in which the multiplicity of discourse is celebrated.

Heo’s observational approach to documentary is often interposed with staged gestures which hint at the artist’s uncertainty and open-ended curiosity, offering a self-reflexive mode of filmmaking as a way of coexisting. With its distinctive sensitivity and rigour, Heo’s film, as Gareth Evans writes, “resists easy co-option. It resists for a little while the ongoing erasures. It says like all works of worth, ‘this was’, ‘this is’, ‘remember’”.

Plantarians (2017-2020) is a rumination on entangled relationships between humans and plants in urban spaces. Divided into episodes, each follows individuals who cultivate, eat and accompany plants in celebration and grief. These everyday activities become strangely unfamiliar through unhurried attention to the moments of survival and resilience of plants between the cracks, on the peripheries of gardens and within human-made surroundings. The subtle shift in perspective elicits a sense of ambivalence, imagining how plants might endure, interact with and be vulnerable to the interruptions inflicted upon them. Plantarians poses a fundamental question around interdependent relations, both conflicting and intimate, and how we co-inhabit this planet with all living beings.

The exhibition at LUX features a collection of short films, photography and video installation that form the latest iteration of the Plantarians episodes, accompanied by a commissioned essay and related programmes.

The first iteration of Plantarians was screened at LUX in 2017. This time, the project returns to the site as an expansive body of work, marking the occasion of welcoming Heo’s films to the LUX Collection. Plantarians has been developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017; Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University 2018; Jan van Eyck Academie Residency 2019-2020 and supported by The Elephant Trust and Arts Council Korea. 

The exhibition is supported by the London Korean Film Festival and presented in the context of the Artist Video Strand for the 16th edition of the festival. 


Related Events: 

  • A Plant/Human Encounter | Sat 20 November / 3pm at LUX
    • A botanical lecture and artistic exploration event hosted by Dawn Sanders (Botanical educator and researcher, University of Gothenburg), Atzi Muramatsu (Multi-disciplinary composer) and exhibiting artist Ellie Kyungran Heo. More information will be released on the LKFF and LUX websites.
  • Online Screening | 27 – 28 November on the LUX Website

    • Ellie Kyungran Heo’s earlier work Island (2015) will be available on the LUX website. 

Nov
29
Mon
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX
Nov 29 2021 @ 12:00 pm – Jan 3 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Ellie Kyungran Heo, featuring her latest moving image project Plantarians (2017-2020), in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. 

Ellie Kyungran Heo’s work considers the ethics of coexistence, attending to the underlying environmental conflicts in everyday lives. Her reframing of encounters between humans and nature reveals an intricate web of interdependence and questions anthropocentric perspectives. Punctuated by humour and irony, Heo’s works are filled with social and ecological entanglements, in which the multiplicity of discourse is celebrated.

Heo’s observational approach to documentary is often interposed with staged gestures which hint at the artist’s uncertainty and open-ended curiosity, offering a self-reflexive mode of filmmaking as a way of coexisting. With its distinctive sensitivity and rigour, Heo’s film, as Gareth Evans writes, “resists easy co-option. It resists for a little while the ongoing erasures. It says like all works of worth, ‘this was’, ‘this is’, ‘remember’”.

Plantarians (2017-2020) is a rumination on entangled relationships between humans and plants in urban spaces. Divided into episodes, each follows individuals who cultivate, eat and accompany plants in celebration and grief. These everyday activities become strangely unfamiliar through unhurried attention to the moments of survival and resilience of plants between the cracks, on the peripheries of gardens and within human-made surroundings. The subtle shift in perspective elicits a sense of ambivalence, imagining how plants might endure, interact with and be vulnerable to the interruptions inflicted upon them. Plantarians poses a fundamental question around interdependent relations, both conflicting and intimate, and how we co-inhabit this planet with all living beings.

The exhibition at LUX features a collection of short films, photography and video installation that form the latest iteration of the Plantarians episodes, accompanied by a commissioned essay and related programmes.

The first iteration of Plantarians was screened at LUX in 2017. This time, the project returns to the site as an expansive body of work, marking the occasion of welcoming Heo’s films to the LUX Collection. Plantarians has been developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017; Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University 2018; Jan van Eyck Academie Residency 2019-2020 and supported by The Elephant Trust and Arts Council Korea. 

The exhibition is supported by the London Korean Film Festival and presented in the context of the Artist Video Strand for the 16th edition of the festival. 


Related Events: 

  • A Plant/Human Encounter | Sat 20 November / 3pm at LUX
    • A botanical lecture and artistic exploration event hosted by Dawn Sanders (Botanical educator and researcher, University of Gothenburg), Atzi Muramatsu (Multi-disciplinary composer) and exhibiting artist Ellie Kyungran Heo. More information will be released on the LKFF and LUX websites.
  • Online Screening | 27 – 28 November on the LUX Website

    • Ellie Kyungran Heo’s earlier work Island (2015) will be available on the LUX website. 

Nov
30
Tue
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX
Nov 30 2021 @ 12:00 pm – Jan 4 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Ellie Kyungran Heo, featuring her latest moving image project Plantarians (2017-2020), in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. 

Ellie Kyungran Heo’s work considers the ethics of coexistence, attending to the underlying environmental conflicts in everyday lives. Her reframing of encounters between humans and nature reveals an intricate web of interdependence and questions anthropocentric perspectives. Punctuated by humour and irony, Heo’s works are filled with social and ecological entanglements, in which the multiplicity of discourse is celebrated.

Heo’s observational approach to documentary is often interposed with staged gestures which hint at the artist’s uncertainty and open-ended curiosity, offering a self-reflexive mode of filmmaking as a way of coexisting. With its distinctive sensitivity and rigour, Heo’s film, as Gareth Evans writes, “resists easy co-option. It resists for a little while the ongoing erasures. It says like all works of worth, ‘this was’, ‘this is’, ‘remember’”.

Plantarians (2017-2020) is a rumination on entangled relationships between humans and plants in urban spaces. Divided into episodes, each follows individuals who cultivate, eat and accompany plants in celebration and grief. These everyday activities become strangely unfamiliar through unhurried attention to the moments of survival and resilience of plants between the cracks, on the peripheries of gardens and within human-made surroundings. The subtle shift in perspective elicits a sense of ambivalence, imagining how plants might endure, interact with and be vulnerable to the interruptions inflicted upon them. Plantarians poses a fundamental question around interdependent relations, both conflicting and intimate, and how we co-inhabit this planet with all living beings.

The exhibition at LUX features a collection of short films, photography and video installation that form the latest iteration of the Plantarians episodes, accompanied by a commissioned essay and related programmes.

The first iteration of Plantarians was screened at LUX in 2017. This time, the project returns to the site as an expansive body of work, marking the occasion of welcoming Heo’s films to the LUX Collection. Plantarians has been developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017; Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University 2018; Jan van Eyck Academie Residency 2019-2020 and supported by The Elephant Trust and Arts Council Korea. 

The exhibition is supported by the London Korean Film Festival and presented in the context of the Artist Video Strand for the 16th edition of the festival. 


Related Events: 

  • A Plant/Human Encounter | Sat 20 November / 3pm at LUX
    • A botanical lecture and artistic exploration event hosted by Dawn Sanders (Botanical educator and researcher, University of Gothenburg), Atzi Muramatsu (Multi-disciplinary composer) and exhibiting artist Ellie Kyungran Heo. More information will be released on the LKFF and LUX websites.
  • Online Screening | 27 – 28 November on the LUX Website

    • Ellie Kyungran Heo’s earlier work Island (2015) will be available on the LUX website. 

Dec
1
Wed
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX
Dec 1 2021 @ 12:00 pm – Jan 5 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition: Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017 – 2020) @ LUX

LUX is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Ellie Kyungran Heo, featuring her latest moving image project Plantarians (2017-2020), in partnership with the London Korean Film Festival. 

Ellie Kyungran Heo’s work considers the ethics of coexistence, attending to the underlying environmental conflicts in everyday lives. Her reframing of encounters between humans and nature reveals an intricate web of interdependence and questions anthropocentric perspectives. Punctuated by humour and irony, Heo’s works are filled with social and ecological entanglements, in which the multiplicity of discourse is celebrated.

Heo’s observational approach to documentary is often interposed with staged gestures which hint at the artist’s uncertainty and open-ended curiosity, offering a self-reflexive mode of filmmaking as a way of coexisting. With its distinctive sensitivity and rigour, Heo’s film, as Gareth Evans writes, “resists easy co-option. It resists for a little while the ongoing erasures. It says like all works of worth, ‘this was’, ‘this is’, ‘remember’”.

Plantarians (2017-2020) is a rumination on entangled relationships between humans and plants in urban spaces. Divided into episodes, each follows individuals who cultivate, eat and accompany plants in celebration and grief. These everyday activities become strangely unfamiliar through unhurried attention to the moments of survival and resilience of plants between the cracks, on the peripheries of gardens and within human-made surroundings. The subtle shift in perspective elicits a sense of ambivalence, imagining how plants might endure, interact with and be vulnerable to the interruptions inflicted upon them. Plantarians poses a fundamental question around interdependent relations, both conflicting and intimate, and how we co-inhabit this planet with all living beings.

The exhibition at LUX features a collection of short films, photography and video installation that form the latest iteration of the Plantarians episodes, accompanied by a commissioned essay and related programmes.

The first iteration of Plantarians was screened at LUX in 2017. This time, the project returns to the site as an expansive body of work, marking the occasion of welcoming Heo’s films to the LUX Collection. Plantarians has been developed during Hospitalfield Summer Residency 2017; Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University 2018; Jan van Eyck Academie Residency 2019-2020 and supported by The Elephant Trust and Arts Council Korea. 

The exhibition is supported by the London Korean Film Festival and presented in the context of the Artist Video Strand for the 16th edition of the festival. 


Related Events: 

  • A Plant/Human Encounter | Sat 20 November / 3pm at LUX
    • A botanical lecture and artistic exploration event hosted by Dawn Sanders (Botanical educator and researcher, University of Gothenburg), Atzi Muramatsu (Multi-disciplinary composer) and exhibiting artist Ellie Kyungran Heo. More information will be released on the LKFF and LUX websites.
  • Online Screening | 27 – 28 November on the LUX Website

    • Ellie Kyungran Heo’s earlier work Island (2015) will be available on the LUX website.