Inland Far at Herbert Read Gallery, UCA Cantebury, includes work by Salvatore Arancio, Miriam Austin, Adham Faramawy, Susan Finlay, Florian Roithmayr, Mimei Thompson and Esther Teichmann.
Inland Far was the original title of poet and critic Herbert Read's only novel, completed in 1934 and published as The Green Child. The exhibition uses the original title to foreground the emotional, philosophical and psychological landscapes that the work explores, which in turn connect to Read’s interest in psychoanalytic theory (in a letter to Jung he claimed that the novel was a product of automatic writing).
The book is mysterious, heavily symbolic, mythic and dream-like, and incorporates both Modern and Surrealist influences. In the final section the protagonists plunge into a pool and, surrounded by a large bubble, come out in an underground, parallel world of crystals, caverns and grottoes, with green tinted people living in a sophisticated society structured around intricate rituals and philosophies. It is the atmosphere of this section that Inland Far particularly draws upon, evoking a subterranean phosphorescent world, where the organic and inorganic, and animal-vegetable-mineral freely mingle.
Push It, Esther Teichmann and Chantal Faust, Lychee One Gallery, London
A Cave and a Seaweed Octopus (Esther Teichmann)
A live painting performance of a large-scale backdrop of a cavernous opening, and new works including a seaweed octopus ravishing an ecstatic, dreaming woman.
Heads, Haiku and Jellyfish (Chantal Faust / dj Pause)
A live performance of writing haikus and painting heads and djing.
A Lover’s Discord, Kontor Projects, Malmo, Sweden
We Come from the Water, Esther Teichmann, Carol Mavor and Chantal Faust, Lychee One Gallery, London
Femina, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Le Pavillion Vendome, Paris
What should have remanied secret, has come to light, Kontor Projects, Malmo, Sweden
The Constructed View, curated by Louise Mazmanian, including work by Tom Hunter, Cristina De Middel, Adam Broomberg& Oliver Chanarin, Dong Gang Museum of Photography, Korea
Convulsive Walls, curated by Steffi Klenz including work by Anna Barriball, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Steffi Klenz, Gregor Schneider, Helen Sear, Lindsay Seers, Departure Lounge, Luton
In Appropriation, curated by Aaron Schuman including work by Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Seba Kurtis, Michael Wolf, Melinda Gibson, Houston Centre for Photography, Houston, Texas
Wahlverwandschaften, Stadtgalerie Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Regarding Painting, including work by Diana Copperwhite, Sarah Dwyer, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Paul Nugent, Axel Sanson, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
The Borrowed Loop, including work by Ori Gersht, Michael Whittle, Bouke de Vries, Karin Brunnermeier, Filippo Caramazza, Man&Eve, London
In Our World, curated by Filippo Maggia, including work by Sarah Pickering, Anne Hardy, Sophy Rickett, Becky Beasly, Modena Civica Museum of Photography, Modena, Italy
New Contemporaries, selected by Ceal Floyer, Ken Lum, Richard Billingham, Rochelle School, London & A-Foundation,Liverpool,