Posted on Feb 2, 2018
Wednesday 21 February, 6-8pmRead More
We are very pleased to announce the opening of our forthcoming exhibition Shutdown!, Marie Orensanz’ first solo exhibition with Roman Road. Opening on Wednesday 21 February from 6-8pm, Shutdown! will feature a collection of significant sculptural and framed works by the artist and will look at how and why words and phrases have continued to reappear in Orensanz’ conceptual practice.
Opening: Wednesday 21 February, 6-8pm
Exhibition: Thursday 22 February – Saturday 24 March 2018
Posted on Jan 17, 2018
Ratinger Tor | 16 February - 23 March 2018Read More
After winning the 2017 Portfolio Review Award, Alix Marie presents her solo exhibition ADYTA as part of the Duesseldorf Photo Weekend 2018. Displayed across two rooms at Ratinger Tor, ADYTA features two distinct new installations by the artist, The Pythia (2018) and Heracles (2018), both inspired by Greek mythology and created during her recent two-month residency at Void in Athens.
Posted on Jan 5, 2018Read More
We are delighted to announce the launch of Roman Road Journal, a new online platform dedicated to publishing articles and exploring topics on art, science, technology, anthropology and literature. With contributions from writers, artists, scientists, poets and curators, Roman Road Journal sets out to make connections within an international community of independent people who are interested in exploring the world around them.
Every Thursday afternoon, Roman Road Journal sends out its weekly digest – the editorial team’s picks of the week’s most relevant and interesting articles, essays and videos from the art world and beyond. The website is now live and you can register to receive Roman Road Journal newsletters, weekly digests, and also to create your own personal reading list.
Posted on Sep 12, 2017
Wednesday 20 September, 7-9pmRead More
Following the success of Antony Cairns’ TYO2-LDN4 exhibition at Roman Road, we are pleased to organise a special event presenting his latest artist books, which correspondingly focus on his recent photographs of Tokyo and London at night. The artist will be signing copies and a one-off discount will be applied to books purchased during the event!
The artist will present the following new books:
TYO2 is composed of twelve sheets of glass bound together by hand. Presenting images from Cairns’ series TYO2, taken in Tokyo in 2016, this artist book makes visual reference to glass negatives used by 19th century photographers, representing Cairns’ continued investigation into the history of photography as well as its mechanical and chemical processes. A paper version of Cairns’ TYO2 will also be available. This over-sized paper analogue reproduces the full extent of the series of work that was produced for the artist’s glass photobook.
Antony Cairns’ LDN4 comprises 20 tinted IBM punch cards printed on both sides. This limited edition and self-published book presents images from the artist’s fourth instalment of his ongoing LDN photographic series, which focuses on new urban spaces in his hometown, London.
The recycled vintage slide viewers used for Cairns’ TYO2-LDN4 Slide Viewers have a built-in light and offer a clear and natural viewing of the artist’s latest imagery. This self-published book comes in a special edition of 5, with each accompanied by a box of 30 slides containing 20 TYO2 and 10 LDN4 images.
Posted on Sep 4, 2017
Wednesday 27 September, 6-9pmRead More
Roman Road is delighted to announce that we will soon be presenting the first solo exhibition by Daisuke Yokota in London. Opening on Wednesday 27 September from 6-9pm, the show titled Emergence will feature three distinct projects by the celebrated Japanese artist, which together explore his meticulous and subversive approaches to photography and video art. Emergence will present some of the artist’s recent experimental camera-less photographic works, offering a rare opportunity to see unique photographic works that have been produced by the artist’s hand. The exhibition will also include a video installation displayed across five monitors, which gives an insight into the three-dimensional complex processes that go into the production of all Yokota’s work.
Opening: Wednesday 27 September, 6-9pm
Exhibition: Thursday 28 September – Saturday 11 November 2017
Posted on Aug 11, 2017
Bella Center, Copenhagen | 31 August - 02 September 2017Read More
Roman Road is pleased to be participating in Code 2, hosted at the Bella Center in Copenhagen from 31 August to 02 September 2017. Exhibiting together varied pieces by Natalia LL, Alix Marie and Chelsea Culprit, our stand will address our relationship to bodies through works that explore sexuality, objectification and carnal desires. The display will also look at how the presented artists have introduced existential and erotic threads into analytical art through innovative uses of orthodox technologies and process and by often merging and reinterpreting artistic mediums.
We will be located at Stand 079.
Posted on Jul 3, 2017Read More
Roman Road is delighted to announce that Alix Marie has been selected for Foam Talent 2017.
This year’s 11th edition of Foam Talent Call had an impressive 1790 submissions from artists from 75 different countries. The work of the 20 selected international artists will feature in the upcoming Foam Magazine #48 and the Foam Talent exhibition in Amsterdam from 01 September – 12 November 2017.
The 20 selected artists include:
Sushant Chhabria (India), David De Beyter (France), Mark Dorf (USA), Alinka Echeverría (Mexico/UK), Weronika Gęsicka (Poland), Wang Juyan (China), Thomas Kuijpers (The Netherlands), Quentin Lacombe (France), Clément Lambelet (Switzerland), Namsa Leuba (Switzerland/Guinea), Erik Madigan Heck (USA), Alix Marie (France), Martin Errichiello & Filippo Menichetti (Italy), Wang Nan (China), Kai Oh (South Korea), Viacheslav Poliakov (Ukraine), Ben Schonberger (USA), Sadegh Souri (Iran), Harit Srikhao (Thailand) and Vasantha Yogananthan (France).
Posted on Jun 13, 2017
Saturday 01 July at Roman Road | Associate Programme of Art Night 2017Read More
Roman Road is pleased to be participating in the first associate programme of Art Night with a special screening of Sophie Cundale’s After Picasso, God on Saturday 1st July 2017.
After Picasso, God (2016) was a co-commission between Serpentine Galleries and South London Gallery. The film sees a woman (played by Cundale) visit a hypnotist to address an unwanted addiction. As part of her cure, objects, people and images are transformed through hypnosis; pain is bought to the surface and removed through analgesia. The title refers to the artist Dora Maar, Picasso’s lover and muse, who after the break-up of their affair, declared: “After Picasso, Only God.”
The screening has been organised as part of Meshes of the Afternoon, a group exhibition curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini, on display at Roman Road until 20 August 2017.
Saturday 1st July 2017
6pm–12am (film screening at 10pm and 11pm, running time 40 minutes)
Posted on May 18, 2017
Tuesday 06 June 2017, 6-9pmRead More
Roman Road is pleased to present Meshes of the Afternoon, a group exhibition curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini. Taking inspiration from Maya Deren’s iconic work Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), the eponymous exhibition invites a group of international artists to reinterpret the symbology of the film and its associative power to reflect on femininity, dream state, trauma and desire. The opening night will include a performance by Emily Jones at 8pm.
Participating Artists: Nils Alix-Tabeling, Chelsea Culprit, Maria Gorodeckaya, Hanne Lippard, Gina Pane
Opening: Tuesday 06 June 2017, 6-9pm
Exhibition: Wednesday 07 June – Sunday 20 August 2017
Posted on May 5, 2017
Somerset House, London | 18-21 May 2017Read More
Roman Road is pleased to be participating at the third edition of Photo London with a solo booth by Natalia LL, an artist of the Polish neo-avant-garde. Featuring a collection of her early works, the display presents varied photographs and an installation first realised in the 1970s during a decisive decade in Natalia LL’s career, when she unveiled her artistic stance at a time of profound feminist awareness.
We will be located at stand A6.
Hope to see you there!
Posted on May 3, 2017
Images Vevey 2017/2018, SwitzerlandRead More
We are very pleased to announce that Antony Cairns has been awarded the Images Vevey 2017/2018 Special Jury Prize. He was awarded the prize for his proposal of a new body of work based on and entitled ‘The Tale of Gordon Earl Adams,’ an inventor who disappeared while building a time machine in the 1920s. The jury were impressed by Cairns’ “innovative and imaginative combination of archival material and attention to the language of technological obsolescence.”
Posted on Apr 1, 2017
Wednesday 26 April 2017, 6-9pmRead More
Roman Road is pleased to present MDAM, a duo exhibition by Mia Dudek and Alix Marie. Through the display of the artists’ new works, the exhibition addresses themes of postgenderism and considers how humans are progressively losing contact with the physical body through the increasing automation of sexual pleasure. The opening commences at 6pm on Wednesday 26 April and will be in the company of the artists.
Opening: Wednesday 26 April 2017, 6-9pm
Exhibition: Thursday 27 April – Friday 26 May 2017
Posted on Feb 15, 2017
Wednesday 08 March, 6-9pmRead More
Roman Road is pleased to announce the opening of a new solo exhibition by Antony Cairns. The exhibition, entitled TYO2-LDN4, will feature a varied collection of Cairns’ recent works, showing how his has evolved his distinctive practice and augmenting his ingenuity for conceiving new ways of using alternative and transparent supports. The opening commences at 6pm on Wednesday 08 March and will be in the company of the artist.
Opening: Wednesday 08 March 2017, 6-9pm
Exhibition: Thursday 09 March – Saturday 22 April 2017
Posted on Jan 1, 2017
Friday 20 January, 6-9pmRead More
Roman Road is pleased to present Esol Parcheesi, a solo exhibition by Cuban artist Victor Payares. Soon to complete his MFA in painting at the Royal College of Art in London, Payares explores ways of conveying and simulating memories through his artistic practice. Composed of three parts: a tiled roof, a 3.5 m antenna and a large-scale painting; Esol Parcheesi will feature a site-specific installation that narrates elements of a memory from the artist’s youth during the Cuban ‘Special Period’. The opening commences at 6pm on Friday 20 January and will be in the company of the artist.
Opening: Friday 20 January 2017, 6-9pm
Exhibition: Saturday 21 January – Saturday 25 February 2017
Posted on Nov 11, 2016Read More
“Art is in the process of becoming in every instant of reality: to the individual, every fact, every second is fleeting and unique. That is why I record common and trivial events like eating, sleeping, copulation, resting, speaking… Moreover each activity of a person as a component of their reality evokes an equal mental reaction in the person who watches the notation.” – Natalia LL
A new article by Tish Weinstock for i-D looks at Natalia LL’s prolific career and includes an interview with the artist.
Posted on Oct 21, 2016
Curated by Lisa Hostetler | 22 October 2016 - 29 January 2017Read More
Antony Cairns will be featured in the group exhibition A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age at George Eastman Museum in New York from 22 October 2016 – 29 January 2017. The exhibition brings together works by over 30 contemporary photographers in a display that addresses photography’s ongoing transformation and questions the use of printing in our digital age.
Posted on Sep 10, 2016Read More
Roman Road’s transformation has been featured in a Wallpaper* article by Ellie Stathaki. Designed by Threefold Architects, the space harmoniously connects art and residential, being an extension of the gallery as well as the director of Roman Road, Marisa Bellani’s home.
The renovation was completed in late 2015 and the exhibition TEMPO AL TEMPO. ART FROM ANNO DOMINI TO RONI HORN was the first to utilise the gallery’s extended space. As well as the internal rooms, the building also opens onto a courtyard, providing a new area for sculpture displays.
Images: © Ollie Hammick