Posted on Mar 30, 2018

EXHIBITION: Antony Cairns at Museum of London

11 May - 11 November 2018

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Antony Cairns will be participating in the upcoming exhibition London Nights at the Museum of London from 11 May – 11 November 2018. The show will present works by 50 international artists, with photographs ranging from the 19th century to the present day, and will take visitors on a nocturnal study of London. Cairns will be presenting 10 photographs from his LDN series, a collection of abstract pictures of the city at night printed on aluminium.

Antony Cairns, LDN030, 2011-12. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist. © Antony Cairns
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Posted on Mar 29, 2018

EXHIBITION: Antony Cairns at Tate Modern

Curated by Simon Baker | 02 May - 14 October 2018

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We are delighted to announce that Antony Cairns will be participating in the major group exhibition Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art, at Tate Modern, London, from 02 May – 14 October 2018. Curated by Simon Baker, the exhibition will bring together photographs, paintings, sculptures and installations from the 1910s to the present day, and will show how photographers responded and contributed to the invention of abstract art.

​Antony Cairns, LDN5_051, 2017. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist. © Antony Cairns
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Posted on Mar 26, 2018

EXHIBITION: Marie Orensanz at Brooklyn Museum

13 April - 22 July 2018

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We are thrilled to announce that Marie Orensanz’ work is featured in Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, an exhibition organised by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Featuring works by more than 120 artists, the exhibition explores the pioneering contributions to contemporary art of Latin American and Latina female artists. The show was launched at the Hammer Museum in September 2017 and is now on tour, showing at the Brooklyn Museum from 13 April – 22 July 2018 and later at the Pinacoteca de São Paulo from 18 August – 19 November 2018.

Marie Orensanz, Limitada (Limited), 1978. Photograph 35 x 50 cm, edition of 5. Courtesy of Alejandra von Hartz Gallery. © Marie Orensanz
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Posted on Mar 23, 2018

EXHIBITION: Alix Marie at Red Hook Labs

Foam Talent | New York | 22 March - 08 April 2018

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Alix Marie is currently participating in the touring Foam Talent exhibition, which has just opened at Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn, New York. The group show brings together works from the 20 international artists who were selected for last year’s Foam Talent Call. New York is the first location outside of The Netherlands on the exhibition’s international tour. The show will travel to London and Frankfurt later this year. Foam Talent is on display at Red Hook Labs until 08 April 2018.

Foam Talent 2017 © Christian van der Kooy

Image: Foam Talent 2017 © Christian van der Kooy

 

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Posted on Mar 21, 2018

Roman Road at SP-Arte/2018

Bienal Pavilion, São Paulo | 11 - 15 April 2018

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Roman Road is very pleased to be participating at SP-Arte/2018 at the Bienal Pavilion in São Paulo from 11 – 15 April 2018 with a duo booth by Alix Marie and Marie Orensanz. Bringing together varied sculptures, photographs and drawings, our stand will examine the legacy of classical sculpture in the work of these two artists.

 

Will we be located at Stand L12.

Marie Orensanz, L'âne, 1995. Drawing on paper and marble, 40 x 34 cm, unique. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist
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Posted on Mar 19, 2018

OPENING: Alix Marie at Roman Road

Wednesday 04 April, 6-9pm

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Roman Road is pleased to announce the opening of La Femme Fontaine, the first solo exhibition by Alix Marie in London, on Wednesday 04 April from 6-9pm. The exhibition will feature an installation composed of concrete sculptures and fountain systems, which expands on the artist’s current investigation and critical inquiry of the body, its cultural representations and appropriations.

Alix Marie, La Femme Fontaine, 2017

Opening: Wednesday 04 April, 6-9pm

Exhibition: Thursday 05 April – Sunday 20 May 2018

 

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Posted on Feb 16, 2018

Roman Road at NADA New York

Skylight Clarkson Sq | 8-11 March 2018

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We are pleased to announce that we will be participating at NADA New York this year with a solo booth by Antony Cairns. Bringing together works from two of his most recent series – E.I. and IBM – our booth will look at how Cairns has evolved unique and unexpected ways of making and presenting his images of cities at night, highlighting his ingenuity for repurposing recycled materials and how he creatively exposes the ephemerality of technologies.

 

We will be located at booth # 1.19.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

Antony Cairns, IBM LDN4_19, 2018. Inkjet on 70 white computer punch cards with coloured stripes mounted with pins on archival black sprayed wood covered with black cardboard and framed in a Perspex box, 82.5 x 131 x 5 cm with frame, edition 1 of 1 + 1 AP. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist. © Ollie Hammick
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Posted on Feb 2, 2018

OPENING: Marie Orensanz at Roman Road

Wednesday 21 February, 6-8pm

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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.

Marie Orensanz, Aimant la Terre, 1984

Opening: Wednesday 21 February, 6-8pm

Exhibition: Thursday 22 February – Saturday 24 March 2018

 

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Posted on Jan 17, 2018

EXHIBITION: Alix Marie at Duesseldorf Photo Weekend

Ratinger Tor | 16 February - 23 March 2018

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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.

Alix Marie, ADYTA, 2018
Alix Marie, ADYTA, 2018
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Posted on Jan 5, 2018

Launch of Roman Road Journal

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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.

 

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Posted on Sep 12, 2017

SPECIAL EVENT: Book signing with Antony Cairns at Roman Road

Wednesday 20 September, 7-9pm

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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.

 

Antony Cairns, TYO2, 2017. Glass photobook, 21.3 x 14.8 x 3.8 cm, special edition of 35. © GOLIGA
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Posted on Sep 4, 2017

OPENING: Daisuke Yokota at Roman Road

Wednesday 27 September, 6-9pm

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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.

Daisuke Yokota, Untitled, 2015. Inkjet print on UltraSmooth Fine Art paper, 30 x 22 cm with frame, edition of 8. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist. © Ollie Hammick

Opening: Wednesday 27 September, 6-9pm

Exhibition: Thursday 28 September – Saturday 11 November 2017

 

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Posted on Aug 11, 2017

Roman Road at Code Art Fair

Bella Center, Copenhagen | 31 August - 02 September 2017

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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.

Alix Marie, French Kiss, 2014. C-type print, 57 x 40 cm (62 x 45 cm with frame), edition of 3. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist. © Alix Marie
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Posted on Jul 3, 2017

ARTIST NEWS: Alix Marie selected for Foam Talent 2017

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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).

Alix Marie, Ron, 2014. © Alix Marie
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Posted on Jun 13, 2017

FILM SCREENING: Sophie Cundale’s After Picasso, God

Saturday 01 July at Roman Road | Associate Programme of Art Night 2017

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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.

 

Sophie Cundale, After Picasso, God, 2016. Film Still. © Sophie Cundale

Saturday 1st July 2017
6pm–12am (film screening at 10pm and 11pm, running time 40 minutes)

 

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Posted on May 18, 2017

OPENING: Meshes of the Afternoon at Roman Road

Tuesday 06 June 2017, 6-9pm

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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

David Lynch, Mullholland Drive, 2001. Film still. © David Lynch

Opening: Tuesday 06 June 2017, 6-9pm
Exhibition: Wednesday 07 June – Sunday 20 August 2017

 

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Posted on May 5, 2017

Roman Road at Photo London

Somerset House, London | 18-21 May 2017

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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!

Natalia LL, TAK, 1971. © Natalia LL and Darek Pawłowski
Natalia LL, TAK, 1971. © Natalia LL and Darek Pawłowski
Natalia LL, TAK, 1971. © Natalia LL and Darek Pawłowski
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Posted on May 3, 2017

ARTIST NEWS: Antony Cairns awarded Special Jury Prize

Images Vevey 2017/2018, Switzerland

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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.”

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Posted on Apr 1, 2017

OPENING: Mia Dudek and Alix Marie at Roman Road

Wednesday 26 April 2017, 6-9pm

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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.

Mia Dudek, Casing I, 2017. Giclee archival print (Hahnemuhle Baryta), 68 x 72 cm, edition of 5. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist. © Mia Dudek

Opening: Wednesday 26 April 2017, 6-9pm

Exhibition: Thursday 27 April – Friday 26 May 2017

 

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Posted on Feb 15, 2017

OPENING: Antony Cairns at Roman Road

Wednesday 08 March, 6-9pm

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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.

Antony Cairns, TYO2_81, 2016. Courtesy of Roman Road and the artist. © Antony Cairns

Opening: Wednesday 08 March 2017, 6-9pm

Exhibition: Thursday 09 March – Saturday 22 April 2017

 

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Posted on Jan 1, 2017

OPENING: Victor Payares at Roman Road

Friday 20 January, 6-9pm

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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.

Victor Payares, Choking on Multicoloured Scarves, 2016. Acrylic, modelling paste and found objects on canvas, 200 × 280 cm, unique. © Ari King

Opening: Friday 20 January 2017, 6-9pm

Exhibition: Saturday 21 January – Saturday 25 February 2017

 

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Posted on Nov 11, 2016

ARTIST INTERVIEW: Natalia LL in i-D

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“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.

Natalia LL, Post-consumer Art, 1975. C-type print from negative, 100 x 130 cm, Edition of 10. © Natalia LL
Natalia LL, Post-consumer Art, 1975. C-type print from negative, 100 x 130 cm, Edition of 10. © Natalia LL
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Posted on Oct 21, 2016

EXHIBITION: Antony Cairns at George Eastman Museum

Curated by Lisa Hostetler | 22 October 2016 - 29 January 2017

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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.

Antony Cairns, LDN06, 2011-12. Silver gelatin print on aluminium, 40 x 60 cm, edition of 5. © Antony Cairns
Antony Cairns, LDN EI , 2015. Digital e-book. © Ollie Hammick
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Posted on Sep 10, 2016

FEATURED: Roman Road in Wallpaper*

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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

Roman Road, interior view, 2015. © Ollie Hammick
Roman Road, interior view, 2015. © Ollie Hammick
Roman Road, interior view, 2015. © Ollie Hammick
Roman Road, interior view, 2015. © Ollie Hammick
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