The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Monday, January 26, 2015

After Two Years and Renovation, Dilston Grove Reopens as Arts Venue
Dilston Grove’s inaugural show, "Mémoire" by Sammy Baloji, launches a 25 year programme of art exhibitions.
LONDON.- After two years and a £870,000 renovation project, Dilston Grove, an historic Grade II listed former church in Southwark Park, reopened its doors as a spectacular venue for large-scale presentations of contemporary art. Except for a brief period in the 1970’s, when it served as Richard Wentworth’s studio, Dilston Grove remained empty and derelict until it was rescued by CGP London in 1999. Since then, it has been in continual use as a temporary project space for artists and performers. Previous exhibitions at Dilston Grove include Richard Wilson’s "Turbine Hall Swimming Pool", Shona Illingworth’s "The Watch Man", and Andrew Kotting’s "In The Wake of Deadad". Dilston Grove has also hosted work from artists such as Ackroyd & Harvey, Michael Cross and Mike Nelson.

Alongside CGP London’s second venue - a purpose built gallery located just a few minutes away in Southwark Park - Dilston Grove functions as a raw space for a planned series of site specific installations. Established by the Bermondsey Artists' Group in 1984, CGP London show a diverse range of emerging and established artists as part of an integrated exhibition, community and learning programme. Originally earmarked for development by Southwark Council, CGP London’s success in retaining Dilston Grove as a permanent public art space consolidates their status as one of London’s premier arts destinations.

Dilston Grove’s inaugural show, Mémoire by Sammy Baloji, launches a 25 year programme of art exhibitions. The first solo exhibition in the UK of work by the Congolese photographer and filmmaker, Mémoire is produced in partnership with Autograph ABP.

Mémoire addresses colonial violence, shattered dreams of independence and the post-colonial political fallout that exists within the Democratic Republic of Congo. A beautifully crafted abstract video, Mémoire is shot in collaboration with the Congolese performance artist Faustin Linyekula. Also on display is a new body of large-scale photographic work, specifically commissioned by Autograph ABP for the launch of Dilston Grove, which documents the exact site of Patrice Lumumba’s assassination in January 1961.

Sammy Baloji shines a powerful spotlight on contemporary Congolese reality, examining the abuse of power and its legacy and revealing the devastating impact that exploitative cultures have on both society and the environment. His video and photographic work calls for greater awareness of the local consequences of ‘development’ and highlights the rights of local people. Baloji aims to raise social consciousness in the region and beyond, as well as stimulate artistic development in the province of Katanga, long a focus for colonial and postcolonial regimes desperate to exploit the mineral wealth found there.

Dilston Grove | Mémoire by Sammy Baloji | Contemporary Art |

Today's News

June 7, 2010

Spectacular Marine Paintings from the Dutch Golden Age on View at Hamburger Kunsthalle

Dallas Museum of Art Adds Six Works to Luc Tuymans Exhibition

Tate and Pompidou Buy Works at the First Pinta London Art Show

After Two Years and Renovation, Dilston Grove Reopens as Arts Venue

Bonhams & Butterfields to Hold One of the Most Unique Fine Furniture Auctions Ever

New Paintings by Teo González at Brian Gross Fine Art

Design September Festival Comprising More than 80 Events Announced

All Visual Arts Presents Jonathan Wateridge's "Another Place"

Chicago Gains a New Eye-Con this Summer with Three-Story Eye

Filmmaker Blake Edwards' Artwork to be Exhibited at Leslie Sacks Fine Art

Lazarides LA Presents a Group Show of Five Recognized European Artists

West and West: Joe Deal and Locating Landscape Opens at CCP

Toronto Now Series Continues with Artist Collaboration

New Orleans Remembers Katrina and the Current Oil Spill with Exhibition

Brian Chippendale Opens His First Solo Exhibition at Cinders Gallery

Meredith Gunderson Presents Briony Anderson - a Solo Exhibition

Infected Landscape: Works by Shai Kremer at The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Site-Specific Project by Spanish Artist Maider López at Witte de With

Europeana Publishes First White Paper: Knowledge = Information In Context

Lee Harvey Oswald's Getaway Cab Sold to Illinois Museum

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Egypt conservationists to sue over 'botched' Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun mask repair

2.- Scrolls scorched by Vesuvius may be read again thanks to 21st century technology

3.- Italian government seizes more than 5,000 looted antiquities in record 45-million-euro haul

4.- Remains of at least five people found in Alexander the Great-era tomb in Amphipolis

5.- Munich poised to lift ban on Holocaust memorial project known as Stolpersteine

6.- Rare coin records smashed by Heritage Auctions at Florida United Numismatists Convention

7.- Bonhams to offer Alan Turing's hidden manuscript on the foundations of mathematics and computer science

8.- Jane Wilson, painter of luminous landscapes, dies at the age of 90 in New York

9.- First exhibition in the UK to examine Rubens’ influence on art history opens in London

10.- Paul Simonon presents a series of new paintings at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site