Jen Bervin, Pedro Bonnin, Erin Caskey, Sandra Harper,
Stephanie Hightower, Baseera Khan, Bruce Pearson, Maira Senise, Mercedes Teixido
Chelsea Space (Monday 13 - Friday 17 March)
Cookhouse Gallery (Wednesday 15 March)
Private view, book launch and In Conversation:
Wednesday 15 March, 6 - 8.30pm
Join us and Claudia Rankine, the award-winning poet, essayist, playwright and Visiting Professor at Chelsea College of Arts, to celebrate her book, Plot, which will be republished by Penguin on 30 March 2023.
Hailed as the book that crowned the first phase of Rankine's writing career in 2001, Plot is an inventive and engrossing meditation on pregnancy and the changes it heralds: the potential bodily cost, the loss of self, the sense of impending stasis. Two exhibitions of artworks inspired by the themes in Plot, will take place at Chelsea Space and theCookhouse Gallery alongside a book launch and In Conversation event onWednesday 15 March.
Chelsea Space features works from a selection of international artists, writers, and poets invited by Claudia Rankine, including: Jen Bervin, Pedro Bonnin, Erin Caskey, Sandra Harper, Stephanie Hightower, Baseera Khan, Bruce Pearson, Maira Senise, Mercedes Teixido. The exhibition is open from Monday 13 - Friday 17 March, 11am - 5pm.
The Cookhouse Gallery pop-up exhibition and event on Wednesday 15 March features Chelsea College of Arts final year BA Fine Art, Graduate Diploma Fine Art, and MA Fine Art students, in addition to participation from Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Arts Subjectivity and Feminisms research group.
Both exhibitions are accompanied by a private view and book launch on Wednesday 15 March, 6-8.30pm. Free and open to all.
Alongside the exhibitions, Claudia Rankine is joined by filmmaker, photographer, and former Young People's Laureate for London, Caleb Femi for an In Conversation event on Wednesday 15 March from 6.45-7.45pm in the Cookhouse Gallery, at Chelsea College of Arts. Booking is essential, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/claudia-rankine-and-caleb-femi-in-conversation-exhibition-tickets-566496645717
The exhibitions are coordinated by Karen Di Franco and Elizabeth Peebles, with Richard Ducker, Ian Thompson and the Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Galleries team.
Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street