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Wake me up when it's over


We're pleased to announce our solo exhibition Wake me up when it's over opening this Friday at Young Projects Gallery in West Hollywood, Los Angeles.   It's our first major solo exhibition of work in the US and although it focuses for the most part on recent work there are a few older pieces too going back as far as 1996.  So if you're nearby come along, say hello and shelter with us from the maelstrom of post truth. 

January 27 - April 15, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday Jan 27th 5:30 - 9:30pm

Young Projects Gallery
8687 Melrose Ave #B230
West Hollywood CA 90069
323-377-1102
youngprojectsgallery.com

PV tomorrow night at Carroll/Fletcher, London

http://www.carrollfletcher.com/exhibitions/61/overview/

We'll be showing Decorative Newsfeeds (2004) as part of Looking at one thing and thinking of something else: An Exhibition in Four Parts, which opens TOMORROW from 6.30pm+  Come say hi if you're in London.  This is Part Three: United We Stand and it runs from 13th January until 4th February 2017.

Other artists in the show include Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, James Clar, Constant Dullaart, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Eva and Franco Mattes, Natascha Sadr Haghighian and UBERMORGEN. 

More info on the exhibition here:
http://www.carrollfletcher.com/exhibitions/61/overview/

More info on Decorative Newsfeeds:
http://www.thomson-craighead.net/decnews.html



GLUT | HOLDEN GALLERY

http://www.holdengallery.mmu.ac.uk/2017/glut/

We're showing Six years of Mondays (2013) and the projected version of BEACON (2006) as part of the group show Glut: Images, Information and Excess open from 16th January to 3rd March at the Holden Gallery in Manchester. Other artists in the show are: Viktoria Binschtok, James Bridle, Esther Hovers and James Richards. Go take a look if you can... 

More information on the show here:
http://www.holdengallery.mmu.ac.uk/2017/glut/


More info on Six years of Mondays:
http://www.thomson-craighead.net/mondays.html

More info on BEACON:
http://www.thomson-craighead.net/beacon_gallery.html

PV this Thursday at Carroll/Fletcher, London

http://www.carrollfletcher.com/exhibitions/60/overview/

We are showing Template Cinema (2004) as part of the group show Looking at one thing and thinking of something else opening at Carroll/Fletcher, London this Thursday 1st December from 6pm.  It's the second part of a four part exhibition running through until the end of February 2017 and you can find out more about that here:

http://www.carrollfletcher.com/exhibitions/60/overview/

Looking at one thing and thinking of something else - Part Two: Observations includes work by Joshua Citarella, James Clar, Constant Dullaart, Michael Joaquin Grey, Mishka Henner, Christine Sun Kim, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Manfred Mohr, Evan Roth, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, and us of course.  You can also view an online version of Template Cinema at:
http://www.templatecinema.com

So if you're about in central London this Thursday do come say hello


Monsters of the Machine | Laboral Gijon

http://www.thomson-craighead.net/stutterer.html

We will be showing Stutterer as part of the exhibition Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century at Laboral Centro de Arte in Gijon in Spain from 18th November - 21st May 2016.  The show is curated by Marc Garrett on behalf of Furtherfield.  If you happen to be nearby then please do go and take a look.

Participating artists: [AOS] Art is Open Source, Cristina Busto, Equipo Sauti ya wakulima, Mary Flanagan, Carla Gannis, Genetic Moo, Fernando Gutiérrez, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Shu Lea Cheang, Gretta Louw & Warnayaka Art Centre, Regina de Miguel, Joana Moll & Cédric Parizot, Guido Segni, Karolina Sobecka, Alan Sondheim, Thomson & Craighead.

Monsters of the Machine is a contemporary take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and asks us to reconsider her warning, that scientific imagining and all technologies have unintended and dramatic consequences for the world. It also invites us to ask the same about the arts and human imagination. Shelley’s classic, gothic horror and science fiction novel, has inspired millions since it was written 200 years ago in 1816, and then published anonymously in London in 1818. It offers a lens through which to look at the practices of arts and sciences today and how they shape society’s relationship with technology.

The exhibition considers the roles of our arts and science traditions and examines these issues as part of everyday life; as they are played out in the anthropocene, and climate change, gender politics, ethics, governance, surveillance, posthumanism, transhumanism, hacking, biohacking,
colonialism, neoliberalism, biopolitics and accelerationism.

www.laboralcentrodearte.org/en/exposiciones/monsters-of-the-machine

More information on Stutterer here:
www.thomson-craighead.net/stutterer.html


PERPETUAL UNCERTAINTY

http://www.bildmuseet.umu.se/en/exhibition/perpetual-uncertainty/22269
We're showing part of our Temporary Index as part of the group show: Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene at Bildmuseet, Umeå in Sweden and the exhibition opens TODAY!  It brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the complex relationship between knowledge and the deep time.

Participating artists: James Acord, Shuji Akagi, Lise Autogena & Joshua Portway, Erich Berger and Mari Keto, Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, Don't Follow the Wind, Finger Pointing Worker, Dave Griffiths, Isao Hashimoto, Erika Kobayashi, David Mabb, Cécile Massart, Eva and Franco Mattes, Yelena Popova, Susan Schuppli, Shimpei Takeda, Kota Takeuchi, Thomson & Craighead, Suzanne Treister, Andy Weir, Robert Williams and Bryan McGovern Wilson, and Ken + Julia Yonetani.

Exhibition dates: 2016-10-02 - 2017-04-16

More information here: http://www.bildmuseet.umu.se/en/exhibition/perpetual-uncertainty/22269
and here: http://www.thomson-craighead.net/temporary_index.html

Party booby trap round up

http://thomson-craighead.net/common_era.html

So there's just five more days to see Party Booby Trap at Carroll / Fletcher, London.  Thanks so much to everybody who has been in touch with us about it: we really appreciate the comments, feedback and support. If you can't make it before it closes then we have a round up of documentation and some reviews detailed below.

A video interview and tour of the exhibition:
https://vimeo.com/167245914

and a bunch of pics here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/87294765@N00/albums/72157668333362265

and some reviews, interviews etc:

Crack magazine:
http://crackmagazine.net/article/art/apocalyptic-anxiety-thomson-craigheads-party-booby-trap/

Time Out London:
http://www.timeout.com/london/art/thomson-craighead-party-booby-trap

POSTmatter
http://postmatter.com/#/currents/party-booby-trap

Artlyst:
http://www.artlyst.com/articles/thomson-craighead-orwellian-party-paranoia-at-carrollfletcher

Top seven exhibition in London, May 2016 from Fad magazine:
http://fadmagazine.com/2016/05/15/top-7-art-exhibitions-see-london-week-2/

Party Booby Trap | Carroll / Fletcher

http://www.thomson-craighead.net/partyboobytrap.pdf

SAVE THE DATE! On Wednesday April 13th our new exhibition at Carroll / Fletcher will be opening.  Please save the date and do come along from 6pm+.  It's called Party Booby Trap  and will include a bunch of new and recent work all showing in London for the first time.  The exhibition runs from 14th April until 28th May 2016.   You can read and download the press release here: http://www.thomson-craighead.net/partyboobytrap.pdf

And a quick February round up:- You can also still see our work in the following exhibitions in UK and Spain:

- More Songs Of Innocence And Of Experience in Electronic Superhighway at Whitechapel Gallery, London (until 15th May)

- Our flypostered London Wall & narrative clock Horizon in Big Bang Data (extended until 20th March) at Somerset House, London

- Corruption lenticular lightboxes and poetry machine Stutterer in Right Here Right Now at The Lowry, Salford (until 28th February)

- And finally Horizon again in REAL TIME at Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona (until 10th April)