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  • LGW x UP PROJECTS

    Mandy El-Sayegh, Performance rehearsal still, UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, 2022. Photo: Josh S. Rose. Courtesy the artist and UTA Artist Space

    LGW x UP PROJECTS

    London Gallery Weekend & UP Projects announce artist Mandy El-Sayegh as the first recipient of its performative public art commission.

     

    “London Gallery Weekend’s new performance commission in partnership with UP Projects is integral to our mission of expanding the visibility of London's galleries and their artists with a wider public audience. Creating...

  • London-based artist El-Sayegh - whose paintings, immersive installations, performances and videos are rooted in an exploration of material and language - has been selected for London Gallery Weekend’s first public art performance, in partnership with UP Projects for her proposal 'The Minimum'.

     

    Created in collaboration with choreographer Alethia Antonia and composer Lily Oakes, this new work centres around an installation and performance that invites people in different public locations across the city to consider how bodies make themselves visible within certain sets of restrictions. It will take place three times during London Gallery Weekend across the different focal areas, Central London, South London and East London.

     

    Locations, timing and ticketing

     

    The performance will take place three times during London Gallery Weekend across the different focal areas, Central London, South London and East London.

     

    Performance 1 | Friday 13 May, 16:00 – 16:30
    St James's Church Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL
    Nearest Underground: Piccadilly Circus and Green Park

     

    Performance 2 | Saturday 14 May, 14:00 – 15:00

    The performance will be followed by an in-conversation event with Mandy El-Sayegh and Alethia Antonia moderated by Zoe Whitley, Director Chisenhale Gallery
    Peckham Library Square, London SE15 5JT
    Nearest Overground / Rail: Peckham Rye Station

     

    Performance 3 | Sunday 15 May, 14:00 – 14:30
    Allen Gardens, London E1 5AT
    Nearest Overground: Shoreditch High Street 

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    El-Sayegh was selected by a panel of industry experts: Jo Baxendale (Senior Policy Officer Visual Art and Public Realm), Bengi Ünsal (Director, Institute of Contemporary Arts), Dr. Zoé Whitley (Director, Chisenhale Gallery), Emma Underhill (Founding Director, UP Projects) and Moira Lascelles (Deputy Director, UP Projects). El-Sayegh was shortlisted from a list of artists nominated by galleries participating in London Gallery Weekend.

  • Mandy El-Sayegh, Performance rehearsal, UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, 2022. Video: Josh S. Rose. Courtesy the artist and UTA Artist Space.

  • ABOUT UP PROJECTS

    ABOUT UP PROJECTS

    UP Projects curates and commissions public art. The organisation was founded in 2002 with a mission to support artists to make new work that has social relevance, engages communities, encourages learning and enriches the public sphere. We work collaboratively with artists, communities and partners to create extra...