Works: Reflections on Failure – New York, September 16-November 12, 2016

4 September 2016

Tim’s accumulating installation work Red Sky at Night will be part of the group show ‘Works: Reflections on Failure’ at Radiator Arts in New York, from September 16-November 12, 2016.

Red Sky at Night will be alongside work from artists Daniel A. Bruce, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Ahmet Civelek, Jennifer Grimyser, Dana Stirling, Juliette Dumas, Shannon Finnegan, Kay Rosen, Christina Massey and George Spencer.

Uncertain Fragments (in conversation) – LADA Screens – 10 Oct 2016

27 August 2016
still from Uncertain Fragments - Hugo Glendinning & Tim Etchells - video essay, 2016


On Monday 10 October at the Live Art Development Agency in London, Tim and Hugo Glendinning will screen their video essay Uncertain Fragments, which reflects on the work and process of International Ibsen Award 2016 winners Forced Entertainment.

After the screening Tim and Hugo will be joined in a discussion with artists Karen Christopher and Hester Chillingworth, to discuss questions of documentation and ensemble practise, the impact and influence of the company, and other ideas raised in the video piece.

The screening event starts at 7pm and is free to attend.

NEON: The Charged Line. Grundy Gallery – 1 Sept 2016-7 Jan 2017.

11 August 2016

Tim’s neon Let’s Pretend (Large) will be part of the group show, NEON: The Charged Line, at the Grundy Gallery in Blackpool – alongside work from:
Fiona Banner, David Batchelor, Noel Clueit, Martin Creed, Shezad Dawood, Tracey Emin, Cerith Wyn Evans, Graham Fagen, Ron Haselden, Robert Irwin, Joseph Kosuth, Bertrand Lavier, François Morellet, Paulina Olowska, Joe Fletcher Orr, Eddie Peake, Mai-Thu Perret, Prem Sahib, Keith Sonnier, Evren Tekinoktay, and Gavin Turk.

The show runs 1 September 2016 – 7 January 2017.
The preview is 31 August, 5 – 7.30pm.

Video screening and The Quiet Volume – London, July 2016

19 July 2016
Katie Ewald in Tim Etchells' So Small, 2010.


Tim’s monologue-to-camera videos So Small, Erasure, Kent Beeson Is A Classic & Absolutely New Thing, as well as his video work Starfucker, will be screened at a.m. London on July 23rd 2016 at 4pm. More details at the link.

The next two weeks (19 to 30 July 2016) also give chance to see Tim’s 2010 interactive / autoteatro piece for two audience members at a time, created in collaboration with Ant Hampton. Titled The Quiet Volume, it is presented as part of the exhibition This is a Voice at The Wellcome Collection in London. More details and booking information at the Wellcome page about the project.


Until The End – New video with violinist Aisha Orazbayeva

11 June 2016

This new video from Etchells and violinist Aisha Orazbayeva, improvised and recorded in one session, is now up on The Wire.

Following on from the artists’ collaborative project Seeping Through the video plays between loops and intercutting of nominally disconnected text fragments from Etchells, in dialogue with classically-trained Orazbayeva’s powerful, virtuoso and uniquely deconstructed approach to the violin.

Etchells and Orazbayeva also have 4 improvised tracks in the stream of this KIT Records session, recorded on 29 May for NTS Live in London.

PROCESS, PERFORMANCE, PRESENCE – Group Show at Kunstverein Braunschweig

8 June 2016
Photograph of Tim Etchells. Derby, 1965.

Tim’s work As Before – a collection of more than 70 photographs donated by contemporary artists, showing themselves as children – will be part of the group show PROCESS, PERFORMANCE, PRESENCE at Kunstverein Braunschweig.

Other artists in the show include: Awst & Walther, Sofia Duchovny, Hella Gerlach, Ben Greber, Ethan Hayes-Chute, Sadaharu Horio + KUKI, Vlatka Horvat, Schirin Kretschmann, Dafna Maimon, Eva Meyer-Keller, Peter Miller, Christian Philipp Müller, Jens Risch, Luca Trevisani, Brad Troemel.

The show runs 11 June – 21 August 2016.

Poster projects and more

19 May 2016

Tim has two poster projects to watch out for. The first – And For The Rest – in Athens, as part of the Fast Forward Festival 3, presents a series of fragmentary statements drawn from interviews with people excluded from the voting process in the city. A wide range of children and young people, as well as asylum seekers and refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq and elsewhere imagine changes, realistic and fantastical to the city, Europe and the wider world. And For The Rest (Athens) runs 16 – 29 May 2016.
The second – Vacuum Days (Utrecht) – features a new series of ten posters in Tim’s Vacuum Days strand, drawing on current affairs, news events and celebrity figures to create a series of entirely imaginary (often absurd and hyperbolic) performances and events. Vacuum Days (Utrecht) is on display at tram stops all around Utrecht as part of the SPRING Festival, 19 – 28 May 2016.

Tim will also be participating in Process, Performance, Presence at Kunstverein Braunschweig, 11 June – 21 August 2016.