The Magazine Sessions 2016: Celia Hempton, Tor, with Sam Hempton, Mary Margaret Rinebold and Thea Smith
Taking place monthly during spring, winter and late autumn, The Magazine Sessions is a new series of experimental and immersive events taking place in The Magazine at the Serpentine North Gallery, presented in collaboration with Fiorucci Art Trust and with the participation of The Magazine restaurant. In May, Celia Hempton presented Tor with Sam Hempton, a sound performance and meander through the deep web with the participation of Mary Margaret Rinebold and Thea Smith.
Celia Hempton was born in Stroud, UK in 1981. She lives and works in London. Forthcoming solo exhibitions include Celia Hempton in collaboration with Prem Sahib, Southard Reid, London (summer 2016); Recent solo exhibitions include Lupa, Galerie Sultana, Paris, France; FLY ASH, White Cubicle, The George & Dragon, London (2015); Chat Random, Southard Reid, London, UK; Paintings on Wall and Canvas, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome; a performance and presentation of work made in Stromboli as part of Fiorucci Art Trust’s festival Forget Amnesia (2014); Cur, Southard Reid, London, UK and Vug, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany (2013). Selected forthcoming and recent group exhibitions include The Painting Show, British Council Touring Exhibition; Electronic Superhighway 2016 – 1966, Whitechapel Gallery, London; Celia Hempton, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, (2016); The Ultimate Vessel, Koppe Astner, Glasgow; fig-2 25/50 in collaboration with Prem Sahib and Cecilia Bengolea, ICA Studio, London; I’m here but you’ve gone, Fiorucci Art Trust, London; The Chic and the Borderline, DRAF Istanbul, Grand Hotel de Londres, Istanbul; La femme de trente ans, Galerie Art : Concept, Paris; Odradek, Instants Chavirés, Montreuil (2015); Tomorrow: London, South London Gallery, London; Burning Down The House, Gwangju Biennale; Pontoon Lip with Katie Cuddon, Cell Project Space, London (2014) and Abstract Cabinet, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, (2013).
Sam Hempton is a musician and songwriter from Nottingham. He is co-founder of cult 90s drone pop band Six By Seven and more recently, Lunar Park.
Mary Rinebold is an American writer who has contributed fiction and art criticism to artists’ exhibitions and books, including those of David Adamo, Peter Coffin, Celia Hempton and Danny McDonald, among others. Her criticism has appeared in Artforum, Artforum.com, Flash Art, MAP Magazine and Art in America. Between 2009 and 2014, she co-founded and co-directed the curating office Kunstverein NY. She recently completed her first novel, The Smell.
Thea Smith is a writer and editor; she studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths and is completing her MA in Critical Writing in Art and Design at the RCA. Her MA thesis is on ‘Portals’ with an emphasis on technology, architecture and the body. She is co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of SALT. magazine.
The 2016 Magazine Sessions are:
Monday 15 February: Matt Copson, A Woodland Truce, with music by Felicita and vocal performances by Musarc
Monday 21 March: Karl Holmqvist, PPPPJJHAAARRRRVEY
Monday 18 April: Emily Sundblad, Dictherliebe/ Divine Bitches Part Two featuring Juliana Huxtable
Monday 16 May: Celia Hempton, Tor, with Sam Hempton, Mary Margaret Rinebold and Thea Smith
Monday 21 November: Christian Holstad
Monday 12 December: Anthea Hamilton