Spike Island

Extra CurricularArt and culture reading group - EVENT CANCELLED


Thursday 26 September 2013, 6pm


Free for Spike Associates
Booking essential

Please contact us for a copy of the reading.

Event type

Extra Curricular


Discover new inspirations and critical perspectives with our regular art and culture reading group. Casual and open to all, these sessions are led by a guest whose nominated text reflects concerns in our current exhibitions or their own research. Copies of the readings are available on booking.

Artist and Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013 selector draws on an excerpt from Patti Smith's biography, Just Kids (2010), for September's session. The reading traces Smith's emergence as an artist in light of her formative relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe and key influences, including Jean Genet and William Burroughs.

Chantal Joffe

Chantal Joffe (1969) was born in St. Albans, Vermont, USA and currently lives and works in London. She completed a BA at the Glasgow School of Art in 1991 and an MA at the Royal College of Art in London in 1994. A painter, Joffe produces figurative work with an astute sense of wit, humour and awkwardness.

Joffe was selected to participate in New Contemporaries 1996 at Tate Liverpool and Camden Arts Centre, London. Recent exhibitions include Nightfall: New Tendencies in Figurative Painting at Modem, Hungary (2012), and solo shows at Victoria Miro Gallery, London (2011), at Cheim & Read, New York (2012), and at Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice(2011).