MAY THE SUN KEEP SHINING
Photo by Anne ten Donkelaar ‘detail Flower construction 92’ @annetendonkelaar MARGARET_ Newsletter May 2018 We’re setting the summer mood for May at Margaret with a refreshing mix of fantastic releases and events. This week we are hosting our fourth Margaret Morning event at The Photographers’ Gallery, this time looking at the rise of podcasts and […]
Photo by Anne ten Donkelaar ‘detail Flower construction 92’ @annetendonkelaar
We’re setting the summer mood for May at Margaret with a refreshing mix of fantastic releases and events. This week we are hosting our fourth Margaret Morning event at The Photographers’ Gallery, this time looking at the rise of podcasts and hosted by the marvellous Miranda Sawyer. See below if you fancy coming!
May will also see the crowning of the winner of the Deutsche Borse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 at a special awards night, and Photo London will showcase the best of past, present and future photography, featuring works by some of Margaret’s favourites.
Have a lovely month!
MARGARET MORNING 4
PODCASTS: THE BOOM THAT KEEPS GETTING LOUDER
10 MAY, THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY
Over 4.5 million adults in the UK have listened to a podcast. Famous figures from Ricky Gervais to Barack Obama have lent their dulcet tones to the medium. But what are the ingredients of a successful podcast? And how can brands and cultural institutions capitalise on this ever-growing trend? For our fourth Margaret Morning, join host Miranda Sawyer with panel Jared Shurin, creator of the Missing Podcast, Liv Siddall producer at Mare Street Market On Air, and Emma Gannon author, broadcaster and host of the Ctrl Alt Delete podcast, as they provide an insider’s look at this ever growing medium.
LOU REED: DO ANGELS NEED HAIRCUTS?
OUT NOW BY ANTHOLOGY EDITIONS
In August of 1970, a 28-year-old Lou Reed quit the Velvet Underground, moved home to Long Island, New York, and embarked on a fascinating alternate creative path: writing poetry. Spending months in relative isolation, the musician refashioned himself, publicly vowing to never again play rock and roll. “I’m a poet,” he proclaimed from the stage of St. Mark’s Church in March 1971. Though his retirement from music would only last six months, Reed’s passionate identification with the written word was solidified, and would last the rest of his life. Anthology Editions’ new book, Do Angels Need Haircuts? is an extraordinary snapshot of this creative moment, gathering poems, photographs and ephemera from this era. It is also the first project to be produced by The Lou Reed Archive.
DBPFP 2018 AWARDS NIGHT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY
It is almost time for The Photographers’ Gallery to announce the winner of the 2018 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. On Thursday 17 May you can find out which artist and project shortlisted for the £30,000 award – Luke Willis Thompson, Rafal Milach, Mathieu Asselin or Batia Suter has received the winning prize. You can also get in on the action with the Gallery’s live streaming from the Award Evening, where BBC journalist and broadcaster John Wilson will present the prize at 19.45! There is still time to catch the exhibition (on until 3 June) and for those in town for Photo London, you can use your passes for free entry. #DBPFP18Winner
THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR
UK CINEMA RELEASE FROM 25 MAY
It has been such an honour to work on the UK cinema release of stunning documentary “The Rape of Recy Taylor,” which comes to UK cinemas on the 25th May. The film explores the story of 24-year old black mother and sharecropper Recy Taylor – most recently cited by Oprah Winfrey in her globally-reaching Golden Globes speech – who was gang raped by six white men in Alabama in 1944. She spoke up at the time and identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator and civil rights activist, Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice. The documentary has received glowing praise from Black Panther’s Letitia Wright, who said “this story hasn’t left my heart or my mind,” as well as being cited as ‘essential viewing’ by The New York Times. It’s too important not to go and see it.
DAVID HOLLANDER – UNUSUAL SOUNDS PUBLISHED BY ANTHOLOGY EDITIONS ON 29 MAY
In the heyday of low-budget television and scrappy genre filmmaking, producers who needed a soundtrack for their commercial entertainments could reach for a selection of library music. From jingles, fanfares, bridges and extended scores, library music accompanied the action for cinema, TV and advertising with scores crafted by some of the greatest musical minds of the late 20th century. At the end of the month, Anthology Editions publishes an extraordinary homage to this music, in the form of David Hollander’s Unusual Sounds: The Hidden History of Library Music, a 400-page visual celebration of biblical proportions, that brings to life this genre-bending, ready-made musical form. A thing of rare beauty!
THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY AT PHOTO LONDON
17 – 20 MAY, SOMERSET HOUSE
Photo London is here once more, showcasing the best of past, present and future photography. This year’s Fair will feature talks by the likes of Joel Meyerowitz and exhibitions including Master of Photography recipient Edward Burtynsky. As ever The Photographers’ Gallery will take part in a variety of ways. Pay a visit to their Print Sales team on display in B10 in the East Wing and see work by artists such as Julie Blackmon, Tom Butler, Jessa Fairbrother and Paul Hart, or head down to TPG’s Bookshop and meet Joel Meyerowitz, who will be signing copies of his photo books. Plus if you can’t wait for Alex Prager’s Silver Lake Drive exhibition opening at The Photographers’ Gallery in June – then don’t miss her talk at Photo London on Friday 18 May.
GRAPHIC ANARCHY AT ORBITAL COMICS:SATURDAY 19 MAY
Friends of Margaret are organising a very special event dedicated to radical collage artist Winston Smith, who has worked with the likes of Green Day, the Dead Kennedys, The New Yorker and Vice, alongside dozens of other groups and publications. Popping up in the gallery attached to Orbital Comics, original artwork, prints and posters will be available, as well as a specially-produced comic, exclusive to this rare UK appearance. Winston will be in conversation with the legendary Savage Pencil to discuss his art and motives, accompanied by a unique slideshow. Craft beer will be provided by the glorious Hopdaemon Brewery and entry is free! So be sure to stop by.
STO WERKSTATT OPT-IN CAMPAIGN
GDPR is on everyone’s lips this May, with the 25 May deadline fast approaching. Our friends at architectural materials company Sto Werkstatt got us on board to work on their opt-in campaign: the launch of the Sto Werkstatt Network. Rather than operating from their Clerkenwell base, a programme of exhibitions, talks, project consultations and material innovations will be popping up in different design inspired venues across London, providing the Network with inspiration, advice and support through the full design process.
To become a part of the Network and hear about upcoming events, visit their website here…