Cookie Mueller & Vittorio Scarpati, Putti’s Pudding
9 September–12 November 2017
‘Putti’s Pudding’ is a book and ‘final project’ by American writer and actor Cookie Mueller, and her husband, Italian artist Vittorio Scarpati. Published in 1989, the same year both died from complications related to AIDS, it pairs drawings by Scarpati with writing by Mueller. Reimagined as an exhibition, Putti’s Pudding features forty–five original felt–tip pen on notepad drawings made by Scarpati when he lost the ability to speak, accompanying texts by Mueller, and a public programme of talks, readings, screenings and performance.Read more
David McDiarmid, Rainbow Aphorisms
November 2017–November 2018
Studio Voltaire presents David McDiarmid’s Rainbow Aphorisms, a series of public works shown intermittently across sites in Clapham and Brixton, in partnership with This is Clapham and Art on the Underground. Over the course of a year, artworks will appear at various locations including neighbouring LGBTQ+ venue Two Brewers, the façade of Studio Voltaire, Brixton Underground station, and other temporary locations.Read More
This series of talks, screenings, readings and performances forms part of the public programme accompanying Putti’s Pudding, an exhibition of works by Cookie Mueller and Vittorio Scarpati (9 September–12 November 2017). Contributors include, Juliette Blightman, Alice Butler, Bonnie Camplin, Philip–Lorca diCorcia, Charlie Fox, Martin Hargreaves, David Hoyle, Olivia Laing, Huw Lemmey, Martin Myrone, Sophie Robertson, Sarah Schulman, Edward Thomasson, Isabel Waidner and Linda Yablonsky.Read More
Performance: David Hoyle, RESPONSE
Wednesday 25 October 2017, 8.30PM
Avant–garde cabaret artist David Hoyle presents RESPONSE a new performance in response to Putti’s Pudding and Rainbow Aphorisms. In this new work, Hoyle will create a beyond–verbal space which explores the terrain of illness through healing, sound and ritual.Book Here
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