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2016:

Manifesta 11 The European biennial of contemporary art

11 June -18 September 2016, Zurich, Switzerland

The Historical Exhibition: Sites Under Construction
What do you want to be when you grow up?' From early childhood on, work is thought of as something of essential importance for personal desires. The profession we select plays a central role in the development of our identity, in how we speak, behave and relate to other people. The question: 'What do you do for money?' is the starting point for the curatorial concept of Manifesta 11.

Next to the Joint Ventures, the new artistic productions, the curated section of Manifesta 11 brings together artistic positions from the past and the present to examine how work can be subject of artistic reflection. At the same time, the selected works illuminate the concrete working conditions under which art is produced.

The Historical Exhibition: Sites Under Construction gathers artworks and non-art-specific materials from the past fifty years. The show, curated by Christian Jankowski and Francesca Gavin, is divided into eleven chambers. These are inspired by the intersections between private and public, the personal and the professional, and examine how and why artists portray the working process and relations that they face and engage in.

I will be exhibiting works from the Fire Scene Series, made whilst Artist in Residence at the UK Fire Service College from 2006-7.

Pickpocket - A Professional Development Workshop for Artists
Performance
Guild of Artists
The Cabaret der Künstler – Zunfthaus Voltaire

During Manifesta 11, Cabaret Voltaire will be transformed into a guildhall for artists called Cabaret der Künstler – Zunfthaus Voltaire. It is inspired by traditional guilds, where likeminded people collectively represent their profession. The Cabaret der Künstler – Zunfthaus Voltaire will be home to the newly founded Guild of Artists.

What people do for money is not always legal, and in a subversive act Christophe Ambre has recontextualised his expertise to become a consultant in his field to the police. Christophe describes his skill as an 'art' and has performed in the National Gallery in London and many other major European venues.

A pressing question implied but not addressed directly by the Biennial theme is, How can artists make a living? Now, more than ever, artists without financial support need to widen their skills portfolio to be market ready. Christophe will promote the value of generating alternative streams of income from creative talent.

I will work with Christophe on the content of the presentation providing insight into the economic downturn in arts funding and this decline in income for artists will provide a backdrop to the performance.

Christophe will demonstrate his skill in pickpocketing. He will provide practical tips on how to creatively remove valuable items from collectors, gallery directors and funders. Christophe will advise artists on how to avoid being a victim of pickpockets while they are thinking about artistic matters.


2015:

Revelations - Experiments in Photography
20th March - 13th September 2015
Media Space, Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD

Muzzle Flash will be exhibitied in Revelations at the Science Museum's Media Space. The show explores the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art in this major new exhibition, featuring some of the rarest images from the pioneers of photography.

From the 1840s, scientists were using photography as a device to record and measure phenomena which lay beyond human vision. The aesthetic beauty of this early photography and the revolutionary techniques developed for scientific study, shaped the history of photography and heavily influenced modern and contemporary art photographers.

Revelations showcases some of the earliest photographic images from the National Photography Collection by figures such as William Henry Fox Talbot and Eadweard Muybridge alongside striking works by modern and contemporary artists including Harold Edgerton and Hiroshi Sugimoto .

On display for the very first time will be an original photographic print of X-Ray, the earliest recorded images of the moon and 19th century photographs capturing the hidden beauty of electrical discharges.

Revelations - video with the curators discussing my work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVxWVt1VQhI

BBC Radio 4 Today Programme Sarah Pickering & Ben Burbridge Interviewed about the exhibition Revelations, April 2015

REFOCUS Commission & Prize for Photography
June saw the launch of my giant Public Artwork, Match in Stockton-on-Tees.

The REFOCUS commission, and the ongoing Prize, aims to re-position photography as a medium which is able to work on multiple levels – as transitory, but also long-term, as something that is a democratic tool, but also an artform.

The 38 metre wide artwork is installed in a prominent riverside location of Stockton-on-Tees' Castlegate Shopping Centre and will be on view until summer 2017.

Using John Walkers' notes, I asked Dr McGinnis to recreate the original formula of John Walker's Congreve match to make a replica for the commission photograph. John Walker invented and sold the first ever friction matches in 1827 in Stockton. The fact that this invention coincided with the production of the first ever photograph by Niépce in 1827 is a wonderful connection that inspired my commission. The convenient production of fire and light in the form of a matchstick, and the fixing of light in a photograph is brought together in the final image.

A video interview with myself and Dr Joe McGinnis can be viewed at this link.

mima Print Edition
I have made an edition of 50 prints for mima to coincide with the REFOCUS Prize and commission. Edition prints are 1 to 1 scale photographs of John Walker's Congreve Friction Match from c1827.  The archival pigment prints are available unframed or framed in dark stained and waxed ash with museum glass. Editions prices will increase as each 10 are sold. £195.00 unframed, £360.00 framed.

Contact mima's shop to purchase: 01642 931232
http://www.visitmima.com/

Staging Disorder
London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6SB

26 January – 12 March 2015

Curated by Christopher Stewart and Esther Teichmann, Staging Disorder explores the contemporary representation of the real in relation to modern conflict.

The exhibition includes selected images from seven photographic series that were made independently of each other near the start of the new millennium: Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin’s ‘Chicago’, Geissler/Sann’s ‘personal kill’, Claudio Hils’ ‘Red Land Blue Land’, An-My Lê’s ’29 Palms’, Richard Mosse’s ‘Airside’, Sarah Pickering’s ‘Public Order’ and Christopher Stewart’s ‘Kill House’

Staging Disorder Symposium
27th January 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Main Lecture Theatre. Free to Attend.

Convened by Esther Teichmann and Christopher Stewart, including the following speakers:
Sarah Pickering, Beate Geissler (Geissler/Sann), Alexandra Stara, Paul Lowe, Jennifer Good, Paul Tebbs, Pratap Rughani, Cathy Lane and Angus Carlyle

Staging Disorder - Publication eds Christopher Stewart & Esther Teichmann
Contributors: David Campany, Howard Caygill, Jennifer Good, Adam Jasper, An-My Lê, Alexandra Stara, Christopher Stewart, Esther Teichmann
Black Dog Publishing 2015
Paperback. 128 pages. 63 b/w and colour illustrations. 28.0 x 23.0 cm / 11.0 x 9.0 in.
ISBN13: 978-1-910433-15-7
http://blackdogonline.com/photography/staging-disorder.html


Director’s Cut: Recent Photography Gifts to the NCMA
 
East Building, Level A, Photography Galleries, North Carolina Museum of Art
April 4–September 13, 2015
 
Director’s Cut features a selection of photographs from recent gifts to the Museum in honor of Dr. Lawrence Wheeler’s 20th anniversary as director of the North Carolina Museum of Art.
These gifts are a significant addition to the Museum’s photography collection and feature iconic images by many ground-breaking photographers of the 20th century, along with innovative works by contemporary photographers. Ranging in date from 1967 to 2013, the photographs depict a wide variety of subject matter, including Elvis conventions, minor league baseball, self-portraits, the southern landscape, and views of Cuba and New York. The photographers in the exhibition explore an array of photographic techniques and approaches, including traditional gelatin-silver prints, digital prints, Polaroids, and straight photography as well as overtly manipulated and constructed images.
Artists in the exhibition include Uta Barth, William Christenberry, Alex Harris, Frank Hunter, Bill Jacobson, Simen Johan, Andrew Moore, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Sarah Pickering, and Kerry Skarbakka, among others.

Solo Exhibition:
Art & Antiquities at Derby Museum and Art Gallery
13th March - 26th April 2015

FORMAT Festival - Evidence

In Art and Antiquities the viewer is presented with a body of photographs, a series of objects and a HD 2 minute looped film in response to a museum exhibition on Fakes and Forgeries organised by the Art and Antiquities Unit of the Metropolitan Police. Working with the fakes and forgeries evidence archive at Scotland Yard, Pickering has researched one of the most notorious art forgers in history, Shaun Greenhalgh.

Format Festival has a fantastic programme of exhibitions and events with over 300 photographers participating at various venues around Derby.

Format Conference

FORMAT15 Conference
10 April, 9:30am – 5:30pm (registration begins at 9am)
QUAD, Cinema 1
Passes: £60, £45 concessions (QUAD members, over 60s, unwaged, student)
Refreshments and a light-lunch will be included

For FORMAT15 we present an interdisciplinary conference at QUAD that takes as its starting point the main festival theme of ‘Evidence’. As one of the Selected Speakers I will be discussing my Art & Antiquities work within a broader discussion that explores the multi-faceted ways in which ‘Evidence’ can be gathered, examined, re-contextualised and disseminated. The conference day will feature talks by key invited speakers, panel discussions, PechaKucha sessions, culminating with a plenary.

The conference will cover work encompassing photography, moving image and the use of existing archives, teasing out further themes relating to the main Festival theme, such as: ‘Evidence & the Political’; ‘Heritage’, ‘Authenticity’, ‘Photojournalism’ and ‘Science’. The conference is presented in collaboration with QUAD, the University of Derby and the Digital and Material Arts Research Centre, University of Derby.


Symposium: Duplicata
Rye Creative Centre
30th June 2015 12.30 - 4.30
Rye Creative Centre’s third annual Symposium was organised by Nina Rodin to coincide with her exhibition.  The Symposium, titled Duplicata comprised an afternoon of talks and discussions around the theme of Fakes and Forgery and we were delighted to present an impressive group of expert speakers, all of international repute:- Nina Rodin is an artist and director of the Trelex residency in Geneva, Vernon Rapley is Director of Security at the V&A and former Head of the Art & Antiques Unit at New Scotland Yard, Chris Cleere is an antiques restorer and archeological conservationist, Sarah Pickering is an established artist and Teaching Fellow in Photography at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL and Sarah Knill-Jones is a visual artist dividing her time between London and Baku, Azerbaijan.

2014:

Publication:
The Photographer's Playbook

My assignment The Camera Never Lies is one of the 307 Assignments and Ideas, in the Photographers Playbook
edited by Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern. Published by Aperture.
6 x 9 inches 440 pages, paperback 
ISBN 978-1-59711-247-5

Commission:

Seven Nights, Seven Photographers Artangel & Guardian Commission to make a photographic response to Ryoji Ikeda’s installation, Spectra

2013:


Aim & Fire DLI Museum & Durham Art Gallery, 18th October 2013 - 12th January 2014

“Aim”, “shoot” and “fire”; the language of the gun is shared with that of photography and film. It’s not surprising that the camera and gun evolved together. In the 1880’s cameras with sequential frames for time and motion studies were made from modified guns with a rotating disc of light sensitive film recording in the place of the bullet that would have frozen motion.

Locus+, in partnership with NEPN and Durham Art Gallery are proud to present Aim & Fire, the first solo exhibition of work by Sarah Pickering in the North East.  Aim & Fire will include works from Explosion, Fire Scene and Incident as well as Celestial Objects, a new commission by Locus+, in partnership with the North East Photography Network. 

Celestial Objects, by Sarah Pickering, has been made by photographing a revolver fired in total darkness.  Each photographic exposure captures the entirety of a gunshot from start to finish.
The gap between truth and what we understand to be truth is a fascination that runs through Pickering’s practice.  The Celestial Objects series continues this investigation, referencing images of deep space, cinematic special effects and the skies of Romantic painters such as John Martin, positioning itself between the objective facts of a documentary photograph and imagined reality.

www.locusplus.org.uk
www.thesocialnepn.co.uk


Living in the Ruins of the Twentieth Century, UTS Gallery, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
16 April – 17 May 2013

Living in the Ruins of the Twentieth Century is a celebration of curiosity through the profound and the mundane.Presenting a vision of the twentieth century as a history of false starts, obsolete technologies, and unrealised utopias, “Living in the Ruins” is an archaeological dig into the material culture that shapes our present. In association with Cabinet, curators Adam Jasper and Holly Williams draw together objects from art, science, and ethnography in an investigation of the ruins, remnants, and ill-fated prototypes that defined a century already far enough in the past to be foreign to us, but close enough that we still have no fitting monuments for it.

“Living in the Ruins” creates a contemporary Wunderkammer that traverses diverse themes from islands to explosions and giant spheres. The exhibition will be anchored by a reading room of Cabinet publications (the only complete collection in Australia) and will be accompanied by a print and online project developed by Zoe Sadokierski and a colloquium on post-disciplinary curation facilitated by Lizzie Muller.

The exhibition combines artefacts from the Macleay Museum and the University of Sydney, the Museum of Old and New Art, the Westpac Archives and the Powerhouse Museum with articles from Cabinet and works by Australian and International artists.

With artworks by Daniel Knorr, Patrick Pound, Gianni Motti, Hany Armanious, Maria Friberg , Roman Signer, Sarah Pickering, Nicholas Mangan, Vicky Browne, the Institute of Critical Zoologists, Jaki Middleton & David Lawrey, David Haines & Joyce Hinterding, Michael Stevenson, Alex Gawronski, Nadia Wagner, Matthew Shannon, Lillian O’Neil and others.

Supported by The Centre For Contemporary Design Practice

livingintheruins.net

art.uts.edu.au/gallery


Online Publications:
MAKE8ELIEVE Issue #3 on the theme OIL
http://issuu.com/make8elieve/docs/m8-03?e=4331330/2621490#DDDDDD

Tengen Issue #4
http://issuu.com/tengenmag/docs/tengenissue4


2012:

An Orchestrated Vision - The Theater of Contemporary Art Photography, St Louis Art Museum, USA.
February 19th - May 13th 2012
The Theater of Contemporary Photography is a compelling survey of contemporary photographers, many presented in St. Louis for the first time. Seen together, the works reveal the remarkable potential of the photographic medium in contemporary artistic practice. On view will be over 40 works from an international group of artists which includes Thomas Struth, Carrie Mae Weems, and Gregory Crewdson. These photographers have focused on the elements of scene setting and directing to meticulously construct environments that are mesmerizing in their large scale, absorbing in their uncanny beauty, and haunting in their elusive meaning. They inventively exploit photography's unique capacity to operate in the boundaries between fact and fiction. Each image is the product of the painstaking execution of the ambitious vision of the artist.

Curated by Eric Lutz, associate curator of prints, drawings and photographs, with Ann-Maree Walker, research assistant, An Orchestrated Vision: The Theater of Contemporary Photography will be on view in the Main Exhibition Galleries.

www.slam.org

Hijacked III - Contemporary Photography from Australia and the United Kingdom, 3rd March - 6th May 2012

Major survey exhibition and publication featuring the best photographic talents from or within Australia and the United Kingdom.
Known for halting the status quo, arresting the scene and exploding a new perspective on the practices of contemporary photography, this third edition of the biennale Hijacked series explores the world through the eyes and works of 32 international photographers from or within the United Kingdom and Australia. Also featuring a series of specially commissioned films about participating photographers.
Take a trip into the fantastic and foreboding worlds of artists from opposite sides of the globe. From oblique takes on portraiture and collage to snapshots of society at its best and worst, these far reaching photographic practices question what it means to look, catch or construct images for the 21st century. A fleeting glimpse into the life and times of both countries and beyond, Hijacked 3 disrupts the way you think about photography.
The exhibition will show simultaneously in QUAD with a partner version at PICA in Perth Australia. Events will include live link ups for workshops, artists talks.
Curated by Louise Clements, Mark McPherson & Leigh Robb.
Featuring:
AUS - Tony Albert | Warwick Baker | Bindi Cole | Christopher Day | Tarryn Gill & Pilar Mata Dupont | Toni Greaves | Petrina Hicks | Alin Huma | Katrin Koenning | David Manley | Jesse Marlow |Tracey Moffatt |Justin Spiers | Michelle Tran | Christian Thompson | Michael Ziebarth
UK - Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin | Natasha Caruana | Maciej Dakowicz | Melinda Gibson | Leonie Hampton | Rasha Kahil | Seba Kurtis | Trish Morrissey | Laura Pannack | Sarah Pickering | Zhao Renhui | Simon Roberts | Helen Sear | Luke Stephenson | Wassink & Lundgren | Tereza Zelenkova
Supported by:
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.


Publication: Radical History Review 2012 Volume 2012, Number 114: 7-18
Reflections: Eye on the Street
Photography in Urban Public spaces
by Jennifer Tucker
Jennifer Tucker discusses work from my Public Order series.


Online publication and Audiobook:
Moby Dick Big Read

Commisioned Work for Chapter 36: The Quarter-Deck
http://www.mobydickbigread.com/chapter-36-the-quarter-deck/
 
Philosophy of Photography, Volume 3, Number 1, December 2012, pp. 121-139(19)
Art photography at the ‘End of Temporality’ Ben Burbridge
http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-issue,id=2348/

Public Relations
Imaging the City - Cardiff

Photographic Publication with Paul Shambroom, Dan Holdsworth and Martin Parr commissioned by SAFLE & St Davids 2 with Visiting a Visiting Fellowship in association with the Centre for Photographic Research (CPR), University of Wales, Newport

2011:

Group Exhibition: La Vie Mode D'Emploi / Life a User's Manual, Meessen De Clercq Gallery, Brussels September 10th - October 15th 2011 With work from Ignasi Aballí | A Kassen | Nina Beier | Alighiero Boetti | Sarah Bostwick | Mariana Castillo Deball | Susan Collis | Lieven De Boeck | Marjolijn Dijkman | Patrick Everaert | Hreinn Fridfinnsson | Dora Garcia | Sofia Hultén | Michael Johansson | Kris Martin | Jorge Méndez Blake | Jonathan Monk | Sarah Ortmeyer | Cornelia Parker | Claudio Parmiggiani | Sarah Pickering | Kirsten Pieroth | Wilfredo Prieto | Evariste Richer | Damien Roach | Sylvain Rousseau | Fabrice Samyn | Katrín Sigurdardóttir | Mungo Thomson | Rachel Witheread
www.meessendeclercq.be

Group Exhibition: Signs of a Struggle: Photography in the Wake of Postmodernism, Victoria & Albert Museum, London 11th August - 27th November 2011 This display explores photographs that make reference to themselves, other media and texts, and demonstrates how such Postmodernist approaches to photography have persisted for over 30 years.  Spanning the mid-1970s to the present day, it shows work by some of the most influential artists associated with Postmodernism, such as Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince, alongside more recent work by Anne Hardy, Clare Strand, Sarah Pickering and others.

Group Exhibition: Landscape Sublime, North Carolina Museum of Art, USA June 5th - November 13th 2011
http://ncartmuseum.org/

Group Exhibition: History Painting Now, Art Sensus Gallery, London May 6th – June 4th, 2011
With work from Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin | David Birkin | Jeremy Hutchinson | Guillaume Paris | Sarah Pickering | Tess Hurrell

Group Exhibition: Angry Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam 22nd January - 13th June 2011
With work from Annette Behrens | Nisrine Boukhari | Mohamed Bourouissa | Daya Cahen | Yvon Chabrowski | Ad van Denderen | Rineke Dijkstra | Willie Doherty | Eva Frapiccini | Jasper Groen | Johan Grimonprez | Susan van Hengstum | Runo Lagomarsino & Johan Tirén | Eva Leitolf | Aernout Mik | Mirko Martin | Monica Nouwens | Corinne Englert & Isabel Morgen & Cora Piantoni | Sarah Pickering | Adriaan van der Ploeg | Astrid Proll | Julian Röder | Allan Sekula | Jules Spinatsch | Joel Sternfeld | Ari Versluis & Ellie Uyttenbroek | Yumosh | Tobias Zielony
www.nederlandsfotomuseum.nl

Solo Exhibition: Art & Antiquities April 30 - June 11 2011, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels

Art Brussels 28 April - 1st May 2011, Meessen De Clercq, stand 3c-18

www.meessendeclercq.be

2010:

Locate Jerwood Visual Art commission Sarah Pickering, Aura Satz and Mel Brimfield curated by Sarah Williams

Sarah Pickering's photographs allow the viewer to experience institutional representations of the real world. For Locate Pickering has created a new body of photographs in response to a museum exhibition on Fakes and Forgeries organised by the Art and Antiquities Unit of the Metropolitan Police. Working with the fakes and forgeries archive at Scotland Yard she has researched one of the most notorious art forgers in history, Shaun Greenhalgh. The exhibition installation takes the form of a museum space consisting of a number of different photographic approaches including: a staged image of one of Greenhalgh's forgeries in a replica of his living room, photographs of a representation Greenhalgh shed at the V&A exhibition and scanned images taken by Greenhalgh himself which he used as a tool to sell his forgeries on to galleries and museums worldwide. The installation also comprises of publications that represent a Gauguin faun, a forgery created by Greenhalgh, with texts and interpretations written by experts interpreting the work as if it were genuine. Props constructed by the BBC, that appeared in a documentary dramatization of the Greenhalgh story will be shown alongside a salt print of the Armana Princess on loan from the V&A for the duration of the exhibition.

August 11th – September 12th 2010
www.jerwoodvisualarts.org

Revealing Evidence Sarah Pickering and Shelley Goldsmith, PM Gallery and House, Ealing, London September 15th – October 23rd 2010
www.ealing.gov.uk/

Locus+ Commission Spring 2011
www.locusplus.org.uk

Incident Control - Sarah Pickering Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago
April 9th - June 20th 2010

Monograph - Sarah Pickering: Explosions, Fires, and Public Order
Aperture (15 Mar 2010) ISBN-10: 1597111236
www.aperture.org/

2009

Group Exhibition - MANIPULATING REALITY. How Images Redefine the World
(25 September 2009 – 17 January 2010)
Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

A project by CCCS. Scientific Committee:
Martino Marangoni, Franziska Nori, Brett Rogers, Luminita Sabau

Thursday September 24th 2009 at 7 pm Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina
Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza Strozzi, Firenze

Artists
Olivo Barbieri, Sonja Braas, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Gregory Crewdson, Thomas Demand, Elena Dorfman, Christiane Feser, Andreas Gefeller, Andreas Gursky, Beate Gütschow, Osang Gwon, Tatjana Hallbaum, Ilkka Halso, Robin Hewlett & Ben Kinsley, Rosemary Laing, Aernout Mik, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Sarah Pickering, Moira Ricci, Cindy Sherman, Cody Trepte, Paolo Ventura, Melanie WioraThe CCCS' new exhibition explores the theme of the manipulation and reconstruction of reality through photographic images and videos, in the work of 23 international contemporary artists.Photography and video art have always been based on the conflict between recording reality and, at the same time, becoming themselves a falsification of that reality, a viewpoint that builds a particular image of the world. Today, with the spreading popularity of easy-to-use digital technology, that ambiguity has if anything increased, pushing the conflict between appearance and reality to its outer edges.The material on display in this exhibition, entitled Manipulating Reality, is the work of photographers and video-artists who have developed the potential of these new techniques or who reject post-production procedures, sharing the common aim of playing both with the medium's possibilities and with the viewer's expectations, thus creating totally original visions of the world.

Exhibition hours
Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 8 pm / free Thursday 6 pm – 11 pm / Monday closedA full colour catalogue has been produced to accompany the exhibtion.
www.strozzina.org/manipulatingreality/e_index.php
www.strozzina.org
www.palazzostrozzi.org
Tel. +39 055 2645155

Supported by: Regione Toscana, Provincia di Firenze, Comune di Firenze, Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato e Agricoltura di Firenze, Associazione Partners Palazzo Strozzi and Moleskine

 

Group Show - Manmade: Notions of Landscape from the Lannan Collection New Mexico Museum of Art (Oct 9, 2009 - Jan 3, 2010)

Manmade: Notions of Landscape from the Lannan Collection features the work of nine artists whose work is an exploration of man and the landscape—not landscape in its most literal sense, but landscape as a construction of meanings and relationships that are always morphing, growing, decaying, and exploding. These various facets of landscape include the natural, the cultural, the social, and the political.The Lannan Foundation works related to landscape are never of the sort that is a celebration purely of a sublime or pristine nature; rather they are of the terrain inscribed with all manner of human interaction, including manmade creations meant to guide our way through the oceans, earthworks, human-aided natural disaster, and the theatre of war.The artists in the exhibition are Debbie Fleming Caffery, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Olafur Eliasson, Roni Horn, An-My Lê, Sarah Pickering, Victoria Sambunaris, Robert Smithson, and James Turrell.For more information on the Lannan Foundation and their Visual Arts Program, visit http://www.lannan.org/lf/programs/art/All works Collection Lannan Foundation.

Publication - Hotshoe International Magazine - Sarah Pickering - Fire Scenes Interview with Anthony Luvera. April - May 2009 pp 20-29

Talk - Martin Barnes in conversation with Sarah Pickering & Jem Southam
Friday Late - Victoria and Albert Museum
7pm Hochauser Auditorium
Friday 29th May

Solo Exhibition - Explosion
March 6, 2009 - April 12, 2009
Meessen De Clercq, Brussels
http://www.meessendeclercq.be/

The UK artist Sarah Pickering captured, in her series Explosion, the detonation of bombs as used by the army for training purposes. Her photographs, awarded with several international prizes and soon on show in an exhibition of the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Chicago, underline the terrifying beauty of fire and the evocative force of this physical phenomenon.

Holding Fire
May 8, 2009 – June 20th, 2009
Ffotogallery
Turner House
Plymouth Road
Penarth
CF64 3DM029 2070 8870
http://www.ffotogallery.org/index.php

An exhibition of work from the Explosion and the Incident series.

Group Show - Theatres of the Real
June 18, 2009 – Sept 13, 2009
Foto Museum
Waalse Kaai 47
B-2000 Antwerp
Belgium
tel.: +32 3 242 93 00
http://www.fotomuseum.be/en/The show on ‘British contemporary photography today’ will be installed on the main floor of the Fotomuseum Antwerp. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue published by the FotoMuseum Antwerp edited by David Green, with texts by show curators David Green and Joanna Lowry, and additional texts by David Chandler and Jan Baetens, The catalogue will include extensive sequences of the works in the exhibition ‘Theatres of the Real’.

Photography Collection Gallery
April 30, 2009 – April 2010
V&A museum,
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL
+44 (0)20 7942 2000
http://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/index.html

White Goods from the Incident series will be featured alongside other new acquisitions and works from the museum collection.

Publication - Sarah Pickering - Photographs
Spring 2010 A monograph with Aperture featuring work from the series Explosion, Fire Scene, Incident and Public Order, and other previously unseen work. More details to follow.

Publication & Commission - Imaging the City – Cardiff.
Photographic Book Project with Paul Shambroom, Dan Holdsworth and Martin Parr commissioned by SAFLE & St Davids 2. Publication scheduled for autumn 2009. More details to follow.