The Canning Gallery is an artist-run gallery in East London

No Place Like Home
KV Duong and Hoa Dung Clerget
4th – 29th May 2022
Field of Action
Performative Drawings & Paintings
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THE VIEW FROM NOWHERE
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“Is there a Vietnamese identity in contemporary art?”

Part of ‘No Place like Home’

Join us on Sunday May 22nd to find out more. We will ask the audience for your experience and thoughts. Topics include the notion of home, Asian diaspora, migration, cultural assimilation etc. We have a great lineup for you including:

  • Anna Nguyen who is the Community Producer at Museum of the Home
  • Dan Vo who is an Educator at Sotheby’s Institute of Art 
  • Owen Hewitson (PhD, Psychoanalysis) and Honorary Psychotherapist
  • And Hoa Dung Clerget & KV Duong

No RSVP required. All are welcome. But do let us know so that we can gauge numbers.

Rumour is that Hoa will make some Vietnamese food for the audience to share. 🍚

Panel Discussion: Sun 22nd May
12-5pm (3pm discussion)

https://www.kvduong.com/

Through collaborative work KV and Hoa Dung will provide a platform for reflection on the topics of the home, not just as a dwelling place and, “location, but also as a set of experiences and emotions that are continually recreated through the practices of those who inhabit it.” What are the objects that can recreate the feeling of belonging and identity ? How do we invest these mundane objects with a religious and spiritual symbolism to create a liminal space and product of an encounter between different cultures?

Friday/Saturday viewing by appointment only. 

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Previous exhibitions

Featuring the artists:

Field of Action

Performative Drawings & Paintings. A Draw to Perform project at Canning Gallery, London, March 2022
CANNING GALLERY 5TH March – 20TH March 2022
Day of Live Performances – Sat 5 March 12:00 – 18:00

‘Field of Action’ is an art project at the Canning Gallery, curated by Draw to Perform‘s founder and director Ram Samocha. The project will start on Saturday 5th March with a day of live drawing and painting performances by 13 local and international artists.

The remains of these performances will be installed and displayed in the gallery space for two weeks, allowing gallery visitors the opportunity of looking at them not only in the context of live art products but also as independent works of art that were uniquely created live in the gallery space and not in the artist’s studio.

Featuring the artists 

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THE VIEW FROM NOWHERE

A VISTA DO NADA
DER BLICK AUS DEM NICHTS
LA VUE DE NULLE PART
CANNING GALLERY 20TH JANUARY – 29TH JANUARY 2022

Can there ever really be a view from nowhere? or are we always locked into our own individual subjective view?
This show, taken from the title of Thomas Nagel’s book, explores whether it’s possible or even desirable to reconcile the objective & the subjective.
The solution is not to inhibit the objectifying impulse, but to insist that it live alongside the internal perspectives that cannot be either discarded or objectified.
Featuring artists who work across multiple mediums this show celebrates the power & intensity of the illogical & the irrational, the skewed & the idiosyncratic. A rich, textured, magical and strange world that defies the flat, deterministic world of rational objectivity. Featuring the artists 

  • Ahmad El-Darsh
  • Katie Dunn
  • Christian Soukias
  • Malcolm Litson
  • Luiza Muchado
  • Edward Smith
  • Jacqueline Weir
  • Tony Mills
  • James Reynolds
Photos from the opening

Private View:

Thursday 28th October 2021 6.30pm—9.30pm

MUSIC BY DJ ABIGAIL BAILEY

28th October 2021

“WHEN STARS COLLIDE”

featuring

BILLY CHAINSAW

JENIFER ENGLISH

JRoldan

MARTY THORNTON

Photos from the opening

6th October – 29th October 2021

Newham’s Black Football Players through the Years

Free Football Exhibition

Monday–Friday by appointment

Saturdays Open Day noon–3pm

As featured on Talk Sport:

“Coming in from the Cold” a talk by Andrew Spence

Sony Radio Academy award-winning producer, Andrew Spence from the Black-owned production company Unedited, will give a talk about the radio documentary podcast series he produced and created called, Coming in from the Cold.

The six-part documentary, supported by the Audio Content Fund, tells the history of the rise of Black footballers in the English men’s game.

This exhibition generated loads of school visits to the Canning Gallery:

9th September – 3rd October 2021

Materials And Process

Diana Burch • KV Duong • Chris Horner • Geraldine Van Heemstra

Private view Thursday 9th September 6–9pm

Watch the artist’s talk on Instagram

23rd July — 30th August 2021

GHOSTS: The Great Unidentifiable

Do those young spirits capped under veils of secrecy, corruption and dirty business know? Do they know distress? Fear? Hunger and thirst? Aloneness and helplessness? Abuse? Exploitation? Doug Jack Jones & Yelnats invite you to contemplate these questions in GHOSTS: The Great Unidentifiable, a sculptural installation from Friday 23 July 2021 at The Canning Gallery.