C. R. McBerny
C. R. McBerny is a collaborative project that explores how contemporary painting, performance and writing might produce overtly emotional and demonstrative forms of discourse between intimate communities of artists and writers in Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom. Discrete objects and texts have been produced with a relaxed, informal, easy aestheticism in mind, one conducive to the warm non-institutional semi-domestic nature of each venue.

Performances, lectures, workshops and concerts were included in C. R. McBerny’s activities, while a publication was launched in March 2019.

C. R. McBerny includes work by Rosa Aiello, Abel Auer, Kamilla Bischof, Juliette Blightman, Zac Bradley, Max Brand, Kerstin Brätsch, Tim Brennan, Matt Copson, Jeffrey Dennis, Martin Ebner, Jenny Eden, Ida Ekblad, Exael, Peter Friel, Jonathan Gean, Rochelle Goldberg, Paul Gondry, Doris Guo, Hacienda Books, Ian Hartshorne, Donna Huddleston, Yannic Joray, Shelby Jackson, Marie Karlberg, Allison Katz, Yuki Kishino, Kitty Kraus, Veit Laurent Kurz, Zarah Landes, Matt Langan-Peck, David Lawrey and Jaki Middleton, Jonas Lipps, Alastair MacKinven, Liz Magor, Roger Malbert, Lin May Saeed, Dawn Mellor, Alexandra Metcalf, Ariane Müller, Mike Nelson, David Osbaldeston, Krista Peters, Seth Pick, Leah Pires, Michael Pollard, Magnus Quaife, Eileen Quinlan, Ian Rawlinson and Nick Crowe, Benjamin Saurer, Max Schmidtlein, Ben Schumacher, Taketo Shimada, Eric Sidner, Amy Sillman, Brook Sinkinson Withrow, Julian Stalbohm, Harry Stevenson Miller, Stefan Tcherepnin, Stefan Thater, Hanna Törnudd, Myna Trustram, Miriam Vicsaczki, Ellie de Verdier, David Weiss, Issy Wood, and Amelie von Wulffen.

Thursday 14 March 2019
7.00pm to 9.00pm
Launch of ‘C. R. McBerny’
Yum Yum, 70 Tib Street, Manchester, M4 1LG, UK

Wednesday 5 December 2018 to Thursday 28 February 2019
Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD, UK

Saturday 28 April 2018
1pm to 4pm
Zwinglistrasse 4
10555 Berlin, Germany
Exhibition opening and launch of project coincided with Gallery Weekend Berlin 2018
Exhibition dates: April to 13 May 2018

Jeffrey Dennis Ringbinder
Painting: Atoms and Speech Bubbles
Tuesday 23 May 2017
ICA, London
In this panel discussion, chaired by artist and writer Zara Worth, artists Jeffrey Dennis, Kimathi Donkor and Fay Nicolson discussed their work in relation to the expanded field of contemporary painting. Each artist spoke about their individual reference points, as well as how their work negotiates a surface strategy of collage or appropriation of snapshots, magazine images and windows onto popular culture and the everyday, alongside a contemplation of scale of the human in relation to his or her political, historical and molecular context.

Marisa J. Futernick 13 Presidents
13 Presidents was released on 1 September 2016 with a programme of activities that took place in the US and UK during the run-up to the presidential election on 8 November 2016.

This project was made possible with the generous support of Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise, Arts Council England, the British Council, and private donors.

Dublab Radio | 13 Presidents: A Radio Series
Presented by Rice + Toye
Aired December 2016

18 October to 13 November 2016
13 Presidents: A Reading Room Exhibition
Arnolfini, Bristol
To coincide with the US presidential election and the publication of 13 Presidents, a photographic installation of the project.

Tuesday 8 November 2016
ICA, London
An event to celebrate the launch of 13 Presidents at the ICA in London on the night of the US presidential election. The event included readings by Futernick, and a discussion with Ghislaine Leung and Khloe Sjogren-Cath on ideas of failure and absurdity in relation to the American dream, society’s fascination with authority figures, and the ways in which their identities are constructed. The speakers also considered fiction as a strategy across writing, curating and contemporary art.

Saturday 22 October 2016
Arnolfini, Bristol
Exhibition event: Artist’s talk and reading accompanied by a live slide installation.

Thursday 20 October 2016
University College London, Institute for the Americas
Marisa J. Futernick in conversation with Professor Iwan Morgan

Monday 10 October 2016
The British Library
Marisa J. Futernick in conversation with BBC Radio 4’s Justin Webb, presenter of the Today programme. A screening of photographs from the book accompanied the talk.

Friday 16 September 2016
BOOK SHOW, Los Angeles, California
Artist’s talk and reading

Thursday 15 September 2016
Human Resources, Los Angeles, California
Artist’s talk and reading

Saturday 10 September 2016
4.00pm to 6.00pm
COVER Books, Atlanta, Georgia
Artist’s talk and reading for 13 Presidents by Marisa J. Futernick
Hosted by ART PAPERS magazine

Wednesday 7 September 2016
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Artist’s talk and reading for 13 Presidents by Marisa J. Futernick
In the Franklin D. Roosevelt Suite (the President’s dorm room)
Organised by the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies

Tuesday 6 September 2016
6:30 to 8.00pm
Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn
Marisa J. Futernick in conversation with curator Emma Enderby (Public Art Fund and Rice + Toye)

Thursday 1 September 2016
Artist’s talk and reading for 13 Presidents by Marisa J. Futernick
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, New York

Cally Spooner Scripts
Friday 15 July 2016
6.30pm to 10.00pm
Launch of Scripts by Cally Spooner and Disappearing Curtains by Paul Buck
This event included performances and readings by Paul Buck, Alex Cecchetti, David Raymond Conroy, Gil Leung, Daniel O’Sullivan, Hestia Peppe, Sophie Sleigh-Johnson, Cally Spooner and Jesper List Thomsen. It took place at Connor’s Bar, The Hat Factory, 65-67 Bute Street, Luton LU1 2EY, UK

Scott King 
Public Art
Saturday 23 April 2016
7.00pm to 11.00pm
Launch of Public Art by Scott King
This event included an evening of performances in Luton Town Centre that featured Luke Haines, Paul Haworth, Georgia Lucas-Going, Lindsey Mendick, Emily Pope, Tommy Sissons and Gary Stevens. It took place at George II, 70 Bute Street, Luton LU1 2EY, UK

Bob Cobbing and Peter Mayer Concerning Concrete Poetry
Saturday 15 November 2014
4.00pm to 6.00pm
Launch of Concerning Concrete Poetry by Bob Cobbing and Peter Mayer
This event featured American poet Kenneth Goldsmith in conversation with London based curator and writer Andrew Hunt. The conversation was chaired by Rosie Cooper, co-curator of Bob Jubilé. It took place at the Clore Studio, South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH, UK