Exhibition Events

Lydia Ourahmane

The you in us
26 January – 25 March 2018

Opening: Thursday 25 January 2018, 6.30 – 8.30pm


As part of the commissioning process, a programme of discursive events has been devised in collaboration with Lydia Ourahmane, including talks at the gallery and offsite events at local schools and partner organisations.  

Friday 26 January, 4pm
Youssef Ourahmane responds to Lydia Ourahmane’s exhibition, expanding on the narrative behind Ourahmane’s new work, In the Absence of our Mothers (2015-18), part of her new Chisenhale Gallery commission. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.  

Wednesday 31 January, 7pm
Lydia Ourahmane is joined in conversation by Venetia Porter, Assistant Keeper (Curator), Islamic and contemporary Middle East at the British Museum, to discuss Ourahmane’s previous work in relation to her new commission. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.  

Friday 9 February, 9 – 10.30am
An early morning viewing of Lydia Ourahmane’s exhibition, with an introduction to the work by Eliel Jones, Curatorial Assistant: Commissions, at Chisenhale Gallery. Coffee and cakes are generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute.  

Saturday 24 February, 2pm
Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith leads a gallery tour of Lydia Ourahmane’s new exhibition. Mac Giolla Léith is Associate Professor in the School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore at University College Dublin and writes extensively on contemporary art. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.  

Thursday 1 March, 7pm
In conjunction with late night gallery openings across East London, and programmed in association with First Thursdays, Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery, gives an introduction to Ourahmane’s new exhibition. The talk will be followed by a listening event with artist Hiba Ismail, who will translate the lyrics of songs from a selection of 7-inch vinyl by musician Mohamed Belkhayati. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.  

Saturday 3 March, 2pm
The Soundhoppers lead a workshop for families exploring listening and the different properties of sound through play, using a range of soundboxes and games. This workshop is suitable for children aged 5 – 11 years. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.  

Friday 16 March, 7pm
Lydia Ourahmane hosts an evening of live sound performance at her home in Brixton. Doors at 7pm, performances begin at 8pm. Places are limited. Please visit our Eventbrite page to reserve a ticket and receive full details including event location. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

All events are free to attend, unless otherwise stated, but booking is strongly advised. Please visit chisenhale.eventbrite.co.uk or ask at the front desk to make a reservation.    

BSL interpretation for events at Chisenhale Gallery is available on request. Please contact emma.moore@chisenhale.org.uk for further information. Please be advised that two weeks’ notice is required in order to confirm an interpreter.



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