Exhibition Events

Maeve Brennan

The Drift
31 March – 4
 June 2017
Opening: Thursday 30 March, 6.30–8.30pm


Tuesday 4 April, 7pm
Maeve Brennan and Erika Balsom, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and Liberal Arts at King’s College London, discuss Brennan’s new commission at Chisenhale Gallery, with reference to experimental documentary film practice and its presentation within the gallery context. There will be a screening of ‘The Drift’ at 6pm prior to this event. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Tuesday 18 April, 7pm
Amara Thornton, Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Archaeology, University College London (UCL), discusses Maeve Brennan’s new commission at Chisenhale Gallery. Drawing on her work on the UCL Filming Antiquity project, Thornton reflects on the preservation and circulation of archaeological artefacts, knowledge and narratives. There will be a screening of ‘The Drift’ at 6pm prior to this event. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Saturday 22 April, 2pm 
Previous moving image works by Maeve Brennan, Super Mechanical (17’, 2012) and Jerusalem Pink (40’, 2016), are screened in our studio space. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Friday 5 May, 7pm
Clore Study Room, Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Maeve Brennan is joined in conversation by Dr Paul Newson, Department of History and Archaeology, American University of Beirut, and Laura Jones, Culture in Crisis programme, V&A to discuss the destruction of cultural heritage in conflict zones, the value of preservation and illicit trade. This event is organised in conjunction with the V&A’s Culture in Crisis programme, and moderated by Salma Tuqan, Contemporary Middle East Curator, V&A. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Thursday 11 May, 7pm
Selected and introduced by Sharna Pax, a screening of Blackboards (Samira Makhmalbaf, 2000, 85’) is presented in association with MUBI. Shot near the Iran-Iraq border, Blackboards centres on a group of displaced teachers, who wander the mountains of Kurdish Iran, and the itinerant communities they encounter. Sharna Pax is a film collective that works between the fields of visual art, anthropology and documentary and comprises Maeve Brennan, Therese Henningsen and Tinne Zenner. MUBI is an online, curated cinema. In association with Brennan’s exhibition, MUBI are offering Chisenhale audiences a month free at mubi.com/chisenhale
There will be a screening of ‘The Drift’ at 6pm prior to this event. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Friday 19 May, 9-10.30am 
An early morning viewing of Maeve Brennan’s exhibition with an introduction to the work by Rachael Baskeyfield, Offsite and Education Assistant at Chisenhale Gallery. Coffee and cakes are generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute. Free to attend, no booking required.

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 rachael.baskeyfield@chisenhale.org.uk for further information. Please be advised that two weeks’ notice is required in order to confirm an interpreter.