Thank you to everyone who joined us last Friday for an early morning viewing of Park McArthur’s exhibition, which included an introduction to the exhibition by Emma Moore, our Offsite and Education Curator. Coffee and cakes were generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute.
Please join us on Thursday 31 March, 7pm for a new work by Shen Xin titled Forms Escape: Prologue, presented as part of our 21st Century programme. Shen is working with practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism to produce a live event as the prologue to a new moving image work. In this new piece, Shen examines the practice of Tibetan Buddhism in Europe in relation to what she regards as afflictions of contemporary capitalism’s relationship with power, specifically appropriation, objectification and exploitation. For more information and to book a place please click here.
A video of Professor Ella Shohat's talk Orientalist Genealogies: The Split Arab /Jew Figure Revisited, programmed as part of Jumana Manna's exhibition related events series, is now available on our website here. Ella Shohat, Professor of Cultural Studies at New York University, presented a genealogical reading of Orientalist visual culture, tracing contemporary depictions of the Arab /Jewish divide back to representations in 19th century painting and photographs, providing an historical context for critical representations by contemporary artists such as Jumana Manna. This event was programmed in collaboration with The Mosaic Rooms.
We are looking forward to Maria Eichhorn's forthcoming exhibition 5 weeks, 25 days, 175 hours. The exhibition opens on Saturday 23 April, with a one-day symposium exploring ideas raised by the project. The symposium features lectures by Isabell Lorey and Stewart Martin and will be chaired by Andrea Phillips. The abstracts of Lorey and Martin's lectures are now available online here. For more information about the symposium please click here.
We are glad to announce that Camille Henrot's new book Elephant Child, published by König Books and Inventory Press, is now available at Chisenhale Gallery. The book explores Henrot's research and recent body of work, including The Pale Fox, an installation co-commissioned and co-produced by Chisenhale Gallery in partnership with Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Bétonsalon – Centre for art and research, Paris; and Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster. The Pale Fox was exhibited at Chisenhale Gallery in 2014. For more information about the book please click here.
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