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Maeve Brennan, The Drift (2017). HD video with sound, 50′ 29” (video still). Produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London and Spike Island, Bristol. Commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery; Spike Island; The Whitworth, The University of Manchester; and Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore. Courtesy of the artist.

Please join us this coming Friday 5 May at 7pm when Maeve Brennan will be in conversation with Dr Paul Newson, Department of History and Archaeology, American University of Beirut, and Laura Jones, Culture in Crisis programme, Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A). Together they will 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. Please note, this event will take place offsite in the Clore Study Room at the V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL. 

Forthcoming exhibition events include a screening of Blackboards (Samira Makhmalbaf, 2000, 85’) selected and introduced by Sharna Pax on Thursday 11 May at 7pm, and an introduction to Maeve Brennan’s The Drift by Rachael Baskeyfield, Offsite and Education Assistant at Chisenhale Gallery, on Friday 19 May at 9am. For more information on all of our events, please click hereThis Thursday 4 May, the gallery will be open until 9pm in conjunction with First Thursdays. Screenings of Maeve Brennan’s film, The Drift, will begin at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. 

Chisenhale programme alumni with shows opening this week include Mark Leckey at SMK – National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen; Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at the New Museum, New York; and Céline Condorelli at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. This Friday 5 May Amalia Pica will perform Asamble (2015) at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. On Saturday, Edward Thomasson and Lucy Beech’s Art Now commission, Together, opened at Tate Britain, London. Thomasson took part in the Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency between 2012-2014. To read about the artists’ Chisenhale Gallery commissions and to find out more about our historic programme, please visit our Archive.

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