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Thank you to everyone who joined us for the opening of Luke Willis Thompson’s exhibition, autoportrait, which is now open until 27 August, Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6pm. On the first Thursday of each month the gallery has extended opening hours until 9pm. Photos are from the opening, by Mark Blower.

Thank you also to everyone who joined us last Saturday to hear Luke Willis Thompson in conversation with Polly Staple. Forthcoming exhibition events include an early morning viewing of autoportrait with an introduction by Ellen Greig, Exhibitions and Events Curator at Chisenhale Gallery, on Friday 30 June, 9-10.30am. On Thursday 6 July at 7pm there is a talk by Peter Shand, Head of School, Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland. All events are free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place, please visit our Eventbrite page here. Please click here for more information on all of the events.    

A reading list has been compiled in collaboration with Luke Willis Thompson to accompany his exhibition, autoportrait, at Chisenhale Gallery. This resource expands on ideas raised through Thompson’s new commission. Included are news articles and court documents that report on the case of Philando Castile and Diamond Reynolds; essays and books that provide reference and further context to the work; an interview between Thompson and Tobi Haslett; and a review of his most recent work, Cemetery of Uniforms and Liveries (2016), produced during his Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency (2016-17). To download this resource, please click here. 

Chisenhale programme alumni with recently opened exhibitions include Aleksandra Mir at Modern Art Oxford; Donald Rodney at South London Gallery, whose work is included in the group show The Place is Here; Clare Woods at Dundee Contemporary Arts; and Shen Xin, who is in the 89plus exhibition Americans 2017 at LUMA Westbau, Switzerland. Forthcoming Chisenhale Gallery artist Hannah Black is included in the group show Work it, feel it!, Kunsthalle Wien’s contribution to the Vienna Biennale 2017.

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