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Luke Willis Thompson, eventually they introduced me to people I immediately recognized would take me out anyway, 2015. Commissioned by the New Museum, New York. Courtesy the artist, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland and Nagel Draxler, Berlin.

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Friday for an early morning viewing of Luke Willis Thompson’s exhibition, autoportrait, with an introduction by Ellen Greig, Exhibitions and Events Curator at Chisenhale Gallery.  

Please join us on Thursday 6 July, 7pm for a talk by Peter Shand, Head of School, Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland. Shand will discuss Luke Willis Thompson’s new commission in relation to his wider practice. The event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place, please visit our Eventbrite page here. Forthcoming events programmed in association with Thompson’s exhibition include a talk by Orit Gat on Saturday 15 July, 2pm, and a screening of Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke, 1967) presented in association with MUBI, on Thursday 27 July, 7pm. Please click here for more information on all of the events.    

Media coverage of Thompson’s exhibition to date includes The Guardian, Evening Standard, Dazed and Noted NZ. To read an interview between Thompson and Emma Moore, Offsite and Education Curator at Chisenhale Gallery, please click here.   

Chisenhale programme alumni with shows recently opened include Ed Atkins, who is participating as part of the Berliner Festspiele, and Shen Xin at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, as part of the BALTIC Artists’ Award 2017.

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