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21/8/2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Thursday when Tavia Nyong’o, Professor of African American Studies, American Studies and Theatre Studies at Yale University, joined Luke Willis Thompson to discuss his new commission, autoportrait. Photographs from the event are by Sam Nightingale. 

This is the final week of Luke Willis Thompson’s commission, autoportrait, at Chisenhale Gallery. The exhibition is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm. Thank you to everyone who has visited the exhibition so far. Media coverage to date includes Art ReviewThe GuardianEvening StandardDazedNoted NZ and Contemporary HUM.

To explore audio and video documentation of the exhibition’s engagement programme, please click here. Recordings include Thompson discussing autoportrait with Polly Staple, Director of Chisenhale Gallery; Peter Shand, Head of School, Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland, reflecting on Thompson’s commission in relation to his wider practice; and Orit Gat discussing the difference between photo, image and event, and the anxiety of sharing online.

Chisenhale programme alumni, Shen Xin will present her film Provocation of the Nightingale #1 as part of Serpentine Galleries Park Nights 2017 on Friday 25 August at 8pm.


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