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Thank you to everyone who visited Luke Willis Thompson’s exhibition, autoportrait, which came to an end on Sunday. The gallery is currently closed as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition by artist Hannah Black, which opens on Thursday 14 September, 6.30-8.30pm. To find out more, please click here. Chisenhale Gallery’s office is open during our usual hours, Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm.  

To explore audio and video documentation of the engagement programme for Luke Willis Thompson’s exhibition, 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; Orit Gat discussing the difference between photo, image and event, and the anxiety of sharing online; and a conversation between Thompson and Tavia Nyong’o, reflecting on how image production, rather than providing evidence of antiblack violence leading to justice, seems to produce its own economies of suffering and degradation.  

Media coverage of Thompson’s exhibition includes The GuardianArt ReviewEvening StandardDazedNoted NZ and Contemporary HUM.  

Last week, brand new curtains were installed in Chisenhale Gallery’s studio. Thank you very much to Kvadrat and Alice Rawsthorn for making this possible.  

Forthcoming Chisenhale Gallery programme participant Paul Maheke is taking part in Opaque Poetics, Wysing Arts Centre’s annual music festival, this coming Saturday 2 September.

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