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Please join us this Thursday 25 January, 6.30-8.30pm for the opening of Lydia Ourahmane’s exhibition, The you in us, a new commission and the artist’s first solo exhibition in a UK institution. Comprising installation, sculpture and sound, the exhibition continues Ourahmane’s ongoing engagement with the emotional, psychological and political charge of material and place. Influenced by time spent living and working from her family home in Oran, Algeria, Ourahmane’s exhibition investigates transformation through sonic and sculptural registers. To find out more about the exhibition, please click here.      

As part of the commissioning process, a programme of events has been devised in collaboration with Ourahmane, including talks at the gallery and offsite events at local schools and partner organisations. Please join us on Friday 26 January, 4pm, when Youssef Ourahmane will respond to Ourahmane’s exhibition, expanding on the narrative behind Ourahmane’s new work, In the Absence of our Mothers (2015-18), part of her new Chisenhale Gallery commission. For more information on all of the events and how to book, please click here.    

A reading list of texts, books and audio/video material has been compiled in collaboration with Ourahmane to accompany her exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery. This resource expands on ideas raised through Ourahmane’s new commission. Included are texts by writers investigating ideas of otherness, migration and trauma in the context of sociology, political theory, literature and studies in health and psychology. Also included are essays on the qualities and effects of sound; press articles and reviews on Ourahmane’s previous works; and links to audio/video material that provide reference and further context to the work. To download this resource, please click here.  

Chisenhale programme alumni and forthcoming programme participants with shows recently opened include Corin Sworn at Koppe Astner, Dundee; Lawrence Abu Hamdan, as part of Hammer Projects at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Banu Cennetoğlu, whose work is included as part of Stories of Almost Everyone, a group exhibition opening at the Hammer Museum on Sunday. Stop Play Record alumna Ayo Akingbade is at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, this week as a recipient of the Sundance Ignite Fellowship programme for emerging filmmakers.

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