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Thank you to everyone who joined us last Friday for the live performance event at Lydia Ourahmane’s home in Brixton. Images are from the event by Sam Nightingale. 

This is the final week of Lydia Ourahmane’s commission, The you in us, at Chisenhale Gallery. The exhibition is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm. Thank you to everyone who has visited the exhibition so far. Selected media coverage includes BOMBElephantThe Art NewspaperStudio InternationalMAP Magazine and this is tomorrow.

To explore audio and video documentation of the exhibition’s Engagement Programme, please click here. Recordings include a talk by Youssef Ourahmane, Lydia Ourahmane’s father, and a gallery tour by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, Associate Professor in the School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore at University College Dublin. 

Films produced by recent Stop Play Record artists Anita Safowaa and Wajahat Hussain will be on view for the first time as part of Playback 2018 at the Institute for Contemporary Arts, London. The festival includes films by Ayo Akingbade, William Glass, Raheela Suleman and Korallia Stergides, who produced new short films with Chisenhale Gallery between 2015 - 2018. Stop Play Record is a three-year initiative for young people aged 16-24 years interested in experimental film. The Playback Festival brings together the work of over 300 emerging artists in an exhibition comprising short experimental films, alongside five days of screenings, live spoken word performances, discussions and practical workshops, on view at the ICA from 21 – 25 March. 

Chisenhale Gallery programme alumni with exhibitions opening this week include: Anthea Hamilton, who is unveiling her Tate Britain Commission on Wednesday; Alex Baczysnki-Jenkins, who is presenting The Hole Together, the fourth Episode of his Chisenhale Gallery commission The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole togetherat the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zürich, this weekend; and Linder, who is opening The House of Fame at Nottingham Contemporary on Saturday. Forthcoming programme participant Lawrence Abu Hamdan is exhibiting work as part of The Abraaj Group Art Prize, opening during Art Dubai this week. Abu Hamdan was awarded the 10th anniversary of the Prize late last year.

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