Tuesday 25 March, 7pm
A presentation by curator Sabel Gavaldon on his exhibition and ongoing research project, exploring the potential of gesture and style as forms of semiotic resistance, adopted by subordinate groups and political minorities. Gavaldon will talk about the impact of the moving image on the scientific representation of gesture, as well as its relation to the colonial economies of modernity. He will also present the work of artists who excavate political histories and cultural struggles that traverse the different languages of gesture, style and bodily attitudes, including Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Mark Leckey, Karen Mirza & Brad Butler, and Ultra-red, focusing on their engagement with social practices such as the House/Ballroom scene.
Sabel Gavaldon (b. 1985, Barcelona) is an independent curator and researcher. He is currently organising several research-led exhibitions in Spain and the UK, including group show, Llocs comuns (Commonplaces), at Can Felipa, Barcelona (2014); and Contratiempos, CaixaForum (2014), which comprises artworks from the La Caixa Collection. Recent curatorial projects include A Museum of Gesture, which was first presented at La Capella, Barcelona (2013). He graduated from the Curating Contemporary Art programme at the Royal College of Art, London, in 2012.