Thank you to everyone who has visited Mandy El-Sayegh’s new commission, Cite Your Sources so far. This is the final week to see the exhibition, which continues until Sunday 9 June. To find out more please visit our exhibition page here.
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Thursday for the launch of the new Chisenhale Research e-publication Now Let Us Shift, where Amrita Dhallu was in conversation with Mandy. Together they discussed this new body of research, looking at how curators and other art workers can better support the artistic output of women artists of colour. To learn more about this project, click here. Photos are from the event, by Sam Nightingale.
Forthcoming exhibition events include Merging the Layers, an evening of audio and video works devised by ChisenhaleHz, Chisenhale Gallery’s collective for young people, on Thursday 6 June 7-9pm. Films include Hito Steyerl's Lovely Andrea (2007), Soda Jerk's The Was (2016) and Mahdi Fleifel's 20 Handshakes for freedom (2014). The programme also includes a performative reading by Polina Paniak, member of ChisenhaleHz. This event is programmed in association with First Thursdays, when galleries across east London stay open late on the first Thursday of each month. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.
Chisenhale alumni with recently opened and forthcoming exhibitions include: Luke Willis Thompson’s solo exhibition, Hysterical Strength is now open at GAMeC, Bergamo until 1 September; Donald Rodney is included in Civic Duty, opening at Cell Project Space on 6 June until 21 July; and Jumana Manna's solo exhibition at Tabakalera, San Sebastian, opens on 7 June until 6 October.