Upcoming Events

Art and Decolonization

Thursday 18 October 2018. 10:00 – Friday 19 October 2018. 17:30

Our first joint seminar in our 2018–19 collaboration with Museu de Arte de São Paulo will explore the topic of Art and Decolonization. The seminar will provide a forum where cultural theorists, curators and artists from South America, Africa, the United States and Europe can raise questions and formulate proposals for the reinterpretation of exhibitions and museum collections in non-canonical and decolonised ways.

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Histories of Chiang Mai Social Installation

– Thursday 18 October 2018. 15:00

On the occasion of the publication of Artist-to-Artist: Independent Art Festivals in Chiang Mai 1992–98, on Thursday 18 October the book’s editors and contributors will address the multiple histories of Chiang Mai Social Installation in Chiang Mai, co-organised with the Chiang Mai Art Conversation. The event will include presentations by Uthit Atimana, David Morris and David Teh and a performance by Narumol Thammaprusa and a group of children. It will be held in both English and Thai.

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Exhibition Histories Talks: David A. Bailey

– Thursday 18 October 2018. 18:30

We are pleased to announce the sixteenth in our series of talks analysing and contextualising exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible, co-organised with Whitechapel Gallery, London.

On Thursday 18 October, artist and curator David A. Bailey will be in conversation with editor and researcher Louis Hartnoll discussing ‘Mirage: Enigmas of Race, Difference and Desire’ which took place at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London in 1995. Opening up the two-month exhibition to include a series of artworks, performances, film screenings and an extensive discursive programme, ‘Mirage’ sought to interrogate the legacy of Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks and its core themes of anti-colonialism, psychoanalysis, philosophy and critical race theory.

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Book Launch: Artist-to-Artist: Independent Art Festivals in Chiang Mai 1992-98

– Friday 19 October 2018. 16:00

On the occasion of the publication of Artist-to-Artist: Independent Art Festivals in Chiang Mai 1992–98, on Friday 19 October the book’s editors David Teh and David Morris will be in conversation with curator Gridthiya Gaweewong to address the multiple histories of Chiang Mai Social Installation, co-organised with Chiang Mai Art Conversation and Jim Thompson Art Center.

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Afterall Journal Launch Issue 46 and Discussion Event ‘Premises for Burmese Contemporary Art’

– Saturday 20 October 2018. 14:00

On the occasion of the publication of Afterall journal issue 46, ‘Reconstruction: Performance and Collective Action’, we are pleased to host a launch event at Lokanat Galleries, Yangon on Saturday 20 October 2018.

Using Yin Ker’s essay ‘Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? Premises for Burmese Contemporary Art’ as a catalyst, the event will discuss the complexities of the Burmese contemporary art scene. The event will include a public conversation between the author and the artist Po Po, whose voice and insights were foregrounded in the text alongside Min Thein Sung, Tun Win Aung & Wah Nu. The second part of the event includes presentations by Ana Bilbao (Afterall Reseach Centre) and Anca Rujoiu (NTU CCA Singapore), members of Afterall journal's editorial team who will introduce their research on artists' initiatives.

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Call for Papers: The LYC Museum & Art Gallery and the Museum as Practice

– Sunday 21 October 2018. 00:45

On the 6–7 March 2019, University of the Arts London and the Paul Mellon Centre for the Studies in British Art are convening a symposium on the LYC Museum & Art Gallery (LYC Museum), an exhibition space located in the village of Banks astride Hadrian’s Wall that showcased the work of more than 320 artists between 1972 and 1983. Transforming dilapidated farm buildings into a hyperactive space for art, the LYC Museum was the single-minded effort of artist Li Yuan-chia (1929–94), whose initials gave the museum its name.

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