The World After, New Geographies Commission, Focal Point Gallery
Oct
26
to Jan 26

The World After, New Geographies Commission, Focal Point Gallery

The World After
David Blandy
26 October 2019 to 26 January 2020
Focal Point Gallery

Opening: 26 October 6-8pm

Focal Point Gallery is pleased to present ‘The World After’, a newly commissioned work and exhibition by artist David Blandy. Comprised of a film, installation and game, ‘The World After’ is a fictional tale which imagines a world after the Anthropocene era, a time in which humanity’s activities had detrimental effect on earth’s climate and environment. In this future world, human influence on the planet has faded following a catastrophic man-made ecological crisis, with those who remain having to find new ways to survive and form kin.

The project emerges out of New Geographies, a three-year partnership across arts organisations in the East of England to commission site-specific work that responds to a series of publically nominated locations across the region. As one of nine commissioned artists, Blandy’s project takes inspiration from the unique post-industrial setting of Canvey Wick on Canvey Island, Essex.

Focal Point Gallery / New Geographies

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Incarnations African Art as Philosophy at BOZAR, Brussels
Jun
28
to Oct 6

Incarnations African Art as Philosophy at BOZAR, Brussels

IncarNations

28 June ’19 — 06 October ’19

BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts

IncarNations is an exhibition created by the South African artist Kendell Geers with the Congolese collector Sindika Dokolo. A fascinating initiative that reflects the diversity of the African artistic heritage, with an Afrocentric look and including the itineraries of slaves, colonialism and independence movements. As the Senegalese philosopher Souleymane Bachir Diagne stresses: "Ethnographic museums are a negation of art because they prevent the objects on display from really looking at us. Because ethnography is constituted, at its colonial origins, as a science of what is radically other, it is in its nature to fabricate strangeness, otherness, separateness". Taken from Sindika Dokolo's impressive collection, the works of African artists enter into dialogue with those of the diaspora while contemporary works will be displayed alongside classical works. Incarnations looks at African art as a living philosophical practice.

Works by Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Sammy Baloji, Roger Ballen, William Kentridge, Tracey Rose, Wangechi Mutu, Otobong Nkanga, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Ana Mendieta, Kehinde Wiley, Andres Serrano, Aida Muluneh, Mwangi Hutter, Hank Willis Thomas, Tracey Rose, Adrian Piper, Lubaina Himid, Zanele Muholi, Phyllis Galembo and many others.

BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts Brussels

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Buffer Zones, Paradise Works, Manchester
Jul
11
to Aug 3

Buffer Zones, Paradise Works, Manchester

BUFFER ZONES
Paradise Works
curated by Nat Pitt special thanks to Cøpperfield, Nome Gallery, Seventeen, Arts Council England

Opening: Thursday 11th July 6-9pm with bar & wood-fired pizza

Exhibition: 11th July – 3rd August 2019, Saturdays, 12-5pm or by appointment

Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Simon & Tom Bloor, James Bridle, Marco Godoy, Jeremy Hutchison, Hilary Jack, Sally Payen, Yelena Popova, Ella Littwitz, Edward Clydesdale Thomson, Gavin Wade

Paradise Works

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Larry Achiampong & David Blandy: The Grid, at Copperfield & Seventeen, London
Jun
5
to Aug 3

Larry Achiampong & David Blandy: The Grid, at Copperfield & Seventeen, London

Larry Achiampong & David Blandy: The Grid

The Grid is a single exhibition held over two galleries in London, Copperfield and Seventeen.

Copperfield
Exhibition opening: Wed 5 June, 6 – 9pm
Runs until 21 July

Seventeen:
Exhibition opening: Wed 26 June, 6 – 9pm
Runs until 3 August

One picks over the detritus of the present digital age, with fractured identities, disposable bodies and disposable technology. The other concentrates on the mythologies of racism and conflict in the history of the development of science and in high fantasy. As the title suggests, both exhibitions site moving image within a literal framework, alluding simultaneously to the default virtual wireframe and the underpinnings of society.

Copperfield / Seventeen

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Artists' Film Screening: Emergence
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Artists' Film Screening: Emergence

Emergence: Artists’ Film Screening
Lewisham Arthouse

Fri, May 10, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Book tickets here

An evening of artists’ film exploring the emergence of new lifeforms, ways of communication and ideas in the digital age. Join for a screening of recent and new films by artists Jeremy Hutchison, Rowena Harris, Hazel Brill, Stine Deja, Bob Bicknell Knight, Natalia Skobeeva, Milo Creese, Camille Barton, David Blandy, and Kristina Pulejkova.

The programme will be screened at the Lewisham Arthouse Gallery and is part of the Life & Beyond exhibition, showing work by artists Rachel McRae and Sarah Derat, Stine Deja, Bob Bicknell-Knight and Kristina Pulejkova.

Lewisham Arthouse
140 Lewisham Way
London
SE14 6PD

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Image: Cyphoria, (2015), Stine Deja

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African Art in Venice Forum
May
7
to May 9

African Art in Venice Forum

African Art in Venice Forum
Venue: Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, San Marco 1332, Venice, Italy

May 7-9 2019

Larry Achiampong & David Blandy
Media Minerals performance as part of the African Art in Venice Forum

Tuesday 7th May, 4:45pm

Free to attend, however, reservation is required

Watch it live on YouTube

View full programme of events here

Incorporating music, spoken word, and video projection, Larry Achiampong & David Blandy’s performance Media Minerals reflects on how politics of race affect relationships in an age of technology and globalization. The artists have a scripted encounter that relates their personal experiences and geopolitical observations. Their friendship — forged through virtual spaces like video games or WhatsApp — is tested as they consider how the lives of their respective children differ from each other, and what the future may hold for all of mankind. The Media Minerals performance takes the raw materials of the Finding Fanon series into the physical space.

Presented in collaboration with New Art Exchange.

AAVF is a platform presented during the Venice Biennale for inclusive dialogue on contemporary art from Africa & its diasporas.

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Finding Fanon Screening, Fri Mar 22, Strangelove Festival 2019
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Finding Fanon Screening, Fri Mar 22, Strangelove Festival 2019

Strangelove Timebased Media Festival 2019

Strangelove are pleased to present works collaboratively made by Larry Achiampong & David Blandy.

Friday March 22nd 2019, 6-8pm
Folkestone Quarterhouse
Auditorium
Folkestone
Milly bay, CT20 1JT

The screening will follow on from the symposium Past, Present, Future. What is Time-based Media? at 1-5:45pm

Screening time: 6-8pm, Friday March 22nd

Finding Fanon (2015)

Finding Fanon 2 (2015)  

Finding Fanon 3 (2017)

FF Gaiden: Legacy (2018)

Strangelove Festival is a nomadic project spanning 180 miles and five weeks a unique festival bridging the gap between time-based genres. From art videos, experimental film and conventional cinema; to sound and performance works, Strangelove Festival celebrates the diversity of time-based media, with a programme of exhibitions, screenings, commissioned works, talks and performances responding to the 2019 festival theme of Duration.

Launching at the Photographer's Gallery in London, 23 February, Strangelove Festival will travel the South East coast from Turner Contemporary in Margate, to Fabrica in Brighton, with four days of events in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter, including a weekend take over of Folkestone Quarterhouse. With connected events exploring the definition of time-based media, held in London, Margate and Folkestone.

Directors: David Gryn and Terry Smith

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Essex Book Festival: A Walk Through Canvey Wick
Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

Essex Book Festival: A Walk Through Canvey Wick

Essex Book Festival: A Walk Through Canvey Wick
David Blandy

16 March 2019 2.00pm to 4.30pm

As part of the annual Essex Book Festival, join artist David Blandy for a walk around the fascinating setting of Canvey Wick on Canvey Island, an abandoned oil-refinery turned nature reserve recognised as one of the most biodiverse areas in the UK. Blandy has been working with Focal Point Gallery to design a new table-top fantasy game, film and publication influenced by the site. To find out more about the project, commissioned as part of New Geographies, please see here.

Meet in the car park for the Canvey Wick Nature Reserve off Northwick Road.

This event is now fully booked. 

Focal Point Gallery

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Genetic Automata, Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Arts Catalyst
Jan
24
to Mar 30

Genetic Automata, Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Arts Catalyst

Genetic Automata
Larry Achiampong & David Blandy
Arts Catalyst, London
Private view: Wed 23 January 2019

Exhibition open 24 January - 30 March 2019

Article in Frieze by Kadish Morris

Wednesday 20 Feb 6:30-8pm: Artists talk with curator, writer & researcher Annie Jael Kwan

Tickets are £5, booking essential. We recommend booking soon to avoid disappointment as we anticipate high interest and capacity is limited.

Tuesday 26 Feb, 6:30-8pm: Artists talk with Geneticist, science writer & BBC broadcaster Adam Rutherford

Arts Catalyst Centre, London WC1H 8DR

£10/£8 conc., booking essential

Genetic Automata by Larry Achiampong and David Blandy forms the first part of an ambitious new body of works by the artists, exploring race and identity in an age of avatars, video games, and DNA Ancestry testing. 

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Five Trillion Times, Art Museum of CCA, Hangzhou, China
Dec
18
to Jan 3

Five Trillion Times, Art Museum of CCA, Hangzhou, China

Five Trillion Times
Print Futures

18 Dec 2018 - 3 January 2019
Opening & Symposium: 10am-6pm 18th December

Print in the Post Print
2nd International Printmaking Triennial
China Academy of Art

Curated by Lisa Chang Lee

David Blandy, Jeroen van Dooren, Pauline Emond, Nicolas K Feldmeyer, Rad Husak, Dick Jewell, Laura Kuch, Jukhee Kwon, Rachel Povey, Nicolas Rupcich, Jo Stockham, Bonnie Wong

Art Museum of CAA, Hangzhou, China

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Essex Road 5, Tintype, London
Dec
8
to Jan 19

Essex Road 5, Tintype, London

Essex Road 5
Tintype

David Blandy, Michelle Deignan, Rä di Martino, Dmitri Galitzine, Jayne Parker, Hiraki Sawa, Nicole Vinokur, Michelle Williams Gamaker

13 December – 19 January 2019

Opening event Wednesday 12 December 6.30 – 8.30pm

Tintype’s ESSEX ROAD project has reached its landmark fifth birthday. A popular and much anticipated local event, the annual commissions are now recognised for their significance within the ecology of moving image arts in the UK – enabling eight artists each year to make new work. Over the past five years, Tintype has commissioned and produced 40 artists’ films, which are back-projected into the gallery’s window and viewed from the street as a form of public art. 

Commissioned by Tintype, London for Essex Road 5
Supported by Lottery Funded Arts Council England

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Digital Imaginaries; ZKM: Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe
Nov
17
to Mar 31

Digital Imaginaries; ZKM: Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

Digital Imaginaries
November 17th 2018 - March 31st 2019
ZKM: Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

Participating artists:

Larry Achiampong / Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou, L’Africaine d’architecture / Younes Baba Ali / David Blandy / Tegan Bristow, Alex Coelho, Russel Hlongwane & João Roxo / Kombo Chapfika / Joshua Chiundiza / CUSS Group / Milumbe Haimbe aka ArtisTrophe / Olalekan Jeyifous & Wale Lawal / Isaac Kariuki / Wanuri Kahiu / Francois Knoetze / Maurice Mbikayi / DK Osseo Asare & Yasmine Abbas, Agbogbloshie Makerspace Platform (AMP) / Marcus Neustetter / Tabita Rezaire / The Nest Collective

Curators: Oulimata Gueye, Julien McHardy, Philipp Ziegler

ZKM

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Turner Contemporary, Margate: Film London Jarman Award, Achiampong & Blandy in conversation
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Turner Contemporary, Margate: Film London Jarman Award, Achiampong & Blandy in conversation

Turner Contemporary, Margate

Film London Jarman Award 2018 with Larry Achiampong & David Blandy in conversation

Thu 1 Nov 2018
7.00pm, free

Book your free ticket here.

Enjoy a screening of works from the artists at the forefront of experimentation in filmmaking today - the shortlist of this year’s Film London Jarman Award. Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Jasmina Cibic, Lawrence Lek, Daria Martin, Hardeep Pandhal and Margaret Salmon present innovative, entertaining and diverse films that tackle the world’s big topics.

Turner Contemporary

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Random Acts Series 6, Channel 4
Nov
1
to Dec 7

Random Acts Series 6, Channel 4

Random Acts -Channel 4’s weekly late-night TV show and online short film strand- returns for a sixth series later this Autumn with award-winning Canadian comedian and writer Mae Martin taking the reins as host.

Random Acts continues to be a platform for exciting new talent as well as showcasing experimental work from more established figures. The series will begin airing Thursdays at midnight from 1st November.

David Blandy’s edit of his film “The End of the World,” will be broadcast on Thursday December 6th at midnight closing the series.

Commissioning Editor of Random Acts is Catherine Bray, with Shaminder Nahal (Channel 4 Commissioning Editor, Specialist Factual) overseeing.

Random Acts

@c4randomacts

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Visible Justice Symposia: Collective Imaging and Imagining,
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Visible Justice Symposia: Collective Imaging and Imagining,

Visible Justice: Collective Imaging and Imagining

Saturday 27 October
10am-5:30pm
Lecture Theatre B
London College of Communication
Elephant & Castle, London
SE1 6SB
Free and open to all.
Book your ticket here.

Justice: Collective Imaging and Imagining is the inaugural symposium of the VISIBLE JUSTICE research collective and will take place on Saturday, 27 October 2018 at London College of Communication. This day-long series of talks and presentations will look at how cultural practices and the visual arts can create meaningful interventions into existing legal and political frameworks.

Increasingly, artists are pairing with activists, journalists, lawyers and NGOs to examine the practical and ethical implications of their work and to test new forms of interdisciplinary cooperation. The symposium draws together paired speakers to discuss their creative collaborations, addressing concepts of justice, advocacy and efficacy in response to the urgent needs of the current political climate.

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Festival of Ideas, Cambridge October 20-21 2018
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Festival of Ideas, Cambridge October 20-21 2018

Festival of Ideas, Cambridge

Saturday 20 October: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Gurdon Institute, The Henry Wellcome Building Tennis Court Road, CB2 1QN

As part of the Festival of Ideas, Experiments in Art & Science: An experimental project with Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, funded by Wellcome, will be showcasing new projects by three artists who have collaborated with the Gurdon Institute to develop works inspired by scientific research.

The artists:
David Blandy, Rachel Pimm & Laura Wilson

The Gurdon Institute
Kettle's Yard

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Frantz Fanon Symposium, Sep 29 2018, ICA Miami; USA
Sep
29
12:45 PM12:45

Frantz Fanon Symposium, Sep 29 2018, ICA Miami; USA

Frantz Fanon Symposium
Sep 29 2018
ICA Miami

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami presents a daylong investigation into the life and works of renowned post-colonial theorist and psychoanalyst Frantz Fanon. This symposium, hosted at ICA Miami, convenes a panel of theorists, historians, and cultural studies scholars to explore how the writings of Fanon have profoundly influenced generations of political thinkers and activists.

Invited speakers include an international group of prominent scholars who have deeply engaged Fanon’s thinking, including Simone Browne, Aimé Charles-Nicolas, R.A. Judy, Jean Khalfa, and David Marriott. A series of short films comprising Larry Achiampong and David Blandy’s project Finding Fanon will be viewed as part of the program.

ICA Miami

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Rivers of Emotion, Bodies of Ore; Kunsthall Trondheim
Sep
13
to Dec 21

Rivers of Emotion, Bodies of Ore; Kunsthall Trondheim

Rivers of Emotion, Bodies of Ore
Kunsthall Trondheim
September 13 – December 21, 2018

Examining the concept of ‘Extraction’, Kunsthall Trondheim’s exhibition is an intersectional exploration, correlating the exploitation of the Earth with that of the human body, to compare the actual materiality of digital hardware with the promise of the immaterial experience it seduces us with. 

Patricipating artists include: Lise Autogena & Joshua Portway, Liv Bugge, David Blandy, Sean Dockray, Marianne Heier, Louis Henderson, Lawrence Lek, Hanna Ljungh, Ignas Krunglevičius, Rikke Luther, Eline McGeorge, Karianne Stensland, Anja Örn, Tomas Örn & Fanny Carinasdotter.

The exhibition is curated by Lisa Rosendahl.

Kunsthall Trondheim

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Nottingham Contemporary Fanon Screening
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

Nottingham Contemporary Fanon Screening

Nottingham Contemporary
Finding Fanon Trilogy Screening: Larry Achiampong & David Blandy
16 Aug 2018
6.30-8.30pm 

Finding Fanon Trilogy is a film inspired by the lost plays of Frantz Fanon, (1925-1961) a politically radical humanist whose practice dealt with the psychopathology of colonisation and the social and cultural consequences of decolonisation. Directors Achiampong and Blandy negotiate Fanon’s ideas, examining the politics of race, racism and decolonisation. Through the series, they look at how these societal issues affect our relationship amidst an age of new technology, popular culture and globalisation.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with co-director Larry Achiampong and curator Amir George.

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We Suffer to Remain: Finding Fanon Screening, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

We Suffer to Remain: Finding Fanon Screening, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas

Larry Achiampong & David Blandy's "Finding Fanon Trilogy" will be screened on July 26th as part of the exhibition We Suffer to Remain at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (22 March – 29 July 2018). This is part of the programme where the British Council have supported LUX Scotland to present a film series that brings together a selection of artists’ moving image work from Scotland, the UK and the greater African diaspora, with titles drawn from the LUX collection.

The project is curated by LUX Scotland Director Nicole Yip and is supported by the British Council.

Download Programme

Lux Scotland
National Art Gallery of the Bahamas

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The Fantastical Multimedia Pop-up Project, The Edge, Bath
Jul
20
to Aug 24

The Fantastical Multimedia Pop-up Project, The Edge, Bath

‘The Fantastical Multimedia Pop-up Project’
20 Jul – 24 Aug
Tue - Sat, 10am-4pm
The Foyer, Arts Cafe, Andrew Brownsword Gallery, Bath

Discover new worlds, see new thinking and technologies in our Digital Laboratory, become a character in a video game, lose yourself in Virtual Reality, become part of a live gaming experiment and experience artworks from the Zabludowicz Collection.

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Sunshine Socialist Cinema, Höja, Sweden
Jul
19
9:00 PM21:00

Sunshine Socialist Cinema, Höja, Sweden

The Sunshine Socialist Cinema is an outdoor cinema powered by solarpanels, run by artists Kalle Brolin and Kristina Müntzing. We’re re-distributing surplus light from day to night by solarpanel and projector, and screen films that generate discussion on radical leftwing topics. Our themes include post-industrial survival, political filmmaking, artists joining political collectives, and more. Our activities include public screenings, studygroup discussions, field trips, and presentations hosted by other institutions.

On Thursday July 19 we’ll be screening a micro-film festival at our main facility in Höja. Gates open at 21, screening begins at 21.30. Since this is an election year in Sweden, our screening has been themed and titled as Det Fria Valet – translated as The Free Election or The Free Choice.

Screening films from Malmö Dockteater, Hannah Black, and David Blandy.

Sunshine Socialist Cinema

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Film London Jarman Award
Jun
29
to Nov 18

Film London Jarman Award

The Film London Jarman Award

The Film London Jarman Award recognises and supports artists working with moving image and celebrates the spirit of experimentation, imagination and innovation in the work of UK-based artist filmmakers. The Award is inspired by visionary filmmaker Derek Jarman.

The 2018 shortlisted artists are:
Larry Achiampong & David Blandy
Jasmina Cibic
Lawrence Lek
Daria Martin
Hardeep Pandhal
Margaret Salmon

The winner of this year's Film London Jarman Award will be announced in November 2018.

See below for tour dates

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Experiments in Art & Science: Kettle's Yard & The Gurdon Institute
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Experiments in Art & Science: Kettle's Yard & The Gurdon Institute

Experiments in Art & Science: Kettle's Yard & The Gurdon Institute
May 12th 2018
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
12-4pm

Join artists Rachel Pimm and David Blandy at Kettle's Yard along with scientists from the Gurdon Institute in an afternoon of hands-on activities and talks that showcase their latest art and science collaborations.

From 2-3pm there will be a panel discussion between artists Rachel Pimm and David Blandy and scientists Professor Eric Miska and Dr Philip Zegerman, chaired by Experiments in Art & Science curator Harriet Loffler

Experiments in Art & Science will take place across several spaces at Kettle’s Yard. Come along and explore the building!

FREE, drop in
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

An experimental project with Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, funded by Wellcome, bringing three artists to the Gurdon Institute to develop works inspired by scientific research.

The Gurdon Institute
Kettle's Yard

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