Watch the African Art in Venice Forum live on YouTube

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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.

'The World After' | David Blandy Kickstarter Campaign Launch

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'The World After' | David Blandy Kickstarter Campaign Launch

Join our Kickstarter Campaign to help realise an exciting new phase for David Blandy's collaborative New Geographies project with the Essex Gaming Community. 

‘The World After’ is a new fantasy table-top roleplay game inspired by the wildlife and landscape of Canvey Wick; an abandoned oil refinery turned nature reserve, now recognised as one of the most bio-diverse sites in the UK. The project imagines a game space where community is created through diversity in a post-human world, with much of the monsters and creatures inspired by wildlife from the site. 

We now need your help to create a full-colour hardcover book for the game packed with rules, setting, art, bestiary and a starting adventure, developed in collaboration with a dedicated group of local artists and gamers. Help us bring this new world to life by becoming a project supporter today, or help us spread the word to help us reach our target!

Focal Point Gallery
The Forum
Elmer Square
Southend-on-Sea
Essex, SS1 1NB

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Rivers of Emotion, Bodies of Ore

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Rivers of Emotion, Bodies of Ore is a catalogue designed by Thomas Nordby/Yokoland and published by Uten Tittel (Not Yet Titled Press), Oslo, in collaboration with Kunsthall Trondheim. The publication is supported by Arts Council Norway.

A publication with newly written essays by Johanna Dahlin & Martin Fredriksson, Sean Dockray, Mats Ingulstad & Pål Thonstad Sandvik, Jan M. Padios and Lisa Rosendahl.

Rivers of Emotion, Bodies of Ore
Kunsthall Trondheim

Film London Jarman Award 2018 shortlist announced

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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.

Dale Berning Sawa at The Guardian

Finding Fanon Part Three, Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, 2017 Photo: Claire Barrett

Finding Fanon Part Three, Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, 2017 Photo: Claire Barrett

New Geographies Commissions announced

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Maev Kennedy at The Guardian on the New Geographies project which was announced on May 30th 2018, which will involve working with partners across the East of England to deliver 10 ambitious artist commissions.

See article here

David Blandy will be working on location at Canvey Island, in partnership with Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea

David Blandy will be working on location at Canvey Island, in partnership with Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea

www.newgeographies.uk

Follow #Newgeog for social media updates on the project.

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

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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

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Image credits: Photography by Ashley Campbell, Alessio Strano, Lewis Evans and David Blandy, courtesy of the Gurdon Institute and Seventeen Gallery

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

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

It’s funny how neurons look like an image from the Hubble telescope. I’ve been working with some very clever scientists from the Livsey Lab @GurdonInstitute & @kettlesyard in Cambridge, they are creating cerebral cortex cells, which make up the brain’s grey matter, from a small sample of human skin. In particular they are looking at the development of brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, watching the diseases develop in real time in order to work out a way of stopping it. Seeing these stem cells being grown into neurons is fascinating. I’ve been thinking about memory, language, consciousness and data. @harrietloffler & @h.doerflinger talk about the project on Kettle Yard's website. I can’t wait to see what the other artists involved are discovering as well @rachelpimm  @wilsonlaurawilson I’ll be going for another visit to the lab soon. ➡ www.kettlesyard.co.uk/about/news/experiments-art-science/ #ExperimentsArtScience  #KettlesYard

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

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Curator Harriet Loffler and Scientist & Public Engagement Manager Hélène Doerflinger discuss the project ‘Experiments in Art & Science’, a new collaboration that brings three contemporary artists to the Gurdon Institute, in partnership with Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, and funded by Wellcome.

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Scientists at the Gurdon Institute will collaborate with each artist over a period of several months from Jan to May 2018.

The artists:
David Blandy
Rachel Pimm
Laura Wilson

The Gurdon Institute
Kettle's Yard

We will be announcing the events over the course of the next three to four months.  All of the activity can be found on the Gurdon Institute and Kettle’s Yard websites and you can follow on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #ExperimentsArtScience.

Child of the Atom- David Blandy, Vdrome, Nov 24-Dec 9

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Child of the Atom is presented by Vdrome on the occasion of David Blandy’s solo exhibition “The End of the World,” viewable until December 16th at Seventeen, London

Friday November 24th-Saturday December 9th 2017

Vdrome is an online platform that offers regular, high quality screenings of films and videos directed by visual artists and filmmakers, whose production lies in-between contemporary art and cinema.

Each screening is presented during a limited period, as in a movie theatre.

Still from  Child of the Atom , David Blandy, 2010 Image: Claire Barrett

Still from Child of the Atom, David Blandy, 2010
Image: Claire Barrett

Vdrome makes available a program of exceptional artists’s films and videos that are selected due to their importance, quality and innovative strength, many of which are only shown in the context of film festivals, exhibitions or specific surveys, being therefore of very limited access.

Vdrome is an initiative conceived and promoted by Mousse.

Curated by: Edoardo Bonaspetti, Jens Hoffmann, Andrea Lissoni and Filipa Ramos.
Managing Editor: Enrico Boccioletti

THE GUILD OF PSYCHOTHERAPISTS: Panel discussion & film screening , Fri 30th June

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FINDING FANON TRILOGY CPD EVENT FOR GUILD MEMBERS, STUDENTS, TRAINEES & FRIENDS

SCREENING AND DISCUSSION WITH THE ARTISTS LARRY ACHIAMPONG AND DAVID BLANDY AROUND RACE, RACISM, ART AND THERAPY WITH A PANEL LEAD BY PSYCHOTHERAPIST CHARLES BROWN

Free of charge

The Guild of Psychotherapists
47 Nelson Square, London SE1 0QA

Friday 30TH June 7.00 - 9.00PM

Programme

The Finding Fanon project (2015–17) by Larry Achiampong and David Blandy is inspired by the lost plays of Frantz Fanon (1925–1961), whose work explored the trauma of colonialism and the consequences of decolonisation. Frantz Fanon wrote three plays that remain unpublished and were never performed.

The two artists negotiate Fanon’s ideas, examining the politics of race, racism and the post-colonial, and how these societal issues affect the artists’ relationship and reflect on wider social issues in the current politic climate of brexit. The discussion looks at the impact this has on the analytic relationship and the consequences for therapy in the 21st century.

The Guild of Psychotherapists - and our low fee clinic - is situated in one of the most ethnically and racially diverse boroughs in the country. Recognising this calls for creating conditions where, at a minimum, psychotherapy organisations can fully reflect the society in which they are located.

The members and trainees who work in the Clinic and have been engaged with the community are committed to developing a narrative towards achieving greater psychoanalytical understandings when working with ethnic diversity for the benefit of our trainees, patients and supervisees.

There will be a presentation by the artists of their work followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience.

Larry Achiampong & David Blandy at Lighthouse, Brighton: Thur June 29

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Finding Fanon: Films, Talks & Vinyl Presentation

29 June, Lighthouse, Brighton

7pm – 9.30pm (doors and bar 6.30pm) Tickets: £3

An exploration of race, identity and globalisation by Artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy.

Join the artists for the launch of their double LP of music from the series, Finding Fanon Sequence, screenings of all three Finding Fanon films, followed by a conversation with Lighthouse Associate Artistic Director, Elijah.

Buy tickets here: Lighthouse

Preview: Thursday 6 July, 6-8pm, Plymouth Arts Centre

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Larry Achiampong & David Blandy: Finding Fanon Sequence

Plymouth Arts Centre

Thursday 6th July 2017 - Saturday 2nd September 2017

Preview: Thursday 6 July, 6-8pm. David Blandy and Larry Achiampong will be in conversation with Ben Borthwick, PAC Artistic Director at 7pm

Finding Fanon Part One, Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, 2015 Image credit: Claire Barrett

Finding Fanon Part One, Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, 2015
Image credit: Claire Barrett

The exhibition premiere of Larry Achiampong and David Blandy’s film trilogy Finding Fanon (2015—17) is a moving and multi-layered exploration of race, identity and globalisation. Inspired by the radical thinker Frantz Fanon (1925—1961), the trilogy considers Fanon’s ideas about the mental distress caused by colonialism and the social and cultural consequences of decolonisation, and the ways race, racism and societal issues affect our relationships. The films move between past, present and future, blending personal histories and pop culture with science fiction and post-colonial theory. Footage of the artists shot in empty coastal and rural locations is collaged with their avatars wandering the deserted scenarios of Grand Theft Auto.

Alongside their collaborative work, the exhibition includes pieces by each artist from their individual practices, continuing their exploration of how we navigate the digital and physical worlds of the twenty-first century.

We will be screening David Blandy’s short film Tutorial before the cinema screenings of Inversion and My Cousin Rachel for the first week of the exhibition (from Friday 7 to Thursday 13 July). Achiampong (b. 1984) and Blandy (b.1976) have been collaborating as Biters and on the Finding Fanon series since 2013.

Larry Achiampong is a British—Ghanaian artist who has exhibited and presented projects in UK and abroad. David Blandy is represented by Seventeen Gallery and his films are distributed by LUX.

Plymouth Arts Centre

Tate Modern screening: 'Finding Fanon Trilogy', 24 May 7-9pm

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Tate Modern Film

The Finding Fanon Trilogy
Larry Achiampong & David Blandy

24 May 2017 at 19.00–21.00, £8 Concessions available

Starr Cinema

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG

Finding Fanon   Part Three,  Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, 2016; Photo Claire Barrett

Finding Fanon Part Three, Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, 2016; Photo Claire Barrett

A moving and multi-layered exploration of race, identity and globalisation inspired by the radical thinker Franz Fanon

The Finding Fanon trilogy (2015–17) by Larry Achiampong and David Blandy blends personal histories, pop culture and post-colonial theory to examine how we navigate the digital and physical worlds of the twenty-first century. Join us for this exclusive screening – the first time the trilogy has been screened together – followed by a conversation between the artists.

Programme

Finding Fanon Part One 2015
Ultra HD colour video, Stereo Sound, 16:9, 15 min
Directors, writers and composers: Larry Achiampong & David Blandy
Supported by Arts Council England

Finding Fanon Part Two 2015
Ultra HD colour video, Stereo Sound, 16:9, 9 min
Directors, writers and composers: Larry Achiampong & David Blandy
Produced by Artsadmin
Commissioned by Brighton Digital Festival
Supported by Arts Council England

Finding Fanon Part Three 2017
Ultra HD colour video, Stereo Sound, 16:9, 14 min
Directors, writers and composers: Larry Achiampong & David Blandy
Supported by Arts Council England and Wysing Arts Centre

In Larry Achiampong and David Blandy’s collaborative practice, they share an interest in popular culture and the decolonial position. They examine communal and personal heritage, using performance to investigate the self as a fiction, devising alter-egos to point at their divided selves.

Larry Achiampong (b. 1984) is a British-Ghanaian artist who has exhibited, performed and presented projects in various institutions within the UK and abroad including the Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago; Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London; Hauptbahnhof (Documenta13), Kassel; Iniva, London; and the ICA, London.

David Blandy (b. 1976) has exhibited at venues nationally and worldwide such as Bloomberg Space, London; The Exchange, Newlyn Art Gallery; Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki; MoMA PS1, New York; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai. He is represented by Seventeen Gallery and his films are distributed by LUX.

Supported by
The J Isaacs Charitable Trust