Larry Achiampong & David Blandy “Finding Fanon”


This project inspired by the lost plays of psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer Franz Fanon is a mixture of personal histories, cultural history, popular culture, and post-colonial theory. Using performance, video, and games, the artists examine collective memory and personal struggles with identity. Drawing from Fanon’s legacy, looking at colonization as a psychopathological condition, they discuss race, racism, globalization, and postcolonialism in relation to everyday life and the artists’ complicated relationship.

About artists:

LARRY ACHIAMPONG (1984) – is a British-Ghanaian artist who has participated in numerous exhibitions in the United Kingdom and abroad, including Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London; Documenta13, and the ICA, London. http://www.larryachiampong.co.uk/

DAVID BLANDY (1976) – is a British artist who has exhibited worldwide, e.g. in Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki; MoMA PS1, New York; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai. http://davidblandy.co.uk/

About host:

PAWEŁ MOŚCICKI (1981) – is a philosopher, critic, translator, assistant professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Literary Research, author of numerous books, most recently Migawki z tradycji uciśnionych and Chaplin. Przewidywanie teraźniejszości. He is a co-founder and editor of the View: Theories and Practices of Visual Culture journal www.pismowidok.org

upcoming events

 

17 October, 6 pm

Being Then, Being Here: Chantal Akerman and Her Work on Memory

A presentation by Katarzyna Bojarska (90 min.)

 

31 October, 6 pm

Ulrike Ottinger Southeast Passage, Part 1 Wrocław-Varna (128 min.)

Commentary: Joanna Sokołowska (30 min.)

 

14 November, 6 pm

Reclaiming the Past, Reimagining Oneself: The Work of Deimantas Narkevicius.

The artist in conversation with Justė Jonutytė (120 min.)

 

28 November, 6 pm

Daring to Act: Art-working on Past and Present

Yael Bartana, JRMiP, 2012 (120 min.)

Conversation: Roma Sendyka / Sebastian Cichocki


12 December, 6 pm

Douglas Gordon, I had nowhere to go (100 min.)

Conversation / Commentary Krzysztof Pijarski (40 min.)

 

 

Project organizer: Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR)

Partners: Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art (Krakow), Kunst und Medientechnologie (Karlsruhe), Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella), University of Jyväskylä, kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga)

Associated Partners: Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow), Tretyakov State Gallery (Moscow), ROSIZO Gallery (Moscow), Austrian Cultural Forum / Embassy of Austria in Moscow

Cooperation: View. Foundation of Visual Culture

The project is co-funded from the “Creative Europe” Programme of the European Union