Upcoming Events

Chimurenga presents FESTAC '77, a concert by Craig Harris

– Friday 25 October 2019. 19:30

Craig Harris' performance of FESTAC '77 is part of Chimurenga's three-day installation of its Pan African Space Station in New York, in collaboration with the Vera List Center at The New School. This project explores the legacy of African-America's participation in FESTAC '77 and coincides with the upcoming publication FESTAC '77, published by Chimurenga and Afterall Books, in association with Asia Art Archive, the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College and RAW Material Company, 2019.

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Mitch Speed in Conversation with Mark Leckey

– Friday 15 November 2019. 18:30

Join Mark Leckey and Mitch Speed for this special screening and discussion of Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999).

Produced in 1999, Mark Leckey’s video work Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore draws on archival footage to examine shifts in dance and street culture from the late 1960s through to the late 1980s. Moving between homage and social critique, between personal and collective memory, between ecstasy and constraint, this cult work highlights the political complexities of class and youth in twentieth-century Britain. Following a screening of Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, Leckey will be in conversation with artist and writer Mitch Speed discussing the work’s relation to memory, nostalgia and melancholy.

This event marks the publication of Speed’s new book on Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore and will include a signing with both Speed and Leckey.

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Exhibition Histories Talk: ruangrupa

– Saturday 23 November 2019. 15:00

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

On Saturday 23 November, Farid Rakun and Indra Ameng of the Indonesian artistic and curatorial collective ruangrupa will be in conversation with Charles Esche. Recently announced as the artistic directors of documenta 15, ruangrupa will be discussing their early projects and collaborative methodologies, looking at their interdisciplinary work that ranges from exhibitions and workshops to research and publishing.

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