Exhibition Histories Talks: David A. Bailey – video online
David A. Bailey was joined by Louis Hartnoll to discuss ‘Mirage: Enigmas of Race, Difference and Desire’, an exhibition that interrogated the legacy of Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London in 1995.
On Thursday 18 October, artist and curator David A. Bailey was joined by editor and researcher Louis Hartnoll for the sixteenth in our series of talks analysing and contextualising exhibitions through the personal accounts of the organisers responsible for them.
For this event, Bailey and Hartnoll discussed ‘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.
This event is a collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery, London. It is part of the Exhibition Histories research and publication project, developed by Afterall and published in association with Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong and the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.