Past Events

Thursday 14 January 2020

To celebrate the launch of Allan Sekula, Art Isn't Fair: Further Essays on the Traffice in Photographs and Related Media, join us for a deep dive into Sekula's groundbreaking critical work between image, text, and video and its incisive commentary on art, politics, and capital. With Makeda Djata Best, David Campany, and Chantal Pontbriand, Stephanie Schwartz, Billy Woodberry, and Sally Stein (chair).  In partnership with Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art, UCL, London

 

Thursday 7 January 2020

Join Adam Broomberg in his apartment in Berlin as he takes us on a tour of the books that have meant the most to him, before artist Anna Ehrenstein derails the presentation with her own agenda - and her own collection of books. 

 

Thursday 17 December 2020

Join Sally Stein and Ina Steiner, co-editors of Allan Sekula, Art Isn't Fair, as they preview this new volume of the late Sekula's pathbreaking work, and draw out its timely verbal and visual commentaries on wealth, surveillance, protest and more. The launch kicks off with a rare online screening of Sekula's final film, exposing the market forces and farces driving the art world. 

 

Thursday 10 December 2020

This exclusive screening presents Daniele Pezzi and Agostino Cordelli's documentary Worthless Things, a luminous portrait of the photography Guido Guidi. Centring around his home in the Romagnan countryside, the film offers intimate insight into the practice Guidi has developted over a decades-long career.

 

Thursday 3 December 2020

On the occasion of his show opening at Webber Gallery, London, this year's First Book Award winner Damian Heinisch joins Fiona Rogers and Michael Mack to reflect on 45 - a personal and political journey across contemporary Europe, made by train and captured on 35mm film - and discuss what makes a successful submission to the award.  

Thursday 26 November 2020

Victor Burgin's Between stands 'between' the two main forms of his practice as an artist and writer. In this thirty presentation, Burgin will look back from 2020 to a book published in the mid-1980s, which in turn looks back to the mid-1970s, describing how his ideas and practices have evolved in response to changing times. 

 

Thursday 5 November 2020

Artist Sam Contis talks to Joanna Biggs, editor at the London Review of Books, about Day Sleeper, her revelatory response to the work of Dorothea Lange. They discuss archives, labour, motherhood, and the somnolent figure that gives the book its name. In collaboration with the London Review Bookshop.

 

Thursday 29 October 2020

Join Jörg Colberg and Lewis Bush as they dig into the compelling, provocative ideas in Colberg’s new book Photography’s Neoliberal Realism. Considering the work of some of the world’s most successful photographers, they discuss fabricating reality, the aesthetics of camp, and the mechanics of ‘cancel culture’.