Past Events

Thursday 11 February 2020

Tsukiji (2001) is Allan Sekula’s portrait of the largest fish market in the world, which was one of the last remaining proletarian spaces in Tokyo before its relocation in 2018. Evoking the ghost of the novelist Takiji Kobayashi, an early victim of Japanese fascism, the film continues Sekula’s exploration of the sea and its modes of consumption, begun with his celebrated project Fish Story (1989-1995). The film will only be available via MACK during the live transmission.

 

Thursday 4 February 2020

Yasmina Benabderrahmane's Super 8 films of Morocco take us from the Bouregreg Valley to the plains of Chichaoua, documenting the uneasy collision of tradition and moderntiy. This one-time screening presents the intimate, textured films whose stills make up the book La Bête un conte moderne.

 

Thursday 28 January 2020

Join Deanna and Ed Templeton from their home in Huntington Beach for a trip back to 1980s California as they reflect on the origins of Deanna's new book What She Said, and those of their own relationship. They discuss street portraiture, reveal fascinating ephemera, and plunge us back into the dizzy intensities of adolescence. 

Please note: this video contains discussion of suicide and self-harm

 

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.