Past Events

Thursday 15 April 2020

This special screening presents two films by Joanna Piotrowska to mark the release of her new book Stable Vices. Alluding to the visual language of scientific experimentation, Piotrowska studies encounters between the staged and spontaneous as she explores animal instincts and domestic environments.

​Thursday 8 April 2020

One year since New York City shut down in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Irina Rozovsky discusses her new book In Plain Air, a timely tribute to public space, community, and Brooklyn's Prospect Park. This special artist's talk is presented in collaboration with Aperture, Rockefeller Center, and Parsons School of Design. 

 

Thursday 4 March 2020

Massachusetts natives and old friends Nick Meyer and Aaron Schuman sit down to discuss The Local, Meyer's portrait of his hometown. As they compare their experiences of photographing in the same area, they explore its social contexts and reflect on the cinema of image sequencing. 

 

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